“Why should Americans accept a presidential election of a corrupt Hillary Clinton coming on the heels of a campaign marred by obviously extreme media bias and outrageous anti-Trump establishment collusion,” gun dean John M. Snyder asked today.
“When political and media ninnies expressed outrage over Trump’s refusal to state he would accept categorically the outcome of the election, they should have realized it is their behavior, rather than Trump’s, which has called into question the integrity of our political process,” Snyder continued.
“Trump’s refusal came in response to a question at the end of the third debate Wednesday night,” Snyder noted. “The next day, he said he would accept the outcome of the election if he wins.”
“At least two salient truths became obvious in the first few minutes of the debate,” Snyder continued. “Patriotic Americans who believe in the individual Second American civil right to keep and bear arms cannot accept a Clinton presidency. Neither can loyal Christians and others who believe in the God-given right to life.
“Clinton reiterated her support for policies incompatible with the individual freedom of the Second Amendment. She definitively restated her long-standing support for mandated government sponsorship of abortion, euthanasia, same-sex marriage and the LGBT agenda. She said she would nominate to the Supreme Court justices compatible with her outlook. Trump said he would nominate justices in the mold of the late traditional Catholic Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.”
Snyder said, “Critics of Donald Trump forget there is precedent with presidential candidates unwilling to accept election outcomes, going back to at least 1824. In that election, which had to be decided by the House of Representatives, Andrew Jackson, who had received a plurality of popular votes, was defeated by John Quincy Adams. This was the result of an Adams deal with Speaker of the House Henry Clay, later named Secretary of State by Adams.
“Four years later, Jackson came roaring back and easily defeated Adams. He subsequently tore apart the establishment of the time and served a successful two terms. Near death years later, he reportedly said he had a regret: ‘I should have shot Henry Clay.'”
A practicing Catholic, Snyder has been named “the dean of Washington gun lobbyists” by the Washington Post and New York Times, “a champion of the right of self-defense” by the Washington Times, the “gun dean” by Human Events, and “the senior rights activist in Washington” by Shotgun News. The Trace designated him a power broker.
He holds AB and MA degrees in government from Georgetown University. He has been an NRA magazine editor and official of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Second Amendment Foundation. He directs Telum Associates, LL.C, and serves on boards of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, Council for America and American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens.