[Note: Due to the need to develop a full understanding of each of the elements that have led to the Death of our Constitutional Republic, this article will contain 3 parts. Below is the second installment of this article. Part one can be found here: https://wp.me/pY51c-1dw]
Definition: Constitutional Republic; “A government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law as defined by their agreed upon Constitution.”
Definition: Death of a Constitutional Republic; The death then of a Constitutional Republic occurs when the sovereign citizens and their representatives are no longer governed according to their original Constitution and its rule of law. When the Federal Government exceeds its enumerated powers of its citizens or their States.
In Part One, we explored how our Founders crafted our government out of what would become the US Constitution. We found that they established three distinct, BUT NOT CO-EQUAL branches of Government; the Legislative Branch consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives; The Executive Branch, and lastly the Judicial Branch.
All three Branches had very specific powers and LIMITS and no single Branch could usurp the powers of an other Branch or those that were assigned solely to the individual States. We also discussed how the Judicial Branch and the Executive Branch and its agencies, have usurped Legislative powers from the Legislature. And, how the Legislative Branch has done nothing to stop this erosion of their Constitutional powers! Lately, since the election of President Trump, we have seen the Judiciary attempt to usurp Executive Powers by lower courts finding specific Executive Orders by President Trump to be unconstitutional.
We are now living in a Post-Constitutional Republic and are allowing our Constitution to be twisted and turned to the point where a Silent Coup has taken place and given way to State Legalism. (State Legalism is when the State, an oligarchy of a few powerful people and their followers in government and the media, replaces the Constitutional Rule of Law with its own Legalism by coercing obedience and eliminating the citizens’ faith in our Constitutional Republic.)
Primary Contributors to the Silent Coup & the Rise of State Legalism
Controlling Thought and Speech:
In order to break down an institution such as our Constitutional Republic, you must gradually seize control over the thoughts and speech of the people. This can be done by brute force or by gradually eroding core beliefs, principles, and values to the point where disparate people come together to embrace a revised form of their original institutions and government, their belief systems, their principles, and their values. The Silent Coup in the US has come about using the latter approach but now the Progressive Left is embracing the tactics of force and intimidation to finish off our Republic once and for all! We just witnessed the despicable treatment of Judge Kavanagh at the hands of the Progressive-Left as they smeared this person with accusations that could not be proved and suspended his right to the presumption of innocence and almost kept him from being confirmed to the US Supreme Court!
This is just one example of brute force tactics being employed by the Progressive-Left since the election of President Trump in 2016.
How was the Progressive-Left able to stage this Silent Coup?
There are two major institutions that the Progressive-Left gradually seized control of to use to change our core beliefs, principles, and values. The first was the Media and the second was our Educational Systems.
Control over the Media:
It wasn’t that long ago that we all received our broadcast news from one of the three TV networks, NBC, ABC, and CBS. Radio was limited to music and in some markets Christian broadcasting. It was easy for the Progressive-Left to gradually insert itself into the editorial boards of these networks and gradually begin to stifle conservative content and pump pure Progressive-Left ideology into our living rooms every night.
Print media was a little more difficult as there were a lot of newspapers at the local, market, and national level. Gradually the Progressive-Left syndicated newspapers and magazines into large media groups so both print and broadcast news are editorially the same. Ultimately, print media and broadcast media were folded into mega-media, multi-national corporations owned by Progressive-Left companies such as Disney, Comcast, Bertelsmann, Viacom, CBS and others. With few exceptions, like Fox News, the “news” is tightly controlled by the Progressive-Left and they print or spew hard left positions on every event that impacts our daily lives. Radio was also sucked up in this Progressive-Left media consolidation.
Three exceptional events stopped a total media takeover by the Progressive-left. One was the birth of the internet, the arrival of cable networks, and talk radio as pioneered by Rush Limbaugh.
The Internet: The internet has somewhat eluded the total control by the Progressive-Left even though they control the major social networks and search engines. Free thought is still able to elude capture by the Progressive-Left on the internet but not from a lack of trying via ‘Net Neutrality’, the ‘Fairness Doctrine’ and other legislative and regulatory control over internet content.
Cable Channels: The Progressive-Left quickly scrambled to gobble up as many of the cable channels as possible in order to maintain its stranglehold over “news” and thought content. This even included sports channels that have now become almost exclusively political thought control outlets.
Talk Radio: Rush Limbaugh’s burst onto the scene in the late 1980’s cornering the conservative audience market to this day. Since then, hundreds of conservative talk radio shows have sprung up and conservative talk radio dominates the talk radio genre to this day. The Progressive-Left continues to try to stifle conservative talk radio to this day but in spite of their efforts it is a thriving medium today.
The huge impact of these three events has kept conservative voices and thoughts alive and is a considerable factor in staving off the completion of the Progressive-Left Silent Coup. They made possible the birth of the Tea Party movement that ultimately spawned President Trump’s America First conservative movement.
Control Over Education:
Over the past 100 years, the Progressive-Left has sought to totally take over all facets of our educational systems in order to choke off independent thought and to erode our commitments to our core beliefs, principles, and values. Since the Progressive-Left uses the Democrat Party as its political arm, re-writing and teaching historical revisionism was at the forefront of their efforts. Slavery is now the fault of Republicans; Jim Crow laws are now blamed on conservatives; and all statues of our Founding Fathers who may have owned slaves are to be demolished. Homosexual, Bi-sexual, Transgender and other “sexual preferences” are now taught in grade school as acceptable if not preferred life styles, and “sexual preference” has been ingrained into our society and laws as being equal to race, sex, religion, or national origin. References to our Founding Fathers as heroes have been erased from textbooks along with many of our military conquests and military heroes.
In order to create division and control between our citizens, the Progressive-Left has deemed “victimhood” to be pervasive and the fault of the “white privileged male class”. They have created groups and isolated individuals into these groups as classes of victims to the point where they overlap and conflict with one another. Sexism, misogyny, racism, islamophobia, homophobia etc. have been used to coral individuals and point them towards the “white privileged male class” (who are also conservative) as their enemy and those that are keeping them in poverty and robbing them of their rights and opportunities!
The Progressive-Left control over our educational systems is deep and pervasive. Global Warming is taught as a fact and Intelligent Design is mocked as a religious hoax. Economic theory emphasizes socialism and all forms of anti-capitalism. The rights of individuals is now superseded by the rights of the masses. Property is no longer an individual’s right as all property is ultimately owned and controlled by the “State”.
Combination of Media and Education!
In summary, the Progressive-Left uses their control over our Educational Systems to indoctrinate our children, then uses the Media to reinforce the indoctrination onto the adult population as reinforcement of their learned “principles and values“. The media also is “there” to tell the people how to think about current events. How a confirmation process for a candidate to the Supreme Court is actually just a job interview and the candidate is not entitled to due process. If the candidate is accused of reprehensible behavior, the candidate is not worthy of confirmation as the accusation is serious enough to deem him or her as unacceptable, regardless of the fact that the accusation cannot be substantiated!
The Media and our Educational Systems are also used to shame you into beliefs that you know intuitively to be just plain wrong. A woman must have total control ever their own body including the right to kill their unborn child. After all, it is the woman’s body! Everyone should have the right to determine their own sex regardless of their birth biology! A Christian baker must not refuse to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple even though the baker has a religious objection to same-sex marriage. A man who “believes” he is a woman should be able to use the same restroom as your teenage daughter! Roe v. Wade is settled law even though it is based on an individual woman’s right to privacy that is nowhere to be found in the US Constitution as a constitutional right! ETC., ETC., ETC.. The new Progressive-Left mantra-of-the-day is first sold in the media then quickly inserted into our schools’ textbooks!
The Progressive-Left use of our Educational Systems and the media is also used to kill your constitutional freedoms. Oftentimes they redefine the Constitutional freedom such as “freedom of religion” which is actually stated in the Constitution as “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion“. The Progressive-Left has convinced us that this really means that you cannot express your religious views in a public space that is owned by the government! Not so. The Constitution guarantees us Freedom to express our religion free from government intervention regardless of location and that Congress cannot create any restrictions on religious freedom and cannot impose any religion on the country. The Founding Fathers came from Europe where Religious was State sponsored and controlled and intentionally made sure this did not carry over to the new nation. Why does the Progressive-Left want to pigeon-hole religion? To make sure they can limit Religious thought and moral values and ensure that the “State” principles and values supersede any free moral thoughts and values based on Christianity especially.
Freedom of Speech is also under siege by the Progressive-Left and their media-educational complex. Conservative speech on college campuses all the way down to kindergarten is not permitted and those who attempt to have the voices heard are scorned or even attacked physically. Free Speech is the number one enemy of the Progressive-Left and they will not stop until all Speech is their Speech!
The Second Amendment is under constant attack by the Progressive-Left. Why would they want to limit firearms? Remember, they are unfolding their Silent Coup right before your eyes. Once the Silent Coup has played out, then a violent coup will be implemented and mop up the remnants of those who value their freedom. Armed resistance would only serve to stand in their way of their final coup!
The final installment of this series will detail out the status of the Silent Coup and State Legalism and what will happen next. It will also discuss how we must fight back and specifically what we need to do.
The upcoming Mid-Term elections are vital if we are to reverse the Silent Coup and erase all of the advances towards State Legalism. If we do not maintain conservative control over the House of Representatives and the Senate in 2018, the very survival of our Constitutional Republic could be in jeopardy.