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Veteran campaign counsel Dan Backer penned a barn burner of an essay on Tuesday, diving deep into exactly why America is the greatest country in the world but also noting that the best part of its tradition is increasingly being smothered by liberal overreach in blue states across the country.

And between draconian covid lockdowns, the rise of cancel culture, dangerous radicals demanding police be abolished, and violent crime which is careening out of control, millions of Americans may be in danger of losing their freedoms for good.


But Backer writes in Townhall, there are still some places where freedom still rings:

But, after decades of slowly tearing at the fabric of our nation, the Left is now ripping it to shreds. The “un-wasted opportunity” of the COVID-19 pandemic has only magnified their radicalism. Over the last year, Americans have seen churches fined and churchgoers imprisoned in the name of the coronavirus—a virus with a 99.7 percent survival rate. We have seen millions of small businesses closed, with the greatest concentration in Democrat-run states like Michigan. We have seen big-government Democrats like California Governor Gavin Newsom continue to impose restrictions on their constituents while playing by different rules, to the point where even the left-leaning mainstream media has cried foul

If there is a bright side to watching the nation you love burn at the hands of those who hate it, it’s that freedom has not been lost entirely. At a time when the liberal media encourages COVID-19 paranoia though overwhelmingly negative coverage, Republican governors in Florida and Texas have not fallen for the fearmongering. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Texas Governor Greg Abbott have repeatedly refused to sacrifice individual liberty as a way to appease the most paranoid and fearful among us…

Despite the predictable outrage, Governor Abbott fully opened the Texas economy in March, lifting the state’s mask mandate and ensuring that “all businesses and families in Texas have the freedom to determine their own destiny.” COVID-19 cases did not spike, while Texans enjoyed a long-overdue return to normalcy. Meanwhile, Florida has become a national leader in vaccination and business activity under Governor DeSantis, who has spoken out against vaccine passports and other threats to individual liberty. The Florida governor routinely urges vaccinated Floridians to “act immune” en route to normality…

That is freedom in practice. That is why my parents risked it all to bring me to America decades ago. In large part, they came for the First Amendment, which not only guarantees free speech, but all our most cherished freedoms— of religion, the press, peaceful assembly, and to petition government for a redress of grievances. Nowhere is the First Amendment more protected and preserved today than in Florida and Texas.



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Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 year ago

Enjoy freedom while it lasts. The commiecrats are gearing up. But we can beat them

v steve
v steve
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Those kind of people are gone.

Mac
Mac
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

We can’t if we Dan keep the rhinos out. They are part of the deep state. One day God is going to step in and your gonna find a lot lefts up for treasonous acts towards America and they will get what Hitlery got and a few others. Oh it’s coming ppl just watch. The left had already hung themselves no pun intended

John
John
1 year ago

Boycott democrats

KC
KC
1 year ago

Please don’t forget Arizona, in your freedom states as we were only closed for less than a month

C. Bell
C. Bell
1 year ago
Reply to  KC

YEAH KC, But the audit will show you didn’t have enough honest poll workers to keep the election from being stolen.!