Adults in Charge?
We were told that Joe Biden was going to bring sanity back to the White House. ‘The adults were back in charge,’ they said. After two and a half years, it appears that no one is in charge other than far-left ideologues embedded in his cabinet. The first things that Joe Biden did after his inauguration was open our southern border and go on a multi-trillion-dollar spending spree. Government spending became so out of control that we experienced hyper-inflation which devalued the dollar and forced the Fed to increase interest rates which is now crashing the housing market. Our open borders have allowed a flood of 7 million illegal immigrants into this country which has prompted the leaders of so-called “sanctuary” states and cities to call for the federal government to secure the border and stop illegal immigration. Crime is out of control. We have record high homelessness and record high drug overdoses under Biden. Adults do not act recklessly. Adults are able to make hard decisions. Adults enforce the law. Adults are strong enough to say, “no”.
In September, Joe Biden cut a deal with Iran – trading $6 billion for 5 American hostages. He handed the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism, $6 billion. Republicans at the time criticized Biden for negotiating with a terrorist state and warned that the $6 billion would eventually be used to sponsor terrorism against America and our allies. How do we get our hostages back, if we never negotiate with terrorist states? You make America so strong on the international stage that we could easily create a coalition which could impose our will on the negotiation. But Joe Biden, the adult, has done the exact opposite. He has weakened America on the world stage. He continually puts America last. Far-left wing ideologues believe that America is an evil nation, and its wealth and power were gained illegally and fraudulently, so it should be weakened. Biden has weakened America to such an extent internationally that world no longer cares what America wants or needs. The world laughs at America.
When Joe Biden became President, not only we were energy independent, we were the world’s number one exporter of energy, now after Biden’s attack on the American fossil fuel industry, we have to beg dictators for the energy we need. When Joe Biden took office, the U.S. dollar was the world’s reserve currency, but after Biden’s reckless dollar-devaluing spending, India, China, Russia, Brazil and Malaysia have all abandoned the dollar as their reserve currency. Our power on the international stage has been compromised to such an extent that we can no longer use it to put pressure on other countries to get our 5 hostages back, so we must hand a terrorist state $6 billion. Adults are strong. Adults stand up to threats. Adults do not appease evil nations.
Yesterday, sooner than predicted, Palestinian terrorists backed by Iran, launched an unprecedented attack on Israel, killing over 600 Israeli citizens and wounding thousands more. This attack has already been called “Israel’s 9/11”. Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu declared war on Hamas, the Iranian backed terrorist group that occupies the Gaza Strip which launched the attack. The Middle East is on fire because Joe Biden’s weakness, because of Joe Biden’s anti-American ideology. Iran was never going to use that $6 billion to fix their infrastructure or to feed their poor. Its leaders are evil dictators who were always going to use that money to attack America, Israel and the West. What American President would ever give $6 billion to a country whose President leads chants of “death to America!” in front of thousands of its citizens?
Watch what happens now. Israel suffered an unprovoked attack against its civilians, and when they justifiably respond and kill the Palestinian terrorists, Israel will be painted as the bad guys by the far-left ideologues in our country. They will be called the terrorists. The left is already setting the stage for portraying Israel as the bad guy. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar have called for “an immediate ceasefire and de-escalation is urgently needed to save lives” in response to these terrorist attacks against Israel. Once again, the American left sides with the Muslim terrorists and not the innocent. So, when Israel, justifiably, hits Hamas back, AOC and Ilhan Omar will call Israel the evil one.
Adults bring peace, not war. Donald Trump brokered the Abraham Accords which brough 5 peace treaties between Israel and neighboring Middle Eastern states who had been enemies with Israel. Joe Biden has brought war. Ukraine is at war with Russia because of the United States’ weakness brought on by the Biden administration. Russia attacked Ukraine twice during the Obama administration and launched a full-on assault on Ukraine after Biden’s first year in office. Russia did not think about attacking Ukraine during the four years that Donald Trump occupied the White House.
What was Biden’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? He put economic sanctions on Russia which drove up America’s oil prices and forced us to drain our Strategic Petroleum Reserve which has further weakened America, while at the same time Russia has made record profits off its sale of oil to Europe due to the higher oil costs which is financing their war. If America was strong and still the number one exporter of oil in the world, Europe could have circumvented Russia for their oil needs and bought all their energy directly from the United States which would have kept oil prices down and caused the Ukraine war to bankrupt Russia, not make it wealthier. But Biden never thought of that because he is blinded by his far-left wing ideology.
Left-wing ideology is not a mature and adult ideology. It is childish and adolescent, failing to see the world for what it is. It sees the world for what it hopes it to be. It blames all the wrong people for the problems in the world. Iran is not a hellhole filled with bad actors and terrorists because of the United States’ economic sanctions, rather, United States imposed economic sanctions on Iran because it is filled with bad actors and sponsors terrorism. So, releasing $6 billion to Iran was not going to make Iran a better country, it was going to make it a worse country and the world a more dangerous place, and we are witnessing the fruits of that today in Israel.
Judd Garrett is a graduate from Princeton University, and a former NFL player, coach, and executive. He has been a contributor to the website Real Clear Politics. He has recently published his first novel, No Wind.