Can the rule of law survive in the face of the rule by fiat?
Call them what you will, Progressives, leftists, moderates, socialists, communists, Democrats or Uncle Bob, they are out to win no matter what. They know the consequences if they lose: Jail, incarceration, shame, poverty. They are willing to do whatever it takes to win and we need to understand that. Just look at the number of well timed deaths of people who have the goods on the left. Notice how many important stories are not reported because they don’t fit the narrative. For that matter, take a close look at your local public school and see what their agenda is. Sure the teacher has a nice smile but does she believe that marriage is a man and a woman?
They are out to win and the only rule is win.
How can we survive? I believe most Americans are willing to play by the rules. They understand that in a large and diverse population, which American has always been, you don’t get everything you want but neither does the other guy. We understand that most scissors work best for right handed people and feel it creates a market for entrepreneur who come up with better design. When we play Monopoly we ignore certain rules in the book but we all agree on what the rules will be. It works for people of good will.
We need to understand that they are not people of good will.
What do we do?
It must start with individual responsibility. Each American needs to understand that the battle is going on in front of him and often in his own home. We need to stop passing the buck and expecting “someone” to do “something”. Keep in mind that “Someone” is doing what benefits him because he knows you are a sucker. Each American needs to take a stand on every issue. If it makes things inconvenient then it is probably the right decision. If you must make a phone call or write a postcard instead of posting a tweet, then bite the bullet and get it done. If it means not shopping at the store that has everything and spending more, then do it. If Christians would uninstall their Twitter accounts my guess is that bankruptcy would be just around the corner, but keep in mind I don’t have a Twitter account so that is easy to say.
It must involve the willingness to apply the law and take the time to go through due process. The rule of law tends to be slow but it does not need to be as slow as it is.
We need to begin using the rule of law to remove people who are secret agents of the left. This involves judges who give purely partisan rulings and ignore the Constitution. It involves the local clerk at the DMV who makes ridiculous demands in paperwork. It is city council members who keep adding regulations. Some we can get rid of through elections. Some need to have a form of impeachment applied. Some need to go to jail. We need to understand that they are committed to their ideology of elite run government and have a raging hatred for liberty. They may smile and act nice. They may pat your dog and tell you your baby is cute. They are still the voice and face of evil.
We have a robust country with a lot of people of good will. We can pull this out. It has happened before. The Wesley revival pulled England back from the abyss of revolution. The Great Awakenings (yes, there was more than one) moved America toward the righteous decisions politically. They of course were grounded in a renewed trust and obedience in Jesus and the righteousness of God. You might consider that we will not pull this out unless we see a similar movement in America.
homo unius libri