We live in the greatest country in the world, and in the greatest time that has ever existed. Many sacrifices have been made in order to achieve this, from veterans to religious people seeking a refuge to live their beliefs in a land that was designed by God for this very privilege.
So anyone who attempts to sell or buy the bill of goods known as socialism has only two things lacking: education and gratitude.
Bernie Sanders, a 2020 Democratic candidate, is one of those people who is aggressively attempting to sway people to this very notion, that socialism would be better for us and our country if we could only embrace the idea of Government providing for us,essentially replacing God. And why not? Doesn’t it sound so easy? Free education and healthcare with little work and no strings attached. Equality for all! Except, for those who have studied and know a bit more history, know that socialism has never really worked. Eventually, you run out of other people’s money. Just look at the challenges we are now facing with one aspect of just one government controlled service:
According to a report on CBSNews.com,
· “Social Security is on a path to become insolvent in 2035, with only enough money to cover about 80 percent of its obligations.
· Medicare would become insolvent even sooner, by 2026, if no changes are made to payroll taxes or how health providers are paid.”
(While it is a popular myth that the government robbed the coffers and will become bankrupt, the reasons for social security’sinsolvency problem is not as conspiracy laden, and is explained here.) The facts are that if the politicians cannot fix social security as it is now, what is the likelihood of a sustainable Medicare for all?
Bernie, along with other Dems and liberals, are attempting to lure away those who struggle with limited education or minorities. They whisper to the black community that Republicans are racists, suggest to Hispanics that Republicans want to deport them, and shout to the youth that we are greedy who care little about their education and even less for the environment (raping and pillaging mother earth as we go.)
Colleges have stacked the deck with liberal professors, using their station of authority figures to manipulate the minds of youth.
Dems and liberals target Hispanics with the message of, “Republicans hate you and will deport you if they get a chance. Democrats won’t!” (Ah, but they will, and they have.)
(My Latino son-in-law reported that he listened to many Spanish political ads when living in D.C.—only by democratic candidates—which included Obama and Beto. However, the candidates didn’t care enough about the Hispanic community to actually do their homework. For instance, they used the Spanish word soñadores when talking about “Dreamers,” translating it literally. Had they actually spoken with even one Hispanic voter they would know that the Spanish community uses the English word, “Dreamers,” not soñadores.)
And the black community. The abortion rate for black womenare 4 times higher than for white women. Michael Novak had calculated "Since the number of current living Blacks (in the U.S.) is 36 million, the missing 16 million represents an enormous loss, for without abortion, America's Black community would now number 52 million persons. It would be 36 percent larger than it is. Abortion has swept through the Black community like a scythe, cutting down every fourth member." They are calling it the black genocide. And which party platformpromotes abortion? And which party’s platformbelieves in the sanctity of life?
Our best hope is more outreach. More education. To not be afraid to take on the liberals in debate, whether on social media or in person. Whatever the platform, make sure it is done with an audience. You and I won’t change the mind of the person we are debating,trading truth for lies. It is the lurkers, the watchers, the listening ears and questioners. Those are the people we are reaching, teaching.
Educate ourselves. Then reach out and educate others.
“I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” —Edward Everett Hale