March 23, 2023

It’s Not About Trump

Most of the drama of the Trump years was the result of his commitment to stop the left’s “fundamental transformation of America.”

As you know, I have not made any endorsement or announcement about who I support for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. I know many of you haven’t made up your minds either. But I do want to warn you about a trap that some people are falling into.

Some are concerned that Donald Trump’s “drama” distracts from our message, and they worry that if he is nominated, we’ll be stuck with all that drama again.

Yes, it’s true that Trump periodically says things in ways that makes it easy for the left to cause controversy. But if you really think about it, most of the drama of the Trump years was the result of his commitment to stop the left’s “fundamental transformation of America.”

The “drama” is because the left hates what he’s trying to do. Let me remind you of what has transpired.

For years, there was the Russian collusion drama in all its forms, a totally made-up hoax by the left.

There was the drama of Trump constantly being labeled a “racist” and a Nazi-sympathizer. Again, more lies.

But that’s the same drama the left has used against every conservative president and presidential candidate since 1964. They were even more over-the-top against Trump because he was winning more minority votes.

There was drama because he wanted to build the wall to secure our borders.

There was drama over phone calls to foreign leaders because the left was terrified about what he might discover. Can you imagine the drama if we had the transcripts of a call between demented Joe Biden and a foreign leader? (Some foreign leaders won’t even take his calls!)

There was drama because Trump resisted the left’s efforts during COVID to change voting procedures in ways that made cheating easier.

There were three rounds of massive drama because Trump actually did what previous Republican presidents often failed to do — appoint pro-life constitutionalists to the Supreme Court. (Trump’s justices are also Christians.) And that infuriated the left.

There was drama because for four years he pressured our European allies to get off the backs of the American people and start paying their fair share for their own defense.

There was drama because he resisted the radical green movement and made America energy independent for the first time in decades.

In short, the “drama” isn’t about Trump, but the left’s reaction to Trump.

The Neo-Marxist Left

Now, the list of things that Joe Biden and the neo-Marxist left are doing that should cause drama is many times longer.

It’s clear that Joe Biden and his family took massive amounts of money from communist China.

His open borders policies are dangerous (see below) and deadly.

He lies all the time.

Biden and his left-wing allies condemn America every chance they get.

Biden says you are “cruel” and “sinful” if you want to protect children from being exploited by the radical transgender movement.

Biden and the left are threatening free speech and waging war against religious liberty.

But for most of the country, it doesn’t seem like there’s any drama because the mainstream media and Hollywood aren’t upset about any of that.

Here’s what I suspect so many of us just don’t want to admit: We are in a very dramatic, consequential moment in American history. This is not the Eisenhower or Reagan years. Our constitutional Republic is in danger.

Anyone we nominate will in short order appear to be “stuck in drama” because the left will demonize them.

I don’t want to mince words here: The neo-Marxist left is a threat to freedom. It intends to force you to kneel and become a slave to its demands. That was obvious during COVID, when our free speech rights were restricted, when our churches were closed and when our jobs were threatened.

And if you resist the chains of neo-Marxist slavery, they will use every tactic possible to portray you and the candidates you support as “controversial,” “racist” and “extreme,” etc., etc.

But in reality, they are the extremists waging war against freedom and normalcy.

A final point: Ron DeSantis has done a great job in Florida. But he is very fortunate in that he has large, friendly majorities in the Florida House of Representatives and Senate. He doesn’t have to face a major fight every time he tries to pass a conservative reform. And the Tallahassee press corps is nothing compared to the national media.

It is inconceivable that any Republican will find a similar situation in Washington, D.C., if they win the election. Any Republican president will be in the middle of constant drama, under constant attack from the left — unless that Republican surrenders to the left on all the important battles.

Franklin Graham Calls For Prayer

Reverend Franklin Graham recognizes the precarious times we are in. I’m sure he will face some blowback, but he is calling on Americans to pray for Donald Trump and our nation as we travel down a road we may never recover from. Here is Graham’s message to America:

“We need to pray for our country and where it is headed. The left in Washington and across the country just can’t get their fill of attacking Donald Trump. They are so paranoid of him. The onslaught against him is continual.

"There’s no question, the media and the left manipulated the last election, and they are scared to death of Donald Trump’s possible return. So, night after night, the media runs negative stories about former President Trump. Now they’re talking about the possibility of arresting him in the hopes that this would prevent him from running for president again — this would be a huge mistake.

"The charges against him are definitely politically motivated. I would like to ask Christians across this country to pray specifically for former President Donald Trump, that God’s hand would be upon him, protect him, and direct him in every step he takes — and that God’s will be done. We need to work together to strengthen this nation — not divide and destroy it.”

Border Security Is National Security

Illegal immigration is skyrocketing because of Joe Biden’s open border policies. You know that. But this item isn’t an immigration story. It’s a national security story.

As America confronts an increasingly hostile enemy in communist China, illegal immigration by Chinese nationals across just one sector of the southern border has soared 900% in the past year.

More than 4,300 Chinese nationals have been caught at the border in the past six months. But because our border is so overwhelmed, they’re not being detained. They’re being released into the interior of the country and told to report for a court hearing, which might occur years from now.

So, while this administration is targeting parents at school board meetings, spying on conservative Catholics and trying to imprison its political opposition, it is allowing illegal aliens from any enemy nation to walk right in.

The same enemy nation, by the way, that violated our airspace is arming Vladimir Putin, is threatening our allies in the Pacific and is spying on us in every way imaginable.

Border security is national security. And Joe Biden’s open borders policies border on dereliction of duty, if not treason.

Cultural Indoctrination

Several years ago, the Gallup Organization asked an interesting poll question, “Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian?” The average estimate was 24%. So, most Americans believed that nearly a quarter of the population was gay.

Of course, the actual number is nowhere near that, but you wouldn’t know it from watching TV, which is undoubtedly why so many Americans are so confused.

Turn on the TV today, and you can’t avoid seeing characters of all diverse genders and identities. Even children’s cartoons are being flooded with LGBTQ+ characters.

According to GLAAD, there are 139 LGBTQ characters on cable TV shows, 141 LGBTQ characters on broadcast TV shows and 356 on streaming services like Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and Netflix. The number would be bigger than the national debt if you included commercials!

It is virtually impossible to get away from this “cultural indoctrination,” which is why old shows from the 1980s and 1990s are among the most popular streaming options.

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