Friends don't let friends vote Democrat!
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, ..."
Do you see any of this from our Government today?
"... That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
It's time to make this Declaration again, but to Washington, DC rather than London.
For my part, I am a Republican and a Conservative. On my first
opportunity I voted for Richard Nixon in 1960, for Barry Goldwater
in 1964 and Nixon again in 1968. We won this time. I have never
missed a Presidential election and have always voted Republican.
Today's Democrat has lost any resemblance to Thomas Jefferson, the party's founder. He now refers to himself as Liberal and/or Progressive. The Liberal takes his lead from Karl Marx rather than James Madison. I don't know how to characterize the Progressive. I'm going to have to study a little more.
The Liberal has no concept of Liberty and Freedom. They take any idea or activity and depending on whether they like it will pass a law either banning it or making it mandatory. The Liberal knows that he is exceeding smart and wise, more than we could ever be, and feels duty-bound to protect us from bad choices and ensure we have only good things to say and do. He will, to the extent possible, control what we think, what we say and what we do.
Are you really OK with that? Really?
And about offending someone. I say something and you take offence? So what? Don't listen to me. I have no idea what might offend you. And I don't care. Your choice to be offended is your business, not mine.
What magic power have you Liberals acquired that you know when someone is paid too much or too little by his employer? What benefit accrues by limiting the income of highly productive people? None! If you take his money, he has less incentive to be productive, and he won't buy that boat or plane. Makers of boats and planes make less money and pay less in taxes. Everybody loses.