By Captain Dave Funk
Clash Daily Contributor
In her final, iconic book Atlas Shrugged, first published in 1957, author Ayn Rand made famous a character named John Galt, who when finally, “captured” by the authorities and presented to America, was publicly asked in a nationally broadcast event how to fix the problems then facing America. He simply stated, “Get out of my way.”
The Democrats in America are still in denial following the shellacking they took last November in the Presidential Election. Also in the 2010 and 2014 mid-term elections, loosing collectively approximatly 1100 seats in national and state level offices.
I like to follow what the left is doing, and as a result I am on several of their email distribution lists. Funny that in my own home town, the Polk County, Iowa Democratic Party sent this invitation out right before the January 20, 2017 Inauguration of President Trump for a no host party at a local Des Moines Pizza Place;
“Are you as devastated by the election results as we are? Inauguration is January 20, 2017. … Don’t you want to mark this day surrounded by smart people who wondered what the hell happened? “
Seems to me from 41,000 feet in the air that most everyone in America knows what happened: regular people got tired of the elites “getting in our way”. For years my email signature line has included this quote by the very eloquent Economist Dr. Thomas Sowell, who said: “People convinced of their own superior wisdom and virtue have no time to spare for what other people want, whether in housing or health care or a whole range of other things.”
It’s gonna be a long four years for the leftist and elites of the world, someone please pass me the popcorn…
Captain Dave Funk: Constitutionalist, hunter, dad and patriot, Dave has retired as both a US Army attack helicopter pilot and a Boeing 757 International Captain for Northwest Airlines; Dave has spent most of the last few years piloting US Department of Defense special mission aircraft in the “Sandbox”. With a unique perspective on the world that comes from thousands of hours at 41,000 feet, his ability to explain complex aviation question in simple terms has earned him guest commentator spots on most major TV and radio networks.