Never underestimate the importance of cowardice in the affairs and history of man. From Conrad Black at theepochtimes.com:
The refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the suit of Texas and 17 other states against four states (Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin) that were alleged not to have conducted fair presidential elections, on the grounds of Texas’s lack of standing, is a grievous abdication.
The claim of Texas and the other states was that failing to protect against fraudulent voting on a large scale that affected the results for each state, and cumulatively between the defendant states to affect the outcome of the election of the president and vice president, was a violation of Texas’s right to an adequate level of assurance that the constitutional process of selection of the president and vice president was truly followed.
The attorney general of Pennsylvania called the Texas lawsuit a “seditious” attempt to disenfranchise the people of his state, and the Trump-hating media gave it the usual total-immersion in reflexive mockery.
Official processes aren’t more important than the election of the president; no right is more fundamental than the assurance of the constitutional selection of the president. The Supreme Court’s decision can only be seen as another illustration of its determination under notoriously controversy-averse Chief Justice John Roberts to avoid any judgment that might produce a partisan backlash.
The American people have offered almost no resistance to losing what little remained of their freedom. From Gary D. Barnett at lewrockwell.com:
“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
~ Albert Einstein–“The Harper Book of Quotations Revised Edition”. Book by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 356, 1993.
There is only one cure for apathy, and that cure is knowledge in the form of education about matters not before understood. But that is not enough, because any new understanding or truth must be accepted, and then acted upon, for without both these measures, failure is guaranteed, and any underlying indifference can only bring about a new and deeper root of totalitarianism.
Evil is something that has been all to evident throughout human history, so evident in fact that any study of these matters will bring even the strongest and most enlightened men to their knees in sorrow. This has always been difficult for me to accept, because although all of us have the capability of evil thoughts or actions, most of us do not physically act on those deep-seated emotions. Why do most suppress these innate desires, while some thrive on wickedness? This has troubled me for a lifetime, but I have never been able to answer this question in my own mind.
From Helen Keller, (1880-1968) American writer and social activist, Let Us Have Faith (1940):
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.