If you add all the above up, I was a hard-core Democrat. I still have a lot of respect for those guys, and still somewhat in awe of the decisions they had to make. Although they had their dissenting opinions to address, no one doubted their loyalty to the USA and the Constitution.
Then, something happened along the way. I eventually enrolled into a major university with an excellent business school, Indiana University. I began to learn about more sophisticated approaches to government and financing. I learned that simply throwing money at a problem wasn’t always the best solution. It certainly did not seem to have long lasting solutions. I began to learn that modifying some of the economic and financial engines could have far longer lasting results. Then, I entered the world of big business and began to see first-hand the results of careful planning. Stated simply, throwing money at a problem was not always the best solution.
While I was going thru my learning curve in the world of business, some other things were happening. A major development was Lyndon Baines Johnson and his Great Society. Being a Democrat, it initially, it sounded good. However, something new appeared. The right to free speech took on a sinister look. When I used to think of free speech, I thought of a guy standing on an orange crate in the local park expounding on his/her beliefs. The image of hundreds of persons marching on something yet to be determined was completely foreign to me. Over the years, the peaceful marches evolved into riots, burnings, shootings, and general cess pool type behavior. You know what I’m talking about. Turn on any news channel or read any newspaper today. Many of our cities are being destroyed.
Now, unless you are deaf, dumb, and blind, quickly access the current leadership of the Democrat Party. Take Pelosi, Schiff, Biden, and any of the other Democrat leadership, ad nauseum, and compare them to FDR, Truman, and JFK. There is no comparison. The Democrat Party is not the Democrat Party, anymore. Rather than having duly earned respect, they have become lying, conniving, manipulative, bunch of squalling kids on a playground that can not cope with adult issues of the day. They can not open their mouths without trash talk. All the cities being destroyed, or damaged, are led by Democrat officialdom. They even fire police chiefs that resist them. Members of police departments are racing to the doors to file retirement papers.
Do I wish that Trump would keep his mouth shut sometimes? I sure do. But he pales in comparison the clap trap coming out of the Democrat ranks.
How does anyone admit to being a Democrat, today, and still hold his/her head up? If you could identify yourself as a Truman Democrat, I would like to invite you out for a beer so we can discuss things that need discussing. If you are a Pelosi Democrat, don’t bother.