What kind of government do we have? Jeff Goldstein characterizes it as
Legislation by polling. Following propaganda efforts and emotional populism. Majoritarianism. This is precisely why the founders had the wisdom to recognize unalienable rights and form a republic, where the rights of the minority could not be taken away by temporary coalitions that form a majority.
The one thing that could make a TEA Party-like Party into a national Party is some sort of outrageous coalition between Democrats and Republicans to infringe on our rights. For my money, I say bring it on. Federalism is about to take center stage, and local pockets of resistance to tyranny will rise up politically to challenge the fatted establishment fixtures.
It couldn’t happen soon enough, if you ask me.
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