Analogies can be dangerous! Comparing the presidential election to a gently swinging pendulum every four or eight years may have set us up to be unprepared for reality! Most of us alive have never experienced anything but peaceful power transitions, but this one is not over. Presidential campaign losers are typically expected to graciously step aside with no more than hollow promises and platitudes for the next four-year cycle. Now it looks like American history is on the cusp of an anomaly — an abrupt mutation of governing authority! Presidential elections will likely never be the same again.
The analogy has worked ONLY because voters trust election results. If a loser believes the majority has spoken, the only honorable credible reaction is to graciously bow-out… no matter how personally humiliating the loss may be. Now it looks like voter trust has been horribly ruined. The mainstream media is telling us the choice of 70 + million patriotic Americans is a loser and refusing to report the overwhelming evidence of election fraud! (I use the word “evidence” because that is EXACTLY what credible public testimony is!). Of course, all public testimony must be carefully verified and tested before it becomes the basis for judicial conviction and sentencing, but an election is not a judicial action! (Remember, credible accusations are exactly what grand jury’s act on). The media is way out of line to ignore (hide) documented public testimony, the best of the fruit of the of free speech.
We-the-People know we are not the judge and jury for justice, but we are the authority that authorizes and pays taxes to maintain a judicial system based on the Rule of Good Law. “We the People” own and are the power behind the US Constitution (the “contract”) we are supposedly governed by. (We even reserve the right to amend it as needed!) It is embarrassing to see the mainstream media posing as a judicial or electoral authority as if they are our legal representatives! They have no right to declare winners and losers — or to censor and hide testimony to support their declaration! They are authorized to report, not manipulate. This is especially ridiculous in light of the scope of information out there. Freedom of Speech requires listening, especially to coherent, recorded, public testimony in particular when the testimony comes from whistle-blowers charging treasonous election fraud.
If either Biden or Trump is actually confirmed without a transparent, unbiased Congressional (legislative) investigation to vindicate the win, you (we) will have been overthrown (fired) by those supposedly working for us because our voting power will have been lost. The 2020 “transfer of power” election would no longer be about our choice for president. It will have become a coup — a transfer from the authority of the voting majority to some nebulous oligarchy! This disregard of voter choice would include the chaos we always see when “sovereigns” (in this case, “We the People”) are overthrown. All constitutional promises would be off! Don’t expect SCOTUS to come to our rescue if our State legislators concede and allow this vote to be certified before illegal votes are identified and eliminated. Why would SCOTUS act on behalf of the Constitution when the alternative is to be counted in a new ruling oligarchy? We must do whatever we can to make sure illegal votes are identified and eliminated whether it confirms Trump, Biden, or the House’s choice!
The Republic is ultimately doomed if we tolerate the destruction of trust in the election system. It will be dead or dying at the hands of media and cheaters! If voters have no faith our vote will be fairly counted, a rapid mutation of our republic will be underway. Public testimony must be evaluated in our court system in a process that will inevitably go well beyond December 14. In any event, a pre-mature inauguration will put us in dark, uncharted waters. I am very convinced there are enough 2020 voters who are hard-core constitutionaliststo get us through this mess given the chance, but it is unclear to me how this can happen without voting. I cannot imagine an America where our civic duty to vote is despised because it has been demonstrated to be a sham!
We can survive loss of trust in the media, maybe even the loss of some state sovereignty, and maybe some loss of faith in court system justice — but, there is no recovery if “We the People”, the Constitutional power source, is overthrown! If we have no reliable voting system, the pendulum analogy is proven a farce. Without honest, fair elections, our constitutional government based on the “the rule of law” cannot even exist! Instead, we would have “the rule of TV”! We become subject to the rule of whatever “mob” grabs our government assets and pretends to represent us – not comforting thoughts. It would truly be a tragic, cruel irony if the very product of freedom as represented by the Statue of Liberty (We the People) — surrenders to self-destruction!
This was also submitted as an article to The People’s Paper.