Jeb Bush, if he decides to run for president in 2016, and by some horrific nightmare, wins the White House, will bring about the apocalypse that will officially make America a footnote in history books that chronicle once great civilizations. This may sound a bit dramatic, but the truth of the matter is that the United States will not survive another Bush presidency. Many conservatives will bristle, arch their backs, pop out the claws, and start hissing at the mention of such a statement, but the fact is the Bush family are not true liberty-minded folks, but rather big government Progressives wearing the disguise of freedom loving Republicans.
Before examining Jeb Bush’s policy positions, which should strike terror into the minds of anyone who wants to see America survive another century, one should look at the policies of his brother, former President George W. Bush. While many on the right, especially warhawks, like to reflect on fond memories of President Bush, the truth is he did much more to expand the scope and power of the federal government than he did to keep it bound in its constitutional limits. He helped create and sign into law the Patriot Act, which has led to the civil liberties of citizens being violated at an alarming rate, and paved the way for the current NSA spying program, which has trampled over the Fourth Amendment. This is the same president who stated that in order to save the free market system, he needed to violate free market principles. This is an extremely illogical line of reasoning, and it does not take an ivy league education to see that this does not make sense.
The reason for bringing this up is because the policies of Jeb Bush, the man who may single-handedly bring about the apocalypse if he makes a bid for the White House in 2016, are similar to those of his brother. One good example of these similarities is education. George W. Bush was a champion of the No Child Left Behind law, which provided local schools with a greater level of control over how funds were spent, depending on how children in the schools performed on standardized tests. Jeb Bush is a huge supporter of Common Core, which also centers around national standards for students. Common Core was forced on states by President Obama, who told state governments that they could not receive funding from the 2009 education stimulus package unless they adopted Common Core standards. As one can see, the two bills were very similar in scope, proving that both of the Bush men are Progressives, looking to expand the size and scope of government.
In a recent interview, Bush stated that he was going to hold off on making a decision on running for president until the end of the year. A lot of establishment insiders in the Republican Party have started campaigns to make Jeb Bush a force to be reckoned with in the 2016 race. If he decides to run, those who cherish freedom and liberty need to oppose Bush at every possible turn. This means throwing support behind candidates like Sen. Rand Paul from Kentucky, or someone who is similarly principled, in order to prevent him from winning the nomination and putting the final nail in the coffin for the United States.
The truth of the matter is that the Progressive policies of George W. Bush and President Obama do not work. They have failed to provide economic stimulation and job growth, and they have failed to make the education system more efficient. These individuals and their policies have not protected civil liberties, but have sought new ways to circumvent the Constitution, treating the American people like common criminals. It is time for something new, something like a return to the policies of the Founding Fathers who established this great nation. Men like Jeb Bush will not be a champion for freedom, but will call for more government interference, bringing down the apocalypse that will ravage and destroy what is left of the principles that made America great, which is why, if he should choose to run, his campaign should be opposed with zeal and vigor.
Opinion by Michael Cantrell