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NURSE RACHED, I’M READY FOR MY LOBOTOMY
We are told that a 78-year-old man with first stage senility got more votes than any other Presidential candidate and now will be our President, even though he campaigned in his basement? His running mate, a woman who could not muster over 2% of the votes in her Presidential primary race helped him in this historic victory? We are constantly remined by the bureaucracy that there was no election fraud, even though the evidence is in plain sight? The Democrats in Congress, hell bent on impeaching the current President the second time when his tenure in office ends in just a shade over a week? Big tech companies trying to eliminate free speech, not only on their platforms but by killing their competition, literally? Mega-corporations doubling down on efforts to control free speech and the general population? The Democrat party disparaging all patriots, while trying to sell the narrative of unity?
That’s not all, we are also told to socially distance, avoid crowds, and wear a mask or we most certainly will die of the deadly covid-19 virus, even though the death rate per 1000 has been steady for years? (In 2020, death rate for United States of America was 8.9 per 1,000 people. Death rate of United States of America fell gradually from 9.5 per 1,000 people in 1971 to 8.9 per 1,000 people in 2020-World Data AtlasUnited States of AmericaDemographics). We are told that we need to take a vaccine based on un-tested new technology in order to fight this deadly scourge? Yet, our homeless population, living in close quarters, not wearing masks or socially distancing, seem to be immune to this plague?
Yes, Nurse Rached, I’m ready for my lobotomy! Having all of my cognitive abilities is putting me in a very bad place. I cannot fathom the stupidity around me, and look forward to the peace that this operation will bring! Please schedule me right away!
A 4 year attempted coup, finally accomplished with a stolen election. A radical takeover of the Capital building, and now 4 dead and dozens of DC police injured. Democrats now holding all power in the Federal government, with our freedom on the line. It truly is a dark and bleak January!
We have a lot of problems that will be hard to fix with what amounts to a 1 party Federal government, but all is not lost. Sadly, we will be suffering through 4 years of a Biden/Harris regime that is moving hard to the left, but there is a silver lining. With our election system in tatters, destroyed by those that want to transform America, this new regime will be tainted with the general knowledge that they are illegitimate, and as time goes on, that illegitimacy will come to full light.
In Washington, it will still be very hard for the Biden regime to pull off some of their most radical schemes, with the Senate at 50/50, and at least 10 Democrat Senators that are centrists. If McConnell can pull it off and reach over to the other side of the isle convincingly, he can hold off some of the lefts most damaging dreams of transformation. That, however, is not the best news!
As a Republic, the States are granted more power than the Federal government over much of our political lives. That power is absolute, and it includes insuring that elections are fair and accurate. We have seen that our elections are not, and it will be up to states, not the Federal government to fix this defining problem, and up to us to push our state and local officials to get that job done. Politics has always been a local issue, and that has not changed.
We will survive the next 4 years, just as we have done throughout our history. Much can be done to make our country a better place, and that starts locally. Get active politically, embrace local elections as you have never done before. Run for office if you can, and if you cannot, campaign for those that hold similar values to your own. Insure that you are heard where you live, and make your town a better place. Make your county and then your state a better place, and focus on the end game, to “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”!
Remember, politicians do not have power, unless we give them the power that each and every one of us have. If we do not give them that which is ours to give, they have nothing. Nothing is lost, unless we just give up, and that is not what Americans do. Yes, the next 2 years will be rocky, but with a little luck, we will take back the Senate and the House at the midterms, and effectively neuter this illegitimate regime. Keep your eyes on the end-game, and never give up!
Time is running out on the Presidential election. This week is DJT’s last chance to challenge in court and have a shot at a second term. The corruption is obvious, but unraveling it seems to be impossible. The chaos created by using the corona virus as the reason for massive mail-in voting, and with blue states using unreliable computerized voting machines appears to be too much for the courts to solve. I, like many others in our country pray that this can be rectified, but hope for some type of honest solution is fast dissolving.
Meanwhile, the Biden campaign is putting together a far-left Progressive team for its White House staff. From those being considered, it appears that the goal is not just an Obama Administration redux, but something even more radical. If conservatives do not hold the Senate, we are in for a very wild ride into the Progressive dream of Socialism.
On the Senate front, we are now at a crossroads where the Georgia Senate runoff races will determine who controls the Senate in 2021 and beyond. Currently, the Republicans have 50 seats to the Democrats 48 seats. If the Democrats pick up both seats in Georgia, then the tie breaking vote will be with Kamala Harris, and their agenda will be realized. Over 80% of the campaign funding for both Democrat candidates is coming from out of state, and over $1billion is being spent in the hope to have Democrat control of the Senate. If they pull this off, look forward to packing the Supreme Court with Progressive Judges, and statehood for DC, Puerto Rico, and possibly even Guam. This would mean the end of our 2 party system, and the advent of a new system much like what has transpired in California, and that would spell the beginning of the end of the United States of America.
Leftists are rioting in the streets, even though it appears that they are winning on the political front. Last weekend, pro-Trump peaceful marchers in DC were attacked by BLM and ANTIFA thugs as they attempted to break up and go back to their hotels. People were beaten because they supported the current President, for no other reason. The left is battling to control the streets, and right now they appear to be winning on that front.
I pray that we are not witnessing the beginning of a new civil war. We have two disparate sides. One that values the Constitution and Capitalism, with all the richness it has brought our country and its people. The other side wants fundamental change, a change that would discard our Constitution and the rights that it guarantees for us, and a change in our economic system, one that would fast track us to Socialism. At this point in time, there is nothing to negotiate. Either side needs to defeat and sublimate the other to win. There is no longer middle ground for us to find peace. This is a sad place for our country, a place where all options seem now to lead to a very dark place where no one really wants to go.
The Russia collusion narrative was a flop. The long-awaited Mueller Report brought to light exactly nothing. That didn’t deter Nancy Pelosi and her fellows, they impeached the President anyway, without any convincing evidence of “High crimes and Misdemeanors”. That didn’t go well, their case was thrown out by the Senate. In short, not only did they not have any evidence, they effectively had no power. Elections matter, and they did not control the Senate.
Now, Ruth Bader Ginsberg has passed away, leaving the President to pick yet another Supreme Court Justice. The Democrats in Washington are at their wits end, bringing about threats, innuendo’s, protests at Senate Republican’s homes and at the Supreme Court itself. They want to honor RBG’s final wish, that a new President pick her successor. What they have forgotten, is that the President, and for that matter they themselves have sworn an oath to abide by and protect the Constitution.
Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi say now that they are going to use every arrow in their quiver to stop the President from making his selection. They ignore that it is his Constitutional duty to make his selection and present it to the Senate forthwith. They point to Obama’s selection right before his 8-year term was over, and how the Senate refused to even consider his choice. They say this is a precedent, and the Republican Senate needs to live to that standard. Somehow, they even say their fight is for the protection of the Constitution and our Republic, but its not. They simply do not want another strict Constitutionalist on the bench, and their hope is that Biden will win and put a Progressive operative on the bench, and possible expand the bench to accommodate even more Progressives. They have even threatened to make Puerto Rico and DC states to insure Democrat control of the Senate if the President fills RBG’s post.
Nancy Pelosi and her minions have even threatened to impeach the President again if he does his Constitutional duty, and to make it even more interesting, she also implies that Attorney General Barr may also be impeached on the same grounds. What they seem to ignore is that they are powerless. This Saturday the President will announce his selection, it will go to the Senate, and after a few weeks, once again the Supreme Court will be at full staff. Dems, led by Kamala Harris will accuse the selectee of many things, even have witnesses to supposed crimes and moral turpitude, but in the end, it will just be a cynical hissy fit that will fade away once the final selection is made.
The impeachment has to go through the Senate, and it will never pass muster. All their accusations, screaming, indignation’s, and allegations of wrongdoing will fall on deaf ears, and Donald J. Trump will once again be elected President, and the DOJ will bring light into the Russian collusion scam. The Democrat Party is a pathetic shadow of what they once were, now powerless and mean.
President Trump gave his best speech ever at Mt. Rushmore, kicking off the 4th of July weekend. However, the left did not see it that way. The Washington Post reported “At Mt. Rushmore, Trump exploits social divisions, warns of ‘left wing cultural revolution’ in dark speech ahead of Independence Day”. The Los Angeles Times wrote “At Mt. Rushmore, Trump uses Fourth of July celebration to stoke a cultural war”. The New York Times said “Trump uses Mt. Rushmore speech to deliver divisive culture war message”. The Associated Press also weighed in with “Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore”. Looks like there is some colluding here, don’t you think?
The actual speech was a wonderful compilation of what America has meant to individual liberty. It was a speech that highlighted American achievement and how that achievement improved not only American lives but the lives of all that live on our planet. He said “No nation has done more to advance the human condition than the United States of America, and no people have done more to promote human progress than the citizens of our great nation”.
The media of course reported this differently, and as expected weaved a narrative that was totally false. The President actually described America as a nation that embraces equality and diversity, citing the Declaration of Independence with this quote: “all men are created equal”. He indicated then that “these immortal words set in motion the unstoppable march of freedom”. This included the end of slavery and woman’s suffrage.
He also brought Martin Luther King Jr. and Fredrick Douglass into his speech, indicating that they also believed in the “American Dream”. He brought other American notables of all backgrounds into the speech, pointing out how they have contributed to American progress and improvement.
The President praised our system for being formed with Judaeo-Christian values. This statement could not be truer, but once again that was taken as an assault on “separation of church and state”. Not only was the statement taken out of context, but was assaulted by the left when he said “We do not kneel to anyone, but Almighty God”. This statement caused quite a stir, but there seems to be an interesting disconnect. The First Amendment of the Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, but no where in the Constitution does it guarantee freedom from religion. That is a relatively recent construct that has no basis in the Constitution, but has been legislated from the bench of the Supreme Court. It also does not negate the absolute fact that our Constitution is based on Judaeo-Christian tenets.
The media excoriated the President for giving this speech in front of Mt. Rushmore. The contention is that Teddy Roosevelt, Abe Lincoln, George Washington, and Tom Jefferson were all imperfect people. That they, when put up to the 2020 microscope, are judged not for mores of their times, but with today’s values. All of this unfair and anti-intellectual comparisons as progressive mobs attempt to eliminate their names and their statues from American life. The President, in the minds of “progressives” was guilty of defending the legacies of these past Presidents, in the face of their assaults. In fact, the opposite is true. He is stalwartly defending our history, our very heritage, and he made that a big point when he announced that he was going to produce an executive order to install a “national garden of American heroes”.! The garden will be “a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live,” Trump promised to a supportive crowd at the celebration. Further he said “In the face of such acts of destruction, it is our responsibility as Americans to stand strong against this violence and to peacefully transmit our great national story to future generations through newly commissioned monuments to American heroes.”
“This outdoor park is to be opened no later than July 4th, 2026. A committee is forming that includes the following: “(i) the Administrator of General Services (Administrator);
(ii) the Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA);
(iii) the Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH);
(iv) the Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP); and
(v) any officers or employees of any executive department or agency (agency) designated by the President or the Secretary.” This committee will decide what persons will be depicted in this park.” Some persons have already been identified. “ The National Garden should be composed of statues, including statues of John Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Daniel Boone, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Henry Clay, Davy Crockett, Frederick Douglass, Amelia Earhart, Benjamin Franklin, Billy Graham, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Douglas MacArthur, Dolly Madison, James Madison, Christa McAuliffe, Audie Murphy, George S. Patton, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Jackie Robinson, Betsy Ross, Antonin Scalia, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, George Washington, and Orville and Wilbur Wright.” This is quite an inclusive group of “heroes”, and the newly formed committee will be adding to that list.
The division in our country is not from our President, but from the progressive counter culture that seeks to re-write history, and in effect, fundamentally change our country. Yes, the President warned of this, and rightfully so. They seek to tear down the Constitution, but show no vision on what they would replace it with, other than an eventual promise of a fair and equitable socialism and global governance. This is now what is being taught in some form in thousands of primary and secondary schools, with the New York Times “1619 project”. This discounts America’s founding in 1776, and instead uses the year 1619 as the actual founding of a country that is racist to the core and only deserving of destruction. It also excoriates capitalism, presenting socialism as the logical alternative.
We are inheritors of what is the greatest country on the face of the earth. We have this inheritance due to the wisdom of imperfect men. These imperfect men put together both the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution to ensure that we live as free men, free to embrace “our unalienable rights, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”, and they risked everything from fortune to their very lives to make this happen. Our Constitution is the envy of the world, and guarantees our freedom. Our citizens of all stripes should embrace this quote from the Declaration of Independence: “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes”. Our system of government has always allowed for positive change within the confines of our Constitution. If America is to be fundamentally changed, it has to be because there is an overriding vision that rings true in all citizens hearts. It is foolhardy to destroy what is working for an idea that has no consensus and not proven beyond doubt to be better.
This year so far has been very trying. It starts out with an attempt to remove a duly elected President, without any real evidence that any wrongdoing had taken place. After that failed, we were subjected to a virus from China that allegedly had the power to kill millions of us. After that, we had a black man, George Floyd was murdered by errant police officers that then caused a nationwide spate of protesting, rioting, and killing of more innocents, followed by a worldwide reaction, causing riots and protests in major cities around the world. What do all these events have in common? What is the common thread to all these events? Let’s see.
The impeachment was led by Democrats. After the Mueller Report indicated no wrongdoing, they decided to impeach the President anyway. They tried to do it with partisan witnesses that actually had nothing to add in the way of “high crimes and misdemeanors”. There was drama, posturing, and an attempt to prolong the process for maximum political damage, but the Senate, controlled by Republicans quickly killed the effort when it reached them for a trial.
Covid-19, the virus from China came to us shortly after the failed impeachment attempt. At first, the WHO told us not to worry, but as trouble was brewing in China, and with the virus attacking Italy and other places on the planet, fear set in hard. The President imposed travel bans on China and other affected areas of the world to stop the spread. It hit us, and out of fear, the whole country, with the exception of a few states, shut down all business and told everyone to “shelter at home”. We were using modeling from various sources that stated that if we did not shut down, millions would die. The shut down extended from weeks to months, and our economy was torn up, with over 40 million out of work.
We found out the models and the experts were dead wrong. Looking at Sweden we discovered that “sheltering at home” was more dangerous than just protecting those in danger, older people with co-morbidities. That did not deter blue states and cities that are Democrat run from keeping people at home, and killing their economies. It now morphed from a strictly health issue to a political one. These Democrat enclaves made the political calculation that if they shut down long enough to drive our country into a deep recession, that the President would take the blame, and their guy Biden would be the next President. So far, that calculation does not look like it will play out, with citizens countrywide demanding their jobs and their lives back!
Now, George Floyd, a 7-time felon is murdered by errant police officers. On a normal day, this would probably not make headlines, but with 40 million of us out of work, locked up in our houses, the country lit on fire! A graphic video of his death struck a chord in every American’s heart! Protesters hit the streets in many of our cities, and were followed by far-left groups like ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter and most likely criminals released from jail on the pretense of stemming the tide of covid-19 infections in prisons around the country. What started out peacefully turned into full-scale riots, stores looted, and people killed and injured in the process.
All the while, our leftist media and Democrat politicians gave accolades to the protesters, downplaying the looting, rioting, and praising the protesters. Soon after, far-left groups began protesting the George Floyd murder, complete with rioting and looting, in cities around the world.
What does all of this have in common? Leftists, who want Donald Trump removed in order to achieve their dream of One World Government, and Socialism for all. Our President has been identified as the one major obstacle they have in their way of achieving a Utopian society of their own design. “America First” is a policy that goes against their grain, and they are trying everything that they can to stop him from being re-elected.
These protests and riots are well organized, and appear to be adequately funded. During the riots, ANTIFA has been labeled a domestic terrorist organization. Black Lives Matter so far has not been labeled the same, even though their mission statement is very close to ANTIFA. That is probably a political calculation not to also include BLM in the same category as ANTIFA, because in the black community they are held in higher regard.
Who or what organizations actually have funded these uprisings? There has been a lot of speculation, but nothing concrete has come to the fore. Speculation is that the Open Society Foundations, funded with 32 billion dollars by George Soros is actually behind this, but no concrete evidence exists pointing there. Russia, China and other world governments that have a vested interest in getting rid of Trump may be the source of funding, but that too has not been shown to have any evidence of involvement. One thing we do know, is this is not the end. Something else is coming soon, and your guess is as good as mine!
On this day, May 25, 2020, we honor those who fought and died in order to protect our rights and our freedom. From the Revolutionary War through all the wars our country fought to date, brave men stood the line to ensure that we as a nation would keep our values, our Constitution intact. Many thousands have died for us, and we as a nation owe them a debt that can only be repaid by honoring and protecting the freedom they died for.
Because of Covid-19 shutdowns, there will be no honors bestowed on their graves, no parades, no celebrations today, except in the hearts of patriots everywhere. Those of us that know history, and value their sacrifice will say silent prayers today, thanking those that gave everything they had for our country. It’s a solemn day, and a sad day because of our current situation.
Our founding fathers had it right when they began this country. Here are some of their quotes to ponder:
“Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood.”
John Adams, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765
“Is life so dear, or peaceful so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
“There is not a single instance in history in which civil liberty was lost, and religious liberty preserved entire. If therefore we yield up our temporal property, we at the same time deliver the conscience into bondage.”
“The establishment of Civil and Religious Liberty was the Motive which induced me to the Field – the object is attained – and it now remains to be my earnest wish and prayer, that the Citizens of the United States could make a wise and virtuous use of the blessings placed before them.”
George Washington to the Reformed German Congregation of New York City, November 27, 1783
“The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.”
Edmund Burke, Speech at Country Meeting of Buckinghamshire, 1784
“God grant, that not only the Love of Liberty, but a thorough Knowledge of the Rights of Man, may pervade all the Nations of the Earth, so that a Philosopher may set his Foot anywhere on its Surface, and say, ‘This is my Country.’ ”
“Liberty and order will never be perfectly safe, until a trespass on the constitutional provisions for either, shall be felt with the same keenness that resents an invasion of the dearest rights, until every citizen shall be an Argus to espy, and an Aegeon to avenge, the unhallowed deed.”
These men defined what it is to be an American. Their ideals are the reasons for the sacrifice our soldiers and sailors underwent. It also is the reason we have lived as free men for the last 244 years, and prospered because of the freedom we have that is lacking in most of the rest of the world. They gave us something precious that we have to protect at all costs, our Constitution. That leads us to the point for today. This pandemic has in effect crushed our Constitution, taken away freedom and liberty for all, and has brought to the forefront the tyranny of big government. As Americans, it is our duty to resist this infringement on our rights in every way possible. If we do not, these men, these hero’s have died in vain, and we will forever be lost!
We are now living in a surreal place. “It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.” It is a place where bureaucrats and politicians control us against our will, and say that they are just “following the science”, when in fact science has little to do with it. It is a place where we wear masks and gloves, to fight the “invisible enemy”, an enemy that mostly affects those of us who are elderly and sick. It is where healthy people are told to “shelter in place”, when they are in little if any danger, and those in charge send covid-19 patients into nursing homes, devastating those populations. Businesses are closed, people are facing economic devastation, while politicians debate on how much funny money to send into the economy, to fight global warming, promote abortions, and other Progressive wish lists, all the while leaving the bill for our progeny. These people are systematically destroying our social fabric, shredding our constitution, and willfully committing economic suicide, all in the notion that somehow this destruction will keep us “safe”.
I live in Los Angeles County, the hub of total ineptitude. The county is approximately 10 million in population, and has a GNP that exceeds that of Saudi Arabia. By most standards, this county is rich, and is able to afford a proper and reasoned response to this virus. Dr. Barbara Ferrer is the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Problem is that she is not an MD, not even a DO, but instead has a doctorate in Social Work. She works closely with city and county politicians and bureaucrats to create a response to covid-19. Yes, a social worker is in charge of creating our response.
Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti is locking down that city at least until August. By then the economic damage will be irreversible, and as many as 50% of small business in that area will fail. Many more people will be left to fend for themselves and their families on the street, a problem that was of epic proportions even before the virus. The city is out of money now because of lack of tax revenue, but he marches on with this policy.
Other cities in the county are following suit. This is senseless because the county is as diverse as its population. Areas are primarily agricultural, where sheltering in place is about as stupid as killing a fly with an atom bomb! Other areas are suburban, where a lockdown is almost as stupid. Areas of the inner city where people live in close quarters it may make more sense, but even then, how does the county ever achieve “herd immunity”?
The state of California is also running on a crazy train of its own. Also broke because of lack of tax revenue, Governor Newsom has set aside $500,000,000 to give each and every illegal immigrant in our state a $500 tax free check. He is begging for the Federal Government to bail out his mismanaged state, as he gives free health care to illegals under the age of 25. He is also locking the state down as much as possible. All the while anger is growing, people are demonstrating, and some are even being arrested. This misfortunate policy carries on in spite of overwhelming evidence that it is just not working.
This is no longer a health issue. It is a political one. This failed state, and others in the same positions are looking at this virus as an opportunity for the Federal government, in other words all Americans to pick up the bill for their poor leadership and mismanagement. They are driving their states, counties and cities to the breaking point, and pointing to their dire straits for the reason they need stimulus from the Fed. This is not a solution, but they see it as that.
They are not following science, or economics. It could be that they are afraid to profess that they were wrong, and no Progressive would ever do that! They are in effect killing our rights, our economy, and our people in the name of keeping us safe. They order us to give up liberty for safety, but at the end of the day, we are neither safe or free!
They instead should open up their economies, and at the same time protect those that are most in danger, the elderly with comorbidities. If they do that, they have political futures. If they do not, and wreak this horror down on us, they will have no future in public life. Instead, they will carry the blame for the destruction that they needlessly brought down upon us.
Thousands of protesters were on the ground in Huntington Beach on May 1, 2020. Thousands more were in their cars and trucks, waving placards and American flags, rolling slowly through Pacific Coast Highway, the major road abutting the beach. It wasn’t easy for any of them. State, County, and City police had cordoned off the downtown area, making it impossible to park. Those on the ground had to walk miles to get to the protest. Those rolling through put up with miles of protest traffic, moving slower than a walk because police blocked all but 1 lane in each direction to dissuade protest traffic. If anything, their methods just bolstered their resolve!
These people were protesting the closing of the beach, the lock-down of the economy, and the assault on their constitutional rights. They were a snapshot of California, all races, all ages, and surprisingly heavily weighted with Millennial’s. It appears that many people here took their freedom for granted, were now incensed that our Governor has taken it away. Even surfers, people that never even thought to vote, were protesting.
Many of the protesters were out of work. They had signs that stated “All work is essential, politicians are not”. These people are seeing all they worked for dissolving before their eyes, now knowing that this virus may be infectious, but not nearly as deadly as first reported. Their indignation was clearly palpable. They want the economy opened up to stop their personal destruction.
The police were amazing! We interviewed some of them, and they all said they were with us. Officers said they were there to make sure the protest did not get out of hand, and had no intention of citing anyone for violating the Governor’s dictates. Some of them off duty were on the ground protesting themselves.
Our Governor, as with many other Progressive politicians, have thought they could control us, make us comply. What is being done is an affront to our individual Constitutional rights, and at this point in time totally unnecessary for any purported health reasons. They think they can advance their agenda using this covid-19 crisis as their permission for unpopular and unconstitutional action. They believe that we will willingly give them the ultimate power that we all have, our liberty, for a shallow, empty promise of safety.
We are at our heart still a revolutionary society. Make no mistake, American people will not give up liberty, freedom and their constitutional rights without a fight. Instead, our yearning for freedom will steadily ignite even those who never involved themselves with the politics of governance. The burning desire to regain all that they lost will be their reason to act, their awakening. Defeat is not an option!
Patrick Henry said it best when he spoke to the 2nd Virginia convention on March 23rd, 1775!
“Our petitions have been slighted,” Henry said, “our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne…we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!”
Henry stood silent for a moment, letting his defiant words hang in the air. When he finally began speaking again, it was in a thunderous bellow that seemed to shake “the walls of the building and all within them.” His fellow delegates leaned forward in their seats as he reached his crescendo.
“The war is actually begun!” Henry cried. “The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?” As he spoke, Henry held his wrists together as though they were manacled and raised them toward the heavens. “Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty”—Henry burst from his imaginary chains and grasped an ivory letter opener—“or give me death!” As he uttered these final words, he plunged the letter opener toward his chest, mimicking a knife blow to the heart. (History, August 22, 2018, Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty, or give me death” speech).
We are in the midst of a crisis, one caused by China’s inability to tell the world the truth about the origin, time-frame, and the scope of the virus they unleashed on the world. This has cascaded into a re-evaluation of all things that China has meant to the world. No longer do we, or for that matter does the world look at China as a benevolent supplier of cheap goods. It has become apparent that they are not a “good faith” supplier that we can count on, and we are rapidly re-assessing our commercial relationship with them.
We are finally in a position where covid-19 makes it absolutely necessary to control our borders and our immigration policy. Our southern border wall is growing larger and more effective daily. With the wall and our military, no one crosses the southern border without the expressed permission of the United States. Immigration, both legal and illegal has been temporarily halted, and a massive reassessment for future immigration policy is imminent.
With a halt to immigration, and a rapid reassessment of our supply chains, American companies producing in China will have good reasons to relocate back home. America will go back to work faster with these new additions to our production capacity, and we will also be strategically stronger with this “homesteading” of these companies back on our soil.
With blue state governors resisting the process of re-opening their state economies, it has become apparent to their citizenry that their positions are more political than simply being cautious about the virus. This has led to the citizenry rallying around the desire to go back to work and their lives. The governors have pushed back and doubled down on “stay at home” and “non-essential” business shutdowns. Citizens are now practicing peaceful civil disobedience with massive rallies in these states, showing these governors that there is a political consequence to their actions.
The virus crisis has given globalism, a Progressive mantra and the opposite of Trump’s “America First” policies a knockout punch. It also is giving us the “big beautiful” southern wall, and immigration control, something the Progressives fought against and now have lost the battle. Companies are coming home, which will accelerate our economies healing, giving the President and conservatives a big lead in the November election. Blue state governors are unwittingly giving the conservative movement more momentum in their own states, by sacrificing their citizens liberty for their own political hatred of the President.
“America First” is winning! The President is winning! American people are winning! This dark cloud of pandemic really does have a silver lining!