I’m writing at 1:14 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24. Like you, I’m eagerly anticipating Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. Like you, I have much to be thankful for and an inner need to express that gratitude. At the moment, the thing I am most thankful for is that “our flag is still there.”
I’m an American. I believe in real American values. I do not believe in the filth that has been masquerading as American values and co-opting American values. I will continue to fight the filth. I can do nothing other than continue to fight the filth.
Filth was defeated today in Georgia.
Essentially, I believe in justice for all under the law. I believe in the rule of law.
I’m encouraged. Actually, I was encouraged last week, despite my complete contempt for Kyle Rittenhouse. He was found not guilty under Wisconsin law, and the jury had the wisdom, discipline and stamina to get it right. Understand, Rittenhouse is not “innocent.” But he was, I believe, properly found not guilty under the law.
Today I am further hopeful. Another jury got it right, and for all the right reasons.
A jury decided that it is not lawful to track a human being down and shoot him to death like a trophy animal. A jury decided that “There’s a black man running in the neighborhood” is not a capital offense.
A jury showed disdain and derision for three racists claiming they were acting in self-defense.
Sounds pretty basic and unassailable. And yet I had a lot of anxiety prior to the reading of the verdicts.
The offense was heinous. The motive was deplorable. The souls of the perpetrators are putrid. And the “defense” was disgusting.
I’m thankful that our flag is still flying. But I am aware, as events in recent years have proved, that we can never take that for granted and must work without ceasing to preserve the genius that is and can be America.
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