A close friend who is politically astute, a Tea Party activist and Christian conservative, stated Wednesday in a private conversation that America as we know it is already lost, gone, destroyed.
And not a single shot was fired. This was done entirely through the electoral process, the courts, and a clear majority of the electorate that does not share the philosophy, the mindset, or the world-view of the Founders, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, or our nation's rich religious heritage.
An all-important threshold was crossed, quite imperceptibly and thus totally without notice, that brought the nation into what the Founders referred to as "the tyranny of the majority."
The Founders loathed the concept of "democracy" for this very reason, and they were careful to place safeguards and limitations on government and the electorate to prevent the removal of the rights of citizens by majority vote.
Majority rule is mob rule and is thus no more just, fair, or acceptable than a monarchy or dictatorship. As long as the majority adheres to sane, rational concepts that hold absolute power in check and that places limits on government power, well and good. But once the dreaded threshold is crossed in which the majority no longer believes in those sane, rational concepts, then democracy becomes just as oppressive and potentially dangerous as any tyrannical government system on earth.
Barack Obama lamented both before and after he was elected that the Constitution places limits on government power. As long as a majority of Americans disagreed with him and believed that such limits are a good thing, there was no danger. But apparently a threshold was crossed sometime within the last decade wherein a majority of voters agree with Obama that the Constitution is "out of date" and needs to be amended to allow more government control over our lives.
Laws are proposed that shake the collective fist at the Second Amendment rights of citizens, yet the voters keep sending these very same persons back to office year after year. Free speech can be attacked directly as a threat to government power by a jurist -- Elena Kagan -- who was later nominated by Obama and confirmed by an overwhelming majority of the U.S. Senate, Republicans included, for a seat on the Supreme Court, and yet most Americans yawn and go back to sleep. Obama can in effect nullify the Fifth Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, and the 14th Amendment yet he still manages to garner the support of 45 to 50 percent of the electorate.
Obama perpetrated two gargantuan scandals, the worst in U.S. history, with the Benghazi debacle and the Fast and Furious fiasco. Yet to date nothing has been done about it. The henchmen in the administration who carried out these schemes have been rewarded. And so far the public has demanded nothing, but rather swallows hook, line, and sinker the lies of the media co-conspirators at NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN.
And Obama can claim he has the power to kill Americans in cold blood on U.S. soil, without charges, an arrest, a trial in a court of law, a verdict by a jury, and a sentence by a judge, yet no one took to the streets to scream bloody murder. A lone U.S. Senator, Rand Paul, took to the floor of the chamber to launch an old fashioned filibuster to protest. He was joined by a mere eleven other senators.
Today a major poll was released by Quinnipiac University which shows that Americans are set to continue electing to office those who will only expand the mindset that is central to the current tyranny. Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming favorite for 2016, and Chris Christie is the favorite of Republicans, although the poll shows Hillary would beat him. No one else on the national stage comes close to the support that these two would garner.
The horrifying problems regarding Hillary are well-known and have been hashed and rehashed many times. But Christie is not an acceptable opponent. He supports Obamacare, he is in favor of unconstitutional gun control laws, and his ties to Muslim extremists are particularly troublesome for those who watch and monitor such things.
Yet here we are as a nation. We got here entirely through the electoral process.
The question thus becomes, are the rest of us obligated to abide by the will of the majority when it is abundantly clear that the majority has not only fallen into tyranny and oppression but actually perpetuates them?
Those who have swallowed hook, line, and sinker the progressive lie and revisionist history that we live in a "democracy" and that "the majority rules" no matter what will say yes, we are obligated to live under such tyranny.
But the Founders and the patriots would say the opposite.
Which, therefore, are you? Are you a sheep being led to the slaughter? Or are you an American patriot in the tradition of the Founders, who stated incessantly that any government that does things that are contrary to the Constitution is an illegitimate government that no longer has the moral authority to govern?
And if that government no longer has the moral authority to govern, the citizens are not obligated to obey it.
(Hat tip to David Codrea).
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