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# 4 Not Our Finest Hour: Why Is Liberal America Falling So Far Short?

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Summary: We in Liberal America are now embattled. America has been in kindred battles before, and on those occasions to which we look to see our finest American ideals expressed and embodied, great American leaders have shown the way: "See the evil. Call it out. Press the battle." But in this crisis, in this battle, Liberal America is falling far short of our nation's finest ideals. Why is that?

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The American electorate is probably about to give more power to a party of traitors.

This statement, though shocking, can be verified by these steps (many of which are substantiated here):


  • The Republican Party ("the Party of No") has chosen to prevent anything from being accomplished.


  • To choose across-the-board obstructionism is to knowingly hurt the nation.


  • The Republicans' motivation for obstructionism is to regain power.


  • To sacrifice the good of the country to gain greater power over it is to betray the nation.


  • The dictionary definition of "traitor" is "a person who betrays a friend, country, principle...."


  • Most pollsters say that, in the upcoming elections, this "Party of No" will gain seats in the House and the Senate.



What's wrong with America that a political party can act in such a disgraceful way and profit from it?

Something must be amiss with those who will vote for so demonstrably traitorous a party.

But something is also wrong with the part of the American body politic that opposes the Republicans -- i.e. Liberal America.

Compare how Liberal America is dealing with this destructive force with what Americans, through their greatest leaders, have done in their finest hours: the nation's founding, the Civil War, and the World War against fascism.

In all three crises, the leaders we regard as heroes understood the evil they were up against, called it out, and fought for values they held sacred.

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