Recently the term “A threat to Democracy” has been heard on several news channels and in statements by leading democratic politicians but what does that mean? It means, do it my way or you are the threat. You must believe what we say or you are a threat whether it be climate change, mask-wearing, or abortion. You must go along or you are a threat that must be silenced because these are settled issues and everyone agrees.

No more dissent because the Paris Climate Accords say it is the absolute truth and must be believed and we must follow. Masking protected us and if we need to do it again to now protect us, we must comply. Then there is the “right to choose” in which regardless of your beliefs, the mother has the right to kill her baby. If you do not subscribe to these beliefs, you are a threat to democracy.

In our democracy, everyone has a right to be heard and to a speedy trial if they are accused of some crime, except for a few hundred who are held in prison without trial. There are fences around our government building with armed troops to keep the people out. They claim an insurrection without guns, how strange, but believe it or you are an enemy of the state.

Almost the same things were happening before the civil war. President Lincoln said “Your purpose, then plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government unless you are allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please…”. Is this what they want, “our way or the highway?”

The recent democratic statements about the Constitution’s amendments, the first; nothing is absolute and it can be changed for the good of the country. The second must be changed because nobody has the right to have arms to protect themself, we will do that, (but who will protect us from you?). Or maybe the Sixth amendment: A constitutional amendment designed to protect individuals accused of crimes. It includes the right to counsel, the right to confront witnesses, and the right to a speedy and public trial.

All of these things are pointing to something going on but what is it? Things that are scary are Nancy is in charge of guarding the capital and the last time she refused to call out the guard to protect against a Trump rally. Maybe next the Democrats lose the coming election and they claim fraud and she then calls out the guard to protect the Democrats from the voters.

Results? Riots in the streets and the Government must be protected at all costs! The democrats say we will turn it over when it is safe and we can verify the election results. In the meantime, we call out the troops and fence in the capital.

The single question the Democrats ask is, why have we not disarmed the people already? They still have guns! The people are the real threat to Democracy; they just do not understand our progressive policies.

What are we to do now?

Mike Young has been writing opinion articles for most of his life, having been published in multiple periodicals. He is the author of numerous articles and a book on Public Speaking. A member of President Bush’s task force on infrastructure protection for water and power systems, he is presently on the Board of Trustees for Overton Power District #5 as the Secretary/Treasurer. He currently resides in Mesquite, NV.

4 thoughts on “Vantage Point: What is the Threat to Democracy?

  1. If it were up to Mike and his fascist friends, all liberals, college professors, gays, blacks, immigrants, the handicapped, and Jews would be rounded up and sent to prison camps. If it were up to Mike, we would no longer have elections. That way Mike and friends can make Trump a president for life. If it were up to Mike, we would not support Ukraine. Mike would support a coalition between a Trump country and a Putin country. Mike would do away with all media except for state controlled media. An informed population is dangerous to fascists.

  2. Was not Bidon the one that proposed a “Disinformation Governance Board” an agency run by some leftist loon, to remove non-fake news like Fox? Non-government-controlled news must be dangerous to communism. David, I know this will be hard for you to accept, but I have several gay friends, also a black girl friend (a long time ago) and several Jewish girl friends (also long time). I was also a college professor for about 10 years and would hate to see my colleagues in jail unless they were “a threat to Democracy”. Grandparents were immigrants but they came in legally. I also love elections when they use paper ballots and hand count them. Maybe I’m a little bit of a luddite but that all.

  3. I’ll make this real simple so even someone like you can understand.
    “No man is above the law.” When you have a deranged psychopath
    In the White House who recruits the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers
    to attempt a violent coup on our democracy, that is the threat.
    Mike, you sit in your little house watching foxnews from morning till
    night and hammering out these pathetic bits of propaganda you
    repeat continuously until even you must realize YOU are also the threat.

  4. Hey Mike,
    Here’s an idea for you. During your break from foxnews, look at the web site Rule of Law Republicans ( It’s a prominent, upstanding Republican website run by staunch faithful Republicans. Just because YOU are a Republican doesn’t mean this trash you write is correct. There are plenty of us republicans who can actually think for themselves.

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