Relax. Take a seat. Take a few deep breaths.

We’ve all had some time to mull over the horrible travesty handed down last week by a New York Court against former president Donald Trump.  It has the kind of stink on it that brings back memories of what Joseph Stalin and countless other Third World thugs since did and have been doing to their political foes in sham kangaroo court proceedings.  This guy put out a pretty good piece about how flawed the Trump case and verdict were and how easily they ought to be thrown out.

Quite a few folks on our side have been calling for vengeance — compiling lists of Democrats to haul into court.  That will give you a temporary sense of comfort.  But it does nothing toward repairing the damage the governing class has done to our republic.

Establishing or continuing  a precedent of dragging your political foes into court on sham charges does no good for our country or any of us.  (Next time, it could be me or you.)

This is not a (R) vs. (D) fight where a (R) victory will save the day.  An awful lot of (R)s have collaborated with (D)s to collapse our economy and stomp all over our rights.

Putting Trump back in office might give us some relief from the current chaos.  But the decline and fall of our republic will not stop unless we keep some things in mind and take some important steps.

Actually Pay Attention to What The Constitution Says.   The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right to a speedy trial.  Ask the folks in the DC Gulag — arrested in connection with January 6th — how that’s working out for them.  Many of them are closing in on their fourth year in prison without a court appearance or trial.

Check in your individual counties.  You might be surprised to find scores of people still sitting in jail, waiting for trial, years after they were arrested.

Here’s the Fourth Amendment:

[…] The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. […]

Democrats AND Republicans in the Congress recently approved renewals of the FISA court — which approves warrantless eavesdropping on Americans. (Amazing, isn’t it?) 

The US Supreme Court justices behind the notorious Roe decision of 1973 somehow found a “right to abortion” in that language.   Compare that alleged “right to an abortion” in the Fourth to the very specific language in the Second Amendment:

[…] the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.[…] 

Abortion, the political gods tell us, is untouchable.  (*Roe tells us SO!*) But, in spite of that crystal clear language in the Second, we are besieged with all kinds of laws infringing upon our rights to keep and bear arms. 

Here’s the Tenth Amendment:

[…] The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. […]

*I’m having wee bit of trouble finding language in the Constitution justifying, say, The Department of the Interior, The Department of Education, The Department of Labor, or The Department of Health and Human Services. *

The Constitution says power over those subjects goes to the states or the people in the states.  But here we are with all kinds of federal agencies Jefferson and Madison & co. never envisioned.

Judges are referees, and not lawmakers.  It’s dumbfounded me on countless occasions to hear people describe the 1973 Roe decision as “the law of the land.”  Law of the land?  Nine people — none of whom we get to vote for — made that ruling.

We’ve had federal judges decide that we in North Carolina can’t restrict same-sex marriage or bar men from the ladies restroom.  ‘Creative jurisprudence’ helps leftists find what they want to find in our Founding Document.  Spineless politicians appreciate someone else, who the voters can’t touch, taking the heat for them.

Retake our institutions.  We got here because we’ve allowed the radical left to take over government, academia, and the judicial world.  Leftist professors and teachers offer “expert” analysis to get legislation favorable to them and their comrades passed.  They also train the next generation of leftist rabble to populate the government, the media, and the legal profession. This is why it is so  important for conservatives appointed to college oversight boards to step in assertively and try to inject some sanity into the system.

Meanwhile, folks on our side go off to more honorable professions like the military or entrepreneurial pursuits.  Unfortunately, we’ve surrendered the rule-making process to people who want us and our culture ruined, dead and buried.

Get informed. Stay Informed.   Demonstrate to the elected governing class that there are indeed consequences to valuing the interests of their donor and lobbyist pals over the common good.

It’s stunning how few people can name their own Member of Congress or state legislator.  That sure helps make it easier to pull the wool over the people allegedly being represented in DC and Raleigh. The Internet makes it exponentially easier to obtain information on the goings-on in our Twin ‘Sin Cities.’  Use that power to your and your neighbors’ advantage — for the greater good.

Stop lionizing people.  People are flawed.  Many who run for office are borderline – or actually – criminal.  Fight for ideas.  Candidates are merely vehicles to move ideas forward.

Unfortunately, we have created a governing environment that discourages the people we want in office, while appealing to a lot of what we don’t want or need.

Demonstrate that there can be serious repercussions to the continuation of the current bull-crap.  The two political parties have engineered districts and worked behind the scenes to limit our choices at the polls.  We can get the attention of specific troublemakers by leaving certain races on the ballot blank — or by voting third party. Undervotes or larger-than-expected votes tend to get attention in our governing centers. (*So do election losses. A two or four year break from power for the current ruling party can be quite an eye-opener.* )

It’s about returning to what our nation’s Founders wanted. It’s not about preserving the honor of a political party. Demand better from folks you elect to represent you.