Remembering America’s Independence in an Era of Tyranny
TALK SHOW GUEST
Counter Terrorism Expert (Mr. Guandolo created and implemented the FBI’s first Counterterrorism Training/Education Program)
Former FBI Agent (assigned to the Counterterrorism Division,Washington, DC)
Founder of UnderstandingTheThreat.com
Co-Author of Shariah – The Threat to America
Author of the newly released book: Raising a Jihadi Generation
Remembering America’s Independence in an Era of Tyranny
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
America has come so very far from the ideals in the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration is the ideal from which America was born – out of and with the help of Divine Providence. The Constitution was the first attempt to put into practice this ideal. The Constitution cannot be understood outside of the light of the Declaration.
Our liberty, our freedoms – according to the Founders – come from God. A Constitutional Republic must, as a matter of fact, have a moral standard, and ours always has. The biblical understanding of right and wrong has defined America’s morality long before our first President was sworn in. From the Mayflower Compact to how we educated our children in the early 1600’s in Jamestown, the laws and love of God has been at the center of who we are as America. Our Founders formed a government based on these biblical moral standards which are the fulcrum around which our laws and our system works. Under this way of life, poisons and threats to our way of life become easy to spot and defeat. Without moral clarity, victory becomes very hard to maintain and achieve.
On this day, July 4th 2015, let us live up to the standards that our government, laws, and society have been established.
As the threat of the growing Islamic Movement pushes in on decent and civilized society, it is time to stand firm, no matter what the cost.
We have a federal government which has grossly exceeded its authority, violated the law, and demonstrated that individual liberty is not longer the cause for which it stands.
No matter what an individual believes, the underpinnings of this nation were built on a faith in a loving and almighty God whose hand has guided us and made America the great nation it is. Over the last 50 years, America has turned away from our foundation and we can see the impact on our nation because of it.
We are lost, and our enemies see it. They believe because we stand for nothing, we are vulnerable. By failing to stand firm on our founding principles, we are inviting our own destruction and the lives and liberty of our children and grandchildren. There is nothing “loving” about this. This is not “tolerance” it is societal suicide.
Lets honor our nation and all of the men and women who have sacrificed so much to defend it over the last few centuries by renewing our individual commitment to liberty and the moral standards that have made us the light on the hill for all the world.
John Guandolo is the Founder of UnderstandingTheThreat.com @ www.understandingthethreat.com), an organization dedicated to providing strategic and operational threat-focused consultation, education, and training for federal, state and local leadership and agencies.
A 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy Mr. Guandolo took a commission as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served with 2d Battalion 2d Marines as an Infantry Platoon Commander in combat Operations Desert Shield/Storm. From 1991-1996, he served in 2d Force Reconnaissance Company as a Platoon Commander, Assistant Operations Officer, and the unit’s Airborne and Diving Officer deploying to the Adriatic/Bosnia. He served for one year as the Unit Leader for the CINC’s In-Extremis Force, directly reporting to a Combatant Commander in a classified mission profile. Mr. Guandolo was a combat diver, a military freefall parachutist, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School.
In 1996, Mr. Guandolo joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), serving at the Washington Field Office. From 1996-2000, he primarily conducted narcotics investigations domestically and overseas. In 2001, he served as the FBI Liaison to the U.S. Capitol Police investigating threats on the President, Vice-President, Members of Congress and other high-level government officials. Shortly after 9/11, Mr. Guandolo began an assignment to the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI’s Washington Field Office developing an expertise in the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Doctrine, the global Islamic Movement, and a myriad of terrorist organizations to include Hamas, Al Qaeda, and others.
In 2006, Mr. Guandolo created and implemented the FBI’s first Counterterrorism Training/Education Program focusing on the Muslim Brotherhood and their subversive movement in the United States, Islamic Doctrine, and the global Islamic Movement. He was designated a “Subject Matter Expert” by FBI Headquarters. This course was hailed as “groundbreaking” by the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director in a brief to the Vice President’s National Security Staff. For his efforts, in 2007 Mr. Guandolo was presented the “Defender of the Homeland” Award by U.S. Senators John Kyl and Joseph Lieberman on behalf of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. While in the FBI, Mr. Guandolo received two (2) United States Attorney’s Awards for Investigative Excellence.
Mr. Guandolo served on the Washington Field Office SWAT team for over nine years and as its Team Leader for three of those years. He was a certified Undercover Agent, and served in a variety of assignments in that capacity. Mr. Guandolo was a Nationally Registered Paramedic, a First Aid Instructor, and served as an “Advanced Capability Medic” with the FBI.
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