The Battle for Sovereignty

Republicans and Democrats alike are locked in a battle for sovereignty: a) supreme power especially over a body politic, b)freedom from external control : autonomy and c) controlling influence1.

For Democrats, the battle is for sovereignty over their bodies as in abortion, birth control, transgender modification, and over government interference. Why are politicians and governments asserting they have power over a person’s choices?

For Republicans, the battle is about sovereignty over face masks, vaccination, and over government interference. Why are politicians and governments asserting they have power over a person’s choices?

While the battle for federal, state, and local sovereignty has been on the front pages for decades, and has earned its legitimacy, the battle for individual sovereignty, although just as large an issue, has been relegated to the internet and is not covered by the MSM.

Police forces have asserted, or been granted, sovereignty over individuals in investigations, in keeping the peace, and in the enforcement of laws. They have been granted an element of immunity that has been breached many times over and has resulted in harm to citizens it is charged to protect.

This causes me to wonder:

a) Has the sovereignty of individuals been eroded over time?

b) Who is the arbiter of sovereignty issues in society?

c) Is it time for a discussion on the soveriegnty of individuals and a reclamation of personal powers lost?

The Cyber Ninja Claim on Maricopa County’s “extra” ballots

The Cyber Ninja Arizona Claim:

https://thenewamerican.com/arizona-audit-74000-unaccounted-for-ballots-is-decertification-coming/

“As preliminary findings of the historic Maricopa County audit reveal substantial evidence of fraud during the 2020 presidential election, potentially altering the state’s certified results from a Joe Biden to Donald Trump victory, Americans may finally be getting answers to what really happened in November 2020, gaining information that cannot be decried a “conspiracy theory.”

“On Thursday, Arizona Senate president Karen Fann held a Senate hearing — which not one mainstream media outlet covered — to provide an update on the months-long review of the roughly 2.1 million ballots cast in the state’s largest county.

“Accompanied by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Warren Petersen, Fann was issued reports during the nearly two-hour, live-streamed meeting by Ken Bennett, former Arizona secretary of state and Senate liaison for the audit, cybersecurity expert and CyFIR founder Ben Cotton, and Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan.

 Evidence presented outlined widespread discrepancies in ballot batch counts, as well as the mislabeling and mismanagement of ballot storage, including cut seals that were intended to ensure the validity of ballot batches. In addition, hundreds of mail-in ballots lack a chain of custody, images of envelopes with verifiable signatures are missing, and more than 74,000 counted mail-in ballots have “no evidence of ever being sent.”

There is no evidence of fraud in the Cyber Ninja review of the Arizona “Forensic Analysis. The fourth paragraph makes it very clear.   

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In regards to the claim that “…and more than 74,000 counted mail-in ballots have “no evidence of ever being sent” , this website says https://leadstories.com/hoax-alert/2021/07/fact-check-there-were-not-over-74000-more-mail-in-ballots.html  :” “Maricopa County addressed this claim on its Twitter page, stating that Cyber Ninjas appears to be looking at all early votes in making this claim. The Maricopa County Twitter statement says early voting can happen in two ways: People can either vote by mail or vote in person. People who vote at centers are given ballots there, meaning that the total of early votes could be greater than the number of ballots mailed out.“The county wrote: “This is not a new practice, so it’s not unusual that we would have more early votes than mail-in ballots sent.”

Later Maricopa County provided the actual results:

“FACTS: @maricopavote calculated the true number of requests and returns:
REQUESTS = 2,364,426
RETURNS = 1,918,024

So where is this alleged 74,000 vote gap given these results?

 There are other websites that make this same point: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/18/politics/fact-check-maricopa-audit-arizona-cyber-ninjas-74000/index.html

A more definitive explanation is provided by an ABC New Analyst:

“ Logan’s suggestion of some sort of unsolved mystery was definitively debunked by Garrett Archer, an election analyst at ABC15 television in Phoenix and a former official in the Arizona secretary of state’s office, who is known locally and on Twitter for his mastery of the state’s elections data.

“Archer explained that the county stops updating the requested-ballots list, known as “EV32,” after the last day people can request a mail ballot, October 23. So ballots cast in person after October 23, Archer said, were included on the submitted-ballots list, known as “EV33,” but did not have a corresponding item on the “EV32” requested-ballots list.

Archer analyzed the files and found that there were 74,241 ballots on the submitted-ballots list without a corresponding entry on the requested-ballots list — nearly identical to the figure Logan cited, “74,243.” But Archer found that more than 99.9% of the ballots in question were recorded in the submitted-ballots list on October 26 or later.

That is in line with the October 23 cut-off date Archer had previously noted for the requested-ballots list. “

There were other false claims made by Cyber Ninjas:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/arizona-auditors-walk-back-claim-that-election-data-was-deleted/ar-BB1gSOym

Perhaps the best all-around information can be found on Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Maricopa_County_presidential_ballot_audit#Origins

Conclusion: There are two things that are clear to me: a) there should be more enforcement controls over the chain of custody on paper ballots but lack of enforcement does not imply there was cheating, and b) Cyber Ninjas do not know nor understand the Arizona election and ballot counting process.

There is no evidence of fraud in the count and re-count of Maricopa County ballots and there is no evidence of ballot forgery.

I also want to make this point:

In 2016, Donald Trump won Maricopa County with 747,301 votes to Hilary Clinton’s 702,907 votes.

In 2020, Donald Trump lost Maricopa County with 1,661,686 votes to Joe Biden’s 1.672,142 votes.

The Get-Out-The-Vote campaigns of both parties AND the lawful election processes put in place during the pandemic caused both parties to benefit from the adapted election process.

Maricopa County is also establishing a website to explain and, if necessary, refute the claims made by Cyber Ninjas from their forensic analysis of the election process in Maricopa County. Here’s the website if you want to learn what you do not know.

https://recorder.maricopa.gov/justthefacts/

Critical Race Theory?

I don’t know what people are talking about when they use this term. So I went to Britannica and read this:

https://www.britannica.com/topic/critical-race-theory

I still don’t get it. How does this work in China., Malaysia, Africa, and Europe?

Which people of color are oppressed in China by their dominant culture? Oh? There are no people of color in China? Well, I’m guessing that one can propose a social, human, theory that does not apply to the whole world but only to former European colonies.

Sheesh.

When the Irish were sent as slaves to the New World in the 1600s, how does Critical Race Theory apply to them?

Sheesh.

Can we set this straight? All this crap one reads about today is about twisted segregationism. It was once believed that it was a natural human condition to fear or hate or disapprove of other races and cultures. The solution was the separation of races through law, culture, and life. It was largely the result of Europe’s colonial adventures and the exploitation of local labor and resources for capital gain. The separation of races was considered “natural” because of the cultural differences and the obvious skin color differences. The forced migration of slave peoples to America to enable its economic growth started all of this.

Of course, now we see fewer cultural differences and more similarities between races. The Great Society was the cultural solution to segregationism in American society and marked the beginning of the end for America’s exploitaion of labor (white and black) and the cultural segregationism that was in place. That is the way it was IN AMERICA. Not China. Not Europe. Not Malaysia. And NOT Australia.

AND in the US, the Indian population was never enslaved. They were confined and segregated and given their own land to live on. Forced upon them by people who didn’t want to kill all the Indians. More forced migration. The Indians were abused and subjugated by America but they were not slaves and Critical Race Theory can’t explain them nor the Irish Slave Trade.

So when you hear all this nonsense that frames the black experience and calls itself Critical Race Theory , it is a fabrication in my opinion. Documenting cutural changes in America as a Critical Race Theory is balderdash.

I said before that looking through Black-Colored Glasses is wrong. It still is.

Reparations: My perspective

I support reparations for any person who was a slave and is still alive today. Otherwise I don’t.

If you grew up with food stamps, housing subsidies, welfare, and a public education, you have been paid your reparations by President Johnson and The Great Society for the past 57 years.

If you are black and your parents never benefitted from local and federal programs and they were successful anyway, then you are already thankful for the freedom and opportunity to be an American and thankful for having great parents.

If you have personally suffered from segregationist policies, then sue your local government. You are allowed to do that

You have equal opportunity but not equal outcome. If you don’t have equal opportunity, then sue your government.

The Silence of Republicans

The flag-waving, gun toting, USA-supporting, working-American Republicans have suddenly gone silent.

They are thinking.

They know Republican Party leadership has become a tool to subvert the election process in the United States. They know they were bamboozled by President Trump and the Right Wing propaganda machine. They know for the first time in their lifetime, black and Democrat-voting citizens are correct that Republican leadership is making a mess of things. They know police brutality exists, they know there is racial animus in the Republcan Party, and they know that money in politics is more powerful than the morality of legislators and executives in both mainstream political parties.

But they don’t know what to do about it.

So they are ignoring the media. They can ‘t believe they were decieved by their own kind. They blame all media now regardless of author and content. They hear no evil and read no evil any more.

They seek a leader to bring them out of the wilderness of confusion to a safe space to be an honorable conservative again.

Where will they find the kind of leader they can follow? Can’t be a Democrat. Can’t be a Republican humiliated by the Party.

Who will step forward to represent the good people of the United States? Who will put themselves in the cross hairs of both Democrat and Republican Parties in order to lead the Moral Majority once again?

Who?

If you believe…

…the Democrats stole the 2020 election and Presdent Biden is an illegitimate President there is something wrong with you.

… that election officials are corrupt and incompetent in 50 states, there is something wrong with you.

…that the election smoke of MAGA Trump supporters must mean there is an election fire, there is something wrong wth you.

I get it. For decades now, there was a Republican Party that was honest, honorable, and dedicated to conservative values. You believe the Republican Party represents the values of faith, family, and fiscal conservatism. I believe that, too.

Unfortunately, the Republican Party has changed. The Democrat Party has changed. America has changed. The world has changed.

When will you change?

Trump is vicious. He is the Destroyer. He lies. He humiliates people. He ruins reputations. He recruits and hires people who will follow him instead of conservative values. He attacks the integrity of the American election process with lies, innuendo, and propaganda. He makes you fear that white American conservatives are being replaced by black-skinned socialists. He makes you feel that “they” are coming for your God, your guns, and your American government.

You’re afraid there is no place for conservatives anymore and only Trump can give you hope that someone is looking out for you.

This is the Big Lie and you have been duped.

Someone had to tell you. I’m sorry you didn’t realize this yourself but you didn’t.

A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right and evil doesn’t become good, just because it’s accepted by a majority.-Rick Warren

Little people belittle people. Great people make people feel great.-Rick Warren

MAGA TRUMP Politics to Invade US States

This is worth a read.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/30/republicans-trump-election-fight-to-vote

MAGA Republicans to remove mainstream Republicans in order to secure the vote for Trump in 2024.

As former President Donald Trump continues his efforts to control the election process and its outcome, his acolytes seek office to ensure it. All he needs to do is throw enough crap at the integrity of elections to cause the House to vote for the next President. Then each state gets one vote and there are more Republican states than Democrat states in the House.

Biden, Biden, Biden…

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia…sheesh…

You are going to have to choose between the Biden Crime Family and the Trump Crime Family. (oops, you already did…)

This drumbeat is getting on my nerves. Biden met with a Ukraine official who employed Hunter Biden. OMG! The Horror! It has never happened before in history that a sitting VP met a family member’s colleague, boss, or shoestring relative.

In the meantime President Donald Trump had his family living at the White House so his son’s and daughter’s guests can accidentally meet the President and… nobody cares who drinks Republican KoolAid.

Protected by the mainstream media, Biden avoids all law enforcement.

Poor Trump, he is a saint. He is not crooked at all. So say they all…

Ahhh, Fox News

Got to love them.

If you are not aware that Peter Doocy of Fox News has made it his mission to trap Jen Psaki into saying something foolish so he can make a name for himself, well, you are just not informed. Mr. Doocy routinely brings some conspiracy rumor or false information to the White House Press Briefing. He implies it is factual but it isn’t.

His latest stunt remincds me of the joke about a man who is furiously tearing up pieces of paper in his New York office. A colleague asks him what he is doing and he replies that he is tearing up pieces of paper to keep the elephants away. “But there are no elephants here!” exclaims the colleague. The man excitedly replies “See! It’s working!”

So here is what Focx News is reporting about Peter Doocy from yesterday’s press briefing.

“House Intelligence Republicans say they have “significant circumstantial evidence” that Covid-19 originated in a lab, but White House press secretary Jen Psaki refused to say whether the White House had seen evidence that would disprove the Republicans’ point.

“Has the White House seen any circumstantial evidence that it did not originate in the lab?” Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked Psaki.”

Every adult knows you cannot prove a negative. Peter does, too.

My preferred response would have been that “the White House has no circumstantial evidence that aliens, snake charmers, or gypsies did not originate the CORONA virus. Nor is there any circumstantial evidence that it did not originate with Fox News or a Chinese Lab. Next question, please.”

Jen Psaki is smarter than I am so she said:

“First of all, I would caution you against disproving a negative there, which is never the responsible approach in our view, when it comes to getting to the bottom of the root causes of a pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands of people in the United States,” Psaki told Doocy. 

“I will say that our view continues to be that there needs to be an independent, transparent investigation and that needs to happen with the cooperation and data provided from the Chinese government.”

Psaki said the Biden administration has conveyed both publicly and privately that the Chinese government was “not transparent from the beginning.”

For the sake of argument, what if it did originate from a Chinese lab? How does that change the response and how do you hold a country responsible for an accident like this?

AZ “Recount”

If you ever needed proof that American Democracy has become a forum for special interests rather than an all-citizen-participatory-of-the-people-by-the-people-for-the-people government, look no further than the AZ Recount in Maricopa County, Arizona.

While this recount was initially disguised as a Republican legislature investigation to prove the election process was not adulterated or fraudulent, it can now be asserted that it is a Republican Party initiative to determine how to invalidate future elections.

First, this so-called legislative recount is actually a forensic analysis to learn the hardware and software secrets of voting machine manufacturers. The company Cyber Ninjas have no experience in recounting ballots. They are experienced in analyzing software and they will gain a wealth of information on how to crack the software of every Dominion Voting Systemt used in the world. They have not found any fault with the software or hardware that produces the results so they have turned their attention to the servers and routers used by the software.

After holding all of the databases in their possession for two months now, they have suddenly discovered that data has been deleted from Drive D. This is asinine. The first thing done in any computer forensics is to make a copy of the original data and inventory it for content. Obviously, CyberNinjas weren’t looking to protect the data in their possession. They are accusing election officials of deleting the information because somebody wiped the data at CyberNinja. By accident or on purpose, they have found a way to cast suspicion on the Arizona Election process which had been vindicated in two prior audits.

Second, the funds to pay for this “recount” is all coming from private donations except for $150,000 allocated by the Arizona legislature which is run by Republicans. This is a multi-million dollar effort being funded by Republican Party donors. This makes the AZ Republican legislature a tool to formally authorize and disguise this effort as a legislative investigation. The donors are from outside of Arizona. Their purpose cannot be honorably related to simply recounting what has been recounted twice before.

If you are not afraid of a political party examining how the voting systems work that are used around the world, you should be.

Third, not satisfied with examining only the Presidential election results in AZ, there is a push to use the CyberNinjas to analyze all election results in AZ.

When will the news media get wise to what is happening. The Republican Party seeks to undetmine the election process in the USA to serve its purpose of becoming a one-party “democracy” under Donald Trump in 2024.