The Big News — January 6, 2020 — An Analysis of The Attempted Coup D’état in Washington D.C.
The big story was, a mob of uneducated, foolish, irrational clueless, and emotionally damaged Trump supporters invaded the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. One of them invaded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and sat at her desk.
Most of my progressive and liberal friends were terrified, horrified, and fearful of a real coup, but I never was. Have no doubt about the fact that American democracy was at risk when the Capital was stormed by Trump supporters. Still, I never doubted the income.
I’ve always had tremendous respect for the founding fathers and the intellectual slugfest they went through back in 1776 and in the following years in writing the U.S. Constitution. They were preparing us for the kind of stuff that would happen if someone like Donald Trump became president. They weren’t fools! They knew.
It’s a shame when you see how many progressive people are equally uneducated concerning the essentials of how American Democracy works. One of the dumb things I’ve been reading all day is people saying “where’s the Army?” and “why wasn’t the army called into the Capital?” If they knew how America works they’d realize that the commander of Chief is Donald Trump. So theoretically calling in the army could actually facilitate an actual coup d’etat.
However, the fact is that the president has no control over the National Guard, the governor of each state does.
One of my biggest concerns and fears about America is not the Red States vs, Blue States. It’s people on the right or left of the political spectrum who take American democracy for granted, as flawed as it may be. They have never read the Constitution, and even though they claim to be progressive, liberal, or conservative constitutionalists they have no clue how the place actually runs.
They live in intentional ignorance concerning the nature of our American democracy. This is the greatest danger of all.
I don’t know what the solution is to this problem? Maybe we need to require that people study the Constitution and take a quiz on it before they can get a driver’s license or run for public office.
Unless we do something like this, people will continue to have a lack of knowledge about the fundamental elements of American democracy, such as the balance of power between the legislative, judicial, and executive branches.
A Final Thought
Have you read the U.S. Constitution? Even if you do not live in the United States, this is a beautiful document. Even though we have not lived up to what it offers, it saved us today from a Coup de Tat.
Author: Lewis Harrison is an author, practical philosopher, and seminar leader. A former political consultant, he is the founder and senior teacher at the Wisdom Path Community, a spiritually-oriented life coaching social network-based group that focuses on the spiritual journey rather than rites, rituals, ceremonies, or dogmatic practices. He has a passion for “Facts”, applied game theory, and altered states of consciousness.
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