UPDATE August 14, 2020: freedom from sexism in our elections
The Hill published an editorial this morning warning that Donald Trump could get in hot water with female voters by attacking Kamala Harris.43 No one should be surprised that the specter of sexism has entered the race for the White House thanks to the preferential equality Democrats are so fond of when it works in their favor. The word “racism” will also rear its head in due course despite the appalling absence of color blindness among Democrats who only want equality when, like gender, it suits their needs.
Sexism is a straw man for a ticket that is going to have a very difficult time portraying Senator Harris as the moderate Democratic choice. Her support of the Green New Deal and the Climate Equity Act44 are so far left of the middle of the road that Joe Biden should be embarrassed, assuming of course that he’s alert and paying attention.
Harris is backing economic revolution, not moderate change. Not only is she working with extremist whack job Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to fix our climate sins, she’s proud of it:
We need a Green New Deal based in climate and environmental justice, which means building a clean economy that protects communities that have been neglected by policymakers for far too long. I’m proud to work with Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez on this comprehensive proposal, and I’m hopeful that it brings a Green New Deal closer to reality.45
Since we don’t have any reason to believe most of what we hear from politicians and especially from those seeking office, we should pay close attention to the company they keep. Why would the moderate we expect to one day seek our nation’s highest office join forces with a no-holds-barred socialist not because she wants a coalition, but because she agrees with this freshman congresswoman’s insane policy on climate change??
It won’t matter in the end because any challenge to Harris will be sexist, racist, and most likely both. This is quite a conundrum for a party that pushes equality and wages vicious attacks on the president but will loudly protest the same level of incivility when it is leveled against their vice presidential pick.
Just to refresh your memory before the first charges of sexism against Harris are thrown at Trump, remember that the senator already set the stage to hold herself apart after impeachment failed:
When the framers wrote the Constitution they didn’t think someone like me would serve as a United States Senator. But, they did envision someone like Donald Trump being president of the United States. Someone who thinks that he is above the law and that rules don’t apply to him. 46
The rules of our contentious, nasty, nothing is off the table elections won’t apply to “someone like me,” either.
UPDATE August 25, 2020: we lost the freedom to help create the American Dream
You’re going to hear a lot about the American Dream before November. Republicans will tell you how they help people achieve it. Democrats will tell you that it is not achievable for too many. They won’t admit how they help deny it by taking away the freedom to create that dream.
If you are thinking about setting up shop in Portland, downtown Chicago, or even Kenosha, Wisconsin you either live in a cave or you don’t have the smarts to be running anything. Racial flashpoints tend to stay that way. Having your new business looted and burned is just one police-involved incident away. What trips off the next explosion doesn’t even have to be in your city. Inflammatory racial politics brings in liberal votes, but it doesn’t protect businesses or employers who know they have to pack up and get out while they can.
Surrounding your residence with police while the businesses in your city are looted and destroyed won’t lure job creators either, but that’s how Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot responded to protests that make doing business in the Windy City a very bad decision.
Despite the liberal fantasy that the American Dream is paid for by a socialist Federal Government, achieving success depends on money. For most of us money comes from having a job. Scaring away job creators and destroying places of employment is not a good way to create jobs. It is a fantastic way to make sure that depressed areas not only stay that way, but end up worse off than before the looting and burning.
America is all about free enterprise. For anyone who has a vision of setting up shop in a big city so that others can realize the American Dream, it’s time to put that vision on permanent hold. Go to the suburbs. The taxes are lower. So are the risks of losing what you built.
For anyone who has the vision of achieving the American Dream in a burned-out hellhole destroyed in the name of ending racism and inequality, good luck. Your dream is over.
UPDATE September 8, 2020: freedom from fear for our lives and safety because of an election
As Americans we take too many things for granted. That includes our safety, our lives, and our free elections.
We don’t live in a third world country, but you wouldn’t know it from this summer’s images of fires, gutted buildings, and urban neo-terrorists breaking through storefronts and assaulting passersby.
Whether they realize it or not, when public officials refuse to put an end to this anarchy they are making an implied threat. Ask yourself, would you like to visit Portland on election night?
Behind this summer’s violent unrest are two questions that won’t be answered until November. What happens if Trump wins and what happens if he loses?
Congress’s failure to plan for a contingency that prevents voters from visiting the polls means a shaky mail-in ballot debacle that we don’t have much faith in, especially considering Democrats’ insistence that we get rid of Trump at any cost.
This is a bad year to have that kind of uncertainty over our electoral process. Democrats have raised the stakes so high that there are now endless possibilities for a cataclysmic, societal meltdown. If Trump wins, there will be rioting. If it looks like Trump might win but we aren’t sure, the assumption will be that the White House cheated and there will be rioting. If Biden and Harris win the left will rejoice and there will be rioting because the fear of law enforcement will be gone.
That’s just for openers. If Democrats win the Senate what we know as policing is over. Loud, destructive voices in Congress will coerce a Biden White House into turning a blind eye to the party’s dangerous anti-fascist fringe. When the Second Amendment is attacked battle lines will be drawn and all bets are off.
Democrats did this. They have turned their hatred for the president into a fight to the finish for control of our nation. If that means putting American lives in jeopardy, this summer proves it’s a risk they are more than willing to take. They have already given this strategy a pretty good try.
UPDATE September 22, 2020: freedom to own America’s economy
2020 could be the year we discard “consent of the governed” once and for all. This election threatens catastrophe for the governed thanks to a vocal and sometimes violent far left minority that will do anything to take away our freedom to demand that our leaders make the decisions we want and not those that entrench liberal political elites who hope to prosper while they ruin the economy.
One of our most cherished liberties is that we hold the deciding voice in our government. This year that voice was hijacked by politicians using the pandemic as an excuse to transition America to full-blown socialism.
The latest assault on our recovering economy is the THRIVE agenda. This is a new path to enacting the debunked socialist Green New Deal hiding behind radical Democratic Party talk of racial, economic, and climate injustice.
The saddest aspect of this new move by Democrats to destroy America is that so many buy into this hypocritical neo-Marxism that will entrench liberal political elites at the expense of everyone else.
We already lost our freedom to give consent with the COVID-19 clampdowns that flourished in Democrat-run states and jurisdictions. Picture that kind of dictatorial governing on a national scale. That’s what we are up against this year. If we lose the fight, our freedom to demand that our leaders receive consent will vanish as quickly as our incredible free market economy.
UPDATE September 29, 2020: freedom of religion under attack again
I’ve heard “Catholic” more in the past three days than the past ten years. We’ve relived Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) notorious remark about Amy Coney’s Barrett’s religious dogma. We heard Bill Maher heckle the nominee and equate being Catholic to speaking in tongues. Supporters of Barrett’s nomination talk about her faith. So do her detractors who are terrified that they might lose their tightening grip on our freedoms and values.
In the wake of Justice Ginsburg’s passing Democrats spread fear and questioned religious freedom and free speech rights in a screed about threats to health care:
Emboldened by their success in the courts, corporations and religious groups will continue to push back against government mandates and restrictions, arguing they should be exempt from generally applicable laws that they claim infringe on their freedom of religion or speech.47
I’m sorry to report that court verdicts are how we interpret the law. It’s a vital part of the aftermath of our legislative process. It’s how bad bills get fixed or nullified altogether and it’s how executive overreach like Barack Obama’s DACA program is protected.
When Barrett was nominated for a federal judgeship in 2017 Democrats attacked her religious faith. 2020 is an election year so they will be more clever about how they do it, but suffice it to say the Catholic faith is no longer one of the party’s untouchable sacred cows.
While you listen to lawmakers beating up on the newest Trump SCOTUS nominee, ask yourself a question. If the nominee was a Muslim and Republicans focused on immigration policy, how would Democrats respond?
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