S. Miller himself recently stated that there should be more inherent power of authority in the presidency, even calling the courts enemies to the presidency. Trump and his administration are painting one of our systematic checks and balances of power as an “enemy.”
The GOP also tweeted that they “stand with the president,” in regards to the 9th circuit decision. The party is declaring undying loyalty to one official in power who is acting dangerously autocratic, instead of abstaining from a position as they should. When I say “abstain from position,” what I mean is that when an entire party declares that they agree with a leader’s statement that his check and balance of power as an “enemy” you are then using the state to enforce the concentration of power into a singularity, which is exactly what gave Hitler, Mussolini, and even Stalin total power. In other words, when you to delegitimize one branch of government over another you are expressing blatant contempt for balance of power, and to be contemptful of a balance of power is to be contempful of democracy.
Difference of opinion is one thing, but a disregard for the decision of a court in favor of the undying loyalty of your party leader is exactly how fascism rises and freedom is lost. The Nazis rose by painting the legislative branch in Germany as the enemy to the furhur’s total power. The courts are now being painted as Trump’s enemy and what is worse is that a major party is enabling that.
This does not exonerate the Democrats, their nearsighted elitism and failure to utilize populist rhetoric is exactly why they can’t hold the presidency or house very long. But that is a story for another time.
But for the GOP to express such undying loyalty to a piece of human garbage who blatantly disregards the integrity of the democratic system is unforgivable. When protecting the leader of your party is more important than the very concept of democratic balance of power, freedom is put on a fast track to be lost. Clearly the GOP cares more about party than country.
The DNC has some things to answer for, but what the GOP has become can only be described as unforgivable fascism. The blatant historical amnesia is insulting to the intelligence of the American public and is endangering the very democratic system that gave them a fucking job in the first place.
I am not what you call a patriot, this I confess, but I a someone who recognizes a failure of integrity. The GOPs support of a president who so hates our balance of power is not only a failure of integrity it is a danger to democracy. Shame on the GOP. Do not let them set the tone of the rhetoric. Do not let them attack our courts, our system has many problems but we cannot lose the few victories we have made and the few channels we have to defend ourselves. So I implore all, disregard anything the administration has to say, do not legitimize something that is so eager to delegitimize a whole section of the trifold that is democracy.
Shame on you GOP, but I congratulate you on your permance in history. You will now forever be remembered as the party that once freed the slaves, and then sold us all out. It’s poetic, like a scene from Batman, “You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villian.” Look in the mirror GOP, because you have started to look just like Harvey Dent.