[This is Part 2 of a two-part post on this subject. Part 1 can be read here.]
Some Thoughts On Proposed Democratic Platform Policies
Let’s quickly explore some of the platforms and policies that we heard proposed in the last few days by the various candidates for the democratic presidential nominee. It should make for an interesting exploration of just how divergent viewpoints can be… even by those who share the same country and purported values…
But let us preface this with something important. Remember that we have two goals here: first and foremost, the goal (for many Americans, at least half of them) is to see Donald Trump lose the general election in 2020. So some of the reasoning that will be used in examining the issues will be based on what will best help achieve that goal. The secondary goal of course is to actually achieve some of these proposed policy objectives during the next presidential term, hopefully, for many, one occupied by a Democrat. But just to be clear, these proposed policy goals should not prevent the Democrats from achieving the number one goal, i.e. defeating Donald Trump (if that, as stated, is their number one overarching goal, and pushing him back into the private sector. If this is not accomplished, we will achieve NONE of these policy goals as a country and most likely continue to move backwards into more traditionally conservative and non-progressive territory, and continue to become more divided socially, politically and economically.
(Just for the record, to all my conservative and republican friends reading this, please remember, I’m more of a Trump defender and apologist than most that lean middle of the road or Libertarian, even some disheartened republicans that I know. You can’t claim I haven’t tried to be impartial, fair or open minded. I have. More than most. Though I applaud his achievements over the last two years, I just can’t get on board with his divisive often combative style of governing (if one can call it that) and do not believe that Trump is mature, stable or sane enough to be POTUS. The stakes are beginning to become too high. And let’s be honest, everyone is just far too upset and uptight due to his irrational unpredictability, often disrespectful hate speech, complete lack of knowledge of facts and history, shocking lack of knowledge about etiquette, diplomacy and protocol, questionable business ethics and surprisingly crazy antics. The country is an emotional hot mess, ready to tear itself apart any day — very reminiscent of the United States in the late 60s and early 70s. It’s just not worth it having this guy around, at this time, despite (what some may consider) his good intentions for the country. IMHO at least. There is someone out there who can lead just as effectively without so much drama and shenanigans. Less class clown and more valedictorian.)
So… Regarding all those proposed policies we heard bandied about this week…. It was a lot to take in. For anyone. Surprising the candidates did as good of a job answering the myriad questions tossed their way as they did. Well prepared they were. Especially Harris, Booker and Sanders. more “Making Sense of the First Democratic Debates – Proposals and Policies – Part 2”