How Middle America Is to Be Dispossessed ~ VIDEO

Opinion

USA -(Ammoland.com)- In all but one of the last seven presidential elections, Republicans lost the popular vote. George W. Bush and Donald Trump won only by capturing narrow majorities in the Electoral College.

Hence the grand strategy of the left: to enlarge and alter the U.S. electorate so as to put victory as far out of reach for national Republicans as it is today for California Republicans, and to convert the GOP into America's permanent minority party.

In the Golden State, Democrats control the governors' chair, every elective state office, both U.S. Senate seats, 46 of 53 U.S. House seats and three-fourths of each house of the state legislature in Sacramento.

How does the left expect to permanently dispossess Middle America? Let us count the ways.

In 2018, over 60 percent of Floridians voted to expand the electorate by restoring voting rights to 1.5 million ex-cons, all of Florida's felons except those convicted of sex crimes and murder.

Florida gave Bush his razor-thin victory over Al Gore. Should Trump lose Florida in 2020, he is a one-term president. If the GOP loses Florida indefinitely, the presidency is probably out of reach indefinitely.

Florida's Amendment 4 is thus a great leap forward in the direction in which the republic is being taken. Gov. Terry McAuliffe of the swing state of Virginia restored voting rights to 156,000 felons by executive order in 2016, calling it his “proudest achievement.”

In California and Oregon, moves are afoot to reduce the voting age to 17 or 16. Understandable, as high schoolers are more enthusiastic about socialism.

Last week, a bold attempt was made by House Democrats to lower the U.S. voting age to 16. It failed — this time.

Some House Democrats apparently feel that with “Medicare-for-all” and the Green New Deal of Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez on the table, they have enough progressive legislation to satisfy the socialist base.

Thanks to Gov. Jerry Brown, every adult citizen in California who gets or renews a driver's license, gets a state ID card, or fills out a change of address form with the Department of Motor Vehicles is automatically registered to vote. Purpose: expand voter rolls to include those who have shown no interest in politics, so they can be located on Election Day and bused to the polls.

Ari Berman of Mother Jones writes that Nancy Pelosi's 700-page For the People Act that did pass the House contains “a slew of measures designed to expand voting rights, which … include nationwide automatic voter registration, Election Day registration, two weeks of early voting in every state … restoration of voting rights for ex-felons, and declaring Election Day a federal holiday.”

House Republicans offered an amendment to the bill with language that said, “allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.”

All but six Democrats voted against the GOP proposal.

The Democratic Party does not want to close the door to voting on migrants who broke our laws to get here and do not belong here, as these illegals would likely vote for pro-amnesty Democrats.

If the new U.S. electorate of, say, 2024, includes tens of millions of new voters — 16- and 17-year-olds; illegal migrants; ex-cons; new legal immigrants from Asia, Africa and Latin America who vote 70 to 90 percent Democratic, the political future of America has already been determined.

California, here we come.

As a Democratic insurance policy, Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen has introduced a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College.

Some Republicans support statehood for Puerto Rico, which would add six electoral votes that would go Democratic in presidential elections about as often as Washington, D.C.'s three have, which is always.

Ben Franklin told the lady in Philadelphia, “We have a republic if you can keep it.” Our elites today, however, ceaselessly celebrate “our democracy.”

Yet John Adams was not optimistic about such a political system: “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes exhausts and murders itself. There never was a Democracy yet, that did not commit suicide.”

Thomas Jefferson, a lifelong believer in a “natural aristocracy” among men, was contemptuous: “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51 percent of the people may take away the rights of the other 49.”

Madison wrote in Federalist 10, “democracies … have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”

If one day not far off, as seems probable, tax consumers achieve a permanent hegemony over the nation's taxpayers and begin to impose an equality of result that freedom rarely delivers, the question of who should choose the nation's rulers will be tabled anew.

We do not select NFL coaches or corporate executives or college professors or generals or admirals by plebiscite. What is the empirical evidence that this is the best way to choose a president or commander in chief?

Peoples are wondering that the world over, as our democracy does not appear to be an especially attractive stock.


Pat Buchanan
Patrick J .Buchanan

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

  • 10
    Leave a Reply

    Please Login to comment
    6 Comment threads
    4 Thread replies
    0 Followers
     
    Most reacted comment
    Hottest comment thread
    9 Comment authors
    Scotty GunntomcatJoeUSoonerDanJohn Recent comment authors
      Subscribe  
    Notify of
    tomcat
    Guest
    tomcat

    The democrats have no platform to run on except juggling the system to give them an advantage. It is really too bad that they sit on their throne and play silly games rather than take the job they have seriously. What a worthless bunch of do nothings and they will run this country down the tubes as quick as they can.

    Scotty Gunn
    Guest
    Scotty Gunn

    They just redistricted Pennsylvania to the democrat’s advantage. The leftist judges let it happen. By hook or crook, the democrats steal away this country every election.

    Dan
    Guest
    Dan

    Food for thought and I often joke about this….”everyone is born a democrat and grows up to be a republican once the get their first pay check”. Those that don’t grow up never will and lost hope or don’t have the tenacity, creativity, instinct, or acceptance of their freedom to accomplish satisfaction in their lives. It’s seems these days Democrat’s rejoice in lowering everyone to their levels by any means necessary including turning the US Constitution to toilet paper. By the acts they are taking now, voting to allow illegal aliens the right to vote is treasonous. I cannot understand… Read more »

    JPM
    Guest
    JPM

    It’s all about big city and large metropolitan area, with fewer residents than the rest of the states being able to control the vote. It has been that way in almost all the state elections for decades, but now the Democrat losers want to impose the same unfair system upon the Federal election system. And the liberals dare to call Republicans and patriots Nazis.

    Don Harris
    Guest
    Don Harris

    Timothy 3:1-5, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away

    John
    Guest
    John

    AMEN Brother Harris! Romans Ch. 1, and Matthew Ch. 24 carry the same warning or advice.

    Scotty Gunn
    Guest
    Scotty Gunn

    That’s nice to know. Now, what are you going to do about it?

    DW
    Guest
    DW

    NPV = REVOLUTION #2 as most of this country will not let its vote be decided by places like California!

    JoeUSooner
    Guest
    JoeUSooner

    True!

    Free Helicopter Rides For Commies
    Guest
    Free Helicopter Rides For Commies

    If the Commiecrats get their way, then it’s civil war for sure. They must be stopped by any means necessary or there will be no more America. It’s that simple. These people are a permanent and ever-present danger to basic liberty, and as such they must be removed.