JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ
On Tuesday night, President Trump stood before Congress and the world in his State of the Union address and stated, “America will never be a socialist republic.” As I said the next day, it seemed like that statement shouldn’t even be necessary. But it was a firm warning, because the Left is trying to make the U.S. just that.
Today on the show, we discussed the so-called “Green New Deal.” As reported, here is what the deal intends to do:
In what may be the most far-reaching proposal to ever be considered in Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., unveiled her “Green New Deal” on Thursday – a government-led overhaul of virtually every aspect of American life that would guarantee a host of taxpayer-covered benefits for all and phase out fossil fuels.
Along the way, her office says the plan would aim to make air travel obsolete, upgrade or replace every building in America to ensure energy efficiency and give economic security even to those “unwilling” to work.
If you need to travel by airplane to see a relative, sorry, but you’ll just have to settle for Skype calls now. Do you enjoy eating a steak now and then? If Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and her Socialist colleagues get their way, you’ll lose the rights to both, among many others they want to strip away under the invasive restrictions they will impose. But you will get to pay for those “unwilling to work.”
And they want to force you to upgrade your home to their own energy-efficient standards at your own expense, whether you can afford it or not.
It’s so absurd it should be laughable, except this plan has garnered support from 64 co-signers in the House, and 9 in the Senate, including leaders like Democrat presidential hopefuls, Sens. Corey Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris. Not surprisingly, self-professed Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders supports this deal as well.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez went out of her way to make some distinction between socialism and so-called “Democratic Socialism.” However, the Democratic Socialists of America to which she belongs recently celebrated the birth of Karl Marx, author of The Communist Manifesto and known anti-Semite.
Socialism is bad. Period. Whether you’re Republican or Democrat, Socialism is dangerous and antithetical to our Constitutional republic. It’s a dangerous path.
As the famous story about Benjamin Franklin goes, as he was exiting the Constitutional Convention, a Mrs. Powel asked him, “have we got a republic or a monarchy?” His response was profound, “A Republic, Madam, if you can keep it.”
The ACLJ is continually fighting to do just that. We are preparing to launch a multipronged plan to defend our Constitution and defeat socialism. We will let you know how you can take action with us.
You can listen to the entire episode here.
Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), one of the most prestigious law firms in the country. He is an accomplished Supreme Court advocate, renowned expert on religious liberty, a number 1 New York Times-bestselling author, and a respected broadcaster. Jay Sekulow is an attorney with a passion for protecting religious liberty – freedom – democracy. For nearly a quarter of a century, he’s been on the front lines – working to protect religious and constitutional freedoms in the courts, in Congress, and in the public arena. At the Supreme Court of the United States, Jay Sekulow has argued 12 cases – including several landmark cases which have become part of the legal landscape in the area of religious liberty litigation.
Used with the permission of the American Center for Law and Justice.