Out with old, in with the dumb


President Trump, by all reports (except for the terminally liberal suffering some sort of derangement syndrome), knocked it out of the park with his State of the Union address.

Still and all, he’s not getting the credit he deserves for what has gone right, because in the mind of the elite, he hasn’t done anything right, because it doesn’t jibe with their agenda.

Honestly, the president, like him or not, will never be considered a good president, since the bulk of his policies are “old school,” mainly relying on quaint notions of independence, liberty and self-sufficiency.

Notice how the current crop of celebrity representatives have decided to completely disavow anything Trump says. Sure, they’re allowed to voice their opinions, but instead of attacking the issue, they attack the man, which, I guess, is par for the course for millennials.

What I haven’t heard, though, is why that because something is old, or vintage, why it’s deemed wrong or bad or unnecessary.

I suppose it’s the inevitable end result of an overly permissive society and, well, the frame of mind that created participation trophies.

If you look at the socialistic policies touted by the new crop of leaders, they’re essentially selfish and self-serving in nature.

For instance, Medicare for All, an across-the-spectrum health care idea proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren, will come with a hefty price tag of $32 trillion.

Additionally, there’s a New Green Deal that will, apparently, make air travel obsolete and help those unwilling to work.

This is all to do one thing — allow the government to be in charge of every aspect of our lives. We no longer have to worry about self-sufficiency, since the nanny state will do that for us. We no longer have to suffer through things like job interviews, because we’ll be taken care of. We no longer will have to protect our freedom, cause, well, AOC is on the case.

And all it will cost is everything you have, but, hey, it’s for the children, or something.

The old ways, though, where we took care of ourselves with a minimum of interference — help — from the government, were still good ideas, but here’s the way I see it: Uncle Sam saw how things were working in an area, got involved for good or bad, made a mess, and then began the campaign to “fix” it.

The more things were fixed, the more things got broke, and now, with the crop of elected officials coming in from a generation of never having to care about important matters, we get new ideas that will fix everything.

The comfort of a security blanket in the form of government might seem great, but as the saying goes, those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

And, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Tony Farkas is publisher of the Madisonville Meteor.