- Feb. 2, 2021
- 4 min read
If you are a constitutional conservative – or just a patriot who places a high value on freedom – you already know 2021 is not off to a great start. It is not surprising that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are governing as extreme leftists. That is what they promised to do, notwithstanding the pearl clutching and admonitions that “Lunch Bucket Joe” is really a moderate. We should have taken the hint when Biden and Bernie Sanders, who is an avowed socialist, were able to come up together on a party platform they both support.
That platform included things like amnesty and citizenship for tens of millions of illegal aliens; a virtual elimination of fossil fuels; an endorsement of the most ridiculous and destructive components of the Green New Deal; more regulation, higher taxes, and open borders. That is what they promised. That is what they are intent on delivering. At least we can’t say they didn’t warn us.
Perhaps the most striking feature of the Democratic proposals is they are completely “undemocratic.” A party that once held itself out as the epitome of free speech, freedom, and the little guy, has morphed into everything they used to abhor. Wall Street, Hollywood, and Big Tech contribute overwhelmingly to leftist causes; startling numbers of American corporate oligarchs are devoted to Democratic leadership; teacher’s unions, public employee unions, and their private sector counterparts owe their fealty entirely to Democrats. Democratic leadership has become what they once opposed.
Nothing the Democrats support, or have implemented in 2021, increases freedom. We would love to be wrong on that, but anyone who has studied the topic realizes the point isn’t even arguable.
Quick. Name a national Democratic leader who is moderate, conservative, or got elected promising more freedom. Right. There is none.
If police were investigating a crime, and they had a chance to question four witnesses, which of these would they interview? The Tooth Fairy, the Loch Ness Monster, A Conservative Democrat, and Donald Trump? Answer: they could only interview Trump. The other three are just mythical creatures.
The Democratic leadership has gone all in on governmental control and has little tolerance for freedom of speech or dissent of any kind. Last year, Sen. Feinstein lost her committee chairmanship simply because she complimented Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and committed the cardinal sin of giving him a hug in public. That was too much independent thought, civility, and dissent for Dem leadership to tolerate.
This brings us to the key question for anyone who values freedom: “What do we do now?” Where do you go, what do you do, where do you commit your time and resources in a country where nascent socialists control two of the three federal branches?
Good question. We don’t claim to have all the answers but will say this: giving up isn’t an option. We value freedom, love our nation, and care about the kind of country we will be leaving our kids and grandkids. It won’t help to cash in our chips, move to Costa Rica, and watch it all play out on CNN International (by then, Fox would have been de-platformed).
If you doubt how often mainstream journalists and pols are calling for censorship, check out this column from the WSJ here.
There is some appeal to making this as painful for them as possible. Are the leftists winning? Surely. But there is much history yet to be written.
Aristotle famously said, “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.” You can have all the “right” opinions and extensive knowledge, but if you don’t enter the fray, you’re as irrelevant as someone who has no opinions at all. You can’t win a fight you don’t enter.
We at Flyover-Patriots.com have put some thought into what we do in 2021 and beyond. What issues do we face that will determine whether we remain a free nation? What can we do to save the America we love?
We will be looking at this in a series of posts in the coming weeks. We believe there are about a dozen key issues that will determine, long-term, the kind of country that is America. We invite you to check in regularly.
We are already engaged in a civil war of sorts. Conservative speech is being shut down. Individuals and organizations are being thrown off social media. The left routinely puts together enemies lists and works with companies, government, and big tech to punish them. Sitting U. S. Senators are being excoriated for taking positions that are perfectly legal, reasonable, and supported by their constituents. Meanwhile, our national government is dominated by elites with little tolerance for dissent, freedom, or our basic constitutional rights.
The Democratic leadership is not satisfied with winning a legislative battle or capturing a congressional district. They want to defeat us and wipe us out. They’re playing for keeps, and we better be up for the challenge.
We are in a fight for the heart and soul of our nation. And we will not win it by sitting on the sidelines.
This is the essential battle of our times. Be ready.