Once upon a time, we taught civics in our schools, and our children were raised to understand the three branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial. We taught the rule of law, our Constitution, and its enumerated powers given to each respective branch of government. We instructed future generations on how these branches were coequal and that there were checks and balances in place to prevent any certain branch from accumulating power. As a matter of fact, the branch of government that has the most enumerated powers according to our Constitution is the legislative branch. That is because in our constitutional republic we have a representative democracy.
However, the Kavanaugh episode has opened our eyes to a very disconcerting development in America, the rise of a mobocracy. And for those who are observant, and not fearful of saying what needs to be said, we have seen this coming for some time. It has become increasingly apparent ever since Donald Trump won the presidency.
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