Newsletter | September 8, 2022
With the 2022 midterm elections only weeks away, American voters are rightly concerned the legacy press is willing to tip the scales on behalf of its favored candidates – once again.
In our ongoing series on the American media, we’ve discussed in detail the negative and in many cases, dangerous role the news industry has played in fomenting division, hatred, and in some cases violence. In this newsletter, America’s Future looks at the media’s culpability in what is essentially a sinister conspiracy to defraud the electorate.
For the most part, Americans expect a certain amount of partisanship from our supposedly independent press. The media has leaned liberal for decades and is therefore likely to back Democratic Party candidates. But that’s very different from what the media has done the last three elections. Together with federal law enforcement, crooked government officials, and corrupt D.C. operatives, America’s propaganda press has interfered in the exercise of our most precious right — the right to choose our own government in free and fair elections.
During the 2016 presidential election, the press took their political activism to a whole new level. To put the Democratic Party’s candidate in the White House, the legacy media joined forces with intelligence services, top government officials, and the Party candidate’s organization to peddle the false Russia collusion hoax deviously insisting that the Republican candidate was beholden to a foreign power.
In the 2018 midterms, the press continued pushing “Russia, Russia, Russia” to drive down support for Republican candidates, prolonged and amplified by a special counsel investigation. Though not fully revealed for five years, the glaring deception and First Amendment abuses by the Fourth Estate is likely the most remarkable reveal in modern American history.
Regarding the 2020 Presidential election, recent disclosures by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg demonstrate that federal law enforcement agencies provided social media with a pretext to censor reports of corrupt and illicit dealings of the Democratic Party’s candidate. Despite the utter lack of credible information or corroboration, federal agents and intel officials publicly promoted a drummed-up lie that evidence of the Democratic candidate and his family’s financial entanglements with foreign powers was “disinformation.” As we now know, the “laptop from hell” was authentic.
As for the 2022 vote, there’s already evidence of federal law enforcement and the propaganda press running interference for the Democratic Party — the raid on the former President’s home followed up with an assortment of leaks to the press alleging unlawful possession of secret government documents. All this malicious reporting just before the 2022 midterm is intended to dampen support for Donald Trump’s allies in House and Senate races and distract from the state of our union, now riddled with debilitating challenges like unbearable inflation, rampant violent crime rates, and a wide-open southern border to name a few.
See the playbook? Once you do, you can’t look away.
So, what can be done to counter the media’s propaganda and salacious efforts to interfere in our elections? The remedy, as always, rests with us, the American people. Go out and tell the truth. Tell your family, friends, and neighbors. Some, maybe many, don’t want to hear it, preferring to keep their eyes and ears closed to the frightening reality that the media intends to drag us into a one-party system of tyranny where our liberties are under constant threat. But don’t let that stop you. We have a job to do and America is counting on us.
Speak calmly, with confidence. Remember that you’re telling the truth not just to save the country, but also to stand up for the treasured freedoms and rights of those you love – your families, friends and communities, even if they don’t always see things your way. Speak truth with love and respect and remember that America’s Future invests its faith in the American people and our American way of life.
Books have been written about the circumstances of each example we cite in this brief snapshot of the media’s pattern of running interference in our elections via their deceptive reporting since the 2016 election. Take our Reader’s Survey and share your insights and thoughts on the menacing media’s roles in election fraud. And watch America’s Mondays with Mary every Monday at 9 a.m. when America’s Future Executive Director Mary O’Neill shares some of our readers’ responses and other updates and news about our organization’s activities.
Anniversary Stirs Memories of American Patriotism and Fearless Acts of Bravery
The 21st anniversary of 9/11 is Sunday. The horrific events will forever live in the hearts and minds of Americans who witnessed the tragedy of that day. It changed the course of history. Brave men and women all over our great nation motivated by love of country and a deep sense of patriotic duty stepped up and put their own lives on the line to save their fellow Americans, and defend our land, freedom, and way of life. With patriotic pride, we banned together, all of us, setting aside politics and all else to protect America. We prayed together. And we will never forget.
We, at America’s Future, honor and give thanks to our courageous first responders that day and every day for their fearless acts of bravery that renewed a spirit of patriotism in Americans and will always be a reminder to us all to cherish our precious freedom and liberty.
The FBI Mostly Enforces Unconstitutional Federal Criminal Laws
This is the third part in our series on the nation’s premiere law enforcement agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and its self-destruction over time.
Increasingly, Americans have become aware of the politicization of the FBI and its efforts to target and often terrorize the political enemies of the Biden Administration. Why is it that more people are not demanding we simply eliminate the threat by abolishing the FBI? One reason is that there is the notion that America needs the FBI to protect the nation from criminals. Is that really true? The FBI has never played a major role in law enforcement in the United States, which is handled at the state and local level. The FBI’s only criminal responsibilities is for federal crimes, but that raises the question as to why are there so many federal crimes. Was this the way it was supposed to be?
The truth is that the Founding Fathers never entrusted the federal government with the general power to criminalize behavior — called the “police power.” Only three provisions in the Constitution expressly authorize enactment of federal crimes. The Constitution’s Article I, Section 8 authorizes laws for “punishment of counterfeiting,” and to “define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations.” Article III, Section 3 authorizes the crime of treason. Only a handful of other constitutional provisions could be viewed as authorizing other types of crimes.
Consistent with that constitutional plan, until the Twentieth Century, there were only a handful of federal crimes. But in response to every tragic event, someone in Congress will urge a new crime be created — promising that a tragedy of that sort “would never happen again.” Those in Congress have demonstrated little respect for the limits the Constitution places on them, and government schools have dumbed down the American people so we don’t think about the danger of the federal government usurping criminal powers that states should exercise.Similarly, the Supreme Court has failed to require Congress to legislate within the limits imposed by the Constitution. Courts find a way to discover vast authority in the “necessary and proper” clause or the power to regulate interstate commerce to create crimes or the notion of “implied” powers. Neither the Congress nor the Courts pay much attention to the Tenth Amendment, under which all “powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
How bad is the problem? The American Bar Association has noted that “[s]o large is the present body of federal criminal law that there is no conveniently accessible, complete list of federal crimes.” According to one count made in 2015, America enforced “at least 5,000 federal criminal laws, with 10,000 – 300,000 regulations that can be enforced criminally.” These laws are not ignored by federal prosecutors.
The Founders would neither recognize nor countenance the modern federal criminal Leviathan that threatens the rights of Americans. American citizens should not countenance it either. And if the thousands of unconstitutional federal crimes were repealed, the need for the FBI would largely vanish as law enforcement would be returned to the states as the Framers of our Constitution intended.
Editor’s Note: To read the articles in this series thus far, please click here.
America’s Future Files a SCOTUS Amicus Brief in Election Integrity Case
On Tuesday, September 6, 2022, America’s Future filed an Amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Timothy Moore, in his official capacity as Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives v Rebecca Harper, et al., Dkt No. 21-1271. Our brief supports petitioner Moore, as leader of the North Carolina General Assembly, that state’s legislative body, insomuch as the Elections Clause of the United States Constitution plainly confers powers to state Legislatures to prescribe regulations governing a state’s participation in national elections.
The Framers of our Constitution vested exclusive authority in state legislatures to determine the details concerning how each state would run national elections, including Congressional elections and U.S. Presidential elections. The reasons that the U.S. President is chosen by a body of electors “appointed” by state legislatures was described in Federalist Paper No. 68, stating, “to avoid cabal, intrigue, and corruption” and to prevent “foreign powers” from gaining influence. This reasoning reigns true today.
Whether state courts may nullify state regulations governing elections created by a state legislature and replace them with regulations of the state courts’ own making, based on overbroad and vague language (found in most state constitutions) purportedly vesting state courts with unchecked and unlimited powers to drum up whatever rules it deems appropriate to ensure fair and free elections.
It is reasonable to question the political and partisan nature of a state judiciary that is elected to a term of years. Consider both North Carolina and Pennsylvania – judges in these two states are elected and therefore face re-elections and often need the financial and influential backing of one party or the other. A foundational tenet of America’s judicial branch is that it be impartial and disinterested neutral arbiters as to the important matters brought before them by litigants. American judicial principles of fairness, due process and equal justice for all can be easily obstructed when judges are merely political figures involved in political activities catering to their base to garner the financial support and name recognition necessary to win re-election. This framework undermines the public’s confidence in elections. This cannot possibly be how this country’s judicial branch was envisioned.
In this case, North Carolina’s General Assembly revised the congressional districts within its borders only to have the state’s highest court reject the General Assembly’s redistricted map and, instead, put in place a redistricted map of its own choosing. The paradox here is that North Carolina’s judges are elected political figures yet they operate as though they are apolitical, being held out to the public as impartial and neutral decision-makers.
To understand why a state legislative body is the appropriate rule-maker as opposed to state courts, we look to our history, traditions and customary notions of a successful self-governed nation – a Constitutional Republic.
As clearly explained in our Amicus brief, the legislative body best serves the interests of the public regarding rule-making and regulation rather than a judge’s bench: “the Framers [of our Constitution] had long experience with legislative bodies during the colonial period. They knew the strengths of such bodies and their weaknesses. They knew that state legislatures can be frustrating in causing delay and even gridlock, but they knew that state legislatures conducted open debate with the transparency that deliberation requires. State legislators would likely include persons from all walks of life — farmers, merchants, persons with military background, physicians, and even lawyers. They would come from rural portions of each state and more densely populated areas. They would be of different ages and different temperaments. They would likely be drawn from different religious backgrounds. And they would regularly stand for election within a House or Senate district sufficiently small that the person would be reasonably well known and respected by the electorate. When this mix of persons who exhibited leadership skills would assemble, the result would likely reflect the will of the people. Such a deliberative body could only rarely be captured by narrow factional interests, and if it were to occur, likely would not last long.”
Reminders & Updates
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