• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

When people say a place like Idaho doesn’t have “culture,” what they mean is………….

“When people say a place like Idaho doesn’t have “culture,” what they mean is……”

May 21, 2022

What the Blue-State Left-Coasters Don’t Understand about Culture

By Jeremy Egerer at American Thinker:

Yesterday, I met a man from Mumbai.  He happened to mention that he was new to Idaho, so I asked how new, and it turned out he’d been here for only a month and a half.  He spoke good English, and I learned he’d gone to an English-speaking school, which made his getting a job here in Idaho possible.

I asked him what he thought about Boise, and he said he loved it here better than Mumbai.  People don’t care about you in a big city, he said.  Whether you live or die makes no difference to them.  But here in a little-big city like Boise, he said he could stand outside a store with a large purchase, and people would ask if he needed help.  He’d already done this the day before and been asked by eight people.  He’d never seen anything like it in his life.

His wife and children had the same impression and were generally impressed by how healthy the culture was here.  Not the same ugly bustle of a New York City or a Philadelphia, the facelessness of the crowds, the concern for you and yours and yours only, but a real humanity that sees a neighbor as a neighbor and asks him if he needs anything.  

The irony of the situation is that red-staters, and particularly people from rural areas, have a reputation for not only being unfriendly to foreigners, but being morally cold.  The cities, on the other hand, have a reputation for tolerance and empathy — the idea that people care about the downtrodden and forgotten, and that they’re doing whatever they can to help.  

I believe that this reputation exists partly because big city people are so faceless and downtrodden.  First of all, it’s widely recognized that blue states, where people have a lust for equity and “equality,” are places where economic disparities are sharpest, and the ultra-wealthy, who run the affairs of society and tax the elderly out of their retirement homes, live almost next-door to the street junkies, illegal aliens waiting for work on street corners, and the people ground into the dust by giant corporations like Amazon.  Big cities in blue counties are also known for people sleeping and defecating on the streets, for drugs and all kinds of crime, and for the racial divide being so bad that whole blocks get burned down when criminals get shot.

Because of this, blue states are places where their “egalitarian” policies are upfront.  Not the reality of it, but the emotional fanfare.  Nobody can tally the maybe dozens of times you need help and a stranger shows up and offers support; but a public program, paid for with taxpayer money, has a long campaign to get it started and leaves the city or state with a reputation for giving — even if the average person gives less personally, which The New York Times admits he does.  One place has a giving culture.  The other has a giving machine.  And it’s the machine that gives a reputation of a culture, because we can all see the machine and who voted for it, but the culture has to be experienced individually.

When people say a place like Idaho doesn’t have “culture,” what they mean is, we don’t have a booming place for “art.”  To the lopsided city-dweller, painting, writing, music, fashion, and filmmaking constitute almost the totality of culture.  But beyond these, most things in life take art, and Boise has a preponderance of them.  There is the art of being neighborly, or driving politely, or gardening — the last possible only where people have yards big enough for gardens — or raising chickens, or raising a big family, or church-running, which thrives here, where there are lots of Mormons, and social cohesion is extremely strong, and everyone is watched over because everyone is considered important.  There’s also the art of farming, and hunting, and fishing — and let’s not forget the art of business, which exists here just as much as in Seattle, or San Francisco, or New York City.    

Because of this, blue states are places where their “egalitarian” policies are upfront.  Not the reality of it, but the emotional fanfare.  Nobody can tally the maybe dozens of times you need help and a stranger shows up and offers support; but a public program, paid for with taxpayer money, has a long campaign to get it started and leaves the city or state with a reputation for giving — even if the average person gives less personally, which The New York Times admits he does.  One place has a giving culture.  The other has a giving machine.  And it’s the machine that gives a reputation of a culture, because we can all see the machine and who voted for it, but the culture has to be experienced individually.

When people say a place like Idaho doesn’t have “culture,” what they mean is, we don’t have a booming place for “art.”  To the lopsided city-dweller, painting, writing, music, fashion, and filmmaking constitute almost the totality of culture.  But beyond these, most things in life take art, and Boise has a preponderance of them.  There is the art of being neighborly, or driving politely, or gardening — the last possible only where people have yards big enough for gardens — or raising chickens, or raising a big family, or church-running, which thrives here, where there are lots of Mormons, and social cohesion is extremely strong, and everyone is watched over because everyone is considered important.  There’s also the art of farming, and hunting, and fishing — and let’s not forget the art of business, which exists here just as much as in Seattle, or San Francisco, or New York City.   

 

Big Tech is important, but it isn’t the only important business, and if feeding your family and making the customer happy are the purpose of all business, and in fact the only way to stay in business, then Idaho is doing pretty well.  We have plenty of mechanics and barbers and the techies of Micron — not to mention the big agribusiness of Simplot, which supplies farms and ranches all over the world and even supplies fries to McDonald’s; Albertsons and Winco, which deliver goods all over the U.S., making large-scale production possible; St. Luke’s and St. Alphonsus, which deliver top-notch medical services to rich and poor alike; and hordes of dentists, miners, builders, theologians, professors, dancers, and everything you could possibly imagine to make life livable, and even bearable.

To those who say we lack “art,” the invention of TV and the internet has spread the best and worst of humanity wherever there’s electricity anyway, and anyone can buy Tolstoy, because books are sold cheaply, and they can be mailed through something (ever heard of it?) called a postal service.  This is a flyover state only to people who are too brainwashed and uncultured — I would add here too prejudiced — to recognize a thriving, healthy, relatively happy civilization.  

I would add here that people from Idaho — that is, people whose families have lived here for generations — are a specific breed of Americans, and worthy of their own category.  Neither West-Coasters nor Rust-Belters, the Idahoan has escaped both the big-city perversions and the industrial wastelands to his left and to his right.  The men are beefier here, and more handy, and believe in themselves, because they themselves are worth believing in — not the “I’m special because I’m gay or black” fraud pretended by the left wing, but real confidence from self-sufficiency and know-how.  The women here are fairer; more fertile; and also, when true Idahoans, more handy than the average man from Seattle. 

 

An Idahoan is usually simpler than a Californian; he oftentimes lacks nuance in his social and political positions and is generally bad at BSing, and worse at humor.  But his simplicity comes with a benefit.  You’re getting someone almost untainted from the mass cramming of people, who can still see a stranger struggling and offer to help him, whose nose still functions and smells the rot of a sodomite or a street junkie; who can still be genuinely disturbed, and thus still possesses some semblance of purity, and wholesomeness.  Things are sacred here, and thus we West-Coasters come off many times as disgusting.  They include me here sometimes with the degenerates, and after some thought, I sometimes have to agree with them.

Jeremy Egerer is the author of the troublesome essays on Letters to Hannah, and welcomes followers on Twitter.

MAHER WELL KNOWN AS SUPERJERK!

MAY 21, 2022 BY STEVEN HAYWARD IN GENDER FOLLIESIDENTITY POLITICS

BILL MAHER CROSSES THE LINE?

Bill Maher must have overdosed on red pills this week, because his closing rant last night took on the holiest of left-wing holies—the transgender movement. One thing to note if you watch all the way through is the severe disapproving look on the face of Democratic Party factotum Donna Brazile. She is clearly not happy that Maher is “going there.” This is one issue about which the left will tolerate no dissent at the moment, though note also that the audience seems down with Maher’s zingers, which isn’t always true of his many recent defections from leftist orthodoxy.

I’d love to be able to tap HBO’s internal Slack channel, because I’m betting the blowback from HBO staff is going to be volcanic. I wouldn’t be surprised if YouTube removes this video, so watch it while you can. And then call Las Vegas, and take the over on Bill Maher voting Republican in November.

I also still want to know who Maher has on his staff helping him write these segments. Maybe Bari Weiss is moonlighting? She does live in LA now.

Nearer, My God, to Thee!

Will Biden Corruption RULE AMERICA’S FUTURE?

May 20, 2022

The Problem of Trust

By Mark Landsbaum at American Thinker:

If you don’t trust a merchant, will you do business with him? If you don’t trust a lawyer, would you rely on his advice? If you distrust a doctor, would you let him operate on you?

Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas said out loud what should by now be obvious to everyone.

“I no longer have trust in the institution,” Thomas said of the high court after the leak of a draft decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

Thomas was appalled by the breach of the court’s tradition of keeping tentative decisions secret until they are released in final form.

“It was beyond anyone’s understanding, or at least anyone’s imagination, that someone would do that,” said Thomas. “I do think what happened at the court is tremendously bad. I wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions at the rate we’re undermining them, and then I wonder when they’re gone or they are destabilized, what we’ll have as a country — and I don’t think that the prospects are good if we continue to lose them.”

Any dispassionate assessment must conclude that what’s poisoned the high court to the point of being untrustworthy long ago spread to every institution in the land.

“Whom do you trust?” Make a list. It will be short, if you’re honest. Then make a list of the people, groups, and institutions you don’t trust. Not short at all.

The natural inclination of men to serve themselves at the expense of others is the root of distrust. Today, polls document Americans’ sinking faith in businesses, education, news agencies, even their religious institutions.

Pew Research Center concluded in 2019: “Many people no longer think the federal government can actually be a force for good or change in their lives. This kind of apathy and disengagement will lead to an even worse and less representative government.” Moreover, fading interpersonal trust is sinking just as badly: “As a democracy founded on the principle of E Pluribus Unum, the fact that we are divided and can’t trust sound facts means we have lost our confidence in each other.”

Institutions only function well when, like at an intersection, everyone trusts everyone else to stop on a red light. We’ve entered an age of no red lights, or even green lights. Chaos. Proceed at your own risk.

This shouldn’t be surprising. Historically, it’s rare to find a trustworthy human organization. What people could trust was that those in power would serve themselves first and foremost. Serving the people, not so much.

Our nation was founded on the reality that it’s unwise to trust government. That’s why the Founders created multiple means to keep in check those with power over others. Checks and balances and the very concept of three branches of government weren’t established to make it easier for government to do things. 

They were established to make it more difficult. Why? Because people are untrustworthy.

Notice that we now engage in wars, shut down businesses, restrict personal behavior, dole out health care and travel permission with the stroke of a pen. Today, exercise of power has few and inadequate restraints.

“I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone… and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions,” President Barack Obama audaciously declared when Congress suggested his legislative agenda was a nonstarter. But such impudence already had become the rule, rather than an exception.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, frustrated that constitutional checks and balances prevented getting court approval for his big government schemes, threatened to pack the Supreme Court with more agreeable justices. FDR’s ploy ultimately prevailed. The high court began to rule favorably on Roosevelt’s New Deal, obviously intimidated by the threat to add more justices.

Such work-arounds for government to exercise extracurricular authority increasingly succeeded to an astonishing degree. Who knew until we were cursed with COVID that you would need government’s permission to worship in church?

As a wise Brit once said, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The Founders understood this tendency of men to use power to acquire greater power and to subjugate other men to their desires. The Founders attempt to protect us from that natural tendency is what made the United States a bold experiment in self-rule.

Tragically, the experiment is floundering, if not failing. As someone (no, it probably wasn’t Thomas Jefferson) explained, “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”

Whoever said it, he was prescient.

Historically, when people lose faith in their institutions it has not ended well.

Often it results in civil disobedience. Have you noticed the expanding tendency to lawlessness? Can Portland and Seattle business owners trust police will protect them when violent rioters begin burning down their stores?

Sometimes it results in revolution. Republicans were accused by Democrats of waging “insurrection” for protesting at the Capitol Jan. 6, 2021, and arrested for walking through doors to public buildings opened by armed government security guards who waved them in. Now Democrats wage their version of insurrection by angrily gathering outside private homes of Supreme Court justices to intimidate them into changing their vote on Roe v. Wade. How much trust do you think those Republican and Democratic protesters have in their government? Do they have more or less trust since their protests?

A substantial portion of the electorate concluded after 2020’s presidential campaign that government can’t be trusted to run fair elections. Some states responded with new “election integrity” laws, sadly ranging from cosmetic to questionably effective.

Despite lopsided polls expressing a nationwide anger with Democratic power wielders up to and including the president, do you trust there will be no widespread cheating and rigging of elections?

When people are constrained by their overlords and can’t achieve their desires within the system, they either conform or change the system. How many of you are content with efforts so far to change the system? If you cannot trust that to happen, what’s next? In our radically polarized nation, what are the odds Republicans and Democrats can trust each other to give them a fair shake?

If Americans retain any of the stuff that gave our Founders backbone and courage, will there be civil disobedience? Revolution? Another secession by those who want to govern themselves, as did the colonists? Is it reasonable to trust in a more civil resolution?

Mark Landsbaum is a Christian retired journalist, former investigative reporter, editorial writer, and columnist.  He also is a husband, father, grandfather, and Dodgers fan.  He can be reached at mark.landsbaum@gmail.com

TODAY’S DEMS CAN’T WIN ELECTIONS WITHOUT FRAUD!

May 20, 2022

Election Fraud in 2022?

By Patrick J. Gibbs at American Thinker:

Next week is the start of the 2022 election season in Georgia with the party primary elections. All the party leaders involved in the controversy over allegations of election fraud in November 2020 are up for reelection. The other hot issue for Georgia’s voters is whether the 2021 election reform law will produce credible election results in 2022 and 2024, results that reflect the will of a majority of lawful voters. The odds are not good that the reform will work.

The movie 2000 Mules provides damning evidence of an organized plot to stuff election drop boxes in the 2020 election with “harvested” ballots – often in the dead of night. It’s all there on your computer screen when you stream the video. Does the 2021 law address this sort of widespread fraud?

The movie’s data analysts used the same techniques as the FBI to correlate cellphone geo-location data and maps to follow people (“mules”) who traveled from offices of “non-profit” leftist organizations to ten or more ballot drop boxes. Then they correlated it with the surveillance video of those boxes. (The video was required by election laws.) Some of the videos showed a “mule” take cellphone pictures of the ballots before stuffing the dropbox. Another mule wore latex gloves while handling the ballots. Afterwards she removed and discarded the gloves in a nearby trash can.

Georgia law prohibits anyone from depositing ballots in a dropbox except his ballot or those of a household member. The mules illegally stuffed enough ballots in Georgia to take the state’s electoral votes from Donald Trump. The movie’s producers proved that about 2000 mules operated in big cities in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. It changed the election result in at least three of those five “battleground states.” That was enough to put Joe Biden in the White House.

Georgia’s response to charges of election irregularities in November 2020 was a law that reduced the number of ballot drop boxes and moved them into advance voting locations where they could only be used during business hours. Absentee ballots are now required to be authenticated with the voter’s driver’s license number, Georgia identification card number, or the last four digits of a social security number, along with a date of birth.

Unfortunately, these measures aren’t sufficient to confront systemic fraud. Georgia’s lawmakers wrote a law that apparently assumes no organized effort to “game the system” would occur in future elections. They ignored at least two telltale signs that absentee ballots had been abused.

First, the rejection rate for defective (and thus invalid) absentee ballots was a small fraction of previous elections when the increased use of absentee ballots by “novice” voters would naturally produce a higher rejection rate. With no standards imposed, many fraudulent ballots could be mixed in with the improperly completed ballots.

Second, the ballot counting in Fulton County (covering most of Democrat-controlled Atlanta) broke numerous rules. Republican election observers were prevented from closely observing the count. Even worse the counting of absentee ballots was stopped for no good reason at 11 PM and then resumed without observers. That occurred not only in Georgia but also in other battleground states.

It doesn’t take a Sherlock Holmes to deduce that several battleground states abruptly stopping a ballot count at the same time in the middle of the night is evidence of coordination and fraud on a grand scale.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation refused to investigate when given some of the 2000 Mules evidence of ballot fraud with the lame excuse that it did not show “probable cause” to charge anyone with a crime. The GBI’s job is to investigate suspected crimes, but for the 2020 election it wanted the case presented to it on a silver platter so all it had to do was write the charge sheet.  Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, and its Secretary of State, Brian Raffensperger, showed a similar level of indifference to evidence of fraud even when the True the Vote organization (a producer of 2000 Mules) informed them it had evidence from one of the mules.

“The Biden administration’s multi-trillion dollar money-printing spree has launched the worst….”

MAY 20, 2022 BY JOHN HINDERAKER at PowerLine:

CHAVEZ, MADURO, BIDEN AND NEWSOM

In a banana republic, what do you do when your citizens don’t have enough money because of your socialist economic policies? Simple: print more money! There was a time when we thought American politics were above such insanity, but those days are gone. The Biden administration’s multi-trillion dollar money-printing spree has launched the worst inflation since the Carter administration and the longest collapse of the Dow since 1932. Nice going, Joe!

If you think Democrats might learn from their mistakes, you don’t know Democrats. What to do when voters complain that, because of inflated prices, they don’t have enough money to pay their bills? Give them more money!

That is Gavin Newsom’s solution: write checks to the voters to help them cover the rising costs of goods and services, which in turn will further drive up the costs of goods and services. But maybe the clueless–always a substantial voting bloc–will be grateful:

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State spending has played a major role in the current inflationary spiral as the federal government doled out many billions of newly-printed dollars to the states. That money is still sloshing around, as Newsom’s tweet indicates. We aren’t quite in banana republic territory yet, but we are rapidly sinking to that level.

DEMS’ Nancy Pelosi IS A QUEEN OF CREATING FRAUDS!

May 20, 2022

Election Fraud in 2022?

By Patrick J. Gibbs at American Thinker:

Next week is the start of the 2022 election season in Georgia with the party primary elections. All the party leaders involved in the controversy over allegations of election fraud in November 2020 are up for reelection. The other hot issue for Georgia’s voters is whether the 2021 election reform law will produce credible election results in 2022 and 2024, results that reflect the will of a majority of lawful voters. The odds are not good that the reform will work.

The movie 2000 Mules provides damning evidence of an organized plot to stuff election drop boxes in the 2020 election with “harvested” ballots – often in the dead of night. It’s all there on your computer screen when you stream the video. Does the 2021 law address this sort of widespread fraud?

The movie’s data analysts used the same techniques as the FBI to correlate cellphone geo-location data and maps to follow people (“mules”) who traveled from offices of “non-profit” leftist organizations to ten or more ballot drop boxes. Then they correlated it with the surveillance video of those boxes. (The video was required by election laws.) Some of the videos showed a “mule” take cellphone pictures of the ballots before stuffing the dropbox. Another mule wore latex gloves while handling the ballots. Afterwards she removed and discarded the gloves in a nearby trash can.

Georgia law prohibits anyone from depositing ballots in a dropbox except his ballot or those of a household member. The mules illegally stuffed enough ballots in Georgia to take the state’s electoral votes from Donald Trump. The movie’s producers proved that about 2000 mules operated in big cities in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. It changed the election result in at least three of those five “battleground states.” That was enough to put Joe Biden in the White House.

Georgia’s response to charges of election irregularities in November 2020 was a law that reduced the number of ballot drop boxes and moved them into advance voting locations where they could only be used during business hours. Absentee ballots are now required to be authenticated with the voter’s driver’s license number, Georgia identification card number, or the last four digits of a social security number, along with a date of birth.

Unfortunately, these measures aren’t sufficient to confront systemic fraud. Georgia’s lawmakers wrote a law that apparently assumes no organized effort to “game the system” would occur in future elections. They ignored at least two telltale signs that absentee ballots had been abused.

First, the rejection rate for defective (and thus invalid) absentee ballots was a small fraction of previous elections when the increased use of absentee ballots by “novice” voters would naturally produce a higher rejection rate. With no standards imposed, many fraudulent ballots could be mixed in with the improperly completed ballots.

Second, the ballot counting in Fulton County (covering most of Democrat-controlled Atlanta) broke numerous rules. Republican election observers were prevented from closely observing the count. Even worse the counting of absentee ballots was stopped for no good reason at 11 PM and then resumed without observers. That occurred not only in Georgia but also in other battleground states.

It doesn’t take a Sherlock Holmes to deduce that several battleground states abruptly stopping a ballot count at the same time in the middle of the night is evidence of coordination and fraud on a grand scale.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation refused to investigate when given some of the 2000 Mules evidence of ballot fraud with the lame excuse that it did not show “probable cause” to charge anyone with a crime. The GBI’s job is to investigate suspected crimes, but for the 2020 election it wanted the case presented to it on a silver platter so all it had to do was write the charge sheet.  Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, and its Secretary of State, Brian Raffensperger, showed a similar level of indifference to evidence of fraud even when the True the Vote organization (a producer of 2000 Mules) informed them it had evidence from one of the mules.

When some Republican legislators in Georgia wanted to investigate the 2020 election, they were threatened with political retribution. They dared not call for a special session in December 2020 to investigate the election. The threat turned into action when one committee chairman lost his position after he held a hearing in December 2020 on alleged voter fraud.

Some Republican politicians seem to assume that all their political opponents will play by the rules. They assume that no one will organize a conspiracy to “game the system” and win an election with illegal ballots. Democrats “argue” that election fraud is rare and to discuss evidence of fraud is “disinformation.” In response to 2000 Mules they might offer only: “Who are you are going to believe? Me or your lying eyes.”

Unfortunately, they don’t even go that far. The Democrat politicians and media allies are dumping the evidence in 2000 Mules down the memory hole just like the censors in George Orwell’s novel 1984.

The American political system faces a pandemic of rule-breaking that threatens constitutional government. Left-wing “Antifa” takes over downtown Portland and tries to burn down the federal building. Many are arrested and practically all of them are released with charges dismissed. Millions invade our southern border and, instead of deporting them, the Biden administration puts them on charter jets to fly in the middle of the night to other states.

Someone leaked a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overrule Roe v. Wade. For days thereafter abortion supporters demonstrated outside the homes of conservative judges on the Court. Federal law makes it a crime to demonstrate outside the residence of a judge aiming to influence the judge’s decision. No one was arrested. At the same time stories leaked that the FBI is investigating as suspected domestic terrorists parents who spoke up at school board meetings against Critical Race Theory “lessons” and the sexualization of grade-school education.

Georgia’s 2021 election reform law will do little to stop organized election fraud in the 2022 and 2024 elections. I am not a fraud artist, but I can imagine this scheme. You get the names of people on the voter rolls who have not been voting in recent elections. They are apathetic, dead or they moved out of the county. You data mine their SSN’s and date of births and then apply for an absentee ballot. The signature on the absentee ballot will match the signature on that application. Then you stuff the mailbox at the local post office with the manufactured “votes.” Bingo! You stole the election.

All the constitutional officers in Georgia (governor, secretary of state, and attorney general) deserve defeat in the primary election on May 24th. They did little to investigate election fraud in 2020. They did not push through systematic anti-fraud legislation.

Elections that are vulnerable to fraud schemes are not credible elections, whether the fraud was successful or not. Both Canada and France have stricter election systems than the U.S. It’s a disgrace that we can’t do better.