Effective immediately, Americans should take a concrete step to save this country: Stop voting Democrat.
From the West Wing to the west coast, the Democrat Party has devolved into a clear and present danger to this Republic. It is virtually impossible to identify a realm in which Democrats are wreaking anything but havoc, division, and devastation.
Basic competence: At this writing, President Joe Biden utterly has failed to squeeze a $1.2 trillion, bipartisan infrastructure bill through a Democrat-controlled Congress. This is akin to a GOP president who cannot push a $1 trillion tax cut past a Republican-run House and Senate or a bowling ball that cannot roll down Capitol Hill.
The “border:” A nation without boundaries is just terrain. In just nine months, Biden and cheerleading Democrats have erased President Donald J. Trump’s largely sealed southern frontier and converted it into a Welcome Center for All.
Between February 1 and September 30, on Democrat watch, Customs and Border Protection encountered 1,438,236 illegal aliens -- up 391 percent in one year. Democrats bus and jet these foreign invaders into the interior, many to Democrat-run sanctuary cities, in which even violent criminal convicts are shielded from deportation.
As if in a Hollywood epic, yet another caravan of some 4,000 illegals heads north through Mexico. Irineo Mujica, its belligerent leader, threatened U.S. officials: “We’re ready for war!”
Foreshadowing such an assault, Mexican drug-cartel members fire machine-gun rounds across the “border” into U.S. territory, supremely confident that Democrats will do nothing.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Biden now contemplates spending $1 billion to pay $450,000 in psychological-trauma reparations to each illegal alien separated from his family under President Trump’s Zero Tolerance policy. That’s four hundred and fifty thousand. Dollars. To illegal aliens. Each.
Afghanistan: Despite his pledge to extract every American, some 196 U.S. citizens are trapped by the reinvigorated, head-chopping Taliban. Beyond Biden’s shattered promise, he refuses even to mention these abandoned countrymen.
Another 20,000 Afghan allies remain behind. Among 60,000 Afghans frantically flown out in August, a whopping 3 percent possessed Special Immigrant Visas for translators and other U.S. helpers. Beyond their wiliness, the other 97 percent had no particular reason to be aboard American aircraft.
COVID-19: Under Biden and the Democrats, 353,000 Americans died of COVID between January 1 and October 7.
That’s 1,000 more than in 2020, under Trump, despite three vaccines and multiple therapies. Democrat governors and mayors locked down their constituents more tightly than in GOP-led jurisdictions. Anxiety, unemployment, poverty, and suicides followed.
Former governor Andrew Cuomo forced nursing homes to accept COVID-positive residents. Some 15,000 seniors needlessly got infected and died.
Democrat governors Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, Phil Murphy of New Jersey, and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania treated their seniors as negligently, with similarly tragic results.
Democrat vaccine mandates are exacerbating the supply-chain crisis. Truckers and other logistics workers recoil at being forcibly medicated and then are forbidden to operate.
The ranks are shrinking among doctors, nurses, and paramedics, the much-beloved heroes of the pandemic’s depths. Democrats now dismiss them as science-hating goats who deserve termination.
Biden has turned the “border” into a super-spreader extravaganza, as illegal aliens march in without welcome, but with 18 percent COVID-positivity. One third refuse to be vaccinated but nonetheless are freed to roam America at will.
Inflation: Year-on-year inflation is 5.4 percent, a 30-year high. Prices are soaring across the board, as spendaholic Democrats bludgeon the dollar’s value.
Energy independence: Trump turned America into a net oil exporter in December 2018 for the first time since 1943. Biden drop-kicked that accomplishment into the Potomac.
On Inauguration Day, he killed the Keystone XL pipeline. He has choked off drilling permits and vilified oil companies. With production strangled, crude predictably soared from $53 per barrel on January 20 to $84 on Monday -- up 58 percent.
After bashing the domestic petroleum sector, Biden now begs OPEC to boost output. So far, Middle East oil suppliers have spurned Biden’s pleas.
If they hiked drilling, this would renew American dependence on Arab oil, export U.S. jobs to the Persian Gulf, and yet pump the very same fossil fuels that Democrats consider cyanide. How stunningly incoherent.
Motorists are just the first to pay for this idiocy, as regular-gas prices climbed under Biden, from $2.37 to $3.40 per gallon – up 43 percent, a seven-year high.
Crime: Federal, state, and local Democrats last year defunded, demonized, and demoralized the police. Consequently, U.S. homicides climbed 30 percent in 2020, the largest one-year spike that the FBI ever recorded.
Democrat-run municipalities reel beneath the reign of shoplifters, gangbangers, and murderers. Year-to-date, killings have climbed 57 percent in Portland, Oregon; 60 percent in Los Angeles County, and 88 percent in Austin, Texas.
Bail “reform” lets arrestees swiftly pose for police photos and then return to crime. Biden now wants to “reform” cash bail by banning it nationwide -- to advance gender equity, no less.
Education: Democrats like New York Mayor Bill de Blasio scrap gifted programs in the name of “equity,” since they consider black and Hispanic children too dumb to challenge, tutor, and otherwise educate.
In Virginia’s Loudon County, Democrat school officials covered up the May 28 rape of a ninth-grade girl, 15, by a gender-fluid boy in a skirt in a female restroom at Stone Bridge High School.
They transferred the boy, 14, to Broad Run High School, where he raped yet another girl. When Scott Smith, the first girl’s father, tried to complain to the school board, cops threw him to the ground and arrested him.
Race relations: Since the Civil Rights Movement, Americans -- white, black, brown, red, and yellow -- seemed to get along, or at least tried to. Mellowing racial attitudes culminated in Obama’s 2008 election as President of the United States.
It’s been downhill since.
Obama needlessly racialized law-enforcement disputes and led Democrat screams of “Racism!” against nearly every GOP initiative. Since then, Democrats have deployed the 1619 Project to denounce America as a white supremist juggernaut.
Meanwhile, Critical Race Theory condemns all whites as oppressive bigots and condescends blacks as benighted victims. CRT reinforces racial stereotypes and pounds them into public policy.
Totalitarianism: Biden’s Justice Department announced that it would use the FBI and the Patriot Act to probe and prosecute pesky parents as “domestic terrorists.” How dare they speak up at school-board meetings?
Biden’s $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act included $80 billion to hire 80,000 new IRS agents. Their task? To target bank accounts bearing more than $600 and troll through them for anything interesting, the Fourth Amendment be damned.
Governor Gavin Newsom (D – California) signed legislation to mandate that large retail stores offer gender-neutral toy aisles, presumably so that gender-fluid children would not feel uncomfortable shopping in boys’ or girls’ sections. Really? Has any US store ever been told how to arrange its aisles?
And why restrict vegans to the produce department? Why not put kale and New York strips in a generic “Food” aisle, to create a safe, welcoming, non-binary shopping experience? Can’t vegans and carnivores just get along?
Against this backdrop of holistic failure, why would anybody vote Democrat? Old habits die hard.
When one’s grandparents, parents, and one’s own ballots all backed Democrats, inertia works its way. But, as they say, repeatedly doing the same thing and expecting different results defines insanity.
Nevertheless, the time is now: Save America. Stop voting Democrat.
Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research. Read Deroy Murdock's Reports — More Here.
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