David L. Bahnsen’s new book released last month, Elizabeth Warren: How Her Presidency Would Destroy the
Middle Class and the American Dream, focuses on what a Leftist presidency like
Warren’s would do to the United States and how it would unravel the very idea
of Americanism. The book, endorsed by eminent conservative writers such as
Jonah Goldberg, Dennis Prager and Andrew McCarthy, aims at a potential Warren
presidency, for the major reason that Warren’s emphasis on her “plans” directed
from above takes populism and combines it with authoritarian Statism.
The idea that Leftist leaders want to centrally plan the lives of their
subjects is nothing new. The foundation of Progressivism is the creation of a
society expressed through a central government. Every Leftist believes in this
to some extent, whether he or she self-describes as a socialist or a moderate.
However, the Warren model specifically depends on her commonplace, go-to line,
“I have a plan for that,” which unmasks the Marxian and academic emphasis on
Warren, just like progressive hero President Woodrow Wilson a century
earlier, is an academic. Academia has is strengths, but it also has its
flaws—academics are well-known for theories. Academics show their knowledge in
many ways, through papers, research and lectures, but an abundance of knowledge
can also lead to sheer arrogance. The idea of “I know more than you, hence I’m
better than you and can run your life” bleeds directly into big-government
liberalism and central planning. And central planning, taken to its extreme of
the knee-jerk “I’ve got a plan for that,” is nothing more than a Marxian
worldview, based on a golden calf of theory, no matter what that theory’s
effects are on people.
Warren often pushes class and race warfare. Her worldview states that people
are immobile and that no one can move up in life without knocking someone else
down. This is what she meant when she called President Trump’s 2017 Tax Cuts
and Jobs Act “blood
money.” It’s what she means when she calls Trump’s border wall, and by
extension, American sovereignty, “racist.”
This is why she would not
attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), but has no
problem allying with Palestinian activists. And this Marxist worldview is why she fits in so
well with the Democrat Left, because academic theory and central planning mean
more than the effects it has on the lives of the people on who these theories
and plans are carried out.
And this is why Elizabeth Warren is fundamentally unfit to ever hold the
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