A Few Words About… Civil Discourse or Uncivil War?


Civil political discourse in our country has become unacceptably tiresome and practically nonexistent, particularly with leftist liberals who find themselves out of power at present in every place but college campuses. Politics has become increasingly more strident and vituperative, which I attribute in part to the hopelessly one-sided main (Lame?) stream media and in part to gerrymandering districts by incumbent, career politicians who want to ensure continuation of their cushy jobs and perks, which they continue to heap on themselves. This is the reason why term limits, which I don’t favor because the voting public is abdicating its responsibility, may be a necessary evil. But I digress…

Instead of being the loyal opposition while they’re out of power, like the Republicans (I am a conservative, not a Republican) were when they were the minority party, the unfortunate mantra of today’s Democrat Party is “resist.” The Democrat Party has been hijacked by extremist groups like the open borders crowd, ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter. They offer no positive alternative solutions to any of the problems that we presently face. Their singular goal seems to be to weaken the federal government through violence and endless protests, as well as the mindless 24/7 calls to impeach President Trump. Representative Maxine Waters has become the poster girl for today’s Democrat Party, which is great news for Republicans because she is certifiable, irresponsible and very dangerous. I’m certain that President John F. Kennedy rolls in his grave every time that he thinks about the current status of the Democrat Party.

I’ve seen confirmed occurrences of some 200 acts of aggression toward Republican politicians and appointees. This is not funny. What’s intriguing about the threats that the leftists are making is that they themselves haven’t played their threats for anarchy and violence to their logical conclusion: civil war. Despite what the biased media wants desperately for us to believe, regular, working, God fearing Americans disagree with the Democrats on the merits on just about every issue. Even though Hillary Clinton garnered more popular votes than President Trump, the red vs. blue election map showed that President Trump won just about all of the country geographically except for some liberal urban bastions as well as the albatross that is California.

Many of President Trump’s supporters are armed to the teeth, while most liberal snowflakes aren’t armed with anything other than a megaphone. I like President Trump’s supporters in that battle. If a “civil war” or even significant civil unrest breaks out, what side do you think that the armed forces are going to take? The side that cut their funding and military preparedness for years under President Obama, or the side of President Trump, who is very pro-military and has proven it by significantly bolstering their funding and even creating a new space corps? In my opinion, only a fool would say the former. The rank-and-file military loathed President Obama, who was very obviously anti-military. With an armed citizenry and the military on its side, I like the side of the right very much. This really shouldn’t be much of a fight.

However, the leftists seem to be oblivious to this reality. I’m less than sanguine about the chances of avoiding some conflict that will include violence and murder. Who wants to see that? Certainly not me. However, that appears to be the direction toward which these liberal thugs are pushing to their ultimate peril. God help us all. As Dirty Harry might say, “make my day.”

 

About lpaulhoodjr

I am an inactive lawyer who practiced almost 20 years as a tax and estate planning lawyer. Today, I am the Director of Planned Giving for The University of Toledo Foundation. I am the co-author of four books, the sole author of another book and a frequent speaker and writer on estate planning, planned giving and business valuation.
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