March Madness is upon us. We have already seen some early upsets, and could it be that Murray State University could be this year’s Cinderella. There were a couple of close calls with Belmont and New Mexico State — last-second shots that were missed. You just have to love this time of the year, so much passion, competition, surprises, and thrills.
But, if you have not been paying attention — which, at times, I would not blame you — there is some other madness going on in our country.
Last week, another Democrat (socialist) entered the 2020 presidential campaign: New York senator, Kirsten Gillibrand.
Well, within a week of her entering the crowded leftist presidential candidate field, Sen. Gillibrand has earned The Old School Patriot “Stuck on Stupid Saturday” recognition.
Why? This absurd comment, as if she did not realize that she was being recorded via iPhone. As reported by the Washington Examiner,
“Democratic presidential candidate Kirstin Gillibrand wants to expand Social Security to people living in the United States illegally.
“First, we need comprehensive immigration reform,” the 2020 hopeful and New York senator said during a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa. “If you are in this country now you must have the right to pay into Social Security, to pay your taxes, to pay into the local school system and to have a pathway to citizenship. That must happen.”
Gillibrand’s comments are striking given her past as an immigration hawk. In 2009, the New York senator voted to increase funding for ICE and once said she believed English should be the official language of the United States.
Under current U.S. law, only legal immigrants are entitled to Social Security benefits after paying into the program for the requisite amount of time.
According to a 2010 analysis by the Social Security Administration’s Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, the program’s trust fund is expected to be exhausted by 2037. Social Security either has or is expected to soon begin paying out more in benefits than it earns in revenues.
Gillibrand is currently near the bottom of the Democratic pack in most primary polls nationally. During a televised town hall event with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Monday, Gillibrand solidified her reversal on the issue of immigration, telling the audience that “there is no such thing as an illegal human” and said an immigrant was not “a security issue.”
First of all, perhaps Sen. Gillibrand should have realized that she was speaking in Iowa. Yes, Iowa, where a young American woman named Mollie Tibbetts was killed by an illegal immigrant. In other words, Mollie was murdered by someone who should not have been in the United States. She was murdered by someone who Sen. Gillibrand believes has a right to vote, a right to pay taxes, a right to be a part of our social security system.
It is always perplexing to me how the progressive socialist left bases its interpretation of “rights” on what aligns with their ideological agenda. Case in point, since they want to disarm Americans, the Second Amendment is not an individual right, and they incessantly seek to “infringe” upon it.
What is also telling is this abject pandering of weak slaves to the socialist mob. These people are willing to say any and everything to curry the favor of the mindless lemmings who have taken over what was once the Democrat Party. If there are legal immigrants, then the opposite of that is illegal immigrants. Sen. Gillibrand is supposed to be a representative of the United States and its citizens. Supposedly, she took an oath to uphold our rule of law, the Constitution of the United States. But, when it comes to the stupidity of the progressive socialist left, logic, reason, facts, and even common sense are light sunlight shining upon a vampire. If Senator Gillibrand no longer takes a policy position to honor our rule of law, then perhaps she should not be a US senator, certainly not a president of our nation.
Yesterday, I wrote a piece titled “Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot America?” The purpose was to educate y’all on how far off the reservation we have gone. It’s as if we are living in perpetual March Madness. None of this makes sense. So, how does any US senator make a statement like this and receive any sort of applause or support?
Our first president’s words, written in a letter to a future American President, James Madison, could not be truer, or more appropriate:
We become duped when we allow those who are “stuck on stupid” to hold positions of leadership in our Country and disrespect our national character, and rule of law, for political expediency, electoral gain. Let us never forget that socialism does not require competence from its advocates, they need only be cunning and shrewd. Socialism does require a high level of incompetence from its followers.
Therefore, this week’s recipient of the Old School Patriot “Stuck on Stupid Saturday” award is New York senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, for her shameless pandering and her abject ignorance of the duties of her oath to our rule of law, our US Constitution. Senator Gillibrand, if no human is illegal, then why did you vote to kill born American babies?
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. He’s Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and the forthcoming We Can Overcome.