Never Give Up
By DJ Haugh – 2/20/21
Welcome to 2021 where schools are shut down, businesses are failing and God is apparently really angry with the entire world. Earthquakes, blizzards and a historic cold snap make one wonder if the Creator is having second thoughts about entrusting this world to us humans.
The events of the last twelve months are enough to make the most optimistic patriot wonder if the United States’ best days are behind us. And with good reason.
The pandemic, lies from every scientific organization on how to handle the COVID 19 virus (or as we Conservatives like to call it – the China virus) and blue-state governors trying to scare everyone into locking down until after the 2022 elections have many of us despondent.
A stolen election (please don’t talk to me about unfounded claims of voter fraud, just watch the numerous videos), an Antifa attack on the Capitol blamed on President Trump and his supporters and the resulting lockdown of DC are just the tip of the iceberg.
While our new (illegitimate) president signs an unprecedented number of Executive Orders, the Democrats in Congress, along with their servants in the media, keep distracting the population.
“Look over here – Impeachment! Pay no attention to what’s happening in the Executive Branch. Yes, Biden called governing by Executive Order dictatorial, but pay no attention to that.”
And now, Rush is dead. Amid the ghoulish cheering in which many on the Left are currently engaging, I think back on the differences between how the two sides of the political spectrum react to the passing of their opponents.
Exhibit A – Justice Antonin Scalia. The Conservative Justice of the Supreme Court died suddenly in 2016. While Conservatives mourned, Liberals celebrated with undisguised glee.
Exhibit B – Justice Ruth Ginsburg. The Liberal Justice died in 2020. While Liberals mourned, tributes poured in even from those on the other side of the political spectrum:
And finally, the reaction to the death of Rush Limbaugh, once considered the “most dangerous man in America” because of his relentless exposing of the failings and hypocrisy of the Left:
The single most influential Conservative of the last fifty years other than Presidents Reagan and Trump is gone, and our world feels empty.
The thought we have to face the Harris Administration without the humor and insight the Doctor of Democracy provided fifteen hours each week for more than thirty years is almost unthinkable.
(And no, the Harris Administration wasn’t a mistake.)
Many of us would like nothing better than to crawl into bed, pull the covers up and take a Rip Van Winkle length nap.
The correct response, even if we feel like all is being lost, is to emulate Rush and the two Conservative presidents he so admired – believe in the wisdom and goodness of the American people.
Believe in the promise of the founding documents.
And, believe in the history of this great Constitutional experiment – where the mistakes of slavery and exclusion (of women and minorities) has been and will continue to be fixed without bloody revolutions.
Benjamin Franklin, when asked what kind of government the Founders had created, famously answered,
“A Republic, if you can keep it.”
This country has been the greatest in history – I would argue the best possible here on earth. Our duty is to fight with everything we have to reclaim it from those who would like to change it into a Socialist paradise like Cuba, Venezuela and the old Soviet Union.
We need common sense people of goodwill to talk, vote and even run for office to reclaim the nation.
And finally, we need to heed the words of an Englishman who, in the midst of the relentless attack of the Nazi threat in World War II, gave us all marching orders for such a time as this.
Heed Winston Churchill and “never give up, never give in.”