Annie Peterson | Civil Patriot
I had a bad idea once. No, really. I had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea.
The year was 1986. My first grader wanted her hair cut in what was then a very popular style—the mullet. We were poor back in those days but I (occasionally) cut my husband’s hair, so I figured I could handle a mullet. The sides were to be cut short, the top layered and feathered, the back left long. No problem.
Only, it was a problem. I cut the sides too short. . .way too short. One once they were cut there was no pasting them back. And the top part looked choppy and uneven, not feathery and light. So, my poor six-year-old had to go to school with the most ridiculous haircut ever. And she had to go on like that until her hair finally grew out, at which point I took her to a proper salon to have a legitimate stylist reshape my mess.
Here’s the problem with my impulsive decision: I didn’t hurt myself. . .I hurt her.
There are decisions we make that hurt ourselves (like overeating, for instance) but no one else is wounded in the process. This, however? One very bad decision on my part injured my child, embarrassed her sisters, and mortified my spouse, who never let me cut his hair again.
Now, to Joe Biden.
In October of 2020 Biden stated the following: “I have this strange notion, we are a democracy. If you can’t get the votes you can’t [legislate] by executive order unless you’re a dictator. We’re a democracy. We need consensus.”
Clearly, something changed between October 2020 and January 2021.
Between inauguration day and now Biden has signed over 40 executive orders. And, like my infamous haircutting fiasco in 1986, he’s hurt a lot of people.
Not himself, of course. But many, many others.
He’s come in with his proverbial scissors and started whacking away:
- Killing jobs
- Shutting down whole industries
- Stopping the building of the border wall
- Granting a path to amnesty for 11 million undocumented workers
- Reopening holding facilities for migrants
- Expanding abortion
- Hyper-focusing on the climate “crisis”
- Increasing minimum wage to $15
- Pushing “equity” instead of equality
- Allowing transgendered boys into girls’ athletics
- Adding mask mandates on federal properties
- Pausing federal student loans
In the process, a lot of people have been hurt:
- Workers in multiple industries
- Girls who dreamed of becoming sports superstars
- Business owners who can’t afford to pay their employees $15/hour
- Those who actually worked for years to pay back their own student loans
- People in border states who are already hurting without carrying the added weight of being responsible for millions of migrants.
- Anyone who speaks out publicly against any of Biden’s decisions they disagree with. (They are censored and/or locked out of Big Tech platforms.)
There’s only one solution here, folks. We have to let our hair grow back out and then get a real stylist. We’ve got to put conservatives back in the House and Senate in 2022 and we’ve got to focus as never before on getting a solid conservative into the Oval Office in 2024.
Until then, we’ve got to wear hats. Lots and lots of hats.