Thursday, January 30, 2020

Op-ed:
Abject Tyranny Disguised As Democracy
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”
- Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father and third President of the United States

With “Trump Impeachment Syndrome” continuing on in the Senate with part two of what is really an attempted political coup, most folks are ignoring or simply are unaware of a certain all-important news item concerning the Supreme Court. And it has nothing to do with Justice Ruth Ginsberg retiring...she'll only leave “feet first” it seems...but everything to do with the fact that the High Court recently decided to settle during this its current term, the question of whether delegates to the Electoral College may cast their votes for presidential candidates other than the ones they had pledged to support.

And why is their decision of paramount importance especially at this particular point in time...because a questionable ruling would not only see our Founders and Framers turning over in their graves, but would see our country being held hostage by a handful of rogue electoral delegates who could tip the 2020 election in a way that most assuredly would not serve our republic, “We the People,” or the Constitution well. And herein lies the key to what, I believe, will be the justices final decision, and it comes down to the fact that the United States of America is a republic and is not now nor has it ever been a democracy.

So why is our being a republic key to the justices' ruling... because as a republic...as a “constitutional republic”...we remain a nation of laws derived from the words set down in the Constitution. And in these laws it very clearly states that “We the People” will elect representatives to be our voice in both the federal and local government...and what is an Electoral College delegate but our representative to said body. But in what's called a “pure democracy”... which is what the Democrats want...we would in affect be doing away with the Electoral College or at the very least be freeing its delegates to vote as they wish not as they pledged. And either scenario then allows for the possibility of our country becoming a “pure democracy,” thus falling victim to majority rule. And majority rule, more times than not, tends to turn into mob rule, with there being a fine line between mob rule, outright anarchy, and ultimate tyranny.

Simply, democracy is not what the United States is nor was she ever intended to be... democracy... “pure” or otherwise...is what we must never become.

And why...because with democracy basically translating into the above stated majority rule...where the uniformed and/or the misinformed masses would vote directly on both the issues and candidates they know little to nothing about...the very concept that is democracy itself...then becomes anything but fair. How so...by seeing Thomas Jefferson's worst fear coming to life...his fear that 51% of the population would be able to dictate and demand that their wishes and wants be met by the now minority 49%, thus turning democracy into the true definition of mob rule...simply a “do as we say or else” scenario. And the Supreme Court justices know this, as well as they know that our country is and must remain a republic with the Electoral College being kept intact.

But with “pure democracy” being the Democrats endgame, and with there currently being more registered Democrats than Republicans or Independents in today's United States, there remains something Democrats forget or willingly choose to ignore, with that being the fact that democracy itself in its “pure form” tends not to work no matter how hard they try to convince themselves and “We the People” otherwise. Remember, with democracy being but majority rule and with majority rule too easily morphing into mob rule, what was at first democracy now becomes anarchy due to both the irrationality and the easily corruptible components of democracy itself. If you think as a republic that votes are too easy to buy with promises of “free stuff,” in a “pure democracy” it would not just be easy but would become the new norm.

And let's not forget that democracy itself is somewhat immature in its very nature for it lacks both the maturity and the wisdom, let alone the very much needed legal framework, to successfully dissuade partisan hacks from running around like chickens with their heads cut off... with "dissuade" itself being the operative word. A perfect example comes courtesy of the very Democrats who not only scream that America is a democracy, but who at the same time immaturely continue to cry, whine, and seek thug justice for Hillary Clinton's Electoral College loss to Donald J. Trump.

And it's here where we see so-called democracy operating at its most immature worst as Democrat thugs continue to spew the falsehood that America is a democracy, and do so after not only having pushed through their majority held House the impeachment of this duly-elected president but who now in the Senate phase have banded together to threaten, demand, scream, and of course lie...in an out for blood effort to remove said president from office. If that's not the very definition of political thugs turning into an angry mob...a mob unabashedly now trying to dictate the rules and sway the outcome of said trial...then it actually skirts the border of anarchy itself, albeit anarchy without a single gunshot having been fired...to date.

How so...because with Congressional Democrats trying every way possible to bring President Trump down simply because the outcome of the 2016 election was so not to their liking, and with Hillary's still blind-following sheeple and mainstream media cohorts egging them on...they collectively consider this president's authority null and void and do not accept nor respect him as our country's rightful authoritative head let alone as it's commander-in-chief. And what is anarchy but the nonacceptance of governmental authority.

And know that if the Democrats do get their wish and the justices decide in the delegates favor, that decision would actually become the first step towards fundamentally changing our nation from its being a republic into its becoming a “mob ruled” pseudo-democracy...a change that in time would give Democrats the chance to mold said pseudo-democracy into their vision of a socialist utopia. And while it's but a one in a million chance that the justices would side with the Democrats what with the High Court now leaning conservative, there's always a chance nevertheless for the justices have broken ranks in the past as not all are true Constitutionalists.

With that said, know that the Electoral College is there for a reason and that it alone holds the actual key to the presidency. Remember, it's the Electoral College that actually decides who the president will be not the much too easily manipulated so-called “popular vote”...the very vote that would determine the presidency if we ever were to become a “pure democracy.”

Right now as a republic we see the District of Columbia and 32 states removing and replacing delegates...“faithless electors” they're called...or in some cases even fining them...if they refuse to pledge to vote for the candidate who received a majority of the popular vote or a plurality* of said vote because in these states the majority winner is awarded all of their state's electoral votes. And this is how it should be as our Founders and Framers had enough foresight to understand and take into account not only the new nation's disproportionate distribution of population as well as its future population growth where less populated areas would then become politically irrelevant...but also to see the problems that would ensue if America became a “pure democracy.” And this foresight coupled with learned wisdom basically eliminated the possibility of  a “mob rule” mentality becoming the norm when deciding who our nation's leader would be.

Simply, changing how the delegates vote or doing away with the Electoral College would cause chaos of sorts for what in reality would come next. Would we see the doing away with legislators themselves or even allowing those elected to Congress to change their vote on a bill or on a treaty that had already been signed into law...or worse... would but a few influential diehards from highly populated states with big enough mouths and deep enough pockets be able to change the actual result of an election? Two questions worth considering in light of the fact that we know Hillary and her supporters continue to try to do just that by their claiming that Hillary won the 2016 “popular vote” only to have that win taken away from her by what they consider the “outdated” concept known as the Electoral College. And it's this continuing action regarding Hillary...an action being disguised as “impeachment”...that proves not only is the Electoral College anything but “outdated” but that it's needed more today than ever before.

In fact, the still ongoing impeachment facade...the still ongoing political coup...is also anarchy in its own right, again albeit without a single gunshot yet being fired.

So now as the Supreme Court starts gearing up to hear appeals in two cases where the defendants claim they were deprived of their rights under both Article II** of the Constitution and the 12th Amendment***...one case from Washington state the other from Colorado...both cases involving “faithless electors” who at their own discretion voted for someone other than Hillary Clinton even though she had won the popular vote in each of their respective states. Also to be decided is whether states can legally place actual binding “restrictions” on such electors. 

And even with the justices saying that the timing of the rulings allows them to act without knowing which candidate in the 2020 election might benefit from said rulings...we must still be watchful of this unfolding story and do so with an eagle's eye if for no other reason than the votes of only ten what's termed “faithless electors” could have changed the outcomes in five of the previous 58 presidential elections. Remember, when all was said and done, hanging chads not withstanding, George W. Bush only beat Al Gore by five electoral votes. Imagine where we'd be today if it had gone the other way...if the electors were free to vote as they wished...a scary thought indeed.

But for me, the real must be answered questions at the crux of this matter is much larger than just these two cases. First, does the Constitution of this republic actually allow states to insist that electors vote for their party's candidate and second, if the justices decide in favor of the “faithless electors” and against the states...against the republic...does the republic itself then immediately morph into a “pure democracy” as the Electoral College would then have been basically neutered. And that alone could be the actual first step towards fundamentally changing our nation from its being a republic into its becoming a mob ruled themed pseudo-democracy.

Simply, a ruling against the intent of the Constitution in regards to the Electoral College renders our great republic inert. And while Democrats still pretend that America is a democracy, the fact is that such pretending is but a front for mob rule, And mob rule in time will bear witness to outright anarchy prevailing for we patriots know that the republic must be saved at all costs otherwise America herself will fall and with it the freedoms she affords us...freedoms taken for granted by some, freedoms many were and still are willing to fight and die for.

June's Supreme Court decision cannot come soon enough and lets hope it finally puts the entirety of the issue of doing away with the Electoral College to rest.
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* Plurality means less than 50 percent of the vote but more than any other candidate
** Article II, Section 1, Clauses 2-4 pertains to the actual logistics, set-up, and responsibilities of the Electoral College
*** Passed by Congress December 9, 1803, and ratified June 15, 1804, the 12th Amendment provided for separate Electoral College votes for President and Vice President, correcting weaknesses in the earlier electoral system which were responsible for the controversial Presidential Election of 1800.

Copyright @ 2020 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved. 

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For more political commentary please visit my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS partner Craig Andresen's blog The National Patriot to read his latest article, Barbarians Have Breached The Gate.  

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