It's a beautiful day for democracy! Corporate media,
including FOX(R), have finally made the call for Biden.
Remember the MAGAts gloating, "Make them cry
Who's crying now?
The jury of American voters is finally having its final impeachment votes counted. We the People “hereby claim” Trump as the
LOSER. He will be removed from office.
Let’s celebrate our limited victory, but be clear in this
We need to understand the Right will never stop their
voter suppression. They will never surrender in their war on democracy. Fascism
is always lurking in the resentments and anger of white nationalism. Corporate
interests will always try to dominate our government. Hatred and division will
always be stoked by Republicans and the far Right. As long as the Senate is
controlled by Republicans we will have nothing close to a representative republic.
"Consent of the governed" is in the Declaration
of Independence. The founders blew it with their compromise with slave states
that produced the electoral college. Alexander Hamilton was prophetically
correct in the Federalist Papers #22 when he condemned the inequality of the
The right of equal suffrage among the States is another
exceptionable part of the Confederation. Every idea of proportion and every
rule of fair representation conspire to condemn a principle, which gives to
Rhode Island an equal weight in the scale of power with Massachusetts, or
Connecticut, or New York; and to Delaware an equal voice in the national
deliberations with Pennsylvania, or Virginia, or North Carolina. Its operation
contradicts the fundamental maxim of republican government, which requires that
the sense of the majority should prevail.
American democracy was hobbled from the beginning by a
template for minority rule.
Yes, the Declaration of Independence called for
"consent of the governed", but that "went south" from the
get-go. The founders assured we wouldn't have an equitable, representative
democratic republic when they imposed the undemocratic electoral college and
the highly unrepresentative and imbalanced Senate.
Those ill-conceived notions along with slavery have
become a long time curse on our nation that haunts us to this day.
The enemies of democracy are not defeated. Economic
royalists with their corruption and reactionary politics will not disappear
after Trump moves from the White House to prison or Moscow.
The warning about Hitler from Bertold Brecht still
applies: "Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men! Although the world
stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.”
We need to be as unrelenting in defense of democracy as
the Right is in dismantling it.
Our struggle against the enemies of democracy, domestic
fascism, and radical Right terrorism will be our longest war.