WHAT WE ARE LOSING IS OUR COUNTRY.
Julio Gonzalez, M.D., J.D.
When an election involving the fate of the nation is visibly stolen, when a majority of elected officials fail to decisively act, when the courts refuse to listen, when the state legislatures cower because of the magnitude of the actions history is charging them with undertaking, when the press refuses to acknowledge the reality before them because it does not fit their narrative, when whole sections of cities are occupied by anarchists and government does nothing to quell the unrest, when the Supreme Court of the United States is told that a state ignored its own constitution and it refuses to even consider the case without explanation, when your neighbor agrees with your concerns but silently shrugs and walks away, then, my fellow countryman, you are getting a clear indication that what we are losing is not an election. We are losing something infinitely greater than that. We are losing the country itself.
Our nation was developed on an immutable truth. That government was devised to secure the rights of men. Chief amongst these rights is the right to vote, to express ourselves regarding the future direction of our country and of our various governments, and to have that voice count on equal footing with those of everyone else. When any of us is silenced, either because of intimidation or alienation, or because the opposing voice is unjustly amplified through impropriety, illegality, or fraud then we are failing to uphold the most vital responsibility under our charge.
The events that have taken place over the past month have represented a great breach of the moral contract into which we have entered with our government. However, what happened Tuesday, with the Supreme Court of the United States denying the evaluation of a state's corrupted disregard for the very constitution its people enacted, without so much as a five-sentence explanation, is an outright insult to the standing of every American citizen.
There are multiple explanations why the Supreme Court acted in the manner it did. Some explain that the matter of a rigged election is simply too great for a single Court to take on. Others contend that the Court's action dealt only with injunctive relief, and thus it may still intervene at a time of its choosing. Still others claim that the Court cast this motion aside because it is going to handle this and numerous other legal considerations through a case brought directly to it by Texas. I honestly have no information regarding the validity of each of these theories. All I have with which to pass judgment are the facts available to me for my review, and from my perspective, what I am seeing is a government that is wholeheartedly failing to act at the expense of the very existence of a nation.
Let me be perfectly clear. I am not saying that President Trump won. I am also not saying that he should be hailed king or dictator, or anything else. But it is clearly evident to me that the President's claims are not "unsubstantiated" and that the scope of improprieties during this election cycle dwarfs anything I have ever witnessed. What I am saying is that a meticulous, unfettered review of every vote cast in any state where the counting was inexplicably halted and where the statistical anomalies are glaring is of paramount importance at this time.
If we do this, fairly and honestly, and Trump does not prevail, then I will lament the failing judgment of my fellow American citizens. . . and nothing more. But if this is not done–and it increasingly looks like it will not–then I am afraid I will have witnessed the last American election and the end of what once was a Great Republic.
Dr. Julio Gonzalez is an orthopaedic surgeon and lawyer living in Venice, Florida. He served in the Florida House of Representatives. He is the author of numerous books including The Federalist Pages, The Case for Free Market Healthcare, and Coronalessons. He is available for appearances and book signings, and can be reached through www.thefederalistpages.com.
Dr. Julio Gonzalez is an orthopedic surgeon living in Florida. He is a lawyer, author, and former member of the Florida House of Representatives. He is available for speaking engagements at email@example.com