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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Transcript: Real Story of Thanksgiving by Rush Limbaugh

Posted by Douglas V. Gibbs
AuthorSpeakerInstructorRadio Host

The REAL STORY OF THANKSGIVING by Rush Limbaugh

"Well, let's allow our real undoctored American history lesson to unfold further. If our schools and the media have twisted the historical record when it comes to Columbus, they have obliterated the contributions of America's earliest permanent settlers, the Pilgrims. Why? Because they were a people inspired by profound religious beliefs to overcome incredible odds. Today, public schools are simply not teaching how important the religious dimension was in shaping our history and our nation's character. Whether teachers are just uncomfortable with this material or whether there's been a concerted effort to cover up the truth, the results are the same. Kids are no longer learning enough to understand and appreciate how and why America was created.

"The story of the Pilgrims begins in the early part of the seventeenth century The Church of England under King James I was persecuting anyone and everyone who did not recognize its absolute civil and spiritual authority. Those who challenged ecclesiastical authority and those who believed strongly in freedom of worship were hunted down, imprisoned, and sometimes executed for their beliefs. A group of separatists first fled to Holland and established a community. After eleven years, about forty of them agreed to make a perilous journey to the New World, where they would certainly face hardships, but could live and worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences. On August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set sail. It carried a total of 102 passengers, including forty Pilgrims led by William Bradford. On the journey, Bradford set up an agreement, a contract, that established just and equal laws for all members of the new community, irrespective of their religious beliefs. Where did the revolutionary ideas expressed in the Mayflower Compact come from? From the Bible.

"The Pilgrims were a people completely steeped in the lessons of the Old and New Testaments. They looked to the ancient Israelites for their example. And, because of the biblical precedents set forth in Scripture, they never doubted that their experiment would work. But this was no pleasure cruise, friends. The journey to the New World was a long and arduous one. And when the Pilgrims landed in New England in November, they found, according to Bradford's detailed journal, a cold, barren, desolate wilderness. There were no friends to greet them, he wrote. There were no houses to shelter them. There were no inns where they could refresh themselves. And the sacrifice they had made for freedom was just beginning. During the first winter, half the Pilgrims – including Bradford's own wife – died of either starvation, sickness or exposure. When spring finally came, Indians taught the settlers how to plant corn, fish for cod and skin beavers for coats. Life improved for the Pilgrims, but they did not yet prosper!

"This is important to understand because this is where modern American history lessons often end. Thanksgiving is actually explained in some textbooks as a holiday for which the Pilgrims gave thanks to the Indians for saving their lives, rather than as a devout expression of gratitude grounded in the tradition of both the Old and New Testaments. Here is the part that has been omitted: The original contract the Pilgrims had entered into with their merchant-sponsors in London called for everything they produced to go into a common store, and each member of the community was entitled to one common share. All of the land they cleared and the houses they built belong to the community as well. Bradford, who had become the new governor of the colony, recognized that this form of collectivism was as costly and destructive to the Pilgrims as that first harsh winter, which had taken so many lives.

"He decided to take bold action. Bradford assigned a plot of land to each family to work and manage, thus turning loose the power of the marketplace. That's right. Long before Karl Marx was even born, the Pilgrims had discovered and experimented with what could only be described as socialism. And what happened? It didn't work! Surprise, surprise, huh? What Bradford and his community found was that the most creative and industrious people had no incentive to work any harder than anyone else, unless they could utilize the power of personal motivation! But while most of the rest of the world has been experimenting with socialism for well over a hundred years – trying to refine it, perfect it, and re-invent it – the Pilgrims decided early on to scrap it permanently. What Bradford wrote about this social experiment should be in every schoolchild's history lesson if it were, we might prevent much needless suffering in the future."

Now, I'm going to cease and desist at this point because I don't want to get started and have to interrupt myself for a commercial break with the passage from Bradford in his journal about the decision to scrap socialism, this common share business, and he turned everybody loose, and this new social experiment, forerunner to capitalism, is profoundly detailed in his journal.

Here now, in its entirety, the William Bradford journal, what he wrote about the social experiment after abandoning what essentially was socialism shortly after the Pilgrims had arrived in the United States or in the new world:

"'The experience that we had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years...that by taking away property, and bringing community into a common wealth, would make them happy and flourishing – as if they were wiser than God,' Bradford wrote. 'For this community [so far as it was] was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort. For young men that were most able and fit for labor and service did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men's wives and children without any recompense...that was thought injustice.' Do you hear what he was saying, ladies and gentlemen? The Pilgrims found that people could not be expected to do their best work without incentive. So what did Bradford's community try next? They un-harnessed the power of good old free enterprise by invoking the under girding capitalistic principle of private property. Every family was assigned its own plot of land to work and permitted to market its own crops and products.'"

Not just use themselves and not just send to a common store but they could market. They could grow as much, they could sell it for what they could get for it, and the incentive was clear to do as much as possible on both sides. "And what was the result? 'This had very good success,' wrote Bradford, 'for it made all hands industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been.' Bradford doesn't sound like much of a Clintonite, does he? Is it possible that supply-side economics could have existed before the 1980s? Yes. Read the story of Joseph and Pharaoh in Genesis 41. Following Joseph's suggestion (Gen 41:34), Pharaoh reduced the tax on Egyptians to 20% during the 'seven years of plenty' and the 'Earth brought forth in heaps.' (Gen. 41:47) In no time, the Pilgrims found they had more food than they could eat themselves. So they set up trading posts and exchanged goods with the Indians. The profits allowed them to pay off their debts to the merchants in London. And the success and prosperity of the Plymouth settlement attracted more Europeans and began what came to be known as the 'Great Puritan Migration.' Now, let me ask you: Have you read this history before? Is this lesson being taught to your children today? If not, why not? Can you think of a more important lesson one could derive from the Pilgrim experience?

"Guess what? There's even more that is being deliberately withheld from our modern textbooks. For example, one of those attracted to the new world by the success of Plymouth was Thomas Hooker. Thomas Hooker established his own community in Connecticut, the first full-fledged constitutional community, perhaps the most free society the world had ever known. Hooker's community was governed by the fundamental orders of Connecticut, which established strict limits on the powers of government. So revolutionary and successful was this idea that Massachusetts was inspired to adopt its body of liberties. The body of liberties included ninety-eight separate protections of individual rights, including no taxation without representation, due process of law, trial by a jury of peers, and prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment. Now, those no doubt sound familiar to you and they should because these are ideas and concepts that led directly to the U.S. Constitution and the U.S. Bill of Rights."

"Nevertheless, the Pilgrims and the Puritans of early New England are often vilified today as witch burners and portrayed as simpletons. But to the contrary, it was their commitment to pluralism and free worship that led to these ideals being incorporated into American history, and our history books purposely conceal the fact that these notions were developed by communities of devout Christians who studied the Bible and found that it prescribes limited representative government and free enterprise as the best political and economic systems. Now, there's only one word for this, folks. It's censorship. There was a time when every schoolchild did learn these basic lessons of the American culture. Now these truths are being and have been systematically expunged from history books in favor of liberal social studies clap trap," and the chapter goes on. "This brings us to our Founding Fathers, the geniuses who crafted the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

"These were men who shook up the entire world by proclaiming the idea that people had certain God-given freedoms and rights and that the government's only reason to exist was to protect those freedoms and rights from both internal and external forces -- and that simple, yet brilliant, insight has been all but lost today in liberalism's relentless march toward bigger, more powerful, more intrusive government," and that's why I wanted to add to the reading today the George Washington First Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789. Thanksgiving was about thanking God for bounty and freedom and opportunity and blessings. Thanksgiving is a time we celebrate the Pilgrims realizing the best way to enjoy prosperity in a new world that was foreign to them. Yes, there was cooperation with the Indians and, yes, the Indians did extend the handshake of freedom when we arrived by teaching the Pilgrims how to farm and so forth, but after that, all the bounty that was created by the first settlers were shared with the Indians.

There was no wiping them out. There was no infiltration. There was no introduction of various diseases and -isms like environmental wackoism or sexism or racism or any of this, as have been attached in recent multicultural curricula to the so-called white Europeans who invaded this pristine land and destroyed the goodness and the oneness that the Indians enjoyed with this land. That's what's being taught today. What is not being taught today is the devotion to God that these people had, but the failure of a socialist compact to adequately provide for the residents of the first colony and how William Bradford himself saw it was failing almost from the outset and devised a new compact which was basically capitalism and unfettered competition, and incentive, and then it was Katie bar the door. All of these things are part of the original Thanksgiving, and even when I go back and remember my days in school, I was not taught this. I was not taught the involvement and the references to God.

I was not taught that the Pilgrims had all this bounty after awhile and shared it with the Indians. It was quite the opposite. The purpose of teaching Thanksgiving when I was a kid was to tell all of us just how wonderful the Indians were and how well they treated us when we arrived because we were basically inept and incompetent. I enjoy passing this story along every Thanksgiving because we've been doing it here since I published and wrote the book, and the book is actually 1993. It came out in November of '93. By the end of the year, it had sold two million copies, and since then, I guess this is our 11th year now of reading the real story of Thanksgiving, and it always reaches new people. Every year we do it, people who have never heard it before are amazed. Now, if I was able to find it and get the true story, it's out there, but it's not in conventional history textbooks that you'll find in many of the public schools.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Trump Pardons General Flynn

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

 President Trump on Wednesday pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, bringing to an end a tumultuous four-year criminal case that felled the three-star general before prosecutors admitted they had wrongly pursued his case. 

https://noqreport.com/2020/11/25/breaking-general-michael-flynn-pardoned-by-president-trump/

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Glenn Beck Says What We Are All Thinking

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

 Corruption.  Lies.  Criminal Activity.  Why isn't anyone in jail yet?

"I've Had It!  I've Had Enough!"


-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Sidney Powell: “Overwhelming Evidence” of “Blatant” Fraud

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

 Sidney Powell on Lou Dobbs, Fox Business News



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Patrick Byrne: 2020 Election was 100% Rigged

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host







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Analysis Exposes Unusual Trends in Vote Count, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

 For full analysis: https://votepatternanalysis.substack.com/p/voting-anomalies-2020

Highlights:

The four vote updates in question are: 

  1. An update in Michigan listed as of 6:31AM Eastern Time on November 4th, 2020, which shows 141,258 votes for Joe Biden and 5,968 votes for Donald Trump

  2. An update in Wisconsin listed as 3:42AM Central Time on November 4th, 2020, which shows 143,379 votes for Joe Biden and 25,163 votes for Donald Trump

  3. A vote update in Georgia listed at 1:34AM Eastern Time on November 4th, 2020, which shows 136,155 votes for Joe Biden and 29,115 votes for Donald Trump

  4. An update in Michigan listed as of 3:50AM Eastern Time on November 4th, 2020, which shows 54,497 votes for Joe Biden and 4,718 votes for Donald Trump

This report predicts what these vote updates would have looked like, had they followed the same pattern as the vast majority of the 8,950 others. We find that the extents of the respective anomalies here are more than the margin of victory in all three states — Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia — which collectively represent forty-two electoral votes.

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Late on Election Night 2020, President Donald J. Trump had a lead of around 100,000 votes in Wisconsin, a lead of around 300,000 votes in Michigan, and a lead of around 700,000 votes in Pennsylvania. Back-of-the-envelope calculations showed that in order to overtake President Trump, Joe Biden would have to substantially improve his performance in the remaining precincts — many of which were in heavily blue areas like Detroit, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia. 

On Election Night, conflicting news reports came in that various precincts were stopping their count for the evening, sending election officials home, or re-starting their counts. There remains a large amount of confusion to this day about the extent to which various precincts stopped counting, as well as the extent to which any state election laws or rules were broken by sending election officials home prematurely. Whatever the case is, various precincts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania continued to report numbers throughout the night. 

By the early hours of the following morning, Wisconsin had flipped blue, as did Michigan soon after. A few days later, Georgia and Pennsylvania followed suit. Given the uncertain context, many American observers and commentators were immediately uncomfortable or skeptical of these trends. 

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The basic intuition is: big margins are one thing, and so are super-skewed results, but it’s weird to have them both at the same time, as they generally become inversely related as either value increases.

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FrontPageMag: Why Trump Will Win

Posted by Douglas V. Gibbs, Political Pistachio

Please visit FrontPageMag the following is copied from FrontPageMag, in part.  Go to the site for the full article.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/11/why-trump-will-win-joseph-hippolito/

President Donald Trump proclaimed, "We got 'em all" or "We have it all!" In the coming weeks -- if not days -- Americans will find out specifically what he means.

Lawyer Sidney Powell is providing a preview. Powell, who apparently had been helping Trump's legal team prepare a case against alleged election fraud, told Howie Carr, a conservative radio host in Boston, on Friday:

"We've got a number of smoking guns -- and we may have to get witness protection for some of them. We have a lot of extremely solid evidence. It's beyond impressive and absolutely terrifying."

Among those smoking guns:

-- Hillary Clinton used fraud to steal California's Democratic Presidential primary four years ago from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. "When people told him about it," Powell said, "instead of exposing it, he sold out."

-- An employee of the Defense Department, in a conference call that included Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, told government officials how to commit sabotage in their respective offices. "There were a couple of hundred people on that call," Powell said.

-- China, Iran, Serbia and Liechtenstein played key roles in interfering with the Presidential election.

On Saturday night in an interview with Newsmax, Powell mentioned:

-- Each Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania received 35,000 extra votes. "I would be willing to bet it happened everywhere," Powell said.

-- States recalibrated voting machines after deadlines for modification passed.

-- Machines awarded a value of 1.25 for each vote former Vice President Joe Biden received but calculated every Trump vote at only .75. "You can see the reports of fractional numbers for the votes." Powell said.

-- A former Venezuelan military officer who helped develop the machines testified they could be manipulated. "He knew as soon as the machines were turned off in those key states," Powell said, that massive support for Trump "had broken the algorithm that had been programmed. So they had to stop counting and backfill the vote with fraudulent mail-in ballots or whatever means they used."

This same officer, Powell told Fox's Lou Dobbs on Nov. 16, "was personally in briefings when all of this was discussed and planned, beginning with Hugo Chavez, how it was designed there and then saw it happening in this country." (Emphasis added)

Powell -- who filed a lawsuit challenging Georgia's tabulation Wednesday -- continues to receive severe criticism and ridicule, even accusations of lying. But Powell is subject to the same laws against libel and slander as any other American.

If her assertions against Clinton, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez, for starters, were found to show malicious disregard for the truth, an ensuing conviction would destroy her reputation and career.

"Sidney Powell is a serious lawyer. She is not going to make a false claim. Period," said Larry Johnson, a counter-terrorism specialist who spent four years in the State Department and 22 years devising anti-terrorism exercises for military special operations.

Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani, one if Trump's main attorneys, issued this statement Sunday:

"Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.”

Powell corroborated that release with her own:

"I agree with the campaign's statement that I am not part of the campaign's legal team. I never signed a retainer agreement or sent the President or the campaign a bill for my expenses or fees.

“My intent has always been to expose all the fraud I could find and let the chips fall where they may -- whether it be upon Republicans or Democrats."

Trump's team is filing civil cases. Powell approaches the allegations of electoral fraud as a criminal matter.

"We're pursuing two different theories," Giuliani told Dobbs on Monday night. Trump's team is concentrating on "misconduct of the election by state officials in at least five or six different states" involving "the deprivation of Constitutional rights for the President," Giuliani said.

So how does Powell know what she knows? As she told Dobbs, "I'm going to release the Kraken."

In this case, "Kraken" is not a mythical sea monster but a program the CIA and Defense Department use to get information about the nation's enemies by hacking computers and cellphones.

The program includes various forms of malware, such as viruses, Trojan horses and remote-control systems -- and even was used against ostensible allies.

In 2017, WikiLeaks released numerous CIA documents detailing "Kraken." They included orders to spy on all major candidates in France's 2012 presidential election, including the incumbent at the time, Nicholas Sarkozy. "Kraken" would provide information on each party's election strategy and each candidate's private conferences and ability to influence political decisions.

The CIA uses another program in conjunction with "Kraken," called "Hammer" (or "Hamr" in the files WikiLeaks released), which Powell referenced. "Hamr" spies on protected networks without being detected.

Numerous plugins accompany "Hamr" to enhance its effectiveness. One, "AngerManagement," targets Android devices. Another, "WildTurkey," tests and refines its capabilities.

If WikiLeaks made CIA documents available to the public, Powell surely could access them and use specialists to translate the code and jargon.

After Powell spoke with Dobbs, reports began circulating about an American military operation conducted to take servers in Germany. At first, many thought the servers belonged to two election technology firms, Dominion and Scytl. Dominion -- founded by Venezuelans -- manufactured the questionable voting machines used in this month's election.

But those servers apparently belong to the CIA, which has a field office in Frankfurt. The State Department also operates a consulate in that city.

"The U.S. military has full authority to do this because any CIA activity in the European theater is being conducted using military cover," Johnson said. "In other words, CIA officers would be identified to the German government (and anyone else asking) as military employees or consultants.

"Such an operation would have been carried out with U.S. law enforcement present to take custody of the evidence. That means that the evidence will be under the control of the Department of Justice through U.S. Attorneys and can be used in court or other judicial proceedings."

Neither CIA Director Gina Haspel nor FBI Director Christopher Wray knew about the operation, Johnson added.

Since Dominion owns servers in Germany and Scytl operates them in Spain -- servers that received raw election data -- "Kraken" could be used to manipulate that data.

If Powell does not represent Trump directly, she works in tandem with his legal team. If so, Trump would have the authority to declassify any information Powell could use.

Such a scenario would explain these comments Powell made to Carr:

"You have to realize how many forces -- including many in the government -- have benefited from this system. They knew it worked the way it worked, and they used it to install the people they wanted to install in particular offices.

"I think the fraud in the election goes much farther than the president. I think they did it to any particularly strong Republican candidate this time around."


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Republic Broadcasting Network interview Douglas V. Gibbs, Kamala Harris lawsuit, ineligibility Natural Born Citizen

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

 Did you miss the interview I had with Mark Anderson on Republic Broadcast Network about the Constitution Association's lawsuit against Kamala Harris for her being ineligible for office?

Podcasted here: https://www.republicbroadcastingarchives.org/stop-the-presses-with-mark-anderson-11-23-20/ 


-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Monday, November 23, 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Radio Guest, two shows, Douglas V. Gibbs, Constitution Guy

 

Two Radio Programs have requested Doug as a guest, this week...
During this time of great deception and uncertainty, questions about the U.S. Constitution have become common.
The questions at hand for these two radio programs requesting my presence as a guest are:

a: The Electoral College
b: The Eligibility of Kamala Harris for office
Monday, Noon Pacific: Mark Anderson of the Republic Broadcasting Network.
Mark is a journalist who often spends time in Washington D.C. covering national news. His program, Stop the Presses, is a hard-hitting political program, and he has asked me to be on board, along with George Rombach (Treasurer of the Constitution Association and author of the petition regarding the Kamala Harris lawsuit our organization is filing regarding her ineligibility to be Vice President or President of the United States) to discuss the effort to prove Kamala Harris is not a natural born citizen. Tune in at noon Pacific on Monday, November 23, online at https://www.republicbroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, 10:00 AM Pacific: Dave Levine of the Dave Levine Show on KMET 1490-AMDave is a longtime friend of mine in the radio industry. Our friendship goes back to our days on KCAA a decade ago. Now, with what is going on in the 2020 presidential election, he wants me on his program to discuss the Electoral College. If you are not in the Pass Area, you can listen online at www.kmet1490AM.com. I have a feeling the case regarding Kamala Harris' eligibility will come up in the conversation, and I will have my colleague, George Rombach, from the Constitution Association at the ready should he need to join the conversation. Tune in at 10:06 AM on Wednesday, November 25, on your radio dial at 1490-AM in the Pass Area, or online at www.kmet1490AM.com.
Also tune in to Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs on KMET 1490-AM on Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Pacific.

Congressman McClintock Hammers Gavin Newsom and Democrat COVID Policies

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host




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New Assignments for Circuit Districts leads to conversation with a lawyer

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

Chief Justice John Roberts has reassigned circuit court responsibilities among the Supreme Court justices and interestingly, he has given the States that are smack-dab in the middle of election litigation to the conservative justices on the court.  Interesting move by a Chief Justice I have figured is under pressure by leftist interests.

From https://www.supremecourt.gov/about/circuitassignments.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0Nt_26c6hH3iw8kZMu11DABbAJzz55YuBBnq0xuB50UohA_JfnIISNSDY

Circuit Assignments

It is ordered that the following allotment be made of The Chief Justice and the Associate Justices of this Court among the circuits, pursuant to Title 28, United States Code, Section 42 and that such allotment be entered of record, effective November 20, 2020.

  • For the District of Columbia Circuit - John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice
  • For the First Circuit - Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice
    (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island)
  • For the Second Circuit - Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice(Connecticut, New York, Vermont)
  • For the Third Circuit - Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice(Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virgin Island)
  • For the Fourth Circuit - John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice(Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia)
  • For the Fifth Circuit - Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice(Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas)
  • For the Sixth Circuit - Brett M. Kavanaugh, Associate Justice(Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee)
  • For the Seventh Circuit - Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Justice(Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin)
  • For the Eighth Circuit - Brett M. Kavanaugh, Associate Justice(Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota)
  • For the Ninth Circuit - Elena Kagan, Associate Justice(Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Washington)
  • For the Tenth Circuit - Neil M. Gorsuch, Associate Justice(Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming)
  • For the Eleventh Circuit - Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice(Alabama, Florida, Georgia)
  • For the Federal Circuit - John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice.



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On Facebook an individual indicated this was a case of Trump playing chess against a Democrat Party regime only capable of playing checkers.  Then, a conversation erupted between two conservatives that became an interesting bout that dragged me in at one point.  One of the individuals is a lawyer, and the following is my response to their exchange.

 Interesting exchange of ideas. Thank you, Joe, for including me in the conversation. As a strict constructionist I do not accept case law and precedent as being constitutional, though I do recognize the value of case law, precedent, and even judicial review (of which I abhor as a constitutionalist) in the legal industry. That said, just for clarification, the Constitution does not say the election of the president and vice president goes to Congress if the election is contested, it says that it goes to Congress if a majority of electors for any candidate is not reached. That is why December 14, the date the electors meet to present their votes, is so critical. Originally, the vote of the people in relation to the electors was not a factor, there was no public vote. The people campaigned to their regional electors in the hopes of convincing the elector to vote for their candidate. The State legislatures, rather than the political parties, appointed the electors (so the current appointment of electors by the parties is actually unconstitutional) which means the people indirectly voted for the electors through their votes for their assembly (or State House of Representatives), and the counties indirectly voted for the electors through the State Senate. Originally, state senators were appointed by county leadership with one senator per county, a feature of a republic rather than democracy. People voting in the presidential election, and then the electors voting in line with the popular vote of their electoral district, and the "winner take all" thing which 48 States to this day follows, was added during the Andrew Jackson administration because that president, who is the father of the Democratic Party (he changed the Jeffersonian Republicans into the Democratic-Republicans, and then ultimately to the Democratic Party) believed in pure democracy, a dangerous system that has been slowly bringing down our American system over the last two hundred years. To be honest, I am surprised Roberts appointed the circuit responsibilities as he did because ever since Obamacare I have been convinced the left has something over his head and he has been afraid to displease them ever since. The court cases in place thanks to the willingness of the Trump team to do what they can to expose the truth, which I explain are not designed to change an election, but are designed to bring to light criminal behavior that may have influenced the election, and could in the end alter what we believe to be the results, are a necessary part of the game, but in the end if we were to follow the constitution the States would fire the existing electors, and reappoint them themselves, and ultimately the court cases would not be a necessity as they seem to be at this moment. That said, I am not disagreeing with the litigation going on, and I am glad we have a president willing to fight back, it's just that if we were following original constitutional principles and procedures, this wouldn't have happened and the court cases would not be necessary. The left would have never been able to pull this garbage off had we remained on the original constitutional path. This problem is larger than merely the Electoral College, though, and spans the entire era since 1787, and unfortunately it will take likely just as long to get it back to where it is supposed to be, if we have the eternal vigilance to do so. As for you stating you would not need to take my class due to your expertise in law, and having taken constitutional classes in law school, what I teach is not the current legal lie, but the original content of the Constitution, and the original intent as we understand it based on Madison's Notes, the notes taken during the ratification conventions, and other correspondence, notes, and various literature from the time period. In other words, I teach what should be, not what is, and I am a firm believer that if we are to be able to challenge what is, we must firmly understand what should be. I have a feeling original language in the document known as the U.S. Constitution did not dominate your education in constitutional law, and to be a well-rounded attorney you ought to consider educating yourself on that particular originalist philosophy. No, I do not have a law degree, I am self taught from the founding documents and literature, of which I have studied my whole life, and to be honest, I know more about history and the original intent of the U.S. Constitution than nearly all historians and lawyers that I have met. Sometimes, to truly learn, we can't have our minds clouded by the noise of academia. For your own information, if you would like to attend a class, I conduct three in Southern California. One, which begins December 3, will be on ZOOM, and you are welcome to watch (out of wanting to learn, or out of curiosity). Here's the eventbrite link for that in case you are so inclined, which includes the email address to contact for the ZOOM link. https://www.eventbrite.com/.../constitution-classes-14... Thank you for your time, and thanks for being in the fight for liberty.

The recipient of this message called me pompous, and a "know-it-all".  I responded that it is not me I am touting, it is the original documents and intent of the founders.  Unfortunately, I am one of the few people on this planet to recognize the truth.

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