Last week, I wrote my once-every-election-cycle editorial suggesting that the Republic will survive even the re-election of Barack Hussein Obama.
I got many emails and comments from people who are of the apparently genuine opinion that it will not and that Obama is the tip of a spear to take over the nation’s government, possibly in a violent manner.
Let’s assume for a minute that is true. And I still do not believe that it is.
It is still not gonna happen.
It won’t happen for a number of reasons, but the biggest is that the vast majority of Americans—yes, Richard Nixon’s “silent majority”—would fight back.
Barack Obama may not be afraid of the everyday citizens who may have voted for him, but the actual people who would be called upon to fire on their fellow citizens in such a situation are, simply put, a lot smarter.
If you think that any President has the ability to make our military use force against our own citizens, think back to May 4, 1970 when some National Guard troops at Ken State University fired on and killed some students who were protesting the war in Vietnam.
It was the beginning of the end of the Nixon presidency.
And believe me, Richard Nixon on his worst day had a much better grasp of how to run a government than Obama and his peeps would have on their best day.
The chances of a majority of our military supporting an order from the likes of a Barack Obama to use lethal force on their fellow citizens are not very good.
And if they did, all it would take is one Kent State incident to start a civil war.
Remember, in 1970, we didn’t have geosynchronous satellites, 500 TV channels, the internet, or, for the most part, email.
It was a cover photo of Newsweek that caused all hell to break loose.
The news cycles ran seven days, not seven hours.
What keeps our government from doing what many of those who commented on last week’s column suspect Obama is up to, is the same thing that stopped us from having a nuclear war with the former Soviet Union. Mutually assured destruction.
It is axiomatic that he who ignores history is condemned to repeat it.
I’m not saying that an attempt on our freedoms cannot occur. In some respects, it happens every day.
What I’m saying is that as long as we all stand vigilant, it can never succeed.
I’m not making light of your concerns.
I’m merely pointing out that the very fact you have those concerns make it very unlikely that the likes of a Barack Obama could “fundamentally transform” America.
Throughout history, the American people have proven they will only put up with so much.
That kept Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter in line. We survived them.
Obama, as I have previously pointed out, is hardly central casting for the Manchurian Candidate.
He’s arrogant, ignorant, and incompetent. Worse, he surrounds himself with like people.
Not only will the Republic survive him; it will shrug his efforts off like it has throughout history.
And if that doesn’t work, well, this nation was started in a revolution. And like I said, he who ignores history is condemned to repeat it.