Today is Veterans Day, and with so much going on in the news, it would be tragic for it to be overshadowed or overlooked. Today is about something far more important than politics. It’s about the men and women who make it possible for us even to enjoy the freedom of having elections and the Constitutional right to protest and seek redress when we think our government isn’t doing right by us.
Memorial Day in May is to honor veterans who gave their lives in defense of America. But Veterans Day is to honor all veterans, living or dead, past and present.
It began as Armistice Day, declared by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919, to commemorate the end of World War I. In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks of Birmingham, Alabama, began a personal crusade to expand Armistice Day into a state holiday honoring all veterans. In 1953, an Emporia, Kansas, shoe store owner named Al King launched a campaign to make it a national holiday. Just one year later, in 1954, he succeeded. It helped that the President was a retired army general from Kansas named Dwight Eisenhower.
Not only is today Veterans Day, but yesterday was the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. It commemorates the day in 1775 when the Second Continental Congress established the Continental Marines to serve in the war against Great Britain. After the Revolutionary War ended, the Marines were disestablished for a time until President John Adams reestablished the Marines as we know the Corps now, on July 11, 1789. But November 10th, 1775, is still considered the birth of the US Marines.
So if you see someone in uniform, this is a great day to say “Thank you” for protecting America’s freedom. Then again, any day is a great day to do that.
Earlier today, President Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery, laid a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and made a statement about the holiday. You can read all about it here.
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BREAKING NEWS FROM LAST TUESDAY
The Georgia Secretary of State announced that there will be a full, by-hand recount of the presidential vote in all 159 counties.
CYBER EXPERT/AUTHOR DISCUSSES VOTING MACHINE SECURITY
I’m no computer expert and am not saying with any certainty that voting machines were compromised last week on Election Day. But some cybersecurity experts see suspicious anomalies in the returns as well as weaknesses that might have been exploited, and they’re becoming more vocal as we look further into the numerous irregularities surrounding the vote. We’ve already talked about some of these.
Investigative reporter and bestselling author Kenneth Timmerman appeared on NEWSMAX Tuesday night to talk about possible 2020 election scenarios involving computer hacking. Timmerman published a novel several months ago about hijacking an election called THE ELECTION HEIST that now suggests life-imitating-art.
“A political thriller so real, you’ll think it’s already happened.” That was the tagline for THE ELECTION HEIST when it first came out in August, and now, in November, it seems for all the world as though it HAS happened.
At the time the book was released, it appeared to be inspired by the claims that Russian hacking had helped Trump win the presidency in 2016. (“THE ELECTION HEIST plays to the suspicions of millions of Americans who believe Russia hacked the 2016 election...”) No evidence of this has ever been produced (sorry, CNN), but now Timmerman, ironically, finds himself on a conservative media outlet talking about possible hacking to DEFEAT Trump, four years later in his bid for re-election.
Just reading the blurbs about the book, which were written months before the Trump-Biden face-off last week, will unsettle you a little in light of what’s alleged now in Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania and other states. Steve Moore, Trump’s economic adviser, was prescient: “If you don’t think election security is important, think again. Ken Timmerman’s new book shows why all of us should be worried about the 2020 election.”
Of course, it wasn’t Russia we needed to worry about; it may have been the Democrat Party.
Cybersecurity expert Tom Malatesta said this: “In 2020, governments still do not take the threat of a major election security breach seriously. Ken Timmerman gets it! His scenario in this book is all too plausible, which means the realities are chilling.”
And J. Christian Adams tops them all: “THANK GOD VOTING MACHINES IN AMERICA ARE SECURE FOR NOW [emphasis mine], otherwise THE ELECTION HEIST provides a fictional account of a horrible disaster very different from the nightmare we already face of corrupted voter rolls, absentee ballot fraud, and administrative incompetence in election offices around the country.”
Oops, he forgot mail-in ballot fraud.
In Timmerman’s appearance on NEWSMAX, he guarantees that Trump lawyers have experts looking into all the pieces of this, including the computer trail that shows when there were uploads to the software. Of all the types of voter fraud, the one he's most concerned about is the electronic hacking, which is what he writes about in THE ELECTION HEIST. (He calls his book "a fiction, not a fantasy." It’s not so fantastic anymore –- I wonder if he thought how true to life it might turn out to be when he wrote it.)
Timmerman says we've SEEN this --- meaning, there is evidence --- in Michigan and Georgia and that we’ll probably find it in other states, too, such as Pennsylvania. Graphs of the vote in Pennsylvania look to him like evidence of what he calls "the secret switch," which tells him they realized they were behind and needed to flip some votes.
He says it's been discovered that in Michigan and Georgia, people changed the software the very day of the election or the day before. What they used, he explains, is called "the Patch." This version of the software might have come from the voting machine manufacturer but could have come from someone else.
"The Patch," he says, can make information seem as though it came from the voting machine manufacturer when it's actually coming from "guys in a basement someplace who are hacking the election."
"That's what they need to find out," he says. "They CAN track that kind of thing --- there are traces...They have to get access to the files at those supervisors of elections' offices."
Most of the computer systems are quite old and outdated, which makes them more vulnerable to hacking. Windows 7 is being used in the election tabulation software used for 10,000 counties in the USA, he says, "and that has got to be the most hacked software that has ever been invented by mankind."
Zimmerman says state election officials are told by voting machine manufacturers, in effect, "Don't look under the hood --- this is all 'proprietary.' We're gonna take care of it, we're gonna service these machines, the software belongs to us," etc. We've reported this week on the voting machine manufacturer Dominion Voting Systems and the interest swirling around it, in part because of the financial interest held in it by top Democrats.
Of course, we mustn’t forget all the classic low-tech ways that have been used to steal elections for over a century. Here’s a great little article reminding us that plenty appears to have been done last week that didn’t involve the CIA or cyber trickery. And there are sworn affidavits --- that's evidence, CNN --- from Republican poll watchers in Detroit attesting to all of it.
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THIS IS YOUR CITY ON DEMOCRATS
During last summer’s “defund the police” hysteria, the Los Angeles City Council voted to cut $150 million from the police budget. So as Dr. Phil would say, “How’s that workin’ out for them?” Well, let’s just say those first-responding social workers are gonna have their hands full.
Homicides are up nearly 25% from a year ago, shootings are up nearly 29%, and arrests are down over 25%. And in the midst of this crime wave, the police announced they'll be downsizing their homicide unit; cutting air support, robbery and gang and narcotics units; and will no longer even respond to traffic collisions.
Los Angeles voters had better be very careful when they’re driving to any mass celebrations of Democrats winning elections.
This is an excellent article by the editors of Issues & Insights into a question that has long puzzled conservatives: How can leftists riot, commit assault and arson, punch elderly people in the face for wearing a MAGA cap or smash a black man’s teeth in for organizing a pro-free speech rally and still consider themselves to be morally superior? How can they call for blacklists and reeducation camps simply for supporting their political opponents and still think they're the good guys? How can they read the horror stories of what their side is doing and believe they’re the heroes?
The editors quote C.S. Lewis to explain how narcissistic moral superiority is corrosive and eventually erases the conscience. If you believe that your views are the only truly moral views, and others are inferior, then anything you do to impose them is justified in a tyranny of moral authoritarianism. Sadly, that attitude is not just common among fringe radicals, but it’s being expressed by prominent Democrats in high positions in government and the media.
Read this and you’ll understand why they say it’s so easy to believe that today’s leftists would steal an election while thinking it was a legitimate act of superior morality.