Imagine if a cadre of very clever and industrious thieves formed a grand conspiracy to rob some place, like say Fort Knox.
The Constitutional Crisis Deciding the Fate of America’s Liberty Is NOW
Posted: Jun 14, 2021 12:01 AM
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Imagine if a cadre of very clever and industrious thieves formed a grand conspiracy to rob some place, like say … Fort Knox. Then, when the time was right, they were finally able to pull it off in the dark of night and get away with all the gold … for a while.
What would you as an American expect to happen if they were eventually caught?
Should it matter if, by that time, they were already ensconced in mansions, dressing well, driving expensive cars, mingling with high society and otherwise enjoying the good life in every imaginable way?
Would you ever consider just telling them that, if they promise never to do it again, we’ll simply agree to let them get away with it … but just this once?
Or, would you be one of those old-fashioned deplorable types who would be more inclined to demand justice now? You know, like, want to put them in prison, get as much of the gold back as possible and then look forward to seeing the movie about it when it comes out?
How a majority of Americans would answer this question may afford some clarity to the fork in the road our society is approaching right now … and, with lightning speed.
If state forensic audits are ultimately allowed to establish beyond all reasonable doubt that the outcome of the 2020 election was fraudulently stolen, America will be confronted with having to deal with the incredulous discovery of the largest successful criminal conspiracy the world has ever witnessed—a coup d’état that enabled criminals operating in the dark of night to unlawfully seize complete control of the government of the United States of America … together with all the power that comes with it.
If that becomes an unavoidable truth, it will present America with a constitutional crisis unlike any it has ever dealt with, and that, in turn, will put before it a question it will not be able to avoid answering.
What to do?
Will our society have the mettle to defend its liberty by upholding the Rule of Law and insisting on justice now—i.e. by holding the criminals responsible for the fraud accountable and retrieving that which was stolen—i.e. the outcome of the election?
Or not … as the Supreme Court, a majority in Congress and those presently in control of the Executive Branch obviously seem to prefer.
Which of these two paths America will choose is the moral crucible now forming in this already divided nation where the ethics, character, integrity and intestinal fortitude of this generation of Americans could soon be put to the test.
Ultimately, it is a test that will require America to determine whether its liberty will survive or be forfeited to those who made a mockery of our last election.
And I, for one, have my doubts about the outcome.
Just this past Friday, Attorney General Garland strongly suggested that, in light of the recent audit activity, the full weight of the Justice Department has been ordered to investigate any and all violations of law that may have been committed … not by those who may have committed election fraud … but, by those even thinking about conducting audits that might uncover the crimes.
Apparently, we now live in an America where it is going to be made a crime to investigate a crime.
So might speak the thief emboldened by his recently acquired illicit wealth who would attempt to intimidate those who would even think about wanting to look inside Fort Knox to see if any gold had been stolen in the first place.
At minimum, it is a strategy born of evil … but, also one that could be very effective.
Meanwhile, I recently attended two different meetings where patriotic conservative Americans gathered to discuss strategies for retaking our country in the aftermath of the 2020 elections. One presenter advocated a convention of states pursuant to the 5th Amendment, and the other encouraged like-minded people to run for all local and state offices in future elections.
That’s all well and good, so far as such strategies may help at some point in the future ... but not very much help for dealing with what’s coming at us right now.
Thus, at both meetings I posed a single question to each speaker: What responsive strategy has their group developed to respond right now, if it is discovered that the 2020 election was actually stolen? In both cases, their response was the same as all who were in attendance. A prolonged silence coupled with looks that put me in mind of deer in the headlights.
I am not a military strategist, but even I know that an army lacking a strategy on how to win isn’t likely going to work out very well for the troops at the end of the day.
To his credit, President Trump recently asked Newt Gingrich, Mark Meadows and Lindsay Graham to help deal with this problem by drafting a modernized version of Newt’s earlier Contract with America.
Presumably, it is to help unify his patriotic supporters across the country around a core platform of shared ideas and ideals.
They agreed to do it, but said it would take some time.
The problem, however, is that time is something we don’t have a lot of, in light of the fact that Arizona’s audit is expected to wrap up this week and others, if they occur, possibly by the end of summer. Waiting for Newt’s crew or the mid-term elections of 2022 to come up with a unifying platform is a luxury we can’t afford. And, might even be a waste of time, in light of the fact that such platforms of patriotic ideas have already been presented in writings such as The Declaration of Liberty, which President 45 would do well to read soon, I don’t mind saying. That is …before the current powers that be are able to de-platform it.
Given the thinly veiled message Garland effectively delivered to America Friday, if we don’t speak—and act—in defense of our liberty right NOW, it is now beyond denial that people like the Attorney General fully intend to use the color of the authority of their office—even if that authority was unlawfully obtained by theft—to compel all Americans to hold their peace … forever.
So, will the American people have what it takes to put in play an effective strategy to hold seditionist criminals who stole that election accountable, retrieve and restore that which was stolen, and thereby protect their liberty … or will they choose to surrender their liberty to tyranny?
We’ll know the answer to this question very soon.
Clifford C. Nichols is an attorney and the author of A Barrister’s Tales. He can be contacted regarding his editorials at cliffordnichols.com/contact.