Thursday, October 14, 2021

An Unprepared Presidency

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The White House admitted yesterday they are unable to guarantee packages would arrive on time this Christmas.

The "packages" are sealed up in 250,000 shipping containers sitting offshore in LA, New York, and other US cities.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, "We are not the postal service, or UPS, or FedEx," when asked about the hundreds of ships sitting off Southern California's shore waiting to be unloaded.

Her comments proved this administration was as unprepared for this newest crisis as it was for the crisis in the withdrawal from Afghanistan or the hundreds of thousands flooding across our southern border.

This is an administration in free fall. Here's why.

Be informed, not misled.

An unprepared presidency

In promising "we cannot promise," the White House press secretary said although we cannot guarantee you will get your Christmas packages before Christmas, we do promise to "use every lever at the federal government's disposal to reduce delays." 

The White House has been attempting to downplay a lack of planning and prevention by claiming the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic made the situation "inevitable."

In other words, President Biden was unprepared to handle the situation, which experts have been warning about for months--or he did nothing to prevent the supply chain collapse from happening.

Yesterday, Los Angles had, according to Business Insider, nearly 500,000 shipping containers---or about 12 million metric tons of goods---waiting in drift areas and at anchor for spots to open up along the port to dock and unload. The port has 19 mega-container ships waiting to dock, the largest of which is carrying 16,022 20-foot shipping containers.

Yesterday President Biden said

"Today I'm announcing that the Port of LA will begin operating around the clock 24/7 to make sure Americans can get the goods they need. My Administration is working around the clock to move more goods faster and strengthen the resiliency of our supply chains."

The president is also encouraging states to speed up licensing for truck drivers, noting there is room on the freeways for more trucks to move more goods.

Shipping ports in Los Angles and Long Beach, CA. account for 40% of all shipping containers entering the US. Monday morning there were 62 ships docked at the two ports and 81 waiting to dock and unload.

The delays are leading to empty store shelves. 

Retailers say they normally order about eight weeks in advance.

"Normal" doesn't exist anymore.

It's so bad that Biden attempted to blame Trump the other day. Even the press laughed. Nobody believed it.

If you're planning to buy a toy for a child this Christmas, Amazon says, "order now."

Saul Alinski: "Never let a crisis go to waste."

Plato was a Greek philosopher who lived in the city-state of Athens. 

In 380 BC, Plato wrote "The Republic," which is a collection of conversations made by his teacher, Socrates. In books 8 and 9 he described the "Republic" saying, "States are as the men are; they grow out of human characters."

"Like state, like man."

It gives insights into human behavior that are strikingly applicable to what we are experiencing in our own beloved Republic today.

Plato concludes, "The constitutions of states are five":

  • We count as one "Royal and Aristocratical."
  • Timocratical
  • Oligarchical.
  • Democratical. 
  • Tyrannical.

I'm talking more about this today on our live radio program. Please join me. Here's how

History tells us that we must be informed, vigilant, engaged, and prayerful as the spirit of tyranny emerges in our own beloved Republic.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.