Prior to Caesar, Rome was a republic ruled by elected white men. Kind of like America at the dawn of the 21st century. But in Rome during Caesar’s ascension to power, his actions seemed to point to a man making a grab to become emperor of the world. Kind of like America in the early 21st century. Unlike in modern day American, however, the Roman Senators who saw Caesar making this grab for power thought it might turn out to be a bad thing. Unlike modern day Senators who facilitate the movement from a republic to something far less, Roman Senators cared enough about keeping what kind of democracy they possessed to take whatever measures were required.
Party identification has proven to be the most stable and reliable indicator of voting habits of American voters. This even extends to independents who have never belonged to any party.
The moral absolutists have taken hold of social policy in America. As a result, the road to a stricter authoritarian approach to government has been paved with the loss of concern about real social justice.
Something sure feels different since Charlottesville. And it’s got nothing to do with lack of support among his base.
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The mugwumps decided to hell with Party loyalty (something you would never see in the Republican Party today which places Party First rather than their newest empty slogan of America First) and tossed their backing to the Democratic nominee Grover Cleveland. Of course, we are talking politicians and nobody ever accused many political hacks of being born with a brain that works overtime.
The irony of the candidate who had been planting the seeds of doubt in the democratic election taking his place as winner in a non-democratic result not only put the exclamation of irony on this call for unity, it also revealed the fundamental insincerity of grave expressions of fear and despair over the current divided state of the union.