Frenzy

 

The impeachment ship is foundering in the breakers of the Mueller report. From blaming Trump election despondency for their obsessive reporting to outright denial, the old guard media is at loss to explain how their spin got “unspun” before the eyes of the Nation. The old ships are taking on water.

The frenzy to destroy a man, to be his undoing, has Americans wondering if they are witnessing a psychosis of sorts. To be so prejudiced against an individual that some in the public eye are willing to abandon any and all tethers to reason, is unsettling to the average citizen. Americans have begun to recoil from the crazed who crave destruction.

Maine was left in the best financial position it has been in decades, but here too the frenzy took hold. Focused instead on a Governor who some found offensive in manner and deed, the quest to destroy his accomplishments engaged at full throttle at the inaugural of his replacement. Governor Mills has left no dollar unspent.

Moving at a frenetic pace, the Democrat controlled branches of Maine’s government have managed to spend themselves into the red before the end of the first quarter of the first year of Governor Mills’ first term, surpassing the predictions of even the most cynical prognosticators of doom. Mainers have been barraged by a blunderbuss of tax increase bills leaving the Maine taxpayer feeling fiscally bludgeoned and scurrying to hide their wages in every secret chamber they can find knowing that Governor Tax Mills cometh. With no less than five bills to increase tax on heating oil and fuel, Democrats have served warning that they will tax anything and tax some more to feed their blood-lust to destroy every iota of the accomplishments of the Governor they love to hate.

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Silence is Golden

 

There is an expectation in this Republic that the duly elected Representative of the people will represent the people. Not so for the voters of Congressional District 2 (CD2) in the state of Maine. As the freshman Representative from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has established herself as the standard bearer of the Democrat Party, Jared Golden, the freshman Representative from Maine who campaigned on standing up to his Party, is content to offer his silence as consent.

The Cortez inspired Green New Deal has Democrats breathless to get on board but when the citizens have voiced their opposition, Cortez’ response is “I’m in charge”, and “I’m the boss.” This flies in stark contradiction to the basic tenets of the Constitutional Republic. So we wait for Representative Golden to defend the Republic we hold dear in CD2, and yet, only silence.

The cost of the Green New Deal to every household is $650,000 to fund its $93 trillion price tag. Devastation lurks in the wings of Congress for personal economies. The Golden response is silence.

The regulations and mandates proposed by the Democrats New Deal would crush the economies and businesses all over CD 2. Cortez, the new leader of the Democrats, has a solution for the impending fiscal demise Democrats create, “Don’t have children.” Still, silence from Golden.

Since Jared Golden co-sponsored a bill with Chellie Pingree to funnel tax dollars into his campaign, Golden has done nothing to decry his Party’s careen over the fiscal cliff of insanity. He seems content to cower in the shadow of the Green New Deal. CD2 needs a voice to stand for them in Congress against this regulatory tyranny, but silence is Golden.

-Andy Torbett

Geographical Prejudice

 

Prejudice, its many layers unfolded, invariably yield an influence unhealthy to society. More than the nostalgic lampoon of quirky Americana in a Hollywood taint, geographical prejudice, at its extreme, has been a combative divide between regions of our society with often tragic results. Surprising as it would seem, the Democrat Party has made geographical prejudice a hallmark of their political agenda.

Much like Ranked Choice Voting, which by design circumvents the will of the rural voter, the Maine Democrat Party has introduced a bill that would give away its electoral votes to larger more populated states, in a first step move to eliminate the Electoral College. The so called “National Popular Vote Interstate Compact” is the means by which Democrats hope to give away Maine’s four electoral votes.

Eleven states and the “unstate”, but statist, Washington D.C. have joined the compact. All eleven states are Democrat strongholds, with California and New York the power brokers. In essence electorally, Maine Democrats want California to have their cake and eat Maine’s too.

The Electoral College was designed to insure that all regions of the Nation have an impact on the election of the President. If Democrats have their way and abolish the Electoral College, the Presidency would be decided by two States, California and New York. But Democrats want to take the travesty further with the interstate compact which could take the electoral votes of rural states and give them to urban states.

Yes, there is a pattern here. Democrats have made no secret of their disdain for the “backwards” beliefs, morals, and ideals of rural America. As with RCV, their aim is to silence rural voters by eliminating the structures that protect the integrity of those votes. This goal undermines the fundamental tenets of the Republic for fair representation.

-Andy Torbett