May 29, 2022

There was a time, not that long ago, when it was said there wasn’t much difference in  America’s two major political parties.  There were exceptions to this paradigm, but it was often true.  The paradigm has shifted.  Today, the two major parties offer different visions for America’s future.

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The media perpetrate the notion that political discourse is increasingly polarized because Democrats have become more liberal and Republicans more conservative.  The Republican Party hasn’t moved to the right since the Reagan presidency.  Republican politicians have become arbiters of the status quo.  A conservative holding action that gradually succumbs to radically liberal factions doesn’t benefit the American people.

The Democrat vision for America is for an ever-expanding federal government giving cradle-to-grave shepherding to the American people.  This is the path America is on.  We see their vision unfold in real time.  Liberal factions believe there is no problem that can’t be solved by throwing money at it.  The federal deficit has grown to $30 trillion.  Democrats are disappointed they can’t grow it faster.

Liberal factions will wrest control of the economy from free markets, redistributing resources to ensure social justice and equity.  President Biden issued an executive order his first day in office incorporating equity into every aspect of the federal government and eventually every American life.

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Equality is the promise of America — born during the Revolution, forged in the fire of the Civil War, and quenched in the blood of the struggle for civil rights.  Equity is a guise for class war and redistribution.

The government controls health care.  Medicare, Medicaid, State Children’s Healthcare Programs, DOD TRICARE, Veterans Health Administration, Indian Health Service, and Obamacare are forever entwined in the fabric of medicine and insurance.

The Green New Deal (GND) would be the crowning achievement of today’s Democrat party.  They contend that it is the “duty of the federal government” to create millions of high-wage jobs, provide unprecedented prosperity, counteract systemic injustice, invest in infrastructure and industry, secure healthy food and access to nature, etc.  The crisis the GND supposedly combats is climate change, yet none of the objectives mentioned above has any relation to climate change.  This will be the greatest expansion of government in American history.

A bold faction determined to reduce federal overreach, and its pervasive bureaucracy is needed, not a Republican Party treading political water.  The country is being rolled over by Democrats.  They must be countered, the government reduced, and the states’ rightful powers returned.  The people are best served by the government closest to their homes.

Robert Reich recently wrote an interesting article for The Guardian.  He said the “US Supreme Court’s upcoming decision to reverse Roe v Wade doesn’t ban abortions; it leaves the issue to the states.”

The Constitution defines the federal government and its many powers but reserves all remaining powers to the states, or “to the people.”  If Justice Alito’s draft opinion becomes the Court’s decision, a door will be opened.  The Court will have recognized that the federal government’s powers are limited to those delegated by the Constitution.  It is of utmost importance that the people take back the powers that the federal government has usurped.