Things Conservatives can be thankful for on Thanksgiving

A lot of you with liberal extended family members may grit your teeth when you think about Thanksgiving. But we really have so much to be thankful for that you really shouldn't mind putting up with a few hours of moans and howls from race, sex, and Islamaphilic social justice warriors.

Here are just a few things to be thankful for:

1) First and foremost, the Supreme Court is saved. If Hillary Clinton had been elected President, she would have appointed an extreme leftist to replace Antonin Scalia, changing a court that was sometimes 5-4 left and other times 5-4 right into a solid leftist majority court. The Court would have upheld Obama's illegal amnesty for illegal aliens, expanded gay marriage even further, pushed more racial quotas in education, housing, and hiring, and generally invented new "rights" for favored subgroups at the expense of the rest of the nation. If Donald Trump keeps his word and appoints a real conservative to replace Scalia, the Court will be safe for years; even more so if Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who will be 84 in March, creates a vacancy.

2) Our country is saved from massive Muslim immigration. The danger of radical Muslim terrorism was only the most immediate reason to stop immigration from Syria, Iraq, and other Middle Eastern countries. Adherents to Sharia Law do not assimilate into American culture and when they grow to large enough numbers, create very dangerous "no go" zones as they have in parts of London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Malmo. If Trump keeps his promise and keeps these immigrants out, we will have been saved from that.

3) Our country may finally have a real border with Mexico. It's incredible after decades of illegal immigration that we have done little to secure the border or to even enforce our visa program. One of the few things I believe Trump will do is to put a physical border in place with Mexico, not only substantially reducing unwanted immigration but reducing narcotics and crime as well. While I get the sense that Trump will not deport all the illegals, I think he will get rid of some, and at least slow down the process of legalization for the rest. Hillary, on the other hand, would have kept our borders wide open and accelerated the pace of legalization as fast as she could. That's a great deal to be thankful for.

4) Our police can get back to doing their jobs without distraction. I am confident the Justice Department will no longer be used as a tool to oppress and demoralize the police. The Civil Rights Division, which has become the cop-hating, racialist, and bathroom police division of the Justice Department, will be set to heel.

5) Huge swaths of land closed to oil and gas exploration will be opened. We have enough natural proven reserves (with more being discovered) to last hundreds of years, if we have the will to tap them.

6) The government, (especially the EPA), will get its regulatory boots off the necks of American businesses. That's how jobs are created. That's something to be very thankful for.

7) Much of Obamacare will be replaced. Obama's slow nationalization of the healthcare industry will at least be delayed, if not reversed entirely. My great fear is that under Hillary we were on the road to a Canada-style single payer system, where demand far outstrips supply and people are on waiting lists for urgent care. That's another reason to be thankful.

8) Tax rates will be lowered. Less of the money you work hard for will be confiscated, given to others for their own purposes and agendas. I call that a small restoration of liberty.

I am the first to say that Donald Trump is not perfect. But with his election, we have a tremendous amount to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving. The nation, on the edge of a political and economic precipice, has another chance, or at least has bought some more time.

I wish a very happy Thanksgiving to all Native Americans, whether you be White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, or American Indian!

Ed Straker is the senior writer at NewsMachete.com.

A lot of you with liberal extended family members may grit your teeth when you think about Thanksgiving. But we really have so much to be thankful for that you really shouldn't mind putting up with a few hours of moans and howls from race, sex, and Islamaphilic social justice warriors.

Here are just a few things to be thankful for:

1) First and foremost, the Supreme Court is saved. If Hillary Clinton had been elected President, she would have appointed an extreme leftist to replace Antonin Scalia, changing a court that was sometimes 5-4 left and other times 5-4 right into a solid leftist majority court. The Court would have upheld Obama's illegal amnesty for illegal aliens, expanded gay marriage even further, pushed more racial quotas in education, housing, and hiring, and generally invented new "rights" for favored subgroups at the expense of the rest of the nation. If Donald Trump keeps his word and appoints a real conservative to replace Scalia, the Court will be safe for years; even more so if Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who will be 84 in March, creates a vacancy.

2) Our country is saved from massive Muslim immigration. The danger of radical Muslim terrorism was only the most immediate reason to stop immigration from Syria, Iraq, and other Middle Eastern countries. Adherents to Sharia Law do not assimilate into American culture and when they grow to large enough numbers, create very dangerous "no go" zones as they have in parts of London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Malmo. If Trump keeps his promise and keeps these immigrants out, we will have been saved from that.

3) Our country may finally have a real border with Mexico. It's incredible after decades of illegal immigration that we have done little to secure the border or to even enforce our visa program. One of the few things I believe Trump will do is to put a physical border in place with Mexico, not only substantially reducing unwanted immigration but reducing narcotics and crime as well. While I get the sense that Trump will not deport all the illegals, I think he will get rid of some, and at least slow down the process of legalization for the rest. Hillary, on the other hand, would have kept our borders wide open and accelerated the pace of legalization as fast as she could. That's a great deal to be thankful for.

4) Our police can get back to doing their jobs without distraction. I am confident the Justice Department will no longer be used as a tool to oppress and demoralize the police. The Civil Rights Division, which has become the cop-hating, racialist, and bathroom police division of the Justice Department, will be set to heel.

5) Huge swaths of land closed to oil and gas exploration will be opened. We have enough natural proven reserves (with more being discovered) to last hundreds of years, if we have the will to tap them.

6) The government, (especially the EPA), will get its regulatory boots off the necks of American businesses. That's how jobs are created. That's something to be very thankful for.

7) Much of Obamacare will be replaced. Obama's slow nationalization of the healthcare industry will at least be delayed, if not reversed entirely. My great fear is that under Hillary we were on the road to a Canada-style single payer system, where demand far outstrips supply and people are on waiting lists for urgent care. That's another reason to be thankful.

8) Tax rates will be lowered. Less of the money you work hard for will be confiscated, given to others for their own purposes and agendas. I call that a small restoration of liberty.

I am the first to say that Donald Trump is not perfect. But with his election, we have a tremendous amount to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving. The nation, on the edge of a political and economic precipice, has another chance, or at least has bought some more time.

I wish a very happy Thanksgiving to all Native Americans, whether you be White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, or American Indian!

Ed Straker is the senior writer at NewsMachete.com.

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