Joel B. Pollak
June 17, 2020
I have written before that President Donald Trump can win re-election if he focuses on infrastructure, education, health care, and “the American way.” But if he loses, Democrats will usher in a kind of left-wing tyranny unseen in our history.
We already see the outlines of that tyranny in the “woke mobs” ushered in by the Black Lives Matter movement. Under the “silence is violence” slogan, they demand public statements of allegiance. Dissent is punished by being “canceled.”
These sound like phrases from a dystopian science fiction novel. They are real, and they are everywhere at the moment.
Here is the doomsday scenario that awaits the United States if, as current polls suggest, Democrats win in a landslide.
1. Total control of Congress. Democrats hope to take the House and Senate — and if they control the latter, they will almost certainly end the use of the filibuster for passing ordinary legislation, as many candidates have suggested. That will remove the last protection the minority party has on Capitol Hill, and will allow Democrats to push legislation at will. With 22 Republicans and only 12 Democrats up for Senate re-election in 2022, Democrats will not fear doing so.
2. Redrawing the districts. 2020 is a Census year. Given that a large turnout for Democrats will allow them to take several state legislatures, that means Democrats will also be able to redraw congressional districts in many states to make Republicans the minority party for most, if not all, of the next decade. They will toss their former enthusiasm for independent redistricting commissions aside and design a map that can absorb the brunt of any Republican backlash.
3. Immigration amnesty. Democrats will be able to pass the immigration reform they want, which involves not only citizenship for the so-called “Dreamers” — illegal aliens brought to the country as minors — but also for the 11 million (or more) people who crossed the border illegally or overstayed their visas as adults. Amnesty will permanently reshape the electorate and make it impossible for Republicans to win another presidential election or house of Congress.
This article was posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 2:49 am