On Tuesday night, President Trump stood before Congress and the world in his State of the Union address and stated, “America will never be a socialist republic.” As I said the next day, it seemed like that statement shouldn’t even be necessary. But it was a firm warning, because the Left is trying to make the U.S. just that.
Today on the show, we discussed the so-called “Green New Deal.” As reported, here is what the deal intends to do:
In what may be the most far-reaching proposal to ever be considered in Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., unveiled her "Green New Deal" on Thursday – a government-led overhaul of virtually every aspect of American life that would guarantee a host of taxpayer-covered benefits for all and phase out fossil fuels.
Along the way, her office says the plan would aim to make air travel obsolete, upgrade or replace every building in America to ensure energy efficiency and give economic security even to those "unwilling" to work.
If you need to travel by airplane to see a relative, sorry, but you’ll just have to settle for Skype calls now. Do you enjoy eating a steak now and then? If Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and her Socialist colleagues get their way, you’ll lose the rights to both, among many others they want to strip away under the invasive restrictions they will impose. But you will get to pay for those “unwilling to work.”
And they want to force you to upgrade your home to their own energy-efficient standards at your own expense, whether you can afford it or not.
It’s so absurd it should be laughable, except this plan has garnered support from 64 co-signers in the House, and 9 in the Senate, including leaders like Democrat presidential hopefuls, Sens. Corey Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris. Not surprisingly, self-professed Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders supports this deal as well.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez went out of her way to make some distinction between socialism and so-called “Democratic Socialism.” However, the Democratic Socialists of America to which she belongs recently celebrated the birth of Karl Marx, author of The Communist Manifesto and known anti-Semite.
Socialism is bad. Period. Whether you’re Republican or Democrat, Socialism is dangerous and antithetical to our Constitutional republic. It’s a dangerous path.
As the famous story about Benjamin Franklin goes, as he was exiting the Constitutional Convention, a Mrs. Powel asked him, “have we got a republic or a monarchy?” His response was profound, “A Republic, Madam, if you can keep it.”
The ACLJ is continually fighting to do just that. We are preparing to launch a multipronged plan to defend our Constitution and defeat socialism. We will let you know how you can take action with us.
You can listen to the entire episode here.
Keep America Great. That’s the slogan President Trump unveiled last night before a packed Orlando arena where he delivered a message to Democrats: “We’re not going back.” Today on the show, we discussed the President officially announcing his campaign for reelection in 2020. The President’s speech...
The Democrats are throwing punches at their own. Since announcing his candidacy, former Vice President Joe Biden has been the frontrunner for the Democrat’s Presidential bid, but now he’s coming under attack from his own party. Today on the show, we discussed how Joe Biden’s lead in the campaign is...
Today on the show, my dad Jay Sekulow, who represents the President in his private capacity, joined us to discuss the press conference held by the Special Counsel this morning where the Special Counsel gave his official, and likely last, statement on the report regarding his findings. As Jay said,
We thought it seemed like a lot when there were 17 Republican presidential candidates for the 2016 election, but with yet another contender throwing his hat in the ring, there are now 23 Democrats facing off for their party’s nomination. Today on the show, we discussed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio...