Harold Hutchison / Apr. 6, 2021

Ignoring the Big Lies Is Not an Option

The Left continues to hatefully and falsely slander the Right about pretty much everything.

The recent decision by Major League Baseball to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta is a form of economic sanctions. Those sanctions, costing the Atlanta area over $100 million, are based on a big lie — that wanting fair, secure elections is somehow supporting the next iteration of Jim Crow.

For those who know American history, Jim Crow is rightly viewed with repugnance. That regime of discriminatory laws (passed by Southern Democrats) treated millions of Americans as second-class citizens (if not as subjects) based on the color of their skin. Obviously, it was wrong to mandate segregation based on one’s skin tone. Yet Georgia’s new law is nothing like the voter suppression employed against blacks in America until 1965.

It replaces the subjective signature verification with a more objective means of verifying one’s identity. It allows Sunday voting. It permits ballot drop boxes more liberally than was the case in 2018.

On that note, when it comes to absentee balloting, Georgia’s law should be strengthened. It should ban drop boxes (as was the case in 2018 and prior) and ballot harvesting entirely and instead require the use of certified mail with return receipt for applications and ballots both ways — with the postage for the applications and ballots to be returned via certified mail being prepaid by state and local election authorities while being tied to the certified mail tracking number — to strengthen the chain of custody for these ballots and reduce the possibility of bulk-mail vote fraud.

That quibble with Georgia’s law aside, this is not the first time such big lies have been told, often without consequences. While leftists often harp about words having consequences when it comes to the exact terminology President Donald Trump used to describe COVID-19 and tie it (falsely) to hate crimes against Americans of Asian descent, there is remarkable silence on the likely consequences of the big lies that have been told about conservatives.

We’ve heard them, from phony comparisons to Nazis, to being called racists, to seeing our support for the Second Amendment making us domestic terrorists, to being called sexists for opposing abortion on demand. The late John Lewis famously made a frivolous play of the Nazi card in the 1995 debate on welfare reform.

Letitia James campaigned to be New York’s attorney general by claiming the National Rifle Association was a domestic terrorist group, and she is now seeking its dissolution on dubious grounds. Anyone with common sense knows the NRA’s real “crime” is its advocacy for the Second Amendment.

Loyal Patriot Post readers need to only re-read what Dennis Prager noted multiple times to see the potential consequences. The constant lies that Republicans are the next iteration of Nazis/Jim Crow segregationists who embrace white supremacy and are secretly plotting an insurrection while driving LGBT youth to suicide arguably convinced certain people in positions of power to “fortify” the 2020 election. After all, a lot of otherwise decent people would agree that getting the next iteration of Nazis out of power would certainly justify a departure from the norms.

One of the biggest litmus tests going forward for those who seek to lead Republicans, conservatives, and grassroots Patriots is going to be a willingness to confront those big lies. Trump was taking those lies on and earned a lot of loyalty from grassroots Patriots as a result. Perhaps others will learn this lesson before it’s too late.

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