Editor’s Note: While the media and other leftist elites ignore the millions of folks living in “flyover” states, they do so at their own peril; it was this silent majority that put President Trump in the White House. Each week, Liberty Nation gives voice to the hard-working heartlanders who are silent no more.
Across the Heartland, the tone of the week went from combative to pensive and, finally, to remembrance. Leading up to the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on this nation, patriots refocused their energy in an America first way, again promising never to forget. Instead, for one week, the good folks in flyover states forgot the rancor of the 2020 election cycle. Turning inwards, recalling the unity of a nation under attack, Americans remembered that California was on fire, and innocent children were dead from the violence of anarchy.
California Is Burning Down
President Trump warned officials in the Golden State way back in 2017 that poor forestry management would lead to uncontrollable wildfires. CalFire, the government web page devoted to keeping track of the carnage, has a frightening list of this year’s casualties: “Since the beginning of the year, wildfires have now burned over 3.1 million acres in California. There have been 12 fatalities and over 3,900 structures destroyed.”
One such fire, The El Dorado, was ignited as a family celebrated at a gender reveal party in four feet of parched grasses. Brilliant. Hey, let’s light up the fireworks while our state is burning down. The sparks from the pyrotechnic device sent blue smoke into the air and swiftly exploded into a brush fire. Being the equivalent to perhaps the dumbest people in the state, the family attempted to extinguish the flames as the Santa Ana winds blew fiercely with small bottles of water.
A video highlights the best parts of stupidity, narcissism, and selfish tendencies some people are wont to put on display, believing they have the right to start a fire as gender reveal parties often do. As the fire rages, one family member says, “let’s pack up.”
People with common sense were disturbed. “I thought there was no such thing as ‘gender’ in California,” commented Debbie Bailey in Wheelersburg, OH. And Mississippi gal, Carolyn Markray admitted, “I always hated those parties! now I have a great reason!”
Meanwhile, In War-Torn Chicago
United States Attorney General Bill Barr made headlines by proclaiming a colossal decrease in violent crimes after instituting Operation Legend this summer. As one may recall, the initiative was in response to LeGend Taliferro, the four-year-old little boy shot and killed while in his bed asleep. Law and order Trump went all in to ferret out the perpetrators taking innocent lives in cities plagued by Antifa and Black Lives Matter violence.
Chicago, the now tarnished jewel of the Midwest, is one such city where efforts were focused to reign in the thuggery. This week, Mr. Barr was in Chi-town and proclaimed success after more than 2,000 arrests had been made, calling it “one of the most significant federal law enforcement operations in recent years.” Barr continued, saying Operation Legend is working, crime is down, and order is being restored to this “great American city.”
The screeching of brakes was astoundingly loud. Folks who live anywhere in a 200-mile radius were quick to question the honorable Mr. Barr. The announcement came after Chicago saw 51 shootings and seven fatalities over the Labor Day weekend. But here’s the win: Chicago Police Department admitted that, for August only, this was the “lowest number of murders since April.”
Barr took the win, and perhaps folks will rally behind and keep the pace towards peace. In the desert southwest near the Mount Lemon observatory, Mike Branaham brought it all into a Chicago-style focus: “One was an 8-year-old girl. In Chicago – whose mayor is a woman who identifies as a man and is married to a man who identifies as a woman … whose mayor wants all citizens to be unarmed while she has armed bodyguards … whose mayor supports ‘peaceful protests’ except NOT in her neighborhood.”
The Heartland is awash with flags, political signs, and patriots sharing their memories of 9/11 across all social media platforms. They will never forget the events that changed the landscape of America or how, for one brief, spectacular moment in time, this was indeed the United States.
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