If president Trump truly is sincere about the arms race and not wanting to merely beat his chest, then he should take the words of Leo Tolstoy to heart: “But this is not the kind of peace we want. And the nations are not deceived by it. True peace is based on mutual confidence, while these huge armaments show open and utter lack of confidence, if not concealed hostility, between states. What should we say of a man who, wanting to show his friendly feelings for his neighbor, should invite him to discuss their differences with a loaded revolver in his hand?”
The political left exposed
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Many people ask what is wrong in our society and culture today — so much animosity and hate, name calling, bullying, threats, violence. The core of the answer is that America, and indeed the world, has a spiritual problem. So many have rejected the Creator who designed us and laid out how we should live with Him and one another — peace and harmony, but no, we have chosen to be the arbiters of our own fate. How prideful! How foolish!
No one on the right or the left is perfect, but the political left seems to have embraced the darkness calling good evil and evil good. They have become brutish, immoral, callous and shameless purveyors of lies and deceit. Nothing is off limits to them.
Power is their game, power to control other people’s lives. Power to determine what can be said, what is just and unjust, and the power to punish those with whom they disagree. They see the right as evil and must be destroyed.
Too harsh? Hardly. Any open-minded person observing the recent political landscape and particularly the Brett Kavanaugh inquisition and its aftermath has to be aghast. The mainstream media has piled on, not a bystander but a full-throated, left-wing partisan.
The country decides Nov. 6 whether we want Democrats, the left, to control the government and run the country, or whether we will walk away from the abyss. What say you?
Your vote counts
Trump and his strategy of pumping up the white nationalist movement to gain power for himself is reminiscent of Hitler. Frenzied crowds like those at Trump’s rallies cheered the German dictator-to-be, also.
The danger is that early stages of malign changes made to Democratic processes pass by with little notice and may appear benign. As the movement spreads its roots and captures ground, the day comes when it’s too late to regain a democracy lost.
As the saying goes, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Now it’s up to you at the ballot box in the November midterm elections. Your vote can put a check on a veering president and restore the fading pulse of our democracy. Or not.