Liz Cheney is a symbol of courage in the face of a GOP assault

Sophia A. Nelson

My favourite feminine politician from historical past is the late U.S. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, Republican of Maine. She stood up towards the Republican “boys membership” within the 1950s when she condemned and referred to as out one other GOP authoritarian, misinformation-spreading, smearing, cancel tradition warrior, Wisconsin’s Sen. Joe McCarthy.

Sound acquainted?

Quick-forward to 2021, and Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney (daughter of our 46th vice chairman, Dick Cheney) is Smith reborn. Like Smith, she is the lone Republican girl in management in a caucus run by gray-haired white males. Smith had it a lot tougher, although, as she was the one girl within the U.S. Senate in 1950, when she turned the primary member of the Senate to denounce McCarthyism, in what has change into generally known as her “Declaration of Conscience” speech.

Ideas of Americanism

In that historic speech, Smith said the essential ideas of  what she referred to as “Americanism”:

►The precise to criticize;

►The precise to carry unpopular beliefs;

►The precise to protest;

►The precise of unbiased thought.

Smith voiced concern publicly that those that exercised such profoundly American beliefs at the moment have been being labeled as communists or as fascists. Simply as now, Liz Cheney and every other Republicans within the Home (10 Home Republicans voted to question Donald Trump in 2021) like her who dare criticize the previous president or name out his “large lie” on the 2020 election outcomes are referred to as RINOs, socialists or un-American as a result of they don’t drink on the trough of Trump.