By John Green
Ben Franklin famously said, “You’ve got a republic, if you can keep it.” That warning is particularly haunting now, because we seem on the verge of losing it — not from foreign invasion, not from revolution, but because we stopped caring about it.
America was founded on the principles of individual liberty and equal treatment under the law. These are the foundational principles required for equality and prosperity. Yet we’ve been creeping away from those principles for many years. In the last 12 years, that creep has become a sprint. The world’s beacon of freedom is dying, and we’re acting as if trading liberty for “safe spaces” is a great deal.
The press has become the propaganda ministry. These people no longer report the news. Instead, they craft narratives. Many of those narratives seem designed to create civil unrest — playing Americans against one another. Apparently, hatred and riots are good for ratings. Consumers of this “news” no longer have an accurate picture of what’s happening in politics or society. They’re simply pawns playing their parts in the script.
Our schools have become little more than re-education camps. They’re no longer preparing our children for adult life. Math, science, and reading have taken a back seat to Critical Race Theory and intersectionality indoctrination — and our children’s test scores show it. Schools don’t teach critical thinking or value differing views. They’re demanding conformity with their chosen ideology. The generation that is just now approaching adulthood, doesn’t understand the importance of individual liberties and doesn’t seem to care.
Our Legislative Branch has stopped debating. Speaker Pelosi would rather tear up speeches than have an open discussion with those she disagrees with. Her priority is insider trading of Tesla shares, not actual leadership. Maxine Waters would rather encourage the rioters than talk about the root causes of societal issues. When it comes to legislation, we’re simply told, “We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.” Our rulers just want us to shut up and accept whatever they intend to do. They’re no longer representing their constituents. Yet somehow, they all manage to become wealthy after a few years in office.
The Executive Branch is now used as a weapon against those it’s supposed to serve. The CIA and the FBI colluded in an attempt to swing an election. When that failed, they continued the collusion in an attempted coup. Not to be left out, the IRS targeted conservative non-profits in an attempt to influence an election. Even the Justice Department is now using prosecutorial discretion to target political enemies and protect political allies. How else can one explain the treatment of the January 6 protesters versus that of Black Lives Matter or Antifa?
A SWAT team raided Paul Manafort’s home in the middle of the night, for money-laundering. Hunter Biden illegally obtained a firearm and then lost it. Even though we’re told gun control is a crisis, there aren’t any charges against Hunter. The FBI and Secret Service may have even tried to hide the evidence. That’s some equal treatment under the law.
The Supreme Court is putting in overtime to invalidate the Constitution. Via penumbras and emanations, the Constitution now means things that aren’t written in it and doesn’t mean things that are. The justices spend so much time with twisted interpretations of the Constitution, they’ve forgotten their oath to defend the Constitution. When election integrity is highly questionable, they’re not interested. When freedom of speech and religion are under assault, they’re silent. Renegade judges are twisting the rules to achieve their own desired outcomes (looking at you, Judge Sullivan). When rules are ignored, due process is nonexistent. Court rulings have inevitably become capricious. If the meaning of laws changes at the whim of a judge, the laws mean nothing. Citizens can’t be law-abiding if the definition of law-abiding may shift at the discretion of individual judges.
Our democratic republic is becoming a banana republic before our eyes:
- The politicians are protecting their graft
- The bureaucrats are amassing power
- The judges are posing for pictures in their robes
- The teachers are demanding conformity
- Every intersectionality group is maneuvering for advantage
- The press is creating anarchy
- Half the country is only worried about who’ll win American Idol
Without a course correction, history will know Barack Obama as the man who corrupted the Executive Branch. Nancy Pelosi will be the woman that made congress a “graft and sleaze” clown show. John Roberts will live in infamy as the man that made the Constitution irrelevant. Finally, we’ll be known as the generation that followed these fools down the rabbit hole. However, this is a warning — not a destiny. They can’t win if we won’t surrender. It’s time to get mad, not accept despair.
Even though the leftists appear in control, we conservatives still hold the advantage. Those with conservative values have always outnumbered those with socialist values in America. At least 75 million of those conservatives are highly energized (thank you, Donald Trump). That number is the floor, not the ceiling. With every radical move the left makes, those numbers increase. Did opening our borders strengthen the conservative or the leftist movement? How about mandating bathroom and locker-room access to gender fluid people?
The media (news and entertainment) have worked in conjunction with tech oligarchs to control us with propaganda for years. However, in the past four years, their propaganda has become so over-the-top that it’s obvious to everyone who’s paying attention. The thing about propaganda is that it ceases being effective when everyone knows it’s propaganda. In the 1980s, how many Soviet citizens actually believed what they read in Pravda?
Our response to COVID, and the remote learning it created, exposed parents to the actual lessons that their children were learning at school. The indoctrination being given to our children was laid bare for all to see. It never occurred to teachers that locked-down parents were listening in on their children’s lessons. In recent months, stories about the ideological training our kids receive have become legion. It’s not because the schools are doing more of it this year; it’s because the parents are seeing it for the first time. Now that parents know what’s going on, they’re paying attention.
Keep the republic??? Sorry that ship has not only sailed but is already so far over the horizon you could not see it standing on top of the Burg Khalifa (the world’s tallest building – 828 meters/2,716 feet tall) with a telescope!
You could be right, but I won’t concede defeat so quickly. If the corrupt Democrats enact the HR1 American Fraudulent Elections Act into law, THEN it will pretty much be over.
Parents are beginning to fight back against the radical leftist indoctrination being foisted on their children known as Critical Race Theory. States are passing ballot/voter integrity laws. Even the leftist residents of Austin, Texas (the San Francisco of the Southwest) are taking action against the homeless camps that are destroying their city with one female resident saying “As your safety declines, so does your compassion. Every time I have to pick up human sh-t, my liberal-ness just got lowered what one more notch,”
The question is; will it spread and will it even be enough? We have sat on our hands as the left slowly marched through the institutions of our nation and we said “Meh!”. And as our college educated population increases, how many of those college educated had professors like Billy Ayers?
And if it is too late, what then is next for conservatives who still believe in the United States as originally founded?
Thanks to DOMINION we may be a “banana republic”! NOW!