By Ray Cardello for October 28, 2023, Season 22 / Post 44
Americans have always prided themselves on living in the land of the Free and the Brave. It has a great sound, but does it ring hollow in the 21st century? We are not far from a two-year period where the government locked us down, forced us to vaccinate with untested pharmaceuticals, wear masks unless sleeping, and not to question a single facet of the COVID plan. Our children were locked out of schools, forbidden from interacting with each other, and not allowed to participate in indoor or outdoor sports. We were not allowed to go to Church or a gym but could go to Walmart or Target. We were not allowed to visit the sick in hospitals or the elderly in nursing homes. We were restricted in how and when we buried our dead. Does this sound like a free country? Does this sound like a brave populace? I don’t think so.
Fast forward to 2024. The restrictions may not be as obvious, but those subtle restrictions still infringe on our Constitutional rights. Today’s edicts do not impact both sides of the aisle similarly. Joe Biden has weaponized his Justice and Intelligence Departments against political foes and their followers. The FBI has been found to infiltrate Catholic Churches seeking “Radical Catholics” who may be threats to Democracy. By the way, what is a Radical Catholic? I was born when masses were celebrated in Latin, and I still believe in the old ways of the Church. Does that make me a Radical? You will have to ask Joe and his FBI for the answer. The Justice Department is still protecting school boards and departments from “terrorist parents” who are concerned with graphic pornographic books available for elementary school children.
The White House and Social Media are continuing to work together to censor the information available to the public, and the CDC is pushing a new round of “magic” vaccines. The President is doing all in his power to thwart efforts by Robert Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson from challenging him in a Democrat Primary. These efforts are how Democrats envision Democracy. People who trespassed into the Capital on January 6 are serving 18-year prison sentences while murderers and rapists are released early or serving time for reduced charges.
One of the greatest shows of Government abuse of power is what is being done to Donald Trump. The former President has been charged with nearly 100 indictments in multiple jurisdictions in a blatant attempt to keep him off the 2024 ballot. Trump’s poll numbers rise with every new charge, showing the Democrat tactics are backfiring. Their effort to break Trump and destroy his business empire should terrify every American. If Biden and his administration can do this to a former President, their most powerful opponent, and a Presidential candidate, they destroy any one of us. Is this what happens in the country of the Free and the Brave? It is in today’s America, under the power of Democrats. The Party of the People wants the people under its thumb.
Author: Ray Cardello