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Don’t Vote for a Psychopath: Tyranny at the Hands of a Psychopathic Government

This article was originally published by John W. Whitehead at The Rutherford Institute. 

Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/psychopathy/antisocial personality disorder who would dispute this… That a small minority of human beings literally have no conscience was and is a bitter pill for our society to swallow — but it does explain a great many things, shamelessly deceitful political behavior being one.”—Dr. Martha Stout, clinical psychologist and former instructor at Harvard Medical School

Twenty years ago, a newspaper headline asked the question: “What’s the difference between a politician and a psychopath?

The answer, then and now, remains the same: None.

There is no difference between psychopaths and politicians.

Nor is there much of a difference between the havoc wreaked on innocent lives by uncaring, unfeeling, selfish, irresponsible, parasitic criminals and elected officials who lie to their constituents, trade political favors for campaign contributions, turn a blind eye to the wishes of the electorate, cheat taxpayers out of hard-earned dollars, favor the corporate elite, entrench the military-industrial complex, and spare little thought for the impact their thoughtless actions and hastily passed legislation might have on defenseless citizens.

Psychopaths and politicians both have a tendency to be selfish, callous, remorseless users of others, irresponsible, pathological liars, glib, con artists, lacking in remorse, and shallow.

Charismatic politicians, like criminal psychopaths, exhibit a failure to accept responsibility for their actions, have a high sense of self-worth, are chronically unstable, have socially deviant lifestyles, need constant stimulation, have parasitic lifestyles, and possess unrealistic goals.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about Democrats or Republicans.

Political psychopaths are all largely cut from the same pathological cloth, brimming with a seemingly easy charm and boasting calculating minds. Such leaders eventually create pathocracies: totalitarian societies bent on power, control, and destruction of both freedom in general and those who exercise their freedoms.

Once psychopaths gain power, the result is usually some form of totalitarian government or a pathocracy. “At that point, the government operates against the interests of its own people except for favoring certain groups,” author James G. Long notes. “We are currently witnessing deliberate polarizations of American citizens, illegal actions, and massive and needless acquisition of debt. This is typical of psychopathic systems, and very similar things happened in the Soviet Union as it overextended and collapsed.”

In other words, electing a psychopath to public office is tantamount to national hara-kiri, the ritualized act of self-annihilation, self-destruction, and suicide. It signals the demise of democratic government and lays the groundwork for a totalitarian regime that is legalistic, militaristic, inflexible, intolerant, and inhuman.

Incredibly, despite clear evidence of the damage that has already been inflicted on our nation and its citizens by a psychopathic government, voters continue to elect psychopaths to positions of power and influence.

Indeed, a study from Southern Methodist University found that Washington, DC—our nation’s capital and the seat of power for our so-called representatives—ranks highest on the list of regions that are populated by psychopaths.

According to investigative journalist Zack Beauchamp, “In 2012, a group of psychologists evaluated every President from Washington to Bush II using ‘psychopathy trait estimates derived from personality data completed by historical experts on each president.’ They found that presidents tended to have the psychopath’s characteristic fearlessness and low anxiety levels — traits that appear to help Presidents, but also might cause them to make reckless decisions that hurt other people’s lives.”

The willingness to prioritize power above all else, including the welfare of their fellow human beings, ruthlessness, callousness and an utter lack of conscience are among the defining traits of the sociopath.

When our own government no longer sees us as human beings with dignity and worth but as things to be manipulated, maneuvered, mined for data, manhandled by police, conned into believing it has our best interests at heart, mistreated, jailed if we dare step out of line, and then punished unjustly without remorse—all the while refusing to own up to its failings—we are no longer operating under a constitutional republic.

Instead, what we are experiencing is a pathocracy: tyranny at the hands of a psychopathic government, which “operates against the interests of its own people except for favoring certain groups.”

Worse, psychopathology is not confined to those in high positions of government. It can spread like a virus among the populace. As an academic study into pathocracy concluded, “[T]yranny does not flourish because perpetuators are helpless and ignorant of their actions. It flourishes because they actively identify with those who promote vicious acts as virtuous.”

People don’t simply line up and salute. It is through one’s own personal identification with a given leader, party or social order that they become agents of good or evil.

Much depends on how leaders “cultivate a sense of identification with their followers,” says Professor Alex Haslam. “I mean one pretty obvious thing is that leaders talk about ‘we’ rather than ‘I,’ and actually what leadership is about is cultivating this sense of shared identity about ‘we-ness’ and then getting people to want to act in terms of that ‘we-ness,’ to promote our collective interests. . . . [We] is the single word that has increased in the inaugural addresses over the last century . . . and the other one is ‘America.’”

The goal of the modern corporate state is obvious: to promote, cultivate, and embed a sense of shared identification among its citizens. To this end, “we the people” have become “we the police state.”

We are fast becoming slaves in thrall to a faceless, nameless, bureaucratic totalitarian government machine that relentlessly erodes our freedoms through countless laws, statutes, and prohibitions.

Any resistance to such regimes depends on the strength of opinions in the minds of those who choose to fight back. What this means is that we the citizenry must be very careful that we are not manipulated into marching in lockstep with an oppressive regime.

Writing for ThinkProgress, Beauchamp suggests that “one of the best cures to bad leaders may very well be political democracy.”

But what does this really mean in practical terms?

It means holding politicians accountable for their actions and the actions of their staff using every available means at our disposal: through investigative journalism (what used to be referred to as the Fourth Estate) that enlightens and informs, through whistleblower complaints that expose corruption, through lawsuits that challenge misconduct, and through protests and mass political action that remind the powers-that-be that “we the people” are the ones that call the shots.

Remember, education precedes action. Citizens need to do the hard work of educating themselves about what the government is doing and how to hold it accountable. Don’t allow yourselves to exist exclusively in an echo chamber that is restricted to views with which you agree. Expose yourself to multiple media sources, independent and mainstream, and think for yourself.

For that matter, no matter what your political leanings might be, don’t allow your partisan bias to trump the principles that serve as the basis for our constitutional republic. As Beauchamp notes, “A system that actually holds people accountable to the broader conscience of society may be one of the best ways to keep conscienceless people in check.”

That said, if we allow the ballot box to become our only means of pushing back against the police state, the battle is already lost.

Resistance will require a citizenry willing to be active at the local level.

Yet as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, if you wait to act until the SWAT team is crashing through your door until your name is placed on a terror watch list until you are reported for such outlawed activities as collecting rainwater or letting your children play outside unsupervised, then it will be too late.

This much I know: we are not faceless numbers.

We are not cogs in the machine.

We are not slaves.

We are human beings, and for the moment, we have the opportunity to remain free—that is, if we tirelessly advocate for our rights and resist at every turn attempts by the government to place us in chains.

The Founders understood that our freedoms do not flow from the government. They were not given to us only to be taken away by the will of the State. They are inherently ours. In the same way, the government’s appointed purpose is not to threaten or undermine our freedoms, but to safeguard them.

Until we can get back to this way of thinking, until we can remind our fellow Americans what it really means to be free, and until we can stand firm in the face of threats to our freedoms, we will continue to be treated like slaves in thrall to a bureaucratic police state run by political psychopaths.

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Don’t Vote for a Psychopath: Tyranny at the Hands of a Psychopathic Government

This article was originally published by John W. Whitehead at The Rutherford Institute. 

Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/psychopathy/antisocial personality disorder who would dispute this… That a small minority of human beings literally have no conscience was and is a bitter pill for our society to swallow — but it does explain a great many things, shamelessly deceitful political behavior being one.”—Dr. Martha Stout, clinical psychologist and former instructor at Harvard Medical School

Twenty years ago, a newspaper headline asked the question: “What’s the difference between a politician and a psychopath?

The answer, then and now, remains the same: None.

There is no difference between psychopaths and politicians.

Nor is there much of a difference between the havoc wreaked on innocent lives by uncaring, unfeeling, selfish, irresponsible, parasitic criminals and elected officials who lie to their constituents, trade political favors for campaign contributions, turn a blind eye to the wishes of the electorate, cheat taxpayers out of hard-earned dollars, favor the corporate elite, entrench the military-industrial complex, and spare little thought for the impact their thoughtless actions and hastily passed legislation might have on defenseless citizens.

Psychopaths and politicians both have a tendency to be selfish, callous, remorseless users of others, irresponsible, pathological liars, glib, con artists, lacking in remorse, and shallow.

Charismatic politicians, like criminal psychopaths, exhibit a failure to accept responsibility for their actions, have a high sense of self-worth, are chronically unstable, have socially deviant lifestyles, need constant stimulation, have parasitic lifestyles, and possess unrealistic goals.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about Democrats or Republicans.

Political psychopaths are all largely cut from the same pathological cloth, brimming with a seemingly easy charm and boasting calculating minds. Such leaders eventually create pathocracies: totalitarian societies bent on power, control, and destruction of both freedom in general and those who exercise their freedoms.

Once psychopaths gain power, the result is usually some form of totalitarian government or a pathocracy. “At that point, the government operates against the interests of its own people except for favoring certain groups,” author James G. Long notes. “We are currently witnessing deliberate polarizations of American citizens, illegal actions, and massive and needless acquisition of debt. This is typical of psychopathic systems, and very similar things happened in the Soviet Union as it overextended and collapsed.”

In other words, electing a psychopath to public office is tantamount to national hara-kiri, the ritualized act of self-annihilation, self-destruction, and suicide. It signals the demise of democratic government and lays the groundwork for a totalitarian regime that is legalistic, militaristic, inflexible, intolerant, and inhuman.

Incredibly, despite clear evidence of the damage that has already been inflicted on our nation and its citizens by a psychopathic government, voters continue to elect psychopaths to positions of power and influence.

Indeed, a study from Southern Methodist University found that Washington, DC—our nation’s capital and the seat of power for our so-called representatives—ranks highest on the list of regions that are populated by psychopaths.

According to investigative journalist Zack Beauchamp, “In 2012, a group of psychologists evaluated every President from Washington to Bush II using ‘psychopathy trait estimates derived from personality data completed by historical experts on each president.’ They found that presidents tended to have the psychopath’s characteristic fearlessness and low anxiety levels — traits that appear to help Presidents, but also might cause them to make reckless decisions that hurt other people’s lives.”

The willingness to prioritize power above all else, including the welfare of their fellow human beings, ruthlessness, callousness and an utter lack of conscience are among the defining traits of the sociopath.

When our own government no longer sees us as human beings with dignity and worth but as things to be manipulated, maneuvered, mined for data, manhandled by police, conned into believing it has our best interests at heart, mistreated, jailed if we dare step out of line, and then punished unjustly without remorse—all the while refusing to own up to its failings—we are no longer operating under a constitutional republic.

Instead, what we are experiencing is a pathocracy: tyranny at the hands of a psychopathic government, which “operates against the interests of its own people except for favoring certain groups.”

Worse, psychopathology is not confined to those in high positions of government. It can spread like a virus among the populace. As an academic study into pathocracy concluded, “[T]yranny does not flourish because perpetuators are helpless and ignorant of their actions. It flourishes because they actively identify with those who promote vicious acts as virtuous.”

People don’t simply line up and salute. It is through one’s own personal identification with a given leader, party or social order that they become agents of good or evil.

Much depends on how leaders “cultivate a sense of identification with their followers,” says Professor Alex Haslam. “I mean one pretty obvious thing is that leaders talk about ‘we’ rather than ‘I,’ and actually what leadership is about is cultivating this sense of shared identity about ‘we-ness’ and then getting people to want to act in terms of that ‘we-ness,’ to promote our collective interests. . . . [We] is the single word that has increased in the inaugural addresses over the last century . . . and the other one is ‘America.’”

The goal of the modern corporate state is obvious: to promote, cultivate, and embed a sense of shared identification among its citizens. To this end, “we the people” have become “we the police state.”

We are fast becoming slaves in thrall to a faceless, nameless, bureaucratic totalitarian government machine that relentlessly erodes our freedoms through countless laws, statutes, and prohibitions.

Any resistance to such regimes depends on the strength of opinions in the minds of those who choose to fight back. What this means is that we the citizenry must be very careful that we are not manipulated into marching in lockstep with an oppressive regime.

Writing for ThinkProgress, Beauchamp suggests that “one of the best cures to bad leaders may very well be political democracy.”

But what does this really mean in practical terms?

It means holding politicians accountable for their actions and the actions of their staff using every available means at our disposal: through investigative journalism (what used to be referred to as the Fourth Estate) that enlightens and informs, through whistleblower complaints that expose corruption, through lawsuits that challenge misconduct, and through protests and mass political action that remind the powers-that-be that “we the people” are the ones that call the shots.

Remember, education precedes action. Citizens need to do the hard work of educating themselves about what the government is doing and how to hold it accountable. Don’t allow yourselves to exist exclusively in an echo chamber that is restricted to views with which you agree. Expose yourself to multiple media sources, independent and mainstream, and think for yourself.

For that matter, no matter what your political leanings might be, don’t allow your partisan bias to trump the principles that serve as the basis for our constitutional republic. As Beauchamp notes, “A system that actually holds people accountable to the broader conscience of society may be one of the best ways to keep conscienceless people in check.”

That said, if we allow the ballot box to become our only means of pushing back against the police state, the battle is already lost.

Resistance will require a citizenry willing to be active at the local level.

Yet as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, if you wait to act until the SWAT team is crashing through your door until your name is placed on a terror watch list until you are reported for such outlawed activities as collecting rainwater or letting your children play outside unsupervised, then it will be too late.

This much I know: we are not faceless numbers.

We are not cogs in the machine.

We are not slaves.

We are human beings, and for the moment, we have the opportunity to remain free—that is, if we tirelessly advocate for our rights and resist at every turn attempts by the government to place us in chains.

The Founders understood that our freedoms do not flow from the government. They were not given to us only to be taken away by the will of the State. They are inherently ours. In the same way, the government’s appointed purpose is not to threaten or undermine our freedoms, but to safeguard them.

Until we can get back to this way of thinking, until we can remind our fellow Americans what it really means to be free, and until we can stand firm in the face of threats to our freedoms, we will continue to be treated like slaves in thrall to a bureaucratic police state run by political psychopaths.

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We just witnessed a clear example of foreign interference in our election – and the goal was to help Biden win

This time around, there won’t be any need for a special counsel investigation to determine if there was foreign interference in the presidential election.  The FBI has already established that a foreign government is trying to influence the outcome of the 2020 election, and the goal is to help Joe Biden win.  Earlier this week, mainstream media reports that stated that “the Proud Boys” were sending threatening emails to Democratic voters in Florida, Pennsylvania, Alaska and Arizona quickly went viral.  Even though the Proud Boys immediately denied being involved, many assumed that these threatening emails had to be the work of Trump supporters.  But when I read the message that was being sent out, I instantly recognized that something really fishy was going on.  Anyone that has any discernment whatsoever should be able to see that it was obviously written to deeply anger Democrats so that they would be motivated to go out and vote against Trump

‘(Insert name) we are in possession of all of your information,’ the concerning email reads. ‘You are currently registered Democrat and we know this because we have gained access to the entire voting infrastructure.

‘You will vote for Trump or we will come after you. Change your party affiliation to Republican to let us know you received our message and will comply. We will know which candidate you voted for. I would take this seriously if I were you.’

You can see an example of an email that a voter actually received right here.

Without a doubt, a lot of Democrats that received these emails are going to be extremely upset, and many of them may never hear that the FBI has discovered that they were the work of Iranian intelligence

Iranian intelligence was responsible for a recent campaign of emails sent to intimidate Florida voters, the FBI announced Wednesday night, adding that Russia was also working to influence the election.

The Iranians deeply hate Trump and they desperately want him to lose the election.  He has been a thorn in their side for nearly four years, the economic sanctions that Trump has imposed have absolutely crippled their economy, and the killing of Qasem Soleimani is something that they will never get over.

So it makes sense that they would want to try to interfere in the election, but they had to make it look like someone else was behind their efforts.  So the emails that they sent out were “spoofed” to make it look like the Proud Boys were sending them…

But the emails were actually “spoofed” and had been designed “to incite social unrest and damage President Trump,” said John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence. Ratcliffe did not explain how the emails were damaging to Trump, because they were urging Democrats to switch to the Republican Party.

As far as we know, Iran had never attempted anything on this scale before, and one cybersecurity expert is describing this incident as “a fundamental shift”

But this operation, a more active trick to falsely accuse some of Trump’s most infamous supporters, represents a new front for Iranian operations, said John Hultquist, who heads intelligence analysis at the cybersecurity company Mandiant.

“This incident marks a fundamental shift in our understanding of Iran’s willingness to interfere in the democratic process,” Hultquist said in an email. “While many of their operations have been focused on promoting propaganda in pursuit of Iran’s interests, this incident is clearly aimed at undermining voter confidence.”

Of course having other nations try to influence the outcome of an election is nothing new.  It has actually been going on for decades, and personally I am convinced that the Chinese are doing much more to help Biden win than the Iranians are, but the Chinese are much better at covering their tracks because they are far more sophisticated.

But of even greater concern is all of the funny business that has been going on inside this country.  On the Most Important News I have been regularly documenting voting issues that have already been popping up all over the nation, and I will continue to do so through Election Day and beyond.  Mail-in ballots are being lost, they are being thrown in dumpsters, and in some cases they are actually being stolen.  Here is one example that was just reported by Zero Hedge

Resident Stephanie Prendergast told KGW8 that when she returned to her home on Sunday her mail and her ballot were both gone. Other neighbors who had checked their mail on Saturday found their ballots, but those who waited until Sunday couldn’t find theirs.

“I noticed upon pulling up to our house that our mailbox was open. There was some junk mail, but no ballot,” she said.

Prendergast continued: “I think we’ve kind of entrusted that our mail is fine and our vote is fine. I would just really encourage people to not be lazy— go get your mail. We might be looking into a locked mailbox in the future.”

Why aren’t the big national networks all over this?

Perhaps the reason why they are ignoring this story is because it contradicts their narrative that mail-in voting is “safe” and won’t cause any major problems.

Not too far from that first incident in the Portland area where ballots were stolen, there was another incident in which 9 election ballots were found “on the side of the road”

Police said that neighbors reported finding “piles of stolen mail on the side of the road”, including 9 election ballots. Two residents had police deliver their ballots to their door after they were recovered.

A Camas resident who wanted to stay anonymous said: “I just said, ‘What? My ballots were stolen?! I was upset but I was very thankful that [the officer] brought them back to us.”

Of course we are only talking about a handful of ballots in those instances, but USA Today is reporting that a million mail-in ballots could be rejected for one reason or another this election.

No matter which side you are on, we should all be able to agree that any voting method that disenfranchises a million U.S. voters is a bad voting method.

Unfortunately, it is too late to do anything about that for this election, and I have a feeling that we are going to be hearing a lot more troubling reports in the days ahead.

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Senate Democrats announce they will boycott Amy Coney Barrett’s committee vote

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and the Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee announced they will boycott Thursday’s markup of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, in protest of Republicans’ decision to move forward with President Donald Trump’s high court pick so close to Election Day.

What are the details?

“This has been a sham process from the beginning,” reads the statement release by Schumer and fellow Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Patrick Leahy (Vt.), Dick Durbin (Ill.), Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Chris Coons (Del.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), Cory Booker (N.J.) and vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris (Calif.).

The Democrats complain:

“Republicans broke the promises they made and rules they created when they blocked Merrick Garland’s nomination for eight months under President Obama. Then, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that ‘the American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.’ Now, Republicans have moved at breakneck speed to jam through this nominee, ignoring her troubling record and unprecedented evasions, and breaking longstanding committee rules to set tomorrow’s vote.”

“Throughout the hearings last week, committee Democrats demonstrated the damage a Justice Barrett would do — to health care, reproductive freedoms, the ability to vote, and other core rights that Americans cherish,” the statement continues, concluding, “We will not grant this process any further legitimacy by participating in a committee markup of this nomination just twelve days before the culmination of an election that is already underway.”

NBC News reporter Sahil Kapur noted on Twitter that use of the words “‘further legitimacy’ is the tell here.” He asked rhetorically, “If Democrats see this process as a sham, why legitimize the hearings but not the vote? The boycott comes after blowback for their ranking member lavishing praise on Lindsey Graham and his leadership in the ACB hearings.”

Senate Judiciary Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein has faced calls from Democratic operatives and far-left groups to have her ousted from leadership on the committee ever since she thanked Graham, the committee chairman, for conducting what she called “the best set of hearings that I’ve participated in.”

In reaction to questions about whether the 87-year-old senator from California will remain in her leadership position on the panel, Schumer told the press Tuesday, “I’ve had a long talk with Senator Feinstein. That’s all I’m going to say about it right now.”

Anything else?

Prior to the Democrats’ official announcement of their boycott, the HuffPost reported that the plan had not yet been finalized according to one aide, but that “Democrats are preparing to fill their empty seats with poster-sized photos of people who would be hurt by Barrett potentially casting a deciding vote against the Affordable Care Act.”

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Will Black and Latino voters deliver another “Trump miracle” in 2020? The numbers suggest it could happen…

Could it be possible that President Trump has one more miracle up his sleeve?  At this point, many Democrats are anticipating a Joe Biden landslide on Election Day even though his own campaign manager admits that the “inflated national public polling numbers” should not be trusted.   The truth is that both campaigns know that this is going to be a tight race that comes right down to the wire, and there are two key groups of voters that have traditionally been heavily Democratic that could end up swinging the election to Trump.  The Biden campaign has been counting on Black and Latino voters to vote like they normally do, but recent numbers indicate that may not happen this time around.

For example, Tom Del Beccaro has pointed out that a survey that was conducted by Rasmussen in September showed that Trump had an approval rating of 45 percent among the Black community…

In September, according to polling done by Rasmussen, Trump’s approval rating among African Americans reached 45%. Keep in mind that President Trump only received 8% of the Black vote in 2016. If Trump received just 16% of the Black vote this November, let alone an even higher number, that would all but secure states like Michigan for Trump.

In addition to Michigan, a dramatic shift in the Black vote could also help Trump win the critical swing state of Pennsylvania, and I will discuss that more below.

But first let’s talk about the movement that we are seeing among Latino voters.  If you can believe it, one recent survey actually had Trump leading among Latino voters in the state of Florida

Trump could well receive a historic level of support from Latino Voters in 2020. In Florida, a NBC/Marist poll had Trump leading among Latinos 50% to 46% over Biden, whereas, in 2016, Hillary won among Latinos in Florida 62% to 35%. That would be a 15% swing toward Trump if it held up on Election Day.

After the first debate between Biden and Trump, a Telemundo poll showed Trump winning the debate overwhelmingly 66% to 34%. Snap media polls tend to reflect the sentiment of their viewers. Thus, it is no surprise that CNN viewers said Biden won the debate. The fact that Telemundo viewers decisively picked Trump as the winner, along with polls like those cited above in Florida, portend Trump getting the highest ever Latino support of any Republican presidential candidate.

Trump narrowly won Florida in 2016, and he desperately needs to win it again in 2020.

If these numbers are anywhere close to accurate, he would seem to have a really good shot of doing so.

Another encouraging sign for the Trump campaign is the fact that Republicans continue to narrow the voter registration gap with Democrats in the state.  Just check out these numbers

There currently are 5.30 million registered Democrats and 5.17 million registered Republicans in the state – an edge of about 134,000 voters in favor of the Democrats. But the size of that margin has fallen from 327,000 in 2016 and 658,000 in 2008.

Since Trump won the state when the gap was 327,000 in 2016, you would have to think that his chances are pretty good now that the gap has been reduced to just 134,000 here in 2020.

Meanwhile, Republicans are also narrowing the voter registration gap in the state of Pennsylvania

Three months ago, the Philadelphia Inquirer conducted a similar analysis when it found that “since the 2016 primary election, Republicans have added about 165,000 net voters, while Democrats added only about 30,000. Democrats still maintain an 800,000-voter edge over Republicans. But that’s down from 936,000 in 2016, when Trump still won the state by less than 1%.”

This is another must win state for Trump, and as I alluded to above, a shift in support among Black voters could potentially be huge.  Core urban areas such as Philadelphia have traditionally been crucial when Democrats have carried the state, and so if Trump can carve into that advantage a good bit that may be enough to keep Pennsylvania in his column this time around.

This was supposed to be a year when Democrats absolutely swamped Republicans when it came to registering new voters, but the truth is that they have been dropping the ball in state after state.

Another two key swing states where Republicans have been registering more voters than Democrats are Nevada and North Carolina

In Nevada, where Democrats routinely out-register Republicans in the run-up to elections, the GOP has bested Democrats for at least five months since the pandemic hit. In North Carolina, where a competitive Senate race could determine which party controls the upper chamber, Republican registration has leapt by 51,381 over Democratic since mid-March.

Nobody really expects Trump to win Nevada, but if enough Latino voters shift his way we could end up seeing a major surprise.

Black voters make up a sizable portion of the voting population in North Carolina, and everyone is expecting a very tight race there, and so moving the needle just a little bit among those voters could make all the difference for Trump in that state.

Before I end this article, there are two really memorable quotes that I would like to share with you.

The first comes from Republican consultant Charlie Gerow.  He has been deeply immersed in Republican politics for decades, and this is how he responded when he was asked where things currently stand in Pennsylvania

“I’d say we’re where we were four years ago, maybe slightly better,” Gerow told me. “Of course, an incumbent should be very far ahead at this stage if they’re going to win. But Trump’s a special case. I believe there’s a significant under-vote that doesn’t show up in the polls. A lot of Trump supporters don’t want to be visible.”

Gerow adds that the polls aren’t catching the surging enthusiasm for Trump in the state’s western oil tier. “These counties that were traditionally rock-ribbed Democratic are registering Republicans, a sign of a Trump victory bigger than last time,” he says. “It’s hard to fathom the support for Trump in the western region until you see the yard signs and talk to the folks in the bars and after church.”

This next quote comes from a Democratic strategist named Chris Kofinis.  He believes that Joe Biden will definitely win the popular vote, but he is warning that all of the national polls that we are seeing are lulling Democrats into a false sense of security

National polls are absolutely, utterly useless and worthless. They will consistently show a Biden lead, by a small amount or a large amount, because all of the blue states, like California and New York, are going to go overwhelmingly to Biden. There’s no question that Biden will win the popular vote. But what national polls ignore is battleground states where you’re talking about leads of a few percentage points. In my opinion, national polls should be banned from existence in the last month of an election. We don’t elect the president nationally. Why are we doing national polls? It’s ridiculous. It puts out a false narrative that gives people either a false sense of security or a false sense of dread.

It will be fascinating to see how the race evolves over these last two weeks.

Most of the national polls still look really good for Biden, but most Americans are still convinced that Trump will end up winning.

In fact, a recent Gallup survey found that 56 percent of Americans believe that Trump will win and only 40 percent of Americans believe that Biden will win.

As I write this article, the numbers show that 37.3 million Americans have already voted, and that number is jumping higher with each passing day.

In the end, this election will probably be determined by just six states.  The results in Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Arizona are going to mean everything, and the Biden campaign feels like they have the upper hand at this point.

But if Trump can convince enough Black and Latino voters to come his direction, that could change everything.

***Michael’s new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.***

About the Author: My name is Michael Snyder and my brand new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available on Amazon.com.  In addition to my new book, I have written four others that are available on Amazon.com including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned)  By purchasing the books you help to support the work that my wife and I are doing, and by giving it to others you help to multiply the impact that we are having on people all over the globe.  I have published thousands of articles on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe.  I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but I also ask that they include this “About the Author” section with each article.  The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial or health decisions.  I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook and Twitter, and any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as we possibly can.

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Many Americans Are Now Planning to “Bug Out” Ahead of Election Day as Authorities Brace for Chaos in the Streets

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

Will you be safe where you currently are if the election results cause chaos to erupt in the streets of our major cities?  A lot of Americans are becoming deeply concerned about their personal safety as we approach November 3rd because they can see what is coming.

It is going to take a lot of extra time to count all of the votes because tens of millions of Americans are voting by mail this time around, and both sides have recruited armies of lawyers and are prepared to contest the results of the election to the bitter end.  No matter who ends up being declared the winner when it is all over, there will be millions upon millions of very angry voters out there that are likely to feel as though the election was stolen from them, and that is a recipe for widespread societal unrest.  I truly wish that we could go back and do things differently so that we would not be facing this sort of scenario, but it is too late for that now.  More than 27 million Americans have already voted, and more are voting every day.  Any attempts to fix the process will have to wait for future elections, and without a doubt, it definitely needs to be fixed.

It is still difficult for me to believe that I am actually writing about the possibility of violence after a U.S. presidential election, but this is where we are at as a society.

In fact, there is violence in the streets right now.

This should break all of our hearts because violence is not going to solve anything.

Unfortunately, an increasing number of people are not listening to voices of reason, and we are seeing anger and frustration rise to levels that we have never seen before.

At this point, most Americans are expecting the worst.  To be more specific, one recent survey found that 55 percent of all registered voters expect a rise in violence following the election…

In the YouGov survey, about 55 percent of registered voters said they thought violence would increase in the U.S. following the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Just under 11 percent of respondents said they didn’t expect a rise in violence to occur after the election, while 33 percent of voters were unsure.

Even more alarming, a different survey found that more than 40 percent of Republicans and more than 40 percent of Democrats believe that violence would be at least “a little” justified if their party ends up losing…

In September, 44 percent of Republicans and 41 percent of Democrats said there would be at least “a little” justification for violence if the other party’s nominee wins the election.

I truly wish that those numbers were not real, but they are.

As Election Day draws near, many Americans have decided that “bugging out” is the best thing to do.  For example, one 31-year-old New York resident is going to be staying with her parents on Election day because she believes “the city will be on fire” if Trump wins…

Flatiron resident Andrea, 31, also decided to pack up before Nov. 3. “I went to my parents in New Jersey for about two weeks when the BLM protests got bad and the looting started. So I definitely want to get out of here the week of the election,” said the public-relations specialist, a Republican who asked that her last name not be used. “I’m thinking if Trump wins, it’s going to be a disaster — the city will be on fire. People are going to go nuts.”

And 42-year-old Ooana Trien is planning to spend Election Day out of the city because she is concerned that “protesters will try and burn down Trump Tower”

The Trump supporter, who is mailing in her ballot, plans to open up her doors to others looking to escape. “I told my friends that whoever wanted to get out of the city was welcome here. One friend who lives in Washington Heights is going to vote in the morning [on Nov. 3] and come straight up to the beach,” she said. “My mother thinks that whether [Trump] wins or loses, protesters will try and burn down Trump Tower.”

Law enforcement authorities all over the nation are also deeply concerned about the potential for violence.

For example, in New Jersey officials have warned that we could potentially see “civil unrest resulting in riots, violent acts, and fatalities”

“Election result delays and recounts could result in protests and attempts to occupy election offices,” officials with the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness warned in a threat assessment issued in late September.

“Incidents of civil unrest resulting in riots, violent acts, and fatalities will converge with election uncertainty, producing confrontations between protesters and counter-demonstrators challenging election outcomes,” it noted.

Yes, you read that correctly.

They actually used the word “fatalities”.

In New York, residents were rattled by a leaked NYPD memo that warned of violent protests from October 25th through the early portion of 2021

New Yorkers are on edge after a leaked NYPD memo, obtained by The Post, revealed this week that police are preparing for protests to begin as early as Oct. 25 and grow in intensity through next year. The department decreed officers should “be prepared for deployment,” adding: “This November 3rd will be one of the most highly contested presidential elections in the modern era. There is also a strong likelihood that the winner of the presidential election may not be decided for several weeks.”

In Arizona, the information security officer for Maricopa County is encouraging people to have law enforcement authorities on speed dial just in case something happens

“Make sure that you’re reaching out to your law enforcement and say, on and around Election Day, what is our plan?” he said. “Do you have an emergency contact list? Do you have your police department, your sheriff, whoever, on speed dial ready to get them to respond to any kind of threat?”

Election Day is now just a little over two weeks away, and emotions are running really high.

Most Democrats fully expect Joe Biden to win, and many of them are still anticipating a landslide.

Of course, most Republicans believe that the national polls are completely wrong again and that President Trump will ultimately emerge victorious.

In the end, one side will be proven wrong and the disappointment that they will feel will be very, very bitter.

We all remember the rioting that we witnessed earlier this year, and many believe that what is ahead could be far, far worse.

In 2020, gun sales have soared to levels that we have never seen before, and many Americans find themselves purchasing guns for the very first time.  One of those first-time buyers is a 44-year-old single mother named Andreyah Garland

Andreyah Garland, a 44-year-old single mother of three daughters, bought a shotgun in May for protection in the quaint middle-class town of Fishkill, New York. She joined a new and fast-growing local gun club to learn how to shoot.

According to Reuters, a “potentially contested election that many fear could spark violence” played a role in her decision to purchase a firearm…

Like legions of other first-time buyers who are contributing to record sales for the U.S. gun industry this year, Garland’s decision to take up arms is driven in part by disturbing news about the coronavirus pandemic, social unrest over police killings of Black people and a potentially contested election that many fear could spark violence.

“With everything going on around us,” she said, “you see a need.”

If you could go back 50 years ago and tell Americans what conditions would be like in 2020, most of them would not believe you.

Our society is literally melting down right in front of our eyes, and I don’t think that anyone is going to be able to stop it from happening.

Of course, this election will come and go, but the social instability that we are witnessing will remain, and at this point everyone should be able to see that America is heading into a very dark future.

***Michael’s new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.***

About the Author: My name is Michael Snyder and my brand new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available on Amazon.com.  In addition to my new book, I have written four others that are available on Amazon.com including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned)  By purchasing the books you help to support the work that my wife and I are doing, and by giving it to others you help to multiply the impact that we are having on people all over the globe.  I have published thousands of articles on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream, and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe.  I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but I also ask that they include this “About the Author” section with each article.  The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial, or health decisions.  I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook and Twitter, and anyway that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as we possibly can.

*EDITOR’S NOTE: My personal suggestion is to be where you want to be the day before the election. Watch from afar if you’d like, but be ready.  This violence has been already set up. If we have learned anything from 2020, it should be that the plans of those seeking ultimate power over the rest of us are always somehow broadcasted ahead of time.

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NOT AGAIN: Stocks In CORRECTION TIME!

This article was contributed by Portfolio Wealth Global.

Obviously, the Democrats have a VESTED INTEREST in making sure the Republicans get down ON THEIR KNEES before a stimulus package is approved since markets would be negatively impacted until it happens.

They want them to beg.

What’s going to happen in the next THREE WEEKS is that you’re going to see what going for all the marbles means!

All of the skeletons, dirty laundry, and smears possible will BE IMPLEMENTED.

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

PortfolioWealthGlobal.com believes that you’re ABOUT TO SEE what’s called a RECESSION-FEAR sentiment kick in, since everyone has now BEEN CONVINCED that there’s no recession in sight, so any vaccine delay or SECOND WAVE of infections and hospitalization bumps will BE DETRIMENTAL — investors have made a killing since March, so there will also be profit-taking!

Here’s what we think is most important of all: there will BE VOLATILITY, maybe even for a few months, until the FINAL TALLY is determined and we have an officially confirmed president.

In our opinion, because of Covid-19, the economy is moving towards certain industries, which will get SUPER-STRONG. We actually will have a new report out; the PREVIOUS FOUR (2, 3, and 4) have been tremendous successes.

Do you know who cares most about equities? WEALTHY PEOPLE!

Do you know who cares about jobs? THE REST OF US!

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

I want to tell you that the best thing you can do is find out how to take YOUR SKILLS and capitalize on them, since this recovery is going to offer plenty of opportunities.

The coronavirus has shown me how limited governments are at solving personalized issues. Everything is either comprehensive and broad-based and just inefficient.

So, what are my notes to you?

  1. If you’re STILL EMPLOYED, see what more you can do for your employer. Begin to get things done with HIGHER QUALITY and come up with ideas for improvement.

Go the extra mile so much that he thinks you’re A CHANGED MAN.

Think and then act as if the business is yours!

You’ll see results; in fact, you won’t believe the outcomes of a CHANGED ATTITUDE and approach.

  1. If you’re BETWEEN JOBS, capitalize on this flexibility. Look at things close by, but this might also be an opportunity to get creative, move to other areas of the country, change careers or work from home.

As much as possible, keep your OPTIONS OPEN.

  1. If everything is fine, KEEP AT IT!

The world has changed; live accordingly.

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New York Gov. Cuomo casts doubts on potential COVID vaccine

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday said he is not confident in the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for a potential COVID-19 vaccine or in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Speaking with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, Cuomo added that he believes the American people share his skepticism of any vaccine approved under President Donald Trump and that people should be skeptical.

“I’m not that confident, but my opinion doesn’t matter. I don’t believe the American people are that confident,” Cuomo said. “You’re going to say to the American people now, ‘Here’s a vaccine, it was new, it was done quickly, but trust this federal administration and their health administration that it’s safe’? We’re not 100 percent sure of the consequences? I think it’s going to be a very skeptical American public about taking the vaccine, and they should be!”

Cuomo indicated that he would not approve distribution of a vaccine until his own state agencies and medical experts reviewed it first.

“What I said I’m going to do in New York is we’re going to put together our own group of doctors and medical experts to review the vaccine and the efficacy and the protocol, and if they say it’s safe, then I’ll go to the people of New York and I will say it’s safe, with that credibility. But I believe all across the country, you’re going to need someone other than this FDA and this CDC saying it’s safe,” Cuomo said.

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Cuomo charged that the FDA and CDC under Trump’s leadership “doesn’t have any credibility.” He brought up comments from Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in which Fauci said the administration had restricted his media appearances.

“You have Doctor Fauci now saying they basically tried to muzzle him,” Cuomo said. “He has the highest credibility in the nation on this issue.”

Cuomo also questioned the Trump administration’s preparedness to administer a vaccine to millions of Americans, criticizing how the federal government responded to the coronavirus last January and February, saying “it’s going to be a debacle.”

While criticizing the Trump administration, Cuomo did not acknowledge the criticisms leveled at his state government over New York’s response to the coronavirus.

Last March, Cuomo issued an executive order that required nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients returning from New York Hospitals into their facilities to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed and all of the beds occupied. This executive decision led to thousands of elderly New Yorkers dying as coronavirus ran rampant in nursing homes.

Cuomo has so far refused to take responsibility for the consequences of his executive order, blaming Republicans and the New York Post for his failures.

(H/T: National Review)

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CRAWL OVER BROKEN GLASS: ALL-TIME HIGHS IMMINENT!

This article was contributed by James Davis with Future Money Trends. 

Do you think Donald Trump is going to win or do you think it’s Biden? Whatever your answer is, MY RESPONSE remains the same: MARKETS are headed M-U-C-H H-I-G-H-E-R!

The amount of cash on the sidelines that’s EARNING NOTHING is just SO EXAGGERATED that we expect that another $1tn to $1.5tn is HEADING BACK to the stock market and risk assets.

Treat this pandemic AT FACE VALUE: highly contagious and lethal only to a very small percentage of the population.

The media has convinced some people that they’re living THROUGH END TIMES, but I implore you to shake it off and THINK FOR YOURSELF now that you KNOW the facts. You should be protecting your OWN FAMILY and your OWN CAREER from imminent danger and FINANCIAL RUIN from DRACONIAN measures being implemented.

Wake up!

This is a giant wealth transfer; the ramifications of what just happened to the world in the past few months are yet TO BE DETERMINED. I will not be doing you a disservice by encouraging you to GET INSPIRED to get on with your life IMMEDIATELY.

The markets believe they’ve FIGURED IT OUT; they’re betting on a BIDEN VICTORY and a massive stimulus package that will offset the tax hikes and all the increased regulations that will SURELY COME with a Democrat victory; they believe America has HAD ENOUGH of Trump, but I’m not convinced it’s that cut and dry.

I’ll crawl over broken glass to make sure you TRULY UNDERSTAND that there’s a BULL MARKET going on, no matter HOW UNLIKELY or how weird it is to put MONEY TO WORK.

You don’t ALWAYS have to understand why prices are rising, but you SURE AS HELL must have seen the gains that we’ve BEEN MAKING – they’re off the charts!

Courtesy: U.S. Global Investors

Your heart will tell you when TO MOVE. Your fate has NOTHING TO DO with this election; the country’s future has a lot TO DO with it, but you have to SEPARATE FROM THE HERD – are you ready to accept BETTER CONDITIONS?

Entire industries, whole economies, great nations, and giant corporations will be built as a result of this COVID-19 WORLD; take what’s yours and STOP AT NOTHING.

Be a dreamer.

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FEC data shows Twitter is even more slanted toward Democrats than Facebook: 99% of 2020 election donations have gone to Democratic candidates

TheBlaze reported earlier this week that more than 83% of Facebook’s political donations for the 2020 election cycle went to Democrats — a fact that is confirmed in the Federal Election Commission data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics on its site, Opensecrets.org.

Everyone who thought Facebook’s political giving bias was really something should hold on to their hats, because it turns out that Twitter’s giving is even more slanted to Democrats.

According to CRP’s collection of the most recent FEC data, 98.87% of donations from Twitter-affiliated PACs and individuals (organizations themselves cannot contribute to candidates and party committees) to federal candidates have gone to Democrats during the 2020 election cycle.

Yes, just 1.13% of Twitter donations have gone to Republicans.

In 2018, 96% of Twitter donations went to Democrats, and in 2016, 69% went to Democrats.

Who got the most Twitter money?

Just like with Facebook, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was easily the top recipient of Twitter donations in the 2020 election cycle.

Of the top 25 recipients of Twitter money for 2020, 24 were Democrats.

  • No. 1: Joe Biden — DEMOCRAT — $66,929
  • No. 2: Sen. Elizabeth Warren — DEMOCRAT — $45,792
  • No. 3: Sen. Bernie Sanders — DEMOCRAT — $31,916
  • No. 4: Businessman Andrew Yang — DEMOCRAT — $14,327
  • No. 5: Sen. Kamala Harris — DEMOCRAT — $12,929
  • No. 6: Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly — DEMOCRAT — $11,216
  • No. 7: Former Mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg — DEMOCRAT — $10,451
  • No. 8: Iowa Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield — DEMOCRAT — $10,192
  • No. 9: Maine Senate candidate Sara Gideon — DEMOCRAT — $10,050
  • No. 10: Georgia Senate candidate Sarah Riggs Amico — DEMOCRAT — $8,425
  • No. 11: Montana Senate candidate Steve Bullock — DEMOCRAT — $7,800
  • No. 12: Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff — DEMOCRAT — $6,394
  • No. 13: California House candidate Brynne Kennedy – DEMOCRAT — $5,655
  • No. 14: Businessman Tom Steyer — DEMOCRAT — $5,623
  • No. 15: Sen. Doug Jones — DEMOCRAT — $5,580
  • No. 16: Rep. Josh Harder — DEMOCRAT — $5,391
  • No. 17: Kentucky Senate candidate Amy McGrath — DEMOCRAT — $4,568
  • No. 18: Nebraska House candidate Kara Eastman — DEMOCRAT — $4,328
  • No. 19: South Carolina Senate candidate Jaime Harrison — DEMOCRAT — $3,813
  • No. 20: Sen. Cory Booker — DEMOCRAT — $3,712
  • No. 21: North Carolina Senate candidate Cal Cunningham — DEMOCRAT — $3,696
  • No. 22: Colorado Senate candidate John Hickenlooper — DEMOCRAT — $3,517
  • No. 23: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — DEMOCRAT — $3,411
  • No. 24: President Donald Trump — REPUBLICAN — $3,186
  • No. 25: Sen. Gary Peters — DEMOCRAT — $3,083

Like Facebook, nearly all of Twitter’s lobbyists are former government workers

According to CRP, Twitter spent $1.5 million in 2019 (the most recent full-year data available) on lobbying.

Of the 23 registered Twitter lobbyists in 2019, 22 have previously held government jobs.

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Democratic operatives call for Dianne Feinstein to step down as Judiciary Committee ranking member

Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is facing calls to step down as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, after she enraged operatives from her own party with her performance on the panel — which ended with her praising Republican Chairman Lindsey Graham.

What are the details?

As the final hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett wrapped up, Feinstein told Graham, “I just want to thank you. This has been one of the best set of hearings that I’ve participated in.” She added, “Thank you so much for your leadership.”

Following the meeting, the two were seen embracing in a hug.

Feinstein, 87, was immediately attacked by high profile Democrats, many of whom declared it was time for her to pass the torch and give up her leadership position on the committee.

Former Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign press secretary Brian Fallon, who now leads the progressive group Demand Justice, issued a statement declaring, “It’s time for Sen. Feinstein to step down from her leadership position on the Senate Judiciary Committee. If she won’t, her colleagues need to intervene.”

“She has undercut Democrats’ position at every step of this process, from undermining calls for filibuster and Court reform straight through to thanking Republicans for the most egregious partisan power grab in the modern history of the Supreme Court,” he continued. “If Senate Democrats are going to get their act together on the courts going forward, they cannot be led by someone who treats Sunrise activists with contempt and the Republican theft of a Supreme Court seat with kid gloves.”

Fallon’s message was echoed by former President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, who tweeted, “Someone like Feinstein who is so out of step with the rest of the party should not be the lead Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.”

Likewise, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett tweeted in reaction to Feinstein’s praise of Graham, “That she can say this about this ongoing travesty is another sad statement about how poorly represented we are by Dianne Feinstein.”

Feinstein joined her fellow Democrats on the committee in avoiding attacks on Barrett’s Catholic faith during this week’s hearings, after facing criticism for their treatment of the nominee during the 2017 nomination hearings for her current position on the Seventh Circuit appellate court.

Fox News reported that “California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein receive bipartisan backlash when she told Barrett that the ‘dogma lives loudly within’ her during” the 2017 hearings.

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Was Joe Biden’s new campaign slogan “Build Back Better” actually plagiarized from somewhere else?

By now you have probably heard about Joe Biden’s new campaign slogan.  Even though he often has a very difficult time saying it, “Build Back Better” is plastered all over his official campaign website.  I think that his campaign team wanted something forwarding looking and that sounded optimistic, but it isn’t exactly original.  In fact, the Trump campaign has pointed out that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was using the slogan long before Biden ever did…

If you thought Joe Biden’s clunky, tax-and-spend slogan “Build Back Better” sounds like unoriginal, political consultant-speak, you’re right. In fact, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is using the same slogan and was doing so before Joe Biden stole it.

You can watch video of both politicians using the “Build Back Better” slogan right here.  Considering the issues that Biden has had with plagiarism in the past, his team probably should have gone with another choice.

Of course the idea of “building back better” did not originate with Boris Johnson either.  Approximately 2,700 years ago, the leaders of Israel decided that they would “build back better” after the Assyrians invaded.  The following is what Isaiah 9:10 says in the Modern English Version…

“The bricks are fallen down,
but we will build with hewn stones;
the sycamores are cut down,
but we will replace them with cedars.”

As Jonathan Cahn has pointed out, some of our top politicians quoted that passage in the aftermath of 9/11 because they thought that it was an inspirational way of saying that America would rebuild too.

But when the leaders of Israel expressed their desire to “build back better”, it was actually an act of defiance.  Instead of humbling themselves and turning from their evil ways, they decided that they could make their society great again without God’s help.

When my wife heard Biden’s new slogan, she immediately recognized the parallel.  In the United States today, both political parties are boldly proclaiming that they will restore America to greatness, but meanwhile just about every form of wickedness that you can possibly imagine is exploding all around us.

Election Day is now less than a month away, and both sides continue to insist that they will be able to turn our nation around if they win.

But an increasing number of Americans are becoming convinced that no turnaround is coming any time soon, and they are preparing for the worst.  In fact, some people are going to wild extremes in order to insulate themselves from what they believe is going to happen.  On Friday, I came across an article that discussed the fact that brokers that sell private islands are “overwhelmed” with demand right now…

Calls and emails come in at all times of day and night. They no longer concern fun or prestige. Instead they focus on fresh water and solar panels. These were not the inquiries they had grown used to.

The island brokers are overwhelmed.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own private island?

In the old days, very wealthy people would buy them as vacation destinations, but now they are mainly being viewed as potential survival properties

“Before, an island was a toy,” said Marcus Gondolo-Gordon, the chief executive of Incognito Property based in England. Now clients describe dreams of a “a bloody long boat ride” to ensure that no one will cruise up and infringe on their isolation, he said. They also want access to fresh water, solar panels and a house that is ready to sleep in, tomorrow.

Here in 2020, there are so many things that people are freaking out about.  Some are concerned about another wave of COVID-19, others fear that our ongoing economic collapse may get a lot worse, and still others are deeply concerned about the tremendous civil unrest that they see all around them.

The tragic death of George Floyd sparked a tsunami of chaos that still has not abated.  In New York City, there was widespread looting during the riots that erupted in the immediate aftermath of Floyd’s death, but what most Americans don’t realize is that the looting has not stopped since that time.  The following comes from the New York Post

The disturbing pattern began in late May during the riots that rocked the city in the wake of the George Floyd police custody death. High-end Celine was looted of $1.5 million in merchandise then, and the blatant thievery continues “every week” in ritzy stores such as Prada, Moncler, Dior and Balenciaga, one plugged-in local said.

Many of the retailers that are being hit by the shoplifters are very hesitant to crack down too hard, because if they do they may end up with an even greater problem

“If they [store personnel] stop them and say anything in the store before they’ve left the building then it often gets turned into a racial accusation,” the source said.

“The brands … tell their employees to walk away,” the insider added. “They don’t want to be the next Instagram video claiming they are a racist brand.”

It is so sad to watch our nation being torn apart like this, and it isn’t going to end no matter what happens in November.

If we truly want to rebuild America, we can’t do it in our own strength.  Any plan that excludes God is not going to work, but of course that is not a very popular message in our day and time.

In ancient Israel, the leaders truly thought that they could “build back better” too, and for a little while they were successful.

But ultimately it was all for naught because they were eventually completely conquered by their enemies.

In the United States today, it seems like our problems are multiplying all around us, and 2020 has been a year that none of us will ever forget.

If we defiantly insist on trying to turn our ship around by ourselves, it will be just a matter of time before it sinks.

Unfortunately, we continue to race toward the point of no return, and at this point time is definitely not on our side.

***Michael’s new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.***

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Biden snaps over court-packing question, says voters don’t deserve know his stance on packing Supreme Court

Former vice president and Democratic nominee Joe Biden insisted on Friday that voters don’t deserve to know whether he would attempt to pack the Supreme Court if he wins the 2020 presidential election and if SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed.

What are the details?

During a Friday stop in Las Vegas, Nevada, Biden snapped at a reporter who asked about his stance on court-packing.

KTNV-TV Ross DiMattei asked Biden about court-packing — which Biden said he opposed during the Democratic primary, and before Coney Barrett’s nomination — saying, “This is the number one thing that I’ve been asked about from viewers in the past couple of days.”

Biden interrupted, “Well you’ve been asked by the viewers who are probably Republicans, who don’t want me continuing to talk about what they’re doing to the court right now.”

The reporter continued, “Well, sir, don’t the voters deserve to know?”

A clearly irritated Biden responded, “No, they don’t. … I’m not gonna play his game, he’d love me to talk about, and I’ve already said something on court-packing, he’d love that to be the discussion instead of what he’s doing now. He’s about to make a pick in the middle of an election, first time it’s ever been done, first time in history it’s ever been done.”

On Thursday, he issued a similar statement, saying that the public would know his position on court-packing the day after the 2020 presidential election.

“You will know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over,” Biden told reporters at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday. “The moment I answer that question, the headline in every one of your papers will be about that rather than focusing on what’s happening now. This election has begun. There’s never been a court appointment once the election has begun.”

‘We’ll live to rue that day’

In 2019, Biden told Iowa Starting Line that he was opposed to the idea of court-packing.

“No,” he said at the time, “I’m not prepared to go on and try to pack the court, because we’ll live to rue that day.”

You can read more about Biden’s Nevada campaign stop here.

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The Election Has Already Been Hijacked and the Winner Decided: ‘We the People’ Lose

This article was originally published by John W. Whitehead at The Rutherford Institute.

“Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.” ? Herbert Marcuse

Republicans and Democrats alike fear that the other party will attempt to hijack this election.

President Trump is convinced that mail-in ballots are a scam except in Florida, where it’s safe to vote by mail because of its “great Republican governor.”

The FBI is worried about foreign hackers continuing to target and exploit vulnerabilities in the nation’s electoral system, sowing distrust about the parties, the process, and the outcome.

I, on the other hand, am not overly worried: after all, the voting booths have already been hijacked by a political elite comprised of Republicans and Democrats who are determined to retain power at all costs.

The outcome is a foregone conclusion: the Deep State will win and “we the people” will lose.

The damage has already been done.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which has been tasked with helping to “secure” the elections and protect the nation against cyberattacks, is not exactly an agency known for its adherence to freedom principles.

After all, this is the agency largely responsible for turning the American republic into a police state. Since its creation, the DHS has ushered in the domestic use of surveillance drones, expanded the reach of fusion centers, stockpiled an alarming amount of ammunition (including hollow-point bullets), urged Americans to become snitches through a “see something, say something” campaign, overseen the fumbling antics of TSA agents everywhere, militarized the nation’s police, spied on activists and veterans, distributed license plate readers and cell phone trackers to law enforcement agencies, contracted to build detention camps, carried out military drills and lockdowns in American cities, conducted virtual strip searches of airline passengers, established Constitution-free border zones, funded city-wide surveillance cameras, and undermined the Fourth Amendment at every turn.

So, no, I’m not losing a night’s sleep over the thought that this election might by any more rigged than it already is.

And I’m not holding my breath in the hopes that the winner of this year’s popularity contest will save us from government surveillance, weaponized drones, militarized police, endless wars, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture schemes, overcriminalization, profit-driven private prisons, graft, and corruption, or any of the other evils that masquerade as official government business these days.

You see, after years of trying to wake Americans up to the reality that there is no political savior who will save us from the police state, I’ve come to realize that Americans want to engage in the reassurance ritual of voting.

They want to believe the fantasy that politics matter.

They want to be persuaded that there’s a difference between the Republicans and Democrats (there’s not).

Some will swear that Donald Trump has been an improvement on Barack Obama (he is not).

Others are convinced that Joe Biden’s values are different from Donald Trump’s (with both of them, money talks).

Most of all, voters want to buy into the fantasy that when they elect a president, they’re getting someone who truly represents the citizenry rather than the Deep State (in fact, in the oligarchy that is the American police state, an elite group of wealthy donors is calling the shots in cooperation with a political elite).

The sad truth is that it doesn’t matter who wins the White House because they all work for the same boss: Corporate America. Understanding this, many corporations hedge their bets on who will win the White House by splitting their donations between Democratic and Republican candidates.

Politics is a game, a joke, a hustle, a con, a distraction, a spectacle, a sport, and for many devout Americans, a religion. It is a political illusion aimed at persuading the citizenry that we are free, that our vote counts, and that we actually have some control over the government when in fact, we are prisoners of a Corporate Elite.

In other words, it’s a sophisticated ruse aimed at keeping us divided and fighting over two parties whose priorities, more often than not, are exactly the same so that we don’t join forces and do what the Declaration of Independence suggests, which is to throw the whole lot out and start over.

It’s no secret that both parties support endless war, engage in out-of-control spending, ignore the citizenry’s basic rights, have no respect for the rule of law, are bought and paid for by Big Business, care most about their own power, and have a long record of expanding government and shrinking liberty. Most of all, both parties enjoy an intimate, incestuous history with each other and with the moneyed elite that rule this country.

Despite the jabs the candidates volley at each other for the benefit of the cameras, they’re a relatively chummy bunch away from the spotlight. Moreover, despite Congress’ so-called political gridlock, our elected officials seem to have no trouble finding common ground when it’s time to collectively kowtow to the megacorporations, lobbyists, defense contractors, and other special interest groups to whom they have pledged their true allegiance.

So don’t be fooled by the smear campaigns and name-calling or drawn into their divide-and-conquer politics of hate. They’re just useful tactics that have been proven to engage voters and increase voter turnout while keeping the citizenry at each other’s throats.

It’s all a grand illusion.

It used to be that the cogs, wheels, and gear shifts in the government machinery worked to keep the republic running smoothly. However, without our fully realizing it, the mechanism has changed. Its purpose is no longer to keep our republic running smoothly. To the contrary, this particular contraption’s purpose is to keep the Deep State in power. Its various parts are already a corrupt part of the whole.

Just consider how insidious, incestuous, and beholden to the corporate elite the various “parts” of the mechanism have become.

Congress. Perhaps the most notorious offenders and most obvious culprits in the creation of the corporate-state, Congress has proven itself to be both inept and avaricious, oblivious champions of an authoritarian system that is systematically dismantling their constituents’ fundamental rights. Long before they’re elected, Congressmen are trained to dance to the tune of their wealthy benefactors, so much so that they spend two-thirds of their time in office raising money. As Reuters reports, “For many lawmakers, the daily routine in Washington involves fundraising as much as legislating. The culture of nonstop political campaigning shapes the rhythms of daily life in Congress, as well as the landscape around the Capitol. It also means that lawmakers often spend more time listening to the concerns of the wealthy than anyone else.”

The President. What Americans want in a president and what they need are two very different things. The making of a popular president is an exercise in branding, marketing, and creating alternate realities for the consumer—a.k.a., the citizenry—that allows them to buy into a fantasy about life in America that is utterly divorced from our increasingly grim reality. Take President Trump, for instance, who got elected by promising to drain the swamp in Washington DC. Instead of putting an end to the corruption, however, Trump has paved the way for lobbyists, corporations, the military-industrial complex, and the rest of the Deep State (also referred to as “The 7th Floor Group”) to feast on the carcass of the dying American republic. The lesson: to be a successful president, it doesn’t matter whether you keep your campaign promises, sell the American people to the highest bidder, or march in lockstep with the Corporate State as long as you keep telling people what they most want to hear.

The Supreme Court. The U.S. Supreme Court—once the last refuge of justice, the one governmental body really capable of rolling back the slowly emerging tyranny enveloping America—has instead become the champion of the American police state, absolving government and corporate officials of their crimes while relentlessly punishing the average American for exercising his or her rights. Like the rest of the government, the Court has routinely prioritized profit, security, and convenience over the basic rights of the citizenry. Indeed, law professor Erwin Chemerinsky makes a compelling case that the Supreme Court, whose “justices have overwhelmingly come from positions of privilege,” almost unerringly throughout its history sides with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful.

The Media. Of course, this triumvirate of total control would be completely ineffective without a propaganda machine provided by the world’s largest corporations. Besides shoveling drivel down our throats at every possible moment, the so-called news agencies which are supposed to act as bulwarks against government propaganda have instead become the mouthpieces of the state. The pundits which pollute our airwaves are at best court jesters and at worst propagandists for the false reality created by the American government. When you have internet and media giants such as Google, NBC Universal, News Corporation, Turner Broadcasting, Thomson Reuters, Comcast, Time Warner, Viacom, Public Radio International, and The Washington Post Company donating to political candidates, you no longer have an independent media—what we used to refer to as the “fourth estate”—that can be trusted to hold the government accountable.

The American People. “We the people” now belong to a permanent underclass in America. It doesn’t matter what you call us—chattel, slaves, worker bees, it’s all the same—what matters is that we are expected to march in lockstep with and submit to the will of the state in all matters, public and private. Unfortunately, through our complicity in matters large and small, we have allowed an out-of-control corporate-state apparatus to take over every element of American society.

We’re playing against a stacked deck.

The game is rigged, and “we the people” keep getting dealt the same losing hand. The people dealing the cards—the politicians, the corporations, the judges, the prosecutors, the police, the bureaucrats, the military, the media, etc.—have only one prevailing concern, and that is to maintain their power and control over the citizenry while milking us of our money and possessions.

It really doesn’t matter what you call them—Republicans, Democrats, the 1%, the elite, the controllers, the masterminds, the shadow government, the police state, the surveillance state, the military-industrial complex—so long as you understand that while they are dealing the cards, the deck will always be stacked in their favor.

As I make clear in my book, Battlefield America: The War on the American People, our failure to remain informed about what is taking place in our government, to know and exercise our rights, to vocally protest, to demand accountability on the part of our government representatives, and at a minimum to care about the plight of our fellow Americans has been our downfall.

Now we find ourselves once again caught up in the spectacle of another presidential election, and once again the majority of Americans are acting as if this election will make a difference and bring about change. As if the new boss will be different from the old boss.

When in doubt, just remember what the astute commentator George Carlin had to say about the matter:

The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls. They got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying. Lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. They want obedient workers. Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork…. It’s a big club and you ain’t in it. You and I are not in the big club. …The table is tilted, folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice…. Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on…. It’s called the American Dream, ’cause you have to be asleep to believe it.

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Registered Democrat charged with felony for allegedly trying to obtain ballot for deceased wife

Police in Florida arrested a man last week they say attempted to obtain an absentee ballot for his deceased wife.

What are the details?

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 62-year-old Larry Wiggins on Thursday, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Wiggins is reportedly a registered Democrat.

Investigators claim Wiggins attempted to procure an absentee ballot for his late wife because he was “testing the system to see if it worked.”

The investigation into Wiggins began last month after Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett uncovered the suspicious ballot request, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported. Bennett explained that his office discovered the fraudulent request when they conducted a routine check of the voter roll.

Sure enough, Bennett’s team quickly learned that it was Wiggins, not his wife, making the absentee ballot request. “As soon as they pulled up the file it showed that she is dead,” Bennett told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Wiggins’ late wife, Ursula Wiggins, died in 2018, WFLA-TV reported.

Bennett said of Wiggins, “He wanted to test the system. He did test the system, and guess what? It worked.”

Officially, Wiggins is charged “with requesting a vote-by-mail ballot on behalf of another elector, a third-degree felony,” according to WFLA.

Wiggins, however, said he never planned to use his deceased wife’s absentee ballot.

“I said well, let me just send it in and see what’s going to happen to see if they’re actually going to send a ballot for her to vote,” Wiggins said, WFLA reported.

Evidence of voter fraud?

Bennett said Wiggins’ alleged actions are not evidence that voter fraud impacts elections.

More from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune:

Bennett, a Republican, emphasized that he will prosecute voter fraud to the full extent of the law, but also that such fraud is rare and that voters can have confidence in the election system. This is the first case of voter fraud Bennett has come across in Manatee County since he took over as the top elections official in 2012.

“The amount of fraud committed in Florida in elections is very small,” Bennett said. “People complain that vote by mail is crooked; it’s not, we catch them, we verify it and any supervisor of elections in the state of Florida I know is just as conscious about it as I am.”

“The amount of fraud is very, very small … people who think there’s a lot of fraud are seriously mistaken,” Bennett explained.

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Google Trends show more people are searching ‘how to vote Republican’ than ‘how to vote Democrat’ — and have been for most of the year

Google Trends, which tracks what people around the world search on the internet, appears to be showing some encouraging news for Republicans.

Americans have been significantly
more likely to search for “how to vote Republican” than “how to vote Democrat.” And that trend has continued for pretty much for an entire year.

What’s this now?

According to Google Trends, since early October 2019, Americans, on average, have been about two-thirds more likely to search “how to vote Republican” than “how to vote Democrat.”

The most recent data show that just last week, the search favored Republicans by about 18%.

The data project that for this week the popularity of the search for “how to vote Republican” will far more than double that of the search for “how to vote Democrat.”

Google Trends also breaks down the data by state.

Here are the 10 states where “how to vote Republican” has had the biggest lead over “how to vote “Democrat” as a percentage of searches:

No. 1: Idaho
? How to vote Republican: 100%

? How to vote Democrat: 0%

No. 2: New Mexico
? How to vote Republican: 100%

? How to vote Democrat: 0%

No. 3: Mississippi
? How to vote Republican: 100%

? How to vote Democrat: 0%

No. 4: Alabama
? How to vote Republican: 72%

? How to vote Democrat: 28%

No. 5: Minnesota
? How to vote Republican: 70%

? How to vote Democrat: 30%

No. 6: Louisiana
? How to vote Republican: 69%

? How to vote Democrat: 31%

No. 7: Kentucky
? How to vote Republican: 65%

? How to vote Democrat: 35%

No. 8: Washington
? How to vote Republican: 62%

? How to vote Democrat: 38%

No. 9: Kansas
? How to vote Republican: 60%

? How to vote Democrat: 40%

No. 10: Nebraska
? How to vote Republican: 60%

? How to vote Democrat: 40%

Another positive note for the GOP from the data: Since mid-July, searching for “how to register Republican” has been 50% more popular than “how to register Democrat” among Americans.

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If Democrats Take The White House And Congress In November, It Will All Be Over For The Republican Party

This is not a normal election, because if Democrats are able to win the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives in November, they will end the two party system as we know it today.  Yes, there will still be two major political parties, but one will essentially be in permanent control.  In recent weeks, there has been so much chatter on the left about ending the filibuster in the Senate permanently, about granting statehood to Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, and about “packing” the Supreme Court.  Collectively, these three moves would basically make it exceedingly difficult for Republicans to ever become the majority party again.  I know that this is an extreme statement to make, but I think that you will agree with me by the time this article is over.

Let’s talk about the filibuster in the Senate and statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico first.

When Joy Reid of MSNBC asked Chuck Schumer about these potential moves if Democrats win the Senate, Schumer said that “everything is on the table”

Host Joy Reid then asked, “Would that include adding, if the Senate becomes a Democratic majority, adding D.C. and Puerto Rico as states and ending the filibuster?”

Schumer responded, “I would — believe me, on D.C. and Puerto Rico, particularly if Puerto Rico votes for it, D.C. already has voted for it and wants it. I’d love to make them states. And as for the filibuster, I’m not busting my chops to become majority leader to do very little or nothing. We are going to get a whole lot done. And as I’ve said, everything, everything is on the table.”

Ending the filibuster would allow Democrats to push through whatever they want without the approval of the Republicans.  I have been warning for years that Democrats would do this once they regained control of the Senate, and so I always thought that Republicans should pull the trigger first.

If Republicans had ended the filibuster shortly after Trump’s inauguration, they could have gotten a tremendous amount done during Trump’s first two years, but instead Democrats in the Senate were able to block almost everything that they wanted to do.

It was inevitable that the filibuster was going to be ended permanently at some point, and doing so under a Biden administration would permit Democrats to do some very “creative” things.

For example, Democrats are already talking about pushing through statehood for Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico if they get control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives.  With no filibuster in the Senate, there will be nothing to stop them.

If Washington D.C. becomes a state, they will get two senators, one representative in the House and three electoral votes.

If Puerto Rico becomes a state, they will get two senators, five representatives in the House and seven electoral votes.

Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico are both very liberal, and so all of those senators, representatives and electoral votes would likely be controlled by Democrats for the foreseeable future.

Six new representatives would not make it impossible for Republicans to win the House in the future, but it would definitely make it more difficult.

However, four new Democratic senators would dramatically shift the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, because right now there are only 100 seats.  A permanent four seat advantage would give the Democrats the upper hand for generations to come, but they might not stop there.

Many on the left have been talking about dividing California into five different states, and that would give Californians 10 seats in the Senate instead of the two that they have now.

We have entered a time when the unthinkable may become reality, and Republicans should enjoy their majority in the Senate while they still can, because they might not get it back for a long, long time to come.

And let’s not forget the new electoral votes that D.C. and Puerto Rico would get.  Considering how closely our country has been divided in recent years, giving Democratic candidates a permanent 10 vote advantage in the Electoral College would be huge.

So as you can see, it would be difficult to imagine the Republicans regaining control of the White House and Congress at the same time if D.C. and Puerto Rico really do become states.

Now let’s talk about “packing” the Supreme Court.

Theoretically, there is nothing in the Constitution that limits the Supreme Court to just nine justices.  So if the Republicans are able to confirm Amy Coney Barrett before Trump’s term ends, some Democrats are threatening that they might just add some extra justices to the Court if Biden wins in November.

Of course this would go against hundreds of years of tradition and would completely turn the Supreme Court into a political institution.

And most Americans believe that packing the Court would be a very bad idea.  In fact, one recent survey found that an overwhelming number of us want to keep the Court at nine members

The “Keep Nine” amendment simply states that the Supreme Court of the United States “shall be composed of nine Justices.”

A survey, conducted by McLaughlin and Associates from Sept 23 – 27 among 1,000 registered, likely voters, found that 62 percent favor the amendment, as opposed to the 18 percent who do not.

Because there has been so much buzz about this, Joe Biden was asked specifically about it at the first presidential debate, and he refused to answer the question

Asked directly at the first presidential debate if he supported “packing the court” in response to President Donald Trump possibly confirming a third Supreme Court justice before the election, Biden openly acknowledged he was dodging the question, saying “Whatever position I take on that, that’ll become the issue.”

Trump seized on the comment, asking Biden repeatedly if he was “going to pack the court,” leading Biden to say, “I’m not going to answer the question.”

Following the debate, he was asked about this again, and he still refused to answer.

Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, has also refused to take a stand on this issue

“We are 35 days away from an election … probably the most important election of our lifetime and our children’s lifetime, and there is nothing about these next 35 days that Joe or I will take for granted,” Harris told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “The focus right now is on reminding people that we have this election that is very much in play … we are in the midst of an election.”

The reason why they don’t want to say anything is because they want to keep their options open.

And we all know that if the Supreme Court started handing down decisions that they do not like that they would not hesitate to pull the trigger.

Of course one could argue that the Republicans could do their own “packing of the Court” once they regain control, but as I detailed above, it will be exceedingly difficult for that to ever happen if D.C. and Puerto Rico become states.

And if California gets divided into five states, you can pretty much forget about Republicans ever controlling the Senate again.

So much is at stake, and right now Republican candidates are behind in the polls in critical races all over the nation.

The future does not look bright for the Republican Party, because Democrats are going to go for the throat if they are able to take power in November, and at the moment the poll numbers appear to be very much in their favor.

***Michael’s new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.***

About the Author: My name is Michael Snyder and my brand new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available on Amazon.com.  By purchasing the book you help to support the work that my wife and I are doing, and by giving it to others you help to multiply the impact that we are having on people all over the globe.  I have published thousands of articles on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe.  I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but I also ask that they include this “About the Author” section with each article.  In addition to my new book, I have written four others that are available on Amazon.com including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned)  The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial or health decisions.  I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook and Twitter, and any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as we possibly can.

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Dan Crenshaw highlights 10 radical bills the Democrat-led House passed, offers a look at what could happen if Joe Biden wins

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw (Texas) warned in a video that Democrats would dismantle the country in a video highlighting radical legislation advanced by the Democratic majority in the House over the past two years.

“In two minutes, I’m going to tell you about all the radical Democrat policies that passed out of the House this session,” Crenshaw said in the video. “Ever wonder what it would be like if they had all three branches of government?”

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Crenshaw highlighted 10 bills that have passed in the House. If there were currently a Democratic majority in the Senate and a Democratic president, they could have become law.

Here are the 10 bills:

  • H.R. 1, the For the People Act, would overhaul the U.S. election system. It would impose new restrictions on lobbying that are so severe the left-leaning American Civil Liberties Union blasted the bill as unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds. The bill also would provide public funding for political campaigns. “They’re going to use your tax dollars to pay for political campaigns,” Crenshaw said. “Six-to-one match for small-dollar donations. That ends up being billions of dollars in taxpayer funding for bad political ads.
  • H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, would impose foreign price controls on the U.S. market, lowering drug prices but also cutting into pharmaceutical company revenue that would otherwise be used to reinvest in research for new cures for disease. One study showed this policy would reduce the Medicare Part D revenues for U.S. companies by $358 billion over the next five years, a 58% reduction before interest and taxes. The study found that such a drastic reduction would reduce the number of new medicines brought to market by as much as 88% across the U.S. Crenshaw cited a Congressional Budget Office report that estimated eight fewer drugs would be brought to market in the U.S. between 2020 and 2029 and 30 fewer drugs over the subsequent decade.
  • H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, is a bill that would require universal background checks for gun purchases. Gun Owners of America has said the bill would criminalize private firearms sales that were not pre-approved by the government. The bill would outlaw the “transfer” of a firearm without a background check. “Transfer” is not defined in the bill, and Crenshaw suggested that borrowing your neighbor’s gun may be a felony if this bill were law.
  • H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, is legislation that would grant amnesty to as many as 2.5 million illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors or who have been in the United States on temporary protected status. The legislation also would provide a path to citizenship and voting rights for those who qualify and cost $34.6 billion while providing no additional border security measures.
  • H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, would force the Trump administration to reverse the president’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accords and require Trump to develop a plan to drastically cut U.S. carbon emissions by 2025. The Heritage Foundation conducted an analysis that found Obama-era regulations designed to meet that emissions target would raise electricity prices by between 13% and 20%.
  • H.R. 2472, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, is sweeping legislation to reform labor relations law that, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, would “preempt state labor laws, overrule three Supreme Court decisions, and transform the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from a remedial body to a punitive one.” “It actually forces workers to pay union dues, even if they don’t want to,” Crenshaw said.
  • H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, would reimpose net neutrality regulations. Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai killed the original regulations in 2017, and since then internet speeds have increased, while dire predictions from the left about greedy internet service providers taking advantage of consumers have not come true.
  • H.R. 5, the Equality Act, would make sexual orientation and gender identity a protected class under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act. Conservatives believe the anti-discrimination provisions of proposed laws like the Equality Act endanger religious liberty by being overly broad and inadequately defining what constitutes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Protections for transgender Americans would also make it illegal to prohibit men who identify as women, for example, from competing in female sports. Crenshaw said the bill would give the government power to “federally enforce the ability of men to play in women’s sports, ending women’s sports forever.”
  • H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, imposing new costs on businesses and, according to Crenshaw, eliminating 4 million jobs. “Remember, a business’ budget doesn’t change just because the government tells it to. It’ll just hire less workers,” Crenshaw said.
  • H.R. 51, the D.C. Admissions Act, would make Washington D.C. the 51st state. “Why?” Crenshaw asked rhetorically. “So the Democrats can get two new senators.”

“And that’s on top of defund the police, abolish ICE, make excuses for China, make excuses for Antifa, abolish the Electoral College, abolish the filibuster,” Crenshaw added. “It’s a dismantlement of our country of our country in America and her institutions. Remember that.”

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As Minneapolis City Council’s pledge to abolish police collapses, members claim vow was made ‘in spirit’

The Minneapolis City Council made waves this summer for proudly declaring, to the applause of the anti-police crowd, that it would abolish the Minneapolis Police Department.

Months later, that promise has collapsed.

What is the background?

After the tragic death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis City Council — composed of 12 Democrats and zero Republicans — promised to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with alternative, community-based law enforcement model.

“Yes. We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety,” Council President Lisa Bender said in June.

Days later, the majority of the council formally signed a pledge to abolish their city’s police department.

“Decades of police reform efforts have proved that the Minneapolis Police Department cannot be reformed and will never be accountable for its actions,” the council said, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. “We are here today to begin the process of ending the Minneapolis Police Department and creating a new, transformative model for cultivating safety in Minneapolis.”

What’s happening now?

Four months after cementing those promises amid national racial unrest, the some members of the council are now claiming their promises did not really mean what they said they meant.

In fact, according to the New York Times, some council members “would like a do-over.”

Councilor Andrew Johnson, one of the nine members who supported the pledge in June, said in an interview that he meant the words “in spirit,” not by the letter. Another councilor, Phillipe Cunningham, said that the language in the pledge was “up for interpretation” and that even among council members soon after the promise was made, “it was very clear that most of us had interpreted that language differently.”

Lisa Bender, the council president, paused for 16 seconds when asked if the council’s statement had led to uncertainty at a pivotal moment for the city. “I think our pledge created confusion in the community and in our wards,” she said.

As TheBlaze reported, the Minneapolis City Council quickly learned that rhetoric does not translate to functional policy.

During a meeting with Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo earlier this month, council members asked, “Where are the police?”

That’s because Minneapolis is experiencing abnormally high levels of violent crime, leaving residents stuck for law enforcement.

“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?'” Councilman Jamal Osman said, Minnesota Public Radio reported. “That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.”

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‘Illegitimate’: Democrats swiftly move to delegitimize Amy Coney Barrett with organized talking points

It took just minutes after Amy Coney Barrett was officially nominated to the Supreme Court for Democrats to recirculate organized talking points in an attempt to delegitimize Barrett and her nomination.

“I will refuse to treat this process as legitimate & will not meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) tweeted.

Blumenthal’s promise came at the end of a lengthy Twitter rant in which
he called Barrett’s nomination an “illegitimate sham process” and recycled an organized attack against Barrett: that her likely spot on the Supreme Court will endanger health care rights and “women who just want to be able to decide when & how to have a family.”

Of course, Blumenthal’s second attack — that Barrett poses a threat to women — is a statement glistening with irony as Democrats spent Friday and Saturday attacking Barrett precisely because she has seven children and two of those children are adopted from Haiti.

Nearly every Democratic lawmaker who tweeted in response to Barrett’s nomination claimed Barrett will threaten health care access and so-called female reproductive rights, a clear indication the talking points were organized.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

For four years, President Trump has tried to crush the Affordable Care Act. With his Supreme Court nominee, he is threatening the destruction of every benefit and protection of the ACA, including life-saving protections for 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.):

Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court is the product of a corrupt, illegitimate process that undermines the will of the American people. Alongside her dangerous, ultra-conservative record, she’s not fit to serve on the Supreme Court.

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.):

1. This entire process is illegitimate.

2. We knew that anyone on Trump’s list would represent a grave threat to Roe & ACA—including Barrett. Now GOP Senators will have to decide if they are truly willing to take away millions’ rights & health care in the middle of a pandemic.

Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii):

Barrett has an ideological agenda she won’t acknowledge and an expressed willingness to overturn Supreme Court precedent.
Her agenda poses a direct threat to health care, a woman’s right to control her body, the rights of LGBTQ Americans, and other individual and civil rights.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.):

Trump’s hand-picked successor to Justice Ginsburg’s seat makes it clear: they intend to destroy the Affordable Care Act & overturn Roe. This selection would move the court further right for a generation & harm millions of Americans.
I strongly oppose Judge Barrett’s nomination.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.):

The American people should make no mistake:
A vote by any Senator for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to eliminate health care for millions in the middle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Democrats are fighting for Americans’ health care.

Meanwhile, Ed Markey (D-Conn.) said again that Democrats should retaliate for Barrett’s nomination by packing the Supreme Court with ideologically liberal justices and ending the filibuster if they return to power.

“If the Senate Republicans confirm Judge Barrett, Democrats must move to end the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court in the next Congress,” Markey said.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham confirmed Saturday that Barrett’s nomination hearings will begin Oct. 12.

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Report: Democrats funding pet projects like free college with taxpayer dollars meant for COVID relief

Taxpayer dollars allocated to states and municipalities in the coronavirus relief bill known as the CARES Act are reportedly being used for pet projects by Democratic politicians.

What are the details?

The CARES Act, passed in March after COVID-related lockdowns crippled the American economy, allocated $150 billion to the COVID Relief Fund, $139 billion of which was earmarked to state and local governments to be used exclusively for public health costs.

But according to Fox News, Democratic governors and mayors are using the taxpayer dollars to fund projects completely unrelated to COVID-19 relief.

For example, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, announced earlier in September that she will use $24 million of CARES Act money to fund free college for some Michigan essential workers.

“This initiative is Michigan’s way of expressing gratitude to essential workers for protecting public health and keeping our state running,” Whitmer said.

Meanwhile, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, a Democrat, announced a plan earlier in September to use $300,000 in CARES Act funds to pilot a universal basic income project. Carter said he would sign an executive order giving 150 families in his city $500 per month, no strings attached, according to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Rep. Betty McCollum (D) has raised questions over Carter’s spending.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, another Democrat, is also getting in on the action.

Caldwell is using $629,000 in CARES Act money to hire more than a dozen community relations specialists and another $200,000 to pressure-wash sidewalks in one part of his city, the Honolulu Civil Beat reported.

Why so much wasteful spending?

State and local governments are racing to use the funds because they will be forced to return unused monies by Dec. 30, 2020, according to the Department of Treasury.

But didn’t Democrats want more money?

Part of the reason Democrats have refused to compromise with Republicans on a second COVID relief bill — which they say is critical for the millions of Americans whose livelihood remains in limbo due to virus-related economic woes — is because they say states need more money than Republicans are willing to give.

Last month, after lawmakers failed to compromise, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lashed out at Republicans.

“Their contempt for state, local, tribal and territorial governments endangers health care workers, first responders and other frontline workers, in addition to teachers. Support for teachers and education are essential for the children. But Mitch McConnell has said that states should just go bankrupt,” she said.

But as it turned out, states were given more money they could spend, hence they’re racing to spend it on pet projects now.

In fact, the Washington Free Beacon reported that, at the end of July, states had spent less than one-quarter of the money they received.

That fact, however, did not stop Democrats from demanding nearly $1 trillion more for state and local governments.

“They also want to spend another trillion dollars bailing out state and local governments that have only spent 25% of the money we sent them in March,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said.

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Democrats Promise Violence: “This Is WAR!”

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has prompted President Donald Trump to act quickly to secure a replacement before the election. That decision has upset the left and they are promising violence in increasingly concerning statements such as “this is war!”

We may not be able to escape a civil war in this country. There’s simply too much division. Even though Donald Trump has vowed to replace Ginsburg with another female justice, those on the left feel that it should be put off until after the election.

The fight over the 2017 Kavanaugh nomination already looked tame by comparison Sunday as Democrats geared up to block whomever President Trump picks to fill the seat left by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to the Washinton Times. 

Calls of “burn it down” and “this is war” raged on social media as activists held weekend protests outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s homes in Louisville, Kentucky, and Washington, D.C., and a rally outside the Supreme Court featuring Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s body isn’t even cold and Mitch McConnell is dancing on her grave. This is war. Dems have powerful weapons. Now is the time to use them,” tweeted progressive Hollywood director and actor Rob Reiner.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday warned that another impeachment attempt of Trump is on the table. They have also suggested making big changes and expanding the government, which is never a good idea for the public.

“If in fact, they are successful in placing a justice on the court, I think that what Democrats have to do, assuming that Biden is president and there is a Senate majority in for the Democrats, we need to think about court reform,” said former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on MSNBC. “And at a minimum, as part of that reform package, I think additional justices needed to be placed on the Supreme Court.”

The election has already been promised to be one of complete horror.

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Now is the time to ensure you have adequate protection. Violence appears inevitable and if we can trust anything, it’s that violence and looting and rioting will all be on the table this year no matter what. Brace yourselves, it will get uglier.

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Democrats threaten possible second Trump impeachment over GOP filling SCOTUS vacancy as Constitution allows

Powerful Democrats are floating impeachment — both of President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr — as one possible option to stop Trump from fulling his constitutional duty to nominate a judge to fill the Supreme Court vacancy or as a measure of retaliation if he proceeds with the nomination process.

What are Democrats saying?

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), one of the most influential progressive lawmakers, confirmed Sunday that Democrats may consider impeachment against Trump and Barr.

During a press conference in New York Sunday evening, a reporter asked Ocasio-Cortez, “Congresswoman, you mentioned being open to all ideas to buy time. Would you be in support of potentially renewing talks of impeachment hearings either against the attorney general or the president?”

Ocasio-Cortez responded:

Well, you know, I believe that certainly there has been an enormous amount of law-breaking in the Trump administration. I believe that Attorney General Barr is unfit for office and that he has pursued potentially law-breaking behavior.

That being said, these are procedures and decisions that are largely up to House Democratic leadership. But I believe that also we must consider, again, all of the tools available to our disposal, and that all of these options should be entertained and on the table.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who was standing next to Ocasio-Cortez, nodded in agreement when she said impeachment should be on the table.

Anything else?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also admitted Sunday that retaliatory impeachment is on the table if Trump fills the Supreme Court vacancy prior to the election.

“Well, we have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi’s comments, as well as those made by Ocasio-Cortez, only came after media members asked them whether Democrats would consider impeachment as a response to Trump.

Not only are Democrats considering impeachment, but many are advocating that, once Democrats regain control of the White House and Senate, they expand the number of Supreme Court justices and pack the court with ideological liberals.

How did Ginsburg feel?

As TheBlaze reported, Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not support court-packing or expanding the court.

“I have heard that there are some people on the Democratic side who would like to increase the number of judges. I think that was a bad idea when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried to pack the court,” Ginsburg said in an interview with NPR last July.

“You mention before the quote of appearing partisan. Well, if anything would make the court appear partisan then it would be that, one side saying, ‘When we’re in power we’re going to enlarge the number of judges so we’ll have more people who will vote the way we want them to,'” she added.

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Ginsburg’s own words fire back at Democrats threatening to pack Supreme Court with liberal justices

In retaliation for President Donald Trump filling a Supreme Court vacancy just months before Election Day, Democrats are threatening to expand the high court and pack it with liberal justices once they regain control of the White House and Senate.

But even Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the respected Supreme Court justice who died Friday, thought court-packing is not a good idea.

What did Ginsburg believe?

In an interview with NPR last July, Ginsburg made herself clear: Nine justices on the Supreme Court works for the United States.

“There is no fixed number in the Constitution. So this court has had as few as five as many as 10. Nine seems to be a good number and it’s been that way for a long time,” Ginsburg said.

In fact, Congress is responsible for establishing the number of justices on the Supreme Court. The guidelines of one chief justice and eight associate justices was made law in the Judiciary Act of 1869.

But there have been attempts to change the composition of the court. Former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt attempted to pack the court with justices favorable to his political ideology with the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937 after parts of the New Deal were ruled unconstitutional. His effort ultimately failed.

Ginsburg bluntly told NPR that Roosevelt’s attempt at Supreme Court reform “was a bad idea.”

I have heard that there are some people on the Democratic side who would like to increase the number of judges. I think that was a bad idea when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt pack the court. His plan was for every justice who stays on the court past the age of 70, the president would have the authority to nominate another justice. If that plan had been effective, the court’s number would have swelled immediately from nine to 15, and the president would have six appointments to make.

You mention before the quote of appearing partisan. Well, if anything would make the court appear partisan then it would be that, one side saying, “When we’re in power we’re going to enlarge the number of judges so we’ll have more people who will vote the way we want them to.”

“So, I am not at all in-favor of that solution to what I see is a temporary situation,” Ginsburg added.

As TheBlaze reported, Ginsburg also advocated for filling a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year, a prospect Democrats are now furiously fighting.

“There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being president in his last year,” Ginsburg said in 2016 after Antonin Scalia’s sudden death left the Supreme Court with just eight justices less than one year before the election.

“Eight is not a good number,” she later said.

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