More dan­ger­ous than Putin

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

Hil­lary Clin­ton as­serts that she lost the elec­tion due to Rus­sian hack­ing, for which she blames Vladimir Putin. Ac­cord­ing to her, it was a part of Mr. Putin’s strat­egy to dis­credit the tenets of our govern­ment and un­der­mine our democ­racy. The truth, how­ever, is much more fright­en­ing.

Mrs. Clin­ton is a self-con­fessed “pro­gres­sive.” Pro­gres­sivism re­jects the ba­sic tenets of our govern­ment, most no­tably the supremacy of the peo­ple over the govern­ment and the peo­ple hav­ing un­alien­able rights. They seek to blur the sep­a­ra­tion of pow­ers in the fed­eral govern­ment in or­der to ex­pand the size and scope of the govern­ment be­yond that in­tended by the Framers.

With their at­tacks on our elec­tion process, Mrs. Clin­ton and her pro­gres­sive sur­ro­gates are do­ing more “to cause us to doubt our­selves and to cre­ate the cir­cum­stances in which Amer­i­cans ei­ther wit­tingly or un­wit­tingly will be­gin to cede their free­doms to a much more pow­er­ful state” (her words) than Mr. Putin could ever hope to do. The po­lit­i­cal phi­los­o­phy of Clin­ton and all pro­gres­sives is more akin to Mr. Putin’s po­lit­i­cal ac­tions in Rus­sia than it is to the in­tent of the Framers of the Con­sti­tu­tion.

Mrs. Clin­ton’s loss on Nov. 8 was lit­er­ally Amer­ica and lib­erty’s gain.

MAJ. JAMES M. DORN Spe­cial Forces, U.S. Army Re­serves (re­tired)

Chino Hills, Calif.

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