The Constitution of the United States of America was written in 1787, ratified in 1788, and has been in effect since 1789, making it the world’s longest surviving written governmental charter.
Now, 235 years later, one wonders if “everyday” Americans even care about what the Constitution says and stands for, or are they more blindly and selfishly concerned about what they personally believe and want?
At best, I have my doubts. At worst? Hell no, they don’t. One need look no further than the two continuing white-hot issues gripping America as we speak for ample proof: the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade and the Court’s Bruen decision, which struck down New York’s restrictive concealed-carry law.
In both cases, ignorance of (and disdain for) the law, relevant facts, and the intent of the Constitution have given way to meritless protests — many of them vile, violent, or both — aggressively protesting outside the homes of Associate Justices who voted in the majority on Roe, and imprudent calls by liberal elites for the dissolution of the Constitution altogether. In short, chaos reigns in place of rational thought, common decency, morality, and respect for a founding document that was written and adopted in part to protect us from the kind of craziness we now see on a daily basis. Ominously, it’s going to get worse.
Sophistry, derived from the ancient Greek sophistēs, is the practice of employing what appears to be sound reasoning in the defense of a conclusion that is inherently false or subjective by nature.
Today, sophistry connotes the eager willingness to utilize any argument to prove a point, mixing opinions with facts — often claiming the former to be the latter, — exposing one’s deep, often bitter, beliefs and convictions, as if you [third-person] and they [convictions] are the final arbiters of right and wrong. Sophistry, including constitutional sophistry, and political sophistry, is practiced by liberal elitists across America, from the halls of Congress to the no-longer-hallowed halls of academia, to corporate board rooms, “news” outlets, and, of course, the cesspool we call “social media.”
Social media not only propagates; it also promotes sophistry, daily. The practice is often rewarded with praise from useful idiots or willfully-low-information followers of such garbage. It exists most prevalently in heavily politicized social media platforms, with the worst examples being Facebook and Twitter. Both platforms are polarized as hell and divided into various groups of people who hold similar beliefs. And here’s the real cesspool part: When sophistry is utilized — wittingly or otherwise — to counter opposing views, it is celebrated by like-minded clapping seals as truth. Or even worse, as wisdom.
This occurs on both sides of the spectrum.
I cannot emphasize this strongly enough: This inherent disease, again, in which liberal elitists exploit useful idiots who in turn prey on low-information voters, is the root of our peril; presently, and more ominously, in the future. While the late comedian George Carlin admonished us to “never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups,” today’s sophistical world of liberal elitists utilizing useful idiots to exploit low-information Americans to think and vote as the elitists see fit, is as much a “clear and present danger” to America as anything the late Tom Clancy could have conjured.
Here’s an example.
The rabid left tells us that only certain people have the right to comment on various controversial issues of the day — people of certain backgrounds, including race, skin color, gender, sexual persuasion, or socioeconomic levels. The notion that certain topics can only honestly be discussed by certain people from certain backgrounds has been foisted upon us. As a result, for example, in the eyes of the left, men are not qualified — let alone do they have any right — to comment on abortion. This, of course, is a complete crock of crap. On-demand abortion of a healthy baby is not “women’s health care.”
Conservatives — white or black — are not qualified to talk about the “plight” of black America, “white supremacy,” or “systemic racism.” (Conservative) heterosexuals — Christians, even worse — have no business commenting on the LGBTQ community, so-called “transgenderism,” gender “fluidity,” or “gender self-identification.” The list goes on.
Perhaps it is human nature — it certainly is the nature of some — that there exists in many people the incessant need to be right that infects our lives on multiple levels if we allow it to do so. From purposeful misstatement of facts to constitutionally-false claims to ridiculous protests and ultimately violence, America is, with a quickening pace, becoming more and more unrecognizable from the country in which I grew up.
The Bottom Line:
Here is the critical point, compliments of the late conservative columnist, Joseph Sobran:
Some people don’t mind a little constitutional sophistry in a good cause; and for liberals, centrailizing all power in the federal government is always a good cause. Since most Americans don’t know or care what the Constitution says, let alone what their ancestors thought it meant, the great liberal snow job has been very successful.
Yes, nailed it.
NAILED IT. pic.twitter.com/wvBgiKwgkt
— Dr. Hold My Beer’s Ministry of Truth (@RealLibSmacker) June 27, 2022
While I have never been a conspiracy theorist — I remain opposed to unfounded conspiratorial crap on both sides of the political spectrum — I do believe we are witnessing a top-down organized effort, the likes of which this country has never seen — to destroy the very fabric of America as we know it.
2024 matters, my fellow constitutional conservatives; let’s not screw it up.