Is Dennis Miller Right?
Dennis Miller has taken the course that what has happened to this country is not soon to be reversed, and that to twist and contort ones self over this fact is to deny yourself a certain measure of happiness. In short, it can't be fixed right now, don't let it bother you too much, if at all. It's done for the time being. Just put on your "pod face" and nod when liberals attempt to engage you in politically charged conversation.
Forgive me Dennis if I misrepresent you, but I think I am close if not dead on in portraying your position.
I just returned from Richmond where I visited old Saint John's Church. This is the exact spot, in the same old church that Patrick Henry gave his Give Me Liberty or Death speech. I am not suggesting any "death" or revolution here, but I am merely juxtaposing Patrick Henry's attitude to Dennis Miller's suggested attitude. There is a stark contrast.
Is this unfair? Probably.
Mr. Miller makes a good point. Don't let this stuff ruin your inner happiness. Patrick Henry might very well have held the same, but probably not. It is easy to subscribe to Mr. Miller's position, and I actually believe he is correct, to a point. But are inner peace, personal happiness, and good familial relationships untenable with the "Don't Tread On Me" attitude?
Where I question Mr. Miller's position is that, in my view, we must never lose any good opportunity to lay out facts and logic and politely argue emboldened liberals as they espouse their agenda. This is the least one can do. Respond calmly and with emotion in check, politely, and always with a "quiver" of hard facts and sources. A sporting venture, if you will. Then put on the pod face, because it is likely the vitriol and slurs are sure to follow.
Did we lose the last Presidential election? Yes. But is rolling over just what they want conservatives to do? Yes again, and that is what is bothersome with the Miller position. Rolling over is what they want you to do, and their delight in this is distasteful.
Dennis, I am not saying you are entirely wrong in your surrender. Personal happiness is extremely important. However, I encourage you to keep a little bit of Patrick Henry at your ready and keep that "quiver" at hand. I suspect you will.