September 10, 2020
Banana Republic Territory: Why the U.S. May Soon Confront a Constitutional Crisis
I’ve always loved history. My favorite class as a fifth-grade student at Hampton Academy, a public middle school in Hampton, New Hampshire, was social studies. Social studies was basically a fancy way of saying history, geography, politics, and everything else that wasn’t math or English, I suppose.
Fifth grade was THE year. Our teacher packed a lot in – from Christopher Columbus, the American Revolution, the Civil War, the 1960s Civil Rights Era… right up to the then-challenges of the Soviet Union… I’m not quite sure how she did it, but we covered it all.
One of my biggest takeaways from that class was an 11-year-old appreciation for the sanctity of our government.
Perhaps the teacher’s enthusiasm was contagious or perhaps it was an early sign for my life’s calling as a champion of freedom… Whatever it was, the sanctity of our election system and our peaceful transition of power were lessons that have stuck with me my whole life. I still get a little teary-eyed when I see one side concede an election… and with a tremendous sense of pride, I think to myself, “This is America.”
But, this election season, I’m beginning to wonder if I’ll be thinking on election night, “That was America… ”
The success of America’s Constitution and the peaceful transition of power we have witnessed for more than 200 years is a testament to the foresight of our Founding Fathers. However, as we approach November 3, I increasingly expect that we’re heading into a constitutional crisis… the likes of which our nation has never seen.
Banana Republic, here we come.
That’s in part, because right now, our historic American values – including a peaceful transition of power – are being thrown out the window in a rabid attempt to win at all costs. New evidence points to a system at work to discredit the votes of hard-working Americans going to the polls on November 3.
Just weeks ago, Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden said in an interview with comedian Trevor Noah that, “It’s my greatest concern, my single greatest concern, that this president is going to try to steal this election.”
Over Labor Day weekend, Senator Bernie Sanders took it even further, telling Politico that we need to be prepared for a “nightmare scenario” of the president not leaving office.
What we have got to do in the next two months is to alert the American people about what that nightmarish scenario might look like in order to prepare them for that possibility and talk about what we do if that happens…
In some states Trump will be winning on election night, and yet when all of the votes are counted, he will lose.
Note the “nightmare” word choice – that’s a clear part of the Democrat talking points now.
Chuck Schumer backed Sander’s comments, tweeting, “This is important: I’m standing side-by-side with Senator Sanders to make sure we have a plan if President Trump refuses to leave office.”
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Meanwhile, Bloomberg-funded analytics firm Hawkfish says it anticipates a “red mirage” on election night. It claims its data shows that President Donald Trump could win on election night but that when all the mail-in votes are counted, Biden will really turn out to be the winner.
This is why Hillary Clinton said in an interview with her former head of communications (via a show called The Circus on Showtime) that Biden should not concede. Instead, the former Democratic nominee believes Joe Biden should lawyer up and battle it out in the courts, stating that…
Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances because I think this is going to drag out… And eventually I do believe he will win if we don’t give an inch and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is. (emphasis added)
Wow. Think about all this for a moment. The former Democratic nominee for President of the United States is saying her successor should not concede no matter what? Biden’s team has already gathered a group of 600 lawyers and more than 10,000 volunteers to fight any possible “chicanery” in the November election.
The Left is clearly preparing America for a massive constitutional challenge… Here we are, months before the election, and they are telling voters the results won’t count and that we’ll have to have some sort of military event to get Trump out of office?
Meanwhile, there is evidence suggesting mail-in voting can be easily corrupted…
- Consider the recent June primary in Nevada, in which 223,000 mail-in ballots were deemed undeliverable.
- Meanwhile, federal election data since 2012 indicates that more than 28 million mail-in ballots went missing in each of the last four election cycles.
- In addition, a former Democrat operative told the New York Post how he’d manipulate elections in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania by going door-to-door offering to mail in votes for people. He and his team would collect ballots and then, would manage to steam them open and stuff with their candidates’ votes.
And we’re supposed to rely on widespread mail-in voting?
Before we wind up in a constitutional crisis, the likes of which is far more representative of a two-bit emerging market country, let’s slow down and think about what can be controlled: the voting process.
Instead of saying people shouldn’t go to the polls because of COVID-19, why not make the polls safe? We could set up outdoor polling centers, install tents and heaters if needed, keep everything and everyone at a distance, and hire 10, 20, or 100 times the workers – whatever it takes (we certainly spend money on plenty of other less-worthy causes) – to ensure that voting on election day can happen safely.
And, in the meantime, could the Left please stop talking our country down?
The constant negative rhetoric could actually break America. By discrediting the American election and floating ideas of a conspiracy theory “nightmare,” the Left is encouraging a massive crisis come November.
The sanctity of our system depends upon credibility and faith in a meritocracy. My fifth-grade self will still tell you: Banana Republic we are NOT.
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Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, pivotal trials for a vaccine take six months. We will have a large sample of people’s reactions to a first and second vaccination – most take two doses for full protection. However, that is not a proxy for effectiveness. A vaccine that wins early approval and later proves to be ineffective will burn the goodwill of the people – especially if this worthless vaccine came with side effects.
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Executive Editor, American Consequences
With P.J. O’Rourke and the Editorial Staff
September 10, 2020