that if Hillary is elected, the Supreme Court will change drastically for our entire lifetimes. Gun rights will be all but gone. Freedom of speech will be all but gone. Freedom of religion will be severely threatened (and with it free speech). The rule of law is at stake–Hillary is a felon, don’t forget, and was illegally and immorally set free by James Comey. Your basic freedoms will be either gone or under withering attack. If you value Freedom, you don’t vote for Hillary or do anything (like throwing away your vote by voting for a certain loser tongue-chewing, Aleppo-ignorant third-party buffoon like Gary Johnson). This is NOT a normal election from the 1970s. You may not love Trump (I sure don’t), but the real question is whether you love your country and grasp the current threat. I sure do. Yeah, Hillary will almost certainly win (hey, dead people’s votes matter!), but it is close now because many people actually get it.
Now, the truth is that most people ultimately won’t stand for such crap. So there will be increasing and more and more serious civil unrest. I’m NOT saying civil war (and I think there are much more effective ways to make changes), but that is not out of the question. But there certainly will be “Irish Democracy” where people just don’t obey laws they consider to be illegitimate. Here is an old article that explains that concept.
But the bottom line is that there is no way to enforce laws in the face of massive passive resistance. For example, if one tenth of 1% of the population of the U.S. suddenly stopped paying taxes and insisted on a jury trial to protest, that would be over 300,000 new cases. Even if they “lost,” how could federal courts even handle such an influx? And then what if the litigants refused to pay the fine or to go to jail? Or they appealed? The government simply couldn’t enforce it. The law would be essentially nullified and the court proceeding nothing but impotent rantings.
And then if the Government decided to only prosecute “big” crimes in order to preserve assets, there would be a myriad of “lower” laws that could be violated with impunity. I mean, why go after someone who cheats on taxes through a very questionable deduction that only saves them $100? It costs far, far more than that to recover that money. Better to just stop printing to 100-dollar bill.
Yes, Government depends on the consent of the governed. Otherwise it will fail. It will only endure as long as it can be forced on people. Only Conservative governments can survive very long. The USSR lasted what, 60 years? You can indeed force people for a time, but eventually such a government falls.
If government interference becomes an insurable risk as envisioned by Charles Murray with his brilliant “Madison Fund,” it is just the end of such regulation. Remember, the “Madison Fund” is NOT about accidental violations of law, but deliberate civil disobedience.
It’s much like “Gun-Free Zone” signs in many ways. Those betray a stunning naivete at best, and clinging stubbornly to sheer stupidity at worst. No criminal cares one bit about the law or a stupid sign (hey, they are criminals). They just ignore the sign, rendering it totally ineffective. On the other hand, no law-abiding person can shoot back. Terrorists exclaim, “What a country!” These laws are just stupid and there is no logical or rational defense of them. I am truly shocked that anyone would be dumb enough to enact them.
The lesson is that if a small percentage of people just ignore the regulations, they are effectively nullified. Terrorists who ignore Gun-Free Zone signs essentially nullify the law. I know lots of people who carry concealed in places where the law or the business owners prohibit it. They just ignore the signs. That is nullification. Now in some places it is enforced (like courthouses), but the vast, vast majority of places have no scanning machines and armed guards, like a courthouse or an airplane.
Now just think if those who ignore a law is just 1%–over 3 million! THAT is the ground upon which Civil Disobedience/Irish Democracy stands. Think about it–if just 1% of people ignore a law it is over 3 million cases. The courts can’t keep up now. Just think of adding 3 million new cases. And that is just for one law! What if there were a dozen laws that people refused to obey?
A vote for Hillary is a vote for the end of the United States as we know it–maybe the end of the country entirely (though I certainly hope not). Understand the threat.