America Was Born With a Bang in 1775. It’s Dying With a Whimper Today.

The symbol of our resistance to tyranny in 1775 was a Minuteman’s musket. The symbol of our acquiescence to tyranny in 2020 is a mandatory face mask.

You can hear America’s death knell in a poll that showed nearly 60% of us are more concerned about possibly spreading the coronavirus by lifting restrictions “too soon” (like any time in this century) than the impact on the economy – which is sliding into another depression.

In 1775, it was live-free-or-die. Today it’s be-servile-and-stay-safe. Few care that governors don’t have the authority to place their state under house arrest. When have we ever locked up law-abiding citizens to stop the hypothetical spread of a virus? NJ Governor Phil Murphy says the Bill of Rights is “above my pay grade.” Someone should make a citizen’s arrest.

While Cuomo crows about his success in fighting a contagion with police-state tactics, the Marxist Mayor of New York is shocked that many of the criminals he’s released from the city’s jails (out of concern for their precious health) are committing more crimes.

The U.S. now has 22 million unemployed. Not to worry, Washington will print more paper to keep small business afloat and help the unemployed, while the mountain of debt grows to dizzying heights.

The heroes here – the Minutemen of 2020 — are the protestors in the streets of Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida and other states, demanding an end to the medical reign of terror and – OMG! – not keeping the sacred social distancing.

America was born in Concord on April 19, 1775 – almost exactly 245 years ago – when Mr. Emerson’s embattled farmers, their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, fired the shot heard round the world. We were born with a bang. We’re dying with a whimper.

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By |2020-04-24T18:21:53+10:00April 24th, 2020|Leadership, Safety & Security, World|1 Comment

About the Author:

Don Feder was a Boston Herald editorial writer and syndicated columnist from June 1983 to June 2002. For 19 years, his twice-weekly column appeared in the Herald, New England’s second largest newspaper. On February 28, 2002, the paper published his 2,000th column.

Feder’s column was syndicated and carried by more than 40 newspapers and e-magazines nationwide.

His writings have also appeared in USA TODAY, The Washington Times, The Weekly Standard, National Review, American Enterprise, Front Page Magazine, Human Events, American Thinker and GrassTopsUSA. Feder has traveled extensively in Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

He is the 1998 recipient of the International Communications Award of the Republic of China on Taiwan.

Feder is also the recipient of the 1984 Distinguished Editorial Journalism Award from The Conservative Caucus of America, the 2002 Warren T. Brooks Award from Massachusetts Citizens for Limited Taxation, the Princeton Ivy Leaguers for Freedom Award in October 1999, the Second Amendment Foundation’s 1985 James Madison Award, The World Congress of Families’ 2016 Family And Truth Award and the First Place Prize in the Amy Foundation’s Writing Contest for Projecting Biblical Truths in the Secular Media in 1992.

Since leaving the Boston Herald in 2002, Feder has served as a communications consultant, writer and conference organizer for various pro-life and pro-family NGOs.

Feder worked with the World Congress of Families from 2006 to May 2018, first as Communications Director, and later as Coalitions Director and Coordinator of Regional Conferences. He was the editor of World Congress of Families News and the organization’s Leadership Memos. He spoke at WCF II (Geneva) WCF III (Mexico City), WCF IV (Warsaw), WCF V (Amsterdam), WCF VI (Madrid), WCF IX (Salt Lake City), WCF X (Tbilisi) and WCF XI (Budapest).

He also helped to organize World Congress of Families regional conferences in Trinidad, Barbados, Antigua, St. Lucia, London, Paris, Belgrade, Moldova, Moscow, Ulyanovsk (Russia), Riga (Latvia), Malawi, Abuja (Nigeria), and Nairobi.

Besides his work for World Congress of Families, Feder helped to organize The Interfaith Zionist Leadership Summit (2003), The War on Christians Conference (2006) – both in Washington, D.C. -- and The Constitution or Sharia Conference (2011) in Nashville, TN.

He is currently the Coalitions Director of the Ruth Institute.

Feder is a graduate of the Boston University College of Liberal Arts (BA in political science) and the Boston University Law School (JD). He passed the bar in New York and Massachusetts and practiced law in upstate New York (1973-1976).

Prior to writing for the Boston Herald, he was Executive Director of Massachusetts Citizens for Limited Taxation (1976-1979) and the Second Amendment Foundation (1979-1982).

He is married to Andrea (formerly Mills), is the father of four children and grandfather of three. He was born sometime in the last century.

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  1. […] with the restrictions we currently live under; you might be an outspoken critic, like the recent protesters in many American cities. Either way, there is something we can all surely agree on: freedom is […]

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