(RightWing.org) – Who knows where the attack Russia is inflicting on Ukraine will go. Perhaps, in the end, it all works out? Don’t count on it. Maybe it turns into a protracted skirmish, or could it become the prelude to a much broader potential for wide scale war? Regardless, America is dealing with its own internal issues and is in a far different place from the days under President Dwight Eisenhower when it could focus on international issues.
In 2020, then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he was the one candidate who would end endless wars, strife, economic challenges due to COVID-19, and divisions in America. He was the first presidential candidate since James Buchanan to run a campaign almost entirely from his home. However one looks at it, he pulled the wool over far too many voters’ eyes. A year after being in office, President Biden chose a war of his own making. It wasn’t in Ukraine – it’s right here at home.
Biden’s Brand Is Toxic
By now, many realize what Biden did in 2021. America is taking notice, and Republicans aren’t the only ones realizing that his fairytale story is a disaster. Inside the Democratic Party, there is a revolt going on now that election season is here, and the piper is about do get paid.
So, what are the battlefronts:
- COVID mask mandates – especially in schools
- Trump energy policy reversals that led to sky-high gasoline prices
- Critical Race Theory and social justice programs in schools, corporations, and government
- The economy and inflation
- Heated rhetoric around racism and white supremacy labels
- Exploding crime in Democratic-led cities
- Out-of-control illegal immigration that some might say is akin to an invasion – although not a military one
There are smaller skirmishes, but these are some of the highlights. People don’t feel good about the state of the country. The Associated Press even wrote a story about how toxic the Democratic brand is in much of America.
What Is the Real War America Faces?
Democrats have proven to largely represent white, liberal, progressive people who live in big cities. They cozy up to academic types in Ivy League schools. There aren’t many blue collar workers left who support Democrats. Even Hispanic voters are bailing on them for the GOP, as are some working-class black voters.
In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan and House Speaker Tip O’Neill (D-MA) fought hard for their differing worldviews and policies. In the end, they worked together for the better of the country. Reagan used language to unite Americans by speaking to their hopes, dreams, and aspirations, and it worked. In 1984, he won 49 out of the 50 states, 525 of the 538 electoral votes, and 58.8% of the popular vote.
There’s a lesson to be learned: don’t go to war with fellow Americans by threatening people or their traditional values. Some polls say that over 70% of Americans believe America is on the wrong track.
The principles enshrined in America’s founding documents are the things that hold America together. It’s not our diversity or differences; it’s the ideals that:
- We all have the right to pursue life, liberty, and happiness
- That we are always chasing a more perfect union that secures the Blessings of Liberty
These are the values that hold us together. When America loses sight of them, that’s when Progressives redefine our values and ultimately divide us. The founding values are ingrained in most Americans. It’s subtle and indirect, but it’s there.
This is the war Biden and Democrats chose — to oppose the Blessings of Liberty for a bigger and more expansive government. The more the government does, the lesser liberty shines.
So, what is the answer to the progressive war on America?
Only America can answer that question.
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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