To my knowledge, the last time our Republic was this screwed up was when Abraham Lincoln had to sneak into Washington D.C. for his first inaugural. We all know what started soon after.
It is interesting to note that the protagonists were them same then – a bunch of Democrats who could not accept the election of a Republican president. As the French say, “the more things change, the more they are the same”.
Then we have that citadel of responsibility, CNN, explaining to the kooks that, if they can kill sufficient government officials before Pence takes the official oath, an Obama cabinet member (the “designated survivor” – name currently unknown) will become POTUS. Whether legally true or not, this must be a great motivator to the “never Trump” movement. The only good side to this nonsense is that the people who must be killed for it to happen include Obama, Biden and the rest of the Obama cabinet minus the DS. Trump and his “cabinet”, having not yet been sworn in, evidently can be allowed to live although it is hard to imagine an event that would eliminate Obama’s cadre without taking Trump’s along with it since they will in such close proximity.
Never in my life did I expect to be discussing such a thing except as the script for a B grade TV show.
In my analysis, no nation where a significant minority outright reject and defy their government can long remain peaceful and free.
Whatever happens Friday, I sincerely expect Mike Pence will become POTUS before the end of 2017, assuming the Republic survives that long.
As I look around this otherwise free and prosperous Republic, I see nothing that justifies national suicide. The the contrary, IMHO, if we would all apply ourselves to something productive, most of our woes would dissipate like an early-morning fog.
I suppose our Republic has become the macrocosm of the overly pampered spoiled rich brat who tosses away every advantage in a headlong rush into self destruction.
Think about it.
Troy L Robinson
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