Against all odds, Donald J. Trump became president in 2016. He courageously entered the nasty political fray armed with little more than an implacable devotion to an ideal—that the promise of American greatness, long-squandered by bad policy and corrupt officials, could be resurrected with strong leadership and a return to individual liberty. Silver-tongued prognosticator Matt Silver predicted a Hillary Clinton win with 95% certainly. But Trump proved the expert wrong.
With the favor of God and strengthened by the prayers of Christians, Donald Trump powered his way to victory through storms of lies, a dirty smear campaign (for which he may own a degree of blame) and systematic election tampering. Suddenly, President Trump had many new supporters. The weak, the worried, and the weary became bold for the right and productive domestic and foreign policies that President Trump began to implement. But their support would not last.
“The man who departs from evil makes himself a prey,” says Isaiah. And from his first day in office, a torrent of unfounded personal attacks, political lies and fake news stories was unleashed against America’s new leader. Then came devious schemes from the underbelly of federal agencies (the Swamp) that had been permitted to fester and thrive through years of sponsorship and neglect. These too, were deployed to impede Trump’s policy changes necessary for the restoration of American greatness.
Lie upon lie; controversy upon controversy, blatant and detestable false news stories began to take their toll. Morale among the president’s fair-weather followers began to fade and sink. Why? Because like Peter, many took their eyes off of the ideal and were captivated by fear of the storm and frightened by the waves. The greatest of these was the Chinese corona virus (no doubt released in response to Trump’s trade sanctions). In the intervening months, many more succumbed to irrational fear and suspicion, forfeiting their personal freedoms; demanding government solutions. But as former president Ronald Reagan famously quipped, “Government is not the solution; government is the problem.”
The four-year-long political campaign of Congressional stagnation, fake news, and COVID lock-downs set the stage for a November election so corrupt that it would be the envy of former Soviet Union premier, Nikita Khrushchev. This was followed by the pernicious false accusation that the president incited a violent assault on the Capitol building, when Antifa militants were the actual perpetrators.
Sensible thinking people realize that the notion that President Trump called on supporters to charge the Capitol building is false because of the timing. At the time of the break-in, members of Congress had not yet voted to accept or reject the electoral votes. It would be illogical and counter-productive for President Trump to incite an action that would solidify opposition against him. Countless witnesses in attendance uniformly agree that the break-in was staged.
Weak and wobbly Republicans did not hesitate long enough to find the facts. Instead, they joined with Democrats demanding the president’s crucifixion, in a desperate and pathetic effort to claim the illegitimate appearance of moral superiority. (Let patriots not forget their names).
Many former friends and supporters of President Trump’s Make America Great Again vision are now fully prepared to sacrifice freedom and their very lives to a second fraudulent Democrat administration. The unthinkable disaster of a far-left radical Biden-Harris administration would surely redouble Democrats’ hostility against the unborn, individual liberty, Constitutional law, and finally end U.S. independence. Americans would be subject to rule by globalists and Beijing communists.
Most U.S. citizens and many professing Christians make a foolish fundamental mistake before heading to the polls. They listen to the false prophets of fake news propaganda and place style over substance and personality over policy. Short-sighted subjectivism has heavily eroded American freedom, prosperity, and public morality. Though unfair and unjust, the many will often pay a dear price for the ignorance of a few.
Big changes lie just ahead for Americans and the free world, regardless to how allegations of election fraud are ultimately decided. Those who try to understand them by relying on the very people who have orchestrated division and fomented hatred over the past four years, will continue to be deceived, miserable, and panic-stricken.
A wise old man once said, “If you keep doin’ what you’re doin’, you’ll keep gettin’ what you’re gettin’.” Maybe it’s time to “come out from among the heathen.” Maybe, instead of attacking the one man who has tried with little reliable support and much bitter opposition, to steer the nation off a disastrous course, we might raise our voices against the enemy.
Allegations of election tampering are serious and credible and must be resolved. Vote fraud is not a Democrat or Republican issue. If systematic fraud occurred in the November election, President Trump is only one victim among tens of millions. Vote fraud strikes a potentially-deadly blow to the very heart of American freedom and, if proven, anyone and everyone who had a role must be punished severely and without exception or favor, including members of Congress and the courts.
In a dangerous ploy, far left-wing corporate and media heads are now fiercely censoring views, opinions, and facts that they don’t approve of, while claiming some weird sort of commitment to a greater good. The honorable men and women who voted for freedom and justice and are being deprived of these benefits, cannot and must not remain silent and assent to the theft. But the dishonorable and unstable would do well to zip-it.© Timothy Buchanan
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