The Out of Control Left
September 05, 2018
The left is seriously out of control.
I could fill a book, but allow me to highlight just a few of the more outrageous recent events that spring quickly to mind:
Let’s start with all those Democratic Socialists who dream of remaking America’s economy in the image of Venezuela’s … where people are literally starving to death … where children are dying from lack of medicine … where inflation this year will top 16,000 percent. None of that stops the Democrat Socialists from pursuing the same policies that have destroyed nations and ruined people’s lives for thousands of year. Some dream huh?
But our economy is not the only thing the Democratic Socialists are trying to tear down. Another is national security, starting with border control. They’ve made abolishing ICE a central tenet of their platform with nary a single proposed alternative. In fact, when asked who or what will deal with violent gangs of illegals like MS-13, their answer is either, “well, we will figure that out’ or ‘local police.’ It’s a bogus answer because the Democratic Socialists are the biggest fans of sanctuary states and cities where local police are forbidden to crack down on criminal illegals.
These same Democrats have enthusiastically signed aboard Bernie’s mantra “Medicare for All.” In California, the Democrat Socialist running for governor has extended the Medicare for All cry to include illegal immigrants. Of course, neither he nor anyone else among the Bernie crew have suggested where in the world the 30 PLUS TRILLION dollars over 10 years will come from to pay for their “Medicare for All” proposal. That is, no suggestion other than higher taxes on the rich. It’s another fraudulent solution.
They know you could take every dime from the top 1% of income earners in America and not get anywhere near funding just their healthcare proposal. Such a punishing tax scheme may sound ridiculous to you and me, but not to Senator Elisabeth Warren, the left’s darling candidate for president. She says she could support a 70% to 90% tax rate on the rich.
Then there is the Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida (now the Democratic Socialist nominee for Governor of Florida) who called the Republican a racist simply for suggesting it might be a mistake to “monkey” with the economic success Florida has recently achieved. REALLY? Since when is using the term ‘monkey’ as a verb, racist? I’ll tell you when — when a racist black guy uses the same political strategy of division and hate pioneered by Barack Obama … when rational thought is replaced with irrational emotion … when name-calling trumps truth, integrity, or decency … when a radical, socialist agenda made up of failed, shopworn cliches is promoted at all costs. That’s when.
The Democratic Socialists share one goal: radically transform America. Our free market system has raised more people out of poverty than any other economy in the history of the world. They want to replace it with an autocratic, bureaucracy-managed system that has never worked anywhere ever in history. All socialism has ever done is plunge literally billions of people into want and misery. How in the world does that make sense?
It only makes sense if you understand that what the Democratic Socialists really want is control. They want to be in charge of the government and the bigger the better — even if that means crushingly higher taxes on everyone. They want to be in control of schools so they can brainwash our kids. They advocate equal rights for illegals because they need those votes to gain control. And they want open borders to assure anyone who wants in can get in with no meaningful vetting. And if that includes Islamic terrorists, drug king pins, or child sex traffickers, that’s ok. The Democratic Socialists want control no matter how much it hurts the rest of us.
And hurt it certainly will because the Democratic Socialists also advocate steep budget cuts on local police departments and harsh constraints on their ability to investigate and prosecute violent crime.
I’m not trying to frighten anyone here, but if you appreciate the freedom, prosperity, and relative safety you and your family enjoy in America today, you better make damn sure you go out and vote this November.
The left is out of control and if they take over the Senate and/or the House, God help the rest of us!
John Philip Sousa IV is an entrepreneur, political activist, author and accomplished business person. John has worked in the financial services industry for over 40 years, built a highly successful marketing company, ran for congress at age 24, and in 2016 created and led the successful movement to draft Dr Ben Carson into his candidacy for President of the United States. John is author of John Philip Sousa, A Patriot’s Life in Words and Pictures and Ben Carson, RX for America.