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You Built It, While Obama/Biden Hamper You

When government lowers taxes, reduces unnecessary and burdensome regulations, and gets the hell out of the way, American business booms

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Now approaching 15 full months in office, it is apparent to any rational adult that Biden and company are bumbling morons who couldn’t manage an economy if their ‘re-election’ depended on it.

During his eight long and painful years as president of the U.S., Barack Obama uttered a bewildering array of mind-numbing statements. Nearly ten rears ago, on July 13, 2012, in Roanoke, Virginia he offered a humdinger. He said: “Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.”

The GOP rightfully leaped on his last sentence and attacked Obama’s views on business and industry. Democrats quickly responded that Obama’s words were intentionally taken out of context, claiming that the word “that” within his last sentence referred to the development of “roads and bridges” in the prior sentence.

Entrepreneurial Initiative and Individual Effort

In lockstep, the mainstream media insisted that successful business owners, as Obama vigorously asserted, were indebted to our national infrastructure. Isn’t that the case in any prosperous nation?

Tax-paying, job-creating, product- or service-providing entrepreneurs don’t get into business where roads are poor, transportation is limited, and utilities services are unreliable. As Joe Biden’s bungling, bloated government intrudes into the lives of each of us, more so, each day, it is increasingly apparent that individual effort, entrepreneurial initiative, corporate excellence, and all of the smarts that we can bring to the marketplace help to strengthen our society.

If you’re a business owner, or someone who supports a small business, our hats are off to you. You did build that and you contributed to society in ways that Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and swarms of swamp-dwelling career politicians will never understand, or even attempt to understand.

The major fallacy with Obama’s viewpoint, and all those on the Left who support it, is that while the government built the roads, public schools, and so forth, one would have to conclude that individual effort and entrepreneurial initiative count for little, and that government is behind everything. How lame.

Rising Above

Some people have stood out in ways that the masses can never emulate. These individuals essentially traveled on the same roads, attended the same schools, were taught by the same teachers, and then excelled to an amazing degree. Consider Thomas Edison, Charles Kettering, Wilbur and Orville Wright, William Boeing, Marjorie Post, Philo Farnsworth, and even Steve Jobs.

Since at least the time of the ancient Egyptians and their formidable empire, in prosperous societies, government addresses critical components of infrastructure. This in turn enables citizens to be employed, feed their families, and serve as functioning cogs in society. So it was with the Sumerians, Greeks, Romans, 16th century Spanish, various European monarchies, and eventually the Western Hemisphere.

To say that an entrepreneur didn’t build his business or had only a marginal effect in the enterprise because the government laid the groundwork is a fanatical Leftist assertion. Effective governments are vital; ineffective governments are a curse. Some governments have damaged and diminished the role of the citizens who otherwise would have made great contributions to society.

31.7 Million Strong

The U.S. has 31.7 million small businesses, providing products and services to customers and clients who are often eager to consume them. To say, “You didn’t build that” is a slap in the face to entrepreneurs and their hard work, initiative, and sometimes outright genius.

Consider the reverse: If a successful entrepreneur did not build his or her business, what does one say about an unsuccessful entrepreneur who basically traveled the same roads, attended the same schools, and were taught by the same teachers?

If entrepreneurs are not the driving force in their own business, what differentiates success and failure? If those who succeed cannot be given full credit, what can we say about those who fail spectacularly? That some strange forces were at play?

The Driving Force

As a result of dispensing our tax dollars on infrastructure, thank goodness that government sometimes serves as it should. Even better: when government lowers taxes, reduces unnecessary and burdensome regulations, and gets the hell out of the way. When elected government officials, on any level, do not perform effectively, they need to be replaced. In any event, they are not the principal force as to whether or not an individual entrepreneur is successful.

Sorry Barack Obama. Forget about it, Joe Biden (who never built anything); we did build it, and apart from what effective governments around the world have done for thousands of years, your government plays only a minor role at best, and, more often, is completely in the way.

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GOP Primaries, for GOP Registered Voters

It is to our overwhelming advantage to ensure that only registered Republicans are able to participate

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Let us resolve to keep our primary voting to those who are registered Republicans. One can make the argument that there are closet Republicans who, for fear of reprisal in the workplace, cannot join the Republican party but are, nevertheless, Republican in sentiment.

However, this is a small group. And, they are more than offset by hordes of Democrats who, if allowed into Republican primaries will do their dirty work as they have done throughout counties in North Carolina and throughout the nation.

Only Republicans

Overall, it is to our overwhelming advantage to ensure that only registered Republicans are able to participate.

As a case in point, on the national level, the RINO Nikki Haley would be out of the race if not for Democrat voters stepping over the line in coordinated effort and voting in Republican primaries. Granted, she is backed by billionaire mega-donors who fear Donald Trump. If Democrats could not vote in the GOP primaries, however, the mega-donors dollars wouldn’t be worth much.

As a result of Haley staying in the race, Donald Trump has to spend a bit more than otherwise, and deflect some of his attention away from the Democrats, the swamp, and the Marxist’s plans to destroy our country.

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Fracturing Along Fault Lines

The panoply of liberal and Leftist policies are harmful to society

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Biden and company want to contort the right to vote, endlessly fund Ukraine, kowtow to Middle East terrorists, pack the Supreme Court, end the filibuster, disband the electoral college, treat January 6th protestors like insurrectionists, convict Trump on SOMETHING, appease China, and permanently make tens of millions of Americans totally dependent on government entitlements.

In recent years, the questionable lockdowns, restrictions, and mandates over COVID-19, and Democrats’ willingness to overlook street violence, enhances my view that the Left loves the idea of total authority and forevermore imposing its will on all of us.

Insanity Over the Top

The panoply of liberal or Leftist viewpoints, from no need for voter ID to restrictions on the 1st Amendment, to indoctrinating children is harmful to society.

Is it acceptable to teach children that there are more than 50 genders? Do you believe, as Leftists do that children may choose their gender? Do you think that cross-dressers ought to be reading to children at story hour? Should the sciences, mathematics, and other core academic disciplines be taught to accommodate ‘politically diverse’ points of view?

Are you okay with colleges holding separate graduation exercises and celebrations for different ethnic minorities? Martin Luther King, Jr, must be rolling over in his grave. Should entire college curricula be redesigned because most of the great works of literature throughout history have been written by white males?

Should student loans be exonerated? Should colleges establish safe spaces? Are you perturbed when conservative speakers are disrupted from speaking on campus, or are banned from campus? Curiously, can a university promise students an unbiased education when 97% of college professors’ political donations go to Democrats?

Open the Spigots!

Should Medicare be provided for all and, if so, how do you pay for it? Is late-trimester abortion acceptable? After a baby is born, is it the right of the mother and the doctor to choose whether or not that person will continue to live?

Should we have open borders, and let in anyone who wants to come here, now approaching 9 million since Biden was installed? Are illegal immigrants to be given free healthcare once they cross the border, as all Democrat presidential contenders stated on live TV in 2020? How do hordes arrive at the southern border, well-fed and hydrated, after trekking 100s or 1000s of miles, with sturdy walking shoes and cell phones? Should they be flown and bussed all over the U.S. courtesy of the Biden administration? Are sanctuary cities a good idea, and do they support the lives and aspirations of actual U.S. citizens?

When newspaper headlines scream about gun violence, is wringing your hands over the issue any solace for families in Chicago or Baltimore ghetto communities who experience gun violence on a daily basis? Do you care about the issue, or do you only get riled up when the mainstream media stokes your emotions by giving World War II coverage to carefully crafted, elevated cases?

Is calling others racist acceptable when, in your own heart, you know that you are biased at times against this group or that? Is virtue signaling an acceptable form of social participation, or should one actually take appropriate, non-violent action to address a perceived wrong? Is a comment from 30 or 40 years ago made by a celebrity — or a politician, for that matter — enough to cancel his or her career?

Goals and Tactics of Violent Groups

Are the goals and violent tactics of Antifa acceptable to you? If they’re proud of what they stand for and forthright in their actions, why do they wear ski masks? Appearing in selected cities in time to cause trouble, and leading the turmoil following the death of George Floyd, how many of them actually hold jobs?

In pursuit of protests, do any pay for their own transportation and housing costs? If they do not pay for themselves, who is paying? Most curiously, why do they often go after the most vulnerable people they can find in any gathering? Is it okay when law enforcement stands down in the face of violence committed by those on the left?

The Left embraces mass insanity and it’s getting more absurd all the time. Yet, it appears that Leftists do not understand the magnitude and ramifications of many of their political and social views. Their agenda, fully implemented, would destroy our civilization in less than a few years.
One Generation

Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men [and women] were free.”

It would be nice to reach consensus, in some way, with those on the Left, however, my sensibilities cry out and say that would be cultural and national suicide.

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