Uncommon Sense – The Siwiec Report by Ron Siwiec
“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in to bind up the nation’s wounds…”Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address
On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the U.S. Capitol was breached and invaded by a mob who believed that redress for their questionable claims of voter fraud required an assault on the seat of American government. Sadly, this spectacle was witnessed throughout the world and by Americans already severely divided, right and left.
In 1861, we were ‘a house divided against itself.’ We had to fight a bloody war before our nation could once again stand. Our house is divided again, and if the strident rhetoric of those in power, right and left, is a signal, we could break beyond repair.
We have no Lincoln to act with magnanimity toward the defeated electorate or the political party they endorsed. There has been talk of healing, but it has proven to be no more than talk. Senator Charles Schumer and Speaker Pelosi are following the maxim of Rahm Emanuel. They see the crisis of the besieged Capitol as a Republican Achille’s heel; something to be fully exploited. They want Trump’s head on a pike of impeachment. ‘With malice toward none?’ Hardly.
President Biden already appears to be doing the bidding of far-left wing of the Democrat party. He was quick to draw a misleadingly attractive distinction between the way in which riots are policed based on the race of those engaging in the mayhem. Our new leader is playing the race card to satisfy both his minority group voting base and the elites of academia, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood. His rhetoric of twisted sociology and demagogic slur will serve as red meat for the left and clearly indicates that the goal of his now activated administration is to keep its heel on the neck of a supine Republican party.
Now that Kamala Harris’ holds tie-breaking senatorial power, which constitutes a one-party government, at least until the 2022 mid-terms, we expect that the power of majority status in the House and Senate will allow Democrats to steamroll their liberal agenda into law. Schumer and Pelosi will take no prisoners. They will show no mercy. Across the aisle communication will consist of sneers. Fifty votes plus the tiebreaker adds up to victory. To the victor go the spoils and the power. The only slim hope of staunching the legislative onslaught of left-wing legislation is a defection, if someone like Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) deserts and votes with the enemy or switches his party affiliation.
The United States was once bitterly divided and survived but it first had to endure a civil war. Are we approaching such a cataclysm? In 1814, the British under General Robert Ross set fire to the Capitol building. That was the War of 1812. Great Britain was the enemy. With what occurred on January 6, the enemy was us.