Our Political Future
Since I can remember, radio and network news personalities have constantly repeated the same old line as another election cycle approaches. “This coming election may be the most important election of our time.”There’s usually nothing new from one network to the next, or from one election to the next, other than maybe the names. Same old stuff. Democrats fear losing control and power, Republicans fear the possibility of what might happen if the Democrats maintain or gain the control they’re seeking. And both demonize the other.
That said, by this time next year one of the most important election cycles of our lifetime will be done and over with.
This time, it’s not the same old stuff. Oh sure, there’re still demonizing each other, but this time it’s different. This time, there’s truly reason to take notice and pay attention. And vote. This time you will truly be voting on your future, the future of your children and grandchildren, and the future of society in America.
Our founding fathers warned us as did Abraham Lincoln, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”This, in my opinion, is truly what is at stake this election cycle.
In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on a theme to “Fundamentally change America.” He told us what he wanted to do, but too many Americans never realized what he was so boldly saying, or actually meant. Now we can see that Obama’s intent was to “fundamentally” change our society, our form of government, with a gradual transition to socialism. A transition just slow enough that most Americans wouldn’t see it coming until it was too late. Well, “Too late” may just be what hinges on this coming election.
As the old saying goes, “The proof is in the pudding.” The “pudding” my friends, can best be demonstrated with what has taken place in the state of California in recent years. The election of 2016 was a huge eye opener in California. It was preceded with sanctuary cities granting rights to illegal immigrants over the rights of actual citizens. Democrats campaigned on guarantees of equality for all and free public services. They promoted their “reform” while quietly changing the nature of their elections to eliminate the states two-party system of government. To gain near total government control, the Board of Elections allowed third party persons to collect and deliver voters ballots to the polls with no real measures in place to prevent illegals, or anyone else from voting as many times as they wanted. The result was a landslide victory over well tenured Republicans in Republican districts.
Today, homelessness is out of control in many of California’s cities. Prosecutors are vowing not to enforce laws that could help curb the systemic problems brought about by a fast-growing non-working homeless population. Taxes are soaring. The price of energy is escalating while availability is dwindling.
In San Francisco, law enforcement officers are practically hog-tied. They don’t generally respond to crimes of shoplifting or theft. Shop owners are also prevented from employing the use of force to apprehend or confront shoplifters who steal less than $500 worth of merchandise at one time. They need only to make it out the door, empty their illegal gains into the hands of an accomplice and walk right back in to do it again.
To top it off, the Governor of California grants pardons to serial criminals as if it were candy on Halloween, just to prevent them from being apprehended by federal immigration officials.
Although we in the rest of America can do little to return sanity to the streets of California at this time, we can take steps to prevent the socialist fostering California members of Congress from retaining their leadership positions in Congress. It’s imperative that Adam Schiff (D) Ca, Jerry Nadler (D) NY, and other committee leaders are reduced to minority positions. Assuming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D) Ca is reelected in her district, we can ill afford to see her retain her position as speaker. It’s as simple as voting.
We can overcome their majority by sending conservative republicans to Washington from every state and return to the peoples work with an overwhelmingly conservative majority.
By Gil Potts