Joseph Stalin once infamously was quoted as saying, “Its not who votes that counts, its who counts the votes”. Acting as a surrogate for the GOP Establishment, Mitt Romney has come out in the last couple of days and basically told the Republican base, “We do not give a flying fuck what you want, we will decide who is the Republican nominee”. The GOP Establishment has decided that if Donald Trump wins the Party nomination, that they are going to force a false Brokered Convention. Where they, not the Republican base decide who will be the Republican Presidential Nominee.
For a long time now anger has been building up in the Republican base under what is now obvious is the false assumption that the GOP Establishment were merely out of touch with the base, and ignorant of what the base really wants. Far to many of us fell for the lie, that it was their inside the beltway bubble that insulated them from reality and made them think that the Doner class wanted the same thing as the party base.
Well, the Presidential campaign of Donald Trump has ripped that mask off of the GOP Establishment. What we now see, what has now become indisputable, is that the GOP Establishment is neither out of touch, nor ignorant of what the Republican base actually believes or wants. The absolutely indisputable truth that Donald Trump has forced to step out into the light of day, is that the GOP Establishment fully knows and understand what its base believes and wants, and they just do not give a damn.
The United States Declaration of Independence has a little something to say on this subject.
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
The GOP Establishment obviously believe that the will of the people no longer has any place in deciding their own governance. Since the Republican base can no longer be counted on to do what their elitist self anointed political aristocrats tell them to do, those self same elitist self anointed political aristocrats have made it perfectly crystal clear that they will now be doing the deciding on behalf of their hoi polli subjects.
The great Christian apologist writer CS Lewis foresaw this day coming, and in foreseeing, he handed down this precautionary warning.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”
― C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology (Making of Modern Theology)
The GOP Establishment has made it indisputably clear that the party’s base no longer is to be allowed to make any decisions about the party itself. At this point in time, what difference is there between the GOP Establishment and Joseph Stalin’s infamous Communist Party? The GOP Establishment is making a mockery of the Declaration of Independence and the entire Constitution of the United States of America. To suggest that they longer govern by the consent of the governed is no exaggeration. It has become an all to painfully obvious reality.
I had hoped to live my entire life without seeing Thomas Jefferson’s most somber prediction come to life.
The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, & what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves. Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusetts? And can history produce an instance of rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it’s motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, & always well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independent 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century & a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century & a half without a rebellion? & what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.