As always, Let’s, start at home and move internationally…
I refer to with this point straight out of the congressional districts of New York where the old Democratic Party that has spun to being Progressive, are now finding the hope of spinning their party to new socialism; based of course, on the original socialist system. Consider if you will be coming straight from these individuals.
Democrats want to talk about Republicans living in the past, but the new progressives, as they like to call themselves, are in fact a lot like the old socialists. They want free college, free cash, free health care, new mandates for this and that, and so on. The latest progressive policy du jour to be gaining traction among Democratic Party presidential hopefuls is the so-called “job guarantee.” Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced one, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has one in the works, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) says she supports the idea too.
Clueless liberals such as Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes want to guarantee $500 per month for every American earning less than $50,000 a year. But why not $550? Or should we go ahead and call it an even $600? A guaranteed monthly stipend would become the floor. And every subsequent election would be a referendum on whether voters want to support the candidate promising the larger pay raise from Washington. Is that where we want our elections to go?
This is something that must be considered; albeit, at this age or at any age to come. Saturday marked the bicentennial of Karl Marx’s birth, and as Paul Kengor reminded us in his smart Wall Street Journal commentary last week, Marx’s communist philosophy “set the stage … for the greatest ideological massacres in history.” Marx’s rebuke of capitalism and individual property rights inspired the likes of Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Mao Zedong, the Kim family, the Castro’s and countless others to wage mass murder against millions of innocents. For anyone who wants to an independent counting try 100, 000,000 (one hundred million people) to conservative speak.
Rather than there be a wholesale capitulation to the shallow-minded embrace of socialism, I hope at least a few Democrats will have the courage to teach millennials and others the history of socialism’s debilitating, murderous past and the historic human advancement that has been produced by a free market. Remember, socialism is just a kinder, gentler version of communism. Democrats should think twice before they abandon capitalism.
And for now, THIS IS BREAKING! I, J. Paul A. Schilling, being of sound mind and stability, declare as follows; With reference to President Trump wanting to “pull” if you will, the National Security Clearances of former leaders in their fields to wit: Brennen, Clapper, Comey, Rice, McCabe, and some others, please allow me to say my significant part.
Why on earth hasn’t this been done previously? Pardon me for my inexcusable wondering, but why on earth would a different administration want or even allow these Top-Secret clearances to remain in effect?
Candidly, I can openly see where for some of these characters it could be beneficial to carry the type of clearance needed. However, years ago during my tenure in the service of the United States and in the U.S. Army when I resigned my service that meant to me all of it. No, there is not a way that I would think that a clearance bestowed upon me would still be active today. I just don’t need it.
Furthermore, when one is out to clean up the dirtiest pond on earth I cannot think of a better way to start that process. What is going on today in our country, should be of little or smaller consequences than before.