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America turns 244-years old today. We’re living through a moment that is unusually difficult, as racial grievance mongers and hipster terrorists loot cities and topple statues. Even Mount Rushmore, where President Trump gave a powerful speech last night, is under attack—some defeated tribe sees it as a legacy of white imperialism (which, let’s be honest, ended millennia of Neolithic tribal warfare).
But America survived worse than our present crisis. We went through a similar—and, to the discredit of today’s milquetoast (yet, to be clear, still dangerous) activists, far bloodier and gutsier—wave of radical upheaval in the 1960s and the 1970s. We saved Europe in two World Wars. We endured the Great Depression—and many other economic downturns. We’ve been through four presidential assassinations (Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy). We reconciled following a protracted and brutal civil war.
It’s easy to forget sometimes, when the Leftist mobs and their corporate and governmental enablers seem so dominant, that America has conquered far greater crises than these current ructions. What we have achieved before, we can achieve again.