MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Today is Thursday, October 15th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Megan Basham.
MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. Commentator Cal Thomas now on a Halloween version of the bait-and-switch.
CAL THOMAS, COMMENTATOR: Halloween, like so much else, will be different this year. But it still offers an analogy to the current presidential campaign. Halloween masks are supposed to hide one’s identity and be scary. The Left’s masks are designed to look comforting, but in reality they hide a radical agenda.
Politico reported last week that “progressives” (that is, the far left) have put together an agenda they hope to use to pull Joe Biden in their direction should he win the White House. The group includes members of the House of Representatives known as “The Squad,” and groups such as Black Lives Matter, labor leaders, and other far-left organizations.
They are calling it the “People’s Charter” and if that sounds a little like titles favored by communist dictators you would not be far off. Think of the People’s Republic of China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
This charter adds evidence to the claim that Biden is a tool of the left. He has no fixed positions, and has flipped on numerous issues he once claimed were his principles. That includes federal funding for abortions, which he opposed for decades, but now favors.
He refused until this week to say whether he would favor packing the Supreme Court. He finally said late Monday that he would not support it, but that could change. He’s also refused to take a position on adding Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., as the 51st and 52nd states. That would add four likely Democratic senators to Congress, solidifying a permanent Democrat majority and rendering the two-party system dead.
The “People’s Charter” is the progressive agenda we have heard for years, but with a lot more that should scare everyone. It includes more free stuff—medical care, college tuition, forgiveness of student debt. The evil rich will pay for it all, even though that’s impossible at this level of spending.
Democrats style it as Americans caring for each other, but it’s really the imposition of government “caring” for us. It would addict even more to government and thus the politicians and activists who run it. Freedom and liberty would be lost as taxes and spending increase and new regulations are imposed on guns and virtually everything else we are used to doing on our own without government intrusion.
Am I exaggerating? Read it for yourself. And while you’re at it, peruse the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations as well. It reads like it could have come from the Soviet Union.
When asked about charges that he’s a socialist, Biden likes to respond, “Do I look like a socialist?” As with many of his statements, the remark is meaningless. What does a socialist look like? Better to look at those who lust for power behind a potential Biden presidency.
The “progressives” inside and outside the Democratic Party have revealed their real agenda. It’s seductive because many people will trade their freedoms for the government promise to take care of them. In the end, though, such people will find they have been tricked when they thought they were getting treats.
I’m Cal Thomas.