A sure sign of just how close to anarchy we've become is this new notion that 'democracy' or majority rule should be a sure way to know the will of the people. Whoever shouts loudest, longest, hardest wins the day.
The Founding Fathers knew how dangerous mob mentality can be; they'd seen in. And so when they set out to devise government, they came up with ways to keep tyrant-kings from crushing folks with whim taxes or crushing mandates. Freedom was paramount in the infrastructure to protect our new nation. And so it was decided that a Republic would suit the bill. Voices would gather to choose an official would speak on their behalf. The 'local level' would work amongst themselves to figure out who would speak, and what they'd say. This would preserve the diverse interests of our nation, while keeping the cacophonous voices organized.
It seems natural and sensible that groups would gather geographically, decide rules of behavior and govern themselves according to their beliefs.
So it was with great interest that I noticed a new lawsuit this morning. A suit that challenges the formation of newer, smaller cities in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
Finding themselves on the fringe of the bustling metropolis and really suburb-cities with shopping zones and city services, etc. the citizens believed they could be better served by more-local voices. After years of planning, districting, jockeying with county and city officials, working with the state...these small cities became efficient and strong; safe and clean.
Blacks aren't in control. And we just can't have that with a black President and a black mayor...we can't permit there to be any areas where white people clump up and have the majority. Divide like the Red Sea this clump of white folks!
Maybe Atlanta wants the taxes back. Maybe it's because the state has a record 50/50 white to black ratio. Whatever the case, Liberals want it both ways. They want to be the majority and the minority. They want to be the loudest voice even if they are the fewest in the room.
Can you imagine the outcry if a white Reverend launched a lawsuit to dissolve cities that are predominantly black (and there are those) in the same area? The outcry would be Racism. And so this play is Racism.
This mood, this tactic is making the rounds.
This echoes what's happened in Wisconsin. Use the law as a weapon to blast into power.
And if the majority votes go against them, they cry foul...they want a court to stop everything until they can wrest control back again.
This is what's happening in the Federal level as well. It is not simply good enough for the Conservatives to keep the Liberals from progressing, we must beat them back; repeal their measures, bend the rules the way they've shown us they will...at least as far as they have.
Rep. Steve King reminds us that the Vietnam War was ended by a Liberal Congress defunding the war during a Continuing Resolution. A Conservative Congress can surely defund ObamaCare using the same tool and the same language.