Democracy In America Is In Jeopardy

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Monday

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Monday

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What Democracy!

Disclaimer: I am not related to any political campaign and/or party in any way, shape or form;  I am not associated with any Super Pac I am not in contact with the candidates, their campaigns or their Super Pacs. Oh, I am not a supporter of any political party or candidate either. This article is to help you filter the noise produced by the chatters in the media.

There are two major, undeniable, irrefutable aspects of democracy 1) the freedom of speech 2) the rights to elect public servants (be it at the local level such as a mayor or at the national level such as a president).

Lately however, there has been a discourse flowing on the streets of Washington amidst the Republican leaders which should be of concern to all American citizens – black and white, rich and poor, republican, democrat and independent – the premise of which is they DO NOT want Donald Trump to represent the Republican Party. In a democracy, it is within everyone’s right and privilege to want or NOT to want a candidate to represent his/her party. That’s what the process of elections is all about, to select someone to represent your views and values.

In a democracy, the majority rules; in plain English, whether you like someone or not as your representative, if a majority (of the people) elects that person, you (grudgingly or merrily) should fall in line and let the elected individual perform the job for which s/he was elected. Anything outside those parameters cannot be called democracy.

Well, welcome to Republicancy! a form of democracy created by the GOP leaders in which you elect someone the Party leaders want or else your vote does not matter.

The Republican powerbrokers have been working overtime to rout Donald Trump because they just don’t want him. As mentioned earlier, we have democracy here in America (at least I think so), everyone has the right NOT to like or want someone to represent his/her views and values. In a democracy, one does that by electing someone else in a popular contest, such as in an election. Ironically, it is Trump the constituents want to represent them.

After the Nevada caucus win, any candidate other than Donald Trump would have been coronated by the party as the Republican nominee, but the Republican leaders are willing to make an exception. Even after the Super Tuesday sweep, they have become overly anxious to derail Donald Trump’s campaign. As of this writing, Mitt Romney is preparing to address the Republican Powerbrokers how to effectively stop Donald Trump. Marco Rubio put it best “The Republican leaders in Washington don’t want Donald Trump”. Yes, Marco, the Republican Leaders! That’s the problem!

In a democracy, The People elect public officials; so far, The People have chosen Donald Trump. We either have Democracy or we don’t. It’s too bad Donald Trump is not what you perceive as your ideal candidate; I truly understand that. I am not fond of Donald Trump but that’s beside the point. My like or dislike of Donald Trump cannot supersede democracy, and I am willing to accept whatever the majority decides. You should too. As of this writing, the majority supports Donald Trump. That’s how it’s supposed to work in a democracy, right?

With their initiative, the Republican Powerbrokers are simply stating that Mr. Trump’s supporters DO NOT matter. Their voices are irrelevant. This is not democracy.

For the sake of Democracy, I urge the Republican constituents to ask their leaders to back off. For the sake of Democracy, I urge the press to shout it’s not okay to deny Trump his victory. For the sake of Democracy, I urge the press to shout it’s not okay to silence the voices of Trump’s supporters. For the sake of Democracy, I urge the press to denounce the Republican leaders. For the sake of Democracy, I urge the country to stand behind Trump.

For the sake of Democracy, I urge Donald Trump to run as a third party. For the sake of Democracy, I urge all Donald Trump supporters to boycott the Republican Party if their leaders should go forward with their plan to derail his campaign.

It is true Mr. Trump is obnoxious, dangerous if you prefer. It is more dangerous to silence the voice of democracy. I stand with Trump, not because I support him, not because I like him but simply because it is Democracy to be chosen by The People. If The People’s voice does not matter, there is no democracy. I urge ALL American citizens to stand with Donald Trump irrespective of your political affiliations, irrespective of your like for Mr. Trump. True democracy can only exist if we are all willing to fight for the rights of even those we disagree with. Today, Democracy is in jeopardy in America.


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