Congress is grid-locked. We appear to be approaching another government shutdown over funding for “Trump’s Wall.” Here we go again. What’s the problem with our Congress? Why can’t politicians do their job and legislate like they used to by compromise and get the deal done?
Some pundits claim that it’s a battle between conservatives and liberals and it’s personal. I agree. Since the Democratic Party and liberals have been so strongly influenced by the Left, it has necessarily become personal; and then there are the “never-Trumpers” whose personal dislike of the man’s character trumps (excuse the pun) any thought about what needs to be done for the good of the country.
Politics just doesn’t seem to work like it used to work when Tip O’Neal and Ronald Reagan were in office. Tip correctly understood that a conservative like Reagan really wasn’t so different ideologically than he was, and that, for this reason, they could work together to do what was good for America. Back in the early eighties, conservatives sought to conserve our liberal way of life and constitution, and in fact, at least in this regard, conservatives could be thought of as liberals. Now, the liberalism of O’Neal, Kennedy, and FDR is a dim memory; it has slowly but surely been moving more left over the past 20 years, and, as a result, politics has become personal and more about ideology than about what government is supposed to be doing for its citizens. We are beginning to see how this has created the situation we now find ourselves in with this grid-locked Congress.
Leftist liberals have literally turned the political spectrum backwards. This has been by design. It began to happen at the turn of the 20th century when the Soviets were described as leftists. That is when leftism in America took root. Historically, it always begins as an ideology; in its full bloom, it becomes a totalitarian socialist regime that we will not be able to rid ourselves of if we just stand by and let it happen.
To give you an idea of why leftism is dangerous, Hitler was highly celebrated by the leftists and Time Magazine was infatuated with this dreadful regime. Interestingly enough, in a way, we have Hitler to thank for telling us in Mein Kampf that every government utilizes the “big lie.” As Reagan once joked, “Trust me, I’m your government and I’m here to help.” This lie is so big that the liars deny it exists because recognition of it would motivate rebellion against the government.
Based on what we’ve seen happening in Congress (or not happening) over the past several months in their debate over funding for “Trump’s Wall,” we should be aware that something ominous is behind this nonsense; we are seeing what happens to a country that is being influenced by an implementation of the leftist agenda. Conservatives of course are very sensitive to what is happening, but liberals who don’t accept the leftist agenda, should be sensitive to what’s going on too. Some of the liberals I’ve talked to won’t even admit that there is such a thing as a leftist agenda. There most assuredly is, and it bears no resemblance to what liberalism is about.
What is the leftist agenda? The leftist objective takes its lead from the Saul Alinsky model as presented in his book, Rules for Radicals. The ends of this objective is to create chaos; the means to that ends is to oppose any solution to any problem America faces today. Chaos must first occur to create the need for a government solution to the chaos, and this is how leftists hope to establish socialism in America.
We need look no further for an example of how this agenda is being displayed than observing what is happening in Congress now that the Democrats have taken back the House. Liberals who used to favor building the wall now oppose it. Whatever Trump favors, they oppose, even if they once favored what he wants and even when it’s good for America. Democrats don’t seem to have a plan of their own; and, even if they did, Republicans seem to unwittingly be playing a role in supporting the leftist agenda by blocking whatever Democrats have proposed. A plan, any plan, that both parties can agree on is required by citizens of America. That’s supposed to be their job. That’s what we hired them to do for us.
What can the average voter do when their legislators don’t do anything but show up for work and sit o their hands all day? We must hold them all accountable and tell them just that by writing to them. We must also remember which ones were part of the solution and which ones were part of the problem when we go to the polls next time around.
Term limits, anyone?