March 3, 2012

Not With Pike, But With Pen

Many, if not most, Americans were incensed by President Barack Obama's hat in hand apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the burning of Korans on a U.S. air base in Afghanistan.  Most disturbing was President Obama's promise of retribution against our own troops by, “... holding accountable those responsible.”  With that, President Obama threw our military personnel under the proverbial Afghani donkey cart, even as rioting crowds murdered them in cold blood.

One patriot, angry with this betrayal, took a few minutes out of her busy day to express her thoughts, then post the video with her version of a proper apology to President Karzi on YouTube and her blog (transcript included).  The video went viral within hours and, before a week passed, had nearly reached the holy grail for Internet videos – One Million views.

Kira Ayn Davis, the self-described “actress, writer, blogger and talker... also a mother, wife, proud American and black conservative... ” seemed awestruck by an overwhelmingly positive response from hundreds of thousands of fellow Americans who shared her sentiments.  As Davis posted on her facebook page:
“Woohoo! Video just crossed 900,000! How should I celebrate 1,000,000?”
I remembered the story of Revolutionary War heroine, Mary Hagidorn, who refused an order for women and children to shelter in a cellar during an expected British attack.  Mary defiantly replied, ”I shall not go to that cellar should the enemy come.  I will take a spear which I can use as well as any man and help defend the fort.”  With spear in hand, Mary took her place along the defensive line, holding her position until the battle was won.

So, to Kira, I humbly offer this counsel: Hold your children close, tell them the story of Mary Hagidorn, and whisper, “This I do for you, not with pike, but with pen.”

Please visit Kira's blog at KiraDavis.net and enjoy her writings, along with those of other talented young conservatives

Dennis P. O'Neil


  1. I had seen the video but did not know the young lady's name or anything else about her. You have done a great service here. Thanx so very much.

    I did listen to the interview and I was impressed with her poise at not being taken off message - she stuck to her point that there was a lack of "perspective," given the almost immediate murder of two of our soldiers.

    1. Thank you for visiting, Mrs. AL. There are many talented, passionate young conservatives out here with something important they wish to say. These modern defenders of freedom cannot achieve that goal without willing listeners. I am just trying to do my share ensuring their voices are heard.

  2. I stole the video from your FB post and did my part. Your words here are eloquent and fitting.

    1. Thank you, Tim. As you noted on FB, "We need a million more like her." There are, and we must help promote their messages.
      I know you, as a student of history, must especially enjoy reading their various works. Who knows? We may well be witness to the emergence of modern day political thinkers.
      Young minds someday to be regarded among the likes of Hamilton, Madison, and Jay of the Federalist Papers, or Clinton, Yates, and Bryan of the Anti-Federalist Papers. It is an exciting time indeed.

  3. LIke some others, I had seen the video but didn't know anything about the young black woman who made it. I'm one of the thousands who "liked" it. Good for her! She's right on the money. Although our president has once again apologized for us, serially in fact, I don't think he has yet demanded any apology from Karzai, the Mayor of Kabul, for the cold blooded murder of six US soldiers.

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    1. She has become one of my new favorites.