Friday, June 12, 2015
Democracy is about creating equality, not denying it (#2324)
Sometimes I wonder if Republicans actually get that we live under a democratic government or if they do get it and want to destroy it for another form of government. The signs are there for the most part that Republicans are not defenders of democracy. At almost every turn Republicans want to deny rights to any class of American citizen that runs afoul of their hypocritical puritanical and greed driven views. For the first thing we are a nation that was created to be free from religious persecution while at the same time free to worship any religion we choose without penalty. Secondly, Republicans are some of the worst offenders of the taboo behaviors they often rail against. The depth of the Republican hypocrisy is unfathomable. However, for some reason we, the ordinary citizens who are the majority of voters in our country, seem to keep voting for them. Now I understand that politics can be tricky if you don't pay much attention to it. It is incredulous that a major political party could be intentionally sabotaging our national integrity under democracy, yet that is exactly what is happening. When the democratic ideals of community, tolerance and diversity are attacked by Republicans it can leave no doubt that the premise that Republicans want to replace our hard fought for democracy with another form of government that gives greater voice to the wealthy and faux religious is real. People are human beings and as we know we are all uniquely different. People are not corporations nor is money speech, yet the Republican party is giving greater deference to both corporations and money as a higher priority than human life. Whatever it is that Republicans are trying to replace our democracy with it cannot and shall not be allowed. Republicans have staked their ground out and are fighting to make the rest of us stand on it with them. Shall we stop voting for them and vanquish them like all the other enemies of democracy? That is the question isn't it?