I’m sure most have heard the phrase, “Don’t cut your nose off to spite your face.” It is documented that the phrase has been used since the 12th Century and may have been used even before that. Some legends report it as the result of an actual event by the nun, Saint Elba, the Mother Superior of the monastery of Coldingham Priory in 867 AD when Vikings from Zealand and Uppsala landed in Scotland. She reportedly instructed the nuns to disfigure themselves in an attempt to appear unappealing to the Vikings. Her solution was to cut off her nose and upper lip and the nuns followed her example. Thus, the birth of the phrase was born, so it is reported. It became a blanket term directed at what was deemed unwise and self-destructive actions often motivated by anger, desire for revenge, and hate. There were reported incidents where a man would become so angered by his wife that he would burn down their house to punish her. The lunacy of that action is clear. In burning down the house to punish his wife he also punished himself and the rest of the family.
The Democrats and those Republicans, Conservatives, and those identifying as Constitutionalist who are part of the resistance and Never Trump movement seem to be doing just that, “cutting off their noses to spite their faces.” Their desire to punish Trump and rid themselves of their nemesis and perceived menace is prodding them to actions and positions that not only could hurt Trump but EVERYONE! That is absolutely insane in my humble opinion. When celebrities, Democrats, Media Talking Heads, and those not Democrats who are filled with animosity toward this president can openly pine for our economy to fail, is that not an example of this flawed logic? Are they so insulated from economic conditions they will not suffer if our economy goes in the tank? Are they so insulated from the threat of terrorism that should our borders be thrown open and terrorist openly and freely enter this nation, they will not be endangered? Are they so insulated and isolated that in advancing the idea of censorship, the loss of our 1st, 2nd, and 4th Amendment Rights they will never suffer the tyranny of whatever despotic powers that gain oversight of the nation? I believe their actions are a clear example of “Cutting off their nose to spite their face.” In hurting Trump and anyone who voted for or supports him they hurt themselves too. That is lunacy!
Freedom of Speech must be Freedom for Everyone or it is Freedom for No One! Our Inalienable Rights cannot be stripped away from some, whom we disagree without opening the door to the loss of those rights for everyone. If anyone is so naïve as to believe that Politicians, Oligarchs, and Despots will honor those who helped them gain power and afford them the Rights they have destroyed for others, I weep for that person. If we allow the assault on the 2nd Amendment to come to the fruition desired by the Leftists and Liberals of America, we will find that EVERYONE is placed in greater danger. The Right of Self-Defense is not simply a Constitutional Right it is an Inalienable Right and one that MUST be protected in order to protect the other rights and freedoms we now enjoy. The Right to Pursue Happiness and Worship according to the dictate of our hearts in a peaceable fashion and the Right to have and voice an opinion MUST be protected or we will plunge into the abyss of Tyranny where the only rights allowed are those deemed by the State or Despotic Head of the nation. That is “cutting off the nose to spite the face” and it is ludicrous.
When I consider the options in our current electoral process I consider a vote that enables the Left to reclaim power or control of Congress an exercise in “cutting off the nose to spite the face.” Millions refused to vote for Mitt Romney in 2012 resulting in Barack Obama being awarded a Second Term as President. Those millions were, “sending a message”, so they declared and were willing to allow Obama a Second Term rather than vote for a candidate they did not like. That, in my view, was “cutting off the nose to spite the face.” Who was harmed by that action? Not simply Mitt Romney or the Republican Party but EVERYONE or the vast majority of Americans not on the dole. The Entitlement Crowd may be deemed to have benefitted from Obama’s Second Term but not America. The sponsors of Terrorism and the Islamic Terrorist benefitted from his Second Term but not America. BUT, millions decided that in order to express their dissatisfaction in the General Election they would “cut off their noses to spite their faces.” Patriots and lovers of Freedom the time to send a message is in the Primaries, not the General Election if we want to keep America from plunging further into the darkness of Socialism, Liberalism, and Globalism.
I am 100% behind any effort to defeat the RINOs in the Primaries and to award the nomination to candidates who stand on the principles that made America the Great Nation she has been. I am 100% behind seeking and electing candidates who are truly Constitutionalist and will staunchly defend and stand for the Rule of Law in the Primaries. I am not saying abandon all principles and violate your conscience in the General Election but consider the consequences of our actions. We must avoid, “cutting off our noses to spite our faces” in allowing the Liberal Leftists to regain power and continue the “fundamental transformation” that Barack Obama declared was his objective. We must prevent the continued erosion of our Constitutional Rights and its recognized place and authority in our Republic. I believe that doing anything other than DEFEATING THE LEFTIST in 2018 and beyond qualifies as “cutting off our nose to spite our face” because the harm is to EVERYONE, not just those we want to hurt.
If you are so filled with hate or hold to such opposition of this President that you are willing to do harm to America and yourself in order to defeat him, I ask that you stop and think of the consequences. Who are you hurting? You are hurting all of us and I beg you to reconsider that position. America, we dare not “cut off our nose to spite our face” if we hope to fully restore Constitutionality to the Republic, Drain the Swamp to any measurable degree, and Dismantle the Deep State. If we truly want Limited Government, then let’s prevent the Democrats and Leftists from reclaiming power in 2018 and then become devotedly and doggedly engaged in the effort to find, nominate, and elect true American Patriots in 2020 and begin the marathon of RESTORATION. We can do this, but it will require us to stop self-destruction. Some will protest and call me vile names even accuse me of being part of a Trump Cult but if you honestly evaluate what I am saying you will realize that I am PRO-AMERICA and willing to do whatever I can to protect and defend this Republic.
God Bless you and God Bless America!