The Indictment: Tyranny is Upon Us  

Thomas Paine: American Philosopher, & Revolutionary

From 1776 through the formation of The Constitution I helped create America. Now I have returned to help save America. American Patriots must join together, speak out in free and open discussion to fight the “woke” anti-American mob, and further the cause of FREEDOM.

The Case History

Unless you just got back from Mars and are hung-over on candy bars, by now you’ve heard that Manhattan District Attorney (DA) Alvin Bragg has indicted former President Donald J. Trump. 

It’s been almost 48 hours since the announcement on Thursday the 30th of March, and we won’t know the scope of the alleged 34 counts until the indictment is unsealed in court on Tuesday, April 4th.  Reportedly, the charges stem from a “hush-money” payment of $130,000 to porn star “Stormy Daniels” (a.k.a. Stephanie Clifford) for her silence in the months leading up to the 2016 election. 

In February 2018, Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, now star witness for the prosecution, stated he made the payment from his own sources, and was not directed by Trump’s company or campaign to make the payment, also saying Trump never reimbursed him.  At that time, he was still employed by the Trump Organization.

In May 2018, Cohen was replaced by Attorney Rudy Giuliani, and Trump admitted that he reimbursed Cohen using his own personal funds.

In August 2018, as Cohen pled guilty to felonious charges of tax fraud, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations in Manhattan, he testified that Trump directed the payment “for the principal purpose of influencing the election.” 

Let’s not forget how Obama ran out the clock when the Benghazi story broke 7 weeks before the 2012 election, or how the Hillary Clinton campaign fabricated and paid for a phony Russian dossier on Trump leading up to the 2016 election, or how the media covered up the Hunter Biden laptop story exposing Biden family corruption in the months before the 2020 election, with assistance from the FBI, which coerced Twitter to censor the accounts of the New York Post. [1]

If they want to talk about influencing elections, let’s talk about influencing elections.  Lady Justice is supposed to be blind.  Her image shows a blindfolded woman holding the scales of justice.  Any notion that Lady Justice can only see with one eye undermines the very foundation of American jurisprudence. 

In a separate civil lawsuit brought by Daniels, U.S. District Judge, S. James Otero (Central District of California), a George W. Bush appointee, dismissed Daniels’ defamation suit on October 15, 2018.Daniels was then ordered to pay for Trump’s legal expenses. [2]   

On July 17, 2019, U.S. District Judge William Pauley (Southern District of New York), a Bill Clinton appointee, announced that federal prosecutors had ended their campaign finance investigations in regards to the hush-money payments.  Pauley further ordered that all related materials and a recent status report from the prosecutors be unsealed and made public in U.S. District Court by 11 AM the next day. [3]  Apparently, the Department of Justice had reviewed the case, and decided it was not strong enough to proceed.

All of these legal entanglements stem from Trump’s alleged affair with Daniels in 2006, for which Trump and Cohen initiated a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) in 2016.  Nondisclosure Agreements are completely legal documents executed all the time in the corporate world.    

The Indictment

Now DA Bragg is resurrecting the Stormy Daniels case by reclassifying the expired statute of limitations for a misdemeanor as a federal felony for which he has no jurisdiction, based on novel legal theory.  If he plans to argue that Trump’s NDA payment to Stormy Daniels is a campaign finance violation, that is under the purview of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), not a state court, and remember, the Department of Justice has already dismissed the case.

Reportedly, Trump’s legal team will fight for his “not guilty” plea with legal defense in his favor.  But that isn’t going to alleviate the ongoing assault on our constitutional rights perpetrated by the Democrat Party.  

We Have Entered the Realm of Tyranny

Just when you thought the Democrat Party (a.k.a. the DNC) couldn’t get any worse, they lower the bar to new depths.  We must expose the Democrats as the vile, despicable creatures that they are.

The unprecedented indictment of a former President, on shaky grounds no less, is Stalinesque.  This is tyranny in its purest form; the unsubstantiated prosecution your primary political opposition.  The radical left-wing of the DNC, which has hijacked the party and now controls every move they make, doesn’t even care about opposing perceptions.  They have no reason to fear repercussions because they know the (mainstream) media will defend anything they do while silencing all dissent.  And the sheeple who aren’t paying attention, a huge voting block, will be hoodwinked into believing everything they are told, every time.  They are completely under the influence of a propaganda media complex Goebbels could only dream about.

Bragg campaigned on a promise to “get Trump”.  That was his platform and the 80% liberal New York City voters elected him hoping to see this day.  They have gotten exactly what they voted for, which is to say that Bragg’s policy of letting actual violent criminals out of jail so they can attack random citizens all across the city, is well deserved.  The sharp increase in crime is directly on them.  In fact, Soros backed District Attorneys in all the major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and others have experienced the same uptick in violent offenses committed by released prisoners.  Murders, rapes, stabbings, armed robberies, car jackings, pushing strangers onto subway tracks, you name it.  These formerly decent cities are completely out of control and have been turned into third world shit holes in less than two years.  Enjoy your ventures out into the streets, but you better have some personal protection.  Oh wait, they’re all “gun free zones”.  Good luck to ye.

The (relatively) good news is that these tyrants have opened the door for future indictments that are long overdue against Democrats.  The gloves are off.  No longer will high ranking Democrats be able to skate off into retirement without a care in the world, enjoying their elite status.

The time will come (not soon enough) when their power will diminish, perhaps as soon as January 20, 2025.  If, and it’s a big “if”, any Republican can effectively tally more votes than whoever the DNC shoves into the candidate slot, while somehow negating the absolute certainty of fraudulent ballots, and regain the White House, he/she could nominate an Attorney General who will initiate investigations into the real criminals.

The Biden crime family: toast !

Obama’s treason: slam dunk !  There is no statute of limitations.

Hillary’s destruction of government documents: orange is the new black !

Don’t forget the smaller fish.  Those rotting smelly bastards laying all over the dock.  Brennan, Clapper, Strzok, Garland, Wray, Lerner, etc.  We must root out all the corruption and take our country back.  It’s no longer a political game.  It’s outright survival of our constitutional republic.  Defend it or get out of the way.

What are Patriots to do Now?

I am strongly pleading for rightfully angry Patriots to refrain from violence.  That is exactly what Democrats are hoping to incite.  January 6th was just a training exercise.  They want Patriots to forcefully come out in the open so they can unleash a public massacre on “domestic terrorism”.  They want to drink the blood of Patriots from pewter tankards on national TV while their propaganda media complex celebrates their victory.  Don’t give them the pleasure.

Instead, use this indictment to your advantage by garnering support for Trump, or whoever the Republican candidate may be, by stressing the absolute tyrannical conduct of the Democrat Party.  Make it known to everyone you engage with.  Educate the sheeple, if that’s possible, to the fate of their very lives, if they continue to trust the propaganda they consume. 

This is political Armageddon.  We the People must prevail.  But we can’t start another Civil War to accomplish our victory.  We must crush the Democrat Party by ballot, not bullet.  And “therein lies the rub”. 

Most Patriots realize the 2020 election was stolen, despite all attempts by the media to debunk it as “Trump’s Big Lie”.  There were over 1,000 independent affiants who swore under penalty of perjury that they witnessed various “irregularities” at polling stations in at least six states.  Many of them had taken video proof of their allegations.  All were ignored despite overwhelming evidence.  On behalf of four of those states, Texas brought a case before the Supreme Court and on December 11, 2020, SCOTUS announced they refused to hear it because it “had no basis”.  Whaaaaaaaaaaatt ?

They did it again in the 2022 mid-terms to assure a majority in the U.S. Senate by cheating voters in at least two states, Arizona and Nevada, probably Georgia and Pennsylvania as well.

We the People cannot trust election “officials” in Democrat controlled cities that dominate state results.  We must organize state-by-state, a coordinated effort to place our own election officials in Democrat strongholds, particularly in those same battleground states that determined the 2020 presidential election.  There is a process that must be undertaken by applicants seeking to become election officials.  That process can be researched by state to find out what the requirements are.  It takes some time to complete the program for certification, so it must begin now in order to place observers in polling stations by November 2024. 

This is a call to action.

Contact your state Department of State to find out about election official training.  Most states defer certification to local county election boards, but you can start with the state agency for general guidance.  In my home state, you can begin the process by completing a state form that is forwarded to your local county.  In general, government employees cannot serve as election officials.  You will be paid for your time serving on Election Day.  I can’t believe you will ever be asked your political affiliation, but if you are, claim you are a Democrat.  The real battle is in the polling stations.

Document ANY and EVERY “irregularity” you see. Become the spy that infiltrates your local polling place. The primary targets are in Democrat controlled precincts, typically within major cities. Use your cell phone creatively to avoid suspicion. Record conversations using the video feature of your camera by holding it nonchalantly or in a shirt pocket. Use a remote shutter release like the one shown in the Amazon listing pictured in Figure 1 to snap pictures of strange boxes or take multiple pictures of workers looking at ballots and sorting them for future rescanning. Keep your eyes and ears alert at all times. Be aware of boxes brought into the building. Take note of the time of day/night of anything nefarious. If you see anything, report it to your closest REPUBLICAN Representative AND other Republican officials, making sure more than one individual hears your story.

Figure 1: Remote Shutter Release for Cell Phone (Bluetooth -typical for indiscreet picture taking)

Resources on how to become a Poll Worker, or Election Official:

NOTE: several of the links below seem to be connected, and I have exhausted all means to repair them. A Google search should get you to the proper page for full access. Trust me, they were working on my end as of the date of this publication.

Arizona Dept. of State:  http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ars/16/00407.htm

Georgia Dept. of State: https://georgiapollworkers.sos.ga.gov/Shared%20Documents/Qualifications%20to%20be%20a%20Poll%20Worker.pdf

Michigan Dept. of State: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/elections/admin-info/election-officials-accreditation-study-guide/accreditation-for-new-election-officials

Nevada Dept. of State: https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/home/showpublisheddocument/8188/637172074692500000

Ohio Dept. of State: https://www.ohiosos.gov/globalassets/elections/eoresources/peo-training/d4dreturnmailcard_web.pdf

Pennsylvania Dept. of State: https://www.vote.pa.gov/Resources/pages/be-a-poll-worker.aspx

Wisconsin Dept. of State: https://elections.wi.gov/poll-workers-observers/working-polls

Figure 2: A screenshot of my local election services website, probably typical to your county.

We the People must STOP Democrat election “officials” from fraudulently reporting election results.  Failure to do so, will condemn all of us to tyrannical communism under permanent Democrat power.

COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOME

FOOTNOTES

[1]  Cohen, L. (no relation to Trump’s former Attorney Michael Cohen) ; Timeline of Donald Trump – Stormy Daniels Hush Money Case ; Reuters ; March 31, 2023   

https://www.reuters.com/legal/trumps-alleged-hush-money-payments-path-criminal-charges-2023-03-30/

[2]  Cohn, A. & Gstalter, M. ; Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels’s Case Against Trump ; The Hill ; October 15, 2018

Apparently The Hill doesn’t want the link to their story published. The reference is accurate and you can probably access it through a Google search.

[3]  Breuninger, K. & Mangan, D. ; Feds End Probe of Hush Money that Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Directed to Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal ; CNBC ; July 17, 2019

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/17/feds-end-probe-of-hush-money-that-trump-ex-lawyer-michael-cohen-directed.html

The Two-State Solution

Thomas Paine: American Philosopher, & Revolutionary

From 1776 through the formation of The Constitution I helped create America. Now I have returned to help save America. American Patriots must join together, speak out in free and open discussion to fight the “woke” anti-American mob, and further the cause of FREEDOM.

The System

We are all part of “the system”, being the institutions and mechanisms by which we are governed.  The system, inspired by the Declaration of Independence and defined by the Constitution, created the most prosperous nation in the history of man.  Suddenly, it’s not good enough for radical left-wing activists driving the Democrat party towards communism.  In their collective minds, everything about America is shameful and must be torn down, then restructured to their liking, in the form of a socialist (communist) state.

When Lenin rose to power with the Bolsheviks and overthrew the Provisional government centered in the capital city of Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg), he was considered the leader of the Russian Revolution.  When Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew the Pahlavi dynasty and replaced the government of Iran with the Islamic republic, he was recognized as the leader of the Iranian Revolution.  When the French Revolution broke out in 1789, it was viewed as a period of radical and societal change.  The early years were dominated by struggles for political control, economic depression, and civil disorder.  Sound familiar?  The conditions we are experiencing right now are starting to look like a comprehensive strategy by revolutionaries, or a certain mastermind, designed to radically transform America into a socialist state.  He even told us, out loud in front of a microphone, he was going to do it.  He is implementing a second American Revolution designed to overthrow the government while everyone is distracted by multiple crises of his own creation, the Cloward-Piven strategy. [1]   

To quote Wikipedia; “In political philosophy, the right of revolution (or right of rebellion) is the right or duty of a people to “alter or abolish” a government that acts against their common interests or threatens the safety of the people without cause. Stated throughout history in one form or another, the belief in this right has been used to justify various revolutions, including the American Revolution, French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, and the Iranian Revolution.”  [2]

The DNC voting base has been thoroughly indoctrinated and remain loyal to their beloved party, which was at one time respectable.  Traditional liberals, many we know to be decent people, don’t even realize the Democrat party has been hijacked by radical revolutionaries and is no longer working for them, no longer the champion of minority interests, or the underprivileged, and bears no resemblance to their parent’s Democrat party.  The DNC now wants to make us all underprivileged, by controlling the population under the iron fist of conformity, overregulation and excessive taxation.

Witness the “climate change” movement and Biden’s war on American energy.  Runaway inflation directly caused by the war on fossil fuels is a burdensome tax on every American family.  Their entire domestic policy is driven by the Green New Deal and the message is “just buy an electric car”.  But Democrats never consider the “ripple effect” of their ridiculous ideas. 

They expect the dumb asses who keep voting for them to trumpet their cause.  Their propaganda media complex, including big tech, is there to shame all resistance and silence the opposition.  It’s their “go to” play. 

Setting aside the fact that we all are supposed to suffer economic consequences to achieve some pie-in-the-sky “save the planet” nonsense, the critical thinker might ask a few questions, like:   

China and India are the world’s largest polluters.  How can you expect to clean the environment if the other side of the same planet is exempt from your policy?

90% of CO2 emissions come from decaying leaves.  Are you proposing that all the world’s trees be cut down?  If not, why are you targeting less than 10% of the source?

How many solar panels and windmills does it take to upgrade every power generating facility in the country?

Mass production of EV batteries will require vast quantities of metals and minerals.  How do you plan to mine those resources without consuming massive quantities of diesel fuel?  (see my article The DNC War on American Energy.)

The Green New Deal is nothing more than a colossal virtue signal.

The system is bigger than any political party or any individual politician.  The system is not to be tampered with, reformed, or “fundamentally transformed” to Obama’s specifications.  We the People are the “shareholders” of America.  The government does not rule us.  We are to direct them, by electing representatives who pledge to sustain the ideals, customs, and freedoms we are to preserve for generations to come. 

We the People, as the stewards of America, are in an ideological war to save the system that was created to govern us on a limited basis.  The government was never intended to control the American people.  It is supposed to serve us.

The State of the Union

The state of the union, as it exists today, is unacceptable to any red-blooded American Patriot.  When a presidential election has been rigged to install a fraudulent President, by manufacturing phony ballots, We the People are treading uncharted waters.   

Now we have gone through two successive election cycles rigged by the DNC. Apparently, we may not have the traditional option of winning hearts and minds with better ideas, then depending on the next election to take power away from the Democrats.  As it stands, they have complete control and the means to keep it to implement their communist agenda.  We the People no longer have a vote.  Our voices have been cancelled.  We are now subject to taxation without representation. 

We are being conditioned by the propaganda media complex to believe the 2020 election fraud claims can simply be dismissed as “Trump’s Big Lie”.  

We are supposed to accept the notion that election results in battleground states won by Trump in 2016 were flipped in favor of a candidate who rarely left his basement during the entire campaign. 

There were over 1,000 independent affiants who signed sworn Affidavits under penalty of perjury, that they witnessed “irregularities” in their respective voting precincts.  Could a senile old man, coddled by the media really have been so popular to earn 81 million votes, without campaigning?  Do you really believe all those “irregularities” just happened to occur where the race was predicted to be close?  What a “coincidence”.  Two, maybe three, connected oddities might be coincidences.  At some point, like five or six, odd occurrences become arrangements.  Anyone interested in the details of Trump and Republican Party lawsuits in the battleground states, regarding the 2020 election, can examine the specifics HERE [3]

It might be understandable if Trump’s performance had been poor, but the economy was robust, interest rates were low, the country had become energy independent, unemployment had been reduced to the lowest levels ever for minority groups, the military had been strengthened, and our borders were secured under his watch.  Normally, incumbents get re-elected under conditions that come close to those achievements.  Conversely, they want you to believe there was immense support for the Democrat party in the mid-term election of 2022 after two years of Biden’s terrible performance.  It simply makes no sense.  

To find out why, read my article What Happened to the Red Wave?

The DNC is the existential threat to our constitutional republic, and they are actively destroying it every day.  Not only do they attack the Constitution and the Bill of Rights with relentless determination, but they have effectively perfected the process of rigging elections to ensure permanent power

If, in fact, the Democrat party (DNC), successfully masterminded and engineered a fraudulent election, that could be considered as the most heinous crime in American history, because they disenfranchised the sacred right to vote from the legitimate 76 million Americans who voted under expectations that they were participating in a free and fair election.  The DNC has essentially conducted a bloodless coup d’état without firing a shot.

It’s classic taxation without representation.  So there’s THAT !

What Recourse Do We the People Have?

Faced with the realization that our vote has been cancelled, and a revolutionary Marxist regime has been installed to implement an anti-American agenda, what recourse do we have? 

The good news is, we don’t have to start another civil war or engage in a violent revolt.  Maybe there’s a way to end all the division and hatred created by Obama.  A way that could provide peace and tranquility for everyone, a political “divorce”, citing irreconcilable differences.  Why should we all remain “married” to each other?  Why put up with it any longer?

Democrats hate Republicans and Republicans hate Democrats.  That fact is not likely to change anytime soon failing the acceptance of a unifying leader rising amid automatic preconceived resistance.  In other words, “bloody unlikely”.  Essentially, 70% of the electorate is pissed off all the time at the “other side of the aisle”?  The two-party system is broken beyond repair.

In my opinion, a two-state solution could solve the entire problem. 

DISCLAIMER: I am not the originator of the concept of a two-state solution.  It has been proposed as a way to settle the conflict over territory in Israel, offering the West Bank to the Palestinians as an independent state.  The UN adopted the concept by resolution in 1974.  Neither side has been able to negotiate an acceptable agreement since.  But the concept remains “alive”.  I am not formally proposing a split of the United States.  All I am saying is that given the deep divide between the two political factions, with virtually zero chance of ever unifying the country again, a two-state solution seems like a potential option that could appease both sides.  If the idea ever gained traction, I could possibly support the movement.  

When the President of the United States has been installed by fraud for the purpose of furthering an agenda to “fundamentally transform” America into a socialist nation, it becomes incumbent upon every Patriot to defend the Constitution

The Declaration of Independence addresses the very situation we are facing, WHEREIN it is stated:

“That to secure these rights (Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness), Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

We the People don’t need to “institute new Government”.  We just want the government we already have.  History tells us that Lincoln raised an army to squash the seceding southern states in the Civil War.  However, the two-state solution is not a rebel faction declaring intentions to secede from the United States.  On the contrary, it proposes a method to sustain American values and the institutions that represent our original constitutional republic, in the face of a radical movement to install an antithetical form of government guided by a cabal of actual revolutionaries who have seized the reigns of power by fraud. 

There’s just one major obstacle; We the People can’t expect those controlling the levers of power to go along with the idea.  In fact, I’d expect them to vow to crush any opposition by military force, and I’m afraid the U.S. military would follow the orders of a fraudulent Commander-in-Chief before they would question their oath of office[4]

The DNC needs the tax base of the producers to fund their bloated welfare state.  They propose guaranteed minimum incomes for as many dependent voters as they can find, or import, and they expect the wealthy and the working middle class to support them.

Despite the appeal that could grow in popularity among the masses, I’m guessing the DNC power players would rather tax the middle class into poverty and wait for their agenda to play out, rather than settle for any quick political “nirvana” offered by a two-state solution.  The DNC doesn’t really care about the people, they just want to keep them under control.  They likely prefer the iron fist over the peace pipe that dries up their cash cow.  When hard core Patriots come to that conclusion, all bets are off.   

DISCLAIMER: For the benefit of the NSA, FBI, and other intelligence agencies;

I’m not proposing any sort of revolution,  I’m not standing on busy street corners shouting out the need to overthrow the government by force. (see 18 U.S. Code § 2385).  There are several codified felonies that address revolutionary actions I am well aware of and intend to avoid at all costs.  The key requirement in most of those codes is “by force or violence”.  For me to get behind any such movement that advocates a two-state solution, the end game would need to be a negotiated settlement executed amicably and peacefully. 

I don’t have a political action committee.  I don’t belong to any terrorist group.  I don’t lead any militias.  Nor am I aware of any secret meetings to organize any clandestine operations.  I’m just exercising my first amendment right to say what I think could work to solve the deepest irreconcilable division this country has seen since the Civil War.

When Lincoln said, “a house divided against itself cannot stand”, he was talking about the ideals of freedom for all and the institution of slavery could not coexist — morally, socially, or legally — under one nation. 

Replace the word “slavery” with the phrase, “the ideology of the radical left-wing faction controlling the Democrat party”, and the quote remains relevant. 

What Is the Two-State Solution and How Would it Work?

It is not necessary for American Patriots to secede from the union, as the rebel south did in the Civil War, because We the People are the “owners” of America and have no intention of leaving our country.  The DNC is the real “rebel” force that has been in the process of “reforming” America and they appear to have permanent control the Senate and the White House.    

We the People recognize the need to restore our voices in the system we were blessed to be governed by.  It is therefore imperative that our rights be guaranteed and granted to future generations as it was always intended by the founders.  We cannot sit back and watch our country be “fundamentally transformed” by radical Marxists.

The two-state solution is not any sort of departure from the United States.  It is the expulsion of revolutionaries who have usurped the levers of power by fraud We the People are kicking them out of America and sending them into permanent exile with one irresistible benefit, we are offering territory with consideration of the states that represent traditional political strongholds, a peaceful and amicable division of the United States into two separate nations.  They would be hard-pressed to find a better deal anywhere, or at any time.  It could be much worse for them in the future, should conservatives figure out how to prevent stolen elections and the power structure shifts. 

To accomplish a territorial division, with the least amount of disruption, would entail a split of the rebel nation into two distinct regions. This new “rebel” nation established by defined international borders could be known by any name their leaders, the current high-ranking Democrats, choose.  For lack of a better term, I would suggest they honor their “supreme leader” and name it Obamastan, split into East Obamastan and West Obamastan.  Details could be negotiated by Congress and adopted by resolution.  The date the resolution is signed by the President would be known as the Date of Resolution. 

They could adopt any form of government to their liking, without interference from America.  They could control their population in any manner their leaders see fit. 

After one year from the Date of Resolution, those residing in East or West Obamastan would permanently denounce their U.S. citizenship and become citizens/subjects of Obamastan. 

East Obamastan would contain most of the northeast U.S., and West Obamastan would occupy the west coast.  Yes, it might be slightly inconvenient to travel between East and West Obamastan, but they are responsible for their own division.  It’s a fair trade-off for political “nirvana”.

All current United States citizens must choose which type of government they wish to live under and will have one year from the Date of Resolution to relocate their residence, if necessary, to their desired country.  The one-year time frame within which every citizen, and non-citizen, must make their individual decisions, shall be known as the “Transition Period”.  After the Transition Period, all people shall be determined to have made their decisions final and will be considered citizens of that respective nation.  Those who decide to occupy East or West Obamastan will forfeit their U.S. citizenship at the expiration of the Transition Period.

All remaining United States citizens occupying territory outside Obamastan will be issued a United States passport and a federally validated photo ID card that must be shown to vote, start a business, buy real estate, lease property, and other official actsAttempts to perform any of those functions without a valid ID card will result in immediate arrest warrant and deportation to the nearest border checkpoint for deportation to their country of origin or into Obamastan.

America would retain our constitutional republic form of government. There would be a new federal capital city built at a suitable centralized location and the federal government would be downsized from its current bloated bureaucracy to essential agencies.  For example, all the various cabinet positions could be consolidated into the Departments of State, Treasury, Interior, and Defense in sweeping reforms that would streamline the functioning of the government and cut waste.  Federal legislators would be elected under term limits with all members of Congress serving a maximum term of 14 years (two full terms as a Senator, or six full terms as a Representative, plus 2 years maximum for any seats filled by special election due to death, retirement, resignation, impeachment, etc.).  Any political party could be formed, and encouraged to participate, by nominating candidates that support the Constitution.  Anti-American political movements would crumble on their own.

The United States will retain and maintain its military within our borders, but we will keep a close eye on potential threats posed by using Obamastan as a “launching pad” for military operations against the United States.  Any military threat will be viewed as a potential invasion and dealt with appropriately.

Non-citizens, from Obamastan, or any other country, may travel or visit the United States on a limited basis with a maximum stay of six weeks in any continuous period, but must check in and check out at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility and have a valid passport stamped.  There are ways to track individual travelers that don’t need to be specified here, but violators would be subject to prosecution, fines, and/or future travel restrictions.

There could be trade agreements negotiated in good faith, regulated by international law.  Any trade deficits between nations would be settled annually (no accumulation of debt).  Each nation would be responsible for the welfare of its own citizenry.  The United States will offer no foreign aid to Obamastan.

Immigration to the United States would require going through the process legally.  Our borders are NOT open.  All illegal immigrants would be directed to California with relocation expenses charged to the national debt of Obamastan.

What Would the Two-State Solution Look Like?

The most sensible way to subdivide the United States into two separate independent nations, would be to acknowledge those sectors of the country where the two major political parties are dominant.  In other words, a geopolitical split that is the least disruptive to as many people as possible.  Unfortunately, no division could satisfy everyone.  Under such a plan, I would need to relocate myself, but if I can do it, anyone can.  Is political peace not worth the effort?  I’d wager that anyone who leans left, or right, stuck “behind enemy lines” could find the motivation to get out.  Apathetics could remain in place by choice.

From the electoral map of the country shown below in Figure 1, we can clearly see the west coast and the northeast are the two primary Democrat strongholds.  Only Illinois, Colorado, and New Mexico lie amidst the heartland of conservative America.  Liberals in those states, or any other, could elect to stay as U.S. citizens by choice, but why would they want to when the “utopia” of their dreams is within reach?  Why fight it any longer? 

In 2020, Biden supposedly “won” several of the Trump “red” states, but under very mysterious circumstances.  I would say, this 2016 map is more accurate in terms of true political preference and the plan is based on this map.

Figure 1: Electoral map, 2016 Presidential election

Proposed Border between America and East Obamastan

A new international border shall form the boundary between the United States of America and East Obamastan, primarily along the centerlines of watercourses and the Appalachian Trail, as follows (south to north):

From the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay between Norfolk, Virginia and the “Eastern Shore” peninsula, up the Cheaspeake Bay to the mouth of the Rappahannock River;

up the main branch of the Rappahannock to its headwaters just northeast of Chester Gap, Virginia, near the Mosby Campsite, and continuing uphill a short distance to a point in the centerline of the Appalachian Trail;

following the Appalachian Trail northeasterly through Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York to the centerline of the Hudson River under the Bear Mountain Bridge at Fort Clinton, New York, just upriver from Peekskill;

up the main branch of the Hudson River northerly to Fort Edward, New York to the centerline of the Champlain Canal;

following the Champlain Canal northeasterly to Whitehall, New York, where it meets the Vermont state line;

following the New York-Vermont state line northerly through Lake Champlain to its northern terminus at the Canadian border.

Jurisdictions

East Obamastan shall consist of the complete states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Delaware; southeastern parts of New York, all but the northern tip of New Jersey, southeastern parts of Pennsylvania, most of Maryland, and parts of northern Virginia.

Those parts of New York and Maryland will retain their state names as part of East Obamastan.  Southeastern Pennsylvania will be renamed to something that does not connote “Penn’s Woods”.

The portion of northern Virginia north of the Rappahannock River and the “Eastern Shore” peninsula will be annexed by Maryland.  

The portion of “upstate” New York west of the Hudson and north of the Appalachian Trail will adopt a new state name and retain its capital city at Albany.

The portion of New Jersey north of the Appalachian Trail will be annexed to “upstate” New York.

The portion of western Maryland west of the Appalachian Trail will be annexed to Pennsylvania, which shall build a new capital city at a location to be determined.  The Liberty Bell shall be relocated from Philadelphia to the new capital city.  The symbol of freedom must remain in America.  Ironically, the two cities that were the “birth centers” of the American Revolution, Boston and Philadelphia, will become part of East Obamastan, a communist nation.  Such is the price of ideological warfare.

What Will the Eastern Border Look Like?

Figure 2: proposed border (approx.) between the United States of America and East Obamastan, as described above

Proposed Border between America and West Obamastan

A new international border shall form the boundary between the United States of America and West Obamastan, essentially following existing state lines, as follows (south to north):

From the Mexican border at the state line between Arizona and California;

Following the Arizona- California state line northerly up the Colorado River to the Nevada state line;

Following the Arizona-Nevada state line northerly to the Utah state line;

Following the Utah-Nevada state line northerly to the Idaho state line;

Following the Idaho-Nevada state line westerly to the Oregon state line;

Following the Idaho-Oregon state line northerly to the Washington state line;

Following the Idaho-Washington state line northerly to its northern terminus at the Canadian border.

Jurisdictions

West Obamastan shall consist of the complete states of Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, and Hawaii.

The entire state of Alaska will remain part of the United States of America.

For Patriots/Conservatives Only (delete this chapter before sharing)

Imagine if the two-state solution gained some momentum by spreading the word to develop a groundswell.  Please share the concept among friends, family, and co-workers to gathering support.  What if the masses of Democrat voters figured out the DNC elites were only exploiting the working class to enrich themselves and started protesting their own political leaders, demanding a political “nirvana” the DNC rejects.  How awesome would that be?  Maybe I’d start selling popcorn on Amazon.

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FOOTNOTES

[1] Cloward-Piven Strategy ;Wikipedia 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloward%E2%80%93Piven_strategy

[2]  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_of_revolution

(seems to have been partially taken straight from the Declaration of Independence)

[3]  Petras, George ; A Quick Guide: Trump’s Lawsuits Dispute Election Results as Presidency is Called for Biden ; USA Today ; Nov 16, 2020 https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2020/11/16/trump-election-lawsuits-republicans-battleground-states-vote-count/6177538002/

[4]  Oaths of Enlistment and Oaths of Office ; U.S. Army Center of Military History

https://history.army.mil/faq/oaths.html

As every American should know, the President of the United States is the Commander in Chief of all branches of the U.S. military. 

All U.S. military officers must swear to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; . . . “ 

The “military oath” has changed over the years, but essentially retains its core principles.  To examine the various oaths, visit the website, or click the link in the article. 

To obey orders that directly contradict an officer’s oath, presents the officer with a conflict; obey the order, or violate the oath.  It could be argued that honoring the oath takes precedence over orders “from the top”, particularly when the orders seem corrupt, illegal, unethical, immoral, or unconstitutional.

Spotlight Nevada: Election Results 2022

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Spotlight Nevada – Part III in a 3-Part Series

If you got to this page before reading Part I of this series, I suggest you check that out first, and then return.  You can see Part I: What Happened to the Red Wave ?  HERE

It took me forever to get out of Arizona, Part II of this series, partially due to the holiday and my 10 day hiatus from all things political.  This article isn’t nearly as long.  It’s not imperative that you read Spotlight Arizona first, but if you’d like, just click the link.  There is a return link at the bottom of Part II.  Let’s get to it.

Nevada Voter Registration Statistics

Nevada Dept. of State

Voter Registration Statistics – 2022 General Election  [1]

Democrat         616,841      32.52%

Republican       565,121      29.79%

Libertarian          16,751        0.88%

Other               698,413      36.81%

Total             1,897,126

For the sake of this article, I’m going to round off the above percentages to; 32% Democrat, 30% Republican, 1% Libertarian, and 37% Independent/Other.

Using the same methodology that I used in my Arizona analysis, I’ll assume there is virtually no “cross-over” voting between Democrats and Republicans, considering both sides to be firmly entrenched.  The two major candidates were therefore competing for the Independent vote, representing 37 points.

Nevada Dept. of State

Voter Registration Statistics – 2022 – three most populist counties

      Party         Clark          %age       Washoe     %age     Carson City    %age

Democrat   476,382    35.3   98,924    31.7   10,036    26.4
Republican   349,782    25.9 103,168    33.0   14,712    38.6
Libertarian     10,519      0.8     3,663      1.2        461      1.2
Other   514,177    38.0 106,358    34.1   12,856    33.8
Total1,350,860  100.0 312,113  100.0   38,065  100.0

Note that Clark County, the area encompassing Las Vegas, is by far the most populist, followed by Washoe, which surrounds the city of Reno. Washoe County had a population of 486,492 people as counted by the 2020 census.  By 2021, the latest available number, the population had grown to 493,392.  If we can trust the voter registration number, we can see that Washoe County’s population is 63.3% registered (using that latest figure).  I have shown Carson City County to illustrate how sparse the population is state-wide, exclusive of Clark and Washoe counties.  If a certain conspiracy to rig the election was planning their scheme, we could expect that to occur in at least one of those two counties.  Clark County represents over 71% of the state-wide electorate, and Washoe represents about 16.5% of the Nevada electorate.

I have not heard any reports of “irregularities” in Clark County, but lo and behold, there was some troubling news out of Washoe.  Somehow, all the livestream cameras went “dark” (offline) for more than 8 hours (from 11:24 PM local time on the evening of Nov 9th, and not restored until 7:53 AM on Nov 10th) at one of the county tabulation facilities.  It reminded me of that time all the cameras went dark outside Jeffrey Epstein’s cell, right before he hanged “himself”.

I have questions:

How many tabulation sites went dark?

How did all those cameras go dark?

Why did it take them 8 hours to restore the surveillance?

What is the voter registration breakdown by party in that precinct?

What was the final vote count in that tabulation site?

Why has there not been a full audit and signature verification in Washoe County?

Nevada Election Results, U.S. Senate – 2022

The table below shows the finalized election results accepted by the Nevada Supreme Court on Nov 22, 2022.  [2] 

Candidate      State        %age          Clark        %age        Washoe          %age

Cortez Masto (D)   498,316   48.81  357,275   52.40    98,617   50.76
Laxalt (R)   490,388   48.04  304,133   44.61    90,002   46.33
Scott (Lib)       6,422     0.63      4,041     0.59      1,204     0.62
Others     25,724     2.52    16,349     2.40      4,457     2.29
TOTALS1,020,850 100.00  681,798 100.00  194,280 100.00

In all three areas, the Libertarian and “Other” candidates accounted for about 3% of the vote, so we are distributing 97 total points between the two major candidates.

Now let’s look at the baseline registration percentages that the Democrat and Republican candidates held and compare those percentages to the actual vote totals, state-wide and in the two most populist counties.

Catherine Cortez Masto (D) started with registered bases of 32% state-wide, 35% in Clark County, and 32% in Washoe.

The final vote count indicates she “won” 48.8% state-wide, 52.4% in Clark, and 50.8% in Washoe.

Therefore, of the 38 points represented by the Independent voters, Cortez Masto “won” 16.3 points (of the 38 points represented by the Independent voters) state-wide, 17.1 points (of 38) in Clark, and 19.1 points (of 34) in Washoe.

Adam Laxalt (R) started with registered bases of 30% state-wide, 26% in Clark County, and 33% in Washoe.

The final vote count indicates he got 48.0% state-wide, 44.6% in Clark, and 46.3% in Washoe.

Therefore, of the 38 points represented by the Independent voters, Laxalt took 18.2 points (of the 38 points represented by the Independent voters) state-wide, 18.7 points (of 38) in Clark, but just 13.3 points (of 34) in Washoe.

What do we see right away?  Apparently, the two candidates essentially split the independent vote, with Laxalt taking a slight edge both state-wide and in Clark County.  However, in Washoe County, where the cameras went dark, Cortez Masto “won” over 19 of the 34 independent points, while Laxalt was credited with only 13, a nearly 3:2 ratio in a county where Republicans outnumber Democrats.  Oh, by the way, Cortez Masto’s margin of “victory” in Nevada was 7,928 votes, and her margin in Washoe was 8,615 votes, just a hair over what she needed to take the state.

How many votes were counted with the cameras dark?

To be fair,I did discover a Politifact article that disputes any wrongdoing during the interruption in camera coverage. [3]  Once again, the propaganda media complex comes to the rescue and debunks claims of fraud.  The author claims the county put out a statement that staff had departed the building before the cameras went dark, which was caused by a computer application losing contact with the cameras, and the problem wasn’t discovered until the next morning.  They also claimed that surveillance cameras covering the garage and a hallway recorded no activity and that employees access the building with electronic badges, of which none were used during the outage.  In other words, everything is fine, look away.

You can choose to believe Politifact, or you can entertain the notion that it’s certainly possible that clandestine operators know how to manipulate electronic surveillance, especially when they know they have 8 hours to do what they want to do.  Personally, I don’t trust ANY obviously biased “news’ outlets.  At some point you have to realize that a growing list of “coincidences” ceases to be coincidences, and becomes arrangements.

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FOOTNOTES

[1]  Nevada Secretary of State ; Voter Registration by County and Party, Excel spreadsheet, Nov 2022       https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/voters/voter-registration-statistics/2022

[2]  Nevada Secretary of State ; Silver State General Election Results, U.S. Senate – 2022        https://silverstateelection.nv.gov/USSenate/

[3]  Cercone, Jeff ; Nevada Ballot Counting Livestream Went Dark, but Vote Counting Wasn’t Affected ; Politifact, Nov 16, 2022

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2022/nov/16/instagram-posts/nevada-ballot-counting-livestream-went-dark-but-vo/

Spotlight Arizona: Election Results 2022

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Spotlight Arizona – Part II in a series to be continued

If you got to this page before reading Part I of this series, I suggest you check that out first, and then return.  You can see Part I: What Happened to the Red Wave ?  HERE

As you may recall from Part I, the actual voter registration numbers and percentages are the established baselines from which we can begin to analyze the election results in any given state, or county.  The rationale behind making the registration numbers “established” baselines is the reasonable assumption that there would be virtually no “cross-over” voting between the Democrat and Republican bases.  The two sides clearly hate each other and I see no reason to consider any scenario whereby any voter would abandon his/her beloved party.  So let’s look at: 

The Actual Numbers

Arizona Dept. of State

Voter Registration Statistics – 2022 General Election  [1]

Democrat      1,270,544      30.66%

Republican    1,436,852      34.67%

Libertarian          32,148        0.78%

Other            1,404,385      33.89%

Total             4,143,929

The methodology I’ll use here is to compare these percentages to the election results for the two candidates of the major parties, Democrat vs. Republican,

based on the abovementioned rationale, we can assume the Democrats would start with a solid 30% of the vote and Republicans would start with a solid 34%, then the two candidates would be competing for that 34% Independent (Other) vote.  Keep in mind that Marc Victor, the Libertarian candidate, siphoned off about 2% of the votes for Senator, but I’m largely going to ignore him.  For the sake of this article, I have rounded down the Dem and Repub shares to 30% and 34% respectively, and rounded up that “Other” registration to 34%, leaving 2% for the Libertarian share, which reflects what Victor actually got.

This method can not be claimed as “fool-proof”, but it’s a fairly reasonable starting point.  One caveat that must be considered is the very real possibility that among the Independent voter registration rolls, there are so-called “closet” Democrats and “closet” Republicans, people who lean left or right, but don’t want to “publicly” admit they favor either party among friends or family members.  That faction of the independent vote would be hard to quantify.  Perhaps a similar percentage of the independent vote could be assigned to each party that reflects the general break-down of the state, but that would be speculation.  One other factor that must be considered is that some of those independents may have registered Independent years ago, and may now have convictions that lean more left, or right, but simply never changed their registration status.  It would be naïve to postulate that the entire Independent registration is truly independent and honestly vote on how they feel about the issues of each particular election cycle.  Realistically, I would suggest that there is a mix of “closet” Democrats, “closet” Republicans, those who now “lean” left and right, and true “fence-sitters”, or “swayables”, that represent those 34 points.   

The most important race in Arizona, as well as the other states mentioned in Part I, in terms of political power, was the seat in the U. S. Senate, pitting the Republican challenger, Blake Masters against the incumbent Mark Kelly.  As it turned out Arizona was one of the few states that were at stake in terms of controlling the U.S. Senate.  Going in to the mid-terms, the Democrats held the slimmest possible margin, with each party holding 50 seats and ties being decided by Vice President Harris (D).  It was projected that Republicans had a legitimate chance to turn as many as 3 or 4 of those seats, thereby gaining control of the Senate. 

It would be negligent for me to ignore the “elephant in the room” at this juncture; being the almost certain, but unproven, allegations of voter fraud committed by the DNC in the 2020 presidential election.  If you have been following me at all, you know I have repeatedly claimed the DNC stole the presidency and control of the Senate. 

Just for some background:  In the 116th Congress (2019-2021), Democrats controlled the House 235-199, having gained control by swinging 41 seats in the mid-terms of 2018.

Republicans had held control of the Senate since the mid-term elections of 2014, until Democrats took control in the 2020 election with 50 seats and Vice President Harris (D) deciding ties.  Republicans held majorities of 54-44 in the 114th Congress (2015-2017), 52-46 in the 115th Congress (2017-2019), and 53-45 in the 116th Congress.  However, the 2 so-called “Independent” Senators both caucus with the Democrats 100% of the time, often referred to as Democrats when the media mentions the 50/50 split.  They are Angus King (I-ME) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who even sought the presidential nomination in the Democrat primaries several times.

Kelly was elected in the special election following the death of Senator John McCain, defeating incumbent Republican Martha McSally.  He has served since 2020 and was up for re-election upon the expiration of McCain’s term.  He is the husband of Gabby Giffords and probably garners a measure of sympathy from some voters due to her misfortunate shooting.

For Arizona, I’m going to examine both the Senatorial and Gubernatorial races state-wide, and direct the spotlight on Maricopa County due to early reports of their tabulator machines “malfunctioning”.

When I look for “irregularities” or anomalies, I’m looking for significant percentage variations or unusual events that appear to be “red flags”, and try to find out as much as possible on the circumstances.  I’ll compare the numbers in the chart below to updated numbers from when the vote was reported as 99% counted.

71% in                              State                       %age                    Margin

Kelly (D)    992,921       51.51%       99,445
Masters (R)    893,476       46.35% 
Victor (Lib.) & Others      41,301         2.14% 
TOTALS (Sen) 1,927,698     100.00% 
Hobbs (D)    966,876       50.42%       16,175
Lake (R)    950,701       49.58% 
TOTALS (Gov) 1,917,577     100.00% 

CHART 1: Represents a screenshot I took at 7:59 PM EST on the 10th of Nov.  At this point it appears that Kelly had gotten about 21 of the 34 independent points (the percentage of registered Independents), and Masters had gotten less than 12 points.  Likewise, Hobbs had gotten nearly 20 of the 34 points and Lake had gotten less than 15.  I’d say those numbers in both races are suspicious due to the overwhelming disapproval of the performance of the Democratic administration (72% by poll), which common sense would indicate, has likely fostered some resentment among Independent voters.

Image 217:by the 18th of Nov at 12:58 PM EST, the numbers shown in CHART 1 had been updated, reported as 99% counted.  Note that Kelly was credited as getting an additional 324,874 votes (51.04%) in the intervening 8 days, while Masters got 299,378 (47.03%), and Victor & Others got 12,279 (1.93%) of those additional 636,531 votes (since the 10th of Nov). 
This illustrates a potential “red flag”, in that Kelly outperformed Masters, securing almost 21 of the available 34 Independent points, or 51.4% less his 30.66 registered base, whereas Masters got less than 12 of those pts. (46.5% less his 34.67 base), a nearly 2:1 ratio.  It might be plausible that a popular Democrat, who got some sympathetic votes, could win over some of the independent minds, but when you consider the disastrous economic consequences of the current administration, you have to believe there would be significant disapproval.  To “win” 2/3rds of those independent minds is virtually incomprehensible.  How many Independent voters sat around their kitchen tables saying, “yeah, the economy sucks and all my expenses have shot through the roof, but I feel sorry for Gabby Giffords so we should vote for her husband”?  Was it really 2 out of every 3?  I’m skeptical. 
Image 235: updated 9 Dec at 3:30 PM EST: in the intervening 21 days since that 18th Nov screenshot (Image 217 above), the count is still listed as 99% in, and Kelly had “won” 4,232 votes (53.8%), while Master got 3,454 (43.9%), and Victor got 182 (2.3%) of the additional 7,868 votes.  Note that the race had been called by the 18th of Nov but it’s interesting that Kelly beat Masters by 10 points with this latest tranche rolling in, and we don’t know where that late count came from, but we could speculate it was from Maricopa.  These numbers could be considered the final tally.

In the Gubernatorial race, I also took several screenshots as the results slowly rolled in.  It’s a good way to see if any “irregularities” pop up and whether the early leader starts to lose ground or builds a late lead.

Image 219:by the 18th of Nov at12:58 PM EST, the numbers shown in CHART 1 had been updated, reported as 99% counted.  In the Gubernatorial race Hobbs had picked up an additional 316,996 votes (50.05%) in the intervening 8 days, while Lake got 316,391 (49.95%), of those additional 633,387 votes (since the 10th of Nov), a virtual dead heat, but splitting the “independent” vote down the middle still seems odd given the current state of the economy.
Image 224: as of 22 Nov at 3:23 PM EST, the vote counted is still listed as 99% in, but another small tranche of votes had been tabulated.  Hobbs got 4,018 of the additional 7,700 votes (52.2%), while Lake got only 3,682 (47.8%) in comparison to vote totals reported the 18th of Nov at12:58 PM EST (see image 219), an indication that Hobbs stretched her lead in the late vote count, potentially raising another “red flag”.
Image 233: updated 9 Dec at 3:29 PM EST – we can see that the vote count had not changed from the 22nd of Nov to the 9th of Dec.  These numbers could be considered the final tally.

Maricopa County Results

It’s not enough to just glance over the state-wide results.  We have to investigate the results by county and look for “irregularities”, or abnormalities, particularly when there are reports of “malfunctioning” machines.

I’m just going to highlight Maricopa County, where the machines raised a “red flag”.  For a full list of the vote by county, see the webpage link in Footnote [2]

Arizona Dept. of State – Maricopa County (906 Precincts)

Voter Registration Statistics – 2022 General Election  [3]

Democrat         731,792      30.05%

Republican       841,142      34.54%

Libertarian          19,829        0.81%

Other               842,634      34.60%

Total             2,435,397

Maricopa County, an area that encompasses Phoenix, is the state’s most populous county, and home to about 60% of the state’s registered voters.  We can see by the voter registration percentages above that Maricopa County is nearly identical to the state-wide numbers for each party affiliation, as they are shown above, differing by only a few 10ths of a point in each case.

Within the first few hours of voting, it was reported that about 25% of the tabulator machines were rejecting ballots.  I have not seen any specific information on how many machines were “malfunctioning”, nor how many of the 906 precincts were experiencing problems, nor where those machines were in terms of party “strongholds”.  Would it shock anyone if we find out the “malfunctioning” machines were primarily located in heavily Democratic precincts?

An NPR article claims the machines were reported in “about 20% of the (voting) locations”.  [4]

“Around mid-afternoon local time (say 5 PM EST, Tuesday 8 Nov)), the county said that it had ‘identified the solution for the tabulation issues at about 60 Vote Centers.’ ”  Right off the bat, the NPR article seems elusive and deceptive.  They under-report a percentage in the headline, and then follow up with a disconnected number that appears bigger than the headlined percentage, but gives no indication of the actual effectiveness of the “solution”.  In other words, how many of the claimed 20% does “about 60” centers represent?  Notice how they don’t tell you how many precincts there are in Maricopa County, or how many centers were affected.  I wouldn’t be surprised to learn the editors deliberately misled their readers to downplay the perception of fraud, knowing claims of fraud are coming.  Remember, the media is undeniably a propaganda machine for the DNC.

They go on to say in a sub-header, these issues are “Fuel for baseless right-wing claims”, citing the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP), a “research coalition that focuses on misinformation around elections”.  (see more on EIP in Footnote [5])

(Paine’s Comment): It didn’t take them long to accuse conservatives of spreading lies.  NPR somehow knew that any “conspiracy theories” suspected regarding voter fraud were “baseless” as soon as the story broke.  It is their mission to immediately debunk all stories questioning election integrity.  Propagandists don’t wait for facts to emerge.  They take control of the narrative right away in an attempt to influence perceptions.

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Election results – for all intents and purposes, these can be considered final results, given the late date(s), although it’s reported as “99% counted”

99% in          State         %age         Margin     Maricopa      %age        Margin

Kelly (D)1,322,027  51.4125,719   809,573  52.2   99,082
Masters (R)  1,196,308  46.5    710,491  45.8 
Victor (L)     53,762    2.1      31,099    2.0 
TOTALS2,572,097100.0 1,551,163100.0 
Hobbs (D)1,287,891  50.3  17,117   790,352  51.2   37,638
Lake (R)1,270,774  49.7    752,714  48.8 
TOTALS2,558,665100.0 1,543,066100.0 

CHART 2: State-wide results courtesy CNN ; updated 9 Dec at 3:30 PM EST ; Maricopa County results courtesy Politico ; updated 8 Dec at 8:45 PM EST ; Maricopa County results for Marc Victor and ballots cast totals courtesy Maricopa County Elections Department.  The county reported 1,562,758 ballots cast, which is 11,595 votes more than the total shown in the chart (1,551,163).  Those votes were apparently for other candidates and/or “write-ins”.  All percentages rounded.

There are several interesting “facts” to consider.  Note that:

In the Senatorial race, Kelly took 52.2% of the vote in Maricopa and “won” the county by a 99,082 vote margin, then increased his margin statewide to 125,719 votes, while losing 8/10ths of a point percentage-wise.  I’m not Copernicus, but I think we need an explanation on how that is possible.  If we subtract the Maricopa votes from the state-wide numbers, we can determine the votes won by each candidate outside of Maricopa. Then we can check those vote shares as percentages of the total vote excluding Maricopa.

The actual numbers would be 512,454 votes for Kelly, 485,817 votes for Masters, and 22,663 votes for Victor, totaling 1,020,934 votes cast outside of Maricopa.  Those corresponding percentages would then be 50.2% for Kelly, 47.6% for Masters, and 2.2% for Victor, in those other counties.  So, it appears that Kelly was able to increase his margin outside of Maricopa by “winning” just over 50% of those votes, while Victor siphoned off some of the votes that could have gone to Masters.  That is how Kelly lost ground while increasing his margin.

In Maricopa, Kelly’s 99,082 vote margin represents 79% of his state-wide margin in a county where Republicans outnumber Democrats by registration.  In the other counties outside of Maricopa, his 26,637 vote margin represents just 21% of his overall margin.  In other words, we are led to believe that considering the registration breakdown by party affiliation is nearly identical in Maricopa to the breakdown state-wide, with Republicans outnumbering Democrats everywhere, over 3/4ths of Kelly’s margin was “won” in Maricopa, where the machines “coincidently” malfunctioned. 

Keeping those registration numbers in mind, we are also supposed to accept the notion that Kelly “won” 22 of the available 34 points from independent voters in Maricopa, leaving just 11 points for Masters, a 2:1 ratio.  One might expect some degree of disillusionment among independents in light of the disastrous performance of the current Democrat leadership, yet somehow, 2 out of every 3 voted in support of continuing their own economic downfall.  That is completely mind-boggling.  

In the Gubernatorial Race, Hobbs took 51.2% of the vote in Maricopa and “won” the county by a 37,638 vote margin, then lost ground to Lake in the other counties, finishing with 50.3% and “winning” by a margin of only 17,117 votes.  The Maricopa voter registration is 30.05% Democratic (731,792), 34.54% Republican 841,142, 0.81% Libertarian (19,829), and 34.60% Other (842,634), or 2,435,397 total registered voters in 906 precincts for the General Election. [3]  Similar to the senatorial race, the Democrat “won” 21 of the available Independent points, while leaving just over 14 points for the Republican, a 3:2 ratio.  Not as lopsided, but still hard to believe, given the state of the economy and the ongoing border crisis in their own backyard.

Again, just to be clear, I am not saying there is absolute certainty of massive voter fraud supported by overwhelming evidence.  But, there are “irregularities”, specifically those tabulator machines that “malfunctioned”, that demand intense scrutiny.  AND, the numbers themselves simply don’t make sense.  We are all aware of the immediate vilification of anyone who questions the integrity of our elections by the Democrats and their propaganda machine, the mainstream media, often using the exact same terminology, as if there was a memo distributed instructing them on the proper phraseology.  They always say, in unison, those claims have been “debunked”.  Remember how they all regurgitated the phrase “Trump’s big lie”?  Who are the real liars? 

I have a few follow-up questions to those who quickly dismiss any claims of voter fraud:

Which independent authority completed a thorough and full audit of every vote?  One article that caught my attention was the request in Cochise County to expand an audit. [6]  In the body of the article it says a judge denied the request because a full hand-count audit is “not permitted under Arizona law”.  That may be true, but WHY is a full audit unlawful?  Don’t the citizens deserve to be informed of the truth?  The reason they filed the request was because they can’t trust the machines that count the votes.  That law itself is a “red flag” to me.  It opens the door to fraud.

Which independent authority cross-checked the voter registration rolls with the U.S. census database?

Which independent authority verified that every voter is still a living person by consulting the death records kept by the Social Security Administration?

How thorough was the testing of ALL vote tabulator machines?

Who certified the “tabulator” machines and how secure was the chain of custody?

What are all the details of the tabulator machine “malfunctions” in Maricopa?  The only reporting that I ever heard was the machines were not properly “reading” the marks made by voters.  But, to my knowledge, we were not fully informed of any further explanation.  What exactly was happening?  Were those machines not counting votes at all?  Or were they actually switching votes to a preset “default” (a.k.a. the Democrat)?  What did the observers see that determined the machines were “malfunctioning”?  Where is Harmeet Dhillon, Republican National Committeewoman, who supposedly organized an army of lawyers and observers in the key districts?  And what did she find out? 

Why does it take a week or longer to count your votes?

What proof is there that the election was free and fair?

IN CONCLUSION

To accept the election results in the state of Arizona, you have to start with the voter registration percentages; which are roughly 30% Democrat, 34% Republican, 34% Independent, and 2% Libertarian; then assume there is virtually no “cross-over” voting between Democrats and Republicans due to the deep divide; and believe the Democrats “won” about 21 of those available independent points, while the Republicans were left with only about 12 of those 34 points, a nearly 2:1 ratio. 

IF (that’s a BIG “if”) the vote count was legitimately accurate, there are only three possible explanations logically; many registered Independents now lean left but simply never updated their registration status, or many Independents have been totally brainwashed, or 2 out of every 3 registered independents are actually “closet” Democrats who loyally voted for their beloved party.  These are people who seemingly perceive some degree of shame were they to admit they are Democrats, yet remain staunch in their political convictions, despite the terrible performance of their leaders that directly resulted in their own economic hardships, in a state being overrun by illegal immigrants on their own border.  Given the set of logic-defying circumstances related to that third possibility, I doubt that mindset was significant. 

If the performance of he past two years under Democrat rule had helped the people of Arizona, or anywhere else, you could understand the vote of confidence.  Given the actual poor performance, I’m not buying any notion that 2 out of 3 independents still support Democrat policies in significant numbers.  Therefore, the first two possibilities, in some combination, offer the only logical choice.  There are either a LOT of lazy Independents in Arizona who, at some point, became hard-core Democrats, OR, the election was stolen by Democrat operatives acting as “officials”, probably in Maricopa County.  They TOLD us where the shenanigans occurred, i.e., the actual polling places where the machines “malfunctioned”.  Why doesn’t somebody demand a full audit of the vote count in those precincts?

We the People deserve answers!  

COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOME

Part III – Spotlight Nevada: Election Results 2022 – coming soon

FOOTNOTES

[1]  Voter Registration by Party and County, Arizona ; 2022 https://azsos.gov/sites/default/files/State_Voter_Registration_2022_General.pdf

[2]  Arizona Election Results by County ; Senator                           https://www.politico.com/2022-election/results/arizona/senate/

[3]  Voter Registration by Party and County, Arizona ; 2022 https://azsos.gov/sites/default/files/State_Voter_Registration_2022_General.pdf

[4]  Chappell, B. ; Arizona’s Maricopa County Says it’s Identified a Solution for Voting Equipment Issues ; NPR  ; November 8, 2022 https://www.npr.org/2022/11/08/1135179319/maricopa-county-polling-places-voting-machine-issues

[5]  The Election Integrity Partnership in 2022: Our Work Ahead ; 31 Jul 2022

https://www.eipartnership.net/blog/about-eip-2022

The NPR article, in reference to the Arizona tabulator machine “malfunction” problem, cited the Election Integrity Partnership as a source.  Why should anyone trust them?

(straight from their website):  The Election Integrity Partnership (EIP) was founded about 100 days before the 2020 election, “as a non-partisan coalition to empower the research community, election officials, government agencies, civil society organizations, social media platforms, and others to defend our elections against those who seek to undermine them by exploiting weaknesses in the online information environment.”

This “disinformation bureau” is under the direction of political “observers” (activists?) from the Stanford Internet Observatory and the University of Washington Center for an Informed Public.  Does anyone really believe those “observers” from the ranks of academia are politically neutral?

To help answer that question, here is a statement they published to their site under “About”:  “In recent years, we have seen political actors exploit weaknesses in the evolving information environment to build support for the subversion of election results. In 2016, Russian agents hacked U.S. election infrastructure and, in the weeks leading up to the vote, attempted to simultaneously demotivate Black voters and agitate right-leaning Americans with allegations of an imminent stolen election. In the 2020 U.S. elections, false and misleading online information gave rise to physical and legal challenges to the certification of the election’s results. In 2022, we will once again face such challenges. In the primaries this year, we have already witnessed the recurrence of spurious claims from the 2020 election.” 

(Paine’s Comment): Six years after the 2016 election, they still claim that Russian agents stole the election from Hillary Clinton, a position that has since long been disproven.  Apparently, four years isn’t enough time to edit their website. 

They also claim that the 2020 election fraud, sworn by over 1,000 independent witnesses under penalty of perjury was completely “baseless”.  Nor did I ever see or hear of any evidence that Trump supporters were suppressing black voters and “agitating right-leaning Americans with allegations of an imminent stolen election” in the weeks leading up to the vote.  Maybe “allegations” aren’t designed to “agitate” right-wing extremists.  Maybe those Trump supporters are just bringing facts to light.

All of the NPR claims seem rather biased.  In other words, NO ONE can be trusted.  The entire spectrum of information is permeated by LEFT-wing propaganda.  The DNC can commit any act, unethical or criminal, and get away with it because they are covered by the media on the back-end.  Anyone with conservative viewpoints is vilified, if not completely censored, by the mass media.  AND, the media doesn’t even have to worry about their own integrity because they know most people are useful idiots who believe anything they claim to be true.

[6]  Hahne, G. ; Cochise County Requests Court to Compel Its Elections Director to Expand Hand Count Audit ; KJZZ ; Nov 15, 2022   https://kjzz.org/content/1825639/cochise-county-requests-court-compel-its-elections-director-expand-hand-count-audit

Twittergate

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The Twitter Files (Twittergate)

As I was wrapping up my vacation on Friday the 2nd of December, shortly after 6 PM EST, Elon Musk, the new CEO of Twitter, released some internal documents that had been discovered by independent journalist Matt Taibbi.

My plan was to finish up Part II of my series on the mid-term elections, but this bombshell revelation is just too important to set aside.  I’ll get back to the Arizona election results soon after delving into this DNC “scandal of the week”.

We have all known since the New York Post article in October 2020 that Hunter Biden’s “laptop from Hell” was a scandalous expose on the life of President Joe Biden’s son.  There were accusations that the giant social media platforms, Twitter, and Facebook, along with other “news” organizations had buried the story to protect Biden in the days and weeks running up to the 2020 election.  Of course the Biden campaign and their media lap dogs conducted a coordinated cover-up effort for their preferred candidate.  Everybody knows that.  What we didn’t know until now, was how extensive the corruption behind the suppression of the Post’s story had been.

The Staggering Level of Corruption 

What we have learned from the internal documents released by Musk is that high-level Twitter executives, acting without the knowledge of former CEO and founder, Jack Dorsey, who has not been implicated, had direct communications with the FBI and the Biden campaign team, and had been coerced into censoring the Post story.

Taibbi revealed internal company emails dated Oct 24, 2020, just 10 days before the election, that said:

“More to review from the Biden team” along with a list of tweets, to which another exec replied, “handled these”.

Under the guidelines of Twitter’s newly reformed “hacked materials” policy, the social media giant, with influential direction from Vijaya Gadde, head of Legal Policy and Trust, decided they could censor the Post story.  The social media platform locked the Post out of its Twitter account for more than two weeks, claiming the story was based on “hacked information”. 

Twitter’s Deputy General Counsel (since June 2020), Jim Baker, former General Counsel of the FBI from Jan 2014 through Jan 2018, claimed it was “reasonable” to assume the materials were hacked and that “caution is warranted”.  [1]  

Baker was thee Chief Legal Officer (CLO), or top lawyer, in the FBI during the last two years that Joe Biden was Vice President.  You would think a lawyer of that stature, should know a few things about ethics.  Oh wait, Baker had been engaged in an ongoing feud with then President Trump since the month before his hiring at Twitter, when he labeled two tweets by Trump as “misinformation”.  While at the FBI, Baker was deeply involved in the early stages of the investigation into the Russian collusion “scandal”, specifically the FISA warrant application against Carter Page, a one-time Trump campaign aide.  Keep in mind, the FBI knew the entire Russian collusion story was fabricated from the false statements of the Steele dossier, but deceived the FISA Judge into issuing the surveillance warrant four times under false pretenses.  After two years of the Mueller investigation, it was proven the Russia collusion “scandal” was a complete hoax concocted and paid for by the Clinton campaign.  Apparently, Mr. Baker had an axe to grind and now he is a central figure in yet another scheme to cover up the story that many polled voters stated would have changed their decisions in the 2020 election.  But that’s not all.  This is where the “story of the story” gets even “juicier”.

According to Miranda Devine, a journalist for the New York Post, and Author of the book, Laptop from Hell: Hunter Biden, Big Tech, and the Dirty Secrets the President Tried to Hide, claims that the FBI approached Twitter before the story broke in October 2020, and advised/recommended/coerced them to reform their “hacking materials” policy in anticipation of a forthcoming “October surprise” their intelligence agents had determined was classic Russian “disinformation”.  Here we go again.  Does anyone detect a pattern ?  In other words, the FBI preemptively coerced Twitter to censor the story, AND they did so with full knowledge that the laptop was real because they had possession of it for more than a year prior.  You have to wonder whether Mr. Baker had any contacts back at the FBI, or was he the contact “point man” for team Biden.

In any case, it’s clear that the Biden campaign had contact with Twitter, perhaps through Jim Baker, and then used the preeminent law enforcement agency in the world, a government agency, to coerce a private social media company to suppress a story that would obviously harm the ambitions of their candidate to win the presidency.  If Twitter had done that on their own, as a private company, the censorship may have passed the “smell test”, but as soon as the government got involved, it became felonious.  [2] (see 18 U.S. Code § 595)

I’m not a Lawyer, and there is somewhat of a “grey area” within the referenced law, but my interpretation is that the statutory language “in connection with any activity which is financed in whole or in part by loans or grants made by the United States, or any department or agency thereof, . . . “ could include favors granted “in kind”.  In other words, Twitter obliged the Biden team and the FBI by censoring the laptop story, essentially granting them a favor, under coercion, even absent of a cash transaction.  Coercion could be interpreted to mean, act in our interests, or else, threatening events could follow.  If prosecutors can prove coercion, it’s “game over”.  

ADDENDUM: The Smoking Gun, updated 6 Dec 2022  

Watch the full episode at this link https://youtu.be/JTtS0N4fNU8 Scroll forward to the 10:44 timeline, where the mention of Vijaya Gadde begins.  This is the “smoking gun” gotcha moment, where the Biden administration clearly violated18 U.S. Code § 595.  Gadde was overseeing the censorship decision made by Twitter and was then REWARDED by the Biden administration, having been appointed (a form of payback, or a “grant made by the United States” to quote the statute), as an advisor to the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a division of Homeland Security (DHS).  BOOM !

Now what ?  Are We the People going to sit back and wait for things to happen, or are we going to make things happen ?  We have just seen our right to vote disenfranchised TWICE, as the DNC rigged the last two election cycles, and the FBI used by the Democrats as their partisan Secret Police to censor their political opponents.  Then they launched a “save our Democracy” campaign in the last month leading up to the 2022 mid-terms, completely misleading their useful idiot voters into thinking they were the morally righteous party.  I get the feeling that true American Patriots are just as disgusted as I am.  All of a sudden, the phrase “drain the swamp” is more important than ever before.  These perpe-TRAITORS must be eliminated from power as quickly as possible.  ALL of them need to be removed from office and permanently banned from ever holding any position requiring the public trust. 

We the People must act NOW.  That is why I am proposing a petition to be circulated online, to gather signatures supporting impeachment of President Biden and his running mate, Vice President Harris, and a “clean house” effort that involves investigations and indictments of all FBI personnel, and any other agencies involved, who were connected to the Twitter censorship conducted prior to the 2020 election. 

Please share this article as much as you can in the hope that someone has experience in coordinating such a petition campaign.  The more signatures the better.  It will require extremely widespread circulation. 

I would recommend that it be submitted to the incoming Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which typically has jurisdiction on impeachment.  The Ranking Member is currently Jim Jordan (R-OH), who will likely become Chairman.  The House Oversight Committee, expected to be chaired by James Comer, highlighted in the next chapter, would also be a good recipient, in terms of FBI oversight. 

What Can We the People Expect to Happen ? 

When the 118th Congress convenes on the 3rd of January 2023, the House  Committee on Oversight and Reform will be reorganized under Republican control.  It is expected that Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) will become Committee Chairman, and launch an investigation into the origins and ramifications of the “Twittergate” scandal. 

You’ll see this face in the coming months.

To contact James Comer directly, call his office at (202) 225-3115.  You should be able to speak with one of his aides, even if you are not from Kentucky.  I was able to walk into several Representatives offices during the Trump impeachment hearings and hand deliver a letter.

I’d be willing to bet that they will present compelling evidence that crimes were committed, but nothing will go any further than that because the Democrats still control the Senate and, more importantly, the Department of Justice, headed by another partisan Democrat, Merrick Garland, who was denied confirmation hearings by the Republican controlled Senate when he was nominated for the vacant Supreme Court seat created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, near the end of Obama’s second term, has his own axe to grind.  After taking office, Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill that vacancy.

On the other hand, the House investigation could potentially last for two years, by which time the Republicans (a.k.a. the adults) may actually gain control of both chambers of Congress, and replace the current Attorney General with their own nominee who possesses some degree of integrity.  Yeah right.  I almost forgot, they’ll probably steal those elections too.

COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOME

FOOTNOTES

[1]  Nava, V., Garger, K., and Golding, B. ; Hunter Biden Laptop Bombshell: Twitter Invented Reason to Censor Post’s Reporting ; New York Post ; Dec 2, 2022

https://nypost.com/2022/12/02/elon-musk-releases-twitters-files-on-censorship-of-post/

[2]  LII ; Legal Information Institute ; 18 U.S. Code § 595 – Interference by Administrative Employees of Federal, State, or Territorial Governments

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/595

What Happened to the Red Wave?

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The Central Premise: Massive Voter Fraud – Part I in a series to be continued

In the wake of the recent mid-term elections, many Americans are asking what happened to the “red wave” ?  Weren’t Republican voters supposed to play their “silent majority” card, vote Democrats out en masse, and take over control of both chambers of Congress ?  This election was to be a referendum on the Biden administration policies, which have obviously been disastrous for every citizen in every state. 

If you put any faith in polls, which I would never recommend, a recent CNN poll found that 72% of likely voters across the nation disapproved of the direction of the country, saying things were going “pretty” or “very” badly, while just 28% of likely voters said things were going “very” or “fairly” well, suggesting “an electorate hungry for a course correction”. [1] 

And yet, “half” the country essentially just voted to support those disastrous policies that are steering us in that direction.  The numbers simply don’t make sense.

Another CNN poll found that Democratic enthusiasm is significantly lower this year than it was leading up to the 2018 mid-terms, when they took control of the House, while Republican enthusiasm shows “greater engagement”.  [2]

Now just 24% of registered Democrats are enthusiastic, down from 44% in 2018.  Among Republicans, the number has dipped narrowly, from 43% to 38%.  To believe those numbers, indicates the Democrats will lose support.  Yet, they didn’t lose any support.  They apparently held strong, so we are presented with an anomaly that begs for an explanation.  Logically, we should consider all the possibilities. 

Was the poll conducted among a random cross-section of likely voters with representation from all political affiliations ?

Were the questions in the survey confusing, or misleading ?

Could respondents have answered disingenuously (lied) for some reason, like to deliberately skew the poll, and if so, could that effort have been coordinated ?

Or, even more disturbingly, was the poll completely fabricated by CNN editors in a deliberate effort to assure Republicans they would win seats comfortably and convince them they could sit this one out, as a voter suppression campaign ?

In other words, don’t assume you can trust CNN to conduct unbiased polling.  

In fact, the entire gamut of publicized predictability of a Republican “red wave” could have been a coordinated campaign directed by the DNC.  Remember, high-ranking Democrats have close ties to media big-wigs, and never forget, there is nothing they wouldn’t do and we know they have zero integrity.

I’m not claiming it’s that evil.  I’m just saying it’s possible.  Otherwise, somebody should explain how more than 7 in every 10 honest respondents disapprove of the direction of the country, but then less than a week later, vote FOR it to continue.

Unless you live off-grid with no utilities, in a crime-free zone, grow all your own food, have a strong, steady source of income that doesn’t require you to go anywhere for readily available supplies, and your children are home-schooled, you have been negatively impacted by the Democrats war on American energy.  Everything runs on fossil fuels and everything you need costs more as a direct result of Biden’s policies.  To continue to support the Democrat party after two years of run-away inflation, sky-rocketing gas prices, rampant crime waves across most of our formerly beautiful cities, and the border invasion, is a clear indication that your mind is not functioning in your own best interests.

Why would anyone vote for such a disastrous agenda ?

And yet, it appears that millions of voters across the country have done just that.

One generalization, based on actual history, is that whenever the President is enduring unfavorable approval ratings and his policies aren’t working, the party not in power almost always gains in the mid-term elections.  Such is certainly the case for the past two years, which is why the Republican party was expected to take control of the House and the Senate by defeating Democrats in vulnerable races.  The results do NOT reflect the prevailing sentiment, nor the historical tendencies.  Yes, they gained control of the House, by a very slim margin, but the Democrats didn’t lose a single seat in the Senate.  How is that possible, given the dismal performance of the Biden administration ?  We the People want to know what happened. 

In order to analyze the election results, I need to start with a few guiding principles based on obvious and reasonable assumptions.

Firstly, we are now divided more than at any time since the Civil War, and it’s extremely unlikely that there will be any significant “cross-over” voting from either side.  I’d say the probability is near zero.

Secondly, in general, throughout the country, the Democrats and Republicans each register between 30-40% of the electorate, while the remainder are either Independent, or of a minor political party affiliation.  In any given election, the Democrats and Republicans are competing for the Independent votes.  With the deep division that we are now experiencing, this premise is reinforced, not weakened. 

Thirdly, knowing that each side is firmly entrenched, we can logically say that the voter registration rolls are baseline numbers from which each side can build, drawing on the Independent voters, and that it would be virtually impossible for either side to lose numbers from their respective bases due to the significant numbers of Independent voters.  The actual voter registration numbers and percentages are therefore the established baselines on a state-by-state basis.

If you trust the election results, Republicans will gain control of the House by only a few seats, and have gained no ground in the Senate races, perhaps even losing a seat after the Georgia run-off is conducted.  But those first six words are the key to this topic, “IF you trust the election results . . .”.

“Those who vote decide nothing.  Those who count the vote decide everything.”

  —  Joseph Stalin, Soviet Dictator (1924-1953)

I’m going to attempt to convince as many people as possible that, once again, just as they did in the 2020 Presidential election, the DNC has committed massive voter fraud in key battleground states.  This time, it was enough to hold power of the Senate.  It’s incredible that almost no one is talking about it, not even the biggest conservative media platforms.  Are they afraid they’ll be perceived as conspiracy theorists, election deniers, and have their own integrity destroyed by the establishment media ?  They act as if the election results are cannot be questioned. 

On the contrary.  Liars can figure but figures don’t lie.  When we examine the numbers closely, they just don’t reconcile with common sense in some areas, those key “battlegrounds” where fraud has likely been committed.  Sure, most states seem to have conducted free and fair elections, but have they all ?

Keep in mind, they only need to operate in a few places to swing the balance of power, and that’s where they have set up elaborate schemes to disenfranchise the sacred voting rights of tens of millions of American citizens.  I called the 2020 election thee most heinous crime in American history, for that reason.  When you nullify our vote, you have taken our citizenship, and converted us to subjects without representation or recourse.  Many crimes are gruesome indeed, but no crime is that vile.

Then I predicted the DNC would do it again in 2022, because they “worked” so hard to steal power in 2020, and they weren’t about to give it up easily.  Sure enough, it appears they have done it again, which is the central premise of this series.  What makes anyone think they are going to stop ?

The key states of Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania all deserve intense scrutiny, but I’m going to focus on Arizona and Nevada, where the most prominent “red flags” arose.  I’ll cover those two states in dedicated articles that will follow in the coming days/weeks (sorry but I’m about to depart on a 10-day vacation), then try to wrap up this series with a fourth part that rhetorically asks ‘what are we to do now?’.

COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOME

Part II – Spotlight Arizona: Election Results 2022

Part III – Spotlight Nevada: Election Results 2022

FOOTNOTES

[1]  Cillizza, C., CNN Editor-at-Large ; 5 Very Scary Numbers for Democrats in the New CNN Poll ; The Point with Chris Cillizza, CNN Politics ; 2 Nov 2022

https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/02/politics/cnn-poll-democrats-midterm-elections

[2]  Agiesta, J. & Edwards-Levy, A., CNN ; CNN Poll: Republicans, backed by Enthusiasm and Economic Concerns, Hold a Narrow Edge Ahead of Next Week’s Congressional Election ; 2 Nov 2022

https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/02/politics/cnn-poll-gop-congressional-election

The DNC War on American Energy

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The DNC War on American Energy: A Diabolical Plot 

It’s blatantly obvious that the Obiden regime has been waging a war on American energy since his first day in office when he cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline and placed a moratorium on drill leases on federal lands.  [1]

The entire Democrat party is determined to implement the Green New Deal as quickly as possible, all in the name of “climate change”.  The practicality of transitioning away from fossil fuels “overnight”, relatively speaking, is of no concern whatsoever.  It’s all about virtue signaling how the radical left is morally superior by “saving the planet”.  Don’t even think about questioning their motives.  In fact, don’t even think at all.  They can’t be bothered by anyone interfering with such a noble cause.

On the surface, it might seem as if President Biden is now beholden to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), (D-NY), her associate “squad” members in Congress, and the Green New Deal (GND) they have proposed in the House, which is backed by 101 Democrat co-sponsors.  But what brought about this resolution ?  Could it be the brainchild of someone a little more intelligent than AOC ?  That’s a distinct possibility, judging from the nonsense of previous comments that can be attributed to her.  And is it simply a coincidence that the GND furthers the “climate change” agenda of Obama ?  These are questions that deserve honest answers.  There seems to be a lot more to it than just the stupid idea of a certain intellectually-challenged Congresswoman.

What we do know for sure is that the “climate change” movement has convinced the leaders of the DNC that the American energy sector must be destroyed and the United States must be weaned off fossil fuels immediately.  The “bonus” for Obama and his army of activists is that doing so will essentially cripple this country’s entire economy, ultimately leading us into communism.  Those who scoff at such a notion, merely need to look at what has happened.  Gas prices have more than doubled since Inauguration Day, inflation has soared out of control as a direct result, and supply chains have been disrupted across many segments for goods and labor needs.  And in case you missed it, the DNC has already perfected the rigging of national elections to ensure they retain permanent power. So, there’s that.

Here’s the 7-point plan: all phases are to be implemented “by any means necessary”

  1. Coordinate election officials in key states to steal the election and seize power
  2. Declare war on fossil fuels
  3. Destroy the U.S. economy through rampant inflation
  4. Disarm the people by hoarding ammunition in case the Second Amendment proves difficult to repeal
  5. Establish electric vehicles while phasing out combustion engines due to lack of affordable fuel
  6. Control and limit the mobility of the people by regulating the power grid
  7. Install a permanent communist regime  

While they are working on Phase 3, Phases 4 and 5 are well underway.  The White House doesn’t give a rat’s ass about this “temporary transition” to EVs.  They say the American people must suffer through some hard times in order to make progress on “climate change”.  It’s the only way to “save the planet”.

But if your plan is to “save the planet”, why are you trying to eliminate the production of oil on American soil and then flying Air Force One to Saudi Arabia to beg them to increase production of their oil ?  American oil and gas are both extracted safer and cleaner than foreign oil.  But it’s somehow fine and dandy as long as that oil and gas are produced on the other side of the same planet.

And now OPEC has announced that they will be cutting production by 2 million barrels per day, a move that will certainly cause further inflation at the pump, and everywhere else.  We are right back to 1973 for dependence on foreign oil.

Oops, you’re not supposed to question the authorities.  There must be other reasons why these matters are better left to the experts.  The American people are too stupid to critically think through such complex problems.

The same can be said about coal.  On the campaign trail at a Town Hall meeting in March 2016, Hillary Clinton said, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”  In her subsequent book What Happened, she supposedly tried to back-peddle by claiming what she meant “was the exact opposite of what came out.”  Yeah, yeah, that’s it.  [2] 

You might recall, she was Obama’s Secretary of State during his first term (2009-2013), resigning on February 1, 2013, presumably to prepare for her own run at the presidency.  But she was clearly Obama’s hand-picked successor, the darling of the media, and the heir apparent to continue installing Obama’s socialist agenda.  Then, along came Trump, and the entire universe of liberalism went berserk.  They literally could not accept the results of the last fair election, so they were determined to get him out of their way as quickly as possible.  After two failed impeachment attempts, based on fabricated falsehoods, they decided to rig election results in several key states to steal the 2020 election, and get away with it by running out the clock.  It was only 64 days from Election Day to January 6th, when the “certified” electoral votes were officially counted by Congress.  All of Trump’s legal maneuvers were denied by the media and ignored by the Supreme Court on December 11th, as they announced the Texas case, brought on behalf of six states “had no basis”.  What ?  “No basis” ?  Are you serious ?

There were over 1,000 independent witnesses who signed sworn Affidavits under penalty of perjury, claiming they had seen “irregularities” within various polling stations.  Ballots were counted in the middle of the night after observers had been removed from the premises.  There were actual videos of impropriety.  All of it was swept under the rug as “Trump’s big lie.”

The DNC assured Biden he didn’t even need to campaign.  He was to just stay in his basement.  They had everything in control to manufacture 81,000,000 votes, or 90,000,000, if needed.  They were going to seize power “by any means necessary.”  And they did.

Who are you going to believe; an association of people who have one central objective and a lot to lose, or 1,000 completely independent witnesses ?

But I digress.  The point is that no later than 2016, it was clear Obama wanted to destroy the American energy sector, as he had Hillary attacking the coal industry.  And don’t forget, he delayed the Keystone XL and then on Nov 7, 2015, 4 months before Hillary’s Town Hall comment, he announced the Keystone pipeline was dead, once and for all, saying, it “would not make a meaningful long-term contribution to our economy”. 

When Trump approved the Keystone XL and pulled the U.S. out of Obama’s Paris Climate Accord (a.k.a. the Paris Agreement), liberal minds exploded.  On the surface, the climate accords seem like a noble gesture.  A coordinated effort to reduce, and eventually eliminate, greenhouse gases in order to minimize the effect of gradually rising temperatures worldwide.  Who wouldn’t support that?  But there is an agenda driving the narrative.

The entire movement is a hoax, designed to control the global economy while establishing the authority of the New World Order, a mysterious organization that deliberately lurks in the shadows to avoid scrutiny.  That’s another subject that screams for investigation.

Keep in mind, the underlying rationale behind the war on energy is “climate change”, formerly known as “global warming”, and factually debunked by John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel. and credentialed meteorologist. [3]

In 2007 Coleman said, “Global Warming, i.e. Climate Change, is not about environmentalism or politics.  It is not a religion.  It is not something you “believe in.”  It is science; the science of meteorology.  This is my field of life-long expertise.  And I am telling you Global Warming are a nonevent, a manufactured crisis and a total scam.  I say this knowing you probably won’t believe me . . . “

In 2017 he was quoted saying, “The ‘tons and tons of carbon we are spewing into the atmosphere every day’, as Al Gore puts it, are actually a good thing.  In his rants that the Earth will become uninhabitable, Former Vice President Gore is referring to the carbon dioxide gas being released into the atmosphere as we power our civilization with fossil fuels.  However, it turns out that as the ‘greenhouse gases’ we release combine with nature’s carbon dioxide to make the planet greener and greener.”

Maybe the Green New Deal is a misleading title, similar to the Affordable Care Act and the Inflation Reduction Act.  Perhaps it should be called the Brown New Deal.  But before jumping on board with their agenda, maybe we should find out exactly what the Green New Deal is, and how it would really affect the planet.

What’s In The Green New Deal

What exactly is the Green New Deal ?

We’ve all heard about it and know Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is the poster child of the narrative, but what does it really mean ? 

Well, the common sense approach would be to Google it and look for the most appropriate results, and I selected the House Resolution proposed by AOC herself, which you can review HERE[4]

Screenshot of the summary shown on the government website.

Note the 5th bullet point in the list of goals; “promoting justice and equality”.  What the Hell does that have to do with greenhouse gases and their effect on the temperature of the Earth ?

Note the 2nd bullet point in the 10-year mobilization effort; “upgrading all existing buildings . . . “  So, her plan is to retrofit every building in America to “achieve maximum energy and water efficiency.”  You have to wonder how enormous the budget would need to be to accomplish such a monumental task.  But hey, money is no obstacle to these lunatics.  Not to mention the fact that it would be literally impossible to achieve that stated goal in 10 years, or 50 years for that matter.  These folks live in Fantasyland, as if they can demand a perfect world, and ‘poof’, it just happens with no consequences.

Then there’s the 3rd bullet point; “removing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation and agriculture sectors”.  There’s the reason Joe Obiden has attacked the American oil industry and the push for electric vehicles (EVs).  California recently passed a bill that bans the sale of new combustion engine vehicles by 2035.  The same week they announced rolling brownouts because their electric grid is already overburdened.  And this is before everybody in California is trying to charge their cars overnight.  Never mind that little problem.  The message is clear; ‘we will jam this agenda down your throats and we don’t care how difficult it will be to actually implement, or how much the American citizen must suffer along the way’.  I’m not done.  Let’s look at those beautiful $60,000 EVs in the next “chapter”.

The last (6th) bullet point claims they can “provide higher education, high-quality health care, and affordable, safe, and adequate housing to all.”

So, every person from underprivileged communities is entitled to “higher education”, regardless of merit.  Hard work and determination are to be replaced by identity politics, just to show how compassionate Democrats are.  And obviously, their gender studies and political activism courses should be free, paid by the tax payers who actually contribute to society.

All this time, I thought Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act fixed health insurance.

And exactly how does she plan to provide affordable housing for ALL when we already have a huge, growing homeless population, and a massive invasion of illegal immigrants.  They couldn’t even find beds for 50 migrants on Martha’s Vineyard.  Oh wait, it’s only 3.3 miles from the Edgartown docks to Obama’s house.  No wonder those frightening Venezuelans were deported to an onshore military base in less than 2 days.

Now she’s going to spend trillions of tax dollars to “upgrade ALL existing buildings”?  With whose money ?  (Answer: no matter how much the Treasury Dept. prints, the tax payer will feel the pain, for generations to come).  I barely have affordable housing now, and she wants to make it prohibitive.  Maybe the intention, like many other Democrat policies, is to create “equity”, by forcing the middle class out into the street, while providing “affordable” (subsidized by the tax payer) housing previously occupied by those “privileged” tax payers.  If that sounds like an unfair accusation, remember, the 5th bullet point in the list of goals, which she wrote right into the bill, is “promoting justice and equality”. 

I wouldn’t trust her to mow my lawn, let alone dictate national political agendas. 

Getting Back to That Electric Vehicle (EV): Damn Those EV Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries, invented in the late 1970s and prized for their energy density and rechargeability, are integral to two pillars of the Green New Deal: electric vehicles and power storage.

The typical battery for a 2020 model year EV contains 52 Kg of graphite, 29 Kg of nickel, 10 Kg of manganese, 8 Kg of cobalt, and 6 Kg of lithium, and other minerals and metals (let’s call them M & Ms) that total about 185 Kg (407 Lbs.), not including the M & Ms used to manufacture the electrolyte, binder, separator, and battery pack casing. [5]

Break-down of M & Ms contained in typical 2020 Electric Vehicle battery pack. Graphite and Nickel are minerals.  Manganese, Cobalt, and Lithium are metals.

Those batteries can last 10-20 years and cost about $20,000 to replace, but the warranty is typically 8 years.  At that price they should last a while, perhaps for the life expectancy of the vehicle, but what happens to them in terms of disposal?

More batteries in more landfills equals more soil contamination and more hazardous waste runoff into local watersheds.  How many liberals have fallen into line as their leaders professed to be the stewards of pollution ?  They never run short of hypocrisy.

Today, there are an estimated 15 million registered automobiles operating in the state of California alone.

So, by the time they have replaced all those “gas-guzzling” cars, California will need at least 780,000,000 Kg (858,000 tons) of graphite, 435,000,000 Kg (478,500 tons) of nickel, 150,000,000 Kg (165,000 tons) of manganese, 120,000,000 Kg (132,000 tons) of cobalt, and 90,000,000 Kg (99,000 tons) of lithium.

Is the EV Future Really Environmentally Friendly? 

And now, the $64,000 question:

How much energy is expended in producing those EV car batteries?

The answer is virtually incalculable, but here are some facts:

It takes about 400,000 gallons of water to produce 1 ton of lithium.

According to the Institute for Energy Research (IER), “mining and processing of lithium, turns out to be far more environmentally harmful than fracking.  The permanent disfiguring of the earth’s surface as we dig ever deeper for mineral resources is only part of the problem.  Water pollution is a HUGE concern.  Remember, hazardous chemicals found in groundwater will eventually find their way to the oceans too.”  [6]

I guess that’s just science they don’t want you to believe, or even find out about.

Right here in the good old United States, there is a proposed lithium mine at Thacker Pass, Nevada, which lies on Paiute Nation territory, and is public land under the auspices of the United States Bureau of Land Management (the original BLM). [7]  

Thacker Pass would not simply be a giant strip mine, but would also require an “enormous complex to extract lithium from the mined ore for its conversion into a non-volatile carbonate form to be made into batteries.”  Apparently, fracking is evil, but strip mining is fine, as long as it fits the Democrat narrative and furthers their agenda.  Even on American soil.

Geologic studies have estimated that the concentration of lithium at Thacker Pass would yield one ton of lithium for every 500 tons of earth removed.  Projecting that over a year, the mine would involve moving 20 to 30 million tons of earth to produce 60,000 tons of lithium.  And that’s just 2/3rds of the amount to replace the 15 million cars in California alone.  Nationwide, there are about 275 million registered vehicles.

And where does that 24,000,000,000 (24 BILLion) gallons of water come from ?

They would need to capture all of the water that flows over the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara for NINE hours, but that’s a moot point because the last time I looked, Niagara Falls was in New York.

Then of course, it requires machinery to move earth.  Heavy equipment that consumes diesel fuel. There would need to be at least one giant mining excavator and a fleet of rear dump trucks to transport the material to the processing facility, not to mention the energy needed to power the facility itself.

We’re talking about BIG excavators, the largest in the world.  Some examples are the Liebherr R9800 (45 m3 bucket), the Komatsu PC8000 (42 m3 bucket), and the Caterpillar 6060 (34 mbucket).  These behemoths consume about 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel per day, not to mention hydraulic oils and other petroleum products.

Then the number of rear dump trucks needed to keep the excavator busy, would depend on the distance from the excavator to the processing plant and the time required for each truck to complete a cycle.  The world’s two largest trucks are the Belaz 75710 and the Caterpillar 797F.  Each truck would consume about 740 gallons of diesel fuel per day.  

For example; the Caterpillar 797F Rear Dump can haul about 400 tons of material per load and would take about 5 buckets to fill from the Liebherr R9800 Excavator.  The excavator could scoop-swing and dump-swing back into “scoop position” in about 12 seconds, or 5 times per minute.  So each truck could be loaded in a minute.  That means the excavator could load about 60 trucks per hour at 100% efficiency.  If each truck takes 6 minutes to haul a load to the processing facility, dump, and return back into position “under the excavator”, that means the operation requires 7 trucks to keep the excavator busy (without idle time).  HOWEVER, that would be a hypothetical hauling operation on relatively level ground.  Look at the picture of the mine below, and you can see each truck would take much longer than 6 minutes to get out of the mine to the processing facility up top, and realize a mining operation would require many more trucks.  The method would be the same but the calculations are site specific depending on the actual equipment and the “cycle time” of each truck.

Oh, and don’t forget all the other heavy equipment on site to keep the mine operating.  And when the processed lithium carbonate is ready to go, it must be transported by truck, to a manufacturing facility.

Folks, I’m just talking about a single proposed lithium mine in the United States.  Over 50% of the world’s lithium deposits are currently produced in the “Lithium Triangle” of South America in portions of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, within some of the most arid lands in the world.  Their water has been polluted for decades.

And that’s just lithium.  What about those other vital M & Ms ?  Imagine the magnitude of production that would be required world-wide to convert all land based transportation to electricity.  I realize I’ve gotten deeply “into the weeds” here, but somebody has to dig into the real environmental impact of strip mining on such a massive scale; scarification of the earth’s surface, destruction of habitat, water contamination, consumption of enormous quantities of diesel fuel dedicated to extracting the M & Ms, and other undisclosed consequences.

Remember those giant excavators I was just talking about?  Here’s one in the mine just to illustrate the size of the mine itself.
Lithium brine fields in the Atacama Desert, South America

So when they say “saving the planet”, they are either lying to us, or they’re simply dumber than a bag of hammers.

Clearly, they don’t care about the planet.  If they did, they would be protesting against the environmental hazards related to mining all the M & Ms  required to produce the batteries.  They just need to appear to be “saving the planet” by banning drilling for oil and gas on American soil, setting an example for the world, by leading us into a clean energy future.  Riiight.  Pure virtue signaling.  Don’t pay any attention to those enormous mining operations.  The real intention is to destroy the American economy, and it’s working exactly as planned.

How ‘Bout That Power Grid ? 

Let’s not forget about the plan to convert all existing power plants to “renewable” energy, and keep fossil fuels in the ground.  Our nation’s electric grid

According to the U.S. Energy Administration (USEA), “renewable” sources such as wind, hydropower, solar power, biomass, and geothermal generated about 20% of the country’s electricity in 2020.  [8]

Straight from the USEA article are two interesting quotes in successive paragraphs, to wit:

“All-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles represent an increasing demand for electricity that could cause negative impacts on the grid. Although these new loads are not likely to strain much of our existing generation resources, high coincident peaks of EV charging in concentrated locations could strain nearby distribution equipment.”

“Demand for electricity rises and falls, depending on time of day and time of year. Electricity production, transmission, and distribution capacity must be able to meet demand during times of peak use; but most of the time, the electricity infrastructure is not operating at its full capacity. As a result, EVs are unlikely to require expanded grid capacity.”

So, the USEA admits that “local” distribution facilities, particularly in high population centers, would be “strained”, but assures us that the existing grid capacity is likely sufficient to meet enormously expanded demand.  How does that make sense ?  There is no way the existing insufficient power grid infrastructure can handle a massive increase in demand.

When I went to school, 20% meant that 80% had to come from something else, in this case, fossil fuels, specifically, natural gas and coal.

With the mid-term elections just 32 days away, the latest NPR poll suggests the number one issue concerning American voters is INFLATION [9].

Notice how the liberal NPR emphasizes the importance of abortion in their headline, which is number two overallby asignificant margin, but not viewed as importantly by Republicans and Independents combined (32%).  The chart on the left breaks down the responses by political persuasions, telling the true story (assuming you care to believe 1,236 respondents to an NPR poll).

It’s also noteworthy that Democrats basically don’t care at all about immigration or crime, 1% and 3% respectively, and that Independents join Republicans in their concerns over inflation (another 37%, or 77% combined).

In any case, it’s reasonable to recognize that inflation is a huge issue on the minds of many American voters.  And just to be clear, there is a DIRECT CORRELATION between Obiden’s war on American energy and inflation, because EVERYTHING requires fossil fuels to manufacture and distribute.  Higher fuel prices equal higher prices of ALL things.  The Green New Deal agenda is directly responsible.

At some point, you have to realize the Green New Deal might be the dumbest idea in the history of the world.  And yet, the entire DNC has fallen for it hook, line, and sinker.  They even swallowed the rod and ate the boat.  They are so stupid, they think they are “saving the planet” and feel good about themselves, all while Obama is using it to further his socialist agenda.  These are the morons the liberal left has elected, whether legitimately or by fraud, and trusted to rule us.  They MUST be stopped !

To be blunt, I hate politics and politicians.  I was completely ‘apolitical’ until Obama rose to power.  I only voted twice in my entire life before him.  Then I had to start commenting because he is that terrible for our country.  He was the first, and only, President to organize an army of activists to further his agenda, and that’s exactly what he’s doing right now.  No one could convince me that Joe Obiden is capable of coordinating such a complex master plan to destroy the economy of the United States.  No one other than Obama has the power to influence the upper echelon of the DNC.  And everything you see happening today fits perfectly into his vision of “fundamentally transforming” America into a socialist state, not by coincidence, but by design.  That is why I know, without a shadow of doubt, that Obama is running this country.

If he was doing a good job and improving the lives of American citizens of all races, creeds, and religions, I would be the first to approve of his performance.  But that is not what we are getting, is it ?  It’s going to take a tremendous effort to undo the damage he has already done.  The first step is to totally eliminate his power.  That can only be accomplished by destroying their multi-tiered anti-American platform through awareness by We the People, thoroughly defeating them at the ballot box, and thereby forcing the entire structure of the DNC to be reorganized as a more acceptable political party, if not disbanded completely.

VOTE RED TO DESTROY THE DNC

COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOME

FOOTNOTES

[1]  Newburger, E. ; Biden Suspends Oil and Gas Leasing in Slew of Executive Actions on Climate Change, CNBC ; Jan 27, 2021

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/27/biden-suspends-oil-and-gas-drilling-in-series-of.html

[2]  Roberts, D. ; Hillary Clinton’s “Coal Gaffe” is a Microcosm of her Twisted Treatment by the Media, Vox ; Sep 20, 2017

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/9/15/16306158/hillary-clinton-hall-of-mirrors

Notice the incredibly misleading headline that claims she was unfairly treated by the media.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

[3]  desmog.com ; John Coleman

https://www.desmog.com/john-coleman/

[4]  H.Res.332 – Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-resolution/332

[5]  Bhutada, G. ; The Key Minerals in an EV Battery, Elements Newsletter ; May 2, 2022

[6]  Coburn, K. ; The True Costs of Lithium Extraction: A Grim Reality for EV Owners, kirkcoburn.com ; Dec 2, 2021

[7] Komanoff, C. ; Lithium Mining: The Hidden Environmental Cost of EVs, StreetsblogUSA ; Feb 9, 2021

[8]  U.S. Department of Energy ; Electricity Production and Distribution, Alternative Fuels Data Center

https://afdc.energy.gov/fuels/electricity_production.html#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20U.S.%20Energy,biomass%2C%20wind%2C%20and%20geothermal.

[9]  Montanaro, D. ;  Poll: Abortion and Inflation Collide as Top Issues in Midterm Elections,NPR ; Sep 8, 2022

https://www.npr.org/2022/09/08/1121535686/poll-abortion-inflation-midterm-elections

The Slippery Slope of Socialism

Thomas Paine: American Philosopher, & Revolutionary

From 1776 through the formation of The Constitution I helped create America. Now I have returned to help save America. American Patriots must join together, speak out in free and open discussion to fight the “woke” anti-American mob, and further the cause of FREEDOM.

The Democrat party, affectionately revered by older generations, has been hijacked by radical left-wing extremist disciples of Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), gleefully skiing down the slippery slope of socialism with their horde of lemmings close behind. 

Marx, the German philosopher, held that in the capitalist system of production, there was class conflict between the ruling class, the bourgeoisie, who controlled the means of production, and the working class, the proletariat, who sold their labor for wages.

He believed the tensions between the classes would lead to self-destruction and the society would naturally evolve into socialism.  He even argued that the proletariat should organize revolutions to bring about socioeconomic change. 

SIDEBAR:  I’ll be damned.  Doesn’t that sound exactly like today’s DNC ?

Organized political activists pushing Obama’s agenda to “fundamentally transform” America into a socialist nation.  You don’t honestly think Beijing Joe Biden has the mental capacity to formulate such a master plan, do you ?  He can barely read a sentence off the teleprompter without stumbling.  His orders are coming from a puppet-master, his former boss.  I say that with confidence because there are way too many pieces of connective evidence to simply be debunked as coincidental, or even non-existent.  From the assault on so many constitutional amendments, to overwhelming so many systems and institutions with extreme reform demands, to blatantly lying to the American people and not even caring about backlash, to attacks on American values and cultural norms.  All of that is Obama’s modus operandi.  Oh, and to resume all that, it was imperative that the DNC had to regain power and keep it going by “winning” elections – what a coincidence.  They didn’t even need to send him out on the campaign trail.

Everything you see happening today is being orchestrated by Barack Hussein Obama.  I say it all the time, because it just HAS to be true.

Every thread of the current “woke” movement is part of Obama’s web.  It’s ALL connected.

Most people who herald Obama as some kind of Messiah, have no idea what they are hoping for, and how quickly their “utopian” socialist state could morph into full-blown communism.

Many ”political scientists” attribute the roots of Marxism in America to the Frankfurt School, which was founded in Germany during the Weimar Republic (1918-1933), as a school of social theory and critical philosophy. According to Wikipedia, the Frankfurt School was critical of both capitalism and Marxism-Leninism, yet they apparently adopted much of Marxist theory in terms of his “idealist philosophy” that could be enacted by social change.

Lenin, the Russian revolutionary who led the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP) and rose to became the founding head of Soviet Russia (1917-1922), then the Soviet Union (1922-1924), which became a one-party socialist state governed by the Communist Party.

In 1905 Lenin encouraged the Bolsheviks in armed violent insurrection and advocated continual violent confrontation against the government of Tsar Nicholas II. 

From Wikipedia:  “In September 1917, Lenin published Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, which argued that imperialism was a product of monopoly capitalism, as capitalists sought to increase their profits by extending into new territories where wages were lower and raw materials cheaper. He believed that competition and conflict would increase and that war between the imperialist powers would continue until they were overthrown by proletariat revolution and socialism established.”

Less than two months later, Russia was under communist rule.  On November 7, 1917, with Vladimir Lenin leading the way, the Bolsheviks seized power through the “October Revolution” and became the worlds’ first communist government.  The Russian Social Democratic Labour Party didn’t waste any time morphing into the All-Russian Communist Party, renamed as such in 1918.

What is the actual difference between socialism and communism ?  Let’s examine a few definitions.

The Major Forms of Government 

According to Oxford Languages, socialism;

  1. socialism is a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.  And,
  2. in Marxist theory, a transitional social state between the overthrow of capitalism and the realization of communism.

Whereas Merriam Webster defines socialism as,

  1. socialism is any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.  And,
  2. a: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property

b. a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state.  And,

3. a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.

SIDEBAR:  We can easily see that socialism is a system whereby the government is empowered to control nearly every aspect of societal life, from how goods are produced, to what services are available, to what the people are permitted to acquire.

In contrast, Oxford Languages defines communism as:

A political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.

Whereas Merriam Webster defines communism as;

  1. a: a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed

b: a theory advocating elimination of private property

2. capitalized                                                                                                  

a: a doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian socialism and Marxism-Leninism that was the official ideology of the Soviet Union

b: a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production

c: a final stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably

d: communist systems collectively

SIDEBAR:  In Marxist theory, communism is the stage that follows socialism, and the socialist state is temporary, as the middle class is absorbed by the bourgeoisie, and the proletariat, effectively establishing the “haves” and the “have nots”.  The bureaucracy enjoys the finer things in life, while the peons survive on the scraps of “equity”.  This is where I’ll jab the “woke” morons who incessantly demand “equity”; you don’t even know what you’re talking about.

For the record, ‘democracy’, according to Oxford Languages, is,

a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

And as defined by Merriam Webster, democracy is:

  1.  a: government by the people especially:rule of the majority

  b: a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections

In a direct democracy, the people rule by simple majority, and any representative body must enact the policies desired by that majority.

The key to any indirect democracy is free and fair elections whereby the people choose their representatives.  Theoretically, those elected officials are obligated to represent the majority of their constituencies.

SIDEBAR:  It seems like every 5 minutes we hear Democrats shouting “to save our democracy”, as if they are the ones striving to preserve our system of government.  As George Costanza once said, “It’s not a lie if you believe it.”  Maybe someone should remind them that the United States was formed as a constitutional republic.  It should be taught in schools, in lieu of gender studies and critical race theory.  Even John Dewey (see FOOTNOTE 4) advocated for students to learn how to develop practical solutions to real-world problems in preparation for adulthood.

Democratic socialism, as described by Oxford Reference,

In general, a label for any person or group who advocates the pursuit of socialism by democratic means.  Used especially by parliamentary socialists who put parliamentarianism ahead of socialism, and therefore oppose revolutionary action against democratically elected governments.  Less ambiguous than social democracy, which has had, historically, the opposite meanings of (1) factions of Marxism, and (2) groupings on the right of socialist parties.

Merriam Webster calls it “social democracy”, and defines it as,

  1. : a political movement advocating a gradual and peaceful transition from capitalism to socialism by democratic means
  2. : a democratic welfare state that incorporates both capitalist and socialist practices

SIDEBAR:  Where does the Democrat party fit in this “arena” of political ideologies ?

Answer: firmly in democratic socialism, but getting closer to actual socialism.  The means of production are gradually shifting from the private sector to state-control.  Right now we are seeing the shift in energy and agriculture.  Obama has already commandeered the health insurance industry.

Senator Bernie Sanders(I-VT) claims to be a “democratic socialist” and perhaps he is the poster boy of that movement.  Of course he also claims to be politically “Independent”, when in fact, he votes in total loyalty to the Democrat party.  In other words, he’ll go along with anything they pass.

A constitutional republic, as defined by uslegal.com, refers to a form of government, where the head of state and other officials are representatives of the people and which governs in accordance with existing constitutional law.  It is a government of laws not of men.  Since the governing body is elected and their decisions are subject to judicial review the state is named as republican.

It is an indirect democracy whereby the people have no direct power to govern, but elect eligible candidates to represent them temporarily [1], and both the citizens and the governing officials are bound to adhere to the supreme law of the land, the Constitution.  Whether or not those elected officials truly represent the majority of their constituencies is often a subject of debate.

When they fail to uphold their oaths to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States”, it becomes the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”  —  Declaration of Independence

To quote Wikipedia; “In political philosophy, the right of revolution (or right of rebellion) is the right or duty of a people to “alter or abolish” a government that acts against their common interests or threatens the safety of the people without cause. Stated throughout history in one form or another, the belief in this right has been used to justify various revolutions, including the American Revolution, French Revolution,, the Russian Revolution, and the Iranian Revolution.”  [2]

The present state of the union may have entered the realm of tyranny, in that the administration and the Democrat-controlled Congress is ignoring the Constitution on many fronts.  Although the abovementioned clause in the Declaration is clear, it would be a very drastic action for anyone to attempt to overthrow the government, which is itself a federal crime described by Title 18 U.S. Code § 2385 [3], and I’m not advocating it, or recommending anyone try to overwhelm the U.S. military.

Short of that, we are left to wait for the next opportunity to vote out the representatives who have violated their oaths and are actively attacking the Constitution.  That opportunity is now just 55 days away (as of the date of publication) as the mid-term elections loom.  However, the presidential administration, which holds enormous power, will remain until at least January 20, 2025, and the President seems to be on a roll in shoving Obama’s anti-American agenda down our collective throats with alarming acceleration and extreme prejudice.  Republicans, or as Obiden recently called them, “Ultra MAGA Republicans”, offend liberals by hurting their feelings.  Democrats, and their Praetorian Guard in the media, offend Republicans by hammering them with an iron fist.  They have corrupted the entire government and break laws with impunity while doing it.  THAT must change.  If they are allowed to remain in power through continued fraudulent elections, America is OVER !

What Happened to the Democrat Party ?

The DNC is no longer the party of FDR and JFK.  It is now controlled by former President Barack Obama and it is his agenda driving the country towards socialism at an alarming pace.  The entire power structure of the DNC has fallen into place, in total fealty to their “Messiah” and his master plan.  They march in lock-step and you never hear the voice of dissent coming from their ranks.  As extreme as the Green New Deal is, it would never be driving the entire domestic policy if Obama didn’t want it to accelerate the destruction of the American economy.  The plan is to take down “the great Satan” in order to insert his system of government.

Admittedly, I have not yet figured out how he intends to complete his “fundamental transformation” from a socialist state to one under Islamic rule, but the process is clearly underway.  In order to effect revolution the populace must first be controlled.  Once the majority is firmly in control, then the entire country can be manipulated, particularly when the regime’s “state” police is squashing all resistance. 

Perhaps he is just laying the groundwork for the eventual takeover by future Islamic leaders, knowing time is on his side.  It is one stratagem of jihad to play the “long game”, eroding existing norms by chipping away at the culture little-by-little.  That is why you see the recent attacks and focus on our public education system.  They have implemented radical theories in our elementary schools to brainwash our future leaders.  Muslims begin the indoctrination of their youth at a very early age – hmmmm ?

Yes, it is true that “progressives” began implementing Marxist ideology in our public education system over 100 years ago [4], but the process was too slow for Obama’s liking.  He wanted to accelerate the indoctrination campaign and look at how fast it is moving now. 

Metaphorically, this is a raging wildfire that is threatening to burn the entire country to the ground.

In Case You Missed It, Democrat Socialist Policies In Effect Include:

“Climate Change” activists relentlessly demand conformity to an abstract idea that the planet will become a wasteland within a few years if the United States doesn’t set the gold standard on energy consumption, which the rest of the world is exempted from – Biden (a.k,a. Obama, and his army of socialist activists) cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline and placed a moratorium on drilling leases on federal land on his first day in office.  That one act alone caused out-of-control inflation that is crushing the middle class.  Despite the White House attempt to redefine “recession”, we are in one right now.  Biden inherited an independent energy producer and flew to Saudi Arabia to beg for their oil, which is not produced as cleanly, or safely, as American oil.  Yet somehow, energy produced on the other side of the same planet doesn’t have as much impact on global warming.  Watch for the government to suggest they should be in control of the means of producing “clean” energy wind and solar farms.

The incessant condemnation of corporations, painting their very existence as greedy capitalists – don’t pay any attention to the fact that corporations employ millions of citizens, giving them the ability to purchase goods and services that help other citizens utilize the same dollars in an endless chain, classic “trickle-down” economics, which they claim doesn’t work.  Nonsense !  How does “trickle down” economics not work ?  Never mind that corporations increase wealth for many Americans.  And ignore the hypocrisy that even the most vocal socialists use corporations in their daily lives in a multitude of ways.

ObamaCare, cleverly named the “Affordable Care Act”, to make it sound so appealing, is nothing more than government control of health care and willing disclosure of your personal information – state control of health care is state control of the people.  Notice the misleading name of the Bill, and the same logic applied to Obiden’s naming of the “Inflation Reduction Act”.  The actual effect of the legislation is the opposite of the implied name, but they think you’re too stupid to figure it out, and don’t care if you do.

Control the education of children and condition them from their earliest ages as an indoctrination to socialism – did you notice the uproar from school boards in Virginia when parents attended meetings complaining about the curriculum their children were subjected to ?  They actually had those parents labelled as domestic terrorists, implying they had no right to inquire, or question, the authorities on what their children were being taught in school.

Ultimately, “gun control” is confiscation of private property.  Now they want to ban semi-automatic “assault weapons” (whatever category they think appropriate, subject to whimsical revisions).  That’s just the first step.  The gun grabbers will never stop their unstated goal of disarming the entire country.  The best way to control the people is to make sure they can’t fight back.  The Second Amendment is secured as part of the supreme law of the land and can only be repealed by constitutional amendment, or reversal by the Supreme Court, which recently upheld and strengthened it (see NYSRPA v. Bruen, 2022).  I posted a three-part series on the Second Amendment that you can see HERE.

Islamic Jihad: It’s more than You Think

I studied Islam for 15 years, not to convert, but to understand it as best I could.  I’m quite sure I could have earned a Masters degree in Middle East Studies had I chosen to pursue it.  One of the most important discoveries I made was in 2015 when I saw an article posted by the Islamic Supreme Council that was intended to debunk the way “non-believers” perceived jihad, but in their zealousness to inform the reader what jihad was not, they revealed what jihad was.  By that I mean they told us that jihad was not simply an army of AK-47 wielding terrorists, but also had other “forms” of support. [5]  (at this point, I recommend reading the entire footnote, before coming back to the main article)

If you look at many things Obama said and did, you might realize he has been waging jihad against America from the very beginning, in the form known as “by the tongue”. 

I would also highly recommend a thoroughly revealing publication that explores the background of Muhammad’s twisted “religion”.  [6]

America: Where Are We Now ?  

I’ve reviewed the transcript of Obiden’s 1st of September prime-time speech to the nation, his so-called “Continued Battle for the Soul of the Nation”.  After some introductory remarks on the importance of the city of Philadelphia in the founding of America, his attacks on his political opposition began with the phrase, “But as I stand here tonight, equality and democracy are under assault.”  And shortly thereafter said, “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”  Then, “And here, in my view, is what is true: MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution.  They do not believe in the rule of law.  They do not recognize the will of the people.”  Followed by, “They promote authoritarian leaders, and they fan the flames of political violence that are a threat to our personal rights, to the pursuit of justice, to the rule of law, to the very soul of this country”, and citing a federal judge who called MAGA Republicans “a clear and present danger to our democracy.”

Actually, it’s the DNC that is the threat to our constitutional republic, and they are actively destroying it every day.

Projectionism on steroids:  He has perfectly described the Democrat party and his own administration.  Extreme activists who burned and looted cities across the country, assaulted police, firebombed federal buildings, actively supported by Democrat leaders, and then stole a presidential election to secure their power, and he wants you to think Republicans are threatening America.  That’s “rich.” 

Don’t be fooled by the charlatan master of deception, Barack Obama.  We the People are in a battle all right.  But it’s not against MAGA Republicans.  It’s a no-holds-barred conflict against the DNC and their socialist agenda.  The mainstream media (MSM) carries their water and dutifully attacks all political dissent through misrepresentation and outright censorship.  Right now, they are winning by holding across-the-board power, but on November 8th, Judgment Day will be upon them, and they have no legitimate accomplishments to run on.  Their candidates refuse to debate because they have no arguments.  Anyone who still supports the Democrat party at this point, after what they have done in the past 20 months, is a complete moron, PERIOD !  I try not to be rude directly, but that is the beauty of using a pen name.  I can say ANYTHING, and I DO.  In polite company, if the subject of political choice comes up, simply ask, “is your family better off now than it was 2 years ago?”  Then watch closely, as they dodge the question or change the subject.

Take NOTHING for granted and don’t trust ANY polls.  No matter how big a lead any Republican may appear to have, get out there and vote.  It’s not a vote FOR any particular candidate, and many of them are not ideal in every respect.  That doesn’t matter.  It’s a vote AGAINST every Democrat.  It’s not good enough to not vote for the Democrat.  Patriots must vote FOR every Democrat opponent.  America depends on you.

COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOME

FOOTNOTES

[1]  The Constitution requires term limits.  The entire body of the House of Representatives is up for re-election every two years.  Senators serve six-year terms and 1/3 of the chamber is up for re-election every two years on a rotating basis.  Presidential administrations have been limited to two four-year terms since 1951 by the 22nd Amendment.

[2]  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_of_revolution

(seems to have been partially taken straight from the Declaration of Independence)

[3]  Title 18 U.S. Code § 2385 – Advocating Overthrow of Government

Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or

Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or

Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

As used in this section, the terms “organizes” and “organize”, with respect to any society, group, or assembly of persons, include the recruiting of new members, the forming of new units, and the regrouping or expansion of existing clubs, classes, and other units of such society, group, or assembly of persons.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 808; July 24, 1956, ch. 678, § 2, 70 Stat. 623Pub. L. 87–486, June 19, 1962, 76 Stat. 103Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(N), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2385#:~:text=Shall%20be%20fined%20under%20this,years%20next%20following%20his%20conviction.

[4] The progressive movement in America began in the era from 1890-1920, and you could spend countless hours studying the roots of progressivism.  The first “Progressive” School in America was the Lincoln School, founded in 1917 at Columbia Teacher’s College of New York as a political philosophy and reform movement (see Progressivism in the United States, Wikipedia).

Progressivism was a broad term used to describe a movement that was a response to the modernization of American society.  The intentions were originally somewhat noble in an effort to combat corruption and industrial pollution.  The early progressives had no idea what their followers would do to weaponize it against their political opposition.

John Dewey (1859-1952), often regarded as the father of progressivism in education, was a pragmatic philosopher who advocated a transition from classical education to learning that emphasized practical applications to solve problems and critical thinking that prepared students for future experiences.  In general, that seems like a pretty good idea, and it may have been a respected approach that was refined over many decades.  However, like many institutions controlled by the liberal left, “progressive” education has been hi-jacked in recent years by radical activists whose agenda is to indoctrinate our youth to accept a one-party power regime focused on “fundamentally transforming” America into a communist nation.

Remember when Obama initiated Common Core ?  Have you seen a common core math problem ?  It’s literally insane.  But it’s not about the process.  It’s about obedience and conformity.  The “progressive” movement simply must control the populace, by any and all means necessary.  Now we hear about parents complaining of Critical Race Theory (CRT) [4a] at school board meetings, and the FBI labelling those parents as domestic terrorists.  WHAT ?  Elected school board members telling parents they don’t need to know what their children are learning.  The teacher’s unions and the left-wing media completely deny the existence of CRT, and expect you to believe them.  You know, kind of like they do with voter fraud, and the border crisis.  The tired mantra of “there’s nothing to see here, move along”.  “Shut up and obey”.  Ironically, they have radicalized “progressive” education so much, they completely got away from Dewey’s emphasis on critical thinking.  They can’t tolerate critical analysis.  They demand silent obedience.

Have you ever noticed how self-proclaimed progressives act like they possess intellectual superiority over their social circles ?  This sense of elitism that must result from taking a few low-level college courses in sociology seems to elevate their self esteem above the level of their actual intelligence.  It would be amusing if it wasn’t obnoxious.

[4a]  Wikipedia defines Critical race theory (CRT) as,

a cross-disciplinary examination, by social and civil-rights scholars and activists, to explore how laws. social and political movements, and media shapes, and is shaped by, social conceptions of race and ethnicity. Goals include challenging all mainstream and “alternative” views of racism and racial justice, including conservative, liberal and progressive. The word critical in the name is an academic reference to critical thinking, critical theory, and scholarly criticism, rather than criticizing or blaming people.

In other words, everything about our society has been systemically developed through the lens of race and Americans should be ashamed of our country’s history, so it must all be torn down to effect “equity”. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_race_theory

[5]  Islamic Supreme Council ; Jihad: What it is Not (a reasonable facsimile of the original title) ;

The following is a summation from the original article, viewed January 2015:

   Jihad basically means to struggle or strive. There are 5 major forms of Jihad; by the heart, by the tongue, by the pen, by the hand, and by the sword.

By the heart deals with one’s inner struggle between good and evil.  (the media, in general, doesn’t want you to know these are actual jihadis, but if it happens to be discovered, they want you to think jihad is simply a spiritual “struggle” to gain acceptance, and violence is not legitimate jihad).  The Islamic Supreme Council would like you to stop right there, but there is more they tried to conceal later.

By the tongue is defending Islam and spreading Islam by scholarly lectures, speeches and debates. (Imam Choudary comes to mind)                                                    

By the pen involves scholarly research in aiding the spread and defense of Islam. (Example: this very article by the Islamic Supreme Council)

By the hand is action rather than words. (direct support of fighters)

By the sword includes usage of arsenals and engaging in combat. This could be anything from a bunch of freedom fighters to an organized campaign of a large army and is allowed under two conditions.

1. for self defense – when someone attacks you or your nation/state

2. fighting against evil or unjust (this is the form justifying terrorism as we know it because Muhammad proclaimed that ALL Jews and Christians were “unjust”).  They believe they can bring a war to your shores because you are “unjust” in their minds, but see no evil in themselves for taking armed conflict into peaceful societies.  That sounds a LOT like the current strategy being employed by the DNC, i.e., “projectionism”.  They seem to be (wrongly) accusing their political opponents of behavior they themselves are thoroughly engaged in. 

By the way, if you visit the site cited below, you will NOT find what I copied from it in January 2015.  A few months later, I re-visited the site and discovered the administrators had edited the article to obscure the clearly defined “forms” of jihad, as I summarized above.  They broke up the 5-form list and added seemingly unobjectionable language designed to comfort the reader into a more acceptable frame of mind.  Someone had decided the January version was too revealing.  Today that site resembles nothing like it did 7 years ago and their “Archives” menu dates from August 1996 to April 2011. 

From the Archives of January 2010, they have an article titled Jihad: A Misunderstood Concept from Islam that loosely resembles the original article.

On page 3 it says, “<jaahidu>, is used to mean struggle by means of the tongue—preaching and exhortation— . . . “, an excerpt that reveals the form known as “by the tongue”.  On page 10 they have two chapters titled, “What Jihad Is” and “What Jihad Is Not”, which are likely the highly edited sections of the original. http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/legal-rulings/5-jihad-a-misunderstood-concept-from-islam.html

[6]  Winn, Craig ;Prophet of Doom: Islam’s Terrorist Dogma in Muhammad’s Own Words ; Cricketsong Books ; 2004 ; ISBN 0 – 9714481- 2- 4

FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago

Thomas Paine: American Philosopher, & Revolutionary

From 1776 through the formation of The Constitution I helped create America. Now I have returned to help save America. American Patriots must join together, speak out in free and open discussion to fight the “woke” anti-American mob, and further the cause of FREEDOM.

I would be remiss if I did not comment on last Monday’s FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, one of the most egregious violations of the Fourth Amendment in American history.  To form an opinion on the FBI search and seizure at former President Trump’s private residence required a little patience to wait and see some of the facts, at least what the Department of Justice (DOJ) may have been willing to reveal.  After several days of intense scrutiny, Attorney General, Merrick Garland, succumbed to the pressure and held a brief news conference on Thursday the 11th, wherein he announced that DOJ had given Trump and his lawyers an opportunity to object to the release of the Warrant.  Trump waived the option and the Warrant was released to the public on August 12th, the day after Garland’s announcement.

What Does the Warrant Say ?

In reference to the Warrant, DOJ cited three specific federal statutes; 18 U.S. Code § 793, 18 U.S. Code § 2071, and 18 U.S. Code § 1519.  I’ll get to these under a different Header but first I want to focus on Attachment B.

You can read the full 4-page Warrant and 3-page Receipt for Property HERE

If I’m not mistaken, this Warrant seems to be a “dragnet” search for literally anything.  Under “Property to be seized” it says, All physical documents and records . . . “ ; under “a” it says, Any physical documents . . . “ ; under “b” it says, “information, including communications in any form . . . “ ; under “c” it says, “Any government and/or Presidential Records . . . “ ; and under the last item “d” (not shown) it says, in full, “Any evidence of the knowing alteration, destruction, or concealment of any government and/or Presidential Records, or of any documents with classification markings.”  In short, that should cover anything and everything.

Then we look at the Fourth Amendment and see that it says;

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

We could argue whether the search was reasonable, but that is not my point of emphasis here.  I want to highlight two aspects of the Amendment; firstly, the DOJ prepared a “Probable Cause Affidavit”, as required, to present to a federal judge, Magistrate Bruce Reinhart, for issuance of the warrant, but they have refused to release said Affidavit to the public.  What exactly does that Affidavit say that American citizens are not entitled to review ?  Secondly, the above Attachment B clearly states that the FBI was looking for (in “c”), “any government or Presidential Records”, which essentially means they could take anything and everything, whereas the Fourth Amendment stipulates that “things to be seized” must be particularly described.  Attachment B is not “particular” by any stretch of the imagination.

The Cited Federal Statutes

On page 4 of the Warrant under “Property to be seized”, the DOJ lists three federal statutes that constitute potential violations if the government can prove that former President Trump possessed any documents illegally, the key word being “illegally”.

Under Title 18 U.S. Code § 793 – Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information  [1], with particular interest drawn to section (d), wherein it states, in essence that any person who lawfully possesses documents, photos, maps, notes, etc. related to the national defense, AND believes could be used to the advantage of any foreign nation, willfully communicates, delivers, or transmits, or attempts to communicate, deliver, or transfer said information to any person not authorized to receive it; or, willfully retains it and fails to deliver it on demand to any officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it.

Under section (e) the same language is used verbatim with the distinction of the clause pertaining to unauthorized person(s) who may possess such information, as opposed to one legally in possession.  In a case concerning the President of the United States, he/she obviously held such information legally while in office.  Apparently, the pertinent portion of the statute is the last part, whereby the DOJ (wink,wink: the Biden Administration) considers it illegal for a former President to “retains it and fails to deliver it”, the said documents, after leaving office, despite a long history of Presidents having archival materials hauled away from the White House.  I’ll address the machinations of this procedure under the next Header. 

Previous subpoena requests for documents to be returned to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) were being complied with by Trump, but his cooperation was apparently not enough to prevent this unprecedented FBI raid.

Under Title 18 U.S. Code § 2071 –  Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally  [2], with respect to the assortment of documents removed from Mar-a-Lago, it’s obvious that Trump did not willfully conceal, destroy, or mutilate any of the records.  I suppose the DOJ is resting their case on the fact that Trump had yet to deliver/return some of the materials “removed” and packaged up by the GSA.

Under Title 18 U.S. Code § 1519 – Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy  [3], again it is obvious Trump did not destroy, or alter any of the documents seized at Mar-a-Lago, unlike the 33,000 emails and every trace of them from her illegal private server, destroyed by Hillary Clinton using BleachBit and sledge hammers.  Oh wait, I almost forgot, she’s a prominent Democrat and therefore ABOVE the law.  I suppose by including this statute in the list of potential violations, it could have been relevant IF it was discovered that destruction took place.  Evidently there can be no charge on this statute.

The Presidential Records Act of 1978

All former Presidents before Nixon (Jan 20, 1969-Aug 9, 1974), were entitled to retain their own presidential records as personal property.  Due to Nixon’s Watergate scandal, by which he was forced to resign in disgrace, Congress passed the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act, making Nixon’s infamous tape recordings public property.  But that legislation applied only to Nixon’s administration.  [4]

Congress later passed the Presidential Records Act of 1978 (44 U.S. Code §§ 2201-2209) [5], with the intentions of preserving all presidential records as public property under the care and management of the National Archives.  The President is entitled to restrict access for as many as 12 years for certain records such as, executive orders, appointments to federal office, trade secrets, health records, and confidential communications.

44 U.S. Code § 2203, sub-section:(g)(1) “Upon the conclusion of a President’s term of office, or if a President serves consecutive terms upon the conclusion of the last term, the Archivist of the United States shall assume responsibility for the custody, control, and preservation of, and access to, the Presidential records of that President . . . “

Beginning with the Reagan administration, all presidential records, and those of the Vice-President, were to be sent directly to the National Archives and preserved as historical documents open to the American people.  Despite Trump’s claim that Obama hauled away 30 million pages, his archives are in the custody of a NARA office in Chicago.  [2]

However, it is customary for the General Services Administration (GSA) to package up the presidential records and it stands to reason that they would then take custody and deliver them to NARA.  The President isn’t expected to pack his own boxes and it’s unlikely that he would, unless of course, there was something he was trying to hide.  So  questions arise.  Why would the GSA send the boxes to Mar-a-Lago and not directly to the NARA ? And who was in charge of the chain of custody ?

I can think of only four possibilities; either Trump had some boxes sent to Mar-a-Lago in secrecy, either knowingly, or unwittingly; or the GSA did not act properly, either by mistake, or intentionally.

In any case, it was evident that Trump was cooperating in the effort to have those records returned to NARA and the Warrant to have them seized was extreme.

CONCLUSION

We have likely seen the extent of the DOJ’s comments, and we really won’t know the outcome of their investigation any time soon.  Don’t be surprised if their “investigation” lasts two years, designed to leave Trump under legal scrutiny all the while, before announcing they may have indictable charges in October 2024, just in time to destroy his expected candidacy. 

To me, the way the DOJ described Attachment B was extremely broad, and does not meet the “specificity” requirements of the Fourth Amendment, which leads me to the belief that the raid was a “fishing expedition” whereby they targeted a political opponent and conducted their search and seizure operation gathering everything they could find, in the hopes of finding something they could call illegal. 

Perhaps the PRA of 1978 allows the DOJ to phrase their Warrant so broadly, but the whole episode seems extreme and unnecessary.  American justice is founded in the principle of responding to a crime, conducting a thorough investigation, and identifying the perpetrator.  Targeting a person you hate and then trying to pin a crime on him is immoral, unjust, and corrupt.

COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOME

FOOTNOTES

[1]  Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/793#:~:text=18%20U.S.%20Code%20%C2%A7%20793%20%2D%20Gathering%2C%20transmitting%20or%20losing%20defense%20information,-U.S.%20Code&text=Shall%20be%20fined%20under%20this,than%20ten%20years%2C%20or%20both.

[2]  Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2071

[3]  Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1519

[4]  Myre, Greg & Davis, Wynne ; The Reasons Why Presidents Can’t Keep Their White House Records Dates Bck to Nixon, NPR ; August 13, 2022

https://www.npr.org/2022/08/13/1117297065/trump-documents-history-national-archives-law-watergate

[5]  Presidential Records Act of 1978

Presidential Records (44 U.S.C. Chapter 22) | National Archives

[6]  Papenfuss, Mary ; National Archives Calls Out Trump’s False Accusation That Obama Snatched Documents, Huffington Post ; August 13, 2022

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/barack-obama-trump-national-archives_n_62f71fe6e4b095e7888098ba

Obama’s War Against America

Thomas Paine: American Philosopher, & Revolutionary

From 1776 through the formation of The Constitution I helped create America. Now I have returned to help save America. American Patriots must join together, speak out in free and open discussion to fight the “woke” anti-American mob, and further the cause of FREEDOM.

The Democrat party (a.k.a. the DNC) is being controlled by former President Barack Obama and their entire power structure acts in total fealty to their master. It is his “War Against America” agenda driving the country towards socialism at an alarming pace. 

A Review of Recent Political History

During the Clinton presidency the country coexisted with some degree of civility. Sure, there were differences in opinion displayed among the vocal party members, tossing political footballs “across the aisle”, but it was generally legitimate debate designed to convince their respective constituencies to support their stance on the issue at hand.  That’s exactly the way Congress was intended to perform.  Overall, the political climate was relatively calm and most of the bickering came from the extreme factions of each party, often viewed as lunacy on both sides.

When George W. Bush was elected in 2000, and for most of his 8 year term, the left expressed their discomfort for his foreign policy, particularly after he declared the “war on terrorism” following 9/11.  That’s when political tensions began to get a little more “heated”, but it was mainly coming from the left while conservatives essentially kept quiet.

Out of nowhere, Barack Obama emerged at the 2004 Democratic Convention, and was elected that November as a first-term Senator from Illinois.  The media was giddy with accolades.  The DNC groomed him to be their darling Messiah, and on February 10, 2007 he declared his intention to run for President.

There were questions raised by right-wing conservative groups about the origin of his birth, commonly known as the “birther movement”, implying he may not qualify to run for President.  The United States Constitution requires all candidates running for President to be “natural born citizens”, at least 35 years of age, and been 14 years a resident within the United States.  Some “birthers” claimed he was born in Kenya, the home of his father, and that his Hawaii Birth Certificate was a forgery.  Obama supporters immediately debunked all such accusations as racist conspiracy theories.  They rest their argument on the 14th Amendment, saying “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States . . . “ , but are they “natural born citizens” ? 

Natural Born Citizenship

The truth of the matter is that it is irrelevant WHERE Obama was born.  You won’t see this in simple Google searches, which offer liberally biased explanations that “muddy the water” to make you think Obama was qualified.  But we can make reasonable assumptions that the Framers were well versed in English legal traditions, and it logically follows that the terms and phrases they used when drafting the Constitution were based on principles established with an English legal background.  To understand these principles is certainly more valuable in assessing the intent of 18th century statutory language, than contemporary dictionaries that have been edited over the intervening centuries. 

For the sake of this discussion, it should be noted that the English term “natural born subject” is essentially synonymous with the American term “natural born citizen”, in that the English “subjects” owe their allegiance to the King in return for protection, whereas American “citizens” owe their allegiance to the nation in return for protection of their civil liberties.

The definitive description of “natural born citizen” can be traced to 18th century schools of thought, the first being English common law.  [1]

Similarly, they would have been well aware of English statutory law, and “law-of-nations” principles, which offer slight variations in the concept of “natural” law of citizenship.

Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780), the notable English jurist and judge, wrote Commentaries on the Laws of England.  In his interpretation, a “natural born subject” was closely tied to the place of birth, with a few exceptions.  A subject born within English territory was a “natural” subject because a natural relationship was formed between the person and the monarch, who was to provide protection in return for allegiance.  The principle common law exception was for children of the King’s ambassadors born on foreign land, who were classified as “natural” subjects because the father, though living in foreign territory, owes no allegiance to the local sovereignty and the child is born under the King of England’s allegiance, as the father is representing the King.

Under the principles of English common law, Obama would be considered a natural born citizen.

However, it is established in English common law, that the newborn child is tied to the father, not the mother, and owes his allegiance to the sovereignty unto which his father is bound.  And England had a complicated statutory history regarding the term “natural born”.

Under English statutory law, Parliament could alter, amend, or re-define common law by statute. [2]  In a 1708 Act of Parliament it was determined that “The children of all natural born Subjects born out of the Ligeance [3] of Her Majesty Her Heires and Successors shall be deemed adjudged and taken to be natural born Subjects of this Kingdom to all Intents Constructions and Purposes whatsoever.”  This statute was a complete re-definition of the common law.

In 1731 Parliament passed an Act to clear up the ambiguity of the term “Children of all natural born Subjects”, as defined by the 1708 Act.  It read, “All children born out of the ligenace of the crown of England, or of Great Britain, or which shall hereafter be born out of such ligeance, whose fathers were or shall be natural-born subjects of the crown of England, or of Great Britain, at the time of the birth of such children respectively, shall and may, by virtue of the said recited clause in the said act of the seventh year of the reign of her said late Majesty (i.e., the 1708 Act) and of this present act be adjudged and taken to be, and all such children are hereby declared to be natural-born subjects of the crown of Great Britain to all intents, constructions and purposes whatsoever.”

The main point being that the 1731 Act requires that one’s father must be a natural born subject, a departure from late 17th century statutes and a significant alteration of the 1708 Act.  

Here, we don’t look at the case of Barack Obama being born on American soil (assuming his Hawaii birth is true) from the perspective of his citizenship of the United States.  We look at the circumstance of his birth on foreign soil from the perspective of his father’s allegiance.  Barack Obama Sr. was born in Kenya, a natural born subject of Great Britain who owes his allegiance to the monarch of England.  Obama is determined by the 1731 Act to be a natural born subject of Great Britain.  He may have been born “out of the Ligeance” of the crown, but his father was a natural born subject, who was never a U.S. citizen.  And the reason the Founders required natural born citizenship was to prevent the perception, and real possibility, of dual loyalty.

The reasoning behind the statutory expansion of the term “natural born subjects” in the 17th and 18th centuries had to do with the expansion of foreign travel and commerce by English subjects.  Those who were abroad were still under the protection of the monarch and owed allegiance to the crown.  Children born abroad were thus entitled to the same protections as their subject parents.  In light of these developments, traditional common law rules were not sufficient to understand the true nature of the principle of natural born subjectship, thus prompting the expansion to include a broader class of people.

If we examine the writings of the Swiss legal scholar Emer de Vattel (1714-1767), particularly his book The Law of Nations  [4], wherein he wrote, “By the law of nature alone, children follow the condition of their fathers, and enter into all their rights; the place of birth produces no change in this particular, and cannot of itself furnish any reason for taking from a child what nature has given him . . . “  [5]

Here Vattel is in agreement with the English 1731 Act of Parliament. 

It is incumbent upon those who question, or defend, Obama’s status as a natural born citizen, to understand these principles, for it was certainly the body of knowledge drawn by the framers to form the language in Article II, Section I,  Clause 5 of the Constitution, wherein it states, “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; . . . “

In my (almost never) humble opinion, I believe the framers considered the school of thought presented by Parliament in 1708, reiterated in 1731, and the insight provided by Vattel, all 18th century refinements to earlier common law, when they wrote the natural born citizen clause.

Yet no one stepped up to stop Obama’s candidacy on the basis of the constitutional requirement.  He was emboldened from the very beginning, and he adopted an “untouchable” persona that he exploited with increasing regularity.  It is the attitude adopted by the entire DNC hierarchy, probably under his own encouragement, flaunted against the sensibilities of the American people to this day; they believe they can do anything they want, without consequence, and they know the mainstream media will defend them from all angles.  They simply don’t care what anyone says in defiance.  In fact, they will persecute and prosecute their political enemies.

The Communist Agenda

Regardless of his eligibility, this country succumbed to the influence of his communistic agenda and we continue to descend in that direction every day.  Make no mistake, Obama has a communist agenda, that is sugar-coated by the media as “democratic socialism” to soften the impact and garner appeal from the masses of idiots who have fallen under his spell.  Look at his developmental years and some of the people who influenced him, men such as Frank Marshall Davis, and Saul Alinsky.

Davis was living in Hawaii as early as 1956 and died there in 1987.  The young impressionable Obama used to sit and listen to long talks Davis had with his grandfather, Stanley Dunham.  The FBI was tracking Davis in the 1930’s and 40’s.  He was an activist member of the Communist Party USA.  Their case file on Davis purportedly has his Communist Party Identification Number as #47544 (obtained from a “highly confidential source”)  [6].  He took the Fifth Amendment to avoid answering questions in front of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee in 1956.  Guilty[7]

Alinsky authored the book, Rules for Radicals, a blueprint for transforming a society to socialism.  His philosophy was “the ends justify the means”, whereby a radical can justifiably break from morality to achieve the radical objective.  Alinsky could be called the Father of Community Organizing and formed political activist groups from his base in Chicago with names like Organization for Action, dedicated to attacking the power structure of the white middle class.

In the early 60’s he blamed riots across the country on “white racism” and in 1965 went to Rochester, NY to dismantle the “white power structure” by pressuring Kodak, the city’s largest employer, to hire 1,500 “unemployed blacks with limited skills and little work experience”.  [8]

I typically don’t talk about racial politics, but I only mention this because ever since Obama stepped into the spotlight, the left plays the “race card” as if it “trumps” (no pun intended) every other card in the deck.  “Shut up, you’re racist.”

In 1969 he began training young political activists, asking his students. “Why do you want to organize, goddammit?”, with the correct answer being, “power”.  [9]

Well I’ll be damned, a community organizer from Chicago who has no respect for morality, while implementing social justice through class warfare to gain power.  Sound familiar ?

Remember Obama’s 2008 speech when he said, “We are five days away from the fundamental transformation of the United States”.  No one had any idea what he was talking about.  He just sounded so eloquent.

For a deeper “dive” into the similarities between Alinsky and Obama, see my two-part series HERE 

I could go on and on but the point is, he’s a communist, masquerading as a “democrat socialist”.  His Muslim teachings have convinced him that he has time on his side.  He plays the “long game”, not expecting his “transformation” to be completed during his 8-year term.  That’s why he picked Hillary Clinton to succeed him, and after Trump’s unexpected interruption, his former “dummie”, Joe Biden in 2020.  On his 3rd day in office he formed the Political Action Group Organizing for America (OFA), then rebranded it in 2013 as Organizing for Action, a 30,000-member army of activists to further his agenda that bears a  name nearly identical to Alinsky’s Organization for Action.

Everything you see happening today is being orchestrated by Obama.  Notice how boldly the Democrats wield their power.  They have enacted policies that are literally antithetical to reasonable solutions on the various issues.  But they don’t care how much the American people suffer from the consequences.  We are witnessing Obama’s planned destruction of the America he despises so much.  It’s happening right now and it’s accelerated into “overdrive”.  He knows he’ll never be associated with this unfolding disaster.  He can blame it all on the senile moron occupying the White House.

In the final analysis, Barack Obama will end up as America’s biggest mistake unless patriots unite, rise up, and begin crushing the DNC at every opportunity.

It can be done.  It must be done.  Not that the current cast of Republicans are the greatest politicians of all time, but our mission is to defeat every Democrat, by electing anyone running against them, no matter who they are.  It doesn’t matter whether you love Trump, or hate him, if he’s the 2024 nominee, you have to vote for him.

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FOOTNOTES

[1]  Ramsey, Michael D. ; The Original Meaning of Natural Born ; Univ. of Penn. ; December 2017 ; Section “A”, beginning p. 210

https://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1646&context=jcl#:~:text=Under%20traditional%20English%20common%20law,born%20abroad%20to%20English%20parents.

[2]  ibid., Section “B”, beginning p. 213

[3]  ligeance refers to natural-born subjects born within the dominions of the crown of England, within the ligeance, or as it is known, the allegiance of the King.  Allegiance is the tie, or ligamen, which binds the subject to the King, in return for the protection that the King affords the subject.

[4]  de Vattel, Emerich ; The Law of Nations: Or Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns ; Publ. 1758

[5]  Ramsey, Michael D. ; The Original Meaning of Natural Born ; Univ. of Penn. ; December 2017 ; Section “C”, p. 225

https://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1646&context=jcl#:~:text=Under%20traditional%20English%20common%20law,born%20abroad%20to%20English%20parents.

[6]  Michele Ye Hee Lee ; Frank Marshall Davis: Obama’s ‘Communist Mentor’? ; Washington Post ; March 23, 2015

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/03/23/frank-marshall-davis-obamas-communist-mentor/

[7]  ibid.

[8]  Saul Alinsky, InfluenceWatch ; 2022

[9]  ibid.