This area holds things witnessed and felt during the COVID pandemic. (2020-2022)
witnessed; the silence is deafening; awake now...


 

TRAVELING TREE OF HOPE 2020



Jake Zufelt: “everything is Jake with me…”

THE STORY BEGINS…

Quarantine boredom had us debating what to do with a Christmas tree during a re-organize of the house for 100th time. We joked we should drop it in various neighbors homes and as they came outside from the quarantine - they would be like...'How long was that lock down, where did this tree come from...' - funny right?!?

However, it looked like a Christmas tree - suddenly inspiration hit and the Traveling Tree of Hope began it's journey...

Since the COVID release on May 30, 2020, this tree has been traveling to each home in our neighborhood offering a chance to add a bow and a message of hope or future prediction to be passed to the next house.




Strengthening our community one family at a time


AUGUST 2020



We have lost a few messages due to water soaks, we have had a few broken ornaments thanks to rough winds but most of all - each time we picked the tree back up, fixed its branches‘ and adjusted the displays we were reminded…

Hope must be nurtured and shared, it requires a little attention every day

we have the power within ourselves to continue to keep hope alive.

So when the winds blow hard

- have hope.

SEPTEMBER 2020



She needed a little fixing and we had to give her a new foot but she is back on track... dude, she started her travels with three little strings...whoot!! whoot!

JUST LOOK AT THE BEAUTY WE CREATED TOGETHER!!

While things seem bleak - remember how far we have come.

Love your neighbors, families and friends and wish well to those whom may not fit in these categories - because together...

WE are a fabulous community!!!

JUNE 2020



Check out how fabulous it is becoming and ya know what - it's working…
this started with three little strings…

HOPE is spreading
…and it's awful nice watching how beautiful it becomes as each family adds their part.
Humans are so cool when we work together...

JULY 2020



As the saga continued in our nation, we felt as if we were caught in a crazy movie with too many plots, producers and directors.

But we still had our tree… after all…
every Hollywood Movie has to have some HOPE right!

…look it’s growing…. It’s growing…







 





THE ONLY IDENTITY THAT MATTERS IS THAT WE ARE AMERICANS

1776-2021 Legal declarations that protect the independence of every citizen of the United States of America



The creator shall NOT be ruled by the created.


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Since July 4, 1776: The Declaration of Independence

   (original Declaration of the thirteen united States of America)

Statement

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
  That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
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Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
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But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
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Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
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Transgressions

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  • He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
  • He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
  • He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
  • He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
  • He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
  • He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
  • He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
  • He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
  • He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
  • He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
  • He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
  • He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
  • He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
    1. For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
    2. For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
    3. For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
    4. For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
    5. For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
    6. For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offenses
    7. For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighboring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
    8. For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
    9. For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
  • He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
  • He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
  • He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
  • He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
  • He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.



In Summary

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
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Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence.
They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
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We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.
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And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
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Since December 15, 1791: The U.S. Bill of Rights



The Preamble

Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.
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RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution;
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Note: The following is transcription of the first ten amendments in their original form.

Ratified December 15, 1791



Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
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Amendment III

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
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Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
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Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger;
nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb;
nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;
nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
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Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation;
to be confronted with the witnesses against him;
to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
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Amendment VII

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
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Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
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Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
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Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
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Note: Article III, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by amendment 11.

Ratified February 7, 1795



AMENDMENT XI


Passed by Congress March 4, 1794.
The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.
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Note: A portion of Article II, section 1 of the Constitution was superseded by the 12th amendment.

Ratified June 15, 1804



AMENDMENT XII


Passed by Congress December 9, 1803.
The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves;
they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate;
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-- the President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;
-- The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed;
and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President.
But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote;
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a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice.
[And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President.]
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* The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President;
a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice.
But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.
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*Superseded(replaced) by section 3 of the 20th amendment.



Note: A portion of Article IV, section 2, of the Constitution was superseded(replaced) by the 13th amendment.

Ratified December 6, 1865



AMENDMENT XIII


Passed by Congress January 31, 1865

  • Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
  • Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
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Note: Article I, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of the 14th amendment.

Ratified July 9, 1868



AMENDMENT XIV


Passed by Congress June 13, 1866

  • Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;
    nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;
    nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
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  • Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, * and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
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  • Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.
    But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
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  • Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.
    But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave;
    but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
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  • Section 5. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
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*Changed by section 1 of the 26th amendment.


Ratified February 3, 1870



AMENDMENT XV

Passed by Congress February 26, 1869

  • Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude
  • Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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Note: Article I, section 9, of the Constitution was modified by amendment 16.
Article I, section 3, of the Constitution was modified by the 17th amendment.

Ratified 1913



AMENDMENT XVI


Ratified February 3, 1913.

Passed by Congress July 2, 1909.
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

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AMENDMENT XVII


Ratified April 8, 1913.

Passed by Congress May 13, 1912
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.
When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.
This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.

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Ratified January 16, 1919 - Repealed by amendment 21



AMENDMENT XVIII


Passed by Congress December 18, 1917

  • Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
  • Section 2. The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
  • Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

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Ratified August 18, 1920



AMENDMENT XIX

Passed by Congress June 4, 1919
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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Article I, section 4, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of this amendment.
In addition, a portion of the 12th amendment was superseded(replaced) by section 3.

Ratified 1933



AMENDMENT XX

Ratified January 23, 1933

Passed by Congress March 2, 1932

  • Section 1. The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.
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  • Section 2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.
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  • Section 3. If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.
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  • Section 4. The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them, and for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the Senate may choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them.
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  • Section 5. Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of October following the ratification of this article.
  • Section 6. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission.


AMENDMENT XXI


Ratified December 5, 1933.

Passed by Congress February 20, 1933

  • Section 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
  • Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.
  • Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

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Ratified February 27, 1951



AMENDMENT XXII


Passed by Congress March 21, 1947

  • Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.
  • Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.
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Ratified March 29, 1961



AMENDMENT XXIII


Passed by Congress June 16, 1960

  • Section 1. The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct:
    A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.
  • Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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Ratified January 23, 1964



AMENDMENT XXIV


Passed by Congress August 27, 1962

  • Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.
  • Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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Note: Article II, section 1, of the Constitution was affected by the 25th amendment.

Ratified February 10, 1967



AMENDMENT XXV


Passed by Congress July 6, 1965

  • Section 1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.
  • Section 2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.
  • Section 3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President. simplify text
  • Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
    Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.
    Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

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Note: Amendment 14, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 1 of the 26th amendment

Ratified July 1, 1971



AMENDMENT XXVI


Passed by Congress March 23, 1971

  • Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
  • Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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Ratified May 7, 1992



AMENDMENT XXVII


Originally proposed Sept. 25, 1789
No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.

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INPROGRESS - Since September 17, 1787: The U.S. Constitution


We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
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Article 1

Section 1

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
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Section 2

The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.
No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.
The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.
When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.
The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.
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Section 3

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.
Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.
No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.
The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.
The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States.
The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
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Section 4

The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.
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Section 5

Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.
Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.
Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.
Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.
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Section 6

The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.
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Section 7

All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.
Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
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Section 8

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
To establish Post Offices and post Roads;
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
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To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;—And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
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Section 9

The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.
No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.
No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
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Empowering People Over Tyranny!

Proper format: name@something.com


DISCLAIMER: I am a simple citizen, I am NOT a lawyer or actually papered in any way, except life experience
The (aka or simplify) features offer a basic version as I interpret them to help my understanding.
Plus, I can't stand it when terms are defined by the same term you are trying to define!

Links to REAL experts are found at the end, this is intended to help simplify some of the language as a place to start.
Comments are welcome on the provided tab, maybe you have some easier descriptions - that would be FABULOUS!


USA OATHS

  • "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

    "I, ___ ___, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as ___ under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God."

Labels

  • Racists

    Someone who believes that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.
  • Supremacists

    Someone who believes that one race, religion, ethnicity, or other group is superior to all others.
  • Nationalists

    Someone who has loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially : a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups.
  • Terrorists

    Someone who is a practitioner of unlawful use of violence or threats to intimidate or coerce a civilian population or government, with the goal of furthering political, social, or ideological objectives



Legals

  • Ratified

    To approve and give formal sanction to; confirm.
    To approve and sanction; to make valid; to confirm; to establish; to settle; especially, to give sanction to, as something done by an agent or servant
    To give formal consent to; make officially valid.
    approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation

  • What make you constitutionally ineligible to the office of President?

    Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution imposes only three eligibility requirements on persons serving as president, based on the officeholder’s age, time of residency in the U.S., and citizenship status:
    "No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."
    These requirements have been modified twice.
    Under the 12th Amendment, the same three qualifications were applied to the vice president of the United States.
    The 22nd Amendment limited office holders to two terms as president.

  • Lack Of Standing

    Standing is the ability of a party to bring a lawsuit in court based upon their stake in the outcome (aka. if you win what do you get).
    A party seeking to demonstrate standing must be able to show the court sufficient connection to and harm from the law or action challenged. (aka. prove you got hurt)
    Otherwise, the court will rule that you "lack standing" to bring the suit and dismiss your case.

    ACTIONS
    Injury: The plaintiff must have suffered or imminently will suffer injury, abstract injury excluded.
    Causation: The injury must be reasonably connected to the defendant conduct.
    Redressability: A favorable court decision must be likely to redress the injury. (aka. remedy is possible)
    A party may only assert his or her own rights and cannot raise the claims of a third party who is not before the court. (aka. cannot sue for someone else)
    A plaintiff cannot sue as a taxpayer who shares a grievance in common with all other taxpayers. (aka. everyone suffers, its expected)




Penalty

Sedition, Treason and Insurrection, are addressed in the United States Code (115 U.SC. §§ 2381 – 2391).

sedition: up to twenty years in prison and/or a fine of an unspecified amount.
treason: varies widely, can be put to death, put in prison (5 yrs min) and/or fined (at least $10,000) and disqualified from holding a public office in the U.S.
insurrection: put in prison (upto 10yrs) and fined an unspecified amount and will be prohibited from holding any public office in the U.S.

  • Sedition

    When two or more persons conspire to incite rebellion against lawful authority.
    Sedition acts passed in 1798 and as recently as World War I.
    In 1919 The United States Supreme Court ruled that communications urging sedition could only be punished if there was a clear and present danger. Otherwise, it was a contradiction of the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech.

    ACTIONS
    conspiring to take down, overthrow or destroy by force the U.S. government
    levying war against the U.S. government
    opposing the authority of the U.S. government by force
    hindering, delaying or preventing any U.S. law from being carried out
    taking, seizing or possessing U.S. government property via force

    SYNONYMS
    incitement, incitement to rebellion, incitement to riot, agitation, rabble-rousing, fomentation, fomentation of discontent, troublemaking, provocation, inflaming rebellion, revolt, insurrection, rioting, mutiny, insurgence, insurgency, subversion, civil disorder, insubordination, disobedience, resistance, defiance


  • Treason

    When anyone who owes allegiance to the United States of America, such as a citizen or resident, commits certain acts against the U.S. government.
    There is actually a treason clause in the U.S. Constitution; it is the only crime specifically referenced within the Constitution.

    ACTIONS
    levying war against the U.S.
    aligning with enemies of the U.S.
    providing assistance or comfort to enemies of the U.S. (within the country or in any other location)
    hindering, delaying or preventing any U.S. law from being carried out
    taking, seizing or possessing U.S. government property via force

    SYNONYMS
    treachery, lese-majesty, disloyalty, betrayal, faithlessness, perfidy, perfidiousness, duplicity, infidelity sedition, subversion, mutiny, rebellion


  • Insurrection

    A violent uprising against an authority or government by a group of citizens.
    Under U.S. federal law, a person can be held responsible for being in any way associated an insurrection or rebellion

    ACTIONS
    inciting
    setting foot on (being there)
    assisting
    engaging in
    giving aid or comfort to those who do any of the above

    SYNONYMS
    rebellion, revolt, uprising, mutiny, revolution, insurgence, insurgency, rising, rioting, riot, sedition civil disobedience, civil disorder, unrest, anarchy, fighting in the streets



Terms come from:
The World Book Encyclopedia Dictionary. (1963-1964)
yourdictionary.com
lexico.com
USLegal Definitions





A Civilian Perspective of 2020
Time released an article described as a control campaign led by our democratic officials and other
believers to ‘save’ the American citizen from them selves in what they view as a heroic effort

-- this is how I felt about the information I read, Feb.2021
MEDIA column is the article
CIVILIAN is my personal perspective
This was a 40+ page article,
each section has been broken into seperate tabs
for your convienience and ability to actually consume.

    Impossible

   The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election
     https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/
    BY MOLLY BALL  FEBRUARY 4, 2021 5:40 AM EST             


        recommended:   America Under Attack

MEDIA   CIVILIAN

A weird thing happened right after the Nov. 3 election: nothing.
The nation was braced for chaos. Liberal groups had vowed to take to the streets, planning hundreds of protests across the country. Right-wing militias were girding for battle. In a poll before Election Day, 75% of Americans voiced concern about violence.

Instead, an eerie quiet descended. As President Trump refused to concede, the response was not mass action but crickets. When media organizations called the race for Joe Biden on Nov. 7, jubilation broke out instead, as people thronged cities across the U.S. to celebrate the democratic process that resulted in Trump’s ouster.

 

Everyone was excited; as an unbelievable number of American citizens came out to vote. Antifa/BLM planning hundreds of protests across the country depending on the outcome. 75% of Americans were held hostage for days by six states waiting for counts, watching curiosities and holding their breath knowing this was the most important election ever.

A nation was sickened at the amount of confusing activity, lack of full counts and impossible data patterns. When media organizations called the race for Joe Biden on Nov. 7, democrat jubilation instead of riots maybe, as people were prematurely informed of the win as an attempt to put a gold star on the elections and ignore the irregularities of the election process.

A second odd thing happened amid Trump’s attempts to reverse the result: corporate America turned on him. Hundreds of major business leaders, many of whom had backed Trump’s candidacy and supported his policies, called on him to concede. To the President, something felt amiss.
“It was all very, very strange,” Trump said on Dec. 2. “Within days after the election, we witnessed an orchestrated effort to anoint the winner, even while many key states were still being counted.”

In a way, Trump was right.

 

The confusion of millions continued when we watched corporate business leaders attack the president. His alley’s making slander statements because he executed his rights to question things that look wrong. Hundreds of citizens were persecuted for raising questions even under penalty of purgery.
80 million citizens wanted to know the truth, but each judicial request fell into a bucket of technicality errors. Media slanders were climbing higher and more brazen while conservatives first amendment rights where being silenced and their businesses were being impeded or destroyed.
Suddenly questioning anything related to elections or covid or saying anything good about the president or bad about the current events became a crime worthy of a slanderous fact check or full removal or job loss.

YES – Trump WAS RIGHT!

 

There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes, one that both curtailed the protests and coordinated the resistance from CEOs. Both surprises were the result of an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans. The pact was formalized in a terse, little-noticed joint statement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO published on Election Day. Both sides would come to see it as a sort of implicit bargain–inspired by the summer’s massive, sometimes destructive racial-justice protests–in which the forces of labor came together with the forces of capital to keep the peace and oppose Trump’s assault on democracy.

The handshake between business and labor was just one component of a vast, cross-partisan campaign to protect the election–an extraordinary shadow effort dedicated not to winning the vote but to ensuring it would be free and fair, credible and uncorrupted. For more than a year, a loosely organized coalition of operatives scrambled to shore up America’s institutions as they came under simultaneous attack from a remorseless pandemic and an autocratically inclined President. Though much of this activity took place on the left, it was separate from the Biden campaign and crossed ideological lines, with crucial contributions by nonpartisan and conservative actors. The scenario the shadow campaigners were desperate to stop was not a Trump victory. It was an election so calamitous that no result could be discerned at all, a failure of the central act of democratic self-governance that has been a hallmark of America since its founding.

 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO coordinated the narrative and silencing of any dissention efforts and rioting directives to ensure their assault on democracy stayed on track through the summer and then announced the relationship on Nov. 3 in an obscure place to curtail legalities.

The partnership ensured they would get the outcome they want, and nobody would be the wiser, we will call it cross-partisan. Since 2019 operatives have scrambled to block every move by the president to achieve any fair election coverage but money came from people of both parties;


....activity took place on the left...a failure of the central act of democratic self-governance that has been a hallmark of America since its founding

ENTER SARCASUM: Also, it wasn’t attached to Biden in any way except ideological. Besides, we never believed in the success of the founding central act of democratic self-governance, so we fixed it. You’re Welcome.


https://rumble.com/vau48d-biden-comment-about-voter-fraud-organization-garners-attention.html?mref=6zof&mrefc=2

 

Their work touched every aspect of the election. They got states to change voting systems and laws and helped secure hundreds of millions in public and private funding. They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits, recruited armies of poll workers and got millions of people to vote by mail for the first time. They successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears. They executed national public-awareness campaigns that helped Americans understand how the vote count would unfold over days or weeks, preventing Trump’s conspiracy theories and false claims of victory from getting more traction. After Election Day, they monitored every pressure point to ensure that Trump could not overturn the result. “The untold story of the election is the thousands of people of both parties who accomplished the triumph of American democracy at its very foundation,” says Norm Eisen, a prominent lawyer and former Obama Administration official who recruited Republicans and Democrats to the board of the Voter Protection Program.

 

Their work touched every aspect of the election... that helped Americans understand how the vote count would unfold over days or weeks...
...as they ensured the counts for their candidate and set up a narrative so nobody would believe our president when he got 10 million more votes than last time
– apparently WITH a conspiracy from every direction.

After Nov. 3 they turned up the heat and tossed out thousands of citizens who supported the president in any way. They took away banks, speech, business, planes and even books and contracts and if that didn’t work, they threatened harm to family members. All driven from the Voter Protection Program paid for by ALL citizens, even the ones they want to be rid of.

 

For Trump and his allies were running their own campaign to spoil the election. The President spent months insisting that mail ballots were a Democratic plot and the election would be “rigged.” His henchmen at the state level sought to block their use, while his lawyers brought dozens of spurious suits to make it more difficult to vote–an intensification of the GOP’s legacy of suppressive tactics. Before the election, Trump plotted to block a legitimate vote count. And he spent the months following Nov. 3 trying to steal the election he’d lost–with lawsuits and conspiracy theories, pressure on state and local officials, and finally summoning his army of supporters to the Jan. 6 rally that ended in deadly violence at the Capitol.

The democracy campaigners watched with alarm. “Every week, we felt like we were in a struggle to try to pull off this election without the country going through a real dangerous moment of unraveling,” says former GOP Representative Zach Wamp, a Trump supporter who helped coordinate a bipartisan election-protection council. “We can look back and say this thing went pretty well, but it was not at all clear in September and October that that was going to be the case.”

 

Our president did his best to uphold the constitution and verify the unusual behavior and last-minute changes, impossible data trends and validate illegal entries that DID happen.

Technicalities and threats closed most doors and the final appeal to have the EVIDENCE seen by anyone was Jan. 6. All they had to do was ruin that and they won.

80 million citizens wanted to know the truth. The secret organization had to go to great lengths to keep things hidden from the citizens.

All the while the network continued to encouraged the nation’s divide by creating one stress after another, manipulating the narrative at every turn and encouraging riotous behavior.

 

This is the inside story of the conspiracy to save the 2020 election, based on access to the group’s inner workings, never-before-seen documents and interviews with dozens of those involved from across the political spectrum. It is the story of an unprecedented, creative and determined campaign whose success also reveals how close the nation came to disaster. “Every attempt to interfere with the proper outcome of the election was defeated,” says Ian Bassin, co-founder of Protect Democracy, a nonpartisan rule-of-law advocacy group. “But it’s massively important for the country to understand that it didn’t happen accidentally. The system didn’t work magically. Democracy is not self-executing.”

That’s why the participants want the secret history of the 2020 election told, even though it sounds like a paranoid fever dream–a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information. They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it. And they believe the public needs to understand the system’s fragility in order to ensure that democracy in America endures.

 

Protect Democracy organization worked hard to subvert our democracy. Get ready to find out who took away your vote, ruined the country and diminished America in your best interests.

They are a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information while rigging the elections and they want you to know it.

This article helps with legalities if charges get pressed, we can be considered delusional and be left holding the bag if you take any actions to right the wrongs.

 
   
   


THE NETWORK


This is a list some of the individuals mentioned in the article credited with its success.
Individuals, Corporations and general American citizens who have benefited from the Constitution and American life,
but chose to betray rather than defend America, and it's obvious opportunities.
The legislators who forgot their job was to protect the rights of all American citizens, not manipulate them for their personal benefits.
The vendetta described would be the crime of all time;
the biggest abuse of American citizens and disregard for the laws of the Constitution of the United States of America.



Recommend: Harold the End

THE ARCHITECT

MEDIA CIVILIAN
Mike Podhorzer
Data Scientist/Engineer

Sometime in the fall of 2019, Podhorzer became convinced the election was headed for disaster–and determined to protect it.
 As an engineer the excuse that one geek advisor decided he wasn't sure his guy would win so he created the plan to steal the election, seems more like he took a high paying challenge.
 
This was not his usual purview. For nearly a quarter-century, Podhorzer, senior adviser to the president of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest union federation, has marshaled the latest tactics and data to help its favored candidates win elections. Unassuming and professorial, he isn’t the sort of hair-gelled “political strategist” who shows up on cable news. Among Democratic insiders, he’s known as the wizard behind some of the biggest advances in political technology in recent decades. A group of liberal strategists he brought together in the early 2000s led to the creation of the Analyst Institute, a secretive firm that applies scientific methods to political campaigns. He was also involved in the founding of Catalist, the flagship progressive data company.  Data Cruncher/Pattern Master, secret firm for politics and owner of data company and advisor to top man, sure this was his usual purview.
 
The endless chatter in Washington about “political strategy,” Podhorzer believes, has little to do with how change really gets made. “My basic take on politics is that it’s all pretty obvious if you don’t overthink it or swallow the prevailing frameworks whole,” he once wrote. “After that, just relentlessly identify your assumptions and challenge them.” Podhorzer applies that approach to everything: when he coached his now adult son’s Little League team in the D.C. suburbs, he trained the boys not to swing at most pitches–a tactic that infuriated both their and their opponents’ parents, but won the team a series of championships.  He understands how to manipulate humans as a daily part of life; even teaches that to his kid, hummm
 
Trump’s election in 2016–credited in part to his unusual strength among the sort of blue collar white voters who once dominated the AFL-CIO–prompted Podhorzer to question his assumptions about voter behavior. He began circulating weekly number-crunching memos to a small circle of allies and hosting strategy sessions in D.C. But when he began to worry about the election itself, he didn’t want to seem paranoid. It was only after months of research that he introduced his concerns in his newsletter in October 2019. The usual tools of data, analytics and polling would not be sufficient in a situation where the President himself was trying to disrupt the election, he wrote. “Most of our planning takes us through Election Day,” he noted. “But, we are not prepared for the two most likely outcomes”–Trump losing and refusing to concede, and Trump winning the Electoral College (despite losing the popular vote) by corrupting the voting process in key states. “We desperately need to systematically ‘red-team’ this election so that we can anticipate and plan for the worst we know will be coming our way.”  After failing in 2016, believing only due to a rigged election, he set his eyes on 2020 this time including disruption of the electoral and considering Trumps concede. He called all his resource to battle.
 
It turned out Podhorzer wasn’t the only one thinking in these terms. He began to hear from others eager to join forces. The Fight Back Table, a coalition of “resistance” organizations, had begun scenario-planning around the potential for a contested election, gathering liberal activists at the local and national level into what they called the Democracy Defense Coalition. Voting-rights and civil rights organizations were raising alarms. A group of former elected officials was researching emergency powers they feared Trump might exploit. Protect Democracy was assembling a bipartisan election-crisis task force. “It turned out that once you said it out loud, people agreed,” Podhorzer says, “and it started building momentum.”  Those who claim to protect me – TOOK AWAY MY RIGHTS to fit their beliefs in every possible way they could think of?!?!
 
He spent months pondering scenarios and talking to experts. It wasn’t hard to find liberals who saw Trump as a dangerous dictator, but Podhorzer was careful to steer clear of hysteria. What he wanted to know was not how American democracy was dying but how it might be kept alive. The chief difference between the U.S. and countries that lost their grip on democracy, he concluded, was that America’s decentralized election system couldn’t be rigged in one fell swoop. That presented an opportunity to shore it up.  The biggest failure of democracy was the decentralized election system that it was too hard to manipulate and needed multiple attacks to achieve successful rigging. What?!?!

THE ALLIANCE

MEDIA CIVILIAN
On March 3, Podhorzer drafted a three-page confidential memo titled “Threats to the 2020 Election.” “Trump has made it clear that this will not be a fair election, and that he will reject anything but his own re-election as ‘fake’ and rigged,” he wrote. “On Nov. 3, should the media report otherwise, he will use the right-wing information system to establish his narrative and incite his supporters to protest.” The memo laid out four categories of challenges: attacks on voters, attacks on election administration, attacks on Trump’s political opponents and “efforts to reverse the results of the election.”  The geek advisor then writes a memo; attack voters, election admins, opponents, judicial efforts
 
Then COVID-19 erupted at the height of the primary-election season. Normal methods of voting were no longer safe for voters or the mostly elderly volunteers who normally staff polling places. But political disagreements, intensified by Trump’s crusade against mail voting, prevented some states from making it easier to vote absentee and for jurisdictions to count those votes in a timely manner. Chaos ensued. Ohio shut down in-person voting for its primary, leading to minuscule turnout. A poll-worker shortage in Milwaukee–where Wisconsin’s heavily Democratic Black population is concentrated–left just five open polling places, down from 182. In New York, vote counting took more than a month.  Preliminary elections prove covid will influence turnout if mail-in isn’t made legal
 
Suddenly, the potential for a November meltdown was obvious. In his apartment in the D.C. suburbs, Podhorzer began working from his laptop at his kitchen table, holding back-to-back Zoom meetings for hours a day with his network of contacts across the progressive universe: the labor movement; the institutional left, like Planned Parenthood and Greenpeace; resistance groups like Indivisible and MoveOn; progressive data geeks and strategists, representatives of donors and foundations, state-level grassroots organizers, racial-justice activists and others.  Failure assured, panic ensues, call in the forces.
I wonder how many realized they were rigging an election and undermining the constitution?
 
In April, Podhorzer began hosting a weekly 2½-hour Zoom. It was structured around a series of rapid-fire five-minute presentations on everything from which ads were working to messaging to legal strategy. The invitation-only gatherings soon attracted hundreds, creating a rare shared base of knowledge for the fractious progressive movement. “At the risk of talking trash about the left, there’s not a lot of good information sharing,” says Anat Shenker-Osorio, a close Podhorzer friend whose poll-tested messaging guidance shaped the group’s approach. “There’s a lot of not-invented-here syndrome, where people won’t consider a good idea if they didn’t come up with it.”  Campaigning hard and checking everything – left is difficult to work with… lol
 
The meetings became the galactic center for a constellation of operatives across the left who shared overlapping goals but didn’t usually work in concert. The group had no name, no leaders and no hierarchy, but it kept the disparate actors in sync. “Pod played a critical behind-the-scenes role in keeping different pieces of the movement infrastructure in communication and aligned,” says Maurice Mitchell, national director of the Working Families Party. “You have the litigation space, the organizing space, the political people just focused on the W, and their strategies aren’t always aligned. He allowed this ecosystem to work together.”  Fabulous organization but no leaders or structure to hold accountable
 
Protecting the election would require an effort of unprecedented scale. As 2020 progressed, it stretched to Congress, Silicon Valley and the nation’s statehouses. It drew energy from the summer’s racial-justice protests, many of whose leaders were a key part of the liberal alliance. And eventually it reached across the aisle, into the world of Trump-skeptical Republicans appalled by his attacks on democracy..

Riots vs Tweets, hummmm...
 The 'networks' slander and riots and attacks spread to every influencer possible – I freakin’ wondered who would allow protests one day out of lockdowns, bahhhh, then blame and guilt everyone for visiting a friend and it was them all along running a campaign to rig the election.

SECURE THE VOTE

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The first task was overhauling America’s balky election infrastructure–in the middle of a pandemic. For the thousands of local, mostly nonpartisan officials who administer elections, the most urgent need was money. They needed protective equipment like masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. They needed to pay for postcards letting people know they could vote absentee–or, in some states, to mail ballots to every voter. They needed additional staff and scanners to process ballots.  The network needs new infrastructure to rig the election and could use ppp to get EMERGENCY TAX DOLLARS… to rig the election
 
In March, activists appealed to Congress to steer COVID relief money to election administration. Led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, more than 150 organizations signed a letter to every member of Congress seeking $2 billion in election funding. It was somewhat successful: the CARES Act, passed later that month, contained $400 million in grants to state election administrators. But the next tranche of relief funding didn’t add to that number. It wasn’t going to be enough.  Most americans thought this was 2 weeks; while congress planned for multiple reliefs for elections NO WONDER it was so fast – gov is never fast
$400 million CARES Act EMERGENCY

 
Private philanthropy stepped into the breach. An assortment of foundations contributed tens of millions in election-administration funding. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative chipped in $300 million. “It was a failure at the federal level that 2,500 local election officials were forced to apply for philanthropic grants to fill their needs,” says Amber McReynolds, a former Denver election official who heads the nonpartisan National Vote at Home Institute.  Abuse of relief and grant funds to rig the election
2500 grants TAX DOLLARS
$300+ million private funds
 
McReynolds’ two-year-old organization became a clearinghouse for a nation struggling to adapt. The institute gave secretaries of state from both parties technical advice on everything from which vendors to use to how to locate drop boxes. Local officials are the most trusted sources of election information, but few can afford a press secretary, so the institute distributed communications tool kits. In a presentation to Podhorzer’s group, McReynolds detailed the importance of absentee ballots for shortening lines at polling places and preventing an election crisis.  I wonder how life-long officials didn’t have anyone to advise them but an infant in the biz, sacrificial lamb here
 
The institute’s work helped 37 states and D.C. bolster mail voting. But it wouldn’t be worth much if people didn’t take advantage. Part of the challenge was logistical: each state has different rules for when and how ballots should be requested and returned. The Voter Participation Center, which in a normal year would have supported local groups deploying canvassers door-to-door to get out the vote, instead conducted focus groups in April and May to find out what would get people to vote by mail. In August and September, it sent ballot applications to 15 million people in key states, 4.6 million of whom returned them. In mailings and digital ads, the group urged people not to wait for Election Day. “All the work we have done for 17 years was built for this moment of bringing democracy to people’s doorsteps,” says Tom Lopach, the center’s CEO.  This organization just decided to mail 15 million voter registrations, 4.6 million returned – did they VALIDATE them?
 
The effort had to overcome heightened skepticism in some communities. Many Black voters preferred to exercise their franchise in person or didn’t trust the mail. National civil rights groups worked with local organizations to get the word out that this was the best way to ensure one’s vote was counted. In Philadelphia, for example, advocates distributed “voting safety kits” containing masks, hand sanitizer and informational brochures. “We had to get the message out that this is safe, reliable, and you can trust it,” says Hannah Fried of All Voting Is Local.  Turnout had to be too big to throw out due to NO VALIDATION laws being followed, even gave safety kits in a pandemic to talk people out of in-person vote…really?
 
At the same time, Democratic lawyers battled a historic tide of pre-election litigation. The pandemic intensified the parties’ usual tangling in the courts. But the lawyers noticed something else as well. “The litigation brought by the Trump campaign, of a piece with the broader campaign to sow doubt about mail voting, was making novel claims and using theories no court has ever accepted,” says Wendy Weiser, a voting-rights expert at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU. “They read more like lawsuits designed to send a message rather than achieve a legal outcome.”  Trump starts suits because judiciary REQUIRES IT and frames in litigation format you don’t like – technicality extravaganza knowing full well – justice delayed = justice denied.
 
In the end, nearly half the electorate cast ballots by mail in 2020, practically a revolution in how people vote. About a quarter voted early in person. Only a quarter of voters cast their ballots the traditional way: in person on Election Day.  Summary: HALF votes were mailed, 25% early, 25% poles Trump lost by less then 300,000 across the nation..humm
 

THE DISINFORMATION DEFENSE

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Bad actors spreading false information is nothing new. For decades, campaigns have grappled with everything from anonymous calls claiming the election has been rescheduled to fliers spreading nasty smears about candidates’ families. But Trump’s lies and conspiracy theories, the viral force of social media and the involvement of foreign meddlers made disinformation a broader, deeper threat to the 2020 vote.  Isn’t this article proving his conspiracies were real? That would make it NOT disinformation.
 
Laura Quinn, a veteran progressive operative who co-founded Catalist, began studying this problem a few years ago. She piloted a nameless, secret project, which she has never before publicly discussed, that tracked disinformation online and tried to figure out how to combat it. One component was tracking dangerous lies that might otherwise spread unnoticed. Researchers then provided information to campaigners or the media to track down the sources and expose them.  
 
The most important takeaway from Quinn’s research, however, was that engaging with toxic content only made it worse. “When you get attacked, the instinct is to push back, call it out, say, ‘This isn’t true,'” Quinn says. “But the more engagement something gets, the more the platforms boost it. The algorithm reads that as, ‘Oh, this is popular; people want more of it.'”  Use tech to suppress speech that doesn’t boost desired election outcome – that is WAY WORSE that Cambridge running a successful ad campaign – this is BLANTANT INTERFERANCE
 
The solution, she concluded, was to pressure platforms to enforce their rules, both by removing content or accounts that spread disinformation and by more aggressively policing it in the first place. “The platforms have policies against certain types of malign behavior, but they haven’t been enforcing them,” she says.   
 
Quinn’s research gave ammunition to advocates pushing social media platforms to take a harder line. In November 2019, Mark Zuckerberg invited nine civil rights leaders to dinner at his home, where they warned him about the danger of the election-related falsehoods that were already spreading unchecked. “It took pushing, urging, conversations, brainstorming, all of that to get to a place where we ended up with more rigorous rules and enforcement,” says Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, who attended the dinner and also met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and others. (Gupta has been nominated for Associate Attorney General by President Biden.) “It was a struggle, but we got to the point where they understood the problem. Was it enough? Probably not. Was it later than we wanted? Yes. But it was really important, given the level of official disinformation, that they had those rules in place and were tagging things and taking them down.”  Pressured to do it which is probably why he looked like a deer in headlights when Cruz questioned him.

BLACKOUTS




MANIPULATION




NARRATIVES





WORTHY OF PUBLIC VOICE




MORE WORTH A LOOK


SPREAD THE WORD

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Beyond battling bad information, there was a need to explain a rapidly changing election process. It was crucial for voters to understand that despite what Trump was saying, mail-in votes weren’t susceptible to fraud and that it would be normal if some states weren’t finished counting votes on election night.  Lie about laws and tell the people to not listen to their president, slander him and set narrative as needed. I remember wondering when such dis-respect became acceptable –it was horrifying to hear.
 
Dick Gephardt, the Democratic former House leader turned high-powered lobbyist, spearheaded one coalition. “We wanted to get a really bipartisan group of former elected officials, Cabinet secretaries, military leaders and so on, aimed mainly at messaging to the public but also speaking to local officials–the secretaries of state, attorneys general, governors who would be in the eye of the storm–to let them know we wanted to help,” says Gephardt, who worked his contacts in the private sector to put $20 million behind the effort.  Get everyone to say mail in is okay – wonder what 20 million bought him
 
Wamp, the former GOP Congressman, worked through the nonpartisan reform group Issue One to rally Republicans to the effort. “We thought we should bring some bipartisan element of unity around what constitutes a free and fair election,” Wamp says. The 22 Democrats and 22 Republicans on the National Council on Election Integrity met on Zoom at least once a week. They ran ads in six states, made statements, wrote articles and alerted local officials to potential problems. “We had rabid Trump supporters who agreed to serve on the council based on the idea that this is honest,” Wamp says. This is going to be just as important, he told them, to convince the liberals when Trump wins. “Whichever way it cuts, we’re going to stick together.”  I wonder how many knew what was actually going on, I wonder the vote splits if they took votes, I wonder
 
The Voting Rights Lab and IntoAction created state-specific memes and graphics, spread by email, text, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, urging that every vote be counted. Together, they were viewed more than 1 billion times. Protect Democracy’s election task force issued reports and held media briefings with high-profile experts across the political spectrum, resulting in widespread coverage of potential election issues and fact-checking of Trump’s false claims. The organization’s tracking polls found the message was being heard: the percentage of the public that didn’t expect to know the winner on election night gradually rose until by late October, it was over 70%. A majority also believed that a prolonged count wasn’t a sign of problems. “We knew exactly what Trump was going to do: he was going to try to use the fact that Democrats voted by mail and Republicans voted in person to make it look like he was ahead, claim victory, say the mail-in votes were fraudulent and try to get them thrown out,” says Protect Democracy’s Bassin. Setting public expectations ahead of time helped undercut those lies.  You suppress him and anyone working his election and talk about your grand efforts of success and STILL claim he was the liar!

This whole article validates every accusation made around election integrity!
 
The alliance took a common set of themes from the research Shenker-Osorio presented at Podhorzer’s Zooms. Studies have shown that when people don’t think their vote will count or fear casting it will be a hassle, they’re far less likely to participate. Throughout election season, members of Podhorzer’s group minimized incidents of voter intimidation and tamped down rising liberal hysteria about Trump’s expected refusal to concede. They didn’t want to amplify false claims by engaging them or put people off voting by suggesting a rigged game. “When you say, ‘These claims of fraud are spurious,’ what people hear is ‘fraud,'” Shenker-Osorio says. “What we saw in our pre-election research was that anything that reaffirmed Trump’s power or cast him as an authoritarian diminished people’s desire to vote.”  This network suppressed citizens, disparaged the Presidents claims because he discouraged voter turnout.
 
Podhorzer, meanwhile, was warning everyone he knew that polls were underestimating Trump’s support. The data he shared with media organizations who would be calling the election was “tremendously useful” to understand what was happening as the votes rolled in, according to a member of a major network’s political unit who spoke with Podhorzer before Election Day. Most analysts had recognized there would be a “blue shift” in key battlegrounds– the surge of votes breaking toward Democrats, driven by tallies of mail-in ballots– but they hadn’t comprehended how much better Trump was likely to do on Election Day. “Being able to document how big the absentee wave would be and the variance by state was essential,” the analyst says.

 The network recognized the need to simulate a blue-wave in key battle states utilizing absentee votes because of the worry about underestimating the number of voters who would come out for the President.
But did you just say he discouraged voting when he spoke? and STILL you claim he was the liar

– Trump was right!

PEOPLE POWER

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The racial-justice uprising sparked by George Floyd’s killing in May was not primarily a political movement. The organizers who helped lead it wanted to harness its momentum for the election without allowing it to be co-opted by politicians. Many of those organizers were part of Podhorzer’s network, from the activists in battleground states who partnered with the Democracy Defense Coalition to organizations with leading roles in the Movement for Black Lives.  This network took advantage of a bad situation and human nature and blew up the street with a radical agenda to keep the public distracted and in control – Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste
 
The best way to ensure people’s voices were heard, they decided, was to protect their ability to vote. “We started thinking about a program that would complement the traditional election-protection area but also didn’t rely on calling the police,” says Nelini Stamp, the Working Families Party’s national organizing director. They created a force of “election defenders” who, unlike traditional poll watchers, were trained in de-escalation techniques. During early voting and on Election Day, they surrounded lines of voters in urban areas with a “joy to the polls” effort that turned the act of casting a ballot into a street party. Black organizers also recruited thousands of poll workers to ensure polling places would stay open in their communities.  Individuals were trained in persuasive tactics to illicit votes wherever possible, intimidation okay to avoid legal authority intervention
The summer uprising had shown that people power could have a massive impact. Activists began preparing to reprise the demonstrations if Trump tried to steal the election. “Americans plan widespread protests if Trump interferes with election,” Reuters reported in October, one of many such stories. More than 150 liberal groups, from the Women’s March to the Sierra Club to Color of Change, from Democrats.com to the Democratic Socialists of America, joined the “Protect the Results” coalition. The group’s now defunct website had a map listing 400 planned postelection demonstrations, to be activated via text message as soon as Nov. 4. To stop the coup they feared, the left was ready to flood the streets.

 Controlling what citizens see, hear and say…
CONSTANT FEAR|BROKEN HEARTS|LIES

Staging riots constantly, having media blame citizens for covid transfers, take away anything that brings community together was banned, slanderous factcheck campaigns to end relationships and trust and build on a made up unproven systematic persecution claim.
Which brought racism back to the nation and enhanced definitions such that any question, defiance, tradition or simply being white means racists.
Democrats even being so bold as to bend a knee to a country in apology for something done over 400 years ago that was started by that very country.
A nations mental health sold out for control.
Trump was right.

FEAR




INSULT




SUBMISSION


STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

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About a week before Election Day, Podhorzer received an unexpected message: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wanted to talk.
The AFL-CIO and the Chamber have a long history of antagonism. Though neither organization is explicitly partisan, the influential business lobby has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into Republican campaigns, just as the nation’s unions funnel hundreds of millions to Democrats. On one side is labor, on the other management, locked in an eternal struggle for power and resources.
  
But behind the scenes, the business community was engaged in its own anxious discussions about how the election and its aftermath might unfold. The summer’s racial-justice protests had sent a signal to business owners too: the potential for economy-disrupting civil disorder. “With tensions running high, there was a lot of concern about unrest around the election, or a breakdown in our normal way we handle contentious elections,” says Neil Bradley, the Chamber’s executive vice president and chief policy officer.
These worries had led the Chamber to release a pre-election statement with the Business Roundtable, a Washington-based CEOs’ group, as well as associations of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, calling for patience and confidence as votes were counted.
 Republicans’ fear riots and controls they see, form enemy of my enemy alliance save themselves and try to keep peace while the election adjustments are being done
 
But Bradley wanted to send a broader, more bipartisan message. He reached out to Podhorzer, through an intermediary both men declined to name. Agreeing that their unlikely alliance would be powerful, they began to discuss a joint statement pledging their organizations’ shared commitment to a fair and peaceful election. They chose their words carefully and scheduled the statement’s release for maximum impact. As it was being finalized, Christian leaders signaled their interest in joining, further broadening its reach.  Secret alliance they still won’t disclose results in christian churches backing the election rigging and sealing the results for millions
 
The statement was released on Election Day, under the names of Chamber CEO Thomas Donohue, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, and the heads of the National Association of Evangelicals and the National African American Clergy Network. “It is imperative that election officials be given the space and time to count every vote in accordance with applicable laws,” it stated. “We call on the media, the candidates and the American people to exercise patience with the process and trust in our system, even if it requires more time than usual.” The groups added, “Although we may not always agree on desired outcomes up and down the ballot, we are united in our call for the American democratic process to proceed without violence, intimidation or any other tactic that makes us weaker as a nation.”  Everything is okay even if it doesn’t look like it; These are not the driods you seek….
   

SHOW UP/STAND DOWN

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Election night began with many Democrats despairing. Trump was running ahead of pre-election polling, winning Florida, Ohio and Texas easily and keeping Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania too close to call.
But Podhorzer was unperturbed when I spoke to him that night: the returns were exactly in line with his modeling. He had been warning for weeks that Trump voters’ turnout was surging. As the numbers dribbled out, he could tell that as long as all the votes were counted, Trump would lose.
 
 
The liberal alliance gathered for an 11 p.m. Zoom call. Hundreds joined; many were freaking out. “It was really important for me and the team in that moment to help ground people in what we had already known was true,” says Angela Peoples, director for the Democracy Defense Coalition. Podhorzer presented data to show the group that victory was in hand.   
 
While he was talking, Fox News surprised everyone by calling Arizona for Biden. The public-awareness campaign had worked: TV anchors were bending over backward to counsel caution and frame the vote count accurately. The question then became what to do next.
The conversation that followed was a difficult one, led by the activists charged with the protest strategy. “We wanted to be mindful of when was the right time to call for moving masses of people into the street,” Peoples says. As much as they were eager to mount a show of strength, mobilizing immediately could backfire and put people at risk. Protests that devolved into violent clashes would give Trump a pretext to send in federal agents or troops as he had over the summer. And rather than elevate Trump’s complaints by continuing to fight him, the alliance wanted to send the message that the people had spoken.
 
So the word went out: stand down. Protect the Results announced that it would “not be activating the entire national mobilization network today but remains ready to activate if necessary.” On Twitter, outraged progressives wondered what was going on. Why wasn’t anyone trying to stop Trump’s coup? Where were all the protests?   
 
Podhorzer credits the activists for their restraint. “They had spent so much time getting ready to hit the streets on Wednesday. But they did it,” he says. “Wednesday through Friday, there was not a single Antifa vs. Proud Boys incident like everyone was expecting. And when that didn’t materialize, I don’t think the Trump campaign had a backup plan.”  The reads like a public recognition and thank you for a job well done statement, yup no riots when you tell them to stand down.
 
Activists reoriented the Protect the Results protests toward a weekend of celebration. “Counter their disinfo with our confidence & get ready to celebrate,” read the messaging guidance Shenker-Osorio presented to the liberal alliance on Friday, Nov. 6. “Declare and fortify our win. Vibe: confident, forward-looking, unified–NOT passive, anxious.” The voters, not the candidates, would be the protagonists of the story.  So, the impromptu celebration for biden, was actually the rioters getting a free pass to hit the streets and pat themselves on the back at citizens’ expense.
 
The planned day of celebration happened to coincide with the election being called on Nov. 7. Activists dancing in the streets of Philadelphia blasted Beyoncé over an attempted Trump campaign press conference; the Trumpers’ next confab was scheduled for Four Seasons Total Landscaping outside the city center, which activists believe was not a coincidence. “The people of Philadelphia owned the streets of Philadelphia,” crows the Working Families Party’s Mitchell. “We made them look ridiculous by contrasting our joyous celebration of democracy with their clown show.”

 Follow the President and cause problems everywhere to impede any attempt to shed light on the election rigging
 
The votes had been counted. Trump had lost. But the battle wasn’t over.  Accept the election was won, move on; problem is stealing, no matter the perceived intention, isn’t winning and silencing the truth does not make the lie real.

FIVE STEPS

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In Podhorzer’s presentations, winning the vote was only the first step to winning the election. After that came winning the count, winning the certification, winning the Electoral College and winning the transition–steps that are normally formalities but that he knew Trump would see as opportunities for disruption. Nowhere would that be more evident than in Michigan, where Trump’s pressure on local Republicans came perilously close to working–and where liberal and conservative pro-democracy forces joined to counter it.  The Network understood it still had to stop all legal attempts or legal processes used to question the result and slander the President with every breath
 
It was around 10 p.m. on election night in Detroit when a flurry of texts lit up the phone of Art Reyes III. A busload of Republican election observers had arrived at the TCF Center, where votes were being tallied. They were crowding the vote-counting tables, refusing to wear masks, heckling the mostly Black workers. Reyes, a Flint native who leads We the People Michigan, was expecting this. For months, conservative groups had been sowing suspicion about urban vote fraud. “The language was, ‘They’re going to steal the election; there will be fraud in Detroit,’ long before any vote was cast,” Reyes says.  The Network understood it had to complicate and impede any attempt of verification by republicans and could use accusations of covid fear and others disregard to achieve the needed distance and complications.
 
He made his way to the arena and sent word to his network. Within 45 minutes, dozens of reinforcements had arrived. As they entered the arena to provide a counterweight to the GOP observers inside, Reyes took down their cell-phone numbers and added them to a massive text chain. Racial-justice activists from Detroit Will Breathe worked alongside suburban women from Fems for Dems and local elected officials. Reyes left at 3 a.m., handing the text chain over to a disability activist.  
 
As they mapped out the steps in the election-certification process, activists settled on a strategy of foregrounding the people’s right to decide, demanding their voices be heard and calling attention to the racial implications of disenfranchising Black Detroiters. They flooded the Wayne County canvassing board’s Nov. 17 certification meeting with on-message testimony; despite a Trump tweet, the Republican board members certified Detroit’s votes.  
 
Election boards were one pressure point; another was GOP-controlled legislatures, who Trump believed could declare the election void and appoint their own electors. And so the President invited the GOP leaders of the Michigan legislature, House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Senate majority leader Mike Shirkey, to Washington on Nov. 20..
It was a perilous moment. If Chatfield and Shirkey agreed to do Trump’s bidding, Republicans in other states might be similarly bullied. “I was concerned things were going to get weird,” says Jeff Timmer, a former Michigan GOP executive director turned anti-Trump activist. Norm Eisen describes it as “the scariest moment” of the entire election.
 
The democracy defenders launched a full-court press. Protect Democracy’s local contacts researched the lawmakers’ personal and political motives. Issue One ran television ads in Lansing. The Chamber’s Bradley kept close tabs on the process. Wamp, the former Republican Congressman, called his former colleague Mike Rogers, who wrote an op-ed for the Detroit newspapers urging officials to honor the will of the voters. Three former Michigan governors–Republicans John Engler and Rick Snyder and Democrat Jennifer Granholm–jointly called for Michigan’s electoral votes to be cast free of pressure from the White House. Engler, a former head of the Business Roundtable, made phone calls to influential donors and fellow GOP elder statesmen who could press the lawmakers privately.

  The Network kept pressures high so nothing could be achieved or accomplished, spreading the very disinformation they were accusing.
 
The pro-democracy forces were up against a Trumpified Michigan GOP controlled by allies of Ronna McDaniel, the Republican National Committee chair, and Betsy DeVos, the former Education Secretary and a member of a billionaire family of GOP donors. On a call with his team on Nov. 18, Bassin vented that his side’s pressure was no match for what Trump could offer. “Of course he’s going to try to offer them something,” Bassin recalls thinking. “Head of the Space Force! Ambassador to wherever! We can’t compete with that by offering carrots. We need a stick.”  Fear that Trump would act dishonestly and manipulate people to get what he wants, the Network spread the rumor he intended too; thereby circumventing any ability to do so. The network prosecuted him for something they made up.
 
If Trump were to offer something in exchange for a personal favor, that would likely constitute bribery, Bassin reasoned. He phoned Richard Primus, a law professor at the University of Michigan, to see if Primus agreed and would make the argument publicly. Primus said he thought the meeting itself was inappropriate and got to work on an op-ed for Politico warning that the state attorney general–a Democrat–would have no choice but to investigate. When the piece posted on Nov. 19, the attorney general’s communications director tweeted it. Protect Democracy soon got word that the lawmakers planned to bring lawyers to the meeting with Trump the next day.  The Network harassed the GOPs every chance they could along the travel route to the meeting and afterward, even after they told you the meeting was normal business.
 
Reyes’ activists scanned flight schedules and flocked to the airports on both ends of Shirkey’s journey to D.C., to underscore that the lawmakers were being scrutinized. After the meeting, the pair announced they’d pressed the President to deliver COVID relief for their constituents and informed him they saw no role in the election process. Then they went for a drink at the Trump hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue. A street artist projected their images onto the outside of the building along with the words THE WORLD IS WATCHING.  Presidents do talk to GOPs about business sometimes, it’s kind of part of their job. The drama attack by the Media to cause uproar in the hearts of all citizens again for nothing more than a made-up accusations and dramas.
I remember wondering what the point behind this message was, watching what – friends having a drink after work?
That left one last step: the state canvassing board, made up of two Democrats and two Republicans. One Republican, a Trumper employed by the DeVos family’s political nonprofit, was not expected to vote for certification. The other Republican on the board was a little-known lawyer named Aaron Van Langevelde. He sent no signals about what he planned to do, leaving everyone on edge.  
 
When the meeting began, Reyes’s activists flooded the livestream and filled Twitter with their hashtag, #alleyesonmi. A board accustomed to attendance in the single digits suddenly faced an audience of thousands. In hours of testimony, the activists emphasized their message of respecting voters’ wishes and affirming democracy rather than scolding the officials. Van Langevelde quickly signaled he would follow precedent. The vote was 3-0 to certify; the other Republican abstained.  LIVE large-scale cyberbullying during the meeting when facts and perspectives were to be presented and considered objectively, achieved the goal of forcing the desired outcome votes.
The Network bullied the GOPs into a vote with cyberbully tactics.
 
After that, the dominoes fell. Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and the rest of the states certified their electors. Republican officials in Arizona and Georgia stood up to Trump’s bullying.

And the Electoral College voted on schedule on Dec. 14.
 

HOW CLOSE WE CAME

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There was one last milestone on Podhorzer’s mind: Jan. 6. On the day Congress would meet to tally the electoral count, Trump summoned his supporters to D.C. for a rally.
 Tens of thousands of people and no problems, in fact there are hours of peaceful encounters of American citizens waiting for one question to be answered. “WILL YOU JUST LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE – JUST LOOK”.
 
Much to their surprise, the thousands who answered his call were met by virtually no counter demonstrators. To preserve safety and ensure they could not be blamed for any mayhem, the activist left was “strenuously discouraging counter activity,” Podhorzer texted me the morning of Jan. 6, with a crossed-fingers emoji.  Conservatives are just that – CONSERVATIVE
 
Trump addressed the crowd that afternoon, peddling the lie that lawmakers or Vice President Mike Pence could reject states’ electoral votes. He told them to go to the Capitol and “fight like hell.” Then he returned to the White House as they sacked the building. As lawmakers fled for their lives and his own supporters were shot and trampled, Trump praised the rioters as “very special.”   This is twisted truth, I WATCHED IT LIVE, the ‘fight like hell’ referred to the GOP congress members who would fight for the constitution, common language of politicians. He also believed the lies his ‘team members’ had led him to believe. He finished the speech with peacefully and patriotically walk to capital to support our congress members. Invasion was already in progress before speech ended.
 
It was his final attack on democracy, and once again, it failed. By standing down, the democracy campaigners outfoxed their foes. “We won by the skin of our teeth, honestly, and that’s an important point for folks to sit with,” says the Democracy Defense Coalition’s Peoples. “There’s an impulse for some to say voters decided and democracy won. But it’s a mistake to think that this election cycle was a show of strength for democracy. It shows how vulnerable democracy is.”  Violence was only present where ‘the network’ personnel were around or involved or creating it. Rally goers were tricked/led into the Capital in other areas, single file by police ON VIDEO and the House leader had half police staff and refused three request for help from Capital Police, called them just checking in requests. This is being proven to be an organized attack as suggested but by the Network not by Trump supporters.
 
The members of the alliance to protect the election have gone their separate ways. The Democracy Defense Coalition has been disbanded, though the Fight Back Table lives on. Protect Democracy and the good-government advocates have turned their attention to pressing reforms in Congress. Left-wing activists are pressuring the newly empowered Democrats to remember the voters who put them there, while civil rights groups are on guard against further attacks on voting. Business leaders denounced the Jan. 6 attack, and some say they will no longer donate to lawmakers who refused to certify Biden’s victory. Podhorzer and his allies are still holding their Zoom strategy sessions, gauging voters’ views and developing new messages. And Trump is in Florida, facing his second impeachment, deprived of the Twitter and Facebook accounts he used to push the nation to its breaking point.  In the end they managed to take away Americas’ democracy and get the people in place where they wanted them.
The Network is disbanded so there is nobody to prosecute unless you want to look at the final two GOPs who fought against this criminality the article hints.
 
As I was reporting this article in November and December, I heard different claims about who should get the credit for thwarting Trump’s plot.
Liberals argued the role of bottom-up people power shouldn't be overlooked, particularly the contributions of people of color and local grassroots activists. Others stressed the heroism of GOP officials like Van Langevelde and Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger, who stood up to Trump at considerable cost. The truth is that neither likely could have succeeded without the other. “It’s astounding how close we came, how fragile all this really is,” says Timmer, the former Michigan GOP executive director. “It’s like when Wile E. Coyote runs off the cliff–if you don’t look down, you don’t fall. Our democracy only survives if we all believe and don’t look down.”
  The next year will be spent rewarding everyone for all their efforts with the payoffs promised.
America is now divided, hurt, angry, broken and on its way to a socialist country thanks to the manipulation techniques presented by a data geek, drama moments of recognition of small organizations and power grabs by people who should have known better all wrapped up in a few blackmails, threats and intimidations.
 
Democracy won in the end. The will of the people prevailed. But it’s crazy, in retrospect, that this is what it took to put on an election in the United States of America.   TRUMP WAS RIGHT AND WE KNOW IT

JAN. 6, 2021 FACTS


FYI: These facts were known to the outside world but ignored inside the US at the time of this writing: Feb, 2021.
Over a year later, some still disregard actual facts and are still encarcerating civilians and wasting tax dollars on political vendettas.
The List:
- Tens of thousands of citizens came to ask one question:
   Will you please LOOK at the evidence? CONGRESS SAID NO
- Antifa/BLM/FBI planned, instigated and executed the violence, known payments of $70k
- Capital Police were half staffed and guided citizens into the building,
   house speaker oversees house security, ignore 3 requests for backup
   capital chief steps down, a social media company silences a sitting President during an 'emergency'
- Deaths:
   1 citizen, capital policeman shot an unarmed woman climbing through a window with officers all around her.
   3 citizens had medical issues unrelated to environment
   1 citizen was beat by police at the capital doors, hidden until 2022
   1 officer died of a stroke later at the police station
   2 officers committed suicide days/weeks after

JAN. 6, 2021 MEDIA






5th PERSON HONORED, 5th IN HISTORY!!


a stroke victim, a political pawn is used to secure a NARRATIVE
and INSULT American tradition.



FAKE TRIAL(S)


when you change terms, definitions and laws to fit your desired narrative,
YOU ARE BREAKING YOUR OATH TO THE CONSTITUTION AND THE PEOPLE


FAKE DATA NARRATIVE(S)


I find this most offensive, effecting generations of humans and is the most manipulative of behaviors
600 people DO NOT represent the MAJORITY

POST 2020


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LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS


Just a few things that crossed my mind as I experienced this article
I say 'experience' because it describes the way I felt.










"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

"I, ___ ___, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as ___ under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God."
TERMDESC
Injury in factInjury in fact means that a person has suffered an actual injury. This can be a physical injury or economic loss, the two most common types of injuries. However, this element can also include harm that is caused to conservation, aesthetic, or recreational interests as well. Importantly, in most cases, the injury must already have occurred, rather than being something hypothetical that might happen in the future.
EMOTIONAL LIFELONG MANIPULATIVE DISTRESS – LACK OF TRUST IN AMERICAN LEADERS AND COUNTRY
CRIME AGAINST ALL AMERICANS - WEAPONIZING LANGUAGE TO CREATE FALSE PERCEPTION
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/02/14/nolte-media-approved-hate-crimes-against-trump-supporters-explode-post-acquittal/
As of March of 2019, Breitbart News documented 332 separate, media-approved political hate crimes committed against Trump supporters. This list includes physical assaults, vandalism, and the open encouragement of violence against individuals and groups based only on their personal beliefs.
 
CausationCausation means that the injury to the plaintiff was caused by the person or party that is being sued. In other words, the party bringing the lawsuit needs to show that “but for” the defendant’s action or inaction, they would not have been injured. If the plaintiff cannot prove a connection between the defendant’s conduct and the injury, they will not be able to prove that they have standing to bring the lawsuit.
EVERYTHING WAS DRIVEN BY GOVERNMENT AND DELIVERED BY MAIN MEDIA TO WARP A NATION AND MANIPULATE OUR COUNTRY STRIPPING OUR RIGHTS.
REGULATIONS on BROADCAST LICENSE
https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/public-and-broadcasting#DISTORT
FCC has stated that “rigging or slanting the news is a most heinous act against the public interest.”
 
RedressabilityFinally, redressability means that the court will actually be capable of doing something to correct or make up for the plaintiff’s injury. This can mean ordering the defendant to undo what it has done, or if that isn’t possible, imposing penalties or fines that would have a deterrent effect. It’s important to remember that the court’s jurisdiction does not extend outside of the United States, and courts can only order parties to take certain actions, so there is a limit on whether a court’s order can “redress” the injury the plaintiff has suffered.
BROADCAST LICENSE REVOKED
PUBLIC APPOLOGY BY ALL
ASSETS STRIPPED AND APPLIED TO NATIONAL DEBT
NEW HONEST ELECTION FOR AMERICAS PRESIDENT, NEW CANDIDATES INFULL
NEW LAWS ON MEDIA CLAIMING TO BE NEWS

INTRO


I share this with you, it was written right after I had reviewed many hours of feeds on Jan.6, 2021.
I then watched congress respond with anger and vengeance rather than the consideration.
I watched until 4:30am, tears overflowing. A few destroyed it for the many.
I remember thinking:
   Why in the world would they be forced to make such an important decision after such an eventful day?
   Why were they caged for 6 hours and told their life was in danger?
   Why were there no considerations for emotional based results occurring after an emotional/physical situation?
   If the situation were as intense as described, why are they not taking a breath first?
   This was not a small fringe minority, it was HALF the nation with the same concern.


FREEDOM WAS LOST


While we slept, freedom was lost,
Some would ask, why so dire but others would agree, freedom was lost
4am and the final ballot confirmed, freedom was lost
Patriots of tens of thousands met at rally after rally for over a year
Never a violent word to hear yet, freedom was lost
Media mimicked the fear that a rabid dog was near,
Anarchists lite a fire while leaders cowardly mire,
Death filled our streets, fearing everyone we meet,
Destruction shattered but only thug pawns of the elite mattered,
Forced to plea, forced to flee, forced to take a knee, freedom was lost
Generations of growth and liberty ignored by puberty,
There is nothing to see here and these papers aren't square,
Does anyone remember the month of Sept when suppression became center,
74 million people asked one thing - please look and see, evidence abundance
And while we slept, freedom was lost

- Shelly warren 1/7/2021




JUSTICE


This article really hit hard and hit home and the ramifications effect every single individual, for reals.
How does a society learn this, accept this, figure out the next steps?
How could I have been so asleep, I guess it never really effected me, I was once so sure we were a great nation.
I expected some bad, some ugly; How do you live in a world that built you and now betray's you?
What would justice even look like?



WITHOUT THE ABUSES OF THE MEDIA – THIS COULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED


abuse doesn’t start and stop with the attack,
it permeates every action and activity of their being for a lifetime
JUSTICE;
   All be stripped of any titles/award/committees
   All businesses dismantled or made to be public utility
   All assets liquidated and all funds used to pay down USA National Debt for all Americans
   Public apology by all individuals
   All broadcast license gone

REGULATIONS on BROADCAST LICENSE
https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/public-and-broadcasting#DISTORT
FCC has stated that “rigging or slanting the news is a most heinous act against the public interest.”



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