Four words from Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar explain our politics in 2019. It was a tumultuous year for sure, but worse than the unprecedented anger between left and right were the limits the left explored to test the boundaries of our values.
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.
Don’t thank God. Give thanks to Speaker Pelosi. She is hard at work defending America. The rest of Washington may be infested by hypocrites, greed heads, right wing radicals, left wing extremists, babbling idiots, career hangers-on, and every other kind of undesirable political animal imaginable, but at least we can be thankful that there is one person in charge we can rely on with no equivocation.
There has been more flag waving in the House of Representatives in the past two weeks than we’ve seen in the last two hundred years. Thanks for that goes to the impeachment-crazed hypocrites who are trying to convince the country of the necessity of their actions while they plan for a future that is very, very different from what America’s values represent.
Freedom of thought must be a terrifying concept for Democrats who are desperate to put authoritarian big government in place as soon as they rid America of Trump.
Removing the president from office whether by impeachment or election won’t solve another problem they created: what will desperate Democrats do about the voters who backed this administration and need to be silenced so no one questions the party’s extreme liberal values?
Does our government still have a worthwhile purpose? That’s a tough one to answer. The purpose for Democrats is to do whatever it takes to get rid of Trump while turning us into a nation of racist, gun toting, Trump-loving, white supremacists.