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An Establishment in Panic

Thursday, October 20, 2016 17:09
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By Pat Buchanan

"Now that the populist-nationalist right is moving beyond the niceties of liberal democracy to save the America that they love, elitist enthusiasm for " />Now
that the populist-nationalist right is moving beyond the niceties
of liberal democracy to save the America that they love, elitist
enthusiasm for “revolution” seems constrained. ""
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 Pressed by moderator Chris
Wallace as to whether he would accept defeat should Hillary Clinton
win the election, Donald Trump replied, “I will tell you at the
time. I’ll keep you in suspense.”

“That’s horrifying,” said Clinton, setting off a chain
reaction on the post-debate panels with talking heads falling all
over one another in purple-faced anger, outrage and disbelief.

“Disqualifying!” was the cry on Clinton cable.

“Trump Won’t Say If He Will Accept Election Results,
wailed The New York Times. “Trump Won’t Vow to Honor
ran the banner in The Washington Post.

But what do these chattering classes and establishment
bulletin boards think the Donald is going to do if he falls short
of 270 electoral votes?

Lead a Coxey’s Army on Washington and burn it down as British
General Robert Ross did in August 1814, while “Little
Madison fled on horseback out the Brookville Road?

What explains the hysteria of the establishment?

In a word, fear.

The establishment is horrified at the Donald’s defiance because,
deep within its soul, it fears that the people for whom Trump
speaks no longer accept its political legitimacy or moral

It may rule and run the country, and may rig the system through
mass immigration and a mammoth welfare state so that Middle America
is never again able to elect one of its own. But that
establishment, disconnected from the people it rules, senses,
rightly, that it is unloved and even detested.

Having fixed the future, the establishment finds half of the
country looking upon it with the same sullen contempt that our
Founding Fathers came to look upon the overlords Parliament sent to
rule them.

Establishment panic is traceable to another fear: Its ideology,
its political religion, is seen by growing millions as a golden
calf, a 20th-century god that has failed.

Trump is “talking down our democracy,” said a shocked

After having expunged Christianity from our public life and
public square, our establishment installed “democracy” as
the new deity, at whose altars we should all worship. And so our
schools began to teach.

Half a millennia ago, missionaries and explorers set sail from
Spain, England and France to bring Christianity to the New

Today, Clintons, Obamas and Bushes send soldiers and secularist
tutors to “establish democracy” among the “lesser
breeds without the Law.”

Unfortunately, the natives, once democratized, return to their
roots and vote for Hezbollah, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood,
using democratic processes and procedures to re-establish their
true God.

And Allah is no democrat.

By suggesting he might not accept the results of a “rigged
” Trump is committing an unpardonable sin. But this
new cult, this devotion to a new holy trinity of diversity,
democracy and equality, is of recent vintage and has shallow

For none of the three — diversity, equality, democracy
— is to be found in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the
Federalist Papers or the Pledge of Allegiance. In the pledge, we
are a republic.

When Ben Franklin, emerging from the Philadelphia convention,
was asked by a woman what kind of government they had created, he
answered, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Among many in the silent majority, Clintonian democracy is not
an improvement upon the old republic; it is the corruption of

Consider: Six months ago, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe,
the Clinton bundler, ""
that by executive action he would
convert 200,000 convicted felons into eligible voters by

If that is democracy, many will say, to hell with it.

And if felons decide the electoral votes of Virginia, and
Virginia decides who is our next U.S. president, are we obligated
to honor that election?

In 1824, Gen. Andrew Jackson ran first in popular and electoral
votes. But, short of a majority, the matter went to the House.

There, Speaker Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams delivered the
presidency to Adams — and Adams made Clay secretary of state,
putting him on the path to the presidency that had been taken by
Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and Adams himself.

Were Jackson’s people wrong to regard as a “corrupt
” the deal that robbed the general of the

The establishment also recoiled in horror from Milwaukee Sheriff
Dave Clarke’s declaration that it is now “torches and pitchforks

Yet, some of us recall another time, when Supreme Court Justice
William O. Douglas wrote in “ "" target=
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“We must realize that today’s Establishment is the new George
III. Whether it will continue to adhere to his tactics, we do not
know. If it does, the redress, honored in tradition, is also

Baby-boomer radicals loved it, raising their fists in defiance
of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew.

But now that it is the populist-nationalist right that is moving
beyond the niceties of liberal democracy to save the America that
they love, elitist enthusiasm for “revolution” seems more

What goes around comes

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book
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Defeat to Create the New Majority

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  • Nancy Owens, The Obama Forger

    Russia to Trump: “Should we win a battle, will you admit defeat?”

    Give me a break. Trump didn’t bend over backwards in a very questionable situation.

    I thought this was one of his most shining moments in the whole debate.

    But, that’s just me. :cool:

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