I’ll start with Biden, because the conclusion is easier, the argument is shorter, and the path is clearer.
There is no ethical argument for voting for Joe Biden, or the Democrats, in the 2020 election. None. Zip.
It’s really as simple as that. He is obviously sliding down the road to dementia: nominating him is the most irresponsible and cynical act by a major political party since the same party nominated Franklin Delano Roosevelt for a fourth term while knowing that he was desperately ill and unlikely to survive two years, much less four. Like today’s Democrats, they didn’t even take care to make certain that they had a Vice President who was up to the job. Indeed, there was no reason to believe that Harry Truman, a career political hack from the Missouri machine, had the character or skills to be President even with the most generous assessment of his record. But at least he wasn’t chosen purely because he had the right skin shade and primary sex characteristics. Yes, the democrats and the nation lucked out with Truman, who was one of the cases in Presidential history where a man has risen to the challenge, surpassing all expectations and past levels of performance. Depending on that to happen again is madness.
Even if he were not too old and cognitively damaged to be President, Joe Biden’s abandonment of so many of his previously held—well, supposedly—principles to maintain the support of the far, anti-American Left would be disqualifying. He should be disqualified because he is a serial sexual harasser running under the cloud of an accusation or workplace sexual assault. After all, his party, and his Vice President, declared such a record intolerable not very long ago. The emerging facts about his evident corruption in dealings with his son’s business interests should be disqualifying.
Biden has also trafficked in Big Lies to oppose the President, especially the despicable and absurd dual false hood that Trump is both responsible for the pandemic results in the U.S and for the collapse of the economy.
Yet even if Joe Biden was not just the Biden of a decade ago, but Super Joe, a candidate who combined the public speaking skills of Ronald Reagan, the trustworthy character of Jimmy Carter, and the extensive executive experience of George H.W. Bush, he would have no case to be elected in 2020. This is because a victory by Biden will validate the damnable, divisive and destructive tactics with which his party and its allies, the resistance and the news media, set out to divide the nation, rip apart its morale and psyche, and weaken its institutions and values, all in a furious attempt to regain power. In this ugly and unforgivable quest, Biden’s party has adopted totalitarian methods while supporting violence, racism, censorship, intimidation and indoctrination as legitimate tools of politics.. Unless he and the Democrats lose—and maybe even if they do—the strength and vitality of the United States of America will be damaged beyond repair. If this four year-long siege on democracy is seen as succeeding, the Republicans can be counted on to adopt a similar strategy.
I could list all of the frightening positions Biden’s party, or large segments of it, support, beginning with virtually open borders, speech censorship, confiscatory tax schemes, economy-crippling measures to combat climate change, reparations for slavery and allowing universities to function as ideological indoctrination centers. There are so many, most of which the party hopes to gloss over by making this election solely about hate, and incredibly, hatred of the elected leader of the country.
There is no case for electing Joe Biden President that is consistent with a responsible regard for the future of the United States of America’s continuing existence as the bulwark of individual rights and liberties it was conceived to be.
The case for President Trump is more complicated.
That’s on the way in Part 2.