The Social “Thought Police”

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We found and are bringing one of those offerings to you today.

Jon Schweppe is the Director of Policy and Government Affairs for American Principles Project (APP) and a 2020 alumnus of the Claremont Institute’s Lincoln Fellowship. He is bringing you his thoughts on one segment of today’s political mass of uncertainty to illustrate just how vile and monstrous is the attack that our style and structure of government is experiencing.

You’ve seen and heard much of the background of his story here at (TNN). But his twists, turns, and conclusions are as stark as most you see here daily. Please enjoy his story today: Biden’s Thought Police — The American Mind.

Biden’s Thought Police

The American mind is disorientated. It is in the midst of a regime crisis and the most contentious election in living memory. Which means precisely now is the time when the republican form of government, if it is to survive, requires free political speech directed at the most controversial issues threatening to tear our country apart. But the elites in charge of our largest corporations providing us the platforms we use to communicate are doubling down on politically motivated censorship. They clearly seek to influence the results of the presidential election in 2020 such that the Democrat Party wins.

Will Republicans continue to let them?

At the beginning of September, the affiliated PAC for my organization, American Principles Project (APP), launched a $4 million digital ad campaign highlighting the extremism of Joe Biden on the issue of gender ideology. One of the ads cites Biden’s support for the Equality Act, which would create a new protected class for “gender identity” that supersedes existing legal protections on the basis of biological sex—essentially applying the principles of the Bostock ruling beyond Title VII to all aspects of civil rights law.

This interpretation of the Equality Act is not controversial. The Left openly claims that gender is a self-actualized identity which should indeed supersede biological sex.

Our ad specifically focuses on how the Equality Act would impact Title IX and women’s sports. Give it a listen and you will hear the following:

All female athletes want is a fair shot at competition. At a scholarship. At a title. At victory. But what if that shot was taken away by a competitor who claims to be a girl but was born a boy? Senator Gary Peters and Joe Biden support legislation that would destroy girls’ sports. They call it Equality. Really? That’s not fair. Not fair at all. Vote against Gary Peters and Joe Biden. They’re too extreme for Michigan.

Following our release, two left-wing activist groups—the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD—condemned the ad and called on Facebook to remove it from their platform, labeling it “deceitful” “misinformation.” Media Matters also threw a fit. But rather than trot out the “misinformation” trope, they opted for a different tactic from the well-worn Stalinist playbook: they called our ad “hate speech” and proceeded to lament the fact that it had “earned more than one million impressions in just one week.”

We at APP suspect it was not a coincidence that shortly after the Media Matters tweet, we started hearing from the so-called “fact checkers.” On Tuesday morning, PolitiFact published one of these “fact checks.” In it, the author stated:

[APP PAC’s] specific criticism is that allowing transgender girls and women to compete on the basis of their gender identity would create an uneven playing field for student athletes and ultimately end girls’ and women’s sports. That’s a prediction we can’t fact-check ” (emphasis added).

Unfortunately for the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Media Matters, and all the other activists of our censorious ruling class, PolitiFact wasn’t able to rate the ad as “false” or “mostly false.” In fact, they didn’t rate the ad at all.

So we’re done here, right?

Not So Fast

Oh, no. That’s not how this works. Despite PolitiFact’s inability to identify factual problems with the ad or ways in which it was misleading, Facebook decided to take matters into their own hands. On Tuesday morning, Facebook slapped a warning label on our ad, urging our target audience that the ad wasn’t providing enough context. By Tuesday night, Facebook had removed the ad entirely.

The justification? Previously, Facebook had indicated they would take down ads that failed to pass a fact check from one of their “independent” fact checkers. Obviously APP’s ad passed the fact check, which PolitiFact admits. So Facebook added a brand new category to justify taking down demonstrably truthful political ads like ours: “Missing Context.” This newly invented rating seems to suggest we didn’t do enough to explain our opponent’s point of view. Objectively, of course, that could be said of every single campaign advertisement in the history of American politics. It certainly could be applied to every campaign advertisement being run by Joe Biden this cycle.

Will Facebook take down this ad, where the Biden campaign slams Donald Trump for concerns over mail-in voting but fails to provide the important context that some states, like New Jersey, are planning to send mail-in ballots to every voter on their voter rolls, whether or not they have applied for absentee ballots? Or what about this ad, where Biden accuses Donald Trump of “purposely downplaying” COVID-19 early on in the pandemic, without providing obvious context—that the president was trying to avoid creating a panic, and that he was far from the only one to undersell the virus’s potential to cause havoc?

A fair application of Facebook’s new policy regarding ads “Missing Context” would seem to disqualify both of these Biden ads. When can we expect the mass takedown to happen? Would love to hear from you, Andy Stone.

This is Not a Drill

But let’s get real. We all know that’s not going to happen. Biden’s ads are up. Ours are down. And there’s a reason for that.

This new “Missing Context” label is a way for Facebook to interfere directly in our elections with yet another thin pretense of “objectivity.” The arguments of favored activists and the woke ideology of the ruling class are redefined as needed “context,” toward which political advertisements are forced to bow in order to be deemed truthful.

This wasn’t a fact check. This was an ideology check. Are we to start airing our opponents’ arguments in full in our paid advertising? “The Equality Act would destroy women’s sports—yes—but also, some people say that women can have penises.”

And let’s be honest: there’s a more pressing reason for Facebook to remove our advertisement. The Left was absolutely terrified of it, and for good reason: it was working. As Media Matters pointed out, we were getting millions of impressions. We were targeting key swing voters in Michigan, perhaps the most important state for President Trump to win in November.

But that’s all for naught now. We’ll produce a new ad, and Facebook will reject that one, too. Maybe Politifact can write it for us. But then, of course, the goalposts will move again. Big Tech has appointed itself the sole arbiter of our elections, and American Principles Project PAC is not allowed to participate. Social conservatives are not allowed to participate. Anodyne Republicans will soon not be allowed to participate.

The only way out is through: with robust policy and political leadership. A free and honest public square can’t long survive living in Mark Zuckerberg’s pocket, or that of any Big Tech overlord. We need a political solution, and we need one fast. Is it Section 230 reform? Is it Antitrust? Is it something more radical? Maybe. The gatekeepers of speech are already willing to choke out certain arguments on their platforms to protect their social standing. We know what they will do with political arguments that threaten their actual power.

But until that power is threatened by a countervailing power—say, of politicians willing to use the force of law—the American Right can forget about making arguments in the public square.

This incident and many others like it which will follow as the election season unfolds are ultimately about the future of America—about whether or not we as a people can keep a representative form of government. As Abraham Lincoln once said:

With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed. Consequently he who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to be executed.

Those who are not allowed to mold public sentiment by means of political speech are thereby not allowed to participate in the lawmaking or political decision-making process. They are effectively no longer citizens, but serfs living their lives according to the whim of overlords who alone can dictate the boundaries of governmental policy.

Those who think they are practicing the political virtues of prudence and moderation by refusing to acknowledge the political seriousness of the problem are, in truth, leading us down a path in which political speech no longer matters. Whenever citizens are prevented from attempting to persuade and debate one another, force and violence will be all they have left to stave off complete subjection and servitude.

The most dangerous efforts of “collusion” and the most subversive operations to exert undue “influence” on the 2020 election come not from foreign nations, but from within America itself. Americans do not want to be governed by oligarchs. Americans do not want the public square policed by woke cultists with credentials from elite colleges. But if political leaders on the American Right do not take action to protect political speech, what little political power they yet possess will soon be rendered meaningless.

What Would a Biden Presidency Look Like?

Boy, that’s a loaded question!

One can only hypothesize, but I think a group of “careful” assumptions probably will be an accurate depiction of a Biden Administration. After all, as Joe has told us again and again, he has 50 years of political history to which he can point us to track his “probables” that likely will appear in his administration should it happen.

Let’s take a stab. I remind you, these are all assumptions! Don’t get scared, don’t get angry: these are opinions — MY opinions! We’ll start at the top and extrapolate our predictions in a Biden presidency:

A Biden White House

First, a Biden win almost certainly portends the Democrat Party’s majority retained in the House. It could also mean a retake of the Senate by Democrats. If those two things occur linked to a Biden victory, one can be assured massive changes will happen in the structure of our government and will happen quickly.

Just imagine the power a one-party government will have! “Wait, Dan. We had a one-party government in the first two years of Trump’s presidency. Things were not turned upside down.” That’s true. Remember that Obama also had a unified Democrat Party-controlled government for two years. Thankfully, in both cases, the World was not changed dramatically due to partisanship. But the World DID change under Obama. And if Clinton was President today instead of Trump, those Obama changes that were initiated would be continuing today and ramping up dramatically under Clinton. You’ll see why in a moment.

The GOP Is Done

♦♦There is no doubt the Republican Party will be toast if the Democrats take over and have a one-party governing system. Don’t get me wrong: Republicans and their party will still exist. But it will have NO power. There will be NO discussion on any legislative or other types of governing concerns. There will be NO realistic floor debates in the House or Senate, NO bi-partisan committee assignments. With a Democrat-controlled House, Senate, and White House, what need will there be to “reach consensus with the opposing party” on issues? Answer: there won’t be! 

♦♦There certainly will still be a Republican Party. The difference is the Republican Party nor any other party will have any power to initiate or even negotiate any legislation. It will be just as if the GOP is no longer in existence. The US Congress will look virtually just as do the states of California and New York. Though there ARE Republicans in both states and government, their number is minuscule. That illustrates exactly what Democrat Party leadership today is planning for the entire country. If you think our country has problems now; if you feel blue states have issues now; if you believe that the US has extreme national debt now and that government spending is out of control: just wait until there is no buffer in Congress between a runaway train called the Democrat Party and commonsense government theory.

What Specifically Will Change in a Biden Presidency?

♦♦After dismantling the Republican Party, there will be a quick move to make Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. states. The impact of that will be devastating for any type of balance of power in Washington. Both D.C. and Puerto Rico would each have two US Senators and the applicable number of House members. Certainly they would be Democrats and will cement Democrat Party control. Congress, according to Article IV, Section III of the Constitution, can add new states without any consensus of the American people. There may be a problem with Washington, D.C. The Constitution prohibits the “nation’s capital” from being a part of any state. That probably would not stop Democrats from making a mad run at doing. And if they did, there would be a mad dash to the federal courts to block the action. Such a move would be instantly pushed forward to the US Supreme Court. And the Court would intervene to prevent it from happening in the absence of a Constitutional Amendment, unless…

♦♦Here’s where it will get dicey: Democrats will immediately move to add more Justices to the Supreme Court. (There is no Constitutional limit on the number of Justices to serve on the Court) Of course, they, with control of both Houses of Congress, will have the unfettered ability to confirm Justices as they choose. They will pack the Court with activist Justices that will immediately provide a green light on every piece of activist legislation Congress passes. That will apply to each of those Justices nominated and confirmed by the Senate. With that Court in power, Congress will be able to get anything they want virtually unanimously.

♦♦The “new” Democrat Congress will begin a fundamental dismantling of the Military. Why would they do that? There are several reasons: first, they will need all the money they can throw together to implement their multi-trillion-dollar spending proposals with which we already are familiar. Then, indeed, they will initially add new spending for whatever projects they want. The cancellation of student debt, free college for all, Single-Payer Healthcare are just a drop in the bucket. The most restrictive and costly Green New Deal version will immediately be put in place.

Regarding the removal of the Military, the second reason is to restore comfort among foreign nations (some of which are currently adversaries) that the US is intent to push forward with a unified government in mind. Our foreign policy would immediately morph into a World view. The message sent to the nations will be that the US policy of “America First” is dead and that every US foreign policy in place is “subject to review, cancellation, or renegotiation.”

♦♦There will be an immediate announcement that all illegal immigrants will be given immediate citizenship: to those here and to those who come. That citizenship will entitle all to every benefit that currently belongs to citizens. It will include an economic plan to “transition” these illegals from their existing lives into “more American” lifestyles. That will include a guaranteed minimum income, free (or substantially subsidized) housing, free education for all children, guaranteed jobs for all who want to work, and free healthcare. This act by Congress will completely open our borders to any who wish to come to the US.

♦♦This powerful “new” Administration will swiftly move to demand the restructuring of our Capitalist system, putting “workers” in positions of authority within heretofore private enterprises using the “for the better and common good” as their justification. This ploy will be nothing more than the nationalization of private companies in the same way as happened in Venezuela when their Communist leader did the same thing and took over multi-billion-dollar US oil companies in the name of Socialism. Purportedly it was in Venezuela (and will be here) to put “the people in power” and remove the “oppressive private enterprise system” from controlling the economy of our nation. Private corporate ownership in the US as it exists today will be history, although the Government will still phrase it that way. But nothing in the private sector will operate without direct control of those who will be appointed to “oversee” our economy.

♦♦This new “Single-Payer Healthcare System” will look very little like our Healthcare System today. It will be sold to the nation as the only way to make Healthcare equally available to everyone without any consideration for the economic or social status of any American. The elimination of the free market in healthcare will drive more and more doctors out of the practice of medicine, which will mean an extreme shortage of doctors. Of course, that will mean conditions identical to those today in countries with socialized medicine: long waits for necessary medical tests, treatments, and surgeries. But the most egregious inevitability that will undoubtedly occur is what was scoffed at during the 2012 presidential race: “Death Panels.” Because of unsustainable expenses, there will be some authorized to make life and death decisions about the needed health treatment of critically ill or elderly patients. Things like hip and knee replacements, joint surgeries, MRI and CT scans, other types of testing, Cancer treatments, and numerous other conditions will no longer be “automatic” as they pretty much are today. Someone will determine, as an example, an age at which those who desperately need heart bypass surgery will be denied that surgery. Why? Because they’re too old!

Summary

This is just a start, folks! There will be much more piled on without us even knowing about it. But here’s the scariest part: if Biden and Harris win the election in November AND Democrats take control of Congress, all of the above AND MORE will happen with lightning speed!

They’ll move fast first to eliminate their opposition. What’s the hurry? Democrats were thwarted at the certainty they would be able to begin this in 2016 by Donald Trump’s victory. They will NEVER allow the opportunity to start this process to be lost in an election! They will guarantee no political party will ever take unilateral power away from Democrats.

Is this some conspiracy theory? No way. They have hinted for this utopian environment for years. Why do you think that under Obama, the fundamental dismantling of the US economy was so quietly initiated? “Manufacturing that has left the US is never coming back again,” Obama told us. He told us, “I am going to bring fundamental change to this nation.” The original plan was to use 2016-2024 as “Stage II” of that plan, with Hillary Clinton being the captain of the “Fundamental Change” ship.

Let me pile on one more point of desperation: if Donald Trump wins the election in any way, there is going to be guaranteed violence in our city streets that will pour out into our smaller states and cities. I cannot imagine how far and wide it will span nor how militant it will be. They have told us over the past few months, that is what will happen! It’s as if they are holding guns to the heads of American voters and blackmailing us all: “If you don’t elect a Democrat President, House, and Senate, we will burn this nation down. You better elect Joe Biden, or else!”

My advice is for all to take these warnings seriously. Be ever watchful: we never know what twists and turns there will be. I hate to admit this, but no matter how many Republicans vote in this election, there may not be enough votes to give President Trump a second term. Democrats are powerful, and they are planners. And they have planned for all contingencies in this election.

Pray, spread the word as best as you can, and make sure everyone you know exercises that Constitutional right that we may see slip away: the right to Vote.

In it all, refuse to be afraid. Fear will do nothing but drain your strength and well being. This election system has worked seamlessly for 260 years. If we all do our part, it will work just as seamlessly in November as ever.

Is it Only Past Sins of Republicans Matter in Elections?

It is incredible how the Media, about a year before national elections, always seem to forget about the sins of politicians who run for office under the Democrat Party banner. Do you think that is done on purpose? Ha! This election cycle is NO different.

Don’t get angry because I pointed to only the sins of Democrat candidates and not Republicans. Why would I do such? Probably because the Media never STOP pointing Americans to the sins of Republican candidates: you know the “REAL” sins as well as their “PERCEIVED” sins! Democrat candidates get a free pass. If not a free pass a “get out of jail free” card.

I’m not sure of your religious perspective, but if you are a Christian who holds to the Bible as factual and the guide for Christians, we are taught that “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” I’m reasonably sure Democrats who run for office will occasionally blow one of the Ten Commandments, too!

Maybe, though, that is NOT true of Joe Biden. If you watch and listen to any news reports, podcasts, interviews, or analyses of many experts, it appears that Joe Biden stepped off a cloud to begin his formal campaign for President. And, of course, angels in Heaven — where Joe descended from on that cloud — do not commit sins. And if one ever did, it would not have been an “actual” sin, but merely an “honest mistake.” That’s the job of the Mainstream Media during this election cycle: making sure every voter in the U.S. knows in a detailed fashion that former Vice President Joe Biden is not only a good man, a great Dad, a wonderful husband, and a fantastic former U.S. Senator and Vice President.

Painting Joe Biden as a man of honor is a piece of cake for Democrats who have centuries of practice portraying sinners as saints. We don’t even need to go back to Jim Crow-era racists who dominated the party after the Civil War. Or presidents with feet of clay like Woodrow Wilson, who re-segregated the federal workforce in Washington, or even Franklin Roosevelt, who turned away a ship carrying Jews fleeing the Holocaust while allowing Japanese Americans to be placed in internment camps.

Their modern hero, JFK, was a philanderer whose sex partners included a mob boss’s mistress and White House interns not yet out of their teens. Bill Clinton has remained a party hero despite the infamous interludes with his own intern and robust evidence that he committed sexual harassment in Arkansas and multiple felonies – including perjury and suborning perjury – while in office. (Suborning perjury was proven)

Democrats haven’t worked this sliver of history on their own – liberal historians and partisan journalists have diligently twisted the past to create their new cast of heroes. Some of these leaders are now facing a long-overdue confrontation with past evil deeds only accentuates how successfully their past improprieties have been buried.

Now that Biden is their candidate – now that they need him – the propaganda effort to paint this troubling man in a rosy light is in full swing. The glory bestowed incessantly on this cherub from recent political past flows like rivers from the media talking heads. Even a recent smalltown editorial asserted that Biden “is extraordinarily kind, that he is principled in public and private and that he is fundamentally decent.” Their evidence: The video messages extolling Biden at the Democratic National Convention!

The issue is not the Democrats’ hero-worship – the Republicans did the same for Donald Trump during their convention – but the media’s benign acceptance of this spin as fact. (They didn’t accept that of the Republican Convention for Trump) Instead of addressing Biden’s disturbing past regarding areas they repeatedly assail Trump on – race, gender, abuse of office, veracity, and general character – news outlets simply declare his virtue and move on.

They ignore, for example, his troubling history on race. In 1991 Biden pulled the rope in the “high-tech lynching” of Clarence Thomas, leading the cause to derail his Supreme Court nomination in 1991 by promoting racist innuendos about hyper-sexualized black men.

In 2007, Biden asserted that Barack Obama was “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” Stop for a moment and consider how deep are the lakes of racial stereotypes one must pull from to say that.

Kindness?

The same media outlets that passed along every smear about Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court fight in 2018 quickly dismissed the more credible claims of a Senate aide who said Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993. As a candidate, Biden doesn’t just jeer and bully opponents, as Trump does – he does it with one-on-one expletives to ordinary Americans who ask him questions he doesn’t like.

Principle?

The media has continually ignored clear evidence that Biden stood by while his son Hunter exploited his father’s position as vice president — for hundreds of millions of dollars. While Joe Biden served as the Obama administration’s point man on policy in the Ukraine and China, Hunter received $80,000 per month for a no-show job on the board of a Ukrainian gas company; through another one of his concerns, Hunter cut lucrative deals with the Chinese that included a $1.5 billion cash investment in a newly-formed Hunter Biden investment company.

Decency?

Perhaps the most troubling examples from Biden’s past were the lies he used to tell about the death of his first wife and daughter in a car accident in 1972. Police reports say she drove into the path of an oncoming truck. For years Biden claimed that the truck driver, who tried to save his family, was drunk. He only stopped when the man’s daughter tearfully complained.

Honor?

Let’s be honest: political party doesn’t matter; state of resident doesn’t matter; university nor fraternity or sorority doesn’t matter; religion doesn’t matter: all that matters is the status of a person’s heart. NO candidate for any office in the nation has any type of immunity just because they may be a member of one party and not the other. Political affiliation has never given any candidate a single bit of legitimacy based solely on which party may have done so.

Here’s what the majority of Americans want regarding politics and political parties: Truthfulness. This election like in no other in recent memory has exposed the worst in America’s political system. That’s hard to find.

I am not asking for,  nor do I expect, a free pass for Donald Trump for his past transgressions. I AM asking for everyone to handle the personal attacks regarding individual “issues” one has with Mr. Trump, Mr. Biden and any other person running for any office in a purely personal way.

Honestly, expecting any to accept or reject any candidate based on a perception of who that person is that is painted by a political party is a stupid idea. We owe it to each other to — especially for an election this important — put aside our personal opinions about each of these candidates make our election choices based solely on each candidate’s abilities and expectations of performing in specific ways that align with our views. 

That means: forget about political party affiliation!

The insanity of the demands that people of a certain religion, a certain national origin, a certain skin color, a certain economical class has any obligation to vote for any one candidate based solely on these above characteristics has throttled hatred and division between Americans never before seen. It must stop.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every voter put aside all of the partisan hand grenades the Media are throwing at us all day every day and determine for whom we will vote based solely on OUR opinion of who will do the better job.

What a novel idea, right? I wish someone else had thought about that years ago — certainly long before me.

Wait a minute: wasn’t that at least in part the process our forefathers put together when they created the American voting system?

Who changed it?!?!

How Bad Is November 3rd Going to Be?

Leftist groups are currently planning to secretly carry out a plan to mobilize in the face of what would be a violent “political apocalypse” should Democratic candidate Joe Biden fail to win over President Donald Trump in the upcoming November election. According to The Daily Beast, the coalition of progressive groups led by the organization Fight Back Table met last week on the Zoom platform to plan a possible scenario if the elections do not reach a precise result.

Fight Back Table is a consortium of MoveOn, Color of Change, and the American Federation of Teachers (with involvement from Transition Integrity). It has founded a Democracy Defense Nerve Center to fight a red-state revolt aimed at illegally keeping Trump in power, according to RedState.

Rosa Brooks, a Georgetown University law professor and co-founder of “Transition Integrity Project,” wrote in her editorial that only a “landslide for Joe Biden” would lead to “a relatively orderly transfer of power.”

During the fall of last year, the Fight Back Table would have planned a smaller-scale meeting to discuss post-election measures. However, the meeting was eventually postponed due to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus pandemic (COVID-19). During the meeting, where the coalition of more than 50 leftist organizations met, participants addressed the question of what the progressive political ecosystem can do functionally under a range of electoral scenarios. They reportedly discussed forming a multi-state communications arm to fight misinformation, a training program to implement non-violent civil disobedience, and the rationale for carrying out “mass public riots.” (So much for the “non-violent” disobedience!) They also reportedly reviewed a report on the Transitional Integrity Project (TIP), a bipartisan initiative formed in 2019, which took the time to analyze the various election season scenarios, announcing the potential for chaos and corruption that lay ahead.

If the election results in a win for President Trump, the coalition could take a page from the TIP’s “war games” election report. It urges Biden to pressure the Western states, namely California and Oregon, to “secede from the Union.” That’s unless their potential demands for reform — abolishing the Electoral College, dividing California into five states, and statehood for Puerto Rico and D.C. — are met. A source familiar with the Democracy Defense Nerve Center spoke about the operations to be implemented and said they should keep the mess down and shut down society for weeks.

On the other hand, the Democratic Party legislators would be concerned about the consequences that could be unleashed by the statements of President Donald Trump. The president has pointed out that the mail vote, promoted mainly by the Democrats, could represent a potential danger to democracy, alleging possible frauds. President Trump suggested Wednesday that supporters should try voting twice, by mail and in person, to test electoral systems’ ability to detect fraud, prompting an outcry from state officials who warned that casting more than one vote is illegal.

How Serious Is This Threat?

Short answer: Critically serious.

Just to prove how certain are the members of these various groups preparing for purposeful election-results chaos, here s only one of the potential scenarios they “created” from which to craft their response plans. This idea was penned by Rosa Brooks, who is the founder of “Transition Integrity Project.”

We wanted to know: What’s the worst thing that could happen to our country during the presidential election? President Trump has broken countless norms and ignored countless laws during his time in office, and while my colleagues and I at the Transition Integrity Project didn’t want to lie awake at night contemplating the ways the American experiment could fail, we realized that identifying the most serious risks to our democracy might be the best way to avert a November disaster. So we built a series of war games, sought out some of the most accomplished Republicans, Democrats, civil servants, media experts, pollsters and strategists around, and asked them to imagine what they’d do in a range of election and transition scenarios. A landslide for Joe Biden resulted in a relatively orderly transfer of power. Every other scenario we looked at involved street-level violence and political crisis.

Picture this:

“On the morning of Election Day, false stories appear online claiming that Biden has been hospitalized with a life-threatening heart attack and the election has been delayed. Every mainstream news organization reports that the rumors are unfounded, but many Biden supporters, confused by the bogus claims, stay home. Still, by late that night, most major networks have called the election for Biden: The former vice president has won key states and has a slender lead in the national popular vote, and polling experts predict that his lead will grow substantially as Western states count an unusually high number of mail-in ballots. The electoral college looks secure for Biden, too.

But Trump refuses to concede, alleging on Twitter that “MILLIONS of illegal ALIENS and DEAD PEOPLE” have voted in large numbers and that the uncounted ballots are all “FAKE VOTES!!!” Social media fills with posts from Trump supporters alleging that the election has been “stolen” in a “Deep State coup,” and Trump-friendly pundits on Fox News and OAN echo the message.

Soon, Attorney General William P. Barr opens an investigation into unsubstantiated allegations of massive vote-by-mail fraud and ties between Democratic officials and ANTIFA. In Michigan and Wisconsin, where Biden has won the official vote and Democratic governors have certified slates of pro-Biden electors, the Trump campaign persuades Republican-controlled legislatures to send rival pro-Trump slates to Congress for the electoral college vote.

The next week is chaotic: A list of Michigan and Wisconsin electors for Biden circulates on right-wing social media, including photos, home addresses and false claims that scores of them are in the pay of billionaire George Soros or have been linked to child sex-trafficking rings.

Massive pro-Biden street protests begin, demanding that Trump concede. The president tweets that “REAL PATRIOTS MUST SHOW THESE ANTIFA TERRORISTS THAT CITIZENS WHO LOVE THE 2ND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER LET THEM STEAL THIS ELECTION!” Around the nation, violent clashes erupt. Several people are injured and killed in multiple incidents, though reports conflict about their identities and who started the violence.

Meanwhile, Trump declares that “UNLESS THIS CARNAGE ENDS NOW,” he will invoke the Insurrection Act and send “Our INCREDIBLY POWERFUL MILITARY and their OMINOUS WEAPONS” into the streets to “Teach these ANTI-AMERICAN TERRORISTS A LESSON.” At the Pentagon, the Joint Chiefs of Staff convene a hurried meeting to discuss the crisis.

And it’s not even Thanksgiving yet.”

Wow! And picture this: the above scenario they created for the stated purpose of preparing ourselves and other Americans for processes that MUST be initiated to ensure our government will be handed-off to the legally elected President!”

There are three more scenarios that are even wilder. This is James Bond stuff.

How did they prepare for all these contingencies? They could not include people from the Biden or Trump Campaigns, so they decided to use some “stand-ins” of people who are “in the know” about how both of these potential 2021 Presidents would respond. I will NOT go into the other three contingencies for which they created plans. When I heard who the stand-ins were, they lost all credibility. Here they are so you can judge for yourself:

On the GOP side, their “players” included former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele, conservative commentator Bill Kristol, and former Kentucky secretary of state Trey Grayson. On the Democratic side, participants included John Podesta, chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and a top White House adviser to Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Donna Brazile, the campaign chair for Al Gore’s 2000 presidential run; and Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan.

I refuse to analyze the specifics of their choices, but none of the three Republicans they chose are conservative, and each despises President Trump. And any “expert” who wishes to find realistic solutions from realistic possibilities in such a task would NEVER pick John Podesta, Donna Brazile, or Jennifer Granholm to represent Democrats. With those choices, I could predict the possible conclusions without even listening in: Donald Trump lost fairly and would prefer a civil war to voluntarily stepping down!

Summary

They missed a few things. First, Democrats are the only ones who have even made noises about possible actions regarding election results. Hillary Clinton still has not accepted that 62 million Americans legitimately chose for her NOT to serve as President. She is still screaming at Joe Biden, “Don’t concede on election night under any circumstances!” She’s screaming about THIS election!

I think I have reached a realistic conclusion of the purpose of this exercise in futility on the Democrats’ part: They’re certain Joe Biden will lose. Because they quietly feel it’s a foregone conclusion Trump will win, they’re preparing their adherents to instigate chaos of every kind that can be thrown at President Trump in a second term beginning with his inauguration!

Think about it: based on just this one possible scenario, can you imagine any way the DNC would not expect their followers to revolt in the vilest of ways if election results show a Trump victory? Without spelling it out, releasing this roadmap to rank-and-file Democrats is a call to war with a Biden loss.

How so? Those left-and-right coastal activists will hear this as a “call-to-arms” with permission to instigate violence. Why? “There’s no way Biden did not win! Trump stole this election. Now we must make him pay!”

The response of those in the “Transition Integrity Project” when confronted by Americans and even those in the Department of Justice will be, “Nothing we ever planned or prepared was in any way violent nor included any indications of any type of actions we recommended or instigated. These Democrats simply feel the election system has cheated them once again.”

I’ll conclude with what Ms. Brooks penned in her plan when asked is there any scenario in which she sees there is no extreme pushback regarding the results of the November 3rd election: “The only scenario in which we saw no pushback from the public in their response to election results is if Joe Biden wins in a landslide.”

If that doesn’t sound like a leftist elitist permitting angry Democrats to express anger and rage for a federal election’s results, I don’t know what else it might be.

“Can’t we just all get along?”

“Die, Atlantic Story! Please Just Die and go Away!”

It won’t! My Labor Day was unusually quiet and restful.

Sundays are “regeneration” days at TruthNewsNetwork. Unless D.C. is helter-skelter with scandal, riots, or impeachment, Sunday is a great day to just relax for a few hours and plan the week ahead. The Atlantic story set the World on fire when published last Thursday, and the fire will just NOT burn out! After all, it included some REAL dirt on Donald Trump! All of that ate up my Sunday.

Sunday was a church day with lunch with the Bride that included some amazing Mongolian Beef, rice, and vegetables. I LOVE carryout Chinese food! My plan was simply to bask in the one day this weekend I felt I could just skate through. I had already prepared my story for Labor Day: “Too Good to be True?” It, of course, was about the 2018 Trump trip to France that suddenly resulted in the Atlantic story last week that set the World on fire two years after the alleged atrocity happened! But, as I said, that story just will not die. I knew I was going to be forced to recharge the batteries for a follow-up story. And sure enough, today’s the day.

The Atlantic stunk up an otherwise beautiful Labor Day weekend for a lot of folks — especially President Trump — with a uniquely ugly story. Anti-Trump editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg (pictured above) claims that Donald Trump snubbed a World War One American cemetery in France because “it’s filled with losers,” and the Doughboys buried there are “suckers.” Goldberg also asserted that “Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain” on November 10, 2018. Honestly, I doubt the President would ever even say the word “disheveled!”

President Trump categorically rejected the Atlantic’s tale. He called it a “total lie. It’s fake news. It’s a disgrace.”

“I was ready to go to a ceremony,” Trump told journalists at Joint Air Base Andrews Thursday night. “But the helicopter could not fly…because it was raining about as hard as I’ve ever seen. And, on top of that, it was very, very foggy.” The Secret Service would not transport Trump by motorcade, he added, since “it was a very long drive.”

The Atlantic’s Goldberg wrote: “Neither claim was true.”

Who to believe? Goldberg or Trump?

Goldberg cites “four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day” — all anonymous, of course: my least favorite and most incorrigible journalistic source veracity guarantee process of seeking credibility for a sketchy script.

In contrast, at least 11 named members of Trump’s Paris team to corroborate him. So does an email from an unidentified military aide. So does the weather data. Trump’s next-day agenda also discredits the Atlantic.

President Trump’s most compelling witness is former national security adviser John Bolton. Since sent packing last September 10, Bolton has become a loud but less formidable Trump critic. But, Bolton told Fox News: “I didn’t hear either of those comments or anything resembling them. I was there at the point in time that morning when it was decided that he would not go. It was an entirely weather-related decision and, I thought, the proper thing to do.”

Pages 241-242 of Bolton’s 577-page anti-Trump offering, The Room Where It Happened, published June 23, sinks the Atlantic’s foundering ship.

“The weather was bad, and Kelly and I spoke about whether to travel as planned to the Château-Thierry Belleau Wood monuments and nearby American Cemeteries, where many U.S. World War One dead were buried. Marine One’s crew was saying that bad visibility could make it imprudent to chopper to the cemetery… If a motorcade were necessary, it could take between 90 and 120 minutes each way, along roads that were not exactly freeways, posing an unacceptable risk that we could not get the President out of France quickly enough in case of an emergency. 

‘The press turned canceling-the-cemetery-visit into a story that Trump was afraid of the rain and took glee in pointing out that other world leaders traveled around during the day. Of course, none of them were the President of the United States, but the press didn’t understand that rules for U.S. Presidents are different from the rules for 190 other leaders who don’t command the world’s greatest military forces.”

Others in Trump’s Paris party echoed Bolton’s recollection.

  • “The Atlantic story is not true,” First Lady Melania Trump declared. “It has become a very dangerous time when anonymous sources are believed above all else, and no one knows their motivation.”
  • Former counselor to the President Johnny DeStefano said: “I was on this trip. The Atlantic bit is not true. Period.”
  • “I did not hear POTUS call anyone losers when I told him about the weather,” former deputy White House chief of staff Zach Fuentes revealed to Breitbart Monday. John Kelly’s then-top aide added: “Honestly, do you think Gen. Kelly would have stood by and let ANYONE call fallen Marines losers?”
  • “These are disgusting, grotesque, reprehensible lies,” wrote former deputy press secretary J. Hogan Gidley. “I was there in Paris and the President never said those things. In fact, he would never even think such vile thoughts because I know from first-hand knowledge that President Trump absolutely loves, respects, and reveres the brave men and women of the United States military.”
  • “Again, this is 100 percent false,” a former personal aide to the President Jordan Karem tweeted. “I was next to POTUS for the whole day! The President was greatly disappointed when told we couldn’t fly there. He was incredibly eager to honor our Fallen Heroes.”
  • “I was with the President the morning after the scheduled visit,” said staff Secretary Derek Lyons. “He was extremely disappointed that arrangements could not be made to get him to the site and that the trip had been canceled. I have worked for the President for his entire administration… I have never heard him utter a disparaging remark, of any kind, about our troops.”
  • Senior adviser Stephen Miller dismissed the Atlantic hit piece as a “despicable lie.” He told the Washington Examiner: “The President deeply wanted to attend the memorial event in question and was deeply displeased by the bad weather call.”
  • “The Atlantic story on Donald Trump is total BS,” said former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “I was actually there and one of the people part of the discussion — this never happened.”
  • “I was with POTUS in France, with Sarah, and have been at his side throughout it all,” said assistant to the President Dan Scavino. “Complete lies by ‘anonymous sources’ that were ‘dropped’ just as he begins to campaign (and surge).’”
  • Former deputy chief of staff Dan Walsh said: “I can attest to the fact that there was a bad weather call in France and that the helicopters were unable to safely make the flight. Overall, the President’s support and respect for our American troops, past and present, is unquestionable.”

An email stamped 5:59 a.m. that day, from a “United States Marine Corps Military Aide to the President,” whose name the White House redacted, reads: “Team, We are BAD WX call for today’s lift. COS Gen. Kelly, will motorcade and replace POTUS for today’s ceremony.”

With NO traffic, Château-Thierry is a roughly 90-minute drive northeast of Paris, partially along two-lane, rural roads. The congested return journey would have taken a presidential a motorcade 15-30 minutes longer. And a presidential motorcade is NOT comprised of a few cars with one leading the pack and several following. It is undoubtedly a small army because, after all, it would have been the President of the United States.

What about the truth of the Weather that day? Here’s the “official” weather report from France:

“During this time period, the ceilings (height of the base of the clouds) were extremely low during the midday hours (600-700 feet),” the Manhattan-based forecasting company reported. “Note that ceiling heights that low can be treacherous for a helicopter when flying over unfamiliar terrain. For reference, during the crash that killed Kobe Bryant earlier this year, ceilings were reported to be around 1,100 feet nearby.”

The next day, November 11, 2018, President Trump’s public schedule placed him at French President Emmanuel Macron’s noon Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration Luncheon at Élysée Palace. Given what the Atlantic calls “Trump’s seeming contempt for military service,” his alleged dismissal of America’s war dead as “losers” and “suckers,” and his purported to keeping his hair dry, President Trump could have sped to Orly Airport at 12:55 p.m., boarded Air Force One, and headed back to Joint Base Andrews.

Instead, Trump stayed in France two-and-a-half hours longer. He ventured to Suresnes American Cemetery and spoke in the rain for 10 minutes — without an umbrella.

“Each of these marble crosses and Stars of David marks the life of an American warrior — great, great warriors they are — who gave everything for family, country, God, and freedom,” the President said of the fallen there, from both world wars. “Through rain, hail, snow, mud, poisonous gas, bullets and mortar, they held the line, and pushed onward to victory…never knowing if they would ever again see their families or ever again hold their loved ones.”

Call me a southern redneck, skinhead, or even an idealist if you like. But putting all of the above in context, I think Atlantic’s editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg thinking he was going to drop a blockbuster revelation Labor Day Weekend on a President who he despises instead dropped something in the punch bowl. And it wasn’t a bunch of cherries or a chunk of pineapple!

Now can we put this event to bed and move on to a REAL story about something truthful? Do you think Goldberg has any REAL information about that $1.5 Billion Xi Xinping gave to Hunter Biden? A story about that might bring some REAL facts to the table!

What If Donald Trump was Not Running for Re-Election Today but Barack Obama Was?

I am probably opening Pandora’s box with this story today! There are probably several thousand more will read this story than would have without that headline. That’s O.K. When you finish reading this, you’ll understand my reason for writing this: to make every reader and listener rethink their plan for choosing for whom to vote in November.

The thought that resulted in the title was “what if Obama was today running for re-election AND faced the same circumstances as does Donald Trump? Let’s look at those 2012 Obama re-election considerations as compared to today’s Trump’s challenges AND look at Obama’s 2012 considerations but with Trump running against Romney and not Obama:

  • Imagine that Russia had annexed Crimea during the Trump years rather than while Obama was president. MSNBC and other left-wing media would have incessantly drummed claims that Trump conspired with Putin to let the Russian president smother Ukraine. Other news outlets would have probably chalked up the loss of Crimea to President Trump’s incompetence and his defiance of the foreign-policy establishment.
  • What about Otto Warmbier: remember him? Otto was thrown in the slammer by Kim Jong Un in 2012. But what if that happened THIS year? The story would have been all about Trump being a foreign policy neophyte with no ability to negotiate with totalitarian regimes. But we know from the way it REALLY happened the fault was Obama’s foreign policy mistakes — you know, that foreign policy establishment that today’s media continually maintain dwarfed that of Donald Trump today.

Let’s try an “Opposite:”

  • What if COVID-19 showed up in 2012? The media would have fawned over how calm, resolute, and prepared was Obama in handling such a monumental task so adeptly. The death toll wouldn’t have mattered to the media then. Remember: the COVID-19 pandemic would have occurred in his re-election year, and he had some sketchy history in handling a bad virus. In 2009, H1N1 showed up early in his first year as president. Sixty million Americans were infected by the virus, and Obama’s handling it was not stellar.
  • Democrats and NeverTrump Republicans might deny this and demand that Obama’s response to COVID-19 could have made him more popular. After all, it would have allowed him to show his prowess in handling a healthcare disaster. With COVID-12 (as it would have been), it’s more likely it would have damaged Obama’s popularity and attacked his margin of victory over Mitt Romney. It might have even cost him a second term as president.

Remember this: one of the wildest realities of Trump’s first four years is how the demented American media, in their coverage of Donald Trump, made everything about HIM and not the events that happened on his watch: good and bad. They treated him like he really was a dictator-wannabe or a king instead of an elected president. Their end-goal was to re-establish “the way it used to be” — the establishment back in charge with the old “normal” political processes.

But they want us to all forget their record. They have one that was established not just under Obama but also under “Good Old George” W. Bush. Think back and compare how they treated George W. Bush in his eight years and compare that to how they have treated President Trump. In many ways, they are very similar: with total disdain. And the sandwich-filling eight years under Obama saw the media perpetually either fawning over Barack and Michelle for every imaginable non-event without ever saying one negative word or attacking anyone or any group that disagreed with anything from the Anointed One.

How did the media treat Trump overall in the past four years? (No need to comment) Contrast their treatment of Trump in light of his significant and sometimes glorious accomplishments until COVID-19. Neither Bush 43 NOR Obama had 3.5 years nearly as successful on so many fronts as has Trump.

Wait: Trump did NOTHING for the United States! Trump destroyed the amazing foreign policy reputation that Obama had miraculously plucked from the foreign policy garbage heap on which W. had thrown it.

What about Obama’s targeted sanctions on Russia? Those not only failed to get Putin out of Crimea but also failed to stop the Russian meddling in the 2016 election that we have heard about ever since. What about Erdogan’s consolidation of power in Turkey and China’s turn to a massive increase of power beyond (and within) its borders that also took place under Obama?

Obama was the oracle who came to usher the United States into a “new” world — a “new” and better position in leadership among all countries on Earth. Obama cleared the air with every country with which past U.S. presidents disagreed: every one of them! (It was called his “Apology Tour”) His shovel-ready jobs never materialized, and his billions in handouts to his green energy cronies disappeared. He made all that right, though. Remember: he giggled with some of his White House staff on camera, saying, “I guess all those shovel-ready jobs weren’t so shovel-ready after all.”

One question for all of you: If all the things Obama did in his eight years were so glorious, so successful, so great for America and the American people; if his policies ushered in this astounding transformation from a tired worn out country that was far behind the rest of the world; if he was the beginning of a new world, why did Trump win the 2016 election? Hillary was to be the successor to Obama to carry on with his grandiose changes.

Trump won because the American people held the elites in both parties responsible for horrible conditions at home and abroad. “Make America Great Again” won the election because Americans not only believed Trump could do it — they thought he WOULD do it. And Americans had swallowed all of the Obama pipe dreams for a “better America” that proved to be nothing more than dreams.

“Trump World”

The mainstream media’s coverage of the Trump administration has been an exercise in self-deception of the press themselves. “Trump World” has not been about Donald Trump, other than he made explicit what the elites have long disguised: that the American government (as comprised by those elites within it) that guided our country since the end of the Cold War has broken down and that the establishment leaders who wish to return us to “the way it was” lack legitimacy with the public. The public knows that change of some kind is needed, and it attempted to bring about change by electing Barack Obama and then Donald Trump.

The coronavirus and its consequences just might be enough to defeat President Trump in November. But the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will not solve any of the problems that led to Trump’s election in the first place. Quite the contrary: the ruling class will be more alienated than ever, self-assured that the dismissal by voters of Trump is the same as the affirmation of elite rule as it existed before Trump. Under Biden and Harris, post-Trump America will be a country ready for another Trump — or someone even more terrifying to the elite.

That might be true even if Trump is reelected. A second-term president often focuses on foreign policy, with Congress half or entirely run by the opposition party. Trump has been making better, more “Trumpian” and more competent personnel appointments in recent months, so a coherent change in governing strategy may be possible in a second Trump term. He has also been willing to use executive power to reshape trade and immigration to the extent that his powers allow. But the changes the federal government needs to make to serve the country as a whole must be made by the legislature as well. Without these reforms and a concentration by ALL in government on the well-being of Main Street over Wall Street, the stagnation will continue.

The media, the Education system, and corporate America must also get serious about their failures. But four more years of “Trump World” may mean four more years of elitists screaming about the President’s sole responsibility for everything that goes wrong. The hope is that the shock of Trump’s reelection would be a slap-in-the-faces of those on the Left that consider themselves some sort of “ruling class” sufficient for them to face the realities of the new world in which we find ourselves. That is no safe bet, but it’s the only chance for real and longlasting change available.

After Trump, next year, or in five years, there will be a reckoning. And if the failed elites who made Trump necessary in the first place have not changed their ways, they will find themselves lost at sea by whoever wins control of the government in five years. And whoever that is will purposely put them on that boat, shove them away from a dock somewhere. They’ll probably have put a small hole in the bottom of the boat, too!

NOW Let’s Get the Truth About Fraud in Mail-In Voting: It’s Real!

The factual conclusion is in: there IS mail-in voter fraud throughout our nation. And there’s NO good reason to allow mail-in voting to occur, other than for absentee balloting that is already in place.

Mail-in ballots have become the latest flashpoint in the 2020 elections. While President Trump and the GOP warn of widespread manipulation of the absentee vote that will swell with COVID polling restrictions, many Democrats and their media allies have dismissed such concerns as unfounded.

But the political insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he fears prosecution, said fraud is more the rule than the exception. His dirty work has taken him through the weeds of municipal and federal elections in Paterson, Atlantic City, Camden, Newark, Hoboken, and Hudson County in New Jersey, and his fingerprints can be found in local legislative, mayoral, and congressional races across the Garden State. Some of the biggest names and highest officeholders in New Jersey have benefited from his tricks, according to campaign records.

“An election that is swayed by 500 votes, 1,000 votes — it can make a difference,” the tipster said. “It could be enough to flip states.”

The whistleblower — whose identity, rap sheet, and long history working as a consultant to various campaigns were confirmed — says he not only changed ballots himself over the years but led teams of fraudsters and mentored at least 20 operatives in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania — a critical 2020 swing state.

“There is no race in New Jersey — from City Council to United States Senate — that we haven’t worked on,” the tipster said. “I worked on a fire commissioner’s race in Burlington County. The smaller the race, the easier it is to do.”

A Bernie Sanders die-hard with no horse in the presidential race, he said he felt compelled to come forward in the hope that states would act now to fix the glaring security problems present in mail-in ballots. “This is a real thing,” he said. “And there is going to be a f–king war coming November 3rd over this stuff.  If they knew how the sausage was made, they could fix it.”

Mail-in voting can be complicated — tough enough that 84,000 New Yorkers had their mailed votes thrown out in the June 23 Democratic presidential primary for incorrectly filling them out. But for political pros, they’re a piece of cake. In New Jersey, for example, it begins with a blank mail-in ballot delivered to a registered voter in a large envelope. Inside the packet are a return envelope, a “certificate of a mail-in voter,” which the voter must sign, and the ballot itself.

That’s when the election-rigger springs into action.

Just Make Your Own “fake” Ballots 

The ballot has no specific security features — like a stamp or a watermark — so the insider said he would just make his ballots. “I just put [the ballot] through the copy machine, and it comes out the same way,” the insider said. But the return envelopes are “more secure than the ballot. You could never recreate the envelope,” he said. So they had to be collected from real voters.

He would have his operatives fan out, going house-to-house, convincing voters to let them mail completed ballots on their behalf as a public service. The fraudster and his minions would then take the sealed envelopes home and hold them over boiling water. “You have to steam it to loosen the glue,” said the insider.

He then would remove the real ballot, place the counterfeit ballot inside the signed certificate, and reseal the envelope. “Five minutes per ballot tops,” said the insider.

The insider said he took care not to stuff the fake ballots into just a few public mailboxes but sprinkle them around town. That way, he avoided the attention that foiled a sloppy voter-fraud operation in a Paterson, NJ city council race this year, where 900 ballots were found in just three mailboxes. “If they had spread them in all different mailboxes, nothing would have happened,” the insider said.

USPS Employees Compliticit in Voter Fraud?

The tipster said sometimes postal employees are in on the scam.

“You have a postman who is a rabid anti-Trump guy, and he’s working in Bedminster or some Republican stronghold. He can take those filled-out ballots, and knowing 95% are going to a Republican; he can just throw those in the garbage.”

In some cases, mail carriers were members of his “work crew” and would sift ballots from the mail and hand them over to the operative.

In 2017, more than 500 mail-in ballots in New York City never arrived at the Board of Elections for races that November — leaving hundreds disenfranchised. They eventually were discovered in April 2018. “For some undetermined reason, some baskets of mail that were bound to the New York City Board of Elections were put off to the side at the Brooklyn processing facility,” city elections boss Michael Ryan said at the time of discovery.

Elder Care Facilities

Hitting up assisted-living facilities and “helping” the elderly fill out their absentee ballots was a gold mine of votes, the insider said. “There are nursing homes where the nurse is actually a paid operative. And they go room by room by room to these old people who still want to feel like they’re relevant,” said the whistleblower. “They literally fill it out for them.”

The insider pointed to former Jersey City Mayor Gerald McCann, who was sued in 2007 after a razor-thin victory for a local school board seat for allegedly tricking “incompetent and ill” residents of nursing homes into casting ballots for him. McCann denied it, though they did admit to assisting some nursing home residents with absentee ballot applications.

“That’s Not You!”

When all else failed, the insider would send operatives to vote live in polling stations, particularly in states like New Jersey and New York, which do not require voter ID. Pennsylvania, also, for the most part, does not. The best targets were registered voters who routinely skip presidential or municipal elections — information that is publicly available.

“You fill out these index cards with that person’s name and district, and you go around the city and say, ‘You’re going to be him, you’re going to be him,’” the insider said of how he dispatched his teams of dirty-tricksters.

At the polling place, the fake voter would sign in, “get online and vote,” the insider said. The imposters would simply recreate the signature that already appears in the voter roll as best they could. In the rare instance that a real voter had already signed in and cast a ballot, the impersonator would just chalk it up to an innocent mistake and bolt.

“Wanna Make a Few Bucks?”

The tipster said New Jersey homeless shelters offered a nearly inexhaustible pool of reliable — buyable — voters.

“They get to register where they live in, and they go to the polls and vote,” he said, laughing at the roughly $174 per vote Mike Bloomberg spent to win his third mayoral term. He said he could have delivered the same result at a 70-percent discount — like when Frank “Pupie” Raia, a real estate developer and Hoboken big cheese, was convicted last year on federal charges for paying low-income residents 50 bucks a pop to vote how he wanted during a 2013 municipal election.

Organizationally, the tipster said his voter-fraud schemes in the Garden State and elsewhere resembled Mafia organizations, with a boss (usually the campaign manager) handing off the day-to-day managing of the mob soldiers to the underboss (him). The actual candidate was usually kept in the dark deliberately so they could maintain “plausible deniability.” With mail-in ballots, partisans from both parties hash out and count ballots at the local board of elections — debating which ballots make the cut and which need to be thrown out because of irregularities.

The insider said any ballots offered up by him or his operation would come with a bent corner along the edge of the voter certificate — which contains the voter signature — so Democratic Board of Election counters would know the fix was in and not to object. “It doesn’t stay bent, but you can tell it’s been bent,” the tipster said. “Until the certificate is approved, the ballot doesn’t matter. They don’t get to see the ballot unless they approve the certificate.”

“I invented bending corners,” the insider boasted, saying once the fixed ballots were mixed in with the normal ones, the bed was made. “Once a ballot is opened, it’s an anonymous ballot.”

While federal law warns of prison sentences of up to five years, busted voter frauds have seen far less punishment. While in 2018, a Texas woman was sentenced to five years, an Arizona man busted for voting twice in the mail was given just three years probation. A study by the conservative Heritage Foundation found more than 1,000 instances of documented voter fraud in the United States, almost off of which occurred over the last 20 years.

“There is nothing new about these techniques,” said Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at Heritage who manages their election law reform initiative. “Everything he’s talking about is perfectly possible.“

Summary

Are you nauseated at the plethora of lies being told by leaders in the Democrat Party, Democrats in Congress, and the Mainstream Media: “Those who say mail-in voting is full of corruption are nothing more than conspiracy theorists! They are all lying?”

What you just read proved our already-existing voting system has problems that have not been corrected for several reasons. As stated above, the Heritage Foundation proved more than 1,000 cases of voter fraud in the U.S. We at TruthNewsNetwork have reported on almost 300 of those voter fraud cases.

So how widespread will be the probability of voter fraud November 3rd? Predictions at this point are just guesses. But it should be understood and accepted by every American that there will certainly be voter fraud underway in November. And those who indicate otherwise — I don’t how vehemently they denigrate Republicans or how nasty they are — are telling Americans lies!

Forgetting about absentee voting, for the “new” version of mail-in voting that several states have instituted for the upcoming election, 44 million voters in nine states and the District of Columbia are already set to vote by mail! 44 million! Just one percent of those votes intercepted and altered and replaced by the schemes detailed above that have been in place for years can turn an election!

Do Democrats really care?

That answer is simple: NO! “If” they did care, Democrat Party Leadership in Congress would NOT suggest mail-in voting without a massive planning and preparation process put in place over at least two election cycles. And those two elections would be placed under a microscope to guarantee Americans that NO illegality, vote-changing, or vote-buying was taking place.

Not only does the Nancy Pelosi proposal offer NO plan, NO intentions of creating a plan, NO methods to assure the safety of such a system, Speaker Pelosi demanded that the federal government assume total power over the operation of our entire election system. Why would she do such a thing? To strip MORE power from the states to give the federal government (which she plans on turning 100% of government control to members of her party) to facilitate voting results to the favor of the Democrat Party and to guarantee that NO state will ever have the opportunity to change their election process in the future.

“You’re just a conspiracy theorist, Dan!

If you feel this way, do us all a favor: write your explanation for the Democrat Party insistence on a national mail-in voting system to be implemented with NO plan, NO preparation, NO funding, and to do it so quickly. Send your 600-word explanation to Dan@TruthNewsNet.org. We will print each response we get in their entirety between now and election day. We will NOT edit any for content (other than profanity) but will correct misspelled words and punctuation when necessary.

Each weekday through November 3rd, we will open a live segment on TNN Live from 9:30 – 10:00 AM Central Time to allow any callers to share their votes about this sham proposed mail-in voting system.

Send us your rebuttal for our conclusion. Starting tomorrow, we will print them, and give us a call between 9:30 – 10:00 AM Central tomorrow and any day through November 3rd to discuss your thoughts live on TNN Live.

I can’t wait to read and hear the explanation for why Nancy Pelosi so brazenly demanded such a system. She and her fellow-Democrat co-harts are lusting for Power!

Are You Enjoying the Cartoons We’re Watching Everyday?

As a kid, I loved nothing more than Saturday morning hurrying to eat my bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios while watching cartoons. And they were the best in the 60s! Roadrunner, Bugs Bunny, The Green Lantern, and every once in a while I’d watch The Jetsons.

By the time I hit junior high, I stopped the cartoon stuff: too “mature” for those anymore. But as our kids came along I’d find myself peeking at a cartoon or two with them occasionally. There was something special about falling into a place to escape just for an hour or two a week.

Today, it’s no real issue for this adult to take a daily break to watch cartoons. Grab the remote and scan the news with a cup of coffee before going to work. The cartoons are still around. They’ve changed a bit: today they’re called CNN, MSNBC, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. Why? Almost daily they bring Democrat politicians to their sets to discuss the latest and the greatest conspiracy that always has as its central character the comic villain, Donald Trump. “What has that evil man done today?”

There has been a “Trump Conspiracy Epic” weekly since even before his inauguration in 2017. And not a single one has turned out to be true! But that doesn’t stop the “Pelosi Posse” from marching out a new one just when the final episode of the previous one airs.

You can pretty much bank on the Democrats and the Left moving from one conspiracy theory to the next. . . to the next, desperately hoping that somehow that can make a conspiracy theory real. They’ve gone from Russian collusion to Ukrainian Quid Pro Quo to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) hoax. At some point, one expects them to solemnly intone that in reality, Donald Trump is an alien. If we had a real media interested in truth and accountability, these hoaxes and conspiracy theories would be laughed out of the building by serious, thoughtful people – but they aren’t.

Now Democrats have taken it to the next level, fundraising off their most recent wild conspiracy theory about the U.S. Postal Service. On Monday, House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) sent a fundraising email during a hearing with the Postmaster General Luis DeJoy with wild claims of “sabotage” and the allegation that President Donald J. Trump is trying to “steal the presidential election.”

Democrats really have no shame.

And they are emboldened by knowing that their liberal allies in the media will never fact check them on these baseless claims.

On Saturday, the House passed Rep. Maloney’s bill to bailout the post office with $25 billion, and to stop reforms being contemplated by the new Postmaster General to turn around an organization that has lost tens of billions of taxpayer dollars due to mismanagement. Democrats held a hearing on the bill on Monday, two days after they passed the bill because they wanted to use Saturday to promote their conspiracy theory just before the start of this week’s Republican National Convention (RNC).

The Maloney fundraising email read: “After being appointed by Trump as a major donor to his campaign, PMG DeJoy has implemented detrimental changes to the quality and services that so many Americans rely on the U.S. Postal Service to provide. It’s all part of Trump’s scheme to sabotage the USPS and steal the presidential election.” The same political party that embraces a theory that all police are part of a racist cabal has now pushed a new theory that the President is manipulating the post office to fix the fall election for Republicans up and down the ticket.

The Wall Street Journal on Saturday hit the nail on the head when they pointed out that the actions of Congress were hampering reforms needed at the USPS. The Journal reported, “new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testified last week that the post office has enough money to deliver mail-in ballots, and his operation can’t possibly spend $25 billion that quickly in any case.” In other words, the $25 billion bailout was unnecessary.

Maloney’s fundraising email continued: “The need to protect the USPS is more pressing than ever, which is why House Speaker Pelosi called us back early from August recess for an emergency vote this weekend on my Delivering for America Act — the legislation will not only block further efforts to dismantle the Postal Service through drastic changes, but it was also REVERSE the harmful new policies and operations that PMG DeJoy has put in place.” The only thing that the new Postmaster is trying to reverse is the policies that have led to billions in losses.

The Journal pointed out that “the Postal Service has lost $78 billion since 2007” and they have “been taking out underutilized equipment for years.” The removal of old sorters and underused mailboxes has been the policy for years and happened under. . . the Obama Administration.

Postmaster General DeJoy, not Congress, promised to “prioritize ballots over other kinds of first-class mail.” This would seem to remove any argument the Democrats have, yet that didn’t stop Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) who asked during the Oversight hearing that DeJoy’s calendar be subpoenaed with no explanation, creating the false impression that the Postmaster-General has something to hide.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) took the Democrats to task, correctly stating that “the facts are not anything they are close to what they have been saying the last three weeks.” Democrats, Rep. Jordan said, were “not interested in a bipartisan solution,” but instead wanted to play politics.

Ultimately, the hearing was an embarrassment for Democrats because they were exposed to be promoting another hoax. But don’t expect that to stop them – or for the media to hold them to account. Instead, we can expect more fear-mongering about the U.S. Post Office until Election Day, when voters will hopefully send them into the political wilderness.

The “Hoped-For End”

Think about the lunacy of the demands from the Democrats for two specific things in Pelosi’s latest COVID-19 Stimulus plan: one is a multi-billion dollar bailout of all those wealthy homeowners from her home state of California along with those from New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey who in the 2017 tax cuts saw their multi-million dollar local and state real estate tax deductions evaporate. (That has much to do with Coronavirus, doesn’t it?) The second was the Pelosi demand for the federal government to rip control of ALL elections from the states to be forever controlled solely by the federal government. Her demand for that election control is to be implemented immediately, beginning with November 3rd’s election, and to be one of total mail-in voting!

Pelosi’s plan is massive yet includes tedious details with comprehensive steps to put in place the necessary infrastructure for it’s operation. Her ”roadmap”contains recommendations of hundreds of experts from each of the 50 states to craft this program using years of experience to side-step potential roadblocks. The states were elated to hear that their task to handle elections will finally be eliminated.

Of course, no such plan exists. Yet the Pelosi demands for mail-in voting conducted by the federal government for this and every upcoming election DOES EXIST!

This is just an example of one more Democrat Party conspiracy theory: “President Trump is doing everything within his power to stop voters who fear for their lives from COVID-19 so much they will not leave their homes to go vote! He is suppressing voters’ rights!”

Summary

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others in her party will NOT stop with the Trump conspiracies even if he wins the election in November. Why do they do this? Why will they continue? The answer is simple: there is apparently a bundle of wrongdoing during the eight-years of the Obama Administration on the part of many who still serve in government. Attorney General William Barr and Federal Attorney John Durham have nearly completed a massive investigation into this wrongdoing of which much appears to be criminal in nature.

If these conspiracies into Donald Trump would be sufficient for the American voters to turn their back on this President, not a single detail of any findings of criminality by those that are certainly implicated will ever be brought forward for the purpose of giving Americans the truth. Instead, a President Biden will immediately replace Barr and Durham, those in the Department of Justice who have so diligently worked on these investigations, and all case details will be sealed forever, never to be seen by the American people.

Call it a conspiracy theory. But with the first criminal indictment and the subsequent guilty plea of an Obama Department of Justice attorney for altering court documents during the fake Russia Collusion investigation, it is obvious there are far more indictments of many more Obama minions about to happen.

“Evil in the Obama Administration?” Remember that President Obama famously bragged, saying “There’s never been ONE indictment in my administration.” He was wrong: there has now been one. How many more are there to come? To me, the number is not significant. What IS significant is that we finally have a president who has surrounded himself in his DOJ NOT with sycophants who exist merely to benignly approve everything that happens on his watch, but to assure Americans that the Rule of Law is once again the backbone of the United States presidency. And to quote former President Obama: “No one is above the Law,” not even him.

 

Mark Levin Clarifies the Lies of Mail-In Voting and Hydroxychloroquine

Mark Levin is without question one of America’s most adept Constitutional experts. He hosts a Sunday Night show on FOX News and is known for tackling some of our nation’s greatest problems — especially in political matters — and providing documented proof of many of the political rumors that are daily passed around by today’s fawning Leftist media as “factual.” Levin is adept at cutting to the chase in important matters. He is passionate, detailed, informed and adamant about ferreting-out truth in every matter he addresses and making certain Americans are given facts in every matter of importance.

Two days ago, Mark Levin on his television show presented the facts that expose the conspiracy theory of the Democrats and mainstream media about two critical matters right now in our nation. Today as we approach the final few months before our 2020 election. He has examined and found factual information regarding two of the hottest and most contested matters in 2020: Mail-in voting and Hydroxychloroquine as used to attack COVID-19. Levin tackles both.

Mail-In Voting

First and foremost, voting by mail is the responsibility of states that are independent of the federal government, that is, Trump has no power over those elections.

Based on a report by the Politico, Levin pointed out the main factors that could make the mail-in election a complete disaster:

  • Ballots arriving on time: If ballots don’t arrive on time, you can’t vote and delays in the mail are commonplace.
  • In fact, some states have their own election laws; they require that ballots have postmarks on Election Day, others require that ballots arrive in the mail on Election Day.
  • Clerical errors on ballots: Clerks and people who fill the ballots make mistakes ranging from not putting the stamps in, to not closing the envelope properly, to not signing the ballot, to forgetting personal information. If any of these things fail, the ballot is invalidated. In 2018, 8.2% of votes were not counted due to human error.
  • Casting the ballots is one thing and counting them is another: the states are not prepared for a massive vote. The voting rolls are not updated properly. There have been cases of people who are registered in two or more states and the votes go both ways. Also, if all the votes arrive on the same day, it could take weeks to count them all.

This year’s primary elections which have relied on mail-in ballots have been decimated with errors and mistakes.

  • In the New York primary election just a month ago, 20 percent of the ballots were invalidated solely on the basis of outward appearance because they did not meet the requirements for filing.
  • In Wisconsin, 6% of the votes were rejected.ziI
  • In Nevada, 250,000 ballots were nullified.

With respect to the mailboxes, Levin pointed out the statistics of the period between 2011 and 2016, in the Obama-Biden era, when 14,000 mailboxes were replaced within the mailbox collection program. When a mailbox receives less than 25 pieces per day, it is removed, others are replaced due to old age or vandalism.

Levin wondered why the Democrats and mainstream media are so keen on voting by mail and he gave his theory: They want to flood the system, overwhelm it, create anarchy, and seize power.

Levin said the Democrats want to create a constitutional crisis. When the ballots do not arrive on time, when there are irregularities in the voting, when after weeks the results are not known, there will be a wave of litigation against the federal government and this can generate chaos and a collapse in the judicial system. In fact, Biden has hired 600 lawyers for these lawsuits, Levin said.

Levin asked his guest, Hans Von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation if the $25 billion the Democrats want to give the USPS will solve the mail problem. Von Spakovsky said it wasn’t a question of money. The mail has been mismanaged for decades, and attempts have been made to modernize it to function as a company like FedEx, for example, but the mail unions have been adamantly opposed.

“There is no sabotage here going on, except by the Democrats,” concluded Levin.

Hydroxychloroquine

The second topic of the Life, Liberty & Levin program was the use of Hydroxychloroquine to treat patients with the CCP Virus for which Levin invited Yale University public health professor, Dr. Harvey Risch, to share facts.

Levin wondered why, when most studies say the drug is effective in CCP Virus patients, President Trump has promoted it, as have many doctors, the media and Twitter, and Facebook have censored or disqualified it.

Risch said, “The evidence is overwhelming that patients who are treated early with this drug substantially reduce the risk of hospitalization and mortality.”

Risch added, “And there’s been a massive disinformation campaign that stretches from the government to the media. That is either suppressing this message or is countering with a false message.”

Risch explained that the few studies that show negative or neutral results and which are used by FDA following Dr. Fauci’s advice, were performed on patients under 60 years of age without CCP Virus conditions, people who can overcome the disease on their own and in whom the drug shows no beneficial effects.

“So those are low-risk people, and we are not talking of low-risk people. We are talking about people who are over 60, or with corona conditions, or obesity, diabetes, and so on. Those are the people who are at risk of being hospitalized and dying from this illness, those are the people who have to be treated,” Risch explained. In this group of people, the results have been completely positive.

Levin asked the professor if people with asthma or heart disease are at risk of dying if they use this drug. The doctor said no. But like all drugs, it has to be prescribed by a doctor who knows the patient and can follow up. “In general, it is a very safe medication,” Risch said.

Finally, Levin consulted the professor about reports in the media, particularly one from The Washington Post, which accused the president of promoting a drug that is killing more and more people.

Risch responded that they did not specify what type of patients were those who had died. If they were people who were already in the last stage where nothing was working and they were given the drug, that relationship could be established.

“You have to be very specific about what kind of patients you are referring to when you make statements like that,” Risch said.

Risch concluded that “somehow politics overruled science” and the media has managed to silence this message, although now more and more people have stepped forward to speak publicly of its benefits.

An independent general physician, Dr. Mariana Colombres Garmendia, when asked what the reason might be behind this censorship effort, said that perhaps there is opposition to Hydroxychloroquine from Big Pharma because this compound is so cheap and easily available.

Summary

Isn’t it eerie that we in the 21st Century find ourselves in the greatest country in World history that is torn apart by political narratives shoved down our throats by a group of frantic politicians who are trying to use these lies and others to somehow achieve a specific goal? This all seems to me like an episode of that 1960s television series “The Twilight Zone.”

There is very little logic in these two footballs being battered around by Leftist politicians: Hydroxychloroquine and Mail-in Voting. Common sense plays NO role in this charade.

What is so mind boggling to millions of Americans is that millions of other Americans have fallen into this nightmare without even a question of what and why this is being foisted on this nation.

I have NO absolute answers for all this. And the temptation is to launch into some frantic reaction just to escape from what appears to be a nightmare and nothing more. But even if it IS a nightmare, it’s not about to go away any time soon.

It’s in a time like this our best resort is to clutch the things in our lives that are absolute and unquestioned: those things, events, and people which we have no doubt about motive and intention.

As Levin illustrated above, Mail-In voting can only be an opportunity to control our upcoming election to achieve the desired goal of driving Donald Trump from office. There is NO other reasonable conclusion.

It is an uncontroverted certainty that Hydroxychloroquine is a 60-year-old drug that was and has been laboratory tested in dozens of trials with decades of proof of its efficacy.

So why the efforts to force fear upon our nation?

That answer has still not been revealed. But one thing is certain: we will know before this plays out.

My suggestion for all Americans is be honest with yourself and others, even if in doing so you share your fears and concerns with others. Trust your gut feelings. Delay making major decisions until YOU achieve a comfort level in every such decision.

Other than that, consider prayer for guidance and peace.After all, this nation still is “One Nation Under God.”

He created this globe on which we live. He knows what we need to survive.

Let’s trust in that, especially with all else in question.

What is President Trump Planning For a Second Term, and What About a President Joe Biden?

 Donald Trump has been mysteriously quiet about his second-term agenda, preferring to speak about the past accomplishments of his administration when making the case that voters ought to re-elect him. Fox News host Sean Hannity gave the President two opportunities to layout a second-term objective during interviews in June and July. At his second at-bat, Trump said he wanted to beat the coronavirus, rebuild the economy, negotiate new trade deals, and appoint more federal judges.

The list still didn’t feel new or specific when compared to some of his 2016 promises: build a wall and make Mexico pay for it; renegotiate NAFTA; withdraw from TPP; repeal and replace Obamacare; renegotiate the Iran Deal, and cut taxes. In another Fox News interview, Trump struggled again when asked what he would do if re-elected, saying, “I want to take where we left — we had the greatest economy in the history of the world, we were better than any other country, we were better than we were ever, we never had anything like it in this country — what I want to do is take it from that point and then build it even better.”

The President is apparently getting hip to the fact that voters aren’t going to get excited about a vague and non-specific policy agenda. Especially while his opponent, Joe Biden, managed to release a coherent message on “Buy American” before Trump could even sign his administration’s own proposed “Buy American” executive order. So during a visit to a Whirlpool Corporation plant in Ohio, Trump made six promises to American workers:

  • Defeat the China virus: “We are attacking the virus from every angle and through this aggressive strategy, we will win the war and it will happen sooner than people think.”
  • Restore our country’s prosperity: “We will rise from the current adversity of this horrible invisible enemy and we will be more prosperous and resilient than ever before. We have done things that we never knew we could do. We are building factories now, we are building plants. you’ll see what’s going to be happening with the job numbers very soon.”
  • Turn America into the premier medical manufacturing, pharmacy and drugstore of the world: “The United States must produce essential equipment and supplies and pharmaceuticals for ourselves. We cannot rely on China and other nations across the globe that could one day deny us products in a time of need.”
  • Onshore manufacturing jobs: “We will onshore millions of new manufacturing jobs, across many other critical sectors that are vital to our national security and prosperity from electronics to machine tools to shipping, aerospace, autos, and of course to iron and to steel, and we’ll never forget your washers and your dryers.”
  • Bring back factory jobs: “I love properly executed tariffs because they bring unfair competitors from foreign countries to do whatever you want them to do: equalizing duties, new trade deals based on the principle of fairness and reciprocity.”
  • Put American workers first: “They will always be put first, and I don’t know if you’re union or non-union, doesn’t matter to me, but I did one hell of a good job for the unions. All the union heads are against me but all the workers are for me.”

Onshoring manufacturing jobs and bringing back factory jobs are similar points that could likely be combined into one, but the six promises are certainly a start for voters who were looking at Trump to run on something substantive. His messaging here has been backed with action.

He recently signed an order preventing government agencies like the Tennessee Valley Authority from replacing American workers with foreign labor. He’s also promised to make significant changes to the H-1B visa program, like getting rid of the lottery system and ending a loophole that allows companies to replace Americans with foreigners if they make over $60,000 a year, designed to protect American workers.

There’s still more Trump has to talk about ahead of the election. Promising to appoint new judges might now be a losing message due to the recent disappointing string of Supreme Court losses for conservatives. Rebuilding the economy is a foregone conclusion as the Trump administration’s gains have been decimated by the economic shutdown. His speech at the Whirlpool factory was a good start and a sign that he is starting to think more seriously about how to keep his base around come November.

What About Uncle Joe?

There’s the official Democrat Party nominee, Joe Biden. What’s he going to bring to the U.S. that is different?

Biden has given several broad and encompassing ideas he will support. But his plan’s details are nowhere to be seen: yet. Voters need (and are expecting) a list of specific objectives if the former Vice President is to win the election. He simply hasn’t been specific about details so far. Here’s some of what we’ve seen and heard:

There is much about America in 2020 that is head-spinning, and the latest is Joe Biden’s convention call for an “American moment. It’s a moment that calls for hope and light and love, hope for our future, light to see our way forward, and love for one another.”

Was that just a dig at Donald Trump, whom the Democrats seem to feel embodies all kinds of darkness? Perhaps.

The reference to an “American moment” and need to love one another could have referenced principles espoused by our founders in 1776: America’s exceptional experiment in individual liberty and self-governance comes from the idea that we are created equal, and that goodness naturally predominates in a culture based on the “Golden Rule” (love your neighbor as yourself).

But no. Sadly, the group of speeches at their convention make it clear that Democratic Party leaders do not see our nation as a beacon of light, and freedom. The common thread driving Biden and his party today stems from a belief that America, and Americans, are inescapably flawed, and that the introduction of slavery in 1619, not the principles espoused in 1776, or any progress since then, defines our national culture and character.

Driven by this dark vision of us and our nation, the Biden Democrats are consumed by passion for remaking America. The Biden ethic is this: despise your neighbor unless they are woke; change them — or make them pay for their sins. Our cities and our culture are in the grip of those who believe that love is measured by the intensity of one’s hatred for our nation as it is. They believe that destruction and violence are the paths to peace and justice.

But hate is never a measure of love.

So, we watch as the Democrats’ activist base, comprised of disappointed Bernie Bros, Justice Democrats, The Squad, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and random hard-left politicians — give free rein to self-righteous hatred. They destroy our communities while claiming moral superiority and think no one can see what is actually going on. Unfortunately, Biden’s Democratic Party is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of that left – despite the fact that he was nominated because he was supposedly a moderate.

The BLM organization has had enormous success this summer, specifically because Americans are, almost universally, NOT racist. Most of us believe that we are all equal, and skin color is no basis for differential law enforcement. This is reflected in our laws and it’s universally espoused from boardrooms to classrooms, from pulpits to sporting events. There is no institutional or cultural support for racism left in America. Decades of struggle have actually changed hearts and minds, which should be applauded.

Yet Democrats today assert that America is systemically racist. They argue that racism controls every aspect of American life — our economy, institutions, people, stores, arts organizations. They claim that no white person is not a racist.

And so we have seen every major cultural and economic institution confess their sinfulness and publicly pledge to be better in order to prove their desire for goodness. But that is not enough for BLM.

For example, the recent looting and destruction of stores in Chicago (or New York, or Minneapolis). It was followed by a BLM rally in support of looting as a right, and a first step toward “reparations.” You would think that a political party that wants to win the presidency would denounce this lawlessness and looting at its national convention. But the Democrats had nothing to say last week about the collapse of civil society in our cities, and the destruction of property and businesses often owned by Black proprietors.

Joe Biden spent three paragraphs of his acceptance speech discussing white supremacists and Nazis as if they are something more than a tiny fringe in our society. He falsely suggested that President Trump supports white supremacists and Nazis and tied the ugliness in Charlottesville three years ago to events this summer.

Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris spent much of her speech ranting about “systemic” racism, even to the point of saying it explains the death toll of COVID-19. So, it would have been too much to expect Biden to contradict her. Actually, her own personal experience contradicts what she has said: She is a woman of color who rose to the U.S. Senate, and now a national ticket – unlikely in a nation that was actually racist. Naturally, the media missed the contradiction.

Just as the Democratic mayors and governors have allowed the looting to continue, and leashed law enforcement that could have stopped it, so the national Democratic ticket failed to condemn violence in the streets, riots, and looting. We are left to wonder if they share the BLM view that the riots, and attacks on people and property, are justified.

The traditional, universal, and non-political view is that riots and looting are illegal and unacceptable violence, regardless of who the rioters are and what they use to justify their actions. It is tragic when a major American political party embraces mob violence for its own political ends. Sadly, that is exactly what Biden-Harris has done with their silence.

In November, Americans will decide whether we wish to be governed by those who believe America is systemically evil, or by those who believe America is fundamentally good. Should we elect those who believe their mission is to destroy our culture and change us radically? Or those who believe that the job of a president is to keep us safe, and enforce the law?

Why would we trust politicians with such a dark vision of us, who see us as fundamentally evil, to safeguard our people and our nation?

Summary

As Republicans conduct their convention, many questions are still on the minds of Americans about the candidates. Joe Biden has a 50-year record, much of which is bare of dramatic or significant actions in the U.S. Senate and as Vice President. Obviously, with satellite communication and such, easy access to videos and audios of speeches from the past, it’s impossible for either presidential or vice-presidential candidates to go unchallenged for things from their political pasts. Trump lived a dramatic life covered in dramatic style by the media.

Biden too has a career in front of cameras. Long before this formal campaign, the news world began to reveal things from past political speeches and rallies for Americans to use as fuel for their determination of who should represent the U.S. as President and Vice President.

It is no longer easy to cover negative statements or speeches from the past. Changing policies on specific topics are all codified in public records. I doubt either presidential or vice-presidential candidate will be successful in offering “new” ideas on particular issues when their historic political perspectives are easily obtained via the internet.

Americans are on the most part tech-savvy: that is Americans have the ability to (and most do) seek for and find facts. I’m certain this election will be decided based on the truth of what each candidate stands for as confirmed by the voters. This election more than any other will measure the desire of Americans to aggressively march toward a bigger and more controlling government or away from our current far-reaching D.C. bosses to a truly free government that acts as constitutionally structured by our forefathers. In that scenario, “We, the People” control our future. Presidents and Vice Presidents are merely the managers of OUR country.