We believe our country is faced with an enemy within our borders every bit as strong as the enemies Americans battle on foreign shores everyday. On the one hand, there is a hodgepodge of vituperative anti-American groups, who see the world through a bitter prism of defeat and destruction, always ready to denigrate and denounce the greatness of our country. These groups often find support among left-leaning politicians, within our educational institutions, and from the mainstream media. They portray themselves as the voice of the majority, when, in fact, nothing could be farther from the truth.
On the other hand, free from the sway of politicians and political parties, Eagles UP! gives voice to all those patriots who choose to stand together against the downfall of the United States of America. Just as eagles soar on the updrafts of hope and righteousness, legions of soldiers, military and civilian, both past and present, are gathering to join forces to combat the tyranny that threatens the very fabric of our society.
While Eagles UP! stands side by side with many other fine, patriotic and pro-American activist organizations, we hold to a strictly limited mission for our activism to pursue every opportunity within our means. We pledge to stand up, support and defend the principles embodied in the United States Constitution; to support our warriors in harm's way around the world, and their families with fervor worthy of their sacrificial service for our freedom; and to honor and protect the memorials to our fallen and missing, and support their loved ones.
As our mission implies, we inform and provide knowledge to our members and patriot partners of the various individuals, organizations or nations that form the anti-American coalitions, which represent a threat to the safety and security of our troops and our Constitution. These threats can range from the misguided rants of Hollywood elitists to the anarchists' organization Code Pink ... from the malcontents of IVAW (Iraqi Veterans Against the War) to the Communist movement of International A.N.S.W.E.R. Actions can range from the major counter-protests we have helped to organize and participated in in Washington D.C., to personal initiatives such as two or three Eagles waving American flags and pro-troop banners promoting support for our troops and love for our country.
In an effort to bring strength of unity to the pro-American activist movement, Eagles UP! recently initiated the "Patriot Event Network." It hopes to effectively serve other patriot activist organizations, which, like our own are dedicated to promote and to support our troops, to secure America's borders, to uphold English as the official language of our nation, to preserve our Judeo-Christian heritage and to confront Radical Islam wherever it attempts to threaten our peace and safety.
This interactive, online events calendar, called P.E.N., centralizes information of all pro-American organizations at no cost to them. We offer our services to patriot groups and organizations, whether new or well-established, on a local, regional and national basis. Available dedicated leaders in all parts of our great nation help clarify our mission, guide those who wish join P.E.N., and serve to inform the public at large.
While Eagles UP! was originally organized by military veterans, our membership and our leadership team include civilian patriots from all walks of life. We encourage and welcome all American patriots, first responders, Gold, Silver and Blue Star families to become Eagles.
You can find out more information by visiting the Eagles UP! and the Patriot Event Network by visiting our Web site at http://eaglesup.us.
James M. Clontz/USMC [Ret.]
Kentucky "Eagles UP!" State Coordinator