Tuesday’s election is without question the most important in most of our lifetimes. America can pick the soft tyranny, guaranteed to grow harder, of the Democrats, or stand athwart history, to borrow a phrase from William F. Buckley, and yell stop. Voters must choose wisely. There’s a future at stake.
President Donald Trump is not a perfect man, nor is the Republican Party a faultless institution. But the Democrats, as constituted today, are flawed beyond repair. Their leadership mutters at times about patriotism and American values, but only to pander to select audiences. Today’s Democrats are defined by policy choices and actions that are not consistent with liberty and independence. They are the party of:
- A coup attempt.
- Re-education camps.
- Segregation (through its support for Black Lives Matter and racially divisive policies in higher learning).
- Marxist indulgence. (see BLM again).
- Election fraud.
- Using government to punish political enemies.
- A modern serfdom.
- The cancel culture.
- A job-destroying $15 minimum wage
- Dependence on government.
- Campus and workplace speech codes.
- Crackdowns on dissenting political views.
- Apologies for America being America.
- Coastal elitism.
- Crony capitalism.
- Miserable health care.
- More bureaucracy.
- Second Amendment infringements.
- Mandated masks.
- Nags, scolds, and shrill ideologues.
- Court packing.
- Smothering regulations.
The Democrats’ plans also include robbing workers of their freedom; dictating Americans’ choice of automobiles; forcing on the country a crackpot green energy plan that will severely damage the economy while providing zero environmental benefits; transforming the country into a socialist “paradise”; and establishing single-party governance.
Democrats don’t wish for a civil society but a political society, coercive (and rotten) to its core. They want Americans to live as the Democratic Party requires them to, not as emancipated citizens who make their own choices. The European model of the collective before the individual is the paradigm.
Our main point: The Democratic Party no longer believes in a nation liberated from government reach. Its objective is to use the political power of the state to supervise, bully, and plot against a people who were meant to be free. Simply put, it does not believe in America.
— Written by the I&I Editorial Board