Celebrity Joe Rogan, who’s capitalized on America’s capitalistic system with successes as a comedian, martial arts commentator, actor and TV host and, of late, podcast host, said he’d probably vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders for president because the guy’s been “insanely consistent” with his, well, socialism.
Yes. Just as socialism has been “insanely consistent” as a failed economic and governing system.
A vote for Sanders is a vote for America’s failure. At the very least, a vote for Sanders — for any socialist, for that matter — is an anti-American vote. You can’t support the Constitution and socialism at the same time. The two don’t co-exist.
This is what Rogan said during a recent podcast: “I think I’ll probably vote for Bernie. … He’s been insanely consistent his entire life. He’s basically been saying the same thing, been for the same thing his whole life. And that in and of itself is a very powerful structure to operate from.”
Or, as conservative commentator and author Hugh Hewitt might put it when he — outrageously — said he was going to vote for Sanders during the Virginia open primary: “I’m voting for Bernie Sanders. And I think a lot of people will because he’s authentic.”
Anybody see the theme there?
Thing is: Authenticity is great. Believability is something of which to brag. Consistency is key. And all that.
But a president should first and foremost be committed to the Constitution — to upholding and defending at all costs the United States Constitution and its guarantee of limited government and individual rights. It’s in the oath. It’s at the swearing-in ceremony.
Consistency and authenticity only matter if they’re traits that are tied to the first priority, the Constitution.
After all, even a drug dealer can be consistent. Even an illegal immigrant can be consistent. Even a wife beater can be consistent.
What America needs is a president who’s “insanely consistent” at keeping the provisions of the Constitution intact, as Founding Fathers intended and envisioned them.
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