Gonna party like it’s 1859

What is it with Democrats and their inability to accept the outcomes of elections?

First it was the election of 1860, now it’s the election of 2016. The Democrats lost both elections and chose violence over democracy. (One would think that they’d recognize that word, but apparently not!) Instead, its radicalized wing is, just as it did in 1860, pushing the rest of the Party toward succession and open conflict. They chose badly last time around; this time would actually be worse.

Much worse

The Democrat stronghold in 1860 was the South. The region was largely rural and well armed. They lacked numbers, but arguably had a formidable military capability. Ultimately, quantity counted more than quality. The Democrats went down to defeat, they lost their slaves, and they wouldn’t regain power for 7 decades.

Now they want a rematch.

This time, their stronghold isn’t one region; it’s a handful of urban centers. They’re separated from one another by “flyover country” and have virtually no military capacity. (Snowflakes in black do not an army make.) Their one potential advantage is that they still have a few fingertips that are able to reach the levers of power over which they formerly had a firm grasp. They hold lots of court appointments and they hold the nation’s media corporations. They can issue court rulings that ignore the Constitution and have a compliant media report how this is actually OK.

The problem comes when push truly comes to shove. That sort of heavy handed, anti-democratic behavior can only go so far before the People decide that they’ve had enough. The results of the last election ought to serve as notice that they’ve reached that point. What comes next is up to the Democrat Party. This can end in blood and fire, like it did last time, or they can choose to live up to their name. This time, they would do well to remember that the rabble are heavily armed. We own somewhere between 300,000,000 and 500,000,000 firearms. We own billions of rounds of ammunition. The military that you may have been counting on to be your muscle is made up of our sons and daughters. Who do you really think they’ll be aiming at if it comes to that?

You’ve been wondering for years why we “rednecks” keep buying more and more guns and ammo. It’s not so that we can over throw the government; it’s so we can keep people like you from overthrowing the government. We like our Republic and our Constitution and we intend to keep them. If you’re intent upon changing either, there are legal mechanisms for doing so. Convince us that you’re right and we’ll go along with you. But before you Democrats start whistling Dixie (again) and go marching off to war armed with sticks, black bandannas, and clever hashtags, you may want to rethink those plans for a glorious revolution. It will not go well for you.