If you can steal an election why change the way people vote? However, if you do want freedom and fair elections this is a must read at https://tennesseeelectionintegrity.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/BMDs-are-not-good-012522.pdf
Unbelievably ‘The last two years have seen an unprecedented escalation in a decades-long war on the American past. But there are lots of logical flaws in attacking prior generations in U.S. history.
Critics assume their own judgmental generation is morally superior to those of the past. So, they use their own standards to condemn the mute dead who supposedly do not measure up to them.
Yet 21st-century critics rarely acknowledge their own present affluence and leisure owe much to history’s prior generations whose toil helped create their current comfort.
And what may future scolds say of the modern generation that saw over 60 million abortions since Roe v. Wade, even as fetal viability outside the womb continued to progress to ever earlier ages?
What will our grandchildren say of us who dumped on them over $30 trillion in national debt — much of it as borrowing for entitlements for ourselves?
What sort of society snoozes as record numbers of murders continue in 12 of its major cities? What is so civilized about defunding the police, endemic smash-and-grab thefts, and car jackings?
Was our media more responsible, professional, and learned in 1965 or 2021? Did Hollywood make more sophisticated and enjoyable films in 1954 or 2021? Was there less or more sportsmanship among professional athletes in 1990 or 2021?
Was it actually moral to discard the “content of our character” and “equal opportunity” principles of the prior Civil Rights movement of 60 years ago? Are their replacement fixations on the “color of our skin” and “equality of result” superior?
Would America have won World War II with the current labor participation rate of only six in 10 Americans working? Would our generation have brought all American troops home and quit World War I in fear of the deadly 1918 Spanish flu pandemic?
Are we proud that most standardized tests of student knowledge and achievement continue to decline, despite record investments in education?
Do we ever pause to consider that we enjoy our modern standard of living and security because we were once a meritocracy that quit judging our workforce by tribal affinities and ancient prejudices?
Our generation talks of infrastructure nonstop. But when was the last time it built anything comparable to the Hoover Dam, the interstate highway system, or the California Water Project — much less sent a man back to the moon or beyond?
If prior generations were so toxic, why do we continue to take for granted the moral and material world they bequeathed to us, from the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to our airports, freeways, and power plants? Did we ever defeat anything comparable to the Axis powers or Soviet communism?
We know the symptoms of the current epidemic of hating the past.
One is Orwellian renaming and statue-toppling. Historical revision often responds to puritanical mob frenzies rather than to democratic discussion and votes of relevant elected officials.
Where is the pantheon of woke heroes who will replace the toppled or defaced Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt?
Whose morality and achievement should instead be immortalized? Were the public and private lives of Che Guevara, Angela Davis, Malcolm X, Margaret Sanger, and Franklin D. Roosevelt without sin?
Racial fixations tend predictably in one direction. In good Confederate fashion, we lump all individuals who look alike into inexact collectives of “white,” “black,” or “brown” — often to stereotype the supposed evils of so-called white supremacy.
But if we go down that tribalist and simplistic road of caricatured oppressors and oppressed, will future generations tally up each group’s merits and demerits, to adjudicate the roles of millions of individuals in making America worse or better?
What standard would they use to judge our ignorant world of racial stereotyping — proportional representation in Nobel Prizes, philanthropy, scientific breakthroughs, or lasting art, music, and literature versus statistics on homicides, assault, divorce, and illegitimacy?
Immigration — when legal, diverse, measured, and often meritocratic — has been the great strength of America, as typified by industrious arrivals who chose to abandon their own homeland to risk new lives in a foreign United States.
But if America is so flawed and so irredeemable, why in fiscal year 2021 are nearly 2 million foreigners now crashing its borders — illegally, en masse, and intent on reaching a supposedly racist nation that is purportedly inferior to those they abandon?
According to the ancient brutal bargain, assimilation and integration grant the immigrant as much claim to America’s present and past as the native-born. But then shouldn’t the antithesis also be true?
Shouldn’t immigrants at least respect those of the past who created the very country they now so eagerly desire, and died in awful places from Valley Forge to Bastogne to preserve?
Never in history has such a mediocre, but self-important and ungracious generation owed so much, and yet expressed so little gratitude, to its now dead forebears.’https://pjmedia.com/columns/victor-davis-hanson/2021/12/30/the-ungracious-and-their-demonization-of-the-past-n1545429?utm_source=pjmedia&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&bcid=5a05e186fc85b30f55c28204f849862c04192d97b134e516f76782809875c086&recip=26169367
‘Under the criteria we have used to judge other countries, we have not met our own obligation for free and fair elections.
For decades, the United States has pressured former rogue nations that want to be taken seriously by telling them, “You must have fair and transparent elections. That is how you get taken seriously as a country. We would like to monitor your upcoming election.”
We tell them that U.S. observers will examine ballot security measures to ensure that ballots are going to citizens of their country and that each citizen is getting one and not multiple ballots.
We tell them that U.S. observers want to be at the ballot counting locations and that we want to see that representatives of all parties are able to observe the counting process.
And we tell them that we want to watch the reporting process from the central election authority so we can ensure that ballots are secured from the time they are counted to the time the results are reported.
Under the criteria we have used to judge other countries, we have not met our own obligation for free and fair elections in city after city that is run by left-wing socialist Democrats. That should bring a sense of outrage and shame to all Americans.
The State Department should say we will no longer send representatives to judge other countries because Democrats just proved we are incapable of upholding the standards we expect of other nations.
Time for Unity?
There is a growing chorus of commentators, Democrats, Biden campaign aides, and even some Republicans who were AWOL the last four years, saying to President Trump that it is time to stop the partisanship and bring the country together.
I understand why the left and its media allies say that. But hearing Republicans, such as Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, say that is infuriating. Do they not remember what happened four years ago?
The left spent the past four years refusing to accept the results of the 2016 elections!
Rather than help unify the country, it formed the “Resistance.” It screamed at the sky. It boycotted Trump’s inauguration. It rioted during the inauguration. It accused the president of being a traitor and a Russian asset. It impeached the president over a phone call.
Adam Schiff went on TV time and again and declared that the “evidence of collusion is in plain sight.” He never apologized for that lie and his part in the country never coming together these last four years.
And now they expect us to just fall in line?!’https://papundits.wordpress.com/2020/11/16/a-colossal-embarrassment/
One shouldn’t be surprised to see the political divide between the Jews in the USA and those in Israel when one considers Hitler had support of many Jews https://listverse.com/2017/01/03/top-10-nazi-collaborators-who-were-jews/.
Yet, to me ‘The dichotomy over the U.S. elections between Jews in America and Jews in Israel is stark and startling. While over 70% of U.S. Jews supported the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, almost 70% of Israeli Jews prefer the GOP incumbent, Donald Trump.
It is, of course, not hard to understand the Israeli position. After all, despite Trump’s sometimes unendearing personal demeanor, he has produced a long list of highly favorable policy decisions for Israel that began to fundamentally change the Middle East and the basic parameters of the Arab-Israeli conflict—including: Recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; moving the U.S. embassy to the city; defunding URWA (The United Nations Relief & Works Agency, which perpetuates the Palestinian-Arab refugee problem); cutting funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA); acknowledging the legality of Jewish communities in Judea-Samaria (aka “West Bank”); recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the strategically vital Golan Heights; and pulling out of the perilously defective Iran nuclear deal—imposing harsh sanctions on Tehran’s tyrannical theocracy, and driving its faltering economy to the brink of collapse.
On the other hand, fathoming U.S. Jewry animus to Trump is considerably more difficult. Indeed, putting aside for the moment Trump’s robust support for their kinfolk in the Jewish nation-state, one might have reasonably expected that many domestic policy initiatives launched by Trump would have been eagerly embraced by much of the U.S. Jewish community, who traditionally subscribe to Left-leaning liberal political views.
‘Palestinians, desperate for a Biden victory’
After all, Trump introduced prison reform, and brought unemployment to record lows for minorities. Likewise, he appointed the first woman ever to head the CIA, the second woman ever as Secretary of Homeland Security, and a woman to the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court. Despite fierce opposition from large drug manufacturers, he has pushed for lower prices for prescription drugs, signing several executive orders towards this goal.
All of these should have militated toward drawing greater support from the wider Jewish electorate. Nonetheless, the overwhelming majority of U.S. Jews chose to adhere to their almost Pavlovian anti-GOP knee-jerk reaction.
But it is in the field of foreign relations that U.S. Jewish backing of a Biden presidency bodes particularly ill. For while the Trump administration was prepared to confront Israel’s principal enemies with firm resolve, it appears that a Biden administration leans towards charting a course that would be far more considerate of Israel’s foes—and far more compliant in meeting their demands.
Indeed, one election day headline proclaimed “Palestinians, desperate for a Biden victory, hold their breath as America votes”
In similar vein the New York Times wrote: “The Palestinians are counting on a Trump defeat…They don’t even want to think about Plan B… Isolated diplomatically and running out of money… the Palestinians are looking to Tuesday’s election more desperate than ever for a change in Washington.”’https://worldisraelnews.com/analysis-us-and-israeli-jews-deeply-divided-on-life-and-death-issues/
Sleepy Joe isn’t dead yet but many of those who voted for him are!
‘President Donald Trump’s campaign on late Wednesday highlighted several alleged cases of deceased people voting during last week’s presidential election in the key state of Pennsylvania.
“Voter records show someone used the identity of John H. Granahan of Allentown, Pennsylvania to vote in the recent election, even though Granahan died in May 2019,” the campaign said. “The Dusckas Martin Funeral Home and Crematory ran an obituary of Granahan’s death when he passed away.”
The campaign noted that Judy Presto of Southpark, Pennsylvania, died in 2013, adding that “someone registered her to vote in September 2020 and cast a ballot under her name in last week’s election.” It also included an obituary of Presto published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at the time.
“Elizabeth Bartman of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania is shown as having registered to vote in September 2020 and cast a ballot in last week’s election, even though she died in 2008,” Trump’s campaign also said. Her obituary was published by the Philadelphia Inquirer 12 years ago.
The office of Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State hasn’t yet responded to a request for comment as of Thursday morning and has not issued a public response to the campaign’s latest claims in other news outlets.’https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-campaign-highlights-alleged-dead-voters-casting-ballots-in-pennsylvania_3576263.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2020-11-12-2
Sleepy Joe and the President in waiting, Harris, have a BIG agenda if they win the 2020 election. The seven points of Sleepy Joe’s agenda are ‘Amnesty for illegal immigrants, taxpayer funding for abortions, and a transition from using oil for energy were key to former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign for the White House.
Biden laid out many policy proposals during his campaign to unseat President Donald Trump, which major media outlets called in the Democratic challenger’s favor Saturday even as ballot counting and litigation continued.
“Now that the campaign is over, what is the people’s will? What is our mandate?” Biden said in what was billed as a victory speech Saturday night in Wilmington, Delaware, adding:
I believe it is this: Americans have called on us to marshal the forces of decency and the forces of fairness. To marshal the forces of science and the forces of hope in the great battles of our time.
The battle to control the virus. The battle to build prosperity. The battle to secure your family’s health care. The battle to achieve racial justice and root out systemic racism in this country.
Implementing is always tougher than promising, and Biden appears not to have brought along a Democratic majority in the Senate on his way to the White House, although the chamber’s final makeup awaits two run-off elections in Georgia on Jan. 5. Democrats will remain in control of the House, although by a narrower margin as Republicans made gains.
Even with a narrow win, though, Biden likely will push his campaign agenda. Here’s a look at some of those policies.
1. Taxpayer-Funded Abortion
Early in his campaign, during the summer of 2019, Biden vowed to do away with the Hyde Amendment, a law that prevents Medicaid funds from being used to pay for most abortions. It’s a law Biden previously supported.
The law is named for the late Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill.
Past presidents and members of Congress, regardless of their stance on abortion, have supported the Hyde Amendment.
Only in 2016 did the Democratic National Convention platform call for an end to the Hyde Amendment.
2. Amnesty, No More Wall Funding
Biden has a broad immigration agenda that is quite different from Trump’s.
Potentially the biggest reversal from the Trump administration is ending the national emergency that Trump declared in early 2019 to use Defense Department dollars to pay for construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Biden also said he wants to secure the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, which protects illegal immigrants who first entered the United States as minors from being deported.
The Trump administration attempted to reverse former President Barack Obama’s executive action creating DACA, but the Supreme Court intervened and stopped him on technical grounds.
Biden also said he would rescind the Trump administration’s “extreme vetting” of travelers from several majority-Muslim countries in the Middle East seen as terrorism risks.
Biden’s campaign also called for a “road map to citizenship for the nearly 11 million people” in the United States illegally.
3. COVID-19 Board
During the campaign, Biden said he wants to set up a Pandemic Testing Board modeled after the War Production Board that President Franklin Roosevelt established during World War II.
The campaign plan says the board would run a national effort to provide diagnostic and antibody tests for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus; coordinate distribution to every state; identify testing sites and provide sufficient training personnel; ensure adequate lab capacity and swift reporting of results; and provide clear guidance on who needs a test.
In his speech Saturday night, Biden said he would name “a group of leading scientists and experts” on Monday as transition advisers to help turn the campaign’s COVID-19 plan into “an action blueprint” to implement Jan. 20, which is Inauguration Day.
“We cannot repair the economy, restore our vitality, or relish life’s most precious moments—hugging a grandchild, birthdays, weddings, graduations, all the moments that matter most to us—until we get this virus under control,” Biden said.
“I will spare no effort—or commitment—to turn this pandemic around,” he said.
The Biden campaign said the Pandemic Testing Board should have members from the public and private sectors as well as state and local leaders.
4. Green Economy
Biden did not endorse the “Green New Deal” supported by the far-left wing of the Democratic Party, but has backed elements of alternative energy and talked about phasing out the use of oil and gas.
He also has gone back and forth about whether he would eliminate the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to find oil and natural gas.
Biden’s campaign called for a “modern infrastructure and an equitable, clean energy future” that would focus on using green energy with “sustainable infrastructure.”
His campaign said this was necessary to meet the “climate crisis” and build a clean energy economy, as well as to address “environmental injustice” and create what the Democratic nominee called millions of good-paying union jobs.
5. ‘Bidencare’ and a Public Option
In the second debate with Trump, Biden referred to his health care plan as “Bidencare.” The idea essentially is to build on Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act, by adding a public option.
This would be short of the “Medicare for All” proposal backed by the left wing of the Democratic Party, but would put government in charge of a health insurance plan that would compete with the private market.
Biden said the public option, in which the government would subsidize cheaper insurance plans, would reduce costs for patients by negotiating lower prices from hospitals and other health care providers.
That plan, as described by the Biden campaign, would ensure that individuals in states where Medicaid wasn’t expanded would have access to the public option. The plan also would ensure that states where Medicaid was expanded could move that population to the public option.
6. ‘Free’ College
Biden has called for providing two years of community college for “free.”
This initiative would include illegal immigrants who came to the United States as minors, a demographic frequently called “Dreamers.” It would extend to individuals in job-training programs.
Biden also said he wants to make public colleges and universities free for students who come from families with an annual income below $125,000.
Biden adopted the proposal from a primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who sponsored the College for All Act of 2017.
7. Equality Act
Biden said he would push for passage of the Equality Act for transgender Americans during his first 100 days in office.
Already passed by the Democrat-controlled House, the law would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Many conservatives are concerned that the move would threaten Americans’ religious liberty and privacy—particularly faith-based charities.
“The plan, which would require America’s institutions to ‘enforce [LGBT] rights,’ would be harmful to religious liberty and to the rights of women, parents, and children,” wrote Andrea Jones and Alex Richey for The Daily Signal earlier this year.’https://papundits.wordpress.com/2020/11/10/7-big-items-on-bidens-white-house-agenda/
“We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed. The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor. In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process. Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.
“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated. The American People are entitled to an honest election: that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots. This is the only way to ensure the public has full confidence in our election. It remains shocking that the Biden campaign refuses to agree with this basic principle and wants ballots counted even if they are fraudulent, manufactured, or cast by ineligible or deceased voters. Only a party engaged in wrongdoing would unlawfully keep observers out of the count room – and then fight in court to block their access.
“So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.”
– President Donald J. Trump’ https://www.donaldjtrump.com/media/statement-from-president-donald-j.-trump/
Here, in regional New South Wales, Australia we are able to now watch for free, yes for free, what the leftist loonies call Sky after dark. Sky at night includes Peta Credlin, Alan Jones, Paul Murray, Andrew Bolt and once per week Gary Hardgrave. Sky of course is a Murdoch enterprise and to the leftist loonies it is anathema but to the conservative it is fresh air for conservative views and news against the other stations which are unashamedly waaay left of center .
It could also be said concerning these Marxist/Communist leaning irreligious leftist loonies ‘…Rupert Murdoch truly is an, if not the, Antichrist. He has been so before Trump and is likely to be so after Trump is gone. This is one of the great political constants of the last four decades across much of the English-speaking world.
That Murdoch has “extremely polarised” our politics, or that he has “poisoned” our media, is really a shorthand for “he has dared to provide an alternative view” for that part of the electorate that is instinctively not left-wing. More so than any other media owners (most of them by now in any case gone, like Conrad Black), Murdoch has successfully worked to fill this rather big niche in the market.
Today, he and his media empire are the only thing standing in the way of the total monopolistic domination of the English-language media by the left-wing Public-Private Partnership of state-run and funded and various supported privatemedia outlets. That’s why the left hates him – if not for Murdoch, left-wing voices would be the only ones heard and read by the hundreds of millions of people in the United States, Great Britain and Australia.
The post-Marx, Gramscian/Frankfurt School left has seen the path to political power leading through the gradual take-over of the “commanding heights” of cultural production – if you can influence and control what people are taught, what they see, hear and read, what they feel and what they think, you will get your hands on the levers of power in a surer (and more peaceful) way than through a revolution and take-over of the means of production. This is in a way the reversal of classical Marxism where the economic power arrangements shape the culture of the people; for the new, cultural left, those who control the culture will in time hold the economic and political power too. This is not a conspiracy, just an ideological outlook that explains why our contemporary culture, education and the media overwhelmingly skew to the left.
But Rupert Murdoch remains a giant steaming Australian turd on the banquet table of the modern left.
Look at the United States. Of the biggest circulation daily newspapers, only two can be considered to the right of centre – “New York Post” and “The Wall Street Journal”, though the later more in its opinion pages than news reporting. Both are owned by Murdoch. The rest of the field offers various shades of conventional left. In 2016, only six newspapers endorsed Donald Trump (granted, a rather unconventional GOP candidate) for president, including such giants of print industry as “St. Joseph News-Press”, “Santa Barbara News-Press”, “The Waxahachie Daily Light”, Hillsboro’s “Times-Gazette”, “The Antelope Valley Press”, and (for a change in pace) “Las Vegas Review-Journal”. You get the drift. News and popular interest and lifestyle magazines – anything from “Time” to “Vanity Fair” — skews even more decisively to the left. On the small screen, Fox stands alone versus all the major free-to-air and cable channels. Radio is the only mass medium with a significant right-of-centre presence, talk radio having been an oasis of voices other than the progressive mainstream for at least 30 years now.
In Great Britain, Murdoch owns the tabloid “Sun” and the respectable “Times”. The former is actually pretty ecumenical both in reporting and in opinion. The only other major British daily more unequivocally associated with the right, “The Telegraph”, is not owned by Murdoch, which makes it a significant outlier in the English-speaking world. Murdoch’s Sky is the only counterbalance to the progressive bias on the silver screen, led, of course, by the taxpayer-funded BBC empire.
Australia is a newspaper outlier. This is where Murdoch’s media empire has started and this is where Murdoch owns just over half of daily newspapers, altogether accounting for about 70 per cent of the total circulation. The others, including the Nine newspapers, correspondingly lean to the left. If Australians at least have a better than elsewhere choice in print media, the television is pretty uniformly non-right, nowhere more so than at the state-owned (read: taxpayer-funded, left-run) ABC. As an alternative to it all there is only Sky, which as a subscriber-only service has a smaller reach compared to the free-to-air channels. Then there’s the trust-fund kids of The Guardian Australia, the abuse of union superannuation funds that is The New Daily, the left-wing Melbourne millionaires’ playthings such as The Monthly and the Saturday Paper and Crikey and that symbol of so much that is wrong with our universities, The Conversation.
Take away Murdoch then, and you have the mainstream media almost completely devoid of voices other than the conventional left-wing perspective in opinion and the crusading, politicised, biased reporting in the news. The alternative provided by most (but certainly not all) Murdoch’s outlets means that the progressive “education” of the population cannot be successfully concluded. As the popular observation goes, the left loves diversity in everything except opinion. The progressive utopia looks like United Colors of Benneton all singing from one catalogue. That we’re not there yet, despite the ginormous effort by the left, is largely due to Murdoch.
No wonder the left hates him so much. But he is 89 (though if it’s true you’re only as old as the woman you feel, thanks to Jerry Hall, he’s only 64). His children are no ideological warriors; they range from safely conventional to conventionally left-leaning.
So let’s enjoy Rupert while we still can – after he’s gone there is no one person to replace him in his role as the lone counter-point to the left’s domination of the media. We will need an army of Ruperts instead to stand athwart the narrative and call the bull…. And we better start planning for it soon.’https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/10/rupert-murdoch-doesnt-dominate-our-media-he-stands-in-the-way-of-total-left-control-hence-the-hate-campaign/