Much to look for­ward to

Amer­i­cans can just ig­nore the lib­eral hys­te­ria

The Washington Times Daily - - OPINION - Robert Knight is a se­nior fel­low for the Amer­i­can Civil Rights Union. By Robert Knight

Iwas go­ing to write today about the on­go­ing, in­sanely an­gry re­ac­tions by me­dia, aca­demics and stu­dents to the calamity that be­fell them on Nov. 8. There’s just so much out there. If you were to ask Chicken Lit­tle him­self about the pro­gres­sive mind­set since Elec­tion Day, he would find it un­nerv­ingly alarmist. “Tell them to chill,” he’d say, shak­ing his feath­ery head.

But you prob­a­bly don’t need an­other litany of the vul­gar, vi­o­lent and panic-strewn in­ci­dents tak­ing place all over Amer­ica in the name of tol­er­ance. It’s so ab­surd that you can’t even make fun of it with comic im­pact — even Newsweek’s printed cover story about Hil­lary’s big win.

This re­minds me of when a satirical mag­a­zine did an en­tirely faux edi­tion of a well-known su­per­mar­ket tabloid. It wasn’t funny be­cause the real thing was so close to the satire that you could barely dis­tin­guish it from the fake.

Let’s in­stead ac­cen­tu­ate the pos­i­tive by list­ing some things that should put a smile on the faces of de­plorables and ir­re­deemables all over this great land in 2017:

In­stead of an ACLU ac­tivist, the next Supreme Court nom­i­nee will be some­one who will re­store a ma­jor­ity that be­lieves in the orig­i­nal mean­ing of the Con­sti­tu­tion in­stead of “penum­bras’ and “em­a­na­tions” from the pro­gres­sives’ “liv­ing doc­u­ment.” We can ex­pect a re­vival of the rule of law in­stead of a to­tal­i­tar­ian, 21st-cen­tury ver­sion of the Earl War­ren Court.

The fed­eral sanc­tion­ing of the as­sault on voter photo ID laws and other elec­tion in­tegrity laws will come to an end.

The lead­er­ship of the U.S. Jus­tice Depart­ment will no longer an­swer to Al Sharp­ton, flout the law and func­tion as the gov­ern­ment mus­cle for Black Lives Mat­ter, the South­ern Poverty Law Cen­ter and other rad­i­cal groups.

In that same vein, the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion will stand firm in its sup­port for the na­tion’s law en­forcers and honor them for putting their lives on the line.

Those cast out of the of­fi­cial counts of the un­em­ployed will ben­e­fit from re­forms de­signed to al­le­vi­ate, rather than worsen, the de­pen­dence on gov­ern­ment wel­fare cre­ated by the Great So­ci­ety and en­forced by pro­gres­sives for the past 50 years.

The Depart­ment of Health and Hu­man Ser­vices will be run by a con­ser­va­tive, real life doc­tor — Rep. Tom Price of Ge­or­gia, an or­tho­pe­dic sur­geon. Dr. Price has an­a­lyzed and op­posed Oba­macare since well be­fore it was jammed down the na­tion’s throat with­out a sin­gle Repub­li­can vote and he’s al­ready come up with a cure.

We won’t have to ac­cept the Democrats’ prom­ise of more tax-sub­si­dized abor­tions; tax­payer-funded, “free” pub­lic col­lege tuition and “free” child­care; manda­tory na­tional ser­vice; new reg­u­la­tory man­dates on busi­nesses; higher taxes; gov­ern­ment dic­tates putting men in women’s locker rooms, or con­tin­u­a­tion of a rad­i­cal cli­mate change agenda that keeps en­ergy-rich Amer­ica de­pen­dent on for­eign sources.

We won’t see the pres­i­dent of the United States of­fer any apolo­gies for Amer­ica to na­tions that rou­tinely vi­o­late hu­man rights, es­pe­cially those of women and re­li­gious mi­nori­ties. As in the days of Ron­ald Rea­gan, the for­eign press’s snif­fling dis­ap­proval of the “cow­boy pres­i­dent” will be mu­sic to Amer­i­can ears.

The hol­low­ing out of Amer­ica’s armed forces will end, along with rad­i­cal so­cial ex­per­i­men­ta­tion and as­saults on re­li­gious lib­erty. And on the lighter side:

Harry Reid won’t be haunt­ing the floor of the Se­nate any­more, screech­ing in that high-pitched whine of his about Mitt Rom­ney’s “un­paid” taxes or the “bil­lion­aire” Koch Brothers’ ne­far­i­ous schemes to con­trol the known uni­verse. Nancy Pelosi, amaz­ingly, will be back as House Mi­nor­ity Leader, thus pro­vid­ing end­less car­i­ca­tures of the Mad Lib­eral mind.

On Jan. 20, we won’t have to watch end­less footage of Beyonce, Jay Z, Sigour­ney Weaver, Ge­orge Clooney, Katy Perry, Madonna, Ru Paul and the rest of the Hol­ly­wood leftists ca­vort­ing at in­au­gu­ral balls.

We’ll get to find out who the best ac­tors are among TV news an­chors as they try to pro­nounce “Pres­i­dent Trump” with­out ap­pear­ing nau­se­ated. Some of them have just be­gun mas­ter­ing “Pres­i­dent-elect Trump.”

Fi­nally, we won’t have to won­der what the first gen­tle­man is up to when the first fe­male pres­i­dent leaves him alone for any more than 20 min­utes.

Yes, there’s a lot to look for­ward to.

We won’t see the pres­i­dent of the United States of­fer any apolo­gies for Amer­ica to na­tions that rou­tinely vi­o­late hu­man rights.


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