Now What?

This past week, the Republicans gained control over various government positions in numbers greater than before World War 2.  But let’s make no mistake…

…This was more about venting our displeasure against the Democrat’s heavy-handed, failing Leftist-policies and an increasingly incompetent government than it was about the Republican platform – although, I will have to say that running against ObamaCare was a powerful component for the Republican win.

By no means are We The People giving the Republicans carte blanch to do what they want.  We’re going to hold them to their implied promise to reverse the damaging effects of that Democratic/Liberal POS legislation as well as to save this country from the effects of an incompetent, narcissistic President and his Administration.

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The President has stated that he will use his power of the Executive Order to “resolve” the illegal immigration crisis (or as the PC among us would state – undocumented worker).  Article II Section 2 of the Constitution states that the President “…shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment,” although I believe that the intent was to provide individual pardons rather than a wholesale wiping of the slate to a group of people that have violated the laws of this country.

Judge Andrew Napolitano stated that if the President follows through on his threat, “he will be violating the law, he will be breaking his oath, and he will be putting a tremendous pressure on the social system.”

I will state that if the President does go down this path in opposition to The People, the Republicans, and members of his own party, the backlash will be severe.  What I believe will happen is that the unemployment situation will increase, the number of people on Welfare will increase, the strain on the social system will increase to the breaking point, and as a result, the Democrats will lose more seats in government.  This is despite the obvious Democratic leanings of the immigrants – sooner or later, they will understand that they have been used.

Regardless, the Republican have stated that such an action by the President would have consequences, legal consequences, and possible funding consequences.  After all, Congress has power of the purse, not the Administration.  And this will get ugly, very ugly.

Let’s make no mistake, the United States is a Constitutional Republic.  The President is not a king, he is instead a servant of the People.  The idea of having the government accountable to the People is one of the precepts that this country was founded upon.  Consider the following from John Gaultier (sorry, no link):

HERE IS A LESSON ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REPUBLIC & DEMOCRACY:(Democrats would love a democracy!)

PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPLE DIFFERENCES. WE ARE A REPUBLIC. OUR FOUNDING FATHERS UNDERSTOOD THAT DEMOCARCIES ARE SHORT LIVED!

America is almost always described as a democracy in school textbooks, educational programs, and news outlets of every ideological stripe. Likewise, when talking of America, politicians from both sides of the aisle frequently mention “our democracy,” by which they mean American democracy. President George W. Bush did it while reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act in 2006, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) did it during her Democratic National Convention speech in August 2008, and President Barack Obama did it in a pre-inaugural speech on January 19, 2009.

Yet America is a republic, not a democracy. Our Founding Fathers instituted a form of government guided by the rule of law rather than the desires of a majority of voters. They understood that a democracy is always in flux and given to “mob rule,” while a republic is fixed and stable, resting on “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” Because of the uncertainty of democracy, Benjamin Rush — a signer of the Declaration of Independence — wrote: “A simple democracy is one of the greatest of evils.”

The “evils” Rush saw in democracy are evident when we compare the basis for rights in a democracy with the basis for rights in a republic. In a democracy, rights ultimately flow from the majority, and every right — from keeping and bearing arms to possessing private property — is recallable if the party in the majority so decides. In the constitutional republic that our Founders intended America to be, rights are seen as coming from God and because of this, are unassailable by government (regardless of which party is in the majority). In the Declaration of Independence these unassailable rights were described as “unalienable” and were clearly presented as rights over which the government has no say.

While many of the references to America as a democracy are harmless, being made out of ignorance by people who are just repeating what they were told in grade school or on the evening news, some of the references betray a desire to change the very fabric of the nation. In other words, a great many of the references to democracy in America represent a clear intent to move America further away from the rule of law and closer to the rule of the majority.

Historically, the Democratic Party has been home to revolutionaries who refer to America as a democracy in order to move the country toward a point where majority rules, a point where the Constitution no longer stands in the way of their agenda. These revolutionaries, such as the people who filled the ranks of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) during the 1960s and who comprise groups like Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) and Democracy For America (DFA) today, gather knowledge on how to use democracy to undercut the rule of law from the writings of men like Vladimir Lenin.

In pushing for the Bolshevik Revolution of the early 20th century, Lenin used democracy to weaken the Russian government and to simultaneously stir up class warfare to irreversible levels. He pleaded first for democracy, then a broadened democracy, and finally a democracy that favored the downtrodden. Relying heavily on the tactic of shaming one’s opponents into submission, Lenin praised the universal aspects of democracy only to criticize them as insufficient once they were achieved: “It is sheer mockery of the working and exploited people to speak of pure democracy, of democracy in general, of equality, freedom and universal rights when the workers and all working people are ill-fed, ill-clad, ruined and worn out.”

In Lenin’s words and historical example we see that those who use democracy to achieve their ends are necessarily insatiable in their push for change and their appetite for power. (Sound familiar?) They are would-be tyrants who pit one group of citizens against another, and essentially destroy the country in order to remake it.

Such men prove that democracy is transitory — it is a tool that allows revolutionaries and despots to transform nations according to their own wishes. And because it is transitory, it is temporal. This is clear if we consider that former democratic countries like Cuba, China, North Korea, and North Vietnam are no longer democratic (or are democratic in name only).

That our Founding Fathers were well aware of the temporality of democracy was evident in the words of America’s second president, John Adams, who said: “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

Our Founders saw the dangers that democracy posed for our great experiment in freedom and risked “[their] Lives, [their] Fortunes, and [their] sacred Honor” to create a republic instead. It is to honor them and preserve our own liberty that we don’t just pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States, but also to “the republic for which it stands.”

When then candidate Barack Obama stated “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” and Michelle Obama stated, “We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation,” I became very concerned.  All the speeches and statements that these two have made from the campaign trail onward have revealed their intentions to destroy the laws and traditions of this country.  Unfortunately, it’s taken over five years for even the most cynical, Kool-Aide drinking Democratic political hack to realize that this Administration has gone way too far.  And the elections have shown that.

We have seen over the past few years the erosions of our Rights as stated in the Bill of Rights.  The Liberals seek to stifle our speech, disarm us, divide us along racial and economic lines, promote a religion that seeks to destroy us as a people and a nation, invade our privacy, intimidate us, and to otherwise brainwash us into submission to the government powers that be.  In the process, they are destroying this country and for all it stands for by turning everything upside-down.

Last Tuesday was a start, but only a start, in returning this country back to the successful nation of people that it was.  To do so requires that we hold all of our elected leaders, both Democrats and Republicans, accountable.

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About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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