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Conceding is betraying over 70 million supporters and voters.

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Submitted by Alex Baldor (Canada), Nov 10, 2020 at 15:14

Mr. Pipes I respectfully resolutely disagree with you. Mr. Trump represents over 70 million Americans that braved the weather, and the China virus pandemic stood long hours in line to cast their vote with proper identification and their vote count indicated that they won the contest. If Trump were to concede the victory to democrats that brazenly stole the election by preplanned malfeasance he would let down and betray all the people that voted for him. He would betray not only the people that voted for him but their descendants as well. If this dirty corrupt scheme of the democrats were to succeed the Democrats would have iron hold on all future elections.

Yes, there is a risk of civil war and of blood shed if he does not concede. This was anticipated as a healthy cleaning process of democracy by Thomas Jefferson. In a 1787 letter to William Stephens Smith, the son-in-law of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson wrote the following:

"And what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure".

Sir, I am following with interest your writings and publication for quite long time You proved that the 44th President of US was a follower of an ideology that is an antithesis of what US stands for, that he misrepresented himself and did all what he could to weaken the US and strengthen its enemies. He corrupted the administration of the US and its intelligent services. They conducted incessant effort to sabotage the administration of the 45th President undermine him with bogus claims that he is an agent of Russia. His VP Joe Biden continued with this plot by trying snatch the victory of the 70 million people that voted and elected President Trump for additional 4 year term.

As long as the 70 millions of people that voted for him are ready to follow and fight not to submit themselves to humiliating surrender to criminals, he should not concede no matter what the electoral College decides


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