At the Democratic National Convention this week in Charlotte, NC, we got the chance to see two amazing things.
1. Why we’re not a Democracy
2. How the Democratic leaders mislead their followers into thinking their voice actually counts.
The Founders of the United States understood that a pure democracy is a dangerous thing. As Neal Boortz, a talk show host in Atlanta often says “Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner”. So last week the Democratic party somehow makes the decision that they want to remove “God” and a reference to Israel out of their official Democratic platform. OK – stupid political move but whatever – it’s their platform. But here’s where it gets rich and where the curtain is pulled back.
Having received a whirlwind of blowback from across the nation, one of their delegates stands up and says he wants to suspend the rules and make a motion to reinsert these two things back into the official platform. Clearly someone up on high made the decision that they had to do this. It’s all scripted.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is presiding over the moment and leading from the stage. He clears the motion and takes a “voice vote” from the convention hall delegates. All in favor say “ay” all opposed say “no”.
The audience is split about 50/50 on the first voice vote. The mayor is perplexed. Apparently it’s not going as scripted. The delegates didn’t get the message that they needed to get this passed and out of the way.
He takes the vote again. Again the audience voice votes but this time the “no’s” are even in stronger opposition – sounds like 60/40. The mayor on live TV is visibly a little nervous because it’s not going as planned (ordered).
As if to prove what an example of Democracy in action we have here, he takes the voice vote a third time. This time the “no’s” are overwhelmingly more than the “ay’s”.
He asked for the vote, he got the vote, BUT the vote wasn’t what the party wanted or needed to hear.
Without wasting another second, the Mayor simply decided (ruled) that in the “Opinion of the Chair, two-thirds having voted in the affirmative.. the measure is passed”. The audience boos. Clearly he was simply concluding the vote the way they wanted to have it concluded.
What did we see and learn here.
1. This is why we’re not a Democracy on purpose. Democracy is nothing but mob rule.
2. The Democratic party only pretends that they want to hear the true opinions of their delegates by staging this show that the vote actually counts. Their position clearly goes like this: We’re going to take a vote and if we hear what we want we’ll pass the vote – and you all will think your voice actually matters. But if we don’t hear what we need to hear, we’ll just keep voting until we get the result we want”.
The Democratic party lies and misleads the very people it portends to care about. They say they’re for mob-rule but but it’s worse than that – what they’re really for is nothing short of dictatorial power. It’s all just for show. How do we know this?
The vote what pre-decided Politburo style. The Mayor was simply reading the pre-determined and scripted words from the teleprompter. The leaders don’t give a damn about what their delegates (voters) actually want – just get in line and be good little soldiers.
Here’s a link to the story with the video of the moment and here’s the photo of the teleprompter the Mayor was reading from. Draw your own conclusions.
Photo Credit: Carlos Amezcua, Fox 11 News