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America has a new president, and Americans should be way of what this means for the future of the country.

Joe Biden would have Americans believe that he’s an old bland, centrist Democrat- his campaign was successful is large part due to his efforts to set himself apart from far left Democrats and President Trump as a more reasonable, middle-of-the-road choice.

But Biden’s early plans are far from moderate, and Republicans and Independents should be ready to fight back.

To set the stage, with an even red-blue split in the Senate, far-left Democrats will have more power to buck moderate leadership.

Given that Biden has a history of being easily pushed around, it won’t be hard for louder voices in the House and Senate to overpower him.

Many progressives have already expressed dissatisfaction with the idea of a centrist, bipartisan regime, and progressives will be unlikely to allow Biden to negotiate across the aisle with Republicans.

The pressure from progressives in Congress has already pushed Biden’s platform to the left of the Clinton and Obama administrations, particularly in terms of economic policy.

Biden is planning a $3 trillion stimulus plan on top of issuing additional $1400 stimulus checks, and has announced the intent to expand Medicare eligibility to 60.

The president also has plans for widespread student loan forgiveness.

In addition to this aggressive spending, Biden has called to raise the federal minimum wage to $15, which could have disastrous effects for lower income families and small businesses.

While the intent of a minimum wage increase would be to alleviate the woes of lower rung workers, such a move would actually cause income to fall for some families, because workers will lose their jobs due to businesses having to absorb the costs of higher labor.

Large companies will outsource workers, or simply eliminate them for automated service. Small businesses, already suffering from COVID-19 closures, will be disproportionately affected, since a wage increase would force them to raise prices, and customers would likely take their business elsewhere.

It’s also a concern that the Biden administration will not respect the principle of equality under the law. Biden wants to scrap Betsy DeVos’ Title IX regulations, which apply to sexual assault cases in college, and mandate that both complainants and respondents be allowed to question each other during a live hearing.

To dispose of this rule would send a clear message that due process and fairness do not matter. Biden and Democrats have also shown a preference toward boosting certain races and minorities, a trend which could be dangerous in terms of enforcing equality in American society.

Biden’s "Build Back Better" agenda, to advance racial equity, seeks to "empower small business creation…particularly for Black, Latino, and Native American-owned businesses."

Though support of small business is key for the economy, enacting policy which gives preference to certain classes of Americans is a dangerous precedent, as future administrations could use policies like this as justification to destroy the idea that all Americans are equal under the law

Biden has surrounded himself with characters who similarly do not have respect for American values, and will support a far-left agenda.

Vice President Kamala Harris is a particularly dangerous figure, who has been called "intellectually dishonest" and described as a person who "will do anything and everything, say any and everything for power."

Harris has shown her ability to bully Biden- she eviscerated Biden in the first Democratic debate, and will likely do the same during his presidency if he sways more moderate.

Choices in Biden’s cabinet also reflect a shift to the radical left. Kristen Clarke, Biden’s choice for the head of the DOJ Civil Rights Division, previously wrote an article which according to Newsweek seemed to imply that Blacks are genetically superior to whites, though Kristen Clarke disputes this interpretation.

Biden also appointed a favorite of Elizabeth Warren, Gary Gensler, as head of the SEC.

Picking Gensler liking means a crack down on Wall Street, and needless overregulation which could kill the economy.

In sum, the situation in the White House and on Capitol Hill will be hazardous for many Americans, including many of those who were fooled into voting for President Biden.

Moderates cannot be complacent, or Biden will get away with passing radical policies under the guise of a centrist administration.

Bidens tone may be pleasant but his executive orders have shown that unity is an empty slogan. He destroyed 1,000 energy sector jobs by killing the keystone pipeline and his 100 day stay on deporting illegal which could make it more difficult to deport violent felons is beyond the pale.

The mainstream media is in the tank for Biden so we must continually fight to get the message out regarding how far left the Biden administration actually is.

Christopher Reid is general practice attorneys with law offices in Birmingham and Dothan Alabama. He has held various policy positions, including working for the Alabama Policy Institute and the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C., where he also worked for House Republican Whip Roy Blunt. In law school he clerked for the Alabama Attorney General Office and upon graduation worked as a health policy advisor to the state of Alabama. Currently, He frequently Co-hosts two conservative radio shows out of Birmingham, the Joe Lockett Show and The Scott Beason Show. He has written political and legal commentary for publications including The Hill, The Washington Examiner, and has been quoted in The New Yorker. He regularly provides on-air expertise and political commentary for TV news shows on Fox, NBC, ABC and Newsmax. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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