Daniel Greenfield has written one of the better explanations I’ve seen of why we are so divided as a country. In short, the Left has taken over the Democrat Party and is refusing to submit to the Constitutional Rule of Law. And that includes attacking the Constitutional freedoms of opponents, of which the violent attacks on Trump rallies and right-of-center speaking engagements are only the tip of the iceberg. One can hardly be unified with those trying to attack and enslave you.
Some highlights of Greenfield’s piece:
Political conflicts become civil wars when one side refuses to accept the existing authority. The left has rejected all forms of authority that it doesn’t control.
The left has rejected the outcome of the last two presidential elections won by Republicans. It has rejected the judicial authority of the Supreme Court when it decisions don’t accord with its agenda. It rejects the legislative authority of Congress when it is not dominated by the left.
It rejected the Constitution so long ago that it hardly bears mentioning….
There is no form of legal authority that the left accepts as a permanent institution. It only utilizes forms of authority selectively when it controls them. But when government officials refuse the orders of the duly elected government because their allegiance is to an ideology whose agenda is in conflict with the President and Congress, that’s not activism, protest, politics or civil disobedience; it’s treason.
Exactly. Today’s Left only submits to Constitutional democracy when they win. And when they win, they work to tear down Constitutional democracy.
We can have a system of government based around the Constitution with democratically elected representatives. Or we can have one based on the ideological principles of the left in which all laws and processes, including elections and the Constitution, are fig leaves for enforcing social justice.
But we cannot have both.
Now I do not think we are headed towards a shooting civil war. But I do think the only good way in front of us to deal with our current divisions is the complete and virtually permanent defeat of the Left. (Another tolerable possibility is a national divorce as Ace has advocated from time to time. But that appears unlikely.) For it is not just policy differences at stake. Our Constitutional freedoms are at stake. We must defend them and defeat their enemies. Yes, today’s Democrat Party is among the enemies.
The left is a treasonous movement. The Democrats became a treasonous organization when they fell under the sway of a movement that rejects our system of government, its laws and its elections.