How would you answer the following ad?
Wanted: millions of citizens who are willing to stand up for free, fair, and legal elections. Requirements: patience, courage, calmness, concern for the Republic, love for the Constitution over candidate
Note: The unscrupulous, angry, win-at-any-cost, or “fed up” need not apply.
Ready to fill out your resume”? Here are some tips:
Read articles from real journalists who are genuinely investigating the situation we find ourselves in these days. There aren’t many. Look outside your own comfortable box to understand the scope of the problem. There are charges and counter-charges from both sides. Discern which charges are real.
Why is this happening only in some states? I was asked this question yesterday. It’s because there were decisive wins in most of the states. In ultra-close voting results, there usually are claims of corruption.
You might go online and scan newspapers from these states. Then read the court documents. Determine whether or not the state officials in question followed their own laws. Key: the state legislatures pass the laws, not volunteers or judges. Keep in mind, the states’ laws must follow the U.S. Constitution.
If there are charges of faulty computer programs, follow the story to see where it leads. Computers can have a “pilot error.” Find out if the computer complaint is a bogus or a real claim.
Resist the temptation to blame this mess on foreign interference. Be patient. If there’s been meddling, the truth will come to light. Again, look for official sources as well as reliable investigative sources for the answer.
Detach from naming, blaming, or shaming. Accusations like, “You just won’t admit your guy lost,” or “He just refuses to concede” are useless. Let the process work itself out. How many arguments have you won through emotional browbeating? Right. I agree. Mature people take a deep breath and exercise extreme patience while the process is played out. More cerebral and less emotional is the name of the game, especially going into the holidays, where this issue may remain unresolved.
Recognize that the media do not declare the winner. The process does. There may still be lawful canvassing, certification, challenges, recounts, even court cases before a decision is made. The media make money on your emotions. The process is a standard, not an advertisement. The press can be emotional. Law and the facts are not.
America, we have a new job opening. It’s not about who wins any longer. It’s about the process and saving the Republic from corruption. Ready to fill out your resume’?
This is Common Sense Civics and Citizenship.??