Ever wonder why Democrats always play the race card, rally around identity politics, promote false narratives with a serious aversion to facts, resist election integrity efforts, and pander to illegal immigrants and foreign powers? Perhaps it is because their agenda flies in stark contrast to the needs and desires of a majority of the American people, and their liberal policies are so bad for the country that it is only via diversion that they can win elections. They currently control the White House, both chambers of Congress, and are potentially going to attempt to seize control of the Supreme Court. What are they doing with all this power?
The first 100 days of Biden’s presidency have marked the greatest political left turn in American history, blatantly flaunting the Constitution and the founding principles of the American republic, and taking the country on a path toward socialism. As we sit here 18 months ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, all one needs do to gain a glimpse into a future ruled by the Democrat party is to look at the nation today… riots, burning buildings, looting, and attacks on police in American cities, border crisis and rising illegal immigration, uninhibited federal spending and out of control national debt, anti-growth economic policies, energy dependence and higher energy costs… and this is just the beginning. The worst part is that the Democrats believe that the American people support their anti-American policies. Why? Because their comrades in the corrupt media establishment promote biased polls stating so, misleading the American public with intentionally ambiguous wording, and leading participants to desired answers with purposeful phrasing. The truth is, if Americans are actually made aware of the true components of the legislation of the new leftists in power, the less they support and the more they oppose the policies.
Let’s begin down south. After welcoming refugees and immigrants during the presidential campaign, one of the first things the Biden administration did was to halt construction of the border wall at our southern border with Mexico, and reverse Trump’s successful immigration policies. The result – a massive influx of illegal immigrants and tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors in overcrowded detention centers in a situation considered a crisis by 76% of the American people (Hill-HarrisX poll). But they are not done… The left wants to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), promote sanctuary cities and states across the country, and eliminate all enforcement roles from our border patrol agents. Despite the opposition of the public, the Democrats are truly the party of open borders! How important is border security to Americans? Gallup found that 75% of those surveyed think the U.S should hire significantly more border patrol agents, with 50% in support of banning sanctuary cities and forcing local authorities to enforce immigration laws (46% oppose), and 93% who think it is important to control the borders and halt illegal immigration into the country. But it’s not just white Americans who support border security and limiting illegal immigration. According to Pew Research, 66% of Latinos believe that increasing border security to limit illegal immigration is important. Despite these numbers, the president cares so little about the situation at the border that he appointed Vice President Kamala Harris to quell the crisis, and she has yet to visit the border or hold a press conference in six weeks since being appointed.
ICE is not the only enforcement agency the left is coming after. We know the loudest voices for defunding the police come from race-baiters, like Lebron James and Black Lives Matter leadership, members of the Squad, and other “progressives” in the Democrat caucus. During the campaign, President Biden said he 100% supported “redirecting” funding from police to other social services and has since repeatedly decried the “systemic racism” of our law enforcement agencies. He has clearly sided with the radical left in bashing our police and propagating the false systemic racism narrative. Arguing that policing in the U.S. is “inherently and intentionally racist” and “can’t be reformed,” Representative Rashida Tlaib has called for “no more policing.”Despite only 2% of fatal police shootings involving unarmed black men, the left perpetuates the myth of a pandemic of innocent and unarmed people of color being specifically targeted for murder by police. Government officials, allies of the anti-American Marxist movements wreaking havoc in American communities, have become accomplices in the war on law enforcement, reducing funding of police departments in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Minneapolis, Seattle, Austin, and a score of other U.S. cities. This obviously must be in line with a vast majority of Americans, right? Not so fast! A FiveThirtyEight average of polls conducted in June 2020 demonstrated a large majority in opposition to defunding police, 58%-31%. According to a March 2021 USA Today/IPSOS poll, 67% oppose abolishing police departments, and only 18% of the American public support “defunding the police,” including only 28% of blacks surveyed. This is consistent with a Gallup poll from July 2020, during the height of the Black Lives Matter riots and defund movement, which showed only 15% in support of defunding. What has resulted from the Democrats’ war on police? Dramatic increases in crime in the communities led by leftists, unsafe streets and neighborhoods, and a lower quality of life for the members of said communities.
How about election integrity? President Biden claims Georgia’s new election laws, including a voter ID component, are “Jim Crow in the 21st Century,” also announcing that his justice department is looking into the “atrocity.” Stacey Abrams, who will do anything to avoid accepting that she lost the 2018 gubernatorial election, claims that voter ID laws are attempts to suppress the black vote. Agreeing with his socialist friend, Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer, claimed Georgia’s law was “racist voter suppression.” Is this really what Americans believe? In 2018, Pew Research found that 76% of Americans support voter ID laws, requiring individuals to provide identification in order to vote. Recently, a Rasmussen Reports poll found 75% in support of voter ID, with only 36% opposing. According to Gallup, 80% of Americans support voter ID laws, while the Associate Press reported 72% in support. The support for voter ID laws is overwhelming, and also bipartisan, with majorities of both Republicans and Democrats approving of the measures. A new YouGov/Economist poll even found that 53% support requiring ID to vote absentee, in contrast to only 28% who opposed it. But what about those black voters whose votes are supposedly suppressed by such laws? The Rasmussen poll found 69% of black voters support ID laws, while Gallup released results showing 77% of non-whites in support.
Finally, we have the outright assault on the Constitution from the liberal socialist counterrevolution and their allies in the White House and Congress. James Madison, with our treasured Bill of Rights, gave American citizens the right to bear arms, a right which, according to the Constitution, “shall not be infringed.” Despite 67% of Americans with guns citing the reason for their ownership as protection (Pew Research), our cherished second amendment has been in the line of fire of liberals for decades. The left’s often disguised attempts to subvert the second amendment fly in the face of the will of the people. According to Gallup in late 2020, 74% of Americans surveyed opposed a law banning the possession of handguns by non-law enforcement or military citizens. An earlier poll found that 80% of Americans fear the lack of availability of guns, with 60% of those with a substantial concern. These findings are congruent with an earlier Rasmussen/Heartland poll that found only 24% support repealing the second amendment. That hasn’t stopped the left from continually working to undermine the right to bear arms, especially by exploiting tragedy. Despite the leftist narrative of daily mass shootings, 52% polled have little or no concern that they or their family will be involved in such an incident (Gallup), and Pew Research found that Americans are evenly split on whether stricter gun laws will do anything to prevent mass shootings (47%-46%). Americans favor some stricter gun laws, but we must remember that for the left, every encroachment is one step closer to their goal of banning guns. Remember the words of John Adams, “Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”
As if the assault on the second amendment was not enough, the leftists are now openly plotting the politicization of the Supreme Court. Senator Ed Markey led a group of radical leftists who introduced a bill to pack the Supreme Court, adding four justices to be appointed by President Biden, so that the liberal activists would outnumber conservative textualist justices 7-6. A recent poll by Mason Dixon found 65% of Americans against packing the court (31% support), including 72% of independents surveyed, supporting earlier polls by the New York Time/Siena College (58%-31%) and ABC News/Washington Post (54%-32%). Once again, the liberal socialists pursue power over representing the people. Further, in a blatantly unconstitutional consideration, Biden has also contemplated instituting term limits on Supreme Court justices. Article III of the Constitution states, “The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour…” Therefore, short of impeachment for improper behavior, it would be unconstitutional to remove a justice from the Supreme Court. That being said, when has a minor detail such as constitutionality inhibited the left from pursuing power, expanding government control, and restricting liberty?
We are supposed to have a government that serves the people, and elected officials who represent the will of the people. For many on the left, ideology trumps representation, and the desire to promote a socialist utopia in the United States exceeds any inclinations to accede to the will of the people. The American people support our law enforcement, cherish the second amendment, and want increased border security to limit illegal immigration. Leftists want to take our police, our guns, and our borders, flooding our streets with new Democrat voters. The American people support requiring voter identification requirements for casting votes to ensure election integrity. Leftists wish to ban voter identification to make it easier to cast fraudulent ballots and steal elections. The American people want to keep our Supreme Court free of politics and serving in its role as a constant protector of our rights. Leftists want to politicize the court, stacking it with liberal activists who will support their socialist agenda. Liberal-run states are economic disasters; liberal-run cities are crime-infested communities of terror; liberal policies have, for decades, been a disaster for cities, states, and the nation, and especially for those people for whom they were enacted to help. Leftists know this, and they know that we have all seen the history of catastrophe and human suffering resulting from attempts at constructing socialist utopias in Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela, Cambodia, and North Korea. They can only win by disguising their unpopular policies, exploiting the emotional reactions to tragic incidents, and promoting false narratives. The founding fathers gave us a government of the people, by the people, and for the people… the left is attempting to oppress us with a government over the people and against the people.