The second amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
Important here to understand the thinking. If the government has an army, then it’s important that people have the power to resist a tyrannous government. All of that is out of the window. The Founding Fathers wouldn’t recognise the place. Governments do what they like, often in league with their putative political opponents. I doubt the majority of Americans want hordes of assorted people, many of dubious character, pouring across the southern border, demanding shelter, welfare, free medical treatment, and free schooling for their children. I doubt they want American energy made more expensive. Want jobs shipped to China. Want to fund Zelensky without limit. Want transgenderism infecting their military forces. Too bad, they’ll never be asked.
What majority of adult Australians would have voted for enormous surges of non-discriminatory immigration. The essence of inviting people to join you is to discriminate. Certainly a Fabian club wouldn’t have me. Neither would a gay or lesbian club. That’s fine by me. Equally, I would think those who are culturally Christian / Western would be shy of inviting too many into their country with culturally clashing values. But no one gave them, in this case us, a chance to have a say.
I see that Rishi Sunak won’t hold a plebiscite in the U.K. on net zero. Of course not. He and most of his colleagues and the British Labour Party and green hysterics might have to explain such policy; lay out the pros and cons. Explain exactly what difference it would make to the global temperature. We shouldn’t forget that Scott Morrison signed us up to net zero – effectively on a unity ticket with Labor. Were we ever asked? Well, there was an election. Yes, between those favouring net zero and those favouring it with somewhat more enthusiasm.
The response to Covid was also moulded via a unity ticket. Whatever excesses the government of the day indulged in, the opposition wanted more. No-one out in voter land was ever asked.
Take the Voice. What an absolutely atrocious, anti-democratic, racist, apartheid-infused, proposition. Yet, where were the opposition parties for so long. Even now Liberal panty-waists in the federal parliament and in state parliaments are supporting the Yes case. Give us all a break. Give me an out-and-out commie, who supports the Voice as yet another cancer to eat away at Western civilisation, than these useful idiots. And remember, it’s only going to a vote because it has to.
I am afraid that democracy is on its last legs. There are simply too many like-minded communists and fellow-travellers throughout the universities, media, the bureaucracies, the political class. It’s back to the future. God-Kings? Not quite, but it ain’t people power. That brief democratic interlude is on the way out. Think about it. We have politicians who think that they can control the weather. I doubt they’ll ever give back power to lesser beings.