Thursday, January 19, 2017
I saw the above post on a 'friend's' Facebook page. Instinctively, I found it to be wrong on many different levels.
But first, let me provide some context to my assertions.
In my first Presidential election (1976), I voted for Jimmy Carter. This election was the last 'big' campaign. The man even had a campaign song ("Why Not the Best"). I later found out why such a massive media campaign had to be waged. I had registered as a Democrat, and became politically active, becoming a Committeeman, then District Leader. I joined the Young Democrats, became the Secretary of the county organization, and later President; and was the Corresponding Secretary for the Young Democrats of Pennsylvania. In my zeal, I did a lot of research on the history and platform of the Democratic Party and even printed a booklet which I distributed to many people. At that time I felt that the Democrats better addressed solutions for the people of this country.
After I got married (1985), then bought my house (1990), and had the real world slap me in the face, in the research I was doing for my book, I began to see a liberal agenda that was being played out on the national stage. I began to see how the social programs and legislative actions long advocated by the Democrats were hurting this country and preventing growth. So I changed my Party and became a Republican.
I wasn't a zealous Republican, and never became as active with them, because I also realized that they were not perfect, and that most politicians in either Party did not effectively represent the people that elected them. For example, I remember once when I heard a politician say that although a majority of people in his district felt one way about a particular Bill, he was voting the opposite way, because he felt it was for the best. In my book, that is taxation without representation.
So, my views had become quite conservative, because I had grave concerns about the economy, and I believed the Republicans were more interested in restoring prosperity to this nation. However, this year, with the political fracas revolving around a group of Republicans trying to wrest the nomination from Trump at the Republican National Convention, I decided to change my Party, because I didn't want to be part of any Party that would try to take away my vote.
I am now an Independent, but I am still a Conservative.
The graphic above is part and parcel with the post-election protests, riots, vote recounts, and Electoral College intimidation. I have never seen such political vitriol directed towards a Presidential candidate. It even surpassed the ire directed against Barry Goldwater in 1964. The Democrats are unwilling to accept the fact that they nominated the wrong candidate, who under-performed, and underestimated her opponent. In addition, they also failed to see that America wanted an outsider who they saw as someone who could reverse the direction this country has been going in.
This graphic demonstrates what they feel their new agenda should be. It's not enough that the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association are seen as Liberal organizations, but public education in general has always been perceived as pursuing leftist policies. But now, the election of Donald J. Trump has left them in literal shock. But, in reality, that's not the problem. The problem is if a President Trump can do what he says he can do. If he can, that sets up a certain reelection. That doesn't bode well for Democratic coffers.
It now seems the Liberal agenda is calling for a renewed effort to indoctrinate children in our schools. Last year, in a letter distributed by the Pennsylvania Democratic Party that was written by a teacher in Philadelphia, he called for the same thing. Another Facebook post called for Liberal teachers to move into the Red States that made it possible for Trump to win the Electoral College vote so they can be instrumental in influencing and molding young minds.
I have a problem with this.
Even as a Conservative, I would not want any teacher imprinting their Conservative mindset onto a child. I don't know, why can't teachers just teach without taking advantage of their position by imposing their own political views. Why can't they just educate with a multi-dimensional approach so that children can be fully informed to be able to make their own decisions. During the 2008 Presidential election campaign, Republican candidate Ron Paul talked about how we needed to get rid of the Federal Reserve to solve our economic problems. People said he was crazy for wanting to get rid of part of the Federal government. The thing is, the Federal Reserve is not part of our government, it is private banking institution that has uses the principles of central banking to enslave many countries of the world. But they don't teach that in school. I had to learn it from my own research.
It is true that our public educational system has been dumbing down our children so they will accept that our government has their best interest at heart. That the increasingly socialistic bent of governmental policy is the best thing for this country. The intent is to create citizens who will not question authority. Perfect little robots. Sheep. Sheep being led to the slaughter. But now, Liberals have hit a bump in the road. There's a glitch in the Matrix. Their solution is a long-term project to rally the troops and exert even more influence to brainwash kids with a rotting philosophy to poison their minds to the truth.
More than any other time in history, Liberals have engaged in a campaign of hate that's never been seen before. Not only against Trump, but against the people that supported and voted for Trump. They have embarked on a vicious media campaign to vilify the Conservatives in this country that voted to bring change and want fiscal responsibility. This will become readily apparent during the Inauguration ceremony on January 20th when thousands of people will descend upon Washington DC to voice their opposition against the movement that swept Trump into office. It remains to be seen whether their frustration will boil over to the point of violence. But what I do know, the next 4 years will be filled with constant criticism and a campaign to undermine Trump's strategy to reestablish America's greatness.