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.
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.
It’s absolutely stunning to imagine after the GOP loss of the House that even a single Republican Senator could follow defeat with a refusal to agree with the president on something as basic as preserving our national sovereignty. On Thursday twelve GOP members of the Senate did exactly that when they sided with Democrats across the aisle and in the House to pass the Joaquin Castro (D-TX) resolution to quash Trump’s emergency declaration.
Diversity is a pillar of the Democratic agenda that is threatening to crush hopes for a sweeping takeover next year. One of the party’s greatest strengths has always been its ability to reach a consensus, or at least the appearance of agreement on what members stand for.
When Democrats fall back on America’s founding principles to justify their anger and frustration the words ring hollow. The usual political hypocrisy is acceptable and expected and we hear it from both sides, but do liberal lawmakers think we are so unschooled that we can’t see how ridiculous they sound when they turn to the Founding Fathers for support?