Okay, the last bit of wisdom I can share before election day.
Kevin McCarthy’s blueprint sets four goals: creating “an economy that’s strong,” “a nation that’s safe,” “a future that’s built on freedom” and “a government that’s accountable.” I can understand that; I agree with those.
Have a look at President Biden’s speech last week. What did he talk about? Democracy. I don’t remember hearing much about democracy before that. Since then it is loud and clear; at least loud and often. But what does it mean? Show me statistics that indicate the USA is in need of democracy. Does democracy mean that I will able to support myself via meaningful work? Does democracy mean we will live under the confines of the Constitution? Show me what you mean? Dictionary definition:
- Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives.
- A political or social unit that has such a government.
- The common people, considered as the primary source of political power.
- We will start by looking at the “commitments” one by one.
An economy that’s strong. That’s jobs to support families….taxpayers to pay the disabled….low inflation rates. I can look it up. Find out how we are doing.
A nation that’s safe. I understand that. We have laws and the proper procedure to insure obedience to them, including rehabilitation if possible and punishment if necessary. I can find stats to show me how well we are doing. A nation that’s safe has to have protection locally and world wide, so we have to maintain a strong military.
A future that is built on freedom. Historically the Constitution has provided a reliable foundation for freedom, particularly of speech, gun ownership, and religion.
A government that’s accountable. Due process, innocent unless proven guilty, warrants, judges, FBI, Supreme Court, freedom of the press, Treasury Department…a lot of issues here. I have a lot of criticism of the Justice Department the last decade or so. Not since James Comey smirked about being able to “trick” the White House by setting a trap for the new Trump administration. Then finding that the Press will lie, cover-up, fake it in all manner of ways.
Now you might take issue with some of that. That’s okay and helps prove my point that you or I can probably prove our point by looking at the stats.
Well, I have worked my way back to “Democracy” the current word for Democrat’s slogans. Who can say “I’m not for democracy?” Why are the Democrats using that issue to gain votes? Are they questioning the validity of the 2020 election results? I would understand the GOP doing that, but the Dems won, so why are they using that as a crowd pleaser now! Maybe in anticipation of the next election? Or is it a demand that non-citizens should vote? Or groundwork against Voter ID?
I’ve never maintained that Dems are short on schemes! They can outwit, outbuy and outlie my side every time!