Could the American Sleeping Giant Be Awakening?

By David Limbaugh

American Sleeping Giant, Ben Garrison , http://www.grrrgraphics.com/
American Sleeping Giant, Ben Garrison , http://www.grrrgraphics.com/
David Limbaugh
David Limbaugh

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- The professional hand-wringers are freaking out over Donald Trump's straight talk while displaying abysmal indifference to the deserved targets of Trump's charges.

The United States is incinerating, but all they can think about is Trump's heated rhetoric.

Trump is resonating because, as a presidential candidate, he is giving public voice to many of the concerns that have Americans beside themselves.

Some commentators have called attention to these issues for years, but it's different when a candidate does it, especially a Republican candidate.

Democratic candidates have no fear of making controversial statements or even of taking extreme positions, because the liberal media agree with them and will avoid putting them in a bad light. But Republicans know that the media will exploit any opportunity to vilify them.

Republicans also feel pressure from the GOP establishment to pull their punches — not to say anything that would make them look too conservative, too extreme, too uncaring, too out of step with the popular culture.

“Don't sound judgmental. Moderate your words. Be respectful toward President Obama. And above all, don't sound like one of those crazies.”

Then Donald Trump comes along and breaks all the rules. He is not beholden to anyone for funding, and he's not a string puppet for any feckless political consultants.

The media are going bonkers, but it's not because Trump sometimes uses insulting terms. Their real beef with him is that he is saying things on policy that they don't want to hear.

The GOP political class is even more beside itself, doing everything it can to diminish him and cast him as an outsider. “Does he not realize what damage he is doing to our brand?” these insiders fret. The dirty little irony is that they are the ones who have damaged the Republican brand.

Say what you will about Democrats, but at least they stand for something and they act like the liberals they are. Republicans often talk a good game — good enough, in fact, to win the congressional elections in a landslide in 2010 and 2014 — but they routinely fail to deliver.

They whine that even with a majority in both houses, they can't do anything to stop Obama and that if they were to try anything too bold, they'd be viewed as extreme and lose the next election.

Neither of those excuses is entirely true, and the increasingly frustrated not-much-longer-silent majority is done with their squishiness. Their job is not to get along with Obama. It is not to pass bipartisan legislation that always plays into Obama's hands. It is not to pass cutesy bills, such as the Corker bill, that pretend to impede Obama's disastrous agenda but actually facilitate it.

People are horrified and furious that Obama is destroying America at an ever-accelerating pace and that our cultural rot proceeds apace. They are tired of hearing excuses and empty promises from Republicans.

Trump is having none of it, and he is calling out Obama and the Republicans who are trying to tone him down — and it's abundantly refreshing.

Meanwhile, the media continue to make Trump's statements the issue instead of Obama's daily — and I mean daily — outrages.

  • Are they focusing on Obama's side deals with Iran to freeze the United States out of inspections and his bypassing of the Corker bill's requirements that he report those to Congress?
  • How about his alleged deal to defend Iran's nuke sites against attack, even from Israel?
  • His new rule that immigrants applying for legal citizenship no longer have to swear they will take up arms to defend the United States should they have any kind of religious objection to doing so?

No matter how much it may appear otherwise to us now, this country is not going under without a fight, and the silent majority is not going to tolerate cowardice from Republicans much longer. That Trump is doing so well is not an indication that there are a bunch of crazies on the right. It's proof that people are at their wits' end — and they're not going to take it anymore. If GOP honchos were to try to bar Trump from the debates, there would be major hell to pay. Surely, they won't be that foolish.

Many of us Reagan conservatives have told you for years that the key to Republican victory is not for GOP candidates to emulate liberals or appeal to some mysterious group of “independents.”

It is to clearly and authentically articulate Reagan conservatism — without apology.

Notably, it is not just Donald Trump who is speaking out. Sen. Ted Cruz is fearlessly and brilliantly articulating mainstream conservatism, and he's pulling no punches. The same is true of some of the other candidates. Cruz and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina are both putting on clinics on how to deal with media interviews — refusing to cede the narrative and hitting back hard against Democratic extremism.

This may very well be a turning point in our history and in the conservative movement. Obama has become more arrogant, defiant and excessive with each successive political victory and every Republican abdication. But he might just have finally done enough to awaken the majority of Americans who still love the country for which he is demonstrating unbridled contempt.

Let's not give up on America just yet. The sleeping giant may have emerged from its coma. We still have people fighting for us and for America. They are fighting for things just a tad bit more important than worrying about whether this or that GOP candidate is sounding rude or extreme or how much leg Caitlyn Jenner is showing with her newest dress.

David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book is “Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel.” Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at www.davidlimbaugh.com

  • 19 thoughts on “Could the American Sleeping Giant Be Awakening?

    1. While the sort of “Secession” that occurred during the American Civil War may not be feasible, per se (after all, it is likely that any sitting POTUS would follow Lincoln’s model and support the maintenance of the Union, even at the expense of the Constitution), the concept of a “Soft Secession” may be a lot more feasible, since it wouldn’t threaten the Union, only the incumbent administration. A “Soft Secession” would occur when one or more states (and TX could probably pull this off, especially in conjunction with LA and some of the other southern and western states) simply refuse to follow what they consider to be unconstitutional policies or laws imposed by the federal government. For example, as Wyoming did with federal anti-gun policies, any state can simply pas a law of their own prohibiting any state (or lower) governmental agency from assisting federal agents in their attempts to enforce those types of laws. Even further, they can pass state laws empowering the state’s Sheriffs to arrest and incarcerate any federal agents who attempt to do so in their state. Of course, this will undoubtedly cause the federal government to react, probably by initially stopping federal funding to that state. This would not be much of an issue for TX, and perhaps even less for a loose consortium of states. OK, when that fails to gain compliance, they can arrest individual citizens, who would be hard pressed to defend themselves in court against the deep pockets of the federal government (for example, for having prohibited guns without a federal tax stamp). But wait, first off they have to be tried where they committed the crime, and the local state citizens can simply refuse to convict them. See the Fully Informed Jury Association’s website for more details, but this type of jury nullification of unjust laws is perfectly legal and has been used for literally centuries. It is the primary the Constitution protects a right to trial by jury in the first place. It is even possible for the state to pass laws requiring the state’s AG to defend citizens who are tried by the feds under these conditions. Hmmmnnn…Well, the feds can always use the military, oh wait, that violates the Posse Comitatus Act. OK, then they can use the National Guard; oh wait, THEY work for the state’s governor. In fact, it is entirely feasible for the state’s governor to call up the national guard to defend the state, if the federal government tries to use US troops to enforce laws within the state. Does this look like the beginnings of another civil War? Maybe, but I don’t think most federal administrations would push things that far; if only because they can’t be sure the military would follow their orders if they did. So, yes, in a real sense, TX (and probably other states, especially acting together) may very well be able to “secede,” at least “Softly.” What was it ole Teddy Roosevelt said? Oh yeah, “Walk softly, but carry a big stick!”

    2. Too much talk on here taking a negative outlook on life in the US!

      It’s no wonder things are the way they are! Too many pussies afraid to call ‘a spade a spade’, and all those other truths about having a pair of balls!

      Everyone has been drinking the “koolaid” from the Clinton era way too long. That was 20 fucking years ago. It’s time to give the new guys a look see! We’ve given the black democrat a chance, and he don’t know anything about the real world……only how to screww the country up by spending more than he takes in, same as the democrats who run the big cities do….little more than a year, and he will be a bad memory!

      Start thinking like a patriot instead of a minion………stand up for your Rights! All of Them!

      Stay Safe….Stay Armed….. Stay American……….AND VOTE, for the candidate who best thinks like you do!

    3. When the Republicans took impeachment ‘off the table’ that emboldened Obama and all his cronies. Two winning ‘midterm’ elections gave Republicans the power and now we’re seeing the results of Republicans ‘going along to get along’. Winners don’t compromise with the opposing party. When was the last time Democrats ‘gave an inch’?

      1. That was then this is now. I not referring to the ‘war between the states’ either ! Texas has it all. The U.S. needs Texas,Texas don’t need the U.S. ! Plus,I’m not talking about a Confederation of other states,just the state of Texas ! ‘Texas like a whole other country’ !

        1. Tex nothing is keeping you from leaving the US. I am sure that would improve the situation for you and for those of us that love the USA.

    4. Just because trump is loud and obnoxious is no reason to vote for him. His statistics are flawed, according to law enforcement agancies in border states. The crime rate in New York far outpaces border states crime rates. El paso and Laredo are some of the safest cities in America. The border is just a diversion while politicians do what they really want on the sly. If trump wants to come out swinging, why not put the muslims in the crosshairs! Everybody is kissing muslim ass and they want u to worry about the border. Wana get upset? Check the projected LEGAL immigrant influx over the next few months. Obama has sold America and Israel down the river. Trump is not the life raft. I just hope we finally get obama out of the White House. I keep having visions of dictator obama. U gotta remember, the majority have kept him in office. No telling what’s next. Everybody sure has been quite on Jade Helm since it started on the 15th. After all the hullabaloo and now next to nothing? Obama’s secret weapon. Remember, the acts of terrorism committed here have been by LEGAL residents! I sure miss America!!!

    5. Chuck: The problem is not ‘enough people’ but having said people actually getting off their fat azzes to register to vote and then actually voting. ‘Wanting’ someone in the White House won’t do the job. You may now go back to your Play-Dough sculpturing.

    6. Trump. What an egocentric joke. Do you truly think he gives a rats rear about anything but glorifying himself? It is unpatriotic and imbecilic to attack Senator McCain, he knows that and yet he has too much ego to retract the statement. I do not relish him leading our nation. President Reagan and President Clinton, the two great presidents since Kennedy both tempered words with real expectations of success. They operated from a position of strength and intellectual thinking. I believe Mr Trump should become the next John Wayne and make movies. Oh and Mr Cruz could be the bad guy.

      1. Trump may very well be egocentric… and he may not use “politically correct” language… but he tells the truth! Much-needed truth, in direct opposition to mainstream media propoganda. Truth that is sidestepped by every worthless liberal politician – and even a number of half-assed, self-proclaimed conservative politicians – in Washington DC. Truth that the general citizenry is dying to hear… so, maybe Trump wouldn’t be such a bad choice, after all. He damned-well would not be nearly as bad as the traitorous waste-of-human-skin-in-Chief currently occupying the White House.

        Trump’s correct about McCain (who has recently become much less conservative). McCain is NOT a “hero” because he was interred in a prison camp. McCain is a hero because he honorably served his country (in wartime). Distinct, significnt difference.

    7. I hate to think that maybe the game is over. The majority of voters elected Obama – twice. Four out of nine supreme court justices believe there is no individual right to firearms – basically, saying that power is established in and by the government and not the people. Immigration laws and drug laws are openly violated, and that violation celebrated, by states and localities (pot use, sanctuary cities, etc). Congress gets full pension and medical benefits after only one term – as little as two years – while servicemen need twenty years of service to be vested in their retirement and get any – any – medical, and it is NOT in the same facilities or through the same process as congress. California bar association decides that an illegal alien is entitled to practice law in the state. Expecting people to show an ID to vote is in places illegal, but firearms ownership requires fingerprints, background checks, and fees. And ‘we the people’ keep re-electing the ‘ruling class’ who allow – and support – this. Finally, the voters who support this – who are more interested in their student loans being forgiven, who want free health care, who want the ability to ‘find themselves’ while we support them, who want their Obama-phone – are in general having more babies and growing faster as a voting block than the other side. So it’s only gonna get worse. How can it not?

    8. @clark kent, speak for yourself, maybe you don’t get out of your moms basement enough
      to see day light, but theres enough of us out here to take care of business, and put somebody
      in the white house that knows what the people want. go trump.

        1. Why are you arguing over who showed up to vote? Don’t you people see that the votes themselves are rigged and it doesn’t matter who we vote for, whoever this group(the communist, anti american Obama) wants in, will get in!

    9. Sorry, but when most folks don’t even bother to REGISTER to vote, much less vote, the game is over. The author can huff and puff all he wants but the fact is most people in the USA only care about ‘bread and circuses’. “We have met the enemy and he is us” – Pogo.

      1. I hate to think that maybe the game is over. The majority of voters elected Obama – twice. Four out of nine supreme court justices believe there is no individual right to firearms – basically, saying that power is established in and by the government and not the people. Immigration laws and drug laws are openly violated, and that violation celebrated, by states and localities (pot use, sanctuary cities, etc). Congress gets full pension and medical benefits after only one term – as little as two years – while servicemen need twenty years of service to be vested in their retirement and get any – any – medical, and it is NOT in the same facilities or through the same process as congress. California bar association decides that an illegal alien is entitled to practice law in the state. Expecting people to show an ID to vote is in places illegal, but firearms ownership requires fingerprints, background checks, and fees. And ‘we the people’ keep re-electing the ‘ruling class’ who allow – and support – this. Finally, the voters who support this – who are more interested in their student loans being forgiven, who want free health care, who want the ability to ‘find themselves’ while we support them, who want their Obama-phone – are in general having more babies and growing faster as a voting block than the other side. So it’s only gonna get worse. How can it not?

    10. Obama swore an oath to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” and in his infringement and failure to even attempt to defend the Constitution should be grounds for Impeachment. Or maybe a class action law suit with the lawful, law abiding, licensed and responsible gun owners of America as the Plaintiff’s and Barrack Obama the Defendant for infringing on the 2nd amendment and the 4th in having peoples SS and VA records searched and possibly taking RIGHTS away from these peoples 2nd Amendment rights away WITHOUT ANY DUE PROCESS. Any lawyers out there got the guts to take on Obama???
      This La. shooting in another movie theater is another example why “GUN FREE ZONES” are the work of very naive fools.
      No one returned fire against this movie shooter because the law abiding citizens did not bring their guns into a gun free zone, and some ended up paying the ultimate price for the foolish thinking of the GUN FREE ZONE NUTS.
      I think the wounded and families of the dead should file suits against the idiots who made the gun free zones without any enforcement. Was there even a metal detector, an armed security person? If your going to mandate a gun free zone, shouldn’t you follow through with some sort of enforcement?

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