by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
We should hope so. Democracy is mob rule. Democracy is rule by majority. We do not have a direct democracy. We never had one. America was never set up for that. We have a representative republic, where the representatives we voters choose make the decisions as to what legislation to approve or disapprove, according to what we want. That necessitates that our representatives actually ask us now and then what we want instead of voting how they want without our input. Elementary civics lesson over.
Hillary Clinton derided Republicans in a keynote address during the New York Democrat party convention in February: “the Republican Party officially embraces violent insurrection,” and it “let Donald Trump trash our democracy.”
She is lying, as always. We don’t “officially embrace violent insurrection.” We don’t embrace it all, but Democrats do. When they send Kamala Harris to the cameras so she can encourage violence in the cities, they embrace violent insurrection. She claims she was talking about protesting, not violence, but all the protests were violent.
When Democrats tell protesters they can harass SCOTUS justices, they are the ones embracing violence.
Maxine Waters wants Democrats to “get in their faces” at restaurants.
Nice try at projection.
Democrats use violence all the time, whereas you would be hard pressed to find incidents of violence by Republicans. Democrats are so anxious to paint Republicans with violence that they will even send their own in, dressed in MAGA clothes and hats, to provoke where no provocation existed before they got there.
Republicans, as a rule, just don’t do violence. January 6 was not violent until agitators came in to see if they could find a way to get protesters to skid out of control. It worked, and Republicans got the blame.