Watching the Democratic candidates' presidential debate Tuesday night one might think a Republican has been in the
These Democrats want to spend more on government education, though, again, what we're spending isn't producing better-educated kids. Empowering parents to choose which schools would best serve them and their children would improve their educational outlook, but Democrats are in the pocket of teachers unions. They stand for choice on abortion, but oppose choice for those who survive the womb.
Climate change they accept as a matter of faith.
"Millionaires and billionaires" came in for their usual thrashing. Not paying their "fair share." We've heard that one before. What is "fair"? A better question: Why do you politicians waste so much money? Cut spending and you won't need more revenue.
Another question for Democrats: Why don't you ever applaud the hard work and risk-taking necessary to become wealthy, or at least self-sustaining, and suggest that others follow that example? The model we once taught was inspiration followed by motivation followed by perspiration improves any life. For Democrats it has become envy, greed and entitlement. You can't make it without us they tell their constituents. You won't make it with us, they fail to say, but you will feel better about failing because you will have voted for people who want to tear down the evil wealthy and punish success.
In Tuesday's debate there was nothing about what people could, or should, do for themselves. It was all about government -- big government, regulatory government, nanny government. The individual who shows initiative and succeeds is no longer the model; instead it's the government is your keeper, you shall not want model. Even though government regularly proves its inability to achieve its advertised results, Democrats want us to believe that given more time -- and especially more of our money -- they can make it work. That has always been the cry of liberalism in its many incarnations.
Most of the media will spin the Democratic debate as refreshing and new, but it was stale, old and uninspiring, like the candidates.