Very few politicians defend classical American values anymore. Few even understand liberty, and most are cowardly lion losers who just like to tout it. This is the reality. I could cloak it this way and that, but I don't want to. I see a bunch of cowards. I see a group of folks who have no backbone. Republican or Democrat, what's the damn difference when it comes to addressing nothing that educated folk understand as the challenge of our age? Environmental destruction, which better put means letting your own home rot and not maintain upkeep, which what responsible home owner would do? Spying on everyone in world, because it might prevent some future catastrophe? Sounds like control issues and sociopathism to me.
We need to get a grip. Our age is unraveling into a paranoid dystopia, when in reality maintaining allegiance to the values we've always held would provide us strength. Here, you will always hear that strength, no surrender. All over the world, you can see repression and extortion, sometimes by our so-called allies like Egypt, Israel, etc., sometimes by our not so-called allies like Russia and Iran. In the end, we don't care, all these repressive authoritarian parties have no likeness to us, and we'll deal with them as they are: no favoritism, no more money or aid, and always advocating universal human rights.