America has experience and respect for 1) diverting the attention of citizens from the excesses and corruption of the entitled political elite; 2) minimize the scale of our economic, immigration and public safety problems; and 3) “gaslighting,” or flat-out lies while arguing that the problem lies with those who demonstrate dishonesty.
The disseminators have adopted a language and terms that make it almost impossible to start a discussion without rejecting their biased vocabulary; it proves that our Founders were right that only an informed citizenry could be trusted to govern themselves.
Coupled with the slow assignment and disbelief of political adversaries – it becomes almost impossible to achieve a “meeting of the minds” on issues from COVID, to the “Twitter files,” January 6, climate change and weather events, public education , law enforcement, abortion, race, as well as the merits of our political parties.
Ours is not a “democracy” where the majority imposes its will on the minority. Our system requires us to vote and elect representatives who will weigh the needs and rights of each person before legislating the power to tax, regulate, restrict, prosecute and punish.
Significantly, the House of Representatives—designed by the Constitution to be the quickest to express the will of the electorate—changes hands and engages in contentious debate over leadership and rules for passing laws. Inflammatory rhetoric aside, the House votes for a Republican Speaker in the past week were not the abuse of the majority by 20 dissident Freedom Caucus or capitulation by conservative conservatives on the Republican establishment.
Until about 50 years ago, the rules and procedures of the House reflected diverse and dispersed powers that facilitated the conflicting interests of the people and their representatives, although sometimes they were a bit messy. It functioned as intended so that powerful urban states could not simply impose their will on rural agricultural states and peoples, a conflict that had existed since the founding of America.
Slavery was allowed but the power of slaveholding states was reduced by the “three-fifths” rule which told Southern politicians they could not use their slaves to increase representation in Congress. Numerous measures were implemented in the years leading up to the Civil War that Southern slaveholding states rightly felt spelled the decline, if not the end, of slavery: ie. prohibitions against it in new territories, no importation of slaves and new. states that violently insist that they are “free” or “slave” states.
It led to the secession of the Southern states, the Civil War, Lincoln’s passionate condemnation of slavery that culminated in the Emancipation Proclamation — and the failure to oust racist politicians who favored the South like President Woodrow Wilson, and the persecution of Jim Crow of the Black Democrats greatly hindered American reconciliation. — it all played out through the legislative and presidential processes we inherit.
What about the 15 votes it took Kevin McCarthy of California to go from Republican leader to Speaker of the House? The Progressive Democrats who have taken over their Party are more “radical” than the Freedom Caucus except — here’s that language thing — the left-leaning media don’t call them “far left,” which they should. done out of fairness with the endless labeling. of conservatives as “far right.”
With Democrats endlessly appealing to “democracy”, polling shows that majorities support conservative policies, not progressive policies. The Freedom Caucus has more Republican support than you might think based on the hysterical cacophony from far-left cable, network and internet sources.
Republican electors sent the message through their Representatives that not only were the Pelosi Democrats fed up with power, but that the way the House operated — with one all-powerful Speaker pushing legislation through with minimal input from committees and members — also considered part of it. the problem of undermining autonomy.
It was the predecessor of the post-Watergate Democrat who brought about the concentration and increase of power by the Speaker and his “lieutenants” or “lieutenants” riding on the opposition against the Republicans but also the conservative “blue dog” Democrats of America. Over the years, they migrated into the Republican Party which welcomed those with shared convictions on pro-life, taxation, regulation and national security issues.
However, the “one-party” Republican leadership, Newt Gingrich aside, was secretly happy with no accountability for promoting conservative pro-American policies — minority status suited them just fine. Although Ross Perot gave us President Bill Clinton, he proved that many Republicans and Independents could no longer be pretenders and quislings.
The Bush wing was forced to pay lip service to true conservatism. The Tea Party movement posed such a threat to stealth-socialist Obamacare that Obama’s IRS illegally enlisted to prevent his ability to influence the 2010 midterm elections. At the same time as the candidacy of Donald Trump, the Freedom Caucus was formed to be the true conservative holders of legislative power.
Their undeniable influence forced concessions from McCarthy to impose “regular order”; a real legislative plan to balance the budget over a period of 10 years; budgets established in committees, not top-down imposition; conservatives on the House Rules Committee to forward the legislation to the floor; and defense cuts aimed at waste, fraud and abuse.
Most importantly, a “Frank Church-level” committee will begin to expose and root out the manipulation of Twitter and social media by the Democrats, the FBI, NSA, CIA, etc., and their interference in elections and information sharing.
They are “baby steps” and “speed bumps” that undermine the rule of the despotic left.