Tancredo: Do You Miss America?

Tom Tancredo, Breitbart, October 12, 2017

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I miss America. Do you?

Now, I am not necessarily talking only about the good ole’ days when you could play outside till the street lights came on, and when you did play games there was a winner and a loser but no participation trophy. I am talking about something much, much more devastating to the national ethos. I am talking about the approaching end of patriotism, when loving the America put together by the founding fathers gets you branded as a racist, sexist, white supremacist, Islamophobe, homophobe and just plain stupid.

Twenty-first century America gives everybody something to rail against. For Antifa and the Democrats, it’s the mere semblance of things we were and, for conservatives, it’s the daily realization of so many things we have become.

Conservatives recall a time when you could actually trust the major organs of government, especially those tasked with the responsibility for keeping us safe. Remember when we believed the Department of Justice was actually on our side? Are you wondering what happened to the America where even your local police department seemed to actually be focused on catching the bad guys and was, for the most part, working in unison to protect law-abiding citizens? Who would have imagined a local police force standing down, as they did in Charlottesville, to let the mayhem escalate to the point where bloodshed turned into murder?

Are you nostalgic for the America where a sanctuary city was a whimsical place where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid found refuge? In 2017 America, it’s a place where murderers and rapists and child molesters can find safe harbor but only if they broke into the country.

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In 2017 America, a man rents a room in Las Vegas and the next thing you know, there are 59 dead and nearly 500 wounded. But a week after the event, you still don’t know his motives– whether he was a “ lone wolf” or a simple lunatic or a radicalized ISIS convert. Or was he a Trump-hater who was, as the shooter at the Republican baseball team practice, driven to mayhem by the persistent rantings of late night TV “comics” and a national press that is obsessed with fueling a coup and overturning an election?

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Many of us look at the media reporting the same way thinking Germans and Russians must have looked at the daily emanations from their respective Ministries of Propaganda. Look at how our Ministry regurgitated the story that a video no one in Libya ever saw caused an attack on our people in Benghazi. Look at how the Ministry feeds the ludicrous narrative that Russia engineered Hillary’s defeat.

After all, for eight years we saw President Obama turn the U.S. Department of Justice into the lead agency in charge of “fundamentally transforming America.” We saw Obama’s first attorney general, Eric Holder, tell the nation he would not prosecute crimes committed by members of the New Black Panther Party. He was busted for gun running to Mexican cartels in an operation called Fast and Furious that ended up costing God knows how many lives — including that of a Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry. Holder refused to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court even though constitutionally, he was charged with the responsibility of enforcing federal laws. And the list goes on. Holder was followed into office by another wizard of weaponized bureaucracy, Loretta Lynch. Think tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton supposedly to discuss grandchildren — of which she has none.

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Obama weaponized the EPA, BLM, and every agency under his control and encouraged them to go after anyone deemed a problem to the new progressive order.

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