Have I lost my ever loving mind? Nope, but hear me out, my fellow conservatives, true believers in capitalism, Republicans, and Christian faithful, because I’m about to absolutely blow your minds! As a lifelong conservative, constitutionalist, capitalist, and card carrying Republican for 23 years, I am positively ecstatic that at long last the Democratic Party is running a candidate like Bernie Sanders for president of the United States.
1. Bernie makes the Obamas and the Clintons look like devout Franciscan monks.
While he eagerly uses religious rhetoric from various faiths to buttress his leftist arguments, he is ultimately an atheist secularist. He will twist and abuse Christian and Jewish teachings (among others) to support his leftist ideology, but one thing that Bernie is not is a man of any measurable faith.
If the 2012 Democratic National Convention was any indication of the struggle with religious identity within the Democratic Party, then when God gets booted out of the Democratic 2016 Platform, that may be the last straw for any faithful who are inexplicably still in the Democratic Party. The faithful will need to remember the admonition that any who deny Jesus or the Holy Spirit will in turn be denied before the Father.
2. Bernie spouts class warfare rhetoric that makes Obama look positively capitalist.
He’s even said that the “religion of the billionaire class is ‘greed’!” His open hostility to the rich is a signal of the things to come in the devolving Democratic Party. If you have worked hard to get into the top 25% of Americans, Bernie’s coming after you. There isn’t going to be any illusion that Bernie doesn’t intend to destroy what little Capitalism remains in the United States in his quest to bring about a “democratic” socialist utopia.
The left has a long history of going after the rich, and class warfare rhetoric stirred in the undercurrents of Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns but went unchallenged by either McCain’s or Romney’s “too nice to swing back” campaigns. With Bernie, “eat the rich” is going to be the rallying cry of the Democratic Party, and the GOP is going to get a third shot at taking the head of the serpent.
3. Bernie is running a platform older than he is.
The spotlight will be back on Reagan’s successful economic policies of the 1980’s that Democrats have been chewing on since 1988. Bernie plans to burn down the bedrock of 30 years of unprecedented prosperity and positive GDP growth in the United States.
Obama talked about rolling taxes back to the Clinton era, but that’s not good enough for Bernie. Bernie is going all the way back to Roosevelt era 90% tax rates, a hysterical slew of taxes of all stripes on capital gains, investments, and even just basic stock trades that will affect every working man and woman in the United States remotely involved in the market.
He’s even proposing protectionist tariffs that haven’t seriously been considered a remotely good idea since Teddy Roosevelt, straight out of 19th Century economic playbooks. In the age of free trade and cheap consumer goods, Bernie is promising higher prices across the board, destroying the buying power of the American consumer.
4. And, finally, the best of all of the reasons the GOP needs Bernie… He’s an open socialist.
At long last, the mask comes off of the Democratic Party. They’ve called themselves liberals, progressives, leftists, anything at all except socialist. For a century, the Democratic political machine, mainstream media, and leftist pundits have ferociously dismissed accusations of socialism. Just look at how anyone that accused Obama of being a socialist was ridiculed as a right wing nutjob, lumped in with the Birthers, racists, and bigots.
But with Bernie, he actually self-identifies as a socialist, attracting hundreds of thousands of screaming, fawning, adoring, leftist socialist Democrats to his rallies. The Democratic Party will be openly associated with the most brutal, bloody, horrific and failed economic ideology of the last five hundred years. At long last, the two great economic ideologies, rights based capitalism and authority based socialism, will come to political blows on the biggest stage in the world, in a battle that will have repercussions around the globe.
Finally, we will witness our great nation rise to a golden age of freedom and capitalism, at long last breaking down the barriers to true equality, opportunity and individual rights once and for all… or we will see the American dream come to an end, devoured by the greedy gnashing teeth of envy, poverty, and tyrannical benevolence.
Let freedom ring.
Liberty is For The Win!
20 “Teacher,” the man replied, “I’ve obeyed all these commandments since I was young.”
21 Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
The wealthy man was boasting that he was rich, and that he had kept all of the Commandments. Jesus saw into his heart and saw a man who had made wealth into an idol. So Jesus asked him to do what is necessary to save His soul. (Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible).
If ownership of property were evil, Jesus never would have compared God to a capital holder of property (Mark 12 and Matthew 20) or as a rich king granting talents of gold to his servants to invest (Matthew 25).
Do not mistake God’s rebuke of a son of a wealthy merchant, who came among the poor shrouded in this wealth, as some general order that owning things is bad… especially since Bernie is now the proud owner of a $600,000 lake front home. 😉