On Tuesday Illinois decided to pit two rich white guys against each other for governor. Their values are confusing. Democrat Pritzker embodies many of the things liberals bitterly resent, but they still made an exception for this member of the 1%. Bruce Rauner’s efforts to get along with an unyielding opposition in Springfield have alienated conservatives. If you really believe in the values your party tells you to hold dear, then how can you support either candidate? Fortunately, this isn’t a problem because you don’t matter and neither does voting in this state.
Prejudice and discrimination are only intolerable when they don’t serve a political purpose, so Democratic Party politics make it perfectly acceptable to stir up prejudice against the nearly 63 million Americans condemned for being “Trump’s base.”
Critics have blamed the president for everything from risking global nuclear annihilation to touching off a losing trade war over steel and aluminum tariffs. What they forget is that when Trump bluffs he usually gets what he wants, whether it’s a concession from Congress or a change in policy from a misbehaving foreign government. A House member from Minnesota recently called his administration incompetent, but the more insightful will one day call Trump’s chaos government simple good business.
Do you know what simple words like budget, duty, and gun mean? You are probably wrong. These are politically-charged words with meanings that only make sense to politicians. That’s why a budget is something that should never be balanced, freedom means restricting our liberty, and fair share means paying too much.
Students planning walkouts, visits to state legislators, a talk with the president, and other strategies to finally get our gun laws to wise up and keep kids safe are about to learn a harsh lesson. Government doesn’t jump because we want something. It jumps when the people who run it want something. Federal and state legislatures have been fighting over gun control for a long time. That’s how educating kids created a market for bulletproof backpacks and why “safe students” doesn’t mean what it’s supposed to mean.