90 Miles From Tyranny : The Real Threats to Our Democracy

Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Real Threats to Our Democracy



Electoral shenanigans and the abdication of judicial responsibility are the real threats to our democracy. Let the audits proceed.


In the Wall Street Journal of June 10, Peggy Noonan captured the kernel of the crisis of national division that afflicts America: Donald Trump and opposed perceptions of last year’s presidential election. Equitable person though Noonan is, she qualifies as a Trump-hater, whose invective against Trump has only escalated over time.

Noonan’s premise today is that any question about the 2016 presidential election is unfounded conspiracism, but that suspicion is growing, spread by “the Trump underworld—the operatives, grifters, and media figures around him . . . This lessens our faith in our systems . . . it leaves the GOP with an untreated cancer.” She holds that “QAnon is important” in propagating this fraud. She thinks that anyone who wasn’t appalled by the storming of the Capitol on January 6 has given up on democracy. Lingering concern about the fairness of the result is in itself an assault upon democracy. “The breaching of the Capitol happened because of a conspiracy theory: that the election was actually won by Mr. Trump but stolen from him by bad people.”

She makes no allowance for exactly the opposite view: that there is ample evidence that Trump was sandbagged in rigged voting and vote-counting in only six states, stonewalled by the courts, and defamed by a unanimous national political media: the courts couldn’t face overturning the election, and the media can’t accept the idea that it...




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1 comment:

JC said...

Not plywood over the windows, just foamcore. Just enough to keep your lyin' eyes out. And is that, yes I do believe it is, yes, an IBEW logo on the mask? (I get a call to bid a job of work). Are you a licensed electrician? No. Why not? Unions. Fine, can you be here at 0900?