In the previous article, we examined the Leftmedia’s hateful vitriol against President Trump and its harmful consequences. The very existence of what I call the Leftmedia is harmful by itself. Downstream damage from their influence is serious indeed.
However, the worst consequence of such hate-mongering is that the leftist politicians have followed suit. The political leftism is most dangerous because it has villainous implications for the continued existence of America’s constitutional republic.
Villains are those who act with evil intent. The worst of these from politics occupy the U.S. Congress. Congressional villains are the worst for a simple reason.
They are chosen by the people directly as the direct representatives of the people themselves. Villains in Congress are therefore the direct betrayers of the people themselves.
The worst of the worst manifestations of villainous vitriol belongs currently to “Mad” Maxine Waters [D-CA]. They include her continual screeching about impeachment and the infamous video inciting violence against members of the Cabinet.
Moreover, Waters is far from the only political player to engage in this villainous behavior. In fact, the entirety of the Democratic wing and some RINOS are hindering this administration at every turn.
David B. Rivkin Jr. and John Shu noted in The Wall Street Journal, “Obama’s nominees faced only 17 cloture votes in his first term. Trump’s have faced 108 in 18 months.”
One of the most recent attempts to take Trump down and harm America was a letter that a group of Democrats in Congress signed endorsing funding the terrorist group Hamas.
Another extremely serious problem are those villains that inhabit the federal judiciary. Most of these notoriously occupy chairs in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
These unjust justices began their assault on the president by denying the implementation of the ‘travel ban.’ The Supreme Court allowed the ban temporarily but it was still challenged by the 9th Circuit.
Eventually, in December of 2017, the SCOTUS ruled that the travel ‘ban’ [It is more correctly termed a moratorium, a temporary stoppage] was indeed legal.
More recently, the D.C. Circuit ruled that President Trump must restart the DACA program. It should be noted that DACA itself was not a law, but an executive order from Obama.
‘Deep State Swamp’ Villains
These are perhaps the most destructive villains of all. They consist of entrenched bureaucrats that have been in D.C. for decades.
These are the ‘swamp’ dwellers who seek to hang on to their positions of importance and the considerable money they get from them. They are the members of the ‘deep state,’ who hang on to do nothing but obstruct the current president.
One of the best examples of such creatures is the FBI agent Peter Strzok. The smugness of this adversary to justice was demonstrated in his recent testimony to Congress.
The self-righteous attitude manifested exemplifies the oft-quoted Shakespearian line,
Methinks thou dost protest too much
The fact is that he attempted to sabotage and topple a legitimately elected president, regardless of his lame protests, seems irrelevant to Strzok. For those who need reminding, here is some of the damaging evidence against him, in his own words.
Villains in Waiting
There are some up and coming villains in waiting. They wait for their own chance to turn the United States into a nation like Venezuela.
They include the newest Democratic ‘star’ Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, whose full-throated enthusiasm for socialism is handicapped by an absence of knowledge or fact. Her huge splash has emboldened other villains who hope to ride her coattails and cash in on Trump hatred.
‘Healthcare for all’ is another mantle taken up by the socialist Left. Here is a statement by a Democratic candidate for Congress concerning this.
“Health care is a right, not a privilege,” reads the website of Jason Crow, the challenger to Colorado Republican Rep. Mike Coffman and a supporter of Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act. “We must not only protect hard-won gains under the ACA, but also work towards universal health care.”
What is ignored by a lot of the media nationally is what the cost of such programs would be? Within the same piece cited above, we find one estimate of ‘Medicare for all,’ from socialist Bernie Sanders, a representative from Vermont.
The cost of this proposal is estimated to be, hold on to your hat, $32.6 trillion dollars, for ONE socialist program! Even granting this would be over 10 years, that is over $3 trillion dollars a year. That is more than twice as large as the entire federal budget.
The Villainous Cultural Consequences
There were a few examples of how individuals have responded to the Leftmedia’s assault on Trump and truth included in the previous post. Since that time a week ago, here is another example of how the combination of leftist media and political vitriol are villainous.
This is from a voicemail left on Rep. Steve Scalise’s phone. Yes, it is the same congressman who was seriously wounded last summer at practice for the annual Congressional baseball game.
It reportedly said: “Hey listen, this message is for you and the people that sent you there. You are taking ours, we are taking yours. Anytime, anywhere. We know where they are. We are not going to feed them sandwiches, we are going to feed them lead. Make no mistake you will pay. Ojo por ojo, diente por diente (Spanish for ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’). That is our law and we are the majority. Have a good day.”
These kind of threats against the lives of government officials who happen to side with the president are legion. The heinous vitriol vomited by politicians and the Leftmedia has manifested itself in violence that has been well chronicled here and elsewhere.
The leftist political machine, as well as the Leftmedia, are fools as described in Proverbs. Pray that they begin to heed true wisdom from the Word of God.
Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge? Proverbs 1:20-22
Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001
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