by: John Velisek USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist
Civility in politics has always been a challenge. There are examples of poor behavior going back to the Founding. The two-party system is adversarial, but rules of order and the basic decency of our citizens have been a brake on the outright violence seen in third world countries.
However, in the past eight years that has changed. Former President, Barack Obama worked hard to sow divisions within our populous, and deepen the rift that most Americans worked so hard to close. Academics pursue these divisions for no other reason than to attempt to push through a socialist agenda. While most people in real America do nothing more than work hard and long hours to put food on the table and pay their bills, there are those who want nothing more than to tear our country apart.
The #walkaway movement has finally given those of the progressive socialist party, commonly called the Democrats, an opportunity to pull away from a party that has moved further left to a socialist style government on everything from immigration to reparations. Our 200-year history is the prop they are attempting to use to obtain something for nothing and to force others to live under the rules that they demand.