For as horrific as the seizing of the Capitol was on January 6, 2021, it appears that the Biden administration and the radical Left want more from the government than the justice system allows, i.e., finding and prosecuting criminals. It seems the administration will use the events of that day as justification to leverage the power of every mechanism of government and its friends in the media to build a permanent one-party, Democrat ruled state. Democrats have taken their first steps toward one-party rule. Democrats have laid out the finishing touches on the remainder of their plan. Below outlines how its starts and moves forward.
Big tech, big censorship
Days after the invasion of the Capitol, Big Tech, a group that poured hundreds of millions of dollars into helping Democrats win the 2020 election and reliant on section 230 of the Communications Decency Act for immunity from civil suit, launched a surprise attack on web content they deemed objectionable. Twitter permanently banned President Trump’s account, wiping out his contact with 88 million followers and banned thousands of conservative social media accounts. Google and Apple blocked Parler’s App from their stores, and Amazon Web Services denied Parler access to its cloud network. Parler was shut down. A swath of conservatives lost the ability to speak on the Internet, the nation’s new public square.
Big business, big labor conspires to change voter perception of information
In the Time Magazine article The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election, the author proudly describes the inner workings of a little-noticed cabal between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (representing big business) and the AFL-CIO (big labor) to “protect the election” from what they viewed as “disinformation.” The conspiracy touched every aspect of the election, from voting systems to lawsuits to ensure massive vote by mail, to pressuring social media companies to remove what they believe to be “disinformation.” The cabal’s goal was to secretly “…influence voter perceptions, change voting rules and laws, steer media coverage, and control the flow of information” [received by voters]. The cabal claims the conspiracy was “… not rigging the election; they were fortifying it.”
Based on the actions of big tech and election results, the cabal achieved its purpose – it changed the voting system by changing laws and regulations governing the election, generating negative media coverage of Republicans, and controlling the flow of information voters were able to receive. To this day, social media prohibits many types of political information from conservatives that it views as objectionable. In a recent opinion piece by James Freeman of the Wall Street Journal, he notes “…that the most consequential use of this censorship tool in 2020 was an abusive blocking of true information.” You need to read his article to find out the censored information; otherwise, this article would likely be banned by social media as objectionable if written herein.
Democrats seek to punish Republican members of Congress
The Democrat Speaker of the House claims her members are at risk of harm, and “the enemy is within the halls of Congress.” Democrats in Congress seek to punish members of the Republican party who exercised their right to object to electors under 3 U.S.C. sec.15, including expulsion. Democrats advocate for creating an enemies list containing the names of Trump supporters and deny them jobs in the private sector. A counsel for PBS even called for sending the children of Trump’s supporters to re-education camps. Katie Couric told Bill Maher that members of President Trump’s “cult” need to be “deprogrammed.”
Biden’s asserts role as law-maker as well as Executive
In the first weeks of his presidency, Biden issued more Executive Orders (“EOs”) than all other presidents combined at the beginning of a presidency, 52 EOs, and memoranda. While the “legal scope” of EOs is limited to federal operations, Biden’s Memorandum on “Modernizing Regulatory Review” requires the new substantive policies contained in the EOs be included in all new regulations to achieve racial justice, social welfare, environmental stewardship, human dignity, equity, and the interests of future generations. All goals beyond the scope of the laws passed by Congress. This policy directive could have a massive social impact since agencies issue around 4,000 regulations a year, about 80,000 pages worth of new law.
During the campaign Biden addressed rule by EO, stating “you can’t legislate by executive action unless you’re a dictator.” The fact-checkers complain his comment were taken out of context. Assuming it is taken out of context, it is not credible to believe that 52 EOs, reversing federal policy in multiple areas of law, can be implemented without additional congressional authority? With due respect to the fact–checkers, George Orwell, in his essay on “Politics and the English Language,” observed that “political language is designed to make lies sound truthful …, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
Policy changes by E.O.s go far beyond the laws being implemented
- Immediate cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline and suspending the issuance of new federal oil and gas leases will put tens of thousands of workers, with well-paying jobs, out of work. It will ensure the U.S. is no longer energy independent and dramatically increase the price of energy. It will also disrupt Canada’s oil production, make more oil available to China and ensure a market in the E.U. for Russian oil.
- Biden re-joined the Paris Climate Agreement and ordered the reversal of most of Trump’s environmental orders and regulations. These EOs will increase the cost of fuel for cars, energy for homes, manufacturing, and most retail products. With China being exempt from compliance with the Paris Agreement, China becomes more competitive by having a less costly regulatory compliance. China will continue to grow as the world’s largest economy.
- Simultaneously stopping the construction of the southern border wall while allowing undocumented and untested, covid-19 immigration from Central America ensures chaos in our immigration system and the pandemic’s spread. Prosecution of adults entering the U.S. illegally is suspended. Deportation relief is made available for millions of more residents under Temporary Protective Status. Democrats anticipate most of the 12 million new immigrants will be loyal Democrats.
- Concurrently with an open southern border, Biden reimposes a travel ban on E.U. countries, our most loyal allies.
- The EOs relating to nondiscrimination of the transgender population ends girls’ sports. So much for Title IX protections.
- Biden ordered all to wear face masks on federal property but arbitrarily exempting himself. It’s Governor Newsom’s law of hypocrisy – rules only apply to little people.
- Biden provides billions to public schools to defray the cost of re-opening but does not require teachers to return to teaching.
- Workers can continue receiving unemployment compensation for as long as they “fear” returning to work.
D.C. becomes a military state
26,000 national guard troops are brought to D.C. to protect the Capitol during the inauguration, about five times more than in Afghanistan and Iraq combined. Congressman Van Drew commented, “It looked like [Biden was] getting sworn in in Venezuela…” The military will leave 5,000 – 7,000 troops in D.C. and massive fencing around the Capitol, for several more months, at least. Moreover, the Department of Homeland Security (“D.H.S.”) issued a terrorism advisory that there is a “heightened threat environment across the United States that is likely to persist over the coming weeks.” D.H.S. admitted it has no information of any creditable plot.
Will DC be a perpetually occupied military zone to protect a government that fears its citizens? Is this the beginning of military control of the nation? Is this the new image of America to the world?
Investigative reporter, Glen Greenwald, cautions that fighting “domestic terrorists” presents dangers “…when governments, exploiting media-generated fear and dangers, arm themselves with the power to control information, debate, opinion, activism, and protests.”
Packing the Supreme Court
Additionally, the president announced a commission to study reforming the U.S. Supreme Court, including the need for additional justices. The commission will be run out of the office of the White House counsel. Is this the first step to packing the court to dilute the active conservatives’ 5 – 4 majority? Is this the end of even the appearance of a neutral Supreme Court? Can a political Supreme Court ensure the rule of law?
The DC mayor is demanding statehood as promised by the Democrats. Our Constitution allows Congress to admit new states into the Union. The Democrat-controlled Congress supports it and has the votes to pass it. If Republicans launch a filibuster, Democrats can repeal it merely by changing the Senate rules as done by Senate Majority Leaders Reid and McConnell for judicial and cabinet-level appointments. Such a move would give Democrats two additional Senate seats and likely control of the Senate for decades. It would also position Democrats to admit additional states such as Puerto Rico.
Eliminate the Electoral College
Then there is the non-threatening sounding proposal “The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact” (“N.P.V.”). Under N.P.V., by agreement with other states in the compact, a state awards all its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular national vote, notwithstanding who wins the popular vote in the respective states. The compact goes into effect when the states controlling the majority of electoral votes (270) join the compact. Fifteen states, representing 196 electoral votes, have already adopted the compact. The measure is still active in states having 97 electoral votes and controlled by Democrats.
Democrats have two years to install a one-party rule, or else?
Democrats have two years with control of the House, Senate, and presidency to transform the U.S. into a nation of one-party, Democratic rule, which is common in many authoritarian countries. If Democrats succeed, they will control the U.S. for decades.
If the Democrats fail to solidify one-party rule after denying freedom of speech to many conservatives, attempting to punish duly elected members of Congress for exercising their rights under the law, establishing rule by executive fiat, packing the Supreme Court to diminish a constitutionally appointed conservative majority, add additional states to ensure Democrats control the Senate in perpetuity, change the electoral college without a constitutional amendment and open the southern border to anyone who might be a Democrat supporter, they will be so soundly rebuked by the voters. The Democrat party will be the ninth political party to sink into oblivion.
The outcome of the political fight over the next two years will be between those who favor the rule of law and protecting the rights even of those deemed “objectionable” or “intolerable” by the Democrats and those willing to make whatever rule changes necessary, to transform the nation into one-party rule. Both outcomes are possible under our Constitution, a broad and vague document that can sanction freedom and free enterprise or socialism guarded by strict penal and tax codes.
Reform the Kakistocracy: Rule by the Least Able or Least Principled Citizens concludes by noting the U.S. has reached a fork in the road. “Whichever path we take, our posterity will reap the fruits of success or suffer the slide from being exceptional to experiencing the perpetual frustrations of mediocrity, growing poverty, and a dimmer future. The future is ours to create.”