Labor Day has passed. Now the 2016 campaign season begins to heat up. This is the time the candidates traditionally take the gloves off, so to speak.
Of the two candidates, Donald Trump has made themes of his platform in seperate campaign appearances. Laying out his vision on, national security, the economy and jobs in general and in impoverished Democrat strongholds known as the inner cities, immigration and illegal immigration, education and school choice, safe neighborhoods, and infrastructure improvements.
What we hear from Hillary Clinton is attacks on Trump not being qualified or “fit” for the job. Main reason for that is, she has nothing positive about her record to brag about. So, she assumes the disaster of the Obama administration and calls to expand on that. And that should scare everybody.
A correction is needed. There are 3 entities in this race, Trump, Clinton, and the Media. Trump really has two opponents if you look at it that way. And you really do have to look at it that way, because if anyone with an R behind their name, Black or White, did any of the things that either Obama or Clinton have done, they would have resigned, been impeached, or prosecuted years ago. The media would have made sure of that.
With the moral integrity expected of a President, Richard Nixon resigned rather than face impeachment over the erasure of 18 minutes from a cassette tape that recorded events in the Oval Office. All the news, every day, was big, bold, and above the fold over that Watergate Scandal.
To contrast, here is an abbreviated list of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama accomplishments. The record they have to run on. And they get a pass from the media every time . . .
- For politicization of the NLRB that the Supreme Court shot down 9-0.
- For politicization of the IRS by targeting and denying conservative PACs tax exempt status leading up to the election.
- For using the DOJ to harass and tap phones and email records of reporter James Rosen.
- For AG Eric Holder’s plan to pass automatic and semi-automatic rifles to Mexican drug cartels, Fast & Furious, with no ability to track their use except to recover them at crime scenes when our border agents are murdered with them.
- For the 9/11/2012 attack in Benghazi where our Ambassador and 3 other Americans were abandoned and left to die during a firefight that lasted 8 hours.
- For lying to the world, the American people, and to the survivors of our 4 Americans who died there, about all aspects of the Benghazi attack before, during, after, and that the reason for it was an Internet video.
- For the propping up of the Muslim Brotherhood.
- For screwing up the Iraq pull-out, paving the way for ISIS.
- For screwing up Afghanistan by announcing to the enemy when we were leaving.
- For allowing a totally porous southern border.
- For lying under oath to Congress investigating e-mail servers and national security.
- For obstructing justice by destroying (emails & hardware) evidence under subpoena, in national security e-mail scandal.
- For obstructing justice by destroying (emails & hardware) evidence after receiving a Preservation Order, in national security e-mail scandal.
- For subverting economic sanctions placed by Congress on Iran by secretly sending billions in cash, all in foreign currency, to them.
That President Obama has such contempt for this country, its founding, and the Constitution should come as no surprise. He set out to, in his words, “fundamentally change America.” His hubris in doing so would make him, in his own Marxist mind, the new Founding Father, replacing the real ones. And that can not happen if one follows the Constitution and the rule of law.
Charles Carroll, one of the Founding Fathers, saw the danger of a tyrannical government and put it this way . . .
Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.
Our Founding Fathers put their faith in the American people, to uphold the rule of law in the protection of freedom and liberty and, to keep the government in check to not become what it has already become.
Ronald Reagan put it this way . . .
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
This election season defines the tipping point. The tipping point in fidelity to the Constitution, the tipping point in free-market capitalism, and the tipping point in the relationship of the people and the government. Which will prevail, the intended design of the people putting limits on the government, or the government putting limits on the people?