The Bookworm Thinker for 3 Nov. 2021

Welcome, all, on this date of 3 Nov.  On this day:

1783 — The Continental Army was, but for a few elements, peacefully disbanded on this day following their victory in the American Revolution.  This was a rare event in history that required the personal intervention of George Washington to quell incipient rebellions.  History had many examples of successful armies seizing power after victory, perhaps the most famous examples being the Roman Army under Julius Caesar and the Puritan “New Model Army” under Oliver Cromwell — and indeed, that is what King George III expected to happen in the former British colonies.  There were many fewer examples of a victorious Army peacefully disbanding.

Now on to the important part of this post.

Ms. Book W. Room, writing under the nom de guerre of Andrea Widburg, is employed by the conservative site, American Thinker, to edit submissions to the site and to write several daily posts of her own.  Below are her posts on this date.  Since commentary to the posts are restricted at American Thinker (long story), feel free to comment on the day’s offerings below.

Today’s Offerings:

Republicans made incredible gains in yesterday’s elections

I’m writing this around 4 A.M. Eastern on Tuesday, which means that, by the time you read this, there may have been stunning new gains or unpleasant, surprising losses.  What’s clear, though, is that we’re not witnessing a repeat of November 2020.  Instead, Republicans seem to be beating back Democrats, and leftist ideas, in myriad elections.  I’ll have a few points to make about that unusual achievement, but first a handful of facts.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin has an unbeatable lead in Virginia.  Winsome Sears became Virginia’s first Black and female lieutenant governor.  Normally, I wouldn’t care about a candidate’s race or sex, but it matters this time because she is a Republican.  It’s a huge slap in the face to those who insist that Republicans are White supremacists.  Sears is also a former Marine, which just makes it all better. . . .

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