On September 11th 2012, in one of the most dangerous places in our world, two men went to the edge of courage and kept going.
Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were CIA operatives stationed near the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. When they heard the sound of the attack on our Embassy, they disobeyed direct orders to stand down, and went on to rescue most of our Embassy staff before perishing in the fight along with Ambassador Stevens and Sean Smith. Despite repeatedly being told to stand down, and despite their calls for backup, air support, and reinforcements being ignored and denied, these two men gave their all trying to save and protect all those they could.
Beyond Courage is an attempt to make sure these men receive the honor they deserve. We want to keep their memory alive and pressure our government to honor them in their death even as they were ignored and forgotten in their life.
The whole point of the Constitution is that it is above, apart from, and not affected by whirling winds of change. Our interpretation may change and our nation may veer from the course it lays out, but it cannot die.
Democracy didn’t die, nor did the Republic. There was a set back, that is all. And this set back, for it’s high profile and broad reach, gives more energy to those who wish to see it repealed and redone than it does to those who want it kept and expanded.
Today it become crystal clear to ever more people just where the parties stand regarding the health of the nation and the prosperity of its citizens. Democrat leaders cannot hide from the fact they instituted one of the largest tax increases on every American in history during one of the harshest recessions. The Tea Party and lovers of liberty have a common and specific goal to direct Republicans towards. The battle lines have been drawn.
No, the Constitution cannot die. We the people shall see to it.