"Vote your conscience," Ted Cruz said during the Republican National Convention. Shortly after saying those words Ted Cruz became many things: a GOP pariah, a vanquished spoiler, and most of all, he became the bravest man on the planet. Given the extremist nature of today's electorate, he knew he would be vilified for refusing to endorse a man against whom he exchanged every slight imaginable in pursuit of the nation's highest office. He knew he was driving his political career onto the rocks when he refused to explicitly state his support for the wildly popular Donald John Trump. He knew that standing up for his family would garner him not the respect of the otherwise "family values" GOP, but its bitterest enmity. "Vote your conscience," Ted Cruz said as he refused to genuflect before the Trump juggernaut. He knew his stance could lead to his political destruction, yet Cruz stood firm and spoke his conscience.
Despite his rapid vilification at the hands of the GOP faithful, the words of Ted Cruz ring just as true for the Democrats as they do for the party of Lincoln given the Democrats committed acts that greatly exceed the bounds of mere insults. No, their actions were absolutely treasonous. The Democrats set out to nullify voter intent and anoint Hillary from the start, so if a truly great candidate had emerged from the traveling freakshow that was the noxious field of Democrat challengers, that person would not have been able to win due to the vote-rigging of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, all those who actively performed a year-long act of vote tampering, and all those who gave (and currently still give) their tacit approval of such illegality.
Conscience is such a little word, yet one loaded with meaning. Are we to feel great discomfort in the awful silence of the liberal media regarding Hillary Clinton's illegal appointment as the Democratic Party's standard-bearer? Are we to be horrified by our realization that the media is somehow complicit with those who committed the vote rigging and thus using its Constitutional protection to act against the best interests of the people of the United States? Are we to be deeply troubled that liberal pundits find no contradiction in how they pound away at the slightest GOP faux pas, yet shield the Democrats at every turn from justifiable scrutiny over far weightier issues? Are we to be wholly appalled by the failure of the Democrats to press the cause for legal action against those who essentially wiped their butts with the flag by rigging elections?
Yes, because We, the People, have the conscience, the morality, the sense of right and wrong which the Democrats and their allies have long failed to exhibit. At this point we are shooting like a cannonball toward the General Election, and the GOP, the Green Party, and the Libertarian Party have all chosen their candidates without resorting to lying, cheating, and stealing from the very electorate with whom they claim to identify. As such, the actions of the other political parties are all quite conscionable when compared to the actions of the Democratic Party. Moreover, in ways beyond mere political affiliation, the vast majority of Americans have historically presented a sense of right and wrong that today stands in stark contrast to the inexcusable behavior of our nation's Democrat adversaries.
How adversarial are they? The following is a list of Democratic Senators who have NOT voiced any outrage over the actions of their Party (voter nullification, electoral fraud, Email server cover-up, and numerous other offenses).
The ONLY Democratic Senator who voiced any level of outrage is Bernie Sanders. You know, the same Bernie Sanders against whom Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the DNC engaged in illegal vote-rigging activities?
Yes, him, although you may know him better as the man who rolled over on his supporters and endorsed Hillary Clinton despite the actions taken against him by Democratic Party leaders. A true man of conscience would have rebelled at the thought, but Sanders, ever the loyal Democrat, put Party ahead of country and genuflected before Hillary Clinton in exactly the way Ted Cruz refused to do before Donald Trump.
In urging us all to "Vote your conscience," Ted Cruz meant that you could vote for Donald Trump, or you could vote for Gary Johnson, or you could vote for Jill Stein. He also meant that you could vote for yourself or a qualified third party, if you wish. Ted Cruz urged us to vote for the candidate with whom we are most comfortable, the one for whom casting a vote in favor will not prevent a peaceful sleep every night. Finally, Ted Cruz meant that if you are most comfortable with Hillary despite all she has done and despite all that she could possibly do with Presidential authority at her fingertips, then go ahead and vote for her.
Keep in mind that while we should pity the Democratic Party for its lack of integrity, that pity should not translate into votes for Hillary Clinton. Ted Cruz urged Americans to "Vote your conscience," and his statement left the door open to voting for all candidates. However, as people of good conscience, we should respect the wisdom of Ted Cruz and exhibit our national sense of that which is just by denying Hillary Clinton in her rigged bid to claim the White House.
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