Commissioners Repond

I read the letters from the three commissioners who responded to the Tryon Daily. According to the Tryon Daily a small number of people feel "unsafe" because a handful of Trump supporters went to Washington to participate in "the riots". Let's get this straight. There were no riots. Let them name one person who has threatened them or indicated there was a direct threat. If there was any threat it was the implicit threat that they wanted to take names.  If anyone is under threat, those of us who voted for Trump are under threat.  We hear constant calls for our reeducation, for our ostracism and for our exile from society. If there is anyone who should fear it is you, you and you, it is anyone who voted for trump. "

A poem by Martin Niemoller ....

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
 Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
 Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
 Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.  And make no mistake; you are at the head of the line. 

And  let's talk about "violence" that supposedly occurred. The most violence I saw was the murder of an unarmed woman. If you want to see riots look at the left, egged on by Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, the list is endless. Those were riots, not the entry of a handful of trump supporters into the capital building, accompanied by the way, by at least 2 leftist organizers AND  invited in by the way by the Capitol Police. What occurred was an excursion by over-amped revellers, not rioters, so let's put that one to rest.  Nor was there any "insurrection". The storming of the Bastille was an insurrection, not a handful of unarmed idiots. Idiots because there was no organization, no strategic necessity and no tactical planning. If it was sedition and insurrection it was about as successful as skydiving with a towel around your shoulders.  And I for one am sick of the pandering. If there had been violence it would have been in the tradition of this nation. The people who entered the Capitol were resisting a far greater tyranny than the colonists. And let’s get this straight:

 There would be no United States without violence.

 There would be no United States without insurrection.

 There would be no United States without sedition. 

The people who waltzed into the capitol building were patriots, tactically misguided patriots, but patriots none the less.

After having our grievances rejected time and time again by the legal system our president called on us to take, "WE OBJECT!" A crew who have vowed to render the Constitution null and void? One of our Commissioners said we just need to focus on the 80% we agree on. What 80% would that be, Mr. Commissioner?  Open borders?  Giving Iran nuclear weapons?  Letting men use girl's and women's bathrooms?  Letting men destroy women's sports?  Giving china the farm by rejoining the Paris Accords? Destroying small businesses?  Raising the cost of gas and electricity through the roof?

Get it straight. THERE IS NO 80% THAT "WE AGREE ON." 

The core message seems to be that we all just need to get along. You tell me how I am supposed to get along with the left when the Bidens, Peloses, AOCs and the entire democrat machine tells me I am the font of all evil and I am supposed to shut my mouth, go away and die. You tell me how I'm supposed to get along with the left when 9 democrats, and you know they're democrats, complain they don't feel safe because a few Polk County Trump supporters exercised their 1st amendment rights. The Supreme Court decided the police have no obligation to keep us safe and you have no obligation to undertake the impossible job of making the 9 FEEL safe. Our very existence sends them into a tailspin.

Sometimes there is no compromise. Sometimes there is no "get along". Sometimes you have to win or you die. And it looks like we're closer than ever before to dying.

William Papke

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