As we celebrate the 230th anniversary of the Constitution, we are confronted with the jarring reality that are representative republic has disappeared. We live in a judicial autocracy.
In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, we delve into the stolen sovereignty of the American voter at the hands of the unelected courts and how they have breached the constitutional firewall of separation of powers. In a republic, the power must be derived from the people, but in the contemporary practice of our politics, all power resides in the courts or unelected bureaucracies. Then the elected officials also disenfranchise us by lying to get elected and then doing the exact opposite when in office. Trump was elected to reverse this trend but in many respects, he is the ultimate force for disenfranchisement. He feeds us political morphine on twitter while sitting idly when his liberal administration nullifies his campaign promises.
We explore the latest news on immigration, the runaway courts, and how judicial amnesty is the greatest threat to consent-based citizenship. Meanwhile, Trump is bailing out the establishment in Alabama from an impending defeat. We count a number of other ways Trump is hurting, not helping, our effort to shake up Washington.
We may define a republic to be, or at least may bestow that name on, a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure, for a limited period, or during good behavior. It is ESSENTIAL to such a government that it be derived from the great body of the society, not from an inconsiderable proportion, or a favored class of it; otherwise a handful of tyrannical nobles, exercising their oppressions by a delegation of their powers, might aspire to the rank of republicans, and claim for their government the honorable title of republic. - James Madison, Federalist #39