The Real Threat to the Constitution and Our Republic

November 1, 2020 Updated: November 1, 2020

Commentary

Democrats and the mainstream media continue to make the charge that President Donald Trump is the biggest threat to the Constitution and our Republic. Like everything else over the last four years, these are nothing more than lies and Democrat projection.

The truth is, the biggest threat to our Constitution and the Republic is a unified government controlled by Democrats under a Biden administration. This is not complicated. All you have to do is listen to what the Democrats have said and threatened to do once they’re in power.

The first thing a Democrat-controlled government would do is abolish the filibuster in the Senate. By abolishing the filibuster, it paves the way to push through the most radical agenda the United States has ever witnessed. The filibuster serves as a safeguard to prevent the “tyranny of the majority.” It allows the minority party to block radical legislation and forces the majority party to compromise with members of the minority party. Destruction of the filibuster would render the minority party irrelevant and allow the majority party to run roughshod over the legislative process.

With the filibuster out of the way, The Democrat-led majority would quickly move to pack the Supreme Court. The sole purpose of court packing is for ideological reasons and power. Packing the Supreme Court for ideological purposes sets a dangerous precedent. Rather than have justices who interpret the Constitution as written by the Founding Fathers, they want a Supreme Court that engages in judicial activism completely undermining the Constitution.

This would essentially render the judicial branch a de facto legislative branch, and the dismantling of the Constitution begins. A packed Supreme Court, which rules on the basis of judicial activism, destroys Article 3 and the idea of an independent judiciary. It also destroys Article 1, Section 1 of the Constitution, which explicitly states, “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” A packed Supreme Court would render Congress largely irrelevant. Congress would be nothing more than a mechanism to get legislation before the packed Supreme Court so that the illegitimate court would validate a radical progressive agenda.

Once the filibuster is abolished and a packed Supreme Court is complete, the Democrats would begin to pass their radical agenda. One of the first things they’ll do is abolish anything they deem an assault weapon and push through a voluntary gun buyback program that will soon be mandatory. As Joe Biden said, “buy a shotgun.” All other firearms would be deemed illegal, thereby destroying our Second Amendment. The unified government, controlled by Democrats, would do this by legislative means and, as potential Vice President Kamala Harris stated, through executive orders. The only recourse would be to challenge the constitutionality of such decrees, but with a packed Supreme Court, the legislation and executive actions would be validated.

However, the Democrats wouldn’t stop there as their disdain for the Constitution runs deep. They would also attack the First Amendment and threaten the very concept of freedom of speech and the freedom to assemble. As far as speech goes, many prominent Democrats want to see European-style hate speech laws where some government bureaucrat determines what can and cannot be said. Anything these bureaucrats deem as hate speech will result in the arrest and prosecution of ordinary Americans in an effort to control speech and the idea of free expression, as Americans would begin to censor themselves out of fear.

As far as the freedom to assemble goes, once free speech is gone, we will no longer be able to peaceably assemble. Just think back a few months when Americans around the country were protesting unconstitutional lockdowns and decrees from governors who were acting as tyrants with little regard for the concepts of liberty and freedom. These protests were deemed a form of white supremacy and a public health threat by the media and Democrats. Yet, when protests broke out following the death of George Floyd, the Democrats, the press, and many in the public health field deemed these protests as a vital form of democracy to push for social justice, even as these protests were quickly devolving into anarchy.

Article 2 and the Electoral College will be another institution the Democrats would quickly look to destroy. It’s no secret that the Democrats despise the Electoral College after being burned twice in the last 20 years. Nearly every Democrat is in agreement about their willingness to scrap the Electoral College, thereby removing the sovereignty of states and people from rural and suburban communities. Instead, Democrats would seek to empower those in urban areas, and the urban centers will have full influence over all aspects of life.

Some will say I’m exaggerating the threat, but if you look at the Democrats’ own words over the last four years, this is exactly what they intend to do. These are not idle threats. These are people who are hungry for power and have no qualms ruling through authoritarian means.

Others will say the moderate and blue dog Democrats will stand up to the far-left and this radical agenda. My response is simple: The moderate and blue dog Democrats have remained silent over the last four years. They have not provided an ounce of pushback against the radicals in their party. If they can’t stand up to the far-left when the far-left doesn’t have power, what makes you think they’ll stand up to the radicals once they’re in power?

Everything they accuse this president of they, themselves, are guilty of. Every American deserves to know who and what they’re voting for.

Nicholas Giordano is a full-time tenured professor of political science and the host of The P.A.S. Report podcast.

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