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Robin Smith / November 27, 2018

Democrats Oppose the Founders’ Vision for the Senate

The new complaint is that the chamber doesn’t fairly represent the population.

The U.S. senate was established by the Constitution in 1787, and the upper chamber of America’s Congress convened its first session on March 4, 1789. The purpose of this bicameral legislative branch is simple: The Senate is to represent the interests of the states in contrast to the House of Representatives, which is crafted to represent the interests of the people. Each chamber has specific, varying powers and rules to meet these different purposes.

Never mind that outdated garbage if you’re a Democrat, right? The Senate is suddenly “undemocratic” and established in an “unfair” manner, according to unsatiated Democrat operatives, whose plan to stop the Republican confirmations of judges nominated by President Donald Trump fell short on Election Day. In fact, Republicans actually picked up a couple of Senate seats thanks to Democrats’ despicable treatment of Brett Kavanaugh. As usual, because they failed to get their way, Democrats are now clamoring to change the Constitution regarding the election of senators.

For background, let’s establish what Democrats do if they lose or have a less-than-desirable outcome in an election. They claim elections are rigged and stolen (think Georgia gubernatorial race). They sue or construct some legal barrier to a legitimate election (think Florida Senate). But it didn’t start with the 2018 elections.

In October 2016, Hillary Clinton declared that Trump’s hedging on whether he’d accept the presidential election results if they were close, based on his belief that Democrats work intentionally to help illegal immigrants and others without legal standing to cast ballots, was “a direct threat to our democracy.” Yet back in April of this year, Democrats filed suit against the Russian government and the Trump campaign for the alleged coordinated efforts through computer hacking and dissemination of stolen campaign information to benefit Trump. All of this despite not one piece of evidence, still, that there was any collusion between Trump and the Russians, who daily, like the Chinese, spy and seek to disrupt us.

So whether it’s bellyaching about the bipartisan political use of gerrymandering, photo ID laws, the Electoral College, or their recent losses in the Senate, Democrats are committed to their hold on raw power with obstacles such as the Constitution treated as just a formality to reinterpret. Remember, it’s supposedly a living document meant to reflect the whim of the day, not serve as the Rule of Law for our nation.

Democrats’ current cry is to change the number of senators to reflect population, more like the House. Representatives are apportioned to speak on behalf of approximately 711,000 citizens as determined by the U.S. Census.

As an example, Democrats are upset that the states of Tennessee (with its 6.7 million people) and Wyoming (population 579,000) have two elected senators while the states of New York (20 million) and California (40 million) have the same number of seats. Simply put, Democrats want their more populated states, home to the hard-Left agenda, to have greater influence over these God and gun lovers in “flyover country.”

During the Constitutional Convention, James Madison spoke of the Senate as “a necessary fence” that would protect “the people against their rulers” and from “the transient impressions into which they themselves might be led.” What might be those transient impressions be?

Well, to today’s Democrats, this was constitutional claptrap originating from white male privilege to serve the colonialism sought by oppressors. Now, the GOP is refusing to open our borders, give free college education, and a basic living wage without work.

Democrats win by changing the rules to fit their agenda. Their agenda caters to the urban centers of their extreme party that is moving ever more leftward as days pass. And, ironically, as more Democrats move to those urban centers, they “lose” representation in the Senate. Thus, they’re now beginning to rumble about changing the rules again — as if the 17th Amendment didn’t already do enough damage to states’ rights.

Conservatives must guard Liberty and the Constitution that speaks of both our inalienable rights endowed by our Creator and the manner in which we have to protect them.

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