Marriage and Divorce in American Politics

by LINDA GOUDSMIT July 13, 2017

CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny described President Trump's Warsaw speech: "This is a white America, America first kind of speech." 

Bobblehead Jeff Zeleny got it half right which is a record these days at CNN - it was an America first kind of speech. The Leftist Democratic Party of America has divorced itself from American democracy and found a new partner in Leftist-style globalism. Most marriages in America begin with love, respect, commitment, and shared values. When the marriage ends there are usually acrimonious arguments over assets and children - so it is with the Left and America.

American politics began its life married to traditional Judeo-Cristian values of family, church, limited government, and cultural norms defined by the 10 commandments and a deep respect for the sovereignty and independence of America and its citizens.

Marriages that continue to flourish are those where the deepest convictions of the loved ones remain intact or evolve in harmony together. America was founded on the deep convictions of equality, justice, love of country, upward mobility and a Constitution guaranteeing individual freedoms unheard of anywhere else in the world.

Generations of immigrants from all over the world have immigrated LEGALLY to the United States in search of freedom and the opportunity to build a better life for their families. They came to America to assimilate. They learned the English language, pledged allegiance to the flag, the Constitution, and the American way of life. They worked hard and sacrificed for their families to educate their children and participate in the extraordinary American dream of freedom and upward mobility. These immigrants came to America with a mature adult perspective that embraced the responsibilities that accompany the rights of American citizenship and insure the privileges of American democracy. 

They married into America and their children grandchildren and great-grancdchildren were the beneficiaries of their optimism, hopes, dreams, and work ethic. Immigrant youth have been distinguished by their extraordinary academic accomplishments and consequent contributions and success of their upward mobility. They are the descendants of legal immigration and successful multiculturalism who came to an America that was the golden land of opportunity not the land of equal outcome.

The shift from America "the land of opportunity" to America "the land of equal outcome" frayed the relationship between the Democratic Party and America. The Democratic Party platform of the 2016 presidential election exposed the unraveling marriage between Leftist Democrats and American democracy. The Left had adopted a deliberate strategy to destroy American democracy and replace it with a new romance - globalism. 

The Leftists claim they "outgrew" their partner, they are "progressive" and want globalism and an internationalized new world order not an old outdated democracy. There were irreconcilable differences. The New America that the Leftists envision is an internationalized collective with open borders that provides cradle-to-grave government care and guarantees equal outcome. The Left mislabels itself as "progressive" when in fact it is entirely regressive in its infantile demands for rights without responsibility, goods and services without work, and a redistribution of wealth to guarantee equal outcome for workers and non-workers. The love affair was over - the divorce was final.

The Leftist Democratic Party was certain that Americans supported their shift to globalism and collectivism represented by their legacy candidate Hillary Clinton. The bobbleheads of the mainstream media were intoxicated by their inaccurate polling that assured them of victory. The globalist elite who own the mega-corporations that own the mainstream media and employ bobbleheads like Jeff Zeleny continued to disinform the American public in an effort to dupe the public into accepting a globalized unrestricted internationalized market for their goods. 

And then came Donald Trump - a patriotic American still in love with America and committed to her ideals.   

President Trump believes in fair global trade but unequivocally rejects globalism, internationalism, and its incremental march toward socialism and ultimate goal of one-world government. President Donald Trump is an unapologetic America-first patriot who believes in American sovereignty, American democracy, and American multiculturalism through legal immigration and assimilation. President Trump brings a mature love of country back to American politics - a return to the emotionally adult perspective of the early immigrants who embraced the responsibilities that accompany the rights and freedoms of American citizenship and insure its privileges.  

President Donald Trump is diametrically opposed to the childish escape from freedom that is socialism. He understands the deceitful trade-off in socialism: the government trades "free stuff" for complete control of the population who have unwittingly surrendered their individual freedoms guaranteed by the "old" democracy. Socialism is not fair trade. President Trump has exposed the staggering corruption in politics that seeks absolute control over the American population disguised as altruism. 

CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny would have gotten it 100% correct had he described President Trump's speech in Warsaw as a contemporary expression of President Kennedy's famous inaugural speech. JFK lead the Old Democratic Party still married to American ideals and American democracy. JFK inspired a mature love of country requiring the responsibilities that accompany the rights of American citizenship and insure the privileges of American democracy:

"And so my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country." And then Kennedy addressing his international audience continued, "My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."   

President Donald Trump's Warsaw speech was an affirmation of American democracy and love of country - an America first kind of speech from an American President still married to America and American democracy.

Linda Goudsmit is a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She and her husband Rob owned and operated a girls clothing store in Michigan for 40 years and are now retired on the beach in sunny Florida. Linda graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, earning a B.A. in English literature. Having a lifelong commitment to learning, she is an avid reader and observer of life. She has shared her thoughts, observations, and philosophy of behavior in her book DEAR AMERICA Who's Driving the Bus? Linda is currently working on a children's book series titled Mimi's STRATEGY that offers helpful problem solving techniques encouraging resourcefulness and critical thinking skills for kids.


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