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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Where Are the Heroes Needed to Defend the Constitution?

             Election Day 2020 was November 3, 2020, but the winner of the election has not been determined yet. According to the mainstream media, Joe Biden is the president-elect, but this is not true – yet. It will not be true until all the court and legislative challenges have been satisfied, the electors in the Electoral College have voted, and the U.S. Congress has certified the election results. Then he can rightfully claim the title of president-elect.

            The presidential election of 2020 has been like every other happening in 2020 – unpredictable, unsatisfactory, and painful. Election fraud has been found in numerous states. Thousands of people have written and signed affidavits witnessing of fraud. Judges in numerous states are refusing to look at the evidence, and several cases are making their way through the court system to the U.S. Supreme Court.

This situation has never arisen in the nation previously – at least to the extent of this election. The cases have the potential to overthrow the election, and no judge or politician wants to be responsible for creating a precedent. Whatever happens, it will be terrible. It does not matter who is ultimately declared the winner of the election, destruction awaits our nation. If Biden wins, the nation will move closer to socialism and ultimately to destruction like Cuba, Venezuela, and numerous other countries.

If the election results are overturned and Trump is declared the winner, BLM and other domestic terrorists will start rioting, looting, and burning. I would just like to point out that there are approximately 73,000,000 angry Republicans/conservatives in the nation, but they are using the law to satisfy their demands. They have not resorted to rioting, looting, and burning in the past month, nor do I expect any of them to do so. The people in the right wing of the nation believe in law and order.

Another stick was added to the fire late last night or early this morning. When I arose, I learned that the State of Texas filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin over potential voter fraud, and this evening I read that the case has been accepted by the Supreme Court and added to its docket. Will the court rule on this one case, or will it add several cases together? No one knows the answer at the present time, but I believe that Louisiana has joined with Texas in the court case. Maybe other states will join and add pressure for the Supreme Court to act for the good of the nation.

According to Hans von Spakovsky at The Heritage Foundation, the election may not be over soon because of the “unprecedented motion” that Texas took with the U.S. Supreme Court when it filed a complaint against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. “The motion alleges that changes made in election rules governing absentee ballots in those states by ‘non-legislative actors’ violated the Constitution.” These changes make it impossible to know who won the 2020 election and threaten future elections. Texas is asking that the four states conduct new elections to determine their electors for the Electoral College. 

The motion includes legal arguments for filing with the Supreme Court: Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution gave responsibility to the Supreme Court to settle “controversies between two or more States.” The motion goes into detail about how decisions made by “non-legislative” authorities affected the election and violated the Electors Clause of the Constitution, Article II, Phrase 1, Clause 2.

A second complaint in the motion describes how different counties in the four states treated voters differently and violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

Additionally, the one-person, one-vote principle “requires counting valid votes and not counting invalid votes.” This damaged Texas because in “the shared enterprise of the entire nation electing the president and vice president, equal protection violations in one state can and do adversely affect and diminish the weight of votes cast in states that lawfully abide by the election structure set forth in the Constitution.

Finally, Texas argues that these states violated “substantive due process” requirements because their election practices – through both “intentional failure to follow election law as enacted by” their state legislatures as well as “unauthorized acts by state election officials and their designees in local government” – reached “the point of patent and fundamental unfairness.” The states “acted unconstitutionally to lower their election standards … with the express intent to favor their candidate for president.”

Texas argues that all of these unconstitutional actions changed the outcome of the presidential election, citing the actual vote totals in each state and the number of ballots affects.

            Texas is requesting a declaration that the administration of the election in the four states violated the Constitution, that their Electoral College votes cannot be counted, and to order the states to hold another election to determine the electors. Texas is requesting that any presidential electors already appointed be negated and the legislatures of the states directed to appoint a new set of electors properly or to avoid appointing any electors at all.

            Texas brought an “unprecedented lawsuit” that may be overwhelming to the Supreme Court. The court may be leery of doing what Texas asks. However, there is danger in the court not acting as requested. As Texas pointed out, there is danger that the issues will be repeated in future elections, and there is a distinct possibility that the court will be faced with the same problem later.

            The bottom line is that this is not the time for weakness. Our nation needs heroes who are willing to defend the Constitution and the American way of life. I will be praying that the Justices on the Supreme Court will stand as heroes and not be known in history as scape goats.

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