A Contrarian Comment

April 27, 2020 |

Over the past month or so, a number of conservative and Libertarian commentators have bemoaned the way some politicians were so quick to use the coronavirus threat to try to impose their long-standing leftist political agendas (like the Green New Deal or vote-fraud-by-mail) and even worse, how Americans willingly gave up their rights for a little perceived safety. While I agree with the former, I take issue with the latter.

When the Internet meme took off that said, “How do you like your free 30-day trial of socialism?” some thought it was just a joke. But it’s actually a great way of expressing why, despite the fervent fever dreams of the AOCs of the world, Trump was right: America will NEVER be a socialist country. Americans were told we were facing an existential danger, and as always, we put differences aside, sacrificed and pitched in to help others and win the battle, with many Americans acting heroically.

But as soon as some politicians started trying to abuse their powers to crush people’s rights – whether it was something as small as banning the purchase of “non-essential” garden seeds or as unconstitutional as ticketing people for holding a drive-in church service – Americans immediately rose up and refused to take it.

Contrary to the despairing claims about how modern Americans are willing to give up our rights, we are merely willing to make a temporary sacrifice for the greater good. As soon as we sensed that some politicians were trying to abuse our trust and exploit this crisis to increase their power, Americans started showing that we can be just as ornery as we were back when we dumped all that tea in Boson Harbor – except instead of singing “Yankee Doodle,” we now sing “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”

To all the “Democratic socialists” who foolishly thought that public compliance with the lockdown and acceptance of government relief signaled a permanent shift of Americans becoming docile, obedient sheep watched over by an all-powerful state, guess again. We now know that they'll put up with it for four weeks, or until you start acting like socialist dictators, whichever comes first. Now, they’re demanding to get back to work, making their own money, going to church and living their lives they way they see fit, not the way some meddling politician sees fit.

What this crisis has proved is that Americans are still Americans, and that if you even managed to impose your thousand-year socialist utopia, it would have a shelf life of about four weeks at most before the people rose up and threw it out. And that’s only if they thought the only alternative was a deadly disease. After four weeks, they’d rather have the disease.

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  • Don Chenault

    04/28/2020 08:18 AM

    could it be possible that open church services will be the LAST group type meetings that are allowed? would not be surprised... i have not heard or read of any push back from leadership of any denomination... gladly give up rights in order to seem broad minded, educated, and compassionate... liberal religion haters will gladly accept the surrender

  • David Nielsen

    04/28/2020 08:06 AM

    "Greater is HE who is in us than he who is in the world."
    "Being confident of this very thing, HE who began a good work in you (us) shall complete it unto the day of CHRIST JESUS." Philippians 1:6
    As believers in JESUS CHRIST we must stand strong and seek the LORD for guidance and direction to be transformers to be agents of recovery in this time.

  • Renee Kendrick

    04/28/2020 08:05 AM

    Cooped up inside is a bore! It's maddening! Fortunately, I have my faith in Jesus to see me through this crisis. And guess what...the government CANNOT TAKE MY JESUS AWAY FROM ME!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!!

    They can try and brainwash me, take away my job, possessions, home, family, and friends but they CAN NEVER TAKE AWAY MY SAVIOR! In HIM lies my freedom, my victory, my voice, my faith, my peace, my joy, my strength, my salvation, and everything else I will ever need!

    So while the AOCs - Anti-Opposing-"Christs" [and I use that word VERY loosely] - of the world try and do their thing, I'm living by faith in Jesus above. Trusting, confiding in His great love. From all harm safe, in His sheltering arms. I'm living by faith and I feel no alarm.

    He will never leave me nor forsake me. He is on my side, why shall I fear what man can do to me? God will provide my needs according to HIS RICHES IN GLORY by Christ Jesus. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want!

  • Lisa Ford

    04/27/2020 04:41 PM

    Very well said. We are not gonna take it!!!!

  • Darlene Weigum

    04/27/2020 03:09 PM

    Mike Dewine in Ohio has stolen our right to vote in person for the primary and it is mail in votes only Tomorrow. Is this not against our constitutional rights? Did the Supreme Court tell Wisconsin they could not do this? Mike Dewine is a Rino. We had between 10 and 15 thousand people at the State House on Saturday telling Dewine to open our business back up and our state. Not one mention of it on TV, They said they are going to Dewines House next,calling for Ohio to remove Dewine from office. Governor what do you have to do to impeach a governor who is not representing the people?

  • Amelia Little

    04/27/2020 01:37 PM

    A problem I see, Governor, is there are still too many people who think we should continue to hunker in our homes for however long it takes. Takes to do what, I'm not sure. Too many think that, if we just continue to stay in our homes, that the virus will be eradicated, and there would be no more cases, no more deaths. I'd like to say these are uneducated people, but there are many in the medical profession who also post like they believe this. They are ignoring all other diseases, flu virus (as pretty much dictated by the "news") and actually seem to believe that, if we stay low for long enough, we will be a disease-free, death-free world.

    There are also still too many people who believe "democratic" socialism is not going to look like any other socialist/communist nation because "democratic" ya know.

  • Marvin Selhorst

    04/27/2020 01:25 PM

    I used to get your daily updates by email. I don’t any longer. I may have inadvertently unsubscribed. If so, I apologize and would appreciate being put back on your daily updates. Your most recent comments were received on my Facebook account. Thanking you in advance. Keep up the good work!