Burt Prelutsky

The criminal louts at ACORN must be as confused as I am. At the same time that the FBI is busy trying to put the organization out of business, the Supreme Court decides it’s okay for Ohio’s Democratic governor and attorney general to do nothing about enforcing election laws, pretty much ensuring that Obama will steal that state’s 20 electoral votes. One can only hope that there are still enough people in Ohio who are familiar with the word “impeachment.”

Americans have long disagreed whether our nation should be called a democracy or a republic, but the way things are going, it will soon be more accurate to call it a left-wing tyranny. Back in 2000, when I was the lone conservative on the writing staff of “Diagnosis Murder,” my liberal colleagues kept asking me if I thought George Bush should take office if he didn’t get more votes than Al Gore in Florida. I said he shouldn’t, and I meant it. As big a disaster as I knew President Gore would be, a fair and honest election was more important to me than who sat in the Oval Office. I knew America could survive four years of Gore if it could survive eight years of Clinton, but it couldn’t survive and shouldn’t survive if we were to become a banana republic.

At the time, I suspected that the other writers didn’t feel as I felt -- that they only cared that the Democrat won the election by whatever means necessary. Now I’m more convinced than ever. Which is why nobody on the left seems even slightly concerned that the thugs in ACORN are running wild. For those on the left, the ends always justify the means.

Liberals always insist that they love democracy and will at the drop of a hat parrot Voltaire’s “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” But that’s only rhetoric. They don’t mean it for a second. That is why, on college campuses across the country, they will boo conservative speakers into silence and why liberals are so eager to make the so-called Fairness Doctrine the law of the land. As things stand now, the left has such complete control of the mass media that were it not for the Internet and talk radio, conservatives would have no outlet at all aside from yelling from their rooftops. Once the Democrats get their way, conservative voices will be silenced on the airwaves.