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The Great Election Fraud

• https://www.fff.org, by John W. Whitehead

The U.S. Supreme Court was right to keep President Trump's name on the ballot.

The high court's decree that the power to remove a federal candidate from the ballot under the Constitution's "insurrectionist ban" rests with Congress, not the states, underscores the fact that in a representative democracy, the citizenry—not the courts, not the corporations, and not the contrived electoral colleges—should be the ones to elect their representatives.

Unfortunately, what is being staged is not an election. It is a mockery of an election.

This year's presidential election, much like every other election in recent years, is what historian Daniel Boorstin referred to as a "pseudo-event": manufactured, contrived, confected and devoid of any intrinsic value save the value of being advertised.

For the next eight months, Americans will be dope-fed billions of dollars' worth of political propaganda aimed at persuading them that 1) their votes count, 2) the future of this nation—nay, our very lives—depends on who we elect as president, and 3) electing the right candidate will fix everything that is wrong with this country.

Incredible, isn't it, that in a country of more than 330 million people, we are given only two choices for president?

The system is rigged, of course.

Forcing the citizenry to choose between two candidates who are equally unfit for office does not in any way translate to having some say in how the government is run.

Indeed, no matter what names are on the presidential ballot, once you step away from the cult of personality politics, you'll find that beneath the power suits, they're all alike.

The candidate who wins the White House has already made a Faustian bargain to keep the police state in power.


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