America is in danger of becoming a one party nation. The two parties do have far too many similarities in some ways, but that's not the problem. Even with the often too far rightward 3rd way Dems there are differences. Generally they are pro-Choice, generally they cut less social programs, generally they believe in a legal balance between gun rights and responsibility. Yes, there still are differences.
The problem is far more insidious.
Of all the things Hillary has said perhaps the most accurate was the oft mocked phrase, "Vast right wing conspiracy." I suspect even she under estimated just how vast it has become. And their collusion over neutering our system for electing our representatives is probably number one when it comes to evidence.
When Republican governors, elected and appointed officials are all on point to push election fraud, push very convenient to their own party strict ID laws...
...most of them cutting back on voting hours and access in precincts that tend not to vote their way, most Crosscheck-ing voters off the rolls who belong to ethnic groups that tend not to vote politically correct ways...
...when they all use fake voting called "provisional votes" for politically incorrect 'problem' voters who demand at the polls their right to vote when they're told they have been purged...
How can there not be collusion? How can it not be a conspiracy?
While it would be far better if we have national run off voting so third parties have more influence on the two major parties, instead we are heading the other way: creating one party governance barely hidden under a mythical two party system. The scam is magician misdirection-like, only more like a very bad magician whose gimmicks are obvious, but keeps insisting it's all on the up and up.
Meanwhile one party wins repeatedly by scamming the popular vote and gaming the Electoral College, while pre-planning to block anything that any president not from their party proposes... So where for art an even marginal two party system? When they are so dedicated to the principle of dismantling programs they themselves created because the "other" party proposed them, passed them, how can they lose either way? When the voting machine companies are owned by their friends and offer proprietary software so we can't be sure they are not more rigged than one arm bandits in a corrupt Trump-ian casino? When legally they make sure evidence: like screen shots, of what the actual vote was are discarded before any actual recount is attempted... Given all this it's only a matter of time before almost all elections that don't go their way go away, and those few that don't won't make a damn bit of a difference.
That's not a multi-party system. That's not even a marginal two party system. That's a one party system worthy of the most corrupt regimes in human history.
The beauty of the scams is all they have to do is keep increasing how much they game the system. Eventually the only answer that keeps being offered by the "other" party will be no answer at all: get out more of the vote. No flow will plug up a hole so big. This conspiracy involves one hell of a vast, complex, sucking machine: election fraud.
I have no doubt at ALEC meetings and other Republican meetings nationwide this has been major part of planning sessions.
Yes, my lists here provide only a few of the scams intended to rip off the politically incorrect's right to vote. And with Trump's voting commission folded into Homeland Security so it's safe from the Freedom of Information Act, and the announcement that Trump has ordered the Secret Service to head to polling stations election time, does anyone think they won't keep increasing their efforts? Anything to win?
The answer to that would be, "Yes."
I have been writing about this since 2000. One thing I have learned: if you refuse to even think they might be involved in a vast conspiracy to commit election fraud by any means possible nothing I can type, no proof I'd provide, would ever convince you. Nothing anyone can say.
If you still buy into right wing enabling propaganda that frames it all as if Trump won the popular vote too by a large margin, rather than losing it by a vastly larger margin than any president ever has... nothing I can type, no proof I'd provide, would ever convince you. Nothing anyone can say.
And I haven't even mentioned Russian interference or extreme gerrymandering.
Progress has been slow in America because from the start some demanded we must deny freedom to anyone inconvenient to them. Blacks, women, anyone selected out via poll taxes and tests exclusively given to those they hate, those they wish to lord over or won't vote their way. Most of these compromises eventually went away, though some still survive like the Electoral College. Now, like slave owners were placated by the 3/5ths rule and being allowed their militias so they could hunt down escaped slaves, partisans are pushing harder so all those areas that tend to vote their way get more of a say than highly populated areas that don't tend to vote their way. It them saying, "Go to the back of the bus, niggers," to LA, NYC, parts of the country they deem politically incorrect.
We cannot under estimate the threat of this drive towards a one party system, legalized voter fraud. If we continue to think fighting among ourselves is far more important, well, I am reminded of Ben Franklin said. He was speaking to a woman who asked Ben what kind of government they had given us...
"A republic Madam: if (we) can keep it."
Inspection is a column that has been written by Ken Carman for over 40 years. Inspection is dedicated to looking at odd angles, under all the rocks, and into the unseen cracks and crevasses, that constitute the issues and philosophical constructs of our day: places few think, or even dare, to venture.
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