- Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Democrats are the party of death. Since Jan. 20, 2021, they’ve been busy digging the graves of democracy, prosperity and freedom.

They are the party of abortion on demand, right up to the moment of birth. They’ve staked their prospects in the upcoming election on two issues — an unlimited right to abortion and Republicans-are-fascists.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is putting up billboards touting California as the most abortion-friendly state in the nation. The governor is bursting with pride over the fact that what Nevada once was to quickie divorce, the Golden State is to quickie abortion.

California is also a mecca for the criminals and the deranged who live on the streets — but no more so than Illinois or New York. The latest horrifying video from the Big Apple shows a woman being savagely beaten by a thug on parole, who has a history of attacking women going back to the murder of his grandmother when he was a teen. His latest victim may lose an eye, because of the blindness of the Democratic Party.

Democrats are now hiding from their pro-crime record, which includes cheering the 2020 race riots, calling for defunding the police and eliminating cash bail. This is how Democrats reimagined law enforcement. Criminals imagined easy prey — and got it.

No party has done more to undermine the rule of law. Attorney General Merrick Garland thinks parents protesting at school board meetings should be investigated as domestic terrorists. A pro-life activist recently had his home raided by an FBI SWAT team, terrifying his wife and children. But when churches and pregnancy resource centers are vandalized and the homes of Supreme Court justices targeted, the AG yawns.

Open borders are an ongoing threat to public safety and national identity. On day one of his administration, President Biden stopped building the wall, ended the “Remain in Mexico” policy and turned the Border Patrol into the welcome wagon.

Criminals and drugs (including the fentanyl that’s killing our children) flow in virtually unimpeded. By killing the border, the president has put us all at risk.

Also on day one, Democrats launched an offensive against domestic energy production. The Keystone pipeline was canceled, leases to drill were severely curtailed, and the strategic oil reserve was raided. California will ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035. It will ban reality by 2036.

The results are gas prices topping $5.00 a gallon and annual inflation over 8%. The rising cost of energy drives up the cost of everything. Collateral damage will include the most vulnerable among us. How many elderly will die this winter because they’re forced to choose between buying food or heating their homes?

But wait, that’s not all, as the old Ronco commercials used to say.

Besides the impact of energy costs, Democrats are also killing the economy with inflationary spending, new taxes and the prospect of an additional 87,000 IRS agents.

Patriotism too is on the chopping block. Progressives who control the Democratic Party have made no secret of their loathing for this nation. Faith, family and freedom are the pillars of Americanism. Democrats seek to demolish all three.

Thanks to critical race theory and other woke instruction, white students are taught to hate themselves, and everyone learns to hate America — because, supposedly, this country was founded on genocide, slavery and exploitation, and the Constitution is an anachronism written by white men in wigs and buckle shoes.

If the brainwashed of today are asked to defend their country tomorrow, it will be the end of America.

Children are also taught that they can change their gender at will. But don’t tell the folks, because, as former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in a debate last year, parents shouldn’t interfere in their children’s education. You’ll never guess his party affiliation.

The president is trying to facilitate Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons, on the theory that a regime that’s currently killing protesters in the streets will use nukes responsibly, just like Russia. By curbing domestic energy production, the Democrats make us more vulnerable to blackmail by rogue regimes.

In so many ways, Democrats are the party of death. As their symbol, they should trade the donkey for the Grim Reaper.

Nothing in their agenda is about building. It’s all destruction with a green energy/racial equity veneer. Perhaps they want humanity to disappear to reduce carbon footprints.

But their success depends on our compliance. We have to voluntarily step into the graves they’ve dug. Novelist Ayn Rand called this “the sanction of the victim.”

• Don Feder is a columnist with The Washington Times.

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