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Letters to the Editor: December 1-14, 2020
Monday, 30 November 2020 19:58

Memo to President Trump: Man up, congratulate Biden

The great New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra once said: “It ain’t over til it’s over.”

Mr. President, trust the will of the vast majority of voters. It’s over!

Now man up and congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and save whatever vestige of dignity you might have left!
HERB STARK
Mooresville 


 

Why Trump is not conceding victory to Biden and Dems

As much as the Democrats would like Trump to concede victory to Biden, I doubt that it will happen.

There are many reasons for this.

 First, Trump and others believe that the vote was fraudulently conducted. In light of recent disclosures by Trump attorneys, this seems to be likely. However we may never know, as long as law enforcement and judges don’t act to find out the truth.

Second, people need to understand the process of electing a president. There appears to be a nationwide blindness by the media and Democrats that regardless of the outcome of the vote, the vote itself does not determine who will be president.

The Electoral College determines who “won” the vote. Then, both houses of Congress, in a joint session, will either accept or reject the College’s determination. In an abstract way, the Electoral College is like a court where the members are like judges and determine the coutcome.

Third, if Trump were to concede, such action will unduly influence the outcome of the Electoral College. Further, if Trump conceded, it would nullify all the objections to the 2020 vote as to who won the presidency. Remember, (Nancy) Pelosi told Biden, “. . . DO NOT CONCEDE . . .”  

Ever thought why she said this? Is it because she knew that voter fraud would be likely and that Trump would question the outcome if the Democrats declared Biden the winner? Remember also that the Democrats accused Trump of stealing the 2016 election. Why did they make this accusation?  Is it because they thought the fix was in for Clinton? Trump won by more than 270 electoral college votes.

While who is president and the direction that the nation will go (are important), it is even more important that the governing process of our country is secure. It is for this reason that neither candidate is declared winner until the accusations of fraud and criminal activity are adjudicated. With the presence of possible fraud, every American should be clamoring for investigations without any barriers, law enforcement, judicial or otherwise.

Speak up America! Demand justice! Hold every politician, political party and political candidates responsible and accountable.
PHIL RASMUSSEN
Hendersonville




Don’t let this virus of fear keep us from promised land

The beginning of achieving true freedom is the realization that one is not free. 

That is a major step without which one will be forever enslaved. 

The real land of the free is not a place. It is a state of heart, soul and mind that exists within the individual. 

Today it should be clear that we are being carried away by the rising tide of an Orwellian world state. 

In my experience the road to freedom has been a long and bloody one and, of course, I mean that mostly metaphorically. 

I am still on that road and have no illusions about my humble and often pathetic progress.

There is no magical formula. As Joseph Campbell, famed comparative mythologist, has pointed out, we all have to enter the forest of our being at a different point and the trail we blaze must truly be our own. This is how Campbell put it:

 

“You enter the forest
at the darkest point,
where there is no path.

 

Where there is a way or path,
it is someone else’s path.
You are not on your own path.

 

If you follow someone else’s way,
you are not going to realize
your potential.”

Road maps are useful but, in the end, each of us is destined to have a unique adventure and in the deep of that dark forest lies our treasure that we can bring back to share with the world.

In this bleak age of materialism it has become harder and harder to achieve true freedom. We would rather stay attached to our things and dream the dream of freedom instead of waking up from the nightmare of history. 

We have written so many bloody pages of history that we have come to accept our own fallen nature when, in fact, we are rising angels with a great, as yet, unfulfilled destiny. 

Now with the ruse of the Mad Masked Covidians we are seeing the walls of totalitarianism closing in on us. It is getting scary. 

I’m scared. For god’s sake they are trying to control and or kill us. What do we do? Sometimes I just want to escape to another planet or douse my sorrows with a fine bourbon whiskey. 

The only real sanctuary that exists is within. The path to freedom is the path through the heart and we must pursue it with directness of purpose and passion. 

I pray for my brothers and sisters that we can make it to the real promised land together. 

Do not submit to this virus of fear.

Rise above it and fulfill your noble destiny!
DAVE EVANS
Asheville



 



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