Retaining Our Principles Includes Keeping Our Eyes on the Big Ball

By David Limbaugh

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Democrats are hell-bent on resisting any effort to put the breaks on their tyranny.
David Limbaugh
David Limbaugh

USA – -( Amid the endless media obsession with Trump scandal allegations, important policy issues are getting short shrift. Considering that the left is happy with the status quo — the autopilot advancement of statism — this can only please Democrats.

Based on the overwhelming trend of national and state elections since 2010, the nation now firmly rejects liberal policies. Whether or not Democrats get the message, they don't intend to move right to accommodate the electorate.

Rather, they will continue undermining the will of the people through the courts, administrative agencies, Obama executive staff holdovers opposing voter ID laws, and a perpetual motion narrative against President Trump involving scandalmongering, character assassination and ongoing demonization of conservatives. Given their assault on democratic processes, it's hard to take serious their professed anxiety over election interference.

Regardless of the merits of current claims against Trump, the Democrats planned to delegitimize him the second he won the election. Allegations of collusion with the Russians to influence our election were based on shards of half-truths designed to appear incriminating but ultimately lacking a credible evidentiary basis.

You might object, “Well, with the latest bombshells concerning Donald Trump Jr.'s illicit meeting with a Russian lawyer, we can see that Trump's accusers were right all along.” Not so fast.

Apart from whether it was wrong or inappropriate for Trump Jr. to take the meeting, there is still no evidence of actual collusion or, I would argue, even so-called attempted collusion. We can't possibly know what he would have done with that information had it been forthcoming, because we don't know — and he doesn't know — what that information was supposed to be, much less what it was.

To collude, you have to collude to do something. By attending the meeting to hear the lawyer out, what was Trump colluding to do other than hear her out? Information may yet be uncovered that damages team Trump, but until then, while this story gives Trump critics juicy ammo and makes many uncomfortable, it does not vindicate nefarious Democratic efforts to destroy Trump since the beginning.

My purpose here is not to litigate Trump Jr.'s meeting. It is to underscore that Democrats have not been in good faith in their witch hunt against Trump, and that their actions are having devastating consequences on the nation. Let's not forget that former FBI Director James Comey informed them privately that Trump was not under investigation for collusion with Russia, and they nevertheless misrepresented to the public that Trump was the primary target.

Moreover, those operating under the illusion that the Democrats' misbehavior is only about Trump would do well to remember their unconscionable behavior toward President George W. Bush.

It wouldn't matter if Mother Teresa were president; Democrats would still be scandalmongering.

So, let's not be deterred from fighting Democrats for fear of being accused by Trump opponents on both sides of the aisle of “whataboutism” — diverting attention from alleged Trump scandals by blaming Democrats of similar misconduct. Don't worry. Any scandal allegations will be investigated and reported ad nauseam, so it would take more than a few spin doctors to pull that off.

No, diversion and rationalization are not my aims. I'm concerned about moving the nation back in the right direction, and that necessitates understanding the goals and tactics of the Democrats, who are pulling out all the stops to prevent such remedial action.

So, could we please recognize what we're up against and get in this fight instead of naval-gazing and always sprinting to assume the worst of those on our side? Could we, in the words of my colorful torts professor, keep our eyes on the big ball, even as we evaluate scandal allegations?

The left wants to consummate its plan — greatly accelerated by President Obama — to fundamentally transform American into something the Framers wouldn't recognize.

Relative to that, have you seen Sen. Bernie Sanders' hysterical tirades about Republican policies? And no, Sanders is not merely some quirky extremist who's unrepresentative of the Democratic Party. This character might have won the Democratic nomination but for Democratic National Committee collusion with Hillary Clinton.

Referring to Trump, Sanders said: “It's not just temperament, and it's not just his stupid tweets. Do not forget for a second that the policies that he is proposing are the most destructive policies being proposed in our lifetimes. This legislation that he is urging Congress to pass would throw 23 million Americans off of health insurance.” He later added that up to 28,000 Americans could die each year — “nine times more than the tragic losses we suffered on 9/11, every single year.”

Right, Bernie, we are going to kill people by allowing them the freedom to not buy health insurance and by introducing market forces to improve access to affordable health care — not just health insurance coverage.

Democrats have accused Republicans of pushing grandma off the cliff for years. In their view, though they'll never say it directly, capitalism is heartless because it caters only to the rich. They'll play the good-intentions-despite-bad-results card as long as they're breathing, but a rudimentary knowledge of history reveals their stunning ignorance. You don't have to be Milton Friedman to understand that socialism is the world's greatest generator of poverty. Oh, how I wish we had better messaging and more confidence in the power of our ideas to counter their revisionism.

So, while I don't deny that President Trump sometimes gives Democrats and the media fodder they can use to try to attack him, and thus, any advancement of conservative policies, they will vilify any Republican who proposes legislation and lawful executive action aimed at even slightly retarding the socialist juggernaut as extremist — and when it comes to policy, Trump is hardly an ideological extremist.

Why else do you think Democrats like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, believed by many to be a potential presidential contender, rally their radical acolytes through calls of “resistance“? They are hell-bent on resisting any effort to put the breaks on their tyranny.

So, no matter how much some of you dislike Trump or believe he just won't do, please don't get so preoccupied that you lose sight of the stakes. No, we must never abandon our principles or excuse any misconduct from our side. But my principles preclude a knee-jerk willingness to pile on Trump when unwarranted, and they include a steady focus on the gravity of what we're fighting for, as well as an unvarnished awareness that those we're fighting against are tireless, relentless and ruthlessly unscrupulous.

David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book is “The True Jesus: Uncovering the Divinity of Christ in the Gospels.” Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at

  • 8 thoughts on “Retaining Our Principles Includes Keeping Our Eyes on the Big Ball

    1. @VE Veteran
      Your description of socialism is the most accurate and concise that I have seen, the term “polished turd” sums it up nicely. Could I have your permission to distribute your statement to my e-mail group and credit it to you?
      I have three sons and one grandson on active duty which gives me a wide audience in addition to family and friends.
      Old NCO

    2. This says it all about the leftists –

      “Have you ever been in public and seen someone wearing a Che shirt? Sure you have. It’s nauseating to see. You just want to calmly walk up to the individual and start shaking them like a British nanny while screaming, “WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING?”

      I’ll tell you what they’re thinking: nothing. They’ve put absolutely zero thought into what they’re doing.

      We could cite socialist revolution after social revolution and the short and long term ramifications that came with them. Freedom is never sustained. Economies are not sustained. People start to flee. And when those governments realize they start losing their best and brightest, thy start using violence to keep people in. Long story short, it’s a complete shit show. But yet here, in the land of the free and the brave, Aidan Crumwiper, local hipster who has lived in a blanket of freedom he has no appreciation for, is wearing a Che shirt—a guy who murdered dissenters and those who didn’t think like him. Some real humanitarian stuff.

      He’s wearing that shirt because he’s too stupid and ignorant to study what history has shown time and time again with socialism. He wants utopia because it feels good, so he’ll sacrifice every ounce of his true freedoms to impose that destructive system on everyone else.

      You’re a real moron, Aidan. Socialism: it’s really [email protected]’ stupid.”

      That says it all!

    3. Limbaugh says, “…Whether or not Democrats get the message, they don’t intend to move right to accommodate the electorate. Rather, they will continue undermining the will of the people through the courts, administrative agencies, …”
      And the same could be said about the Republicans.

      1. And the Founders left us a template as a solution!
        ” When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

        We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” – The Declaration of Independence.

        Our right and duty – let that sink in!

        “For those that will fight for it…FREEDOM …has a flavor the protected shall never know.”

        Semper Fi!

        — L/Cpl Edwin L. “Tim” Craft, B Co 3rd AT’s, Khe Sanh Combat Base, February, 1968

    4. Like I’ve stated before, its going to take a Civil War, or a hot war between the Conservatives and the Socialist Progressives to save this nation. There won’t be anything civil about it and it’ll be bloody, but if the left isn’t cut down to size then we need to ask ourselves “What are we leaving for our children and grandchildren.” Everywhere Socialism has been put into power, its failed and brought nothing but misery – look at what’s going on in Venezuela right now. Socialism is the stupidest system of government ever thought up, but the asshole left always polishes the turd and sells it to the young people “after all who doesn’t like “Free” stuff, and letting the government give it to you?” What the young people don’t realize yet (until they are out in the working world and are trying to earn a living) is that there is no such thing as a free lunch – someone has to pay for it and its always the taxpayer who is trying to earn something for themselves. This is why we need to strip common core from the school systems and return control of what a child learns to the parent. And parents need to educate themselves about what the leftist really are selling – misery wrapped up to look really wonderful and attractive. The problem is they don’t tell you about the starvation and enforced agreement to whatever they decide to do – you have no freedom.

      Like my man Col. Slade says “And if you think you’re preparing these minnows for manhood you’d better think again.”

      “For those that will fight for it…FREEDOM …has a flavor the protected shall never know.”

      Semper Fi!

      — L/Cpl Edwin L. “Tim” Craft, B Co 3rd AT’s, Khe Sanh Combat Base, February, 1968

      1. @VE, I am glad that you bring up the students. The fed gov paying for one’s entire education sounds good until the realization hits that the taxpayers will pay for it. After graduation and getting that first underpaid job, the former students will be the taxpayers that pay for their own education, everybody else’s education, future students’ educations, and the salaries of the bureaucrats that administer the program that pays for the education.

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