Risking It All, and Then Some (and the Stakes Are Higher Than Ever)

When I get the chance, I enjoy Las Vegas. I’m not a frequent gambler, but I do enjoy a good game of 21 and the occasional video poker slot machine.

But while it can be fun to put a few chips on the table, there are some things not worth gambling with. The future of our country is like that. The stakes are way too high to risk.

Progressive Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, on the other hand, don’t seem to mind risking our entire country in order to beat Donald Trump. She and her friends don’t care the cost, so long as it’s you – and future generations of Americans – who pay it. You can believe they’re betting the farm: barns, fields, livestock, and all.

I understand Pelosi has a different vision for America. Still, why is she so pig-headed she refuses to even consider what Trump has accomplished, and work with him to help make it even better for every American.

Pelosi, and her progressive friends, love taxes and all the worthless government programs they can fund with your taxes rather than let you keep your own money.

The principle is simple; liberals believe we are not competent or capable enough to manage our own lives. So under the guise of ‘investing’ in our lives and futures, they take away as much as they think they can get away with.

President Trump, while far from perfect in the eyes of many, has done far more than any other president in our lifetimes; even while facing almost insurmountable odds.

  • Build a wall (it’s well on its way.)
  • GetMexico to pay for it (ok, he’s come up short on this one.)
  • Create jobs (Done, in spades prior to the pandemic.)
  • Reduce Taxes (Done.)
  • Increase the Gross National Product (Done, up till the pandemic closed our economy.)
  • Clean house in DC (Working on it, but it will require the help of America’s voters to take back Congress and put the original swamp rats, Pelosi and Schumer, out of their jobs.)
  • Donate his presidential pay check (Done.)
  • Rebuild the military (Done.)
  • Re-negotiate trade deals (Done.)
  • Take America out of the dreadful Iranian nuclear deal (Done.)
  • Get us out of the impossible Paris Accord (Done.)
  • Make America energy independent (Done.)
  • Bring North Korea to the table (yes, with more work needed.)
  • Rebuild American manufacturing (Done.)
  • Renegotiate the NAFTA trade deal (Done.)
  • Appoint Pro-Constitution judges (Done.)
  • Reduce anti-business regulation (Done.)
  • Restore honor to the Justice Department and the FBI. (Done and done.)

And the list goes on. Keep in mind he has accomplished all this in spite of Democrats trying to stop him at every turn with one false allegation after another: Russia collusion, using the FBI illegally against him, and impeachment. They’ve never missed a chance to call him names either: racist, xenophobe, misogynist, homophobe, traitor, and so many more. The worst things you can think of, they’ve accused him of it.

Do the American people really want a lawless country where police don’t matter or exist; where criminals are returned to the streets before they even see the inside of a jail cell; where local officials refuse help from the federal government to stop massive numbers of shootings and murders; where every night on the news we see another city in flames and rioters looting stores and rocketing lethal items at cops?

None of this represents the America that Donald Trump wants, or that most of us want. It is, however, exactly what Nancy Pelosi and her progressive friends want the American people to see and fear every day until the election. Pelosi believes that if Americans are terrified enough, they will vote for Joe Biden. It’s the very definition of terrorist, using terror to gain a political goal.

All for no reason than that Trump, and his commitment to the freedom, safety, and prosperity of Americans, stands between her and total political power.

There is a lot on the line come Election Day. I think most Americans understand Biden’s campaign has nothing to do with America’s good and everything to do with Biden’s desire to be president. This is his 4th try for the White House. But Biden, along with anyone who’s seen him campaign lately, knows he’s losing it mentally. He doesn’t have long left. He seems to think he only needs to hold it together until Inauguration Day in January so he can get the big funeral send-off, get all the perks and benefits for his family, and go down in the history books as the 46th President.

He’s not concerned with the American people. He’s concerned only with himself!

Whoever he picks as VP will eventually become the president. It may happen the day after the inauguration – or even before. It’s a truly scary thought given the names being bandied about as Biden’s possible choices. The truth is that a vote for Biden is a vote to risk America’s all, and then some.

This is no time to elect a president just because it’s his dying wish. Especially slow ‘ol Joe who, after 50 years in high political office, has almost nothing to show for it. And especially since his running mate will be chosen more for how able she is to deliver the far left than for how able she is to be the president of the most important country in the world.

Whether our country returns to an orderly, free, and prosperous society is up to the voters. If they understand what’s at stake, and take an honest look at the things Joe Biden is advocating, they’ll run as fast as they can to Donald Trump. Just like they did 4 years ago when it was about crooked Hillary.

John Philip Sousa, IV

John Philip Sousa, IV is an entrepreneur, political activ-ist, author and accomplished business person. John has worked in the financial services industry for over 40 years, built a highly successful marketing company, ran for congress at age 24, and in 2016 created and led the successful movement to draft Dr Ben Carson into his candidacy for President of the United States. John is author of John Philip Sousa, A Patriot’s Life in Words and Pictures and Ben Carson, RX for America.

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