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Democratic Socialists

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2021 by andelino

While America was preparing to celebrate Independence Day, representatives from the largest socialist political organization in the United States met with Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro. According to the television network Telesur, the chairperson of the National Political Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America led a delegation to Venezuela on July 2 to meet Maduro and pledge solidarity with his fight against the U.S. embargo against his country.

This is not a new stance for the Democratic Socialists of America. In 2016, it publicly demanded that Barack Obama revoke sanctions imposed on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. But this recent show of support is significant because this group is more influential now than it was during the Obama presidency.

Five years ago, the Democratic Socialists of America had 6,000 dues-paying members and only one representative in Congress. Today, it has over 92,000 dues-paying members and four representatives in Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Cori Bush and Jamaal Bowman. The number of democratic socialists in state and local governments has also increased dramatically, from eight to 126 representatives.

Socialism is going mainstream. Including Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, Bush and Bowman, 90 representatives in Congress belong to the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which was co-founded in 1991 by self-described democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. In 1997, the Democratic Socialists of America’s political director, Chris Riddiough, organized a meeting with the Congressional Progressive Caucus to discuss how the two groups might “unite our forces on a common agenda.” The two organizations have remained ideologically close ever since. This means the radical left controls 20 percent of the House of Representatives and 41 percent of the entire Democratic Caucus.

In the early 2000s, leftists in America loved to praise Hugo Chávez’s new socialist regime in Venezuela. But much of this praise ceased after Chávez seized control of all branches of power: executive, legislative, judicial and military. Now, only groups like the Democratic Socialists of America continue to hold up Venezuela as an example for America to follow.

Despite the praise that American socialists like Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez heap on welfare states like Denmark, Norway and Sweden (these Scandinavian nations are largely pro-capitalist in wealth creation and socialist in wealth distribution), the amount of bureaucratic regulation the radical wing of the Democratic Party is proposing is far more akin to Venezuela than Scandinavia.

This is a primary reason why the Democratic Socialists of America want the U.S. to lift its embargo on Venezuela. They defend Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution like Black Lives Matter defends the Cuban Revolution. Both of these groups believe U.S. socialists need to join forces with foreign socialists to tear down America’s constitutional government.

In its purest form, socialism means that the government controls the entire economy. The government owns not only the postal service, it owns all businesses—without competition. Most modern American socialists say the government doesn’t have to literally own all businesses as long as it heavily regulates and taxes them. People like Sanders emphasize that they are democratic socialists, meaning this powerful government would be voted in by a majority of the people.

But as the Venezuelan people found out the hard way, democratic socialism has a tendency to morph into authoritarian socialism very quickly. It is like former U.S. President Gerald Ford said, “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.” Democratic socialism in Cuba, Venezuela and numerous other counties turned into a nation-size horror story—not because people didn’t get to vote, but because government officials ignored or did away with laws that limited the government’s power and protected individual rights.

What Karl Marx called the “dictatorship of the proletariat,” American Founding Father John Adams called the “tyranny of the majority.” Marx was an atheist, while Adams believed in the Bible. And although Adams might not have known it, the Bible shows that the modern descendants of ancient Israel include the United States. The Prophet Isaiah prophesied that these modern Israelites would become sick in their reasoning and faint in their hearts (Isaiah 1:4-7). He also prophesies that their nation would be laid desolate by civil war. How could a dramatic prophecy like this be fulfilled? How could the most powerful and prosperous nation in human history fall into such a terrible fate as this?

One reason Americans will clash with one another is over this issue of government control. By its very definition, big-government socialism is directly opposed to small-government constitutionalism. Socialism is based largely on atheism, and the American Constitution is based largely on the Bible. Socialists are gathering strength within America and attempting to forge alliances with socialists outside America. The goal is to fundamentally transform the country.

What most people don’t understand about “democratic socialism” is that its aim of socialism in the United States is to overthrow its constitutional form of government—by violence if necessary. Socialists usually downplay this, but the protests and riots occurring across America today are not really against Donald Trump, or Republicans, or the police; they are really against America’s constitutional form of government.

How widespread and how violent will this movement get? The history of socialism provides the chilling answer!

Eviction Moratorium

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2021 by andelino

“Rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city—except for bombing.”

“Fraud-In-Chief” Joe Biden is now essentially confiscating property from its legal owners. On August 4, Biden’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended a moratorium on evictions. If a tenant refuses to pay his rent, this decree states that the owner of the home cannot evict him, even if the owner needs that rent money to pay his own mortgage.

The original eviction moratorium was imposed by Congress last year as part of a law that tried to soften some of the effects of record unemployment due to government-imposed lockdowns. Now, jobs are plentiful, so this measure is not needed. More importantly, Biden and the CDC bureaucrats have no constitutional authority to do this. So why are they forcing it through?

Biden and the radical left are consolidating their power. They are weakening and bankrupting middle-class Americans, worsening the divisions in our society, and moving us away from the rule of law and toward the rule of whoever grabs power.

The original eviction moratorium was a violation of private property rights and therefore unconstitutional. But at least it had a veneer of legitimacy since it was implemented not by executive branch bureaucracy but through a law passed by the representatives of the American people in Congress. It was contested all the way to the Supreme Court, but Justice Brett Kavanaugh weakly sided with Chief Justice John Roberts and the three other liberals to uphold it. He tried to have it both ways by saying that he would not uphold the moratorium again after it expired on July 31 unless it was in a law passed by Congress. Now the court gets to watch Biden and those behind him as they grind away the rule of law even more.

The radical leftists are replacing the rule of law with the rule of their will! “Flip Flop” Fauci is the science, and radical Democrats are the law.

Even the leftist Washington Post admits this eviction moratorium is illegal. Biden knows that he and the federal bureaucracy are grabbing powers that the Constitution does not grant them. He admitted as much at a press conference, saying, “The bulk of the constitutional scholarship says that it’s not likely to pass constitutional muster. But there are several key scholars who think that it may and it’s worth the effort. At a minimum, by the time it gets litigated, it will probably give some additional time while we’re getting that $45 billion out to people who are, in fact, behind in the rent and don’t have the money.”

What a statement! This is the man in the White House admitting publicly that he governs in ways that likely violate the Constitution, but he pushes ahead as long as he can get away with it before the courts can make an official ruling.

You now live in an America where a “Dictator-In-Chief” of questionable legitimacy has decreed a modern-day Quartering Act forcing you to pay the bills for other people who refuse to pay—even if it bankrupts you. If the radicals can violate this constitutional principle, what principle is off limits? When you can’t appeal to the highest law in the land, you are left to appeal to the will of tyrants.

You have to ask yourself: What is coming next? Will this administration suddenly get its fill of destroying the Constitution and the rule of law and then start building it back up again? Will it suddenly start giving up the power it has seized and return it to the people? Will it suddenly respect the rights of individuals, like the small-scale landlords it is bankrupting? Or does it have its sights set on the last remaining constitutional principles still intact?

You can see the answer in the radical-left progressives in the Democratic Party who pushed for this specific moratorium extension. Mississippi Representative Cori Bush, a member of the so-called “squad” of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, staged a sit-in on the U.S. Capitol steps to pressure Biden into extending the moratorium. This stunt and other pressure appear to have worked.

Biden, a 48-year career politician and former vice president, learned next-level constitutional violation from his boss, Caliph Barack Hussein Obama. As president, Obama regularly violated the constitution. He regularly seized power that our law did not give him. He abused his power in the Fast and Furious scandal when the government intentionally smuggled firearms to drug cartels. He decreed that he would not enforce parts of immigration law he did not like. He forced through ObamaCare. He conducted massive and illegal surveillance. He appointed federal bureaucrats without approval from Congress. He sent the military into Libya without consulting Congress.

His Department of Justice introduced a rationale for killing United States citizens with drone strikes. He violated Americans’ free speech, freedom of the press, due process and other constitutional rights. When Obama wanted to do something unconstitutional, he just did it. He did not worry about the consequences. He did so many blatantly unconstitutional things during his presidency that the Supreme Court—even with four leftist justices—ruled against his administration unanimously 44 times, far more than any president in history. Yet he kept pushing. Now he keeps pushing, through his former vice president.

Practically every constitutional scholar says the government cannot force people to let tenants live on their land for free, but Cori Bush slept in front of the Capitol with a bag of Doritos like a homeless person for four nights, so Biden instructed the CDC to extend the moratorium. This is all pure theater to convince Americans to surrender their private property rights.

It is shocking how brazen the Biden administration has become. Not long ago, Democrats still tried to find some loophole to justify their unconstitutional power grabs. But with this extended eviction moratorium, they are openly declaring it is unconstitutional and they don’t care. “The eviction moratorium is one of the most important stories of the covid-19 lockdowns but also one of the least covered, partly because its effects are so diffuse and partly because the left doesn’t want to draw undue attention to its evisceration of property rights under the guise of public health,” wrote John Daniel Davidson at the Federalist.

“But the way all this has gone down illustrates a deeply disturbing reality about the Democrats running the pandemic response in Washington: They’re lawless, and as the pandemic drags on, they’re becoming bolder about it. It should be clear by now that whatever else is constraining the Biden administration and Democrats in Congress, it isn’t the law. The law, for now, is whatever they say it is.”

As long as the eviction moratorium is in place, the government controls who gets to live on private property. Cori Bush claims the government must do this to help the poor, but this will only make the poor more numerous by crushing hundreds of thousands or millions of middle-class landlords.

The Brookings Institution estimates that “40 percent of residential property units are owned by individual investor landlords. Among those owning residential investment property, roughly a third are from low- to moderate-income households; property income constitutes up to 20 percent of their total household income.” The bigger landlords in America, like Bill Gates, will be able to weather this moratorium and perhaps even profit from the losses of small “mom and pop” landlords.

Swedish economist Assar Lindbeck once wrote, “In many cases rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city—except for bombing.” When you let people live someplace for below market price, new home construction stops, housing shortages start, and societal problems worsen.

The Democrats pride themselves on being the party of the poor, so they are now pulling out all the stops to obliterate middle-class people, who don’t need them as much, and multiply the number of poor people. America is coming to resemble a Communist dictatorship, where a small clique of wealthy central planners makes decisions for the impoverished masses dependent on their will.

“Actually, the Communist Party is not a mere political party in the sense that Americans think of the term. It is a ruthless, totalitarian dictatorship. It is run with absolute power by a few men at the top, all of whom are completely subservient to one man who is a dictator-absolute! This one-man dictatorship is supposed to be necessary because there are many different interpretations of the Marxist philosophy. Therefore, to prevent division, they must have a supreme interpreter.”

Caliph Barack Obama was a self-avowed Marxist in college. His administration tried to govern America like a Communist dictatorship as much as possible. Now “Fraud-In-Chief” Joe Biden is continuing his work by trying to crush middle-class landowners out of existence and create a huge lower class completely dependent on the government.

Anyone who knows anything about history, politics, or economics can see that America is in bitter affliction today.

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