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America May as Well Have Been Invaded by a Foreign Nation

Some have described the severe left and right political division in America today as a “cold” civil war. But it could also be described as America having been attacked by a quasi-foreign nation. Forget the Russians and Chinese interfering in America’s elections and their attempts to degrade American culture. The far left has staged a successful coup of the Democratic Party. Now, the neo-socialist Democrats have the rest of traditional America in their sights.

Democratic Party leadership has morphed into a cabal of far leftist socialists. Sorry, Bernie. How ironic for you. You’ve always been the honest, open socialist, and these neo-socialists screwed you out of the Democratic nomination. And here’s their formula for finishing the takeover:

  1. If failed at preventing an election through corruption, then “Resist.”
  2. Lose an election, attempt a deep-state, media-assisted coup: “Impeach 45!”
  3. Don’t like immigration laws, just ignore them.
  4. Don’t like free speech, then prevent anyone who disagrees with you from speaking.
  5. Don’t like equal justice, replace it with social justice.
  6. Don’t like a Supreme Court nominee, slime him in front of his wife and kids.

This list could go on and on. These actions are so alien to America’s founding ideals the left may as well be foreign invaders.

There has always been a division between Republicans and Democrats. That’s the nature of a two-party political system. Conservatives traditionally inhabit the Republican Party and progressives the Democratic Party. Until a recent few decades —especially this last decade— these parties, primarily, treated each other as the “loyal opposition,” not as evil enemies to be personally destroyed.

The parties were political opponents, but they shared a desire to maintain the essence of the America of our founders. Free speech, equal justice, due process, and the rule of law used to be cherished by both sides. Each side just had different notions of how to “create a more perfect union.” And each, for the most part, respected a civil process. No longer.

Now, even the ACLU, once America’s preeminent civil rights organization, has taken sides. Remarkably, it recently put out a partisan political ad in favor of the Democrats. In it, the leftist group officially endorses a reduction in civil rights through their failure to support Justice Kavanaugh’s due process rights and his presumption of innocence. Former ACLU board member, Professor Alan Dershowitz is appalled. He says, “The ACLU no longer cares about civil liberties.”

Though the divide in our nation has the hallmarks of a “cold” civil war, again, sometimes it seems more like a “cold” foreign invasion. For example, during the Civil War, while the confederacy wished to maintain the abhorrent institution of slavery, they still held the U.S. Constitution in high regard. Today’s left does not. Remember, President Obama called the Bill of Rights “a charter of negative liberties.”

In fact, leaders of the Confederate States of America (CSA), “rewrote” the Constitution but amended it to explicitly include institutional slavery. According to www.usconstitution.net, “The CSA Constitution and the US Constitution are remarkably (or perhaps not so remarkably) similar. A couple of small, interesting points. First, most of the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution was incorporated into the CSA Constitution (see Article 1, Section 9 and Article 6, Section 5). Next, each clause was specifically numbered (in the U.S. Constitution, there are Section numbers only, and clause numbers are inferred). This being mostly just a rewrite of the U.S. Constitution, the framers were able to adjust and tweak this new [CSA] constitution to fix those things that they felt were structurally wrong with the U.S. Constitution.”

Angelo M. Codevilla, for Claremont.org recently wrote, “America is in the throes of revolution. The 2016 election and its aftermath reflect the distinction, difference, even enmity that has grown exponentially over the past quarter century between America’s ruling class and the rest of the country. During the Civil War, President Lincoln observed that all sides ‘pray[ed] to the same God.’ They revered, though in clashing ways, the same founders and principles. None doubted that those on the other side were responsible human beings. Today, none of that holds.”

As evil as the CSA’s support for slavery was, its people still revered the Constitution, though its amendments contaminated its ultimate purpose—universal equality. Still, today’s left has no similar reverence for the Constitution, except for what might suit them on a given day. Rather than amend it, it seems this new left would scrap it if they could and start fresh.

The far left sees America’s founding document as an obsolete text that has no place in the modern world. Rather than as a foundational document, enumerating America’s governing principles, the left sees the Constitution as a fluid document open to contemporary political interpretations.

Right now, the crybaby Democrats are validating this foreign invasion thesis through their despicable treatment of Brett Kavanaugh before, during, and now after his swearing in as a U.S. Supreme Court justice.

The only assault that can be proven, after this Soviet-like spectacle, is the Democrat leaders’ rape of the American notion of due process. Democrat senators’ behavior also signaled their abdication of the United States Senate as “the world’s greatest deliberative body.”

Senate Democrats and their shrieking acolytes have put an end to that laudatory title. Just look at the leftist demonstrators as they clawed at the front doors of the Supreme Court. These folks, rather than political protesters, appeared more like they were auditioning for the next zombie apocalypse movie.

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) infamously said, “Not only do women, like Dr. Ford, who bravely comes forward, need to be heard, but they need to be believed. Guess who’s perpetuating all of these kinds of actions? It’s the men in this country. And I just want to say to the men in this country, ‘Just shut up and step up. Do the right thing for a change.’”

“Need to be believed?” Is this the new legal standard to be taught in law schools and police academies across America? This frenetic bundle of illogic, hailing from the Aloha State, seems to believe so. I guess she didn’t inherit that gracious Hawaiian spirit I encounter so often while visiting the islands.

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said, “Republicans are trying to jam through, with as little scrutiny as possible, a lifetime appointment to the nation’s highest court with the power to affect the lives of Americans for a generation.”

“As little scrutiny as possible?” If there had been any more scrutiny of Judge Kavanaugh, instead of a man sitting before the Senate committee, there would have been a dissected mass of constituent atoms oozing all over his chair.

Does Senator Schumer and his Democrat cohorts know what constitutes the rule of law, due process, and equal justice? Of course they do. Most of them are lawyers. But partisan politics must allow them to suspend their law degrees when its expedient.

Apparently, Senator Schumer has no problem co-chairing, along with Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), a continuing effort to ruin a good man. And they’re doing it because they disagree with how the man is likely to rule on the Supreme Court. I don’t recall a lot of Republicans happy with liberal justices Ginsburg, Sotomayer, or Kagan on the court but many voted for them. Certainly, no Republican tried to destroy them personally.

The Democrats don’t care that they lost the 2016 election? They feel they should still get their way. But, wait. I thought Obama said, “You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president [or his Supreme Court pick]? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election. Push to change it. But don’t break it. Don’t break what our predecessors spent over two centuries building. That’s not being faithful to what this country’s about.” To paraphrase, I won; you lost. Get over it!

Still, I wonder if Senator Schumer feels some guilt, but thinks to himself, The American people will thank me one day because I know better than they do what’s good for them. You know, the ends justify the means. The ends: Power. The means: Destroy.

For six weeks, Senator Feinstein withheld Christine Blasey Ford’s letter accusing Judge Kavanaugh of alleged sexual assault. From the outset, this delay exploded any Democrat notion of fairness to microscopic bits. Why? Ask yourself what would not have happened had the Dems honored Professor Ford’s wish to remain anonymous. No spectacle reported on the nightly news. They wanted this. They needed this.

Maybe, what’s even worse is, within the context of human trust, Professor Ford trusted Senator Feinstein, the Democrats, and her attorneys to keep her confidence—to protect her. That didn’t happen—not even close.

Unable to tarnish Brett Kavanaugh the judge, the Democrats targeted Brett Kavanaugh—the person—for destruction, while disregarding collateral damage—his family. But, also despicable, they may have deployed Professor Ford as a reluctant warhead on their pro-choice, pro-socialism, and anti-traditional America nuclear missile.

We know Professor Ford does not support, to put it mildly, President Trump. She’s a known contributor to Democrats, and she agreed to hire one of the most extreme leftist, anti-Trump lawyers in the country. So, how reluctant she was remains in question, but for the sake of this discussion, let’s give her the benefit of the doubt.

Democrat senators should drop the pretense, hire Jerry Springer, and wrangle themselves a cable TV show. Their behaviors during the hearings are much more suited to that degenerate venue than to the august Senate chambers. And after the way many top Democrats and major media have molested the great Anglo-American legal concepts of innocent until proven guilty, equal justice, and due process, those concepts may now seem foreign to some people.

This brings up what happens when one of the two major political parties wants to maintain the best ideals of a nation as established by its founders, but the other party no longer wants that. What happens when the other political party wants to “fundamentally change” the nation into something that would be unrecognizable to its founders? A country where social justice would replace equal justice, where condemned by accusation would replace due process, and where arbitrary law would replace the rule of law.

Sadly, we’re seeing what would happen, right now. The Democrats are not in federal power and just look at the damage they’ve perpetrated on many of America’s traditions and on its justice system. When and where Democrat leftists hold power, it always leads to governmental corruption and cultural degradation.

Just look at the slovenly, violent streets marring cities such as New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Oakland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The quality of life for their residents is declining precipitously. Some cities even have maps so residents and tourists can avoid stepping in human feces, on discarded hypodermic needles, or over addicts passed out on sidewalks littered with vagrants living in their illegal tents and hovels.

The way Democrat political leaders and their followers speak, it’s clear they are not interested in the American ideals that have made this the greatest country in the history of the world. U2’s Bono, during a Georgetown University speech, spoke about the American miracle when he said, “It’s not a right, left issue; it’s a right, wrong issue, and America has constantly been on the side of what’s right.”

Further, Bono said, “America is an Idea, isn’t it? Ireland’s a great country, but it’s not an idea…that’s how we see you around the world, as the greatest idea in human history…the idea that you and me are created equal…the idea that life wasn’t meant to be endured but enjoyed…this country was the first to claw its way out of darkness and put that on paper.”

There are many leaders of countries around the world that would love to defeat America or simply see her fail. Not just as a nation but as an idea. They’d love to destroy the American experiment that took the Greek notion of democracy to another level. One where limited government and individual liberty described so eloquently by Bono flourishes.

Today, the neo-socialist Democrats, no less than foreign invaders, also seek to defeat traditional America. They prove it every day. Just look at Georgetown University where Bono gave his speech. This Catholic university currently employs Professor Christine Fair who tweeted the following about the Kavanaugh hearings: “Look at this chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist’s arrogated entitlement. All of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps. Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes.”

Anyone else struck by the obvious unfitness to teach this comment infers?

Do vile comments such as these, even if they are protected under the First Amendment, deserve so little consequence as to be put on “research leave” from the private Catholic university that employs her? Does anyone harbor any doubt that if a conservative Georgetown professor (if there is such a thing) had tweeted something similar about a leftist-protected group, he or she would have been fired in less time than it takes to say Democratic-Socialist?

More like a foreign power out to destroy traditional America than a loyal opposition, the left wants to tear down and replace American traditions and customs established since the nation’s inception. If successful, the left can then assimilate traditional America’s flaccid remains into their warped leftist version of what they believe this nation should be.

The neo-socialist Democrats will then supplant their warped view of what they feel America should be—the myth of a socialist-democrat Utopia. There is one huge problem with the left’s plan: Traditional Americans.

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Steve Pomper

Steve Pomper is an OpsLens contributor, a retired Seattle police officer, and the author of four non-fiction books, including De-Policing America: A Street Cop’s View of the Anti-Police State. You can read a review of this new book in Front Page Magazine and listen to an interview with Steve on the Joe Pags Show. Steve was a field-training officer, on the East Precinct Community Police Team, and served his entire career on the streets. He has a BA in English Language and Literature. He enjoys spending time with his kids and grand-kids. He loves to ride his Harley, hike, and cycle with his wife, Jody, a retired firefighter. You can find out more about Steve and send him comments and questions at www.stevepomper.com.

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