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The best long-term scenario: Democrats nominate a radical who loses badly to Trump

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The best long-term scenario Democrats nominate a radical who loses badly to Trump

Every Presidential election, the talking heads and pundits say THIS election is the most important in a generation. Some go so far as to say it’s the most important presidential election in history. They’ll say that every time, regardless of the election itself. That’s their job, at least from a ratings and traffic perspective. They’re paid to make things even more important than they really are.

I’ve always held back on making such claims. Since the first presidential race I covered in 1992, I’ve tried to keep everything in perspective, not going down the road of painting this candidate or that policy as an existential threat. Even in 2012, when it seemed like Obamacare was destroying the economy and President Obama himself was making a mockery of our status in the world, I didn’t see him as an existential threat. Republicans had the House. They would soon have the Senate. His executive orders were bad, but not to the point that we needed to threaten civil war or leaving the country.

2016 proved to be an extremely important election. It wasn’t the biggest of our country’s history, but one can definitely argue it was the biggest in a generation. Still, Hillary Clinton’s brand of progressivism was lukewarm at best. She is a capitalist and prolonging the policies that Obama put in place wouldn’t have been the death blow. The Supreme Court justices she would have nominated could have been, which is what really made that election so important. But, thankfully, she failed miserably.

Now that we’re getting into 2020 election season, my tone is shifting. It’s not just the Supreme Court. The President must win reelection in 2020 because if he doesn’t, whoever takes his place is going to start transforming America in ways President Obama could have only dreamed of doing. There is one important reasons for this, one thing that make the 2020 election much more crucial than 2016 and arguably the most important election in American history.

I’ll try to keep it short, though this topic could easily fuel a whole book.

The rise of the radicals

Electing President Trump was big, but arguably bigger was the DNC’s theft of the Democratic nomination from Bernie Sanders. He should have won. If the DNC didn’t oppose him so vehemently, he probably would have. And as bad as that scenario would have been, the resulting upheaval following his loss within the Democratic Party has been even worse. They struck him down, but he came back more powerful than they could have possibly imagined.

No, Bernie himself is not more powerful than he was in 2016. In fact, I’d place his nomination chances lower at this stage than they were at this point in 2015. But his ideology has risen. Little communists are running around spreading their anti-American message more than they did back then. And more candidates have embraced it. Joining Bernie in the hyper-leftist socialist camp are Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Pete Buttigieg, despite the latter two not claiming the progressive mantle nearly as much as Warren or Sanders. They own it, though. They’ll have to if they want to get the nomination in the end. While most political prognosticators are banking on a moderate turn by whoever eventually wins the nomination, I believe it will be that unique moment when the opposite happens. They will not go soft. They will go all-in, driven by the Justice Democrats and their pets in Congress such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The reason they’ll go left and never veer back to the right is because the upheaval that will happen in the House of Representatives will draw them to the fire. They will see AOC and her cronies complaining about Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and the Establishment Democrats and they won’t want to be lumped in with them. The Justice Democrats are getting greedy. They see an opportunity and they’re taking it even if it hurts them in the future because they believe they have the power accumulated already to steer the party over the socialistic cliff. In fact, they see the presence of President Trump as their primary detractor as being a call for them to act now rather than later.

They need to get their way. America needs to see what radical progressivism truly represents. And then America needs to shoot it down.

The only way to make the radical progressives go back to the obscurity of coffee shop discussions and Antifa violence is for the American people to rise up and say, “Nope, that’s too far.”

If Joe Biden or some other old-school Democrat wins the nomination, the problem with the far left will only grow bigger following the election. They’re here because Hillary lost. They’re emboldened because AOC and other radicals won. They have suspended disbelief that radicals can win and reinforced the belief that moderates like Clinton or Biden aren’t the answer. Now, they’re going for the kill shot.

We need to hurt them badly in 2020 or they’re just going to get even stronger.

We must oppose them on the ideological battlefront. We need to let them have their moment in the spotlight, then summarily spank them back to their parents’ basement to whine on social media. We need an unambiguous series of wins in 2020.

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A renewed call for prayers for our nation

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A renewed call for prayers for our nation

Prayer is a powerful thing. Whenever we give praise to our Father in Heaven and beseech Him for blessings, He hears us. He may not always grant us our wishes; he’s not a fictional genie. Our wishes are not His command. But He does hear us, and when the chorus of prayers for a particular event are strong, it is a benefit to the cause. Today, America needs prayers. Society is slipping into a state of decadence that only He can reverse.

We often rely on ourselves to get things done. Hard work and perseverance go a long way. We also often rely too heavily on our elected officials to do the right thing, but as solid as our constitutional republic is in form, it is beset by turmoil and a rising anti-Biblical worldview that is pervading the collective consciousness of many Americans who aren’t even aware that it’s happening.

Sex and violence have been normalized as “entertainment.” More attention is often paid to our mobile devices than our children, who themselves are given mobile devices to keep them busy so we can spend more time on ours. Churches are becoming more progressive to keep up with changes in society. Meanwhile, other religions such as Islam, atheism, and transhumanism are growing dramatically.

On the political front, many Americans are becoming increasingly dependent on government and are embracing politicians who want to bring us all into a forced state of dependence. Washington DC in general has denied the wise tenets of limited-government federalism and gone for full-blown federal supremacy across the board. We have good people fighting for us in DC, but they are outnumbered and oftentimes overpowered by their cohorts, bureaucrats, and an activist judiciary that holds its own delusions of grandeur.

I find myself seeking solutions to America’s problems most hours of the day. It’s my job to analyze what’s happening in the news and decipher what it means to the American people. Then, I try to either side with the most righteous solutions or offer new ones of my own. In this daily cycle, I often lose sight of the true nature of this world. There is Divinity holding everything together, but there are also principalities and powers stacked against us.

Unfortunately, part of our weakness as humans means the allure of the anti-Biblical worldviews and the progressive mentality on governance ring wonderfully in our ears. We hear the call of evil forces and all-too-often it sounds appealing to us. It’s like candy to a child. They’ve been told eating their broccoli is better for them but they love the candy so much more.

America needs a few revivals. We need a revival both of the church and within the church. More people need to be attending as well as actively participating more than one day a week. Meanwhile, the churches themselves need to abandon the politically correct version of Bible teaching and focus on the truths of the text itself.

We need a revival of conservatism. Populism may be alive and well, and for now it’s an acceptable alternative to the evils of radical progressivism, but we must strive for a stronger adherence to the philosophies that are necessary to keep American exceptionalism alive and widespread throughout our nation. There are simply too many “RINOs” out there not realizing their pushes for political expediency are betrayals to America itself.

Above all else, the United States needs more citizens to pray for our nation. Pray for wisdom for our leaders. Pray for discernment among the people. Pray that more people will open their eyes to the truth of the Gospel and our hearts to the gift of Jesus Christ. We must keep fighting the good fight, but doing so mustn’t get in the way of praising and beseeching our Creator.

Perhaps Daniel did it best in his prayers to our Lord.

Through all of the existential threats brewing in and out of the worlds of politics and religion, there is one action that is undeniably positive: Prayer. If we diligently pray for our nation and have others pray for her as well, perhaps there really is hope.

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Dan Crenshaw on the Democrats’ goal

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Some say today’s Democratic Party is very different from the one in the recent past. “Evolving” views has made it impossible for anyone in the party to be pro-life, against illegal immigration, or favorable to the free market, especially as it pertains to healthcare. Others say this is the true face of the Democratic Party and has been for years, even decades, as they were biding their time until a moment in history when they could reveal their actual intentions.

From Medicare-for-All to the Green New Deal to open borders to full-blown socialism, today’s Democratic Party has openly embraced some of the most horrendous policy proposals this nation has ever seen. They’re the type of policies we’d expect to see from totalitarian regimes and communist nations, not the United States of America. But perhaps that’s the point.

Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) has done a fine job taking to Twitter to express his concerns about Democrats and other major problems the nation faces. Last week, he posted a Tweet that deserves constant attention as it encapsulates the challenges conservatives face as we prepare for the 2020 election.

Though he only touched on a few points in his Tweet, the overarching message is clear. Democrats will not rest until they’ve brought an end to our republic. They have a different vision, one that is an existential threat to America.

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Why forgiving student loan debt for disabled veterans makes sense

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Why forgiving student loan debt for disabled veterans makes sense

The cries are already coming in from the purist wing of the conservative movement as President Trump signs an executive order forgiving student loan debt for permanently disabled veterans. They’re saying this is a precursor to student loan forgiveness across the board. They say this opens the door for a future Democratic President to do the same thing, only so widespread it’ll damage not only the country but forever change the way education is handled in America.

But there’s one important caveat about forgiving student loan debt for permanently disabled veterans that reactionary conservatives missed. It was already done. This isn’t introducing a new stance on student loans. It’s expediting the process because as of now, about 1/5th of the eligible veterans are taking advantage of it.

Trump signs executive order cancelling student loan debt for disabled veterans

The memo Trump signed directs the government to develop an “expedited” process so veterans can have their federal student loan debt discharged “with minimal burdens.” Currently, just half of the roughly 50,000 disabled veterans who are qualified to have their federal student loan debt forgiven have received the benefit because of a burdensome application process.

Under the current process, disabled veterans can have their debt forgiven under a loan forgiveness program, called Total and Permanent Disability Discharge, or TPD, as long as they have a VA service-connected disability rating of 100 percent. As of July, however, only about 20 percent of the eligible pool of veterans had taken advantage of the program due to the complicated nature of the application and other factors.

This is a political move that will affect thousands of Americans at a relatively low cost, especially when compared to the hundreds of billions of dollars worth of loan forgiveness being proposed by many Democrats.

But the bigger reason nobody should be balking at this is because these are people who have served their country and are actually deserving of the “free stuff” offers being made to everyone by Democrats. And by “everyone,” I mean literally everyone. Democrats want free education for illegal immigrants, and some are balking because the President wants permanently disabled veterans to have their loans forgiven? Fiscal conservatives (of which I am one) need to find another battle to fight.

This is a smart move by the President and turns the chants of “free college for everyone” by Democrats on its head. Loan forgiveness for permanently disabled veterans is pittance compared to the sacrifices they’ve made for this country.

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