Data: You will surrender yourself to the authorities.Star Trek The Next Generation: The Most Toys 1990
Fajo: Or what? You’ll fire? Empty threat and we both know it. Why don’t you accept your fate? You will return to your chair and you will sit there. You will entertain me and you will entertain my guests. And if you do not, I will simply kill somebody else. Him, perhaps. It doesn’t matter. Their blood will be on your hands too, just like poor Varria’s. Your only alternative, Data, is to fire. Murder me. That’s all you have to do. Go ahead. Fire. If only you could feel rage over Varria’s death. If only you could feel the need for revenge, then maybe you could fire. But you’re just an android. You can’t feel anything, can you? It’s just another interesting intellectual puzzle for you. Another of life’s curiosities.
Data: I cannot permit this to continue. [He levels the disrupter at Fajo]
Fajo: Wait. Your program won’t allow you to fire. You cannot fire. No!
As a general rule all elections are shades of gray. While some issues like abortion are Sine Qua Non for some voters like me as a rule
This one is not.
We have seen riots in the streets, we have seen monuments of people from Grant to St. Junipo Sera defaces. We have violence and threats of violence and attempts to provoke it. We’ve seen the actual takeover of a section of a city and 30,000 people deprived of their civil rights by a Mayor and Governor more interested in defending their violent base and scoring a point against the President than defending the rights of those citizens.
And throughout it all we have seen a media do all they can to minimize deflect and deceive in order to keep these fact from the American people concerning these events, with a lot of help from big tech and those who control our social networks city.
The president put it on the line during his Tulsa speech:
If the Democrats gain power, than the rioters will be in charge and no one will be safe and no one will have control. Joe Biden is not the leader of his party. Joe Biden is a helpless puppet of the radical left, and he’s not radical left. I don’t think he knows what he is anymore, but he was never radical left, but he’s controlled by the radical left, and now he’s really controlled. His campaign staff even donated a lot of money to bail out rioters, looters and arsonists who ravaged Minneapolis. They bailed them out, they put up a lot of money to bail them out, the rioters, the looters and they were, they were the arsonists. They’ll say, “Oh, it’s terrible what he says about the people of our nation.” Maybe some of them aren’t even from our nation. The leftists try to do everything they can to stop us. Every hour of every day, including even violence and mayhem, they’ll do anything they can to stop us. Look what happened tonight. Look at what happened tonight. Law enforcement said, “Sir, they can’t be outside. It’s too dangerous.” We had a bunch of maniacs come and sort of attack our city.
That’s the stakes here. It’s impossible to pretend otherwise, the American people are in the same sport that the children of Israel were when Moses gave his final speech before his death.
Here, then, I have today set before you life and prosperity, death and doom. If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God, which I enjoin on you today, loving him, and walking in his ways, and keeping his commandments, statutes and decrees, you will live and grow numerous, and the LORD, your God, will bless you in the land you are entering to occupy. If, however, you turn away your hearts and will not listen, but are led astray and adore and serve other gods, I tell you now that you will certainly perish; you will not have a long life on the land which you are crossing the Jordan to enter and occupy. I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live,Deuteronomy 30:15-19
We know what the stakes are, but what’s more important is they are the same stakes that I saw four years ago during my initial endorsement of Donald Trump just before the GOP convention:
I think that the sight of women and gay men being beaten by leftists because they support the presumptive GOP nominee, having it happen in full sight of police ordered to do nothing AND SEEING THOSE OFFICERS CHOOSING TO LET THEM BE BEATEN means that they can not count on the authorities to obey their oaths of office if they think doing so might cost them their jobs.
Even worse than this is the obvious question it raises: If leftists are willing to resort to violence and boast about it before an election when it might hurt their ability to persuade the people to vote for them, how much more willing will they be to violently suppress their political foes when such behavior is rewarded with electoral victory by the people?emphasis mine
Do you think that these people who have been willing to commit violence all over the country are going to be more restrained when the executive and police powers are in control of their political allies? How safe have Democrat cities been?
If the Democrats are elected you are giving your consent not to be represented by the people you elect subject to your will, you are giving your consent to be ruled by people who are willing to use thugs to keep you in line. Remember once you vote in the mob, you can’t vote them out.