I cannot grasp why so many Democrats are suddenly shocked and surprised at the fact that the primary election was rigged, the DNC conspiring with the media to portray Bernie Sanders as a fringe candidate unworthy of serious consideration. I mean, that's what he is, but his policy proposals were perfectly in line with the values of the Democrat Party.
Still, it has been long known that the real power in the Democrat Party is held by the super-delegates. The party insiders control the outcome of the primary election, a system which could only be overcome by a landslide against the party's pre-selected nominee. Unless Sanders won by over 712 delegates, Hillary was going to be the nominee. Period. The Clintons have a great deal of control over the party mechanisms, and that control extends to votes. Many people owe them favors. Hillary is now cashing in her chips.
Whenever there is real and documented voter fraud, it is to the benefit of Democrats. When a whole district voted for Lyndon B. Johnson in alphabetical order, it was demonstrably fraudulent. Yet, the Democrat Party in Texas upheld the obviously manufactured votes. When Democrats fight every attempt to assure that only citizens are voting, and that people actually identify themselves to ensure that nobody is simply voting in their name, it is an obvious tactic to preserve the ability to manufacture votes. This is something we should have learned from the ACORN debacle, in which Disney characters and the whole Yankees team were registered to vote fraudulently. (Not to say that the Yankees can't vote, but that they shouldn't all be voting in Peoria.)
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Article 3, Section 2 of the Constitution states exactly in which cases the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, may rule. The Constitution further grants Congress the right to define and provide boundaries for the federal courts' jurisdiction.
It also defines the areas in which the states have autonomy in the Tenth Amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
This is a difficult sentence to misinterpret. Its wording is clear and concise. It is also the most widely ignored sentence in the U.S. Constitution. Democrats do not care for the rule of law, unless they are laws written by Democrats. They do not like rules or limitations on their power of any kind. It should not surprise Bernie Sanders and his supporters that the system is rigged. Granted, Bernie had never registered as a Democrat until he decided to run in the 2016 election. He was therefore unprepared for the way the party operates. Still, he is a Progressive and thus familiar with the tactics of Saul Alinsky--do or say whatever you must to attain power.
The email scandal (the second now involving Hillary Clinton and/or her surrogates) exposes just who she and her ilk are. Do we really want that to run our country?
I, for one, say no. I hope Bernie's disillusioned supporters will join me in that decision.