Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author.
On Sunday President Trump will take the stage at CPAC and prove that he is still the de-facto leader of the Republican Party and earn his status as the Republican Presidential candidate in 2024, should he seek it.
70 plus million patriotic Americans will be filled with hope while Democrats, their reliable propagandists in the media, and RINO’s will predictably intensify their hate filled demands for Trump’s destruction and spend the next four years of the Biden “presidency” scheming in vain for new ways to bury Trump.
These unpatriotic and vengeful un-Americans will break through the already impossibly high ceiling of hatred and amorality they have set, and like addicts continue to feed their dangerous and malignant disease of “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”
In the days, weeks and months that follow, the predictable triumvirate of Democrats, their media, and the RINO’s will demand that Patriotic Americans from sea to shining sea reject and condemn Donald Trump. RINO’s especially will make the unsound argument that we must abandon Trump for the good of the country.
But we will not. We must be prepared to dismiss their baseless arguments and fight to continue the important work of creating a unified Republican Party that embraces the uncontroversial, American, and pro-Constitutional MAGA agenda. Our country’s future depends upon it.
It would be as naive today as it would have been in Abraham Lincoln’s day to believe that the irreconcilable differences between the Democrat Party and “we the people” will be resolved by the rejection of our staunchest and most steadfast advocate of freedom.
President Trump is as dangerous to America today as Abraham Lincoln was dangerous to America in 1860. Rejecting President Trump will serve to “save the country” in our time as much as rejecting Abraham Lincoln would have served to save the country in his time. The origin of our nation’s crisis is not President Trump, but the assault on our Constitutional Rights from the left. Sadly, our present crisis bears an uncanny resemblance to the crisis our country faced before the Civil War. This isn’t hyperbole.
Half the citizens in this nation seem all too eager to support the lawlessness of our Government. These misguided citizens applaud the Government’s increasing disregard for the Constitution and defend their unconstitutional transformation — from law abiding servant to lawless master. Worse, I fear that our differences today are as irreconcilable as those of the 1860’s.
The slave master in Lincoln’s time argued the black slave lacked the ability to run his or her own life. The Democrat Party today argues the American citizen lacks the ability to run his or her life. Lincoln threatened to destroy slavery in his time and Trump threatens to destroy our slavery in our time. This is the source of the Democrat Party’s anathema.
Lincoln too was as hated in his day as Trump is hated in our day. Lincoln opposed the amoral institution of black slavery in 1860 and Trump opposes the equally amoral institution of American slavery in 2021.
While Lincoln won the presidency inn 1860 with only 40% of the popular vote, his election did not prevent our Civil War, but guaranteed it. Prior to his election the southern states had already threatened to secede from the Union should any Republican be elected. Before his inauguration seven states followed through and left the Union.
Would such calamity have been avoided had a Democrat been elected to the presidency rather than Lincoln? Should the anti-slavery citizens of this country have turned their backs on Lincoln and given into the uncompromising demands of the southern states because of their threats of secession? I will not be threatened into submission by our 21st century slave masters any more than our ancestors were threatened into submission by theirs.
Today the Democrat Party and their acolytes are holding this country hostage to their demands once again. Their futile and unconstitutional second impeachment of our ex-President was nothing more than a threat. When the Democrats declared that Donald Trump is still a threat to our democracy their meaning was the same as their 19th century counterparts who signaled they would dismantle the Union rather than abandon slavery.
Our acquiescence to the Democrat Party’s demands to decry and abandon Trump will not save this nation, but guarantee its continued demise. We have a moral imperative to stand our ground and fight back with all of our political will, just as our counterparts did more than 150 years ago.
We have nothing to gain by turning our backs on Trump and everything to lose. The left’s hatred will not be squelched by his rejection, but only concentrated towards another. More importantly, while their attacks are concentrated on him, their disdain is for “we the people.” We owe President Trump a debt of gratitude for repeatedly and tirelessly absorbing the relentless volley of arrows of the left’s abuse that would have taken down any other.
I don’t know what 2024 portends. But, like Lincoln, I know that our abuse at the hands of the Democrat Party will not cease, but only be augmented over the next several years. I also believe, “a house divided against itself cannot stand,” and that “this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. It will come all one thing or all the other.”
We must stand our ground, not cede ground. I still believe President Trump is the best equipped to lead the anti-slavery campaign of our generation and I’ll proudly stand behind him should he seek the nomination in 2024. CPAC is only days away and I suspect we’ll know who our champion will be sooner rather than later.