You probably haven’t heard about this. After all, it doesn’t fit the mainstream media’s narrative of how nice and benevolent that a giant Federal government is to us. But, I guarantee to you that this is downright scary in its implications for the Freedom of all Americans to change our country.
The move that has me so concerned is this: the Department of Homeland Security has offered to “help” states “to secure their voting systems from hackers.”
Now, if you’re like me, you have enough knowledge of history to know that Federal “help” to the states means a takeover of that function from the states and an unpleasant definition of helping people. Many examples come to mind:
- Lincoln wanted to “help” the state of Maryland stay in the Union, so martial law was declared in the state during the time of the Civil War (don’t remember that from your history books, do you?)
- The Federal government “helped” African-Americans in Alabama with free healthcare, and used that access to expose these people to syphilis for “research purposes” without the consent of the test subjects.
- And, who can forget the Native Americans who were forcibly “helped” by the Federal government to march the Trail of Tears.
Bad news for all of those on the receiving end.
Joseph Farah writes about why depending on Homeland Security to protect our elections is a bad idea:
“The federal government has been the victim of some of the greatest hacks in the history of the world. Take, for instance, the example of last year’s compromise of a database containing sensitive information about every single federal government employee and contractor since records were kept. Should states be looking for help in securing voting infrastructure from amateurs like this – or, worse yet, like Hillary Clinton?” (hat tip to here for the source)
Of course, aside from practical issues like their inability to actual do anything to prevent hacking of election results is the little issue of the Constitutionality of the Federal government being involved in elections. The simple answer is: It is illegal for the Federal government to handle U.S. elections because the states are the only ones authorized to administer those elections.
And, then, there is the nasty little thorn of the politicization of government agencies by the current administration (Does the IRS targeting of conservative political groups ring a bell?) in an effort to manipulate political power in the U.S. It’s all a big mess.
So, if Homeland Security is allowed to administer our elections “for our own good,” it’s a pretty safe bet that the election is going to go for Hillary and a Democratic majority in Congress, whether it would have or not. Your vote would essentially be meaningless, and our beloved freedom based on democratic elections would be but a memory.
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