Democrats Out to Destroy the Republic
Julio Gonzalez, M.D., J.D.
Less than three months into the Biden Pseudo-Administration's tenure, the Democrats' power-driven agenda to permanently reshape the face of the country has clearly come into view. To many, their unquenchable thirst for power was glaringly obvious even before they took power. But now, through their rapid and nearly overwhelming assault on the nation's very fabric, the scope of their intentions has become blatantly clear.
The Democrats understand that their 1960s and 1970s socialist ideas from an era of free love, overwhelming drug use, unionization, and the push for equality in outcomes rather than equality in opportunity has become obsolete. Ideas that had not been previously tested have been proven ineffective if not destructive. In short, there are few, more effective ways of wrecking an economy, destroying a society's moral compass, and wrecking the family unit than by following the Democrats' policy mantra. Recognizing that they cannot win the contest of ideas, their goal has morphed. Silenced are the Democrats who saw America's future through an alternative prism but who honored the Constitution and the foundations upon which the nation was built. These individuals have been ridiculed, bullied and censored into submission, replaced by a radical bunch that cares nothing for our nation's traditions and institutions, and in fact, despise them.
Recognizing that they could be in possession of one their final opportunities to control the future direction of government, they have taken an aggressive stance at permanently tilting the balance of power in their favor, even though their plan will mean the Republic's destruction.
Here's how they intend to do it:
1. End the Filibuster.
The Left has little chance of passing its radical legislation so long as there is a filibuster in the Senate. Under the Senate's rules, the minority party may block the progression of a bill by calling for a filibuster, which shall remain in place so long as the majority is unable to muster more than 60 votes to break it. Indeed, the filibuster has been the greatest protector of the minority and the most effective parliamentary impediment to the infringement of rights in American history. Because of it, the Left has a snowball's chance of passing gun confiscation legislation, election destabilizing statutes, and resolutions to stack the Supreme Court despite having slight majorities in both chambers of Congress and the Presidency of the United States. Absent the filibuster, they are free to ram their agenda down the nation's throat.
The irony is that the Democrats are selling the filibuster as a great evil to African Americans. According to the Democrats, the filibuster is the single greatest impediment to passing civil rights legislation and undoing laws that are oppressive to blacks and other minorities when in fact, the filibuster is the most effective deterrent to the passage of oppressive pieces of legislation that would quash the minority. If a member of the minority, political or ethnic, truly believes that Republicans are as evil as the Democrats try to paint them, then he or she should insist that the filibuster be preserved. Yet the Democrats have ramped up their efforts at convincing minorities that exactly the opposite is true.
Presently, the Democrats may be as close as two votes away (Senators Joe Manchin, WV, and Krysten Sinema, AZ) from being able to effectively remove the filibuster from the rules of the Senate, and they are applying mammoth pressure upon these two senators to capitulate. The Democrats seem to have no fear of the possibility of a change in the balance of power back into Republican hands, something that previously burned them when, under the leadership of Senator Harry Reid, they dispensed with the filibuster rule as it applies to judicial nominees allowing the Republicans to install the most conservative Supreme Court in decades.
One may wonder why the Democrats would not be concerned about the filibusters' sharp back edge. The answer lies in their second agenda item.
2. Get Rid of What Semblance There May Remain of State Sovereignty.
The Democrats' second destabilizing agenda item is the destruction of state sovereignty through the repression of their abilities to craft their own election laws. This battle is being waged on two fronts: Congress and in the court of public opinion.
In Congress, the Democrats are making an unbridled effort at passing HR-1. The legislation, if passed, would not only legalize practically all the destabilizing practices that destroyed our confidence in the electoral system during the 2020 elections, but it would also remove the sovereignty of the states by keeping them from independently engaging in the essential function of designing their own voting district. If HR-1 passes, it would essentially tilt the election process so heavily into the hands of the Left that it would be difficult to foresee a Republican win at any time in the near future. Destabilizers such as the deployment of unsolicited mail-in ballots, the dismissal of photo IDs as a requirement to vote, and the ability for one to cast a provisional ballot on Election Day without any form of identification would all become normative. With such interventions, America may never again see another transparent, accountable, and reproducible election.
The second phalanx is directed at the court of public opinion. The press and corporate America have been recruited as useful fools in the campaign to sell any legislation seeking to regulate fraud or voter irregularities as racist in nature and suppressive of voters' rights. Their arguments are as nonsensical as they are devoid of factual support, but that has never stopped the Democrats from zealously pursuing their agenda.
Of course, the Democrats have no chance of getting this legislation through the Senate; that is unless, they are successful in accomplishing their first priority agenda described in the previous bullet: get rid of the filibuster.
3. Stack the Supreme Court.
There is a reason why the Left tried so zealously to destroy then Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and why they tried so hard to shame President Donald J. Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell into delaying the confirmation of then Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The Supreme Court is the liberal's most valuable legislative player. No body has been more effective at implementing liberal legislation than the Supreme Court of the United States. When the legislature cannot, the Supreme Court has, and does. Thus, the importance of the judiciary to the Left's agenda.
Having lost the majority in the Supreme Court, the Left is now trying to undue the sting by stacking the Court with four more justices, not coincidentally the exact number needed to effect a 7-6 liberal majority.
Once again, the Left has no chance at stacking the Court unless it is successful in implementing the change in paragraph 1.
4. Confiscate Weapons
The greatest protection the people have against the advances of a tyrannical government is their executed right to bear arms. No other instrument prevents the oppression of a constituency more than their realistic and demonstrable ability to fight back. The Democrats, and in particular the Left, know this. As such it is in their greatest interest to disarm the American people. Rest assured, the Left could not care less about the safety of the people, or the issue of gun related violence beyond its use as a method to suppress any resistance by the population to their infractions. Theirs is to destroy the Constitution and promote a new-Marxist/fascist agenda, even if it means taking down the greatest Constitutional Republic mankind has ever produced. This explains their agenda at disarming Americans, or short of that, at placing them at the greatest disadvantage against a police state. This is also why the Left has not yet removed the fences and the national guard from our nation's capital.
There are many other corollary techniques the Left is employing: the nation's infiltration of illegal aliens with the purpose of producing millions of new Democrat voters, the economy's continued disruptions so as to create greater dependence on government, the promotion of globalism so as to make individual independence all the more difficult to achieve, and the ridiculing and silencing of positions contrary to their agenda. All these are useful tools to be sure, but they have only one aim: to solidify the Left's chokehold on power.
Taken in its entirety, there is only one conclusion to which one can arrive: today's Democrats have such great disregard for America's institutions that they are working to destroy all of them merely to stay in power. Republicans, as well as the large swath of silenced Democrats who still believe in our nation's inherent greatness must do everything in their power to stop them from succeeding.
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Dr. Julio Gonzalez is an orthopaedic surgeon and lawyer living in Venice, Florida. He served in the Florida House of Representatives. He is the author of numerous books including The Federalist Pages, The Case for Free Market Healthcare, and Coronalessons. He is available for appearances and book signings, and can be reached through www.thefederalistpages.com.