Michael Flynn Defends 'Justice and Truth' in Powerful Post-Pardon Remarks: 'We Must Refuse to Go to the Funeral of Our Own Independence'

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The long and disturbing saga of the Department of Justice case against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, seemingly came to an ignominious end when Flynn was pardoned by Trump in late November, which was followed two weeks later by a federal judge’s dismissal the Justice Department’s case against the retired general, citing Trump’s pardon in his decision to do so. Now, Flynn has broken his silence in a gripping, post-pardon defense of truth and justice.

In remarks delivered from the steps of the Supreme Court on Saturday, where pro-Trump demonstrators were gathered in support of an ongoing challenge of the 2020 presidential election results, as reported by The Blaze, Flynn declared:

“As American citizens, we must refuse to go to the funeral of our own independence. We the people are proud to proclaim that the United States of America is ‘One Nation under God.”

Flynn’s remarks were published by the Western Journal, under the headline We’re in a Battle of Good vs. Evil — It’s Time for God-Fearing Americans to Unite. 

The former national security advisor spoke passionately against the unelected Washington, D.C., establishment, with whom we are in a battle of “good vs. evil,” he said — defining the “evil” as follows — obviously shaped by the hell Flynn and his family have endured.

“We do not want a world governed by tyrants whom no one has elected and who want to have power in order to destroy us.

“We understand what their plan is: to eliminate dissent, subdue any criticism, and outlaw those who do not submit unconditionally to the dictatorship of the “new world order.”

“And if they do not succeed through the hammering persuasion of the mainstream media, they do not hesitate to resort to deception, betrayal, perjury, and censorship.

“Let’s not forget that by the crimes they have committed, they have violated our laws; they have betrayed our nation and their oath to serve our country, their oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.”

“What prosperity for our nation?”, Flynn asked the gathered protesters, “what peace for our people, what success for our endeavors can we hope for, when those who govern us show that they are unworthy of the authority they hold, of the role that has been given them as our representatives?

“Our Constitution is about individual liberties … not collective liberties that only these people in Washington, D.C. understand.”


In another transcription of Flynn’s Saturday remarks, Flynn is quoted as having said that the battle is not just about Trump, as Trump himself has said, it is a battle that goes beyond the search for truth and justice.

“Our protest, our denunciation of electoral fraud, is not only motivated by the fact that we are supporting Donald J. Trump as a candidate: it is above all a battle for justice and truth, which goes far beyond membership in a party or voting for a candidate.

“If today we do not obtain justice from our elected officials; if the United States of America does not know how to choose between defending the Law and legitimizing a coup against its citizens, our Nation will abdicate its duties toward Americans and its international role.

“A betrayal will take place and History will ask for an account of it from all of us and from our Institutions and our leaders. Pray now that when the light shines in the coming days, it reveals the truth along with a new era of American patriotism.”

“In this crucible moment of our time, Flynn said, “we have to pray that truth triumphs over lies, justice triumphs over abuse and fraud, [and] honesty triumphs over corruption.”

The retired Lieutenant General then added, that “Our sacred honor triumphs over infamy.”

As he concluded, Flynn said: “Pray now that when the light shines in the coming days, it reveals the truth along with a new era of American patriotism.”

The “coming days” of which Flynn spoke began on Monday. As of the publication of this piece, 538 presidential electors in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., were meeting in their respective locations to officially cast their ballots for president and vice president of the United States.

One way or the other, the “American patriotism” of which Michael Flynn spoke, will surely be tested in the days and weeks to come.

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