All who voted in the recent national election should be very concerned over the allegations of multiple instances of voter fraud over multiple states. Irrespective of what Facebook continually posts, our elections are obviously not ‘robustly’ protected with safeguards.
Further, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been anointed by the Main Stream Media (MSM) as the victors in the recent general election. Fortunately, the MSM has no official standing. They can do whatever they want, but the Constitution, specifically Article II Section 1 and the 12th Amendment, is the ultimate law and provides for the manner in which the President is selected. On December 14th, which is the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December, as defined in 3 USC §7, the electoral college meets and votes, and the President is determined from that vote. The popular vote determines how the electors vote. Each state’s electors equal the number of their congressional Senate and House delegation.
Joe Biden is not the President of the United States nor is Kamala Harris the Vice President of the United States until the investigation of the allegations of voter fraud have been completed, and, if it goes that far, the courts have spoken. In all likelihood the Supreme Court of the United States will be the arbiter of this election.
I will admit, in my 68 years, there has never been fraud alleged on the scale alleged in this election. This is deeply troubling. One would think, if they had nothing to do with the alleged fraud, Biden and Harris would be all too agreeable to legitimize their alleged victory by supporting the investigation. They are not hindered from preparing to take office in the background, as did Trump and Pence after the last election.
In the 2000 election, then candidate Al Gore initiated a challenge against the Florida vote count favoring George W. Bush that took 37 days to resolve. Bush won by 537 votes giving him Florida’s electoral votes. Gore then challenged the results alleging irregularities and challenging the votes rejected by machines. 37 days later, after Florida court challenges, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against a recount allowing Bush to retain his victory in Florida.
Therefore, it is unreasonable for Joe Biden to claim victory in the face of the Trump Campaign challenges at this time. If anything, he and Harris should be magnanimous and await the results of the challenges.
It is up to the Trump Campaign to prove their case.
If Biden intends to continue the devolution of our constitutional republic into a 3d world oligarchy, the role of the courts will be prominent in any opposition. (“Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens”, Gilens and Page; Princeton U. Perspective on Politics p564-581, (Sept. 2014) Vol. 12/No. 3)
Too many pundits have blown off the concern regarding the alleged election fraud saying to the effect, “So what? The House comes up for election in two years, the presidency is up again in four years.” Fine. If the law is obeyed, the allegations of voting fraud resolved, and the protection of checks and balances are allowed to work.
Even at the local level, we have seen overreaching by Democrat government officials under the COVID-19 emergency declarations. The most egregious is Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer who literally refused to obey two recent orders from the Michigan State Supreme Court. Anchorage’s Ethan Berkowitz and his unelected replacement are excellent local examples of overreaching.
Courts have stepped in to the benefit of the citizen time and again in defense of constitutional rights. However, this interdiction has been effective only when the courts’ orders were respected.
The courts have no authority without the cooperation of the Executive and Legislative branches. The courts, state and federal, have no police or army to enforce orders, nor are the courts self-funding. This why, if the courts are not respected, our rule of law becomes a joke. The process must play out according to the rule of law.
Given the promises by the Biden Campaign regarding the First and Second Amendment rights of citizens, the courts will be a major player in any 1st Amendment opposition to Biden’s stated intent.
If the Biden Administration has a majority in both houses in Congress, and that Congress is complicit, it won’t matter what the federal court says, the Biden Administration will have literal carte blanche to do as it pleases in violation of the separation of powers and our rule of law.
Portland has been a harbinger of things to come. A place where the police are used to protect those attacking business, law abiding citizens, and any opposition. Imagine that on a national scale.
If our elections are to be creditable and faith in our system of government maintained, this process must be finished. Until then, Donald Trump is still President, until a successor is lawfully sworn in.
Larry Wood has been an Alaska resident for 65 years, living on Lazy Mountain. The views expressed by the author are not necessarily those of the Frontiersman or its parent company, Wick Communications.