WASHINGTON—Cordie Williams went viral after he made a speech earlier this year in Sacramento, California, when he picked up a megaphone and said: “In the face of tyranny, in the face of freedom, are you going to sit there in your riot gear against peaceful protesters? Or are you going to say, ‘you know what, it’s time to stand up for my country? Because I took an oath of office and it said, ‘I will defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
The former Marine became known as the “megaphone marine,” the video of his message racking up 15 million views, and soon after he started the organization 1776 Forever Free to promote and educate Americans on our founding values.
That journey brought him to the nation’s capital on Dec. 12, where thousands from across the country had gathered to join marches and rallies in Washington, petitioning the government for fair elections and transparent counting. Similar grassroots protests took place every Saturday since the general election in capitals across the 50 states.
“We’re all about Constitutional rights for everyone, getting back to those red, white, and blue core values that you and I grew up with, because I think that’s what’s fundamentally missing in this American culture that we’re in right now, because it’s really becoming a society that’s encouraging socialism and communism,” Williams said.
“If we don’t move the needle on freedom right now, if Donald Trump doesn’t get reelected, if we don’t have that resolve even after he gets reelected, we’re going to be standing in bread lines asking for food from the federal government,” he said.
Williams said he wasn’t disappointed by the Supreme Court’s rejection of Texas’s lawsuit against four other states over unconstitutional election procedures because he expected it from “Bush establishment justices.” What America is experiencing right now is not primarily a legal battle anyway, he continued.
“This is a demonic, spiritual battle,” he said.
Williams is hoping that, come Monday, 270 Electoral College votes will not have been cast for either candidate and the decision will go to Congress, where a contingent election will be just.