Our republic stands on knife edge. As Gandalf said, "So it begins, the great battle of our time." Pray God it stays cool. A great battle fought genteelly and calmly in the courts and legislative halls, by lawyers and computer geeks, auditors and congressmen, whistleblowers and prayer warriors.
Tonight I'm worried about something else. Not about whether or not Trump will be Triumphant because we all know he will be. Heck! Even Kamala knows! If she believed thought otherwise, she would've resigned her Senate seat already!
No, what's got me worried is the fact that there are thousands and thousands of election judges (poll workers) who knowingly and willingly committed fraud running thither and yon in our midst, with the knowledge and willingness to do it all over again.
That's what scares me. The Fifth Columnists.
No, it's the ones who were experienced who worry me. The poll workers who understood how the system worked so well that they purposefully and suavely exploited the seemingly infinite ways to trick the system to deprive their own neighbors, friends and family of a valid, counted vote for President Trump.
They are our neighbors, friends and family. The smiling lady who waves each morning while she walks her poodle. The man on the corner with the perfectly manicured lawn. The waitress at your local diner. The bus driver.
They are who scare me. Nice people who've never set a toenail out of line before. Never cheated on their taxes nor even got a speeding ticket.
But they gave Republicans markers and Democrats ballpoint pens.
They told Republicans the Dominion voting machine was "broken" and to put their ballot in the lock box for counting "later."
They angrily insisted that Republicans scan their ballots through one machine while Democrats scanned their ballots through a different machine. The list goes on and on. If we've learned anything this year, it's that there are about a zillion ways to "steal" an election.
Were they bribed? Threatened? Coerced? Or are they just nice, normal people who willingly became part of a vast political machine designed to upset our election and later, if they hadn't cheated so profusely that they got caught, our entire nation.
My guess is that most of them did it for free with good cheer, believing in their hearts that they were saving the nation. That Trump is every bit as bad as CNN has told them. That, dementia aside, Joe Biden and/or Kamala Harris really are the best choice for the country.
Given a chance to do it all again, they would.
As the swamp is slowly drained, before 2022 we must look into this Fifth Column in our midst. Nice normal people we like, maybe even love, who committed treason. The mind reels.
Wife, caregiver, writer, patriot. Click here to learn more about me, my husband Michael and his courageous battle against terminal lung disease.