Democratic politics are not progressive; They are regressive | editing

Fourteen months into the Biden administration, it has become clear that Democrats are not the so-called progressives they claim to be. Specifically, the Democratic Party should be called “regressive,” given that on virtually every indicator that matters to most Americans, the left is dragging our country backward, not forward.

Under Democratic control of government, our nation has regressed with the energy independence of the United States achieved under the previous administration. When Donald Trump was in the Oval Office in 2020, the United States was a net exporter of oil and imports were at their lowest since 1991. This year, according to the Energy Information Administration, “We expect imports Net Crude Oil Net Importers Increase, U.S. a Net Oil Importer in 2022.”

Translation: We have gone from being the biggest oil exporter under Trump to being unnecessarily dependent on Iran and other despotic regimes that use millions of dollars in American blood money to fund its terrorist proxies and other acts. infamous under President Joe Biden.

The regressives, in cahoots with the climate cabal here in the United States, have denied the Keystone XL pipeline and crippled the American fossil fuel industry with excessive regulations, bans on new drilling on federal lands and other assaults on the US energy sector for supposedly “protecting” the environment while buying dirty oil from murderous foreign dictators who don’t care about climate change.

Global peace has regressed from relative global stability under Trump, who led the destruction of the Islamic State caliphate in Iraq and brokered the historic peace agreement between Israel and the Middle East known as the Accords of Abraham, to a foreign policy trash fire under the dangerously incompetent current administration.

Russia waged war against Ukraine in the largest European invasion since World War II and is committing genocide and war crimes before our eyes. Now add the massive ongoing humanitarian crisis as millions of Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homes to unknown locations as Vice President Kamala Harris laughed during a recent joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw, unable to answer a simple question about how many Ukrainian refugees the United States is willing to accept.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We are also witnessing the emergence of an alarming new power alliance between China and Russia under Sleepy Joe’s watch, with Taiwan squarely in China’s crosshairs.

Gas prices that were affordable under Trump’s sensible energy policies have soared to an average of nearly $4.50 a gallon nationwide – the highest in American history. Inflation is at its highest level in 40 years and supply chain bottlenecks persist, hampering the US economy. Want a new car, fridge or microwave? Good luck. You’ll be waiting weeks, if not months, to get it at inflated prices.

Nor have race relations progressed; they regressed.

America was once a predominantly colorblind society. No more. Regressives now insist that we see everything through the prism of race. Forget judging others by the content of your character, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taught us in 1963 during his moving “I Have a Dream” speech in the nation’s capital. Thanks to the regressives, we are now being told to check our white privilege while innocent children are indoctrinated with critical race theory in our public school system.

But that’s not all. America has regressed in the fight against the war on drugs. Chinese and Mexican cartels manufacture deadly fentanyl that crosses our country’s porous southern border, poisoning and killing our citizens. The fentanyl overdose of several West Point cadets last week is just the latest tragic example. Illegal immigration has exploded. So is the growing crime that is spreading like wildfire, including smash-and-grabs at grocery stores, malls, and convenience stores near you.

Our right to free speech is evaporating before our eyes in a toxic stew of cancel culture, Big Tech censorship and ever-increasing internet surveillance.

And let’s not forget the personal freedoms lost during the COVID-19 pandemic with the Biden administration’s authoritarian vaccination mandates. Americans who choose not to get vaccinated have been fired from their jobs, discharged from the U.S. military, expelled from college campuses, banned from playing sports and barred from restaurants, among other penalties. severe, despite the inconvenient truth that vaccines do not. t stop the transmission of the virus.

And we must not overlook the damage done to American schoolchildren by the Democratic Party, which, instead of doing what is in the best interests of our children during the pandemic, has instead chosen to follow the orders of the teachers’ unions. ‘leftmost. Thanks to excessively prolonged remote learning and other extreme COVID-19 restrictions that have lasted more than two years, American children have suffered significant learning and developmental setbacks, regressing academically, emotional and psychological from New York to Los Angeles.

Hardly “progressive”, is it?

– Adriana Cohen is a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. To learn more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

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