Image result for concentration campsIt takes only two things to keep people in chains:
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The ignorance of the oppressed
and the treachery of their leaders.

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Slowly, the noose tightens on us.

From a February, 2017 article in The Nation:

House Republicans Just Voted to Eliminate the Only Federal Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked
Republicans would make it easier to steal an election by killing the Election Assistance Commission.

In a little-noticed 6-3 vote today, the House Administration Committee voted along party lines to eliminate the Election Assistance Commission, which helps states run elections and is the only federal agency charged with making sure voting machines can’t be hacked.

“It is my firm belief that the EAC has outlived its usefulness and purpose,” said Committee chair Gregg Harper (R-MS), explaining why his bill transfers the EAC’s authority to the Federal Election Commission. 

It’s particularly ironic that the Trump administration is preparing to launch a massive investigation into nonexistent voter fraud based on the lie that millions voted illegally, while House Republicans are shutting down the agency that is supposed to make sure America’s elections are secure.

It’s more proof of how the GOP’s real agenda is to make it harder to vote.

What do you do if you’re a bigoted, dictator wannabe, and you want to take action against a group you don’t like — Muslims, Jews, Mexicans, blacks, immigrants in general, the poor, etc.?

You take away their right to vote, and you give that assignment to an agency that cannot be questioned, an agency that by law, works completely in the dark, an agency that can do anything it wishes to anyone it wishes, with no oversight at all.

OpEdNews Op Eds 1/6/2018
Trump Is Not Ending Kobach’s Racist Voter Purge Scheme, He’s Putting It On Steroids By Moving It To Homeland Security
By Greg Palast

Don’t be fooled by news of Trump’s Executive Order dissolving the so-called Commission on Election Integrity. Trump is not ending the Kris Kobach scheme to attack, he’s moving it into Homeland Security as per Kobach’s original plan.

Kobach gloats that Homeland Security is exempt from Freedom of Information Act demands and public hearings — that was part of his original plan given to Trump.

Kobach claims Homeland Security can REQUIRE states to turn over voter records and can secretly gather lists of “double” or “alien” voters — this is Kobach’s “Crosscheck” on steroids.

The one Democrat on Kobach’s committee, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, warns: “Homeland Security operates very much in the dark…and I think people should be, frankly, frightened by that.”

Kobach will be advising Homeland Security and that’s MORE dangerous than operating through an open committee. This is not a win for progressives — it’s a brilliant chess move by KKK (Kris Kobach of Kansas).

Yes, it is brilliant for an administration that does not want the public to know what it is doing, and for a President who lies a dozen times before breakfast.

It is brilliant for a party that has made Gerrymandering to deny some voters of their votes, its prime political movement.

It is brilliant for those who despise everyone but the rich, adult, white, male, Christian citizens.

It’s brilliant for bigots, but is it really the job of the Homeland Security Agency?

Homeland Security Six-Point Agenda

A six-point agenda for the Department of Homeland Security was developed and announced in July 2005, by Secretary Chertoff to ensure that the Department’s policies, operations, and structures are aligned in the best way to address the potential threats – both present and future – that face our nation.

The six-point agenda is structured to guide the department in the near term and result in changes that will:

  1. Increase overall preparedness, particularly for catastrophic events
  2. Create better transportation security systems to move people and cargo more securely and efficiently
  3. Strengthen border security and interior enforcement and reform immigration processes;
  4. Enhance information sharing with our partners
  5. Improve DHS financial management, human resource development, procurement and information technology
  6. Realign the DHS organization to maximize mission performance.

Supporting the agenda, the department proposed to realign the Department of Homeland Security to increase its ability to prepare, prevent, and respond to terrorist attacks and other emergencies.

These changes are to better integrate the Department and give department employees better tools to accomplish their mission.

Does searching for violations of “Election Integrity” (i.e. blacks and Latins daring to vote), increase preparedness for catastrophic events? Does it improve transportation security?

Does it help prevent terrorist attacks and deal with emergencies? Does it enhance information with “our partners”?  Does it improve the agency’s financial management or maximize its mission performance?

Uh, no.

And it is only with the wildest stretch of mission-creep imagination that one could say the mission of Homeland Security to strengthen our borders and to reform immigration processes, includes “election integrity.”

The sole purpose of Trump’s move is to threaten and intimidate minority voters, who are more likely to vote Democrat.

It is a Gestapo at the polling place — perfect for a President who denigrates theImage result for trump frown media that disclose his lies and errors, a President who wishes to punish those speak ill of him, a President who wishes to wreck and control the very agencies that protect us from dictators, a President who wishes to jail his opponents, a President who has expressed admiration for dictators as being strong leaders, a President who cannot get past the fact that he lost the popular vote — a President who affects the Mussolini frown at every public appearance.

Trump is a dictator wannabe, and slowly his noose tightens on us.

If we don’t object, we will lose America, and he will have succeeded in making America Trump.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
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