American Despotism – The Historic Roots Part Two

by Newt Gingrich

When Gov. Ronald Reagan spoke on April 17, 1970 to an agricultural group about the radical movement and riots at The University of California – Berkeley, he bluntly said, “If it takes a bloodbath, let’s get it over with. No more appeasement.”

We had just lived through the relative calm of the President Dwight Eisenhower years – along with TV shows such as “Father Knows Best” and “Gunsmoke” (in which the good guys always won). So, what do you think led former romantic comedy movie star Ronald Reagan to say a blood bath might be necessary?

Reagan was responding to the cultural war which exploded throughout the 1960s and continued into the first years of the 1970s. Understanding the depths and passion of today’s culture wars requires going back to the 1960s. The forces which came together then shook America so deeply that their momentum has grown for six decades.

Read more at The American Spectator.

Author’s Note: The complex patterns that have led to the greatest crisis of constitutional government and rule of law since the Civil War are far bigger, involve far more people, and are ultimately more dangerous to American freedom than the personal dishonesty and criminality of the Biden family. This “American Despotism” series in The American Spectator will provide a clear history of the weaponization of government, which has violated the Constitution and corrupted the rule of law. While each article will be complete and stand-alone, together they will combine to fully describe the patterns that now threaten to destroy the foundation of individual freedom — the hallmark of the American system.

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