Biden's Big Giveaway
Tonight, Santa Claus will address a joint session of Congress. Well, not exactly. But Joe Biden is going to sound a lot like Santa Claus, promising free this and free that.
There's polling that suggests widespread support for some of his big spending plans. And some of it (like real infrastructure projects) may be reasonable.
But this polling is largely meaningless. If you asked them, I'm sure polling would find that most Americans would like a free car, a free trip to Disney World and a free iPhone.
Such polling is also useless because it is often preceded by liberals like Clinton, Obama or Biden saying they're going to tax the rich to give you free stuff. So, some other vague Americans named "Mr. and Mrs. Rich" are going to pay for all these things.
There's only one problem here that pollsters always fail to mention. There are countries all over the world that have tried socialism. It doesn't end well.
And in spite of all the left's rhetoric about "income inequality," the problem in America isn't that some people are "too rich." The problem is that there aren't enough of them to pay for all the things the left wants!
Take a few minutes to watch this video. It's a little dated, but it makes the point very well.
America Backs The Blue
The White House has announced that "police reform" will be a key topic in Biden's address tonight. Sadly, I expect he will frame the issue with rhetoric about "systemic racism," smearing many law enforcement officers as bigots.
Here's what you need to know: America backs the Blue! A recent CBS News/YouGov poll finds that overwhelming majorities of various racial groups like their local police. For example:
· 82% of whites approved of the job their local police were doing. Just 18% disapproved.
· 77% of Hispanics approved of the job their local police were doing. Just 22% disapproved.
· And 70% of black Americans approved of the job their local police were doing. Just 30% did not.
Numbers like that should make the left think twice about attacking the men and women on the Thin Blue Line. But the left is embracing a false narrative about America in order to fundamentally transform America.
America Is Worth Defending
The radical left's rampage against everything American is outrageous. They're attacking our historic monuments and protesting our national anthem. They claim the country was founded on genocide and that the American people are racists.
The left is lying. And this is a good time to remind ourselves of who we are.
The American Republic was founded on the values recorded in the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. It begins, "We hold these truths. . ." Well, just four words in and already the left's got a problem because it rejects the very idea of truth.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by our government with certain rights." No, it doesn't say government.
Our founders believed our rights come from God, not government. The God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Jesus. If our rights come from government, then government can take them away.
"We are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights." Unalienable is an old-fashioned word that simply means our rights can't be taken way. And among those are "the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Yes, long before sonograms, our founders knew that without the right to life our rights mean nothing.
The founders, as imperfect as they were, wrote the most revolutionary words in the history of mankind. Their words sparked a revolution of freedom in America and throughout the whole world.
Generations of us have sacrificed blood and treasure to preserve that freedom. We broke the shackles of slavery. We defeated the evils of Nazism and Soviet communism. We put a man on the moon, and invented the Internet and the iPhone.
Do leftists really think the world would be better off if America never existed?
No nation of imperfect human beings will ever be perfect. But America is a good and decent land. It is well worth loving and defending.
Kerry In The Crosshairs
We told you yesterday about the New York Times report that former Secretary of State John Kerry may have leaked intelligence about Israel's counterterrorism activities to Iran's foreign minister. Of course, Big Media are completely ignoring the story.
Many conservatives in Congress are demanding that Kerry either resign or undergo a thorough investigation. Perhaps he should be subject to an FBI investigation and Logan Act prosecution like Gen. Michael Flynn was!
Senators Barrasso (R-WY), Blackburn (R-TN), Cornyn (R-TX), Ernst (R-IA), Inhofe (R-OK), Scott (R-FL) and others called on Kerry to resign. Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) called Kerry's alleged actions "despicable."
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) said, "It's unfathomable that any U.S. diplomat, past or present, would leak intelligence to the world's leading sponsor of terrorism at the expense of one of our staunchest allies."
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) tweeted: "This is a criminal act and John Kerry must be immediately investigated and PROSECUTED."
Even Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) called the allegations "very troubling," and demanded "full transparency to understand exactly what was done, by whom [and] for what purpose."
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) said, "People are talking about treason, and I don't throw that word around a lot."
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted Kerry, saying the charge signals "catastrophic and disqualifying recklessness" by the former secretary of state and Massachusetts senator. Cruz added, "And it would be consistent with his long pattern of empowering Iran's regime."
John Kerry has been caught repeatedly talking to the Iranians (and the Palestinians) during the Trump years, telling them not to give in and to hold on until Trump was gone.
As men like former Vice President Pence and then-Secretary of State Pompeo were briefing President Trump on the threats from the mullahs of Iran, John Kerry was briefing the Iranians, coaching them and cheering them on!
Harris answered, "We have to deal with COVID issues, but I can't get there soon enough." Considering that she is fully vaccinated, it's not at all clear what "COVID issues" Harris was referring to.
Many of the illegal immigrants crossing our southern border are testing positive for COVID. In fact, the state of Texas is suing the Biden Administration for turning the border into a massive COVID superspreader event.
When pressed to explain Harris's response, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki came up empty, saying:
"Well, I would certainly have to ask her team about that specifically. But I would tell you also that her focus is not on the border; it's on addressing the root causes in [Central America]."
So, Border Czar Harris's focus is not the border. That's liberal logic for you.
While addressing root causes is important, the most important, most immediate crisis is the border, which is also creating a lot of COVID issues.
Here's some unsolicited advice for the Biden/Harris Administration: Help America first by securing the border first! Then deal with Central America.
Unfortunately, Biden and Harris don't see open borders as a crisis. Instead, they see it as a pathway to more power.