Democrats disenfranchise over 290,810,000 people!Posted: April 30, 2005
I have been thinking lately about the current flap in the Senate over the filibuster of Bush’s judicial nominees. As you may know the Democrats are using the filibuster to prevent the Senate from having an up or down vote on several of Bush’s nominees.
Now, during the 2004 election the Democratic mantra was “Count every vote!” They were rabidly declaring that everyone should have a chance to vote and that every vote should be counted. After the election conspiracy theories and controversies were continually rehashed by the Democrats for months. One of the biggest complaints was the accusation that the Republicans had engaged in a number of nefarious activities which effectively resulted in preventing people from being able to vote. The Democrats were outraged to think that anyone would seek to prevent anyone from being able to have their voice heard by casting their vote.
As a representative Republic, the United States operates on the fundamental principle that the people elect representatives whose job it is to represent their interests through the proper execution of their respective offices.
As of the 2003 census, the U.S. population stood at 290,810,000 people. As our duly elected representatives the President and all 100 Senators do the work of those 290,810,000 people just as if those people were doing the work themselves. That is the fundamental premise upon which our government stands.
One of the duties of the President is to nominate judicial appointments. One of the duties of Senators is to vote on the suitability of those nominees to hold the positions for which they have been nominated. By using the filibuster to prevent up or down votes on the President’s nominees, the Democrats are, in effect, preventing all 290,810,000 people from being able to have their voices heard through the time honored tradition of the vote.
From Dictionary.com we find the following definition:
Given this definition and the Democrat’s previously held position with respect to disenfranchising voters and the need to count all of the votes, it should be obvious to all how the Democratic party is engaging in yet another flip-flop solely based on their own interests (as opposed to the interests of the people) and their own personal gain.
This is scandalous, simply scandalous.