You People Out There Are Killing Our Democracy Just Like The Founding Fathers Feared You Would

Yes, you Tea Party types are out there braying about our sacred freedoms and the wisdom of the Constitution. Yet you mindlessly fall in line behind a reality showman who tells you loud and clear that he doesn’t give a rat’s ass about democracy. It is so obviously all about him, him as dictatorial savior.

The Founding Fathers had a Donald Trump type in mind when they designed America as a Republic, not wishing to make it the full blown democracy that it has nearly become. They understood the weakness of the common man for the siren call of the demagogue, the would-be dictator.

They knew that rubes under pressure lack the patience for measured compromise that is so critical to a democracy. The average man wants things his own way, right now, or not at all.

The result was Republicans bragging about getting rid of Obama as their highest priority and proving it by ceaseless obstructionism, then shutting down the government and costing taxpayers 25 billion in the process when they didn’t get their own way.

So now that you have gotten the Federal Government into a dysfunctional mess, you have decided to embrace a lying lunatic to fix it.

It has come to this: we no longer have our original republic, small minds have gridlocked our virtual democracy and finally you conservatives and know-nothings have decided to throw in the towel and follow Trump over the cliff. Good luck with that!

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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