Biden’s Impending Demise

The most important issue for Democrats is recognition that their majority in Congress is paper-thin. A few votes in the House and only one in the Senate may prevent them from overhauling entitlements, governance, taxation, voting, environmental issues, immigration and so on.

This paper-thin margin is already giving the likes of Pelosi, AOC, send Sanders, Warren and all the rest of the ultra-progressives a fit. Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema are not in lockstep with their Democratic colleagues in the Senate. Without both of their votes, liberal initiatives will fail.

What are Manchin and Sinema’s concerns? For one, they don’t believe the country should try to change itself drastically with without bi-partisan support. Why don’t Democrats appreciate how much sense this makes? The partisan divide in Congress, fostered by really aggressive rhetoric by Democrats, is going to completely destroy any effort by our lawmakers to address the needed reforms in the areas mentioned above. Our entitlement system, taxation and relationship with the environment need fixing. But borrowing 4 or 5 trillion dollars coupled with frivolous spending across the American landscape is not the answer.

A second overhanging disaster is the potential of financial instability within the American economy. Today, the US is able to borrow all the money it needs to fund the growing annual shortfall between tax receipts and expenditures. However, the gap has widened to epic proportions, and some may begin to question the strength of the American dollar. Our national debt is $28 trillion and growing at a feverish pace. The only source of relief for Democrats is to raise taxes on one class of people. But affluent taxation will not be enough to pay for new entitlements being discussed at this moment.

Too many Americans don’t pay taxes because they are below the minimum threshold. Our government (US taxpayers) subsidizes these Americans, but with no quid pro quo in almost any case. Assistance during COVID and for the loss of jobs is justifiable and noble. It’s something that the federal government should do. But paying people to stay home (and not work) is a recipe for disaster. Entitlements should not be perpetual support, except for those who cannot work for legitimate reasons. Entitlements should be available to people in temporary need. Every able-bodied person should have a job guaranteed to them by the federal or state governments. Only then can we reduce the stress that entitlements have put on our economy.

Why are Democrats so anxious to give entree and citizenship to illegal immigrants? Why reward foreigners for breaking our laws? Who are these immigrants? Do they do anything for our economy besides use our resources? Are they disease free? Did they break the law in other ways? Why do hardworking Americans have to pay for the shelter, food, schooling and medical bills of these illegal interlopers? Is it because these individuals will ultimately vote for Democrats? Are Democrats so sinister? Our immigration policies need to be fixed before the migration problem really gets out of hand. Efforts by Biden and Harris have been pitiful regarding this matter.

Currently, legislation in the Senate is subjected to a filibuster by the minority party. Certain issues such as confirmation of judges and justices are done with the majority votes.

The filibuster protects the minority from frivolous proposals by the majority. It is the only source of redress during times of stress and government misdirection. The majority always wants to eliminate the filibuster to make legislation easier. This is the case even though the filibuster will protect those who lose their majority in the future. Sens. Manchin and Sinema recognize the importance of the filibuster and are prepared to prevent any changes. They are patriots for demanding good government.

Joe Biden is really struggling to develop a consistent foreign policy network. Our enemies are the same regardless of whether a Democrat or a Republican is sitting in the White House. Biden has decided that every issue addressed by Trump was improper including his handling of Europe, Iran, China and Russia. This visceral approach makes no sense. The positive things done by former administrations should not be abandoned for political reasons. Of note are the botched Afghanistan withdrawal and a stated desire to work with the rogue ayatollahs in Iran. The diminished status of Israel in the eyes of the Biden administration is also a huge mistake.

The list goes on. Biden is being overwhelmed by progressives in every area of government. Our country is not prepared to become socialistic. We are capitalists, and we demand the federal government solve our problems and deal with the evil and horrific actions of others around the world.

Coincidentally, in yesterday’s New York Times, Charles M. Blow discusses the fact that Democrats are in danger of losing the support of many Americans based upon Biden’s performance. Even a diehard liberal commentator like Blow recognizes that Joe is failing in many areas as he tries to govern the United States. I won’t repeat the things mentioned in Blow’s article, but many are discussed in this essay.

Democrats Prepare To Behead, I Mean Impeach, Trump Once Again

The New York Times published a photo of House members parading in step to present articles of impeachment against Donald Trump. Again! The photo shows masked and sinister members doing a death march across the Capitol rotunda towards the Senate chambers. It would have been more effective if they wore black robes.

My first impression was the group was on their way to behead a failed leader (or spouse) like the old days in Europe a la Henry VIII. The ax man must have been waiting in the Senate sharpening his tool of death before he decapitates our shamed leader.

Why are leaders and lawmakers obsessed with impeachment after Trump has left office? Do they hate the man so much that they want to embarrass and ridicule him even after he has passed presidential power to Biden? What’s to gain by humiliating just less than half the electorate in this country, or about 73 million people? Most recognize they pulled the wrong lever in 2016 and 2020.

Oh, I know. How about preventing Trump from running for office in the future. He has as much chance to win a presidential race or a governor race as a convicted murderer. So, what is it that Democrats are trying to accomplish?

Maybe they want to trounce their political opposition in this country. Maybe it’s the Republican Party, as a whole, that is their target. I stipulate that Republicans made a huge mistake voting for Trump. But this has been exposed, reprimanded and the Department of Justice can go after Trump for crimes committed including his intention to incite a riot in Washington at their leisure.

The wisdom of paralyzing the Republican Party is questionable. A two-party political system is much more efficient and beneficial than a one-party system. Ironically, the latter is closer to a monarchy than the first.

We need a strong opposition party to prevent the majority party from, well, doing stupid things. Spending too much time increasing entitlements unnecessarily, forcing change in our social system, killing capitalism (and spreading socialism), opening borders, increasing taxes and so much more are on the Democratic agenda and must be restrained.

A strong minority party with a filibuster in hand is the only way to protect us from the radical left.

And one final point. A show of unity that Joe Biden says we need in America is not going to happen if Democrats are sore winners and continue to belittle their adversaries. Unity, comity, compromise and effective legislation needs to be encouraged by the party in power not the party that lost power.

I would prefer the beheading group depicted in the Times photo to refocus on delivering vaccines to end the unnecessary deaths from Covid. I would like to see the federal government work towards strengthening our economy even more. I would like to feel safe from threats by Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and terrorist groups around the world.

Americans Must Choose Revenge Or Progress

In a previous blog post, I said that it would be wise to put the Trump experiment behind us. This was not to say that the president shouldn’t be investigated for crimes associated with tax fraud and abuse of power.

The reason why I expressed this opinion is that America needs to heal, and political vendettas should be set aside for the good of the country. My experience talking with liberal individuals is that they along with many left-wing politicians in Congress and radical reporters in the media want to draw and quarter the president in the public square and that there is no punishment too extreme for Trump alleged “crimes against humanity.”

I agree illegality needs to be prosecuted, but it should be investigated by the Department of Justice over time, not by Congress who should be ensuring a timely distribution of Covid vaccines, caring for the fragile economy and keeping an eye on our enemies and terrorists that would do us harm.

Righteous liberals are wishing the worst for Trump. Infect him with Covid, put him in jail for life, and even execute him, they say. So many of these loving, empathetic and peaceful individuals are relishing the destruction of a man and president of our country for the purpose of settling a score.

When Richard Nixon was under siege in the 70s for felonious actions, Gerald Ford, who succeeded him, pardoned him so that Americans could end a very terrible moment in history. This action saved the US from the pain and embarrassment of the moment and may well have save the Republic. And it also cost Ford his reelection. It was a brave deed.

The mad dogs in Congress led by impeachment mongers are looking for approval of their unsuccessful efforts to prove anything in earlier days of the Trump administration. They should be more worried about our country, not putting notches on their belt for bringing down a US President.

I’m tired of talking about Trump. I’m tired of saying that he’s toast and will be forgotten the day after Biden’s inauguration. Of course, that assumes Pelosi and the liberal press give us all a break and focus on more serious threats to our life, country and liberty.

So libs, continue to say Trump was a bad guy, and he deserves a slow death. This will drag out a sordid tale indefinitely while our neighbors are dying and the world is crying out for leadership.

America After Trump

There are a number of relevant facts that should be considered as Congress and the media continue their blood-thirsty, yet warranted, attacks on Donald Trump. For instance, the concern that the president possibly would do something untoward or damaging to the US in his remaining days in office, or run again in 2024, are justified but have been blown out of proportion.

(Note: The authorities must assume the worst relating to Trump supporters and their desire to upset the transition of power to the new president. This should include putting the military on alert.)

Without a doubt, Trump went too far and incited his followers to violence in the capital last week. This action was criminal by all generally accepted standards, and Congress is responding accordingly. Even the most diehard supporters of the shameless, soon to be, ex-president could not excuse the despicable behavior of their leader. The only problem I see is that violent protests by other groups have not been treated with the same disdain exhibited towards the people who stormed our government.

Protests like those orchestrated by MLK, Gandhi and Mandela were non-violent. Nelson Mandela took control of an entire country with only nonviolent tactics. Surely, an advanced society like America can deal with disputes, inequality and injustice with verbal discourse and with the pen, and not with firebombs, weapons and confrontation with the authorities. Violent protest of every ilk is a crime and should be prosecuted no matter how righteous the underlying cause of dissatisfaction.

Trump is on the way out, forever. This is my opinion and not widely accepted. He will never be in a position of power again because he abused his office. We hear stories that the president will continue his political jihad as an average citizen. After all the craziness he is responsible for, who would give the reins of another elected office to this man? And who would support another run for the presidency in 2024? Even Trump supporters to this day are tired of the man’s narcissism, self-aggrandizement, power mongering and contempt of the rule of law.

It can’t ever be proven, but many believe Trump would have won the election, and the two Georgia Senate seats, if the he toned down his rhetoric during the campaign. The Democrats did everything in their power to hand over the government to Trump once again (beginning with their choice of president), but Trump whined, blathered, lied and made a fool of himself, which so many voters found unpresidential.

The question is what should happen next? Even if you believe Trump skirted the law, with alleged sedition, tax fraud and personal enhancement at the expense of the US taxpayers, I feel strongly that America should move on and act like the Trump experiment was nothing more than a bad dream. Wasting time in an effort to torture and torment the truly wicked person in the White House will not help us in the fight against the pandemic, nuclear proliferation and the crumbling US infrastructure. It will not save destitute Americans who have been devastated economically by Covid. We need our best minds to be working for a better America, not a jail sentence for a universally despised individual.

Many say that Trump’s racist, misogynistic an imperialistic attitude deserves to be punished. Maybe so, but I’d rather our leaders and lawmakers focus on helping my neighbors who are in dire straits. Let’s begin to forget about Trump now and not be taken in by liberal obsession to destroy the man more than he has already done to himself.

Are You Happy With What’s Going On?

Maybe it’s just me, but I feel very uneasy about what’s happening in the country from a number of perspectives.

I was relieved when Donald Trump lost the election. He doesn’t believe it, but it’s true. Yet, the big loser continues to try to inspire discontent, while his loss was a function of his own doing.

His defeat saved our country from a new threat, an uprising of radical and liberal miscreants. They hide behind the skirts of righteous causes like racial equality, voting rights, free speech and income equality. The only problem is that they are violent and have no problem withholding the aforementioned rights from those that disagree with them.

In 2016, Trump had an easy target as an opponent. Clinton was just about as unlikable as Trump. America was sick and tired of the same old dirty politics of the Clinton era. Trump won because so many dreaded the thought of Hillary in the White House. This sounds like 2020.

Trump even surprised himself. I’m convinced that he thought he was going down in flames and all of a sudden Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan went red.

So, we’ve had to live with alleged scandals concocted by left wing zealots and the bias press for the past four years. The latter was so tilted that Trump coined a new expression, fake news.

Liberals tried everything to discredit the president. They paid for a fake dossier, they impeached him and were soundly defeated, and they colluded with the press that harassed the president every single day of his tenure.

Trump fought back, unsuccessfully. He never yielded to any of his opponents and still is defying them to this day. Yet, as mentioned earlier, his loss saved our country from me new threat- the radical and liberal segment of our population.

State and local governments shook in their boots when rioting and looting began shortly before the election. Governors and mayors want to defund police departments because a few bad eggs among the police acted aggressively. A socialistic and communistic wave shrouded many urban centers as the leaders of these revolutions called for open warfare.

Thank goodness Trump lost. A pandemic and violent civil unrest could have destroyed our republic.

OK, Biden is going to be our new president. Things are getting better. Really? Do you think so? Has Biden exhibited any leadership skills that makes us sleep easier each night?

We have a second or third or fourth wave of Covid wreaking havoc on our families and neighbors. All Joe has said to this point is that he wants everyone to wear a mask for the first 100 days of his administration.

Governors are closing restaurants and bars to the chagrin of the owners and patrons. Restaurants have been one of the hardest hit industries during this current economic time. Many are revolting against closures because no one has proven that restaurants that obey guidelines are causing the number of Covid cases to increase. Some leaders are basing business closure decisions on how many beds they have in hospitals that are available for new serious Covid cases.

Some segments of our economy are on their asses, while some are managing. The prior group are in dire straits. They along with middle class and needy families need relief. What have Pelosi and Schumer done to rectify this situation? Nothing. They want to open the money floodgates and make everything free for Americans. Instead, they should be negotiating with Republicans for a temporary fix and relief funds for those in trouble financially.

Who is negotiating for the Democrats? Pelosi? Why not take what Republicans are willing to agree to right now, and come back later for more? What the hell. Worst case is that liberals are going to control the White House and the House of Representatives.

I am extremely uncomfortable with socialistic lawmakers who are lurking around ready to pounce on Biden and influence his decisions. The US is not going to evolve into a socialistic state. Only misguided college professors and former hippies believe they will be part of a socialistic society in the near future. Our country is based upon capitalism and exceptionalism.

The Dangers Of One Party Government

Our nation is about to face a critical moment on January 5th, as Georgians vote for two senators. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are Republicans and the Reverend Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff are Democrats all vying to become part of the highly politicized Senate.

I doubt I have very many readers who are voting in the election, but the contest is going have a monstrous national impact on the way we are governed prospectively. Therefore, every American should be aware of the implications of these two Senate campaigns.

Other than to say that the Democrats are radical and left-wing politicians, and the Republicans are relatively moderate lawmakers, I will address what could possibly happen in the future in Congress depending upon who is victorious.

If Democrats win the two seats, they will effectively control the Senate with a 50-50 split between Republicans and Democrats. Vice president Kamala Harris will vote in any ties. If Republicans win either contested seat, they will control the Senate.

What are the ramifications of having a Democratic-held Senate? It would mean that Democrats would control the presidency, the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Currently, the Senate business is subjected to filibusters by the minority party for all votes except judges and SCOTUS nominations. This means that judges and justices are confirmed with a simple majority vote. This changed several years ago when the Democratic majority voted to eliminate the filibuster, or a supermajority vote, to confirm judges. A few years later a Republican Senate majority voted to abrogate a supermajority vote for SCOTUS justices.

Currently all laws are enacted with a majority, unless the opposition filibusters the vote. Then the controlling party needs 60 votes to end the filibuster and enact a law. Democrats have threatened a vote to eliminate the filibuster for all Senate business. This would mean that the opposition party would have no power to stop any legislation for all intents and purposes.

You may ask why a filibuster is necessary. After all, the majority should rule. The filibuster became part of the lawmaking process so that frivolous and inappropriate legislation would be more difficult to enact. It is a way for the opposition to make it more difficult to enact laws that they believe are bad for our country. If a party has 60 votes in the Senate, as Democrats did during the early years of the Obama administration, there is no stopping the majority party if they also hold the presidency and the House.

Why is this issue critical at this moment? It’s because radicals in the Democratic Party have indicated that they would take action that will hurt our country our economy and our capitalistic system. Here is a short list of Democratic objectives:

  • The Senate can change the number of justices on the Supreme Court, thereby changing the political persuasion of the Court.
  • Congress would effectively change our economic system from a capital-based economy to a socialistic economy by bleeding the affluent and most successful among us.
  • The right of Americans to bear arms would be in jeopardy.
  • Immigration policy would be open borders.
  • Health care would be 100% socialized at an enormous cost.
  • Inane climate change policies would cripple industry.
  • Taxing policies would steal assets from hard working Americans.

Radical left-wing lawmakers would have a field day ripping down basic institutions like the banking system and high-tech companies.

The US would take several steps backwards just by the election of two Georgia senators.

Even if you are a Democrat, you should be aware of a country run by power hungry politicians with unlimited control over our government.

What If Trump Refuses To Leave?

The standoff between President Trump and the entire political infrastructure in Washington is becoming more perilous every day for the country. Even Republican leaders are starting to say that Trump should give up for the benefit of the republic.

 It’s disconcerting to think that Democrats and others supporting Joe Biden may have committed voter fraud. Rudy Giuliani tried to make this case on Thursday. He’s acting as president Trump’s personal attorney. Unfortunately, Rudy was unable or unwilling to give proof of voting irregularities. For some reason, he thinks that Americans will believe Trump and him without verification of wrongdoing.

All the lies and exaggerations by the president during his tenure are coming back to haunt him. He has not provided one shred of credibility to his protestations. If the voters are going to side with Trump, he and Giuliani are going to have to make march out witnesses, fraudulent ballots and rigged voting machines. And this will have to be done in the next week or two.

I, for one, have lost confidence in the voting system in our country. Statistical analysis by Trump operatives, indicate that Biden benefited by ballot stuffing, used dead people’s names on ballots and manipulated voting machines, which were allegedly wired to add votes to Biden. Giuliani says he has affidavits from people who witnessed all types of voter corruption. All this is grounds for an investigation, but with an ample electoral majority and an overwhelming popular vote, Biden is going to be our next president.

I’m curious about what would happen if Trump refuses to leave and give the reins of government to Biden. Will Trump be handcuffed and escorted from the White House? Who will have the dubious honor of dragging the ex-president onto Pennsylvania Ave? Will it be the FBI or the Washington PD that does the dirty deed? Is Trump committing treason by not abiding to the wishes of the electorate? I guess no one knows. It never happened before in American history.

Then there’s all the secrets and national security information that must be passed on to the president-elect. And what about the box that gives the president the ability to launch nuclear weapons? What about the distribution of vaccine to combat the COVID-19 flu?

Americans should have known that Trump would be a major pain in the ***, if he lost. He thinks the security of our nation and the credibility of our democracy are things that he can manipulate. The departing president is a menace and deserves to be disparaged and ridiculed. He’s a total embarrassment to the country.

But what if the lawsuits favor Trump? What if the Democratic bosses in blue stronghold cities like Philadelphia, the Twin Cities, Detroit, Chicago and Atlanta did mess with ballots? It wouldn’t be the first time in history that people running for office and their supporters cheated. It truly would be the crime of the Century and it would destroy the Democratic Party.

The best case would be for Trump to walk away and retire to Florida. Americans can then forget about the last four years and move on with their lives. The next best case is to allow Biden to have his victory and waste millions on litigation relating to the 2020 election. At least voters will then know if it was rigged by zealous Democrats.

Walk Away, Mr. President

The president, who was defeated earlier this month, has indicated that he might not turn over power to his opponent. This inane and defiant attitude personifies the principle reason Trump was not elected for another four years.

Mr. President, you did a pretty good job governing the country. Our economy grew, and you made us more secure. But your inability to build bridges with those that oppose you or even suggest alternative actions was/is abominable. In the corporate world, the board of directors would say your business judgment is good. But keeping you on in any capacity is not worth the anxiety that you create. So, it was with the American voters.

Many people hate you to the point that they wept for joy when you were declared the loser of the election. Just imagine the emotion and vitriol that would have arisen if you won. Radical liberals would have protested, rioted and destroyed major cities throughout the country. This is not to say that I condone violent protests. I don’t.

Many households were torn apart when parents supported Trump, and their children voted for Biden. I hasten to point out that millennials are replacing baby boomers as the greatest political force in America. This group wants equality and the end of racial, sexual and religious bigotry.

You may believe in these ideals. If you do, you have a strange way of showing it. By not speaking out against white supremacists and the pervasive growth of gun ownership, you lost important groups of voters. A more measured response to sensitive issues would have made you a winner on Election Day.

You did solve a number of important problems. You promised to cut taxes, and you did. You promised to abrogate unfair trade agreements, and you did. You promised to clean up the Washington swamp, and you did. You made progress with Blacks, Latinos and other minorities economically. You restored the reputation of the US in the face of global anti-American sentiment.

The problem is that you rubbed our faces in all of your successes. You are the most un-humble leader the country has ever had. You are not the greatest. You are a liar. You twist and distort the truth. The press has a field day reporting on your misstatements and exaggerations daily.

I’m puzzled why anyone would vote for you. Of course, Americans have the right to pick who they want to govern our country. But you lost this time. You are a bad loser and a bad winner. Therapy might be helpful.

Mr. President, you are our elected leader and it hasn’t worked out, with the advancement of the pandemic, the hostile and unfair media and a bunch of vicious politicians on the other side of the aisle.

You have an opportunity to do a good thing. Walk away and begin to rehabilitate yourself. It’s never too late. Americans want a peaceful and effective transition of presidential power. You should make it happen for the good of our republic.

Biden’s Focus In The Short Term

Some of Joe Biden’s promises will be detrimental to the security and economic stability of America. Many of these items can be attained even if The Republicans retain control of the Senate. Here are a few of the more important issues that Biden will address early in his tenure.

The New York Times published a story on Tuesday that definitively stated that the US/Israeli relationship will suffer under a Biden administration, and that Bibi Netanyahu, a great ally of the US, is in serious political jeopardy. Decreasing American support of the State of Israel would be an unfortunate strategy. Setting aside Bibi’s personal issues, he is a great partner in the fight against terrorism in partnership with the United States. Israel stands between the US and radical religious groups and theocracies.

Israelis are our eyes and ears in the region. Israel’s military strength and intelligence assets are important reasons why one of the most volatile areas in the world is enjoying a period of calm at this time. And finally, Israel is ready to fight shoulder to shoulder with Americans if conditions worsen. Biden intentions to decrease the bond between US and Israel make no sense.

Many believed the US/Iran nuclear deal orchestrated by Biden’s mentor was the most inane in recent history. Obama believed that he could reason with Iran. All he did was give the ayatollahs a pathway to build and deliver a nuclear bomb in just over 10 years. For a long time, US policy was to prevent rogue nations from producing existential armaments. The Iranians out negotiated Obama and his minions enabling him to erect a neutral nuclear legacy for himself while accepting an existential threat to America’s allies in the region. Trump smartly undid the arrangement, and Biden intends to reinstall it.

The abrogation of ACA is based upon a mandate that was formerly part of it. In order for the law to be effective, it was necessary that citizens participate or be fined. This element of the law was deemed to be unconstitutional. Without it, many experts say the law is unworkable. The Supreme Court will deliberate the viability of ACA in the near future. Biden wants to rescue the law. Note: It appears that the Court will not rule against ACA. It will likely be the focal point of Biden’s effort to federalize health care in the country.

The real issue is not whether America should ensure that health care is available to everybody. We need to care for those without coverage. The real issue is whether a one payer insurance plan is wise because it would necessitate elimination of millions of private insurance plans. Many Americans are happy with their coverage. It would be too expensive to replace the plan with government coverage.

Americans should carefully follow the aforementioned issues. Even with Senate support, Biden could do great harm to our country by issuing executive orders.

Political Issues To Consider

It’s going to be hectic politically from now until the inauguration of Joe Biden in January, assuming he remembers to attend the affair.

The first order of business is dealing with the plethora of lawsuits affiliated with the election. Trump has been spouting off that he was cheated, although not much has been substantiated to this point. Yet, some of his allegations are very serious. In fact, if proven, they are grounds for recounts across the country and potentially even harsher remedies.

Trump and his minions are saying that there has been voter fraud, which occurred because of the ballots mailed to millions of Americans before the election. Some are accusing Biden supporters, post offices and vote counting stations of stuffing ballots using dead people’s names, accepting ballots without proper identification and recording ballots after state deadlines. These accusations, if deemed to have constitutional implications, could be considered by the Supreme Court. The remedies might include denying certain ballots, which could change the results in some tight races. And, the allegations could possibly foretell a re-vote if it is deemed serious enough by SCOTUS.

Depending upon the state, candidates have a right to question the outcome of their races and could demand a recount. Some states automatically recount if the votes are close.

The political stakes are high because of ballot chicanery assertions. If proven, they could impact pending runoffs and recounts for congresspeople and senators. Most importantly are two Senate races in Georgia. The outcome of the races could change the control of the Senate.

The implications of this situation are extremely important. A majority in the Senate would give Democrats control of the presidency and both houses of Congress. Liberals could change the rules of the Senate and abrogate the filibuster, so that laws would then be enacted by a simple majority. The filibuster would no longer protect the rights of the opposition party.

This would potentially create chaos in a number of situations rgarding SCOTUS packing, which would change the mix of conservatives and liberals on the Court, the establishment of two new states by Democrats that would increase their majority in both houses of Congress and enactment of new laws including higher taxes and universal healthcare. The latter items being goals of radical left-wing legislators.

Also brewing at this time is the impending battle in the House where Nancy Pelosi is being challenged by the most radical members of the body. The issue is whether the House should adopt more socialist entitlements that include one payer healthcare, a green program that would cost trillions and universal health care. The aforementioned plus a number of giveaways to various special interest groups, including the termination of our natural resource development, the de-funding of the police even as crime increases will be driving us towards a socialistic state, financial problems and the end of exceptionalism.

And finally, our nation needs to consider not only the unprecedented power of the largest high-tech companies but also the unbridled power of the press. This group is protected by the Constitution, so its influence over elections and unrelenting support of liberal causes has created an unfair advantage for Democrats. The press should be focusing on providing the voters with facts and less commentary and one-sided support of one party over another.

Trump should concede and move on. However, his lawsuits should continue. Any bad behavior that is discovered should be sanctioned and voter irregularities rectified to benefit future elections.