“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”
[Special Message to the Congress on the Internal Security of the United States, August 8, 1950]” ― Harry S. Truman
I am an American! I am a patriot by choice. As of today, I am the Loyal Opposition to the Biden/Harris fraudulent presidency. I am asking for you to join me in being the Loyal Opposition.
What does “Loyal Opposition” mean?
“It is less that you are an adversary and more that you are someone with an opinion that (although frightening to me) might in some way enrich my own. And if I raise myself to being a partner with you on this mutual journey of ours, and if I refuse to bow to the posture of being a frightened adversary as you intersect my journey with a journey different than my own, we can profoundly change what we would have otherwise both died wrestling over.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough
Loyal Opposition means you are loyal to the US Constitution as the Republic of the United States of America’s premier law. Webster defines “Loyal Opposition” as “a [person] whose opposition to the party in power is constructive, responsible, and bounded by loyalty to fundamental interests and principles.” As a loyal oppositionist, we support and defend the US Constitution; we constructively offer services in support of the US Constitution, but scrutinize elected officials’ actions to meet their elected responsibilities. Even if we are ever in a position of power, we, the loyal oppositionists, stay cognizant of our actions, responsible and accountable to those who supported us to power. We remain true to the fundamental principles embedded in the US Constitution.
Loyal Oppositionists never use violence to control the thoughts of others. We refute ideas with more potent ideas. We employ words, conviction, and confidence. We love the freedom found under the “Rule of Law.” We are constructive in our comments, truthful, and we research and report, even if it means we must improve our individual actions to meet the US Constitution’s ideals. Now, more than ever in American History, America needs loyal oppositionists to step forward, answer the call, and defend liberty against the tyranny that has been thrust upon us.
“You see, the point is that the strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.”
― Henrik Ibsen, An Enemy of the People
What are my duties as a “Loyal Oppositionist?”
“Opposition can be your friend. Opposition can be the fire that tempers the better sword, as well as the ice that cools a fiery temper. Don’t ever run from it; learn from it!” ― Jack R. Rose, The Cedar Post
The word loyal shows that the non-governing parties may oppose the sitting government’s actions while still being devoted to the formal source of the government’s power, the US Constitution and “We the People!”
- Learn the US Constitution. Read the US Constitution.
- Open your mouth in support of the US Constitution. Calling out tyranny when tyranny is enacted—supporting people who are being stripped of their freedoms.
- Be actively engaged as a loyal oppositionist.
- Strive for personal improvement while helping others to improve.
- Focus on local politics, policies, and politicians. The Federal political world is supported by the actions of the tyrannical few in local politics. Know your city, county, and state government’s actions.
- Choose to be an agent for change through constructive, responsible loyalty to the US Constitution.
From General George Washington:
“Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.”
From President Thomas Jefferson:
- “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
- “On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
- “Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.”
- “We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”
From President Abraham Lincoln:
- “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”
- “We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.”
- “If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.”
- “Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.”
Who am I accountable to as a “Loyal Oppositionist?”
As a loyal oppositionist, you are only ever accountable to yourself. While many people will surround you, you are the most important and fundamental person in your sphere of influence for good and ill. Be the main character in your own life story.
“Great spirits have always encountered Opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.”
― Albert Einstein
Where do I find support to be part of the “Loyal Opposition?”
“When you start to experience opposition, your power is growing”
― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom
Support is found by opening your mouth, engaging in the work, and learning and improving yourself. In twenty years, do you want to say that you answered the call when your country needed you? Get moving! Start learning! Be the patriot you want to stand next to and that your children and friends will be able to rely upon.
“It’s not about going around trying to stir up trouble. As long as you’re honest and you articulate what you believe to be true, somebody somewhere will become your enemy whether you like it or not.” ― Criss Jami, Killosophy
Our duty to be loyal oppositionists begins now! We must be faithful to the US Constitution but oppose heart and soul the radicalization, weaponization, and government’s terror. That the liberal leftists have corrupted our neighbors into aiding and abetting the destruction of liberty is not new. But ending the rot, fixing the problems, and rising to the challenge is where we focus. We do not have a rear-view mirror as loyal oppositionists; we have a windshield as we move forward. We build, we support the good where we find it, we dig in against the enemy that would tear us apart, and we find strength from the cause of liberty. As we do this, we will discover America is strong. America is great. America can survive!
“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.”
― Fredrick Douglas
The following is especially true. Regardless of your religion, consider the following as a source for strength. Do we have faith sufficient in ourselves and the life of the US Constitution to stand? I do; Join Me!
“…President Thomas S. Monson said: “Of course we will face fear, experience ridicule, and meet Opposition. Let us have the courage to defy the consensus, the courage to stand for principle. Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval. … Remember that all men have their fears, but those who face their fears with [faith] have courage as well.” President Monson’s counsel is timeless! … Day after day, on your path toward your eternal destiny, increase your faith. Proclaim your faith! Let your faith show!”
― Russell M. Nelson, Accomplishing the Impossible: What God Does, What We Can Do
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