It isn’t bad enough that the Biden administration has overseen the revolting renaming of several U.S. military installations, but now the published explanations for the changes are teaching false history.
Fort Bragg, rebranded Fort Liberty, is one example of this egregious attempt to rewrite American history — particularly that of the Founding Fathers and the U.S. Constitution — into a narrative more conforming to the regime’s policies and principles than to the facts of the founding of the United States.
The following text is taken from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page of the U.S. Army’s website. This particular question was “Why Liberty?”:
From the Naming Commission’s report:
Perhaps no value has proved more essential to the United States of America and the history of its military than Liberty. Our Army was founded to achieve the ideal of liberty. In the American Revolution, patriots fought for the liberty to direct their lives, pursue their happiness, and determine their futures through representative democracy. When they created a standing military to provide for the common defense, they did so in order to secure the blessings of liberty. Encompassing more than simple freedom of action, movement, or commerce, our founders conceived of liberty as a force central to realizing full human promise.
I’ve met many readers of The New American over the years, and I know many of you will instantly catch some of the major mistakes in this paragraph published, remember, by the U.S. Army on its official website.
First, the United States are, not is. The Founding Fathers vehemently rejected the consolidation of the 13 republics into one nation. I’ve written about this before, but for those wishing to turn to the Founding Fathers, I’d suggest The Federalist Nos. 39, 45, and 46, written by James Madison.
Next, patriots fought to “determine their futures through representative democracy?” No, they didn’t. If you would have suggested to the men fighting to secure freedom from British tyranny that they were fighting for democracy, they would have lain down their weapons and returned to their farms. Again, democracy is anathema to the American system of government. Period. For those wishing to read more on this subject, please reference Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees to each state joining the union a “republican form of government,” and The Federalist No. 10, wherein James Madison expressly contrasts the governments of the states and their union with democracies, which he describes as “in general [being] as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”
Bottom line: Neither the states nor their union have ever had a democratic form of government — in fact, that would be a direct violation of Article IV of the Constitution — despite the Pentagon and Biden administration’s attempts to revise our history.
Lastly, the idea that the Founding Fathers “created a standing military … as a force central to realizing full human promise.” OK. I mean, a simple Google search “standing army founding fathers” could have corrected the copywriters here. Of course, that could be said about every one of these “mistakes” (I put mistakes in quotation marks because I think they are purposeful in their incorrect portrayal of U.S. and constitutional history).