September 24, 2020
Crowds gather here in Washington, D.C. as the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at the Supreme Court, and later in state at the U.S. Capitol. As President Donald Trump said when he first learned of her death…
She led an amazing life. Whether you agree or not, she was an amazing woman, who led an amazing life.
Ginsburg’s ability to “disagree without being disagreeable” is one that will be sorely missed.
But the rest of America is divided… and potentially violently so.
Today, we bring you a piece from Sebastian Gorka that details what may result as the Left contemplates blowing up the entire system if they don’t get their way…
RBG and the Rioters… Is America Ready?
When is it OK for a public figure to call for the destruction of America’s representative institutions?
But that’s exactly what is happening in today’s America…
When TV host Don Lemon says to his CNN colleague live on air that – in response to the president nominating a Supreme Court Associate Justice to replace the deceased Ruth Bader Ginsburg – “we’re going to have to blow up the entire system,” we have crossed a very dangerous threshold.
There is no reasonable justification for such language… especially given that Lemon made his comments directly to his colleague Chris Cuomo, brother of the current governor of New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has presided over a violent ransacking of New York City – the likes of which we haven’t seen in decades.
Incredibly, the governor’s brother did nothing to gainsay his colleague. That would seem to indicate that both of them, and the channel itself, concur with the threats emanating from instigators such as Hawk Newsome, the Black Lives Matter president for Greater New York who recently stated, “If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it.”
All of this comes after four months of violence across the nation that has taken the lives of dozens of Americans, many of them black… violence that has led recently to a brutal assassination attempt of two Sherriff’s deputies in Compton, California.
How did we arrive here? And what should we expect in the coming days and weeks, given that the president has said he will name his nominee imminently and the Senate leader has promised to hold a confirmation hearing?
We got here because some folks in America have normalized violence and intimidation for political purposes. Here is just a sampling…
- Congresswoman Maxine Waters calls for Democrats to harass Trump administration officials.
- Former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder instructs Democrats to “kick Republicans” if they “go low.”
- Obama himself encourages his supporters to “get in the faces” of their Republican neighbors.
- Joe Biden challenges those who question him to a physical fight.
- And perhaps most ominously, the Ringo Starr of the Democrat “squad,” Ayanna Pressley, tells her followers to continue the unrest in the streets until their demands are met.
These are the words of common thugs, fit perhaps for outside of a bar at closing time or a Bavarian beer hall in the 1930s. They have little place in the freest and richest nation in the world, one described by our first president as “the last great experiment” in happiness.
But this is what happens when our most sacred American compact is broken, the unwritten understanding that since the Civil War and the end of slavery, those who lose an election recognize and respect that result. As Trish Regan recently wrote in American Consequences:
The success of America’s Constitution and the peaceful transition of power we have witnessed for more than 200 years is a testament to the foresight of our Founding Fathers. However, as we approach November 3, I increasingly expect that we’re heading into a constitutional crisis… the likes of which our nation has never seen.
Without that peaceful transition of power, we have no Republic. Instead, anarchy lies ahead for us all…
But this has been our dystopian reality for the last four years, since just 19 minutes after the 2017 inauguration of President Trump, when the Washington Post ran a piece titled: “The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun.”
That’s what happens when leading Democrats call the duly elected chief executive “illegitimate.” That’s what happens when a former Democrat vice president fantasizes about the U.S. military removing the commander in chief from the White House by force. That’s what happens when the Democrat speaker of the house calls the man chosen by 63 million Americans “a criminal” and tries to remove him from office through a failed impeachment.
Such deeds and words have consequences… just as elections do. And the election of 2016 gave us Donald Trump as our president. Soon, he will nominate a replacement to the Supreme Court. And the Republican Senate will hold the subsequent hearing to confirm his nominee.
All of that is how America should work. But it will do nothing to repair our sacred compact. Get ready America…
Sebastian Gorka, PhD was strategist to President Trump and served as a professor for counterterrorism studies in the Department of Defense and at the Marine Corps University. Today, he serves as presidential appointee on the National Security Education Board and is host of America First podcast. SebGorka.com
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September 24, 2020