The Bedrock of Democracy

What stands between us and the abyss? What are the Guardrails of our Democracy? Every day we are gaining more CLARITY on how fragile our system truly is.

Though the details may be disputed, the overall intentions remain the same, regardless of how it went down. All that stood between a tyrannical leader, hellbent on remaining in POWER, and our Constitutional Democracy… were these guys.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/01/us/politics/anthony-ornato-jan-6-trump.html

That’s it.

A couple of rank-and-file Officers from our Nation’s most elite Law Enforcement detail, the United States Secret Service. Had they chosen to follow the orders of our Commander-in-Chief that day, and actually drove the President to the Capitol… what do you think would have happened?

As the doors opened on that SUV and out stepped Donald J. Trump with his security detail… that crowd would have erupted in thunderous APPLAUSE. They would have carried him UP those steps and escorted him on to the floor of the House of Representatives.

And as the clouds parted and birds started to sing, the President would have stood before the WORLD and addressed Our Nation from the microphone of the Speaker of the House and said-

‘Well Mike… whatcha gonna do NOW?’

The House, in special session, would have voted to overturn the results of the 2020 election, after Vice President Mike Pence found several slates of electors to be in dispute. Joe Biden would have been the loser, and Donald J. Trump would have been sworn in for his second term.

It would have been the END of our Democratic Experiment. The end of the peaceful transition of power. It would have marked the beginning of the reign, of the FIRST KING of the United States of America… and the end of Our Constitution.

THIS TIME… it held. HONOR triumphed. For whatever reason, be it respect for our Rule of Law; be it respect for a DIRECT ORDER from their superiors… be it out of FEAR, with a strong instinct for self-preservation.

Whatever their reasoning… in the eyes of our Founders, those Secret Service agents are HEROES. Because of their actions, our Nation STILL STANDS.

NEXT TIME… we may not be so fortunate.

Next time, Tony Ornato won’t be in that car. Because next time, Donald J. Trump… or whomever holds The Office… will ensure it.

Every safeguard. Every norm. Every established rule. Every person of HONOR and commitment will be REMOVED… selectively screened out and asked to leave, long before that opportunity presents itself again.

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If we do nothing… if we take NO ACTION… next time, he will be successful. Next time, the only hearings that will happen, will be those held to bring justice to those who’ve stood OPPOSED to the President.

And you can rest assured… that committee will refer criminal prosecutions to the Department of Justice.

And there will be convictions. On that… I have NO DOUBT.

-JC

Author: jackcharbonneau

Husband, father, housewife, musician, theoretical astrophysicist, (FMR) Presidential Candidate in 2020, and all-around human guy.

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