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By a vote of 30-1 in the House, with unanimous support in the Senate, Juneteenth, June 19, which commemorates the day in 1865 when news of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas, has been declared a federal holiday

It is to be called Juneteenth Independence Day.

Prediction: This will become yet another source of societal division as many Black folks celebrate their special Independence Day, and the rest of America continues to celebrate July 4 as Independence Day two weeks later.

Why the pessimism? Consider.

Days before Congress acted, the Randolph, New Jersey, board of education voted to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. A backlash ensued, and the board quickly voted to rescind its decision.

Still under fire, the board voted to drop all designated holidays from the school calendar and replace them with the simple notation “Day Off.”

The school board had surrendered, punted, given up on trying to find holidays that the citizens of Randolph might celebrate together.

But the “day off” mandate created another firestorm, and the board is now restoring all the previous holidays, including that of Columbus.

The point: If we Americans cannot even agree on which heroes and holidays are to be celebrated together, does that not tell us something about whether we are really, any longer, one country and one people?

Do we still meet in any way the designation and description of us as the “one united people” that John Jay rendered in The Federalist Papers:

“Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs.”

Does that depiction remotely resemble America in 2021?

Today, we don’t even agree on whether Providence exists.

We hear constant worries these days about a clear and present danger to “our democracy” itself. And if democracy requires, as a precondition, a community, a commonality, of religious, cultural, social and moral beliefs, we have to ask whether these necessary ingredients of a democracy still exist in 21st-century America.

Consider what has happened to the holidays that united Americans of the Greatest and Silent Generations.

Christmas and Easter, the great Christian Holy Days and holidays of that era, were expunged a half-century ago from the public schools and the public square — replaced by winter break and spring break.

The Bible, the cross and the Ten Commandments were all expelled as contradicting the secularist commands of our Constitution.

Traditional Christian teachings about homosexuality and abortion, reflected in public law, are now regarded as hallmarks of homophobia, bigotry, sexism and misogyny — i.e., of moral and mental sickness.

Not only do Americans’ views on religion and morality collide, but we also seem ever more rancorously divided now on matters of history and race.

ORDER IT NOW

Was Christopher Columbus a heroic navigator and explorer who “discovered” America — or a genocidal racist? Was the colonization of America a great leap forward for civilization and mankind, or the monstrous crime of technically superior European peoples who came to brutally impose their religion, race and rule upon indigenous peoples?

Three of the six Founding Fathers and most of the presidents of the first 60 years of our republic were slave owners: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, John Tyler, James Polk and Zachary Taylor, as well as the legendary senators Henry Clay and John Calhoun.

A number of Americans now believe that Washington and Jefferson should be dynamited off Mount Rushmore at the same time the visages of the three great Confederates — Gen. Robert E. Lee, Gen. Stonewall Jackson and Confederate President Jefferson Davis — are dynamited off Stone Mountain, Georgia.

From all this comes a fundamental question.

Is the left itself — as its cultural and racial revolution dethrones the icons of America’s past, who are still cherished by a majority — irreparably fracturing that national community upon which depends the survival of the democracy they profess to cherish?

Are they themselves imperiling the political system at whose altar they worship?

The country is not the polity. The nation is not the state. Force Americans to choose between the claims of God, faith, family, tribe and country — and the demands of democracy — and you may not like the outcome.

A question needs to be put to the left in America.

If your adversaries in politics are indeed fascists, racists, sexists, homophobes, xenophobes and bigots, as you describe them, why would, or should, such people accept and embrace your rule over them — simply because you managed to rack up a plurality of ballots in an election?

Free elections to decide who governs are, it is said, the central sacrament of democracy. But why should people who are described with every synonym for “deplorable” not reject the politics of compromise and instead work constantly to overthrow the rule of people who so detest them?

Winston Churchill called democracy “the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried”

Are both sides sticking with democracy — for lack of an alternative?

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

Copyright 2021 Creators.com.

 
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  1. Franz says:

    Consider what has happened to the holidays that united Americans of the Greatest and Silent Generations.

    Christmas and Easter

    That’s bunk and you know it.

    Thanksgiving was always the greatest and most decent of American holidays — it commanded only you give thanks, and usually you did that by getting in touch with friends and family you don’t see for the rest of the year. It is especially poignant during years of great strife and conflict.

    Personally (and I have a lot of company) the idea of “national holidays” strike me as decadent and wasteful — all you’re really doing is giving a paid day off for Federal Employees. Getting rid of the whole idea would be fine.

    Celebrate what’s important to you on your own time with your own dime.

    • Thanks: Greta Handel
  2. Anonymous[472] • Disclaimer says:

    Why do you say we have a democracy? We have an ignorant, unprincipled electorate inclined to vote the emotional inclination of the day moderated only by the fact that the masters of the two party system have effectively complete control over the candidates. Given this, why would you give much credence to whoever wins any election?

    The US is a democracy in words, but not in deeds and, when one is honest, it clearly shows. We truly have an elite dictatorship in which office is not exactly hereditary, but it is very helpful in obtaining office. Why then get worked up over something that is more image than substance?

    Indeed, why should democracy be taken seriously in any case? If it doesn’t work for you it is time to get out one way or another. That is true whatever the form of government and is the primary reason for both revolutions and emigration.

    We have had peace mostly because the issues now being raised have tended to die out of people’s consciousness as soon as the immediate conflict has been resolved. Rehashing the endless grievances of the past is fundamentally unanswerable and ultimately intolerable. Under these conditions people will run screaming from one another, if possible.

    The structure of government is important then only in its ability to force people who have come to hate one another to work together from coercion and necessity and that is exactly the point. The credo for absolute power is a population alienated from each other without ideas or understanding.

    • Agree: follyofwar, RoatanBill
    • Troll: Corvinus
  3. The question is easy to handle. If someone like Christopher Columbus exists today, it should be in jail for something like crime against humanity, and slave ownership should not be celebrated (even if more and more spread on the planet since the 80’s).
    Nevertheless, slave ownership and crime of colonisation were normal at that time and should not be a way for advancing “woke” agenda. All that is old and should be forgotten (“What happened in 1800’s stays in the 1800’s”).

  4. @Anonymous

    What does the word “indivisible” mean in our socialist Pledge? Doesn’t it mean that, regardless how tyrannical the federal government becomes, we citizens of this growing tyranny are stuck in this dystopian nightmare forever? When you have no ability to separate from those who hate you and are deliberately making you hunted second class citizens, isn’t that pretty much the same as slavery? Welcome to “1984.”

    Also, didn’t the Senate just unanimously vote to make Juneteenth a national holiday? Some Profile in Courage, you republican losers! If you think that will satisfy those anarchist/communist, Antifa/BLM radicals who looted and burned down entire city blocks last year, you are delusional. Next will come Reparations. How will you cowardly republicans vote on that?

    • Replies: @KenH
  5. Seneca44 says:

    With this holiday, two of the twelve federal holidays are now black. That gives blacks just shy of 17% of the federal holidays which clearly is disproportionate to their share of the US population. I feel macro-aggressed…

  6. Who Is Really Killing American Democracy?

    Gonna wager Noseberg is responsible for this fake-ass holiday.

    Same orcs pissing and moaning all year about still being slaves take a day off to whinge about being freed (no thanks to YT.)

  7. Emslander says:

    Pat does have a tendency to close all the gates and barn doors long after the stock has crossed the county line.

  8. Democracy is heresy. We are supposed to have a Constitutional REPUBLIC. There is a difference.

    • Agree: anarchyst
    • Replies: @Realist
    , @follyofwar
  9. blacks….oooga boooga

  10. Realist says:
    @Dennis Gannon

    Democracy is heresy. We are supposed to have a Constitutional REPUBLIC. There is a difference.

    A Constitutional REPUBLIC is just a democracy with lipstick.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  11. Realist says:

    Who Is Really Killing American Democracy?

    American Democracy has born with a fatal condition…as are all democracies.

    • Replies: @Realist
  12. KenH says:
    @follyofwar

    Also, didn’t the Senate just unanimously vote to make Juneteenth a national holiday?

    It’s even worse than that. In 2020 so called conservative Republican Senator Ron Johnson of WI introduced a bill that would have repealed Columbus Day and replaced it with Juneteenth. The bill died in the Senate but highlights the fecklessness and political bankruptcy within the GOP.

  13. Who Is Really Killing American Democracy?

    Whites who cuck to Jews.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  14. botazefa says:
    @Franz

    Celebrate what’s important to you on your own time with your own dime.

    Are shared holidays not important to a cohesive culture? What is a cohesive culture? If all our cultural references are bespoke to us individually by the likes of mainstream mediatech, what is there left that unites us besides our reliance on youtube and the nanny state, et al.

    As you can see, I have an issue with your rugged individualism as it relates to cultural longevity.

    • Replies: @Franz
    , @RoatanBill
  15. Smith says:

    “American democracy” (like most american thing) is killing America.

  16. @Dennis Gannon

    The Constitutional Republic died with Lincoln.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  17. We have Derek Chauvin and his videotaped killing of George Floyd to thank for the worship of all things black and the unneeded elevation of Juneteenth to a Federal Holiday; the Left is not Killing American Democracy because America is not a true Democracy; it is a Republic; at the Constitutional Convention Benjamin Franklin was asked what kind of Government the founders created and he replied; ”A Republic, if you can keep it.” We are not one people and one nation; the America of Pat’s youth died around 1960; killed by mass immigration from the third world and decades of open borders; Republicans have only won the popular vote twice in the last 33 years; the Electoral College may be the only way Republicans can win the White House in the future; but Dems are still frustrated because even though they have the White House and nominally control Congress they cannot pass their radical agenda; they want to eliminate the Filibuster; they want to pack the Supreme Court because of its 6-3 majority; they want to make DC and Puerto Rico into states to increase the number of Liberal Democrat Congresspersons; and they want one of their own to resign from the SC so Biden can nominate a black woman to make the Court more ”diverse;” ”If your adversaries in politics are indeed Fascists racists sexists homophobes xenophobes and bigots why would, or should such people accepts and embrace your rule over them simply because you managed to rack up a plurality of votes in an election?” Ask the Americans who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 or the Confederates who rebelled against the Washington government in 1861 that; the answer to that is still the ballot box not force.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  18. jewish money, power, and influence killed our nation, Christendom, and the entire western world.

    They deliberately and methodically stripped us of our rights as human beings. They have now labeled us as “parasites.”

    That’s quite an irony….the parasite calling the host a parasite.

    It makes my head spin.

    Imagine a crew of people so vicious…..so malevolent…..that they destroy the very people that showed them kindness, saved them, and allowed them to attain positions of influence.

    White people don’t think this way. Whatever deficiencies we might have, we are not disloyal. I never forget a favor or a kind gesture.

    I keep asking myself….what chance do we have when we play by the rules…. but face an enemy that makes up its’ own rules?

    • Replies: @saggy
  19. SafeNow says:

    This past February, the “intelligence unit” of The Economist magazine released its “Democracy Index,” in which different countries were evaluated and ranked. The U.S. placed 28th. This placed the U.S. in a grouping called “flawed democracy.” (Norway ranked No. 1). For the quantitatively inclined, I post this result.

    As I have detailed before, my view is that democracy is now lost in the U.S. because Americans tend to embrace, now much more than ever, what has been called “the con style.”

  20. Franz says:
    @botazefa

    As you can see, I have an issue with your rugged individualism as it relates to cultural longevity.

    No individualism on this, at least from my perspective.

    John Lucacs, a Hungarian historian who lived in Pennsylvania for some years, was most impressed with the seriousness and affection Americans treated Thanksgiving every year. He could see little reason for any of the others, and I agree.

    As in personal, my family had a disaster one year in the 19th century during a September. Every year around the anniversary, the family would have a reunion and dinner and all that, mourning the (long) dead and remembering that the dead worked industry, so their struggle helped us be where we are. It also is an occasion to note that our family’s sacrifice seems to be benefiting a country that no longer considers our needs in any big way. This prompts some interesting discussions.

    It’s what I mean though — celebrate, mourn, remember your own people’s events. Except Thanksgiving, US holidays are only regime festivals and they just get in the way of that.

    • Replies: @botazefa
  21. Realist says:
    @Realist

    Should read was born with a fatal condition…

  22. saggy says:
    @Robert Dolan

    Imagine a crew of people so vicious…..so malevolent…..that they destroy the very people that showed them kindness, saved them, and allowed them to attain positions of onfluence.

    This isn’t exactly news ….

  23. Americans are killing themselves – if that is democracy then so be it. Decades of warnings sounded from South Africa – to no avail. You guys are really a special kind of stupid.

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  24. @botazefa

    There is no possibility of a cohesive culture in the US when blacks won’t assimilate, the imported muslims won’t assimilate, the wetbacks won’t assimilate, etc. Remember that the US is a melting pot.

    • Replies: @botazefa
    , @anarchyst
  25. @Max Maxwell

    Newark New Jersey just erected a bronze statue to saint Floyd in front of city hall.

  26. @Franz

    Sandblast Mount Rushmore? Who will then appear? Bill Clinton Obama Biden Trump and 2 of the 3 Stooges??

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  27. Trinity says:
    @Priss Factor

    Yeah, Pat and all the White Gentiles in and around the District Of Cuckolds knows the answer, hell, look at the Nixon-Billy Graham tape, they have been knowing the answer but they are too cucked to do anything about it. Nixon said he couldn’t even talk about it. The effing POTUS was too afraid to talk about Jewish control of the media. How gutless and inept can you get. And Billy Graham, “America’s Preacher”, a man of God who is sworn to the truth, groveled to the Jews for forgiveness for simply telling the truth about Jewish control of the media. Good Lord, and I do mean Lord, I guess Billy will have to atone for that act of cowardice and backing down from the truth.

    Jim Traficant the only one with the guts to even mention it. RIP Mr. Traficant.

    • Thanks: anarchyst
  28. If we Americans cannot even agree on which heroes and holidays are to be celebrated together ..

    Democracy, which sucks, can only work to resolve questions that nobody cares about. For instance, “Should the White House’s color be white?”

    That story in Randolph NJ was really something. Nobody gets upset that the district’s schools are totally sucky.

  29. @Johann Theron

    You got it. Even a mythical Hollywood figure stated it in one of the movies we Americans so love couldn’t wise us up— As, old Forrest Gump put it, STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES. Only I would add, or “Does not do”

  30. So when do we, the citizens of the U.S. take responsibility for killing American democracy Pat? It’s always who is really doing this or that? Why did something happen that “we” could have prevented? What is the main reason some people make cops go after them in car chases? How many car chases can I watch for entertainment before I realize that they shouldn’t even be happening and are being done by people who haven’t the slightest regard for other peoples safety? Why am I not getting together with fellow citizens and planning to eliminate from office every single politician, mayor, city council member, etc. that continues to allow this crap to go on? Who cares what the “real” reason is when your house is on fire? Put the fire out now!!

  31. Though I disagree with Pat’s selection of holidays as a factor to describe the American ongoing dissolution of its once cohesive polity, he does make some very good points; just not explicitly enough.

    The real problem in our nation is that both the Right and the Left have very legitimate grievances that somehow must be worked out together for us as a nation to survive in the future.

    The rest is all distraction and noise; from White Nationalism to the pathetic “woke” ideologies and identity-politics that now clash with each other incessantly, intelligent people can see this.

    The Right is absolutely correct in that as a nation we need varying levels of cultural cohesion to make our nation work properly. Tearing down monuments from Washington to Lee does nothing but hurt cohesiveness on certain levels. However, what if both sides were to compromise on this to some degree?

    For example, Washington, Roosevelt, Lincoln, and Jefferson on Mt. Rushmore have some serious issues when being idolized in such a manner. Or at least three of them do.

    Washington was more than just a slave-owner. He also attempted to commit genocide in upstate New York by sending in units, which he participated with, to slaughter the Iroquois Indians. Given that such Indian nations were hardly a major factor in the American Revolution, slaughtering them was done for a single purpose, which was to steal their lands.

    Not a very reputable guy, Washington. He should be scratched from Mt. Rushmore.

    Teddy Roosevelt was our first international imperialist when he started the Spanish-American War in 1898 when he ordered the American fleet near the Philippines to attack this Spanish outpost. The response of the commanders there was one of confusion since there had been no notification that the US was at war with Spain. The US wasn’t. Roosevelt made it so when his superior left on holiday and he was left in charge as the Undersecretary of the Navy. Teddy decided to start the war for the same reasons Washington was going around killing American Natives; more territory.

    Scratch Teddy from Mt. Rushmore…

    Lincoln… Well he destroyed the understood balance between the States with his election in 1860 and started the worst conflict in US history only a few months later. Not exactly someone that should be idolized. And why Black Communities see him in such a light is surprising since he had no use for Blacks at the time.

    Lincoln was narrowly focused on not only maintaining the “Union” at the time for which no such concept actually existed but wanted to additionally create a strong central government after the fashion of Alexander Hamilton, America’s closest thing to a Monarchist. Lincoln accomplished this following on the territorial disputes that arose in the 1850s, which were the sole factor that precipitated the breakdown of the fragile balance of States in 1789, when the US Constitution was ratified.

    Scratch Lincoln from Mt. Rushmore as well.

    But what about Thomas Jefferson? He was the only “Founding Father” that wanted to eliminate slavery even though he himself was a slave-owner. For his time then, he was a very advanced thinker in terms of cultural evolution.

    Thomas Jefferson should be the only one left on Mt. Rushmore while the Left should go back and learn some actual history.

    Had Jeffersonian political thought remained in place after 1789 (state sovereignty and rights), we may not have found ourselves in the position we are today.

    But what of the monuments to Confederate commanders? Why should they not be kept? They were military commanders who fought for something they actually believed in. And what these military men actually believed in was far more than the existing order of slavery in the South. They fought for something the Left has no inclination of since they are so bloody infantile.

    Yes, the United States has done many awful things in its history. It is hardly the shining example of the country it makes itself out to be but I doubt any nation could live up to such a level of righteousness. Its all national mythology in any event and ever nation suffers from it. Its just that America has not only taken it to a possible point of no return but that so many people actually still want to believe in such bullshit.

    The Left on the other hand does have quite a number of initiatives that the Right should be openly supporting (and many actually do). Replacing the abomination we call our healthcare system is one of the major endeavors that everyone should be up in arms about. Does any family or individual really want to pay such huge sums for mediocre healthcare?

    Those who comment that such a program will make people live off the states obviously has never had a situation where such care is desperately needed.

    What about jobs; specifically relating top our manufacturing sector? That too is a primary endeavor of the Left. However, many on the Right seem to believe their politicians that by giving huge tax breaks to the wealthy will create such jobs under their guidance while so many tax breaks to the corporations will somehow have them magically create new jobs as well. This has never happened and never will. Both entities are there for a single, sole purpose… their inherent greed…

    The Right does not seem to get the fact that such people and their corporations gutted our manufacturing greatness and prowess by sending our jobs overseas along with a lot of the manufacturing facilities that were once the hallmark of US society. This is why so many of the people on the Right have voted for degenerates like Trump and McConnell, simply because they are too stupid to vote for people who support their own interests. Instead they vote with their emotions instead of their brains.

    And god, how many of these people have told me that they support Trump because he “speaks to them”. Well, if these people vote for such a person because he speaks to them than we do in fact have a serious problem in this country since Trump basically speaks at the level of a 5th grader…

    Today, the Left and the Right are so involved with hating each other that they can no longer see that actual compromises can still be develop-ed for both political sides to live with each other. They both just need to use a little intelligence to do so.

    • Disagree: Robert Dolan
    • Thanks: Corvinus
  32. Your comment is ridiculous.

    You have ingested many years of anti-white propaganda so now you spew it out like vomit on the rest of us.

    Criticism of the Founding Fathers is mostly unjustified, but always motivated by jewish hatred of all things white, and this is what fuels the degenerate left.

    And since the right is funded by the very same jews, the right caves to the absurd nation wrecking demands of the left.

    The nation wreckers are using a divide and conquer strategy and this should be obvious to you, but for some reason it is not.

    Political correctness is the collective will of organized jewry. The “right” is controlled opposition, paid to throw the fight.

    In all of Congress and the Senate there might be three or four decent men that try to serve the people of our nation….all of the rest are shabbos goy filth.

    It’s not a matter of “intelligence” or even will. The problem is the money power that lurks in the shadows, causing dissension and disharmony and destruction.

  33. @Anonymous

    I always get a laff when I see Western pathocrats extolling ‘our democracy’. In fact, of course, they live in capitalist oligarchies, where all REAL power is economic, and not ever ‘democratically’ distributed. I often wonder which is the more ludicrous and dangerous type-those who actually believe this tripe, or those that merely pretend to.

    • Agree: Max Maxwell
  34. @Robert Dolan

    I very much doubt that the Founding Fathers thought of themselves as ‘White’. They were intelligent, humanist, many deists or of no religion in particular. Obsession over ancestry is very Judaic.

  35. @GomezAdddams

    Moe, the American Everyman, must be there.

    • Replies: @dindunuffins
  36. Democracy cannot bridge racial and cultural differences.

  37. Anon[159] • Disclaimer says:

    The USA isn’t a Country.

    It’s a Jew Ruled mass of self-interested devils infesting the remains of the once Christian Nation.

    • Troll: Corvinus
  38. Corvinus says:
    @follyofwar

    “The Constitutional Republic died with Lincoln.”

    To the contrary, it was in large part saved by southern unionists.

    https://www.essentialcivilwarcurriculum.com/southern-unionism.html

  39. Corvinus says:
    @Robert Dolan

    Please define “anti-white”. What metrics are involved? You constantly virtue signal us to death about this concept without offering a clear definition with specific examples.

  40. Anonymous[378] • Disclaimer says:

    I seem to remember Mr. Buchanan used to say “Judeo-Christian” and today says simply “Christian”. As silly as Christianity is, it’s about time.

  41. botazefa says:
    @RoatanBill

    There is no possibility of a cohesive culture in the US when blacks won’t assimilate, the imported muslims won’t assimilate, the wetbacks won’t assimilate, etc. Remember that the US is a melting pot.

    It seems to me that hispanics are pretty good assimilators. I live in a very hispanic neighborhood in central Texas and get along well with hispanics. Blacks who want to assimilate can and do. We could argue about that, but polling seems to show a high level of police support among Blacks. In my 50 years on this planet I’ve never experienced major racial tension in this country other than when Black lawyer grifters and the DNC bandwagon some event like George Floyd’s death.

    The ruling elite have served up a racial justice dish that is as palatable to SJW’s as it is to white racists. This pattern has been going on the the US ever since the first slaves arrived – white guilt at an abhorrent practice, monetized and extorted by the grifter class.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  42. botazefa says:
    @Franz

    It’s what I mean though — celebrate, mourn, remember your own people’s events. Except Thanksgiving, US holidays are only regime festivals and they just get in the way of that.

    100% agree. Family is the most important.

    Well said.

  43. @botazefa

    If you live in a Hispanic neighborhood, then by definition, they didn’t assimilate. They created their own little Mexico, Havana, Puerto Rico, Haiti, etc and you just happen to get along with them.

    Having said that, all ethnicities like to be around their own kind and there’s really nothing wrong with partially assimilating to the point people aren’t a problem to the rest of the society. I draw the line on the religious loony knuckle dragger muslims because their brains are warped along with the really religious jews and for the same reason. They live in some other dimension.

    The blacks are a unique case. The more educated blacks don’t want anything to do with their majority mental midget and violent brothers and sisters because they are educated and see the drag on society the welfare and other services moochers create.

    Anyone that supports the police, which usually means the street cops, needs their head examined. The police (street cops) are a large cause of the problems in the country with their over the top enforcement efforts like recently creating saint Floyd. They aren’t worth spit in crime control and in general are themselves thugs with jobs.

    In my 70 years on the planet I experienced direct personal racial confrontations while going to school in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn in New York City. The school was one of three of the best in the whole city but it just happened to be in a crime infested neighborhood of blacks. I lived through the race riots that went on in the Bed/Stuy area and have the scars to prove it. Walking while being white was all that was needed to get you mugged, robbed, and sometimes stabbed and shot.

  44. MEexpert says:

    For one thing, it is not America. It is the United States of America. Second, whatever democracy we have today in the US, is “made in China.” The country is controlled by the “Deep State.” Joe Biden was selected by the Deep State, not elected by the people. There is no difference in Biden’s election and the election in Iran. They were both selected by the respective Deep State.

    Does anyone really believe that Biden’s nomination was by the people, or he is running the country? All the way through the primaries the debate rules were continuously changed to suit Biden. Even the “great challenger-Bernie Sanders” was made to give in to Deep State to defeat Trump.

    So, let us stop pretending about democracy. We have a dictatorship run by “the Junta.” The Deep State. They decide who will run the country. Deep State is aided and abetted by the Mainstream Media.

  45. Awash says:

    Do we need all the five features listed by John Jay to have a united country? I say two of those are sufficient.
    Also there are other features that exist or developed overtime that he didn’t list.

    I like Indigenous Peoples Day.

  46. anarchyst says:
    @RoatanBill

    Take it a step further…even the jews don’t assimilate as their loyalty is to israel, the USA be damned.

  47. G. Poulin says:

    “Our democracy”. is dead. Stick a fork in it. Let’s try something else.

  48. @Franz

    Taking bets on how long before Juneteenth and Independence Day are folded together into a single Freedom Day (observed), ideally on a weekend so as not to disrupt fiscal considerations any more than necessary. The important thing is that the kids will all remember how the heroic black people rebelled against King George Washington III.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  49. @Anonymous

    When anyone is conspicuously idealistic about democracy, it’s usually because they just have different ideas about which few should be forced to suffer by the majority.

  50. Resartus says:

    Taking bets on how long before Juneteenth and Independence Day are folded together into a single Freedom Day (observed),

    Actually, Juneteenth when it falls on a Sunday will be overshadowed with Father’s Day (by one group), while another group will let it overshadow Father’s Day.

    That will be a bigger issue than Independence Day, which one group will focus on rather than Juneteenth….
    It’s not like most Americans, give a fly about “Force Day” or “Cinco”…….. Does anyone actually celebrate Kawanza……

  51. SafeNow says:

    Thanks, Pat, for a perspective from someone who has seen a lot of history firsthand. And by the way, if Pat Buchanan had been President, I doubt the U.S. would be in this mess now.

  52. anon[189] • Disclaimer says:

    Democracy is a mirage. No country has any real freedom, and thanks to big tech, we now have even less.

    • Troll: Corvinus
  53. Corvinus says:
    @Sollipsist

    “Taking bets on how long before Juneteenth and Independence Day are folded together into a single Freedom Day (observed)”

    I’ll bet you the new 20 bill with Harriet Tubman when it comes out.

    “The important thing is that the kids will all remember how the heroic black people rebelled against King George Washington III.”

    Rebelled in the name of freedom, depending upon the context and situation.

    https://www.ncpedia.org/history/usrevolution/african-americans

    https://www.army.mil/article/97705/black_soldiers_in_the_revolutionary_war

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/dirty-little-secret-115579444/

    • Replies: @Sollipsist
  54. @Corvinus

    Ironic how both the British and Lincoln recognized the tactical advantage of freeing slaves, not to mention winning political points by wrapping it in moral rhetoric. I can only assume that the serious consequences for everyone were secondary considerations at best.

  55. bayviking says:

    No one is stopping Pat or anyone else from celebrating every holiday as they see fit. More holidays is better than less. But the right wing has resisted recognizing Martin Luther King’s holiday. Americans are seriously short changed on vacation time compared to the EU and Scandinavia. We can expect the same resistance in this case.

    The Constitution, as originally concieved, is not democratic at all. Through street demonstrations by women, labor unions and blacks, some of these flaws have been corrected. Those who seek to restore alleged original interpretation of the Constitution are in direct conflict with the Declaration of Independence. This judicial campaign is really about legislating from the bench, as class warriors. The very thing these rats pretend to deplore.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  56. Jokem says:
    @bayviking

    Martin Luther King advocated judging someone on the content of character, not skin color.
    This from a Minister who was a serial womanizer.

  57. bayviking says:

    Ending perpetual war in order to maintain Monopoly control of food and oil is a moral issue missing from our public discourse. Equal consideration under the law in our public and military courts is a moral issue which needs improvement.

    Sex outside of marriage is a private issue, unworthy of wasting time in public discourse, so long as it is involves two consenting adults. If everyone in DC that had sex outside of marriage were prosecuted, the place would be empty. It is the bread and butter of yellow journalism, but really should be nobody else’s business.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
    , @Jokem
  58. @bayviking

    If everyone in DC that had sex outside of marriage were prosecuted, the place would be empty.

    Ah, the temptation …

    • LOL: bayviking
  59. Jokem says:
    @bayviking

    That is not entirely true. In Government, when a boss has an affair with a subordinate, it becomes a public matter. I do not want my tax dollars to be used to procure bimbos for a government official.

    • Replies: @Resartus
    , @bayviking
  60. Resartus says:
    @Jokem

    I do not want my tax dollars to be used to procure bimbos for a government official.

    They still won’t release the names of people that were bailed out to the tune (at last report) $17million to settle Sexual Assault/Harassment cases in D.C. …..

    If they do that, it’s a wonder they don’t have a whorehouse under control of the House…….

    • Replies: @FLgeezer
    , @Jokem
  61. FLgeezer says:
    @Resartus

    >If they do that, it’s a wonder they don’t have a whorehouse under control of the House…….

    They had one during the reign of Barney Frank. Not sure of its present existence but we could ask Eric Swalwell who is a duly elected whoremonger.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/rep-eric-swalwell-refused-to-say-if-he-had-sex-with-a-suspected-chinese-spy-who-slept-with-2-mayors-for-an-intelligence-campaign/ar-BB1bOcEt

  62. bayviking says:
    @Jokem

    Spending tax or even campaign dollars for personal items, let alone sexual affairs is a crime and should be prosecuted. But what you do on your own time and expense is nobodies business, especially your boss, unless you are a spy.

  63. Jokem says:
    @Resartus

    ‘If they do that, it’s a wonder they don’t have a whorehouse under control of the House…….’

    It has been said there is a section of the Clinton Library set aside for that purpose… ;->

    (In the ‘Adults Only’ section)

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