“While our country remains untainted with the principles and manners which are now producing desolation in so many parts of the world; while she continues sincere, and incapable of insidious and impious policy, we shall have the strongest reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned us by Providence. But should the people of America once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another, and towards foreign nations, which assumes the language of justice and moderation while it is practicing iniquity and extravagance, and displays I have received from Major-General Hull and Brigadier, General Walker your unanimous address from Lexington, animated with a martial spirit, and expressed with a military dignity becoming your character and the memorable plains on which it was adopted. in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candor, frankness, and sincerity, while it is rioting in rapine and insolence, this country will be the most miserable habitation in the Nvorld [world]; because we have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, • would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”~ John Adams, Message from John Adams to the Officers of the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts, October 11, 1798
Our Republic and our Constitution is designed to withstand paper cuts – disagreements that hurt but heal relatively quickly. Due to its construction (the separation of powers and the checks and balances), the Constitution prevents elected officials from delivering a death blow to the country – as long as it is followed.
But Democrats have found a way to make paper cuts lethal.
They have introduced the equivalent of necrotizing fasciitis to the Congress. They have taken a paper cut, weaponized it and now the entire body of our government is dying.
It shouldn’t be a surprise – John Adams predicted such an infection 221 years ago. America is no longer untainted – the insincerity, insidious and impious policy consisting of avarice,ambition, revenge, gallantry and unbridled by any sense of morality or religion of which Adams wrote is on full and public display.
There are few people of honor, of good faith – people of honest intent and propriety, left in Washington. Honest debate has been replaced by lies (under the protection of the Speech and Debate clause of the Constitution) and lawfare (political lawsuits advanced through the judicial branch).
This started long before Trump. One of the first word uttered by Democrats after the election of every Republican president since Nixon has been “impeachment.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid influenced an election from the floor of the Senate when he claimed (lied) that Mitt Romney had not paid taxes for a decade – and when asked afterward he arrogantly stated, “Romney didn’t win, did he?”
Reid’s legacy continues in the perpetual investigations of Trump. I had someone compare this to Benghazi or Hillary’s emails to try to draw an equivalence – “Republicans do it, too!”, she said – until I noted the false equivalence of investigating in search of an event rather than investigating in the aftermath of a confirmed event.
Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
Combine the Democrats’ love of palace intrigue over honest debate, open support of radicalism and a slate of presidential candidates who espouse the most anti-American, anti-constitutional, misanthropic policies ever voiced in an election and it isn’t difficult to come to a conclusion who will be responsible for America’s destruction.