We may never pass this way again.
I know that is a song that was made popular by Dan Seales and Dash Croft a generation ago, but that really is the seriousness of our position.
It truly could be now or never.
I have been writing weekly commentaries since 2004 and I sometimes wonder if anyone ever heeds my advice. After all, what credentials do I have that would qualify me to give advice to folks a lot smarter than me?
At least that is what they try and convince most of us…that the smart people are on TV…or elected to office…or teaching in universities. But the simple truth is that most “educated” people have lost all common sense. But I digress.
You can check the archives and I promise you that you will discover that my positions have been consistent ever since I first started poking a keyboard. One of the more consistent themes I have trumpeted is that there is very little difference between the two political parties. Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats serve the needs of the American people. Our elections are a charade and at the end of the day you will find that the political class is only interested in promoting the political class.
Today they call it the “swamp”. Voting, at least in my lifetime, has done very little to stop the advancement of the “government class’…swamp dwellers…those folks in both political parties who make their living off of bigger, more intrusive government.
The latest example of this truism is the “betrayal” of the American people by John McCain. But for anyone who has had the eyes to see it has been obvious since the election that Donald Trump really is a man without a party. The constant assault on him by the left would not be as successful had it not been for the silent cooperation of the Republicans. McCain’s vote was nothing more than a walking dead man falling on his sword for the advancement of the government ruling class.
The current crop of Republicans is far more loyal to their ruling-class compatriots than they are to those who elected them. If they had fought for President Trump he would not be nearly as burdened as he is today. Don’t believe the polls. The PEOPLE support President Trump…it is the swamp creatures, Republicans included, who are fighting his America-First agenda.
But the differences between the Elephants and the Donkeys are mostly in style. BOTH parties are for larger government…and the feathering of their own nests. Government of, by, and for the people is a thing of the past.
Which brings me back to my do-or-die moment.