Obama’s empire is ruled by secret deals promulgated by edicts. Under the Constitution citizens could only be penalized by a jury of our peers but nobody believes that anymore. Barack Obama, both parties and all branches of government finished off the Constitution. Now the president can do what he wants if one-third of the Senate will sustain his vetoes and prevent his conviction upon impeachment.

Obama has been America’s first emperor and it’s just about impossible to return to the Constitution.

Today, nearly all the rules are made, executed, and adjudicated by agencies such as: the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and countless boards and commissions. Congress no longer passes real laws.

E.g. Nancy Pelosi’s remark that we would know Obamacare’s contents after it passed was true. Same for most modern legislation. If you are not sitting at one of the government’s tables of power, “you’re on the menu.”

The government’s decision-making has been moved into back rooms, relieving elected officials of responsibility.

The U.S. Constitution explained by James Madison, envisages a continuous mutual effort at persuasion among the American people’s many parts, to “refine and enlarge the public views” and to result in ”decisions based on the “cool and deliberate sense of the community.” For two centuries, the government’s main decisions have happened through open congressional proceedings and recorded votes. That’s the republic we used to have.

But Obama is not about persuading anybody. Throughout history, this style of politics has been the indispensable ingredient for wrecking republics, the “final cause” that transforms free citizens into the subjects of emperors.

America is ruled by a uniformly educated class of people who occupy the bureaucracy, the judiciary, education, the media, and of large corporations, and they wields political power through the Democratic Party. Its control of access to prestige, power, privilege, and wealth exerts a gravitational pull that has made the Republican Party’s elites into its satellites.

The Democrats fatal feature is its belief that ordinary Americans are a lesser intellectual and social breed. Its increasing self-absorption, its growing contempt for whoever won’t bow to it, its dependence for votes on sectors of society whose grievances it stokes, have led it to break the most basic rule of republican life: deeming its opposition illegitimate. The ruling class insists on driving down the throats of its opponents the agendas of each its constituencies and on injuring persons who stand in the way. This has spawned a Newtonian reaction, a hunger, among what may be called the “country class” for returning the favor with interest.

Ordinary Americans have endured being insulted by the ruling class’s favorite epitaph: —racist, sexist, homophobic, etc., and above all, stupid; they have had careers and reputations compromised by speaking the wrong word in front of the wrong person; endured dictates from the highest courts in the land that no means yes (King), that public means private (Kelo), that everyone is entitled to make up one’s meaning of life (Casey), but that whoever thinks marriage is exclusively between men and women is a bigot (Obergefell).

Trying to stop the cycle of political payback with another round of it, while not utterly impossible, is well-nigh beyond human capacity.
No wonder, then, that millions of Americans lose respect for a ruling class that disrespects them, that they identify with whomever promises some kind of turnabout against that class, and that they care less and less for the integrity of institutions that fail to protect them.

Trump’s voters expect precisely such turnabout. Within good measure, not only would this right any number of wrongs and restore some balance in our public life, it is also indispensable for impressing upon the ruling class and its constituents that they too have a stake in observing the limits and niceties that are explicit and implicit in our Constitution.

Trying to stop the cycle of political payback with another round of it aka. Hillary, is well-nigh beyond human capacity. It’s an impossible solution.

America’s founders, steeped in history as few of our contemporaries are, were acutely aware of how easily factional enmities deliver free peoples into the hands of emperors. America is already advanced in this vicious cycle. The only possible chance of returning it to republicanism lies in not taking the next turn, and in not following one imperial ruler with another. That makes Trump who is an outsider, not an alternative choice. He’s the only choice.

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