Brian C. Adams writes in the City Journal about the dark days that have occurred since November 3, 2020. Some will be incensed about his words; some will agree. (The various newspapers and pundits all have opinions that will try and influence what you think.) The Party has received numerous comments on what happened yesterday in Washington, DC and what led to that ugly display of mob rule; some supported what happened; most did not. I am one who did not. I do believe that there were irregularities that occurred on election day; I also believe that the four years that Donald J. Trump was president, the media, the never-trumpers, the swamp, the power-crazed oligarchs did everything within there power to destroy a man who loves America and wanted every person to have the same opportunities to be successful. Donald J. Trump created an economy that lifted all those who wanted the opportunity to be lifted; he stood up for the unborn; he cut regulations where necessary and ran the country as an efficient businessman, not bound by the politics that Washington, DC craved. President Trump stood up for America on the world stage and brought together countries in the Middle East that no one thought possible. North Korea knew he meant what he said; as did Iran. President Trump ran on a platform to make America great again, and to the best of his ability, he kept his promise, despite the constant onslaught of those who resented the fact that a non-political person was elected the 45th president of the greatest nation in the world. Election day, November 3, 2020, should have been his re-election; but those who had worked so hard to destroy him for four long years, with the help of COVID-19 emergency changes made without the consent of state legislatures managed to maneuver the system to their benefit.
What happened was wrong; what happened in Washington, DC was just as wrong. When an election is lost, by whatever means, we examine how we lost, we hold our head high and we do not destroy all the good we have done. We are no longer kids in school playgrounds fighting about who dropped the ball. We must be the adult and demand that cooler heads prevail; we cannot criticize Antifa and the rioting that occurred all summer long, then let our anger react in a similar way, albeit, I do believe that some from Antifa were at the rally and edged on the crowd in Washington, DC yesterday.
I understand the frustration that people have; I understand how being out of work for 10 long months (and no real end in sight) can create resentment against a government who has forgotten that “We the People” run the greatest experiment in democracy. I understand that the politics of playing with people’s lives has caused many to lash out in anger, but, unbridled anger will not resolve the serious conflicts America is facing within.
Socialism isn’t what made America great. Socialism has never lifted countries out of poverty and provided freedom for all their citizens.
We must regain the dream that our Founding Fathers believed in. We must remember our history and acknowledge, while not perfect, we have corrected our mistakes. Erasing our history, or not knowing it, can allow some of the same mistakes to be made again. We must focus on the generosity of Americans; those who serve to protect our way of life; those that give to those who need; those that create jobs for others to earn a living; those who worship God, not the statism that seeks to replace Him and we must refocus on the golden rule: treat others the way you want to be treated.
Today is a new day, with it comes hope. Hope that America will heal as it has in the past. I am committed to doing my part, are you?