We have a new president. It is no secret that I supported the outgoing administration but it is also true that during the past four years, and through all past administrations I have been vocal about the need for an active loyal opposition. Every administrative and legislative body can benefit from debate and the presentation of opposing views.
I have also been an advocate for respecting the office of the presidency, without regard to who is occupying it at any given time. Although I did not support the current president, I will always respect the office.
The above having been said, I would like to ask my friends, members of my family and those Americans in general who support the policies of the incoming administrative and legislative branches to explain how the ordinary American citizen will benefit from that large stack of executive orders signed by President Biden on day one.
How will the minority communities and all low wage American citizens benefit from open borders and the hordes of caravan members now streaming toward our country and soon to be competing for the dwindling supply of jobs.?
What effect will thousands of potentially covid infected immigrants have on the effort to contain the virus in this country?
How will cancelling the Keystone pipeline aid in improving the environment? Aside from the immediate and egregious loss of 11000 jobs, the fact is that the oil will not disappear. Rather than it being moved in an environmentally safe manner, it will return to being shipped by rail tank car and tanker trucks. The trains and trucks are major polluters and the incidence of accidents when using moving vehicles is increased exponentially. It would seem that the only winners in this scenario are the owners and operators of the surface transportation companies.
Returning to the Paris Accords puts many American industries at a competitive disadvantage while adding nothing to the pollution fight. For many years American companies have been at the forefront of the battle for clean water and clean air. On the other hand China, an “emerging” nation will be able to continue polluting for decades to come.
We could pick apart each of the 17 executive orders and ask of each, how does this benefit the American citizen? As the loyal opposition it would be our duty to enter into dialogue with the administration and discuss those concerns of that half of the country that did not support the current administration. Unfortunately that dialogue will never take place.
The mainstream media, social media outlets, congressional leaders, bureaucrats, lobbyists, the courts, billionaire oligarchs and many others are all united in their determination to silence all conservative thought and expression. How, then, can a loyal opposition form and express its views when its voice is silenced?
In just a very few days it has become obvious that when President Biden says that job one is to unify the country he actually means it is to bring unity to the opposing sides within his own party while totally dismissing the concerns of the other half of the country. That is the definition of a totalitarian regime.
At the present time the loyal opposition is not only toothless, it is leaderless and unwanted by the administration in power. The leaders of the conservative side must get a clue, grow a spine and organize a peaceful pushback against this idea of having a single party government.
There is a lot of work to be done if this nation is to be pulled back from the brink and it won’t be done by those in Washington who are pushing us, lemming like, toward the abyss.
As citizens we must engage with those conservative voices in leadership positions and demand that they tell we, the people, how to be effective in fighting back against this headlong rush to make America a de facto third world nation.
The left may not listen to us when we whisper, they will if we roar.