• Post-Election: Three Takeaways from the Present Political Scene

    Surge Summary: Many things are still up in the air, but should the status quo hold in the results of Election 2020, there are some challenging and heartening lessons and expectations Americans can immediately draw.

    by Peter Heck ·

    Peter Heck offers some reflections on things we can already conclude and expect from today’s explosive political scene. His thoughts are based on the apparent, current scenario. Below, some excerpts:

    1. The country is headed towards gridlock, and that is cause for celebration.

    The best thing for the freedom of man is a government that can’t do anything. That may be exactly what we’re looking at for the next four years and I can’t say I’m too broken up about that.

    While everyone was focused on the presidential horse race, the Republican Party was staging stunning seat-flips of Nancy Pelosi’s Democrat majority in the House of Representatives. This was anything but expected. Simultaneously, the Democrat hopes for ousting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell went down in flames. Not only did McConnell skate to re-election himself, the Republicans look to hold control of the U.S. Senate.

    … In a nutshell, it means that barring any kind of significant defection by more moderate Senate Republicans, Biden will not be able to press the more ambitious far-left policies he was being pushed to pursue. The Green New Deal, the Equality Act, court-packing, court reform, it’s all likely dead on arrival.

    Oh, and the electoral college is safe from any Democrat-led constitutional assault.

    1. Speaking of that electoral college, the system again proved its immense worth.

    Imagine for a moment what we would be facing at this moment if America unwisely embraced a popular vote system. The imminent lawsuits, allegations of voter fraud, recounts, stolen elections would be rampant. We wouldn’t be focused on just a couple of key states with questionable vote-tallying. Every voting center, particularly in urban areas, would turn into a three-ring circus of voter disenfranchisement.

    And consider the very real possibility that the election could turn out 270-268. That would mean that the state of Nebraska’s 2nd district played a decisive role in this contest. Under any other system, the interests and concerns of Midwestern, agrarian Nebraskans would be far from pivotal.

    …  the electoral system remains a brilliant manner in which to choose a national executive that will preside over the entire country.

    1. It would sure be nice if our votes could be counted on election day.

    … [T]here is no reason that in the world’s most technologically savvy and innovative country, in the year 2020, there is any genuine reason why we can’t have all the votes counted on election night.

    We should not have candidates for high office questioning the legitimacy of our elections. If we agree on that point, we’ll also admit that seeing boxes of “uncounted” votes being hauled out of storerooms, pulled from closets, showing up in vans days after the election – particularly when those discovered votes seem to always break substantially in the favor of one side – is not acceptable.

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    Peter Heck is a teacher, preacher, speaker, author, and servant of Jesus living in Kokomo, Indiana with his wife and three children.

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