'Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country'
"Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country."
The above sentence was devised by Charles E. Weller as a typing drill. Originally, the last two words were "the party" but typing books long ago changed that to "their country." Suddenly, it seems a very important call to arms, so to speak. The United States as founded is certainly under attack; that has been true almost from the beginning. It began in earnest with the election of Abraham Lincoln and his intent to end slavery. The racists hated Lincoln easily as much as our left hates Trump and for pretty much all the same reasons. Clearly, it is the left today that values skin color and sexual orientation over any and all other human characteristics.
That Lincoln prevailed until he didn't was a miracle. Trump's 2016 victory was an unexpected lightning bolt for a left that assumed that a Clinton victory was in the bag.
Then there was the Woodrow Wilson administration and his "progressive" (racist) agenda. His crowd too wanted to diminish the profundity of the Constitution. In short, there have always been anti-freedom anarchists among our population thanks in part to the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution they want to shred because "it was written by old white men." They could not care less about the fact of those men's brilliance, courage, dedication, and loss that went into the writing of that singular document.
Today we find ourselves, the whole of the American populace, under attack by a vicious, anti-American left that is totalitarian by nature. These are the folks who would kill free speech, impose wealth redistribution, punish white people for being born white, and promote LGBT and trans issues as if they accounted for half the population. They want to do away with suburbs because they deem them unfair to city-dwellers. They plan to pack the SCOTUS with six more leftist judges in order to invalidate the opinions of any conservatives on the court. They intend to make Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. into states so they can have four more Democrat senators.
And the most egregious aspect of the left today is that they feel entitled to cheat to win. They do not even care that everyone knows they cheated; they are confident that the old fix they count on was and remains "in." And it seems they are correct; no judge or justice (except for Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito) has had the guts to do the right thing and uphold not only the Constitution, but their own state constitutions. Bottom line? The country is under attack, and all good men and women do need to come the aid of their nation.
At the moment, every Trump-supporter must write to his Republican House or Senate member of Congress and demand they speak up at the Jan. 6 counting of the electoral votes:
Congress meets in joint session to count the electoral votes. The vice president, as president of the Senate, presides over the count and announces the results of the Electoral College vote. The president of the Senate then declares which persons, if any, have been elected president and vice president of the United States.
If any objections to the electoral votes are made, they must be submitted in writing and be signed by at least one member of the House and one senator. If objections are presented, the House and Senate withdraw to their respective chambers to consider the merits of the objection(s) under procedures set out in federal law.
If no presidential candidate wins at least 270 electoral votes (a majority of the 538 available votes), under the 12th Amendment to the Constitution, the House of Representatives decides the presidential election. If necessary, the House would elect the president by majority vote, choosing from among the three candidates who received the greatest number of electoral votes. The vote would be taken by state, with each state having one vote. (The District of Columbia does not vote because it doesn't have voting members in the House of Representatives.)
If no vice presidential candidate wins at least 270 electoral votes (a majority or the 538 available votes), under the 12th Amendment, the Senate elects the vice president. If necessary, the Senate would elect the vice president by majority vote, choosing between the two candidates who received the greatest number of electoral votes. Each senator would have one vote.
Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama has declared he will contest the Electoral College votes as counted on Dec. 14 from the House. He has good reason to do so. Wisconsin's Sen. Ron Johnson and Kentucky's Sen. Rand Paul have indicated they would do the same from the Senate.
Most of the other squishy Republicans in Congress are not on board. They are willing to let the obvious and proven vote fraud in at least four swing states stand, but a two-hour debate would ensue.
Who knows what additional evidence may be revealed before Jan. 6? There is certainly enough proof of mass cheating to overturn the election results as of now, but it is doubtful all those cowardly Republicans will develop a spine between now and then.
Trump's popularity and populism scare all those establishment Republicans as much as it offends our Marxist/socialist Democrats. Only time will tell — twenty-one days to be exact. Needless to say, we constitutional conservatives are not holding our collective breath. We know how lily-livered most Republicans in Congress are; they campaign on upholding the Constitution, but they don't mean it. It's campaign rhetoric. We must all celebrate the good guys — Ron Johnson, Matt Gaetz, Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz (why isn't he willing to object to the electoral count?), Jim Jordan, Steve Scalise, Elise Stefanik, and a few others — but we must also bemoan the fact that most of the others do not have the true grit their offices require. They just don't.
Mitch McConnell on Tuesday congratulated Biden and Harris for their win! He knows as well as the rest of us that they did not "win"; they were, so far, installed by a massive swindle. He did not need to do that. He could have supported the president's continued fight for the truth of how the left planned and pulled off the greatest electoral fraud in U.S. history. Trump has done more for the elevation of the GOP than any president since Reagan, and still, most of the Republicans in Congress leave him twisting in the wind with only his eighty million supporters on his side. (There is no way Biden got 13M more votes than Obama!) But those Republicans in Congress have all the power. Isn't it about time they used it to ensure that this election was legal and above board (it surely was not) and step up to the plate on January 6? Wouldn't now be a good time for them to show some actual valor? Every Republican in Congress should object to the false electoral count. Let the courage of a few inspire them all.
"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened." —Billy Graham
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