As much as we’d like to believe that the 2020 election was completely on the level, we can’t really say that in all honesty.
There are simply too many questions — too many unanswered (adequately, anyway), unexplained ‘phenomena’ — that occurred to conclude, without hesitancy, that the 2020 election process was on the up and up in every single state.
Don’t take our word for it: Time magazine felt empowered enough by Joe Biden’s ‘surprise’ victory to lay out in detail what was done to alter the outcome — all in the name of “protecting” the election from Donald Trump. Except Trump didn’t do anything to alter the outcome; all he did was campaign his rear end off.
In any event, all of that said, we still don’t live in a banana republic, but if we don’t stop treating our political system like we do, that’s what we’re going to end up with. And no one, from any political party, is going to like the tyranny we’ll be left with.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has become the most abused lawmaker serving today. When he’s not getting beat up and neary killed by a lunatic neighbor, he was accosted and nearly beaten again (with his wife) returning from Trump’s D.C. speech during the Republican National Committee last August.
More recently, he was sent a mysterious powder (that turned out to be nothing) along with a threat and, because he is one of the few lawmakers willing (and capable enough) to grill Dr. Anthony Fauci on his serial flip-flops and ‘misstatements’ regarding the COVID pandemic, he’s been getting one death threat after another.
“This week, I’ve had five death threats just for being outspoken on it,” Paul said according to The Hill.
“I don’t know what the world’s coming to, you can’t ask honest, difficult questions that in the end have proved out that Dr. Fauci was not being honest with us, but as a repercussion, my family had white powder sent to our house, and five death threats phoned in,” he added.
USA Features News adds:
The latest threats come after a suspicious white powder was sent to his home late last month, prompting a police response and a federal probe.
“I’ll finish what your neighbor started you motherf*****,” a letter in the package read, a reference to a beating the Kentucky Republican took from a neighbor in 2018 following a dispute. The package also contained an image of Paul with bandages and a gun to his head.
The letter and the threats have come after Paul has taken Fauci, the country’s lead immunologist, to task during a number of recent Senate hearings regarding his often-conflicting statements regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
In one exchange, video of Paul accusing Fauci of engaging in “political theater” with ongoing mask mandate recommendations even for vaccinated people went viral.
As sick as these threats are, they come despite the fact that Paul has been pretty much 100% spot-on when it comes to his suspicions of Fauci and his oft-changing ‘recommendations’ on how to deal with COVID.
Like with masks.
“The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through the material. It might, however, provide some slight benefit in keep out gross droplets if someone coughs or sneezes on you. I do not recommend that you wear a mask, particularly since you are going to a vey low risk location.” Fauci wrote according to an email dump acquired by Buzzfeed News.
The larger point, of course, is that we can’t tolerate threats to our politicians — from anyone and towards any political party. We don’t want to become a well-armed third-world dung hole.