Friday, August 19, 2016

Are Democrats Counting on Voter Fraud?


By Jerry Johnson  
August 19, 2016

 In two recent cases, Federal Courts ruled against Texas and Wisconsin, which had passed laws requiring a photo ID to vote.

NBC News reporting on the Texas law the day it was struck down noted, “A federal appeals court has ruled that the Texas voter ID law illegally discriminates against blacks and Hispanics in violation of the Voting Rights Act…” — from NBC News

Myrna Pérez of the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program stated, “No American should ever lose their right to vote just because they don’t have a photo ID…The court sent a message that discriminatory photo ID laws are an affront to our democracy and cannot stand.” – Ibid.

So what is the current procedure, especially in light of these recent rulings, if someone shows up at a poll on election day without ID?  They simply sign an affidavit which states they are who they say they are.

Surely someone who is intent on committing voter fraud wouldn’t lie, would they?

Before we linger on the question above, we need to apply the Federal Court’s “discrimination test” across the board to see if there are any inconsistencies.

Is it discriminatory for a state to require a photo on a driver’s license?

Is the TSA discriminating against minorities for requiring a photo ID to board a plane?

How about the U.S. Customs Service?  Is the policy of requiring a photo ID to get a travel VISA a racially motivated policy?

How about purchasing beer and cigarettes?  You have to have a photo ID to buy these products.  Do these laws discriminate against blacks and Hispanics?

And the irony of ironies, this picture from the 2016 Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia requires voting delegates to have a picture ID to pick up their credentials — credentials which allow them to vote!

But according to the courts, it’s discriminatory to ask for a photo ID to vote in a state or national election.

So why is this issue so important to those who support law and order?  Because our elected officials have the power to change the course of the nation.

Voter ID laws were enacted for numerous reasons.  First, to ensure each voter voted only once and second, to make sure foreign influences could not come in and hijack our elections.

By now someone has said, these are good points. However, voting is a Constitutional right, and the other things you mentioned are not, therefore, it is not a fair comparison.

Well then, to be consistent, would you support striking down laws which require a photo ID to purchase a firearm?  Isn’t that a right guaranteed by the Constitution? Would you support allowing someone to buy a gun by just signing an affidavit which says they are who they say they are?
Probably not.

And if not, then isn’t it a fair inference to make that your objection to photo ID laws has nothing to do with discrimination whatsoever?  So what could it be?

The only reason to strike down sensible laws, which require a person to have a proper photo ID to vote in a state or national election is that you want voter fraud to take place.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

It’s Time Americans Realize If Voting Made Any Difference, They Wouldn’t Let Us Do It


 
August 7, 2016
  
“The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”—Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union

 John W. Whitehead | The Rutherford Institute

No, America, you don’t have to vote.

In fact, vote or don’t vote, the police state will continue to trample us underfoot.

Devil or deliverer, the candidate who wins the White House has already made a Faustian bargain to keep the police state in power. It’s no longer a question of which party will usher in totalitarianism but when the final hammer will fall.

Sure we’re being given choices, but the differences between the candidates are purely cosmetic ones, lacking any real nutritional value for the nation. We’re being served a poisoned feast whose aftereffects will leave us in turmoil for years to come.

We’ve been here before.

Remember Barack Obama, the young candidate who campaigned on a message of hope, change and transparency, and promised an end to war and surveillance?
Look how well that turned out.

Under Obama, government whistleblowers are routinely prosecuted, U.S. arms sales have skyrocketed, police militarization has accelerated, and surveillance has become widespread. The U.S. government is literally arming the world, while bombing the heck out of the planet. And while they’re at it, the government is bringing the wars abroad home, transforming American communities into shell-shocked battlefields where the Constitution provides little in the way of protection.
Yes, we’re worse off now than we were eight years ago.

We’re being subjected to more government surveillance, more police abuse, more SWAT team raids, more roadside strip searches, more censorship, more prison time, more egregious laws, more endless wars, more invasive technology, more militarization, more injustice, more corruption, more cronyism, more graft, more lies, and more of everything that has turned the American dream into the American nightmare.

What we’re not getting more of: elected officials who actually represent us.

The American people are being guilted, bullied, pressured, cajoled, intimidated, terrorized and browbeaten into voting. We’re constantly told to vote because it’s your so-called civic duty, because you have no right to complain about the government unless you vote, because every vote counts, because we must present a unified front, because the future of the nation depends on it, because God compels us to do so, because by not voting you are in fact voting, because the “other” candidate must be defeated at all costs, or because the future of the Supreme Court rests in the balance.

Nothing in the Constitution requires that you vote.

You are under no moral obligation to vote for the lesser of two evils. Indeed, voting for a lesser evil is still voting for evil.

Whether or not you cast your vote in this year’s presidential election, you have every right to kvetch, complain and criticize the government when it falls short of your expectations. After all, you are overtaxed so the government can continue to operate corruptly.

If you want to boo, boycott, picket, protest and altogether reject a corrupt political system that has failed you abysmally, more power to you. I’ll take an irate, engaged, informed, outraged American any day over an apathetic, constitutionally illiterate citizenry that is content to be diverted, distracted and directed.

Whether you vote or don’t vote doesn’t really matter.

What matters is what else you’re doing to push back against government incompetence, abuse, corruption, graft, fraud and cronyism.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that the only road to reform is through the ballot box.

After all, there is more to citizenship than the act of casting a ballot for someone who, once elected, will march in lockstep with the dictates of the powers-that-be. Yet as long as Americans are content to let politicians, war hawks and Corporate America run the country, the police state will prevail, no matter which candidate wins on Election Day.

In other words, it doesn’t matter who sits in the White House, who controls the two houses of Congress, or who gets appointed to the Supreme Court: only those who are prepared to cozy up to the powers-that-be will have any real impact.

As Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges points out:
The predatory financial institutions on Wall Street will trash the economy and loot the U.S. Treasury on the way to another economic collapse whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is president. Poor, unarmed people of color will be gunned down in the streets of our cities whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is president. The system of neoslavery in our prisons, where we keep poor men and poor women of color in cages because we have taken from them the possibility of employment, education and dignity, will be maintained whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is president. Millions of undocumented people will be deported whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is president. Austerity programs will cut or abolish public services, further decay the infrastructure and curtail social programs whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is president. Money will replace the vote whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is president. And half the country, which now lives in poverty, will remain in misery whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton becomes president. This is not speculation. We know this because there has been total continuity on every issue, from trade agreements to war to mass deportations, between the Bush administration and the administration of Barack Obama.
In other words, voting is not the answer.

As I document in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the nation is firmly under the control of a monied oligarchy guarded by a standing army (a.k.a., militarized police. It is an invisible dictatorship, of sorts, one that is unaffected by the vagaries of party politics and which cannot be overthrown by way of the ballot box.

Total continuity” is how Hedges refers to the manner in which the government’s agenda remains unchanged no matter who occupies the Executive Branch. “Continuity of government” (COG) is the phrase policy wonks use to refer to the unelected individuals who have been appointed to run the government in the event of a “catastrophe.” You can also refer to it as a shadow government, or the Deep State, which is comprised of unelected government bureaucrats, corporations, contractors, paper-pushers, and button-pushers who actually call the shots behind the scenes.

Whatever term you use, the upshot remains the same: on the national level, we’re up against an immoveable, intractable, entrenched force that is greater than any one politician or party, whose tentacles reach deep into every sector imaginable, from Wall Street, the military and the courts to the technology giants, entertainment, healthcare and the media.

This is no Goliath to be felled by a simple stone.

This is a Leviathan disguised as a political savior.

So how do we prevail against the tyrant who says all the right things and does none of them? How do we overcome the despot whose promises fade with the spotlights? How do we conquer the dictator whose benevolence is all for show?

We get organized. We get educated. We get active.

If you feel led to vote, fine, but if all you do is vote, “we the people” are going to lose.

If you abstain from voting and still do nothing, “we the people” are going to lose.

If you give your proxy to some third-party individual or group to fix what’s wrong with the country and that’s all you do, then “we the people” are going to lose.

If, however, you’re prepared to shake off the doldrums, wipe the sleep out of your eyes, turn off the television, tune out the talking heads, untether yourself from whatever piece of technology you’re affixed to, wean yourself off the teat of the nanny state, and start flexing those unused civic muscles, then there might be hope for us all.

For starters, get back to basics. Get to know your neighbors, your community, and your local officials. This is the first line of defense when it comes to securing your base: fortifying your immediate lines.

Second, understand your rights. Know how your local government is structured. Who serves on your city council and school boards? Who runs your local jail: has it been coopted by private contractors? What recourse does the community have to voice concerns about local problems or disagree with decisions by government officials?

Third, know the people you’re entrusting with your local government. Are your police chiefs being promoted from within your community? Are your locally elected officials accessible and, equally important, are they open to what you have to say? Who runs your local media? Does your newspaper report on local events? Who are your judges? Are their judgments fair and impartial? How are prisoners being treated in your local jails?

Finally, don’t get so trusting and comfortable that you stop doing the hard work of holding your government accountable. We’ve drifted a long way from the local government structures that provided the basis for freedom described by Alexis de Tocqueville in Democracy in America, but we are not so far gone that we can’t reclaim some of its vital components.

As an article in The Federalist points out:
Local government is fundamental not so much because it’s a “laboratory” of democracy but because it’s a school of democracy. Through such accountable and democratic government, Americans learn to be democratic citizens. They learn to be involved in the common good. They learn to take charge of their own affairs, as a community. Tocqueville writes that it’s because of local democracy that Americans can make state and Federal democracy work—by learning, in their bones, to expect and demand accountability from public officials and to be involved in public issues.
To put it another way, think nationally but act locally.

There is still a lot Americans can do to topple the police state tyrants, but any revolution that has any hope of succeeding needs to be prepared to reform the system from the bottom up. And that will mean re-learning step by painful step what it actually means to be a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead [send him mail] is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. He is the author of A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State and The Change Manifesto (Sourcebooks).

Monday, August 15, 2016

The More Complex Society Becomes, the Greater the Need for Anarchy


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Hillary Clinton is Responsible for the Honduran Coup that Killed Thousands



Written by Jonathan Goodman

In Hillary Clinton’s role as Secretary of State, Benghazi wasn’t the only International crisis that she botched. Her role in the Honduras coup lead to years of violent conflict and the deaths of thousands of Hondurans.

In her memoir “Hard Choices”, Hillary Clinton dedicated an entire chapter to her involvement in Latin America and a whole section of that chapter on the little known Honduran Coup that ousted the country’s democratically elected President, Manuel Zelaya.

Clinton freely admits she used her power as Secretary of State to make sure that Zelaya would not return to office. Zelaya’s crime for which he got ousted: in November 2008 he called for a national poll to be added to the scheduled election asking the country if they wanted a nonbinding referendum to draft a new constitution.



The military, along with the Supreme Court and Zelaya’s political opponents, declared he was attempting to end the term limits that prevented him from running again. By June 2009 the country was in turmoil with Zelaya having been held at gunpoint by the military and forced to fly to a U.S military base dressed only in his pajamas. The United Nations and the Honduran Embassy immediately declared the ouster an illegal and unconstitutional coup. However, Obama’s White House and Secretary Clinton refused to acknowledge it as such.

Clinton even tried to whitewash everything, convince the world and Honduras’s neighboring states they should accept the change of leadership and endorse the idea of normalizing ties with the coup government. In March 2010, she meet with coup installed president, Pepe Lobo and said, quote: “We think that Honduras has taken important and necessary steps that deserve the recognition and the normalization of relations. I have just sent a letter to the Congress of the United States notifying them that we will be restoring aid to Honduras. Other countries in the region say they want to wait a while. I don’t know what they’re waiting for, but that’s their right, to wait.”

Since the coup, violence and assassinations have skyrocketed in Honduras, specifically targeting journalists, environmentalist and LGBT civil rights activists. The homicide rate in Honduras, already the highest in the world, increased by 50 percent from 2008 to 2011. In 2012, 90 people were murdered for every 100K inhabitants. That’s four times the rate of Mexico. San Pedro Sula in Honduras is the murder capital of the world with homicide rates at 187 per 100K inhabitants.

It’s estimated that between 1993 and 2003 over 200 Hondurans were killed because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. From June 2009 to June 2010 there were 76 political murders, 10 journalists were murdered, 3,033 illegal arrests, 127 political arrests, 108 death threats, 818 attacks by the police on citizens, 27 of those were attacks on the media, 26 were on journalists, and 21 were LGBT. Between 2010 and 2014 over 100 environmental activists have been killed. In one of the nation’s most high profile assassination cases, Berta Cáceres the Goldman prize-winning indigenous leader and environmental activist was murdered in March of 2016.

Before her death she taped an interview where she solidly blamed Honduras’s current political and economic turmoil firmly on the shoulders of Hillary Clinton. Later in that interview Cáceres explains that what was installed after the coup was something like a permanent counterinsurgency on behalf of transnational capitalism. And it wouldn’t have been possible if it were not for Hillary Clinton’s normalization of the election.

Watch the powerful documentary about the Honduran coup called “We are not afraid”. It’s a detailed account of the events surrounding the Coup and what has happened to the country since. A slight caution though, as an American watching this documentary nothing is left to the imagination. Murder is murder and death is death. This is hard core violent and disturbing.



And now here’s the really shocking repercussion of Hillary’s involvement in this coup. More than 60% of the estimated 600K Hondurans in the U.S. are illegal and the number of unaccompanied minors from Honduras apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border shot up from less than 7,000 in fiscal year 2013 to more than 17,500 through July 2014.

That means Honduras has more illegals coming through Mexico than any other Latin American country. In fact, the overall unauthorized immigrant population flooding into the U.S. from every other nation aside from Honduras has decreased each year by 8% from 2007 to 2012. But the unauthorized immigrant numbers from Honduras have increased every year since 2007.

So when we talk about a wall to keep the Mexicans out, we first must recognize that those coming here from South America are in fact Honduran by a far larger percentage than any other Latin American country. And why is that? It’s because Hillary Clinton single handedly created this problem.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com

Thursday, August 11, 2016

“Full Spectrum Dominance”, Private Intelligence Contractors and “Engineered Consent”


Terrorist Cell Exposed As Canadian Government Operation. Interlocking Agencies that Conspire to “Create Terror”:


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Obama’s Second Illegal War on Libya. Record of US-NATO War Crimes and Destruction