A Rare And Extreme Danger To The Republic

7.5.15donaldtrump   Has Donald Trump finally gone too far?  How many times over the last year and a half have we found ourselves asking this question?

Far too many, for sure, but with Trump’s latest outrageous comments about the election being rigged, and refusing to answer a direct question about whether he will accept the results of the election, Trump is now attacking the very election process of our Republic.

The fact this man has no self-control when he speaks is troubling enough, if he were just someone you worked with, or had to sit next to in a movie theater. However, when we think that this braggart is an election away from the most powerful office in the world, then this is no longer merely annoying, it is frightening.

Many of the points I may touch on in this post, I have touched on previously, I apologize, but I feel these are extremely troubling times. This man is walking a very dangerous line when speaking to his rabid supporters. Like the man interviewed at a Trump rally, who said, “if Hillary is elected, she needs to be taken out, I would use everything in my power to take her out”. And when the interviewer asked if that was a threat of physical violence, the answer was, “I don’t know, was it?”

Many, not all, but many of the Trump supporters are fringe at best, they are angry from years of being told there is nothing they can do to change what they feel are wrongs committed upon the citizens of this nation, by their own government.

Many have a patriot complex, some I believe, long for some romanticized ideal of a revolution, they see themselves as the NEO Founding Fathers of a new dawn or rebirth of these United States.

These disillusioned Trump supporters need only the match to ignite their anger into some outward manifestation of that anger.

But even if I am exaggerating the potential for violence following a Trump  loss, the division this election and its result, whatever that may be, has the potential for an even wider division among the citizens of this great nation.

I am at a loss to tell you exactly which would be a larger threat to the Republic, a Trump loss, or a Trump victory. As I have said, a loss following Trump’s unending narrative, that the election is rigged, be it due to actual voting fraud, or simply what Trump and his supporters feel is a bias among the media, and popular culture, has the potential for some kind of violent reaction. Especially if following that loss, Trump refuses to accept the results, we all know his tendency towards litigation. (Trivia question, what do Donald Trump and La Mar Gunn have in common?)

And what would a Trump victory mean for the future of the Republic? Well in last night’s debate one of the focal points was over Supreme Court appointments. Hillary Clinton was candid about the type of Justices she would appoint, and in all honesty, not ones I would prefer. Trump on the other hand simply repeated over and over, he would appoint Justices who love the Constitution, they would be Judges who understand the Constitution, but he never really said what his view of the Constitution was. Of course he pandered to the 2 A crowd, pointing out a Hillary win would lead to the end of the 2nd Amendment.

But if we look at what Trump has said in the past about some of his goals if elected, we have to question both his respect for, and his understanding of the U.S. Constitution. He has proposed a “temporary”  ban on “all” Muslims, which goes against the 1st Amendment.  He has proposed a “federal stop and frisk” law, which goes against the 4th Amendment, and also begs the question, how do we implement such a law? After all, in my opinion, law enforcement is the purview of the states, which may go against the 10th Amendment. He has talked of “law enforcement in targeted areas” , which could run contrary to the 14th Amendment.

So, what are we to base our belief upon, of who Trump would appoint to the SCOTUS? Well all we have is what he has said, and considering his total lack of respect for the Constitution base don what he has said, I have no faith he would appoint Justices who would guard and defend the Constitution, but would seek people who would implement his attacks on the document.

I find Trump as President, to be a rare and extreme threat to the very fabric of our Republican form of government.

Think of this election like this. If you were told, you have to make a decision, and you had only tow choices to gain your freedom. The one choice, is to enter a room with the lights on, and there is one person in that room, and you can see exactly the weapons they have to fight you, and you have to defend yourself and defeat them, in order to gain your freedom. The other choice is, you have to enter a room, fully dark, you have no idea what awaits you in this room, whether there is one, or multiple people in the room, you have no idea what weapons they may hold.

Which would you choose?

 

 

23 Comments on "A Rare And Extreme Danger To The Republic"

  1. delacrat says:

    ” Trump’s…refusing to answer a direct question about whether he will accept the results of the election,” – Frank

    Did Chris Wallace ask Killery if she would accept the election results ?

  2. Fish Bites says:

    Has Clinton been going on suggesting the election is rigged?

  3. delacrat says:

    The election is rigged.

  4. Middleman says:

    Chris Wallace didn’t need to ask Clinton if she would accept the election results. She is not the reckless bully pursuing a scorched earth loser’s campaign with his incessant whining. I continue to amazed at the otherwise discerning and intelligent people who are flocking to Trump. I wonder if it’s just jealousy over how the Clintons have parlayed their political careers into a fortune, just the same way Trump did by taking advantage of every opportunity the law allows and pushing the envelope as far as possible.

  5. delacrat says:

    ” she’s not the reckless bully …” – middleman

    Tell that to the people of Libya, Ukraine, Honduras …

  6. fightingbluehen says:

    I’ve always maintained that the leftist elite are inherently reckless ,and in particular, the current administration mirrors the RECKLESS nature of these people.

    This is a comment I made on Delaware Right from Jan 12 2015:

    “RECKLESS is the term that comes to mind when describing the current administration ,and progressive elites and academics in general. It seems like they never figure in any unintended consequences. The so called Arab Spring with it’s destabilizing effects can pretty much be blamed for the rise of the Islamic State and the violence that has come with it. The whole approach to the problems in the Middle East has been reckless, and that includes the drone strike policy that Obama has issued from the beginning.

    From Fast and Furious ,to the Affordable Healthcare Act, to the chip on their shoulder attitude of Obama and Holder towards race relations. It can all be summed up as reckless, and yes, George Bush was reckless for going into Iraq in the first place.”

  7. fightingbluehen says:

    “She is not the reckless bully pursuing a scorched earth loser’s campaign with his incessant whining”

    How about wah wah wah , somebody is hacking our emails and exposing our cheating ways so let’s threaten a cyber-attack against the entire country of Russia…..No that’s not reckless at all.

  8. mouse says:

    I’m having difficulty distinguishing between the term “Political Correctness” and the word civility. Could someone please help me?

  9. fightingbluehen says:

    One is born out of human kindness and respect for humanity, and the other is a product of social engineering and political manipulation.

  10. pandora says:

    “One is born out of human kindness and respect for humanity, and the other is a product of social engineering and political manipulation.”

    LOL! Says the white guy. :-)

  11. Rick says:

    Did Al Gore accept the results in ’00? Only after it was litigated. So, the precedent has been set.

  12. delacrat says:

    Bush did not accept the results in Florida so he litigated it all the way to the Supreme Court.

  13. Fish Bites says:

    Hey guys, I just got back from a Democratic Party meeting, where we went over final strategy and tactics.

    You’re right. It’s rigged. It’s so rigged, your vote probably won’t even be counted.

    Sorry to say, I was wrong. You are right. It’s rigged. Tell everyone you know that it’s not even worth showing up to vote. Total waste of time.

  14. Fish Bites says:

    “George Bush was reckless for going into Iraq in the first place.”

    …which is why you voted to re-elect him.

  15. Rick says:

    Rick OCTOBER 21, 2016 AT 6:05 PM
    Did Al Gore accept the results in ’00? Only after it was litigated. So, the precedent has been set.

    delacrat OCTOBER 21, 2016 AT 6:29 PM
    Bush did not accept the results in Florida so he litigated it all the way to the Supreme Court.

    Since you can’t answer the question, I will. No, Gore didn’t accept the results of the ’00 election, until Dec. 14, a month after Bush had actually won.

  16. Honi Soit says:

    @Rick: Since you can’t answer the question, I will. No, Gore didn’t accept the results of the ’00 election, until Dec. 14, a month after Bush had actually won.

    You answered the question all right, but it wasn’t December 14: It was December 13. How to account for your mistake? Could well be that news didn’t reach your ears until a day later….

  17. kavips says:

    Trump: THE ELECTION IS RIGGED I TELL YOU……

    Hidden Message: Get out and rig the election, you idiots…. NOW!!!!!!

  18. kavips says:

    This was from fbh way up the ladder ^

    It bears repeating because it is so true… I’ve read both autobiographies of Trump and Hillary…

    Hillary indeed was born out of human kindness and respect for humanity in a very religious Methodist family, and Trump absolutely was a product of social engineering and political manipulation…both by his father and select breeding the wealthy put their children through.. And in both their biographies, neither denies this to be true, and in fact, BOTH point to it as the seed of all their strengths…..

    If God has anything to do with this race, he is certainly on the side of Ms. Clinton… The devil is with Mr. Trump. There is absolutely no other way you can see it … unless you are under the devil’s influence. Period.

    So, fbh and Rick… see you in hell. (I’ll probably be there for other reasons though… )…

  19. delacrat says:

    “if God has anything to do with this race, he is certainly on the side of Ms. Clinton. – kavips

    Why would God be ” on the side of ” an habitual war criminal?

  20. Rick says:

    If you like the new Obamacare premiums, which won’t really kick-in until 2017 (by design), then vote for the candidate that will double-down.

    If you liked a liar and criminal- and her record of complete ineptitude at the State Dept- then vote for Hillary. If she can monumentally bungle her job there, imagine what she can do as president.

    If you enjoy watching Russia exert power in the Mideast, then vote for Hillary- then Russia can take the Baltic States, unimpeded.

    If you like the Obama “recovery”- then vote for a continuation of the same mediocrity.

    Like higher taxes? Vote Hillary.

    Hate guns and want them made unavailable to anyone but cops and criminals? Vote Hillary.

    Like Kagan and Sotomayor? Hillary might appoint three more.

    Like the “fairness doctrine?” Vote Hillary. Maybe she can censor the internet while she’s at it.

    Like you government big, bigger, biggest? Vote for Hillary.

    It’s funny. The left is always bemoaning big business monopolies. No competition. Except when the big monopoly with no competition is big government. Then it’s okay.

    If you want an administration of corrupt liars, vote Hillary. Those are the only people she does business with (Arab oligarchs excepted).

  21. mouse says:

    How about just one that is competent with the requisite dignity to lead a nation?

  22. Frank Knotts says:

    Just for you mouse.
    http://youtu.be/urMjGAimtRc

  23. mouse says:

    Yeah, I suppose.

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