posted on Aug, 4 2020 @ 04:08 PM
a reply to: andy06shake
Sounds to me like he's suggesting people who place their beliefs in the philosophical, social, political, or the economic ideology of communism
should not be allowed to vote.
Communism is antithetical to the US Constitution. Communism requires, as a basic tenet, the equal distribution of goods and services to all and
someone has to make the decisions who gets what in an economy that is bounded by finite resources. To do so, the individual desires of the individual
are removed from the equation. That would lead directly to violations of the Bill of Rights, thus, any attempt to overthrow the US government in favor
of communism would indeed be traitorous.
That does not prohibit voluntary social programs as we have now, nor their expansion. Communism, however, is illegal under the United States
Constitution. The only way to make it legal would be to amend the Constitution to not apply to the government, which would end the USA as we know it
People who share different opinions are not traitors, democracy can't function under such a premise I'm afraid.
The United States is not now, nor has it ever been, a Democracy. We use democratic principles to elect our leaders, but the government we elect them
to is a Constitutional Republic. The difference is that under our system of government, the people cannot decide to arbitrarily remove rights from
others. In a true Democracy, for instance, a majority of the people could decide that no one is allowed to possess firearms. In the United States, the
government is prohibited from banning forearms. In a true Democracy, a majority of the people could vote to restrict free speech, deny the right to
worship, outlaw protests, and all manner of similar things. In the United States they cannot.
If you are looking for a country that practices Democracy, you should look elsewhere. It ain't us, thankfully. True Democracy has been likened to two
wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. I consider that an apt comparison.