This Fourth of July, several military Gold Star families will be attending President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” celebration in Washington, D.C., to “educate the American people” about the dangers of becoming a socialist country.
During an interview on Fox Business Network’s “Varney and Co.,” Gold Star mother Karen Vaughn — in an appearance alongside Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight — was asked about what she is doing to address the movement towards socialism and “to denigrate patriotism” in the country.
Vaughn — whose son Aaron gave his life defending the United States — said that the move was “very troubling” and that she has been “trying to talk” to high school students about “what the truth is about America” in the face of what they have been taught in class.
She went on to say that “every single person who signs up to fight” in the Armed Forces does it to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and our way of life.”
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Vaughn continued on, saying that she “Google searched: ‘What does socialism mean'” in order to learn how people viewed socialism and claimed that “we’ve got a real problem” with how people view the truth on socialism.
She then said that she and the other Gold Star families were aiming to “educate the American people.”
“We’ve got a real problem here with what people perceive to be the truth [about socialism] and what the reality actually is,” said Vaughn. “And that’s why Gold Star families — who have made tremendous sacrifices to protect our way of life for 243 years — are standing up together in Washington, D.C., saying ‘not on our watch.’ We will educate the American people, we will do it with the dignity of a mother and a wife, and we will say ‘not today, not tomorrow, not ever.”