Happy New Year from Liberty Unyielding

Happy New Year from Liberty Unyielding
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Here comes 2019.  I don’t have a strong opinion one way or the other about the mix of blessing and catastrophe it may bring.  I do think the year will be a mix.

We can expect a lot more of what we’ve seen the last two years, from everyone.

But there’s no reason — in spite of the plans of the House Democrats — not to think that a lot of big things will go well for America, and for our merry band in LU Nation.

As Hans Bader suggests, we can encourage our minds and hearts with good ideas and inspiring thoughts and examples.

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There are many blessings to be thankful for.  Not the least of them is the blast of truth our legacy leaders daily reveal about themselves.  America sees real intentions and purposes on display in a way few polities have the opportunity to.  We can make use of that.  Much lies in our hands — and what does not is mostly out of the power of those who would harm us.

Stepping into a brave new world has its discomforts.  But I think more and more people see the futility of clinging to the familiar old one, with its rituals and conventions that no longer represent reality, but only a shadow of what reality once was.  What is preserved will be what we prize in our hearts.

The president doesn’t always tweet or speak in defensible ways.  It is what it is.  His New Year greeting tweet will resonate as a watchword for 2019, however.

Calm down and enjoy the ride.  No matter what POTUS says next, that can be taken to heart.

Happy 2019.  May you be richly blessed, 24/365.

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval Intelligence officer who lives in Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative for domestic tranquility and world peace. Her articles have appeared at Hot Air, Commentary’s Contentions, Patheos, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, and The Weekly Standard.