On this day in history: On Nov. 17, 1835, residents of Cincinnati, Ohio, raised funds to purchase two cannons for the cause of Texas independence. The “twin sister” cannons made it to Texas in early April 1836, and saw action at the Battle of San Jacinto.
The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Samuel Houston, the Texan Army engaged and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna ‘s Mexican army in a fight that lasted just 18 minutes, thus assuring independence from Mexico.
Quote of the Day: “How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.” – Ronald Reagan
11/17/2020 Did Fraudulent Votes Tip the Scale, Part 3?
Let me be clear, I wouldn’t be writing for this new political blog if I didn’t think that our nation was in serious trouble, trouble potentially so serious that I find it necessary for me to risk business interests in order to do my very small bit to honor and defend this United States that has given me the opportunity to accomplish so much.
There are several reasons for worry. Covid19 is not one of them. Covid will pass. I’ve gone to work for seven months now and never lost a moment’s sleep over the virus. But other things do really worry me. One such is discussed below.
My concern regarding voter fraud, a concern shared by many voters, is profound, a concern that extends far beyond who won the presidential election.
It need not be argued that voter fraud occurred. It did. But that in itself isn’t news. That some politicians and their political machines cheat before elections is as much a truism as the certainty that many will lie to the citizen, and add theft and cheating after the elections. The Romans did it. Lyndon Baines Johnson, to cite a more contemporaneous example, was famous for advancing in Texas politics by stuffing local ballot boxes. So, no surprise that it happens.
Today’s concern, one that should be addressed for the sake of everyone, no matter their political views or affiliation, is this: Has modern technology made it much easier for a few people in a few large cities to determine who the next president will be?
It is not beyond the realm of possibility that that may have happened in the recent election.
It is thus reasonable that we the voters ask and be answered regarding the following questions:
- Did voter fraud occur on a significant scale?
- If so, was it sufficient to change the outcome of the presidential election and possibly other down-ticket races?
- And if the outcome was changed via fraud, who committed the fraud?
- And is there a will to prosecute those who committed the crime?
A bipartisan commission might best address these questions. Getting honest answers would serve both political parties and all citizens as it would remove the question mark that otherwise will forever remain in the minds of as much as half this nation.
But as I alluded to earlier, the extent of fraudulent activity (very little or very much) is far more important than who won the 2020 presidential election.
If there were sufficient fraudulent votes to indeed secure a win for Biden and nothing is done, those who committed voter fraud—primarily entrenched political machines—will know that better than anyone else, and they will be emboldened.
What any political machine really wants is single party rule—their single party rule—such as we see in Mexico. When there’s no one to run against you, there’s no need to care about the “voter.” We are at risk of going the way of Mexico, where running for office on a second party ticket is the same as spitting into the wind.
There are simple solutions to this danger. We would be wise to pursue those solutions lest we trade our democratic republic for a thugocracy like Nicaragua.
More on the subject next week.
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