At the top of his blog, Front Page Magazine founder and editor David Horowitz highlights the following quote: “Inside every progressive is a totalitarian screaming to get out.”
This true statement is reaffirmed on a daily basis by America’s increasingly intolerant, irrational left.
Over the weekend, the far-left Huffington Post published a story about a former DOJ prosecutor, Glenn Kirschner, who seeks to have every business owner in America sign what he refers to as a “Democracy Pledge.”
According to the Huffington Post’s S.V. Date, Kirschner “has launched a campaign to press American businesses to openly reject the core assertion that former President Donald Trump and many in his party continue to make, that the 2020 election was somehow illegitimate.”
Here are several excerpts from the article:
“The 2020 presidential election was free and fair, and produced accurate, reliable results,” reads the explanation behind the “Democracy Pledge” that hopes to put before “every company in the country” in the coming months. “Those who sought to undermine or otherwise refused to acknowledge these results, share responsibility for the civil unrest after the election, culminating in violence at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.”
The pledge includes a declaration of “valuing, affirming and supporting democracy,” and of affirming “that the election of Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris was free, fair and legitimate.”
The final piece asks companies to “not support, donate to or endorse politicians, political campaigns or political action committees that promoted false conspiracy theories surrounding the 2020 presidential elections (or otherwise acted in ways contrary to a representative democracy).”
“What we’re trying to do is force companies’ hands so they can’t be agnostic,” Kirschner said.
Yet Trump and many top Republicans have never apologized for spreading the lies about the “stolen” election and “massive voter fraud” that fueled his followers’ anger in the first place.
Kirschner told Date that business owners who do not respond will be placed on a list. “And then we’re going to provide that information to consumers. And they can make their purchasing decisions accordingly.”
The fact that this man spent 24 years as a prosecutor in the District of Columbia’s U.S. attorney’s office is astonishing and terrifying.
As to what would constitute spreading conspiracy theories: having signed onto the lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that tried to overturn the election by claiming fraud in other states would be a good qualifier, Kirschner said. A total of 18 state attorneys general and 126 Republican lawmakers supported that effort. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz even volunteered to argue the case before the U.S. Supreme Court, which, in the end, summarily rejected it instead.
Even more GOP members of Congress voted, just hours after their lives had been put in danger by Trump’s violent mob, to reject the Electoral College vote tally showing that Biden had won. But Kirschner said that vote, by itself, would not consign someone to the anti-democracy list. Members of Congress had made similar arguments in previous elections, and it would be unfair to punish the 147 Republicans who did the same this time, he added.
He said he could also understand a company wanting to add its own language into the pledge to clarify statements to their satisfaction. “We’re not trying to be jerks about it,” he said. “Let’s not make the perfect the enemy of the good.”
Supporting Trump himself now, though, is another matter, Kirschner said. “You can’t support Donald Trump and argue that you are in favor of free and fair elections. … If you’re supporting him, you’re just not supporting democracy.”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but the substance of Kirschner’s “Democracy Pledge” is the opposite of democracy. He’s attempting to coerce business owners into agreeing with a statement they may or may not believe or else they will be put on an anti-democracy list that could potentially harm their livelihoods. Good job, Kirschner. That’s the American way!
Is he out of his mind?
I suppose I should save my outrage because this isn’t a proposal from the Biden Administration, but only the pipe dream of a far-left Democrat.
I wouldn’t sign the pledge. Democratic judges and intimidated or anti-Trump Republicans refused to give the Trump campaign the opportunity to present their considerable evidence of improprieties that took place on and around Election Day. Not even the Supreme Court has allowed them to make their case.
None of this means that the charges have been settled as they would have you believe. The Democrats won’t allow the evidence to see the light of day which makes it impossible to know the truth.
On Sunday, my colleague Richard Edward Tracy, reported (here) that the Arizona state Senate, will be conducting a thorough audit of 2.1 million votes from the Grand Canyon State’s Maricopa County, absentee ballots included. That’s a start.
There are too many allegations of fraud outstanding – including over 1,000 sworn affidavits from poll observers – for this matter to be settled.
And Kirschner’s democracy pledge is the type of totalitarian tactic one might expect in Russia. And anyone who supports it opposes democracy.