Many write off the millennial vote. Many think that people ages 18-35 are simply uninformed or oblivious to our every day realities. The video below proves this not to be true AT ALL! Meet 23 year old Luke, a Colorado carpenter and small business owner. Bailey, a 22 year old cosmetologist and Owner of a spa and salon. Oscar, a 20 year old Welder, and Aaron, a 19 year old Undecided voter.
All four of these millennials are highly educated on the issues at hand. They are not emotionally casting their vote, but instead voting on policy and the key issues at play in this election.
As these young people discuss their concerns, through a thought provoking dialogue, we witness Aaron, who was undecided, begins to lean towards Trump in his decision making process. Watch and Share with the millennials in your life, they could be the deciding factor in this election and determine the course of our country for the next 40 years.
I don’t even really know where to begin….and that’s not good to say when I am sitting down to write what I thought of the Democratic Debate.
By now you have probably read most of the commentary out there. “Hillary won”….”no Bernie won” and “Jim Webb is in the wrong party,” those are just some of the one-liners-I’ve heard being tossed around. I sat there Tuesday night-mouth open and kinda in shock. My first remark is to inform any Democrat out there that your party is no longer Democrat. The days of the JFK and Roosevelt blue-blooded democrats are no more. The days of “classic liberalism” are now to be mentions in the History Books. The Democrat Party has become the party of Socialism.
I witnessed those on stage trying to ‘out promise’ the others on what they will freely give away if elected! Free College, Free Healthcare, Free early childhood education, Free Day Care, Free College to ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS…..Free-Free-Free! There was no mention of “how” this will all be paid for-just that the Rich will have ‘all hell’ taxed out of them and that “might”-“let’s hope” -pay for it all! Because now, it is the Governments role to decide when the Rich are too rich-according to those bracing the stage Tuesday evening. There was no mention of our current 18 trillion in debt. As I watched the candidates promise ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS Free college. There was no mention of the thousands upon thousands of Veterans who are jobless/homeless and need of health services. There was no mention or deciphering between Illegal Immigrants and LEGAL Immigrants- and yes-there’s a difference. There was no mention of the 94 million Americans currently out of work. There was no mention of the 50 million living in poverty. There was no mention of the 46 million Americans on food-stamps. There was no mention of HOW to create jobs….no….just “Free” crap was promised to get your vote. If Bernie Sanders were to be the President, he’d take our country into an additional 18 Trillion in Debt. If Hillary were to be elected President-it be continuing on the path we are on now folks, and the numbers (above) aren’t good.
As I sat there I thought, ‘why?’ Why is Socialism resonating with Americans at all? (Socialism-the concept of the redistribution of wealth through government confiscation).
It was last night I was listening to Glenn Beck on the radio and it all clicked. He brought up an observation that I had never seen before when writing blogs on Socialism. It was that we have become a God-less country. Now hear me out…..
When you become God-less you still search for a God. It could be your job, your family, your hobby, your bottle of wine each night…..whatever it is-you will find a replacement to the one true God. With God removed from America it is natural for the people to want to replace God, and we are seeing that with Government. We are seeking to allow government to fill that role-fill that void. It’s horrible to witness poverty, the deterioration of the family structure, Veterans dying before they are seen by the VA, a single mom with 9 kids on welfare, shootings in schools, babies being aborted, small businesses shutdown….I could go on….
So what is the natural response?
“Somebody DO something!!!”
Instead of crying out to God….we are witnessing a crying out to Government. We want the Government to solve these problems. We want the government, that consists of very fallible individuals, to solve and fix it all!
But the government can’t.
It comes down to the individual.
What makes America exceptional, is it was founded upon the concept of the Individual. The idea that the Individual -the power of ONE-can change the world. The idea that one person can make a difference. America’s core foundation entailed protection to that Individual’s liberty to freely pursue all the dreams inside them. The Constitution shields the Individual, so that they may set out to pursue.
Protecting the Constitution wasn’t even mentioned Tuesday Night.
How far we have come….
Can we get back? Can we change course?
Yes. I believe we can.
But those we elect MUST see the vital need to protect the individual’s liberty and align fiercely with the Constitution.
The Government is not the answer. This country was founded to limit the governments role in our lives. Look at what has happened with MORE government involvement! The government is not God, nor should the Government replace God.
We must empower the One. The sole entity.
If we do this….we can change course. We can change the majorities mindset from ‘DEPENDENCE’ to ‘INDEPENDENCE’ and that is what America is all about.
ONE can make a difference: Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, Jesus, Gandhi, George Washington, Galileo, Columbus, Isaac Newton, Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Michelangelo, Mozart, Da Vinci, Aristotle, St. Paul, Susan B Anthony, Neil Armstrong, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Winston Churchill, Harriet Tubman, Margaret Thatcher…….the list is endless…..
Let’s Empower the Individual and elect those who will protect the Individual’s right to freedom and the freedom to pursue.
Just days ago Obama gave a speech at Georgetown University addressing Christian Faith leaders, that sparked a little controversy. Here’s what he said:
“The top 25 hedge-fund managers made more than all of the kindergarten teachers in the country. When I say that, I’m not saying that because I dislike hedge fund managers or I think they are evil, I’m saying that you’re paying a lower rate than a lot of folks who are making $300,000 every year. You pretty much have more than you’ll ever be able to use in your family will ever be able to use. There’s a fairness issue involved here and by the way, if we were able to close that loophole, I could not invest in early childhood education to make a difference. That’s where the rubber hits the road. That’s Arthur where the question of compassion and I’m my brother’s keeper comes into play. And if we can’t ask from society’s lottery winners to just make that modest investment, then really this conversation is for show. If we can’t ask that much— [ applause ].”
You can watch if you’d like:
Apparently if you are successful in this country, you are a “lottery winner.” This statement immediately reminded me of Obama’s statement back in 2012: “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
This contempt that Obama has for success blows my mind! Fyi: Small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms. Since 1993, small businesses have generated 64 percent of new jobs, and they have also paid 43 percent of the total United States private payroll” –SBA.
I find it fascinating that some believe the government should dictate when enough wealth is enough. Or that the government is to decide whether or not you have reached a point where you can’t spend all the money you’ve earned. To empower government to decipher who has enough and who doesn’t -is dangerous territory and this has been done throughout history by ruthless dictators. I also am amazed by those who think the government should be involved in making everything ‘fair.’ Life isn’t fair. If you want something, don’t go to the government to get it, go get it yourself! You see, Obama could have said: “being born in America IS winning the lottery,” but he didn’t- he went after the rich, the wealthy, the successful-all in the disguise of Biblical principles (“I’m my brother’s keeper”-Jesus was not saying “have the government look out for you and the poor” he commanded us to look out for each other, because that’s what Christianity is all about-there was no reference to government involvement!) Obama wants everyone on the same playing field….and this….this is Socialism, this is a Marxism ideology-essentially a Utopian society where everything is equal and fair and all needs are met.
Sounds splendid doesn’t it, we can debate the theology of Marxism but essentially you have to examine the countries and dictators that have implemented this ideology. According to Karl Marx there are steps that must be taken in order to make Marxism a reality:
1) Revolution,2) Dictatorship of the Proletariat, 3) Destruction of the Capitalist State, 4) Liquidation of the Bourgeoisie, 5) Creation of Socialism, 6) Creation of the New Socialist Man, 7) Withering Away of the State, and 8) Emergence of Communism
Marxism’s intent was to due away with human nature, but human nature is not something that can be done away with, it is human nature to acquire, conqueror, achieve and create. You can ignore and deny these characteristics all you want, but it’s innate. Marxism eliminates human nature, as well as the middle class: “You must, therefore, confess that by “individual” you mean no other person than the bourgeois (anyone obtaining property), than the middle-class owner of property. This person must indeed, be swept out of the way, and made impossible.” (The Schwarz Report). To ignore the fact that Communism kills, is ignorance as well as a complete denial of history. Let’s not forget that millions and millions were murdered under Marxism ideology -Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, and Pol Pot…..were just some who admired and adhered to Marxism.
You see the problem with Communism/Marxism/Socialism…..is it eliminates the individual. America is about the Individual and the individuals right to life, liberty and the pursuit (not guarantee) of happiness. America empowers the one, and that one empowers another……
Taking what someone else has rightfully earned and giving it to another is not empowering to any of those involved….what is accomplished in this? A leg up? Perhaps….but not a way of life. Living off of others is not freedom-it’s bondage. Creating a society for any individual to climb to the top is what America offers with the acknowledgment that some journeys are more challenging than others. One may detest Capitalism, but it is the only system that allows for someone to go from having nothing to having something all in the name of individual liberty.
Yes, there are some that got those 6 numbers and a power-ball right, but for most Americans who found success…..they dared to dream, but not just dream- they took action.
I have written about socialism before, it literally repulses every part of my body, because I believe it is totally anti-American. Though, I will freely admit the ability to climb out of poverty in this nation is more difficult than it has ever been, I still believe it is possible. One has a 5% chance of being born in America, a country that promotes freedom, dreaming big and individuality-so if you are an American the odds are already in your favor.
Many are trying to eliminate the ability to go from having nothing to having something. Removing the ladder that allows for those at the bottom to climb up, removing the “possible.” Why would you remove this ladder? My answer is simple-control. “Oh now calm down….ya done now gone and lost your mind,” you might say-I would say no, I am just an observer of history and noticing a circular trend, that always ends in a revolt. I have noticed though that this removal of the ladder to climb up- “socialism” is cloaked behind the term “fair.” This of course is intentional, because “fair” is far less obvious and intrusive than calling it what it is-despair. We have created a system where there is no incentive to try. With thunderous cries of “take (steal through taxes) from the rich and give to the poor!” What is not realized is this is creating a “why work, if you don’t have to” mentality? Welfare has hit record high levels, which is ironic because haven’t we had a war on poverty for the last 50 years??? Over 34% of Americans are now on welfare. Hmmmm and almost 50 million Americans living below the poverty line…..I think at this point we could call the “war on poverty” a load of crap! Why are so many living in poverty and why are so many on welfare? Though the mainstream media would say that the unemployment rate is down, and things are just peachy-they will not tell you that the unemployment rate only counts those receiving unemployment. For many unemployment runs out and they no longer are counted and those who have stopped trying to find a job are not counted in the statistics as well. Then it’s on to welfare. Half of America in now carrying the other half and this is creating a nanny state….where the government (tax payers) provides and no longer the private sector. I would also add that this actually isn’t hurting the rich….the ones getting hit the hardest in this new in-vogue way of thinking is the middle class, that’s right-you, me and the majority of those reading this.
Well, “Why isn’t the private sector thriving?” Well, when you combine being hit hard by regulations and high taxes, (America has one of the Highest corporate tax rates in the free world) it’s much more cost effective to produce and manufacture outside of the US, thus creating job shortage. Please don’t say jobs are everywhere! My younger brother who majored in “Integrated Physiology,” (ummm not an easy degree!) with excellent grades, who’s a recent graduate, is having a helluva hard time finding work! Oh and for those that would say there has been job creation-yes-that job creation is mostly due in part to an increase in oil production and fracking done in the US…..both things that vehemently are hated upon by the liberal left.
If everything is fair, and everyone gets a 1st place ribbon….this knocks out the desire to be the best….I mean if everyone is the best-then in reality there is no best. This creates a society of no creation and no innovative thought, I mean, why shoot for the stars-if there are no stars? So in return we are all just a bunch of zombies….but hey now we are all “equal,” it’s “fair” and we are all on the same playing field and that’s what matters right? Forget the fact that this playing field over time will become barren, dried up and completely deteriorated because there is no production taking place. And, thus the vast majority now dependent on government. When you are dependent you are no longer in control and you are not free.
So the next time someone says “fair share,” realize what that means. It means no choice, no individualism, no creativity, no production, no dreams…..and I don’t know about you….but I am willing to do whatever it takes to hold that ladder up!