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.
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.
The name is enough to make us scared of the Squad. I suppose that’s the point. It conjures up some of the same terrible images used against Trump:
Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson isn’t apologizing for a recent speech that drew parallels between President Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler, and he says the chorus of critics who have assailed him for the comparison are missing the underlying point of his remarks.
During the Democratic Party’s Election Security Week of Action Nancy Pelosi’s remarks at a press conference make it clear what her party’s Save our Democracy call to action means:
They dishonor the Constitution. They degrade the environment from land. They denigrate the diversity that is the beauty of the mix of America and they undermine our values as a country, who we are as a country.
Who comes first, the migrant or the homeless American? The House and Senate joined forces to give us $4.6 billion in emergency funding that answers the question.
Some Democrats got the win they wanted. Others are still angry.
Migrants won, too.
During the few moments I spent viewing last Wednesday night’s Democratic debate I listened to unlikely extremist presidential candidate Cory Booker raise his voice to near-shouting in a language I don’t understand. That sums up my feelings about the Democratic Party’s plan to retake the White House and fix America once and for all.