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New Year’s Eve Open

New Year’s Eve Open

Thanks for the memories.

Barring big breaking news, which unfortunately is a possibility tonight, this will be my and our last post of 2015.

This is the time each year I get a little weepy-eyed and reflective.

When I look back on the past year, there were some tough times. I think of Mandy often, and wish her and her family a better 2016.

I’m also thankful for the many authors who have contributed so much over the past year. I don’t want to name anyone for fear of leaving someone out, but Amy and Kemberlee and Aleister and Leslie and Andrew and Antonio and Fuzzy and David and Neo and AACONS, and new authors Vijeta, Miriam and (very recently) Jonathan, and old author Anne recently returned. They have allowed us to keep the content and quality flowing as my fight against anti-Semitism in the form of the anti-Israel boycott movement consumes so much of my time.

And to the readers who keep returning despite all the other choices.

It’s really about the people I’ve met, as I noted in my 2009 New Year’s Eve post after the first full year of Legal Insurrection:

I’m not sure how one measures blogging success…. Most important, I’ve made a tremendous number of e-quaintances. People from across the country have reached out to me in frustration and anger at the direction the country is heading, and I’ve done my best to keep hitting the keyboard to share my thoughts on the subject.

I still have tremendous faith in the ability of the country to outlast our enemies, foreign and domestic. But only if we don’t give up.

It’s hard to keep up that spirit after 7 years of Obama. But I do the best I can with what I have.

Emails like this one, from a Cornell student in 2012, help keep me going:

Dear Professor,

It was with great joy that I found your blog last night. You are a breath of fresh air on this campus. Thank you very much for sharing your opinions and please keep up the good fight! Perhaps I will run into you one day on the Hill.

I think we have a good team heading into the New Year, but I have no idea what this crazy political and international season will hold. I’m filled with dread, but comforted by the fact that I’m not going through it alone.

[Featured Image: With the wife on the beach in Haifa, Israel, May 2015]



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Thanks Professor for continuing to fight the “Good Fight.” And thanks to all the writers here at LI, especially Andrew Branca, who informs and entertains on the procedural legal issues.

I am grateful to be part of the Legal Insurrection team, and am looking forward to sharing the events of 2016 with everyone here. To paraphrase a famous quote from “All About Eve,” “Fasten your seat-belt. It’s going to be a bumpy year.”

Many thanks for another year of highest quality informative insightful posts. May all of you (management, contributors, and commenters) have a happy and safe New Year.

Professor et al., thank you for all your diligent, spirited efforts in 2015. Looking forward to much, much more in 2016. Happy New Year!

Thank you all, and let’s look forward to a better 2016 than 2015 has been. And for those of you with a blog or web site, here’s a countdown to the moment Barack 0bama is no longer president:

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“It’s hard to keep up that spirit after 7 years of Obama. But I do the best I can with what I have.”

We should not peg our happiness on the outcomes of elections but on the resolve to act on a very ancient oath against a timeless evil. An oath that inspired the Founder’s Declaration of Independence.

“…he swore by Mars …that he would do everything in his power to overthrow the dominion of the Tarquinii and that he would neither be reconciled to the tyrants himself nor tolerate any who should be reconciled to them,

but would look upon every man who thought otherwise as an enemy and till his death would pursue with unrelenting hatred both the tyranny and its abettors…”

~ D.H. Lawrence on Lucius Junius Brutus, founder of the world’s first Constitutional Republic.

Happy New Year. We’ll kick their ass in the end. We always do.

Happy New Year! To all of my friends at LI and CI.

A heartfelt thank you for this erudite site.

Happy 2016 to everyone at LI. This community is my mainstay. My resolution is to show more tolerance to viewpoints I don’t always agree with. And if I do disagree with them, to do so civilly, and not go off-the-rails as I did a few times in 2015.

Midwest Rhino | January 1, 2016 at 10:03 am

Thanks Professor, for all the “extracurricular” activity you give to the blog. But I suppose really, your day job just allows you a foundation from which to “fight the good fight”, which is primary.

You and the like minded bloggers are the vanguard … the front line, as I see it. It starts with speaking the truth and penetrating the lies. That sustains the souls of the good folks, and gives hope and in time victory.

cheers to the whole LI team … and to all the commenters that together help crystallize strategies for defeating the intolerant leftists.