Since 2016, they will say and do any­thing to re­gain power

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At what point will the ap­proach of dan­ger to the Con­sti­tu­tion and the repub­lic be­come clear and present? In­sid­i­ous en­croach­ments of free­dom, lib­er­ties and rights are of­ten ob­scured un­til a crit­i­cal thresh­old is reached, and when it is, of­ten too late.

Free­dom, lib­er­ties and rights, once lost, are rarely re­cov­ered. For ex­am­ple, free­dom of speech in this coun­try is ten­u­ous due to the dele­te­ri­ous ef­fects of po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness, cen­sor­ship, group­think con­form­ity, vague and sub­jec­tive “hate” speech and the mob­like, co­er­cive na­ture of so­cial me­dia.

Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton fore­warned that the par­ti­san po­lit­i­cal sys­tem, with “the bane­ful ef­fects of the spirit of party,” would ul­ti­mately de­stroy the unity of the peo­ple and the gov­ern­ment. He wrote, “The al­ter­nate dom­i­na­tion of one fac­tion over an­other, sharp­ened by the spirit of re­venge, nat­u­ral to party dis­sen­sion, is it­self a fright­ful despo­tism.”

I would ar­gue that the detri­men­tal ef­fects of party loy­alty are less­ened by the tra­di­tional con­cept of a “loyal op­po­si­tion,” a mi­nor­ity party whose op­po­si­tion is con­struc­tive, re­spon­si­ble and bounded by loy­alty to shared fun­da­men­tal in­ter­ests and prin­ci­ples, as well as pa­tri­o­tism. It makes pos­si­ble the peace­ful trans­fer of power be­tween po­lit­i­cal par­ties that is a hall­mark in the United States.

Now, be­cause they will not ac­cept the out­come of a pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, the Demo­cratic Party has for­saken the role of loyal op­po­si­tion. In­stead, it has be­gun a po­lit­i­cal in­sur­gency — “The Re­sis­tance” — aided by politi­cized gov­ern­ment in­sti­tu­tions and news me­dia pro­pa­ganda. They have re­nounced all bound­aries to their op­po­si­tion. They will say and do any­thing to re­gain power.

The Democrats are in­tent on fun­da­men­tally trans­form­ing Amer­i­can cul­ture, law, pol­i­tics and eco­nomics, all in the fur­ther­ance of so­cial­ism.

The ap­proach of dan­ger is now clear and present. Keep this in mind on Elec­tion Day.

Ver­non Gray,

Cal­i­for­nia

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