Can you imagine anything more anti-American than guaranteeing economic equality? The Obama presidency is working overtime to replace equality of opportunity with a new, anti-American substitute: government-funded income equality. Our country was founded on the belief that all Americans are created equal, but the Founding Fathers’ words are a far cry from the notion of using government to fund economic mobility (see: Being Poor is the Fix for Income Inequality).
Is it easier to destroy conservative career politicians than ruin the lives of liberal Democrats? We like to complain about media bias and railroading, but the press is not always as forgiving of the left as we like to think. In Illinois we delight in watching Democrats fall down hard.
Nothing speaks to political power like commanding an empire worth billions. Congressional leaders are powerful, but sooner or later they have to answer to the people. The heads of Cabinet departments don’t have to worry about that. Even if they get invited to a Capitol Hill dog and pony show to explain failures, cover ups, or the waste of taxpayer money, they know that the person they answer to is the president (see: Cabinet Members Should Be Held Accountable).
Immigration reform is back. With a very narrow window to do stupid things before next January the White House is reminding Americans that we need to pass a bill right now, before we have a chance to think too much:
We’ve got the time to do it.
Our nation was shamed on Monday. Most of us probably didn’t hear Barack Obama’s speech but if you felt a little uncomfortable as you went about your routine, make no mistake. That feeling was shame for giving up a little more of the freedom we took for granted.
When we take pride in America while rationalizing what goes on in our nation’s capitol as partisan politics and sloppy big government, are we wrong? If a decision on whether our country deserves to exist was based on the shameful display in Washington over the past two weeks, America would be gone.
Washington needed a new buzzword for a political lie. Demands for immigration reform finally clued everyone in that “bipartisan” was a clever misnomer meaning only a handful of Republicans agree with a bad idea endorsed by Democrats. Now the shutdown and another debt ceiling faceoff have brought us “negotiate.”