Of, By and For?
The gold standard of a democracy or republic is wrapped up in a simple phrase that most people attribute to Abraham Lincoln, although it goes much farther back in history.
“Of the people, by the people, for the people”
The three operative words "of," "by," and "for," are basically no longer relevant in the governance of this nation and could well be replaced with buy the people, fool the people, betray the people.
The socialist candidates running for president who promise cradle to grave lives of nanny state perks are not doing so out of concern for the great unwashed or compassion for the huddled masses. No, their only reason is to somehow cobble together enough votes to get them over the finish line in First Place and deal with the impossible promises they are making after they are ensconced at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Because they know, although they would never admit it, that the kind of socialist, utopian society they promise is totally impossible, why the green new deal alone would totally bankrupt the nation and make us vulnerable militarily and economically.
Medicare for all sounds great until you factor in the prospect that you could wait months for a much-needed doctor appointment or years for a surgical procedure and the costs would go into the stratosphere.
Making the rich pay their “fair share” sounds ideal until you do the math and realize that even if you confiscated the wealth of every billionaire in the nation it could not sustain the social programs being proposed by these liars.
“We’re going to away your AR-15s” was the mantra of one Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke and repeated - to one degree or another - by most of the other Democrat candidates, as if that act alone would curb the horrible gun violence in our nation.
Sounds good until you realize that the lion’s share of AR-15’s in America are owned by strictly law-abiding citizens who would never use them in an offensive way, and that the confiscation of AR-15’s is just the tip of the iceberg. Once they’ve tasted blood they’d never turn back until they had them all.
Caliber by caliber, law-abiding American’s guns would be outlawed and confiscated until the only thing families would have to defend themselves with would be a Daisy Air Rifle, if they were lucky.
The totally false premise of outlawing guns is nothing more than an idealistic, liberal pipe dream.
In fact, it would do nothing to decrease the violence, it would only disarm law-abiding citizens while not even disturbing the criminals and would open the door for a lucrative black market.
You don’t believe it?
Well, heroin is illegal, how’s that working out?
Fully automatic weapons are illegal and they still turn up regularly in the hands of violent gang members and other assorted thugs.
The only thing that even slowed up illegal moonshine production is the common-sense local availability of legal alcoholic beverages.
Prohibition was a miserable bust and only made criminals and crime syndicates rich.
Do you really believe Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff when they tell us how much it pains them to have to impeach a duly-elected, sitting president?
I’m going to throw the BS flag on you two clowns. I don’t think it pains you at all, I think it’s the only way you see that you can get Trump out of office.
There’s an election in a year and if Trump is such a rotten president the people will have a chance to deny him another term.
But you can’t trust the electorate, they’ve already betrayed you once and denied Hillary her ordination, so you have to take matters into your own grubby hands, the cost and pain to the nation be damned.
Adam Schiff is a proven liar, a would-be tyrant, a bender of rules, a tilter of playing fields, a dismal failure to his constituents who are forced to walk streets strewn with human feces and used hypodermic needles, while he lives out his fantasies as “The man who brought a president down”.
The Democratic Party is in a very precarious position right now, they know they don’t have a candidate who can beat Trump in open elections, and even though the mainstream media do their best to make us believe that the majority is ready to bring on a Warren or a Bernie, folks… it just ain’t so.
There is still enough sanity left in the electorate to recognize the crocodile-infested pit a socialist president would lead the nation into.
So, it’s impeachment or defeat, and, at this writing, the ball is still up in the air as to whether the Democrats can coerce, intimidate, beg or blackmail enough votes out of a very nervous House of Representatives to pass it on to the Senate where chances grow much slimmer.
But right now, it’s the Adam Schiff Show and it’s of Schiff, by Schiff and for Schiff.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops and police and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America
— Charlie Daniels
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU POST
Feel free to comment on Charlie's soapboxes, but please refrain from profanity and anonymous posts are not allowed, we need a name and you MUST provide a valid email address. If you provide an email address, but leave the name as "Anonymous" we will pick a name for you based on your email address. No one other than website administrators will see your email address, not other posters. If you post without a valid email address, your comment (whether positive or negative) will be deleted. — TeamCDB
Check out "Mexico Again" from Beau Weevils - 'Songs in the Key of E'