Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Idiots That Don’t Concede Elections

By Christopher Chantrill January 30, 2018

Back when I was a young man I had a Greek-American friend that taught me Rule One about democratic politics. This was back in the mid-1970s when the Greek colonels had just conceded power back to the center-right party in Greece. What was needed now in Greece, my friend insisted, was that the center-right party concede power to the center-left party at the next election, and that the center-left party concede the next-but-one election to the center-right party.

Here in America, the Democrats have failed to concede the last two normal change elections that went against them: the 2000 presidential squeaker election and the 2016 election. But you will search long and hard among your liberal acquaintance for anyone that understands how serious this is.

Now we have a piece on “This Civil War” from Daniel Greenfield, a speech given to the Tea Party convention of South Carolina. When you have a party that doesn’t concede elections then you have a civil war, he says. How do you know you have a civil war? Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country.

And they can’t settle the question through elections because they don’t even agree that elections are how you decide who’s in charge. That’s the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country?

When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war. Moving on, Greenfield says there are two kinds of government. You can have a “voluntary government” or a “professional government.” This is a civil war between volunteer governments elected by the people and professional governments elected by… well… uh… themselves. Of the establishment, by the establishment and for the establishment. Go ahead, read the whole thing....To Read More....

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