We were just reminded what being a patriot means on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Being illegal and lucky enough to live in America doesn’t qualify. Some of us need to be reminded of that fact including Democrats who referred to their illegal immigrant flock as patriots as the world community honored those who led the invasion of Europe.
American Ideals and Values
The American Ideals and Values category includes posts on religious freedom, equality and rights, the war between liberals and conservatives, and what it means to be American.
The Founding Fathers are a dim memory that lawmakers like to fall back on when they get in a bind. Contemporary American ideals and values are defined by politics and the mass media, not the thinking that went into the Constitution. What happens in Washington, state legislatures, and across the World Wide Web can support, undermine, reimagine, or destroy our fundamental beliefs about what is good, right, and worth protecting.
The transition from Obama to Trump stirred up unprecedented anger and even violence after a surprise Democratic election loss. Why? Because everything the nation was told to value suddenly swung to the right. In November 2018 the pendulum swung back to the left. Republicans are in retreat and what we value is changing again to suit a new Democratic House.
Do we elect a president and representatives in Congress so they can dictate what we believe, or do the people decide what ideals and values we should cherish? That’s the question the American Ideals Values category seeks to answer.
Democrats are always on the lookout for a new excuse to apply the “extreme Republicans” label. Nine really good ones dropped into their laps. Republican-backed abortion laws passed in a small minority of states are the new symbol for extreme conservative politics at the worst imaginable time.
24 Democrats have lots to offer in this pre-election year. Their promises will be piled high on your plate before the real theatrics even get started. The stage is set with twin House and Senate bills calling for universal health care and election-stealing changes for the people to “renew Americans’ faith in our democracy.”1
I don’t know about you, but I never lost that faith even though I’ve heard that I should have.
Democrats wrapped up their April 2019 Issues Conference with effusive praise for their fight for the people:
This was the best, the most exciting because we really had an opportunity to reflect on the work that we’ve done in the first 100 days – which I daresay is more than was done in the last eight years for the American people…1
That’s a pretty big boast.
Conservatives got even when the Electoral College dashed Hillary Clinton’s dream. Now Democrats are getting even with us. They are making America miserable. Lucky they have Trump. Without this deplorable president it would be all too obvious to their base just how useless and irresponsible they are.