Victor Davis Hanson, one of the most astute critics of the self-destruction of California and America, published an essay on May 31 entitled, “Is The Sleeping Conservative Dragon Finally Waking Up?” Mr. Hanson, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes that “Traditionalists often feel they have no time for politics. They prefer to focus on their families, jobs, communities, and churches.” We happen to agree with his opinion.
The essay goes on to identify all that is happening in our country, all of which most of us cannot fathom as to why. Surely most Americans are not in favor of drag queen shows for children, wide-open borders with throngs of unchecked people streaming in, once respected companies like Disney promoting abortion, homosexuality, pedophilia, and a myriad of other non-traditional lifestyles that are definitely not family friendly. Or sports teams that are focusing on politics rather than sports; brewers focusing on gender confusion rather than brewing beer; discount stores promoting swimsuits for men who think they are “women.” What has happened to our country?
Everything that is wrong in America is self-inflicted. Inflation, gasoline prices, food scarcity, big city crime, and the myriad of other things that are screwed up, all of them are our fault.
Closer to home, the policies of the Biden administration have devastated Wyoming’s oil, gas, and coal economy. Not content with that, the demented puppet’s people are targeting agriculture and water as well. They laughably think that you will be able to pull a trailer full of horses from one end of Wyoming to another with a battery-powered truck, in the winter, with a headwind. How’s that going to work out?
“But,” you say, “don’t blame me, I didn’t vote for F. Joe Biden!” No, you didn’t. Neither did “81 million” Americans. However, thanks to a manufactured viral pandemic, 70% of the votes in 2020 were not in person, so 81 million votes for Brandon were recorded. Think about it. Brandon was the most popular presidential candidate in history! And we have some beach front property in Arvada for you too.
So, you didn’t vote for Joe, but you likely voted for other people, many, or all of whom, claimed to be Conservative Republicans. How’s that working out for you? Are you looking at the Florida Legislature with envy? Did you actually research the people you voted for or did you just check that little box because they were “Republican”? Perhaps it is time you wake up and start paying attention.
Politics starts at home. Yes, we know you are too busy and consider yourself “not political,” but that’s exactly why we are in this mess. You, yes, you need to pay attention.
Have you been to a School Board meeting lately? That’s a great place to start. There you’ll find that the elected School Trustees don’t work for you and don’t really care what you think. You see, the trustees, the school administrators, and the Wyoming Education Association, are so much smarter than you, a mere parent or citizen concerned about what is being taught in schools. They pay lip service to the public, but it pains them to do so. If they could ban the public from their meetings (they actually have banned a few parents), they would be so much happier. Some of them even get belligerently cross when criticized or challenged. In fact, we expect to hear from at least one of them by publishing this paragraph.
City Council meetings and County Commissioner meetings are also interesting events to visit. Generally, not as contentious as School Board meetings, they do cover routine things that impact your life and livelihood. There is an enormous amount of money that both of those groups deal with, so it helps to pay attention. Maybe they’ll even tell you why they spend taxpayer money funding non-profit groups and membership-supported organizations such as the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, if you ask nicely.
If you want an eye-opening experience, attend one of the State Legislative committee working sessions that are held around the state, a few even in Sheridan. You’ll come to understand why we poke fun at some of our legislators here on this blog as they tend to make the School Board trustees look professional.
And if you really want to get involved, become a precinct committeeman or committeewoman. This really isn’t that time-consuming, and it allows you to make your opinion heard. We pride ourselves on being a grassroots organization, and the grassroots begin with you.
Bottom line, read Victor Davis Hanson’s essay and get involved. We’ve let the America we love slip into the arms of a prostitute, but we can get her back if we work at doing so. The end result will be worth it.