ELDER PATRIOT – We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid” – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson
Johnson’s consideration of taking over our electoral process should scare every American with historical knowledge of previous government decisions to help us.
The conditions of the two examples Johnson cited are prime examples of government’s malfeasance (at best) or corruption (at worst.)
The American power grid got a D+ rating on its most recently available report card.
The government’s involvement in the financial sector has yielded even worse results for the vast majority of the people.
In 1999 the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 16,199. This morning the DJIA was at 18,155. Had the DJIA simply kept pace with inflation it would be at 23,399 today.
Worse, the debt owed by America’s taxpayers has increased from slightly over $5 trillion to nearly $20 trillion over the same time period. That means the average American household now owes the holders of federal debt more than they owe the holders of their personal household debt including mortgages.
While the American people have grown poorer and more deeply in debt that’s not of their making, the political and donor classes have grown richer…much richer.
So, is this simply government malfeasance or a deliberate and elaborate plan to systematically rob the American people of their wealth and to destroy the sovereignty of our country to make it subservient to international power brokers?
Either scenario doesn’t recommend Johnson’s plan for federal oversight of our electoral process but it isn’t simply government malfeasance. If the government was merely incompetent the elites wouldn’t always win and the people wouldn’t always lose, but they do.
Compounding concerns about giving control of our elections to any one person is the potential for their personal biases to motivate them to tilt the outcome.
“I believe that it’s the responsibility of those of in national security and homeland security when a leading candidate for office proposes something that is irresponsible, probably illegal, unconstitutional and contrary to international law, un-American, and will actually hurt our efforts at homeland security and national security, we have to speak out.” – Jeh Johnson to the Christian Science Monitor
Whoa! While Trump’s proposals for protecting the country may not pass some artificial political correctness smell test, the courts have deemed every part of his platform legal and constitutional when the same strategies were employed by previous administrations facing similar threats to our national security.
In fact, the immigration laws that Trump has championed are already in effect, passed by previous congresses and signed into law by previous presidents. It is Jeh Johnson working in concert with President Obama who has refused to enforce these laws and who now says that they’re, “irresponsible, probably illegal, unconstitutional and contrary to international law, un-American, and will actually hurt our efforts at homeland security and national security.”
American leaders who put international law ahead of American law stand in violation of the oath of office that they swore to uphold:
“I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which
I am about to enter. So help me God.”
Johnson’s concern for international law is nothing more than an admission of his (and Obama’s) acquiescence to international governance and that reeks of even greater control by the super-rich elites, increased indebtedness for the American serfs, and further Balkanization of our population through unfettered immigration.
Jeh Johnson’s takeover of the electoral process is another transparent step in removing control from the American electorate over their own destinies and a major move towards the ceding of our national sovereignty to a global government of the super elites.