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WE ARE “The Man in the Ring”

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

— Teddy Roosevelt

Over the past 8 days it has become more apparent to me that more than ever before the media on the left is scared of the great majority of American people — at least 75 million, who voted for Donald Trump, and with the reporting of the death of Rush Limbaugh the hate in the media and by the political left has only intensified. An example of this hate can be found in the tweets of many in the mainstream media like Andi Zeister.

Rush Limbaugh was a shitty, cynical person who did everything he could to make the world meaner, dumber, and more divided. I’m glad he’s dead and I wish it had happened a lot sooner. You can look up hundreds of these tweets and quotes.

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These are the words of Donald Trump upon hearing of the death of Ruth Ginsburg. They are extemporaneous as he had not heard of the news when he was presented with the information by a reporter:

She just died?” Trump said. “I didn’t know that, you’re telling me now for the first time,” he told a reporter.

“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? She was an amazing woman — whether you agreed or not — she was an amazing woman who led an amazing life,” he said.

“I am sad to hear that,” he said before boarding the plane to return to Washington,

In order to respect others, one must first be able to respect oneself. And like any other form of respect, self-respect must be earned. It can only be earned by hard work and accomplishment, by failing many times, but by always rising and finally winning and realizing a goal. In Mr. Trump’s comments, one sees the respect that only someone who has spent a lifetime fighting—winning and losing, can have for another person irrespective of philosophical or political differences. The two quotes above tell you more about the person making the quote than they do the subject of the quote.

I have written about hate before, but listening to the “fake news” reporting about the fake 2nd impeachment and Rush Limbaugh’s death has made me realize even more than ever we should not hate—the haters are destroying themselves. The hurtful revelation however is that these haters are not only hating President Trump and Rush Limbaugh, but they are hating those who support the ideas that they have bravely stood up for—draining the swamp, limited government, Natural Law and the Principles of our Founding. And then they have the nerve to say they are seeking unity! Unity to them means only capitulation to an agenda that has nothing to do with traditional Christian Western principles. Words like “white privilege” and ideas incorporated into doctrines of critical race theory supported by organizations like Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA are not unifying. Any open discussion of these ideas ends up with ad hominem attacks of “you’re a racist” or you have “white privilege” To invoke concepts of Christian Western Philosophy into such discussions when those on the other side—especially in the media and the academy have never had an exposure to these ideas, is seldom productive.

I found it incredibly interesting to learn that after the big “cold snap” and energy fiasco in Texas the people in Texas aren’t asking the Federal Government for more money. They are asking for volunteers—plumbers, and electricians, and civil engineers and mechanical engineers, pipefitters, and masons. They aren’t asking for CRT specialists or ANTIFA or BLM volunteers or college professors to come help. I bet if one took a poll of the 1st group they would have a 90% positive opinion of our former President. A poll of the second group would have at best a 5% positive opinion. The point is that working Americans—the builders, the farmers, and ranchers, engineers, and construction workers—carry with them a pride and self-respect for their work and the jobs that they do. Because of that self-respect they are able to respect each other and work together and build a better world for everyone.

On the other side, they aren’t builders they are only critics pointing out how strong men struggle and stumble without having the courage or drive to stumble and fail or succeed themselves. Instead of being “in the ring” themselves, they blame others for their own failures. Not the strivers of great deeds they, but rather “cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat”

I am happy and proud to stand with 75 million Trump citizen supporters I have been happy to stand with Donald Trump and Rush Limbaugh both whose faces have “been marred by dust and sweat and blood” but who have always continued to “strive valiantly”.

I pray that our side never loses hope, never hates, and continues to “strive valiantly” and who in the end will “know the triumph of high achievement”


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