The Election Should Be About Principles, Not an Ideology

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  • Source: UncoverDC
  • 09/19/2023

Op-Ed by Daniel Bobinski

Democrats often say that Donald Trump is not Presidential. Democrats have even gone so far as to say Trump has routinely disregarded the law, that he’s sown chaos across the country, and has promoted disorder in American society.

Democrats also tell us Trump should be replaced by former Vice President Joe Biden, who aspires “to serve all Americans; listen to all sides; advance the welfare of all, and put the national interest ahead of his own.”

I call BS on both perspectives.

Don’t misunderstand, I agree with the initial statement: Donald Trump does not fit our picture of “Presidential.” He’s aggressive and abrasive instead of tactful and restrained. He’s domineering instead of diplomatic. He’s focused on results, and he often fights out in the open instead of quietly behind the scenes. George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, Trump is not.

But here’s what Trump’s detractors are ignoring: Unlike every President since George Herbert Walker Bush, Trump seeks to restore the principles of freedom upon which our country was founded. By and large, it appears Trump believes that Americans have the right to make their own choices and live with the consequences of their choices. He’s not perfect at pursuing it, but it’s a primary motive for his efforts.

As proof, all one needs to do is look at the list of accomplishments Trump had prior to the medical-industrial complex invoking its draconian policies on the world this past March. The record-setting low unemployment for minorities and record-high stock market are just two of the many results from the Trump administration creating conditions for Americans to thrive.

External pressure on America

Some people in the world do not want America to return to its founding principles. I mentioned the medical-industrial complex’s draconian policies. Those didn’t happen in a vacuum. Event 201 was a tabletop exercise held in the fall of 2019 simulating how the world would deal with a pandemic. In hindsight, it’s pretty clear it was a dress rehearsal to iron out the bugs for implementing the “Great Reset”, proposed (on the surface) by the World Economic Forum.

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, stated “The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, re-imagine, and reset our world.”

I encourage Americans to read about this Great Reset. These people aren’t hiding anything anymore. We’re told, “Instead of traditional capitalism … the world should adopt more socialistic policies, such as wealth taxes, additional regulations and massive Green New Deal-like government programs.”

Just that little snippet tells us the Great Reset doesn’t align with the principles upon which our nation was built. And it explains why so many on the Marxist-friendly left are lying through their teeth, painting Trump to be an enemy. They don’t want Trump returning America to its founding principles, so they fuel chaos and disorder and (attempt to) blame it on Trump.

Doubt me? Look around. The chaos and disorder we’ve seen in this country has come from Marxist factions (and their useful idiots), acting out like immature children who aren’t getting their way. The problem? We’re watching immature children in adult bodies throw Molotov cocktails, shoot police officers indiscriminately, and fill legislative bills with pork and policies that have nothing to do with the stated purpose of the bill.

One can also consider who’s encouraging and perpetrating the violence and chaos. We need only listen to Joe Biden’s Vice Presidential nominee, Kamala Harris, who said what we’re seeing in the streets is “not going to stop.” Harris continued with, “They’re not going to let up, and they should not.” “This is a movement, I’m telling you. They are not going to stop before election day in November, and they’re not going to stop after election day.”

It should be noted that in the video of Harris making these comments, she’s smiling as she says them.

To replace America’s principles of freedom, the Left is fighting to install an ideology (literally, the science of ideas), and as I’ve already pointed out, their ideology is based on Marxism. What’s their idea? A future Utopian society that has failed everywhere it’s been tried. And the main reason it’s failed is because the ideology’s proponents have a misguided understanding of human nature. (That’s a topic for a different column altogether.)

What each candidate represents

My point in all of this is that when people make a choice for who should be President over the next four years, it should not be for a person, but for what that person represents.

Donald Trump may not seem Presidential, but his actions and his results clearly show he’s striving to restore the principles upon which our country was built. He’s looking out for America’s best interests.

Joe Biden may act Presidential (for the cameras, not when he’s making financial deals with foreign entities), but his platform clearly seeks to install the ideology proffered by the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, and their kind.

For those who still want to vote for the person and think Joe Biden is Presidential, let’s consider something. They tell us he aspires “to serve all Americans; listen to all sides; advance the welfare of all; and put the national interest ahead of his own.”

This, too, is merely an idea they’d like us to believe. What we see with our own eyes is a man who serves pretty much nobody, who advances the welfare of his financial supporters, and puts his own family’s interests above those of the nation.

Will America choose principles over ideology?

In 2 Kings 17:13-15 we read, “The Lord warned Israel and Judah through all his prophets and seers: ‘Turn from your evil ways. Observe my commands and decrees, in accordance with the entire Law that I commanded your ancestors to obey and that I delivered to you through my servants the prophets.’”

“But they would not listen and were as stiff-necked as their ancestors, who did not trust in the Lord their God. They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their ancestors and the statutes he had warned them to keep. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the Lord had ordered them, ‘Do not do as they do.’”

Will America make the same mistake as ancient Israel? Will our people forsake the principles that enabled America to become the most powerful country in the world?

In the end, it doesn’t matter which man appears Presidential. What matters is preserving our American principles, not letting go of those principles to pursue a misguided Utopian ideology.

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Daniel Bobinski, M.Ed. is a certified behavioral analyst, best-selling author, corporate trainer, executive coach, and columnist. He’s also a veteran and a self-described Christian Libertarian who believes in the principles of free market capitalism – while standing firmly against crony capitalism.

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