On August 24, 410 A.D., Rome fell to invading barbarians. Pagans blamed Christians and Christianity. St. Augustine responded with preaching and a Christian classic text, The City of God.
On January 6, 2021, a mob of soi-disant patriots incited by the President of the United States attacked a co-equal branch of the United States government in the middle of its Constitutional duty to certify the results of the November 2020 presidential election. Vandals looted the Capitol.
Page A3 of today’s print edition of the Orange County Register displays a photo with the following caption:
I personally know many of the members of West Orange County Republican Women Federated, and am repulsed and appalled if the report of cheering is accurate. A lot is left out, or implied. How many cheered? Who cheered? Were those who cheered members of the Republican Women? Were those who cheered adequately informed of the looting of the Capitol? Were any members at the Trump rally in Washington? Did any members join in pillaging? [Note: see a response from Nancy Hathcock, President of West Orange Republican Women Federated, in the comments to this article.]
Ordered liberty is a bedrock of our republic. Ordered liberty does not countenance the leader of one branch of the federal government urging its supporters to physically attack another branch.
An election is coming up to fill the seat vacated by now-Congresswoman Michelle Steel on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Democrats will take advantage of the events in Washington to throw shade on any and all Republican candidates, including my own preference, John Moorlach.
Republicans face a lot of house-cleaning and tent-mending*.
President Trump lost the election. Yesterday, he lost the country. He should go. Now.
January 8, 2020: According to Fox News, President Trump’s pick to chair the Republican National Committee, has been unanimously re-elected to serve another two years. In her prepared remarks published today, she condemned the violence at the Capitol and stated further:
As we learn every election, candidates matter, and in November Americans elected Republicans with compelling life stories to the House of Representatives. Young Kim and Michelle Steel were both born abroad and knew each other while raising their kids here in America. They saw firsthand how Democrat policies of high taxes combined with crippling government regulations were crushing small businesses and the American Dream in their Southern California communities. They realized they couldn’t afford to sit on the sidelines, and this week they became the first two Korean-American women to be seated in the United States Congress.
For Americans who are sick and tired of hearing about AOC and the rest of the Socialist Squad, we have good news.That’s because we have now have our own squad, the freedom squad, made up of people who know firsthand the perils of socialism in practice.People like Nicole Malliotakis, Carlos Gimenez, Maria Salazar and Victoria Spartz, who will be on the frontlines defending freedom and standing up to Speaker Pelosi’s extreme agenda every single day.