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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Democracy & Tyranny


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Democracy and Tyranny

By Walter E. Williams

During President Donald J. Trump's impeachment trial, we heard a lot of talk about our rules for governing. One frequent claim is that our nation is a democracy. If we've become a democracy, it would represent a deep betrayal of our founders, who saw democracy as another form of tyranny.

In fact, the word democracy appears nowhere in our nation's two most fundamental documents, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The founders laid the ground rules for a republic as written in the Constitution's Article IV, Section 4, which guarantees "to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government."

John Adams captured the essence of the difference between a democracy and republic when he said, "You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe."

Contrast the framers' vision of a republic with that of a democracy. In a democracy, the majority rules either directly or through its elected representatives. As in a monarchy, the law is whatever the government determines it to be. Laws do not represent reason. They represent power. The restraint is upon the individual instead of the government. Unlike that envisioned under a republican form of government, rights are seen as privileges and permissions that are granted by government and can be rescinded by government.

Here are a few quotations that demonstrate the contempt that our founders held for a democracy. James Madison, in Federalist Paper No. 10, wrote that in a pure democracy, "there is nothing to check the inducement to sacrifice the weaker party or the obnoxious individual."

At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, Edmund Randolph said that "in tracing these evils to their origin every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy." Alexander Hamilton agreed, saying: "We are now forming a republican government. (Liberty) is found not in "the extremes of democracy but in moderate governments. ... If we incline too much to democracy, we shall soon shoot into a monarchy."

John Adams reminded us: "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." John Marshall, the highly respected fourth chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court observed, "Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos." Thomas Paine said, "A Democracy is the vilest form of Government there is."

The framers gave us a Constitution replete with undemocratic mechanisms. One constitutional provision that has come in for recent criticism is the Electoral College. In their wisdom, the framers gave us the Electoral College as a means of deciding presidential elections. That means heavily populated states can't run roughshod over small, less-populated states.

Were we to choose the president and vice president under a popular vote, the outcome of presidential races would always be decided by a few highly populated states, namely California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania, which contain 134.3 million people, or 41% of our population. Presidential candidates could safely ignore the interests of the citizens of Wyoming, Alaska, Vermont, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Delaware. Why? They have only 5.58 million Americans, or 1.7% of the U.S. population. We would no longer be a government "of the people." Instead, our government would be put in power by and accountable to the leaders and citizens of a few highly populated states. It would be the kind of tyranny the framers feared.

It's Congress that poses the greatest threat to our liberties. The framers' distrust is seen in the negative language of our Bill of Rights such as: Congress "shall not abridge, infringe, deny, disparage, and shall not be violated, nor be denied." When we die and if at our next destination we see anything like a Bill of Rights, we know that we're in hell because a Bill of Rights in heaven would suggest that God couldn't be trusted.

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. To find out more about Walter E. Williams and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at



“Unrestricted Warfare” the Chinese strategy to counter U.S. power- (translated by CIA ) lists Financial Warfare as a top strategy to achieve their 21st Century agenda of replacing the USA as top dog in the world. Aided by DC swamp rats & Biden, it’s a done deal.

This could be the last presidential election ever in the United States.

No matter who is declared the winner, very few will see the process or either candidate as legitimate.

That’s great from our agorist point of view, but hatred from both indoctrinated sides assures that conflict will escalate.

And it could lead to political violence (civil war).

Frankly, I think we’ll see a “mostly peaceful” cold civil war.

Here’s what I think will unfold over the next days, months and years:

As expected, the media and a few Democrat-run swing states declared Biden the winner.

Trump will fight the legitimacy of the votes in court.

Some voter fraud will be found and Trump will win some court battles.

Perhaps winning outright in the courts.

The media will ignore or downplay any revelation of voter fraud and continue to insist that Biden is the democratically elected president.

Everything hinges on Trump’s move after that.

Trump may refuse to leave, cementing him as the tyrant dictator that they all thought he was in the first place. This move could trigger a violent coup from deep state actors loyal to Biden (aka establishment warhawks) including factions in the military.

And perhaps we’ll see an equally violent defense of Trump from others in the government. Some predict that the court rulings will be accepted, much as they were in 2000 where Gore won the popular vote but lost court certification of Florida to Bush.

If Trump remains president because of the courts, it would probably result in more rioting and looting from the extreme left and maybe secession of some states.

The alternative result is that Trump recognizes that he lost the narrative in the game of thrones.

He concedes gracefully to give his offspring a chance to redeem the Trump name in future elections.

Although he hates losing, he may like his name living in glory more.

The biggest unknown is what Trump supporters will do if Biden is installed under these circumstances.

They are not going away.

In fact, they’re likely to be more rageful.

Will they protest? Will they get violent? Will they seek secession of red states? Or will they just regroup and organize for the next election?

Biden supporters are already openly gloating and making lists of conservatives that they want to banish from polite society.

Most Trump supporters that I have spoken to say they will just take the loss on the chin and get back to their normal lives.

But judging by the left’s response above, they may not be allowed to.

If cancel-culture for anyone associated with “Trumpism” persists, I anticipate that true “far-right” extremism will eventually emerge.

The hyper division of political ideology and system of Federalism (states rights) in America is fertile ground for a civil war.

In fact, I’d argue that we are already in a cold civil war.


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Ron said...

We must all Resolve to Resist he Marxist socialist cloud falling across our nation!

Bob said...

This covid crap was done on purpose as you suggested [by China]. EVENT 201, a Bill Gate's practice scenario in 2019 meant to adress a pandemic showed instead, how corrupt globalists plan to crush America & create their vision of a New World Order-get the masses to blindly give up their rights via lockdowns...a very Orwellian scheme.