By NFRW President Ann Schockett
Since Inauguration Day we’ve heard from commentators, celebrities, and liberal friends who believe that America now has a compassionate president, an affable Washington insider who is moderate and who plays by the rules and gets along with the media. Under this administration, they will not have to deal with outrageous ideas such as increasing prosperity by cutting taxes and reducing regulations, hold the Chinese accountable on their trade policies by enforcing tariffs and bringing American jobs back to our shores, enforce our borders and work with other countries to control the flow of migrants or champion energy independence instead of crusading to eliminate fossil fuels. Under this administration, America First will be discarded.
Outrageous to them is the notion that America is an imperfect but essentially good country founded on good principles and whose President puts its interests first. Instead, they demand an America where globalism, socialism, and wokeism are paramount and our interests come last.
The first 100 days of the Biden Administration have proven themselves to be anything but compassionate and have put Americans last.
Within minutes of his inauguration, President Biden signed an executive order cancelling the construction of the Keystone Pipeline. Is it compassionate to kill over 11,000 jobs, including 8,000 union jobs, and let energy prices soar for working Americans? Is it compassionate to try to sell people on a $2.25 trillion “infrastructure” plan when only 7% of the funding is for roads, bridges, waterways, ports, and airports?
President Trump faced endless criticism for taking a tough stance on immigration and border security. President Biden promised a more compassionate approach. Now our facilities on the border are dangerously overcrowded with thousands of migrants illegally crossing into the U.S. every day, many of whom are unaccompanied children. Human trafficking is rampant, and many migrants are being released into the community with neither proper testing nor treatment for COVID-19. Neither President Biden nor Vice President Harris, appointed to handle the crisis, have yet visited the border let alone come up with a solution on how to handle it. Compassion is definitely lacking when the only ones celebrating are the human traffickers and drug dealers.
As for the COVID-19 pandemic, then candidates Biden and Harris were skeptical about the COVID-19 vaccine and its effectiveness, cautioning everyone to “follow the science.” It was the Trump Administration that put together Operation Warp Speed to assist scientists and drug makers in rapidly developing a vaccine and to create a distribution plan. Now President Biden’s compassionate response is to take all the credit for Operation Warp Speed and put forth a COVID relief package that, like his infrastructure plan, includes very little to fight the coronavirus but lavishes spending on for Democrat pet projects. As for returning to normalcy in school, President Biden is more concerned with placating the powerful teachers’ unions than showing concern for our children’s health and well-being and their education. We could be dealing with the fallout from our children and the emotional scars for years.
There was little in President Biden’s speech indicating that he is concerned with the general welfare of the American people – only a left-wing agenda.
We NFRWarriors are ready for battleground Elections 2022. We listened to Senator Tim Scott’s response to President Biden’s address. The Senator, a target of our opponents, spoke of hope and opportunity and better days ahead. “Our best future will not come from Washington schemes or socialist dreams, but from you, the American people,” he said.
2022 will be upon us before we know it. It’s time to start recruiting and laying the foundation to elect Republican candidates to re-take the House of Representatives and Senate. Women’s voices matter, and we must keep speaking up and holding Democrats in power accountable for their missteps and radical agenda that are harming rather than helping our country and fellow Americans. Through our activism, vigilance and love of country, we will show what real compassion looks like and expose the thin veneer displayed by an affable, but weak-willed President Biden.