Ruling class fears the people won’t accept its political legitimacy\

By Pat Buchanan, WND

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Pressed by moderator Chris Wallace as to whether he would accept defeat should Hillary Clinton win the election, Donald Trump replied, “I will tell you at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense.”

“That’s horrifying,” said Clinton, setting off a chain reaction on the post-debate panels with talking heads falling all over one another in purple-faced anger, outrage and disbelief.

“Disqualifying!” was the cry on Clinton cable.

“Trump Won’t Say If He Will Accept Election Results,” wailed the New York Times. “Trump Won’t Vow to Honor Results,” ran the banner in the Washington Post.

But what do these chattering classes and establishment bulletin boards think the Donald is going to do if he falls short of 270 electoral votes?

Lead a Coxey’s Army on Washington and burn it down as British Gen. Robert Ross did in August 1814, while “Little Jemmy” Madison fled on horseback out the Brookville Road?

What explains the hysteria of the establishment?

In a word, fear.

The establishment is horrified at the Donald’s defiance because, deep within its soul, it fears that the people for whom Trump speaks no longer accept its political legitimacy or moral authority.

It may rule and run the country, and may rig the system through mass immigration and a mammoth welfare state so that Middle America is never again able to elect one of its own. But that establishment, disconnected from the people it rules, senses, rightly, that it is unloved and even detested.

Having fixed the future, the establishment finds half of the country looking upon it with the same sullen contempt that our Founding Fathers came to look upon the overlords Parliament sent to rule them.

Establishment panic is traceable to another fear: Its ideology, its political religion, is seen by growing millions as a golden calf, a 20th-century god that has failed.

Trump is “talking down our democracy,” said a shocked Clinton.

After having expunged Christianity from our public life and public square, our establishment installed “democracy” as the new deity, at whose altars we should all worship. And so our schools began to teach.

Half a millennia ago, missionaries and explorers set sail from Spain, England and France to bring Christianity to the New World.

Today, Clintons, Obamas and Bushes send soldiers and secularist tutors to “establish democracy” among the “lesser breeds without the Law.”

Unfortunately, the natives, once democratized, return to their roots and vote for Hezbollah, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, using democratic processes and procedures to re-establish their true God.

And Allah is no democrat.

By suggesting he might not accept the results of a “rigged election” Trump is committing an unpardonable sin. But this new cult, this devotion to a new holy trinity of diversity, democracy and equality, is of recent vintage and has shallow roots.

For none of the three – diversity, equality, democracy – is to be found in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Federalist Papers or the Pledge of Allegiance. In the pledge, we are a republic.

When Ben Franklin, emerging from the Philadelphia convention, was asked by a woman what kind of government they had created, he answered, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Among many in the silent majority, Clintonian democracy is not an improvement upon the old republic; it is the corruption of it.

Consider: Six months ago, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the Clinton bundler, announced that by executive action he would convert 200,000 convicted felons into eligible voters by November.

If that is democracy, many will say, to hell with it.

Sign the precedent-setting petition supporting Trump’s call for an independent prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton!

And if felons decide the electoral votes of Virginia, and Virginia decides who is our next U.S. president, are we obligated to honor that election?

In 1824, Gen. Andrew Jackson ran first in popular and electoral votes. But, short of a majority, the matter went to the House.

There, Speaker Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams delivered the presidency to Adams – and Adams made Clay secretary of state, putting him on the path to the presidency that had been taken by Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and Adams himself.

Were Jackson’s people wrong to regard as a “corrupt bargain” the deal that robbed the general of the presidency?

The establishment also recoiled in horror from Milwaukee Sheriff Dave Clarke’s declaration that it is now “torches and pitchforks time.”

Yet, some of us recall another time, when Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas wrote in “Points of Rebellion”:

“We must realize that today’s Establishment is the new George III. Whether it will continue to adhere to his tactics, we do not know. If it does, the redress, honored in tradition, is also revolution.”

Baby-boomer radicals loved it, raising their fists in defiance of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew.

But now that it is the populist-nationalist right that is moving beyond the niceties of liberal democracy to save the America they love, elitist enthusiasm for “revolution” seems more constrained.

What goes around comes around.

October 22, 2016 | 10 Comments »

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  1. Clinton herself has damaged democracy in USA
    She lied before a congressional Committee
    She cheated in first debate by having fixed the questions and used hand signals to a biased so called adjudicator [ how much was he paid ?]
    She wore a hearing transmission aid at the first debate – totally against USA law – to be prompted!

  2. @ mar55:
    sorry, missed this… but I answered it on another page.. the 4 minute revelation. I also just posted a reply to you on that page for another post.

  3. @ Austin:
    Do not have to apologize. You are a good writer. Unlike myself who never paid any attention to language. I was good at Math.
    There are some people here who are very good. yammit82 is not participating as much as before but, he always hits the ball out of the park. Your comments ae well reasoned and I like
    your opinions. honeybee her comments are funny and uses them very effectively.
    I have been participating indirectly in Trump’s campaign and have neglected this site. There are several misguided people who do not visit very often now. You will know them when they arrive.
    The level of toxicity their words produce tends to give me hives. Other than that most people here are congenial.
    You will not find everything in the internet because you are a scholar. Very enjoyable your comments.
    Would be nice to have you in a Talmud class. Yes, you do have excellent memory. Thank you for contributing.

  4. @ mar55:

    I must apologise. But…..I have no idea as to why I’m so doing, other than the fact that I am always polite and deferential to a lady, having been brought up that way.

    I don’t recollect you addressing a post re those particular points to me; rest assured I would have immediately answered. I must say that I feel honoured that you would chose me as a substitute for Bernard, with whom. although he and I have never met, I am in complete lock-step. He and 3-4 others are always in tune with my thoughts on a variety of matters. I have rarely seen a collection of people whose opinions on matters important to me, are in such collective agreement with mine, although not always the same item.

    Where one comments and winkles out the real meat, the next one brings it a step or two further, and so on.

    My knowledge on present affairs is not the best, as I’m computer ignorant and can rarely find what I’m researching for on the internet, which has chaged redically in the ways in which it issues information from when I was simple to just type in the question and it would immediately be dealt with. Now, one has to tortuously follow obscure pathways, many dead ends and other cryptic mazes, before finding the answers. I can’t do that, so have to rely on memory, which actually is excellent, but I make mistakes……. Once again, apologies.

  5. @ bernard ross:
    Please look in the “8 Thoughts On The Third Debate”
    Numbers 13 and 15.
    I was looking for you to direct the comments to you and, since you were not around I sent it to Austin who never answers to anything I say. Please take a look and give an opinion on these comments.

  6. solid analysis by Pat B.

    open-door immigration, de-Christianization, pandering to every fringe group regardless of merit demanding “rights” in the name of diversity and democracy, stifling opposition via brainwashing by media and academia and a thus new ethos of extreme politically correct “sensitivity,” advocating the nanny/welfare state with more laws and controlling/invasive regulations– feh, indeed!

    time to say, I’m sick and tired of it all and I’m not going to take it anymore..!

  7. ‘Bury Trump in a Landslide’: Daily News goes nuclear on GOP nominee

    The Daily News published a blistering, 14-chapter editorial that railed against Donald Trump and everything that he stands for.

    read the yahoo comments section, everyone trashing it
    they are begging folks to come out and vote for the crook because they are afraid they wont come out and afraid to admit it, so they call for more than the “win” they keep touting.