“Make no mistake; we are living through a full-fledged crisis in our democracy.” –Hillary Clinton
When two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said those words I just did the standard eye-roll and then went about my day. But now that I really think about it, she may be right.
Listen to the 2020 Democrat candidates for president. One of their most troubling positions is to abolish the Electoral College. Senator Elizabeth Warren said we need to “have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College.” Beta male O’Rourke feels the same way saying, “There’s a lot of wisdom” in ending the Electoral College, but failed to mention that “wisdom.” Senator Kamala Harris said she is “open” to abolishing the Electoral College.
The Electoral College is an important part of our republic. We are a collection of 50 states, not one federal government. Rural voters would be ignored if a popular vote system is installed. Candidates would only talk urban issues to urban voters and a plurality would be enough to win. The Electoral College requires a majority to win. In 2016 Hillary Clinton won the popular vote with a plurality by winning only 20 states and losing 30. Putting an end to the Electoral College is a radical idea. One could say that such an idea would be part of “a full-fledged crisis in our democracy.”
Another idea proposed by Democrats is to pack the US Supreme Court. Upset that in his first term President Donald Trump has had two Supreme Court Justices confirmed, Democrats have responded by saying they think we should add more justices to the Court so that liberal Democrats will have a new majority.
Congress, with presidential approval, has the Constitutional ability to change the number of Justices on the Supreme Court, but there hasn’t been a change since US Grant was president. Nine has become the accepted number. Any additional Justices will be viewed as partisan court packing and could create an avalanche of more additional Justices for a long time. The 55th president (Trump is 45) could add ten more Justices giving us a healthy 100 seats on the Court. Could you imagine a majority opinion with 60 concurrences? No thanks. Nine is enough. It got us through Reconstruction, two World Wars, a depression, a few recessions, and plenty of partisan attacks. Packing the Court now, one could say, is an idea that would be part of “a full-fledged crisis in our democracy.”
There is also talk about lowering the voting age to the parent dependent age of 16. Last year there were public service announcements encouraging 16 year olds to not eat laundry detergent pods. And yet this year Democrats want 16 year olds to vote while they court those kids with free stuff from the government. Such a ridiculous idea, one could say, would be part of “a full-fledged crisis in our democracy.”
And then there are the usual Democratic talking points on ending the 2nd Amendment and gun confiscation. The government physically taking our guns, one could say, would be part of “a full-fledged crisis in our democracy.”
Congress couldn’t pass a bill that would protect babies who survived a late-term abortion while we see states trying to legalize and normalize late-term abortion. New York passed a horrific bill allowing late-term abortion and Virginia Democrats tried the same thing here. Virginia’s governor, “Coonman,” even went so far to advocate for killing babies after they were born. And if any Republican speaks out against this nightmare then they are attacked as hating women. The inability to pass legislation that would protect babies while passing legislation that would kill babies at the moment of their birth, one could say, would be part of “a full-fledged crisis in our democracy.”
Stacy Abrams, the losing Democrat in Georgia’s governor’s race, refused to concede. During the campaign she wanted illegal aliens to be able to vote and wanted any Georgia voter to be able to vote at any precinct, so she’s totally fine with voter fraud that helps her.
At the local level we see boys who pretend to be girls dominate girls’ sports and Democrats stand by and encourage it. Was anyone surprised that the two boys who foolishly believe they are girls finished first and second at the High School state track championships in Connecticut? Where are the feminists at on this? Allowing kids to masquerade as the gender they are not while passing laws that encourage the education of recruitment of gender confusion has to be part of “a full-fledged crisis in our democracy.”
Well, there you have it. The Democratic Party platform of 2020; abolish the Electoral College, pack the Supreme Court, lower the voting age, legalize and normalize late-term abortion, won’t concede after losing, and classify gender as social rather than biological. Wow. That’s nothing short of radical.
Better vote Republican and let those fads Democrats are trying fade away.
Or Maybe Hillary Clinton is right; we have “a full-fledged crisis in our democracy.”