William Faulkner’s "The Sound and the Fury," a 1920s novel of a tortured Southern family that falls into financial and spiritual ruin, could easily be a tale for our times.
That most cherished of gifts, our democracy, is standing before the U.S. Supreme Court and, like Faulkner’s characters, many of the judges who don their robes must face the consequences of their decisions, or indecisions, as they confront allegations of systematic election fraud.
Perhaps this contemporary novel could be entitled "The Vow and the Puzzle" for it begs the question how those who have sworn to uphold the Constitution as members of the nation’s highest court could remain mute in the face of such searing allegations that they would undermine the very principles of our democratic nation.
Posterity may very well reveal the answer but we are not afforded the luxury of waiting for history to write the final verdict of our democracy.
To preserve America’s founding principles we need to chart a course now that protects the ballot box. The U.S. Supreme Court needs to appreciate that the ''buck will stop'' shortly before its bench.
While the 2020 presidential election is now history, the Court will be tested in the weeks and months to come as Democrats and their progressive handlers seek to introduce what they will characterize as election ''reforms.''
In fact, it would institutionalize their ability to manipulate who, where and when their legions can vote. They sense that a disarmed or disinterested U.S. Supreme Court, coupled with our nation’s collective pandemic distraction, gives them a historic opportunity to control the nation’s future through cynical ballot harvesting that has been blessed as ''legit.''
Across the country there are serious legal questions currently being raised regarding election laws in key states.
It is almost a certainty that verdicts will be appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court where the court will find itself facing a simple truth: The justices will have the opportunity to right the ship and strengthen the protections that ensure the integrity of our elections. But it begs the question: Does it have the wisdom and courage to protect the future of our nation, our democracy and the Court’s own historic legacy?
One can only hope the answer is yes.
But if they fail, one will find that "The Vow and the Puzzle" wasn’t a work of fiction for our times but a chronicle of the tragic decline and fall of a once-great nation.
And like one of Faulkner’s heartbreaking characters, it would be an act of suicide.
Lawrence Kadish is a nationwide developer and investor in commercial and industrial real estate. In the arena of foreign policy, Mr. Kadish is on the Board of Governors of Gatestone Institute, has served as a senior adviser to Americans for Victory Over Terrorism (AVOT), and is a founding chairman of the Committee for Security and Peace in the Middle East. Mr. Kadish also has been a sponsor of strategic analysis of terrorism that cautioned on the eve of Sept. 11th that radical Islamic fundamentalism was threatening our nation. He has served as a delegate to National Republican conventions. He is founder and president of the Museum of American Armor, recognized as a dynamic tribute to our American veterans and a compelling education center. Read Lawrence Kadish's Reports — More Here.
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