The “People’s” Republic of China is Illegitimate

The flag you see above is not the flag of China, it’s the flag of the People’s Republic of China. Although the PRC may be in occupation of the Chinese mainland, they are not the legitimate government of China — that would be the Republic of China, in exile on the island of Taiwan.

If that confuses you, it’s because the PRC is usually referred to simply as “China,” while the ROC is referred to as “Taiwan.” This is because the one China policy requires countries to only recognize one, and the US government chose the former, even though we’re technically allied with the latter.

Flag of China
Real flag of China

This was the wrong choice, because the PRC is an illegitimate government only in power because of its willingness to commit acts of cruelty against its own citizens, such as the Tiananmen Square massacre. Furthermore, it may have the word “People’s” in its name, but it in no way has the consent of the People, as it’s a one-party, communist dictatorship, not a democracy.

The ROC, meanwhile, is a democracy — more so than the United States, as they have four parties in the legislature and even elect 34 seats with proportional representation and 6 with SNTV. Unlike its far-left counter-part, the ROC respects human rights.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

— Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence

Governments are only legitimate if they have the consent of the governed. The PRC does not have the consent of the governed, but the ROC does, meaning the latter is the sole, legitimate government of all of China. Therefore, the ROC should be recognized by the United States and we should cease all relations with the illegitimate government in Beijing.

Furthermore, Communism is a global threat that disregards national borders in the pursuit of a one world government. We cannot continue to appease the Chinese Communist Party any longer. Like Hitler, they’ll never stop until they achieve world domination.

We have to throw our full support behind the Republic or face destruction at the hands of the red menace. Nuclear Armageddon would be preferable to a communist dystopia. Better dead than red.

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