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Opinion: Truth and Consequences in AD 2023



By John F. Di Leo, Opinion Contributor

In October, 2020, the national average price at the pump for regular unleaded gasoline was $2.05 per gallon, and the national average price for diesel was $2.38.

Both of these critical commodities have doubled in the past two and half years, costing the American economy a mint, costing every American family thousands of dollars per year, entirely because of intentional actions by the Biden-Harris regime as soon as they took power.

Stolen elections have consequences.

In 2020, the official inflation rate was about 1.2%. Today, the official inflation rate is over six percent. The skyrocketing inflation rates since 2021 have caused American workers’ salaries to be effectively reduced in value, even if they get raises, because the typical basic annual raise of about 3% used to be a bit above the inflation rate, and is now severely below it.

Every year, most American families now earn less money, because of the intentionally destructive economic policies of the Biden-Harris regime. Massive, unaffordable overspending by government, destructive taxation and regulation that drive companies out of business and put employees out of work, these were conscious decisions by the Democrat majorities in Congress and the Democrats in the Executive branch, and we are all poorer as a result.

Stolen elections have consequences.

In 2020, both China and Russia were theoretically in war mode, periodically threatening action against their desired conquests (Taiwan and Ukraine, respectively), but neither was acting on it. Taiwan and Ukraine had been in relative calm – on their guard, but free of active shooting – throughout the Trump years.

In 2021 and 2022, however, with America asleep at the switch, Red China started threatening neighbors all over the South China Sea, and Russia actually restarted their invasion of Ukraine, with a very hot war that has now lasted over a year and done immense damage to the global economy.

Stolen elections have consequences.

We could go on, but do we need to?

The Pelosi and Shumer majorities in the halls of Congress were as bad as ever, with such highlights as an intelligence committee member caught in a long-running affair with a Chinese spy, the chairman of that same committee knowingly spreading disinformation to slander a sitting president to mislead his colleagues into voting for impeachment, even the most peculiar drunk driving and late night domestic incidents ever, involving the geriatric husband of the Speaker of the House.

Even worse, the appointees of the Biden-Harris regime at all levels, from the cabinet to the judiciary, have been abominable.

An Attorney General, perhaps bitter at having been wisely denied a Supreme Court appointment some years before, who actively weaponized the federal Justice Department in an attempt to frighten concerned parents out of attending local school board meetings.

A cross-dressing kleptomaniacal national director of nuclear waste disposal who has been repeatedly caught stealing luggage in airports.

A Supreme Court Associate Justice, specifically chosen for her race and sex, who was unwilling to publicly state what a “woman” is – in her confirmation hearings! – for fear of upsetting the Democrat base.

A Secretary of Energy bound and determined to force the removal of safe, efficient, and affordable gas-operated ovens, dryers, water heaters and furnaces from America’s homes, by issuing regulations guaranteed to price them out of existence.

A Secretary of Homeland Security who denies we have a porous border, even while building publicly funded programs to transport and house the millions of illegal aliens who pour over the border every year.

Secretaries of Defense and State who cooperated to abandon our airfield in Afghanistan weeks before arranging safe evacuations for American citizens and allies after completely unnecessarily deciding to turn over the country to the Taliban, resulting in thousands of Americans and American sympathizers being essentially condemned to abuse and death.

It is in the aura of this amazing record that the incumbents – “Jackboot Joe” Biden and “Keynote Kamala” Harris – proudly stand up to declare their runs for reelection in 2024. Having chosen the swing state of Wisconsin in 2020, the Democratic Party has chosen the blue state of Illinois as the unlucky host city of their 2024 convention. And they have quietly let it be known that, with incumbents running for “re-election,” there is no need for Democratic primary debates, so they most likely won’t allow any.

This is a four-year-long dumpster fire, not due to miscalculations at all, but due to the intentional appointments, intentional policies, intentional executive orders, and intentional legislation of a political party that actively wants the United States to be poorer, weaker, sicker, and sadder.

In the old days – under Johnson, Carter, and Clinton – one could believe that the Democratic Party really wanted the best for the United States; that their methods were just well-intentioned but misguided. Such delusions no longer fit the evidence.

It is now Democrat party policy to look at a nation that needs more dependable electric power, and then sabotage the grid through crippling regulations.

It is now Democrat party policy to see a pipeline or border wall almost complete, and illegally rip up the contracts and abandon them, leaving the materials on the ground to rust or be stolen, leaving the contractors, truckers and tradesmen to go bankrupt without shedding a tear.

It is now Democrat party policy to bribe blue states and blue cities with federal tax dollars, bailing out unfunded pension plans and welfare bills, kicking the can down the road a few more years, but solving none of those jurisdictions’ deep and potentially lethal economic time bombs.

All this cannot be called accidental. The Democrats know what they’re doing, and as long as they know their allies in the news media will never call them out on it, they continue to pursue these destructive paths.

Democrat politicians know that there is really only one solution to America’s problems: for the voters to permanently eject their entire party from public office – federal, state, and local – never to return.

And that, more than anything else, is why the Democrats have spent these past several years spreading the cancers of automatic driver’s license generated voter registration, unrequested vote-by-mail, unmonitored ballot drop boxes, a virtual ban on voter ID requirements, six-week-long voting periods instead of a single, secure Election Day, and a host of other such measures, to utterly undermine the practice of secure elections in America.

After all, you can’t prove that there’s been vote fraud if absolutely every imaginable form of ballot fabrication has been officially legalized.

Stolen elections have consequences.

Copyright 2023 John F. Di Leo

John F. Di Leo is a Chicagoland-based trade compliance trainer and transportation manager, writer, and actor. A one-time county chairman of the Milwaukee County Republican Party, and former president of the Ethnic American Council, he has been writing regularly for Illinois Review since 2009.

A collection of John’s Illinois Review articles about vote fraud, The Tales of Little Pavel, and his 2021 political satires about current events, Evening Soup with Basement Joe, Volumes One and Two, are available, in either paperback or eBook, only on Amazon.

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