In case you haven’t noticed, the United States is in a real and rapidly increasing danger of becoming a banana republic. That certainly is the apparent goal of this administration and the Democrat Party. The Republicans’ establishment seems content to go along as long as they are included in the ruling class. Putting aside the obvious, that the U.S. economy doesn’t rely on a single crop, Wikipedia’s definition of what defines a banana republic is as follows. “It typically has stratified social classes, including a large, impoverished working class and a ruling plutocracy of business, political, and military elites. This politico-economic oligarchy controls the primary-sector productions to exploit the country’s economy.”
That should sound familiar as that definition increasingly reflects what we now see in our own country. Certainly there are differences in how the ruling plutocracy of traditional banana republics and how our budding ruling class gain and maintain power. In America, our leaders depend on political power instead of blunt force. Therefore, while the large working class is only relatively “impoverished,” government policies are designed to keep them from improving their economic condition. Meanwhile the poor stay poor and the rich get even richer. Under President Obama the income gap has widened, the median family income has declined, and the number of Americans living below the poverty line has increased. That is a stratified society and one becoming even more so.
The Democrat party is actively seeking to expand its power by increasing the number of those dependent on the government. They welcome the influx of illegal immigrants as a future voting bloc dependent on them that will rival and eventually surpass the African-American voting bloc. Both would routinely support the Democrat party. Already, President Obama and his supporters increasingly ignore the rule of law and the restraints of the Constitution. Under the Obama administration the Constitution has been blatantly ignored with executive actions bypassing Congress. With an iron clad grip on a future electorate the situation can only get worse.
Like a banana republic, there are increasingly two sets of laws. One set for the ruling elite and another set for the rest of us. Congress exempts itself from many of the consequences of the legislation they pass and do the same for their favorite supporters. They insure that they have Cadillac retirement and health care plans. Their union supporters and Wall Street backers are rewarded with sweetheart deals at the cost of the taxpayers. The Attorney General can lie to Congress, be found in contempt of Congress, and keep his job. The IRS can target political enemies of the regime, lie to Congress, and can cover up for Lois Lerner by destroying emails yet the Justice Department can find no evidence of wrong doing. Only time will tell if Hillary Clinton will ever be charged for endangering national security by using a private email server, but odds are she never will.
In a banana republic laws are whatever the junta decides they are. How is that different than having Democrat Senators (who have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution which includes the laws of the land) vote nearly unanimously to allow sanctuary cities to ignore immigration laws? Did anyone not notice that the Democrats on the Benghazi committee were more interested in protecting Secretary Clinton than in getting to the truth?
While it’s true that the Republicans have nominal control of Congress they are ineffectual in face of the usurpation of power by the Democrats because too many of them are content with the status quo as long as they stay in office. Since the major media is in almost complete support of the Democrats, too many Republicans aren’t willing to risk their reelection by being branded as enemies of the people. When our Founders rebelled against England they risked their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. Sadly that concept does not exist among most current Republican leaders. Only by electing an outsider, someone like Carson, Trump, or Cruz, can the Democrat vision of a banana republic America be slowed down and hopefully prevented.
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