Not So Fast

So the Republicans are happy that they have won a majority for the House of Representatives in the 2022 election. What happens if the election didn’t matter? The Republican majority is currently standing at 220 to 213. That’s a slim margin. What happens when the J6 committee refers House members for criminal prosecution? Reports are that they are considering exactly that for at least 5 Republicans. Here is how that can all change.

Let’s say that the J6 committee gets indictments on Kevin McCarthy, Scott Perry, and Andy Biggs. If those seats are vacant, the Governor of their state gets to name their replacement. That means the Democrat governors of California, Pennsylvania, and Arizona get to name the replacements for those seats. That right there places the House at 217-216. One more indictment, and the entire House swings. That would mean that both houses of Congress and the Whitehouse remain in Democrat hands. This could be why the left is fighting for Arizona’s Governorship so hard. EDITED TO ADD: So I got the process with replacing the Senate and House confused. It would be done with a special election, so they would have some serious fixing to do. I still don’t think that we have seen the end of 2022 election maneuvering. END EDIT

Granted, the Privilege from Arrest Clause, found in Article I, Section 6 of the U.S. Constitution, protects members of the U.S. legislature from being arrested “in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace” while Congress is in session. So what if the charges aren’t for refusing a committee subpoena? What if it is for breaching the peace on J6? Or for treason? There is some precedent for this. When the Confederate States’ representatives failed to show up for the Thirty-seventh Congress in March of 1861, the new Senate declared their seats vacant and omitted reading their names on the roll. None of them were expelled, the Senate simply declared their seats vacant and then replaced them.

So it came to pass that a resolution was put before the Senate on on July 10, 1861:

Whereas a conspiracy has been formed against the peace, union, and liberties of the people and Government of the United States; and in furtherance of such conspiracy a portion of the people of the States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas, have attempted to withdraw those States from the Union, and are now in arms against the Government; and whereas [the senators from those states] have failed to appear in their seats in the Senate and to aid the Government in this important crisis; and it is apparent to the Senate that said Senators are engaged in said conspiracy for the destruction of the Union and Government, or, with full knowledge of such conspiracy, have failed to advise the Government of its progress or aid in its suppression: Therefore,

Resolved, That the said Mason, Hunter, Clingman, Bragg, Chesnut, Nicholson, Sebastian, Mitchel, Hemphill, and Wigfall be, and they hereby are, each and all of them, expelled from the Senate of the United States.

On July 11, 1861, the Senate voted 32 to 10 to expel the ten senators. I don’t see why something similar couldn’t happen now, but I don’t pretend to understand all of the finer points of House rules. Still, it has been done before.

Or maybe I am wrong. I am just speculating that the left isn’t done screwing around. However, I don’t think that we have seen the end to the political maneuvering from the 2022 election.

Say Goodbye to Your Job & Your Country

According to Schumer, Americans aren’t reproducing fast enough to give us enough workers, so we need to grant full amnesty to all illegal immigrants.

By 2024, there will be 30 million more voters. They will vote for Democrats. How do I know this? Because of illegals voted for Republicans, you would be able to see the wall from space, and Schumer would have been the one to have it built.

I have said it before, and it bears repeating- The US has already had its last free and fair election. The US will no longer exist by 2030. We will be in a single party dictatorship by that point. It’s over. Call me black pilled, but I just can’t see any way forward at this point.

Propaganda Warfare

Back in June, I wrote about the Biden administration establishing a Ministry of Truth to police anyone online that would distribute facts that the government finds objectionable. This is one of the reasons why my server isn’t in the US. Anyway, the idea isn’t dead. A leaked document from DHS (pdf Alert) details how the Feds are going to police wrongthink and limit what people have to say. The Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Homeland Security is endeavoring to stop “dangerous” ideas from spreading on the internet. They claim that they won’t be preventing free speech, but I don’t trust that any further than I do a promise from Obama that I can keep my doctor.

The Global War on Terror has effectively ended. Terror won, in case you didn’t know. The US got its ass kicked, and the Afghanistan airlift proved that to the world. Anyway, all of those Federal Employees have to find something else to do in order to mark time and fulfill budgets until they can retire, so the war on freedom inconvenient facts disinformation is just the ticket. The Intercept reports:

Behind closed doors, and through pressure on private platforms, the U.S. government has used its power to try to shape online discourse. According to meeting minutes and other records appended to a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican who is also running for Senate, discussions have ranged from the scale and scope of government intervention in online discourse to the mechanics of streamlining takedown requests for false or intentionally misleading information.

That is why my server is in another country. In fact, tech companies including Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Discord, Wikipedia, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and Verizon Media meet on a monthly basis with the FBI, CISA, and other government representatives . The meetings between the private sector and government are for representatives of those government agencies to dictate how firms would handle what the government calls ‘misinformation’ being distributed over media- including social media.

Just months before the 2020 election, the FBI and other agencies met with large media companies to discuss how the election results would be reported. Why would you need to discuss them? Just report the results. The answer, of course, is that the results and their dissemination would have to be “handled” and “spun” so that the people would accept what they were being told.

During the March 2022 meeting, an FBI official warned that statements made on social media could undermine support for the U.S. government. According to senior executives from Twitter and JPMorgan Chase who were in attendance in that meeting, the FBI stressed that we need a media infrastructure that is held accountable. In other words, the FBI is attempting to turn our media, including social media, into official information outlets of the state.

The FBI even has a special portal that they use to “request” that Facebook censor or throttle certain statements or information. The DHS division that is in charge of managing this is called the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The CISA has an advisory committee that includes the former Twitter head of legal policy, trust, and safety- none other than Vijaya Gadde, who was fired this week by Elon Musk.

That committee drafted a report calling for the CISA to remake the “information ecosystem.” This would involve the CISA closely monitoring “social media platforms of all sizes, mainstream media, cable news, ‘hyper partisan’ media, talk radio and other online resources.” The committee made the case that the government needed to take steps to halt the “spread of false and misleading information,” with a focus on information that undermines “key democratic institutions, such as the courts, the financial system, or public health measures.”

When business and government merge in order to forward the aims of the government to control the population is Mussolini Fascism.

“The Fascist conception of life,” Mussolini wrote, “stresses the importance of the State and accepts the individual only in so far as his interests coincide with the State. It is opposed to classical liberalism [which] denied the State in the name of the individual; Fascism reasserts the rights of the State as expressing the real essence of the individual.” Sound familiar? To me, it sounds like the very platform of the Democrats today.

Gizmodo is getting onboard with this:

Gullible people eat up a gross diet of disinfo and loosely-factually-vetted, ideology-soaked infotainment, then run off to cause chaos in the real world. Who knows how bad things could get now with Elon on the loose

The odd thing about all of this is that the leftist media is screaming about how Donald Trump and Elon Musk are the ones spreading disinformation, but they aren’t the ones in charge of the government, now are they? The left is trying to insinuate that the appointees of Donald Trump are still in government and trying to sow disinformation, but I am not sure that anyone with half a brain thinks that DJT was ever in charge of the bureaucratic branches of the swamp.

The government is expanding its efforts to control the media. That same inspector general report details how the Customs and Border Protection determines whether information spread through social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are accurate. The report also lists how agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement determine whether social media accounts are bots or humans, and how the mayhem caused by bots affects behavior. The Secret Service has reportedly also expanded their purview to include disinformation.

Keep in mind that President Biden has said that MAGA Republicans are the enemy of the state, and now you see how the war on those who would oppose the left is proceeding. Be ready.

First Amendment

If the government pays a burglar to break into your house to see what you have, then the police use that evidence to arrest you, they have just violated your right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure.

If the government pays a private contractor to burn down your church, or throw you in prison, or even prevent you from publishing books, your rights have been violated. It doesn’t matter if a business did it, especially if they did it at the behest of the government. If the government and businesses work together to deprive their citizens of rights, that is fascism. In fact, that is EXACTLY what Mussolini did.

With all that being said, the Biden administration has passed a regulation that bans the sale or distribution of books written by certain people, and they are getting the world’s largest book seller to enforce it.

This is a clear violation of the First Amendment, and was even used as an example during oral arguments in the Heller case. It was Chief Justice Roberts who asked “Would it be constitutionally acceptable for a municipality to ban books as long as newspapers—a viable substitute source of expression—were still legal?” The answer is no, of course.

How far we have come since then.

Listen

Do you want to know what is coming here in the US? All you have to do is listen. On August 26, Biden told Democrats that, “The MAGA Republicans don’t just threaten our personal rights and economic security… They’re a threat to our very democracy. They refuse to accept the will of the people. Trump and the extreme MAGA Republicans have made their choice — to go backwards full of anger, violence, hate, and division. But we’ve chosen a different path forward, the future, unity, hope and optimism.”

Then, just last week, the White House Press Secretary said that anyone who doesn’t agree with Democrats is an extremist.

The President himself then sent this message out on social media.

The NY Times is comparing the American right to ISIS and the Taliban. The Times goes on to call the grievances of the right “either wild exaggerations or outright fantasies — antifa supersoldiers, totalitarian globalists, satanic pedophiles.”

Now word comes out just today that Hillary Clinton said 9/11 is a reminder US must ‘deal with extremism of any kind.’ Then the reporter asked Clinton, “All of America’s elected officials really genuinely put party aside and came together after those attacks. Would that be possible today?”

“Well, I hope that it will be, and I give President Biden a lot of credit for trying to continue to reach out to people while still sounding the alarm about the threats to our democracy,” Clinton responded.

So the party that spent the four years of the Trump presidency screaming ‘resist’ and ‘not my President’ while simultaneously doing all that they could to oppose Trump’s policies is, now that their party is in the Oval Office, demanding that the entire country fall in line behind the President.

That isn’t how this works. Still, Clinton went on: “So we are in a funny position, Dana, because there’s a small, but very vocal, very powerful, very determined minority who wants to impose their views on all the rest of us, and it’s time for everybody, regardless of party to say, ‘No, that’s not who we are as America.’”

It’s working. In a Reuters poll, most Americans polled see Trump supporters as being a threat to the country. Fifty-eight percent of respondents in the poll – including one in four Republicans – said Trump’s supporters are threatening America’s democratic foundations.

This is the sort of talk that you would expect in a country where a political power or a dictator is getting ready to purge people, is getting ready to ethnically cleanse people. This is not normal talk.

Professor William A Jacobson, Founder of the Website Legal Insurrection

It’s clear- they intend to eliminate what they are referring to as a “threat to democracy.” That threat is anyone who opposes them.

That threat to be eliminated is you.

It’s Political

Precedent. If you get two acts that were committed, but are declaring one to be illegal and the other not, you are being a political hypocrite unless you can articulate a reasonable explanation as to why one situation is fundamentally different than the other.

So Trump has records at his house that are left over from his Presidency. You claim that it is because he can’t keep anything from his time in the White House.

Then explain why it wasn’t a crime when Obama did the same thing, keeping tractor trailer loads of records from the White House, while shredding tens of thousands of documents.

”In a break from tradition, Barack Obama’s presidential library is actually opting out of any sort of relationship with the National Archives…Meanwhile gone with the wind are all scandals that took place when Obama was in the Oval Office. How did Obama get away with it? When you can go about fundamentally transforming America after bragging before the election that this was your intention, to get away with it and continue in private life to try to overturn the results of the 2016 election, you can get away with most anything. 

Or how about the time that Clinton kept records from when he was President. Judicial Watch actually sued over that one, and the court ruled that Presidents have the ability to rule certain records to be personal property, and are thus exempt from public records acts.

The case in question is titled Judicial Watch v. National Archives and Records Administration and it involved an effort by the conservative watchdog to compel the Archives to forcibly seize hours of audio recordings that Clinton made during his presidency with historian Taylor Branch.

Here is the important part:

But Jackson’s ruling — along with the Justice Department’s arguments that preceded it — made some other sweeping declarations that have more direct relevance to the FBI’s decision to seize handwritten notes and files Trump took with him to Mar-a-Lago. The most relevant is that a president’s discretion on what are personal vs. official records is far-reaching and solely his, as is his ability to declassify or destroy records at will.

To those who are all over the classification issue, both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama signed executive orders — which remain in force to this day — declaring that presidents have sweeping authority to declassify secrets and do not have to follow the mandatory declassification procedures all other government officials do.

So anyone who says otherwise, provide the reasons why these cases do not apply to Trump. The White House certainly can’t. That makes this political.

Dumber Army Follows Orders

The ASVAB is a test that is given to potential military enlistees. Many career counselors consider it to be one of the best occupational aptitude tests ever written. The test evaluates those taking it in various categories like Arithmetic, Assembling Objects, Auto & Shop, Electronics, Science, Mechanical Comprehension, and Language skills. Each branch of the military has a minimum score that a potential recruit must score in order to enlist. The Army’s minimum score is the lowest of all military branches at a 31.

There are too many potential Army enlistees who either can’t score a 31 or meet the basic physical requirements. So the Army has decided to begin offering remedial classes. This is a reflection on the general lowering of the quality of our Armed Forces. The left is only concerned with political reliability, and is busy cashiering everyone who shows even a remote rightward leaning.

So they are purging the military and staffing it with uneducated morons who are out of shape, have psychological problems, and will simply follow whatever orders they are given. That may include wiping out a small town that refuses to remain locked down or refuses to stop bitterly clinging to their guns, their Bibles, and their Constitution.