From time to time I feel the urge and see the need to take a shotgun approach on matters before the American people and things threatening our Republic. Today is one of those days. I hope I am not like a preacher I heard one time say, “What I am going to preach today will take the wisdom of Solomon and the patience of Job to make any sense of.” After he got through preaching, I agreed. I hope that is not the case in what I am going to address, but if it is you can take what I have written and a sawbuck and get a cup of coffee most places, even Starbucks.
There are many pushes being made and agendas advanced by the Democrats, Progressives, Liberals, and Socialist regarding “Voter Rights.” That is a noble subject and consideration but the length to which the Left wants to press this is far beyond reason or the Constitution and that troubles me. We keep hearing that ‘Voter Identification’ is voter suppression of various ethnicities, but is it? If those same people must have a valid photo ID card to get their welfare and entitlements, how is having to have one to vote somehow regressive and oppressive? Could it be that the Left wants to open the door to non-qualified people to vote?
There is the push to allow convicted felons to vote. There is the push to modify the legal voting age to 16 or even 14 as has been advanced by some. There is the idea that everyone, including non-citizens, should be allowed to vote since they live here and some of the work and pay taxes. Seriously? I laughed when the Republicans advanced a meaningless piece of legislation that could only be deemed to have, embarrassing the Democrats, as its objective. They knew it would be rejected and I suspect that was the plan. The bill stated, “It is the sense of Congress that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States Citizens.” Amen! The Democrats took the bait and rejected the language, positioning to be identified as those who favor letting illegals vote, which they are.
Now, let’s address the ‘Race Problem of the Democrats’ and something that should bite them in the behind in future elections. Will it? Probably not, if the past is an indicator of the future. I remember during the George W. Bush years, Karl Rove and other so-called ‘center-right’ Republicans insisting that the GOP had to reach out to the Hispanic votes in order to win elections. Steve Sailer examined the same electoral data that Rove had used and came to a diametrically different opinion. He contended that the closeness of Bush’s elections was not due to the lack of minority vote but a failure to maximize their share of the white vote. Tap the brakes, I am not trying to promote white supremacy nor was Sailer. Few, Republicans gave Sailer’s argument any credence until Donald Trump won in 2016.
The Race Problem of the Democrats was exposed recently when the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives attempted to pass a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. They could not bring themselves to actually condemn the ‘hate’ spewed by their Minnesota Muslim Congresswoman against Israel and the Jews. Rather they offered a watered-down generalized incoherent statement about ‘hate’. The Congressional Black Caucus rushed to Omar’s aide and defended her vile and indefensible anti-Semitic rhetoric. Likewise, Nancy Pelosi argued that Omar failed to understand the ‘full weight’ of her own words, claiming that the Congresswoman was ignorant of the cultural impact of what she said. What? That’s the best explanation you can give, Nancy? Seriously!
The FBI has reported that 60% of the hate crimes committed in 2017 based on religion were committed against the Jews. The Black Lives Matters riots, the anti-Trump protesters marching carrying communist signs advocating revolution, the Jussie Smollett hoax, the Covington Catholic boys falsely accused all are evidence of a Race Problem in the Democratic Party. Will it haunt them? The latest Iowa polls reflect what I believe reveals that voters are not pleased with the incessant cry of racism among the majority of the Democratic hopefuls and give Biden and Sanders, two old white guys, the lead.
Six states — California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland — accounted for more than 22 million (about one-third) of Hillary’s votes in 2016. In those states, Hillary won by an average margin of nearly 2-to-1 — 65.6% to Trump’s 34.4% — but in the remaining 44 states, Trump’s vote total (51.3 million) easily exceeded Clinton’s total (43.6 million). Because Democratic voters are mainly concentrated in a few urban states, there is a disconnect between the party’s message and the rest of the country, including states like Iowa, which Trump flipped from blue to red in 2016. (Borrowed from Robert Stacy McCain)
America, we can deal with the issues sensibly and rationally or we can descend into the pit of emotion and hurl vile hateful epithets at each other and see the rift grow greater and the demise of the Republic more assured. I am fed up with emotional rhetoric and want factual presentations with rational arguments regarding matters facing our nation. I am tired of political wrangling, partisan jockeying, and political gamesmanship. I am disgusted with the elitist professional politicians of all stripes and want to see a return to Representative Government.
I see one party, the Democrats, moving so far to the Left that they make the Socialist and Marxists of the world turn green with envy. I see RINOs in the Republican party become even more cowardly and cowering in the shadows hoping they don’t get trampled by the Left and the Media. I see a few Conservatives who are willing to take a bullet for Freedom, but too many who want that are engaging in the same emotional rhetoric as those on the Left. Name calling won’t solve our problems. We must deal with the borders, maintain sensible voting rights, address real racism and hate no matter where it comes from, and take steps to make the federal government smaller, less intrusive, and less oppressive. We have a Great Country and it has been tarnished and damaged and unlike the Democrats at the SXSW in Austin, Texas claim, I declare that America is not “garbage”.
Please take to heart where we are, when we have been, where we can be and vote FOR America in 2020!
God bless you and God bless America is my prayer and desire!