The Democratic Party Is Not Libertarian
Americans surely do not want another revolution, but if the ideology of the Democratic Party continues to control the United States government, the country will need one to get the country back to the land of freedom and opportunity.
The lawlessness of the two terms of the Obama administration exemplified the dictatorial nature of the current Democratic Party, whose members tout a totalitarian-socialist agenda.
Politics baffles many people. Sorting out the differences between liberal/Democrat, conservative/Republican, libertarian, can be a confusing exercise.
It is understandable that many citizens come to disdain politicians as charlatans, when they observe Hillary Rodham Clinton caught prevaricating over her activities as First Lady, and Barack Obama claiming he had no idea that his pastor of twenty years was a flaming racist while campaigning, and then as president blatantly lying, “if you like your doctor and you insurance you can keep them.” And then his even bigger lie, "pants on fire" rated by Politifact: "What we said was, you can keep (your plan) if it hasn’t changed since the law passed."
The big Bosnia lie was just the tip of the iceberg for Rodham Clinton. An avid gun-control advocate, she suddenly became “Annie Oakley,” when it fit her agenda. So is she for gun-control or not? It depends on which state she is in, of course.
Lying about Lying
Democrats Are Not Libertarians
There is an erroneous notion afloat that the Libertarian Party is similar to the Democratic Party. The uninformed will claim they are Libertarians and then declare support for a Democrat candidate or agenda, example, comedian Bill Maher, whose only bona fides as Libertarian is his stance of drug legalization.
Clearly, there is a disconnect between what the Libertarian Party stands for and what the Democratic Party stands for.
The policies of the Libertarian Party and the Republican Party have much more in common. The Republican Party is the party of small government, low taxes, and strong defense, and individual liberty. The Libertarian Party advocates “smaller government, lower taxes, and more freedom.”
Big Government Democrats
The Democratic Party, on the other hand, is the party of bigger government, higher taxes, and more regulation and intrusion into individual lives, guaranteeing less freedom, not more.
This position was on display during the 2016 election season. Democrat Hillary Clinton was peddling a socialist agenda, promising to go further then Obama had in shredding the Constitution and ruling by executive order, bypassing congress.
Hillarycare, Obamacare Intended to Lead to Single-Payer
Hillarycare was a forerunner of Obamacare, which once passed began to devastate the quality of medical care in the USA. The real purpose of passing the Obamacare bill was with the hopes of establishing a single-payer, government regulated system that Democrats always support.
However, to understand the effects of “universal healthcare” or government-regulated healthcare, just look at Canada and Great Britain. Some Canadians who need immediate care have found they must come to the U. S., or end up suing their own government to get care.
The cumbersome nature of government-regulated healthcare affects the quality and quantity of medical care. For the worst example of such a system, look at Cuba. When ordinary Cubans, as opposed to the ruling class and wealthy foreign visitors, go to the hospital, they have to take their own sheets, towels, and even their own aspirin.
What Libertarianism isn’t . . .
Libertarian and Republican Independence
Democrats push plans to control the economy. They pit the middle-class against the rich and promise to tax the rich to pay for government regulation. They pretend that they have the ability to bring down gas prices, but such government tampering has always led to higher prices and inflation. The economy is best left to self-regulation. Government control has never improved economic conditions in any country.
Like Libertarians, Republicans believe in the independent spirit that the Founding Fathers wrote into our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Smaller government means more liberty and prosperity for everyone. Big government Democratic Party policies, like those that were spewed by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, as they pursued the presidency, have resulted in a system of control that might well require another revolution to change.
© 2017 Linda Sue Grimes