Agreement To Accept Election Results
By Jim "Gymbeaux" Brown, October 22, 2016
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a Donald Trump supporter; quite the contrary. But neither am I a supporter of Hillary Clinton; they are both very flawed candidates! PERIOD!
Trump said that he was not going to necessarily support the election results that will take place on November 8, 2016.
I have a question for everyone who thinks they would have answered differently. Are YOU prepared to say you will do something TODAY that will not happen for 2 or 3 weeks or maybe even 50 years or more? People take wedding oaths stating they will remain married “until death do us part.” How is that promise/oath working out for everyone? How can you take that kind of oath TODAY that REQUIRES an acceptable behavior from a THIRD PARTY (meaning not you) to perform at that standard for the rest of your lives? What if your partner simply leaves you? What if your partner turns out to be a drug addict and/or alcoholic and abuses you? Are you going to live up to your promise to stay together “until death do you part?” Doubt it! How can a presidential candidate say he or she will accept the results of an election that may or may not be fraudulent? Who has not heard of votes from dead people being counted in Chicago elections? Can an election be fraudulent? Can you remember the defective “chads” in the Bush/Gore election?
Are elections now being conducted via the use of the computer? Of course they are! Can computers be hacked? Of course they can! If computers with the highest level of security, i.e., the Pentagon, can be hacked what makes anyone think that the computers at local and state computer polling stations can’t be hacked?
Do you remember when 17 Republican candidates stood on stage and they were all asked if they would ultimately support the winner of the Republican Presidential race and they all but one agreed and even he, Trump, later agreed he would. How is that even possible? How can you agree before the first debate that you will support the ultimate winner because you have no idea what is going to transpire between the first debate and the ultimate outcome? The winner, Donald Trump, is proof of this. You simply cannot, so why would you say you would when you know there is the potential that you will not? How many of the 16 Republican Candidates are now supporting Donald Trump when they all said they would support the eventual winner? By my count only 4 GOP candidates are now supporting Trump. Where are the other 12? Did they violate their own promises? Absolutely they did and what is worse, they knew from the very beginning their promises weren’t worth the paper they signed them on.
Do I agree with what Trump said in regards to accepting the results of the election? Absolutely I do. I would much prefer that statement than having him say he WOULD only to later dispute the election results. What about you? What would you have said? If you say you would make such a statement/agreement that far in advance of the outcome, you may want to check the True/False meter.