Let's get real, folks. This is just the sort of situation that the Founders would not have recommended. A single family putting a father and two sons in the White House in a period of less than thirty years doesn't quite fill the bill of a citizen-patriot. Furthermore, to make the most recent candidate a man who has so many personal plans for the country that are so alien to the majority of voters is not a good idea. The only thing I can really say positive is that he would be better than Hillary, a member of that other family that feels entitled to the White House, but that seeming positive is not nearly enough to make him either a good choice or electable.
I've listened to the Bushes ever since father, George H.W. was President. They are decent people with good manners but they do, for the most part, carry an elitist air. With the exception of George W., who had a great sense of humor and was more of a Texan than the others, the Bush clan seems more at ease with the internationalists than they do with average Americans. And Jeb's strong push for Common Core and for throwing out the welcome mat to everyone wanting entry into America is not going to improve our life.
Here's the deal. Jeb says he can improve the economy and there's no reason he can't get a growth rate of four percent annually. But here's the big if that he doesn't want to tell us. If he does it by turning our kids into mindless automatons who learn what he wants them to learn while neglecting the importance of individuality and self-growth through initiative, what have we accomplished? And that's the goal of Common Core, to impose a one size fits all educational system designed to create good little citizens who can easily be manipulated by the elite power brokers who will rule.
And then there's his immigration concepts which I consider nothing more than amnesty. He says we've got to fix a broken system when the only thing broken is a political system which won't follow existing law. And then there's another big if. If the economy does grow at a four percent rate but American citizens and native born Americans are thrown out of work in favor of cheaper labor from illegals being granted legal status, what have we accomplished? And the truth is the rich will just get richer while the old middle class will disappear into serfdom.
Finally, I find it telling that Jeb opened his campaign in Miami with a huge audience of Hispanics and making a huge point to use Spanish. Nothing wrong with Spanish, but English is the language of our nation's heritage and it should be foremost in use in all walks of life. It's about assimilation and without assimilation the country breaks into pieces. We've diversified ourselves to the point that we have largely lost a common factor to bring us all together. I don't think Jeb is concerned about that.
And his speech focused on what America needs to do for those coming to America; there was no talk about the greatness of Americans and how they will prosper. It's all about the New America that he wants to create.
I don't know about you, but I reject his views and his premise. International corporations and big government operatives bleeding good Americans dry while they lower costs and live the grand life style is not a future that will be attractive. Let's put Americans to work first, give them a real education, not a one test fits all grounding, and allow them to grow and prosper according to their God give talents, ambition and hard work. Let Carlos Slim and the boys down below the border take care of their own problems. And if we need to give them a compassionate helping hand, let it be to help them make their own nation work, not inherit their problems.
Just say no to Jeb, the wrong man at the wrong time for a nation that needs someone so much better. We need an American Patriot putting America first, not a charity society for the rest of the world. God bless America.