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When the Constitutional Convention ended, so the story goes, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin:

Well Dr. Franklin, what kind of government have you given us?

He replied:

A Republic—if you can keep it.

I’ve long known Americans, in far too many places, aren’t getting much actual history in school.  When D/S/C indoctrinators are spending most of the class time telling kids how racist they are and how evil their country is, from before its founding to today, I suppose there’s not much time left for actual history.  There is particularly little time left for the nature of governments.

But that didn’t mean the night [the vice presidential debate] was free of a political firestorm. And the biggest one may have been lit by Utah Sen. Mike Lee.

Following the debate, Lee tweeted:

The tweet caused more than a few people to raise their eyebrows.

Lee and his camp later explained democracy alone isn’t sufficient, which is why there are checks and balances in a democratic constitutional republic. But in the meantime, many on Twitter expressed outrage.

Like this:

Chris Peterson—surprise!—is a D/S/C candidate for Utah’s Governor:

The “Scroller Of Doom” is dooming himself:

And Steve Schmidt worked for George W Bush and John McCain.  He’s—surprise—a never Trumper.

Lee’s spokesman replied:

When…Conn Carroll, was asked if the senator could explain the thinking behind his tweet, he said: ‘At a time when Democrats want to pack the Court, eliminate the Electoral College, and turn the Senate into the House, it is very good that Americans are re-reading The Federalist Papers to rediscover why the founders put these specific republican checks on democratic passion into the Constitution.’

When it comes to the Federalist Papers, Carroll pointed to a quote from James Madison that says: ‘Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.’

It’s always depressing to see so little understanding among one’s fellow Americans of the bounty America provides.  No wonder racist D/S/Cs have so little difficulty stirring up potentially nation-destroying conflict.  So, briefly, gentle readers, let’s review.  By the way, I’m sure pretty much everyone reading this scruffy little blog knows what I’m about to say, but perhaps you might pass it, and the URL of this scruffy little blog, on to others in need of the information.

Mike Lee is entirely correct: America is not a democracy, and every rational American should be eternally grateful the Founders were among the most brilliant men of any age, and gave us the republic about which Franklin spoke instead.  On November 3rd, or months or years thereafter, we’ll be deciding whether we want to keep it, for at least another four years of never-ending seditious threats.  Thereafter…?

Alex Leo, Chris Peterson, Steve Schmidt, the “Scroller of Doom” and innumerable others are either entirely unaware of that fact and its absolute necessity, or are ignoring it for nefarious political purposes, like those illuminated by Richard Fernandez:

As the title of this brief article previewed, the Founders well understood the essential flaw of “pure” democracy—one man, one vote: the tyranny of the majority.  In such a system, 51% can do anything they please, including deprive the minority of property, liberty even life.  It is an utterly chaotic system where as soon as one faction gains the majority—even by fraud—they can set about to punish, even destroy, their political enemies, and ensure they will never again lose the majority.  The narrowest majority rules, and there is no restraint on what they can and will do to the minority.

A democracy might be logistically possible in a small town of several hundred souls, but in a nation of well over 300 million it’s quite impossible.  The Founders knew this, and they designed our republic to restrain, to the greatest degree possible, the dark side of human nature, the tyranny of the majority, which they knew would inevitably destroy individual liberty and property rights.

So we have a constitutional republic with three co-equal branches of government.  It has some characteristics/ideals of a democracy, but with additional protections of the unalienable rights of individuals and significant limitations on the powers of government.  It is the latter contemporary D/S/Cs hate with a burning rage.  The Federalist Papers and other writings of the time clearly forecast the dangers inherent in even that scheme, and we’re seeing them manifest before our eyes.  The Legislative branch has, for a long time, given up much of its power to the unaccountable administrative/deep state, a faction nowhere authorized in the Constitution.  The Deep State, in turn, not only makes what amounts to law, it enforces it against the minority—the political enemies of the party in power—often without the barest due process or judicial review.  Much of our political turmoil is due to this extra-constitutional, fourth branch of government, created and sustained by abdication of authority and duty by congressmen and senators.

Barack Obama helped push our republic down the slippery slope.  He initially said he couldn’t do many unconstitutional things because they were unconstitutional, but then he found a pen and a phone, and mirable dictu! The unconstitutional became the law of the land.

The Constitution was written in large part to prevent the tyranny of the majority.  A political party might control the White House, House and Senate, but the Constitution prevents them from depriving the minority of its fundamental human/constitutional rights.  Americans may not be legitimately deprived of property, liberty or life.  The majority may levy unwise taxes, and enact a variety of other measures that ought to be odious to free Americans, but they may not run roughshod over the rights enumerated in the Constitution.

Many don’t know many of the Founders did not want a Bill of Rights, fearing future politicians would claim the enumerated rights were the only rights possessed by Americans.  Others prevailed, and the Constitution was passed and ratified on the condition the Bill of Rights would soon follow.

Another deadly threat is the D/S/C imperative to turn the Supreme Court into a super legislature beholden to D/S/C philosophy.  This is what all the talk about “maintaining the [political] balance of the court” is about.  There should be no political considerations whatever in court membership or rulings.  When D/S/Cs can’t get what they want through the legitimate legislative process, they want the Supreme Court to ignore the Constitution and legislate from the bench.  They want the justices of the Supreme Court to ignore the limitations placed on them by the Constitution, and misconstrue, or simply ignore the Constitution when it suits their political purposes.

This is why they want to pack the court.  This is why Gropin’ Joe Biden won’t admit this intention until after he wins. Why, if he told Americans the truth, they might decide to vote against him!

This is also why D/S/Cs plan to abolish the Electoral College.  Without it, there would have been no America. Without it, the President, and federal policy, would always be decided by the major population centers on the coasts, and the rest of Americans would be ignored, a minority to be abused, deprived and ruled at whim.

That is also why they want to abolish the filibuster in the Senate, turning it into a more exclusive House: the tyranny of the majority.

Do you see the pattern, gentle readers?  D/S/Cs are intent on tearing down the constitutional protections that are the foundation of our representative republic, the protections that have made America, above all other nations, strong, prosperous and free.

But why would they do that?  Don’t they know they benefit from those same protections?  It was the execrable Harry Reid that abolished the Senate filibuster for judicial nominees.  Senator Mitch McConnell then warned D/S/Cs they would regret it, and sooner than they imagined, and so they have, as by the end of his term, Donald Trump will have seated about 300 federal judges and three Supreme Court justices dedicated to our republic, and to making decisions based on the Constitution, not D/S/C policy.

The difference is this time, as Richard Fernandez observed, if they win—and they are going to do everything possible to win, by hook or mostly, crook—they are not going to be vulnerable to their own unconstitutional desires.  They are going to do away with anything and everyone that might ever stand against them.  Oh, Americans will still get to vote—it will be a democracy after all—they just won’t get to elect anyone but an approved D/S/C.  As D/S/Cs often say, it doesn’t matter who votes, but who counts the votes.

Constitutional order, law and order, equal justice for all, all of it will be swept away.  The greatest governance document ever written by man will be abolished, or merely given lip service and ignored.  And if you think government abused Americans under Barack Obama, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

The dim-witted Beto was right: they are absolutely going to take our guns.  Tyranny doesn’t work if the peasants are allowed to keep weapons—or speak freely.

Ignorant and malicious people are upset Senator Lee told the truth, the facts rather than the D/S/C “truth” about the very nature of our republic.  They don’t want the facts to get in the way of their truth, the “truth” Joe Biden told us they embrace rather than facts.  If too many Americans understand this election is actually about keeping our republic–our liberties and prosperity–the Harris/Biden ticket may be torn up before the tyrannical show begins.

Under Harris/Biden, America will become a permanent one-party state, the very definition of tyranny—a tyranny of the majority.