December 29, 2023
Happy New Year!
This is the season of resolutions for the coming year, and the practice must speak to something deep within us because its roots are ancient.
The Babylonians are said to have been the first to make New Year’s resolutions, some 4,000 years ago. In 46 B.C. Julius Caesar established January 1 as the beginning of the new year. The month is named for Janus, the two-faced god who symbolically looked backward into the previous year and ahead into the future.
Let us resolve to stand with parents investigated for their involvement with their school boards.
Let us resolve to stand with those whose lives are shattered by leftist policies on crime.
We have withstood the worst before.
As the New Year of 1942 began, Hitler held Europe, Nazi U-boats prowled the Atlantic, and America received a heavy blow at Pearl Harbor.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was in the United States and spoke to our Congress about our common enemies:
“They have certainly embarked upon a very considerable undertaking…. What kind of people do they think we are? Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson that they and the world will never forget?”
Later, on a train in New York traveling near President Franklin Roosevelt’s home at Hyde Park, he called staff and reporters to the dining car. He wanted to “cast some forward light upon the dark, inscrutable mysteries of the future.” He toasted them:
Here’s to 1942, here’s to a year of toil—a year of struggle and peril, and a long step forward towards victory. May we all come through safe and with honor.
Let us take courage today from those words. 2024 will be a year of struggle for the rule of law but let us resolve to embrace it with perseverance and honor. (One great way to enter this important year is with a donation to your Judicial Watch!)
Happy New Year!
Until next week,