A Date which will [Again] live in Infamy?

FYI: I originally wrote this posting on October 8th, 2020 but circumstances prevented me from posting it until now.

The day after the December 7th, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the President of the United States, Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt, gave a speech to a Joint Session of Congress. In his speech he mentioned how the attack was a surprise, how Japan acted in bad faith, that other targets attacked, how America and her people would rise up and defeat this new enemy no matter what it took, and for Congress to declare war on Japan.

What President Roosevelt didn’t say was the United States Navy was essentially destroyed, the USA had no effective air force, our army was the 16th largest in the world behind even Romania, an immediate nationwide military draft would be required, rationing would have to be enacted, peacetime goods would disappear, and hundreds of thousands of US casualties would result, causing pain, anguish, and sacrifice by all Americans in their fight against two major military powers…all with no guarantee America and her allies would ultimately win.

When (P)residential Candidate Joe “Basement” Biden and “Vice” (P)residential Candidate Kamala “Debasement” Harris accused President Trump & Vice President Pence of not acting act fast enough, not being honest enough, and ultimately failed at containing, the COVID-19 virus perhaps they didn’t stop to consider Democrat President FDR’s lack of candor and honesty during his “Pearl Harbor” Speech of 1941.

So, let’s jump back to January 22, 2020 and imagine if President Trump, the day after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was discovered in the United States, appeared before a Joint Session of Congress and delivered a speech with the “honesty” demanded by Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and their fellow Liberal Democrats: A speech Democrat President FDR was too reluctant, too cowardly, or more realistically too smart to give.

(Note I’ve highlighted the “honesty” portions I believe Biden, Harris, and their Democrats expected President Trump to give during his speech.)

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives:

Yesterday, January 21, 2020 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately invaded by a viral contagion originating in Communist Nation of China.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of China, was still in conversation with its government and its General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi, looking toward mutually beneficial trade and military agreements.

Indeed, China’s medical community, Ambassador to the United States, and even their General Secretary have delivered formal replies to recent American messages expressing concern that this virus could become a worldwide pandemic. And while these replies stated that caution and patience should be exercised, it contained no threat or suggestion of a virulent biological attack.

It will be recorded that Mainland China’s closure of airline flights within their country while allowing international flights out of their country makes it obvious the spread of their deadly virus was deliberately planned many weeks or even months ago. During the intervening time, it’s now clear the Chinese government deliberately sought to deceive the United States and the world by false statements and expressions of reassurance that the virus was not only mild but contained and under control.

It has become obvious that this as-yet unknown biological enemy is doing severe damage to the health and wellbeing of all Americans. I regret to tell you that American lives have been lost and up to 2,000,000 more lives will probably be lost and possibly even many more as this virus ravages our country in the weeks and months to come.

Yesterday, the World Health Organization announced this virus is highly contagious.

Last night, America’s Center for Disease Control, the best medical research facility in the world, informed me this virus is unlike anything they’ve seen and has no known established treatments.

Last night, America’s hospital industry informed me that while there aren’t enough hospital beds to handle anywhere near the expected number of casualties they will do their best to treat and save the most essential people in our nation, as it’s unrealistic to expect everyone can and will be saved.

Last night, our pharmaceutical firms informed me a possible vaccine could be years away, if ever.

Last night, my financial advisors informed me if the economy needs to be shut down to fight this virus tens of millions of Americans would immediately lose their jobs, small businesses nationwide will go bankrupt, and entire industries would be wiped out, collapsing our economy and placing untold physical, economic and social hardship on all Americans which they would most likely have to endure for years to come.

And this morning, my Secretary of State informed me Ambassadors around the world were reporting these same conditions for all major nations around the world, clearly making this a worldwide catastrophe. We cannot hope to rely on foreign governments to assist us, and America may not have the will, manpower, technology, and resources to effectively handle this invasion on their own, placing not just America but the entire world in extreme peril for undoubtedly years to come.

China has, therefore, undertaken a surprise biological offensive extending throughout the entire world. The facts of yesterday and today will speak for themselves. The people of the United States will form their opinions and will try to understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As President of the United States I have directed by Executive Order that all measures be taken for our defense. These measures include a complete shutdown of our economy except for absolutely essential critical services, the mandatory quarantine of all Americans to their homes for no less than 14 days, and mandatory, daily testing of every single American, with no direct physical contact with anyone other than their immediate family members or medical personnel.

There is no doubt America’s large dependence on Chinese goods will result in immediate and massive shortages of nearly all essential goods, including food, bottled water, cleaning supplies, and medical equipment to the point where severe rationing will need to be implemented, assuming those goods are even available.

Therefore, as Commander in Chief of our Military, I have also signed an Executive Order establishing Martial Law nationwide, and directing our military branches and law enforcement agencies to enforce these rules to the letter using a policy of zero tolerance, with instructions to shoot on sight anyone violating these Executive Orders regardless of situation or circumstance. During this time certain rights under the US Constitution will be suspended, and personal property can be seized by eminent domain without warning or warrant, until such time as the threat of this virus is deemed to be eliminated.

Always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us by a Communist nation bent on dominating the entire world through use of an unknown, deadly, and pervasive biological attacker.

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory, no matter how many millions of Americans must perish, how much our nation’s infrastructure is compromised, or for how long our Constitutional rights are suspended.

I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us, even if this requires severely limiting travel, daily testing and quarantining of anyone suspected of having this virus, mandatory vaccination, enforcement of “See Something, Say Something” laws, and the continuous electronic monitoring and tracking of all Americans from this time forward.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger, as well as those of the entire world.

With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounded determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph — so help us God!

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by China on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, a state of war has existed between the United States and the viral agent unleashed by the Chinese Government.

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