A Critical Condition
There is little question that the US has taken a wrong turn and is deteriorating fast. We are no longer energy-independent. Covid is still with us and is being used as an excuse to destroy our Constitutional liberties. Massive government spending has increased our national debt beyond imagination.
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A weak foreign policy abandoned thousands of Americans to the tender mercies of the Taliban in Afghanistan while encouraging China, Russia, and even Iran to new levels of military adventurism. Lockdown policies have eviscerated small and medium-scale businesses across the country while creating employee shortages and supply chain disruptions.
Almost two-thirds of the country has little or no faith in the integrity of our electoral system and has little trust in the honesty of future elections. Government officials have demonstrated an inordinate fondness for authoritarianism, dishonesty, coercion, and general autocratic behavior while disregarding the objections of the citizens they claim to serve.
Now we are confronted with rapidly growing inflation that is making food and energy costs grow rapidly – costs borne by those most vulnerable among us, at a time when winter fuel costs are already rising. Freedoms once taken for granted are severely curtailed or even eliminated as authorities prohibit gatherings of those who have declined to subject themselves to a deadly experimental injection deceptively called a vaccine.
Millions of criminal aliens come freely across our borders and are distributed covertly throughout our country by agents of our own government – the government that we have depended on to protect our rights and liberties, including from foreign invasion.
The list goes on and on, growing longer each day as an illegitimate administration works diligently to fundamentally transform our country from a democratic Republic to a Socialist slave state.
Revolutions Move Fast
I have written before about some of the mechanisms that are being used to effect this transformation, and I would encourage readers to review the articles and look how quickly things have changed in just a few months. This rate of change is not new, but rather reflects a revolutionary need to consolidate power and control quickly before effective opposition can be mounted. One need only look at the timeline of other modern revolutions to find confirmation. The critical portion of the Russian Revolution took place over a period of six months, from March to November 1917.
The Chinese Communist revolution came at the end of a civil war that followed World War II, and was complete by 1949. The Bolivarian Socialist Revolution of Hugo Chavez following his election in 1998 was also implemented in a few months. The Nazis, who like their current American Socialist heirs, used popular elections and disingenuous propaganda of the imagined benefits of Socialism to secure their appeal, came to power in a short period between November 1932 and the end of January in 1933. These are but a few examples of the rapid consolidation of power that is both typical of and necessary in revolutions.
A Fundamental Transformation of America
Not all revolutions involve bullets and blood in the streets. When Obama took office, he swore to “fundamentally transform America”. He deliberately was not clear about the nature of that transformation, and certainly did not ask if anyone wanted America transformed. He simply assumed that since he was elected, that was a sufficient mandate to effect his transformation process. As we have come to learn, that transformation was from a capitalist Constitution-based democratic Republic with rule of law and equal justice for all, to a Socialist centralized authoritarian government where the law was whatever the government at the time said it was, and where justice was redefined to be a tool for social engineering.
Obama was unable to complete the transformation during his time in office but made a good start on it. Under our Constitution, a President is not empowered to enact legislation, but the devious Left found a way to push the envelope through the use of Executive Orders. Paul Begala, a Clinton advisor, said of such orders: “Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool.”. Obama took that to heart and offered his own view when he said: “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone….”. He put both to effective use in his transformation process.
Now we have a new administration that is continuing the work of transformation, using its own pen and phone. Both are being used to erase the temporary aberration of the Trump administration and return the country to the path of totalitarian government. Clearly, in the mind of the Progressives, the American people are incapable of good governance as they keep believing in such fantasies as individual rights, an immutable Constitution, and a government of the people.
Progressives have known for a long time that such irrational sentiments are inconsistent with the realpolitik of modern government where only a well-educated elite is competent to make correct decisions and policies. This elite can only govern effectively if it has the flexibility to issue directives unimpeded by any inconvenient limits such as an absolute Constitution. The commoners must be brought into line with the reality that only the collective matters and individuals who refuse to conform must be eliminated for the good of the whole. Just look at vaccine mandates and how anti-vaxxers are endangering us all.
Why 2022 Won’t Fix Things
Many people have fixed their hopes on the 2022 election as a way to stop this Progressive far-left takeover. While it seems likely that Republicans may manage to acquire majorities in both the House and the Senate. that won’t be enough. Such majorities will not address the damage already done, nor will they be sufficient to stop the activities of the “fourth branch of government” – the administrative state.
Both Obama and the current administration have weaponized key agencies, including the Infernal Revenue Service, the Department of (in)Justice, Food and Drug (mis)Administration, and even the Department of Agriculture, among many others.
These agencies are largely impervious to Congressional control as they are under the Executive Branch. Specific regulations can be challenged both by Congress and by court, but the process is slow, difficult, unlikely to succeed, and would likely be highly specific and limited were it to result in a successful challenge. These agencies are the tools that are being used by the Progressive administration to effect the transformation process. That these agencies are largely insulated from Congressional control means that even a Congressional majority in both Houses will not stop the damage being done.
These agencies largely evade the system of checks and balances that our Founders built into our Constitutional government. For too many today, this is a feature, not a bug.
A Second Problem with 2022
There is a second critical factor involved in the 2022 elections as well. As of this writing, few of the critical changes to election laws and procedures that are necessary to prevent a repeat of the massive fraud that occurred in the 2020 election have been implemented. That fraud made the true outcome of the election indeterminate at best, and at worst resulted in a wrongful outcome not only of the Presidential race but several congressional races as well.
We still have mail-in ballots, often with few or even no checks on who actually produced the votes, whether the ballots were altered after a voter marked them, whether the ballots were duplicated, counterfeited, or came from legally entitled voters. Nearly every country in the world that tried mail-in voting has terminated their experiments due to both the potential and the actual practice of fraud that such voting enables and promotes. California has gone even further in allowing ballots to be printed at home, eliminating virtually all protections necessary for election integrity, despite claims that the process is secure and not subject to compromise (it is both insecure and easily compromised!)
We also have numerous jurisdictions continuing to use electronic systems that have been repeatedly demonstrated to support intrusion and both internal and external manipulation of election results in ways that are difficult to detect, easy to erase, and their issues denied by people with vested interests in their use.
Numerous other problems with our current electoral systems remain unaddressed despite much talk of the need for reform after the 2020 election. Add to this situation the fact that those who perpetrated fraud in prior elections have learned from experience what has worked, what didn’t, how they got caught, and how to avoid exposure in the future. All this learning will be applied in future elections, including the 2022 election, to ensure a result that will be to their liking and unreflective of the actual will of the electorate.
Some believe that the turnout and results in 2022 will be so massive an expression of popular choice that any attempts to subvert that expression through fraud will be inconsequential. Don’t count on it!
Analyses of the 2020 results have shown that fraudulent activity can introduce huge amounts of fraudulent election data into current systems through a variety of mechanisms. We cannot expect the situation to improve by 2022, especially if already known mechanisms are left intact. It is often said that insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. We don’t need more election insanity.
Executive Orders, Regulations, and Political Theatre
The current Congress has been largely impotent in stopping the damage to America for reasons that have little to do with the Democrat majority in the House or the deadlock in the Senate. The deadlock in Congress has actually helped the destructive efforts of the Progressive far-left administration.
The problems lie with Executive Orders, and with regulatory agencies, both of which are difficult to address in any meaningful way. A bit of explanation is in order.
According to the limits set forth in our Constitution, the President cannot enact legislation but is charged with responsibility for carrying out the laws enacted by the legislature. Executive Orders rely on laws that have been passed by Congress, sometimes decades ago, for their authority. They direct the various agencies that have been assigned responsibility to issue particular regulations or to enforce existing regulations in particular ways to effect the wishes of the current President.
In this way, they rely on existing law to impose Presidential will without involving Congress. If Congress has a different desire, a 2/3 majority is required to override an Executive Order – a difficult hurdle in any case, but especially one in a deadlocked Congress.
We have already seen the use of Executive Orders to violate property rights by directing the CDC to suspend rental evictions during the alleged pandemic. This was ordered despite the likely unConstitutional nature of the Order – the illegality of which was acknowledged by the administration that counted on the slow process of court challenge to obtain an immediate result. Similarly, OSHA was ordered to use special provisions of its authorization to implement a national vaccine mandate on private industry. Fortunately, the legal system was able to move quickly for once and to stop the implementation of the mandate.
These examples illustrate the problem of Executive Orders, and why any but the most extreme change in the composition of Congress in a 2022 election will not serve to stop the actions of an illegitimate administration.
A similar problem exists with regulatory activity. Regulatory agencies are established through Congressional legislation and empowered through what is called “enabling legislation”. This legislation is intended to set the purpose of the agency and to limit its scope to that intended purpose. Congress has gotten into the habit of passing broad legislation, leaving the details of implementation to the unelected bureaucrats of the agencies. Because of the empowering legislation, the regulations imposed have the force of law. Over time, however, that purpose often changes, usually in the direction of greater scope and authority.
It is an old truism that the purpose of a bureaucracy is to employ bureaucrats.
Whatever other purpose one might expect is secondary to that. Consequently, increased demands on an agency to produce and implement regulations create new opportunities for more bureaucrat employment and will get enthusiastic support. Congress has little – effectively no – authority over the Executive branch agencies, effectively removing electorate control over their actions by any means except by election of a new Executive. That cannot happen until 2024. Thus any change in the makeup of Congress in 2022 will have no effect on agency regulatory activity – activity that is implementing the Great Transformation of America.
As a consequence, even with a major Republican win that gains majorities in both the House and the Senate, Congress will remain impotent to stop the consolidation of Progressive power and the unwanted transformation of our country. Since the Executive branch has veto power over any legislation passed by Congress, any laws passed to rein in transformation activities can be blocked. With the supermajority required to override an executive veto, it would be likely that any legislation that might limit the Progressive thrust would be stopped in its tracks. The result would be political theatre where Congress would give the appearance of trying to stop the takeover and consolidation activities while knowing that anything effective would be blocked. This would give congressional members ample excuse to call for more campaign contributions so that things could be fixed in 2024. Good show, old chap!
Better luck next time!
What Must Be Done
Aside from a violent revolution, which I emphatically do not encourage for a variety of reasons, the opportunities to set things right are limited. Fortunately, there are some good approaches, albeit difficult and time-consuming. I wrote before about some of the approaches, but it does not hurt to repeat them and include some that have arisen since. Note that these approaches are not mutually exclusive, and can be approached in parallel in any combination.
These approaches are urgent and require diligent effort to bring them to fruition before further damage is done. I will not go into detail here on each of the approaches but will provide links to more information and to groups that are pursuing these approaches. The reader is encouraged to check them out.
2020 Must Be Fixed
It is vital to understand that the 2020 election must be addressed. Some will say that the election is a done deal and nothing can change it now – all we can do is put it behind us and move on. Others say that there is no point looking back – we need to focus on 2022 and 2024. Both are wrong.
Unless the 2020 results and the mechanisms that led to them are corrected quickly, the election thieves will have had at least three more years to solidify their control. At that point, we will no longer have a country we recognize. Given how rapidly they have moved in these last eleven months, we might not even have that long. If you love your country, now is the time to act.
The Court Solution
One approach to fixing the 2020 election results is through the Supreme Court. The Court has the power to declare that there is sufficient evidence of fraud to make the results of the election indeterminate. It can declare that several key states violated their own election laws in ways prohibited by our Constitution, and in so doing caused harm to other states. The Court can declare the Federal election results void and require Congress to act as the Constitution stipulates when the election cannot be otherwise decided. In that case, the House would vote (Article 2, section 1, sentence 3) on the President, with one vote per state. An advantage of this approach is that by declaring the election results void, it could be argued that any actions taken by the illegitimate administration – all Executive Orders, all appointments, all regulatory actions, and all legislation signed could be declared null and void, essentially resetting government to the state it was in on January 20, 2021.
This approach is favored by a number of legal scholars and is being championed by Mike Lindell. A proposed submission to the Court, as well as all the attachments and evidentiary exhibits, can be found on his Frank Speech website. That site also has a number of suggestions for individuals to take action and is a good starting point.
Audits and Decertification
Another approach is to secure forensic audits of the 2020 election results in states across the nation. If the fraud is as widespread as current evidence would indicate, a forensic audit should find sufficient evidence to support a claim that the state falsely certified its election results, and those results should be decertified and withdrawn. If sufficient states withdraw their results, the election would have to be declared void and again it would be thrown into the House for a vote.
While there was initially great enthusiasm for audits, the process has slowed considerably, largely due to distractions from government activities around Covid mandates, CRT, and other attention diversions. Many states, though, still have active audit teams, many of whom are encouraged by the degree of fraud they are finding even in elections they thought were fair and honest. It is important that the election audits be forensic – of sufficient depth to find evidence of crime should such have been committed, rather than simple recounts which may show that the ballots were counted accurately, but make no statement regarding if the ballots counted were legal and should have been counted.
Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers has been working hard to champion forensic audit efforts across all fifty states. For her efforts, she is often labeled a “crazy conspiracy theorist who believes the debunked claim that the 2020 election was stolen”, and worse. She deserves support in her efforts, and a good starting point is to get on her mailing list through her website. She also has a Telegram account with more extensive information on her audit efforts.
Direct Action Through the 10th Amendment
Our Constitution covers many contingencies, but also includes a specific provision to handle events that might occur outside of the scope of its other provisions. The 10th Amendment – the last of the Bill of Rights – empowers the States and the People to take such actions as might be needed to address an unforeseen situation, including an election stolen through fraud. I have written of this approach in previous articles, so I won’t elaborate on it here.
Be assured, though, that such action could be implemented quickly, could be a decisive solution, could be taken by a majority of the electorate or of the States, or in joint action. It could be as simple as a referendum on whether the 2020 election should be declared void or not. Again, if the election were voided, it could cast the election back into the House, or it could include provision for replacing the current administration with the party harmed by the fraudulent results.
It could also include, in addition to replacing an illegitimate administration, declaring all their executive actions, appointments, signed legislation, treaties, and all other acts to be null and void, restoring the situation back to where it was before the illegitimate administration was sworn in. The only thing that couldn’t be recovered was monies spent.
Such action does not require permission from Congress, from the Supreme Court, or the Executive branch as it would be action taken by the ultimate source of government power – the people themselves.
Socialist Transformation is not Inevitable
In any case, we have effective means at our disposal to correct matters. We must not become discouraged and surrender – not only for our own sake alone but for the sake of generations to come. We must seek out others of like mind and concern, support and encourage one another, and make our voices heard.
Our concerns are shared by many even though our opponents want us to believe that we are lone voices crying in the wilderness – powerless victims standing in vain opposition to inevitable change. Consider as evidence, that most of the lockdowns and now vaccine mandates are intended to keep us from meeting and organizing.
They fear our power.
We must remember that their numbers are actually small, and they have only the power that we allow them. Their weapons are lies and deception, and they must operate in the shadows and seek to instill fear. They are vulnerable to truth and the sunlight of exposure.
Most of us are not accustomed to having to become personally involved in such matters, and can often feel inadequate as individuals. Yet, as we have seen with ordinary mothers and fathers taking on school boards and showing their opposition to CRT, our isolation is an illusion, and we have the power of great numbers. In their fear of us they have labeled us “domestic terrorists” and have tried to bring down the wrath of the FBI against us. They know that once we realize our power and organize to use it, they can never stand against us.
We do not each need to act on the national stage to be effective – we only need to support and encourage those who will. We must take action where we can in whatever way will support freedom. Our opposition coined the saying “Think globally, act locally”. We can use that for our purposes, too. Let us keep our eye on the goal of restoring our Constitutional Republic while each looking for whatever action, small or great, that we can take to further that goal.
By David Robb
David Robb is a regular contributor to The Blue State Conservative and a practicing scientist who has been working in industry for over 50 years. One of his specialties is asking awkward questions. A large part of his work over the years has involved making complex scientific issues clear and understandable to non-specialists. Sometimes he even succeeds.