These are not your grandfather's Democrats

Article author: 
Jim Daws
Article publisher: 
American Thinker
Article date: 
9 January 2019
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 
The Democrats' obstinate refusal to fund a physical barrier on our southern border is the starkest illustration yet that they are no longer a political party dedicated to the protection and prosperity of the United States.  The party has been captured by cultural Marxists who are radically hostile to America's founding principles, its history, and its people.  It's no exaggeration to recognize the reality that the Democratic Party is engaged in an ideological war against the historic American nation, which the party's members despise.
Post-Civil War Democrats fashioned themselves as champions of America's working classes and defenders the freedoms contained in the Bill of Rights.  Those Democrats were patriotic and believed that while the founders' promise had yet to be fully realized, their ideals of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" were profound and sacred truths.
That all changed beginning with the cultural revolution of the 1960s, as cultural Marxists began their long march to take over America's universities, media, courts, and popular culture.  These Democrats fancied themselves revolutionaries who believed that because of its flaws, America was irredeemable.  Their motto was "tear it all down."  ...
Committed civil libertarians were also jettisoned by the Democrats.  Once champions of free speech, the Dems now work in myriad ways on college campuses, in popular culture, and on social media to censor opposing points of view, often through violence and intimidation.
Second Amendment rights are likewise under constant assault from the Democrats, who know that an unarmed, docile populace is a prerequisite for state control.  And Fourth Amendment rights to privacy have been so violated as to now be rights in name only....
Where once they believed in equal rights, they now push racial preferences and quotas.  Where once they believed in free enterprise and market capitalism, they now openly advocate socialism. ...

... the reason why the Democrats are so adamantly opposed to a physical barrier on the border – not because they believe that it doesn't work, but because they know that it does.