rewrite the Constitution to impose their “values” on each of us
Elections have consequences, as we have seen with the Supreme Court ignoring precedent and the infiltration of influence from the religious right, and billionaires tipping the scales with their control of Federalist society.
If you thought the Supreme Court was the ultimate goal, you’d be wrong.
Now we have good old Rick Santorum spilling the beans:
As former Republican Senator Rick Santorum addressed Republican lawmakers gathered in San Diego at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s policy summit, he detailed a plan to fundamentally remake the United States.
It would become a conservative nation.
And the transformation, Santorum said, culminates with an unprecedented event: a first-of-its-kind convention to rewrite the Constitution.
The audio of his remarks was obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy
In sound obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), featured speaker Rick Santorum, a former GOP senator from Pennsylvania who joined the States Convention Project in September as a senior adviser, expressed optimism about the movement and made an important admission to his public private: their path to victory lies in gerrymandering.
Extract from the audio:
We struggle to win presidential elections, as you know, in Pennsylvania, and yet we dominate the state legislature and congress. Why? …All [of Democrats’] the votes are concentrated in a very small group of people [in urban areas]and it is difficult to draw legislative districts they can win because most of their legislative districts are more than 90% one-party.
Rural voters, though fewer in number… actually have outsized power in this process. And we have the possibility, thanks to that, to have a supermajority, even though… we may not even be in the absolute majority when it comes to people who agree with usbut because of the way the concentration of votes has changed in this country, we can actually get things done.
Ultimately, they need Republican control of 34 states to secure their constitutional convention.
And they get their fundamental racist “Christian” fascism.
For those who don’t pay attention to history, yes, Hitler hijacked Christianity to spread Nazism:
Within the German Evangelical Church, the pro-Nazi “German Christians” (Deutsche Christen) movement emerged in the early 1930s. It attempted to merge Christianity and National Socialism and promoted a “racially pure” church by attacking Jewish influences on Christianity.
This attempt to Nazify the primary Protestant church caused a backlash, leading to the formation of the Confessing Church (Bekennende Kirche) in 1934. The denominational and “German Christian” movements remained members of the German Evangelical Church. The Confessing Church movement condemned Nazified theology and the attempted nationalization of the Church, but limited its protest to maintaining the theological integrity and autonomy of the Protestant churches – without protesting the legitimacy of the Nazi state itself.
Although there were individual resisters, many Protestant and mainstream Catholic church leaders made many compromises with Nazi authorities and supported many Nazi measures throughout the period.
IOW, “Christian” nationalism. The same kind of movement being pushed by Republicans today.
They say it’s for “freedom”, just like Hitler said. In reality, it’s all about power, control, conformity and loyalty to false prophets and golden idols. IOW, the opposite of freedom.
And funded by the GOP mega donors.
Democracy is in crisis. The only way to protect him is to win the election.
And it starts with the realization that Republicans are engaged in active psychological warfare — every minute of the day, mostly on social media. The high school debate club tactics that Democrats are using are woefully inadequate.
You are waging psychological warfare with psychological tactics.
Democratic messaging is not on a war footing. It must. And now.