In a recent 2020 presidential campaign rally in Philadelphia, former Vice President Joe Biden exclaimed, “I’m Running to Return the Soul of the Country”.

I would agree that the ‘soul of our nation’ hangs in the balance with the upcoming 2020 election. So let’s not waste another precious moment of time understanding something very important:

The “SOUL” of this nation was already deeply compromised and corrupted on BOTH SIDES of the political aisle, and the level of its corruption on the ‘left’ not only contributed to, but was almost as responsible for the election of such a disgrace of a human being as Donald Trump, as was the monumental corruption on the ‘right’.

The “SOUL” of this nation is NOT found on the ‘abortion-on-demand celebrating’, ‘recreational drug legalizing’ LEFT of Liberals, any more than it is found on the ‘assault rifle celebrating’, ‘LGBT and Mexican immigrant hating’, ‘Trump evangelizing’ RIGHT of Conservatives.

Understand this…The “SOUL” of this nation is found in the MORAL CENTER embraced by most Americans, the majority of whom are well aware that we have never experienced such a corrupt, racist, dishonest and criminal-minded individual as Donald Trump elected to the highest office of our land.

Already, more and more national polls are reflecting growing majorities of Americans who are stating that they will vote for anyone BUT Trump in 2020.

Hypothetical: Carrot Top decides to enter the race with Bobcat Goldthwait as his running mate, and they somehow manage to get the Democratic party’s nomination in this dumbed-down ‘Idiocracy’ culture we have created…

Yes, you guessed it…Moderate liberals AND conservatives alike will unite and run, not walk to the voting precinct to elect the “Carrot Top/Goldthwait” ticket rather than Trump.

Back to my main point: Democrats and liberals have fallen a LONG way from grace morally in this country, almost as much as the Republican party, in a few areas that have helped to create this immoral culture, and consequently they are partly responsible for leading to the ability of someone like Trump to succeed as he did.

The Russians clearly tried to help Trump, but the Russians did not create the massive erosion of our ethics and community morals (not religious, but COMMUNITY & PARENTAL morals) that truly were the biggest contributor – An apathetic, artificial, trash-television/reality show-obsessed, dumbed-down, irresponsible culture that LIBERALS have contributed to in their own way just as much as conservative ‘Trump types’.

It’s time for Democrats to wake up and find their moral and ethical compass again as we prepare for the major responsibility of taking back our government and restoring our nation’s “soul”.

Those on the left sold your souls with the whole celebration of sex with anyone at anytime with no care for the responsibility that comes with sex, and lashing out in anger at those like myself who set the example for young people that sex has dangerous, unintended ADULT CONSEQUENCES, and as such you need to wait until you are an adult and not treat sex like it is an ‘amusement ride’.

That OF COURSE is what a ‘good parent’ would teach their kids. But OH MY GOD, how UNPOPULAR that message is with progressive liberals on the left. As such, they are ‘bad parents’, contributing to the immoral culture we are now seeking to restore.

Same thing goes for those on the left who have sold your souls with your celebration of doing recreational drugs, and lashing out in anger at those like myself who set the right example for young people that ‘recreation’ does not equate to ‘doing drugs to get high’…that doing drugs for ‘recreation’ is incredibly stupid, not to mention extremely harmful and damaging to the young developing brain up to age 25, with recent powerful studies revealing this especially about marijuana use.

That isn’t to say there aren’t legitimate medical applications for marijuana (DUHHH!) That isn’t to say that we should imprison people who simply irresponsibly and stupidly display horrible character and USE drugs. (DUHHH!)

But ENOUGH with the selling of our soul by Democrats on the left who try to celebrate getting high with recreational drugs and who attack those who are trying to teach young people about the major dangers associated with such low character behavior! That is of course what a ‘good parent’ would teach their kids. But like I said above, OH MY GOD, how UNPOPULAR that moral message is with progressive liberals on the left. As such, they are ‘bad parents’, contributing to the immoral culture we are now seeking to morally restore.

Lastly, on the topic of abortion… We have to draw a moral line somewhere, and Democrats have lost a HELL OF A LOT of American voters who have bolted the party to become either Independents or Republicans, precisely because the Republican Party has been the party that has consitently vocalized that understanding in our inexcusable absence.

Democrats, rightly or wrongly, have been perceived by a large number of moderate, ethical minded voters, as ‘CELEBRATING’ abortion rights, not just simply believing that it should be legal within reason.

What is legal within reason? The Supreme Court, with Roe vs. Wade in 1973, allowed for abortion to be legal during the first trimester (3 months), and held that the U.S. Constitution protected a woman’s right to an abortion ‘prior to the viability of the fetus’ which they defined as after the 2nd trimester (6 months).

When I talk to my friends, even my more left leaning friends than I am, I find that they cannot argue with the fact that a 6 month old unborn child is WAY too late for an abortion.

According to a very well researched article in the New York Times about the developing fetus, entitled “The Ethical Brain”, Michael Gazzaniga writes:

“…not until the end of week 5 and into week 6 (usually around forty to forty-three days) does the first electrical brain activity begin to occur. This activity, however, is not coherent activity of the kind that underlies human consciousness, or even the coherent activity seen in a shrimp’s nervous system. Just as neural activity is present in clinically brain-dead patients, early neural activity consists of unorganized neuron firing of a primitive kind. Neuronal activity by itself does not represent integrated behavior.

During weeks 8 to 10, the cerebrum begins its development in earnest. Neurons proliferate and begin their migration throughout the brain.”

IT IS TIME for our nation to fine tune our abortion laws. And it’s time for DEMOCRATS to take back the moral ground and LEAD the effort on this.

The line at 6 months is ABSURD, and much more absurd than Georgia’s new legislation to draw that line at 6 weeks, since we know early brain waves are seen at that point, with neuron and synapse connections developing in earnest at 8 to 10 weeks.

My point is, if we want to ‘reclaim our nation’s soul’, this is where it STARTS! This is where the Democratic party has been A.W.O.L. (as they say in the military) for too long.

Yes, obviously women must have the constitutional right to control their reproduction. As many like to say, if men got pregnant, abortion would be as prolific as STARBUCKS on every corner.

What is reasonable?…That question IS answerable.

It is reasonable to draw the line on abortion near as possible to the point where we know scientifically that SIGNS OF CONSCIOUSNESS of a human being begin to clearly manifest – meaning neuron and synapse connections are known to be present.

This moral and ethical character does not come from the Bible or the Koran, or ‘organized religion’.

Understand this: Even ATHEISTS embrace such community morals and ethics based on “The Golden Rule” of how to treat and value other human beings the very same way you want your life to be valued…

And lets add to that what I like to call the “Silver Rule”:

Live your life by the very example that you would want your children (or your nieces/nephews, or other cherished young people who may look up to you) to live their lives. Stop acting like getting high on dope or any other drug is just fine…

Stop sending a message that diminishes the huge adult responsibilities and risks, both physical and emotional, that come with sexual activity…Stop pretending that at a certain point, MUCH earlier than 6 months, an abortion IS ending a life. And be willing to SET THAT EXAMPLE as a Democrat, if you want to reclaim YOUR ‘soul’, let alone the ‘soul of our nation’.

I am currently a registered Democrat. And it has bothered me greatly that for too long, the vocal irresponsible left of our party has dropped the ball in a major way in these critical moral areas.

This is what I mean when I say it is time for some serious major moral changes in the leadership and the overall message of the Democratic party as we approach 2020.

Connie Bryan

(Connie Bryan is a writer in Sacramento, CA…Check out all of her material on her website and blog at