Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Democratic Party Coup

Democrats have been talking seriously about abolishing the Electoral College. They are upset that Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election, despite winning the popular vote. Her lead in the popular vote could have been attributed to the people of Los Angeles, alone. If the US was a democracy instead of a constitutional republic, a handful of cities could decide the presidency.

In America, the founders intended for each state to be a self governing country. The federal government was created to form a common defense, and so that states could trade freely across borders. States joining together under a republic had many benefits, yet still allowed each state to govern independently. A person living in New York City can't begin to understand what life is like in rural South Carolina. Each Eastern state or region has an economy that's different from one on the West coast. The Electoral College insures the people of Iowa have equal power to those in New York City.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Democratic Socialism Failures

What's the difference between regular socialism and Democratic Socialism? There is none, because socialism usually ends in a tyranny, American socialists believe they can bring in more people if they say their form will be better because people will be allowed to vote for their leaders. Simply put, it's just an illusion because Democratic Socialists want to have total control.

Socialism seems to be the topic of interest for democrats. I doubt most of the people bashing capitalism and praising socialism even know what it is. What most socialists talk about is free college and medical care. Those are social programs, but not socialism. Socialism is a political and economic theory of social organization, which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.

The important part of this is their use of “community.” Leftists make it sound as if community is you and your neighbors making decisions. Technically, that is correct, but in truth, you would elect people to make those decisions. We call those people government. If you listen to Democratic Socialists, they are always talking about expanding federal power. Many might find socialism acceptable if it was done on a local level, but people in Washington, DC know absolutely nothing about your community.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Gentrification And Economic Change

We have heard a lot about how a few New York residents fought off Amazon from building a new headquarters in the city. There were a lot of arguments as to why they thought the new headquarters was a bad deal for the city. There was one aspect I thought was bad—The city was going to give Amazon $300 million in grants. No city should give away money and assets to lure corporations to the area, even if it would mean huge economical gains for the area. The only exception might be if citizens voted for the assistance, such as when they have referendum votes to build sports stadiums.

Amazon was promised $3 billion in tax breaks. It seems impossible to explain to leftists that a tax break is letting someone keep their money, not giving them money. I wrote in Reasoning Behind Eliminating Business Taxes how a business doesn't pay any taxes, because they pass those costs on to the consumer. For this reason a tax break shouldn't matter. For some reason, democrats seem to believe the city will lose $3 billion if Amazon comes.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Disastrous Green New Deal

Democrats, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have presented the Green New Deal that is a combination of climate and social justice legislation. We are being told this new legislation (H.Res.109 - Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal), which gives no specifics, is necessary if we are to save the world from global warming. Democrats are telling us that if we don't take drastic measures, the world as we know it will come to an end in 12 years.

No matter your stand on climate change, you have to see this as a fear tactic. I've written about Climate Hypocrisy, but his is more about the social justice aspect and how this plan is economically impossible. I've seen estimates that the Green New Deal could cost anywhere between $84-$100 trillion dollars. There is only an estimated $77 trillion in the entire world. This means, if you confiscated all the money in the world, you would come up short. You might ask what their alternative payment method might be—printing money has been proposed. Any economist will tell you that printing this much money would destroy the US economy,

Let's look at some of the climate solutions. They propose we use mostly wind, solar, and hydroelectric, which we are already pretty much at capacity. In fact, environmentalist often block new dam projects because they worry about the danger to fish and the environment. They don't want nuclear, so that leaves only solar and wind as the main sources of energy. The main problems with those is the wind doesn't always blow and the sun doesn't always shine. Both are severely effected by cold. During cold weather both become less efficient or stop working all together.

Proponents of the New Green Deal want to replace all internal combustion motor vehicles with electric. This brings us to another problem. Let's look at the problems if we converted to electric cars with our current power grid. Using Texas as an example, the grid could handle the extra load if people didn't charge their cars at the same time and only at night. Just think, if we used only solar and wind, and charged only at night during off peak hours, when half the US power grid would be offline, we would surely have blackouts.

There is the social justice aspect of the New Green Deal. This would mean free healthcare for all, free college education, and a paycheck for everyone who chooses not to work, These things alone would bankrupt the country. You have to remember, the US currently has $22 trillion of debt. In 2013, there was a total of $1.5 trillion in student debt. Paying off all current education loans would possibly double the 2013 number.

Another aspect of the deal is to eliminate all domestic air travel and replace it with high speed rail. In California they just abandoned a high speed rail line from Los Angeles to San Francisco. There is talk of restarting the project with costs much higher than ever anticipated. Numbers released Friday by the California High-Speed Rail Authority, shows its projected baseline cost is now $77 billion — up 20 percent from two years ago — and it indicated the cost could rise to as high as $98 billion. The opening date for the Los Angeles-to-San Francisco bullet train has also been delayed by at least four years, to 2033. Democrats are saying we must start building enough of these lines today to replace all jet travel within 12 years. The impossibility of such a massive project is obvious.

Maybe I should have named this piece, The Impossible Dream. The worst aspect of the Green New Deal is the biggest lie, that this is mostly about saving the planet. This Bill does nothing to force China and India, two of the planet's biggest producers of carbon dioxide, to do anything. If the Green New Deal could do everything it promises, there would be little change in global carbon dioxide levels. About the only thing that would be accomplished by the Green New Deal, even if cataclysmic climate change is real, is that Americans would be poor and hungry when the world did end. The US is, maybe, the world's best chance at inventing the technology that would lower global carbon dioxide levels. If the US is broke and all minds and services are directed toward the Green New Deal, there would be no resources left to save the planet.

Democrats are just using climate change to push socialism onto society. They believe that if they can scare people enough, especially children, they will gladly accept the lower standard of living that always comes with socialism. Democrats want to eliminate capitalism, which actually means pure communism. Anytime you say the democrat's endgame is communism, you will likely be laughed at. All you have to do is look at the things they propose to be sure that global communism is their endgame.

The Democratic Party is changing. Bernie Sanders would have beaten Hillary in the primary had the party not cheated. Since 2016, the party has moved even farther left. It was, newly elected, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who brought the Green New Deal to national attention. You might think this is a new idea, but an early use of the term "Green New Deal" was coined by journalist, Thomas Friedman. He argued in favor of the idea in two pieces that appeared in The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine.

This approach was subsequently taken up by the Green New Deal Group, which published its report on July 21, 2008. The concept was further popularized and put on a wider footing when the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) began to promote it on October 22, 2008.

You can be sure of one thing, the Green New Deal is only about power. Sure, there are some true believers in cataclysmic climate change and a socialist system. Children are being indoctrinated in our schools to believe in both. We need people in our education system with common sense, who will teach facts and how to protect our environment without going to extremes.

To counteract the left, we must also use facts and common sense. We must show how, in the past, we diverted climate disasters, such as acid rain, by introducing laws that solved the problem without bankrupting the system and changing the American way of life.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Fake Hate Crimes List

Before I list the many fake hate crimes, let's talk about some recent events. We are just a few weeks into 2019, and we’ve already seen two high-profile instances of the left deliberately lying about Trump supporters to push their narrative that the right is dangerous. Democrats keep telling us how most hate crimes are committed by the right, but the Jussie Smollett case reminded us of how many fake hate crimes there have been. There are hate crimes committed by the left and right, but I'm not sure I ever heard of someone on the right committing a fake hate crime. (I should note that white supremacists aren't the ideological right, they span many ideologies.)

Many fake hate crimes are done to make the other side look bad, but some are done simply for attention, Smollett thought he could get enough attention to make him more famous and get a raise from his meager income of $100,000 per episode salary. Smollett also hated Trump, so it's no surprise he chose to portray his attackers as MAGA, white males.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Angry Mobs Rule

This week there was outrage when a photo of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam came out that showed him in blackface or a KKK costume. He has gone back and forth on if he is either person in the photo. For me it doesn't matter if he is in the photo, what concerns me are the calls for him to resign. The photo was taken 35 years ago while he was in college. I've been told it was a party and the theme was to come as something offensive.

I've spent a lot of time on twitter speaking out in his defense, not because I believe he is a good man, but because I've seen no evidence that he is currently a racist. The fact democrats elected him to office would suggest they didn't believe him to be a racist. I have no idea if he is or isn't so I must assume he isn't based on his record.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Stolen Land

For years we have seen people posting memes about how the white, mainly British, people stole land from native Americans(indians). There is no doubt some things that happen in the past wouldn't be acceptable today. Almost every country in the world has had its borders changed because of war and colonization. The world of 300 years ago was a lot different from the one in which we live today—or is it?

President Obama made it clear he was against African colonists. He spent his formative years in British colonized Africa. Not all aspects of British colonization were bad, but I want to speak more to the colonization of North and South America. I've watched over the years as a friend and others posted memes about how white people stole native lands. This is something that happened 300 years ago, but we're reminded of it daily.

You might be asking why we're reminded of something that happened 300 years ago, and why are white people of today being blamed? No one alive in America today stole anyone's land. This is simply a political tool devised by the Democratic Party to divide the nation in order to gain power. I've written before how Civil War history has been revised by both parties for political gain.