THE FBI’S FALL FROM A RESPECTED, REVERED ORGANIZATION TO THE KEYSTONE COPS

My daughter was terminated by the FBI because they claimed, after 2 offers of employment, flying her to the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, and onboarding her as a new employee, that it was all a mistake. This is the story of my daughter’s unbelievable and heartbreaking FBI journey, filled with disappointment and emotional pain. This is actually the story of a career derailed by the Federal Bureau of Incompetence.  Why am I telling this tale, rather than my daughter? She cannot tell her own story because documents she signed at the Academy prevent her from telling it. However, I lived it right alongside her and I have signed nothing.

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The latest in the Bureau’s series of incompetence

On March 2, 2017, my daughter received an email from the FBI stating, “You have passed Phase III of the Intelligence Analyst Selection Process as well as the background process.” That email was followed by a formal offer letter on March 8, 2017, which stated, “You have passed the IASP, Phase III! You have been selected to fill the position of Intelligence Analyst (IA) with the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation…”. Phase III, by the way, is the final phase of the application process. It includes a review of all qualification standards and suitability, extensive interviews with friends, family and colleagues – both past and present , and basic background and criminal checks.

The final offer letter, issued April 14, 2017 – 37 days later, provided instruction to report to the FBI Academy for training on May 14, 2017. The letter also provided a list of things she needed to bring and some required her to make purchases, which she did. The FBI arranged her air travel.

On Monday, May 15, 2017, her latest FBI-induced nightmare began. A letter, sent first class mail, was received at my home in Arizona from the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Since she was at the Academy in Virginia, I was collecting her mail and I opened the letter. It unbelievably stated:

“…A review and evaluation of your preliminary processing information and/or results of your background investigation, revealed the following suitability concern: Personal Conduct and Miscellaneous Issues. Therefore, a determination was made that you do not meet the suitability standards for FBI employment…”

Preliminary Processing? Did they mean the same processing that she was told she passed on March 2nd?  She was now an employee! Not only did she not get this letter when it was issued on May 1st, the FBI apparently sat on it, and subsequently mailed it snail mail on May 10th, where it arrived at my home on May 15th after she was already onboarded and had begun training at the Academy.

Does this seem like an agency that has its act together? What adds to this incompetency is that the Security and Suitability Adjudication Unit Chief, Heather N. Armstrong issued this letter and apparently failed to notify the Training Division at the Academy. Huh? Remember no offer is to be made until this unit signs off on the candidate. So how was the offer made? What changed from March 2nd through May 1st?  Most importantly, why was the Training Division not notified on May1st, so they could have stopped her travel to the Academy? What would have happened if she had not shown the class counselor her copy of the letter? Graduate, become an Intelligent Analyst, and after six months be told it was it a mistake?

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All this happened while Comey was the Director!

Believe it or not this story is not unique. The FBI has a history of poor treatment when it comes to employment candidates. We know of another Special Agent trainee that suffered from the FBI’s incompetence. This candidate was hurt during training, then sent home to work in a local field office until she was well enough to resume training, except she had to start Academy training from the beginning. Not wanting to complete the 20 weeks of training a 2nd time and unhappy with the atmosphere at the Bureau, she resigned. The Special Agent in Charge at her field office convinced her to stay, and that she had a future with the FBI. Subsequently, she was summoned to a review board in Washington where they cited some minor conduct issues and then terminated her for cause – a big negative for a job seeker.

How it all began

Let’s go back to the beginning so you can see the breadth of the Bureau’s incompetence. My daughter was not a suitability concern when she was first employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in June of 2015. Since then it has been a long, seemingly never-ending series of incompetent screw-ups by the FBI. Perhaps you’ll just dismiss what I say as the angry rantings of a protective father. But perhaps you will read this story to the end and realize that it represents something far greater than one ex-employee’s trip through the gauntlet of the FBI’s administrative arm during the Comey regime.

Round one with the FBI started in June 2015. Having applied for the position of Special Agent and passing three phases of employment processing including an extensive background and suitability check, she entered the FBI Academy as a New Agent trainee. In August 2015, after a few months of training and while in good standing, she realized that she was more the Intelligence Analyst type than the Special Agent type. She decided to resign from the Special Agent program and tried to get transferred into the Intelligence Analyst program. She was led to believe that this shift would not be hard. The personnel at the Academy sent her file to FBI Headquarters, including her supervisor’s recommendation for continued employment with the Bureau, and seemed to think my daughter might be back at the Academy for the September intelligence analyst class. After all, she was hired as a Special Agent, had passed all the Bureau’s testing, and already held the requisite high-level security clearance.

What seemed like an easy switch became a morass of administrative bungling. The FBI treated a simple resignation, accompanied by a supervisor’s recommendation for continued employment, as if it was a dismissal for cause. One of the many insipid comments made to my daughter by FBI personnel, as she continually stressed that she resigned and was not dismissed, was: “Well you dismissed yourself.” They failed to provide her with an SF-50, Notice of Personnel Action, despite repeated requests. She was told over and over that she didn’t have one.  An SF-50 is required for every change in personnel status, including initial hire. The SF-50 is the key document needed to apply for all federal jobs. After being told that she could not transfer into the Intelligence Analyst program and that she had to apply as if she were a new applicant to the FBI, she decided to look for employment outside the FBI. During this period between August and November, she communicated with a host of FBI Human Resource types who seemed to all have the common trait of not returning phone calls or emails. This would never fly in the private sector. I guess in government they have no performance reviews to pass in order to keep their jobs. In desperation, she filed a formal complaint to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to get a simple document that should have been quickly forthcoming.

Finally, in November 2015, after months of being in limbo, without an SF-50, a job, or any source of income, the Bureau offered her a job in a field office about 2 hours away from our home.  The offer was well beneath her level in experience and skill set. She has an MBA and over 15 years’ experience as a manager.  In addition, the salary precluded her from moving and being able to live reasonably once relocated. She declined the position and the Bureau put through her resignation.

She filed for unemployment and was accused by the FBI of not being truthful in her unemployment application. They hired her as a Special Agent and she was given high-level clearance. I’m pretty sure this would not have happened if she had a history of being untruthful. Due to her perseverance and detailed documentation of her communications with the FBI, she was able to beat the FBI’s appeal and receive unemployment benefits.

Here we go again, or round two with the FBI

This entire Intelligence Analyst application process is made up of three phases, with the last phase being a background and suitability check. Having applied for the position in October of 2016, tested in March of 2016, and interviewed in May of 2016, she had completed Phases I and II and part of III. In June 2016, she received a conditional job offer from the FBI for the position of Intelligence Analyst. She passed a drug test, another polygraph exam, and gave her fingerprints – a second time! Then her background investigation began. While working on her background investigation, a former Special Agent doing the east coast part of her background check asked her if she had the contact information  of the Supervisory Special Agent who had been her supervisor while at the Academy.  It seems that the agent had retired and they couldn’t reach her. Think about this: The FBI could not find a former Special Agent who retired and receives an FBI pension.

Back to the present

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, my daughter flew from our home in Arizona to Washington Reagan National Airport on a ticket booked and paid for by the FBI.  The next day, May 14, 2017, she was transported by an FBI arranged shuttle to the FBI Academy located on the Quantico Marine Base. She checked in with a member of the On-boarding New Employees Unit (ONEU), turned in her payroll and other required forms, attended a brief orientation, and picked up the uniforms she would be wearing during her time at the Academy.

  • May 15, 2017 – While attending the first day of the Onboarding New Employees (ONE) seminar, that infamous letter dated May 1st, postmarked May 10th, arrived in the mail at my home in Arizona. At about 6:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, I forwarded a scanned copy of the letter and the envelope it came in to my daughter, via email. She immediately contacted her supervisor and informed him of the letter, then forwarded a copy of the letter and envelope to him via email. He told her to continue with the ONE seminar, like normal, and that he would investigate the matter in the morning and get back in touch with her.

  • May 16, 2017 – She attended Day 2 of the ONE Seminar. She did not hear anything until approximately 3:30 p.m., at which point she was pulled aside by her supervisor and an FBI security officer. They told her that the letter was correct and that it “was a mistake that she was at the Academy.” In shock, she inquired about the email which informed her she had passed the background phase and the job offer letters (March 8 and April 14) she had received. She was told that all of that “was a mistake.”

She was then brought to the Academy’s administrative building where she was detained for about two hours, which were probably the longest two hours of her life. Again and again she was told by the security officer detaining her that she was hired by mistake. That the FBI never intended to hire her and that she was going to be terminated.

Do they not have a system in place wherein new applicants are accepted and notified properly? When she asked what the reason for her termination was, she was told that it was because she should not have been hired in the first place. She was to receive an SF-50 showing a termination for cause. They apparently have no “OOPS!” termination code. Maybe they should make an oops code since the Bureau make so many mistakes and this has likely happened to others. Administrative incompetence at the Federal Bureau of Incompetence helmed by James “I do as I please” Comey.

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Or no answers whatsoever!

The blowback

A termination for cause diminishes my daughter’s future job seeking opportunities and income possibilities. To make matters worse, in order to find out what was the nature of the Personal Conduct and Miscellaneous Issues – which were the reason behind a last minute, out of nowhere determination of unsuitability, she needed to make a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. With current FBI backlogs, per the FBI, it could take up to two years for the FBI to comply with the FOIA and provide the information requested, for compliance. Two years to pull a personnel file. And again, FBI incompetence at its finest.

My daughter told me that the security officer was a real gem throughout (I hope you can hear the dripping sarcasm in that sentence). She told me that he actually chastised her for being disrespectful from the time she had been compulsorily detained in the administrative building. He implied that she should be grateful because he waited until a scheduled 15-minute break in the seminar to pull her out rather than pulling her out of the seminar in the middle of a lecture. She says she was stupefied, and told me she thought to herself, “Was this guy kidding?” She said she had nothing but the opposite of gratitude for that uncaring “character” (I am avoiding using other descriptions, that might come to mind). Did he think that he was just going to tell her that she was there by mistake, fire her, throw her out of the Academy, send her home, and that she would just be totally calm and say, “Okay, thank you”? I didn’t know that, in addition to being incompetent, the people at the Bureau were delusional.

She wasn’t allowed to return to her room to pack up her belongings. The Intelligence Analyst training program lasts for 3 months, thus she had quite a few belongings. FBI personnel packed her things for her. When she departed the administration building around 5:30 p.m., she was escorted by three FBI Police Officers, yes three. Was she a criminal? My daughter is 5’4” and less than 150 lbs. One person could not handle her escort? Her belongings and she were dropped off at the West Gate of the Academy. She was given only a few minutes to sort through her things, three months’ worth of baggage, to make sure everything was there before she was further transported off the Quantico Marine Base.

Since there were no flights out of DC back to Arizona that evening, the FBI booked her on a flight leaving from Washington Reagan National Airport the next day, at 5:30 a.m. She was given her flight itinerary and then was literally dumped at the curb in front of a hotel just outside the Marine Base, along with all her luggage. She was told she needed to pay for her own hotel, and when she inquired as to how she would get to the airport – located fifty miles away! – the next day for her flight, she was flippantly told that it was up to her and that she should take a taxi.  Here is a good question about the dump off at the curb by the FBI.  Did they even know if the hotel had a vacancy?

She should take a taxi to the airport…over an hour and a half away…the next morning…for her 5:30 a.m. flight? What cabs are running at 3:00 a.m. to travel fifty miles in order to get her to the airport an hour before a 5:30 a.m. departure? She was also told that someone from FBI Headquarters would follow-up with her. She was standing in front of a Comfort Inn, feeling absolutely no comfort at all.

Upon learning that my daughter was dumped on the curb with three months of luggage in the early evening, I got moving and scrambled to get her to the airport and to find her lodging. I used Expedia and booked her a hotel room near Reagan National airport. I also arranged for a taxi to come pick her up and drive her to the Embassy Suites Reagan National airport hotel. By this point, I could tell that she was absolutely exhausted. She hadn’t eaten since 11:00 a.m. By the time she got to the hotel around 8:00 p.m., she had been angry, distraught, and in tears for hours. According to her, she was physically, mentally, and emotionally spent.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the butt crack of dawn, she took a short taxi ride from the hotel – it was too early for the hotel airport shuttle – and checked-in for her flight. She told me that she was still so visibly distraught, she got a hug from a female TSA officer. How upset do you have to seem in order to rate a TSA hug?!

Where does that leave her?

On May 25, 2017, she received an email with a letter attached. The letter was dated May 22, 2017. Apparently, the FBI can’t even get an electronic letter sent without delay. The letter informed her that her “employment with the Federal Bureau of Investigation is terminated for failure to meet the suitability standards.”

She immediately responded to this email that, in no uncertain terms, a termination for cause was unacceptable and unwarranted. She has since communicated with one of the few seemingly competent employees at the Bureau, who changed her SF-50 to indicate a voluntary resignation rather than a termination for cause.  However, because she “resigned” she is unable to recoup travel expenditures – approximately $1,500 – for her travel and related expenses to and from the Academy. Unfortunately, the separation code options are limited. It seems they have no separation code for an oops! There is no code for “We made a terrible, incompetent mistake and treated the individual like a sub-human species” separation.

This is essentially a coerced resignation, based upon the alternative. Accept termination for cause and maybe collect money due or resign and forfeit all money due. She has chosen a resignation path because of the importance of having an unimpeded job search, but has not given up on recouping the money denied her due to this coerced resignation.

She filed another complaint to the Office of the Inspector General. This time the complaint claims that the FBI is guilty of misconduct and whistleblower retaliation, since all signs point to this being retaliation for the complaint she filed in December 2015. As incompetent as the Bureau is, it is highly unlikely that it actually made that many mistakes when it came to my daughter. No, someone finally connected with her name and decided that she needed to go.

She submitted a complaint to the FBI’s Ombudsman asking for reimbursement of her expenses.  Unsurprisingly, she has had no response.

She has filed her Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, and has studied up on the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) where, if negligence is involved, she can seek compensatory damages. Needless to say, I’ve put my research skills to good use in order to assist her. She has contacted several attorneys with experience in federal tort cases and claims. One attorney told her, in no uncertain terms, that expecting any help from the Ombudsman is futile. He is still laughing…glad she made his day. He thinks the Federal Tort Claims Act is worthless as well. Instead, he is certain that the best course of action is to file a complaint with the United States Merit Systems Protection Board.

At this writing, the complaint has successfully been submitted. The initial consultation fee and retainer for this attorney are $400 and $5,000, respectively, funded by me. But this is no longer about money, this is about what is right and just. Someone needs to acknowledge just how administratively incompetent the FBI has become under the former leadership of James Comey and Loretta Lynch.

I sincerely hope that her complaint to the Merit Systems Protection Board bears fruit because right now it seems that the FBI has successfully performed a crude sexual act on my daughter, which no one – least of all her – deserves. Does anyone have a need for an unemployed MBA who was formerly the Director of Finance and Administration at a major university’s school of law, before she tried to enter public service?

June 21, 2017 update

My daughter’s attorney has advised that apparently the FBI is insulated by law in this matter.  Yes, they can basically do what they wish as it pertains to probationary employees and to applicants, with no legal repercussion.  Why would the Congress carve the FBI out of any remedy needed by a wronged citizen?

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SETH RICH DEATH: Stunning Report From “One America News”. DNC involved?

Seth Rich, apparently a “Bernie”: supporter and an employee of the DNC, is reported to have been the DNC hacker, not Russia, who delivered the damaging emails to Wikileaks.  He apparently died, was murdered, for his effort.  The incredible smoke is leading to the fire!

Remember, the DNC never allowed the FBI to examine its server.  Instead they parlayed a private for hire firm to denounce the Russians as the hacker, despite Wikileaks stating it was not the Russians.   Let’s not forget that the media ran with the Russians story despite the contrary report of the holder of these hacked emails, Wikileaks.

Let’s understand that there are a number of mysterious murders/deaths seemingly attached to the DNC and this email hack scandal.  The hack made undisputed emails, detrimental to the DNC and Hillary Clinton, available to the public.

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This report focuses only on Seth Rich!

The media is so intent on connecting the Russians to President Trump, that it glosses over the “not denied” incredibly damaging corruption content of the hacked emails.   Back to Seth Rich and his murder.  Rather than me providing a report, I bring you the “One America News” latest report.

If you are an open-minded  thinking person, this report will stun.  It provides such a mass of circumstantial evidence that warrants heavy scrutiny of the D.C. Police, the Emergency Room, and the DNC.  It enlightens to the extent the DNC did and will go to take and hold power, and control our federal government.

One America News is a fast rising, very credible news source, concentrating on delivering real news and facts.  As Fox news moves more and more to the left and the fringe of “Fake News” world.  OAN, “One America News”, is filling the void.

Now the stunning very credible report called “The Mysterious Death Of Seth Rich”.

 

The Great Education Heist! Academia Is Killing Us!

The institutions of higher learning, yes the major universities providing ethereal education to nurture the brain, but in too many cases, not the future wallet, are stealing from our young.

Unless you get a very advanced degree in education areas other than STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the preparation for future earnings is sub-par, maybe non-existent.  Student loans received to cover the enormous cost of these ethereal course credits, cannot be paid back – future income is insufficient to both live and pay the student loan.

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STEM careers provide a lucrative starting salary and real earnings advancement.  No minimum wage marches/demonstrations for these folks.  Let’s add one more item to the STEM list – Trades.  Plumbing, electrical, welding and others allow for incomes to grow and provide good livings and futures for the holders of these skills.  So, now we have STEMT (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Trades).

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Let’s face it, college learning in a non-STEMT curriculum simply does not prepare the student to pay back the heavy burden of student loans accumulated to achieve the non-STEMT degree, let’s call them, the soft majors – some are way softer than others.

Community colleges all too often think they are preparing students for a four-year college degree, when they are actually preparing students for future poor paying jobs.  We need strong vital courses in the two “T”‘s of of STEMT – technology and trades at the community college level with certifications of learning.  Does a computer programmer really need to be exposed to french literature or even a bachelor’s degree?

Today’s student loan system is likely the primary cause of the unrealistic rise in college costs – Forbes magazine and many other publications have written about the inordinate rise of the price of course credits.

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These institutions of higher learning, state or private, currently do not need to control internal costs because with the prevalent nature of easy student loans, when tuition (prices) go up, demand remains inelastic – stays strong thanks to the ever-expanding loan amounts.  The institution of higher learning has an unrealistic pipeline for earnings, because the money is freely available and payback is not the institution’s problem.  A student dropping out still owes the debt, but the institution finds a new sucker to pay the unrealistic tuition.

What if student loan availability and dollar lending were predicated on the future skills being obtained.

Will the french literature expert with a masters earn as much as a skilled welder or cyber coder?  Probably not!  What if the dollars available under the student loan were tied to the future earnings of the student; and the institution had some skin in the game for payback?  Would the institutions feel that the gravy train of bankrupting students to enrich their coffers has come to an end?

We have allowed liberal academia to NOT prepare students for the world and thus create a workforce that is not suited to the nature of today’s jobs.  If we don’t start to educate our student raw material with the skills to compete, and build a strong economy along the way, we will continue both a stagnant economic growth and standard of living.

Our graduates today don’t know their history and civics, making them ill prepared to be in charge of this country in the future.  Further they need to be educated to perform at a high level in the STEMT workplace – that is where the money and the nation’s future is.

Either we fix this now via state legislation and move student loans back to the banks and the states, away from the federal government, or we continue down this path to a dark future for our nation and our young population.  In addition, we need to hold these institutions of higher learning accountable for unpaid student loans, perhaps they should be required to underwrite a portion of the student loan, say 25%, when the loan is granted – a limited co-signer status.  This may make the institutions more responsible for the useful education outcome of the student.

The Russians Did It!

Guest blog by Kelly Phyllis:

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The Falcons lost the Superbowl. It’s the Russians’ fault! Heather Morris got kicked off of Dancing With The Stars even though she got a perfect score. The Russians are responsible! La La Land didn’t win the Oscar.  The Russians interfered! Hillary lost the election. Damn those Russians!

What do all of the above statements have in common? They are all totally absurd.  As is the claim that Russia interfered in the November 2016 Presidential Election.  The evidence just isn’t there.  While the left-wing media pounds the narrative that the Russians colluded with Trump and interfered in our election into the minds of their uninformed viewers, the right-wing media complains about the Dems and Liberals harping on their conspiracy theories and thwarting President Trump’s agenda in every way. But no one addresses the most obvious arguments against the theory that the Russian’s interfered in our election.

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There is no evidence to support the theory that Russia interfered in the Presidential Election in any way other than influencing voters through their alleged hacking of the DNC’s emails and their subsequent posting on Wikileaks.  They did not tamper with any voting machines.  They did not assist in voter fraud (the Dems have that covered).  They did not somehow alter paper ballots.  They did not somehow alter the vote counts in any state.

Let’s suppose for a moment that they were indeed responsible for hacking the DNC emails and sharing that information with the world. So what? Isn’t disseminating information, whether it is through Wikileaks or the media, considered to be an influence on the election? And what about the fact that there would be absolutely no ability to sway the election in Trump’s favor if there was no incriminating information found in the emails that were hacked.  They could hack the DNC’s emails all day long.  If there is no information in those emails damning to the candidate, then it is a moot point. No influence.  However, there was damning information contained in those emails. Proof of the Dems colluding against Bernie Sanders. Proof that the DNC thought the voting public was just plain stupid.  Proof that the DNC used less than honorable tactics to support and promote their candidate. Proof that Hillary Clinton is a lying, devious, untrustworthy individual who doesn’t believe there should be any consequences to her actions.  The Dems and Hillary Clinton have not, even once, defended or denied the information contained in those emails. But no one ever mentions that! Frustration is thy name!

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Oh wait, that was Obama and all his lefty friends.

The media did everything they could to tarnish Trump’s reputation and character before the election. The tape of him making derogatory remarks about women.  The fact that he wouldn’t release his taxes which, of course, meant he had something nefarious to hide.  Claims that he was a bigot, anti-Semite, and racist.  Fake news. Clearly the media worked overtime to influence the election.  Why is there no investigation into the media’s interference in the election? I’m sure that would be a much more fruitful search and a better use of my tax dollars rather than to continue to investigate Russia’s interference in the election in the hopes that some shred of evidence in favor of that theory is eventually found. Is that how our investigative agencies work now?  They investigate and investigate until they find evidence to support the conclusion they already came to long before the investigation even began? It is simply ridiculous.

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Instead of protecting the safety and promoting the interests of their constituents, members of Congress continue to beat the dead horse of the “Russia/Trump conspiracy”, which is entirely a figment of their imaginations. In my mind, these yahoos are the true villains in this tale. Not Russia.

 

OUR FUTURE LEADERS ARE CLUELESS! WHY?

Stop a young adult and ask any question about our form of government or our Constitution.  I bet you will get either a very wrong answer or a shrug of the shoulders.  If you don’t know how it is supposed to be, if you don’t know why it is supposed to be, then you cannot understand when forces wish to abolish this government; or when your actions are counter productive to the public good.

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Why does our form of government exist?  Didn’t we come together for a specific purpose, did we create a Constitution for a specific purpose; did we create a Constitution for a specific purpose?  The answer is yes.  And here is why we did what we did.  Please do share this with a young person.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

I believe that most education jurisdictions have stopped teaching this.  If we don’t and can’t for lack of knowledge understand the reason for the United States of America to exist, we are lost and foundering, susceptible to radical government overthrow or civil breakdown – this appears to be the intent.  Break us down and rebuild us as an authoritarian type government.

Violent Protests Erupt At UC Berkeley Against Speech By Breitbart Writer

One look at Berkley and we can see that there is no understanding of the purpose of free speech and the rule of law.  Without free speech and the rule of law, it is “Lord of the Flies” played out.  (If you have not read this book, it is about the breakdown of society and the breakdown leads to tradgedy and the failure to accomplish any of the societal needs.  The highlighted link is to a synopsis, if you wish to learn more about “Lord of the Flies”.)

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This country rose from the “little country that could” to the world leader it is, principally due to our Constitution.  It brought Justice (Rule of Law); domestic Tranquility (peace with a few internal hickups along the way); common defense (we have not been successfully invaded or taken over); general Welfare (the enumerated powers have served us well); and the Blessings of Liberty (fought for and retained for 228 years since the Constitution was ratified).  Open unfiltered free speech, one of those liberties, is currently in danger.

Yet our educators too often don’t teach the Constitution, too many don’t understand the Constitution, and in fact way to many want it gone.  The nature of our college professors and instructors, probably because they have never had to “do”, they just teach, is to see the Constitution as a problem or a document to be ignored or changed by popular opinion using the courts.

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Ask your state legislators, why the Constitution is not being taught in middle school, high school, and college?  It is pretty clear that forces of the progressive left (maybe now even the facist left) see the Constitution as an impediment to radically changing our form of government to a “I know better than you” and will “tell you how to live” form from the monied establishment.

These forces don’t care that socialism, communism, facism, have never worked.  They use climate change as a means to politically move this world away from free enterprise, individual liberty, justice, and domestic tranquility, all in the name of a faux  general welfare.  A “we dictate what is your welfare” form of government.  The purpose is to have a few self appointed “I know better than you” in charge and the rest of us as knuckle dragging followers.

The Constitution is the one big impediment to their achieving the “ism” that they want, thus our educators intentionally don’t teach the structure of our government, the rule of law; and civics to the young as we had previously done.  I spent many a class involved in both federal and state level civics.  Did you?  Instead we keep impressionable minds in the dark about the one powerful document which contains a world class societal plan that simply makes society work in favor of a non-informed voter.

Ask a middle schooler to show you their American History book, then be stunned.  Ask to see their Civics book and get  blank stare.

I very recently came across a website affiliated with actor Richard Dryfuss, which seems to capture what I am saying and much much more.   It is impressive and much needed, and I suggest you take a look.

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Want To Engage A Federal District Court Judge To Circumvent Our President Or Congress! It’s Easy.

Any of 677 federal district judges can stop the federal government in its tracks!  Pick a judge any judge – it is called shopping for a judge.  If you don’t like what the federal government is doing, or you didn’t vote for the President, then shop for a sympathetic judge and have an injunction issued – it is that easy.  Is this any way to run a country?

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“But wait”, you say! Not so fast.  The judiciary is the equal of the executive and congressional branches – doesn’t the Constitution provide for this equality?  Why no, it doesn’t!  Surprise!

The judiciary according to the Constitution, Article III, Section 1, is the supreme Court which is the third and equal branch to the executive and congressional branches.   Federal district and appellate judges serve the inferior courts established by Congress.

The federal district and the appeals courts, called tribunals, pursuant to the Constitution, are not equal to the congressional and the executive branches.  Only the supreme Court is equal .

Article I, Section 8: “To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court…” and Article III, Section 1: ” The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish…”

So we should ask, why is it that any one of 677 federal district judges can stop the federal government in its tracks?  They are not elected, and they do serve for life, but most importantly, they are not equal to the executive or congressional branches, based on the Constitution.

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The cartoon may say judicial, but it is referring to the supreme Court, only.

However, when one of 677 federal judges decides to become political and stop or alter the workings of anyone of the two or even three equal branches that make up the federal government, they do so with absolutely no repercussions.  There is no downside to being a political activist.   What other country would have 677 unelected, unchecked overseers of the elected President, each with a different political bent – some straight shooters and others who want to and will actively champion political causes contrary to a current administration.

Can we fix this?  Most certainly!  The Congress established the “inferior” courts pursuant to the Constitution and the Congress did and does make rules for these inferior courts.  How about a rule that any challenge to federal government actions from any of the three branches SHALL NOT be handled by the inferior courts.  This leaves the supreme Court in the position of having to handle the challenge, per Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution – …Controversies to which the United states shall be a party…

Alternatively, Congress can designate only one federal district court to hear these cases and then refer the cases with merit to one specifically designated appeals court, then on to the supreme Court, if it accepts the case.  Congress can then limit injunctions or any other negative federal government actions to one “designated” district/appeals court track and keep the activists from fomenting an out of control system.  A system where any one of 677 district court judges can act as an activist. Ultra care can then be made in appointing well-balanced federal district judges for that special district court.

Unhappy about the state of affairs?  Don’t just stew, tell your Congressman, that we need a change in the inferior courts or we can kiss our federal republic goodby.   The progressive left has already seized on this chasm in our governance to create havoc and to usurp the authority of the elected president.  The ultra minority now has a way to dictate to the majority!

(supreme is not capitalized in the Constitution, likely because it only recognized one Court, when written)

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The Real Deal Behind a National Popular Vote (NPV Compact)? Beware!

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NOT the standard around the world!

 

The current signatories to the NPV Compact have two things in common – progressive states and a heavy non-citizen voting population.  If you have not already read:

  1. Are you ill-informed about the electoral college?  Learn why it is important to your freedom!

and

  1. National Popular Vote: Master plan to eliminate states’ rights?

I encourage you to read these first to get the necessary background to a fuller understanding of the subtle and insidious march to a strong centralized national progressive government of the few, by the few, and for the few; and not of the people, by the people, and for the people.

During a decennial census the goal is to count anyone with a pulse, in fact, as many with a pulse as possible.  The plan for the progressive states: grow the population and create voters and electoral votes.

Residence or citizen status is not considered or asked by the census enumerator.  I was the manager for administration at the Marana, AZ census office during the last census and know first hand the overwhelming command from the U.S. Commerce Department to count any and all breathing persons.  Citizen, resident alien, illegal alien – it made no difference.  If they could get a way with it they would count tombstomes of dead people.

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California is making every effort o give non-citizens the ability to vote.

Look to the prime driver of the National Popular Vote Compact effort, California.

Los Angeles County’s massive population drove the 2016 presidential election popular vote.  Los Angeles County combined with five other coastal California counties voted over 70% for Hillary Clinton.  One additional county voted over 80% for Clinton and an additional eight were over 60%.

Los Angeles County has a population of over 10,000,000 with, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), one million illegal immigrants – 10%, yes ten percent.  Keep in mind that very lax California voter registration rules are a mindset in California voting and not a mistake.

California is not alone, as Chicago, Houston, and New York City all have massive populations of illegal immigrants.  DHS estimates that California alone has 2.7 million illegals or 6% of the population.  Illegals bloat the census and thus the electoral vote for that state.  This data is four or five years old.  Where do think we stand now?

Yes, citizens, legal non-citizen residents, and illegal residents are counted in the census to determine Congressional representation and the number of electoral votes for each state.  Do these folks vote?  You tell me.  It is pretty easy to vote in a federal election.

There is a distinct benefit to the progressive NPV Compact states , in fact all states under the NPV, to bloat the population as well as the vote, with non-citizens.

Is proof of citizenship required to register to vote in a Federal election?  NO!  These are the instructions found on the federal registration form, and with only a utility bill you can register and vote for the President of the United States – these NPV states, especially California know this well.

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Federal Ballot Registration Instructions

Federal Ballot Regfistration Instructions Box 6

 As you can see, the federal registration form even has accommodation for those who cannot provide a social security number or driver’s license number.  I have underlined that section above in the federal voter registration form instructions – take note.

 

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2016 Presidential Election results by county
Blue Hillary Clinton – Red Donald Trump

This map reflects the counties won by both Clinton and Trump – red is Trump and blue is Clinton.  The blue counties tend to have a high illegal and progressive population.  Trump wins the counties by 2,626 to 487, and even the media cannot agree on this, as the popular votes numbers are not officially tracked and reported by the federal government.  Only Certificates of Attainment as mentioned in a prior post track any semblance of the popular vote.

 

California 2016 lopsided vote by county

Note the similarity of California’s illegal population (blue) depicted in this chart to the previous counties map.

 

Tyranny of the Majority is the goal of the NPV Compact effort.  Clinton wins the national popular vote by 2.9 million, but without Los Angeles County and New York City providing a popular vote bump to Clinton of 3.2 million, Trump wins the popular vote.  Do we want the tyranny of NYC and LA to drive this nation forward?

This NPV effort is an effort by Californians to use the power of California to literally install their progressive choice as president.  It is as simple as that.

The NPV folks have a slick presentation, but it is not completely accurate.  However, it moves the unaware state legislator to support and even sponsor the NPV Compact Resolution in their state – your state?  Remember these folks need only 105 more electoral votes to take over this nation and make it a progressively run country, by concentrating all power in a central national government – states’ rights be damned.  Remember the states have already lost the Senate thanks to the progressive’s 17 amendment.

The California effort is led by a John Koza, PhD.  He is a heavy contributor to:

  • Federal Democrat candidates
  • State Republican legislative candidates in possible NPV states
  • California progressives driving this effort – why?
  • He funds a paid team of supporters presenting to legislators
  • He offers a very convincing presentation – I attended one

 This is clearly a progressive effort to be stopped!