PRAY WE ARE NOT LED DOWN THE ROAD LESS TAKEN.
My fellow patriotic Americans. I suggest reading “Washington’s Farewell Address”, “1984”, “Farenhiet 451” – in that order – to better understand my reasoning for this piece.
While a disillusioned thirty to fifty percent of the population go around in their garish MAGA garb rah-rahing the narcissist in the White House, who has repeatedly stated that he is President and can do whatever he wants, and about half of the other seventy to fifty percent sit by in their ‘Que Sera Sera’ life, while he and a party of politicians, whether intended or not, are letting our constitutional republic devolve into an authoritarian state.
This excerpt from Washington’s address intimates why we should be alerted
. “…Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party, generally.” “…
There is an opinion, that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the Government, and serve to keep alive the spirit of Liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in Governments of a Monarchical cast, Patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in Governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And, there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be, by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.
It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution, in those intrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart, is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position. The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositories, and constituting each the Guardian of the Public Weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern; some of them in our country and under our own eyes. To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them. If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way, which the constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for, though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit, which the use can at any time yield.”
I fear we have taken a step down the road far less taken. We have allowed a party with a narcissistic leader that has been basically given the idea that he can do anything he desires – of course anyone who pays attention to the news knows that he has always thought this in his mind. And if you don’t think he is a narcissist, look it up in the dictionary and then peruse his tweets, and vitriolic speeches like the on of February 6, 2020. And together they are rapidly stacking the higher courts with their people even people whose peers have denounced – and thus by controlling the justice system they will be actively to gerrymandering districts, intimidating and suppressing voters to their benefit. They have alienated many of our allies. They are continually reversing policies that promote cleaner air. We were warned by Washington to be on the alert for this to happen.
Ladies and gentlemen, really all I ask is that you educate yourself to what is happening in Washington and vote to keep us on a solid footing as a Constitutional Republic, and keep us from going down that road towards a Banana Republic.
“I don’t think anything will change until Americans revolt and get it into their heads that they need to be informed voters instead of just listening to the paid political ads.” – DEBORAH PRYCE
Have a nice day!