Not to throw gas on the proverbial fire of political debate in the United States this year, but facts are facts. If one objectively looks at the facts, the only reasonable conclusion that can be drawn is that Democrats could very well be considered American traitors. While this sounds bad, don’t get too worked up about it. This is about understanding today’s voting patterns as well as the founding and history of the United States of America. You may or may not agree with the premise but read on and you will learn something.
When considering current voting patterns, it is certainly no secret that large urban areas tend to skew towards Democrats while rural areas tend to skew Republican. There is evidence for this dating back for decades but is perhaps best demonstrated by the 2016 election map by county. In Ohio, for example, one can neatly see the counties represented by major population centers, Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Youngstown. The same is true in nearly every other state. The question is, why?
Well, if one thinks about that question a bit it is perhaps not surprising in the least. Within rural locations, people look out their windows and see green grass, trees and blue skies. Those people might reasonably conclude that the environment is in good shape. In addition, within rural settings, sure there might be families that are richer or poorer but the sight of a true homeless person is rare. Finally, rural settings really only have minimal government facilities and services. In fact, many households in rural locations might only have a local county government that only provides minimal governmental services like plowing and patching roads and a fire station. Within rural America, self-reliance is the norm.
The opposite is true for urban population centers. Concrete and smog does not translate to a healthy environment. Urban centers include individuals making six figure salaries or more along with obvious homelessness. The income disparity is on stark display on a daily basis. Finally, people living in urban settings are much more dependent on the government for basic needs such as water, transportation (subways, etc.) and such things as museums, parks and libraries. Police and fire municipal services are also much more obvious. In short, urban America is far more dependent upon the government. Is it any wonder then that these two perspectives of living in the United States are diametrically opposed politically when their daily perceptions of the world are 180 degrees opposite one another? Obviously, this divide should not be a surprise to anyone.
But why is any of this germane to whether or not Democrats are traitors to America? Well, to understand this, we need to dial the clock back to the founding of the United States of America and understand what America looked like in the mid to late 1700’s. Consider that in 1775, the four most populous cities in the American colonies were Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Charleston with respective populations of 40,000, 25,000, 16,000 and 12,000. The remainder of the approximately 2.4 million people lived in small towns and on farms scattered throughout the 13 colonies. To put this in perspective, the most populous areas of America had a population density of just over 40 people per square mile. Today, the Boston-Washington corridor has over 930 people per square mile. That’s over 23 times as dense. As a whole today the average population density in the United States is 91 people per square mile. What this all means is that in the late 1700’s; at the founding of America, America looked far more like today’s rural America than today’s urban America.
So if America at the founding of the nation looked much more like rural America today then it is reasonable to conclude that the individuals at that time had attitudes and views that were more similar to the attitudes and views of today’s rural folks versus those living in today’s large urban areas of sprawl. And certainly this is the case. The government of Great Britain was months of ocean travel away. The colonists had to be independent and largely self-reliant from Great Britain and Great Britain provided few real governmental services other than a military presence for security.
But, we must also remember that when fighting broke out on April 19th, 1775, there were those individuals living in America that supported the big government of Great Britain and fervently disagreed with American patriots. These are the individuals “who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety” and were called Tories. Tories were fans of big government and their views were 180 degrees opposite of the views of the American patriots. In short, they were traitors to the American revolutionary cause.
So then, why are Democrats traitors? It’s obvious. American patriots at the founding this country reflected the views and attitudes of rural America today and built those principles into the United States Constitution. The people 180 degrees opposed to those patriots were the traitors to the American revolution, the Tories. The people 180 degrees opposed to the views and attitudes of today’s rural Americans are clearly the Democrats living within the urban sprawl of large cities. Rural Americans = Patriots/Republicans. Urban Americans = Tories/Democrats. So, yes, it can be said without a doubt that Democrats are traitors to America as in the ideals, views and attitudes upon which America was founded and this further explains their hatred for the Constitution as the Constitution reflects the independent, self-reliant attitudes of rural America and not the “big government is the answer to all things” attitude of traitorous Tories.
And thus, if the current results of the 2020 election stand and Democrats gain control of the Senate, we are dangerously close to losing the Revolutionary War nearly 250 after it started. We are dangerously close to losing the ideals and principles upon which the United States was founded. The Tories, the traitors to America, will have finally won.
Originally published November 12, 2020