For generations, there were Dairy Queens, homecoming games, people framing the first buck their small businesses collected, lovers riding Ferris wheels on August eves, sailors saluted as they visited the homeland for weekend leave before climbing back on board to protect their nation, college graduations brimming with big dreams of capitalistic enterprises, Norman Rockwell visits between the townspeople and their local physicians, seaside homes with massive flagpoles sending old glory messages across the waters, burger joints broiling heavenly all-American icons between toasted buns, roadside lobster stands, July 4th fireworks that honored all of the brave who came before us, high school dropouts working days and nights to save for starter homes, NASA blowing away the world with its feats of genius and courage, dreamers willing to bet the ranch to launch the next great enterprise and being honored and admired for it, state fairs where people of all stripes come together to celebrate the ties that bind them and to give collective thanks to the America they love and live in, successful people held out as role models, immigrants seeking to enrich the US with their trades and ambitions moving through the legal system to join our ranks (the true and honorable way), a government that smiled at kids’ lemonade stands and even stopped to buy a drink as opposed to serve an injunction, a UN that bellowed and blundered but knew it could never decide a single issue within the borders of the United States, John Kennedy\Ronald Reagan presidents, different as they were, who bled red, white and blue, church and Thanksgiving and a fierce independence that was born in the west and radiated throughout the 50 states and that had the force to destroy the Third Reich, pulverize the Berlin Wall and place the first man on the moon.
All of this fabric of a nation, of THE nation, is now blowing in the wind, subject to a single election less than three months from now. It is not about which party wins–it is whether America survives. For the very centerpiece of those who want to continue and then accelerate the course of the past four years, is to bring all of that down. To completely and unwaveringly change the face of the nation. To close down the very essence of freedom, independence, power, personal options, success, ambitions, dreams, pride and glory. It is to make America a third-rate appendage of a French-style, weak-kneed, hand-out driven, success-penalized social welfare cry baby state where everyone wrings their hands in unison and brings absolutely zero to the world but an overpriced bottle of Chardonnay.
We are not facing an election where one platform wins and another loses. We
are racing toward a day of reckoning where the bureaucrats close down the lemonade stands, the Dairy Queens go bankrupt, the flags are banned, the churches and synagogues taxed, the game changers take their magic acts to supportive environs.
We are facing an election where America, now blowing in the wind, twisted up by sabotageurs, would disappear.
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