I am happy to see 2020 coming to an end and doubt I am alone in this. None of us know what the New Year will bring for us, yet I do know that our commitment to our Constitution, our Country and to our American way of life must not waiver. I have major concerns over what may happen at the national level. I also have grave concerns about 2021 holds for Nevada. Let us continue standing together in our resolve to Keep America Great.
This upcoming Legislature can and will do enormous damage to our state; Nevada has both a liberally controlled State Assembly and Senate. The Battle Born Patriots group has become a watch dog organization and, among other things, will be working on fighting bills harmful to the citizens of this state. Leading the way is Barney Wadley. Barney held the position of Secretary for the first Sisolak Recall attempt. He is currently the Legislative Bill Coordinator for Battle Born Patriots (the group that attempted the last Sisolak Recall). He is leading a team of Patriots that will be reading, deciphering and digesting bills proposed during the 81st Legislative Session. You can help by working in teams that will take a bill, read it, follow it and give feedback on whether it is a bill that would be beneficial or detrimental to for Nevada. To join the team and assist in bill translation please email Barney Wadley at email@example.com .
January 6th is coming. What will Vice President Pence do? His options include:
1. Opening the certified ballots from the 50 states in which case Biden becomes President.
2. Counting the electoral votes from each state as he chooses. The contested states that submitted two opposing slates of electoral votes could have either or none of their electoral votes counted.
3. If neither candidate reaches 270 electoral votes, it will be decided by the House of Representatives; only one vote is allowed for each state.
It has been quite the roller coaster thrill so far and we are getting closer to the wildest part of the ride.
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We talked about Federal abuse of power as it pertains to the commerce clause of the Constitution but there is also the abuse of power when it comes to the General Welfare clause. Our Founding Fathers envisioned a system of government that had at it’s core the welfare of ALL the people as a basic tenant. They expressly forbade the inclusion of any language in the Constitution that granted special favor to any specific entity. They empowered Congress to write laws that were designed to benefit the entire country and not just a specific person or corporation. You do not have to be a Constitutional expert to recognize how out of control our elected representatives were and are when it comes to taking care of special interests. Just look at all the laws enacted over railroads when they were the chief means of transportation in the latter half of the 19 th century. The Federal government used both the Commerce Clause and the General Welfare Clause to regulate every aspect of the railroads from construction to the price of a ticket and it still does to this day. If the first question asked when a bill is introduced into Congress was “Is this bill supported by the Constitution?” can you imagine how many bills would never make it to Committee? Better yet, if we went back and struck down all the laws that conflict with the Constitution, how would that reduce the size of our government? Congress has the authority to raise and spend money (taxes) but only for the general welfare of all the people!
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How did our government get to be as big as it is today? Actually, there are two reasons we do not have
even remotely the freedoms our Founding Fathers enjoyed. First, when hammering out the
Constitution, Congress was given the power to levy taxes and spend money. Alexander Hamilton said,
“Money is one of the essential agencies of Government. Without it no Government can exist, and
without the power to raise it, it cannot be had.”
This power was necessary for the preservation of the nation, but it was intended to be for the general
welfare of the people. Congress has no Constitutional authority to spend any money for anything that
does not benefit all the people. This is known as the Welfare Clause. Unfortunately, this clause has been
misconstrued and abused to the point that the original intent of our Founding Fathers has been lost. Our
current Congress taxes and spends uncontrollably. Government appetite for money is insatiable.
The second way our government grew to the behemoth it is today is through the Commerce Clause.
Congress was given the power to regulate commerce. The original intent was to ensure the free flow of
goods between the states. While our Constitution was being written, the states were engaged in trade
wars with each other and levying import taxes on goods from other states. Giving the power to regulate
commerce to Congress prevented the states from taking advantage of each other. Our founding Fathers
could not have foreseen that this power would be so perverted by our elected representatives. There
are over 4000 federal regulations attached to the hamburger you bought for lunch yesterday.
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When our Founding Fathers were hammering out our constitution, which would forever decide our system of government, there was much debate about how Congress would be structured. They established that the Lower House, the house of Representatives, would be based on population. Each state would elect a number of representatives based on how many people lived in that state. This reinforced their belief that the people were the ultimate authority and all power resided with them. The Founding Fathers firmly believed that government, while necessary, should be constrained and only perform a limited number of functions. They knew that the only way to preserve the liberty that the people should always enjoy was by limiting the impact the government had on their daily lives. What happened?
As I am writing this I am angry beyond description. The behavior of our Governor is so repugnant to me that I am beside myself. I hope you all have seen the video of him out to dinner with his wife at a location that had live music with a singer (singing being something not currently allowed in churches). His blatant disregard for the citizens of Nevada is appalling. He has clearly demonstrated time and again that his mandates are for you and not for him. These are not the actions of a concerned representative. These are the actions of a tyrant. “Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government and illegal for the citizenry” Thomas Jefferson.
Folks, this “pandemic” that our Governor used as an excuse to invoke emergency powers is a farce. The CDC recently released information that only 6% of ALL of the deaths which had been reported as caused by COVID-19 were indeed the result of COVID-19. The other 94% of deaths had co-morbidities.
We should all be asking at this point, why is this state not open? Why are we locked down? Why is the Gov still enforcing his mandates? This has nothing to do with public safety as the CDC just let that cat out of the bag.
After doing some research and talking with the Washoe County Voter Registrar Office, it is my opinion, that the safest way to ensure that your vote will be counted is to take the ballot that comes in the mail to your county registrar’s office IN PERSON. Do not, under any circumstances, mail your ballot. The next best option is to go to the polling places IN PERSON and cast your vote on machine. I will not be using the machines as I do not trust the machines to tally votes accurately as it has been demonstrated that the machines may be compromised.
You may verify your voting signature online here https://www.registertovotenv.gov and click “Update My Existing Voter Registration”, fill out the information, keep proceeding, keep continuing, then you will get the the Final Review, scroll down and your signature will appear. This is the way your signature will need to be on the ballot and any petitions. It happens to be the signature from your Driver’s License. As all of my information was correct, I did not opt to update my registration and I “Ended the Session”. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, so I didn’t.
In the history of this country there have always been attempts to manipulate elections. Cheating during the elections has never been as wide spread and the election process has never been as vulnerable as it is today. This leads me to the need for Poll Watchers. We need Poll Watchers to stave off voter fraud. If you are interested please look at the dates and locations below this letter and contact Carole Fineberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a Meet the Candidates for Washoe County School Board and the Reno City Council Webinar via Zoom on September 5th at noon. After the recent kerfuffle surrounding Scott Kelly, candidate for WCSD Board, you may now have more interest in listening to the candidates and asking them questions.
Last, the wrong link was accidentally provided for viewing the Patriots in the Park meeting. Here is the corrected link. We will be having a Nevada Patriot meeting, yet to be announced, in September.
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