No need for a second Empire State
DONOVAN (MARK) QUIMBY
Kevin Kennedy’s “Building bridges” (Oct. 10) commentary implied we’re all emotional loony tunes — possibly needing anger management classes — because of President Trump. Kennedy asks, “Could we also agree that (Trump) has promoted division as a personal strategy?” No, we couldn’t. Informed, freedom-loving people know better. Remember Barack Obama’s divisive directive, “Argue with neighbors, get in their face.”
Kennedy begins, “I believe that virtually everyone would say that (they’re unhappy) with the state of our country.” Not I. Trump is the first president since Ronald Reagan to put America’s interests first, plus re-emphasize America’s Judeo-Christian values. Trump’s leadership has grown and invigorated a previously stagnant Democrat command economy.
Trump strengthens our borders; Democrats cry, “Open borders.” Trump rebuilds our military; Democrats ignore national security. Trump’s policies create jobs that reduce welfare dependency; Democrats relish dependency. Trump appoints conservative Supreme Court justices to adjudicate our Constitution, as written, not activist justices who legislate our morality. Unlike his three misguided or cowardly predecessors, Trump confronts China’s economic theft. Trump rekindles our “Spirit of Hope” by reasserting our identity — a free people, if we remain “under God.”
Kennedy’s commentary progressed from division to “building bridges.” He used this positive connotation and feel-good emotionalism to advocate for ineffective gun controls and trick the gullible into voting Democrat. We’re to believe only Democrats are good “bridge-builders.”
But like “roads to hell being paved with good intentions,” so too, “bridge builders” can also build bridges to human misery. Kennedy doesn’t state the purpose of Democrat “bridges”, but it’s obvious. Virginia’s Democrat “bridges” mirror the national Democrat Party’s socialist ideology, with millions flowing into Democrat coffers from globalist billionaires like Soros, Bloomberg, and Steyer. This ideology governs New York, California, New Jersey, Illinois, etc. with their baby killing, suffocating governments, filth, extreme taxes, unpayable pensions, and a decreasing middle class fleeing decrepit cities. What hardworking, productive, freedom-loving person tolerates such government abuse?
Recent legislative sessions also portend dire Democrat legislative initiatives. If Democrat “bridge-builders” win majorities in Virginia’s Senate and House of Delegates, be prepared for legalized late-term — in the birth canal — baby-killing abortion, run-ups to gun confiscation, LGBTQ promotion, more identity politics, increased taxes, election fraud, and harmful business dictates. Virginia’s “Right to Work” laws will be attacked. The Washington Post article (Oct. 10), “Democrats promise new Virginia if they win control of state legislature,” is right on.
We don’t need “new Virginia.” We need to retain Virginia’s way of life — our morality, individual freedoms, and financial stability. Virginia’s values are Republican Party values. We can retain a Virginia based on reasonableness and common decency, not Democrats’ “we know what’s best for you” duplicity, by re-electing honest and competent Jill Vogel for Senate and Randy Minchew (10th District), Chris Collins (29th), and Dave LaRock (33rd) as delegates; and for Frederick County Board of Supervisors, we need Charles DeHaven (Chairman), David Stegmaier (At Large), Shawn Graber (Back Creek), Doug McCarthy (Gainesboro), and Bob Wells (Opequon).
New York once shipped garbage to Virginia landfills. Accepting trash is one thing, but accepting New York values and policy garbage now advocated by Virginia’s Democrats is demonically transformational. America is blessed to have our current Old Dominion. America doesn’t need a second decrepit Empire State.
Donovan (Mark) Quimby resides in Frederick County.