Question: Why did Americans fight and give their lives in the Revolutionary War?
Answer: To achieve and protect our freedom.
Question: Which freedom?
Answer: The single, most important, most fundamental freedom of all — the freedom to select our political leaders, i.e. the freedom to vote in free, fair elections.
This is the freedom that makes all other freedoms possible. Without it, America could not claim to be “a free country.” We could not claim to be “the land of the free.”
Everything that makes America America derives from our ability to select and reject our leaders.
It is the one thing King George wished to take from us. It is the one thing Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito wished to take from us. It is what hundreds of thousands of Americans died to preserve in World War II.
To subvert our elections is to subvert our democracy — to subvert America. To sabotage our elections is more treasonous than spying against us or than revealing our military secrets. It is even more treasonous than a military coup.
Subversion of America’s elections is the ultimate treason, because it is the ultimate destruction of America.
The traitor Aldrich Ames was sentenced to life imprisonment. Traitor Julius Rosenberg was executed. Traitor Robert Hanssen was sentenced to life imprisonment. Traitor John Walker, Jr. was imprisoned for life.
Keep all this in mind as you continue reading.
To avoid being voted out of office, Donald Trump is now on a path to destroy the U.S. Postal Service.
Destroying the Postal Service will effectively destroy U.S. elections, and give Trump the excuse he craves to remain in office perpetually. It is a dictator’s dream come true.
Trump already has indicated he may refuse to leave office if he loses the election; he has said that if he loses, the election was “rigged” — and of course, he will refuse to accept the results of a “rigged” election.
Our democracy hangs by a thread. America is at a tipping point, ready to become a banana republic tipping point.
Trump admits crippling Postal Service to sabotage 2020 election, August 14, 2020, Mark Gruenberg
WASHINGTON–A president falling in the polls and desperate to hold onto power is delaying delivery of life-saving medicine and crippling the U.S. Postal Service to stop vote-by-mail.
It’s the latest scheme by Trump to win the 2020 election. And his new Postmaster General, Republican big giver Louis DeJoy, is doing his dirty work.
DeJoy is pulling sorting machines from post offices and sorting centers around the U.S., specifically the machines that push through the large, flat envelopes, that enclose absentee ballots.
In addition, he has ordered the removal of outdoor mailboxes, particularly in neighborhoods with large minority populations.
But the bigger deal is Trump’s declaration on August 13 that he won’t give one red cent to USPS, which is drowning in red ink.
The USPS board seeks $25 billion to get through the end of the year. Polls show overwhelming support for that demand.
Not from Trump.
“They need that money in order to make the Post Office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots. But if they don’t get those two items that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting,” Trump declared, in a bold admission of his intentions.
Trump has repeatedly lied by saying mail-in voting is rife with fraud.
He has said out loud, and other Republicans fear, that mail-in voting would drive turnout way up, especially among women, workers, Blacks, Latinos, and Indigenous people, all of whom would produce Democratic majorities.
Experts predict that, if allowed by officials, 74% of the country could vote by mail this November. And one truth that has come from past voting by mail is that turnout skyrockets.
That truth is one reason Trump’s top ally, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., deep-sixed HR6800, the $3 trillion economic aid bill the Democratic-run House passed in May.
Two main problems bedevil the Postal Service:
Problem 1. Unlike other nearly all federal agencies, the Postal Service is not funded by the federal government.
The U.S. federal government, being Monetarily Sovereign, has the unlimited ability to fund anything it wants to fund — and without collecting a penny in taxes.
The White House, including the President, is an agency of the U.S. government. When was the last time you heard that the White House went broke?
When have you ever heard that the Supreme Court, another agency of the U.S. government has run out of money?
What about the Houses of Congress — when did they go bankrupt (except morally)?
The armed forces are federal agencies. Should they, like the Postal Service, be required to self-fund? If the army doesn’t make a profit, should it go out of business?
Problem 2. Donald Trump has discovered a way to claim the election results are invalid, which would allow him to assume a “President-for-life” position, the same as his pals Putin and Xi.
You shouldn’t be surprised if that is where Trump’s idea came from.
So to implement his plan to win the election without actually winning the election, Trump hired a reliable flunky, Louis DeJoy, to be Postmaster General.
DeJoy, a big Republican donor, has no postal experience, nor even any government experience.
As an incompetent, dishonest sycophant, DeJoy is a typical Trump appointee.
Postmaster Louis DeJoy testifies in Senate that he didn’t know about the removal of mailboxes and sorting machines
by Lisa Mascaro and Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press, Updated: August 21, 2020
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, pressed by senators over mail delivery disruptions, said Friday he was unaware of changes that sparked a public uproar, but his responses raised fresh questions about how the Postal Service will ensure timely delivery of ballots for the November election.
DeJoy told senators he has zero plans to restore blue mailboxes and sorting equipment that have been removed, saying they are “not needed.”
He did say that election mail would continue to be prioritized for delivery as in years past.
He’s the Postmaster General and he was “unaware” that mailboxes and sorting machines were being removed??
And now that he knows, he still won’t put them back.
As we said, a typical Trump appointee: Incompetent and/or dishonest.
DeJoy immediately set out to please his boss by crushing any possibility that the post office will be able to fulfill its mission of delivering mail efficiently and timely.
Trump alternates between blaming Amazon for the crisis, and declaring that “mail-in” ballots are fraudulent (without any evidence), though “absentee” ballots are fine.
(Or is it that absentee ballots are fraudulent and mail-in ballots are fine. One never can remember.)
Meanwhile, in Trump’s chaotic Presidency, where the COVID response is in chaos, and foreign policy changes hourly, the postal chaos has already begun:
Rats reported feeding on packages of rotted fruit and meat as postmaster general’s cutbacks unleash chaos at California’s mail centers, Business Insider, Sophia Ankel, August 22, 2020
Employees at mail sorting facilities across California are reporting padlocked sorting machines, mountains of untouched mail, and rodent-infested packages as they struggle with widespread cutbacks in staffing and equipment.
Other changes implemented include controlling overtime and reducing extra trips, which has already caused massive delays, according to union representatives.
Some people have complained of going days without receiving any mail at all.
But DeJoy promises that mail ballots will have priority — over first class mail and mail containing medicines for U.S. veterans. Great. Just great.
The entire problem could be solved if the Postal Service was not required to be a profit-constrained function, and instead was treated like the military and other agencies, where funds are allocated as needed.
- Free elections are necessary and fundamental to American freedoms.
- The Postal Service is necessary and fundamental to free, fair elections.
- Anyone who attempts or succeeds in delaying or subverting American elections is a traitor to America, and should be treated as such.
- Donald Trump claims with no evidence, that mailed ballots are fraudulent, so he has begun to sabotage the entire postal system.
- He first attempted to delay, and now is in the process of subverting American elections, in a treasonous attempt to remain in office.
America is now in its greatest danger since the Civil War. There is a traitor in our midst. If he succeeds, America, as you know it, is lost. We will become a dictatorship, like China and Russia and many African nations.
Never think it can’t happen here. It is happening before your eyes.
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
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THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.
The most important problems in economics involve:
- Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
- Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”
Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:
Ten Steps To Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA
2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone
3. Social Security for all or a reverse income tax
4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
5. Salary for attending school
6. Eliminate federal taxes on business
7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually.
8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.
9. Federal ownership of all banks
10.Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9%
The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.