And when the Nixon administration went to an all-volunteer military; well it was as if the anti-war movement all but evanesced into thin air and simply vanished off the face of the earth.
And so QED. (Quod erat demonstrandum; literally, [that] which was to be proved - supply - was.)
But that was then, and what about now? What about those mobs of liberal-progressive and union, rent-a-thug demonstrators in Madison? Well, I maintain this was simply a replay, a 60s and 70s nostalgic redux of the past; or as Yoga Berra would say, it was “déjà vu all over again.” Only this time, it was not only the bad players of the past barking their leftist dribble and warmed over Marxist, class-warfare spittle; but it was also their children and grandchildren. How freaking ironic that be!
But let us examine more closely the specifics here. The democrats and their liberal-progressive, leftist, activist and union thug allies; did not exemplify themselves as upholding democracy with its rule-of-law, nor with any decent and civilized behavior, nor with a modicum of respect for the process of democratic governance; but instead did their best for almost a month to thwart, subvert, disrupt and usurp the duly and lawfully elected representatives of the government of Wisconsin; solely by means of force, obstructionism, strong arm tactics and intimidation. Well, dear readers, that is not democracy, rather that is in Aristotelian terms, nothing less than “mob rule” and intellectual lawlessness.
Here is a short litany of the excesses of the former.
First off, from the very beginning of this event, of the disruption and lawless and violent takeover of the Capitol building in Madison; the legislative process and rule-of-law itself, were suspended with the aid, incredibly of all people; of the Wisconsin State troopers who had taken a sworn oath and pledge; and thereby had a solemn obligation and duty to protect that Capitol, the legislature as well as to ensure the public safety. Yet incredibly, they essentially joined sides with the so-called protesters in a show of union solidarity with them.
Yes, the State Troopers are citizens like everyone else, and yes they have a right to sympathize with the so-called protesters and to civil disobedience as well. But no, they do not have a right to actively abandon their duty to uphold the rule-of-law and to ensure the public safety; nor do they have a right to take sides in a partisan and factional, political manner. No, it is their sacred responsibility to remain scrupulously neutral in such matters.