I was copied in an e-mail exchange a week or so ago where one of our patriot group leaders wrote a state legislator complaining about the lack of response of an earlier inquiry, then the veracity (or lack of ) with regard to a particular piece of legislation that the writer felt the legislator hadn’t been truthful relative to their actual position. I sat, almost dumbfounded that this otherwise intelligent man actually thought ….. A. the legislator themselves would ever even read what he had wrote…..B. that it would make even the tiniest difference if he did.
It is a silly notion that we must always remain civil for fear of losing access to our coveted seat at the table . What is more precious , our children’s future or staying in these pols good graces ? Eight years in the trenches and with some actual success in impacting at least local government I can tell you what an absolutely ridiculous proposition that actually is.
Politicians have no respect at all for anyone, with the noted exception of their big money donors. They smile at us and shake our hands in public, feign to have an interest in what we say or think………..and then laugh at us behind our backs. They take some form of sick amusement in having the ability to fool us , over and over and over.
In Dennis Prager’s “ America’s Second Civil War” written 01/24/17 he states….. “ the third significant difference between the first and second civil war is that in the second civil war , one side has been doing nearly all of the fighting . This is how it has been able to take over the schools, from elementary schools to high schools to universities and indoctrinate America’s young people, how it has taken over nearly all of the news media, and how it has taken over the entertainment media. He goes on to further state “the conservative side has lost on every one of these fronts because it has rarely fought back with anything near the ferocity with which the left fights ” .
We can either heed Prager’s wise advice and correct course , or continue to make fools of ourselves . Trump opened a window , but that opportunity to renew the energy level the TEA Party movement had some 8 years ago will only remain open for a short time.
These TEA Party group leaders can either recognize that, or step aside and allow for new leaders to be elected. The tactics that they employ have shown no progress to date.
Bob Shannon King William