More Ways Our Democracy Is Dying
In my last essay I discussed how doing things like a president preaching division, delegitimizing the Supreme Court, and politicizing the FBI is destroying our democracy. In this essay, I will continue that discussion.
We just came out of a nearly 3-year so-called pandemic where many businesses were forced to close for nearly 2-years with many not surviving the shutdown, school children not allowed actual classroom instruction, people forced to wear suffocating facial masks that were proven to be ineffective, and American citizens all but forced to take multiple doses of a vaccine that has proven to be minimally effective. Failure to submit to getting the vaccine resulted people losing jobs and being denied publicly available services. All of this was dictated by a government official who would frequently contradict his own misinformation. In short, we saw a government that eroded our democracy by acting far outside of the scope of the U.S. Constitution.
Despite encumbering a majority of our population with financial and psychological hardships under the guise of a so-called emergency, we saw a government fail in its constitutional duty to protect our borders. A chaotic and porous southern border rendered immigration laws meaningless with millions of illegal aliens pouring into the country…all without the same COVID testing, masking, and vaccination requirements that were required of legal American citizens. Anyone who found fault with this situation was immediately branded as “racist”, and those who had the difficult job of trying to maintain some semblance of order at the border were demonized and, in some cases, prosecuted.
In the meantime, law-abiding Eastern European, Cuban, Taiwanese, and Venezuelan immigrants were being turned away or made to go through expensive and difficult peregrinations to gain legal citizenship.
Back in Washington DC an increasingly dictatorial Speaker of the House felt free to tear up a president’s State of the Union address on national television. We have a Congress that feels free to subpoena, arrest, and indict any opposition with the flimsiest of charges while depicting any opposition as Nazi-like, racist, bigoted, and looking to destroy the country. That same house unsuccessfully looked to impeach an opposition president. When that failed, they looked to impeach him again, and when that second attempt failed, even tried to impeach him AFTER he was out of office.
We now have a federal government that is trying, unconstitutionally, to take voting laws out of the constitutional control of the individual states so that the federal government can manipulate those laws to their advantage. The safety net of the Electoral College is now being deemed undemocratic and racist so that the leftist wall of California, Illinois, and New York will always prevail.
Nationalizing election laws will bring to an end any state requirements to show a valid ID and will allow the federal government to decide who can and cannot vote. Forget the validation of mail-in ballots against registration lists, accurate addresses, and signature verification. Those are now deemed as racist. It won’t matter anyhow because California, Illinois, and New York will always decide the outcome of an election. The other 65% might just as well stay home.
Just as the Left wants to pack the courts, the talk now is to pack Congress. Why restrict the Senate to only 2 senators from each state? Why not 4 or more if they are progressive thinking?
Destroying the democracy will not happen in a sudden revolution. It IS happening in small steps. Those who now want government to return to the standards of the U.S. Constitution, to maintain our founding principles, and to show an equal application of law are suddenly being called “semi-Fascists” by non-other than the President of the United States. In a bizarro and upside-down world of leftist thinking a desire to adhere to the law is suddenly against the law.
The only hope for the future is for individuals to spread the word of the dangers and, most importantly, be careful of who you are voting for. It will only be a grass-roots movement that will save this nation.
I just hope it isn’t too late.