“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
So, who won America’s Armageddon (election battle)? We might as well be a third world country because as I write this article we still don’t know. Covid fear mongering by the left with mail-in voting has played especially well with those identifying as Democrats, who in reality are progressive democratic-socialists in the mold of AOC and her Squad. As a result, the voting war has been extended from traditional polling sites to problematic mail-in and drop-off ballots. These are vastly different from voting by legal and verifiable absentee ballots which have been used for decades.
Recently, I wrote about the battle at Marathon in 490 BC where the Greeks won a pivotal victory over Persian invaders enabling the foundations of Western Civilization. Typical battles in antiquity resulted in a winner and a loser in one day. Apparently spears, arrows and swords result in a quick and decisive victory and slaughter or enslavement of the loser. Surprisingly, the Greeks lost only a few hundred soldiers to the Persians’ 6000.
Modern warfare is different, though no less savage. A momentous battle was fought in Pennsylvania at Gettysburg during the first three days of July, 1863. It was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War and resulted in 50,000 combined casualties, but stopped Robert E Lee’s Confederate invasion of the Union north. Simultaneously, Vicksburg (Mississippi) fell, securing the Mississippi River and cutting the Confederacy in half. Together, these battles turned the tide of the Civil War.
As I researched battles, I learned of the WWII battle of the Hurtgen Forest which lasted six months in 1944-45 at a cost of 30,000 American casualties. Many others were lost to “combat exhaustion.”
As I consider the election battle, I recall the 2000 Presidential election imbroglio with “dangling chads” which lasted five weeks and was decided in the Supreme Court. Sadly, the 2016 election victory of Trump was never accepted by Democrats who then moved to undermine the President with the false Russian collusion investigation, the Ukrainian impeachment farce as well as scurrilous assaults on Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barret. I’m not surprised that the self-described Democrat “Resistance” which is a war on Trump and his supporters continues in this election cycle with the 2020 voting debacle.
Trust in government, the media and now the election process has been destroyed. I just learned that there are approximately 120,000 more votes in Wisconsin than registered voters. And Michigan just found 100,000 early ballots, 100% with Joe Biden’s name. Recall the election of Al Franken as Senator of Minnesota when a car trunkful of ballots was discovered post-election. This is what happens in a banana republic. I’m ashamed of what my country has become.
The Blue Wave predicted by the manipulative pollsters did not occur. We can now add the polling industry to the deceitful column. Pollster Frank Luntz mused that his industry’s downfall was perhaps due to deplorable Trump voters who were not cooperative with his queries. Apparently, Mr. Luntz and his ilk do not have to deal with Democrat crazies. I had two Trump signs stolen from my property and my wife’s car with Trump stickers was keyed. Too bad this pugnacious writer did not see the cowardly thieves or anarchists because we never leave our property unarmed.
I’ve been wondering how you can make people insane. Apparently, four years of incessant Big Lies by the media and Democrats may have generated enough insane hatred to elect a demented stooge as President.
Tennessee is a notable exception to the national insanity. We live in an oasis of sanity, but no matter, we will go down in the sinking ship of state. All that was needed to tip the balance and put America on the road to destruction was the catalytic Chinese virus which killed hundreds of thousands of Americans, destroyed our economy and took away our freedom. Stauss and Howe were correct in their prediction (see last week’s essay, Seeing).
I’m working through the Elizabeth Kubler Ross stages of grief. Disbelief/denial that America could vote for a pawn of China is now a reality. Bargaining for justice in the judicial system is perilous. You realize there is a separate definition for “legal justice” and it is not the common man’s definition. Jesus knew this when told of the judge “who neither feared God nor respected man” (Luke 18:2-5). I now vacillate between sadness/depression and anger. I don’t believe I can ever accept what America has become.
The battle rages on as Democrats continue to find ballots everywhere. One wonders why this never seems to happen with Republicans. You realize a “ballot” is not the same as a “legal vote.” I fight on for my children and grandkids. I fight on for the eighteen-year-old girl we met hobbling in to vote for the first time five days after her thirty-second leg operation. And I fight on to resist the Democrat’s Marxist BLM, Antifa and for all those who pledged their “lives, fortunes and sacred honor” to Make America Great.
I will not submit to fraud and tyranny. I will not go along to get along. I identify with Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music who resisted the Nazi invasion of Austria. The Captain escaped with his family across the mountains. The problem is I’ve searched the world for a refuge, and found none. To quote Abraham Lincoln, America is the “last best hope of Earth.”
We can only hope our “barely” civil war will not become another shooting war as in 1861.