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I was born in what was then a deep blue state, into a Democratic family. Among my kin you were either a Democrat or un-American. As a youngster I asked my parents, “Why are we Democrats?” They answered, “Because Democrats are for the working people.”
My parents both worked very hard and so I just accepted that. When I turned 18, I registered to vote and proudly voted in every election. I didn’t know anything about the issues, but I voted. When I became a parent, I began to study the issues and realized that Democrats were not what they seemed. They supported principles that undermined the working class, small business owners and immigrants who wanted their shot at the American dream. As the years rolled by, these Democrats took positions that were, well, un-American.
Much to my chagrin, I discovered, that Republicans weren’t much better. Although, they talked a good ballgame about law and order, the free enterprise system and protecting the rights of the minority by defending the Constitution, they were afraid to make the case for these beliefs. They were gradually taken over by political correctness and were unwilling to fight for anything for fear of losing their precious seats in Congress and their small grip on what power they had left. Read the rest of this entry »
Our country is at a crossroads. Never before have we faced such an obvious fork in the road. One road, the one favored by politician Hillary Clinton and her Democratic colleagues, promises to lead us to a socialist utopia. The other, favored by businessman Donald Trump and some of his Republican colleagues, promises to get us back on the road toward free-market capitalism.
It is no secret that most career politicians lean toward a socialist system. In this system they control the lion’s share of our money and, in turn, hand out favors. In this system, they make the major decisions that affect our lives. As the government accumulates more and more power, we invariably end up with less. Statistics show that the longer a politician stays in power, the more of our hard-earned money he or she spends. Yet we keep electing the same people over and over and over again, expecting a different result. Read the rest of this entry »
The best news out of Iowa is not that Ted Cruz won or that Donald Trump’s political gamble of skipping the last debate, like a sulking child, likely cost him a win there.
It’s not that the long predicted surge of Marco Rubio finally happened.
No, the best news out of Iowa is that a candidate who had the courage to boldly proclaim his opposition to federal mandates and subsidies for ethanol — which comes from corn — the top crop in the state, actually won there.
Be it Ted Cruz or Joe Blow, it turned the conventional political wisdom on its head. It proves that you don’t have to pander to get elected. If you are willing to make the case that these government handouts keep you under the thumb of Washington and wind up hurting everyone, eventually enough reasonable people will listen. Read the rest of this entry »
The average life of a democracy is 200 years. Our country has outlived its expiration date largely because it is a democratic republic with a constitution that guarantees our citizens certain inalienable rights and a government with three co-equal branches, each with checks on the other two.
We are now seeing those basic rights eroded by an aggressive Supreme Court. We also are seeing those checks and balances upset by an equally aggressive president and a Congress that is reluctant to use the power at its disposal.
Furthermore, the financial stability of this nation has been undermined by our elected representatives who have learned that the best way to stay in office is by spending our money and doing favors for their supporters.
As a result, our economy is at a near standstill and we are mired in debt. China is bullying us, but we owe so much to that communist country there is really nothing we can do about it. This has to stop before it is too late because, as the Bible says, “The borrower is the slave to the lender.”
Just how far have we fallen down slavery’s slippery slope? Read the rest of this entry »
Bernie Sanders, a socialist, has achieved quite a following in the race for the Democratic nomination for president. How many of his followers really know what he stands for?
There was a telling moment in the first Democratic presidential debate in which Anderson Cooper tried to pin him down. It took several tries but Cooper finally backed him into a corner when he said, “You don’t consider yourself a capitalist, though?”
Sander’s final answer to that simple question was, “No I don’t.”
Sanders calls himself a democratic socialist so what exactly is that? Read the rest of this entry »