After 2000 - after the close presidential election in Florida between Bush and Gore - efforts were made to prevent future discrepancies with butterfly ballots and hanging chads; hence, some thought it was a good idea to roll out electronic voting. Gee, even I knew that was a bad idea! Twenty years later, butterfly ballots and hanging chads would be good about now.
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I never thought - NEVER EVER - in my lifetime that America would be faced with the threat of a totalitarian government - call it Communism, Fascism, or Authoritarianism; they're all the same to me because they stand on the premise of zero personal liberty, zero freedom of thought or opinion, zero mobility, zero privacy, zero personal property, and always the threat of loss of life. Always. Why do you think those regimes suffer from continuous assassinations and imprisonments at the top? Because under such regimes, no one trusts anyone else. They live in constant fear and paranoia, even at the top.
My children and I are reading Communism: An American's View by Gerald W. Johnson, published in the 1960s. My 12-year old asked, "Why would anyone support Communism?" (in reference to Americans supporting Democrats today, as I have clearly pointed out to my children that the Democrat party is NOT democratic, but rather totalitarian and Marxist in principle). I then expressed to her that the people in power who support Communist ideals think it is equal to more power for themselves, but most voters do not understand what it means because they are ignorant or ill-informed. Selfishly they believe they are promised a better life, but if they were educated and informed by history and truth, they would outright reject such principles because they are lies.
So here we are in 2020, stuck at a crossroads. We are in a war for America's last breath (I think we lost Her soul already), and I am simply conflicted. To what degree do we fight? Do we just turn our backs and let this shameless and blatantly criminal element take over our government? If they succeed in walking away with this election, no Conservative-minded or liberty-loving Libertarian will EVER have a chance. And all of those Republicans are about to lose their heads, and they know it. All that is left to preserve this nation are the patriot loving Americans. What do we do? How do we get out of this? How do we save America?
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Do you see that little girl (I can say that because I'm old) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? She has only begun her lifetime political career. She'll remain in government until she is older than Nancy Pelosi. That's because these people NEVER leave government once they are in. Ocasio-Cortez is the future of the Democrat party - young and ignorant and disinterested, disconnected to, and disloyal to the U.S. Constitution, its unique history, and precious values. She has already moved to threaten the "in-coming" puppets of the unlikeable Kamala Harris and her dementia-patient presidential candidate, Joe Biden. (Both individuals are equally pliable and haven't a conviction to stand on!)
Ocasio-Cortez represents the fanatical and violent faction of the new generation of young people who expect to get what they demand. And her demands are extremist and reprehensible, especially in regards to the environment, which when examined has nothing to do with the environment and every thing to do with identity politics. She is like the drunk friend who wants to be the designated driver. You don't want her at the wheel! But everyone is afraid to tell her: "NO!."
The other day I was reading a book blog post about the election, and the blogger was totally upset about the "Republicans trying to steal the election" and that "President Trump permitted over 200K Americans to die of Covid" because he did nothing. She said anyone who commented in defense of Trump would be deleted. So I commented. Yes, I was deleted.
It is not the first time I have been deleted for posting contrary comments on a democratic blogger's blog. It always cracks me up how difficult it is for Democrats to accept opinions different from their own. And therein lies a major problem in America today. The new Democrat only wants one view presented, one voice heard, and rejects all opposition. This is very totalitarian in nature. It means it is the end of free thought or the exchange of ideas. It is the end of problem solving and solutions. It is the end of free speech, press, and definitely certain religions. It is the end of individual creativity. It is the end of First Amendment protections that some of us hold very dear and know make life in America unique and desirous.
I have Democrat family members and friends, and I see them engaged over one issue...especially my teacher friends because it is all about the unions; and the unions tell them how to vote. So no freedom there. I've had friends uninvitingly share opposing opinions but never want to hear my rebuttal, and so shut down the discussion.
And I know family members who emotionally react to accusations and believe what they are told to think by the TV news, instead of first investigating claims on their own and thinking through assertions, including the ramifications of ALL THE OTHER ISSUES affected when supporting those who hate liberty and freedom.
Voluntary totalitarianism is already practiced on social and general media, which is why I had to exit Twitter and Facebook. Instagram is also practicing the fact-checking on speech and expression, issuing their own corrections attached to posts that may mention anything political or about the election. It's like helicopter parenting, and that it isn't annoying to the very people doing it is quite disturbing.
When I was ten, I was cognizant for the first time how free I was and that I lived in a free country - maybe the freest in the world. And I was happy about it. Even grateful.
Forty years later, I never thought I'd be alive to see us at the actual crossroad. I thought we would never reach it in my lifetime, fool that I am. I mean, I always knew we were headed there, and I did what I could to change the tide.
But here we are now, and I've never felt so sad for my country and the future.
So now what?