Wednesday, December 14, 2016

On The Idea Of Faithless Electors Undoing An Election

h/t WRSA

                 Hmmm...not seeing a lot of Shrillary supporters here.
An Open Letter from The Virginia Freemen
Messrs. & Mesdames,
I know you feel righteously indignant about the election results. A lot of people in the media and political apparatchik are advocating for an electoral college revolt, wherein the electors vote against the popular vote of their respective states out of allegiance to New York and California voters and deny their own state’s wishes. However, many among you seem to vastly misunderstand the dynamics and stark realities of the situation. Let me game out the very real, very possible reaction to this by all those deplorables that might, just might, not take it very well being told voting was for naught and to get back in line. Assuming enough of the electorates overturn the popular vote in their states, it makes the enormous brick thrown through the window of the establishment by a majority of states all for naught. To say many would be displeased is an understatement of rather epic proportions. Let us frame it in a different light. The people you just told to go pound sand on average purchase enough firearms in three months to outfit the Russian and Chinese frontline troops. Every. Three. Months. Those guys who were entrusted to go become experts at fighting insurgents and came home to better quality small arms in the private sector than they were issued, carved an entire market out of teaching what they learned from Uncle Sam to people with the coin and and the desire. You just told all of those guys to go pound sand. Not all are pipe hitters with steely eyes and camo. Many are farmers, utility workers, work in the oil fields, drive the big trucks that bend and go tshhh, tshhh when they brake, and produce thousands of things you never give a second glance to. The people who work 50-60 hours a week to feed, heat, and transport the nation. To really make sure we all got the point, it has been made abundantly clear that there is a desire to strip us of any voice online and silence those who do not conform to the appropriate level of ‘tolerance.’ I’m an eternal optimist, but I don’t believe silencing and stripping the votes of the opposition, who own the vast majority of the 400-600M firearms in the US, bodes well for anyone.
You may think it untoward and hyperbole that people would react so…dramatically. I am not a violent man, nor are the vast majority of people I referenced above. Quite the opposite in fact, the people I think most likely to be absolutely intractable if you continue to pursue this road are those rooted in ideals greater than a case of political poor sportsmanship. Many of you have absolutely no concept of our culture, our values and where our sense of identity is derived. The reason I am willing to die defending my home is not because of any tangible goods inside it, the person inside it and the trust she has in me to keep her safe means that I have no other choice. The idea is what overrides any thought of self-preservation and makes me unwilling to live with the consequences of failure, demanding I either prevail or die in the process. It is my responsibility, not the cops, not the government’s, mine.  Simply put, on this present course you are setting yourself at war, not with a political movement, not with a people group or any box you can check on the census, but with a set of ideals…a culture. Usurping the established electoral process, the last vestige of legitimacy amongst the decades of broken promises, lies, and betrayals, leaves a whole lot of people with simply no recourse left. You strip a man of his voice, politically and socially…demand nearly half of what he earns, and what would you have him do? Grin and bear it? A man may bear many things for his family and friends, but there comes a time when his core ideals are so violated that his conscience demands he either correct the situation or die in the pursuit. To continue is not to live, but to merely exist and is death of the soul rather than just the body. Another said it best, it is better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
I hope by now you have a sense of why this road leads to something far worse than anything Trump could ever accomplish in four years. I can empathize with you, and do not mistake my plea for sanity as tacit approval of him. I don’t care about the person, I care about the office, and the process. A government who demands my taxes and obedience whilst stripping me of my duly elected representation is the casus belli enshrined in our Founding Documents. Work to repeal the electoral college if you must, and hold the Trump administration accountable. However, do not resort to leaving the bounds of lawful governance in the vain hope of salvaging political setbacks. Because should you do so, it frees any and all obligations I posses to the government and becomes a nation of occupation. I don’t bear hatred toward those of different political persuasions than myself, and I want those marching towards the conflagration to do so with open eyes. Millions of Americans are either cowards or forbearing. I do not wish to find out, and neither should you. I’ve made peace with dying for my principles, are you willing to do the same for Hillary Clinton? If that question makes you uncomfortable then perhaps you should consider exactly what is at stake here. It certainly isn’t just a presidency.

So Leftist @$$holes, do you really want to go all Redcoat on the 49% of the country that owns 90% of the firearms?

Does Sarajevo ring any bells?

Still want to keep screwing around with that?

Step away from the bong, STFU, take your political lumps.
(It isn't like you didn't have them coming.)

Or, keep pushing, and find out that there are worse consequences and discomforts in life than being in a political Siberia of your own making.
Like, for instance, being in a Little Big Horn of your own making. One where you'll be playing the part of the visiting team.

Call the toss in the air, lunatards.


ontoiran said...

love your essay. where you mentioned the types of people that are arrayed against those who would steal the election from us it gave me an idea for a non-violent response (as a last gesture of goodwill). you're of course correct in saying that the vast majority of the people who handed them this resounding defeat at the polls are the makers, sellers, growers and transporters of THINGS...and services. things and services they can't do without and the majority of them have NO idea HOW to do without or replace. so my plan is a STRIKE. let them know that if this election is stolen we will STRIKE. a NATION WIDE work stoppage of ALL of those who voted either for trump or against the leftists who want to take OUR country for themselves

Aesop said...

Not my essay, follow the link.

And if this election gets stolen, it will be past time for a work stoppage.
The only strike worth undertaking at that point will be of the military variety, and it'll leave craters.

A Texan said...

Well, thankfully more serious people than the ignorant and childish protesters prevailed - barring the even more unlikely event of Congress not approving of what the EC just decided yesterday, Trump will be the next POTUS.

I sincerely hope and pray that the ignorant children keep it up - so as to remind the rest of us exactly why we voted against The Witch and her corrupt party and hangers-on. Also so as to prevent the Dems from actually assessing why they lost, and trying to correct their message and their methods - IOW, LET THEM CONTINUE TO LOSE. The last thing that I ever want to see is them in charge - because they have unalterably revealed themselves for who they really are, a bunch of totalitarians (NOT authoritarians, who only want their orders obeyed, but don't care what you say or think) who will stop at nothing to obtain and maintain power over all of the rest of us.

Meanwhile, keep stockpiling guns, ammo, food, water purification tools, medicines, etc. - because there WILL be a next time, and the sane people might not win.

Aesop said...

This is a respite, not an end state.