It’s said that Americans were given three boxes that maintain our freedom: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.
As Americans today face the very real danger that their entire way of government could be overthrown there is a realization that if we want to keep this Republic, we’re going to have to actually work at it, and it has dawned on many due to the blatant abuse of the recent election by some and seeming apathy about the potential loss of free election by others.
The New York Post published an Op-Ed by one law professor, Glenn Reynolds, that posed a solution: perhaps the “Deplorables” should become the “Unconqurables.” According to Reynolds, “The election failed in its main purpose, which was to shut down the Deplorables.”
That fact can be evidenced by the rallies that have continued for the president, more than a month after the actual election day has passed. Faith in him has not wavered. Republicans didn’t take their slice of crow pie and sit in their corner sheepishly as they always have done in the past, and Reynolds proposes that we not only keep it up, we step it up.
“The Deplorables, in Hillary Clinton’s infamous term, are working- and middle-class people who haven’t bought into the progressive agenda,” Reynolds said. “They’re people who don’t see the rise of the tech oligarchy as a plus, who don’t think ‘woke’ politics make sense, who have jobs that produce tangible outputs …”
Reynolds went on to explain how Republicans were supposed to respond to the election. According to his assessment, the election was supposed to “demoralize” them with a “double-digit landslide” that would have allowed Democrats complete control over two of the government’s branches and positioned them to pack the courts, effectively infecting the third branch in a way that would stifle Republicans and force them to “(in Barack Obama’s famous words) ride in the back.”
They attempted to accomplish this in a few ways, one of which was a massive get out the vote campaign. Apparently, some of that Washington fuzzy math tripped them up, because they seem to have gotten out more Republican voters than Democrat.
“The big congressional victories turned into lost House seats for the Democrats. And the presidential election was hardly a crushing victory,” Reynolds explained. “For an election to really take, the losers have to admit that they’ve been beaten. And to admit that they’ve been beaten, they have to think they actually lost fair and square. Not many Trump supporters think that.
“Leaving aside charges of voter fraud and vote-rigging, there is the indisputable fact that Big Media and Big Tech put not just a thumb, but both hands, on the scales to influence the result.”
Reynolds outlined some of the more egregious offenses reminding us that, “Big Tech shut down the accounts of people who shared the story, and Twitter even blocked sharing the link via direct messages.”
Some of it worked, but according to the law professor, it was a high price for the Democrat party. They learned what Americans are made of.
“So the Deplorables are still around, and they’re still angry. And as long as they’re still around, and still angry, the Democrats can’t actually get what they want. Getting rid of Trump won’t get rid of that problem, and, in fact, will only make it worse. His army will still be out there — motivated.
Reynolds posed a solution:
“Mikhail Kutuzov, the Russian general who administered a crushing defeat to Napoleon, did so by realizing that as long as he kept his army intact, he didn’t have to win flashy victories. And he eventually ground Napoleon’s forces down to a nub. Likewise, so long as the Deplorables don’t give up in their opposition, they can’t really be defeated. By staying motivated, the Deplorables can become the Unconquerables.”
Reynolds explained that while Democrats will continue to pull out every trick they can to stay in power, such as vote-harvesting and censorship, they can’t, as of yet, shut up more than half the population who views the government as “illegitimate and, in a fundamental sense, hostile.”
“Ironically, the one thing that might send the Unconquerables back to their daily routines is the one thing the Democrats won’t be able to manage: showing understanding, concern and respect to working-class America. Too many of today’s Democrats have anchored their self-esteem in feeling superior to other Americans — and to loudly and contemptuously proclaiming that superiority — for a conciliatory policy to work.
“Indeed, I expect them to expand their efforts to mock and deplore those on the other side. In doing so, of course, they’ll just help keep the opposition together and focused. It’s not smart, but it’s almost certainly what the Dems will do. And that will keep the army together for 2022 and 2024.”
We were given a free Republic “if we can keep it.” Let’s try and not screw it up.