Don't let Democrats fool you. The next presidential election isn't about Donald Trump. That's a Trojan horse distracting voters from what election 2020 is really about — power — and the left's insatiable hunger to expand government control into virtually every aspect of our lives.
This includes what car we drive, every doctor we see, what temperature we set our thermostats to and even what food we eat. These are just a few areas of our lives that will be affected if any Democrat is elected president. They will take a sledgehammer to consumer choice and innumerable liberties Americans currently enjoy, placing many of those decisions in the hands of Washington elites and bureaucrats who "know better."
Tactically speaking, Democrats are trying to make the next election about President Trump, whom they've made into the boogeyman for political purposes. But make no mistake: The future of this country isn't about one man. It's about freedom.
The freedom to choose one's own health care plan and one's own doctor will swiftly go into the dustbin of history if Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., or other liberal candidates who support "Medicare-for-all" gain access to Pennsylvania Avenue. Their single-payer plan will destroy the private health care industry as we know it. So instead of Americans being in the driver's seat with their health — humans' most precious commodity — an opaque bureaucrat in a cubicle will be making life-and-death decisions for you and your family.
If you think a big government-run health care system will go swimmingly, ask any veteran who's been placed on waiting lists at Veterans Affairs the past decade — or died waiting for an appointment.
Then there's the Green New Deal, which all the Democratic presidential candidates support in one form or another. If implemented, it will cost an estimated $93 trillion in addition to destroying the fossil fuel industry and the millions of jobs that go with it. That means the car you bought with your hard-earned money will become "noncompliant," and you may be forced to trade it in for an electric vehicle that "central planners" in Washington sign off on.
Think this is far-fetched? Consider that former President Obama promised voters we could keep our health care plans and our doctors. Americans discovered that was untrue as soon as ObamaCare kicked in. Millions of Americans, including my family, were told our plans were "noncompliant" and were forced to get on a government-approved plan or be fined.
Let that lesson serve as a reminder when progressives come knocking for their next power grab — your car, boat, oil, natural gas heater or any fossil-fuel vehicle or product on their indiscriminate hit list.
How soon will they make those things "noncompliant" and institute outright bans in addition to dismantling the coal industry, natural gas, offshore drilling and fracking?
But don't take my word for it. Go to Sanders' campaign website, which says: "Climate change is a global emergency. ... The scientific community is telling us in no uncertain terms that we have less than 11 years left to transform our energy system away from fossil fuels to energy efficiency and sustainable energy if we are going to leave this planet healthy and habitable for ourselves ... and future generations." He adds that if elected president, he will "act immediately to mobilize millions of people across the country in support of the Green New Deal." Same deal with Warren and the other Democratic contenders vying for the Oval Office.
Airplane travel will also come to a grinding halt. Climate alarmists, emboldened with power if elected, will also be coming for your hamburgers, plastic straws, balloons, bottled water and any other single-use or plastic product the nanny state dislikes.
As you know if you've watched any of this election's Democratic debates, liberal presidential candidates are not disguising their all-out support for far-left New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, which is undisputedly a big-government takeover of our lives and liberties — under the guise of fighting global warming.
Come Election Day, don't say you weren't warned.