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CENTRAL VIEW for Monday, April 5, 2021

by William Hamilton, Ph.D.

Abraham Lincoln: A house divided...

Objective observers would have to agree that, stolen or not, the 2020 Congressional and Presidential elections show an America that is deeply divided. In the U.S. House, Democrats have only five more members than Republicans. In the U.S. Senate, Democrats and Republican are tied at 50-50, albeit Vice President Harris (D) can break ties with her vote as President of the Senate.

Frankly, this observer thought the Biden* Regency would take the incremental approach that led to the eventual death of the legendary unwitting frog. Instead, the Biden* Regency threw America’s political, economic, and foreign-policy frog into a vat of boiling water.

Yet competent polling data from firms such as Rasmussen show that Americans, while divided, are not evenly divided on the issues that confront the nation. For example, almost 66-percent of those polled do not support the executive orders of the Biden* Regency. The same numbers hold true for the Democrat’s legislative proposals and for the Biden* Regency’s cabinet nominations. And yet, despite broad public disapproval, the Biden* Regency shows no signs of changing course.

Why the haste? It could as simple as fearing the window for enacting the Socialist-Democrat agenda will close with the 2022 mid-term elections. Moreover, between now and 2022, America’s Middle Class and Working Class might be "woke" to the fact that they are under assault by the Fabian Socialism of the Deep State Coastal Elites.

To win in 2022 and 2024, Republicans will need a platform aimed at restoring America to first place among the nations and not trailing along the wake of a rising Red China. Republicans need a platform not fractured by wedge issues such as mask-wearing or not or to vaccinate or not, stem-cell research, same-sex marriage, schoolchoice, minimum-wage, pro-life versus pro-choice, etc.

While certain wedge issues are terribly important to single-issue voters, this is the time for single-issue voters to realize that totalitarian systems such as Socialism do not permit the debate of issues. Period. End of discussion. To paraphrase the late Kenny Rogers, "There will be time enough for debatin’ when the election is won."

What Republicans need to win is a Center-Right coalition focused on the preservation of the U.S. Constitution, the entire Bill of Rights, the Rule of Law with the same legal standard applied without fear or favor to one and all. Even to Hillary Clinton, James Comey, and John Brennan, et al.

In 2022 and, especially, 2024, it will be crunch time for the RINOs who abandoned the top of the GOP ticket in 2020. Now that the RINOs have now seen the Socialist-Democrats’ radicalism on full display, will that be shocking enough to cause them to come back to the GOP? Or, will they continue to allow America to be ruled by the Socialist-Democrat Coastal Elites?

As Abraham Lincoln said in 1858, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."By 1861, America was still divided and the result was Civil War; a war that killed over 625,000 Americans. The death toll exceeded the number of Americans killed in World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam combined.

*Election disputed.

Suggested reading: Lincoln: "A House Divided," Springfield, IL, June 16, 1858.

©2021. William Hamilton.

©1999-2021. American Press Syndicate.

Dr. Hamilton can be contacted at:
P.O. Box 2001
Granby, CO 80446

Email: william@central-view.com

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