Sunday, December 25, 2011
South Carolina will have to use the courts to override Holder's (mal)administration, but should succeed easily, given the past SCOTUS rulings. Here is a link to a representative article that describes the Christmas Eve announcement: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/justice-dept-rejects-south-carolina-voter-id-law-calling-it-discriminatory/2011/12/23/gIQAhLJAEP_story.html
Here is a link to a story that explains the SCOTUS ruling in support of Indiana's very tough voter ID laws: http://www.mercurynews.com/politics/ci_9083316
A great pull quote from the above story is this: The law "is amply justified by the valid interest in protecting 'the integrity and reliability of the electoral process,"' Justice John Paul Stevens said in an opinion that was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy.
Despite that wickedness run amok, please take the time to reflect on the meaning of the season and renew your spirit during this Christmas season. After all, truth is on our side. Requiring honest is good public policy.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
My sources tell me that the thugs formerly known as ACORN sent 100 canvassers down to one tiny little school district to knock on doors. The race actually was very significant because if the freedom forces had won, school choice would have gained momentum in Wake County (NC's largest school district). Instead, the paid staffers went door-to-door "polling" for citizens who were sympathetic to totalitarian school systems that have complete control over the children's education. If the person answering the door seemed to agree with the People for the (un)American Way types, he or she was handed an absentee ballot application. In the end, the parents lost another school board race and control of the Board reverted to those who value "diversity" more than parental control of their child's education... also known as freedom.
Okay, that is a tragic story of liberty taking another hit, but it's also a triumph of an organized band of political activists who worked the streets to make their side win a tough fight. A seasoned NC political veteran tells me that the race was a "beta test for ACORN 2012."
While the Voter Integrity Project of NC will do our part to eliminate (or reduce) vote fraud in all elections, the victory is in much bigger hands than ours. I think it was Ben Franklin who advised his peers "to pray as if it all depended on God and work as if it all depended on us."
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
So, the Voter ID bill now crosses over to the NC Senate, where opponents of free and fair elections will--no doubt--scheme up new and innovative ways to promote voter fraud in North Carolina elections.
If it gets through the Senate, it's on to Governor Perdue's desk. Conventional wisdom says that she will veto the bill, but "our guy" on the inside says a Perdue veto won't matter. Despite the gamesmanship going on during the prelims, there are enough scared Democrats in the NC Legislature that the final margin will be veto-proof!
Hey! Here is a good "note to self" for the next time you meet a lawmaker who wanted to allow Mexican ID cards: Ask them why anybody would advocate using a Mexican ID card in order to vote in a NC election? As the politician sputters for an answer, you might also ask if non-US citizens should be allowed to vote?
And please, oh please . . . get their answer on video! Shame is an excellent weapon in the battle for free and fair elections!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A day we thought would never get here has finally passed. I wish the same could be said for the actual bill under consideration, but at least we're making progress. I wasn't able to be in NC today and had to sit this one out, but we have eyes. So, I'll post a deeper reaction later.
For now, here is my prognosis. The left's main complaint is that requiring a state ID card for voters, "takes us back to the old Jim Crow laws of the KKK south." With such emotional bombast, the Dem governor of NC will self-righteously veto the bill.
But don't be discouraged! It took decades to get where the Repubs even had the courage to raise the bill on the Statehouse floor, so we need to focus our frustration if it fails this time without walking away in disgust. This bill WILL become law one day. The fact that you need an ID card in order to apply for welfare benefits kinda undercuts their second favorite complaint about this bill: "It lays an undue burden on the poor" and their third favorite, "it's the return of the poll tax." (All shouted through a bullhorn.)
We WILL win this debate at some point in the future, so the only question is this: "What role do you want to play in bringing down the greatest voter fraud law in the history of North Carolina?" Without an ID card, anybody can vote numerous times. All a fraudulent voter need do is walk in to the polling station and claim the identity of someone they know has not already voted. Dead relatives and fictitious characters (registered through the efforts of ACORN types) make for wonderfully safe second and third voters.
Now, our job is to do the hard work of documenting how bad people are undermining our electoral system with such fraudulent behavior. If you want to do more than talk about the decline of America, if you want to do something to help prevent that decline, might I suggest that you surf on over to our organizational website and send in your name?! The address is www.VoterIntegrityProject.com
Friday, March 4, 2011
I ran my website info over to our ethics lawyer at the JAG office. I need to be sure that doing this "non-partisan activity designed to increase voter participation and integrity" wouldn't somehow paint a big target on my chest and endanger my last six months of service to the Air Force. To coin a phrase. . . the jury is still out.
On another point, I finally registered for the National Summit in Houston. It's set for March 25-6. You can learn a little more about it here: http://www.kingstreetpatriots.org/ These guys are straight up people and have already made a great impact on Houston -- home district of Rep Jackson-Lee -- and beyond.
Met two great NC volunteers this week who are amazing people. One has registered over 700 voters (legally too!) and the other has been stirring up the Guilford County story about a whole bunch of 110-year-olds who are registered to vote. This story is still developing, but you can google it to see the latest.
Please pray for our nation, its leadership and the troops during these dangerous times.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
A quick look at the entire wage-benefit package the teachers get in Wisconsin shows the enormity of the problem when other public servants don't follow that admonition. Not only do they complain, the boycott their jobs and tell the kids to go away! Imagine the power soldiers would have if we refused to do our jobs until we got more money. Pretty soon, we would be just like those countries where their dictators have the military on their side and nobody else (Egypt comes to mind).
Bottom line: If public service is no longer viewed as stewardship, then (quoting Jed Clampett) . . . "we in a heep of trouble."
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Make big plans
...that's the best way to make big things happen.
Write down your plans. Share them with trusted colleagues. Seek out team members and accomplices.
Shun the non-believers. They won't be easily convinced, but they can be ignored.
Is there any doubt that making big plans increases the chances that something great will happen?
Is there any doubt that we need your art and your contribution?
Why then, are you hesitating to make big plans?
I (Jay) ask that you adopt that approach to our effort to turn this nation away from the rocky cliffs of destruction. I've reached the conclusion that some really bad people have used voter fraud to disenfranchise the rational voters (also called "the producers") in our nation.
While there are many great causes to which we can donate our creative time and talent, I will ask you to consider this one because it is bedrock to our freedom. If we can't protect the integrity of our electoral process, then the Constitution of the United States is lost. Today is not the time to cast blame for who lost the Constitution. Today is the day to pull up our sleeves and get to work rebuilding a nation that has often stood as a shining example to the rest of the world of what freedom can accomplish.
Check the website, www.voterintegrityproject.com for more info on how to join our effort.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
- Greetings, friends...
- A key to improving the electoral process in the US is getting honest people to participate in the process. While the people we need already vote, many of them have kids at soccer practice or jobs that keep them away from any sort of volunteer activities after a long day at work. As a result, the only participation they have given was the 30 minutes it took for them to vote.
- This speaker (in the video below) explains how great things are happening because people are willing to donate their creative talent for the good of the the community. Some contributions are purely for nonsense (think of LoL Cats) while other efforts are a genuine contribution to society (think of open-source software development). Anyway, because of the greater opportunities in today's entertainment technology, we are no longer destined to veg out in front of the television every night. Now, we can log on and interact with a community to develop something--anything--for the good of others.Some make stuff that is humorous (and kinda dumb) while others create things that will change our world.
- That would be my challenge to you. A group called "True The Vote" (TTV) created a data base management system that we shall use it in NC. Pls pardon the geek speak, but it merges fields of information that is imported from diverse state agencies that track things like voter registrations, death certificates and driver's license addresses. While the local election boards should have been doing this kind of work all along, they don't. After TTV collected the data bases, they ran analysis on the data with volunteers and took their findings to the election board. (Oddly enough, less than a week after the Harris County (TX) election board received the information from TTV, the county election board warehouse burned to the ground and destroyed every single voting machine owned by the county! But I digress. The key is that volunteers used their talents for the good of the community. While LoL Cats does it for cat owners, TTV and USHAHIDI (in the video) did it for a more significant cause.
- This video illustrates one kind of help we will need if we are to right this ship of state. Currently, she is listing heavily and taking on lots of water. If we are to save her, we will need to plug the leaks and start the bilge pumps. I could ramble on for too long with this metaphor, so please take a moment (actually about 13 minutes) to watch this fast-moving and informative video to understand how you, dear reader, might just have a place that you didn't anticipate in this effort to build voter integrity.
Monday, January 3, 2011
We have taken for granted that our way of electing leaders--while not perfect--was still "good enough" to get the right person elected. That assumption is now changing and people are starting to worry about the numerous reports of voter fraud, but we don't have to sit by and passively wait until our freedoms are gone. Instead, we have an obligation to make sure that the elections are free and fair and that everybody plays by the rules.
As a member of the military for more than 30 years, I'm about to retire; but I'm not setting aside the oath that I swore upon commissioning, which promised to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. . . ."
This will be the next great adventure, so check back and feel free to pull up your sleeves and join the effort!