Weir On Human
FLOWER MOUND, TX — November 23, 2019 — Can’t beat him? Impeach him! In my not so humble opinion, the dilemma we face as a country is the political process in which people form loyalties to one party or another and, in many cases, display more loyalty to that party than to the country they’re supposed to represent. I understand the need to join a group that feels the way you do on numerous issues. If you vote for people who support abortion, open borders, gun confiscation, free healthcare and higher taxes, you’re undoubtedly a Democrat. Contrarily, if you’re pro-life, pro-building the wall, pro-2nd Amendment, support a healthcare system that’s affordable and want lower taxes, you’re certainly a Republican. While every patriotic American can have either of those views, it’s important to keep in mind that, in the final analysis, we should always place our country first and be prudent spenders of taxpayers’ money.
Now, it seems to me that if you’re the average free-thinking person you probably don’t agree with every issue of the party to which you belong. Maybe you believe a woman has the absolute right to abort the child in the womb, but, you’d like to have a wall built on the southern border to stem the flow of drugs and human trafficking. Additionally, you think there should be limits on gun ownership, but, you don’t like the idea of tax increases. That makes you half Democrat and half Republican. Does that mean you should join the Independent Party? If so, would you only be voting for candidates on issues, rather than political philosophy?
Although that sounds like a rational idea; wouldn’t it depend on how strongly you felt on the individual issues? In other words, if you’re a rabid pro-choice advocate; would you let that one issue impel you to vote Democrat? Conversely, if you’re a fervent believer that every child in the womb is worthy of saving; you’re most likely going to vote Republican. The same would apply to other issues. Generally speaking, people latch on to one or more topics and they set their minds in stone as they opt for the party that satisfies their closely held beliefs. That’s the reason why no Independent Party candidate has much chance of being elected.
Therefore, we’re left with a choice of 2 visions for the future of our country. And, if you’ve been paying attention you know that the choices couldn’t be clearer. On the Democrat side we have presidential candidates who, almost unanimously, have embraced socialism with all its obvious defects, including the provision of free healthcare to everyone, including illegal aliens. Moreover, we’re told that if we disagree we are (take your pick) racist, selfish, greedy, brutal or just plain inhuman. The fact that no amount of money could pay the tab for all that free stuff doesn’t matter when you’re running for political office. The fact that you have such good intentions is often the only qualifier.
My analogy for free healthcare goes something like this: Suppose I told you that you have the right to dine at an elegant restaurant whenever you’re hungry and it won’t cost you a dime. Sounds fabulous! Problem is, every time you go to the eatery it’s filled to capacity and there’s a line outside that stretches about 5 miles. You’d starve to death before you got seated at a table. Hence, for all intents and purposes, there’s no free lunch at that place. Yet, demagogues will promise you anything if they think you’re naïve enough to believe it. Of course, if they should get elected on those promises, they’ll merely explain that, after further study, they must revise their original premise. At the point they don’t care because they’ve already been elected. Has any elected official ever been tossed out of office for not keeping his/her campaign promises?
What I like about President Trump is that he has actually kept most of the promises he ran on. Furthermore, those he hasn’t kept are because Democrats have been throwing obstacles in his path since he took the oath of office. Even so, he’s been a strong enough leader to pass important legislation, got 2 conservative justices confirmed to the Supreme Court, continues to build the wall, provide a robust economy and stands up against the entrenched system of corruption in the nation’s capital.
For having the temerity to make America great again, President Trump has been the subject of left wing scorn and abuse for the first 1000 days of his presidency. He’s been the most successful Chief Executive in recent history; yet, radical Democrats want to impeach him. Why? Because he’s proven what a common sense leader can do when he eschews political correctness and stands up for the values upon which this great country was founded. Nevertheless, the overriding reason is, as radical Texas Democrat Rep. Al Green said, “I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach this President, he will get reelected.” That may have been the first time in his otherwise mendacious life that Green uttered the truth.
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Bob Weir is a veteran of 20 years with the New York Police Dept. (NYPD), ten of which were performed in plainclothes undercover assignments. Bob began a writing career about 16 years ago and had his first book published in 1999. He also became a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.”