What is on the political menu of the 2020 elections? I suppose that would depend on which restaurant in which you are dining. There is much on the table to pick and choose from in this election. Some of the offerings seem quite benign and some are cancerous and deadly to the freedoms, rights, and liberties we have enjoyed and are supposed to be protected by the American Constitution. Those are ‘inalienable rights!’ The word Inalienable means that it is incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another. What part of that definition did those on the Left miss? Let me suggest that it is ALL OF IT!
The matter of fiscal sanity or insanity is on the menu in this upcoming election. I made that statement to a liberal and she looked at me and said, “That’s stupid, the government is not into exercise programs.” I attempt to convey that I did not say physical but fiscal and she never got it.
The ludicrous taxation plans, freebies, entitlements, and spending plans offered by the followers of the new Democratic Brand of Socialism will cripple our economy. We will revert to worse economic times that we endured under the terrible fiscal policies of Barack Hussein Obama. If you like your money and vote for the Democrats, you can kiss much of it goodbye. They believe that it belongs to them to use because, after all, they are the ones who know what we need and should want. That does not sound inviting to my ideological palate, so what else is on the menu?
The issue of Life is on the menu in many ways including the matter of abortion on demand. I am a Right to Life person and believe that everyone, as stated in our Declaration of Independence has the inalienable right to LIVE or be given the opportunity to live. Convenience is not an acceptable reason to end the life growing in the womb. The argument that abortion is about women’s health ignores the health of that unborn life in the womb.
Sanctuary cities that protect even the most violent of illegal criminals who kill, rape, maim and otherwise endanger American citizens are a threat to Life. The recent event of a criminal demonic individual raping and murdering a 92 year old woman in New York is the result of Sanctuary City Policies. ICE had requested he be detained but the Mayor’s edict forced the police to turn him loose.
Denying the dangers of the radicals of Islam who want to kill Americans and destroy America endangers us in a very pronounced manner. If you believe in life for yourself surely you believe in life for everyone. The Democratic stance on Life is not inviting to me, so I move on and ask, what else is on the menu?
The issue of Freedom of Speech and Religion is on the menu in this election. The proposals of the Democratic candidates, the PC Police, most of the media, much of Hollywood, and the tolerance activists are anathema to that provision in our Constitution. The silencing of any voice that is other than the liberal position is being deemed dangerous and often called hate speech.
I warn, if the Democrats win control of Congress and the White House, we can expect further intrusions into our inalienable rights on that front. Thankfully, with all his imperfections, President Trump has defended our ‘Freedom of Speech’ and ‘Freedom of Religion.’ If you are among those who believe conservatives and Christians should be silenced, then this menu entrée is just your cup of tea. It, however, is quite distasteful for me, so I will pass and ask, what else is on the menu?
The Second Amendment is squarely in the cross-hairs of the toxic liberal left and they fully intend to severely restrict our rights and freedoms in that area. Actually, they desire a full confiscation of our guns and have either diabolically nefarious intentions or they are dangerously misguided in their views. We have so many laws on the books now regarding guns, who can own and purchase them, etc. we need no more to convolute and complicate the enforcement of those laws. We need the government to allow or demand that law enforcement to enforce the existing laws. We need to realize that rending citizens without the ability to defend themselves is not just a violation of the constitution but endangers the law-abiding.
One prime example of this lunacy beyond the members of Congress who erroneously chant that the ‘assault rifles’ are the problem, is the lunacy of the newest Democratic candidate mayor Michael Bloomberg. His lack of knowledge about guns is beyond belief, but his views and plans if elected are a direct frontal assault on our inalienable right to ‘keep and bear arms.’
He, as do most of those clamoring for more stringent gun control measures, identifies the AR-15 and AK-47 as ‘assault rifles’ and speaks of them as though they were ‘fully automatic’. They are not! They may look imposing and even frightful to those deathly afraid of guns, but they are merely semi-automatic rifles that require a trigger pull for each round fired. He made the pious claim, “As president, I will attack gun violence from every angle.”
The sad reality is that he and the other Democrats do not want to attack gun violence from ‘every angle’ but only from the angle of RESTRICTION and CONFISCATION. They never want to discuss the human element and the condition of the heart and mind involved in mass murders. Nope, they only focus on the gun and desire to infringe on our inalienable rights of citizens for self-defense.
The proponents of banning ‘assault weapons’ fail to realize that those rifles are not the most effective tool to carry out the heinous act of mass murder. I do not want to give ideas to any of the deranged who wish to carry out those acts of violence, but the AR-15 and AK-47 are poor weapons of choice for close-quarters infliction of harm. Possibly the most effective weapon for inflicting harm in close quarters would be the semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun. That was the initial weapon of choice of the oft-cited shooter in Aurora.
An interesting statistic offered by the National Council on Family Relations reported in their report in 2017 that of the 12,979 firearm homicides in the United States in 2015, 81% occurred in urban areas. Included in that report was that in Philadelphia’s safest police district, no one was killed by gun violence. I only include the fact that that district is 85% white because I do detest the demonization of white men as the most diabolical evil creatures on the planet. The most violent district had 189 incidents of gun violence with 40 homicides. It is people, not the existence of firearms, that is the problem. Dr. Thomas Sowell, rightly stated, “the different murder rates in various communities have nothing to do with guns or gun control but people.”
The politicians on the Left who are the loudest voices for ‘gun control’, ‘gun restrictions,’ and even ‘gun bans’ all are surrounded by heavily armed bodyguards. Isn’t that a bit ironic and hypocritical? Comedian Jackie Mason offered this in 2016 saying, “If guns are not important and nobody should have a gun to protect himself, why does Bloomberg have 12 [armed] bodyguards? Why doesn’t he surround himself with 12 rabbis?” That is funny but incredibly apropos and germane to the discussion.
It appears that Bloomberg and those on the Left believe in God less than they believe in guns. They want their bodyguards to be armed but not you and me. That is not appealing to me, so I have to say that the menu offerings of the Democrats in 2020 are so revolting that I will have to find another political restaurant in which to dine.
I want all of our inalienable rights and freedoms protected and expect the politicians to both honor and follow the Constitution. Therefore, I reject the menu offerings of the Left and will vote to oust them from office in every election I am privileged to vote.
God bless you and God bless America!