Centralized Power and Party Rule



By Don Jans

If the Crown represented anything to the Founding Fathers, it was the danger of central power. So, they took pains to avoid this when drafting the new Constitution To that end, the Constitution gives broad powers to the states while intentionally limiting federal power.

Tyranny comes about when power is centralized. Collectivists have understood this and go about consolidating power. The collectivist (Marxists, communists, socialists, progressives, Democrats, – all virtually the same) have realized this from the beginning of time. In the United States of America, in their quest to transform the United States to a Marxist totalitarian state, we have witnessed this centralizing of power by the Democrat party. To accomplish this, power must be removed from the states as well as from elected officials and it must be placed in the bureaucracy or in the hands of bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts.

We have seen this centralizing of power take place over the last 100 year or more. The times centralization is at its greatest is during a crisis. The greatest accumulation of centralization has come about during World War I under Wilson, the depression and World War II under FDR, the unrest in the 1960’s under LBJ, the aftermath of 9/11 under George W Bush, the financial crisis under Bush and Obama, and now the fear of President Trump and the China Virus under a known head of an international crime family, Biden.

In each and every one of these times, powers were taken from the people and the states and placed in different agencies of the federal government. As bureaucracy sprawls, nobody can say with complete authority exactly how many federal agencies exist. Many of these agencies have become their own investigators, prosecutors, judges, and juries. If you are accused by an agency, you are assumed to be guilty and must prove your innocence. This is in direct contrast to the Constitution and the founding principles. This is in direct alignment with any totalitarian regime.

Today, we are witnessing many assaults on freedom. The House of Representatives is considering simply making a law that would negate a critical section of our Constitution. In Article 2 of the Constitution, it specifically states that only state legislatures can regulate elections. We saw that violated when judges, governors, secretaries of state, and other officials made massive changes to election laws that resulted in a stolen national election. And now the house is looking to say that it is the federal government who should have power over elections. Not only is this centralizing a critical power, but it is doing by law what constitutionally must be done through the amendment process.

Along with centralizing power, we are seeing a concerted effort to outlaw one of the political parties and create a one-party system just like we have seen and see in every Communist nation. The Democrats have concluded that their comrade Lenin was correct when he said, “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.”

For years, we have effectively had a one-party nation. Yes, there were two names, Democrats and Republicans, but both of these parties had the same goal of centralizing power in the federal government. The difference between the parties was the speed at which this should be done. The Republicans had people like Nelson Rockefeller, George H W Bush, Robert Dole, George W Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney, head the Republican ticket, or vie for the head of the ticket. They all leaned far to the left on the political scale. For all practical purposes, the Democrats did control the Republicans and were thus leading their opposition.

This was not the case with Donald Trump. Donald Trump was and is an independent entity. He was and is not beholding to the political forces in what is now called the “deep state” or those who seek to centralize power. Trump specifically stated that it was his goal to remove power from the federal government and return it to the states and to the people. This movement, if it were to continue, would destroy everything the collectivist movement had accomplished over the past 100 plus years. It would also expose the graft, waste, and corruption that is an accepted part of a collectivist government.

The hatred for Trump continued to build when the collectivists soon understood that Donald Trump was not the typical politician who would say one thing but cave under the collectivist demands like they had become accustomed to with the McConnell’s and McCarthy’s. Donald Trump was a fighter and would not be intimidated. Donald Trump was a serious threat to the collectivist movement.

The Democrats understood, as did their comrades like Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, and the others that those like Donald Trump and their supporters must be destroyed. This is what we are witnessing in the United States today and that is the destruction of those who oppose collectivism, centralization, and the control of the lives and thoughts of the people.

Ironically, at this time, we are witnessing the exact same destruction of opposition in both Russia and Belarus. The opposition leaders and party members in both countries are being jailed, demonized, ostracized, and destroyed to maintain one-party rule. The actions of Pelosi, Schumer, and the other Democrats are no different from those of Putin and Lukashenko.

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. Visit his website: http://www.mygrandchildrensamerica.com/

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