By Karl Notturno
The past few days of news coverage have confirmed that the corporate leftist media and the Democrats are hellbent on uncritically warping every fact and statement to support their effort to forcibly remove a democratically elected president and to demonize anyone who may stand in their way. Reality be damned.
In a civil society, citizens may be entitled to their opinions but not to their own facts… Our opponents are not engaging in good faith. They are willing and eager to destroy anyone in their way—no matter the cost.
The principle that one is innocent unless and until proven guilty has been thrown out the window as the opponents of the president demand that investigators conclusively exonerate him in order to avoid impeachment. We clearly see the moral and legal “flexibility” our opponents are willing to exhibit when they do not get their way.
And all of this comes in spite of the restraint we have demonstrated.
We have acted as patient and overly indulgent parents as the media and Democrats have thrown a full-scale tantrum on the floor of our society… It is clear that no level of appeasement will ever appease their red-faced frenzy. And our continued leniency in the face of their nonsense poses a dire threat to our civic unity.
Cloaked in the pretension of moral and legal righteousness, our opponents continually have sought to undermine the very principles of our system of government… There is no compromise that will ever soothe their wounded egos.
We have spilled enough ink in attempts to reason with our opponents, as though they were acting in good faith.
We have stood by long enough as our friends and colleagues have been slandered with awful epithets. As perfectly decent men and women have been called racists, traitors, rapists, and worse. We have cowered in the corner like frightened weaklings begging a snobby and over-entitled group of morons to spare us from their next deluge of moral pontification.
We have acquiesced to quisling pseudo-intellectuals who have urged us to be “reasonable” as they throw yet another innocent civilian to the insatiable wolves in the corporate leftist media and stand by watching as these good people are torn apart and have their lives destroyed as tribute. All so they can remain in good stead with the bookers at CNN and MSNBC.
It is time we call out our opponents for what they are: anti-American enemies of the Republic.
Many decent and reasonable individuals will howl at the supposed moral indignity of correctly identifying what we are up against. They will argue that even if our opponents are anti-American enemies of the Republic, we should not call them out publicly. They will say that doing so raises tensions and pushes us ever closer to the brink of a civil war.
No. That’s what the other side has been doing for decades.
We made politics so that we could avoid violence. And free speech allows us to air our grievances so that we can try to come to peaceful resolution.
But politics and free speech will not work if we do not use them. When we have individuals advocating violence against a sitting president and his supporters and the best our side’s leaders have to offer is a placid shrug.., we must demand a more candid assessment of the situation. We must admit that our opponents are not simply opponents. They are our enemies and enemies of the politics and country that we love.
We have never and will never advocate unprovoked violence. No matter how much our critics and opponents distort our beliefs and political action, attempt to destroy our reputations and livelihoods, and call for our destruction, we have always and will always advocate peaceful responses. Too many men have died so that we could have peace for us to do anything but advocate peace.
But our enemies must be reminded that wars have been fought on the basis of far more trifling matters and that their continued attempts to fracture our country, subvert our system of government, and destroy all that we hold dear is dangerous and we will no longer tolerate it passively.
In light of the continuing diatribes against POTUS Trump, I have finally lost all patience.
I applaud Trump for standing in firm opposition to those who spit on his every conciliatory offer of compromise.
We ARE at war, just not an overt shooting variety. The other side uses violence and all forms of calumny to destroy opposition to their lock-step group think! No freedom exists in their philosophy! Except the freedom to agree with them! Tyrannical!
They are anti-American, anti-constitutional, anti Western Civilization, and anti-Christian!
Great timeline that shows how we got into our unwinnable wars. http://havacuppahemlock1.blogspot.com/2018/01/
Amen, Mr. Notturno. You hit the nail right on the head. The American system of republican government is based upon the expectation that our elected officials will deal in good faith, yet too many in the Democrat Party don’t even understand what good faith is. They are just children, hell bent on having their way. EVERYTHING they do is a scheme, a game or a manipulation to take power from their fellow citizens.
The Founders expected the people to prevent this by electing those who would serve their interests and govern in good faith. When the people are too dumb or selfish to do so, we are living in scary times.
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From what I’m seeing there’s a whole lot of people that feel the same way as you and Mr. Notturno. He states the situation well, but like a lot of other writers, that’s as far as it goes.
There is no plan of action, and I don’t mean a shooting plan, but tactics. We need a new strategy, but unfortunately, we don’t have the true representation we need and deserve in both houses. People are probably sick of me saying this, but it’s true – we don’t have a good offense, and you can’t win if all you play is defense.
Trump needs some allies, and ones that aren’t laser focused on reelection, but ones who actually care about the country’s future. Problem is, those are as rare as hen’s teeth.
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I believe there are many reforms intended for a 2nd term. I’m not privy to specifics, of course.
I wouldn’t be surprised if term limits, central bank, education, administrative state, and elective office pensions were to be considered in that regard. Reenergize the truth of the 10th Amendment.
We don’t send folks to Washington to join a permanent Club.