Democrats have changed

© 2019 Jim Spence - Let’s all consider how much things have changed in the Democratic Party over the last few years. All of the Democrat's presidential candidates, save for a couple, are now advocating for the abolition of private health insurance. Apparently, they want the federal government to do for private health care what it has done for VA hospitals.
Almost all the Democrats are calling for the elimination of U.S. borders. They go so far as to brand the U.S. Border Patrol and its support agencies as terrorists. Long gone are the lessons taught to us by the bi-partisan 9-11 Commission that reported to the American people about the hazards of lax border enforcement policies.
It goes on and on. Virtually every Democrat who is running for president supports the doubling of income tax rates including an onerous 70% top income-tax rate. Most are calling for annual taxes on wealth. It seems we just have too much wealth around here.
Democrats want a college education to be “free.” One can only suppose taxpayers will foot the bill for every Tom, Dick, and Mary who wants to go to college, regardless of academic achievement in high school, which is already sorely lacking all over the country.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has now joined the amazing chorus of Democrats calling for taxpayers to shell out reparations for slavery. Nobody knows how the government might devise a system to reward families whose great great great great grandparents died fighting to end slavery nearly 160 years ago. There were hundreds of thousands of them. The main thing is to make sure black Americans feel like "victims."
Most Democrats, who have huge carbon footprints out on the campaign trail, want to destroy the fossil fuel industry and the nation’s economy along with it. This idea is to fight the mythical beast known as climate change. The cost could run $100 trillion for Democrats to get themselves in charge of the energy industry.
Some U.S. companies have gone so far as to declare themselves Democrats. Think about Nike's management, which has decided under advice from the brilliant Colin Kaepernick, that the Betsy Ross American flag should be banned because it is a symbol of slavery and oppression.
The pro-abortion wing of the Democratic Party has decided that killing babies in the birth canal is a woman’s healthcare “choice” instead of infanticide. What is next? Will Democrats demand that mass murderer Kermit Gosnell be released from prison and declared a folk hero? Should we build a monument to a baby killer and put it on the mall in Washington D.C.?
Whatever happened to the Democrats I knew growing up? They were adamant supporters of free speech and all other forms of civil liberties. Right under our noses Democrats of my youth have been replaced by 21st century Govbots who think the solution to every problem is to give more power to the state. Lenin, Stalin, and Mao must be wondering why they were born way too early, with all of the opportunities that are presenting themselves to totalitarians in America in 2019. These guys killed millions who disagreed with them, but they had to do so without an assist from today's U.S. Democrats.