(Thanks to Marlene for the nooze tip)
Let’s put it simply: a republic whose free elections may be overturned and undone, by persons who have neither the right nor the authority to do so, is in mortal danger.
We’ve got scandals popping up all over, more characters involved than in The Lord of the Rings. This latest one, billed as a “DC cover-up as big as Spygate,” involves officers of the Justice Dept., major nooze media honchos, and U.S. Senators in a coordinated effort to undo the 2016 presidential election and remove the elected president, Donald Trump, from office (https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/02/11/the-dc-cover-up-thats-as-big-as-spygate/).
This month eight shady wheeler-dealers got indicted for funneling foreign money–illegal!–to practically every prominent Democrat in America. The whole world now knows that rogue schemers within the FBI lied to a judge, and presented phony manufactured evidence, to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign.
And there was that whole Mueller probe fishing expedition, which after three years came up with exactly nothing, and the House Democrats’ travesty of an impeachment. Not to mention all the other Dems wetting their beaks in the lucrative pools of Ukrainian corruption. Even a few Republicans there.
I am a political scientist, and have intensively studied history. I’m here to tell you that there’s only so much of this that a republic can take before it collapses. This is what happened to the Roman Republic: subverted and destroyed from within, by ambitious men who didn’t care what happened to their country, as long as they came out on top. You wind up getting ruled by Caligula and Nero.
It’s alarming that not one of these conspirators has yet been packed off to jail. Instead, they get to send other people to prison. Mostly for the crime of having known or worked for Trump at one time or another.
They do it for money, although they’re already rich. They do it to gain more and more power, although they’re already alarmingly powerful. When it comes to wealth and power, they are insatiable.
Unless they’re stopped, unless someone puts the fear of God into them, these self-anointed rulers of ours will destroy our republic. They will wipe out our freedom–probably with the excuse of doing it To Save The Planet. But any excuse will do.
This is not right-wing wacko. These are real people, rich and powerful, people in government, people in media, celebrities, people in the legal system, who have taken it upon themselves to decide who can be president and who can’t, which elections shall stand and which shall not, and we should all just shut up and pay our taxes.
For our American republic it is very much a case of win or die.