GWHB’s heart was in the right place, but not his head and that got him into trouble.
In many ways though he got us where we are today. After the “read my lips” promise being broken and and appointing Justice Souter, he lost a lot of Republicans and their votes. Not to mention giving Sotomayor her start on the Federal bench didn’t help his standing since he appointed a judge that is a racist and sexist by her own statements. And she is anything but unbiased.
His loss of votes due to his betrayal of his promises, gave us Clinton. If he hadn’t betrayed the Republican voters, Clinton would’ve had a hard time winning (if he ran again) in 1996. Perot probably wouldn’t have been as successful in 1992 because Bush would’ve been true to his word and likely he wouldn’t have run in 1996. Likewise, then we probably wouldn’t have had President George W Bush in 2000, and almost definitely not 1996 – the odds of a father-son President in direct succession at that time (or now) seems unlikely. That would’ve meant an 8 year term from 1996-2004 and likely an 8 year term from 2004-2012 which would’ve meant we wouldn’t have had President Obama. And in that case, we probably wouldn’t have a President Trump right now.
Is that how it would’ve panned out? Perhaps, perhaps not, but “little” things like breaking a promise to the nation, no matter whether you are being lied to about it being “good” ripple on down through the decades.
What is disgusting is that when Reagan said “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.”, the US was #1 in freedom around the world, last year the US was #17th! (Or 18th depending on which you follow). A very sad state of affairs. The Founders would be disgusted. (See e.g. Cato https://www.cato.org/blog/new-human-freedom-index-decline-global-freedom or Heritage: https://www.heritage.org/international-economies/commentary/2018-index-economic-freedom. )
In general if you are voting for freedom, you should not be voting Democrat in Florida 2018.
You have a socialist – you work, I’ll eat – running for Governor and it continues on down the Democrat side of the ticket. The socialists, fascists, and communists – any authoritarian – can’t stand freedom and a President who is rolling back taxes, regulations, and government. It might cut off some of their “free” stuff. Here is a clue, nothing is free, you are either paying for it for yourself or using force to make someone else pay for it for you. The Democrat party fought a civil war to defend that in the old South and are still peddling the same abuse of one group for the benefit of another today.
The collectivist authoritarians – fascist, socialist, communist, it doesn’t matter the label – of the left have one goal and it is power over people and their lives. In short, enslaving people to fund their choices and do their bidding at the point of a gun. Their goal is Venezuela, Cuba, Mao’s China, the USSR, Eastern Europe of the 1950s through 1980s etc: anti-liberty prisons where the masses of people are forced to fund a small elite.
Don’t be one of the Left’s useful idiots. Vote freedom.
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For years, I’ve watched governments take control of our lives. Their argument is always the same: ‘Fewer costs, greater efficiency.’ But the result is the same, too. Less control by the people, more control by the State — until the individual’s anguishes count for nothing. That is what I consider my duty to resist. The point of a so-called great family is to protect our freedoms.
Your great grandchildren won’t thank you when the state is all-powerful because we didn’t fight.”
APPLE’s Tim Cook: “Do we want our nation to be secure? Of course. No one should have to decide between privacy or security. We should be smart enough to do both. Both of these things are essentially part of the Constitution.”
“I want to be absolutely clear that we have never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will.” “None of us should accept that the government or a company or anybody should have access to all of our private information. This is a basic human right. We all have a right to privacy. We shouldn’t give it up. We shouldn’t give in to scare-mongering.”