Monday, April 10, 2017

The Resistance

For the past few months the local media, both social and print, have been full of stories of the rise of the resistance. My goodness, you would think this is 19th century France, and soon these people are going to start singing "One Day More" from Les Miserable.
Clearly, the media is enjoying this because they appear to be the champions of the poor, oppressed, voiceless masses. People are organizing to fight the new President. They are demanding audiences with local elected officials and amassing busloads of trips to marches and rallies. It's amusing.
But here's the real funny thing. If they (the progressives) would actually listen and participate in civil discourse, they might be surprised to learn that they are on the wrong path — a path towards government control of every aspect of their lives. Because, as a wise person once said, "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have."
The very ideas that the new students at the barricades are promoting are destined to put them in servitude. Government control of healthcare, school choice, secularism, socialism, lawlessness at our borders, and complete indoctrination of our children to a way of life that is not the American way anyway you look at it.
And, while the media prints page after page from the new Victor Hugos, we, who are conservatives sit quietly and watch as our economy improves, our jobs come back, our taxes are lowered, our investments grow, our cities try to be safer, and we preserve the ideals of our founders with a Constitution that remains strong in its original intent.
Resist if you want, but we know that it is a fool's errand. I believe freedom will win over tyranny and the resistance will reap the benefits also, much as they will hate to admit it.