ELDER PATRIOT – It’s hard to believe how close we came to losing this country to the corporate-banker-globalist cabal. But any group that has ever had this much power and control has never gone away quietly. They always go out in a blaze. They die in rat holes or secret bunkers while their minions’ fight until the end. It’s frightening to contemplate that is what is happening but we’d be naïve if we continue telling ourselves it could never happen here.
Proof that something serious is afoot comes from an under-reported news story released over the weekend. The Associated Press reported that, “Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is designating U.S. election systems critical infrastructure.”
As with every move this government has made that has curtailed our freedoms – establishing a Ministry of Truth, pushing gun control, passing and enhancing the Patriot Act, etc., they claim they are working with the best of intentions to adhere to the Constitution while protecting us.
In this case the AP cites their motive as, “a move that provides more federal help for state and local governments to keep their election systems safe from tampering.”
Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson made this announcement last Friday:
“Given the vital role elections play in this country, it is clear that certain systems and assets of election infrastructure meet the definition of critical infrastructure, in fact and in law. Particularly in these times, this designation is simply the right and obvious thing to do.”
But, is it the right thing and obvious to do? At a time when people have grown leery of the centralization of power and the loss of rights that have accompanied it, Johnson’s power grab should be frightening.
Back in late August of 2016 Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp had accused the Obama administration of exaggerating warnings of the threat to our elections from cyber attacks to bypass the Constitutional protections that placed electoral authority in each state.
Kemp has previously warned, “The question remains whether the federal government will subvert the Constitution to achieve the goal of federalizing elections under the guise of security,” and then told Politico that, “he sees a ‘clear motivation from this White House’ to expand federal control, citing Obama’s health care law, the Dodd-Frank financial-reform legislation and the increased role of the Education Department in local schools.”
Kemp is right. The Framers wrote our Constitution specifically to limit the power and control of the federal government because they knew that with centralized power tyranny is the inevitable result. Under the federal government’s promise to improve our lives, if only we trust them, we have learned that we can neither trust them nor expect our lives to get better if we do.
The fact is Dodd-Frank destroyed small business in this country while making large corporations immune from their risky ventures by memorializing “too big to fail” with guaranteed bail-ins, Obamacare made healthcare far more limited in options and coverage and far more expensive for everyone except the permanent underclass further dependent on the government that it created, and the federal takeover of education transformed our schools from learning centers into centers for indoctrination.
Admittedly mistakes can be made and legislation and executive actions may yield unintended consequences but when no corrective actions are taken, when in fact any corrective actions that may be suggested are discredited or dismissed out of hand, then we are left to conclude only one thing, the consequences were intended.
This brings us back to Jeh Johnson and the meaning behind this latest assault on our freedoms.
Political candidates fronting the globalists lost this election overwhelmingly and now they are plotting to never “lose” another election by guaranteeing the outcome of future elections.
This raises the question, why now?” When Trump assumes the presidency he can obviously reverse this. So, is Johnson’s move simply an attempt to open a dialogue for a permanent usurpation of the electoral process at a later date – similar to Hillary’s willingness to fall on her sword for nationalized healthcare in the early 1990’s that eventually became part of our national consciousness and led to Obamacare?
Or, are they in full panic mode and planning something in the next eleven days to prevent Trump from ever taking the oath of office and then running a mock election to install our new leader? The potential for this eventuality should put every patriot on high alert.