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Thoughts on the opportunity a new year brings

Posted 12/31/19

They used to call the party out of power “the loyal opposition” and they dealt with it. No more. The Left has become unhinged. They rioted in the streets. They manufactured “resistance”. They …

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Thoughts on the opportunity a new year brings

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They used to call the party out of power “the loyal opposition” and they dealt with it. No more. The Left has become unhinged.

They rioted in the streets. They manufactured “resistance”. They bullied people in red baseball caps simply for the lettering on the front. They hounded people out of restaurants. They shouted, “He’s not my president!”

They politicized the State Department, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, and the majority in the House of Representatives. They created a phony dossier and subverted the press to push it on the public. They misused public financing to fund their opposition. They judge-shopped to turn the court system into an unrestricted legislature. They co-opted foreign governments into undermining their own country.

They re-worked words to mean, not the common definitions, but what they said they meant. They turned education into schooling. They trashed history and the lessons it could teach us. They demeaned the founders as being out of touch because they refused to understand them. They redefined opportunities for justice to fit their beliefs. They derided faith and temperance that it fostered.

They were “offended” when people dared point out misbehavior. They called for civility but offered none in return. They cried, they chanted, they demonstrated, they harassed, they rampaged.

They did everything but face up to the fact that they had become the swamp that needed to be drained.

Still, some of us — most of us — have retained our faith in the brilliant republic in which we are fortunate enough to live. We have retained our balance, our sense of direction, and our resolve to keep America vital, vibrant, and alive for our children. We believe that the more local government is, the less likely it is to manufacture more problems than it solves.

We are fortunate to see through the pseudo-intellectualism of the last decade, Fortunate to be grounded enough to laugh at misguided pundits, and fortunate to see through those politicians who would misuse us for their own benefit.

We are entering a wonderful new decade armed to defend ourselves against words, words, words. We are neither communitarian nor a collective. We are, each of us, individuals. We always will be individuals. Let us be individuals. Community is our choice, joined freely and voluntarily, and not imposed on us by others.

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