Denying American Greatness
Everything that is wrong with the political left was on full display on MSNBC earlier this week. That's generally the case just about every night on MSNBC.
But it was particularly outrageous Wednesday night when former Attorney General Eric Holder was asked about Trump's slogan, "Make America great again." Holder replied:
"When I hear these things about 'Let's make America great again,' I think to myself: 'Exactly when did you think America was great?'"
Of course, Holder's rhetorical question was just his way of saying, "America has never been great." Whatever period of time or example you might offer, Holder is ready to tell you why you're wrong and where we fell short.
This is the left's mantra. They deny America's greatness by comparing it to some utopia that doesn't exist and never did. If leftists like Holder think there's a better country out there, I'm willing to pay for a first class one-way plane ticket!
In fact, I think we could break records with a GoFundMe page offering one-way tickets to any liberal's workers paradise of their choice. Cuba, Venezuela, China -- wherever they think the grass is greener, I'm willing to help them get there.
The truth is that America IS great compared to the other countries of the world, and I am willing to debate that with any one at any time.
After hearing about Holder's remarks, Vice President Mike Pence gave Holder a brief history lesson, which he apparently never got in school. Pence posted four iconic pictures of American greatness on Twitter:
- Washington crossing the Delaware River
- American GIs raising the flag over Iwo Jima
- Buzz Aldrin posing with the flag on the moon, and
- Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking on the National Mall.
Sadly, I suspect Holder will still fail the final exam.
Losing Our Greatness
As Ronald Reagan warned, freedom is not guaranteed. Every generation must fight for it. And so it is with American greatness.
What could cause America to stop being great? What's so ironic is that people like Holder are pushing policies that guarantee America will never be great in the future.
Their socialist schemes will destroy the American economic engine that has created so much wealth and given hope to so many people.
Their constant race baiting and dividing us by "tribe" threatens to undo E Pluribus Unum, the melting pot ideal of America.
Their support for the slaughter of innocent unborn children (and even those who are born) threatens to cause God to remove His hand of protection from our nation.
Their hostility to religion and faith is a direct attack on the Founding Fathers who believed the entire enterprise of America was an exercise of faith. They built this country on the idea that liberty comes from the God of Abraham, not government.
When the left controls government, the only program it is willing to cut is our military, which threatens to make us weak and no longer the greatest military in the world. Weakness invites aggression.
When the left takes over an institution, they fundamentally transform it for the worse. The left destroyed the Boy Scouts. Our schools no longer teach American exceptionalism. The NFL has been destroyed by social justice warriors.
And the left's latest contribution to sports is to force your daughters to compete against boys who think they are girls.
The left's sexual revolution and its assault on the family has resulted in more and more children being born without fathers in the home. Are minority communities better off after decades of the "War on Poverty"? No big government program can make up for the breakup of the family.
Instead of asking when was America ever great, Holder and his ilk should be asked how could their policies possibly do anything other than destroy America's greatness?
The Left's Priorities
It's hard to keep up with all the crazy nonsense coming from the left these days. But here are two more example of just how extreme the left has become.
The Washington Free Beacon reports that several progressive members of Congress are protesting the Trump Administration's policy on transgender individuals serving in the military. (Contrary to published reports, they have not been banned.) Nevertheless, several progressives have replaced the MIA/POW flags outside of their offices with the transgender pride flags.
The flags were reportedly passed out to Capitol Hill offices by the National Center for Transgender Equality "in advance of International Transgender Day of Visibility."
Here we go again. The entire LGBTQXYZ movement was started on the premise of privacy for whatever two consenting adults choose to do in their bedrooms. I think most Americans were willing to tolerate that.
But now they are making radical demands in the public policy square, including forcing girls to accept boys in their locker rooms and bathrooms, and forgetting our prisoners of war and those missing in action so some people confused about their gender can be "visible."
Medicare For All
As you know, the left is making a big push for socialized medicine. "Medicare for All" they call it, and when they say "all" they mean all.
In a rare example of real journalism, the Associated Press examined the legislation and found that it would extend full healthcare benefits to illegal aliens. It also repeals the Hyde Amendment, lifting "longstanding restrictions on taxpayer-funded abortions."
Free healthcare for illegal aliens and free abortions too. Those are the left's priorities.
Is that how you want your hard-earned tax dollars spent?