Our current government is horrid.
I know because Democrats demand any system but the one bequeathed to us by our Founders. Any system! They yearn for a pure democracy. They romanticize socialism. They’re well-disposed toward Islam and even Sharia Law. Parliamentary systems? Yup, they’re partial to them as well. Global government? You bet. The UN and EU can do no wrong and our laws and court decisions should comply with dictates from these noble organizations. Communist countries? Democrats consistently tout and defend China and Cuba, so they must think these systems are just dandy.
What is the fatal flaw in our Constitution that makes our system so repulsive to Democrats? Direct attacks on the Constitution have recently become mainstream but indirect attacks have been going on for decades.
- Our Founders are dismissed as racist white males.
- They belittle the Constitution as woefully out of date.
- Explorers were heartless genocidal maniacs.
- Courageous pioneers were thieves with no redeeming social value.
- They want to tear down every statue erected before their tenth birthday.
Democrats hate American history. The party of slavery encourages their supposedly non-judgmental followers to judge history using 21st Century Progressive ideals. If our heritage is ugly, it should be tossed into the dustbin of history. Then we can start anew.
Is this ‘the grass is greener on the other side’ syndrome? Only if Democrats are deaf, dumb, and blind. Burnt brown communist grass is permeated with scruffy weeds, stubborn crabgrass, stinky dog droppings, and poison ivy. So what gives? For Democrats to be lustful for other systems, there must be something very very wrong with ours. Something so off-putting that Democrats and their progressive comrades will accept anything else. Anything. Even soul crushing communism.
What’s wrong is that our Constitution hampers their agenda. Governance requires control and the Framers knew excessive control threatens liberty. To offset this threat, the Framers deliberately distributed governmental powers and provided check and balances to make it more difficult to abuse power. What Democrats see as a flaw is actually a feature. People long dead saddled Democrats with a system that won't allow them to achieve permanent and unlimited power. They must weaken or even discard our Constitution.
Despite what they may say, three elements make up the totality of the Democratic platform: (1) complete control, (2) of unrestrained power (3) forever. In the United States, cities are not constrained by pesky constitutions. Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, etc. are bastions of permanent Democrat control of all levers of government. Democrats use these strongholds to control states. To elevate this control to the federal level, Democrats must extinquish the Constitution, or at least negate constitutional restraints through Supreme Court rulings.
What do socialism, communism, Islam, and other isms have in common? Absolute central power. Parliamentary and global systems may not wield absolute power, but they move in the right direction. Pure democracy only requires cobbling together a majority coalition to exercise unrestrained power. Identity politics anyone?
There are far too many people who staunchly believe the government is benevolent and can effect great change to make more and more people happy and comfortable in their chosen lifestyle. The Founder knew this wasn’t true. Reasoning people know this is not true. The fulfillment of everyone’s needs is just an empty promise by politicians who want to fulfill their own needs.
Culturally, fear of overly powerful government used to be as American as apple pie. This fear needs to be reignited.
It’s our job to remind every American, and every generation, of this vital lesson from our Founders.