by Dr. William Scott Magill, Executive Director Veterans in Defense of Liberty
In the days today, where right is wrong and wrong, is right The New York Times has orchestrated the most diabolical lie intended to secure a win for Socialism and the devastation of America in 2020. It’s called Project 1619, it is about slavery, and it’s designed to run through the next election. It’s a premeditated effort to rewrite American history and convince the uninformed that the truth of the United States of America is untrue.
The truth of America is: The United States came into existence unlike any other nation in history—through the ratification of a document drafted by representatives of “We the People.” By codifying into law our earlier proclamation to the world that: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” our forefathers were announcing the arrival of a new era for humanity.
Brilliant solutions to the trials and errors of countless prior generations were embodied in that brief document. The rule of law replaced the rule of men. All citizens were equal before that law, regardless of their wealth or status. Rights would be protected but NOT granted by government, in recognition of their source as divine, not human. Government officials would serve by the will of the people, not by inheritance or privilege. Government powers were strictly limited to those listed (enumerated) in that document, and further limited by dividing them among three separate-but-equal branches, each with the ability to check the other two.
Benjamin Franklin described the US Constitution itself to be “as close to perfection as to be astonishing.” But still, not perfect. Ratification was followed by two centuries of amendments, and more trial and error, in the continual struggle “to form a more perfect union” by living up to those principles. During that time, the United States became the freest, most prosperous nation on earth, and the most significant force for good of any nation in history.
Though slavery stained our nation for its first four score and seven years, nothing is further from the truth than the New York Times re-written history, that American heritage and development is rooted in slavery and racism!
Slavery existed everywhere for 10,000 years of civilization; we know the Egyptians had slaves, and the American Indians enslaved each other for thousands of years. Americans fought and died to end slavery in our civil war. And in modern times, when Germany brought slavery back to Europe in the mid-20th century, and the Soviet Union’s gulag slave labor camps terrified Eastern Europeans for most of the last century, Americans fought and died to end that modern-era slavery in Europe too.
In North America, we inherited slavery from British rule. Yes, the year 1619 marks the first African slaves arriving in Jamesport Virginia; but they were brought there by British Privateers. In the early 1700s, some colonies voted to make it illegal to own slaves. This effort was rapidly overruled by the British crown, and this man’s inhumanity to man was forced by the British to continue in their American colonies for a total of 164 years—under their law.
The United States cannot be held responsible for what happened under British Rule. After all, we fought a Revolutionary War to be independent of British rule. What happened in the colonies happened under British law—so, take that up with England.
The United States can only be responsible for what happened after we won our independence in 1783.
From the day of our founding, the Abolitionist Movement began. Within 24 years of our independence, slavery was virtually eliminated in nearly all the Northern States. And by the time of the civil war, there were only 11 southern Democrat-run states that clung on to defend slavery; the same Democrats that formed the KKK to go after the anti-slavery Republicans, the same Democrats that closed the US House of Representatives in order to watch their hangings, and the same Democrats that opposed Civil Rights Legislation.
Slavery may be the original sin of humanity, but not of the United States. America’s legacy is the most rapid abolition of slavery of any country or people known in history–a greatness of action on behalf of humanity that can never be surpassed.
The fact is, Americans inherited slavery from the British and ended as quickly as we could without dividing the nation: The United States had slavery for only 82 years, not 246 years. A slave could have been born the same year as our nation and freed by the end of our slavery era. Our slavery only lasted one human lifetime. I challenge you to find any other country that had slavery for a shorter period of time than the United States.
The truth is: Rapid emancipation is the heritage of our founding. The rapid extinguishment of 10,000 years of slavery, which then spread around the globe is the heritage of our founding.”
8Dr. William Scott Magill, served with the United States Marine Corp 1965-1971, with the United States Army Medical Corps 1981-1988, with the Denver Police Dept. 1970-1976. He obtained his bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Denver, Masters of Health Care Administration Trinity University in San Antonio, and medical degree from The University of Health Sciences in Kansas City. Dr. Magill matriculated his residency in Ob/Gyn at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, and served as the Chief of Ob/Gyn at Irwin Army Hospital Ft. Riley Kansas. He was until recently a practicing obstetrician & Gynecologist in Springfield, Missouri for 21 years.” Dr. Magill served as Chairman and CEO of Magill Motivational Media, dedicated to inspiring, motivating and bring to the surface that great love for our nation, which exists in most of her sons and daughters hearts. As an author and lyricist Dr. Magill has authored such pieces as, “Here we go again,” “The Greatest Generation,” “The Requiem of the Brave,” “The Battle Hymn of the Americans,” “Seek ye the Bridge in the Forest,” “The Pledge of Allegiance -, say it with pride, say it with Understanding,” & “The Birth of A Great nation.” His writings and/or interviews have appeared in, The journal of Military Medicine, The Anglican Digest, The Chronicle Republican, Springfield News Leader, The Washington Times and The New York Times, among others.
As a gallant warrior in the cause of liberty, Dr. Magill served as President and Executive Director of an organization, intent on returning the American culture to the beliefs and principles of those 56 men, our Founding Fathers, who pledged their “Lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” that liberty and justice might prevail throughout the ages. Often in speaking engagements he calls upon their words, which speak as loudly to us today as they did when first uttered. Of his favorites include, Daniel Webster, Samuel Adams and Ronald Regan:
“It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” – Samuel Adams
“Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.” — Daniel Webster
“If not now, when? If not us, who?” –Ronald Reagan
“It is easier for a patriot to die for his country, than it is for a patriot to live for his country.” –Unknown
Though generally speaking for the cause of liberty and awakening his audience to the urgency of returning to the morality and patriotism of “God and Country,” Dr. Magill took on a new battle in 2006. As a member of the Board of Directors for Missourians Against Human Cloning he spoke across the state of Missouri to a multitude of churches and organizations. He was invited and spoke, with profound effect, to the members of the Missouri House of Representative at a dinner meeting in Jefferson City, Missouri. Subsequently, at the invitation of individual Representatives, he spoke to groups within their districts.
Dr. Magill is the founder and executive Director of Veterans in Defense of Liberty (ViDoL). After 30 years of practice, including some 9000 deliveries, Dr. Magill closed his doors in order to devote all of his efforts to the survival of the U.S Constitution. Dr. Magill stated at that time, “If we can establish, for the first time in American history, that vehicle for American veterans to fulfill their oath, which did not vanish when we took off our uniforms for the last time, this will be a full time effort.” Furthermore he stated, ” This patient we must now save is so vital to the future of humanity it deserves nothing less than 100% effort, for it remains that no price is too great to pay for liberty.” ViDoL’s mission is to:
- To maintain the integrity of our Republic based on correct moral and constitutional principles. Then to use these principles as a criterion of accountability for elected officials.
- To convey to all veterans the urgency of the moment which requires the continued fulfillment of that oath we all swore to, calling upon the name of God. For swearing, by His name, we also made ourselves responsible and accountable to Him for the continued discharge of our duty.
- To secure for ourselves and our posterity the blessings of Liberty, endowed by our Creator and protected by the Constitution of the United States of America.
- To recruit, educate, train and motivate individuals to run for public office who are irrevocably committed to uphold and fight for constitutional principles and the preservation of our Republic.
- To educate ourselves and our fellow Americans, many of whom have been intentionally un-educated, to the truth of the our founding principles and our Constitution which have made America an exceptional nation above all nations.
- To promote conservatism in the tradition of the Founding Fathers.
- To watchdog elected officials and insure their adherence to conservative principles of our Republic.
- To identify and oppose those individuals, groups and agendas that would, knowingly or otherwise, bring about the loss of our freedoms and the destruction of our Republic through the violation of the Constitution and the erosion of the traditional founding values and morals.
- To inform and educate the public regarding correct principles relative to issues and the qualifications of candidates for public office.
What others are saying about Dr. Magill
“Judicial carcinoma is the term coined by the distinguished lecturer and surgeon Dr. Scott Magill …” – Pat Boone
Dr. Scott Magill is a an impassioned speaker who sincerely cares about the future of America. In an era of relativism and political correctness, his moral clarity and conservative values are very inspirational. – Bill Federer , an author of numerous bestsellers and renowned national speaker
“Dr. Scott Magill is a conservative who fervently loves this great nation and the moral principles upon which it was founded. He is an articulate, impassioned speaker whose dedication to preserving our liberty is evident to everyone who has had the honor of meeting him.” – Kenny Hulshof, U. S Congressman (Ret)