2021 Wrapped Up in One Article

January 1, 2022

Well, 2021 began as a disaster. While Democrats, the mainstream media, tech giants and radical leftist groups were fervently trying to hijack the 2020 election that President Donald Trump was clearly winning, Trump decided to have one last rally on January 6 to end his first term as POTUS. The peaceful rally ended up in front of the Capitol building with a few agitators getting out of hand. With what was so obviously a Democratic coup to steal the election, some rally-goers made their way into the Capitol building with little resistance to voice their concerns about how devious the election was being handled.

Democrats, with the aid and abetting of the mainstream media, quickly called it an insurrection. Have you ever heard of an insurrection where no weapons are used? This is a tactic long utilized by the media to form opinions in the minds of the uninformed. It happened in the Michael Brown case of 2014 and many others since. Let’s be clear, this was not an insurrection. It was two things: a peaceful rally that got out of hand, and an opportunity for radicalized front groups, and possibly the Fed, to railroad Trump supporters into doing something President Trump had absolutely nothing to do with and bears absolutely no responsibility for.

After the dust had settled, most of the media and Democrats withheld the truth from the public. Short of a year later, the truth is starting to get out. While some things were known, they simply were not widely reported, and what was narrowly reported by the few reputable news outlets and independent journalists were stymied by the bigger press. Things like a Capitol Police officer holding a door open for unassuming rally-goers to enter, or Ray Epps, a man suspected of being either a federal agent or someone disguising himself as a Trump supporter, loudly egging on rally-goers to enter the Capitol building. There is video footage of these events, but have you seen any on mainstream news outlets like CNN or MSNBC? Probably not. This is what we call irresponsible journalism.

The story goes on to include a “January 6 commission” created to investigate the melee that occurred that day. The problem with such a commission is that the powers-that-be, namely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, kept Congressmen Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jim Banks (R-IN) from being on that committee. Instead Congresswoman and never-Trumper Liz Cheney (R*-WY) and Congressman Adam Kinsinger (R*-IL) were included on the committee. There are seven Democrats on the committee which makes it unbalanced and unfair with a 7-2 Democrats to Republicans ratio. Why is it unfair, you might ask. Well the House is 221-213 Democrats to Republicans. Does that still sound fair?

On January 20 Joe Biden entered (was installed into) the White House. Now, to be sure, there remains unfinished business as to whether Biden actually won the election. He didn’t but the mainstream media and a biased congress declared it so. So for the past year he (his handlers, that is) have been allowed to run and ruin the country. In that time we have seen an increase in COVID19 deaths (more than when Trump was in office) when he said he would essentially solve the problem. We have seen thousands of Americans’ jobs lost due to his cutting off the Keystone Pipeline resulting in a massive hike in gas prices. We have seen huge spending bills passed and turned into law. We have seen a supply chain shortage with the inability for ships to get cargo to their destinations in a timely fashion. We have seen disaster on our southern border with illegal immigration running rampant and proponents of illegal immigration willfully disregarding the rule of law. We have seen massive inflation affecting just about every market segment in the country. We have seen a discombobulated administration* scramble to make excuses for all the problems it’s caused and in the end straight out lie about it saying that everything is fine and going well.

This, of course is not even the half of it. We have also seen law enforcement attacked and not supported by this administration*. Recently Minneapolis Police Officer Kim Potter was convicted of manslaughter when she accidently shot a criminal with her firearm instead of her taser. The 20-year old criminal Daunte Wright was attempting to evade in a vehicle while another officer was reaching in the car trying to disable it. The jury sided with the criminal instead of law enforcement. Another Minneapolis police officer Derrick Chauvin also was convicted earlier this year for the death of criminal George Floyd. Although he was detaining the criminal by pressing his knee/shin on his neck, it didn’t cause Floyd’s death and doesn’t rise to the level of murder, which a biased prosecution claimed. Floyd was intoxicated with several drugs in his body including Fentanyl, methamphetamine and more as the autopsy report showed. Police bodycam footage of the incident shows Floyd resisting while officers pleaded with him to comply. Moral of both of these stories: Compliance Saves Lives.

There’s more. There has been an effort from the left, Black Lives Matter, liberal academia and other radicals to push Critical Race Theory, transgenderism and mask mandates on impressionable children in the government school system (public schools). When parents caught wind of this they rightfully blew a fuse. This resulted in them packing school board meetings and fervently addressing their concerns about this racist agenda that is being covertly foisted upon their children. One of the parents who attended a meeting was the father of a young girl who had been raped by a “transgendered” boy at her school. Instead of prosecuting the deviant boy, he was transferred to another school where he committed the same crime with another girl. The father was reasonably upset, so upset that security intervened. Presumably feeling threatened, the National School Board Association drafted a letter to the U.S. Attorney General* Merrick Garland, who then drafted his own memo alluding to the National Security Division becoming involved, which found himself in front of a House committee squirming from the questions asked by Representatives Jim Jordan, Tim Cotton and others.

It’s been an interesting and disastrous year and 2022 promises to get even more interesting as the midterm elections draw closer. Democrats know they’ve done so many things wrong but their response seems to be to double down. It remains to be seen how they’ll strategize politically. Either way, at this point it doesn’t look good for them.

Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor of CommonSenseDictates.com, a website for common sense viewpoints. A human rights activist, he is a firm believer in the Constitution and the rule of law. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at spencergroup@hotmail.com.

What Elections Should Look Like Going Forward

While many people have bought into the lie that candidate Joe Biden has won the 2020 election for president of the United States, he clearly has not. He has not been certified by any state legislature. He was merely pronounced by the corporate media to have won, based on the faulty and fraudulent results of some state voting totals which made it appear that he had won.

However, the election results in many states are being challenged by President Donald Trump’s legal team, which has collected thousands of affidavits from witnesses and has compiled enough evidence that shows rampant election fraud in predominantly Democrat counties and states. The fact that this fraud has occurred is reason to standardize the voting process and streamline elections across the nation. No longer should individual states be allowed to make up their own election laws, which is what the state of Pennsylvania did months before Election Day. Every state should be required to follow the same set of election rules and procedures.

Since there seems to be some confusion as to how elections work, and since there seems to be ambiguity among different states in how voting occurs, election law should be codified federally and should not favor one party over another. Here is how it should look going forward.

One-day voting. Voting should take place on one day, Election Day, between a reasonable set of hours (e.g. 5am to 8pm). Under certain circumstances absentee voting may be allowed (e.g. for military and other select circumstances). In instances where people travel for work and are not able to be home to vote, they must be approved to vote by absentee ballot, and the approval process must be extremely strict, but absentee voting should be severely limited. Concessions should be made for each legal voter to take time on the day of election to vote. No company should be able to terminate any employee who wishes to exercise his/her constitutional right to vote. This means companies should schedule their everyday business with the day of election in mind.

No mail-in voting. There should be no mail-in voting, period. States should not be allowed to mail unsolicited ballots to residents, as many states and certain counties do. This has proven to be a system rife for fraudulent activity. Too many things could and do go wrong within this kind of system.

National Voter ID required. This is just common sense. Each voter should be required to show a national voter identification card in order to vote. Anyone without one should be turned away and barred from being within 100 feet or more of a voting center. There is no argument against a national voter ID policy that is legitimate. Anyone arguing against this appears to be a proponent of election fraud. Every legal citizen is able and has ample time to obtain a national voter ID so there is nothing racist, xenophobic, bigoted or otherwise about it. Those who are against a national voter ID are those who wish to cheat the system. Further, all legal citizens obtaining a national voter ID card should be required to show proof of citizenship. There should be no exceptions, period.

Military oversight. To avoid partisanship, the United States military should oversee all elections. There should be a team of military or National Guard members present at every voting center to maintain order. They should oversee the vote count and provide the vote totals to the federal state department. Representatives from each party should be allowed entry into voting centers to witness the count and observe all aspects of the counting process. Likewise they should be allowed to stop the count and question any aspect or procedure. If any observer is found to be deliberately obstructing the process, a replacement should be made. If any election official prevents or attempts to prevent an observer from entering the voting center, that official should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

All ballots to be hand-counted. To ensure the correct election results, all ballots should be hand-counted. This means that there will no longer be votes cast using computers or touchpads. Ballots will be designed to be easy to read and easy to fill out, leaving no question as to the intent of the selections made. Additionally, all ballots should be counted a minimum of three times. This can be done by having three different teams count the same batch of ballots, then compare the counts. This will make it easier to find discrepancies in counts and harder for vote fraud to occur.

No race called until count is complete. During the vote and the count process, the progress of the count should be kept confidential and not available to the media. All legal and legitimate votes should be counted before any winner is announced for any race. This will put the media into a frenzy and disrupt their election night coverage but so be it. The objective is to eliminate influence. As such, all media companies should not be allowed access inside voting centers and should be forbidden to call elections. It should be the responsibility of one designated entity to call an election for the winning candidate of any given race.

Equal representation. No state should have a one-party rule format, such as California has rigged for itself, which favors Democrats. Only one candidate from each party should be allowed to run in any given race. No race should have two candidates from the same party running.

Polling accountability. Polls taken before elections and during campaign seasons render unfair influence on voters. Many polls are interpreted by biased polling companies and organizations to make the campaign climate appear to be something that it is not. For this reason polling companies should make it clear upon releasing the “results” of their polls that they are not scientific and are subject to being highly flawed. Any polling company and organizations associated with them that fail to do this should be fined and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

USPS accountability. Since several employees of the United States Postal Service were caught discarding election mail and others claiming unscrupulous activity occurred during the 2020 election season, it should be extensively investigated and federal election officials should take extreme measures to ensure that all election mail is properly handled in the future.

Obviously many of these proposals will need to be ironed out and fine-tuned if they are to become part of election law, and still other things will need to be considered, but it’s at least a good first step toward recovering the integrity of our elections.

Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor of CommonSenseDictates.com, a website for common sense viewpoints. A human rights activist, he is a firm believer in the Constitution and the rule of law. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at spencergroup@hotmail.com.

Reject Hate, Vote Trump

As we draw nearer to Election Day 2020, the choice for who should guide our nation as President of the United States keeps getting clearer and clearer. Do we elect a corrupt politician with 47 years of experience living off the government with a sordid history of shady business dealings while in office? Or do we re-elect a businessman with an impeccable record of success in his first term, all while battling a hostile Democratic House majority and Senate minority that sought to impeach him for unfounded allegations of collusion based on a congratulatory and diplomatic phone call with the recently elected president of Ukraine?

With less than a week to go, Democratic candidate and former vice-president Joe Biden continues to perform poorly on the campaign trail, when he’s on it, drawing what have to be record low numbers for those in attendance of his rallies. He continues to lie about things President Trump has said and done and is rarely fact-checked for his outlandish statements. He continues to present a landscape of confusion as to what he will do as regards his economic plan, his healthcare plan, and most notably, his energy plan.

On the energy front, he has contradicted himself about whether or not he will ban fracking. He claims he wants to “phase it out” so that renewable energy will become the new norm. Except that renewable energy can never replace fossil fuel energy in terms of its efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Essentially, he has hinted at following the dictates of the AOC- and Kamala Harris-endorsed “Green New Deal,” which would cripple our economy at an estimated $100 trillion price tag.

As for healthcare, he seems to be signing on to the Bernie Sanders “Medicare-for-All” plan. Medicare was originally designed to be a healthcare plan for citizens over age 65 as well as those with disabilities and certain terminal diseases. But as with most things Democratic politicians get their hands on, they want to turn it into a nationalized “come-and-get-it” medical plan, free to even illegal (aka undocumented) aliens, paid for by the wealthy.

His economic plan is to raise taxes so high it will leave the country in a depression worse than what’s known as The Great Depression.

He has been wishy-washy on so many other issues which leave people wondering: Will he pack the Supreme Court with liberal and radically left judges? How will he manage COVID-19? And what will he do about the rising violence in mostly Democrat-run cities across America, spawned by an irrational and vitriolic hatred for President Trump? With his track record of decades of failure, how can Americans expect him to lead effectively?

Why the hatred for Trump in the first place? For many, they have been deceived by a dishonest media which tell them that President Trump is racist, bigoted, xenophobic, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, etc., etc., etc. It’s clearly not true but the leftist media aren’t going to tell the truth. When Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, he spoke of the problem at the southern border where illegals come in, some who are rapists, some who are murderers (emphasis mine). He did not say all Mexicans are rapists or all Mexicans are murderers. He said some are, because it is true. The media know this well, but they refuse to correct this lie.

The media also lied about President Trump calling white supremacists “very fine people” when he spoke of the horrible tragedy that occurred in Charlottesville, VA in August 2017, where two groups of people were protesting the tearing down of statues, leaving one person dead and many others injured. What Trump said was “… and you have some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides.” He added, “You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.”

Fending off haranguing questions from argumentative reporters, Trump clarified, “And you had people, and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally. But you had many other people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists.”

This is that part that Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, corrupt Democrats and the dishonest mainstream media deliberately omit and cause people to believe that Trump is racist. This is the hatred they have and continually perpetuate for President Trump.

All this should point to the clear and sensible choice. Re-electing Trump to office will ensure that we remain on a path of success. While it’s important to investigate for yourselves what is fact and what is fiction, when it comes to voting this election, it’s important to reject hate and vote Trump.

Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor of CommonSenseDictates.com, a website for conservative viewpoints. A human rights activist, he is a firm believer in the Constitution and the rule of law. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at spencergroup@hotmail.com.