Biden recently mocked the accusation that he is a socialist: “I beat the socialist,” (Bernie Sanders), he said, I am “the Democratic party.” So what does the Big Guy and the Democrat Party have in store for the peasants?
According to the Democrat Party Platform, “two and half centuries of slavery” has “lasting inequities” which they will root out by “closing the racial wealth gap,” and providing “seed capital to access the economic security of asset ownership.” In order to “close” the racial wealth gap, Biden says he will put in place a small business program and spur more than $50 billion in additional public-private venture capital specific to Black and Brown people.
In addition, Biden promises to “develop a strategy for inclusionary zoning,” and, “challenge lending practices that have a discriminatory impact even if discrimination was not explicit.” He also promises to “examine housing patterns” for “discriminatory effect.” This is in line with the Democratic Platform that would require cities and towns to “proactively review housing patterns and remedy policies that have a discriminatory effect.”
Biden claims he will turn Roe v. Wade into a federal statute since the right to “murder” (my terminology) your unborn child is one of the constitutional bases of our society. What that means is that all state laws that have some kind of restrictions on abortion would be nullified and any future regulation regarding health, zoning and building of abortion clinics, along with the licensing of abortionists, would fall under the jurisdiction of the federal government.
One of Biden’s priorities within the first 100 days of his inauguration will be the enactment of the Equality Act, a revision of all federal statutes that directly or indirectly have to do with sex. The Equality Act which passed the Democrat controlled House in May 2019, would outlaw discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in housing, public accommodations, credit, education, jury service and all federal programs. The Act goes so far as to create violations based on the offending person’s “perception or belief,” of discrimination, “even if inaccurate.” Thought crimes, indeed!
While Biden and Harris refuse to issue a statement for or against packing the Supreme Court, it is a pretty good bet, based on the Democrat Party Platform that they intend to do it. Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Senate majority leader, has stated his support for court packing similar to the 1937 FDR proposal of adding six new justices.
Making Washington D.C. a state and allowing Puerto Rico “self-determination” about statehood or independence are both in the Democratic Platform. Making both states would result in decisive Democratic control of the Senate for the foreseeable future. The nation’s capital already has a population greater than Vermont and Wyoming. Puerto Rico has a population greater than 18 of the states, which means that it would have four House members. The net political gain for the Democratic Party would be four senators, six presidential electoral votes (D.C. already has three, per the 23d Amendment), and five House members.
Biden says that he will put “3 million American to work in new care and education jobs” and make child care part of the “infrastructure” of the country. And to the commitment to make college free and pay off student loans, Biden will add new various “wraparound support services” that subsidize other costs up to and including daily living expenses. Local control of education and parental rights would be on the chopping block.
Another constitutional right on the chopping block is the 2nd Amendment. Biden and Harris want “universal background checks for ALL gun purchases.” In addition they want to outright ban “assault rifles and high capacity magazines and institute a “mandatory” buy-back. Biden promises to also make gun manufacturers “civilly liable for their products,” which makes them responsible for every crime or accidental discharge or hunting accident, etc. involved a firearm.
Biden says that he will “reform our criminal justice system” by basing it “on redemption and rehabilitation,” and expand the authority of the federal Department of Justice “to address systemic misconduct” not only “in police departments,” but in “prosecutors’ offices” as well. In the words of the Platform, “we need to overhaul the criminal justice system from top to bottom.” Of course, one of the main results of this will be lawsuits in federal court over allegations of police misconduct.
Biden plans to combat COVID-19 and prepare for future global health threats by implementing a “national strategy” that includes a spending bill and a comprehensive mask mandate. “Wearing a mask is not a political statement. It’s a scientific imperative. It’s a point of patriotic pride, so we can pull our country out of this god awful spiral we’re in.” How long before a mandatory vaccine becomes law? In a recent ABC interview Biden said: He would shut down the country, “I would listen to the scientists, I will be prepared to do whatever it takes to save lives because we cannot get the country moving, until we control the virus.” Too bad those lives don’t include unborn babies!
He also plans to force a Climate 21 Project that will destroy the fossil fuel industry through lies and half-truths using the EPA. Sound familiar? Climate 21 will initiate high-leverage rulemaking to accelerate the pace of decarbonization in major greenhouse gas; initiate new clean air regulations for automobiles; ratify the Kigali Amendment and an alternative legislative strategy; and reinstate all rules and regulations that Trump ended.
Biden’s immigration policy revolves around reversing what Trump has done and returning to Obama-era policies. He wants to end detention and reverse restrictions on travel from several predominantly Muslim countries. At the same time, Biden wants to create a pathway to citizenship for about 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., expand access to work visas in areas of economic need and boost the annual U.S. refugee admissions cap to 125,000 from the current 18,000, among other provisions.
Source: In His Own Words: Joe Biden’s Radical Vision for America by Thomas Ascik, The Imaginative Conservative; Joe Biden acknowledges ‘pain’ caused by Obama deportations as he unveils immigration plan, CNBC, The Anything But Equality Act, Franklin County Patriots; Climate 21 Project Memo.