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Insanity Of Recent Events Should Tell Us One Thing

We all have a reason to think the impossible is possible if we're willing to see it for what it is.

By Jason Ray Morton Published 9 months ago 4 min read
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Insanity Of Recent Events Should Tell Us One Thing
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The Question?

Can an election be stolen? If one is to believe Donald Trump, the 2020 election was stolen from him by the Democrats and Joe Biden. It sounds incredible, crazy, paranoid, delusional, and many other words not fit for print or publication.

Even with some “questionable” realities around the 2020 election, as a moderate conservative, I found Trump’s claims unbelievable. There was no proof, only circumstances that made people believe there might have been skullduggery occurring.

Our vote has to count! That’s what we've been taught since we were children, even though many stop believing their vote matters by the time they’re in their 40s and 50s. While election security measures continually are something Republicans and Democrats fail to agree on, many on the left say requiring identification is an example of exclusion and even racism, shouldn’t election integrity be something we the people can depend on?

Perhaps it’s naive to think that our vote counts for anything in the 21st century. But now, after nearly three years of Trump and his associates swearing the election was stolen from them by some shadowy cabal-like conspiracy, and most people refusing to believe it was possible, we have a reason to believe it is a possibility.

The Indictment of Donald Trump

Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, you should want your rights upheld and your vote to matter. And if there is a chance it was stolen from you, your rights have been violated. It’s an unthinkable crime, and one that we would have thought impossible on the grandest stage of all elections, the Presidential Elections.

To no longer think it’s impossible, or couldn’t have happened, is an exercise in ignorance.

Some crimes sound impossible. After working in the criminal justice world for nearly 25 years, there are crimes so unbelievable that nobody would take them seriously. If you were accused of trying to steal land on the moon, as an example, the accuser would be laughed out of the room. That was the way many democrats and people who had faith in the election felt about Trump’s claims after 2020.

Now, as President Trump has been indicted for being part of a conspiracy to steal the 2020 election away from Joe Biden, it’s officially a matter of record that stealing a presidential election is conceivable.

“Stealing A Presidential Election Was Conceivable”

Sit with that thought, for a moment, and regardless of what side of the fence you might be on politically, realize what the indictment means. The Department of Justice, our federal government, our law enforcement communities that investigate matters, The White House, Joe Biden’s Administration, and everybody who sought to bring down Donald Trump, believed that stealing an election was plausible.

What Does This Say For The Integrity Of Our Elections

If something can be conceived of, then it can be grown into a reality. Therefore, if manipulating, cheating, and stealing a federal election is conceivable enough that we are seeing an indictment against a former president, then it can be done. All that’s required to do something is:

The Motive: To win/retain power/gain power at the presidential level.

Means: The required assets to use to achieve your goal. (Billions of dollars, connections, like-minded associates, etc…)

Opportunity: The chance or instance to take action towards the furtherance of your offense.

Donald Trump may have had the motive and means to steal the presidential election, and he had the opportunity for it to become a thought after he lost. While he accused Biden and the Democrats of stealing it from him, without presenting a shred of proof, did they have the three elements?

From the moment that Trump won the election the Democratic party and even members within the Republican party worked against him having a successful presidency. He was the outsider that long-time politicians didn’t want in Washington, as well as dozens of billionaires and public figures that swore it was impossible. MOTIVE

With tens of billions of dollars at their fingertips and many public figures on their side, as well as control of the House and Senate, everything that was needed to attempt to control the outcome of the 2020 election was available to the Democrats.

When it comes to opportunity, the Democratic party and the power brokers within their ranks had from the day Donald Trump took office up to the 2020 election to figure out a way to unseat him one way or the other.

The Answer

Trump’s indictment proves one thing and one thing only. It proves that billions of dollars and manpower hours from the government and prosecutors now must admit that it is possible to steal a presidential election from the American people. And, since it’s now possible, Trump’s delusions about the election being stolen from him turn into less delusional allegations and become theories that lack any substantive proof.

Unfortunately, this means that our elections aren’t protected and secure, and the culprits of that lack of integrity connected to the voices of American people being heard is none other than the two-party system we are stuck with.

If Donald Trump can be indicted for attempting to steal an election that he lost, in the heat of the season between the vote and the presidential inauguration, whether you're a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent, it would be foolish to believe that the election can't be stolen.

For there to be an indictable crime, a grand was show compelling evidence of a conspiracy to do something that was plausible. The investigators and prosecutors put together a case that convinced people the US Presidential Elections are so insecure that a half-baked, ill-conceived scheme, could change the future. Imagine a long-term, multi-faceted, and well-prepared approach.

Election security laws should now be something all of America pays attention to.

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About the Creator

Jason Ray Morton

I have always enjoyed writing and exploring new ideas, new beliefs, and the dreams that rattle around inside my head. I have enjoyed the current state of science, human progress, fantasy and existence and write about them when I can.

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  • Randy Wayne Jellison-Knock9 months ago

    Though your premises may indeed be true, Jason, they may also be used to jump to false conclusions. While you have not said it outright, similar arguments could be used to buttress efforts to enact legislation that does not make the process any more secure but a lot more difficult for those certain parties don't want to vote. This has been true throughout our history as a country of all parties involved, but especially so recently by the GOP. Whether it's gerrymandering rubber stamped by conservative courts (currently, not always), or making it more difficult to register to vote, easier to purge voting rolls & harder to cast your vote (e.g., red states which currently ban any kind of assistance such as supplying water to those waiting for hours in line), it's been extremely rare for Republicans to carry the national vote in the past few decades, but not uncommon for them to control one if not both chambers of congress, the executive branch, & increasingly so, the judicial. For most of my life, the Supreme Court was split 3-2-3 with three solidly conservative, three solidly liberal, & two swing justices who leaned conservative. Now it's 6-3 where the six range from solidly to rabidly conservative, three seats stolen (yes, stolen--the only principle used was the quest for power & control, won by obfuscation & outright hypocrisy) by Republicans through the machinations of Mitch McConnell & others of his ilk. As for stolen elections, we've seen at least one if not two during my lifetime, not even counting all the times when the minority of votes has won the majority of power. In 2000, the Supreme Court halted the recounts in Florida in a decision they declared could never be used as precedent for any other, overturning both the state supreme court & state election laws. Oddly enough, had they simply allowed the requested recounts to continue, Bush would have won narrowly & gained a sense of legitimacy in his two terms. But once the recounts were completed for the entire state, Gore won narrowly (even without considering the effect of the butterfly ballots). While full recounts were never completed (as far as I know) in 1960, it's more than simply possible that Kennedy benefited from a similar (or markedly different) kind of theft. Is it possible to steal an election. Of course it is. That's why the process is already so thoroughly regulated (each time malfeasance gets discovered, e.g., machine politics of the Democratic Party, legislation gets passed to make it more difficult to cheat). Of course we should be concerned with the integrity & security of our elections. But we should never allow it to become an excuse to disenfranchise voters who don't vote for us just so that we get to hold onto power & get our way. While I do not fault you for anything you have written here, my friend, I do urge caution. In this day & age it is far too easy to hear only what we want to hear (on all sides), dismissing all other voices, which almost inevitably leads to making poor & badly uninformed decisions. (I believe you are already well aware of all this & that none of it needs to be said to you, that indeed I am preaching to the choir, albeit very likely a different part of the choir. Nevertheless, I felt the need to rant a bit. Thanks for letting me get it off my chest. I get upset with both sides for misrepresenting or outright lying about things today. Granted, I tend to get angry with conservatives & only disappointed with liberals, but still, it upsets me that today we very rarely talk things out with one another & figure out real solutions to real problems, instead simply looking for the enthymeme that will play well to our preferences & base.)

  • Judey Kalchik 9 months ago

    I am not sure I track this, although it is a smooth progression through the subject. I see it that this proves it’s possible to attempt to steal. In the way that sparrows smash into the kitchen window- it’s possible for sparrows to attempt to fly into the glass. It isn’t possible for a sparrow to pass through it, though.

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