Kelli Ann Cox, Publisher, The Golden Hammer
The American People face a stark choice on November 3 between two very different path: one which values the individual and one which will be a sharp turn towards the collectivism with which public schools and the liberal news media have indoctrinated young and older minds alike. With President Donald Trump, individuals and private businesses still make most choices about the future, while former Vice President Joe Biden leads a mindset where government is the solution to every problem.
If Biden wins the presidency, which now seems very likely, it’s very clear that his first act will be to pack the United States Supreme Court. The confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be a fifth conservative on the Court will rapidly become irrelevant with the likely addition of six more Justices on Biden’s 15-member United States Supreme Court, which would have ten liberals and the five conservatives (Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and Brett Kavanaugh). The Supreme Court will continue its path towards specialized rights to abortion, for gay and transgender lifestyles, against religious freedom, and in favor of the growth of government power. Open borders and a liberal immigration policy will become the law of the land thanks to the “super legislature” of twenty-first century liberals.
Government spending will grow mightily at all levels of government. The national deficit will reach $40 trillion within four years with Biden’s plans to spend money on stimulus legislation to provide artificial growth of the economy liberal state and local leaders have wrecked. Biden has made clear he intends to pass a national “jobs” bill, which will provide government jobs for a huge swath of Americans who previously found work in the private sector. Public employees will continue to enjoy better salaries and benefits than similar jobs in the private sector. The national deficit will result in rapid devaluation of the dollar, especially when Biden opens America up to Chinese exploitation.
The enormous reduction of regulations, which the Trump administration provided, will suffer a quick reversal in the first year of Biden’s administration. Environmental extremism – carbon taxation, an end to domestic oil and gas exploration, and more – will burden private efforts to grow the economy.
Public education will subsume the role of parents almost entirely even beyond the degree to which it already has. Regulatory burdens of the federal government in the field of education will make home schooling and private schools privileges of the past.
Taxation will grow enormously. Already Americans pay more than fifty-two percent (52%) of their disposable income to taxes at the federal, state, and local levels of government. Americans will pay two-thirds of their income to taxes by 2024 after Biden’s four years.
Why will it happen?
It’s not because of Donald Trump. While he has a non-political personality, President Trump has had to suffer fighting his own political party almost as much as he has fought the Democrats during the past four years. President Trump would have reduced federal spending, tackled Defense Department waste, and reformed entitlement programs in a heartbeat. That he was unable to get those vital goals accomplished is the clue to the real reason he will not win the election: the Republican Party simply has not offered enough of a real choice to Americans and has abjectly failed in its promise, since the Ronald Reagan-era, of an America where free market choices rule public reactions to national crises rather than government fiat. With a Republican Party, which spends and regulates as much as the Democrats, the national news media and public education, as the two most influential institutions in America, have had a wonderful opportunity to indoctrinate Americans into believing that the Republican Party and conservatives offer little opportunity different from the leading liberal and Democratic mindset that government is the answer to every problem.
We face a crisis, but let’s be clear: we created this crisis and we deserve to suffer through it.