In days, patriots will descend on Washington, DC to protest the theft of the presidency. What do they hope to accomplish?

Many undoubtedly want to simply “make our voices heard” by showing up in droves. But many are hoping, praying, some even expecting that what happens on January 6 will somehow lead Congress, or Vice President Pence, to designate Trump-supporting electors, or have a vote in the House by state delegation, to hand the President a second term.

This is misplaced hope. The legal system has let them down at every turn. The Republican-controlled legislatures in the contested states let them down. In Michigan, Republicans on the Board of State Canvassers and the Wayne County Board of Canvassers let them down.

No–“let down” is too soft a term for it. “Betrayed” is more accurate.

Not every election lawsuit had merit, but the lawsuit by 18 states, led by the Attorney General of Texas, was well drafted and rigorously argued. It accurately pointed out that states like Michigan violated their own statutes–systematically and as a matter of policy–and therefore held illegal elections.

Absentee voting rules were ignored, meaningful signature checks were not conducted, and poll challengers–eyewitnesses–were impeded, which in Michigan is a felony. Instead of arresting election officials for these crimes, Detroit police aided and abetted them.

The U.S. Supreme Court didn’t even deign to take up the case. It was dismissed without comment, other than to claim that the 100 million citizens of the 18 states had no standing to sue others for effectively disenfranchising them.

As competent attorneys have noted, the decision was absolute hogwash.

But it wasn’t hogwash from left-wing jurists; the Court consists 6-3 of justices appointed by Republican presidents, three appointed by President Trump himself.

In Georgia, the Republican governor, attorney general, and secretary of state all sought to quash investigations and litigation surrounding the election — even with another on the horizon, one that will determine whether the left takes over the U.S. Senate.

Given the total betrayal everywhere else, what on earth leads people to think that Congress will save us?

“Well,” some say, “maybe there will be a miracle.”

This is more realistic than hoping Congress does the right thing, but that’s not saying much.

If a miracle happens, I will be grateful. But why should there be?

In 2020, state governments shut down churches across America. A few churches heroically refused to obey these unconstitutional (and grossly immoral) edicts.

But most of them obeyed, and instead of demanding they resist, most of their congregants didn’t even complain.

And this gets to the heart of the matter: In the face of the most radical take-away of civil rights in American history — with the most intensely painful personal consequences — an incredible number of Americans chose to accept it and suffer.

We don’t know how much vote fraud actually occurred, but more than 5 or 10 percent isn’t plausible. That much would certainly have been enough to make the difference in key swing states, but the point is, it shouldn’t have been remotely close.

Sure, the mass media and Big Tech systematically hid the skeletons in Joe Biden’s closet, and fabricated scandals against President Trump.

It wasn’t remotely fair, but such is life, and conditions won’t be any different in elections to come.

This is a burden that can only be overcome by grassroots organization, and grassroots organization is what will be needed to win the struggles that are surely coming.

How convenient for the left, that nine months of social isolation has destroyed all aspects of community life.

The only option, other than accepting this free-fall into total tyranny, is a great grassroots movement of patriots, organizing in our own communities.

This is not as easy as it sounds. Nobody enjoys knocking on doors, talking to strangers, and organizing volunteers.

But it’s the only thing that works.

We all want to stay in our comfort zone. Posting on the Internet is easy.

We all want a one-time event that makes everything right. That’s why so many will march on Washington in the hope that somehow it will set everything right.

And Antifa notwithstanding, protesting isn’t all that difficult. It’s actually kind of exciting.

But it’s not going to work. I wish it would. But I know it won’t.

The only way to take back our country is to organize our communities.

And besides, if you can’t save your neighborhood, what makes you think you can save your country?