Where do we go from here?
by J. Kb
I am in Chicago on a business trip. I found myself stuck in Chicago traffic and scanning through the radio in my rental car, came across a talk show host blathering on about the election. Turns out it was the the Norman Goldman show (I’ve never heard of it before). The host was encouraging his listeners and callers to sign the Change.org petition to have the electoral college officially vote for Hillary Clinton. Some people have been going the extra mile and harassing or doxing electors to get their way.
He went on a long rant that Trump was exactly the reason the reason the electoral college was created. It was one last check and balance in this country, giving the electors the ability to override the votes of the people in an extreme circumstance. In a few states, it is the law that the electors must abide by the will of the voters, but for the most part the host was right. He was factually correct – not that Trump was the reason the electoral college was created, but the principle of it as a final check is accurate.
He went on to say that the electors most likely won’t vote in Hillary because of political reasons, the Red states outnumber the Blue states and electors in Red states are going to want to keep their jobs….
What he never said is that if the electoral college decided to put in Hillary. If a state shifted against the will of the voters. The result would be bloody. I don’t say that likely. It would be the final evidence to Trump supporters, and everybody right of center, that the country is run by an elite few who will do whatever it takes to stay in power, the will of the people be damned.
The electoral college switching sides and voting for Hillary won’t be an act of a representative democracy peacefully transitioning power from administration to administration, but the anointing of a monarch.
The host’s suggestion would really destroy this country. At first I thought this was an oversight. After reading the news today, I think that was his intent.
The principle of the Left has become “I’m going to take my ball and go home.” If they can’t have Hillary, we can’t have a country anymore.
The Washington Post lamented that states are obsolete and should be done away with. What this of course means is that the 146 counties that hold half the population of this country (that I covered before) would be in total control of the country and craft every law. Los Angeles, Chicago, NYC would set tax law and gun law and every other law they wanted. This would not go over well with the people in Texas, South Dakota, Alabama, and every other state with a low tax burden and gun rights.
Van Jones is using CNN to create hysterics by spreading the lie that Trump is going to create interment camps.
Vice is pushing the idea that the KKK is roaming the streets in Red states threatening the lives of women, Muslims, blacks, gays, etc.
The founders of Black Lives Matter have steadfastly refused to meet with Trump and try in any way to repair race relations in this country.
Senator Barbra Boxer has drafted a bill to do away with the electoral college. I’m pretty sure this would take a Constitutional Amendment, but even if it didn’t. The bill is an attempt by the big Blue states to strip that last little bit of balance and influence from rural Red states.
The anti-Trump riots are continuing and have been going on for a solid week.
Hillary lost. Now the left would rather have no America than a Trump, or even Republican, America. I’ve already seen articles about how the senate, along with the electoral college, is unfair because low population rural states have the same number of senators as high population urban states. The Washing Post has called for the abolition of the senate. I wouldn’t be surprised if this became the next push by the Democrats. I can’t think of a better “screw you” they could level against the flyover states they hate so much than reduce the Red states of Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming to having only one representative in DC. California, with 53 Congressmen would have more than double the pull of the Midwest/great plains combined.
They are doing just about everything they can to foment the dissolution of the US. Funny thing is, it wouldn’t be the first time the Democrats tried to tear this country apart if they didn’t get their way. Last time, however, they wore gray.
January 24, 2017