Democracy Under Siege
Ronald Reagan famously described America as "a shining city on a hill."
We are a nation devoted to freedom.
The U.S. is celebrated globally as a model of democracy, fairness, and accountability.
America has prospered because we celebrate and hold sacred the right to question authority and effect change in our governments and laws.
As Abraham Lincoln eloquently declared in the Gettysburg Address (Nov. 19, 1863), we are a government "of the people, by the people, for the people."
Unfortunately, the Biden administration makes it crystal clear that the Abraham Lincoln vision for democracy is obsolete.
Under Team Biden, we are: a government of big corporations, by big corporations, and for the corporations.
Decisions are not made based on what is in the best interests of the American people; they are made to advance the interests of a small group of powerful interest groups in direct consultation with corporate behemoths.
Biden and his like-minded team are carefully supplanting our Democratic system of government with a corporatist structure seen frequently in totalitarian regimes.
In order to legitimize this new structure, the Biden administration has formulated a two- pronged attack by assaulting an independent judiciary and states rights.
Biden, and members of his administration, seek to make an example of any person or institution who would resist the implementation of the most radical anti-democratic agenda of any administration in recent history.
The U.S. Supreme Court is a fundamental part of our system of checks and balances while serving as the scourge of those who would run our government through backroom deals.
For all the heated political rhetoric about placing "reliable" justices on the high court, in most terms, the court rules unanimously on over half of the cases it decides.
That is an incredible feat and hardly points to a politicized institution dominated by the whims of politically charged actors.
Our Court has had nine justices since 1869 and is the paradigm of an impartial judiciary.
The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg firmly opposed expanding the number of justices to the court:
"One side saying when we’re in power we’re going to enlarge the number of judges so we’ll have more people who will vote the way we want them to. So I am not at all in favor of that solution to what I see as a temporary situation," said Ginsburg.
The real goal of the Biden Supreme Court Commission and its comical accoutrement being circulated in the U.S. House and Senate is to coerce and intimidate the current justices.
It's a thinly veiled warning against invalidating any part of the Biden agenda regardless of its legality.
The state of Georgia recently enacted electoral reforms making it a lot easier to vote.
The Georgia law preserves mail in voting and even authorizes ballot drop boxes.
The Georgia law also expands voting hours.
States like Delaware, and Connecticut currently do not offer no excuse absentee voting.
The new law in Georgia also prohibits political groups from electioneering within 150 feet of a polling site.
This includes barring politicians from providing voters with free food and water within 150 feet of the voting booth and is consistent with the policies already in place in states like Colorado and New York.
Indeed — try wearing a campaign button in New York while entering the polling booth.
Some people may support these measures while others may find them antiquated, but states have a right to administer their own elections; something that was a daily talking point among Biden supporters just a few months ago.
That's why we should all be outraged at a sitting president of the United States making false claims about Georgia’s voting law — even The Washington Post gave the president four Pinocchios — and then taking the unprecedented step of asking large companies to financially punish Georgia because it passed voting legislation that is far less restrictive than his own home state of Delaware.
The ignominious comparison to the era of "Jim Crow" laws offered by President Biden (Blacks trying to vote were subjected to onerous poll taxes, inane literacy tests, while others were even beaten, and murdered in order to prevent them from exercising their right to vote, during the time of Jim Crow laws) does a poor job of masking his administration’s real fear that rooting out voter fraud will hamper his efforts to make political decisions based on the objectives of big corporations instead of the will of the American voters.
In the Biden regime there is no room for honest, civil disagreement; compliance is mandatory. Those opposed to elites dominating our government need to do more than post Facebook memes; they need to volunteer for candidates and issues they care about.
Finding common ground with members of other parties is also important, it’s time we start conversing with each other — respectfully again.
Nicholas Chamberas has advised good government advocacy groups, elected officials, and political candidates on public policy matters as well as having served as a senior adviser on several prominent New York City campaigns. He holds a degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctor. Read Nicholas Chamberas Reports — More Here.
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