The Dark Side of Democracy

Date:  December 27, 2021   
Host:  Jim Schneider   
​Guest:  Robert Knight  
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Robert Knight is a former Los Angeles Times news editor and writer and was a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.  He’s a regular weekly columnist for The Washington Times,, and others.  Robert has held senior positions in a number of pro-family organizations.  He has co-authored three books and written 10 others including, The Coming Communist Wave: What Happens If the Left Captures All Three Branches of Government and Liberty on the Brink: How the Left Plans to Steal Your Vote.

Lately the left has been communicating the idea that there are threats to our democracy and certain things must be done to save it.  This may sound good on the surface but the fact is, the U.S. is not a democracy.  As Robert noted, we are a self-governing republic with shared powers so that no individual or group of individuals can become tyrannical.

Unfortunately, in the name of democracy, there are those seeking to derail and replace our republic.  For example, Robert pointed to the fact that Democrats want to get rid of the concept of 2 senators per state, they want to pack the Supreme Court with 4 more justices and get rid of the electoral college.

While that’s taking place, thousands continue to overrun our southern border, there’s rampant inflation and gas prices have doubled.  Those things are hard to hide.  Could this be the reason Democrats seem to be in such a hurry to overhaul our election system?  They’re attempting to do this through the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.  They also want to prevent states from administering elections which could mean getting rid of voter I.D. laws, expanding mail-in voting and having automatic registration.  All such changes would make voter fraud much easier.

Review this edition of Crosstalk where you’ll discover more as Robert contrasts our republic with the idea of democracy and find out how listeners responded as well.

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