Saturday, March 25, 2023

President Trump Kicking Off His 2024 Campaign in Waco Sends the Right Message to the Right People

By streiff |

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

The Trump 2024 presidential campaign will officially kick off Saturday afternoon in Waco, Texas.

The symbolism of former President Trump, beset by potential political indictments at the state and federal level, starting his presidential campaign at the site of the most egregious and unprovoked act of violence perpetrated upon US citizens by the federal government in the history of the Republic can’t go unnoticed by even the dimmest bulbs in the ranks of NeverTrump.

76 Americans Murdered at Waco

From February 28 until April 19, 1994 (funny that they chose April 19 to burn the place, isn’t it), the compound belonging to the Branch Davidian religious sect was besieged by federal law enforcement. Though the siege was kicked off by the goobers in the ATF, they were eventually joined by the same people who remorselessly gunned down a woman holding an infant a year earlier in rural Idaho.

In the end, law enforcement started a conflagration that burned the compound to the ground, killing 76 people. Among them were 25 children, 27 if you count the two pregnant women burned to death.


See Jeff Charles’s description of Waco today: I Took a Trip to Waco.

Crowds Gather for Rally

The rally promises to be well attended. It begins at 5 p.m., and lines are already forming.

The festivities officially begin with Ted Nugent playing a lit AF version of “The Star Spangled Banner,” our only national anthem.


I think that holding the rally at Waco shows a critical part of the battlefield for the next election. Our federal government no longer subscribes to the principle of “that government is best which governs least.” We no longer have the right to be left alone. A more significant problem is that federal law enforcement has been weaponized to punish citizens who deviate from approved beliefs. I’d always thought “enemy of the state” was a label Stalinist regimes slapped on their enemies…until January 6 when suddenly misdemeanor trespass could provoke a nationwide hue-and-cry.

While I think everyone should be subject to the same laws, I find it telling that no move was made to prosecute either Bill or Hillary Clinton for some pretty flagrant felonies…and maybe a bit of pedophilia and sex trafficking, if the Lolita Express stories are true…while two states and the federal government are investigating President Trump. It is almost as if someone wants to create the conditions for political violence as a pretext for a crackdown (The Political Persecution of President Trump Is Not Going to Make Trump or His Supporters Go Away or Accept the Outcome and Lindsey Graham Predicts Violence if the Persecution of President Trump Continues). These are not “Trump” issues; these are issues any Republican will be forced to confront.

The Left Doesn’t Fear Violence, It Fears Losing Power

Nothing President Trump says Saturday is going to incite violence. Sane people on the left know this. What they are reacting to is the likelihood that Trump will be a metaphor for the effects of endemic government cruelty. From Ruby Ridge to Waco to the COVID-19 lockdowns, the government has become increasingly aggressive in asserting its ability to control what citizens believe and how they choose to live. While it is difficult to draw attention to the daily injustices, a former president running on the theme of, “if they did this to me, can you imagine what they will do to you and your family?” has to scare the living hell out of a lot of people. And it should.