Pete Riehm
Often the dumbest are the most dangerous
By Pete Riehm
February 27, 2024

Stupid and insane statements have become so prevalent in entertainment, news, and politics that Americans have grown somewhat indifferent and numb to the endless nonsense. Leftist entertainers, media personalities, and politicians blithely and brazenly claim all manner of falsehoods as fact with an earnest expectation that average folks will just accept their idiotic ideas. These whoppers include men can get pregnant, children can choose their gender, gender can be changed, climate change will wipe out humanity in less than a decade, carbon emissions by celebrities don’t affect climate change, the borders are secure, there is no election fraud, the government can create wealth, and so many more.

Just recounting a few of the inane leftist professions of faith vindicates Michael Savage’s assertion that “liberalism is a mental illness.” It’s still hard to fathom that such lunacy gets any serious hearing, but it does and it’s acutely corrosive to our culture and society. Left unchallenged, such propaganda can mislead and even deceive our youth. All of it is deleterious, but a recent incredibly ridiculous report by a couple of really dumb Politico reporters meant to discredit Trump reveals their real target is our God-given rights enshrined in the Constitution.

A couple of imbeciles at Politico, Alexander Ward and Heidi Przybyla, wrote an absurd report warning Americans that a second Trump term would be based on Judeo-Christian morals and values – oh, the horror! Their screed screams that Trump will be influenced by “Christian Nationalists” (whatever that is), and they are more evil than just regular Christians because they believe “our rights come from God!!!” The height of blasphemy for atheists. Clumsily trying to divide Christians, they insist these radical Christian extremists do not believe our rights derive from any “earthly institutions,” but that our rights are God given and no government can interfere with those rights!

About 250 years ago, those were revolutionary ideas and apparently, they still are to modern Marxists, but these morons are complaining Trump will uphold our Constitution and govern according to our founding principles. Trump and so called “Christian Nationalists” did not come up with these notions. It was our founding fathers, like Thomas Jefferson. In fact, this axiom is enshrined in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

The entire American concept of liberty is based on the fact that each human being is sovereign, and our rights are derived from a higher power. The cornerstone of our Constitutional Republic, the foundational premise that our rights come from God is vital. Since God grants our rights, only God can take our rights, so NO man on earth can take another’s rights. It’s so simple and yet so powerful. Why would any human concede that their rights are at the whim of another human?! Unless that human has designs on the rights of his fellow man.

That’s really at the core of this absurd report. In their awkward attempt to malign Trump, these dullards said the quite part out loud; the real target is Christianity. If Americans stop believing in God, they must submit to the rule of man and then powerful men can decide the fate of all other men – that’s the foundation for totalitarian rule. Call it communism, Marxism, or a dictatorship, the result is the same; the people lose their rights, and some tyrant will seize power to oppress the masses.

The silly protestations of these half-wit so-called journalists seems just too preposterous to be taken seriously. They blatantly contradict our tried-and-true founding principles, but we dismiss them at our peril. There are always men coveting power, but now they have legions of useful idiots in academia, entertainment, and media cheering their efforts to discredit Christianity and dismantle our Constitutional Republic. Yes, they are dumb, but incredibly dangerous because they don’t understand human nature and can’t grasp the truth.

Overall, leftists are simply in rebellion against God, but their motivations vary. A few are just evil and want power, some just want to reject God’s commandments in favor of their own desires, but most are just uneducated and ignorant of the ramifications of losing our rights when God is swept away with Christianity. The reality is God cannot be swept away, but a wicked people can lose their freedom by rejecting Him.

Most Americans still believe in God and understand the workings of our wonderful republic, but our schools are not teaching our founding principles and too many churches are failing to uphold God’s teachings, so our children are malleable and vulnerable. Americans must reclaim education and restore true American civics and history if we are to survive as a free people. The threat is real because this report would have been laughable just a few years ago, but now it’s treated as serious intellect on cable news; that should scare every American.

Don’t discount these patently dumb people because the most dangerous people are those that don’t realize they are dumb. American must boldly speak against this evil.

“Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness” (Acts 4:29).

Pete Riehm is a conservative activist and columnist in south Alabama. Email him at or read all his columns at

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Pete Riehm

Born to German immigrants, Pete Riehm grew up in Texas as a first generation American. Working his way through college, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After graduating from the University of Houston, Pete was commissioned into the United States Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He also earned a Master's Degree in National Security from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas... (more)


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