Pete Riehm
We The People must use our power before we lose it!
By Pete Riehm
February 20, 2022

The world has always been crazy, but western democratic governments established the rule of law to moderate human passions and mitigate human insanity. Governments are supposed to govern by laws debated and passed by men of various ideologies but intellectually honest. The concept is genuine compromise of serious issues will result in fair laws representative of the majority of citizens but not oppressive to the minority.

Democratic republics are not clean operations. They are messy more often than not, but most western governments have maintained relative order and stability even through tumultuous times of danger and social upheaval. Despite the constant push and pull of conservative and liberal philosophies, a modicum of common sense always seemed to prevail and cut off most extreme measures, but the last few years common sense has evaporated and reverence for the rule of law has diminished. Or more precisely, laws are being ignored or twisted to foist absurd and insane ideas on the people that they would never vote for.

The American people know abortion is murder, there are only two genders, manmade climate change is a fantastical fabrication, the Chinese virus is a biological weapon, and governments have lied about the origins, prevention, and treatments of COVID19. Yet, our ruling elite will not relent; they are determined to force the masses to accept their immoralities, deprive working people of economic independence derived from cheap energy, impose their nonsensical demands through pandemic tyranny, and cancel or censor anyone who dares dissent.

While governments everywhere have gone rogue and it appears hopeless to escape the current insanity, We The People still hold the ultimate power. People everywhere are fed up, but the masses must be united in their resistance. However, it can start small in specific scenarios.

The militant transgender crusade is intended to destroy our culture and deconstruct our society. Transgender propaganda is pervasive, but it’s perhaps most absurd and egregious in women’s sports. Male University of Pennsylvania swimmer, William Thomas, decided for his senior year he would grow out his hair and join the women’s swim team as “Lia,” presumably a derivation of William. He tucks himself into a women’s swimsuit and totally obliterates all the female swimmers in the pool because he is STILL a male swimmer!

The NCAA and Ivey League look on with fawning approval as William shatters all women’s records and makes a mockery of women’s sports. It’s a travesty for all female athletes, but it’s so stupid the public is in shock that it’s happening. Actually, it’s so silly and immature; one must wonder if William is not punking the NCAA. It makes more sense that this ploy to beat the girls is an elaborate college prank than to believe “Lia” is a girl.

Since most of our institutions have been infiltrated by progressive leftists who hate traditional values, they will obviously not right this incredible wrong, but this cynical charade can only continue with the cooperation of the female swimmers. These women are already complaining that it’s futile and unfair to compete with a male, so why continue? Why participate in this awful contemptuous lie?! How about it ladies? Next time a dude jumps in the pool, how about all the real women jump out! If the women refuse to participate in this nonsense, the NCAA will be forced to acknowledge their mistake. Is women’s sports for women or for William?!

The Canadian truckers are showing free people everywhere that We The People have power. Their peaceful protests have forced a national debate over draconian COVID mandates and indeed have motivated many Canadian provinces to rescind their mask and vaccine mandates, but the Canadian government refuses to discuss it much less relent. In fact, Canadian dictator Justin Trudeau has maligned the truckers and their supporters as domestic terrorists and racists. He turned the Royal Canadian Mounted Police into jack booted thugs who harshly and violently arrested docile demonstrators. He has gone full totalitarian telling protesters he will freeze their bank accounts and deprive them of making a living by canceling their insurance and licenses. This is what you expect from the Chinese Communist Party, but this is Canada!

The despot of the north may drive the truckers from the streets, but the truckers and their supporters still have the power. If Canadian truckers simply go home and declare a national strike, they will bring the rogue regime in Ottawa to their knees. They are not asking for special treatment; they are only asking that their liberties and rights be restored. It should be a simple decision for Canadian elected officials. Canada cannot function without hard working truckers, but no one needs a beta male tin pot dictator. Trudeau’s threats have gone too far; he must go. Repealing his tyrannical decrees is not enough; his government must fall.

If it can happen in Canada, it can happen in America! The Canadian truckers have shown courage and have shown us freedom is worth fighting for. Hopefully, female athletes will find the same courage and say no to the transgender lunacy. But the lesson is for all of us. We are here because we have elected too many leftists and politicians lacking courage and character; and we have let leftists hijack our institutions to force their progressive totalitarianism on us by bureaucratic fiat.

It’s past time to right the ship, jettison every leftist bureaucrat and politician in the next election. We The People still have the power; use it before we lose it!

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5:1).

Pete Riehm is the host of Common Sense Radio heard 8 pm every Thursday on FMTalk106.5 or streaming at Email him at or on MEWE @PeteRiehm 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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