The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday concerns the need for Americans from both sides of the political divide to recognize that they are two sides of the same coin. In my view, most Americans want the same things from their government: life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, equality before the law, to be free from government surveillance, and other such blessings. Yet, both sides are guilty of accusing the other side of being evil.
Conservative Republicans believe
that liberals from both sides of the aisle are destroying the United States. Democrats
claim that Republicans are destroying “democracy, while Republicans believe
that Democrats are leading the nation to destruction. In addition, some “conservatives”
join with liberals in accusing other conservatives of destroying democracy.
One example is Liz Cheney who suffered a
landslide loss in the Wyoming Republican primary on Tuesday. The voters in Wyoming
rejected Cheney because she neglected their needs while working to stop Donald Trump
from ever being POTUS again. According to Chris Enloe at The Blaze, Cheney made
the following statement on a recent visit on NBC’s “Today” show.
“Kevin McCarthy made his decision a few
weeks after Jan. 6, knowing what he knew about Donald Trump’s role in the
assault on the Capitol, [and] when he went to Mar-a-Lago and said we’re going
to welcome him back into the party. To me, that is indefensible,” Cheney said
“This is a great, a special, exceptional
nation, and we need leaders who have reverence for our Constitution, who are
faithful to our Constitution, and who are gonna do what’s required to abide by
our oath no matter whether or not it’s politically convenient,” she added. “Kevin
McCarthy does not fit that bill.”
Too many people have a “holier than
thou” attitude – “I am fighting to save our nation, and you are evil.” Cheney
has such an attitude and claims to live by “principles,” while Trump and his supporters
are racists and sexists without morals. According to Enloe, a top aide to
McCarthy used the words of her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, to
respond to Cheney’s comments on the “Today” show.
In response, the aide pointed to an “ironic
quote from her dad,” comments that he made on the campaign trail in 1976 as
then-President Gerald Ford’s campaign manager, Fox News reported.
“Principle is OK up to a certain point,
but principle doesn’t do any good if you lose,” Dick Cheney said at the time.
The message is clear. McCarthy’s aide was
referring to Cheney’s insistence that her fierce opposition to former President
Donald Trump and his narrative about the 2020 presidential election is all
about principle and standing up for the Constitution. But, so the charge goes,
what does it matter if you no longer have a platform on which to stand?
Cheney, for her part, has said repeatedly
that she was willing to pay the price for standing on her principles.
In her concession
speech, Cheney likened herself to Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest Presidents
to ever lead the United States. Lincoln was instrumental in keeping the Union
together during the Civil War and freeing slaves. Cheney, on the other hand, is
a co-chairman of the committee to investigate the January 6 assault on the
Cheney, like most Democrats, is determined
to find the “smoking gun” to prove that Trump led an “insurrection” against the
government of the United States. In doing so, she has forgotten the essential
principle of “innocent until proven guilty.” She will continue to sit on the
January 6 committee until her term ends at the close of the year. Democrats may
or may not continue to give her ways to make her views known. She may become
one of the talking heads on CNN or one of the other alphabet companies.
However, she will no longer have a platform with authority. She may or may not
realize that she simply been a “useful idiot” (Hitler) that was used to move their
The bottom line is that Cheney
allowed her hatred for Donald Trump to end her political career. The question I
have is, why does Cheney (and so many other Americans) allow hatred for Trump
to cloud their thinking.
I hope that the eyes of many Americans
have been opened over the last week. The raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate showed
the length that the Deep State would go to stop Trump. Fair-minded Americans should
be able to see that the intelligence agencies have been working with Democrats
since 2015 to stop Trump.
The effort to stop Trump put our nation
through more than two years and wasted millions of dollars in the Russian
Collusion case. The delusion about Trump colluding with Russia proved to be
based on a false report bought and paid for by Hillary Clinton! Democrats,
joined by some Republicans like Liz Cheney and Lisa Murkowski, sought to
impeach Trump twice. The January 6 investigation came up with nothing, so the
next step was to raid Mar-a-Lago.
All the efforts against Trump are meant to
stop him from running for President again. However, such efforts are uniting
the Republican Party and bringing more supporters to Trump. Honest Americans
with eyes to see should be able to see that Trump policies are much better than
those of the Biden administration.
Trump had the southern border under
control, a roaring economy before the pandemic and a recovering economy before
he left office. His foreign policy of peace through strength brought peace to
the Middle East and had our enemies in North Korea, China, and Russia standing
back. America was energy independent. Biden’s policies did the absolute
America was brought to this point because
people hated mean tweets and judged Trump on a different level than other
politicians. For more than 200 years, no current President has set the
intelligence agencies against their predecessor. Now, the intelligence agencies
under Biden are targeting Trump in an effort to stop him from running for
President. One question that all Americans should be asking is: What is the
Deep State hiding that they think Trump will expose?