“Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry,” attributed to Thomas Jefferson. That’s where we are today. We label it “elitism”, because connected members of The Party (wealthy Democrats and wealthy RINOs) may do whatever they wish regardless of the law, while the rest of us may not do anything we wish, at least if it offends The Party.
It’s also a dictatorship if the government authorities may show up at your house, as the FBI now routinely does, if your only offense is supporting a party in opposition to The Party. If you supported Trump and showed up at the U.S. Capitol January 6 simply to quietly and peacefully show your support, you’re a domestic terrorist — for that reason alone. If you support changing the curriculum of books in government-funded schools your children attend, because you don’t particularly care for Communism, mandatory drag queen shows for 6-year-olds, mandatory gender mutilation for 9-year-olds or racial supremacy ideology being taught to your children — for that reason alone, you are a domestic terrorist. If you don’t want a government-mandated experimental medical treatment for the cold and flu — for that reason alone, you are a domestic terrorist, censored through social media (essentially run by the government) and you’ll probably get a visit by the FBI too.
I have no hope that Republicans will ever get us out of this mess. At a minimum, they should be doing everything in their power to defund the FBI and arrest anyone at the top who’s responsible for these brazen violations of the U.S. Bill of Rights, done out in the open, right in front of us with totalitarian glee. If the House of Representatives under (temporary) control of Republicans can’t or won’t do that, then will they do anything if ever given full power of the government again, which they won’t get thanks to mail-in voting and ballot fraud?
We need a revolution. But if most people don’t even want a revolution, or are too complacent to care, the minority of us who want a change will have to watch everything descend into tyranny like America has never seen.
Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason