Unapologetic Democratic socialists like Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez want us believe that big government, funded by extremely high taxes, can magically create fair and just societies with little if any poverty, widespread prosperity and happily content population like northern Europe enjoys. Well, uh, at least that’s what they believe.
I suggest that Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez and their merry band of radical socialists take the next available flight to Charles de Gaulle International Airport and explain this to the French people currently burning down Paris!
While far-left U.S. politicians like Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez are trying to push the United States ever leftward and into being more like France, French citizens don’t seem to agree that their society is so wonderful and their rioting seems to make the point.
Set in motion by a wildly unpopular fuel tax and domestic financial problems plaguing France, this weekend in Paris saw some of the worst rioting since the French Revolution. The rioting in France continues growing by the day and 90,000 riot geared police officers were on duty with United Nations armored vehicles deployed in Paris as a precautionary measure. So bad is the situation that the Eiffel Tower which serves as a magnet for tourists from around the world had to be closed Saturday.
America’s Founding Fathers knew a simple truth, which is no person can protect their rights with words and good wishes alone. They clearly understood evil exists in this world, and that governments slowly become corrupt over time, ultimately infringing on the rights of their citizens.
They understood that a strong 2nd Amendment was the only way to protect our freedom from tyranny, either foreign or domestic. Their words reflected their beliefs which were based on experience.
Thomas Jefferson asked “What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.”
Benjamin Franklin famously said, “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Gun banners have existed almost as long as the gun. What modern anti-gun enthusiasts don’t want you to understand is history, because history is full of examples proving our Founders brilliance.
“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.”
– Mao ZeDong (Killed 75 million)
“One man with a gun can control 100 without one.”
- Vladimir Lenin (Unknown Millions)
“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjugated races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjugated races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police.”
- Adolf Hitler (Killed 20 million)
If you study history you’ll understand why our Founders thought gun ownership was so important as to be our second “Right” only behind the Freedom of speech. “Shall not be infringed” was meant to ensure the people outlast any government meaning to usurp our rights!
Ted Howze DVM
Did voter fraud occur in California during the 2018 Congressional election cycle? Absolutely, unequivocally, YES!
In the weeks following California's 10th Congressional District Election many claims of voter fraud & Election Day irregularities surfaced. As a seasoned veteran of many campaigns and a recent candidate in the June Primary for the 10th, the stories peaked my interest and sparked an investigation by my campaign team. Our conclusion based on data pulled from actual June Primary results is that Democrats, under the guise of Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts, ran a coordinated voter fraud scheme to steal a seat in the US House of Representatives from Republicans in the California 10th. And it appears the same tactic was likely used throughout California to defeat several Republican members of Congress.
How could Democrats possibly commit election fraud you ask? Let me give you some facts before explaining what we know and how the test run of the scheme worked in the June 2018 Primary.
The undeniable facts are: The 10th Congressional District saw an unbelievably high voter turnout with over 207,000 votes cast in a non-Presidential Election. For historical context, this represents a 165% increase in voter turnout over the previous non-Presidential election year of 2014. Within minutes of the Registrars of Voters releasing initial counts from Stanislaus & San Joaquin Counties, Republican Jeff Denham led by more than 1200 votes or almost 2%. In our experience, there is a sufficiently large enough sampling of absentee & poll day votes counted by the close of election night that unless a candidate has committed a crime in the waning days of a campaign the final percentages rarely change by more than 1%. (In 2014, Denham's Democrat challenger only closed the gap by 0.7% as the after Election Day count continued). Following Election Day there was an estimated 60,000 late absentee ballots and 19,000 PROVISIONAL ballots left to count.
Provisional ballots are cast in California anytime a voter, who is not required to show ID, shows up at a polling place requesting to vote. The California Secretary of State's website says it all: "Provisional voting ensures that no properly registered voter is denied their right to cast a ballot if that voter's name is not on the polling place roster due to a clerical, processing, computer, or other error".
Provisional ballots can be cast by individuals who truthfully or untruthfully claim to be registered to vote even though their names are not on the official voter registration list at a polling place or by individuals claiming to be registered to vote by mail showing up at a polling place without their ballot. All provisional ballots cast will be counted so long as elections officials confirm that the name of the person given at the polling place is registered to vote in that county and the name of the person given did not already vote in that election. Provisional voting is not designed to prevent fraudulent voters from voting if they can provide a registered voter's name and address!
By the time late absentee ballots and provisional ballots were done being counted, Jeff Denham's lead evaporated and Democrat challenger Josh Harder held nearly a six thousand vote lead. That means Harder received 7200 more votes than Denham in the final 80,000 to be counted. An absurd 9% breakaway as the final ballots were counted in what had been a toss-up race. Statistically impossible.
This was the second time Josh Harder pulled off such a miracle. In the June primary just six months earlier Harder clung to roughly an 800 vote election night lead for 2nd place in a race too close to call for nearly a week. Harder's 2nd place Primary election lead also grew by thousands of votes as late absentee and provisional ballots were counted. Crediting Harder's second place June Primary finish to superior voter registration or Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts is a myth. Looking at new voter registration numbers from early 2018 shows Democrats with less than a 600 new voter registration advantage and even then only about a third of new registrants actually turned out to vote in the Primary. Additionally, six campaigns ran GOTV efforts including both Republicans and three additional Democrats. One Democrat even had more Union support than Harder.
The unexpected General election win for Democrat Josh Harder is difficult to reconcile against the fact that Republican Gubernatorial Candidate John Cox won the District by nearly two percentage points. Almost exactly the same percentage point lead Denham initially held over Harder on election night. Facts alone make Harder's win look fishy but here's where knowing your neighbors in small communities comes into play.
Observant poll workers have been talking about nearly 100% voter turnout in many Westside precincts, nearest to the Bay Area, and large numbers of people showing up at polling places with their names and addresses pre-printed out on labeled notecards. The observations of Poll workers coupled with actual voter data and statistical analysis will almost undoubtedly prove the Harder campaign either directly ran or indirectly benefited from a well-funded, coordinated Democratic voter fraud scheme in the November 2018 General Election just like they did in the June Primary test run. What follows is the clear evidence that the stories got us digging for. What follows are screen shots of actual voter data from California's 10th Congressional District's June 6, 2018 Primary Election.
It is important to note than any qualified candidate or Political Party can legally obtain a master voter file from a county Registrar of voters. That file contains a treasure trove of information on each registered voter including a voter's full name, address, voter registration date and previous voting record broken down by each past elections. What's of importance here is those records can be sorted in simple excel spreadsheets to define parameters of interest to a campaign like the "High Propensity Voters" (HPV) listed below.
* The tables referenced in this article are just small samples from a massive file.
High Propensity Voters show up every election and are whom most campaigns focus their mail & GOTV efforts on for cost effectiveness. This group of voters are high value to any campaign.
For a campaign wishing to commit voter fraud the data can be sorted to generate a list of people registered to vote that have proven they WON'T. These are registered voters who are likely deceased, moved away, off to college or just not interested in voting. These "No Propensity Voters" (NPV's) would make a tempting target for unethical political operators. The following table is an actual screenshot of NPV's from the 10th Districts Master voter file.
There are tens of thousands of registered Low (LPV's) or No Propensity Voters (NPV's) in California's 10th Congressional District.
Once a list is generated it can be further sorted by voter precincts. Individual names and addresses within each precinct can be exported a excel .csv file then a Microsoft mail merge used to generate individual labels ready to be affixed to notecards. Each "volunteer" is then handed a stack names to go out and fraudulently vote for.
Something the Harder campaign had no shortage of was volunteers from all over the San Francisco Bay Area, where Democrats firm grip on regional politics renders Election Day activists unneeded. Hillary Clinton's "Onward Together" organization funded numerous organizations like Swing Left & Indivisible who imported countless Bay Area residents for the Harder campaign.
Legitimate volunteers overseeing normal "GOTV" efforts, by marking voters off their lists who'd already returned absentee ballots or who visited polling places throughout Election Day to mark off poll voters that had already voted likely had no idea the data they were collecting was fed back to embedded collaborators who intended to cast provisional ballots for unlikely voters. What would that look like? The following tables are actual screenshots of the 2018 June Primary Election results. They paint a clear picture of what it looks like when thousands of voters who haven’t voted, sometimes in decades, suddenly materialize out of thin air to vote:
What are the odds that thousands of No Propensity Voters, if they even actually still live in the California 10th, suddenly decided to all start voting again in June of 2018 after years of not doing so? Our campaign statistician called the odds statistically impossible! So if these unlikely voters don't vote, who does? How many people does it take to effectively steal an election by having collaborators casting provisional ballots for registered voters?
A single collaborator with pre-printed address labels, a map of poll locations and clear instructions could easily visit 25 plus polling places and vote provisionally under 25 plus pre-identified different names. A highly motivated group of people can easily steal a tight election using this strategy simply because California requires no picture ID to vote. It clearly looks like the June Primary was just a test run for team Harder. We suspect Harder's team even tried to mitigate what they new was going to look like a suspicious late vote surge by coordinating social media announcements about registering four to six thousand new voters in the waning days of the campaign. Our team is convinced that once the updated master voter files are released by Stanislaus County & San Joaquin County, we will confirm the most flagrant case of organized voter fraud ever undertaken in the history of American elections!
We also stumbled across 118 year old Stanislaus County Democrat Raul. An amazingly consistent Democrat absentee voter who never misses an election despite being six years older than the current oldest living American!
It is our team's mission to follow up on this investigation as soon as the new data becomes available and conduct an extensive field investigation to document the fraud. Once confirmed, I will be petitioning the Trump Administration's Department of Justice to investigate the voter fraud conducted in a Federal Election.
We will also be approaching California's Republican leadership about qualifying a 2020 ballot initiative requiring proof of identity to vote in future California elections through a mandatory picture identification card.
Stay tuned for future updates and if you'd like to donate to help us take back our stolen Congressional seat please follow the link to:
Ted Howze DVM
I’ve spent the past few days considering last week's proclamation by California’s weak minded Schwarzenegger Republicans that the party of Reagan is dead. Cowardly politicians in my opinion that are pushing to move what’s left of a disorganized party, that they’ve destroyed, further left because they want an easier path to dwindling future election night wins. Rebranding failure alone is unlikely to suffice because as my grandfather always said you can stuff turds in a bag and call it fertilizer but it still just turds in a bag. My fellow Republicans should be disgusted.
It’s clear that the California Republican Party needs more Ronald Reagans and lot fewer Arnold Schwarzeneggers in its future if we’re going to get back on track. Leaders willing to put in the hard work to spread an optimistic conservative message, grow voter outreach and embrace digital fundraising even in the face of ridicule designed to discourage us.
Conservative principles naturally make for a winning message because human history tells us that we are already naturally in tune with the core principles of conservatism:
- Individual liberty
- Family & Faith ahead of the state
- The sanctity of human life
- Limited government
- Lower taxes
- American exceptionalism
- Peace through strength
The message also strongly resonates with California’s largest pool of new voters, immigrants coming to California desiring a better life. Nobody arrives in America with the express intent of pledging allegiance to any one political party. Having worked in agriculture for most of my life I know that Hispanic immigrants in particular are already family oriented and overwhelmingly pro-life owing to their strong Catholic faith. Strong candidates for conservatism and eventual GOP membership.
With their new super-majority in Sacramento it’s only a matter of time before the Democrats socialist policies of government dependency and economic enslavement swings the pendulum back in Republican favor. The more costly the policies that originate in Sacramento are, the faster opposition will arise to fight back in favor of individual liberties.
As a Republican, I believe we have a message that will resonate with a majority of Californians. Our State is not permanently lost to Republicans, we’re simply down by two touchdowns at halftime. While some are ready to concede, I say it’s time to pull ourselves together, channel the Gipper & fight ourselves back into this game behind those ready to rise to the challenge. Count me in!
Why we must ALL agree to adopt national Voter ID laws now.
Voting is the ultimate execution of a sacred Constitutional contract between American citizens that defines our Republic. It is not all that different from the contract of marriage between consenting adults. Without a faithful commitment to the contract, trust erodes until the marriage contract that binds individuals together ultimately collapses.
Election fraud has been debated for generations and as Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in Crawford vs. Marion County Elections Board that “flagrant examples” of voter fraud “have been documented throughout our nation’s history by both respected historians and journalists” which “demonstrate that not only is the risk of voter fraud real, but that it could affect the outcome of a close election.” Gone are the days of Boss Tweed, but we still hear of examples of voter fraud every election.
Regardless of the true level of election fraud, just the perception that it may be occurring makes its occurrence a reality in the minds of most American citizens. The truth is this - If there are no real or perceived safeguards to deterring or detecting election fraud, there will be no confidence in the electoral process.
Without trust in the fidelity of electoral process our Republic is doomed to ultimate failure. We must address this now with strict but common sense Voter ID laws. We already live in an ID oriented Nation where one must possess identification to:
• Buy Alcohol & Cigarettes
• Opening a bank account
• Apply for food stamps
• Apply for welfare
• Apply for Medicaid/Social Security.
• Apply for unemployment or a job
• Rent a house or apply for a mortgage
For the sake of America’s future, I fully support purging all voter rolls nationwide and issuing every American citizen a new chip technology or biometric national Voter ID card. Free of charge! That card would include your picture and be updated every 10 years.
In addition, the sentence for convictions related to election fraud need serious teeth. Loss of all rights as a US citizen? No right to vote, own a gun, hold a passport, draw Social Security or Medicare ever should do it!
We need a bipartisan agreement to drop the political divisions on the issue of election integrity. While national Voter ID’s will never bridge the gap of partisan divide, it will go a long way to acceptance of future election results without rehashing perennial stories of non-citizens or the dead rising to vote. Trusting the process is the first step to faithfully preserving the Republic our forefathers risked everything to create.
- Dr. Howze is a Large Animal Veterinarian and 2020 Republican candidate for Congress in California's 10th district (#CA10).
Official website is: www.tedhowze.com
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Too many of our Veterans struggle after leaving active military duty. For some it's the loss of purpose, for others it's the lack of camaraderie and for far too many it's depression that follows a collapse of their daily support system.
For too many of our nation's heroes, life after active duty leads to depression as they struggle to find a purpose in life. Many lose all passion and drive feeling left in limbo without a way out. Work provides little escape as many veterans feel they don't fit in with the people around them. Sadly, too many of our veterans turn to alcohol and drugs which has led to our nations veteran suicide & homelessness issues.
What if veterans could work with other veterans in the civilian world? How much would having a support system at work help our veteran population?
I am proposing Congress create a new Veterans Small Business Administration Loan Bank that would loan veterans with a qualified business plan up to one million dollars at 3 percent interest to start a new business plus a $6800 annual Federal tax credit for each veteran employee working a full year at the company. That is a major incentive above current VA loan programs that currently only offer up to $350K at 2.5% - 4.75% over prime rate with no tax credits. No saavy business person pays above prime rate and our veteran's deserve better!
I believe this would go a long way to putting veterans to work at good jobs when they depart active service and allow them to continue to work in an environment of mutual camaraderie and support. Healthy work with a purpose inspires a health mind and soul.
The Pew Institute estimates between 300,000 and 400,000 children are born to illegal immigrants of varying nationalities each year in the United States. Now accounting for roughly 8% of all births in the U.S. annually and accelerating.
Our current treatment of immigration law encourages parents-to-be to come to the United States illegally to have their children. They do so in order to receive costly social benefits and improve the chances of attaining legal residency themselves. Rewarding illegal behavior makes no sense! Would you or I get away with robbing a bank then depositing the money in your child’s account at another bank? No!
There is no valid basis under the 14th Amendment for the practice of granting citizenship to U.S. born children of foreign nationals illegally in America. The 14th Amendment was clearly ratified in 1868 to protect the rights of native-born Black Americans, whose rights were being denied as recently-freed slaves. It was written in a manner so as to prevent state governments from ever denying citizenship to blacks born in the United States. But in 1868, the United States had no formal immigration policy, and the authors therefore saw no need to address immigration explicitly in the amendment.