Today’s Top News and the Presidential Election

All the top news stories this week might seem totally unrelated, but look closer.  They are all closely related to the 2016 Presidential Election.  What are the top news stories this week?  How are they related to each other?  And, how are they related to the 2016 Presidential Election.  Let’s explore the big news headlines this week and answer all these questions …

What are this Week’s Top News Stories?  How are they Related to the 2016  Presidential Election?

First, there are the riots in Baltimore. Rock throwing, flyer distributed about anarchy and a purge, injured police officers, burning cars, subway stations shut down, a major league game cancelled  - all part of a pattern of violence against local police after a black man died in police custody.  These events are similar to recent riots in Ferguson, Missouri.  Are they justified?  Mob violence is not justified.  Hurting innocent people is neither legal or moral.  In Ferguson, the police officer was exonerated by local law investigators and a Federal investigation too.

What’s the real issue in Baltimore?  Progressive socialists seek to centralize all police functions into a national police force under big government.

Second,  all around America we see some gays and lesbians not only seeking the legalization of same-sex marriage, but also demanding acceptance of their lifestyle.  This is a lifestyle that many Americans don’t accept personally and believe violates their deeply held religious beliefs.

What’s the real issue with same-sex marriage and forcing all Americans to accept same-six marriage?  Progressive socialists reject America’s Judeo-Christian heritage, reject America’s religious freedom, and often see Christianity as a roadblock to their secular, big government ideology that doesn’t see value in individual liberty.  Since the Constitution does not include an apparent mechanism for same-sex marriage, progressives are attempting to force same-sex marriage on Americans through willing activist judges.  The proper way for them to obtain same-sex marriage is through the States.  Of course, winning the battle in a few courts is far easier than sending the issue to State legislators, the proper Constitutional approach to take.

Third, stories abound in the news about the continuing adverse impacts of ObamaCare on America’s healthcare system … fewer doctors, drug shortages, higher premiums, higher deductibles, higher co-payments, fewer treatment options, government penalties, etc.  There are on-going battles in the courts as well debating the legality and implementation of ObamaCare.

What’s the real issue about ObamaCare?  Most Americans did not want ObamaCare passed back in 2010.  Most Americans have expressed their preference to repeal it recently.  But, progressive socialists passed it anyway and are fighting to keep it.  Progressives seek to have big government control our entire health care system, despite Americans clear desire for health care freedom.

Fourth, there are the on-going concerns about current and former officeholders following the Constitution and the Rule of Law, avoiding filing tax returns, using the government IRS system to favor some Americans over other Americans based on their political views, and creating enormous, potential conflicts of interest.  The breakdown in the Rule of Law is a major problem to many Americans.  Americans don’t want to go the way of a banana republic with politicians flaunting the laws.

What’s the real issue with not following the Constitution, the Rule of Law, and the Separation of Powers?  If we don’t, America will be run by a big government that can due as it pleases, while ordinary Americans have limited or no freedom in many (or all) areas of their lives.

What Does All this have to Do with the 2016 Presidential Election?

All these issues have to do with one important question: “What Type of Government Will America Have in the Future?”

Will America follow the Constitution, the Rule of Law, and the Separation of Powers?  Will America continue to be exceptional?  Will Americans follow its great tradition of freedom and economic prosperity?  Will Americans be free?  Will government be limited?

Or, will America ignore the Constitution, the Rule of Law, and the Separation of Powers?  Will America choose to be non-exceptional and be run by an elite that is above the law?  Will America become a welfare state or socialist economic basket case?  Will Americans lack freedom?  Will religious freedom, political freedom, and economic freedom be limited?  Will government be big, pervasive, and ubiquitous?

The 2016 Presidential Election will probably answer this question for a generation or more to come.

For More Information

For more information, please read my book America’s Economic War on the on-going battles between socialism/control and capitalism/freedom.  Also, for an extensive look at freedom, please read my newest book Renewing America and Its Heritage of Freedom.

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