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Friday, October 31, 2014
Political Policies Toward the Younger, Poorer, More Diverse, Less Educated
The famous line in Lazarus' New Colossus sonnet "...give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." is something all Americans believe in. Most strive to overcome, to excel, to hope that our children prosper beyond us. America has always been a land of immigrants and opportunities. But many government policies, political parties and politicians were created to discourage this.
A divided America -- red and blue -- is less of a true classification of the America people, rather more of an indictment of the political policies of the ruling class.
The Democrats have always tried to appeal to the younger, poorer, more diverse, and less educated. Undeniably, these groups need their voices to be heard. But Democrats have no incentive to listen and incite this change. Real change would be to provide economic opportunities, to integrate individuals into America's culture, and to provide real education.
For over sixty years, the Democrats' policies have been to talk-the-talk but to do everything in their power to stifle this change. Democrats win and gain power by keeping people poor, thwarting opportunities, perpetuating a failed education system, and expanding government dependency.
Democrats attempt to deride older, richer, whiter, and better educated people -- groups they have effectively tied to the Republicans. We all age. We all desire to earn more this year than last year. We all realize that education is the pathway to prosperity. Race is something we have no control over, yet Democrats use race as its ace-in-the-hole. Talk of racism appeals to the tired, poor and huddled masses. The flames of racism are kept alive by liberal policies, poor education, and economic disparity.
This year's mid-term election is finally a vote against six years of Obama and liberal Democrat policies. (We did not learn this after four years, it took us six.) We are poorer, more diverse, more divided, and less educated than we were six years ago.
Time will tell if a Republican House and Senate will provide greater opportunities for wealth creation and personal freedoms. I personally doubt it. I see it just slowing the pace toward statism and the fall of America. The land of America has morphed into a Godless society. The people that will prosper here must be God fearing. When they are not, they will suffer His wrath.
Raised in Ohio; educated in Southern California and Utah; served an LDS Spanish-speaking mission in Northern California; lived and worked in Texas, Missouri, Minnesota, Arizona and Utah; traveled to 49 states and 31 countries; one wife and four children.