Are fanatic protesters killing civil discourse?

Nov. 8, 2016 will go down in history as the day the political underworld met its match. Donald Trump had defied all conventional wisdom — bypassing the Washington establishment, mainstream media, and the Clinton political dynasty. His election was like an atomic bomb blowing up Washington.

Many of those who voted for Hillary Clinton were devastated. Videos circulated the Internet showing people crying for days about Trump’s victory; in fact, those videos still dwell in our social media pages today. Many feared the world was coming to an end.

However, the strong, emotional repulsion against our new president took a troubling turn over the next few months. The anger manifested itself into energy fueled by hatred. Trump haters rallied, vowing to do everything they could to destroy him and anyone who was even mildly associated with him.

The Radical Left Has Lost It!

Dear Friends and Supporters,

When we founded the Middle Resolution, we were focused on basic constitutional principles of liberty and freedom, among which are free speech and the right to peacefully assemble.  We gather regularly as citizens to discuss how we can make Virginia’s government more accountable to taxpayers and hear from legislative leaders about what is happening in the General Assembly.  The meetings are congenial, and I am always encouraged to see so many people concerned about our sacred American values. 

That’s why, at last week’s meeting, I was stunned—stunned—when we were accosted by several rude protestors who screamed at everyone who entered, including elderly women and elected officials, “Nazi! Nazi! Nazi!” I offered to speak with them to see if there was any way to address their concerns, but they refused even to shake my hand and would only continue to yell one of the most awful epithets of our time. Other intimidation tactics included holding their camera phone in our faces as we tried to have a dialogue and following and yelling at our guests as they went to the restroom!

What caused these hooligans to try to disrupt our right to free speech?  They claim to be protesting the invited speaker at our April 18 event, former advisor to President Trump, Dr. Sebastian Gorka.  Some on the fringe left claim Dr. Gorka’s father, who was an anti-Soviet dissident in Hungary in the 1960’s and 1970’s, belonged to a party with roots in the Nazi party of the 1920’s.  I guess it’s lost on these protestors that the American Democratic party was the party of slavery, Jim Crow, Japanese internment camps, opposition to civil rights, and massive resistance to black children in public schools.  Their hypocrisy and ignorance are epoch! Their arguments about Dr. Gorka are beyond imagination.

Please click here to see how Dr. Gorka takes on the left.  It’s no wonder they are attacking him.

You can rest assured, we aren’t going to allow them to keep pushing this lie, and we certainly refuse to back down in the face of these intimidation tactics.  Ironically, the Gorka event has become so popular we have moved it to a larger venue (click here for details)!

The founding principle of the Middle Resolution is that there is a wide political spectrum—ranging from tyranny to anarchy—with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution the proper balance of those political extremes.  It’s why we condemned the extremists who participated in last summer’s protests in Charlottesville. And that is why I personally condemn the extremists who tried to bully our supporters.

It’s important to have a dialogue, which is the essence of a strong civil society.  But when people who hold a different viewpoint resort to intimidation and racist demagoguery, our rights are being threatened, and we won’t back down.

Standing for freedom and condemning tyranny,

Craig DiSesa
President
The Middle Resolution

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New Year's Resolutions

For a fleeting moment, I thought Virginia leaders were going to stick to their New Year’s Resolution and avoid the partisan battles that have crippled many states and the federal government. Republican Speaker Cox worked with Democrats and offered some power-sharing committee assignments, and Governor Northam appeared to back off his strident position on Obamacare Medicaid expansion. But like most resolutions this time of the year, it lasted only a few days.
 
Unfortunately, in his State of the Commonwealth speech to the General Assembly, Northam outlined an extreme and partisan agenda, which was not well received by Republican majorities in the House and Senate.  It continued when Democrats, demanding Medicaid expansion, spitefully killed the licensing of a rural hospital, leaving many in tiny Patrick County with limited access to healthcare. And while Speaker Cox did work with the opposition on most committee assignments, he kept a strong majority on the powerful Rules Committee, which is where he promptly parked many of the Democrats’ partisan bills.

Knives Can Cut Deep

It’s been a crazy year of politics nationally and locally. Unfortunately, the ear-splitting noise coming from the media can cause us to lose perspective on what’s truly important.  I often have to remind myself to take a step back from my daily routine to look for ways to help others who face much greater challenges.

One of those opportunities occurred right about the time I was getting involved with public policy at The Middle Resolution, I experienced something that had a profound impact on my life.  This event was one of the primary reasons I decided to accept the responsibility of expanding the influence of The Middle Resolution and our mission.

Help fight Hillary Clinton’s lawyer from stealing votes in Virginia!

We need to show strength at tomorrow’s Election Board hearing!
 
The Democrat hit man and Hillary Clinton lawyer who helped create the fake Trump-Russia conspiracy, Marc Elias, has brought his slimy tactics to Virginia’s House races. Elias and his firm were behind the effort to pay Fusion GPS and a British spy to create the fake Russian dossier on President Trump, which even former DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile has disavowed. 
 
Elias was also involved in Jill Stein’s effort to overturn the Electoral College election results last year and recently concocted a story about 600 mystery votes in another Virginia House election.

We Want to Hear From You

The Middle Resolution’s mission is to advance freedom by electing qualified candidates, collaborating on policy, and holding leaders accountable. In trying to achieve this mission, it is important for us to listen to our members so we know what issues are important to you. Over the past several months, we have been talking with many of you and you have shared your frustration with the current political environment. Division among our citizenry and overall dissatisfaction with our political leadership are common concerns - not just from our membership here in Virginia, but throughout the country as a whole. 

Your Middle Resolution Team is ready to take action! We want to hear from you about your concerns and how you believe we can offer meaningful solutions. We do not want to merely talk and complain about things - we want to ask the important questions, stand ready to listen, and be poised to deliver results. What we ask of you is that you please take 45 seconds to complete this short, 3-question survey.   

Not My Virginia

Dear Friends and Supporters of The Middle Resolution,

I am writing to you today with a lot on my mind. This last week has seen so much violence, so much hate, so much anger here in the Commonwealth that we call home. We live in a beautiful state. Virginia has so very much to offer, and her citizens are hard working, dedicated, patriotic people who help their neighbors and look out for one another. This is why it pains me to see Virginia in the news with headlines of hatred and violence; because I know we are so much better than that, so much more than that.

You know by now that your Middle Resolution Team is committed to making our Commonwealth better and stronger. All of us at the Middle Resolution are committed to leading with integrity and compassion as we go about our work. And I know each of you is committed to do the same.

Why Do Conservatives Do That?

Dear Friends and Supporters of The Middle Resolution,

A sense of relief washed over me on election day when Ed Gillespie emerged the victor from a very close race. But when I heard Corey Stewart’s concession speech, I thought, “Here we go again!” As is always the case with Virginia Republican politics we are never without drama. Many have asked me,  “Why can’t Republicans come together to win an election?”, followed up by, “Why do we always battle from within?”

The simple answer is conservatives, in general, tend to be much more independent than liberals. We have very strong core beliefs and principles that we feel are worth fighting for. On the other hand, progressives in this country are incapable of having strong core principals because that would require believing in moral absolutes. This lack of core principles makes it much easier for them to compromise and coalesce after a difficult battle in a primary.