Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) just earned my neverending respect. He introduced a resolution yesterday condemning “the growing socialist movement in our country” and called for the Senate to take a stand for freedom. He’s right – we are at a pivotal tipping point in this country. We will either reassert our constitutional rights and freedoms or we will embrace communism-lite on the road to full-blown communism.
“We’re at a pivotal time in our great nation’s history,” Daines said while speaking on the Senate floor. “America was founded upon the principles of liberty, the free enterprise system, and the promotion of national sovereignty and a strong national defense — under these principles we have built the greatest country in the history of the world.”
“We have shown the world time, and time again, the genius of American ingenuity and the grit of American determination,” he continued. “What makes America so great is not that we are bonded by one ethnicity or one race, but that we are bonded together by the idea of liberty.”
That is exactly on-point. Daines is correct when he points out that Democrats do not resemble their party-of-old. Instead, their principles are being replaced with “a radical, socialist, far-left movement.”
“The words and the actions of certain radical members of the Democratic House highlight this new standard for the Democratic Party,” Daines stated, taking aim at Democratic Socialist and self-proclaimed “radical” Marxist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), as well as her “Squad” members Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).
“Radical Democrats are advocating for disastrous policies that would wreck our economy under the guise of cleaning up the environment,” he continued before adding that “fantasy policies” like the Green New Deal and Medicare for All would be “a disaster” for the American people.
“We, as Americans have a choice: one path leads to complete government control, undermining our constitution and our American way of life – the other path is the path of freedom,” Daines said. “Capitalism and the free enterprise system has done more than any other system in the world to lift people out of poverty.”
Choose wisely America. Our system of government has brought light to the world and will again if patriots get their way.
From The Daily Wire:
“The Senate resolution, first obtained by Fox News, not only acknowledges that socialism is a failed ideology that poses a threat to freedom, liberty, and economic prosperity but also accepts that it is a “failed experiment” that “inevitably ends in misery and suffering.”
“It further declares that the United States “has been a beacon of light shining like a lighthouse to the rest of the world,” proclaims that freedom and liberty are the surest foundation of government, and affirms that the United States will never be a socialist country.
“The resolution condemning socialism comes several months after Republican House Conference Chair Liz Cheney gave a speech outside the Capitol Building echoing similar sentiments.
“Cheney told a crowd in April that Democrats need to decide whether they are still the party of former President John F. Kennedy or want to continue down the path towards socialism like Ocasio-Cortez.
“President Kennedy understood the miracle of our founding and that freedom was at the very heart of it. He understood the sacred duty that each generation bears to defend and protect that freedom,” Cheney said at the time. “[He knew] ‘the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God’ and he knew that socialism extinguishes freedom.”
“It is because the American free enterprise system thrives on innovation and it rewards entrepreneurs and employees who pursue their dreams and take that leap of faith,” Daines continued. “That is what freedom looks like.”
“In the face of this extremism we see bubbling up right over in that other chamber — the U.S House of Representatives — we must stand strong for the values that made America what it is today,” he added.”
In Daine’s prepared remarks introducing the resolution, obtained by Fox News, Daines criticized the Green New Deal and “Medicare-for-all” as well as the increase in partisanship on Capitol Hill. Less than an hour earlier, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) similarly condemned “hyperventilating hacks” seeking to sow division, rather than make policy.
Daines bluntly stated: “My grandpa was a Democrat from Billings, Montana. If he was around today, he would be appalled at some of the things the far left is saying and advocating for. The words and actions of certain radical members of the Democratic House highlight this new standard for the Democratic Party.”
“It was renowned economist Milton Friedman who said, ‘One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.’ Radical Democrats are advocating for disastrous policies that would wreck our economy under the guise of cleaning up the environment,” Daines asserted.
Daines is a staunch supporter of President Trump and is up for reelection in 2020 – here’s to hoping the good people of Montana give him another term. We need many more like Daines and far fewer socialists. Just sayin’.
“Montanans are sick and tired of listening to anti-American, anti-Semite, radical Democrats trash our country and our ideals. This is America. We’re the greatest country in the world,” Daines tweeted earlier in July.
“A radical, socialist, far-left movement is growing across this country. And it has taken root as the new voice of the Democratic Party … Today we make a choice. Freedom or Socialism. I choose freedom,” Daines said. And so do I.