Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

On Applying the Wisdom of Madison in Defense Against Today's Totalitarians 

May 19, 2021 --

The New York Times cannot help itself, from inserting falsehoods aimed at Donald J. Trump and the GOP.   Furthermore, this practice of falsehood insertion is apparently required of reporters new to the paper's staff.  

For example, the names Lisa Lerer and Annie Karnie are new to this Times-watcher.  In the April 30 edition, their names appear above an article on the effect of Biden on his party, "Biden's Presidency Is Altering Definition of Being a Democrat."   But this is nothing new.  The Democrat Party has long since been transforming itself into the country's first major totalitarian political grouping, hostile to the American  spirit  extolled by Madison in Federalist No. 57:  "a spirit which nourishes freedom, and in return is nourished by it."

Think too how estranged have become the Democrats from the soaring poetry of Madison in Federalist No. 51:

"[T]hose who administer each department [must be given] the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachments of the others.... Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interests of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary.  If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government, but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions."

To understand the mindset of the Democrat Party, and of the media that reflexively supports its assaults on constitutional principles once thought immune to attack, we must conclude that the leftists regard themselves as angels given the natural right to rule "We, the people...."   And "truth" is a function of their ruling zeitgeist.  In brief, whatever they say goes.   That is a definition of totalitarianism.

And so, two writers for the New York Times either feel free to embed the following, or are directed to do so, in an article on Biden and his party:  "As Mr. Trump focused his attention on waging baseless attacks against the election results last winter, coronavirus cases surged across the country, leaving Americans eager for more economic and public health assistance...."

The foregoing quote is worthy of the Soviet Union's Pravda in its most dissembling affront to honest reporting.  We must conclude that The New York Times  -- and Biden -- are convinced the more they speak in Orwellian terms, the greater the likelihood that their lies will be accepted as truth.   The "paper of record" has become the paper of The Big Lie.

These leftists are no angels.  Their propaganda statements are acts of projection.  When they assert that Republicans are a threat to democracy, they must be understood to obscure   their intention to subvert constitutional principles.  When they demand the use of paper ballots to insure honest vote-tallying, they must be understood to confess how easier it will be for them to undermine fair and honest elections by the use of paper ballots.  When their media minions deny chicanery was involved in the 2020 presidential election, that President Trump was responsible for coronavirus deaths, they must be understood to twist the truth of President Trump's service to the country into an unconscionable lie.

The New York Times, Biden, will continue to speak lies to the People.  They cannot do otherwise.  That is the way of the totalitarian mindset.  The November 2022 elections beckon us to apply the political logic of the Framers in defense of our Constitution, in defense of America's spirit of freedom.    Republican members of House and Senate -- please copy.