By: Denise Simon | Founders Code
This list is hardly a complete list but it should stimulate some critical thought when it comes to Progressives attempting to run our lives and force law and policy upon us. The Progressives equal the Democrats, the Socialists, the Liberals. The notion of civil society is fading fast.
Consider the following:
- The impeachment inquiry consuming Washington, DC is effectively canceling not only the vote for Trump to drain the swamp but to undo and redo past administration(s) actions.
- Canceling history, changing the education syllabus on civics, monuments, and principles.
- Canceling the protections of the Bill of Rights, mostly all of them forcing government, state, and federal to dispense their own versions of protections.
- Democrat organizations conspiring with media to cancel real news and facts with opinion.
- Canceling and omitting law for protests, demonstrations, gang violence, and shame.
- Canceling new life for late-term abortions while opposing the death penalty.
- Canceling public safety and sovereignty by enabling homelessness, sanctuary cities, and legal challenges on immigration law.
- Canceling self-governance for full reliance on government(s).
- Canceling access to health treatment(s) and medicines with overwhelming costs, deductibles, and policy restrictions.
- Canceling any privacy protections when it comes to banking records, healthcare records, personal habits, buying trends, education, travel, and home life.
- Canceling consequences for unlawful acts while selectively applying consequences for others, application of indictments and sentencing is subjective.
- Canceling constituent access and legislative input.
Each of these items requires the reader to apply real events to prove the points. Admitting the truth is the first step to seeking solutions, importance, and call to actions by voters.
In this fractured and separated landscape, hate and apathy prevail such that any notion of recovery is fleeting. We have class warfare, fake news, deep fakes, shadow operations, new definitions and promoted manufactured dangers.
We have lost confidence in enforcing the law, statesmanship, leadership, trust where it has been replaced by distrust, fear, self-censorship, and isolation.
Pew Research this past June published a fascinating study.
Many Americans see declining levels of trust in the country, whether it is their confidence in the federal government and elected officials or their trust of each other, a new Pew Research Center report finds. And most believe that the interplay between the trust issues in the public and the interpersonal sphere has made it harder to solve some of the country’s problems. This research is part of the Center’s ongoing focus on issues tied to trust, facts and democracy.
The first item in the study:
Three-quarters of Americans say that their fellow citizens’ trust in the federal government has been shrinking, and 64% believe that about peoples’ trust in each other.
When asked a separate question about the reasons why trust has declined in the past 20 years, people offer a host of reasons in their written answers. Those who think there has been a decline of trust in the federal government over these two decades often see the problem tied to the government’s performance: 36% of those who see the decline cite this. Some worry the government is doing too much, others say too little, and others mention the government doing the wrong things or nothing at all. Respondents also cite concerns about how money has corrupted it and how corporations control the political process. President Donald Trump and his administration are mentioned in 14% of answers, and a smaller share lays the blame on Democrats. Additionally, 10% of those who see decline lay fault at the feet of the news media.
Those who think interpersonal trust has declined in the past generation offer a laundry list of societal and political problems, including a sense that Americans on the whole have become more lazy, greedy and dishonest. Some respondents make a connection between what they think is poor government performance – especially gridlock in Washington – and the toll it has taken on their fellow citizens’ hearts. Overall, 49% of adults think interpersonal trust has been tailing off because people are less reliable than they used to be.
2 Nearly two-thirds (64%) say that low trust in the federal government makes it harder to solve many of the country’s problems. About four-in-ten (39%) who gave follow-up answers on why this was the case cite domestic concerns, topped by immigration and border issues, health care, racism and race-related issues, or guns and gun violence issues. Some also cite environmental issues, tax and budget matters, or political processes like voting rights and gerrymandering.
Another 70% of Americans believe that citizens’ low trust in each other makes it harder to solve problems. (They were not asked a follow-up question to explain their answer.)
3 Most think the decline in trust can be turned around. More than eight-in-ten Americans (84%) believe it is possible to improve the level of confidence people have in the government. Their written responses about how to make headway on trust problems urge a variety of political reforms, starting with more disclosure of what the government is doing, as well as term limits and restrictions on the role of money in politics. Some 15% of those who answered this question point to a need for better political leadership, including greater honesty and cooperation among those in the political class.