In fact, a majority of voters say they’re better off now than they were four years ago, even after eight months of a pandemic.
Police and public safety
Newsflash: This year’s election isn’t the choice between a guy who tweets or a guy who trips all over himself reading his teleprompter. The choice is between two vastly different Americas. The question is, which America do you want your kids to grow up in? An America where the Orwellian mantra of “peaceful protests” reverberates in dismissing violence and anarchy? Where public safety is an afterthought? Where “mob rule” rules the day as we’ve seen in many Democrat-run cities across the country, as rioting and looting have destroyed businesses and ended innocent lives. That’s Joe Biden’s America. An America that unequivocally condemns violence, loudly supports law enforcement, and proudly protects our families? That’s Trump’s America.
In an unprecedented move, police organizations all over the country, some of which have never endorsed a candidate before and some which had previously endorsed Democrats, are endorsing Trump this year. Paul DiGiacomo, president of the New York City Detectives’ Endowment Association said, “The safety of our members depends on this election.”
Suburban moms like me believe the safety of our families also depends on this election.
Fighting for religious freedom
For all you Christians out there upset that the president doesn’t say “please” and “thank you” on Twitter: While you were obsessing over 280 characters, Trump was actively working to protect religious freedom. That’s a 180-degree turn from the Obama-Biden administration and Democratic attorneys general which sued the Little Sisters of the Poor — twice.
One of Trump’s first acts was to nominate Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, followed by Brett Kavanaugh. Both nominees had strong records of protecting religious freedom enshrined in the First Amendment — which doesn’t just protect where and how you choose to worship, but also how you choose to exercise your faith in your everyday life. Watching the hearing for Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, with my daughters, it became clear this remarkable woman is an inspiration and role model for young girls everywhere. Barrett is a highly respected judge, a distinguished law professor who graduated first in her class from Notre Dame Law School, and a mom of seven. She would be the first mother of young children to serve on the Supreme Court.
Yet, during the hearing we watched Vermont Democrat Sen. Patrick Leahy, who’s been in the Senate for 45 years, tell my daughters that Barrett would set women back decades. In Biden’s America, Barrett is a setback. The rest of us call her a trailblazer.
Now Biden threatens to turn the Supreme Court into his own liberal mini-Congress. He wants to form a commission to explore options that “go well beyond” adding to the court.
Got it. Stay tuned for the Supreme Court to start resembling game day on a football field with “Team Biden” jerseys instead of black robes if Biden’s elected. They’d rubber-stamp his policies, including perhaps a national lockdown over COVID-19. Now that is scarier than anything Trump has said or proposed.
Our children are political casualties
The virus has taken a toll on our children as well as our economy and physical health. Keeping our kids isolated at home learning behind a computer screen is a disaster. Working parents struggle to juggle their jobs while supervising online learning.
Meanwhile, mental health issues in our kids are on the rise. In July, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert R. Redfield said there are more suicides and deaths from drug overdoses than from COVID-19 as a result of school closures, particularly high schools. Inexplicably, some teachers’ unions are hijacking schools and refusing to help let kids back in the classroom. The union in my northern Virginia school district demands schools remain closed until at least August 2021.
But in Biden’s America, he’ll always stand with the teachers, even when they are wrong. How do we know? Because he told them. In July he said, “You don’t just have a partner in the White House, you’ll have a (National Education Association) member in the White House,” referring to his wife, Jill Biden. Well, our kids should not have to take one for the team because of fear that collides with facts, or the flexing of political muscle. In contrast, Trump knows lockdowns are, on the whole, a brutal failure.
Meanwhile, the economy is steadily coming back, unemployment rates are going down again; and new studies show something else is going down — COVID-19 death rates.
Two candidates, two very different Americas. For this suburban mom, the choice couldn’t be clearer.
Who am I to say Lauren DeBellis Appell is incorrect and that her opinion is just that: HER opinion and nothing more. If that’s true,
isn’t that enough? What have we become politically that gives any person on the Left (or any person on the Right) permission to just blast someone with an opposite opinion about anything — an opinion based solely on their own life experiences?
“Diversity” is much more than just a talking point; it’s much more than a brand passed around by a member of one social or political group to someone else. “Diversity” implies a benign acceptance at every level of ALL of the things that are intrinsic in a person’s identity whether one agrees with them or not. Diversity does NOT give one a right to pick and choose which skin colors, ethnic background, religion, political affiliation is acceptable or not. Diversity simply means for one person to accept another person: PERIOD!
I don’t hear much of that from today’s Democrat Party leadership. Let me close with an example from a Massachusettes U.S. Senator Ed Markey:
Senator Markey said in nominating Judge Coney-Barrett, President Trump had selected “a far-right, extremist judge, whose vote on the Supreme Court will put at risk the fundamental rights sacred to our democracy.”
“If you are LGBTQ, Judge Amy Coney Barrett doesn’t believe you should get married,” Markey said. “If you have diabetes or heart disease, Judge Amy Coney Barrett doesn’t believe you should be able to obtain affordable health care coverage. If you are a Dreamer, Judge Amy Coney Barrett will vote to deport you.”
“Senator McConnell and Senate Republicans are trying to steal yet another Supreme Court seat less than six weeks before the presidential election and even after voting has already begun,” Markey continued.“The vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg portends one of the most consequential Supreme Court nominations our nation has ever seen. I will do everything in my power to stop Judge Amy Coney Barrett from being confirmed to the Supreme Court, and shifting the Court’s balance dangerously to the right for years to come.”
Does everyone reading this today from a Suburban Mom and a Massachusetts U.S. Senator understand that some folks in power need to seriously reconsider their professions of choice? If you haven’t listened to Justice Barrett’s comments from the Rose Garden after being sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas, please do so. They’re brief, but will change the perspective you have (or SHOULD do so) about diversity and differences and the acceptance of others:
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Yes and Amen! So well stated in a convincing manner … without yelling or hate! Imagine that…..