For over thirty years now, Rush Limbaugh has been the voice of the Conservative Right. Heard by millions of listeners every day, Limbaugh offers those on the right a well thought out alternative to the mainstream media who subject us to the nonsense of the radical left. Unfortunately, recent comments made by Rush even have me thinking twice about his influence on a Right leaning country.
Here is what he said about secession:
“I actually think that we’re trending toward secession, I see more and more people asking, ‘What in the world do we have in common with the people who live in, say, New York?’” He added, “There cannot be a peaceful coexistence of two completely different theories of life, theories of government, theories of how we manage our affairs. We can’t be in this dire a conflict without something giving somewhere along the way. So I know that there is a sizable and growing sentiment for people who believe that that is where we’re headed whether we want to go there or not.”
I will say right now that I never agree with the idea of secession every time that the left threatens it, and I don’t agree with it now.
While it is true that the nation is probably the most divided it has ever been, at least in the last 100 years, can we come together while still holding such drastic views on what is perceived as being what is best for our country?
I have my doubts. But is secession answer? I don’t believe so.
I do believe, however, that all parties need to come together and begin a dialogue to try and bridge the political rifts that are tearing us apart. If anything was proven over the last four years, it was the lefts inability to lose an election in an adult manner. Furthermore, the nonstop negative publicity of our Commander in Chief has to change, no matter who the President is. Without question, Obama had it easy compared to the way that the media and left wing politicians have treated Trump. While you may disagree, do a search for the total number of negative minutes that have been broadcast during his administration as compared to positive. The results will astound you.
So, yes, while the right does bear responsibility for what they say and do, so does the left.
However, another truth that we have seen during the Trump years is the lefts inability to allow other beliefs to exist outside of the realm of what they believe.
Now, I’m not talking about folks who may indeed be racist or homophobic and transphobic. They exist in both parties. I am talking about the ability to just disagree with the left. As a pretty strict Constitutionalist, my right to disagree with what you believe is my right. You, however, do not have the right to verbally harass me or physically attack me based on the perception that you are right, and I am wrong.
When society breaks down the way we have seen it do, especially over the last year, can we turn back? Once again, I have my doubts. The left, in their bizarre desire to be “right” about everything, allow no room for discourse. We either bow down to their rigid set of beliefs or fall prey to cancel culture and the politically correct.
The current breakdown, including riots, the non-stop unwarranted attacks on our police, and yes, the attacks on the right are all a product of the left. That much is known and is a fact. Groups such as ANTIFA and BLM have done nothing to forward any discussion that would move us forward. Promises of unity since the election have already been broken beyond repair.
So, I ask the question again, is secession the answer? No. I do not believe that any type of secessionist movement could be successful, and wouldn’t such a move do more harm than good? Wouldn’t it cause more division and fracture our great nation more than it already is?
Both sides have to come to a truce, and not hold over the other’s head that “we have the Presidency.”
Unless something like this happens, and on a scale we haven’t seen before, we will continue to hate each other for what we believe.
For me, that has already crossed the line into insanity.