Democrats Are Done with Democracy

After a century of progressives hollowing out our constitutional republic from within through their administrative state governing philosophy, their patience has finally run out.

In spite of controlling nearly every major institution in this country, in spite of the massive and sprawling bureaucracy they’ve created to enforce their will, the ignorant masses still do not understand what’s best for them—and in 2016 dared even to elect the Big Bad Orange Man. So progressives have decided enough is enough: now the peasants must submit. They must force us to be “free.” This messy democracy and our constitutional republic are wildly inconvenient and Democrats are done pretending to abide it. 

Democrats have decided that the time for one-party rule is upon us in this country. If you were to look at one overarching theme of 2020, the most important issue at stake on November 3 is: Will our constitutional republic and our democratic process continue, and will the American people still have a voice in deciding where this country goes after Election Day? 

Because Democrats fully intend to take that right away.

Let’s look at the court-packing scheme. Since 1869, we have had nine justices sitting on the Supreme Court. That’s over 150 years of our nation’s relatively short history. We have come to an understanding that it is not proper to attempt to manipulate that number for political gain—that it would interfere with the integrity and independence of the judiciary and transform it into a super-legislature.

Franklin Roosevelt tried to do that arrangement in 1937 and he failed miserably, even at the height of his popularity, because the people did not want to see the Supreme Court so degraded. Yet Democrats fully intend for that to happen now. They want to take it from nine to 11, or nine to 15. 

But that’s not all they have in mind. Look at what they intend to do in regards to “packing” the U.S. Senate: they want to give Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico statehood.

Why? Because they believe it will give them four more votes in the Senate. With four more solid Democratic votes, the Left can do whatever it wants in the upper chamber, especially if they remove the legislative filibuster, which leftists are also intent on doing.

Essentially, this would make the Senate just another majoritarian legislative body, like the House of Representatives. There would be no possibility of slowing down the legislative process for deliberation and review. Remove the filibuster and you turn the minority party into nothing more than U.N. observers sitting there watching democracy die by suicide.  

Add to that the fact that Democrats also want to demolish the Electoral College. The Electoral College is fundamental to the agreement we made in the Constitution to provide equal representation to smaller states and larger states, ensuring fair representation for their diverging interests. Marilyn Vos Savant has compared it imagining what would happen if there was a United Countries of Earth. Would you want all the world’s decisions to be made by the most populous countries like China and India? Of course not. They would drown out the voices of any smaller countries. The Electoral College works in the same way by ensuring that each American state has an equal voice.

Add to this Kamala Harris and other Democrats who want to decriminalize illegal border crossings, which is a de facto policy of open borders. Why? They want rapid demographic change.

They want to see more immigrants coming in because they understand that it would create a target-rich environment for them to recruit more Democrats. We already know that there are 7-8 million more immigrants coming in through chain migration in the next 20 years. Statistics show they vote for Democrats at a margin of 2-1 because they want more social welfare programs. Imagine that number doubling or tripling, because Joe Biden absolutely wants to increase chain migration. 

If this happens, Republicans will never again win a national election. Throw in universal mail-in ballots, which you know Democrats would do for all 50 states, and free and fair elections are absolutely, irrevocably, over.

Democrats would destroy every democratic norm if doing so would give them more control. Their lust for power is insatiable. So if Americans of any political leaning actually want to have a voice in the way they are governed, it is imperative that President Trump be reelected and Republicans keep the Senate. It’s as simple as that. 

One needn’t like Donald Trump. One needn’t be a fan of his tweets. One may certainly be frustrated by some of the things he says. Fine. But seriously? When we are staring at the end of freedom there is no time to be worried about a few mean tweets. Our role as citizens is to take seriously our duty to preserve the American people’s right to vote for their leaders and influence policy. The legitimacy of our government as one based on the consent of the governed is on the line. Our freedom is on the line. Our prosperity is on the line. 

Many people have fought and died and risked everything to give us these rights and freedoms: it’s time to act worthy of ourselves and vote to keep those freedoms on November 3. 

About Ned Ryun

Ned Ryun is a former presidential writer for George W. Bush and the founder and CEO of American Majority. You can find him on Twitter @nedryun.

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21 responses to “Democrats Are Done with Democracy”

  1. “Many people have fought and died and risked everything to give us these rights and freedoms”.
    Yes. I went to the family cemetery in my former small town home. 5 generations since off the boat from Scotland in New Orleans. One served in the Spanish-American War of 1898 and went to Cuba with Roosevelt. My granduncle Jack was shot down off Guadalcanal and MIA. My granduncle Louis was killed during the retaking of the Philippines. My grandfather, at 33, was stationed at Fort Dix three weeks away from going to Britain when both my granduncles deaths were reported to the War Department. My grandfather was sent home as we no longer had any surviving males in the family for a generation.

  2. Leftists want to dismantle America.
    They want to displace USA’s founding people.
    They want to burn down Western Civilization.
    They are Maoist Cultural Revolutionaries.
    They want to ConquerDC & LootUSA.

    • Republicans just don’t care; they don’t want to win. I think they are happy to be meaningless…just want cush jobs in government. As soon as they learn they don’t matter….well they won’t matter.

      So pathetic

  3. It’s important to note that, even if Trump wins re-election, we will have a reprieve, not a total victory. The Left is playing the long game, and the prospects for the future of the Republic are still not good.

  4. Here here! We should eliminate ballots entirely!
    That way DEMs can’t cheat!
    No voting! NO DEM CHEATING!

  5. This reminds me of a used car salesmen who feeds the potential customer all these lies just to get what he wants (a sale); then once the sale is consummated and the buyer drives the car home, then the truth is revealed that the car is a lemon and there is a no refund “all sales are final policy” in the fineprint of the contract.

    Similar to this article, the Democrats sold us for years their alleged respect of our Constitutional Democracy, but once they get the power they always strived for, then they do not like Constitutional Democracy any longer (or they just redefine it as they feel fit).

    If they:
    * pack the Court,
    * add States
    * increase immigration by the millions,
    * eliminate the Electoral College, then

    then separation of powers will cease to exist, and there will forever be one-Party rule. The GOP (and this nation) will vanish like the Whigs.

    There may be a mass emigration of people back to Europe.

    • If those things happen, there will not be a mass emigration of people back to Europe. There is even less freedom there than here and Western Europe’s openness to Muslim immigration is courting a disaster from which it will not recover.

      If the democRats manage to steal the election, it will lead directly to civil war. Not because any sane person wants a civil war but because the left’s “lust for power is insatiable” and because Marxist progressivism is unsustainable without ever greater degrees of coercion and oppression. The democrat party, now the hard left’s political organ will present Americans with a binary choice; 1984 or 1776.

      • Democrats often appear unified with their talking points that are recycled every couple years.

        They are using socialist tactics of chaos and confusion to obtain power, butt – American female white rich socialists think they can achieve a hybrid of socialist democracy with a sprinkle of capitalism. It can’t work. Try holding two Aposing magnets ???? together by force. Same thing.

        Civil war ‘modified’ is possible, but I think Americans are learning more about our republic in the Trump era. More than they would in school. Public school.

    • I think you’ll find EUrope is even further down that path than we are so escaping there looks problematic. There are a couple of holdouts like Hungary and Poland but they are pushing it up hill given the EU they signed up for pretty well owns them and the major members like Germany and France are already signed up to the mass immigration boondoggle. They all share the deluded belief that bringing in fighting age muslim males is a great idea because they will all happily work for and look after aged Christian Europeans who somehow neglected to have any children of their own who might do that. Unfortunately for the Germans and the French they imports aren’t the slightest bit interested in anything like that – they only see Europe as their ‘destiny’ (ie land they tried to conquer once and failed).

  6. The Founding Fathers understood the danger of “democracy,” which is why they instituted the federal structure they did. But the century behind us has seen that structure weakened several times: with the direct, non-proportional income tax, the popular election of U.S. Senators, the swelling of the administrative state, and the steady reduction of the voter’s binding to the district in which he votes. We teeter at the edge of what Madison called “consolidated government,” in which federalism is dead and a de facto omnipotent executive wields power over all things. If any election could justly be called critical to the health of the Republic, the one that will occur on November 3 surely qualifies.

    • A critical part of what you may be referring to includes that campaign/PAC money for elections should be limited to derive from constituents within the district (similar to votes be limited to constituents within the district). But now, billionaires from whatever country/district can funnel money to whatever PAC and try to influence local voters.

      • Sen Graham is running for reelection in S. Carolina. HIs democrat opponent has raised over 57 million, reportedly the highest ever raised. They want Graham out to lessen republican presence in the Senate but especially because he holds the chair of the judiciary committee. Which is the gatekeeper for judicial nominees.

  7. Ned needs to get a copy of Hillsdale Colleges’ Constitution 101 DVD set. No one has “fought, died and risked everything to give us” anything. They did all of that to preserve those rights for me. Refresh you memory by re-reading the Declaration of Independence, wherein it declares we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights. They are God given and must preserve them for us and the rest of humanity.

  8. The donkey party has a habit of stitching together Frankenstein Monsters and thinking they’re a great idea until they lose control over them. The mayhem in the large, democrat-controlled cities today is prima facie evidence of that.

    The most disturbing aspect of this Master Plan for perpetual one-party rule is the court packing element, because it’d be a sword-and-shield combination for the left: with a reliable, rubber-stamp Supreme Court they can “interpret” the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments out of existence, do away with ex post facto restrictions on what’s punishable behavior, the lot – who is to stop them, the packed donkey senate? The donkey president? They’ll be applauding the whole time.

    Meantime, every voter identification law in the country will be found “unconstitutional,” as will all challenges to the imposition of automatic driver license voting registration, ballot harvesting, extending election deadlines, armed black panther-style “poll monitors…” whatever is needed to make sure that elections always produce the “proper” winner.

    In short, whatever the one-party state and its puppet masters want to impose on you, the courts will go along with. Get ready for all kinds of new environmental regulations, reparations, open racial discrimination in hiring and education, mandatory gun “buy-backs…” The ACLU, the Sierra Club, the SPLC, and the National Lawyers’ Guild will all become factories for offensive lawsuits to force an entirely new way of life on you via the Black Robe Supra-legislature. Redefining marriage was just the beginning. Now they’ll be unfettered to remake society any way they please.

    Whatever the one-party state wants to do to you, or to take away from you, the courts will find is has the “constitutional” authority to do. When they aren’t coming up with their own ideas and floating them out to the lawsuit factories.

    And if you object to any of it, you are certainly welcome to file a lawsuit in Federal court. See how far you get. Oh, and now you’re name’s on the public record, so get ready for a visit from the “new police” recruited from antifa and blm. Oh, and get ready as well for your tax audit, and for a criminal investigation.

    And remember… you have no recourse to the law anymore. If you object to what is being done to you, then you become the de facto outlaw.

    Every election since 2016 has been and will continue to be an act of self-defense for anyone who wants to keep America as founded, until the donkey party finally prevails upon the two great weaknesses of the American people – a short attention span, and a short memory – and gets its hands on power again. They’ll use that moment to blow apart the Constitution that protects the Republic just like the “Olympic Runner” scene in the first Lord of the Rings movie.

    This isn’t some paranoid delusion. They are telling everyone who will listen what they intend to do. And that their presidential candidates – C’mon, man, as Joe would say, do you think he’ll last a month in the White House if he gets there somehow? – are playing coy when asked about whether they’ll go along is chilling.

  9. To me it is funny how Ned Ryun does not recognize the obvious discrepancies between accusing Democrats of dispensing with “Democracy” while at the same time defending a hugely undemocratic system where Donald J. Trump “wins” an election despite receiving 2.1% fewer votes and then Senate “Majority” leader Mitch McConnell (relying on solidly GOP votes of Wyoming, Idaho, Nebraska, Alaska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, West Virginia etc. who account for only a small part of the US population) rams through no fewer than three far-right Supreme Court justices in just three years who can then thwart laws passed by Democratically elected majorities at will..

    This is not “democracy” or “freedom”. It is rather “tyranny of the white conservative minority”, pure and simple.

    The other funny thing is the conservative movement under Trump has fully adopted the strategy of suppressing the votes of minorities, urban voters, former felons and other Democratic constituents by judicial fiat or just about any means necessary. Just like in Hungary, Russia or Turkey. I am not surprised since the modern conservative movement is heavily dependent on white voters in Appalachia and the Deep South where this kind of behavior has been normal for centuries. The coloreds, young emancipated women and the “socialists” are regarded as a huge threat to the interests of the existing order after all.

    • And the Dems have both senators in RI, DE, VT, and one each in two states you mentioned, MT and WV. So what’s your point?

      And didn’t that same “conservative” SCOTUS impose same-sex marriage on us? Didn’t it rule that Trump reversing the Obama DACA executive order was unconstitutional? So a presidential executive order reversal, having the same effect as if the original were never in place, is not OK?

      C’mon man.

  10. We are a republic not a Democracy. Ďemocracies always lead to tyranny.

  11. I agree with most of this, but I will never understand conservatives’ love of the filibuster. It’s an anti-constitutional mistake of history that allows a minority to hold the Senate hostage. It runs exactly the opposite of Madison’s and Hamilton’s stated explanations in the Federalist Papers of how the Senate was supposed to work. Assuming McConnell and Ryan were honest players (huge stretch, I know) think how much more could have been accomplished in 2016 with its removal. The filibuster allows the majority to have a built-in excuse for doing nothing by creating a super-majority requirement where the Constitution doesn’t require one.

  12. Demo☭rats made a huge swing toward Communism in the 1970’s and never looked back.

    Today, the Demo☭rat Party is the American Communist Party. The two are one and the same.

  13. I agree with this article wholeheartedly, however I’m just disappointed by a lack of sources.