We have just one day left until Tuesday’s election for president. We also have two days until the beginning of the 2024 election for president — that’s right, 2024.
You can blame President Richard Nixon for that. As soon as he won in 1968, he began running for re-election for 1972. That’s the reason I support a single, eight-year term for president. That would mean a president would actually be running the country instead of scheduling the first of many, many fundraisers. And now back to the column.
President George Washington once said, “It is better to be alone then in bad company,” a lesson to which former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hasn’t listened.
Biden has been endorsed by the following:
• Jane Fonda. The less said about her the better.
• Angela Davis, long-time professor, communist and terrorist. Davis was the vice presidential nominee of the Communist Party in 1980 and ’84. That party also endorsed Biden.
• Planned Parenthood,and NARAL Pro-Choice America.
• Dolores Huerta, radical labor union activist honorary chair of the Democratic Socialist of America, and defender of far-left causes including communist dictator Fidel Castro.
• MoveOn, which has committed $20 million to support Biden.
• All of the leftist socialists in Congress, led by Bernie and AOC. (However they prefer being called “Progressives”.)
• All of the Hollywood left. There is an inside joke. The Hollywood left meets at the 18,000 seat Staples Center. The Hollywood right meets at table 4 at the local Pizza Hut.
One of the major complaints Tony Kendall and the left, both locally and nationally, have is that President Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has never, or refused to, speak against racism and white supremacy.
Here are a few comments Trump had on the subject:
“I promise to prosecute the KKK and Antifa as terrorist groups and make lynching a national hate crime” (Sept. 25, 2020). (Side note: Where were Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama and Joe Biden?)
“We all must be united and condemn all that hate stands for; there is no place for this kind of violence in America. No matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are all Americans first” (Sept. 12, 2017).
“Racism is evil — the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans” (Aug. 14, 2017).
On riots in Charlottesville, Va., “There were very fine people on both sides, protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally” (Aug. 15, 2017).
“I totally disavow the Ku Klux Klan. I totally disavow David Duke” (March 3, 2016).
“I’ve rejected the KKK” (March 6, 2016), speaking to CBS News.
In his first speech to Congress on Feb. 28, 2017, on targeting Jewish community centers and the vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, “We are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all forms.”
On the deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, he said on Oct. 27, 2018, “There must be no tolerance for anti-Semitism in America, or for any religious or racial hatred or prejudice.”
“We must never ignore the poison of anti-Semitism,” in his State of the Union address on Feb. 5, 2019.
“Our entire nation mourns … prays … and stands in solidarity with the Jewish community,” he said on April 27, 2019, following the fatal synagogue shooting in Poway, Calif.
“We will fight to defeat anti-Semitism, to end the attacks on the Jewish people,” at a White House Rose Garden National Day of Prayer Service on May 2, 2019 which included meeting with the Synagogue’s rabbi, Yisroel Goldstein.
At an Oct. 26 “Jews For Trump” rally in New York City, marchers were attacked by Antifa and Back Lives Matter protesters, who tossed eggs, insults and other objects at them.
The protesters shouted, “New York hates you!” A family of seven, which included four children, were pepper-sprayed by the protesters. There were 11 arrests, several fights and one person was taken to a local hospital.
On Dec. 11, 2019, Trump issued an executive order banning religious discrimination, including Jewish students at colleges and universities. It was declared under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
YouTube lists at least 20 different statements by Trump against white supremacy and racial hatred.
Biden’s view on gun control can best be said in one sentence made while he was in the Senate, “Gun confiscation is an idea whose time has come.”
Biden is your candidate for president if you believe Trump is responsible for: 200K COVID deaths, banned Muslims, is a racist, hated immigrants, didn’t pay his taxes, puts kids in cages, is not a Christian, is a tyrant and a crazed dictator who hates women.
Then again, Trump is your candidate if you believe Biden will not: protect our borders, fight against terrorist networks and human trafficking, stop the drug cartels, stop the corruption and unfairness in government and the news media, defend the right to life, restore the American economy;
Set new levels of keeping his political promises, break the nightmares of political correctness, put America first and, in the words of President Ronald Reagan, believe that the American people run the government and not the other way around.
As president, Trump has created the most pro-life White House in political history, leading the way by:
► Being the first president to speak at the March For Life, creating legal protections for religious freedom and conscience in America.
► Protecting children from infanticide.
► Defunding Planned Parenthood.
► Opposing forced abortions and sterilizations against the Muslim minorities in Red China.
► Defunding the U.N. Population Fund.
► Advocating that other countries protect unborn children and their mothers.
► Ended taxpayer funding to science programs that use aborted baby parts.
► Named hundreds of pro-life federal judges, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett!
In my political life and philosophy, I’ve a standard rule of viewing things.
It saves me a lot of time when it has to do with speeches, including the State of the Union address each year, and press conferences. Some might say it is just being simplistic.
I would say one of the great problems in politics is that things keep getting worse and worse because they don’t listen to the simple answers in the first place:
Democratic donkey, bad.
Republican elephant, good.
American Eagle defeats both.
MICHAEL SKAGGS lives at 185 McClains Road, Paris. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.