How does a democracy and a country with a history of 245 years of a Republic anoint a King? For a country 245 years is not a long time, as Rome lasted as a Republic for 450 years and the influence of Rome for over 1000 years.
The Republican Party is acting as a Religious Order and is censuring their members or excommunication them from the party for expressing individual views or opinions. Both political parties are requiring members to not speak as individuals but parrots of the party platform or order members. Does this not detract from individual freedom and rights? The parties are in march step with no disorder to the dictates. This takes the power away from individuals and puts the group in one mind for a leader. This works for an army or a mob but not for a Republic.
Democracy is a fragile balance of members working together and agreeing and compromising to solve problems and progress forward. A Republic or Democracy only works if there is open discussion and problem solving and flexibility. America seems to have lost it flexibility and ability to listen and discuss any issue. America has members cemented in their position with no movement or progress in any direction. One position argues that after 64 judicial reviews there is corruption and conspiracy without proof. The logic is “I demand that reality change because I have a dream.” The reality is everyone dreams but most people wake up and wash their face and move through the reality of daylight.
A lack of control can be a challenge to be taken as it was for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. He took the challenge of equal Civil Rights, democracy and freedom to many people. He had examples, proof, reality, and fact on his side of the argument and with acts and discussion persuaded people to change their behavior.
There are scientific studies that explore behavior and the whole discussion of nature vs nurture of why humans are the way they are. One study shows that a single cell parasite, T gondii, can change the behavior of the host that it infects. This is just one example that the decisions we make and the behaviors we exhibit are not always of our own making. We are not in full control of what we call our “Own Free Will,” there are other factors that influence and alter behaviors. Most criminals have regret for their behavior after they have been caught. Is it their regret based on being in hand cuffs, or on the behaviors that led to them being in handcuffs? Often the regret is in the getting caught like when you smile while you are speeding down the highway, the regret comes when you see the flashing lights in the rear view mirror. Oh! I am sorry now!
Choices are made every moment of our lives as our lives are ever changing. Some people are more rigid and fear their lack of control. Fear is a great motivator to behavior. Carry a gun or wave a gun around and this often bring up fear in others. This is one reason why some people love guns… gives the a sense that they are in control of fear.
The magic lies in planning and foresight to be prepared for the changes and not fight what you can not win. For those without the magic there is the grasping for the KING who will guide you and give you control by them saying I am in control, so you don’t need to worry. It is an empty statement but has been a practical tool used by people who love control since humans began to form into groups. A person, whether a chief, warlord, king, bishop, savior, or hero, rises and says follow me. Many follow because it is easy and needs no insight or planning just lock step to make the army. I am OK as long as I do what I am told, and the first thing is to worship the KING. This worship includes providing the King with a lavish lifestyle, fighting for them and being submissive to their rule.