Take a moment to ponder the hypocrisy of the angry demonstrators who think they lost something big last week. The Constitution and our free society honor their right to protest. They have the freedom to voice dissatisfaction after losing a completely legitimate election. What doesn’t make sense is why they would use this freedom to demand reforms that will make them slaves to government.
Why are we so vulnerable? We are becoming a nation of sitting ducks waiting to be plucked. Even if Americans are easy marks does that make saving us from ourselves a job for the Federal Government? We should be smart enough not to burn our hands on the stove.
Saving ourselves isn’t about terrorism, an international cyberattack, or catastrophic global warming.
Before Trump accusers came out of the media woodwork, offensive and demeaning talk inspired Democrats to make vulgarity the focal point of why they should own the White House. There are all types of vulgarity. Democrats aren’t very good at recognizing it when it comes from one of their own, including the president when he recently talked about taking care of people:
And it [assistance during North Carolina floods] is a reminder of what we do here in America, which is we have to look out for one another no matter what.
America is getting old fast. Too fast. The most recent estimate puts the 65 and older crowd at 44.7 million.1 That number is on track to more than double to 98.2 million by 2060.2 Too many planning to hang up the working life have to ask a question that will decide whether the rest of their years will be spent in happy relaxation or greeting customers at the local discount store: how do I retire with no money?
When our government does something wrong we like to know about it, if only because it affirms what we already suspect. Government has a name for admitting mistakes. It’s called “transparency,” a word that makes you think something is going to get fixed when it isn’t.
Reform is not what transparency is about. Too often transparency is used to tell us that something is going to happen that we don’t approve of.