And the audience couldn't have been better selected by the goons who preselect the participants for one of Barack Obama's theatrical "speech" events. They were a gaggle of old rich White liberals, with built-in teleprompters cueing them when to applaud and when to laugh. Most of them looked like they had just come from – or were on their way to – one of Obama's $10,000 a plate fund raisers.
There was an almost party atmosphere to the proceedings that revealed the total disregard of the participants for the dire condition of America and the plight of struggling Americans. It was a "business as usual" sort of affair. "If we just throw a few more crumbs to the lower class idiots, they'll keep supporting us in the style which we deserve."
The crowd seemed assured of victory. It was almost as if they knew of some elaborate election fixing scheme that would assure the Democrats victory in 2016. I expected at any moment to hear the audience break into a chorus of "Happy Days Are Here Again."
The entire spectacle seemed to underwrite the total disconnect from America that pervades the Democrat party. A measure of this disdain for everyday Americans is the fact that the Democrats feel comfortable running a man who openly admits to being a Socialist. "Hey, we don't have to hide anything anymore. The suckers will gladly buy into anything we sell them."
These people are what I call non-Americans – not non-Americans the way Barack Obama is for having renounced his American citizenship when he was a child in Indonesia – but non-American because they have removed themselves from mainstream America.
To them the Fourth of July is a photo op, not a day to express pride and patriotism. National pride and patriotism are foreign concepts to these people. They have long ago divorced themselves from the cares and dreams and passions of Americans. America is nothing more to them than the family cow that must be milked regularly.
But the voice of America, rising stridently from the wilderness of flyover country, is getting louder, and it will soon drown out the droning platitudes of fat, White liberals. This is the voice of constitutional republicanism.
"The Budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed... People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."
No, the above quote is not from the Republican debates. It was written 2,070 years ago by the finest Roman mind of the time and one of the most humanizing voices of all time, Marcus Tullius Cicero.
The year was 55 BC, and the Roman republic under the triumvirate of Julius Caesar, Gnaeus Pompey, and Marcus Crassus was crumbling into a morass of debt, debauchery, and public dependency – just as the American republic under Democratism is today.
Where is our Cicero?