The Subversion of American Democracy

Commentary by Dr. Gerhard Falk



In 2016, when Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, he was met at once with a cascade of hatred as had never been seen in American history. This outburst of hate began before he could take office on January 20, 2017. Therefore the malicious efforts to unseat him could not be the result of any of his policies or anything he said, since he was not president for two and a half months after his election.

Attacks against President Trump continued these three and a half years as a phony impeachment effort was attempted by Democrats, who pretended that Trump is an agent of the Russian government. When this lie failed, he was blamed for the Chinese virus, an accusation so bizarre it would not even have occurred to Hitler.

Therefore it is evident that the hatred of Trump by the Democrats and others lies in the audacity of this American citizen to run for the office of President when he has never held a political office before and is not a member of the political oligarchy (rule of the few).

Our constitution does not prohibit the election of any citizen to the presidency. However, the entrenched politicians who feed off the taxpayer for a lifetime view themselves as the ruling class and resent the intrusion of someone not a member of the bosses, who don’t care for the Constitution, or for freedom of speech, or freedom of the press  or religion, and who want to abolish the second amendment so as to make the American people defenseless. The Democrats want to abolish the electoral college so that they can rule forever. They want foreigners to vote, although the Constitution allows only citizens to vote. They already control most of our media, whether in print or electronic, so that the American people cannot learn the facts but hear only propaganda promoted by Democrats. Democrats seek to pervert the justice system which excuses all crimes committed by foreigners and Democrats. In short, Trump is hated because he is in the way of the establishment of an American one party police state.

In addition to the assault on American democracy by elected officials, we are also plagued by a host of unelected bureaucrats who seek to enslave the American people with endless rules and regulations.   It was the tyranny of the British King George which drove the American colonists to declare their independence from England in 1776. Among the numerous accusations against the King was the phrase, “He has erected a multitude of New Offices and has sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.”

If the signatories of the Declaration of Independence were alive today, they would surely be horrified at seeing the same “swarms of officers eating out our substance” in 2020.

Now as the vast unelected bureaucracy is entrenched in the capitals of our states and in Washington D.C.,  these oligarchs rule over us without the “consent of the governed” and solely for their own advantages.

In addition to dealing with the huge bureaucracy imposed on us, we are faced with the subversion of our government by a huge web of nepotism in our legislatures and in federal, state, and local governments (Nepotism refers to the habit of Pope Calixtus III [1378-1458] to appoint his nephew to numerous posts in the Vatican. The Latin word for nephew is nepote”).

Examples of this subversion of the electoral process are numerous. For example, in New York the governor is the son of a previous governor, and his brother is a television commentator. Nepotism began almost at once after the country was founded, as the son of our second president, John Adams, became our sixth president. Likewise the son of President George Herbert Walker Bush , George W. Bush, became President in 2001. In 2016, Hillary Clinton, the wife of President Clinton, became the Democrat nominee for the presidency. Earlier Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John Kennedy, became ambassador to Japan, although she knew so little about Japan that she could not even find Japan on a map. Lisa Murkowski became senator from Alaska when her father resigned his seat. The son of former representative Morris Udahl is now a representative and Representative James Jeffords of Vermont is the son of the Chief Justice of Vermont. Rodney Frelingshuysen is a representative from New Jersey. He is in the seat of five of his ancestors. Senator Chris Dodd is the son of former Senator Thomas Dodd.  Senator Pryor of Arkansas’ father was also senator. Senator Olympia Snow is the wife of the governor of Maine. One representative of Missouri is the daughter of the governor and former Senator Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island is the son of Senator John Chafee. Several widows of senators and representatives are now members of Congress. Tom Allen of Maine is a member of the Portland city council, as was his father and grandfather. Representative Charlie Gonzales is the son of representative Henry Gonzales, former Sen. Evan Bayh is the son of former Senator Birch Bayh, and Missouri Senator Matt Blum is the son of Senator Roy Blum.

This list of nepotism in American politics is a short sample of numerous other officeholders whose only qualification is the accident of birth.

We therefore ask this question. “When will the American people put an end to all these abuses of our democracy?

Shalom u'vracha.

Dr. Gerhard Falk is the author of numerous publications, including Gender, Sex, & Status (2019).


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