The Dangerous Rhetoric of ‘Our Democracy’

American Thinker:

By Anthony Matoria

Current progressive policy initiatives make an almost reflexive appeal to the poorly defined notion of “our democracy.”  Constitutional and legislative renovations such as expanding the Supreme Court, eliminating the filibuster or even perhaps the Senate itself, liberalizing voting procedures beyond the reasonable limits of election integrity, eliminating the Electoral College, and managing media in the name of suppressing politically inconvenient “misinformation” form the basis of their agenda.

The fact that these are innovations and were not included in the first two and a quarter centuries of our constitutional republic raises legitimate skepticism as to whether the phrase “our democracy” refers to an established institution rather than an ideological abstraction.  The idea of “our democracy” is presented in progressive advocacy as an indisputable historical fact, with no other support than the stridency of the assertion.  That nature of constitutional order and the historical facts of our political history reveal that our true democracy is in fact incompatible with the constitutional vandalism currently being urged by the political left.

To understand the rationale and structure of our current Constitution, it is important to recognize one crucial concept: that entities and institutions have interests that are separate from the people who happen to be transiently associated with them.  This principle is seen, for example, in a University Board of Trustees, who must look after the interests of the university as a continuing entity, and not merely as a surrogate for the students and faculty who happen to constitute it at a particular point in time.  The same is true of all manners of institutions such as hospitals, museums, corporations, and churches.  The truth underlying this principle is that in order to provide enduring benefit to generations of people, the long-term interests of institutions take priority over the transient and fleeting interests of the present moment.  Collective entities have interests as enduring institutions that must be considered wholly apart from and sometimes even opposed to ephemeral wants and sentiments.  Our Constitution reflects this principle.  read more. h/t NAAC

16 Comments on The Dangerous Rhetoric of ‘Our Democracy’

  1. I have thought so many times of entering the blogging world as I love reading them. I think I finally have the courage to give it a try. Thank you so much for all of the ideas!

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  2. “That nature of constitutional order and the historical facts of our political history reveal that our true democracy is in fact incompatible with the constitutional vandalism currently being urged by the political left.”

    That’s because they want to destroy it. And won’t stop until someone shoves a loaded firearm up their wazoo.

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  3. Democrats are lying cunts. They talk about “our democracy” precisely because they hate the entire concept of democracy and being accountable to the people they rule in any way. They classic totalitarian motherfuckers and should be treated as such every time one of them opens up their stinking, lying pie holes.

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  4. The author of this article needed to emphasize that fact that the United States is NOT a democracy. He did mention that fact, but then kept trying to parse the word “democracy” into what the left means and what the true definition as it relates to our nation.

    Unfortunately, the definition of democracy is “mob rule”. Yeah, I know that’s a simple definition, but it’s accurate for this discussion. We are a Constitutional Republic, and he did mention that, but THAT’S what we are – NOT a democracy.

    Here is the money shot: “The Founders left us a Republic with democratic institutions that were suitable for the realities of human nature, the perils of the world, and the dignity of free men and women.”

    Period! That’s what our nation is … a Republic as outlined in our US Constitution.

    This is what the left means by democracy: “partisan opportunism in the service of the more unattractive facets of human nature: ambition, political corruption, and totalitarian instinct.”

    When FDR said in a speech that he ‘declared’ that we are a democracy, that’s when people started to lose what the intention of the Constitution laid out.

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  5. @Claudia January 21, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    > a Republic as outlined in our US Constitution

    Is as much a republic, as Bruce Jenner is a woman.

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  6. Anonymous January 21, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    You are an idiot. You should read it yourself sometime instead of having a communist professor tell you what is says. And then go read the federalist papers while you’re at it.

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  7. Plane & simple, a dictatorship would suit the republican party these days, The party of Herr Trump. Freedoms to be kicked to the curb. The last election told you where to stick that. Stolen election, you tried. you lost.

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  8. Anonymous January 21, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    Don’t forget to mask up. And now you need that third jab. Do it. Or you’ll be put in a re education camp. You fool.

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  9. Anonymous is here to show us how stupid they are. Don’t bother to read the federalist papers, your tiny mind wouldn’t comprehend them as they are based on a free society.

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  10. Hey Anonymous… Don’t forget that Joe Biden hates you as much as he hates me, you dumbass faggot sack of shit.

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