Well, it is almost over; presidential campaigns began well over one year ago. There were 17 candidates from the Republican side when it started and just three viable Democrats. But, sometime in December, (19th) when the Electoral College submits the results of their votes to the president of the United States Senate, we will have a new president.
So, all of you folks who are going to vote for Trump, primarily because he is not Hillary, what are you going to do if Trump wins? Are you going to go back to sleep and believe that Trump will follow through with all his campaign promises–you know—-like all of the presidents in the past who have made all kinds of promises which fell into the dust of victory and were also soon being rationalized away by those who voted for them? If he doesn’t follow through on those promises, what will you do then? Ignore what happens and just try to rationalize it away and then, if that doesn’t work, trot out the old reliable, “well he is better than Hillary would have been.” How does one quantify that remark? If anyone’s only attribute is they are better than Hillary, then they too are unqualified to hold any position of power and authority over others.
Then, perhaps, the tired old canard of who would be best to appoint new members to the Supreme Court will go through a test or two. Most of the die-hard Trump supporters, you remember, those who claim he will restore constitutional governance, have claimed he will appoint “constitutionalists” to the bench. Where will he find such an animal? Our Constitution as ratified has not been taught in the law schools in this country for many decades. It’s not about what our founders said, or the delegates to the ratification conventions were promised, it is about what previous clowns in black gowns have “ruled” our Constitution means (precedent), which is completely opposite of how Thomas Jefferson and James Madison stated such decisions should be determined. We place so much confidence in a group of people (black-robed oligarchy) whom Thomas Jefferson despised. How did that happen? Was Jefferson wrong and we are much smarter than he was? If the Supreme Court had not usurped its power and was acting within the constraints of the Constitution, why would we place so much importance in them?
What if Trump wins but the Democrats gain control of the Senate or the House? How many so-called conservative Republicans who hold seats in the Congress are really just like Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell,Lindsey Graham and John McCain? What chance will Trump have of getting anything meaningful through Congress when he will find his programs attacked by Democrats and Republicans alike? If Trump is for real, and I personally doubt that, the entrenched cabal that runs our government from behind the scenes will not allow him to upset the apple cart they have been working decades to solidify. If you believe differently, perhaps you could find some time to thoroughly research what happened to JFK when he challenged the military/industrial/banking cabal which Eisenhower warned about in his farewell address, right before JFK took office.
What if Trump wins and the inner cities break out into violence? What if that violence spreads to more rural parts of America. If you think that will not happen, check the social welfare rolls in your county. You might be amazed at the number of people who could/would become very upset if their “entitlements” were taken away. There are currently 41 million people in this country on food stamps. How many live in your area?
What if Trump wins and nothing really changes? Where do you go politically? Do you revert right back to the “acceptable” Republicans like those mentioned above? If not, then where? History tells us that if you will just hang on until 2020, there will be some new hot-shot politician promising you whatever it takes to get your vote. Who will that be?
Hillary was asked very early in the campaign if she could be any president who would she be? She, of course, said “Abraham Lincoln.” While speaking in the black church in Detroit, Trump stated he was honored to be the nominee of the “Party of Lincoln” and wanted to “build the future of the party (Republican) on the legacy of Lincoln.” Just a small question here: If Lincoln is really Hillary’s presidential idol and Trump wants to build the party on the legacy of Lincoln, where is the difference?
All those folks who claim to support the principles and ideals of the South and fly their Confederate Battle Flags and state they are going to vote for Trump have some “splaining” to do, Lucy. I can’t imagine trying to explain to my Confederate ancestors who left their homes and families to fight against the “legacy of Lincoln,” why I voted for a man who claimed his intention to build on that legacy. So, what is really more important to the people of the South, standing by principles or voting for a candidate who is not Hillary?
The greater majority of the folks who will vote for Trump voted for Romney and Ryan in 2012 and for McCain and Palin in 08. What about those folks judgment in picking good candidates for president and VP should I trust? Would they be supporting Jeb Bush with just as much spirit had he prevailed over Trump? How can I trust their judgment? But, they would tell me—-he is better than Hillary!!
Now, where do you turn if Hillary wins? Is there any chance at all that new groups like the Tea Party and 9/12 groups will see a resurgence? Will they sell out to the Republican Party again if they do? Where else could they turn? What if it becomes obvious the election was stolen? Who do you depend on for action, the government, The FBI who aided Hillary, or the media that helped steal the election? Good luck with that! Don’t forget for a moment that Hillary has the support of the Neocon branch of the Republican Party. How many of those have you voted for?
What if five decades or more of voter ignorance is about to totally destroy this country? Will more voter ignorance make it better? McCain was opposed in 2008 by Ron Paul who is the closest thing to an “Originalist” when it comes to our Constitution anyone has seen in their lifetimes. You smart folks went for McCain. Now you realize he was a warmongering liar. How were you fooled into supporting him over Ron Paul? Ah, Ron Paul didn’t have an acceptable foreign policy which can be translated as he didn’t support unconstitutional, tyrannical wars. Why did you vote for McCain anyway?
In 2012, the voters again rejected constitutionalist Ron Paul in favor of Willard Romney who wasn’t any different from Obama philosophically. You Second Amendment folks fell all over yourselves voting for the only presidential candidate who had signed an assault weapons bill into law. Why did you vote for him? How can I trust those of you who voted for McCain and Romney when you tell me I must vote for Trump?
Many of the people who are telling me for the sake of the country I must vote for Trump are the same people who were telling me in 2008 that I needed to drop my support for the constitutionalist candidate (Ron Paul) and vote for John McCain. Then in 2012, they were insisting I vote for Romney because their philosophy was “Anybody but Obama.” Are we not in the same place with the same tenet that I should vote for Trump because he is not Hillary?
Sadly, I do not believe I will live long enough to see an election in which the candidates are supported because of their knowledge and support of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. It will not happen because the majority of people in this country allow the bought and paid for media to direct what issues are germane to the election process.Besides that, most folks have no concept of what the people of the various ratifying conventions were told the limits on the Constitution were. Many believe that if they carry a little book on the Constitution in their pocket, by osmosis, the knowledge of why that document is important will be absorbed by their brain. After all, for many years folks could not differentiate between a constitutionalist and a Republican.
While I am in great admiration of Donald Trump for exposing the hypocrisy and mendacity of the media and the Neocons within the Republican Party, I hardly find that justification for voting for him for any public office. While I also refuse to vote for the spawn of satan, like the last four presidential elections I will be forced to sit this one out. But, I will enjoy watching the weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth when the new president is finally seated.
While Trump is certainly not Hillary, neither are over 300 million other Americans. There has to be a constitutionalist somewhere within that vast number. Why don’t we know who they are and why aren’t we voting for them? Short answer: the masses don’t care!
IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY