“Trying to be (or remain) a Republican and (group) text messages will make you lose your religion.” – Lanny L. Carruthers. Yes, for the record, I consider myself a Republican, served as a former college Republican chairman and Catholic in faith. Dr. Clyde Wilson, Professor Emeritus from the University of South Carolina aptly described the Republican Party as the following (with a word or two added by me): “The Republican Party has never been a conservative force against leftist policies. The Republican Party is not really a party at all, but an electioneering machine. The Republican Party only cares for what they think will achieve power, perks of office and profit. The Republican Party has won elections by being the better marketing machine employing the slickest clichés and marketing campaigns.”
Even with all my frustrations I have laid out in previous articles, I cannot in good conscious become a Democrat and hope to meet my Maker in the end on His terms. It’s hard enough trying to be a Republican and do the same now.
Let’s get the easiest issue out of the way: abortion. Abortion will likely be an influence in the upcoming Alabama Senate race between Judge Roy Moore and Doug Jones. Judge Moore clearly stands against abortion as do nearly 60% of adults in Alabama believe that abortion should be illegal in all or most cases according to a recent Pew Poll. In a recent interview with F. Chuck Todd of MSNBC on September 27 Moore’s Democratic challenger Doug Jones said, “I’m a firm believer that a woman should have to freedom to choose what happens to her own body” and that he opposed a ban on abortions after the 20th week of gestation, which is in a bill passed by the U. S. House of Representatives and now being considered by the Senate. He went on to say, “I’m not in favor of anything that is going to infringe on a woman’s right and her freedom to choose. That’s just the position I’ve had for many years. It’s a position I continue to have. But I want to make sure people understand, that once a baby is born, I’m going to be there for that child. That’s where I become a right-to-lifer.” In an interview with AL.com on Nov. 2 Jones said, “To be clear, I fully support a woman’s freedom to choose to what happens to her own body. That is an intensely, intensely personal decision that only she, in consultation with her God, her doctor, her partner or family, that’s her choice. Having said that, the law for decades has been that late-term procedures are generally restricted except in the case of medical necessity. That’s what I support. I don’t see any changes in that. It is a personal decision.” Seeing how the Democratic Party and Planned Parenthood have backed Jones it appears to be the official position of the Democratic Party and a position which I cannot support. In founding Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger wrote in a 1921 article, “The most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.” She once wrote that “consequences of breeding from stock lacking human vitality always will give us social problems and perpetuate institutions of charity and crime.” Sounds like Sanger is trying to play the role of God to me. Doesn’t that sound a lot like the Nazi Party of Germany in the 1930s? And the Democrats bash any one or any idea from the South with the “Lost Cause” myth and call them Nazis? They’re just mad they didn’t get credit for inspiring Adolph Hitler. Again, liberal Democrat positions I cannot support.
There’s nothing Democrats hate worse than competition and/or free speech…just ask Rush Limbaugh, Milo Yiannopoulos, Ben Shapiro, Ann Coulter or the police and law enforcement of Chicago. The Leftist, Socialist Democrats’ end game is to destroy all institutions promoting principles of Western Civilization and impose Marxist, socialist policies throughout the World. Socialists Democrats strive to destroy any institution that promotes such teachings in order to promote mediocrity and establish everyone as equal regardless of ability. Who is it that will be charged with determining what the definition of proper level of mediocrity or equality is, is? Doesn’t that sound like slavery in the 1850s-1860s? I guess along as Democrat Elites are the plantation owners it’s an okay system. I work in a company where we earn a base salary based on our ability, experience and receive a commission/bonus based on how well the company performs. I don’t want to live in a country where the union government will collect a majority of my salary in taxes in order to provide for the masses regardless of ability or work ethic. That doesn’t mean that I am self-centered or a scrooge. I’ll be darned if I want to work for a company, where the government, determines what handout of the same amount of pay and food. I’m not as wealthy as Hillary Clinton, but I do like my filet mignon, royal red shrimp and Marker’s Mark bourbon. I like college football, boating on the lake, and playing golf. I don’t like…well I don’t know of anything Democrats like except for feeling superior to other people and dictating who to vote for. If you don’t believe the latter just ask Bernie Sanders. The Leftist, Socialist Democrats desire social equality as much as the Bush Family desire President Trump to say Grace at their Christmas Dinner. Social Equality can be defined as a “level playing field” or an equal opportunity for all to achieve success in their own definitions. The leftist, Socialist Democrats are more concerned with Social Justice, which can be defined as unjust demoting of top achievers to a medium status and the unjust elevation of low achievers to medium status defined by the Left. Thus making one no more superior than the other in the “spirit of equality”. That holds true as long as the Democrat (and GOP) Elite are the plantation owners and exempt from their own preaching. The underlying claim is that freedom must be sacrificed in order to redistribute income. “Social Justice is not possible without strong and coherent redistributive policies conceived and implemented by public agencies.” – The United Nations. “Present-day believers in an absolute truth identified with virtue and justice are neither willing nor desirable companions for the defenders of social justice.” – The United Nations.
Regardless of their “fingernails on a chalkboard” preaching how much they like small business owners and a “Better Deal”, Democrats despise small business and individuality in the market place. Even though they publicly decry big business they actually prefer big business because it is easier to tax, control and extend “research grants” better known as subsidies to keep business and peasants (ordinary Americans) dependent upon the government…You give a little, I’ll take a little and a little more and a little more! There’s nothing government can’t foul up! Keep government out of the way and put experienced, talented and enterprising people in the game to create the biggest and best widget they can in the most efficient way possible. Don’t force me to pay an extra $2,000 (hypothetical guess) to buy a new car that comes with seat belts. If I feel those seat belts and other safety features are worth it I will pay for them. Just ask someone who buys a Volvo. In my opinion Mercedes Benz in Vance, AL is manufacturing pretty fine cars as opposed to Tesla (the Democrat’s version of a subsidized science experiment) wherever the heck they are located.
While Democrats favor gay marriage I do not. Marriage has always been defined between a man and a woman. I do believe in civil unions whereas the partners enjoy all the rights and privileges just as a married couple in all facets of life. The final Latin (or Western) form of the Nicene Creed differs from the Niceno-Constatinopolitan Creed by only one word: filioque (“and the Son”). This one word seems to be the source of the greatest schism in Christianity. Thus modern society seems to be divided most about whether or not gay marriage or civil unions should be. There are some who would carry this argument further, just as in the Nicene Creed, this is where I stand.
On foreign policy Democrats (and Barack Hussein Obama) all of a sudden woke up on the other side of the bed believing Russia, formerly known as the Soviet Union, as an evil in the world. Putin is evil and cannot be trusted. How dare Putin interfere in our election? If you believe this is the first election the Russians (Soviets) have tried to interfere with and that the United States hasn’t done the same, I have oceanfront property in Arizona to sell you! This is the quintessential example of the failure of our educational system to date. You must be one that goes to the frozen section of the grocery store, pick up a frozen turkey and turn to the meat department guy with a straight face and ask, “Do they get any bigger?” One must remember that President Reagan met with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev many times and eventually developed a good relationship with even though they had difference of opinions. One particular meeting did not go well, Reagan walked out of the meeting literally about to get in the car to head to the airport when the Soviets asked him to come back to the table and the Soviets negotiated. Reagan always had the belief of trust yet verify. He warned Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi not to bother the United States and you can Google and figure out how that worked for Gaddafi. When you find out Reagan smacked Gaddafi in the nose, but Gaddafi did live several more years he did not bother the United States. Google “how Muammar Gaddafi died?” Most will be shocked that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were involved. While I believe there cannot be peace without war I have come around to President Trump’s belief that we cannot be the world’s policeman. If Iran wants to impose Sharia Law over there so be it, knock themselves out, flog whomever they want, or toss stones if they want. If the people of Iran don’t like the system they can move to a more moderate Arab country or they can do just like the settlers of the 13 colonies who left England and eventually fought the American Revolution to establish their own government and laws. Just as the people of the South tried to do, but were prevented from doing so by “Honest” Abe with the War to Prevent Southern Independence. Leave the United States and our allies alone to live as we wish. We can and should use intelligence services properly to thwart any threats from any country as best as we can (and not spy on our own people for political purposes). Otherwise there will be a price to pay and we’ll send Defense Secretary Mattis and the Armed Forces of the United States to bring you the bill. Besides, I don’t look like a GQ model now, but I definitely wouldn’t look good with a foot long beard and traditional Arabic clothing. Although it would help make my concealed carry effort a lot easier. “I can understand someone being a conscientious objector, being ‘yellow’ and wanting someone else to do their fighting for them. I really can! But I cannot understand someone not wanting to be prepared to defend this great country. I cannot!” – Jerry Clower, a great Mississippian and a great American.
I believe immigration was one of the top three issues that decided the 2016 Presidential election. “Closet Democrats” like John McCain and Lindsey Graham always join Socialist Democrats in proclaiming immigrants are what built this country and we should have open border immigration. In the words of Dr. Clyde Wilson, “A pioneer creates a new country from foresight, courage, and hard work. An immigrant takes advantage of what the pioneer has created.” He goes on to say, “I suppose now we really are a nation of immigrants.” If immigrants want to join our way of life I should not have to choose “1” to speak English when trying to confirm my blood pressure and cholesterol prescription delivery. I should not have to live like a closet alcoholic in order to live next door to an Arabic immigrant who practices Islam (or a Baptist for that matter). If an immigrant doesn’t like our Polo shirts, khaki shorts or women wearing bikinis…Don’t come here! If you get disgruntled with not being able to have Islamic Day or Sharia Day where everyone wears a burka swim outfit and only females swim at the public swimming pool…Delta is ready when you are to leave! If an immigrant wants to assimilate to our way of life, freely practice their religion without lynching their neighbor if the neighbor doesn’t want to freely attend their mosque or disapprove of Sharia Law, not seek to overthrow our government and/or secretly aid our enemies…I welcome them.
I can go onto more issues, but I believe my positions are clear.
Before I would become a Democrat I would find the nearest Amtrak train and jump in front of it. At least I’d get to use (for once) part of what my tax dollars are collected for and being spent on.
In a future article I will get a compass and try to figure out where we can go from here.