11.30.2020 0

Patriot’s dilemma: To vote or not to vote in a rigged system?

By Catherine Mortensen

Georgia attorney Lin Wood, a Republican attorney investigating voter fraud in the 2020 election, has sparked controversy by suggesting Georgia Republicans should sit out the January 5 run-off elections for that state’s two U.S. senate seats.

In a recent tweet he said, “I choose not to vote in another fraudulent election with rigged voting machines & fake mail ballots. The future of this nation will not be determined by fraudulent elections.”

With a Politico/Morning Consult poll showing 70 percent of Republicans don’t believe the elections were free and fair, Wood isn’t the only one inside the GOP tent struggling with the patriot’s dilemma: to vote or not to vote in a system you believe is rigged?

“You will never convince me that Joe Biden, the guy who hid out in his basement for the past 8 months, won more votes than Donald Trump,” said Rick Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government. “There are too many irregularities and cases of outright fraud for me to ever believe Biden was legitimately elected president.”

Still, Manning said if he were a Georgia voter, he would vote in the January 5 run-offs and urges Republicans in the Peach State to vote.

“We must fully investigate the widespread allegations of voter fraud, hold the guilty responsible, and put measures in place to ensure it never happens again,” added Manning. “But, in the meantime, honest, law-abiding Americans must stay in the fight. We must continue to vote. We cannot throw in the towel.”

Former Marine Gunnery Sergeant Jessie Jane Duff, co-chair of Veterans for Trump, is still traveling the country trying to “invigorate the Trump supporters.” She said they must not disengage.

“Frustration is part of the process when something is worth fighting for. If it is worth fighting for, you may hit multiple walls. You must get strategic. Go over the wall, around the wall, under the wall, or knock the wall down. You do whatever you have a to do to get to the other side of the wall. But getting frustrated and banging your head against the wall is not the solution.”

She finds it disheartening to see loyal Trump supporters suggest voters should sit out the Georgia senate races or proclaim they’ll never vote GOP again.

“That’s a defeatist attitude,” Duff said. “If our country were led by men who were that easily defeated, we would never have escaped British rule. Fear of failure should be what fuels us to fight.”

Duff noted that the U.S. Marine Corps was started by a small group of patriots on November 10, 1775 in Philadelphia. She said they did not allow their aggravation and anger to defeat them. It invigorated them to fight.

“They came together and ever since then, the Corps has a history where we have fought tired, exhausted, and cold. But we never resigned to defeat.”

Duff shared the story of Marine Corps Col. Lewis “Chesty” Puller at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. The Marines were surrounded by Chinese and badly outnumbered. Temperatures dropped to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chill. If they stopped moving, they died.

Duff notes that instead of giving up and saying, “we are dead meat,” Puller rallied his men by telling them to fight on every side.

“They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29:1,” Puller famously said.“They can’t get away now.”

The Marines of the 1st Marine Division not only avoided being captured by the Chinese Communist Forces while other units disintegrated to their left and right butre-attacked in a different direction. In the process, these Marines destroyed seven Chinese Divisions.Col. Puller went on attain the rank of three-star general and retired as one of the most highly decorated Marines in history.

Duff said now is the time for patriots to fight harder than ever to preserve our freedoms. Duff specifically urges Trump supporters to fight the fraudulent election outcomes by urging their state lawmakers not to certify the election results in the state without an election audit. Americans for Limited Government is coordinating a national effort for that. Go to ElectionAuditNow.org to send a letter to your state lawmakers.

“Lead, follow, or get out of the way” is a Marine Corps mindset she urges Republicans to adopt.

She recognizes that many Trump supporters are still in shock over what is happening, but we must carry on.

“We must get over our shock, pick up our pack, and get over the hill,” Duff said.

Catherine Mortensen is Vice President of Communications at Americans for Limited Government.

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