Do We Still Believe in “Our Capacity for Self-Government”?

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“This idea — that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power — is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man’s relation to man. This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.” ~ Ronald Reagan, A Time For Choosing

If Ronald Reagan were alive today, he would not recognize Biden’s America and he would be sickened to see what Biden and the Democrats are doing to his beloved country. From Biden’s very first day in office he has set forth an agenda which will destroy America.

Let’s review a few of Biden’s Executive Orders that prove my point.

On January 20, 2021 Biden’s Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government means that we no longer treat Americans equally, but with equity. We must now ensure that outcomes are equalized. What does this mean?

On Nov 1, 2020 Kamala Harris gave us an idea of what they want when she tweeted the following:

“It’s about giving people the resources and the support they need, so that everyone can be on equal footing, and then compete on equal footing. Equitable treatment means we all end up in the same place.” This is socialism.

In American we all have equal opportunity, however we may not all end up in the same place, because we are free to work hard or not so hard.

On Jan, 2021, Biden published his Executive Order On The Revision of Civil Immigration Enforcement Policies and Priorities undoing many of the immigration policies put in place by the Trump Administration. On Feb 02, 2021 Biden went further and published his Executive Order on Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans.

We all should have known what was to come in a Biden Administration. Biden laid out his “immigration policies” as a candidate in the 2019 debates when he stated,

“What I would do as president is several more things because things have changed. I would, in fact, make sure that there is, we immediately surge the border, all those people are seeking asylum. They deserve to be heard. That’s who we are. We’re a nation that says if you want to flee and your fleeing oppression, you should come.”

Biden wasn’t honest about his desire to surge the border with those “fleeing oppression.” Biden has opened the US-Mexican border completely. This allows cartels, terrorists, and criminals of every kind, along with anyone else, to enter. Criminals are making a fortune from human and sex trafficking, drug running, and abusing families invited by Biden to immigrate illegally.

Biden-Harris “immigration policies” are really much more devious than just the inhumanness of what they are allowing at the border, (and their desire to import democrat voters). Their open border policies are about destroying America’s states and cities by overwhelming state and local agencies with people who rely on public services budgeted for American citizens. State and local governments will then be forced to depend on handouts from the federal government, handouts that come with a price. Tacked to this federal aid will be the Biden-Harris socialist policies with regulations like you see in the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). If state and local governments want the money to care for people living in their communities, they will have to abide by these un-American policies, policies that would never be allowed by the vote of free Americans.

On Jan 27, 2021 Biden published his Executive Order On Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. This Executive Order has nothing to do with the climate crisis. This order has everything to do with taking down America. Biden’s and the Democrat’s climate policy will make America completely dependent on other countries for energy.

We have all watched as Biden’s policies destroyed 70,000 jobs in the oil and gas industry in one day. As if lost jobs aren’t bad enough, Biden’s real intentions are far worse.

Currently Crude oil and natural gas are the top commodities bought and sold around the world. It is what makes countries rich and poor. Biden and his cronies want America poor, and dependent on those countries who continue to output these commodities. It is why he is allowing Russia’s Nord Stream 2, and why Russia and China are moving in closer and closer on the oil and gas reserves in Antarctica, but the Biden Administration is stopping the completion of America’s Keystone XL Pipeline and suspending oil leases in Alaska. He will allow Americans to pay skyrocketing gas prices, and therefore higher prices on everything else, while making other nations wealthier. However, you will never see the Biden-Harris Administration holding those other nations accountable to his climate emergency agenda.

The Biden-Harris Administration does not care about America or Americans. The issue now is “whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.”

The choice is ours, but the window to fight back is closing quickly.

About the Author

Dana Van Schaack is the owner of, which shares conservative opinions to help people understand conservatism and its importance to our freedom and our pursuit of happiness.

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