A strange, eerie silence stalks the land, somewhat similar to after Abraham Lincoln was elected president. The nation had already divided, choosing sides. Everyone knew that electing Lincoln would be too much for the South and an impending crisis would break at any time. It was on everyone's mind just below the surface and no one wanted to admit that it existed, but it did.
Senator John J. Crittenden had two sons, each a general but on opposite sides of the Mason Dixon Line. They would be fighting each other. In Congress, he offered the Crittenden Compromise, dividing the nation on that line and extending it west with slavery permitted south and prohibited north. No one cared.
Northern newspapers censored the Southern view and the South the Northern view. Only in the middle states, where a military conflict was most likely to occur, could the people get some semblance of both sides. The nation held its breath but still Fort Sumter came and thereafter 620,000 soldiers lost their lives.
Today, 161 years later, the major difference is that there exists no geographical line. It's rural vs. urban, neighbor vs. neighbor, and family members vs. family members. Now, the division line is socialism vs. freedom, globalism vs. patriotism. The censorship of the patriot side by the globalist-controlled media is almost total -- still, everyone feels it. One side hates our flag, our anthem, our Constitution, our history, our national heroes, our police and, seemingly, our country itself, anxious to destroy it all. They also call everyone but themselves racist but are themselves the first to use race to define and divide others.
How do we defuse our impending crisis so that we too do not reach a point of no return as did they? Truth Hammer of We the Media has the only real answer. In an email addressed to "Any honest people left ... on the political left," he asks.
"As you know we are severely divided. ... To avoid actual war, we must have free and fair elections ... and half of America really does believe the other half is now rigging elections. Take a moment to allow this to sink in.
"We really do believe your chosen leaders colluded with the mainstream media, Big Tech censorship, and rigged the election.
"If you really understand this, you'll be feeling some chills about now. How do you want to resolve this "powder keg" moment in American (and world) history?
"Will future generations look back with gladness that we found a civil way to work together? Or will this generation end up as a cautionary tale of how not to let political division progress to the point of no return?
"You have the power to play a role in the solution. If you are confident the election was not rigged, then you should be eager to prove that, no matter how many audits are needed because audits are cheap compared to the actual conflict that might emerge if half the country comes to believe it has been backed into a corner by the other side with no way out.
"Fact. We've seen case after case dismissed by controversial decisions of technicalities or courts that straight up refused to take a case. Not one swing state case has been cited on the merits.
"You have weaponized our records against us and are blocking every effort to open up the election and even look at how it went down.
"Look forward, where do you think your present course of action leads? Hint: the answer is right in the Marxist playbook, your leaders often quote from (We the Media, Ep. 2467b -- Soon They Won't Be Able To Walk Down The Street, Election Fraud Panic Intensifies, X22 Report, May 2, 2021).
But, unfortunately, the globalists oppose the ongoing Arizona audit and any other examination of the election of 2020 with passion, and their media networks censor any info regarding such. Why? An old adage comes to mind, "Thou protests too much." Only those who know they cheated and that the outcome would show such would protest with such vehemence.
If you know that you won honestly, the normal response would be, "Please do it. Here are all our records. Examine our voting machines. Take all the time you need." "Let this issue be resolved forever." If the election was honest and legal, the Left has everything to gain from the audits. If vindicated, their accusers would look like fools. Their media would have a field day with election fodder for years.
But this is why you don't support audits: More than a thousand witnesses with sworn affidavits, under penalty of perjury, testify they witnessed you cheat.
In August, the Arizona audit will be released, showing you cheated. Arizona will rescind its previous vote for Joe Biden. Other swing states will follow with audits of their own showing the same,
with their votes rescinded as well. You will have to give the election back to its rightful winner. The vast majority of Americans will support this action, not only because they respect free and fair elections and law and order but because they love our flag, our anthem, our Constitution, our history, our national heroes and our police.
This is the only way to prevent a new civil war. Let's support the audit together. You can't censor away the eerie feeling of an impending crisis without it.
Harold W. Pease, Ph.D., is an expert on the United States Constitution and a syndicated columnist. He has dedicated his career to studying the writings of the Founding Fathers and applying that knowledge to current events. He taught history and political science from this perspective for more than 30 years. To read more of his weekly articles, visit www.LibertyUnderFire.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.