For years, I’ve been writing that Democrats are socialists and totalitarians at heart. How did I know this? The premises of their assertions. When they called for “gun control”, it was on the premise that the Second Amendment was invalid. It was just a matter of time before they’d call for the repeal of the Second Amendment. Since President Trump, they have. As we speak, the Democratic Congress is moving through a bill essentially to ban all guns. No, President Trump will not sign it. But President Hillary Clinton would have. So will any future Democratic President.
When they called for “campaign finance reform”, it was on the premise that the government may control speech. It was just a matter of time before they’d call for the repeal of the First Amendment. Now, in their calls to outlaw “hate speech” – any speech with which they disagree – they in effect disregard the First Amendment. It might as well be dead, and their court appointments will back this up.
When they called for tax increases, it was on the premise that nobody owns their own money or property—only the government does. Now, when members of their party routinely call for 70 percent or even 90 percent tax rates, they openly say it’s not your money. It’s all the government’s money, to do with what it wishes. It always was, they say.
It’s scary. One of America’s two major parties – the one with just as much a chance of winning, as not – is now a totalitarian party. It’s not a metaphor. It’s not an exaggeration. It’s literally happening.
The “Trump coalition” is nothing more than the remaining numbers of Americans who don’t want the Democrats’ emerging totalitarianism. Some of us are social conservatives, and some are not. Some (myself included) would like to see airports, health care, retirement and all of education privatized. Others, including President Trump himself, do not go this far. Some see tariffs as a sly negotiating tool with the Chinese, and others do not. But the “Trump coalition” stands together in one respect: They don’t want the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and – most importantly – the First and Second Amendments to go away.
If ever there is a metaphorical or literal hill to die on, the First and Second Amendments will be it. I have no doubt about the unity of the “deplorable” Trump supporters on this point.
The Democratic coalition now proceeds as if the Bill of Rights is already gone. They control half of Congress and, particularly with an unending flow of illegal immigrants who will vote for them, along with massive voter fraud, they have every chance of controlling the whole government again in the not-too-distant future. In many respects, they still do control the government, as the daily attacks on President Trump from his own executive branch painfully demonstrate. The brazen, breathtaking corruption of the former FBI Chief, Jim Comey, make the phrase “witch hunt” far too kind and outdated a term.
The people in government, media, government-funded academia and the sports-music-entertainment world who attack President Trump to the point of wishing him dead are attacking members of the Trump coalition too. They’re in effect saying, they wish us all dead. The hatred is astonishing, unlike anything I have ever seen in my entire life as an American. I see the loathing and hatred in the eyes of people once they know (or suspect) you voted for President Trump. I can’t help but wonder if this is what it was like in the years leading up to the Civil War. As conservatives, libertarians, advocates of the Constitution or anything else “not left-wing”, we are used to being in the minority, in many circles. But this hatred seems different.
It’s not a loving, civil or healthy environment for what started out as “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” Or the “sweet land of liberty”. It’s not sustainable, either. I don’t know the answer. All I do know? The “Trump coalition” will never go down without a fight. And the fight will not end any time soon.
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