While we spend gazillions on Mueller’s probe for meddling that even Obama said had ‘no effect on the election results’ are we neglecting other areas of concern?
One Person, one vote.
It is THE primary safeguard that makes those in authority responsible and accountable to those who PUT them in authority.
It’s the reason why we so jealously guard (or should) against any improper influence on our election results.
It’s why we agree with Nelson Mandela that voter ID is a good thing.
(You’re not going to call HIM ‘anti-black’ are you?)
It’s why THIS ‘little flaw’ in voting machines should make your skin itch.
The nation’s top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them.
In a letter sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) in April and obtained recently by Motherboard, Election Systems and Software acknowledged that it had “provided pcAnywhere remote connection software … to a small number of customers between 2000 and 2006,” which was installed on the election-management system ES&S sold them.
In a world where hacking can happen — and software irregularities had been widely reported — you would think remote access is exactly what you would NOT want to have on any voting machine.
The threat of anything skewing that one-person-one-vote accountability is exactly why we get so twitchy when we hear about some of those safeguards coming down, like voters using the ‘honor system’ at voting sites. Or the mass pardons in Virginia just before election day.
Or Boston talking about allowing non-citizens a vote.
The whole POINT of limiting elections to lawful citizens is that we all had ‘skin in the game’. The long-term future of the nation, how it will affect parents, grandparents and future generations MATTERS.
Whereas some others may have a more opportunistic (some cynics might even say ‘parasitic’ view) of America.
Remember JFK’s famous line ‘ask not’…
If you’ve got no roots here, and don’t care if the nation stands or falls, this question doesn’t even make sense.
If any single art piece could capture the wave that carried DJT to the White House, this is the one…
Drain the Swamp available through the ClashDaily Store.
“I love how Trump looks confident. He’s not weepy or angry. He’s winning and doing exactly what he promised, namely, Making America Great Again. I also really enjoyed painting Comey, Obama, Hillary, Pelosi, Debbie and Anderson Cooper getting sucked down the drain. This is one of the funniest paintings I have ever painted. I couldn’t be happier and I hope these prints adorn the walls of every Trump supporter. I’m so glad Brandon Vallorani commissioned me to paint this epic, hilarious, and patriotic masterpiece.” — Doug Giles
Where can you see this fine — and hilarious — portrait?
No, you don’t have to wait until this beauty is hung in the Smithsonian. You can get your own copy of Drain the Swamp right here.
What makes America so different from other nations? Other nations are built around regimes or systems. But America was built from on ideas. From a blank slate.
Built on ideas that are DANGEROUS to tyrants.
That we have God-Given Rights, like Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Dangerous ideas. Like this one: the people, when threatened, have a God-Given right to stand up in defiance of any government that dares threaten any of those rights.
There’s a men’s version…
And a women’s version, too…
Because in America, the bros AND the ladies BOTH have a rich history of badass rowdiness.