PA State Sen. Doug Mastriano comments on irregularities in the 2020 vote. (YouTube screenshot)
GETTYSBURG — I started this off by quoting from John Adams — and we are here in Adams County (Pennsylvania) — that ‘Facts are stubborn things.’ There’s a lot of hard facts out there, and guess what: As history changed in 1863 in Gettysburg, so on this date history is again changing for our country in Gettysburg.
I don’t even know how this happened in America. We could send men to the moon 50 years ago, but we can’t have a safe secure election in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania?
What’s going on here?
It’s got to be by design, because we have the technology. We have stealth aircraft that are the envy of the world – but we can’t run an election better than Afghanistan?
Congressman Perry, you and I were in Afghanistan, and I don’t know how in the heck Afghanistan has more secure safe elections than Pennsylvania does. I mean, ‘Beam me up Scotty,’ there’s no sign of intelligent life anywhere.
We move heaven and earth with American dollars to secure elections in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, (but) we can’t do it in our own state? It’s by design – there’s people in Pennsylvania not interested in safe secure elections, and we have to correct this.
There’s two things that need to happen. First off, we need to make sure that the real winner is sent forth from this presidential election. Number two, we need to fix it so this doesn’t happen ever again.
You know, I can’t believe we’re having this conversation here in Pennsylvania.
This is the kind of stuff I hear about that goes on in Belarus under Lukashenko, or in Russia under Putin, or under Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Really, here in our state? This is disgusting to me.
I watched, when I was doing strategy in Russia, Putin’s people stuffing ballot boxes – the same thing that happened in Pennsylvania. When I saw that (in Russia) 15-20 years ago, I was like, ‘Well, thank God we’re not like that!’
And we’re not gonna let it stand.
I saw – and you have to forgive people, because we are a constitutional republic, so I’ll forgive those that say democracy – but I saw one man who had a sign in Philadelphia. And the irony wasn’t lost on me.
DEMOCRACY DIES IN PHILADELPHIA
Can you imagine the irony of that? You know, where the light of liberty was lit in 1776, it transformed this world. We’re in this very same state – A new birth of freedom.
And then, of course, let’s not forget 2001 –Todd Beamer: ‘Let’s roll.’
You know what? It’s our time to roll.
You know, democracy can die in darkness – in dark rooms with no transparency; accountability. We’re shining light on this darkness here; we’re gonna take our state back. We’re not standing aside in this hour.
As Rep. Metcalfe rightly said, in 1994 there was so much shenanigans in cheating in the Marks vs Stinson case, that a Federal District Judge threw out the election results, took a (Democrat) state senator out of Harrisburg and put the Republican in, because the election results were so corrupted. So we do have a precedent here, Federal courts, and I hope you take a hard look at that.
Has our election results in Pennsylvania – at the presidential and other levels – been so corrupted, that the results have to be thrown out? That’s gonna be a case you’re (Mayor Giuliani) gonna have to make before the Supreme Court, but it sure sounds like something stinks in Denmark – or in Philadelphia. I don’t know.
I can’t believe this is happening here and we’re not gonna let it stand.
I don’t know why it’s so hard.
I know it’s hard because this has been going on here for a lot longer we imagine. But in Galatians 6:9 we’re told by St. Paul, ‘Grow not weary doing good, because in due time you’ll reap your harvest.’
We’re going to reap our harvest.
The time for dithering and deliberation is over. It’s time for decisive action.
We have to protect our Commonwealth and our nation. The eyes of the world are upon us, and let’s turn the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from a laughingstock to the pride of the world once again – as we’ve always had been and need to be again.
This is our day. This is our hour. This is our time.
So yes, Mr Franklin, ‘A republic if you can keep it.’
We’re gonna keep it.
Can you keep it?
We’re gonna keep the Republic.
Thank you and God bless you all.
(The above remarks by PA State Sen. Doug Mastriano were lightly edited for clarity. A video of the senator’s closing remarks may be found here. Mayor Giuliani confirmed to the legislature that he has three whistle-blower witnesses who were part of the alleged fraud and are willing to step forward. The entire hearing may be found here.)
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