Liberals in America are all the time yapping about democracy. They purport to adore it and declare to be its biggest defenders. They’re additionally fast to accuse their opponents of being enemies of democracy. The plain fact is that the left, in its fashionable American type, the Democratic Occasion, has departed from the normal concept of a democracy below which everyone seems to be created equal and is entitled to equal rights below the legislation. They as an alternative embrace a mannequin the place we’re divided into teams, with the rights of some teams taking priority over the rights of others. That is the essence of “Crucial Idea”, a key part of Marxism that teaches historical past, together with our personal, is nothing greater than a report of oppressors versus the oppressed. In fact, the left conveniently identifies itself because the oppressed who’re due to this fact entitled to particular rights and preferential therapy. Nowhere has that been extra clearly demonstrated than our native battle over the Chambersburg LGBTQ+ Ordinance that was handed final yr and has been lately rescinded.
For many who haven’t been following the problem, the Chambersburg Borough Council handed a LGBTQ+ “Safety” ordinance final September, regardless of widespread opinion that such an ordinance was pointless. The ordinance was pushed via and handed by a 7-3 vote, with a six Democrat and one liberal Republican council individual vote, after a well-organized native marketing campaign carried out by native leftist entities, which included packing a council assembly taking feedback on the ordinance. That is how the left will get what they need: by creating the phantasm that their objectives are shared by the residents, however illusions aren’t actuality, besides in giant components of the liberal media. Crucial a part of the LGBTQ+ ordinance wasn’t the ordinance itself; that was only a smokescreen. The important thing part of the ordinance was the institution of an area Human Relations Fee and a full course of to take care of complaints acquired below the ordinance, and the complaints would flood in. Liberals use each these unelected, unaccountable commissions and the ordinances that set up them as a cudgel to beat up their enemies, and it’s how lefties embed themselves in native authorities decision-making processes with out having to stoop low sufficient to ask residents for his or her vote. A main instance of that is how, final yr, the council’s liberal majority misused a lately handed non-discrimination coverage to reprimand conservative Republican Councilman Allen Coffman for an expert e mail response to a constituent. Coffman, in his function as Republican County Chairman, had, with the help of the Republican Government Committee, beforehand censured then-Republican District Lawyer Matt Fogal for his help of the unconventional group Black Lives Matter, so draw your personal conclusions as to the actual motives of the Democrats on the Council for his or her reprimand.
That is the place irony, or maybe Karma, kicks in. In a REAL democracy, the need of the individuals is expressed on the poll field throughout elections, and never within the streets (or in Borough Council Hearings), and if these elections are free and honest, authorities capabilities because the citizenry intends. Properly, on November 2nd, 2021, a municipal election was held, and the residents of Chambersburg lastly had their say, they usually removed the Democrat majority on borough council in an enormous manner, giving Republicans a 7-3 majority. The message was clear: the residents of Chambersburg had been sick and bored with the left utilizing their neighborhood as a “social-justice” laboratory and simply need good governance, one thing that Democrats appear incapable of offering nationwide. Within the greatest turnabout, Councilman Allen Coffman, who the left had reprimanded, is now Borough Council President.
One of many first acts of fine governance by the brand new council was to rescind the LGBTQ+ Ordinance, fulfilling the desires of most Chambersburg residents as expressed on the poll field. It was given a good listening to, with the standard leftist crowd exhibiting as much as converse in opposition to the repeal, however in the long run, the ordinance that almost all didn’t need went to an unmarked grave by a 7-3 vote.
In fact, leftists went bonkers over the demise of the ordinance. One media outlet lamented about how council wasn’t swayed by the voices of those that confirmed up on the council assembly, however in America, the place we apply Democracy via a Consultant Republic, we take heed to the voters and never the mob. Democracy is working right here.
Dwight Weidman is a resident of Greene Township and is a graduate of Shepherd College. He’s retired from the USA Division of Protection, the place his profession included assignments In Europe, Asia and Central America. He has been in management roles for the Republican Occasion in two states, most lately serving two phrases as Chairman of the Franklin County Republican Occasion. Concerned in internet publishing since 1996, he’s the writer of The Franklin County Journal. He has been an Novice Radio Operator since 1988, getting his first license in Germany, and is a previous volunteer with each Navy and Military MARS, Navy Auxiliary Radio Service, and can also be a licensed firearms teacher.
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