"To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself." - Sun Tzu
The enemy has provided the means. Those of us that desire to be left alone have sat quietly for far too long. Those who want to return our country to greatness, uplifting all within it, have been defeated. ...or have they?
The executive branch has issued numerous edicts in rapid succession, to undo a rise to prosperity that was long overdue. One state, so far, has pushed back. Herein lies the will to fight and the method with which to achieve victory. When the prior executive issued edicts, the attorneys general from several states went to work immediately finding friendly federal courts to issue injunctions to answer each.
Further use of this method is exemplified with what has come to be known as "sue and settle." The enemy has used the courts to its benefit in numerous cases. Federal courts have been instrumental in the enemy's plan.
The prior executive gave us 200 federal judges. We have numerous states and their respective attorneys general. Now is the time to use these attorneys general or release them from service.
The enemy has used the courts, but it has yet another tactic yet to be discussed. The tactic is that of "no quarter." When the prior executive was inaugurated, the resistance was already in place. The New York State attorney general began investigations on the newly elected executive. Countless investigations began in the federal bureaucracy to harass and nip at the heels of the dastardly upstart who dared defy the bureaucratic state.
In this we find that indeed the fears we had are founded. The bureaucratic state has long since grown to a size that threatens the foundations of a government of the people. Fears must be overcome and the fight must start now. To fight the bureaucratic state, we must push those we elect to fight at every opportunity. To harass and nip at the heels of the enemy. Much like a shepherding animal nips and directs the much larger animal, so must we now be.
Our elected representatives must be held to the task at hand or they must be replaced. The newly elected representative from the state of Georgia has shown that she has the fortitude to act and move decisively. She was told to back down by republican leadership. This is where we must remove and replace. We need more willing to do this.
We had a few who challenged the election results and were shunned and abandoned by their party. Those representatives that stood bravely should be held up high. Those that abandoned them should be replaced. We must take the attitude that if you are not aggressively pursuing our agenda you must be replaced. The time for effete snobs who only mouth the words we want to hear is over. Third party challenges, even in loss, can be used to remove sitting representatives. Representatives like Graham, from South Carolina, need to be replaced. It is people like him who have been gaming the primaries and living in the seat of power for far too long for no other reason than to hold a seat and power.
Now is the time for every tactic. Professional speakers who hold court daily over the airwaves must be challenged as well. Those who proclaim they are above the tactics of our enemies should be challenged. Which brings me to another of the enemy's tactics: that of "isolate and eliminate." This is a most fearsome tactic, as it tends to eliminate both a voice or voices and serves to eliminate the very thing that feeds that voice. This tactic removes the financial well-being of that voice. This tactic must be used against the enemy. Examples such as restaurants that were supported in counter to their respective boycotts show promise. The true counter tactic of offense however, not solely of defense, must be employed.
If one refuses to use an enemy's tactics, one has lost the battle before it has begun.
SC Skeptic is a libertarian, constitutional originalist, outdoorsman, and part time pontificator.