George Jarkesy

A Reichstag Fire has struck the U.S. Senate: Under the Democrats, it has been decided to basically end the filibuster. This is anti-democratic, and shows how todays Democrats do not deserve to be called 'democratic' anymore. There is not an ounce of republicanism or American-style democracy within this recent move. It is hypocritical-to-the-extreme to call them Democratic anymore.

By overturning the filibuster, which has been a fundamental piece of our democratic traditions and Senatorial landscape since the republic was founded, the progressives have shown how little they care for historical presidents. What they care about is their self-centered ends - the means has lost importance to these Enemies of Freedom, the rising political class. It's always power, power, and more power; they will say or do whatever they have to, and sell whatever apparently sacred principle or heritage they were passed down, for one thing: power.

Such desperate, wanton anti-democratic maneuverings bring to my mind Hitler's 1933 Reichstag Fire. Under false pretenses, the Nazis burned down the Reichstag - or Germany's version of the U.S. Congress. The Nazi propaganda blamed the inferno on three radical communists, but historians now know the Nazis themselves lit the Reichstag on fire, so Hitler could consolidate power.

Hitler did just that, shortly after by promulgating the Reichstag Fire Decree, which suspended most of the checks and balances of the German Weimar republic. This was the inflection point, historians now say, when Germany really picked up the pace moving into Hitler's unchallenged dictatorship.

Indeed, eliminating the famed and esteemed filibuster - which even the so-called Democratic Party supported en masse for most of their history and most heartily even in 2005. The so called “rich” business owners and American savers will now have to fork over even more money to fund the Left's political operations and expansion because of this travesty against our democracy.

The Leftists are now more powerful in America than ever before.

What the apparent pretext was for eliminating the filibuster was the refusal of Senate Republicans to confirm three judges to a U.S. Appeals Court. I'm sorry to my readers, but that strikes me as a pretty contrived pretext to eliminate a 200-year-plus, tried and true, democratic tradition.

George Jarkesy

George is the host of the nationally syndicated “George Jarkesy” radio show and also a frequent commentator and guest on FOX Business News, FOX & Friends and CNBC.