Beyond The Headlines


By CHRISTOPHER MANION In considering the new Democrat House, we recall that the proper title for its members is “Representative.” So it’s fair to ask, just whom are they “representing”? On inspection, the new majority’s vulgarity, their defiance of law and norms, and their dead-end socialist proposals are more representative of the views of their core political and financial supporters than those of their constituents. It is a classic example of the notion of “factions” that James Madison discusses in Federalist #10. The party’s hardened core comprises the activists and agitators that create the chaos which the Democrats need to survive. These include the elites who donate to their campaigns, who get rich from their initiatives, who get face-time and…Continue Reading

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