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ARE BERNIE AND HILLARY THE BEST DEMOCRATS CAN OFFER?

 

By Ron Ewart
June 1, 2016
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“The job facing American voters… in the days and years to come, is to determine which hearts, minds and souls command those qualities best suited to unify a country rather than further divide it, to heal the wounds of a nation as opposed to aggravate its injuries, and to secure for the next generation a legacy of choices based on informed awareness rather than one of reactions based on unknowing fear.” Aberjhani, a contemporary historian, columnist, novelist, poet, and editor.

In a substantial departure from our usual subject matter of what is wrong with America and how to fix it, we are going to put on our political hat in this ridiculously silly presidential season. And yes, it seems to be even more silly than any previous presidential season and we have lived through 15 of them as an adult.

What makes this silly season stand out more is not necessarily because of the unique, if not unconventional style of one Donald Trump, although that is a factor, it is because of how far left America has become. There is no way to separate ”left” from liberal, progressive, or Democrat, or the ideology they have espoused for the last 100 plus years and the damage that ideology has done to a once-free and prosperous America.

On the Democrat side, there seems to be a contest between how far left Bernie or Hillary will go to pander to that huge segment of the American population that is either a “protected class”, whatever that is, and that segment that looks at government as a gravy train or a free ride. The Democrats look at that segment as the votes they need to stay in perpetual power in America. The tool is simple to get those votes. Just promise the people in that segment, money or benefits taken from the hard-earned money of productive Americans that ends up in the Public Treasury at the point of an IRS gun.

Why anyone would vote for Hillary, given her past and propensity for corruption, is directly tied to what she promises in return for votes. The same is true for Bernie but he doesn’t seem to be as corrupt as Hillary, just an idiot who believes in the socialist mantra as prescribed by one Karl Marx. Both passionately believe in “free” stuff for Americans in exchange for their votes, massive taxes to pay for the free stuff and massive regulations to control all of us. That’s what they do in Europe.

Take Denmark as one example. Income taxes are a straight 40% of income and sales taxes are 25% of retail sales. The tax on a car is 180%. Aw, but everything is free in Denmark, well sort of. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a true picture of a Hillary and Bernie socialist world.

The progressive ideological policies that Bernie and Hillary promote have weakened the human fabric of America by fostering and promoting dependency in exchange for votes. They have torn away and belittled America’s Judeo-Christian heritage. They have blurred the stark, undeniable differences between right and wrong. They have excused bad or criminal behavior as societal ills. They have broken the bank and led us into bankruptcy with little or no possibility of return to solvency. They have stifled the economy by sucking up trillions of taxpayer dollars to pay for the promises they have made in exchange for votes. They have turned our borders into sieves where millions can cross with impunity and then rewarded with more taxpayer dollars. They achieve peace with our enemies by appeasement rather than project strength. They reward and make deals with our enemies and deride our friends. We challenge anyone, black, white, Democrat or Republican, to refute these facts. But if this is what this large dependent segment of America wants, then they are not just blithering idiots, they are totally ignorant of history and have no knowledge of the importance of individual, unalienable rights.

But let’s get back to Hillary. We have turned our literary talents to political poetry to better describe Hillary and Bernie’s socialist utopia. We put the following poem on Youtube, set to the background music of “Pop Goes the Weasel”. Every time the music goes “Pop Goes the Weasel” an image of a weasel pops up on the screen with the head of Bill Clinton. Sure the poem and the video are a little corny, but then so is Hillary. All this would be laughable and silly if it weren’t so serious.

A Crooked Little Woman
- An Ode To Hillary Clinton -
© Copyright May 2016 By Ron Ewart
All Rights Reserved

There was a crooked woman
Who walked a crooked mile.

She found a secret document
In a crooked file,
Then put it on her private server
With a crooked smile.

She married a crooked cat
That strayed from their crooked house.
He was never very loyal
To his crooked little spouse.

One day the crooked woman
Ran for president in a crooked year,
Campaigning in a crooked style,
With a malicious crooked leer.

She cackled like a chicken
And barked like a dog.
Her words were always jerky
Her mind in a fog.

This crooked little woman
Walked a crooked path.
She couldn’t help herself
Because of her long crooked past.

Can this crooked woman
Make it to the top,
Or find herself in handcuffs
By a Federal Bureau Cop?

Now most of us who follow this “stuff” know that Bernie has had a lack luster career in the U. S. Senate, put and kept there by the socialists of the socialist state of Vermont. We find it ironic that all of the original thirteen colonies that started this experiment with freedom have morphed into socialist states. The reason is quite clear. Most of the people in the original thirteen colonies now live in high-dense urban cities. The people in cities are dependent on government for their very survival and thus become socialist because of that dependency.

Bernie is a special case. He was always an Independent Socialist who became a Democrat Socialist in order to run for president on the Democratic ticket. Bernie, like most politicians, lives life as a chameleon of expediency. One day a politician is a Democrat, the next day a Republican, or a Democrat Socialist, depending on which way the political wind is blowing. We describe Bernie’s run for president in another poem we just wrote. Remember, poetry is just a different form of expression, where opinion, political or otherwise, can be written in a metered style.

“The Hopeless Ride of Bernie Sanders”
© Copyright May 2016 By Ron Ewart
- All Rights Reserved -

With his shocking white hair
On each side of his head,
He can’t be too many years
Before he’s quite dead.

There is very little doubt
A socialist flag he flies
He’s got Hillary on a route
And snookered the young with his lies.

He’s raised all kinds of money
When the truth he can’t win
But nevertheless
He’s knocked Hillary on the chin.

He’ll campaign till he drops
From sea to shining sea.
He doesn’t care if he flops
Just so long he can be ….

… a pain in the ass
to crooked little Hillary.

He is in it for the long haul
To stroke his giant ego.
He’ll take it to the convention,
Even if he’s a no show.

For all the money he has spent
On the socialist horse he does ride.
He’ll just make a small dent
In little crooked Hillary’s tide.

It is all such a waste
When you look back and see.
Bernie and Hillary are just a sour taste,
Of rising government tyranny.

Are these two the best Democrats can offer?
If such is the case then all we can proffer
Is America is dead or dying
And we are all in a pan
To death we are frying.

Bernie might very well win more delegates in the California Primary than Hillary. Nevertheless, he has no chance of catching up with Hillary’s delegate count but it will be one more poke in Hillary’s eye and the weakening of her presidential bid, not withstanding the potential of her being led off in handcuffs by the FBI. The Democrat convention could be lively indeed.

It’s quite possible that the split between Hillary and Bernie will cause supporters of one Democrat side or the other, to sit out this election from their respective couches, while they are watching “Dancing With The Stars” or some other liberal reality TV show. Because America is so divided the election will be close. Sadly, the “gimee free stuff” side has more votes than the “let my people go” side, that is if they all vote. Since so much depends on turnout, the party with the largest turnout wins. If the Bernie supporters sit it out, Trump wins. If the Hillary supporters stay home, Trump wins. If Republican voters decide Trump isn’t “conservative” enough and refrain from voting, or insert a write-in candidate on their ballot, Hillary wins. If the egotistical “Establishment” members of the Republican Party run a third-party candidate because they loathe Trump, Hillary wins.

If Hillary wins, with her nominees for the U. S. Supreme Court, freedom in America will be set back 75 to 100 years, if ever.

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Boil it down anyway you wish,
It doesn’t get any more simple than this.

“Life is a struggle between competing interests. Protect your interests because the other guy will be protecting his and if he is more aggressive than you, his interests will prevail over yours. At this point in America’s history the interests of government and the Progressives are prevailing over yours. You have a choice, fight to win, or be content with losing and eventual slavery.” -Ron Ewart

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Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property issues and author of his weekly column, "In Defense of Rural America", is the President of the National Association of Rural Landowners, (NARLO) (http://www.narlo.org) a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State, an advocate and consultant for urban and rural landowners. He can be reached for comment at info@narlo.org.

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Bernie might very well win more delegates in the California Primary than Hillary. Nevertheless, he has no chance of catching up with Hillary’s delegate count but it will be one more poke in Hillary’s eye and the weakening of her presidential bid, not withstanding the potential of her being led off in handcuffs by the FBI. The Democrat convention could be lively indeed.