Whatever will be, will be. The future’s not ours to see.
Richard Fernandez at PJ Media counsels patience, and he makes sense. Let’s sit back and see how this plays out.
It looks to be Clinton, Trump and a Libertarian, and it’s very difficult to see how it all ends well. There’s no way to know, but what does seem clear is that while the status quo is being destroyed, no real solutions are being offered. We’ve got very serious problems, and only an irrational optimist can say we’ve got a handle on a fix. You get the feeling, and that’s all it is, that the Year of the Totally Pissed Off Voter has more surprises in store.
The unknown unknowns — the things we don’t know that we don’t know — are always out there. These are also called black swans. But it seems to me we have a hell of a lot of known unknowns right now. And many of these known unknowns have the potential to blow things all to hell.
First, of course, are all the smoldering conflicts around the world that could blow up at any time. This is over my head, but if I’m Vladimir Putin, or the Ayatollah, or ISIS, or the leaders of China, or Saudi Arabia or a lot of other people who have the capacity to make mischief, I may want to do it this summer or fall, with a weak and timid lame duck in the White House.
Then there’s another Ferguson and Baltimore to worry about. The Ferguson effect is real, and black urban violence is on the rise. Black Lives Matter, and other protest groups funded by George Soros, look to raise hell all summer, and major urban riots wouldn’t be a big surprise.
And then there’s the big one — anti-Trump violence, and his belligerent reaction to it. That’s a time bomb. A lot of the good old boys at his rallies don’t like being pushed around, and they’re going to push back. He seems to encourage it. When he had to cancel an event in Chicago, it helped him. When violence erupted on his trip to California at the end of April it helped him win Indiana, surge to a huge lead in the California polls, and lock up the nomination. So far, anti-Trump violence has helped him, but there’s no way to know what the future holds here. It’s not under his control.
Why in the name of God does a man like George Soros fund all these anti-American groups? There’s only one possible answer. Deep in his guts, he hates the United States, and what it stands for, and who we are. Where that hate comes from is beyond me. He is one sick man.
Part of my plan to replace Ted Stevens in the U. S. Senate was to have him term limited out, so back in ’84 when I saw the Article V Resolution that Lew Uhler was circulating for a BBA, I knew what to do: adopt Congressional term limits using Article V. I did all I could to promote the idea, but US Term Limits, the group with all the money and organization, wanted to go a different route. They wanted each state to term limit its own delegation. When enough states had adopted this approach, a Constitutional Amendment could be proposed to make it mandatory on every state.
There was risk in their plan, it might not pass constitutional muster. But they threw the dice, put in an enormous amount of time and money, and after years and years of effort and some success, had the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, throw the whole thing out. It was all a waste, and the idea of term limits died with that decision.
Until now. US Term Limits is back, except this time they want to use Article V, which is what I told them 30 years ago. I wish people would listen.
The Reagan Project was started to promote Article V, and that’s my main goal. What I want, more than anything, is for another state legislature or two to flip Republican. It should definitely happen in Kentucky, and there are other possibilities as well. My greatest concern is that turmoil at the top of the ticket not hurt our state legislative candidates.
But, like the man said — patience.