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Points to ponder while heading to the polls

Posted October 22, 2018, 12:35 pm

5b9a91484ccad.imageIn less than three weeks this nation will go to the polls for a very important election, possible second in importance only to the 2016 Presidential election.

While thousands of candidates will stand on a myriad of issues, they all go to what the future of this nation will be.  At a macro level, we will become one of two things; an authoritarian socialism, as proposed by the Democrats, or we will become a Constitutional Republic, as advocated by Republicans.

Let’s unpack these two positions a bit.  Regardless of what an individual candidate promises, he or she is part of a larger political party and thereby part of one of two very distinct ideologies represented by those parties.  Therefore a vote for any individual candidate is, in reality, a vote for an ideology.

Let us first examine the Democratic ideology.  The Democratic Party believes in Big Government, top down control, expansive, and hugely expensive, social programs, suffocating regulation of business and high taxes to pay for all the largess.  They believe that taxes are an income redistribution mechanism.  They do not believe in the rule of law and believe the Constitution to be more a flexible guideline than the foundational cornerstone of our nation.  They believe that the judicial system is just an extension of the political system and available to create law where elected legislators refuse to go.  They favor open borders and blanket amnesty for illegal aliens not necessarily out of humanitarian concern but because hordes of immigrants provide a refillable and expanding voter base.  They oppose religious practice, often under the misunderstood guise of the First Amendment and oppose traditional family values.  They believe and practice identity politics.  They believe that society is more important than the individual.  Democrats oppose many constitutional rights such as the Second Amendment and the First Amendment rights of free speech, freedom of religion and due process.  Democrats believe in equal outcome over equal opportunity and believe it is the government’s job to see outcomes are equal.  Generally, the government knows best and will control the citizens.

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