Elections–A Luxury in Wartime?

· dKo journal, Edgewise, Paleoblogs

In peacetime, it is vitally important to our American democracy that we adhere to the legally scheduled election-cycles in choosing and changing our high public officials. This allows candidates and parties who are not currently in power to challenge and, if they prevail, to replace those presently in office.
In wartime, however, when the very lives of our citizens and the survival of our freedoms are at risk, it may become necessary for the Commander-in-Chief to accept the constitutional responsibility to temporarily suspend the legal election-cycle–whose inherent uncertainties and often debilitating domestic conflicts are well known to our enemies–and therefore, only for the duration, to…
Oh well, you know the rest.