As we celebrate the Fourth of July and our nation’s glorious heritage, let’s not forget the military, whose sacrifices make that celebration possible, or those defending the military today
While I was on vacation I had the pleasure of representing Legal Insurrection at an event in Scottsdale, Arizona produced jointly by Stand Together Against Racism and Radicalism in the Services (STARRS) and the Arizona Women of Action (AZWOA).
Speaking at the event were Kim Miller, Founder and Director of AZWOA, Dr. Ron Scott, PhD, Col, USAF (Ret.), President and CEO of STARRS, and most importantly Matthew Lohmeier, a familiar face around Legal Insurrection.
Last December we held a live seminar with Lohmeier, a former Space Force Lieutenant Colonel squadron commander who was fired, forced to resign, and and subjected to an Inspector General investigation within the Pentagon after publishing his bestselling book, Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military, which tore the lid off the military’s obsession with racist and radical “woke” ideologies.
The seminar we held, definitely worth watching, and titled Saving the Military Service Academies from Wokeness, can be viewed here:
Matthew Lohmeier’s excellent Twitter feed can be found here.
Anyway, the three speakers at the Scottsdale, Arizona event I attended were each great in their own way.
First up was Kim Miller, who described the awesome work Arizona Women of Action are doing in Arizona. The group’s tagline, “Reviving the American Dream of strong families, safe cities, and thriving kids,” barely scratches the surface of what Kim and her group, 16,000 social media subscribers strong, do on a daily basis.
Most recently, as described in a AZWOA press release, AZWOA has moved to intervene in a “Save Women’s Sports Act” lawsuit. The Arizona Act, which “prohibits biological males from playing on girls’ sports teams at public schools,” was attacked in the lawsuit by two biological males, “a pre-pubescent 11-year-old who wants to play girls’ soccer, basketball, and cross-country, and a 15-year-old volleyball player, who is on puberty-blockers and cross-sex hormones. ” Notably, AZWOA decided to intervene after Arizona “Attorney General Kris Mayes refused to defend the law or fund the defense of it.” From the press release:
“I’m shocked that our Attorney General is turning her back on the thousands of female athletes working hard to compete in school sports. AZWOA cares about the rights of every student, and we’re proud to stand behind girls who should not lose their chance to compete and win fair and square, based on their skill and hard work,” stated Kim Miller, Founder & Director of Arizona Women of Action, and mother of three daughters who played competitive sports, and one competing now at the collegiate level.
Kim’s speech was great, addressing the various items on AZWOA’s action list, although she did not directly address the lawsuit mentioned above, and she invited any and all to join AZWOA in their work in defense of kids and families.
Next up was Ron Scott, a guy with an extremely impressive resume, including being a full-bird Air Force colonel who, as a pilot, flew C-130 resupply missions to the Kurds in northern Iraq after the Persian Gulf War. Ron has a PhD, has authored over 25 technical papers, and is in a leadership role with Applied Research Associates, Inc. and their “Futures Group” at North American Aerospace Defense Command-United States Northern Command; the American Constitution Foundation; Vectored Solutions LLC, where he consults on international and national security matters; and the Leading-Edge Research Institute, a think tank focused on accelerating international development, employing complexity, complex adaptive system, and social network theories. And he’s a retired college professor.
Ron talked about his impetus for founding STARRS, which was a 2020 video of the U.S. Air Force Academy football coaches and team leadership leading the team in support of “Black Lives Matter.” Ron found this so disturbing that he called several of his fellow Air Force retirees and started STARRS from scratch. That video can be viewed at the Colorado Gazette website here.
In its “Mission Statement,” the organization states that “STARRS educates our fellow Americans on the dangers of racist and radical ideologies infiltrating our military in order to eliminate these divisive influences and maintain a unified and cohesive fighting force.”
STARRS does that relentlessly, and the following video explains it better than I can:
In his speech, Ron gave a run-down of everything STARRS has on its front-burner, and to stay up-to-speed on the latest and greatest, you can subscribe to STARRS’ weekly newsletter here.
Last but not least was the evening’s guest speaker, Matthew Lohmeier.
Matthew began by talking about the drag shows at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, which we reported on here, in 2021, U.S. Air Force Base Asserts Drag Queen Promotes “Readiness of the Military,” and here, in 2022: Air Force Base Hosted Drag Show During its ‘Diversity’ Festival.
As Matthew explained, earlier this year, an Air Force servicemember stationed at Nellis called and informed him that yet another drag show was planned for Nellis in early June 2023 to kick off this year’s “Pride Month” celebration. Lohmeier sprang into action, calling members of Congress and informing them that the drag shows were imminent. This led to the drag show, and others like it, being cancelled.
We had reported on those cancellations here: DOD Cancels On-Base Drag Shows – Leftist Outrage Noticeably Missing.
Matthew Lohmeier during his presentation:
Most importantly, Matthew Lohmeier explained to the crowd that there is a full-length motion picture in the works to be released in 2024. He showed a four-minute trailer of the movie, which tells the story of Matthew’s summary dismissal from Space Force after his tell-all book was published, and it was absolutely fantastic. Unfortunately, because the trailer is likely to go through some editing and updating as the movie production continues, it likely won’t be finalized for viewing audiences until later this year.
Matthew also covered many of the disheartening trends we are seeing in the military these days regarding CRT, DEI, and transgender issues. The types of issues Matt discussed are unfortunately becoming common knowledge among Legal Insurrection readers, as we have reported on most, if not all of them. For example, see:
- Navy Drag Queen Recruiters – Definitive Evidence that the Military has Lost Its Way
- ‘Harpy Daniels’ Update – Navy Disavows Endorsement of Social Media by Its Own Drag Queen “Digital Ambassador”
- Sen. Tom Cotton Introduces Bill to Stop Teaching CRT in the Military
- Pentagon Burdens Warfighting Commanders with New Transgender Policies for Military Personnel
To learn more about Matthew Lohmeier and his story, or to ask him to speak at your local event visit his web page, available here.
As we reflect on the Fourth of July and the military that has made it possible, we should all give great thanks for the likes of Matthew Lohmeier, Ron Scott, and Kim Miller, who are working hard to turn the military and this country around, each in their own way.DONATE
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