Watching the current and recent machinations of the Democratic Party, I conclude the title of this essay.

With an addendum:

By any means necessary.

The latest (pathetic) attempt at taking down Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, an allegation of sexual misconduct during his college years that, it was later “corrected,” the alleged victim herself reportedly does not remember and wants no part of, prompted statements of outrage from Presidential candidates that have yet to be walked back. Tack that onto the long list of veiled and overt warnings and threats to the Court that include the promise to add seats when and if the Dems regain control of the other two (co-equal) branches of government, should the Court stand against their expansive agenda.

Meanwhile, there’s a renewed push to make the deep-blue District of Columbia a state, in order to secure two senate seats. The Democrats have abandoned any notion of controlling the flow of people across the nation’s borders, with obvious intent to tilt the voting rolls in their favor. These are two of many parallel proposals to retool or game the existing system to their benefit: attacks on the Electoral College, talk of splitting California into six states, a propaganda campaign about the unfairness of the Senate’s two-seat-per-state rule itself, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, perpetual assertions of the illegitimacy of the Trump presidency because he didn’t win the popular vote, and many others.

The relentless desire to remove Trump from office continues, despite the collapse of the Russia collusion narrative, with absurd faux-outrage over the fact that a handful (up to 6 percent!!) of Air Force people stayed at a Trump hotel (as they did before Trump became President) during a refueling stop in Scotland (at a whopping (no, not really) $130 a night).

All this and more is about concentrating power in the hands of the Democratic Party: win the Presidency, win the Senate, and either alter the Court to add more liberals or neuter it until the non-liberals can be replaced.

Pair this with the endless Constitution-be-damned promises from the Democratic candidates, ranging from the massive governmental take-over of the economy via Medicare-for-All and its equivalents and the Green New Deal (which is far more about nationalizing the energy industry and creating new mechanisms for wealth confiscation and redistribution than about saving humanity from global warming), to confiscating fifteen million firearms that have never been used in a bad way from people who haven’t done anything wrong, to punishing any form of personal success that they deem excessive, insufficiently woke, or outside the boundaries of their backward-ass views of how things should work (goodbye gig economy, for one), and we cannot but conclude that they want infinite power.

The system of government delineated in our Constitution and commemorated today, the 17th of September, is arguably the greatest in human history, created arguably the greatest nation in human history, and produced greater happiness, liberty, and quality-of-life than any other nation in history. It did so by tempering and checking the natural excesses of government and politicians, by limiting what government is allowed to do, specifying what government is supposed to do, to the exclusion of everything else, dividing power into three branches, one of which is further divided, and declaring explicit protections for citizens against government.

The totality of Democratic proposals, efforts, machinations, and propaganda campaigns that we are witnessing in current times shows an utter contempt for all this, and a naked and overt desire to undo it all in favor of a system that produced monstrous human misery, in both small scale and large, in many, many iterations since its conceptualization.

On Constitution Day, it’s worth taking note of the Democrats’ multi-pronged effort to destroy it, and to remember that anyone who wants infinite power will ultimately use it in bad ways.

Peter Venetoklis

About Peter Venetoklis

I am twice-retired, a former rocket engineer and a former small business owner. At the very least, it makes for interesting party conversation. I'm also a life-long libertarian, I engage in an expanse of entertainments, and I squabble for sport.

Nowadays, I spend a good bit of my time arguing politics and editing this website.


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