My #NeverTrump colleagues and friends make valid points about Donald Trump. I know: I made them myself during the Republican primaries.
But it is vital to understand what happens if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency. This country will be so far from what the Founders wanted, so different from what the #NeverTrumpers have always fought for, that it is almost impossible to see how America would recover from her — or any Democrat’s — victory.
For example, if Clinton wins, the government will now tell companies how much they must pay employees: “If you believe that companies should share profits with their workers, not paid executive bonuses, join us,” she brazenly announced.
And if you think that this is unconstitutional, remember that it won’t matter, because she will appoint left-wing Supreme Court justices and left-wing federal judges who do not view their roles as protectors of the Constitution. They view their roles as promoting “social justice,” which has as much to do with justice as “people’s democracy” has to do with democracy.
There will still be a country called the United States, a geographic entity situated between Canada and Mexico, but it will not be the America envisioned by the Founders, or by most Americans until the middle of the 20th century.
A few days before Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, he promised that if elected, “we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
He has been true to his word. And Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party will continue this fundamental transformation.
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As Bernie Sanders said in his speech to an ecstatic Democratic National Convention, “Together, my friends, we have begun a political revolution to transform America, and that revolution — our revolution — continues.”
In other words, the Democratic party now acknowledges that its aim is revolution — a revolution that undoes the American Revolution.
She spelled this out very clearly in her acceptance speech.
“We’ll build a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants.”
This means that our borders will mean nothing, that in order to guarantee Democratic-party victories for the foreseeable future, as president she will transform 10 or more million people who are here illegally into citizens.
“We have the most tolerant and generous young people we’ve ever had.”
She said this in order to pander to young Americans. But, thanks to the Left, it isn’t true. This generation is not only not “the most tolerant and generous we’ve ever had,” it is, in in many ways, the least tolerant and quite possibly the least generous “we’ve ever had.” According to Pew Research, “American Millennials are far more likely than older generations to say the government should be able to prevent people from saying offensive statements. . . . Four-in-ten Millennials say the government should be able to prevent people publicly making statements that are offensive to minority groups.”
And not just about minorities. As we see almost every day, more and more college students lead campaigns against permitting conservatives to speak on their campuses.
Hillary’s other pandering claim, that we have the most “generous young people we’ve ever had,” is equally false. Thanks to the Left, we probably have the least generous young people we’ve ever had. No generation in American history (with the possible exception of the Baby Boomers) has been as self-centered. Their governing motto is “Give me.”
“Give me a free college education, absolve me of my financial debts, give me free health care, give me benefits until I find the job I deem commensurate with my college degree . . . ”
No wonder Pew Research finds that nearly 50 percent of young Americans now have a favorable view of socialism.
America will change with a Hillary Clinton presidency. Americans will become more like Europeans.
This view underscores what is perhaps a very telling statement from the Democratic nominee’s speech that few seem to have noticed: “My mother, Dorothy, was abandoned by her parents as a young girl. She ended up on her own at 14, working as a house maid. She was saved by the kindness of others.” Note that her mother, who was 14 in 1933 — right before the Democrats began unraveling America with ever bigger government — was “saved by the kindness of others.” That is how America always operated — we Americans saved our fellow citizens who were abandoned, destitute, or impoverished. Not the government.
But that is changing, and it will change even more with a Hillary Clinton presidency. Americans will become more and more like Europeans — much less charitable with both their money and their time. Because when you know the government will take care of your neighbor, you won’t. Socialism makes people selfish. (See my five-minute video, “Socialism Makes People Selfish,” at PragerUniversity.com. When presented properly, our views can prevail: It has garnered 2 million views in two weeks, mostly of people under 35.)
With either a Republican or a Democratic Congress, a President Donald Trump could be held in check, if that proves to be necessary. And there is always the possibility that he could be a good president — appointing conservative Supreme Court and federal judges, cutting taxes, and slashing regulations. But no Congress could stop a President Hillary Clinton. She will finish the job her predecessor started: to fundamentally transform the United States of America. Perhaps forever.
— Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and columnist. His latest book, The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code, was published by Regnery. He is the founder of Prager University and may be contacted at dennisprager.com. © 2016 Creators.com