Dear Red States…. We’ve decided we’re leaving. We intend to form our own country, we’re taking the other Blue States with us … that includes Hawaii, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and all the Northeast.Lanny Davis (tweet)
What should we think about prominent Democrats, like Lanny Davis, who want to divide America into two separate countries — along party lines?
In his Farewell Address, George Washington explained that union should be regarded as “the palladium” of our “political safety and prosperity….” Union is of such benefit, and disunion so harmful, he added, “there will always be reason to distrust the patriotism of those who in any quarter may endeavor to weaken its bands.”
Washington warned against those who, in seeking disunion, misrepresent the opinions and aims of others: “You cannot shield yourselves too much against the jealousies and heartburnings which spring from these misrepresentations; they tend to render alien to each other those who ought to be bound together by fraternal affection.”
A government of the whole is “indispensable,” said Washington, if only for reasons of national defense. He explained, “No alliance, however strict, between the parts can be an adequate substitute; they must inevitably experience the infractions and interruptions which all alliances in all times have experienced.” The Constitution which unifies us under one law, “is sacredly obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government.”
Anything destructive of these fundamental principles, warned Washington, will have “a fatal tendency.” Anything that serves to “organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force,” is to be discountenanced. Regular opposition to the acknowledged authority, and “the spirit of innovation upon its principles,” should also be discountenanced. Washington considered the “spirit of party” to be the very “worst enemy” of popular government:
The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism.
Washington warned that party strife “agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles animosity of one part against the other, foments occasionally riot and insurrection.” More dangerous yet, Washington warned that kindling such internal animosity “opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions.” In other words, the United States, through this process, could become subject to a foreign power.
Talk of secession by a prominent Democrat, like former White House Special Counsel Lanny Davis, is no joke. He displays, in various tweets, a blazing hatred of Christians and conservatives, referring to them as “crazy bastards.” His high ideals amount to nothing more than bad manners, impudence, and degenerate cynicism.
You want to divide the country, Lanny? People of your ilk have been allowed to dominate our country far too long. Now we see what you are; that is to say, all those things you accuse others of being. Yes, Lanny, that’s right. You are divisive little man. A bigot. You have no charity for your own countrymen; and you have no true intellect, being incapable of appreciating the intellectual arguments of those you have denounced. Do you really think its honest — or even intelligent — to say an unborn human child isn’t human? Do you think its intelligent to suggest (by convoluted arguments) that our country shouldn’t have a border? — when every other country in the world has one! Is it your position that Trump is a warmonger and a Russian stooge? Look to your clients, Mr. Davis. You want to see a stooge of Russia and China? The Clintons fit the description far better than President Trump.
Divide this country at your own peril, Mr. Davis. The Union is indivisible. Millions have fought for it and millions will fight again. And now you bare your leftist fangs, as if to impress us. Many of us already know what you are. Yes, we see you clearly: — we see your traitor’s heart, your corrupt clients, your dysfunctional blue cities (like San Francisco and New York) being handed to thugs and criminals. Everything in your world smells like an open sewer. We get it. We do.
You’re a subversive, Mr. Davis, and now you’re an advocate of treason. So here are a few choice lines on your project from Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida:
O, when degree is shak’d,
Which is the ladder to all high designs,
Then enterprise is sick! How could communities,
Degrees in schools and brotherhoods in cities,
Peaceful commerce from dividable shores,
The primogenity and due of birth,
Prerogative of age, crowns, sceptres, laurels,
But by degree away, untune that string,
And hark what discord follows! Each thing meets
In mere oppugnancy. The bounded waters
Should lift their bosoms higher than the shores
And make a sop of all this solid globe;
Strength should be lord of imbecility,
And the rude son should strike his father dead;
Force should be right; or rather, right and wrong
(Between whose endless jar justice resides)
Should lose their names, and so should justice too.
Then everything includes itself in power,
Power into will, will into appetite;
And appetite, an universal wolf,
So doubly seconded with will and power,
Must make perforce an universal prey,
And last eat up himself.