From Woodstock’s Richard Rostron:
The Capital-breach tragedy has one, shall we say, pleasant side effect
What happened in the Capital the other day was a tragedy.
A young woman was shot and died of her wounds.
I understand that several Trump supporters died from medical conditions exacerbated by the trauma of the event.
A police officer has died after a confrontation with ‘protestors.’
There’s nothing good about any of this but it still brings a smile to my face thinking of our ‘esteemed’ elected officials cowering under their desks.
I can’t think of too many people in this country who would benefit more from having someone put a little of the fear of God in their lives.
Of course, these people are politicians and have quickly turned away from the lessons they should have learned and have sought opportunity in the moment.
They and their lapdog media are salivating over the opportunity to bash Trump supporters.
They’re calling the event an “insurrection.”
They say that it was a “threat to democracy.”
Some may even have called it a threat to liberty (a bit of a joke coming from the party whose agenda many consider a direct threat to liberty).
But what is a stolen election other than an insurrection, a threat to our Republic and a threat to liberty?
Of course, some will quickly point out that we don’t have proof it was a stolen election.
They’ll point to court cases that weren’t allowed to proceed as if that proves the opposite.
The refusal of the judiciary to take on these cases, however, only indicates a reluctance of the courts to get involved as well as a mix of judicial partisanship and cowardice.
According to polls, taken after the November election, 77 percent of Trump voters believe the election was stolen – not maybe or sorta but flat-out stolen.
Another 17 percent of Biden voters agree.
Working up the actual number of Americans who believe the election was stolen is a little tricky since, if the election was stolen, the number of Trump voters is probably higher than we’ve been told, and the number of Biden voters is lower.
But let’s simply use the figures that the media is pushing in its rapture.
Combined, that’s 71.5-million Americans who believe the election was stolen.
That doesn’t even begin to count the number of Americans who have doubts.
That means that one out of every 4.6 Americans believes the election was stolen.
It’s also just slightly less than one out of every two Americans who voted in the election.
Even if the election wasn’t stolen, a government and a presidential administration that seek to ‘govern’ in the face of that level of electoral doubt is standing on thin ice.
Any reasonable administration would recognize the dire necessity of shoring up confidence in its position.
Strangely, or maybe not so strangely at all, the ‘incoming’ administration has shown no interest in erasing the least bit of doubt from the minds of voters.
If the election was stolen, and I believe it was, that truly represents an insurrection.
It represents a coup where the power of the government is surreptitiously stolen.
In such a case, what is the correct response from “We the People?”
Some are arguing for fighting the electoral insurrection through the system (never mind that, if the election was stolen, the thieves have operated within ‘the system’).
Others say that any and all efforts to rectify the situation are appropriate.
But whatever the correct response, I still find it hard not to smile when I think of all the elected members of Congress having a come-to-Jesus moment.
This warm sensation is especially true when I consider those who show no interests in a forensic audit of the election.
I like the idea that they’re worried.
And I certainly don’t mind that those who have accumulated mounds of mysterious wealth while in office might now have doubts about whether they can count on the masses to act in a docile and domesticated manner.
When the government chooses not to worry about the doubts of 72-million Americans, that government has no right to be surprised by the actions of a few.
Consider that, if only one percent of that 72 million chooses to act ‘irrationally,’ we’re talking about 720,000 Americans.
There are only four countries in the world who have larger militaries.
Is it just sorta possible that Congress may still want to consider clearing up any doubts about the election?