Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Democrats hate representative government
While Americans are enjoying the end of the year celebrations of both Christmas and New Year's, the defeated 111th Congress will not take "no" for an answer. When Republicans were defeated in the 2006 mid-term elections, they did not attempt to pass any controversial or sweeping legislation. Rather, they left town and let the Democrats take over the show in January 2007. Today's Democrats are a different lot. They really do not believe in representative government. To the extent that we have elections, they think of it as merely an inconvenience that must be tolerated as opposed to a cherished part of our government that protects the people from the iron fist of the state. The reason we have elections is not just to go through the motion of having elections, but to provide the people with a meaningful opportunity to restrain the state. We already had our election. We told Congress--by defeating the large Democrat majority in the House of Representatives and replacing it with a large Republican majority--that we want less government, one that is focused on only the powers that the Constitution grants it, such as national defense. The purpose of government is to protect the people from foreign and domestic threats, and to provide courts to adjudicate disputes using objective law. That is certainly not the case today as the Democrat majority keeps on moving at full speed until they are forcefully evicted from power on January 5, 2011.