Dominic You: We need no friends, and fear no enemy!x
British Captain: I may have been misinformed. I understood Mr. LaFitte commanded at Barataria.
Jean LaFitte: If your offer is good it will stand up under fire
The Buccaneer 1958
The time to take over the GOP (state by state) or set up a real third party (let’s call it the conservative party, like NY state), is NOW, after a historic election that demonstrated the ineptness of the “Wizards of Smart”.
The time NOT to talk about and vote for a third part candidate, or stay home and pout about rules that work against you is DURING an historic election, when one of the evils is immeasurably worse than the guy you can’t quite warm to.
Mike Rogers of Granite Grok
To a person completely unfamiliar with the blog, yesterday’s post by JD Rucker might cause some confusion as his statement concerning the election contradicts my own from by Double Down Trump post. Let me begin by informing such people that my writers are informed up front that with these exceptions:
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When people are accepted as writers here, they may write what they wish on the subject that they wish and say what they think with no thought or fear that if I disagree with it I will censor it, after all, this isn’t Twitter.
But while I agree with JD’s piece in many respects, particularly in terms of what we should do post election his argument against voting Trump in this election is not plausible because wild speculation not withstanding the truth is this:
Baring sudden death either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States
For a conservative to come to the decision to either vote 3rd party or to leave the ballot blank under the theory: “Donald Trump is unfit therefore I shall not support him even if it means a Hillary Clinton victory” strikes me as the argument of Code Pink vs fighting ISIS or a British Pacifist during World War 2. “War is evil and I won’t aid it”.
And to that argument CS Lewis gave an excellent answer
for those who are unwilling to sit through the entire CS Lewis doodle (which I’ve been looking for an excuse to show you for weeks) let me get to the nitty gritty quote.
In the liberal society the number of pacifists will either be large enough to cripple the state as a belligerent or not. If not you have done nothing, if it is large enough, then you have handed over the state which does tolerate pacifism over to its totalitarian neighbor who does not. Pacifism of this kind is taking a straight road to a world where there is no pacifism.
Or put simply, all staying home or voting 3rd party does to a conservative is to enable someone who wants to destroy you and give them the weapons to do so. Conservatism of this kind is taking a straight road to a country where conservatism is not allowed.
Now you might say, “But DaTechGuy, I believe Donald Trump is unfit and my personal honor does not allow such a vote?”
Well that answer comes from this exchange between the 4th Doctor and a man named Tremas in the episode the Keeper of Traken. Let me set the scene. A powerful device which gives a person literally power over a series of planets is about to be taken over by an evil malevolent force. Having escaped temporarily from its clutches the Doctor and his party find their way to Tremas’ quarters where he is looking for a way to stop him.
4th Doctor: Well, the new regime seems to be making rather a mess of things. Tremas. Tremas.
4th Doctor: Blueprints. Master plans. Do you happen to keep them here?
Tremas: What plans in particular?
4th Doctor: Well, the master plans to the Source manipulator, of course.
Tremas: Yes, in the atmosphere safe. The secrecy of the Source manipulator is a sacred trust.
4th Doctor: Tremas, we must stop Kassia becoming the Keeper, and for that we need the master plans.
Tremas: But I swore an oath, Doctor.
4th Doctor: Well of course you swore an oath! Now you have to choose. Your personal honour against the safety of the whole of Traken.
Nyssa: Yes, father.
Tremas: I can’t, Doctor.
4th Doctor: Well, that’s fine. That’s fine, Tremas. I mean, when this thing has taken over the entire Source you’ll have the consolation of knowing that you kept your honour intact.
As a vote for Trump is not aiding and abetting mortal sin (thus violating the primary duty of a Christian to God) the situation and the decision here is identical to the Doctor and Tremas.
I submit and suggest that when Hillary Clinton and those who enabled her flouting of federal law have been given power, when the IRS is again used as a tool to disable conservatives, when the full power of the federal government is used to either silence Christians, and/or force them to choose between their souls and their ability to function in public places or business, when the Muslim Brotherhood is enabled and America continues its retreat from the world and when the supreme court is packed to make sure that even if a Ted Cruz or a Scott Walker should be elected in 2020 their attempts to reverse these actions will be ruled unconstitutional, those who have decided to stay home and allowed all this to happen will have the consolation of knowing that they kept their personal honor intact.
I’d say that price is too high.
FYI 1: If you enjoyed the first part of that CS Lewis doodle on “Why I am not a pacifist I embed part 2 here for you.
FYI 2: In case you’re wondering the exchange between Tremas and the Doctor ends, like this.
[Tremas goes to a blank piece of wall, puts his hand through and removes a scroll.]
Tremas: The original design of the Source manipulator. The means that gave power to our Keepers.
4th Doctor: Good.
FYI 3: (minor Doctor Who spoiler alert) Some Doctor Who fans might wonder if my invoking of the episode of Traken means I’m comparing Hillary Clinton to the Master either in his emaciated decaying state from that episode or the current regeneration as Missy who is just as evil and murderous. That is certainly not the case.
The Master/Missy evil wholly fictional character while Hillary Clinton is an awful terrible fact.
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