The following is my column in The Clinton Chronicle for Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
the land of the free, may be on life support.
propaganda is incredulous. The maneuvering better than any legal-thriller
novel. The deception rampant.
Patriots exist, those who love America, understanding her historical greatness
and the principles which work for liberty. One of those is Congressman Jeff
Duncan. Several years ago, my family and I stood with Jeff on the Speaker’s Balcony
at the Capitol Building, enjoying the city’s sites. We prayed with him in the
George Washington prayer room. This past week, I’ve been exceptionally proud of
his presence in the U.S. House of Representatives.
breaching of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, which was a disgrace to our country
– and wreaks of a planned set-up, Jeff was defending our Constitutional rights
around 1:20pm: “Illegal ballots should not be counted and, therefore, the
resulting electoral votes should be considered invalid. And what bothers me -
is that so many of you are ok with that - that so many Americans, because
‘their person’ won, are ok with the manner in which that victory was gained!”
day and the next, he, like every Republican Congressperson, unequivocally
condemned the day’s violence: “[D]estructive protests that disrespect law
enforcement are never the answer – that’s not how we should express ourselves.”
surrounding that week played out like a few chapters of a George Orwell novel.
Through a series of lies, the Left immediately began spinning the narrative,
like blaming the President and his rally for the very few people who invaded
the Capitol Building (compared to the several hundred thousand of peaceful,
happy protestors – some from Laurens County).
day, more than one video surfaced of Capitol policemen calmly removing
barriers, opening doors, and welcoming these “rioters” in – many who walked
through in a single file line. Like most acts of violence, though, a few wackos in the crowd
paint a bad picture of everyone. Even Democratic Congressman James Clyborn of
South Carolina’s 6th district indicated people on the inside of the
Capitol were complicit in getting them inside.
Left unleashed a tsunami of censorship through politicians and their comrades –
the Big Tech 5 companies. Dennis Prager writes, “Like the Nazi regime after the
Reichstag fire, the left immediately moved to further curtail civil liberties,
specifically conservatives’ ability to promote their ideas. Twitter and Amazon
made it impossible for the alternative to Twitter, Parler, to exist, all in the
name of preventing another right-wing ‘insurrection.’ ”
commented, “In another display of the double standard, the two social media
giants still allow the Iranian leadership and people associated with the
Chinese Communist Party to maintain their accounts.”
Duncan said, “It’s clear what’s happening. This isn’t about violence,
incitement, ‘fact-checking,’ or the big tech employees who define those terms
and the degrees of those terms. It is about complete and utter control. It’s
about stifling free speech and canceling conservatives. It’s about shutting
people up like President Trump and others that disagree with the radical
left-wing ideology and its dangers to our Republic.”
Democratic Congressmen foolishly began discussing ousting any Republican who
questioned the election’s integrity. Again, Duncan said, “A loud minority have
called me seditious and a traitor to my country. They have suggested that I and
some of my colleagues should be expelled from Congress for signing two amicus
briefs in support of election integrity and for voting to object to electors.
These accusations are revolting, politically motivated, and frankly, don’t even
make sense. I am following a constitutionally prescribed process as a Member of
the House of Representatives that Democrats have utilized the last three times
a Republican president has been elected (2000, 2004, 2016).”
portion of this country believes the 2020 Presidential Election was a
masterfully-organized criminal coup. A recent poll even said 30% of Democrats
believe the election included fraud. To stifle the ability of conservatives to
speak their mind on the matters will only make matters worse. When someone gags
you, it only makes you want to kick and fight.
When I was a
boy, a common phrase in American life was, “I may not agree with you at all, but I will fight for your right
to say what you believe.” That idea is a bedrock of American liberty, and it is
seldom heard today. Without it, we will go down the road of Marxism and
Communism, which leads to death.
Democratic-elite leadership may be the most dangerous group to acquire power in
recent American history. Joe Biden is already calling for unity. However, unity
requires an essential component: truth.