The simple-minded think legislators sagely debate proposed legislation then wisely choose which laws by which we will be governed. Naivety of this sort embarrass the human race.
Actually, legislators blow with the wind, extract graft from all sides, and vote with whomever appears to have the most bribery, authority or popularity.
Legislators, sensitive to passion and money in factions, damper factional differences by appearing to consider multiple opinions and by accepting
bribes contributions from clashing interests.
In an ideological struggle swaying with popularity won’t help a barometric legislator—both sides will hate such a Solon.
America is an experiment to prove conclusively the difference between “universal sufferage” and “an enlightened electorate.”
Decent, real Americans keep thinking that Antifa’s riots and near-home invasions will eventually appall ordinary Americans and our political elite, who will put a stop to Antifa.* Won’t happen. Not right away nor anytime soon.
Prior Democrat Party regimes imposed illiberal and oppressive laws similar to the political correctness, diversity, and social justice laws of today. Those laws were called Jim Crow. The militant wing of the Democrat Party, the Klu Klux Klan, used extra-legal and extra-judicial violence to intimidate, repress, and murder dissenters. Fortunately it was limited its geographical scope, being most violent in the Northern state of Indiana.
And it was effective for decades. This establishes a minimum length of time before current Democrat Party totalitarianism can be overthrown, provided at least some part of America remains free. But no part of America is free of diversity, political correctness, or social justice. To overthrow the Democrat party will require decades, but by then American and its Constitution will be long dead.
* This is pathetic. It’s equivalent to the “if only comrade Stalin knew” plea from slaves in the Gulag. Stalin does know. That’s why you’re in the Gulag and it’s why Antifa can’t be arrested.