President Trump has kept his promises. Now he is moving beyond his promises to bring even more common sense to government. We know the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) will vehemently denounce the Trump proposal as everything evil. They will probably even claim that the new Trump proposal will kill babies. Wouldn’t that be ironic as they advocate, even call for government money, to kill millions of babies before they are even born.
The real test will be the Republican establishment. The Republican establishment has called for the same thing while they are campaigning, but never follow through while in office. The biggest hypocrite in this area, Paul Ryan, will fortunately be gone as Speaker and out of the House. If McCarthy becomes Speaker, all signs are that he will follow directly in the footsteps of Boehner and Ryan. We the people must show strong support for Jim Jordan who will certainly support Trump.
So what is Trump proposing? Trump Asks Cabinet for 5 Percent Cut in Next Year's Budget
Dubbing it the "nickel plan," President Trump announced that he's asking every Cabinet secretary to cut their next-year's budgets by 5 percent.
"Get rid of the fat. Get rid of the waste," Trump told members of his Cabinet during a meeting at the White House. "And I'm sure you can do it."
Trump said he couldn't ask for the spending cuts earlier because he was working with Congress to increase funding for the U.S. military.
Trump said he's heard of a money-saving strategy called the "penny plan" to reduce federal spending by 1 percent. "Rather than go by the penny plan, we'll go by the nickel plan," he said
Some Cabinet secretaries can probably cut more than 5 percent, Trump said, “I believe we can actually do it easily.”
There is no reason this cannot be done. We know that the bloated Federal payroll is shrinking, because when people leave they are not replaced. Trump was able to overcome the opposition to firing incompetent employees in the Veteran’s Administration. Imagine if that could be done in the total federal bureaucracy and all those members of the Democrats for a Socialist America, who are spending 7 hours a day on work other than work they were hired to perform could be fired; or those employees being paid by the taxpayers but working almost full time for their labor unions could be fired. Since they are performing little or no work for the government, they would not have to be replaced.
More power to you President Trump. We the people support you. We know the “power to the people” citizens and members of congress will oppose you, but it makes so much sense, good common sense might actually prevail and carry the day.
Once we learn we can cut a nickel, we will realize the we can cut a quarter and see no difference in actual work performed. Than watch the “power to the people” advocates encourage their MOB buddies, ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter, and the Women’s March.
Trump threatens to cut off aid to Honduras unless it stops migrant caravan.
President Trump threatened to cancel aid to Honduras unless a group of Honduran migrants making its way toward the United States is stopped and returned to its home country.
"The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!" Trump said.
The "caravan" comment referred to a group of hundreds of migrants who are fleeing poverty and gang violence in Honduras, spilling into Guatemala, which lies between Honduras and Mexico. The migrants overwhelmed Guatemalan border guards, who eventually allowed the group to pass and accompanied them deep into the country.
Trump's threat reflects his America First campaign rhetoric, which spurned foreign entanglements. Trump has advocated rolling back foreign aid, which represents less than 1 percent of federal spending, and his administration attempted to kill $3 billion in foreign aid over the summer.
The migrants set out from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on Friday, a day after Vice President Mike Pence met with the leaders of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras urging them to keep their citizens from coming to the United States.
"Tell your people: Don’t put your families at risk by taking the dangerous journey north to attempt to enter the United States illegally," Pence said.
But the migrants showed no signs of stopping as they trekked onward toward Mexico. The threat to cut off aid should be extended to all Central American countries including Mexico unless the onslaught on the Southern Border of illegals stops. All money not given as foreign aid should go to paying for the wall.
Comrade Obama promised he would fundamentally transform the United States to the collectivists ideal Marxist totalitarian state. In the Marxist totalitarian state, the government would control all aspects of life, dominating how individuals would live their lives with all conforming to the same way of thinking and believing. Marx called this a classless society that would be totally equal and would be totally harmonious because all would agree. Those individuals who would strive to reach their full God given potential would be eliminated because of the adversity they would cause.
Marx and Engels said this conforming classless society where the state owns everything and controls all aspects of society including the economy and individual thought, could be achieved through revolution or transformation. Engels was a strong proponent for revolution and indicated that the MOB could successfully be used through constant civil disobedience and outright thuggery.
The followers of this Marxist movement, the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) are reverting to the Engels model as they see their transformation movement through the ballot box seems to be failing. If the Marxist/Progressives do not gain control of the House, it appears control of the Senate is no longer even a pipe dream for the followers of Marx and collectivism (communism, socialism, progressivism) and the hopes for the House are rapidly dwindling, expect more and more MOB violence and thuggery.
Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) would like the American public to believe the actions they are supporting are not MOB rule and thuggery but nothing more than “peaceful demonstrations.” These “peaceful demonstration” are the same as were the “peaceful demonstrations” of the Bolsheviks in St. Petersburg and Moscow, and Hitler’s Brownshirts in Berlin and Munich. But then the beliefs, policies, and dreams of the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats), Bolsheviks, and Brownshirts, are the same.
The streets of Portland, Oregon, became violent over the weekend as a Patriot Prayer group was attacked by Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) supported black-clad and masked Antifa as ongoing protests and counter-protests in the city often go unchecked by police. The violent clash on Saturday came after a protest on Friday was held following the death of Patrick Kimmons, whom police shot on September 30 after he allegedly shot two other men.
At Friday’s protest, a 74-year-old man drove through a crowd of thugs who responded by attacking the car and breaking a window. The Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) mayor of Portland came under fire over a viral video showing Antifa protesters blocking traffic and harassing drivers, but he says he supports the decision by police to watch from a distance without getting involved.
Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) are calling for aggressive protests against Republicans, and that could well be responsible for the vandalism of multiple GOP offices across the country. The Metropolitan Republican Club in New York City was the latest to get hit. On Friday, Marxist/Progressive supported thugs broke windows, spray-painted an anarchy symbol across door and left a threatening note.
The note read:
Tonight, we put the Republican Party on notice, in defiance to the policy of mass misery they have championed. The U.S. government has established concentration camps around the country for Latino people, shamelessly murdering black people, and continues its war machine that has slaughtered Muslim people with impunity for decades. The so-called “Land of the Free” leads the world in incarceration rates per capita, all the while profiteering in the new plantation within the prison walls.
While these atrocities persist unabated the Metropolitan Republican Club chose to invite a hipster fascist clown to dance for them, content to revel in their treachery against humanity. The Republican Party joined by their spineless partners in crime, the Democrats institute a policy of domestic and foreign terror felt the world over.
Our attack is merely a beginning. We are not passive, we are not civil, and we will not apologize. Those of good conscience and clear mind know this state of oppression cannot remain. The US fascist political system is one of the most savage institutions in history and we will combat it relentlessly until all are free of American barbarism.
The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) support and encourage these MOBS and this type of thuggery as did Lenin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, and Chavez, It is all one and the same, a part of the world wide collectivist movement to control the lives and the thoughts of all people to conform to the collectivist position of enslaving all individuals to the control of the state. I have not heard ONE Marxist/Progressive (Democrat} denounce or call for an end to this type of MOB action. I have heard many of them defend these thugs, calling them peaceful protesters. Freedom Loving Americans make no mistake, this is an effort by the collectivist to control your life and your thoughts and enslave you to the state controlled by them. Comrades Obama, Soros, Jarrett, Ellison, Perez, Holder, and on and on, are following the command of Marx to eliminate all long-standing principles. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) must nullify the Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution, and The Bill of Rights so they can destroy our freedoms and enslave us all.
Here is a list of wishes the 2108 Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) candidates are using as their key campaign promises. This is what the party of John F Kennedy has become. These are the same type of policies every collectivist aspiring political party in any country wanted and wants including Lenin’s Russia, Mao’s China, Castro’s Cuba, and Chavez’s Venezuela. All voters, whether they support individualists or collectivists, must understand that it these policies currently being advocated by the current Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party, that has led to the inevitable social decay, social devastation, and financial collapse we witnessed in the above situations and will witness in the United States if indeed people give power back to the MOB that is now the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) Party.
Single-payer health care
More than half the House Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) Conference and several of the party’s most prominent potential presidential candidates have endorsed some form of universally available government-funded health insurance, including independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ proposal to make all Americans eligible for Medicare.
$15 minimum wage
Two years ago, Sanders found few Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) willing to support his call for raising the hourly minimum wage to $15, up from the current $7.25. Now it’s hard to find any congressional Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) who opposes it.
Repealing the tax cuts
Not One Penny, a coalition that includes unions, MoveOn.org and other liberal interests, is pressuring Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) to revoke the tax cut that Republicans enacted last December.
Americans owe $1.5 trillion in student loans, a staggering debt that helped fuel momentum for Sanders’ idea of “debt-free” college during the 2016 Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) primaries. This year, Ocasio-Cortez and fellow Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) congressional candidates such as Ilhan Omar in Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib in Michigan are campaigning on the idea of free or debt-free college.
Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have complained for years that the Pentagon budget, is bloated. They do not want to rebuild the military that was decimated during the Obama regime.
The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) oppose any and all proposals that would secure the southern border including building a wall. They realize those who would cross our borders illegally are replacement votes for the loss of their control over the black vote and the legal Hispanic vote. This is the reason the Marxist/Progressives oppose any type of proof of citizenship at registration or identification at time of voting.
The Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) Party is calling for violence, intimidation, and destruction following in the footsteps of other collectivists for years. Remember, the collectivist believes in the supremacy of the state. The collectivist believes that all individuals must conform to the dictates of the ruling elite. The collectivist advocates that all rights of the individual be controlled by the state including natural rights such as speech, assembly, right to petition the government, religion, and the press. In order to control these rights, the collectivist has used violence and intimidation by politicians, government officials, and street thugs.
We are hearing calls for these tactics by nationally known Marxist/Progressives (Democrats). We just witnessed the tactics of destruction and intimidation being used in the recent Supreme Court hearings. We saw the same tactics used in the Bork hearings and the Thomas hearings. We are witnessing street thugs in Portland and other U S cities. We have heard no condemnation of these typical collectivist tactics by prominent Marxist/Progressives (Democrats).
The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) are traveling down the same road the Fascists traveled in the 1920’s and 1930’s. They are even using the same tactics that were used back then. Only the names have changed. Back then, it was the ‘blackshirts’ and ‘brownshirts,’ today it is ANTIFA and ‘Occupy.’ But, make no mistake, they are of the same mind and spirit, and the same political goals.
The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) are also using the same tactics used by Lenin; that is propaganda and lies. Lenin complained that workers, left to their own devices, tended to support trade unions that made their lives better, rather than revolutionary groups bent on overthrowing the entire government. To Lenin, these foolish people were incapable of understanding what was really their own best interests.
For Lenin, as for all collectivists, the ends justified the means. So, the manipulation of public opinion through propaganda meant telling less than the truth, misleading, and lying. There was no need to search for knowledge because what they said the people should want because it was what was best for the people is what they offered.
If the Bolsheviks, the Nazis, and all collectivists cannot win converts, they were/are happy to use force. In fact, their propaganda was/is often more about monopolizing the public discussion than persuading with ideas.
NOTHING HAS CHANGED. THE METHODS OF PAST COLLECTIVISTS SUCH AS LENIN AND HITLER ARE THE SAME METHODS USED BY THE MARXIST/PROGRESSIVES (DEMOCRATS) TODAY.
I beg all Americans to study history, so you can identify the evil facing the United States today. It is not new. We must recognize these tactics and resist them, otherwise we will suffer the same evil results others have suffered because of these collectivist demagogues of which the current Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party is a HUGE part.
A great place to start to understand this evil of collectivism is to read “The Road To Tyranny, Individualism to Collectivism” available on Amazon or at www.mygrandchildrensamerica.com.
The United States government is mandated by the United States Constitution to take a census every ten years in Article 1, Section 2 for the purpose of determining how many representatives each state will have in the US House. Only citizens can vote in the elections, so it seems to make sense that it would be a good idea to know how many citizens there are in each state.
According to the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) and one liberal judge it is discriminatory to ask on the census form if you are or are not a citizen. It is not discriminatory, apparently, to ask such questions about your sex, race, or national origin.
Lawyers tapped for the questioning process represent 18 Marxist/Progressive (Democrat)t-run cities and states who are suing the Commerce Department for reinstating a citizenship question to the 2020 census. They claim the question is a political ploy to stop non-citizens from participating in the census, which could affect government funding for those areas. I would think that would be good.
The citizen question will help determine the number of representatives each state will have as mentioned above. That number could very likely determine who controls the House. Also, by knowing how many citizens there are in the country and in different states and districts, a comparison can be made comparing votes cast to number of citizens. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have been arguing for years that voter fraud is a very minor problem if it exists at all. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have done absolutely everything they can to conceal the widespread voter fraud that actually exists. This is just another ploy and it is as critical to the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) to have illegal aliens vote as is to prohibit any proof of citizenship when registering or identification when voting.
The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have stated they want open borders allowing anybody into our country. They have stated they do not want an accurate count of the number of citizens in the country vs the number of total people, and they have stated it is discriminatory to ask for proof of citizenship at registration and identification when voting. What the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) are really saying is that they want anybody and everybody who will vote for them to be able to vote whether they are citizens or not, alive or dead, voting once or numerous times, or a human or animal.
The Supreme Court will be making a ruling shortly. It would appear the Supreme Court will uphold the Untied States Constitution and say that yes, we should know if a person is or is not a citizen. Now you know why the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) were so willing to totally destroy the lives of Justice Kavanaugh and his family. Yes, it was for power, so they can fundamentally transform the United States into a Marxist totalitarian state.
The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats), led by Obama, told Americans that we had a responsibility to accept anybody into our country who wanted to come including refugees from the Middle-East. Obama said it was not necessary to do any back-ground checks on these people. Obama also aided anybody who crossed the porous Southern Border. Obama and the Marxist/Progressives claimed that all borders should be eliminated. Hilary supported open borders.
Donald Trump stressed it is critical to our national security that not only should we build a wall and secure our Southern border, but that we should only accept refugees that we could verify. If we could not verify who they were we should not accept the refugee even if that meant we accepted none.
The members of the European Union have been forced to accept refugees including non-verified refugees. We have witnessed a backlash to this Soros and Globalist supported policy as European nation after nation have been suffering the consequences of this foolish policy. Several of the nations have stated they will not conform to the mandated European Union policy as the people of the nations elect people who oppose the Soros and Globalist borderless policy. Now Italy is threatening to close all airports if Germany insists on returning refugees that wandered from Italy into Germany.
The latest revolt to the European Union’s open border policy is Denmark. Their reasoning for this backlash is the same reasoning Trump used during the campaign, the very reasoning Obama, Hilary, and the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) refuted.
Danish Minister Rejects EU Migrant Quotas, ‘Too Few Contribute’
Danish Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Støjberg has rejected EU migrant quotas for 2018, saying that migrants do not contribute enough to Denmark.
The Venstre party politician said that Denmark would not be opening the country’s borders to asylum seekers, saying: “Although we have gained significantly better control over the influx, we are still in the position that we are struggling to integrate the many refugees who have come to Denmark in recent years.”
“Despite the fact that more refugees have come to work, there are still too many who do not support themselves. This applies especially to women, where too few contribute. That is why I have decided that Denmark should not take quota refugees in 2018,” Støjberg added, according to Jyllands-Posten.
The statement comes after the Danish government passed legislation allowing the immigration minister to set the number of asylum seekers that would be welcomed into the country each year.
While serving as Integration and Immigration Minister, Støjberg has been among the European ministers most critical of mass migration, advocating strongly for integration — including backing a newly proposed law which would require all migrants to shake hands with local government officials in order to gain citizenship.
When it was revealed that migrants were vastly over-represented as perpetrators in rape cases, Støjberg commented: “It’s something we’ve seen through many years that crime rates are much higher in immigrant circles than they are among Danes.”
“In my opinion, it is because we have been too scared to set out clear demands to the people coming to Denmark. We have not dared to say that we expect and demand that they provide for themselves and their families and that we expect them to adjust to Danish values,” she added.
Last year, Støjberg even said she was open to the idea of placing failed asylum seekers on deserted Danish islands but noted there could be “legal challenges” to such a proposal.
Thank you Donald Trump for not being to scared to set out clear demands to the people coming to the United States, and that you dared to say that we expect and demand that they provide for themselves and their families and that they adjust to United States values.
That the American colonists won their freedom from Great Britain was a miracle. There is no way that should have happened. Great Britain had all the odds in their favor. The only thing favoring the American colonists was their fervent desire to be free from any government dictating to the individual how they were to live their lives and what their thoughts were to be. After that improbable victory, these very progressive (yes, the colonists were progressive in that they wanted to change their government from a government that controlled the daily life of an individual to be a government subservient to the individual) colonists drafted a Constitution for the specific purpose of protecting the rights of the individual, rights endowed by the Creator and not by man nor government. Never had that position been taken before. Yes, people like Locke had discussed this concept, but nobody had applied this truth.
These forward-looking people said they would establish a government, understanding that that government would be the single biggest threat to those freedoms they had just won, so they must do everything they could to protect those freedoms from that government. The founders understood that in order to protect those freedoms they must establish a government where the law was the ruler and not an individual who could change the law indiscriminately to advance an ideology through regulation, executive action, or court rulings. They understood big government always dominates the individuals and since our nation would be a nation protecting the rights of the individual, government must be limited. We would also have a divided government because they knew that concentrated power enabled the government to trample on individual rights. The Constitution made the people the sovereign of this new nation and those in government would be servants of that sovereign.
The principles upon which our nation was founded are being challenged as never before. Those who are referred to as being on the left are advocating that the experiment the American colonists started, has failed. Those on the left are declaring that the rights of the individual are not rights endowed by the Creator but are rights that man and government have given and thus have the power to limit. Those on the left are advocating that individuals who would disagree with the ideology of the left must not be heard but must be silenced. The left believes all must conform to one thought pattern, and rather than encouraging debate and an exchange of ideas they employ the methods of demagoguery.
The progressive colonists established a government that encouraged individuals to aspire to their full potential by continuing the American capitalist system that started in Jamestown and Plymouth. This system requires that the free market is allowed to pick winners and losers and not those in government. The role of government in the American capitalist system must be very limited. What time has proven is the more limited the role of government is, the more efficiently capitalism works. When capitalism is allowed to function without interference, productivity increases, poverty decreases, and the living standard for all increases.
The founders said we would have power in the United States divested. They understood that when power is concentrated, the rights of the individual are limited and the role of the collective increases forcing all to conform to what the ruling party deems proper. Concentrated power always leads to a government that determines it is their right to tell the individual how they are to live their lives, what their thoughts are to be.
The founders also understood that rule by majority always led to a dictatorial government with the rights of the individual being eliminated when they do not conform to the ideology of the majority. This is the reason our nation is a republic and not a true democracy where the majority believes it is their right to grant or curtail those rights our founders stated where rights endowed by the Creator.
The American colonist was willing to pay whatever price they had to pay to live as free individuals; individuals who determined how they were to live their own lives, what their thoughts were to be. It was the intent of these progressive minded people to protect those rights for all future Americans when they drafted the United States Constitution. These brave people understood if we continued to adhere to the principles within the Constitution we would remain a free people, free from the dictates of big government.
We have a very meaningful midterm election in less than a month. The consequences of this election are enormous. The left is advocating we regress to a people without individual rights and that we adhere to the dictates of big government. The left believes we all conform to one way of thinking and not be individuals living our own lives and having our own thoughts. The left is telling us that the principles in our Constitution are outdated; that in fact arbitrary law as opposed to rule of law, big government as opposed to limited government, concentrated power, preferably in the courts, and not divided government, and a sovereign government with we the people being servants to that government is in our best interest. The elites of the left believe all will be better when they, through government, dictate how each of us is to live our lives, what our thoughts are to be.
The right contends that the American colonist understood that freedom depends on each individual being free to live their own lives, to have their own thoughts. The right believes that the role of government is to protect those rights endowed upon us by our Creator and not to control or eliminate them. The right understands the role of government should be limited and restricted, and is not charged with the responsibility of picking winners or losers, but allowing winners and losers to be determined by the content of their character as stated by Martin Luther King, Jr.
When you cast your vote, understand the consequences of that vote. A vote for a candidate of the right is a vote to remain free from the dictates and tyranny of government. You would be standing with our founders who were willing to pay the ultimate price, so you could still cast that vote. A vote for a candidate of the left is a vote to regress to the dictatorial and tyrannical government our founders fought so they could be free as individuals and exercise those rights endowed to us by our Creator. Simply put, a vote for the right is a vote for individual freedom so the individual can determine how they are to live their life and what their thoughts are to be. A vote for the left is a vote for arbitrary law, big government, concentrated power, and a sovereign government where those in government dictate how each individual is to live their life and what their thoughts are to be.
IT IS YOUR CHOICE. REMEMBER THE CONSEQUENCES.
American citizens who value the principles upon which our nation was founded are winners after the fiasco the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) brought about. A legal scholar extraordinaire who truly understands the United States Constitution and believes the principles in the Constitution are the recipe for freedom and independence of the America people will take his place on the highest court of the land.
There were many losers. Diane Feinstein’s reputation as a fair-minded person has been damaged. She is perhaps the biggest loser. Others who would have lost were not held in great esteem anyway. Everybody who remotely follows politics knows that the truth and Blumenthal were never used in the same sentence before and will not be used together in the future. We did learn that Booker, Harris, and Hirono deserve their reputations of not having any understanding of the Untied States Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and their history. Whitehouse, who argued intelligently, with Justice Kavanaugh about the rulings Justice Kavanaugh had written proved that that was the exception for him when he reverted to his pathetic arguments dealing with of all things, dumb comments written in a high school yearbook.
The accusers of Kavanaugh, who had some miraculous, but incomplete and murky revelations, were all losers, including Ford who wants to slink away with her FBI friend to avoid any perjury charges. We are learning she is a good actress having fooled so many people that her testimony had truth connected to it. All of the attorney’s representing the different accusers are losers, but none looked more foolish than Avenatti, who is truly grasping at straws. He just keeps proving that he is the attorney referred to in all the lawyer jokes.
The other big winners are those Americans who saw, perhaps for the first time, who the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) really are. They are interested only in power and care nothing about people. They are willing to destroy anyone who gets in their way and use anyone to advance their cause. This is an article written by one of those people who had their eyes opened.
I’m An Immigrant, Minority Woman Going Republican Over Democrats’ Treatment Of Kavanaugh.
I have become a unicorn. My metamorphosis didn’t require a magic spell or potion, or even a trip to a well-reviewed plastic surgeon to add a horn to my head. All it took was Democrats’ treatment of Brett Kavanaugh over the last few weeks to turn me into that elusive creature: a minority, immigrant woman who supports Republicans.
I moved to the United States from Trinidad and Tobago eight years ago when I married my husband, Christopher, former U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia’s eighth (and, in my opinion, most lovable) child. Some people might read that and think, “Well, that’s no surprise then; Justice Scalia’s daughter-in-law is hardly likely to be anything but Republican!”
But they would be wrong. I’ve always considered myself politically moderate: I am unapologetically pro-life, but my views on affirmative action, Black Lives Matter, and gun control made me sympathize strongly with Democratic perspectives and occasionally led to arguments with my husband and father-in-law.
That sense of political homelessness was a big reason that I was never in a hurry to become an American citizen. I figured I’d do it eventually, but not having a strong connection to either party, feeling unsure of where I fit into America’s strange political landscape, meant it was low on my list of priorities.
Fast-forward to 2018, and Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Protests and vows to block him by any means, “using every available tool,” followed almost immediately. Anybody paying attention knew that things were about to get interesting. Unfortunately, things got less interesting than ugly and convinced me that Democrats are not who they claim to be.
The party that established itself as a champion for the voiceless, powerless, and wrongfully accused, betrayed its values and launched a vicious attack on Kavanaugh that left him voiceless, powerless, and completely incapable of defending himself. Against all logic and good faith, they released uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct to the public, counting on the backdrop of the Me Too movement to make them that much harder to criticize or ignore. I still cannot reconcile these actions with the social and criminal justice reform platforms that Democrats campaign on.
In recent years, the left has also strongly condemned men in general, and straight white men in particular, for practicing toxic masculinity. Toxic masculinity, in their opinion, is the root cause of some of our most dangerous societal ills, such as domestic abuse, gun violence, and rape culture. The cure? Men should be encouraged to feel, cry, and express their emotions and display traits that are not typically considered masculine.
But when Kavanaugh cried at the post-allegation hearings while recounting the effects of weeks of being beaten down and insulted by Democratic senators and much of the media, the blowback from the left was astonishing. He was mocked. They questioned his authenticity.
He was accused of putting on a performance. They asked what reason he, a man who was defending himself against unproven allegations of sexual assault and gang rape, whose family had been threatened and whose name had been eternally tarnished, had to cry. That is gaslighting at its most egregious, from the most vocal opponents of the sort of manipulation that is usually perpetrated against women.
What’s worse is that to achieve all of this the left has gladly used a vulnerable woman against her wishes. Christine Blasey Ford had no intention or desire to ever become a household name. But when their initial attempts to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination failed and it seemed all but certain that he would be confirmed to the court, Democrats fed Ford to the wolves.
Only the wolves turned out to be sheep: I have seen countless Republicans defending and showing empathy for Ford on the news, giving her the benefit of the doubt on social media. By contrast, I have seen nothing of the sort for Kavanaugh from Democrats.
It’s impossible not to compare the way the process played out with Kavanaugh to what happened in 2016 with Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to replace my father-in-law. In similar, though not identical, circumstances, Republicans showed much more respect and restraint. Sure, they played hardball and refused to hold hearings for Garland’s nomination, but they never sought to diminish the man. The Democrats have played a whole different and dishonorable game, one that has no rules and no winners.
These events opened my eyes to the hypocrisy of the Democratic Party. It’s actually a very exclusive club that wants me as a member based solely on stereotypes of who I am supposed to be. The core values they tout do not apply to everyone, as Kavanaugh can testify, but only to a very small, very specific subset of people who tick certain boxes or support them in their political agenda.
They have relished inflicting pain on Kavanaugh in large part because he is everything they hate: a straight white conservative male from a privileged background. It’s terrifying because, while that might not put me in any danger, it makes many of the best men I know and love prime targets.
That is why I am energized, for the first time, to become a citizen and empower myself with a vote. It will be a vote against the bullies on the left who broke a good man for no reason other than political differences. So, excuse me while I fill out some forms and tick some boxes—but not the ones you might expect.
HOW YOU CAN COMBAT THOSE WHO WISH TO DESTROY OUR CONSTITUTION AND OUR FREEDOM AS WE HAVE JUST WITNESSEDRead Now
What we have known for some time, but saw just how desperate the collectivists really are, was that the Marxist/Progressive Party (Democrats) hate our Constitution and the freedoms and liberties it reinforces and protects. A collectivist has the belief that all freedom and liberty is secondary to anything they deem to be in the best interest of the collective. Our nation was founded as an individualist nation that believes the protection of the freedom and liberty for the individual is paramount. Members of the Supreme Court that protect the freedoms and liberties granted to the individual in the Constitution are individualist. Member of the Supreme Court who wish to call the Constitution a living document, so it can mean what they want it to mean are collectivists.
The collectivist will seek to place limits on individuals and demean the individual for achievement the collectivist deems not to be for the good of the collective. The collectivist also believes that all in society must conform to their belief system. Those who do not conform to the belief system of the collectivist are deemed to be dangerous to society and must be nullified or even eliminated.
The individualist stresses that our freedoms and liberties are not granted by the state but are granted to us by our Creator. The individualist understands that freedom of thought or nonconformity is the driving force to ensure that liberty prevails. The individualist also understands that a free enterprise or capitalist economic system is the surest and best way to reduce poverty and raise the living standards for all.
History has proven that the collectivist will do anything and destroy anybody to achieve their goal of bringing about a totally conforming and totally equal society; a society Karl Marx referred to as a classless society. The Marxist/Progressive Party (Democrat) exhibited once again their firm belief in the axiom, “the ends justify the means.”
The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) exhibited all the evil that is at the core of collectivism as they set about to destroy an honorable man and his family to keep him off the Supreme Court because he does not conform to their collectivist belief’s. They used deceit, they moved the goalposts, they employed their double standard, which is the only standard they have, and they unabashedly lied. They proved once again they will stoop below Hell to accomplish their goal of fundamentally transforming the United States into a Marxist totalitarian state where all are forced to conform and all except the elite are financially equal.
I am often asked the question, when I am speaking and when I am on radio, “How do we combat this terrible evil of collectivism.” In my answer, I stress that Americans do not understand this evil of collectivism other than a few bumper sticker phrases. Consequently, they are not equipped to follow the direction of Sam Adams when he said that it does not take a majority to prevail, but a tireless minority committed to setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of their fellow Americans.
This is how one lady prepared herself to be a part of the tireless minority. I received this not the other day.
Hi, Don - you spoke at our ……………. meeting in September up in …………, CA and I have meant to drop you a note of thanks ever since!
You were kind enough to gift me with your book The Road to Tyranny and I have enjoyed reading it. Do appreciate your clear and concise explanation of collectivism and its impact on our society today.
Prepare yourself to become a participating member of the tireless minority who will set brushfires of freedom in the minds of your fellow Americans. That is how we will help defeat the evil that is collectivism and return the United States to the individualist nation, or free and independent nation our founders established.
“The Road To Tyranny, Individualism to Collectivism” is available on Amazon or www.mygrandchildrensamerica.com
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