"My plea to the Left is simply this. Come back to the table. Turn that frown upside down. We are all of us, Americans."
Oh DFL - where are you today? Where are the days of Hubert Humphrey, the "Happy Warrior", who typified our state? I am not saying that many of us on the Right agreed with everything that Humphrey supported, but at least you could talk to the man. Talk to him without the ever present "winger wagging" and scolding you get from the Left these days. In fact today, Humphrey would probably be thrown out of the good old DFL for being to moderate. No, today's "RESIST!" DFL likes the anarchist Antifa movement much better, thank you.
A question which I often ponder is this - why are so many on the Left so unhappy these days? So filled with rage? So hateful? So violent? That is not the Humphrey style. Not even close. In fact, Paul Wellstone would even be shaking his head today if he could see the antics of Antifa. Why? Wellstone maybe was more shrill at times than Humphrey was, but you could still talk to him. How do I know that? Because I did.
Somehow the Left has taken a wrong turn off the turnpike of life. Forgotten what is really important to all of us. Many on the Left have taken to eschew our Constitution, even our Holy Bible. They have turned our fine Universities into sewers of garbage and hate instead of places to exchange ideas and learn critical thinking. They have brought confusion into some of our major churches. By insisting on PC thinking rather than listening to the Holy Spirit, some churches are mixing in Islam with Christian teaching. And thinking that is just fine. "COEXIST", right?
However, the thing the Left is doing now which is the most damaging to our nation is the re-write of some of our history. What we are seeing with the demolition of historic statues and burning of books is nothing more than a purge. Rather than erasing the Civil War from our past, we need to study it, and learn from it. Learn about it.
The irony is this. The Left can easily gloss over the fact than Margaret Sanger started Planned Parenthood for reasons other than birth control. If the Left really wants to vilify someone in our history who was a true racist, they should forget about Robert E. Lee. They should go after Sanger. Why? She believed in eugenics - the extermination of people who did not "measure up". Robert E. Lee on the other people, did not even own a slave.
My plea to the Left is simply this. Come back to the table. Turn that frown upside down. We are all of us, Americans. Stop thinking of those on the Right as Satan - rather think of us as your brothers and sisters. Hate is a horrible word, and a horrible thing to do. Be like Hubert Humphrey. Don't be like Elizabeth Warren or Debbie Wassermann Schultz.