The Democratic National Convention kicked off Aug. 17 and conveyed a predominant mantra of destruction and disarray directed not only at President Donald Trump’s time in office but at our country’s basic principles.
Each speaker ripped Trump for failing to protect us as American citizens and his supposed no interest in “putting in the work” as stated by former President Barack Obama but conveniently left out how this was supposedly achieved.
Perhaps it was when his administration announced limited travel between foreign nations and declared the COVID-19 coronavirus a public health emergency. Or when thousands of medical supplies such as ventilators and masks were distributed throughout the U.S. and to other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Iran. Trump has a plethora of other accomplishments starting in December related to his response to the virus that can be found on the Trump website.
Appeasement is lethal on the world stage with terrorists and Trump has shown no hesitation in bringing top terrorist leaders, such as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to justice. If it had been left up to Democrats to decide, our cities and country would be left in shambles.
This has become a reality for many blue states through the lack of leadership by Democratic governors as shown by their response to the riots that have swept the country. The damages go far beyond mere monetary expenses. Small businesses were obliterated all in the name of Black Lives Matter (BLM) leaving countless Americans without livelihoods that were built on trust, diligence and painstaking, backbreaking labor.
The so-called “peaceful protests” that erupted on a national scale took an innumerable amount of innocent lives producing more death and annihilation in American cities. This is not productive or morally acceptable.
Democrats instead sat on their laurels and watched as our cities fell to anarchy and will continue to do so as Biden’s vice presidential choice, Kamala Harris, vows to enforce gun control across the board. Where will we be left without our Second Amendment freedom to protect our homes, businesses and children?
Again, this idea eradicates what John Locke professed about how our rights as people are not given to us by the government. Rather, these rights are inherent and God-given, and the government is the vehicle through which those rights are protected.
The denial of reality that was reiterated during the DNC speeches only proves the crux of the problem with the left: their aim to slowly chip away our basic freedoms by employing an all-powerful government structure.
The Biden and Harris duo will only narrow our choices for our healthcare providers, ban key industries such as fracking taking away millions of jobs, mandate mask wearing for months, if not years, spike taxes upward for “free” benefits with the first two years of college, and proliferate abortion and Planned Parenthood’s market of baby parts as documented by lifesitenews.com and the California Family Council.
Harris has shown her cards and twisted efforts at playing politics and changing the narrative for personal gain. She was once an avid opponent of Biden and believed his sexual assault accusers and his racially charged past.
As our country inches closer to election, I ask readers to self-educate about who they are voting for and what repercussions could ensue if the choice is made only based on feeling, and not fact.
Editor's note: This commentary has been updated with hyperlinks to the columnist's sources.