The Mock Inauguration: Newt Gingrich, former House speaker, is not backing down. He is not accepting Joe Biden as president. Read Newt’s latest at The Washington Times. Below, John Zmirak of The Stream gives readers Gingrich’s key takeaway:
Officials in virtually every swing state broke their states’ own laws to send out millions of ballots or ballot applications to every registered voter. It was all clearly documented in the Texas lawsuit, which was declined by the U.S. Supreme Court based on Texas’ procedural standing — not the merits of the case. That’s the election.
In addition, it’s clear that virtually every swing state essentially suspended normal requirements for verifying absentee ballots. Rejection rates were an order of magnitude lower than in a normal year.
- Georgia, rejection rates dropped from 6.5% in 2016 to 0.2% in 2020.
- Pennsylvania, rejection rate went from 1% in 2016 to .003% in 2020.
- Nevada, rejection rate fell from 1.6% to .75%.
There is no plausible explanation other than that they were counting a huge number of ballots — disproportionately for Mr. Biden — that normally would not have passed muster. That’s the election.
So by all means, it is hoped you enjoyed the mock-inauguration of a corrupt, senile hack as the fruit of ballot-box stuffing and fake COVID panic, offers Mr. Zmirak.
But remember that now we all live in a tinpot Bananas Republic. And a disciplined, fanatically nationalist, resurgent Red China is smiling. The virus it shipped worldwide succeeded beyond its leaders’ wildest expectations.
Jim Zmirak writes for The Stream. He is currently researching a book on the link between Christian human dignity and the right of self-defense, both against crime and tyranny.
Mr. Zmirak also recommends reading legal scholar Stephen Halbrook’s sober account of the roots of the Second Amendment, in That Every Man Be Armed.
The mission of The Stream is to equip Christians to “think clearly about the political, economic and moral issues of our day.” Jim Zmirak explains, “Sadly, the very principles upon which the American Republic were founded are now being challenged. We fear that if these principles are lost and forgotten, so too liberty will be lost.”