“It is not by the consolidation or concentration of powers, but by their distribution that good government is effected.”Thomas Jefferson
Tucker Carlson, in his opening remarks on November 4, one day after the 2020 election, spoke directly to the heart of America, “America is still here. That’s the most important thing. We almost lost it.”
America remains. Because America is not one man, one party, one narrative; it wasn’t created to be. Our Founding Fathers dedicated their lives to ensuring that what came out of the Revolutionary War was not a return to what had been before and that had failed, time and again, but to create something better. Something more. Something lasting.
Constitutions of civil government are not to be framed upon a calculation of existing exigencies, but upon a combination of these with the probable exigencies of ages, according to the natural and tried course of human affairs. Nothing, therefore, can be more fallacious than to infer the extent of any power, proper to be lodged in the national government, from an estimate of its immediate necessities.Alexander Hamilton
We live under the umbrella of freedom and prosperity that they and so many generations sacrificed and died to create and preserve for us.
One of those responsibilities and privileges, perhaps the greatest, is our right to vote. To not just cast our vote, but to do so without fear of fraud, of interference, of legal battles deciding the outcome for us. That was never supposed to be part of the representative democracy, the Republic, our Founders established in our Constitution. In fact, they deliberated long and hard, reaching compromise after compromise to ensure that it was not and never would be.
In truth, their willingness to stand firm in the truth and conviction of their purpose, even unto death, is what makes them and this country special. It’s this fact, more than any other that makes their actions and their ideas more valuable. They were forced to risk their very lives on these beliefs, and did so willingly. Say what you will about them, but this fact supersedes any pontifications of experts and elites attempting to vilify them. Nothing clarifies a man’s thoughts more than having to stake his life on them.
Carlson is absolutely correct in his assertion that our rights have been grossly compromised in this election. And more concerning is the fact that the groundwork for that had been covertly laid for months, perhaps years in advance.
The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.James Madison, Federalist 47, 1788
The establishment hates President Trump. They hate him so much, that they will do ANYTHING, to ensure his demise. We’ve witnessed that for four years now. And it’s only gotten worse.
I’ve asked myself again and again, why this President? Why this much vitriol? And I keep coming to the same conclusion. They cannot control him. There’s nothing they can offer him or strip from him that alters his course.
That’s what they truly hate.
We’ve witnessed that hate since the day he stepped into his duly elected position. We witnessed it grow in the months leading up to the election. We’re witnessing it now.
It’s the driving force behind preventing, by any means necessary, his re-election to a second term. Fear drives it. Hate sustains it. And we, the American people, are caught in the crossfire.
In their fervor to strip him of power, they’re also stripping us of our constitutionally protected freedoms, liberties, and rights, by undermining the only things we have left, our voices and our votes.
In their attempts to seize and maintain power they are weakening the very foundations of America, our Constitution, our freedoms. They don’t care. And by the looks of this entire last four years, they never have.
If left unchecked, it’s a travesty that will have long standing repercussions for our country and our children, grandchildren, and beyond.
But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost foreverJohn Adams
Opinion, JN Fenwick, former American History teacher and writer