Footprints in the Snow: The Burgling of America

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Roughly twenty years ago, a man in Asheville, North Carolina left his home in the wee hours of the morning, walked a couple of blocks to a convenience store, burglarized the store, and returned home with his loot.

Unfortunately for our thief, snow had blanketed the city earlier that night. After responding to the burglary call, the police simply followed the man’s footprints to his house and arrested him.

Today we are seeing this scenario play out on a grander scale.

Because of a pandemic with a death rate of less than two percent, some of our mayors and governors have stolen millions of Americans’ livelihoods and businesses. By their closure of schools and churches, they have also stolen the futures of our young people, particularly the underprivileged, and have taken the solace of faith from many.

For months now, these politicians and so-called experts have demanded we wear masks, thereby stealing a part of our humanity. In conjunction with certain big tech companies, they are quashing our freedom of speech.

And now comes the greatest heist in American history: our stolen presidential election.

More damning proof that the election was stolen comes from the always astute Andrea Widburg at American Thinker. Reading Widburg’s commentary on how few counties Joe Biden won compared to Barack Obama in his 2008 and 2012 victories, one realizes that the numbers just don’t add up.

These thieves have left footprints in the snow, but many of our politicians and bureaucrats, our mainstream media, and our courts want us to ignore those footprints, urging us to instead accept the results of this election and get on with our lives. With the exception of the people complicit in this thievery, they either fail to comprehend or choose to deliberately ignore the stakes in play. Yet if we permit these thieves to get away with this wanton act, they aren’t just stealing an election. They’re stealing our country.

Regarding this theft, our political differences should not matter a whit. For the sake of our country and our Constitution, Republicans, Democrats, and independents should be clamoring for justice.

Suppose you were Joe Biden and you were entering the White House under suspicion of fraud. Would you not demand a recount in contested states to confirm the validity of your election? Or suppose you were a member of Congress or of a state legislature in a contested state. Wouldn’t you want the possibility of potential theft ruled out entirely, thereby restoring voter confidence and confidence in the integrity of your state’s elections?

These footprints in the snow remain visible, but the police who might follow the thieves’ trail and make the arrest are, for the most part, missing in action. 

So what can we do?

First, we must make certain those footprints in the snow don’t melt away. We must keep them fresh in our minds, always remembering the mistakes, lies, and chicanery exhibited by some of our leaders these last ten months, and we must find ways to resist their tyranny. We can seek inspiration from other brave Americans, from the Founding Fathers to Martin Luther King, Jr., each of whom fought against oppression and risked everything, including their very lives, for our liberties and God-given rights. Whenever possible, we should protest against the closures of restaurants and schools and demonstrate against government programs inimical to our American freedoms.

Like those heroes, we should resist, in whatever ways we can, the cultural imperialism of the radical left. Rather than submitting to the indoctrination prevalent in some of our public schools and universities, we should teach our children at home and encourage them to attend colleges that still value academic freedom. We should forge alliances by sharing our beliefs with open-minded family and friends. We should volunteer to work for local candidates who share our values. 

By whatever means possible, let us celebrate our love of liberty, of our God given rights, and of our country. 

Most of all, we must never lose hope. We can live without the material luxuries of life, but we cannot live without hope. Despair and defeat go hand-in-hand, while hope and endurance are the companions-in-arms of victory.

Let’s keep the faith, dear readers, and lift a glass to America and the New Year!


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Jeff Minick

Jeff Minick

Jeff Minick lives in Front Royal, Virginia, and may be found online at He is the author of two novels, Amanda Bell and Dust on Their Wings, and two works of non-fiction, Learning as I Go and Movies Make the Man.

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Hat tip Jeff; Great observation and as a man of a certain age I feel sad that we have had the hope pulled out from under us. Changes are life but changes born of hate are red stains in the snow. Both parties are complicit as shown in the lack of leadership but I'm afraid we cannot pull back from the brink we stare over.


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Jeff, The left doesn't care about ruining our election process. When they're finished there will be no elections. Regarding mask mandates and restaurant closings, etc. They are un-Constitutional and therefore illegal and should be ignored. Ed


Burns McMurray
I find myself sadly dismayed at long-term friends who simply cannot wrap their minds around the idea that this astonishing level of fraud, cheating, and fabrication could be so blatant, so openly in-your-face.....they've said things like"They wouldn't do that! They'd get caught." When I point out that they have, indeed, been caught, but the regular media is completely ignoring the facts, we're back to "They wouldn't do that!" Little box minds. No way in.


It is little wonder that the rest of the world looks at America with a mixture of admiration, pity and loathing. Trump, his supporters, and authors who write trash about "stealing" elections should all be prosecuted for sedition. Calm minded people would be willing to give due consideration to what others have to say, if there were any actual proof to go on. To date, nothing whatsoever has been produced or provided. NOTHING!!! It's all a pathetic attempt to steal an election by claiming the other side stole the election. The weak minded, gormless followers believe without thinking or analysis. In many ways, the USA still hasn't shaken off its Wild West days of the 1860s. It's a country with a lot of hope and possibility being dragged down by the ignorance and stupidity of many under educated people who have an extremely narrow perspective.


"Calm minded people would be willing to give due consideration to what others have to say, " I'm calm minded, have lent my ears, to what the pennsylvania Legislature have to say: we compared number of voters to votes, we found 200,000 more votes than voters. Have also given my eyes to see, and when video was played of electioin night in Atlanta, I saw four HUGE containers of ballots draggedt from under tables, AFTER observers were kicked out. EACH pile run through machine at least four times
I would be generous if I called you naive. You criticize, yet you're the one that has no proof that all of the evidence showing fraud, doesn't exist. Those that point it out to you are " weak minded and under educated", to use the reasoning of the effete socialist democrat that somehow think of themselves as geniuses because they received " degrees" in subjects that 50 years ago were taught in the 4th grade. I've lived in a notorious Dem county for decades, know how they stole it this time.
The years election fraud is incredibly obvious. Here is a great analysis of your thought process.
Live hearings in all swing states are on YouTube. Listen to the educated and rational people testify under penalty of perjury what they witnessed before, during and after the election. The court cases are thrown out on technicalities, not merit. How could there be more votes than voters? Why did thousands of mail in ballots have no creases? How could dead people not only vote but apply for ballots? Why are we being censored in America for asking? Wakeup and research, the evidence is overwhelming
Says the thief burgling our country and leaving his footprints in the snow! There are so many obvious cheats, frauds, and rule-breaking that went on in this election that we should be ashamed to behave like a banana republic.
Burns McMurray
to:eyam the zombie....'debunked'? if you mean by the S.o.S., the guy is a complete is Kemp...bought and sold by the CCP, all very well documented, if you care to look.
Eyam TheZombie
Tionico, the fraud allegations from Georgia were debunked a month ago. Sure, you could dismiss the source of the debunking information, but I would ask you the same thing I asked Liberals 4 years ago: What makes your source more valid than any other source? That's rhetorical, of course. You believe your source because you like the information more. There have been articles right here on Intellectual Takeout about that phenomenon.