By MICHAEL TAVOLIERO
The Democratic Party has for a long time said and done the same things over and over:
- Accuse conservatives of racism.
- Grow government to solve every problem, whether drug abuse, homelessness, immigration, health care, or whatever.
- Invent social issues to hide behind so they don’t have to address real problems.
- Create a “bad guy” to blame for the country’s problems and bring in punitive measures to punish the bad guy, take his stuff, and redistribute it to the masses, taking a nice cut as a payment for their efforts.
The results? Democrats have become a party devoid of character and anything resembling American values.
Just look at the current Democrat lineup of presidential candidates. There is literally nobody on that stage who can be trusted as commander-in-chief.
Elizabeth Warren? A pathological liar who pretended to be Native American to get special treatment at Harvard.
Bernie Sanders? He may have been a popular mayor in his little town of 30,000 people in Burlington, Vermont, but he has revealed himself as a Marxist now, promising anything and everything to the general populace for votes.
Michael Bloomberg? The dumbest man in the whole lineup. Mister “Ban Big Gulp-size sugary sodas.”
In a way, the Democratic Party has become the leading edge of the deterioration of character in the United States. The values of this country used to be centered around self-determination, a can-do attitude, the ability for anyone, regardless of race, religion, color or economic background, to become successful and even wealthy. The nuclear family was the backbone driving our success. Parents stayed married even if it was only for the children. Unmarried mothers were much more rare and sex before marriage was frowned upon.
This country has been the source of wealth and prosperity, a beacon of freedom, and a shining light that beckoned oppressed people from all over the world. People who arrived here sacrificed themselves, labored in unskilled job,s and endured real racism and discrimination in order to provide a meaningful life for their children because of their unshakable belief in these values.
Yet what do the Democrats (now Socialists) promise? Just the opposite:
- Have a problem? Government should step in and fix it.
- See someone in need? Government should help them, not the individual.
- See a homeless person? Government needs to fix homelessness.
- Health insurance issues? First break the private market. Then, Medicare for all.
- Single parent? Establish a system of free money and subsidized housing. Do not encourage them to enter the workplace, get educated or eventually support themselves. Make it generational.
- Signed on some student loans and now you’re regretting it? Government should forgive all of that debt. So unfair.
It goes on.
Why do I call this the Second Law of Thermodynamics? This law states that over time, order devolves into chaos, or entropy.
The First Law of Thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed; the total quantity of energy in the universe stays the same.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics is about the quality of energy. It states that as energy is transferred or transformed, more and more of it is wasted. In other words, all processes result in an increase in entropy, or disorder.
A tree falls to the ground and decays. Order to disorder. A person dies and the body decays. Order to Disorder. A country is built on the strength and independence of the individual, then devolves to weakness and total dependence on an ever more dominating and controlling government. Order to Disorder. A government begins as a lean, efficient entity, and becomes overwhelmingly chaotic, contradictory and controlling of a weaker, dependent individual. Order to Disorder. A strong and independent population devolves into a weak, dependent and entitled populace. Order to Disorder.
Conservatives are fighting this trend and calling for a restoration of those original values of belief in the individual and small, efficient government.
Are we too late? Has the United States fallen prey to the momentum of the Second Law of Thermodynamics? Are we cascading down a slope, going faster and faster into true chaos?
Take a look at the character of people today. The Democratic Party, by pandering to the worst attributes in people, have not only created a whole society of weak, dependent, selfish and helpless people. They themselves become the elitist overlords of those people, pretending to believe the lies that spew from their mouths. Not one Democrat candidate has a viable solution for any of our problems beyond bigger government. Government will solve everything; the individual is not only unable, the individual should actually not be allowed to fix problems. The individual should stand aside while government dashes in to help.
But government doesn’t help because government created many of these problems. The talk is big, the walk is non-existent.
Our Democrat-run cities (pretty much the majority of large American cities today) are becoming wastelands of homelessness, human feces, drug addiction. The taxpayers, independent businesses, and tourists are being driven out, leaving only despair.
The solution? According to the bureaucrats in charge, even more government and higher taxes. But that’s what got us to this point in the first place.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. The Democrats have become that definition, and woe to anyone who points out the truth or brings in an actual solution that doesn’t involve government.
Michael Tavoliero is a realtor at Core Real Estate Group in Eagle River, is active in the Alaska Republican Party and chairs Eaglexit.