Not that we are big fans of unfettered democracy, but American democracy is a standard talking point for US politicians and one of the pillars upon which rests the current regime. It matters not that the United States was founded as an inegalitarian federation of highly restricted republics. The myth that the average man on the streets believes is that the USA is a democracy. With that in mind…
- Remember when we voted for gay marriage in all 50 States? Oh, that’s right. It was imposed upon the States – many of which had highly-popular laws forbidding it – by the US Supreme Court. And that court is not representative of Americans. For example, 3 of its 8 members are Jews, who make up only about 2% of the US people. White Protestants are unrepresented on the highest court, which is composed of only Catholics and Jews. So much for democracy.
- Remember when we voted for racially integrated public schools? Oh, that’s right. We didn’t actually do that. Instead, the US Supreme Court imposed this decision upon us against the will of most of the people of lots of the States. In the process of imposing racial integration at the point of a gun the US courts destroyed local control of education. Very democratic.
- Remember when we voted for interracial marriage? Oh, that’s right. Once again, it was imposed upon the States. In 1969 every Southern State forbade racially-mixed marriage – and all of those laws (which were highly popular) were thrown out by a few men on the US Supreme Court. Yup, that was democratic.
- Remember when we voted to get rid of Christian prayer in schools? Oh, that’s right. The ban on prayer in school was imposed upon the States by the US Supreme Court. A Jewish family in New York sued the State and the Federal court found in the favor, even though the vast majority of the USA is Christian and prayer in school was a popular institution. Once again the will of the people was thrown out by a handful of unelected Federal judges.
- Remember when we voted for abortion on demand? Oh, that’s right. The US Supreme Court imposed it upon the States, throwing out popular laws which made it illegal. Since then about 50 million babies have been aborted in the good ol’ USA.
These are just a few hot button issues where the US Supreme Court imposed decisions upon the entire USA, throwing out popular State laws. In the process, the Federal court entirely changed the social fabric of life in the USA. The people never voted for racially-integrated schools, interracial marriage, gay marriage, abortion on demand and a ban on prayer in school. But these things were forced upon us by a government allegedly “of, by and for the people.” Is the USA really a democratic society?
One more. Just recently the people (through the Electoral College) elected a president who campaigned on “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” President Trump enacted a travel ban after he was elected which prevented most people from a number of Muslim countries from coming to the USA. What happened? Two Federal judges threw out his travel ban. That is American democracy for you.
Finally, we should add that historically Southerners have been highly skeptical of un-restricted democracy. Southern Nationalists condemned it in no un-certain terms. Restricting the franchise remains highly popular in the South today, though Federal judges continually strike down laws which even hint of moving in that direction. There are a variety of opinions on the franchise within the Alt-South. However, one thing we can surely agree upon is that a few unelected, liberal US Supreme Court judges ought not be able to dictate law in Dixie.
NOTE: As Hunter Wallace has explained, “[t]he Alt-South isn’t a membership organization. It is… a space for everyone in Dixie who isn’t some kind of leftist or mainstream conservative (i.e., nationalists, populists, reactionaries) to come together to discuss our past, present and common future. Southern Nationalists [are] at the core of the Alt-South.”