President Trump just launched his reelection campaign to great fanfare in Orlando, Florida.
It’s good to see the President back on the campaign trail, bringing his America First message to the American people—this time with the benefit of an extraordinary record of promises kept.
Still, I worry that some voters who supported him in 2016 may not fully appreciate what’s at stake this time around—or worse, they seem to think the work is finished.
In 2016, Michael Anton famously opined that America faced a “Flight 93 Election.” Like the brave passengers on that doomed flight hijacked on 9/11, he reasoned, Americans had no choice. We had either to rush the cockpit with Donald Trump or accept our fate as Hillary Clinton and the Democrats flew the country into a building.
Middle America went all in on the gamble, flipping the electoral map on its head and delivering a Donald Trump presidency that no one in the Washington, D.C. swamp thought possible.
The bet paid off. The plane of state was righted. But we’re not out of danger yet.
If 2016 was the Flight 93 Election, the coming contest is the September 12 election.
The choice that conservatives, moderates, and independents face today is no less important than the one they faced two and a half years ago. It’s no less pressing than the choice that faced our nation as we formulated our response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
We either will allow the radical Left to have the power they need to exact revenge for its humiliation in the 2016 election, or we will do what’s necessary to protect ourselves.
The last two and a half years have been like a slow-motion version of the national awakening this country went through in 2001, as we realized the depth of hatred our enemies felt for America and how vulnerable we were to attack.
Before the twin towers fell, most Americans were oblivious to the threat of radical Islamic terrorism. In the same way, most Republicans did not realize the extent to which extremists on the Left despise us prior to the election of Donald Trump.
The public discourse of #TheResistance era has disabused us of any such illusions.
Between their incessant obstructionism, lies about the Trump agenda, and conspiracy mongering about Russia, the Democrats have encouraged and even participated in a politics of hatred and division the likes of which we have not seen for more than a century.
Even before her defeat, Hillary Clinton was prepared to call you “deplorable” for daring to oppose her globalist vision for America. She was also arrogant enough to predict that Donald Trump wouldn’t accept the results of the election, only to turn around and be guilty of exactly that charge, consumed as she was with so much denial that she claimed she was cheated out of a rightful win.
But that was tame compared to the madness the Left has stirred up since.
Just last week Congresswoman Marcia Fudge described Trump voters as “either racist, steeped in religious beliefs, ignorant, or, as my mother used to say, just plain dumb.”
These people are not trying to retake control of the White House merely to advance their agenda. They want to punish the Americans who made them look like fools in 2016.
This new breed of Democrats cheer as the social media giants silence and eliminate any voice that opposes them or threatens the monopoly liberal journalists have over the flow of information. They’re prepared to pack the courts, let 16-year-olds vote, and even eliminate the Electoral College in order to help them win. They’re already talking about the prospect of the election being “stolen” by “racism,” which gives a pretty good indication of the strategy they plan to fall back on if they lose again.
In short, they will do anything they can to destroy our coalition and make sure the humiliation of 2016 can never happen again.
Faced with the realities of 9/11, Americans took drastic steps to protect ourselves from terrorism and ensure we would never again be caught off guard by those who seek to destroy us.
By committing himself to another run, President Trump has shown the only viable pathway to maintaining the American society that our ancestors entrusted to us. We cannot lose resolve now. If we do, the entire MAGA revolution of 2016 will be rewritten in history as a fluke. We cannot let that happen.
This is the September 12 election. Like the day after 9/11, doing anything other than everything we can is unthinkable.
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