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A comment made concerning an earlier post said that we might be on the edge of a 1775 moment. That may well be true. I certainly hope we, as a people, have both the endurance and the taste for real liberty that carried that historical moment through for another seven or eight years. I am beginning to believe that we are in the middle of one of those windows of history where a will born of “we have had enough” solidifies for the long fight ahead – or the lack of vision and will from others “swamps” over us. If it is the latter the children of our children may never know the feel of real liberty that our fathers and grandfathers knew so well and passed to us for safeguarding.
But since this seems to be a time for “theories” I will offer yet another possible vision of a Biden/Harris administration and what could become of it. There is a real possibility that we could have more of an 1828 moment.
Although I doubt we will ever know a “for sure” vote count for the 2020 presidential election, I believe that it will be recorded as the most “stolen” election in our history. That is, of course, discounting a genuine “Perry Mason” moment in the upcoming weeks. But my instincts tell me that there is simply not enough time for that which means that the battle for truth and disclosure will have to continue, hopefully at full speed. I will continue to pray for that “Mason” moment and be thankful for the work of the warriors who are trying to put it all together.
So I will float one real possibility (at least it seems to me). I hold no crystal ball or even average judgment about such things and we know that there will be surprises along the way.
If Joe Biden does prevail to become the next president, I seriously doubt he will finish more than a year of his term. I realize I am hardly the only one with this view. In fact, I doubt if a majority of honest Democrats (I am sure there are some – somewhere) would disagree. Biden is still the only thing he has ever been, a mere party henchman to be used as needed and discarded. There are a few folks right behind him pulling strings who are in the same boat but are just too full of themselves to know it.
The small, quiet signs are already showing themselves this early. The few news conferences (if they can honestly be called that) Biden has exposed himself to since the election are becoming worse. Even this media which is being so kind to him has begun to actually go past him to “Vice-President Elect” Harris to get a clearer answer. Although it didn’t make the NBC Nightly broadcast, that public broadcast race-baiter Yamiche Alcindor stood with her mouth stuck open and a puzzled look on her face as she tried to follow his senseless ramblings.
Already the networks are allowing just the slightest hints of news about shady Biden dealing with both China and Russia. These were sealed tight by the media hacks right up to the election. Either the 25th Amendment route or a just plain old “there is just too much negative stuff here, Joe” resignation, will bring in the Harris administration.
I have come to believe that the left will try and make a “get it all while you can” move because of their surprise at the strength of the grassroots vote against their broad agenda. Harris is the perfect agent for this: a political ladder climber with a radical background, no executive or foreign policy experience who is clay in the hands of the elites. She has never (as in not one time) finished a term of office she has been elected to at any level. She will extend that streak.
She is not the first light-weight to be plucked from the masses by an elite looking for a young, manageable radical who checked some of the politically correct boxes. But she lacks the personal “punch” as the last one. She dropped out of the primaries before a single vote was cast and was polling no better than 2% in her home state. She is unlikable on several levels. She will do the bidding given her but will not win an election.
Ok, so why 1828? Andrew Jackson lost the presidential election of 1824 in the House of Representatives. He had the most popular votes but failed to win a majority of electoral votes. Henry Clay had just missed the cut-off of being in consideration but he was Speaker of the House. When it came time for Clay to throw his support to a “run-off” candidate, he chose the “establishment”, John Quincy Adams, over the more “populist” Jackson. Adams quickly named Clay as the new Secretary of State, then considered a stepping stone to the presidency. Jackson screamed to high heaven.
As some may already know, Jackson could be brash, outspoken. He was known to notice every insult and most often met each one head-on. He was a fighter who had not just led men in battle but had more than one duel in his history as well as a spur-of-the-moment shot out in a Nashville hotel lobby with William Hart Benton and his family. He took two bullet wounds in that affair and that evening it was thought he would surely “bleed out” as he soaked two different beds in his life’s blood. In the Charles Dickinson duel, Jackson dressed in a loose-fitting coat which hide his thin upper body in the hope that the younger man who was a superior shot would miss the heart allowing Andrew more time to place his own shot. The bullet from Dickinson’s pistol missed the Jackson heart by hardly more than an inch, striking the breastbone and shattering into the ribs. Jackson held his ground and standing tall aimed at Dickinson. He even had to pull the hammer of his pistol off of half-cock before firing. Jackson then mounted his horse and rode off to Miller’s Tavern.
While at what was then an advanced age, Jackson was within a few months of finishing his second presidential term when a hopeful assassin got within eight feet of him with two pistols. The man fired both point-blank at Jackson’s narrow chest and against all odds the percussion caps on both firearms fired but failed to explode the powder load in the weapon. Jackson charged the man with his walking cane.
The point is that in no time in his life did Andrew Jackson, a flawed, brash and sometimes wrong human being, give up or quit. One is free to draw any modern-day parallels they wish. Jackson spent the four years of Adams’ term reminding all of the wrong done him and building his support for another run in ’28.
I am convinced that we are at a watershed moment if our republic is to survive as founded. I can envision, I can hope, the possibility of the 2022 mid-terms seeing the House being taken back. More importantly, it has to be a time when the statehouses are strengthened by individuals intent on protecting the integrity of our votes. Among our own many necessary tasks is to put them there.
Another is these tasks is to hold the feet of our Senators to the fire as being a true resistance to the agenda that would be rammed down the American throat. This will no time for a “business as usual” approach from the Romneys of the world. Too much is being lost as it is.
It is not necessary that the one who carries the presidential banner in 2024 be Donald Trump but I suspect that to be a real possibility. It is necessary that the banner is carried not by one with the mindset of the “old guard”. Despite the power of their personalities, the so-called “Jacksonian Era” and the place we find ourselves now are not about Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump. They are very much about grass roots, everyday people of every status and stripe demanding to have the voice promised by a government not just “for the People” but “by” and “of” the People.