Peace through Strength

Might Makes Might

William Murchison, The American Spectator

One major reality of life is un-dodgeable by the kindest and lithest of us. It is that the strong and the powerful, unwilling to brook nonsense, far less existential threats, normally earn exemption from the plots of those who plant fake election news and try to turn someone else’s citizens against each other. An ancient rule of thumb has it that nations happy to prove their strength seldom need to prove it. They get believed.

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