Reading this I remembered that a couple months back I asked a rabid Democrat acquaintance (at the time I thought him a friend), "if the Republicans win, will you abide by the results of the election?" His answer was no answer, just an abusive tyrade.
- Florida 2000,
- the Democrat rhetoric of "selected, not elected",
- massive voter-registration fraud,
- violence directed at Republican offices and
- plans for pre-emptive complaints of voter intimidation anyplace the election is close.
Each of these things undermine our system of democracy. Mr. Green's prescription is to hand the Democrats an electoral spanking. Years back Detroit made cars nobody wanted and they cost about $2k more than comparable Japanese cars. The market spanked Detroit; I bought a Subaru. Detroit fixed its problems, and now I drive a Saturn and a Chrysler. I'm a Republican, but I've split my ticket on several times in the past, voting for a conservative Democrat over a liberal Republican, or a pro-life Democrat over a pro-choice Republican.
This year, I'm seeing Mr. Kerry undermining the people, institutions and nations he'd have to work with on the international stage if he won. I'm seeing the Democrat party doing a hatchet job on the institutions that make this country "a stronger america" than the rest of the world. I don't know who'll win next month, but I hope it is not a Pyrrhic victory and I won't excuse any Republican who'll burn this country and the world down to secure power.