By Nathan Li
The Presidential Election in the United States has become an intense drama that has attracted the whole world’s attention. In act one, both candidates say they have won; now, in act two, there are challenges to the widespread and sudden appearance of questionable ballots and the filing of lawsuits.
The U.S. is supposed to be the beacon of the Free World, showcasing the supremacy of our democratic system, in contrast to the communist regimes and other dictatorships that justify their legitimacy through the use of coercion, terror, corruption, and lies.
This election has become so controversial and chaotic that people wonder, “Is our democratic system coming to an end? Are we losing our greatness because the corrupt have infiltrated the United States, or, worse still, because the people of the United States have themselves become corrupt and no longer value virtue?”
Every American is proud of our democratic system. Each and every one of us takes pride in our deeply rooted belief that the supreme authority rests with the people. Its manifestation in elections is that each voter makes a choice, which contributes to the overall result. He listens to the speeches, promises and arguments from all of the candidates and then makes his decision. He casts his vote.
In this election, we saw some changes that affected our democratic system. The companies and people who made these changes did not explain or did not even dare to explain these changes publicly.
The first change was that some media and high-tech companies switched from serving the voters without bias, to providing “factual” information that fortified “their-understanding-of-the-truth.” In some instances, they blocked information critical of “the candidate of their choice.”
For example, some media blamed President Trump for the loss of 200,000 American lives to the COVID-19 virus, while never mentioning the real culprit, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that spread the virus to the world. ABC, CBS, and NBC cut Trump’s news conference at the White House on November 5 when he discussed election fraud. Twitter began censoring and blocking Trump’s tweets on November 7, calling them “misleading about an election or other civic process.” ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC buried the Biden family scandal along with the New York Post article that described the contents of Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop.
Filtering or censoring information about the candidates should not have happened in the United States at all. Our Constitution clearly defines the Bill of Rights. Generation after generation of Americans have defended our freedom of speech, under the inspiration of Evelyn Beatrice Hall’s famous words: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
Morally speaking, these companies’ taking on the self-appointed role of “judge” is unjustifiable because it negates our principle that the supreme authority rests with the people. The public does not need and has never authorized them to be the “information police.” The public wants them to play their traditional role: providing a trustworthy conduit between the candidates and the voters. That way the voter can make an intelligent decision based on his own evaluation of the facts rather than influence from a biased, unelected source that mistrusts his ability to think.
If some companies choose not to bind themselves to the rules, voters and candidates deserve, and have every right, to choose other players who honor the rules.
The second change stems from allegations that are waiting adjudication. Some people and perhaps large numbers or even groups of people are alleged to have altered the election results during the election process.
Any allegation about election fraud should be taken seriously. It directly jeopardizes our principle that the supreme authority rests with the people.
Allowing dishonest actions to happen in an election will change our voting system and lead to a vicious cycle. If one person wins an election through trickery this time, more people may follow suit in the next election. In the end, our election will no longer be a competition based on merit but rather on evil, deception, and thievery. More importantly, righteousness and the American form of democracy will have died in the United States of America.
Today, most of our voters are decent and honest people. Many who still have virtue in their hearts and have not lost their righteousness came out to report the trickery they saw to the authorities. We hope this trickery is not the norm in our elections yet, but if we allow it to continue, the next time, it will be worse. Defending the integrity of our elections is not a task for Trump or for Biden, but for each and every one of us. We do it for ourselves, for our democratic system, and for our future generations.
This leads to a final, but not least, point. People participating in the election process should have high moral values. This includes the candidates, their supporters, the election committee officials and workers, law enforcement, the media, and the voters.
John Adams stated, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” That says it all.
The terms of media censorship, thought control, cheating, baseless slandering, and hatred creation used to be words that described how the CCP acts toward the Chinese people. This time, all of this is happening in the U.S., and the American people are the victims. The communist ideology and techniques have infiltrated our country and are eroding our system.
We are at a critical moment. It is the time for all righteous people to defend our election system, defend our values, and defend all that has made America the great country that it is. Let’s keep it that way.