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The Stakes Next Week
Campaign signs, McKinney, Texas, Oct. 22, 2020 (Sara Carpenter/

Repeating something over and over doesn’t make it any more true, and despite the media’s parroting of the “this is the most important election of our lifetime” platitude, the fact is it probably isn’t.

All depends on whose lifetime, of course, but considering Trump will end his first term with three Supreme Court appointments, major progress on Middle East peace, prison reform, the destruction of ISIS, and myriad other notable achievements, it’s hard to believe any election in the recent past or near future could be more important than the last one.

The greatest nation the world has ever seen could be leveled by the Left’s zeal to repeat the most heinous offenses of history, both social and economic.

But the contest coming up ranks a close second; to fulfill his promises to the American people, such as the border wall and a manufacturing Renaissance, Trump desperately needs four more years.

It won’t come easy.

This time around the elites know Trump can win, and, like cornered animals, they are responding with bloodthirsty aggression. Their most recent assaults on Trump and his supporters are far beyond America’s usual political pale.

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s fellow Notre Dame faculty attempted to sabotage her confirmation due to her religious beliefs. The recent presidential town halls, in which Savannah Guthrie grilled Trump like an off-the-rails detective while George Stephanopoulos treated Biden as his own grandfather, were a case study in media bias. And the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story by both Facebook and Twitter — as of this writing the New York Post’s Twitter account was still suspended for nothing other than good, honest journalism — is unprecedented election interference by Big Tech.

Should Biden win, such hostility will only increase, as today’s Left have made clear they intend to make the Trumpists pay.

Clinton’s former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich has called for a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” to “erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.” (Imagine a guy with the last name “Reich” tweeting that with a straight face.)

And infamous sportscaster-turned-pundit Keith Olbermann recently declared that Trump’s “enablers and supporters … must be prosecuted, convicted, and removed from our society.”

Feel the love yet?

Should Trump fall short next week, today’s doxxing of MAGA nuns and attacks on Jews could well be remembered as the Good Ole Days when our politics were relatively civil.

But the personal revenge will pale in comparison to the policy paybacks.

Biden has threatened to “pack the court,” thus undoing hard-won conservative victories and ensuring any contested policies enacted under his watch are protected by his judicial cronies. Such cases could well include protections for Big Tech.

Facebook and Twitter know well that Biden and the Dems won’t touch their beloved Section 230 protections or attempt to litigate them as monopolies so long as they carry the administration’s water. It’s a symbiotic relationship, and one that could spell doom for the future dissemination of conservative thought.

Social media has allowed the right, with much effort, to skirt the biases of mainstream media and continue to promote a conservative worldview to the curious masses. With that avenue legally blocked, the Ministry of Information will have achieved total control, and thoughtcrime will not be tolerated.

Wokeness will become dogma in academia and corporate America, and equality-minded policies such as Trump’s executive order combating critical race theory will disappear like Hillary’s emails, creating a nation where people are judged not by the content of their character, but rather by the color of their skin. The greatest nation the world has ever seen will be leveled by the Left’s zeal to repeat the most heinous offenses of history, both social and economic.

Biden’s calls for massive government intervention and spending increases in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic, if enacted, would slay Trump’s first-term economic progress. A recent Stanford study concluded that under Biden’s agenda “there will be 4.9 million fewer employed individuals, $2.6 trillion less in GDP, and $1.5 trillion less consumption in that year alone. Median household income in 2030 would be $6,500 less.”

With friends like Democrats, who needs enemies? The resulting reduction in productivity will reduce innovation, and, much like its European forebears, America will slink away into global obscurity.

And China will fill the global power vacuum.

As I wrote in The American Spectator nearly two years ago: “Reduced innovation stateside will be the death knell for American global dominance and, by extension, the red carpet for Chinese military, economic, and cultural expansion.”

America’s reign as sole superpower enabled unprecedented global prosperity and, by extension, a  global focus on, and expansion of, human rights. Should Biden emerge victorious, the irony will be pristine: the American Left, which claims to champion the poor and oppressed, will have abandoned the world’s most vulnerable to one of the globe’s greatest abusers of human rights. And all for the sake of domestic politics.

These are the stakes come November 3. And why Democrats must be destroyed at the ballot box.

I, for one, would love nothing more than a country with two parties that debate openly and in good faith to craft policies that benefit all Americans. But the other party must be an honest broker, and the current Democratic stable is anything but, as they’ve proven time and time again.

After all, they nominated for president a central player in the Russiagate coup who we now know was using his addict son to pad his bank account by offering his government connections to corrupt companies around the world. And they didn’t even blink.

From the Steele dossier to Jussie Smollett to Nick Sandmann to Hunter’s laptop, there’s simply nothing they won’t create or ignore to obtain absolute power. And absolute power corrupts absolutely.

If the last four years have taught us anything, it’s that the other side of the aisle is all but immune from the rules that conservatives and everyday Americans must abide by, and the only justice that will ever be served will come on election day.

This is our chance to make them pay, and possibly save the country in the process.

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