The Republican conservative right and Democrat liberal left are becoming more and more polarized, and central to the debate is the idea of a complete democracy as opposed to the way our government was set up, as a constitutional republic with democratic principles.
Democrats want to go with majority rule, ignoring constitutional guidelines and dictates, and instigating more government and higher taxes to run that government. Republicans want to follow the U.S. Constitution with laws and democratic principles as set forth by the Constitution, keep the federal government smaller, lower taxes, and let states run themselves for the most part.
Daily Caller writes that Federal and state Democrats have increasingly adopted left-wing positions, which include large government spending programs and lenient criminal justice regulations, such as stricter rules of engagement for police and no-cash bail, which leads to many offenders being released shortly after the arrest.
Many elected Democrats – such as Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York – call themselves “democratic socialists,” implying that socialism is a democratic state.
The notion that Republicans are a “threat to democracy” has become a prominent argument for Democrats during the ongoing campaign, who seek to tie GOP candidates to former President Donald Trump’s claim that the 2020 election was stolen.
Many candidates are using the term “MAGA Republicans” after President Joe Biden delivered a speech on Sept. 1, claiming that they “represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 25, 2022
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The acronym MAGA of course means Make America Great Again, referring to returning to and adhering to the guidelines as set forth by our forefathers who wrote the U.S. Constitution as well as conservative values regarding capitalism and individual hard work and rewards for that work, foundations for the republic that is the United States.
Hillary Clinton, wife of former President Bill Clinton has been low profile during the Joe Biden presidency, but CNN noted in February, 2022, that Clinton was “re-emerging” with her speech to NY democrats supposedly on behalf of Governor Kathy Hochul, and asked, “Could this be the first step to a real return to the national stage?” for the former Secretary of State.
As the keynote speaker at the New York State Democratic Committee Convention in Midtown Manhattan, Clinton emphasized support for Hochul as a woman, saying,” isn’t it time the state that gave birth to the women’s suffrage movement that has been at the forefront of the progress and reform, isn’t it about time we elect a woman as our governor?”
Likewise, her husband former President Bill Clinton has also kept a low profile during the Biden administration’s time in the White House.
But in the time of uncertainty for the next presidential election, and speculation that Joe Biden will not run again for another term in the Oval Office, Bill Clinton is now being seen in the media more often.
Clinton, joined by his wife Hillary Clinton, recently delivered a speech at Georgetown University at a symposium celebrating the life and work of Madeline K. Albright.
Albright was the first woman U.S. secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. She passed away this past March, 2022, at age 84.
Three women have served as U.S. Secretary of State, Democrats Albright and Hillary Clinton, and Republican Condoleezza Rice.
The former president, along with his wife and others honored Albright and remembered her achievements, some of which notably stand out due to the fact that she was a woman.
Clinton also ventured into the realm of the future for American voters, as he singled out the “swing” voters of the suburban middle class, appealing to them to embrace the socialism that the Democratic Party is heralding as the progressive wave of the future for the United States.
In Clinton’s speech, he suggested that middle class citizens would benefit from the far left socialist agenda and that their votes should be for Democrat programs.
Clinton on Thursday warned that Democrats may harm their chances of winning November’s midterm elections if they adopt progressive policy positions, Daily caller reports.
Speaking at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Clinton said that “defund the police and socialism” would not appeal to “people in the middle, especially like suburban middle-class voters, upper-middle-class voters,” claiming that they “had something to lose.”
Clinton, appearing with his wife, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, was speaking at a symposium honoring Madeline Albright, who served as Secretary of State in the Clinton administration.
When asked about how the U.S. should handle threats to its democracy, Clinton responded: “By winning elections.” (RELATED: Fox News Says Hillary Clinton Uses ‘Hate Speech’ Toward Republicans)
“Politics is about power,” he said, adding that elections “are zero-sum games.”