Stay Watchful — The Democrats Will Be Back

Written by Bill Thomas on October 9, 2018

Fans of monster movies know that, at the end of the movie, the monster is usually confronted by the stalwart heroes, defeated and presumed gone. However, in a manner made perfect by Stephen King, if the monster isn’t killed, it rears up again, enraged and seeking to destroy. Though that happens a lot, it usually creates jumpy moments of terror for all those watching the movie.

What has become standard in scary movies is now the reality in American politics. The monster that is liberalism has been confronted and dealt a defeat. The election of President Trump in 2016 was a wound the monster never saw coming. The selection of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court struck another blow. The success of the Trump agenda and the adoration of the regular people across this country coupled with the failed “coup” attempts by the Deep State have staggered the monster. The most recent shot, the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, left the monster reeling, spewing hate, rage and revenge. It has, no doubt, been a victory for the forces of the right. But, as in the scary movies, the monster isn’t dead.

In November, the Democrats, consumed by fury and driven by a lust for revenge, want to capture the House and, possibly, the Senate. If they can do so, they will unleash a torrent of investigations, attempts at character assassination and a plethora of diabolical deeds to undermine the Trump administration. Let’s take a glance into what that dark, scary world might look like.

The word impeachment will become standard fare across the media and throughout the halls of Congress. According to Andrew McCarthy in The Hill on October 8th, “Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) strongly implied that impeachment would be on the table if Democrats take the lower chamber in the midterms — an electoral outcome that would make Nadler chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.” Andrew Blaze reported in The Washington Times, in late September of this year, “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted Brett Kavanaugh as “hysterical” and unfit to serve on the Supreme Court, putting his judicial career in jeopardy as Democrats ponder pursuing impeachment pending the outcome of the Nov. 6 midterm races.”

The Democrats and the liberals in the media are also pushing hard to change the rules. Like the child who doesn’t win the game, they declare the rules that govern our governance are outdated and must be fixed. This is bigger, though, than just changing the rules. This is a direct attack on the founding principles of our country that define who we are.

Hillary Clinton wants to see the Electoral College abandoned. In September, she told CNN, “”I think it needs to be eliminated. I’d like to see us move beyond it, yes.” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez added her thoughts in a tweet. “It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic.” The wrong connection of slavery to the Electoral College is the subject of another column. The fact is that those on the left want to abolish the Electoral College. T

he liberals, fueled by their hate of President Trump, fail to see that the Electoral College was designed specifically to prevent the tyranny of big states over small states. In 2016 it did exactly as it should’ve done. It prevented Hillary Clinton’s 6-million-vote victory in just two states, California and New York, from cancelling her 3-million-vote loss in the 48 other states. The Electoral College allows both large and small states to have a share in the governance of this nation. Rather than abolish that which has worked well for nearly sixty national elections, perhaps the Democrats should get a message that speaks to middle America.

Not content to attack just the Electoral College, they have also gone after lifetime appointments for Supreme Court justices. James Tisch argues in USA Today, “It’s time to end Supreme Court Lotto with a simple idea that has been discussed for years but now needs to be acted on: Justices should be limited to one 18-year term.” Stephen L. Carter, in the Chicago Tribune, writes, “the biggest problem with life tenure, especially in our polarized age, is that it makes a seat on the bench far too valuable.”

There has been a movement for quite a while to consider changing the tenure of Supreme Court justices, but it has gained steam since President Trump made two nominations. That’s what angers the left. The Center for American Progress (a misnomer for sure) said before Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, “If Donald Trump gets to appoint another Supreme Court justice, we’re staring down thirty to forty years of vicious, unmitigated attacks on our rights.” The Democrats want to savage the founding principle that a lifetime appointment is necessary to assure the integrity of the power granted to court justices and protect them against unwarranted interference from either the legislative or executive branch. They attack the court because the court is now an entity they cannot control. Maybe if they spent more effort knocking on doors in Wisconsin and Ohio rather than pounding on the doors of the Supreme Court in protest, they would do better.

For those of us on the right, we can celebrate. We’ve had some big wins. However, the monster isn’t dead. It’s coming back and hopes to roar on November 6th. To beat it back again, we must vote.

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Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas lives in Washington, Missouri and is a professor at St. Louis Christian College. He's also on staff at First Christian Church in Washington, Missouri. He's authored two novellas, From the Ashes and The Sixty-First Minute published by White Feather Press of MI and three Bible studies, Surrounded by Grace, The Critical Questions and More and The Road to Victory published by CSS Publishing of OH.