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Thursday, June 13
The Indiana Daily Student


Republicans' new responsibility

The Republicans have regained a majority in the Senate in a chain of resounding wave election victories.

I’m happy about it.

If you fall on the right side of the political spectrum, you’re happy about it.

But we cannot cave to the temptation of complacency in the wake of triumph.

As citizens of this remarkable shining city on a hill called the United States of America, it is our responsibility to oversee our elected officials with constant vigilance.

The Republican Party is the major party in this country, which best combines the embodiment of conservative principles and the pragmatism of electoral victory, but it is far from perfect.

As we have seen repeatedly throughout history, Republicans are at times just as apt to betray their constituents to feed the alluring enticement of government expansion as those on the left.

But we can combat that possibility. By remaining heedful stewards of our ?constitution.

As Frédéric Bastiat so masterfully said, “As long as it is admitted that the law may be diverted from its true purpose — that it may violate property instead of protecting it — then everyone will want to participate in making the law, either to protect himself against plunder or to use it for plunder.”

All lawmakers are a potential threat to liberty if their power is not held in check.

One World Trade Center reopened last week.

It signifies the steadfast resilience of our citizens against cowardly yet earthshaking attacks by the evils of abroad.

Let us not dishonor those who have died because of or for the sake of our freedoms by allowing our nation to destroy itself from within.

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.

The time to celebrate our victory was on election night.

Now is the time to continue the fight.

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