Can you be a Democrat or RINO and an American?



By Don Jans

In order to this question, we must first define what we mean by an American and what we mean by a Democrat or RHINO. I am going to do something not many people who have been educated in the United States have ever done. I am going to review our founding; why did the American colonist choose to risk everything they had including their lives for the purpose of establishing a country like no other before it.

The American colonist chose to oppose the British government because it viewed that government as being a tyrannical government. Tyrannical means that government exercises power in a cruel or arbitrary way. If you will read the last part of the Declaration of Independence you will learn about the different actions the King had taken that the colonist considered to be cruel and arbitrary.

In the beginning of the Declaration of Independence we learn about the type of government the colonists believed to be in the best interest of the people. These ideas of the colonists were called new and liberal ideas. These new ideas believed that government should have a limited role in its control over the lives of the people, unlike the role of the British King and all monarchs of that day. The colonist stated that the essential rights and liberties come from God and not from man or government. They stated that the only role government was to ever play in these rights and liberties was to protect them. Government was to never have the power to limit or abolish these rights.

These Americans named these rights as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness or property. These Americans stated there were more God given rights than these when they used the word amongst those rights are these. An American believes that the right to life is given by God and not government. Thus, abortion would not only violate the belief of a Christian, but it would also violate the belief of an American. An American would never believe that government had the right to in any way impede the right to free speech, the right to worship, the right to assemble, or the right to petition the actions of government. An American would never believe it is fair to take the property of another without that person’s consent, even if the taker were poor or in need, nor would an American ever believe it is fair or right for government to prevent an individual from working.

A Democrat and RHINO are telling us that we must abandoned our belief that the rights of the individual are given to us by God and revert to the long-established belief that government should control all aspects of each individual’s life through the decrees of a centralized government. This centralized control would not only control the social aspects of the nation but would also control all economic aspects as well. The Democrat and RHINO believe exactly the opposite of what our founders believed. The Democrat and RHINO advocate that all citizens must conform to the demands of the centralized government including those demands concerning life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness or property. Yes, the Democrat and RHINO demand that we conform to the belief that for any reason babies can be murdered before they are even born, that government can censor what we say, what we read, and even what we think, and that we work for the benefit of the government and the government has the right to tell us what we can keep from what we have earned based on what they think we need. The Democrat and RHINO also believe that all property belongs to the government and that what we say we own is really theirs and we must pay rent to keep it, they have the right to take it anytime for any reason, and they can say under what conditions others can take our property.

The Democrat and the RHINO belief in the long-established belief of collectivism. Collectivism is a term that means the state controls all aspects of society and government exists to implement what government believes is right for government. Collectivism is a term that encompasses all that is Marxism, communism, socialism, and progressive. The Democrat believes, as did Lenin, that the quickest way to total state control is the best way, while the RHINO takes the approach that a more gradual and less obvious way is the best way.

America was also established on the rule of law concept which states that the law is the ruler, and it must be applied equally to all.  Americans believe in fair play and do not believe that the politics of the individual should dictate how the law is applied. The Democrat and RHINO adhere to the long-established belief of the collectivist that it is the end goal that is critical and any means necessary to arrive at the end goals is proper. The Democrat and RHINO look with disdain, and refer to any who apply rule of law as fools.

America’s guiding principles are found in the Bible, the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and enumerated in the first ten amendments to the Constitution or what is commonly referred to as the Bill of Rights. Americans will say that we must continue to honor the above if we wish to restore the individual liberties and freedoms proclaimed in then, The Democrat and RHINO are telling us that these guiding writings have outgrown their usefulness and we must revert back to the time when those in government determined by decree how people could live their lives and what people must think. They tell us this is in the best interest of government, so it is in everybody’s best interest. Democrats, RHINOS, and fools agree with that sentiment.

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.

Don Jans is a national acclaimed author and speaker.  He is also a lifelong student of history, with a special emphasis on Russian history.  His study of Russian history led to 1917 which led to the study of the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.  Don has written five books on the topic of Collectivism (Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, and Progressivism). 

Don has been a guest on numerous nationally and regionally broadcast radio programs.  He is a weekly guest on a nationally broadcast radio program where he discusses collectivism and how it is impacting the United States, relating current happenings to the collectivist agenda.

Don has spoken to numerous groups across the nation on the topic of who and what is the United States and who and what is collectivism. The collectivist movement has called for a transformation of the United States. What is critical for all to understand is what is the transformation; what are we now and into what will we be transformed.  

Don’s speaking approach is the same as his writing approach, and that is to be direct and straight forward with no regard for the current mandated approach of political correctness. 

Samuel Adams said, “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” If we are to remain free, we must be about setting brushfires of freedom.

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Mike Smith
Mike Smith
7 months ago

1. Is this still a question?

2. It’s RINO (Republican in Name Only), not ‘RHINO’.

3. To all who believe it is possible to be a RINO or Democrat and American at the same time:

Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom
(California: #1 highest small business closures [shutdown-caused] since March 2020).

RINO Gov. Greg Abbott
(Texas: #3 highest small business closures [shutdown-caused] since March 2020; 1/3 of all black-owned small businesses permanently closed [shutdown-caused] since March 2020).

No, it is not possible to be a Democrat or RINO and an American.