As the great humorist, Will Rogers, once said, “I’m not a member of an organized political party. I’m a Democrat.” I live in fear that the Democrats will seize defeat from the jaws of victory in the 2020 Presidential Election. I agree that we’ve made a mess of Capitalism. In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith warned us against unregulated Capitalism. The corrupting influence of money in politics has twisted our whole financial system and created social and economic stresses that are tearing our nation apart. I agree that we must fix it.
But first, we must defeat Trump and save the Constitution. Neither progressives nor conservatives represent a majority of the electorate. The outcome of next election will depend how many of those in the middle can be motivated to come out and vote for our candidate. The middle will not be attracted by policies they consider radical. Elizabeth Warren is not a coward, she’s a pragmatist who understands how unlikely it is that an overly progressive platform will carry a majority of the electorate. Remember that the Electoral College went to Trump regardless of Hillary Clinton’s popular majority. We still need to carry many of the states that went to Trump.
Historically, political power in our country has continually veered back and forth between conservatives and progressives. Until now, after each cycle we have always been able to creep back towards the middle. However, Trumpism represents a clear and present danger to our Constitution and form of government that we haven’t seen since the 1850s, when the total breakdown of political civility lead to civil war. Trump’s self-centered ignorance of history and the Constitution has lead him ignore the law — and the current Senate majority has shamelessly enabled him. Fueled by Trump’s rhetoric, the propaganda organ that is the Fox Network has mislead and inflamed a militant minority of our citizens to mindlessly follow Trump. If we allow the Constitution to be destroyed, the rule of law and our democracy cannot survive.