To Liberal Americans,
Since the re-election of President Barak Obama, I have seen an inflated sense of progressivism within America. A form of euphoria from the 2012 electoral victory has swept through you and the mainstream media has emboldened you to push even your most extreme dreams. You are resurrecting far-left agendas that have long been put aside or ignored. You believe that you have the weight of electoral victory behind you and that gives you vindication of your ideals and the authority to remake the world as you desire it.
You do not.
You fundamentally misunderstand the nature of the control you now have. It is built on a slim margin, a margin that can and will swing away from you as surely as the world turns. Moreover, no matter how you crave it, you do not have supreme and uncontested authority to do as you wish.
You also fundamentally misunderstand those who do not believe as you do. You think that those who oppose your ideology are foolish, sick, or dangerous and should be ignore, forcibly treated, or locked up. You think that if you repeat yourselves enough we will learn to accept your benevolent leadership and eventually adopt your dogma.
You are wrong.
Let me tell you about us.
We follow laws that we don’t agree with so long as they are constitutional and put forth by a democratically elected congress. We accept the authority of legitimately elected officials, even those that we did not vote for and acknowledge their right to office. We tolerate that which is contrary to our beliefs and allow others to speak so long as it is within the law and does not infringe on our rights.
We believe in the law. We love the law. We know that the law is what keeps us as society and as individuals whole, healthy and wealthy.
We are peaceful men and women. We love our fellow citizens and have only goodwill toward them. We do not have violent fantasies or wish destruction toward any person. We have the wisdom to know that the strongest individual is the one who can cradle the most delicate of creatures and free it to live as God intended. We know through hard experience that when force is used all share in the pain, both the giver and the receiver.
My message to you liberal Americans is this: We will acknowledge you. We will tolerate you. We will defend your right to think and speak as you wish. When you are in power, we will bend to your will so long as it is a legitimate design under the law.
But, there is a limit. And that limit is defined in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, two documents that are as near to sacred as the hand of man can write. When your liberal elected officials or acolytes attempt to deprive us of the rights enshrined in those documents, rights given by almighty God, then you have gone too far and we are duty bound to oppose you. We will oppose you with our collective will and our voices and our votes. And, if necessary, and after all else fails, we will oppose you with our hands.
And you should fear our hands because no matter how you try, they will not be empty.