First of all, I am not on the Trump train. My guy has already dropped out of the running, so I am just a political orphan who is roaming around hoping for a viable and magical alternative to come riding in out of the clouds. Some of my libertarian compadres feel that Gary Johnson is that guy, but if I am right, most of you reading this have NO FREAKING CLUE who the dude is…of course that could change over time, but right now his chances are minimal.

I say all of that to say this: the will of the people, no matter how misinformed or stupid you may think it is, is still part of the process…as it should be. The problem, however, is that the process is being circumvented. Angles are being taken, back room plots are being enacted, blatant schemes are being carried out, dirty pool is being played, and multiple conspiracies have been launched. From all over the political spectrum, the world has aligned against Donald Trump.

At first glance, you think this is a good thing. Maybe. You even may be thinking that it’s about time for a political shake up in this country, or you’re like me and are thinking that, “maybe this will put a little more light on third parties.”

Either way, the powers that be, on both sides, are doing everything in their power to steal the election from YOU. Some might argue that these actions could be playing into Trump’s favor, but that’s another discussion to be had at a later date. For our discussion here, I’d like to look at Four ways that others are attempting to circumvent the will of the people. So, let’s get started.

4. Paying Protesters to Attend Trump Rallies: 

If you’ve been paying attention, there have been two major Trump protests in the news lately…and there are more planned. Come to find out, most of these protesters are employed for the activity…meaning that they are being paid to protest.  According to the Washington Times, Moveon.org, an organization funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros, has been offering $15 bucks an hour for up to 4 hours of protesting.  You can view the article here.

Now, peaceful protests are within our rights and should definitely occur if the situation warrants, but when you are paying people to disrupt an existing electoral process that will play itself out naturally, we must assume that you are doing nothing more than trying to cause havoc. Putting it better than I could while using a few cuss words, here is a quote from a Facebook friend of mine who goes by the name Big Bill Watson. (LANGUAGE WARNING):

“Sooooo for the bullshit crowd we have this thing set up called a “system”. If the majority doesn’t want Trump as president it will work itself out in what we mature adults like to refer to as an “election”. It’s this thing we grown ups do. To stage, and threaten violent outbursts to impose your will and try and set everything up to be a nice safe zone set of elections is just an amazing example of your weakness, and inability to endure any form of due process. Please blame your parents, and this weak ass society that your whiny asses have tried to force down everyone’s throat. I still have no clue who I want to be president but how about you try and “push” your candidate instead of trying to shame people into not supporting theirs. I’ve seen some of what I thought were very intelligent sensible people falling into this crap lately and I feel it’s time I voice my opinion on how much you seem to try and force yours like the bullies you try to pretend you are not. “

3: Mitt Romney: 

Not sure who the window licking political strategist was who thought this was a good idea, but it was definitely an attempt to circumvent the will of the voters. Why would you grab the guy who blew a “sure thing” in the last election and ask him to do this?

Trump’s popularity seems to be scaring an awful lot of people. The GOP establishment is no different, but publicly opposing his candidacy and aligning against him is a poor strategy.  Trump supporters are already anti-establishment and this strategy only serves to solidify (and arguably expand) his support.

2: Playing the Race Card: 

For all I know, Trump may be the biggest racist on the planet, but in all reality, his comments about illegal immigrants and Muslims aren’t racist. Why do I say that? Here is the actual definition of racism:

rac·ism
ˈrāˌsizəm/
noun
  1. the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
    • prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.

     

I have not seen anything in Trump’s speeches or platforms that would fit into this definition. His comments about deporting illegal immigrants were not geared towards the entire Mexican race, and Islam is not a race…it’s a religion. Saying he is a racist is just an Alinsky style tactic to throw shade at his campaign and as a result, steal the election based on false information. Nothing more….nothing less.

 

1. Brokered Convention

Of course, this one hasn’t happened yet, but it sure looks as if the stars are aligning for this very purpose. Brought to you by the same idiots who marched Mitt Romney out of hiding. They will use this tactic in an attempt to circumvent the will of the primary voters.  Arguments can be made as to the motivation for this tactic, but if Trump comes remotely close to the 1237 required delegates, there will be a revolt among GOP voters.

Why I hate this? It solidifies suspicions among many voters that their votes are a wasted effort.

Why I like it? It guarantees that a third/independent party will emerge. More than likely, however, Trump will be one of the ones running in that option and will remove potential votes from the pool.

 

Again, I am not a Trump guy, but I still believe in the process and all of the above tactics deal in attempts at circumventing that process. A process that was created to follow the will of the people.

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. John Dalberg-Acton

What are your thoughts on the matter?