"And your idea on how to clean up the elections is...???
It sounds like your only idea is to try to get as many voters out as possible. When TPTB can rig the vote any way they want.
That is no solution, Ruth. Sorry to break the news to…"
"Not thought through well, Ruth. To vote in a rigged election is to be an accessory to a crime; assists in keeping it going. Which really is "betraying your country".
Boycott elections loudly and put pressure on cleaning…"
"Careful about the 'mandatory' thinking Colonel. That's what they do in authoritarian regimes. And it causes poorly-informed voters to dilute the respectable vote.
Australia, for a seemingly free and independent people,…"
"I live in CA, having come back to my home country and town after living abroad for many years. In 2012 I went to vote, but they didn't ask me to identify myself. That put me off; not happy with that policy at all. In 2014, I…"
"Good information, Colonel. And that is one scenario that might work But it may well not be enough, without doing away with the electronic voting machines. 'It doesn't matter who votes; what matters is who counts the…"
"CLEAN ELECTIONS OR NO ELECTIONS. BOYCOTT THE VOTE.
I am beyond angry at the Republican Party for not doing a better job of pushing for Election Integrity across the board. Obviously they have decided to let it be, because they have their…"
"I understand that perspective, Ralph; but I also know that nothing will happen until We the People make it happen - we must organize, and in the meantime, not be an accessory to the fact of the crime being committed. To vote is to give the…"
"Actually, Peggy, I was being facetious; pointing out how all that sort of thing is playing right into The Donald's hands.
And the hands of the American people. To say: He couldn't hope for better publicity. So, go ahead and…"
"This is (outrageous) news to me, and I live in CA. (Granted I don't follow the MSM; but then, it probably never carried anything on this matter anyway.) At least I found out enough for myself to refuse to engage in the farcical…"
"A breath of common sense.
But we need to go all the way. CLEAN ELECTIONS OR NO ELECTIONS. That means:
* certifiably cleansed voter registration rolls (certified by an independent, accountable body);
* no same-day registration/voting;
Stan This is a direct copy, in part, of the DHS statement regarding their 100 mile border search and seizure policy.
The border search exception is a doctrine of United Statescriminal law that allows searches and seizures at international borders and their functional equivalent without a or probable cause.
This doctrine is not actually an exception to the Fourth Amendment, but rather to the Amendment's requirement for a warrant (or probable cause). Balanced against the sovereign's interests at the border are the Fourth Amendment rights of entrants. Not only is the expectation of privacy less at the border than in the interior  the Fourth Amendment balance between the interests of the Government and the privacy right of the individual is also struck much more favorably to the Government at the border. This balance at international borders means that routine searches are "reasonable" there, and therefore do not violate the Fourth Amendment's proscription against "unreasonable searches and seizures".
Border searches more invasive than "routine" require some suspicion. See the section below.
Despite federal law allowing certain federal agents to conduct suspicionless search and seizures within 100 miles of the border, the Supreme Court has clearly and repeatedly confirmed that the border search exception applies only at international borders and their functional equivalent (such as international airports).
Stan, You asked for more details on the 100 mile border areas set up by the DHS. I don't really have much more than I put in my blog; however I do have the capability to research it a little further and will get back to you.