I am unable to wrap my head around the new wave of “Democratic Socialism” that is being advanced by the Democrats and its appeal to millions. Outside of greed and envy, I am not sure I have an answer. Outside, covetousness and the prevailing entitlement mentality, I don’t know that there is an answer. Outside, a total lack of genuine information, ignoring the facts and believing the fabrications presented, I don’t know that it can be explained.
Virtually all the Democrat hopefuls auditioning for their party’s nomination have a platform that would bury America in more and more debt and cripple our economy. Each of them is an advocate for open borders, free healthcare, gender nullification, abortion on demand, and an escalation of taxes on everyone. No, they don’t all admit that their plans are beyond costly and that the tax rates for everyone would skyrocket, but facts are stubborn things.
They want a ‘wealth tax’ which is a penalty for doing well financially. How is that an American value? They want ‘Medicare-for-all’ which would destroy all private insurance, cripple the healthcare system, overburden many aspects of it and result in delayed and denied care. Nothing is free therefore, someone will have to pay the tab for their proposals. Who will that be? Alas, it will be you and me, or those of us who actually pay taxes and work or have recently retired. It will be deemed, our ‘fair share’ and when that share is insufficient they will raise the bar and our ‘fair share’ will be a much bigger piece of the pie. There is no end to the appetite for confiscation.
I agree with Mark Levin that the diatribe, rhetoric, spin, and platforms presented by the Left mirror the Soviet Union’s 1936 Constitution shockingly. Article 118: Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to work, that is, are guaranteed the right to employment and payment for their work in accordance with its quantity and quality. Article 119: Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to rest and leisure… the institution of annual vacations with full pay for workers and employees and the provision of a wide network of sanatoria, rest homes, and clubs for the accommodation of the working people. Two candidates come to mind immediately when I read those Soviet articles in that constitution. They are Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
It would seem to me that the Democrats are not embracing the American Dream but the Soviet Dream. How is that an American value? The slate of candidates for the Democratic nomination all want to make America a Sanctuary City. Kamala Harris and she was a key player in California’s Sanctuary City and Sanctuary State implementation. Now she wants to do the same for America. Thanks, but no thanks, Senator. Please go back to California and continue your destruction there, if the people will allow it, but America does not need your devastation.
All the candidates appear to want to transform our current laws that makes entering America illegally a felony and transform it into a misdemeanor punishable by a slap on the wrist. They all want to provide free healthcare and other entitlements to the illegals. Doesn’t that encourage rather than discourage people from coming here illegally? Senator Harris somehow equated the illegals in Sanctuary Cities with rape victims and made them the victim not the violators of the law. Amazing! But that is the Lunacy that exists today and how anyone can drink that Kool-Aid is beyond my ability to cognate.
If you do a bit of digging, you will find one of the most alarming and glaring examples of why Sanctuary Cities are a bad idea. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate served time for a seventh felony drug conviction. The feds sent him to San Francisco on a 20-year-old marijuana charge. The prosecutor refused to prosecute, and he walked free, found a gun and killed Kate Steinle in 2015. How is that protecting and defending America, Americans or represents an American value?
Barack Obama’s administration issued the decree that they were only going to pursue the illegals, which they called undocumented immigrants, who were “violent offenders and people convicted of crimes.” Of course, ‘catch and release’ never caught and released far too many offenders. What country passes laws to protect career criminals and repeat offenders from prosecution and/or being deported? Try that anywhere in the world and you will find that it is “Only in America.”
Kamala Harris lamented the Obama use of Secure Communities saying, “the policy was to allow deportation of people who by ICE’s own definition were non-criminals.” Excuse me Senator but entering the United States is a felony and therefore a crime, making the individual a criminal. But, she and the other Democrats want to change the law and make it a wrist-slap misdemeanor to break our laws and trespass on our sovereign soil.
If the Democrats are successful in making illegal immigration a misdemeanor do you honestly believe that will reduce the number of illegals coming to America? If you do I have some ocean front property in the Arizona desert, I’d like to offer you cheap.
I saw a list of questions the Democrats should have been and should be asked in this campaign cycle. Let me offer two or three of them for your arsenal. Question One: “Some of you have, or had, the power to change many of the things you now say are wrong with America. Why didn’t you?” Question Two for Joe Biden: “You and President Obama, for a time, had a Democratic majority in Congress. Why didn’t you reform immigration laws and address the homeless?” Question Three: “Is there anything President Trump has done that you could or would praise? You talk as if unemployment has not declined, especially for minorities, and wages haven’t risen. Unemployment is at, or near, record lows and wages are up. What do you say to that?” Question Four: “Many of you have a lot of complaints and criticisms about the United States. Is there anything positive you could say about America?”
I continue to be astounded by the willingness of people to allow their enmity toward the current president to drive them to embracing policies they must know will hurt everyone in the long run. Is personal preference that powerful and important that the destruction of the Republic becomes acceptable? You may find that offensive and challenge me vehemently but if the Democrats reclaim power, it is Katie-Bar-The-Door for America and Americans. Your personal property, individual inalienable rights, and freedom will be hanging in the balance. If you think that is an acceptable price to pay to defeat Trump, then we are universes apart in our thinking and probably should not talk to each other.
God bless you and God bless America!