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The following is adapted from a speech delivered on September 7, 2017, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C.
We keep being told that President Trump is not normal. This much has been blindingly obvious. He had never run for office or otherwise served in a public capacity. He has been accused, not without reason, of breaking all manner of political norms. America’s most nontraditional president was never going to conduct business as usual from the West Wing. Less than a year into his first term, he has already caused much anguish in Washington. This should be no surprise—while running for office Trump repeatedly promised to “drain the swamp” and shake things up. Americans knew who they were voting for, and history will judge the results.
That said, Trump’s nascent presidency has coincided with perhaps the greatest violation of political norms this country has ever seen—a violation that has nothing to do with Trump’s behavior. Since the election last November, there has been a sustained, coordinated attack on Trump’s legitimacy as president following his victory in a free and fair election. This has the potential to cause far more lasting damage to America than Trump’s controversial style.
72nd ANNIVERSARY V-J DAY AUGUST 14, 1945
Canandaigua, NY 1
On December 7, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) using 6 of its aircraft carriers and hundreds of aircraft launched a sneak attack on the United States by bombing the U. S. Navy ships and personnel at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This “Day of Infamy”, as President Roosevelt called it was devastating with over 3,500 Americans killed or injured, and many ships/planes sunk, destroyed or heavily damaged. Japan’s war against the United States had begun. Germany as a member of the Axis powers declared war on the United States on Dec. 11, 1941. World War II was now official. Remember Pearl Harbor!
America was confronted with a two-front war, the European-Atlantic (E-A) and the Asia-Pacific (A-P). President Roosevelt focused most of America’s limited resources on the E-A theatre but also began the difficult, brutal and bloody land, sea and air battles to defeat Japan. The entire A-P war alone from 1941 thru 1945 cost hundreds of thousands of American and allied deaths, injuries, POWs and MIAs with great sacrifices on the Home Front.
by Evan Sayet at Townhall
My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.” Here’s my answer:
We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain? We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney? And the results were always the same.
This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.
The time has come to decide whether or not New York will hold a convention to open up its lengthy and convoluted Constitution to review and redrafting. Every 20 years, New York State has a referendum on the ballot allowing voters to decide Yes or No on a constitutional convention.
But State Legislators have come out swinging against the convention. And when public officials and special interests use fear tactics to protect the status quo, we must exercise our democratic rights in order to enact positive change.
If the majority of voters vote against the convention, no convention will take place and business will resume as usual. If instead, the Yes vote wins, a slate of delegates representing every New York district will be elected in November 2018 to begin the Constitution amending process. Starting the first week of April 2019, the delegates will convene in Albany to discuss and vote on possible amendments. And in November 2019, the referendums will appear on the ballot.
Most New Yorkers have no idea that this historic process exists, but the fear campaign against holding a convention has already begun.
I hope to clear up some gross misconceptions about our Spirit of America Rally, and hopefully provide a little insight.
I PULLED THE PERMIT, and our group TEA New York, dedicated to fiscal responsibility and Constitutionally Limited Govt, along with SCOPE – the Shooters Committee on Political Education, COSPONSORED the event, and THIS is the summary, published in part, online:
The purpose of this event “was to join the chorus of similar events across the nation, fellowship with other liberty-loving Americans, and generally express our love and support of America’s founding principles enshrined in the divinely-inspired US Constitution.”
We opened in prayer to God through Christ, we recited the Pledge, we listened to great speakers including the Sheriff who properly instructed us on the Rule of Law and we displayed patriotic signs and flags.
Yet without missing a beat, some clearly partisan politicians and others here called it a “radical event” that featured “nasty signs and inciteful hate speech,” all together fueling the BIG FUSS… over NOTHING. Conspicuously missing were any criticisms over the black-veiled “anti-fascists” doing everything in their power to shut down our free speech.