H. Wallace at the Alt-South Occidental Dissent blurts out: “I will be voting against Joe Biden and American Democracy and for MAGA Republicans in the midterms…” He is explicitly against American Democracy. If you favor democracy vote, work, defeat the anti-democratic threat.— Thomas J. Main (@ThomasJMain) September 26, 2022
I say again that way too many people are allowed to vote https://t.co/DI7LIk8piV— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) August 22, 2022
Thomas Main obviously missed my dry Anglo sense of humor.
When I said I was voting for MAGA Republicans and against American Democracy, I was obviously ridiculing Joe Biden who said the other day that “democracy is on the ballot” in this election and who is portraying his political opposition as enemies of democracy. It was a gigantic eyeroll.
I have said specifically that the reason that I am voting in the 2022 midterms against Democrats is because Joe Biden is acting like a Third World dictator. I was on the fence about voting until the Dark Brandon speech. Biden has already weaponized the DOJ and FBI against his political opposition and has trampled on civil liberties. He wants to extend these authoritarian tactics beyond Trump and his inner circle and the January 6 protesters to crush anyone who he considers a “semi-fascist” and “MAGA Republican.”
As for “American Democracy,” it is Thomas Main who wants to change the Constitution in order to get rid of the Electoral College and other republican features of our government which were designed by the Founders to place limits on Our Democracy. We don’t have a pure democracy. This is by design. The president isn’t elected by the popular vote, but by electoral votes certified by the states. Actually, it is Main who wants to get rid of American Democracy which is filtered through the states. There is no such thing as the will of the American people. There is only the will of the people of the states.
For the record, I don’t have any objection to democracy per se. Democracy isn’t synonymous with liberal democracy. Americans have always argued about what kind and how much democracy works best. This is a legitimate policy debate. Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson championed Herrenvolk Democracy. The Confederacy was a Herrenvolk Democracy. Voting rights were restricted to White men. In some states like South Carolina and Rhode Island, voting rights were restricted to White men who owned a minimum amount of property or to property owners until well into the antebellum era.
If the Supreme Court were to strike down the Voting Rights Act and the 15th and 19th Amendments were overturned, America would still be a democracy. We would still have elections. It is liberal democracy that would be rolled back which isn’t synonymous with American Democracy. Voting is a privilege. Political rights are not natural rights. The Founders didn’t believe in the political equality of all races and both sexes which was championed by 19th and 20th century liberals. They created a conservative republic in which the states were equals and the states defined citizenship and had full control over their own elections, not a bastardized national liberal democracy in which all people have equal voting rights.
Note: Conservatives like Matt Walsh and Viktor Orbán now agree that Christian democracy is preferable to liberal democracy.