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America – Caught in Irons

electionSailors know the term “caught in irons,” suddenly stalled, mid-tack between two different directions – until wind catches sails, pulling you back or swinging you round hard.  That is where we are, caught in “electoral irons,” uncertain if Trump will win or Biden swing America hard left.  In a larger sense, society is caught between socialism and liberty.

Truth is, our country is tacking into heavy headwinds, either way.  If Trump wins, after an impatient media declared Biden winner, expect explosive reactions – urban riots, international confusion, social media chaos, attacks on the Supreme Court for affirming Trump the winner.

If Biden is President, headwinds are stiffer.  If Republicans hold the Senate, they can slow socialism and stop court packing. If Georgia’s Senate seats go Democrat, bar the door –howling winds will rise.  Even with Republican control of the Senate, a Biden win swings America left – a slap in the face to 72 million Trump voters, and the 35 percent of America that stayed home assuming the best.

If Biden wins, batten down the hatches. Socialist Bernie Sanders, who praises the Soviet Union, wants to be Secretary of Labor.  Susan Rice of Obama-NSC “unmasking fame” wants State.  Anti-capitalist Sen. Elizabeth Warren is angling for Treasury, and candidates for Attorney General include, if you can believe it, Sally Yates of Russia-Collusion notoriety, Tom Perez (Democratic National Committee), and losing Senator Doug Jones (all for gun control, Obamacare, and abortion).

Other “transformational” favorites include former Obama Chief of Staff and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (under whom crime soared), former Virginia Governor (and Hillary fundraiser) Terry McAuliffe, and a hodgepodge of party loyalists, former congressmen, mayors, and colorful apparatchik.

Policies will include vertical national debt., social/business lockdowns (arguably violating 10th Amendment), socialized medicine (e.g. Medicare for All), a $30 trillion dollar “New Green Deal” (i.e. mass spending, regulation, restructuring of America’s private sector).

The agenda does not stop there.  Add “defunding” federal, state, and local police (via appropriations, grant termination, new regulations, consent decrees, penalties, ending liability protection for officers, and terminating Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE).  Expect legalization of Schedule I Narcotics, release of felons who trafficked them, and possible elimination of DEA.

Judicial appointees advancing abortion “rights,” including at-birth, must be expected, plus rollbacks on constitutional rights.  Biden seems determined to promote cancellation of opposing views, a redefinition of the Bill of Rights.  This means asserting legal and cultural pressure, restricting free speech, religious rights, travel, and a host of other guarantees.  We should be ready for the yank.

Expect more dependence, attempts to curtail gun rights.  Beyond domestic policy, a Biden Administration will likely accommodate China (eyeing Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Western World), Russia (increasingly defensive, eyes on Eastern Europe), North Korea (greenlighting missile launches), and Iran (advancing nuclear weapons).

Despite these concerns, expect defense cuts, new civilian leaders at the Pentagon with no uniform experience, or knowledge that deterrence is about being ready to win, so we do not have to fight.

Perhaps the biggest threat to our  future is the unknowns – whether Biden would survive the next four years, or hand power to an inexperienced, unpopular, untested vice president; whether adversaries will see our internal strife, division, high debt, and rising leftism as weakness, moving while they can.

In short, we are caught in irons – awaiting the election’s outcome, and beyond that, the outcome of larger cultural and societal questions.  Can we pause to recall the exceptional nature of who we are before we run aground? America’s greatness – rooted in our goodness – is entirely real.

Threats abound.  Appreciation for our history and freedoms, not a mad dash to socialism, is how we survive and thrive.  Regardless of how the election ends – we must cherish our freedom.  Americans are not socialists, but individuals.  The future depends on not being caught in irons – of any kind.

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Gunny Joe
2 months ago

This is a late comment! But this is a milk toast out line of what these malcontents are going to do to our Nation. We are setting on pins, we know what the problems are and will be. Now dam it some one either grow a pair or some thing and fix this I am personally tired of this and want our Nation back!

I only got so much money and at 76 can only do so much. Do not know even after research who to give what little I can to. Might just send it direct to President Trump. Would be in the streets but afraid it would be just me, don’t mind the thought of a thumping as long as it accomplishes something. But would the people just give it away again and it be a waste as I feel my service to our Nation was, in light of where things are now.

FORGETBIDEN
2 months ago

I have three guns and will buy more in the next week. I had no plans to do this until Nov 4.

FORGETBIDEN
2 months ago

I pray that our president does not concede. I know he is being bombarded by republican wimps ( is there any other kind?) to give up
” for the sake of the nation”. BS BS BS The nation needs a resolute president who stands up and tells us all that he will not
accept a illegitimate , corrupt, election. That is what we need and only Donald Trump has the courage and stamina to stand up to
the swamp as he has for the past 4 years. He has no friends in DC. Who cares ? I don’t either. His friends are his 74 million
voters located everywhere.

Dino Deplorable"chump"
2 months ago

I am eighty one years old and almost for sure stuck in illinois a state run by the same bunch that want to ruin AMERICA like they did this corrupt,broke state.

Pete Emmert
2 months ago

The crux of the problem we face is that everyone in Congress and the Senate are crooked lawyers. We need common people to run this country such was done in the beginning. That is why our constitution is being widdled away piece by piece.

Bill Brown
2 months ago

If you believe in Socialism or any system other than Free Market Capitalism, you have been BRAINWASHED!!  For Socialism to exist, “the elites” must, by necessity, forcibly take (e.g. taxes) what everybody earns and dole it back-out to match their version of equity!!  And, of course, “the elites” “earn” the right to keep “their share”!!  Through generations of Socialism, Communism, that impossible mythical state where there will be no need for Government because all People have become “enlightened,” is achieved!!!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution 2.0!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for Our Republic!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Bill Brown
2 months ago

In the 1930’s, Adolph Hitler: “Heute Deutschland, Morgen die Welt!” (Today Germany, tomorrow the World)!!  Today, Chuck Schumer in the same year he threatened OUR Supreme Court: “Today Georgia, next we change the World!”  The Leaders of Socialism never cease to be corrupted by its EVILS!!!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution 2.0!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for Our Republic!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Bill Brown
2 months ago

The DemocRats/Communists try to defame people by calling them NAZI’s.  NAZI is a German acronym for the National Socialist German Workers’ Party!  Americans have been brainwashed to believe that NAZI’s means extreme Racists and “right-wing” Authoritarians!  In fact, NAZI is the German form of Socialism!  It is a lie to call it “right-wing, as defined in most dictionaries.  It was, in fact, a “left wing” authoritarian group, exactly the same as the DemocRats of today!!!  The DemocRats of today, just as the NAZI’s, have also become Racist, condemning all white people (and anyone else) who will not join their “Cause”!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for Our Republic!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Bill Brown
2 months ago

What is happening today is exactly why OUR Founders wrote and passed the 2nd Amendment!!  If we are not willing to fight for OUR Country, we do not deserve to have it!!  There are STRONG indications that the “Left/Communists/DemocRats are planning some sort/level of THE “Reign of Terror” when President Trump wins reelection!!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution Version 2.0!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for Our Republic!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Bill Brown
2 months ago

Lincoln wanted for the slaved to be able to “eat from the work of their own hands”! The DemocRats, the RINO’s, the Media, the Entertainment Industry, etc. (That is: the Communists) want everyone to be dependent on “The Government”!! Control your own destiny!! Be free!! Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution 2.0!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for Our Republic!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!

Chris P Collins
2 months ago

Biden and the dems are frauds never let this happen must stop it

FORGETBIDEN
2 months ago

Biden: Please give Romney an obscure cabinet job and get him OUT of the US Senate.

Arthur
2 months ago

Josephine and RS Helms are right. It is good to report on this but it can’t stop there. These things have been going on for years, largely under the radar. However prayer can make up for it. I.e., God can if we pray and believe. It isn’t about numbers. Not by might nor by power but by my Spirit.

Ginger Lymbery
2 months ago

When the government fears its people, there is freedom….when the people fear the government there is tyranny. Joe Biden will never be president, even if they put him in the White House because they cheated and committed fraud. The Dems cannot pack the Supreme Court unless they get an amendment passed and then it must be ratified by 38 states….good luck on that one you commies. And if they think for one minute that the American people are going to do what they say, they have another think coming….we will resist to the point that there may be secession from the union. Two governors are stating that they will not uphold the mandatory mask order from cheater Joe and there will be more to come. This could be the start of the second revolution….that is what our forefathers have stated, to keep freedom there must be blood shed every so often…so get your ammo and guns ready, we may need them. Just remember that there are over 350,000 armed citizens in America…..our armed militia is larger than all the armies put together …. keep that in mind as I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.

PAUL E HEATON
2 months ago

Standing behind the President and those who are seeking to make this a FAIR election. I believed that the Democrats were dishonest but this election was proof that they are MORE than just dishonest, they are anti-American and obviously anti-Constitutional. Thanks for taking a stand. It is obvious that the “other” retired people’s organization is now showing their real colors!

Donna
2 months ago

Trump won by a LANDSLIDE!! He has been playing chess with them for 4 years, and has always remained 3+ moves ahead. I believe he has the proof to back up the fraud claims and the vote changing by the Dominion counting program. Time will tell…

RJ from Arizona
2 months ago

If Lil Joey becomes President, which I think he will,,,then we will become the USSA or Union is Socialist States of America.
Our DOJ acts like a Special Needs class so I don’t expect much from them. Add to that the 35% of people who were too lazy to even vote.
America, been nice knowing ya.

Judith Wise
2 months ago

I think you will find a lot of people “go off the grid”! Who do we trust anymore? Read your Bible and pray a lot folks.

Drue
2 months ago

If they even THINK about messing with the 2nd Amendment, they will open up Pandora’s box to a Civil War, the likes no one has seen since 1865. Be ready.

SKT
2 months ago

This is a scary scenario and very possible. Our biggest fear is Kamala being in charge with no one to restrain her and her counterparts. There is an agenda out there to change America as we know it. All we can do is hope and Pray that they will fail and that Good will conquer the Evil that is trying to tear this country apart. This is what President Trump meant when he said he wanted to “Drain the Swamp”. Unfortunately, there are so many people outside the government that are huge contributors to the demise of America. Can we fight them all? That is why we need Prayers for America.