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US Constitution at Stake in 2018 Elections

Laurence Jarvik

Posted on August 31, 2018 18:47

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In "Seven Days in May," Kirk Douglas saved President Lyman from a coup. However, today's elite may care more about “saving the planet” than preserving, protecting and defending the Constitution.That’s why in the 2018 elections, more than the Presidency of Donald Trump is on the ballot…the US Constitution is at stake.

Those looking forward to the impeachment of President Trump following the 2018 elections might want to take another look at John Frankenheimer’s 1963 movie, Seven Days in May.
 
Burt Lancaster plays the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General James Matoon Scott, who plots to depose President Jordan Lyman (Frederick March), because he is too friendly to Russia.
 
He is stopped by Marine Colonel “Jiggs” Casey (Kirk Douglas), who defends the President although he agrees with Gen. Matoon on policy—because of his higher loyalty to the US Constitution.
 
The conflict between principle and politics parallels that playing out in Washington, D.C. today between supporters of President Trump and those who wish to impeach him because of “Russian influence.”
 
Unfortunately, the Kirk Douglas of today’s version has yet to make his appearance. For loyalty to the Constitution means loyalty to Constitutional means—not resorts to censorship, blacklisting, threats, intimidation, blackmail, harassment, assault, or violence. 
 
When I saw host Bill Maher and ex-CIA chief John Brennan wearing purple ties on TV, while threatening “I think it’s going to get worse before it gets better,” I thought of Burt Lancaster’s coded Preakness betting cable in the movie.
 
Likewise, Bill Clinton wore a purple tie and Hillary wore a purple blouse with matching purple lapels at her 2016 odd concession speech, which kicked off almost two years of an “insurance policy” against President Trump that has hobbled his administration as it divided the nation.
 
Color coding also reminded me of “Color Revolutions” supported by those attacking the Trump administration—the Intelligence Community, NGOs like the Soros Foundation, social media giants, press, and politicians, notably the late Sen. John McCain, who apparently channeled Whit Bissell’s fictional Senator Frederick Prentice.
 
Georgia’s “Rose Revolution,” Ukraine’s “Orange Revolution,” Iraq’s “Purple Revolution,” and Kyrgyzstan’s “Purple Revolution,” used unconstitutional means to destabilize their national governments through propaganda campaigns, economic warfare, social media, strikes, demonstrations, and appeals to ethnic, religious, and racial grievances which eventually led to civil war.
 
Back home, warning signs are clear.
 
The so-called “Resistance” has sponsored NFL players disrespecting the American Flag and National Anthem, establishment of “sanctuary cities,” mob violence and destruction of public monuments, attacks on police and ICE, harassment and abuse of Trump supporters in public, boycotts of Trump-friendly businesses and charities, social media censorship, and threats of violence from elected officials.
 
Like events in the film, these measures jeopardize Constitutional guarantees, exposing the plotters’ contempt for Constitutional means.
 
In the movie, Kirk Douglas saved the day. Seven Days in May had a Hollywood happy ending.
However, after decades of Politically Correct indoctrination, our elite may care more about “saving the planet” than preserving, protecting and defending the Constitution from enemies foreign or domestic.
 
That’s why in the 2018 elections, more than the Presidency of Donald Trump is on the ballot…the US Constitution is at stake.

Laurence Jarvik

Posted on August 31, 2018 18:47

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