The ‘uncivil’ war

By Lowell Ponte

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” said Hillary Clinton days ago.

What this means, she made clear, is that civility can only return when her Democratic Party again controls the government. If our nation does not elect her (or one of her progressive comrades) to rule, then those leftists will be justified in using resistance, undemocratic government power, intimidation and mob violence in a very uncivil war to ruin America.

Clinton’s statement reflects narcissism on her part. She seems unaware that the rest of us see her Democratic Party as wanting to destroy the fundamental values we stand for and care about.

Clinton’s party now schemes to replace American freedom with slavery and serfdom, free enterprise with socialism, individualism with collectivism, and independent nationhood with submission to a borderless authoritarian world government.

This “uncivil” war has already begun. The Democratic Party has for many years given aid and comfort to up to 22 million aliens who illegally invaded our country. Democrats assume that by giving such invaders the right to vote and then citizenship, this would provide their party a winning electoral margin for half a century or more.

This resulting Democratic power would be based on diluting and stealing the votes of legitimate citizens, who are being pushed aside by a fast-growing illegal population. Democrats are literally importing a new electorate to outvote us.

Democrats are also using other ways of diluting and stealing citizen votes. In states such as Virginia, convicted felons who served their time have been given the right to vote; such felons tend to vote up to 88 percent Democratic. Elsewhere, Democrats have given voting rights to those still in prison. Do you want your elected officials dependent for their winning margin and power on the votes and values of convicted criminals?

Democrats have been dismantling the U.S. Constitution. In 1913, progressive President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the 17th Amendment, which ended the election of Senators by state legislatures.
For the past 105 years, two Senators have been elected directly by the people of each state. This has greatly limited the power of states under our federal system.

Since Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate consent as a Supreme Court Justice, the left has demanded constitutional changes. Kavanaugh’s approval was undemocratic, some have argued, because tiny states have the same two Senators as large ones – and the Senators who voted for Kavanaugh came from states with only 44 percent – far less than half – of America’s population.

Leftists argue that four of America’s nine current justices were approved by Senators of states with a minority of America’s population. David Faris in his 2018 book “It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics” has an even less democratic proposal.

Faris, a professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago, suggests that Democrats take up President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s idea to “pack” the Supreme Court with 16 or more new leftist justices. Democrats now depend on unelected court justices to impose policies they cannot win at the ballot box. In 1937, even Democrats rejected FDR’s court-packing scheme – but today’s Democratic Party has been skyjacked by a fanatical mob of unethical leftists.

Today’s uncivil Democrats show why the Framers of our Constitution feared the mob. As individuals, most of us are fair and practical; but in emotional groups, people can sometimes easily become a terrorist mob. We have a herd inside our heads, a mass mind evident in the socialist rallies of 1930s Germany or today’s Democrat socialist street gangs. Unchecked, democracy can quickly turn to French Revolutionary violence. This is why our Framers created institutions to protect our republic from “mobocracy.”

Delusional zealot Hillary Clinton still says she should be president because she “won the popular vote” in 2016 – which is like saying she scored more “runs” even though she and winner Donald Trump had agreed that they were playing football, where scoring is via touchdowns and field goals, not “runs.”

But even here, Democrats and other leftists are plotting to circumvent the Constitution and steal future elections. Under their National Popular Vote (NPV) measure, 11 liberal states plus the District of Columbia have agreed to give their 172 electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote – even if their own voters decide otherwise. Altogether, 256 of the 270 votes needed to win have been cast by at least one house in various states. This “uncivil” war could end sooner than expected in leftist victory.

Lowell Ponte is a former Reader’s Digest Roving Editor. His latest book co-authored with Craig R. Smith, “Money, Morality & the Machine,” reveals how bad money drives good morals out of society and how you can protect your family from the future of “Star Trekonomics.” For a free, postpaid copy, call toll-free 800-630-1492.

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