I began writing this column the winter of 2006, so
this marks my twelfth year of weekly deadlines.
When I re-read previous postings, I think
they are dangerously redundant; a concern bouncing
around my mind while running the streets of Laurel
in today’s predawn darkness.
As I pondered this, it hit me; my columns
seem redundant because the battle is redundant.
Individual skirmishes are flavored by the
collectivist topping-of-the-month such as climate
change, social justice, and income inequality, but
the underlying conflict is always between good and
evil; freedom and free stuff.
On the right are the liberty and limited government
good guys advancing America’s founding principles as
defined in our Constitution.
recognize God as the origin of rights.
anything else, we patriots respectfully request you
leave us alone, our wallets alone, our children
alone, and our property alone.
We just want to be free.
On the left are the progressives, divided into the
subcategories of either the ruling class or their
Progressives worship big government as their
true god and source of rights.
all goodness is bequeathed from ivy-league
bureaucrats collecting and redistributing the wealth
of others…less a small handling fee to cover
Statists feel the little people are incapable
of providing for themselves, so must be steered to a
survivable, yet equal level of misery.
Progressivism originates from the Communist
Manifesto and subtly, yet purposely, promotes
dependency while destroying freedom, ambition and
Once implemented their programs will stagnate
our economy just as it has in Venezuela.
Left to the left, America’s unwashed will
soon lie starving in the shade of subsidized solar
panels waiting for their EBT cards to be delivered
to their communal housing units.
The new America for which they fight is a
Marxist dystopia and this brings me to my point.
America serves as the battlefield between two
diametrically opposed forces and the victory of one
only comes at the expense of the other.
Common ground is a leftist lie because
compromise always advances the Marxist agenda.
It is short-sided to think I can put pen to
paper for twelve years and stimulate victory in an
ideological conflict which began in the early 1900s.
If I were to ever go to the sidelines, it
would be temporary because I cannot sit back and
watch evil forces destroy all that is great about
Liberty must prevail.