The June 26-27 Democrat presidential debates (1st of 12 planned debates) confirmed categorically that today’s Democrat Party continues to advocate for more taxing and spending by an ever larger federal government.

Today’s Democrat Party isn’t about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It’s about taking and retaining power. Every major policy advocated by Democrat candidates is about transforming America to socialism, not only transforming American politics and economics, but also transforming America’s society — deciding which people groups in society are worthy of protection under the law.

I’ll classify the most costly Democrat Party policies under entitlements, climate change, or immigration. Entitlements are Democrat carrots to buy our votes while taxes and regulation are sticks to control us. Democrat candidates are advocating for universal childcare, guaranteed income, slavery reparations, free college, affordable housing, and single payer (‘Medicare for All’) health care, while outlawing private health insurance. These trillion-dollar programs aren’t affordable, even after extorting exorbitant taxes from the rich and corporations. These policies include the middle class so beware of gargantuan tax increases.

Most Democrat candidates promote an expensive climate change policy. But climate change programs, like the “Green New Deal,” aren’t about the climate; they’re about control. Saikat Chakrabarit, chief of staff for Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., stated that the true motivation behind the Green New Deal is to overhaul the “entire economy,” and to transform the U.S. economy off fossil fuel in 10 years, while simultaneously providing a federal jobs and health-care guarantee.

It would also advance “social, economic, racial, regional, and gender-based justice and equality and cooperative and public ownership” at a cost of $93 trillion over 10 years. Such climate-change policies will destroy America’s effective free market and capitalism, and replace personal freedoms with an equality of scarcity, poverty, and misery.

The Democrat Party welcomes poor illegal immigrants because it requires a permanent underclass to remain politically viable. Democrat immigration policy demands or acquiesces to the following: open borders — neither border walls nor restraints to entry into America, eliminating Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), allowing gangs like MS-13 to murder and terrorize American neighborhoods while importing deadly drugs and engaging in human trafficking to enrich themselves, providing freebees for immigrants including free health care; replacing the concept of “citizenship” with “resident” so illegals can vote legally, establishing sanctuary cities and states where local law enforcement is required to not cooperate with ICE and illegals are immune from many laws, and advocating against a citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire.

Democrats are obstructing President Trump’s executive power to secure America’s borders. Democrats have also refused to work with Republicans to eliminate known immigration law loopholes. I believe Democrats secretly accepted a Cloward-Piven strategy to organize illegal immigrant caravans from Central America in numbers sufficient to overwhelm American border security and precipitate our border crisis.

It’s patently apparent that the Democrat Party gives preference to illegals over American citizens. Democrats just can’t say, “No” to illegals.

Democrat Party presidential candidates are the snake-oil salesmen of the American left. Let’s understand completely what Democrat Party policies really are — un-American. Don’t be deceived. Our free nation of free citizens requires that socialist policies be tossed into history’s garbage can. Don’t allow Democrat policies to destroy America. Voters beware.

Donovan (Mark) Quimby resides in Frederick County.

(10) comments

hagansan

Nineteen of the warmest years ever recorded globally have been in the last twenty years. The storms, droughts, crop failures, wild fires and floods have dominated the news and HEY: this is only the beginning. Carbon dioxide levels will climb even further and by the end of the century Richmond, VA is projected to have a climate more like San Antonio, Texas while San Antonio will look like a scene from The Road Warrior. Our species may simply lack the intestinal fortitude and moral integrity to confront this looming disaster. Libertarians such as Quimby will procrastinate irrationally, lamenting the cost of environmental rescue and the social and economic policies which could offer a chance to avoid destroying our Earth. The profit obsessed capitalists fiddle away while our planet burns.

Eredmon

Perhaps, “nineteen of the past twenty years ever recorded,” while humans have been around to record. During the existence of our planet there have been many extraordinary changes in climate, warming and cooling, that were not caused by humans. There is no doubt that human caused climate pollution is a problem, but just like volcanic gaseous eruptions, there is no way that humans can prevent all climate change. Believing that we can stop/prevent this change should not bring a vibrant country to the edge of economic devastation.

hagansan

The case for procrastination is based on a profound lack of comprehension of the fundamental, basic aspects of climate change as it is understood today. Climate deniers represent one of the most prominent examples of the Dunning-Kruger effect, which describes how poor performers often feel more confident than those who actually know more or perform better. As the authors explain: "It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people to recognize their lack of ability. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, people cannot objectively evaluate their competence . . ." Striking a value judgement for confronting climate disaster as opposed to changing our social and economic norms implies a basic lack of comprehension as to what the disaster portends. In his book Six Degrees, author Mark Lynas gives a sobering description of life on a planet stricken with climate change: "It is the sheer temperature rise that begins to dominate everything else in the four-degree world. Heat waves of undreamt-of-ferocity will scorch the Earth's surface as the climate becomes hotter than anything humans have experienced before throughout their whole evolutionary history. . . Even where cultivable soils remain, heavy cloudbursts accelerate erosion, converting once fertile fields into gullied badlands, just like the Texas plains. With world food supplies crashing, humanity's grip on its future will become ever more tentative." If humans cannot react to the threat of catastrophic climate change, we may reap precisely what we sow in the coming decades.

Eredmon

Understanding climate change today cannot at the same time disbelieve or ignore the catastrophic changes that have occurred long before as well as during the relatively small time of human burning of fossil fuels.

Spock Here

The logic is that they will be dead, so who cares?

Eredmon

There you go again. Such a gift to twist and mock what others say. So helpful.

hagansan

How about a stand against the obscene dynasties of the uber-rich and a call to prohibit estate inheritances of, say, more than 20 Million? That could be a huge amount of money & resources which could be directed towards renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation instead of more McMansions and Lamborghinis for the wealthy. Think About It.

CRT

While you just post lies. Tell us more about the deaths of all those waiting for treatment in countries with some form of universal coverage. The dead are clogging the streets of Denmark! And Tokyo! And Brisbane! And Berlin! And Paris!

MrJgyPhly

Get 'im, CRT! Tokyo used to be my favorite city to visit, but I find it really hard to get around when I have to kick all the dead people out of the way. It's really difficult to get to that Godzilla-themed hotel in a timely fashion because Japan's primitive government made a decision for the sole purpose of fueling the comments section of this nationally recognized local newspaper. Now that I think of it, though, perhaps it's a good thing. They get universal health care and all its death panel consequences, but we gain the opportunity to change minds, Eredmon. Comments sections are the places to point out hypocrisy and show people the errors of their ways. First it's hagansan, and then it's the world! Thank God for Donald Trump. He's showed us that throwing our opinions into comments sections frequented by about 25 registered users can truly make a difference during these dark times. We can be anything we want to be Eredmon.

MrJgyPhly

Look hagansan, you watch your mouth. Your derogatory comments regarding The Road Warrior are truly abhorrent. I know Mel Gibson has been a bit of a racist curmudgeon these past couple decades, but that type of behavior is making a comeback, so it's only a matter of time before we get the Mad Max sequel we truly deserve. Just forget about global warming already, okay!?!?!?!?! I don't need crops when I have Hostess. Wildfires are just God's way of telling us He hates California.. San Antonio is a fine city, so it will be nice to have it a little closer to home. As for floods--what are you even talking about? Do you know anything? There weren't floods in any of those Mad Max movies. You might be thinking of a different Mel Gibson film. (I'm not certain, but I think there might be a flood in The Passion of the Christ.) Anyway, I know that minds and hearts are frequently changed in the comments section of nationally recognized newspapers, so I'll go ahead and say it. Keep your liberal propaganda out of this intelligent discourse! Leave the speculation to the adults: me and Eredmon. Back me up on this, Eredmon, you owe me.

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