Davis is the Left’s test case to see just how much statism we are willing to tolerate…
Campaigns are a little bit like sporting events. You can recruit/draft the best player (candidate), surround him with superior coaches (staff), and assemble the best team (message). You can even game plan successfully so that you are prepared for what the opposition will throw your way.
All of a sudden the best-laid plans are out the window, and the team that does the best job of adjusting on the fly in the new normal is most likely to emerge as the victor.
But then something organic happens. Something you could not prepare for. Like an injury to a key player or a judgment call by the officials that goes against you. Or maybe poor weather conditions that dramatically alter the field of play. All of a sudden the best-laid plans are out the window, and the team that does the best job of adjusting on the fly in the new normal is most likely to emerge as the victor.
The Kim Davis saga is just such a moment in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
Given the unprecedented assaults the Left had already foisted upon the First Amendment in a post-Windsor/Obergefell world, all of the campaigns were already on notice that religious liberty was going to be one of the primary litmus tests of this primary. Yet even with that foreknowledge, it still didn’t stop several Republican presidential candidates from botching the issue already.
But the story of the Kentucky county clerk, who remains indefinitely incarcerated without a trial despite the fact she violated no actual law anywhere on the books, is the first real game-changing moment in this campaign. It has galvanized and radicalized the GOP’s still massive social conservative base, which was already engaged after a summer of macabre Planned Parenthood videos exposing the death merchant’s blood lust for dismembered baby parts.
However, as gruesome as those Planned Parenthood videos are, the Kim Davis story hits closer to home. She is a cold, hard look in the mirror for she could be any believer caught in the crosshairs of the Rainbow Jihad. And quite possibly could be the first believer in American history to be thrown in jail for simply being one.
Davis is confirmation that all the (phony) promises the Left made throughout the years, like “no one will lose their freedom because we allowed gays the freedom to marry” or “how is your marriage impacted by someone else’s same-sex marriage,” were a complete and total scam. I’m sure Kim’s husband believes their marriage has been impacted quite a bit.
Adding fuel to this fire is the fact Davis was thrown in jail by – get your shocked face ready – a Republican-appointed judge. A judge who even went so far as to call the philosophy that inspired the Declaration of Independence “dangerous.”
Davis is the Left’s test case to see just how much statism we are willing to tolerate.
Davis is the Left’s test case to see just how much statism we are willing to tolerate. Will we put up with our fellow Americans being thrown in jail for refusing to assent to the Left’s lawlessness on this or any issue? What if they decide tomorrow that the Second Amendment is now as irrelevant as the First Amendment? Do we just turn in our guns under threat of imprisonment? Pick a God-given right, any God-given right for that matter, and apply this particular paradigm to it.
What the Left is really testing here is our resolve, which then begs a series of questions every single GOP presidential candidate better be prepared to answer.
What are you willing to say no to? Is there anything these progressive justices could conjure up from the darkest recesses of their bowels and put to paper that we would disregard? Is there any affront to decency and liberty they could demand of us that we would refuse?
Permit me to be even more direct. Is there any point your oath of office to defend our Constitution against all enemies – both foreign and domestic – would take precedence over court opinions that are not just unconstitutional but anti-constitutional? We are no longer talking about mere disagreements of constitutional interpretation between reasonable people within competing ideological factions. No, we are talking about usurpers who brazenly intend to undo the original intent and framework of our constitutional republic…