Let me first begin by stating that America is not a democracy; it is a constitutional republic. Matter of fact, in Article IV, Section 4 of our Constitution, known as the “Guarantee Clause,” the federal government is supposed to guarantee to every State in the Union a “Republican form of government.” Now, that does not mean a Republican party, but rather the form of governance associated with that of a Republic. As you recall, Benjamin Franklin when asked what form of government the founders created, replied “a republic, if you can keep it.”
Our Republic is grounded in our rule of law, the Constitution, and individual rights, freedoms, and liberties. The mechanism by which we sustain this longest running constitutional republic the world has ever known is through democratic principles and institutions, but America is not a democracy. That is not what our founding fathers wanted for this nation. A pure democracy lends itself to a mobocracy of majority dominance, where one group seeks to impose its totalitarian will upon another.
No, here in our American republic we utilize representative democracy whereby the people elect those who will be their voice, abide by the rule of law and honor the institutions of our republican form of governance.
But what happens when a certain group decides to assail those very democratic institutions?
I remember when then President Barack Obama stood before the Members of Congress, House and Senate during a State of the Union address and derided the Supreme Court, right before them. Perhaps you remember Justice Alito being caught on camera mouthing his dissent. It was the same Obama who stood, again during a State of the Union address, and declared to the legislative branch of the United States of America that “I have a pen and a phone.” Threatening to take unilateral executive action to do what was not getting done legislatively. And the amazing thing was that the Democrat side of the aisle stood and clapped, even cheered. They were praising a violation of one of our fundamental institutions of our democracy, the separation of powers along with checks and balances among the three branches of government. In essence, they were clapping themselves out of a job and abdicating their constitutional duties and responsibilities.
We continue to hear the progressive socialist left, aka the Democrat Party, speak about attacks on our democracy. The truth is that we must protect democracy from the Democrat Party.
Just last week, the current occupant of the Oval Office, Joe Biden, went on a tirade against a coequal branch of the government, the judiciary. On an international stage he referred to their decision on the Dobbs case addressing Roe v. Wade as “outrageous behavior.” Of course, the SCOTUS was doing their proper constitutional duty in interpreting law and assessing a previous court decision. We do not have a “courtstitution” in America. We have a constitution.
And now we have the left in America seeking to pack the highest court in the land with their judicial activists…known as court packing. This is something that was proposed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a Democrat. The left and President Biden are now talking about ending the filibuster so they can pass through their ideological agenda in the US Senate with no opposition. This goes against the established rules and procedures of the US Senate, and basically relegates it to being a smaller version of the US House of Representatives, where it only takes a simple majority.
The left, if you have not heard, does not like the fact that we have this thing called the Electoral College–another one of our institutions of representative democracy that precludes certain states from dominating our national electoral process. The left has created the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact in order to undermine the Electoral College and revert to a popular vote basis for electing a president, meaning California and New York will dominate and determine and the voices of smaller rural states will be lost. The founders created the Electoral College precisely to prevent this.
As well, under the guise of voting rights, the left wants to nationalize our elections and remove any power from the states, violating that pesky ideal, fundamental concept, called federalism.
Let us not forget that it was Barack Obama who stated in Columbia, Missouri, that we were “five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” Unless you are blind, deaf, and oblivious to the truth before you, it is obvious he referred to creating a progressive, socialist, leftist, Marxist America.
There is no debate as to who is the real threat to our representative democracy. The left in America wants no political or ideological opposition, and our Constitution along with our democratic institutions stand in their way of totalitarian, tyrannical control.
If we choose to protect democracy and our constitutional republic, then we must choose to support and defend our institutions and documents. We just celebrated our 246th anniversary as a nation, yet the left wants us to believe that America was founded in 1619. When former members of the Reagan administration created the American Constitutional Rights Union they had an idea that this day would come, and here it is.
I always thought it funny that East Germany was called DDR (Deutschland Democratic Republic), or North Korea is the DPRK (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea), even the former Soviet Union was called the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Leftists are REALLY good at manipulating language, all to the detriment of free people.
Remember the prescient words of Scottish political philosopher, Alexander Fraser Tytler from the 18th century: “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”
Where do you think we are in this cycle? America is a constitutional Republic…if we can keep it.
Steadfast and Loyal.