A Reichstag Fire has struck the U.S. Senate: Under the Democrats, it has been decided to basically end the filibuster. This is anti-democratic, and shows how today's Democrats do not deserve to be called 'democratic' anymore. There is not an ounce of republicanism or American-style democracy within this recent maneuver. It is hypocritical-to-the-extreme to call them Democratic anymore.
By overturning the filibuster, which has been a fundamental piece of our democratic traditions and Senatorial landscape since the republic was founded, the progressives have shown how little they care for historical precedents. What they care about is their self-centered ends - the means has lost importance to these Enemies of Freedom, the new rising political class. It's always power, power, and more power; they will say or do whatever they have to, and sell whatever apparently sacred principle or heritage they were passed down, for one thing: power.
Such desperate, wanton anti-democratic maneuverings bring to my mind Hitler's 1933 Reichstag Fire. Under false pretenses, the Nazis burned down the Reichstag - or Germany's version of the U.S. Congress. The Nazi propaganda blamed the inferno on three radical communists, but historians now know the Nazis themselves lit the Reichstag on fire, so Hitler could consolidate power.
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Hitler did just that, shortly after, by promulgating the Reichstag Fire Decree. This decree suspended most of the checks and balances of the German Weimar republic. This was the inflection point, historians now say, when Germany really picked up the pace moving into Hitler's unchallenged dictatorship.
Indeed, eliminating the famed and esteemed filibuster - which even the so-called Democratic Party supported en-masse for most of their history. The so called “rich” business owners and American savers will now have to fork over even more money to fund the Left's political operations and expansion because of this travesty against our democracy.
The Leftists are now more powerful in America than ever before.
What the apparent pretext was for eliminating the filibuster was the refusal of Senate Republicans to confirm three judges to a U.S. Appeals Court. I'm sorry to my readers, but that strikes me as a pretty contrived pretext to eliminate a 200-year-plus, tried and true, democratic tradition.
This is a naked and ugly power grab; evil to its core!
[sharequote align="center"]What these propagandists fail to mention is the filibuster is protection for the slight minority.[/sharequote]
What will pro-democracy activists do in America in response to this? It is likely they will try to rally many moderate Leftists to their cause. Could we see a Movement to Restore the Filibuster? I hope so; this may be the spark that gets even more Americans on-board with ideas like Mark Levin's push to roll back the 'Post-Constitutional Age in America'.
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Many democrats in the United States go on propaganda rampages declaring that the filibuster is an antiquated tradition, which is horribly abused now, and the Senate should be congratulated for obliterating this noble element of American republicanism. Yet, what these small minded propagandists fail to mention is the tradition of the filibuster has acted as a vital protection for the slight minority. By removing minority protections, we only hasten the inevitable day, when people in power after trampling the minority will then do the same to the majority.
I hate to be cliché but: Absolute Power, Corrupts Absolutely?
The truth is they don't care that they are corrupt. These propagandists and their financial backers are in this for themselves, and themselves alone to secure their position in the new American Political Class. What enriches them is what counts. And boy is it profitable to support greater power for government, big corporations, big banks, big Hollywood studios, and big unions. If you play it well, and support the move, the power grab toward fascism/communism, you too, may get a seat over and above everyone else as an elite member of the new Political Class.
In this Nov. 21, 2013, photo, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., left, leaves the chamber to speak to reporters after the Democratic majority voted to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The larger cultural and democratic consequences are, disastrous. Freedom in America is DEAD, it lies in a coffin, and even though I hope and pray it can someday resurrect, this is another nail in American freedoms coffin.
What this small version of the Reichstag Fire will unleash is nothing but an uglier, more corrupt country. People want to say it will make America work better and the Senate will operate more smoothly - a latter-day version of Hitler's 'Making the Trains Run on Time' - but I would prefer the trains run late and behind schedule if I have my freedoms and halt the takeover of state promoted socialism.
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