WASHINGTON: Each Democratic presidential candidate seems determined to top the others with proposals for more free stuff. From health care to college tuition to guaranteed income, they offer freebies that resonate with the mini-mob of the day. President Trump says it’s a race to see who can give away the most stuff, and raise taxes the most.
Voters are hit with an onslaught of vote-for-me-and-get-it-free.
Freedom from debt replacing Constitutional freedoms as a talking point.
Democratic candidates are so many that one needs a spreadsheet to keep up with who is offering what to whom. But they are all quick to say that it – whatever it is – should be free. It’s as if they’re channeling Oprah: “Free stuff for you! And for you too! And for you, and you, and you! Free stuff for everyone!”
These Democrats are either liars or fools. But so are a few Republicans.
This sort of mindset of mendacity flows from such high sounding things as the one-man-one-vote nonsense.
The idea that anything is free is the lunacy of a democratic society.
Everything worth having has costs. Someone, somewhere will pay for it.
Late-night talk-show hosts often refer to America as a democracy, not a republic. Those comedic pundits may not know the difference. When they try to reconcile “democracy” and “republic”, they often babble cluelessly into nonsensical gibberish about a “democratic republic”, as if we were somehow akin to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), or the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Some lurch into the concept of federalism, but then thrash around it without a clue.
They play with these ideas to emphasize that certain rights – the right to vote, the right to attend college, the right to healthcare – should be free and available to all. Citizenship be damned.
Why would Democratic candidates do anything else but offer a free-for-all lifestyle?
The candidates are pandering for votes from teenagers, undocumented immigrants, welfare recipients and even prison inmates. ((Bernie Sanders says everyone deserves the right to vote — even if you’re in jail)
Talk to any college undergraduate. Many of them are clever idiots. Tragically, sending them to college often worsens their acuity. They have little sense of costs and benefits. Go to school for five years and start your professional life $100,000 in debt? Until they’re faced with making payments, they have no sense of the absurdity.
‘Bernie Sanders wants to wipe out all college debt. He wants to remove all barriers to attending college. But should everyone who wants to actually go?
We should make what college free for all
Should all colleges be free? Just community colleges, or all state schools, or private schools, too?
A person is illiterate if he can’t read or write a simple message, such as instructions or inventory lists, even if he can sign his name. But even a literate person can be as ignorant as a cabbage. Watch any “man-on-the-street” interview by someone like Jesse Watters. Ignoramuses are running wild on the streets, each with a right to vote that’s coveted by political candidates. Many can’t identify the U.S. on a map, or name the author of the Declaration of Independence, or even distinguish that document from the Communist Manifesto,
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are fighting for their votes.
Their vote is not about what is best for the country, but what will give them the most.
Is it any wonder that socialist ideas have so thoroughly infused the Democratic party? These ideas were designed to rile mobs. They promise anything and everything, and the people mouthing them know full well they cannot deliver.
A republic is a state where sovereignty rests in the people. However, the people’s will is expressed through the rule of a “qualified majority.”
For an excellent example for the arty millennials of democracy and the right to vote, watch the following movie.