Rigged Elections, Bigotry and Rebellions

You can dislike Hillary Clinton, believe that government is out of control and neglectful of our Constitution and its constituents, and you would be right. Those are perfectly valid views. You can even believe that the system is beyond the normal means of repair and that some kind of revolutionary change is needed and even that view might be reasonable. What is not reasonable is the belief that America’s problems are related to, “others,” i.e.; Mexicans, Muslims, Latinos or anyone else different from white people. It is also not reasonable to believe that the elections will be rigged and that Democrats will be bussing in thousands of illegals to pad their vote count. There is no serious evidence that voter fraud is a problem here in the United States. The entire fear is made up and propagated by the Breitbart Right which has long been propagating bigotry in general.

You want to know why Republicans and supposed supporters all that is, “freedom and America,” are not winning? Because they have bad ideas that are not actually about freedom. Donald Trump is not about freedom and the ideals that made America great in the first place. This is a man who has threatened to torture people, threatened to politically attack speech that he doesn’t like and threatened to violate the laws of war abroad and constitutionally protected anti – discrimination laws at home. Not all of his threats or calls have been specific in nature, but if he was truly serious about protecting American ideals why would he even insinuate otherwise in the first place. And many of his supporters have happily taken his message to mean that he will indeed attack the very foundations that made this country great. It’s not as if Trump is out there correcting some of their misguided impulses either. He is encouraging them. Nor have we heard him or his supporters talking about limited government and the Constitution; i.e.; freedom. Does he sound like Ron or Rand Paul, Justin Amash or Thomas Massie? Not even remotely. Trump’s every move is the instinctive move of a demagogue and a dictator. His rebellion against what is a truly corrupt system is not the right one.

The elections might be rigged legally in the sense that politicians listen to special interests more than they do to the voters, but they are absolutely not rigged at the actually polling locations. Donald Trump’s ludacris suggestion otherwise is downright dangerous. It opens the door to violence following the election. And this violence will likely not even be directed at corrupt officials and the special interests that pay them, but at minorities, people who have been intentionally targeted as the cause for a loss of freedom and a decent middle class life in America. Such a suggestion is totally and completely false and must be rejected outright. Americans from all walks of life and especially from true advocates of limited government must forcefully speak out against this false notion. They must clearly tell the Breitbart Right that any push towards post – election conflict is unacceptable and especially so in the name of bigotry. The only time that is it ever acceptable to engage in violence is when fighting for one’s freedom or the defense of one’s homeland and what defines and made this homeland great is freedom. What Donald Trump and the Breitbart Right want is not freedom. It is bigotry and nationalism, two concepts that are anti – freedom and anti – American.

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Tired of hearing only the craziest opinions and solutions on both sides of the political aisle? So are we. And like you, we believe that millions of Americans are reasonable people who want reasonable solutions to political problems. We are open to and believe that solutions exist from the right, the left, the middle and everywhere else in between. Our goals are: 1) To start and engage in vigorous conversation that promotes reasonable dialogue and outcomes. 2) Aggressively fight back and counter blatant political illogic and un-truths. Whether they are coming from the left or the right, pure ideologues or political establishment hacks, we believe that the American people are tired of being drowned and out and pushed around by the most unreasonable among us. Enough is enough. It is time for Americans to get loud and push back.

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