While I Was Busy Part 1

April 29, 2022

It’s been a while since my last post. I commonly write down my ideas and sometimes put them into article form, however one batch of article ideas remained incomplete and unpublished. With how busy I am with life and other things, a lot of content becomes non-current. So I decided to cover some of the topics I started articles with and create an article with those. This allows me to air what I didn’t share back when it was current.

Recently I heard about another conviction of a law enforcement officer for doing his/her job. I can’t remember all the details but I started writing the following when a different law enforcement officer was convicted.

There needs to be a law which protects law enforcement officers from being unfairly indicted for being involved in any given criminal interaction. They should have the protection they deserve when they’re involved in shootings, especially when suspects they shoot have failed to comply with their orders. Also, they need to be protected when a suspect dies in custody after trying to restrain the suspect who is resisting arrest. It should not be left up to a jury hell-bent on unjustly punishing law enforcement officers when they are simply doing their jobs and keeping the public safe. Any officer involved in a shooting death or other death of a suspect should have the courtesy of having the case reviewed by a special board proficient in law enforcement cases. Their fate should not be in the hands of biased and/or racist prosecutors and a confused and unknowledgeable public.

Here is something I wrote on the day California Governor Gavin Newsom should have been recalled. I’m sure there was fraud involved with this election as there was with the 2020 presidential election.

Brace Yourself

Today is the day Californians vote whether to recall a hypocritical and tyrannical governor whose actions speak louder than his words or to usher in a breath of fresh air and release the economical chokehold California has been suffering. Actually Californians have been voting for three weeks already since it is a state that allows early cheating, er, voting. How else does it become a one-party rule state without the system being rigged?

California truly is a microcosm of America right now but today is an opportunity to change that. Governor Gavin Newsom has brought his twisted and radical left wing ideology into the landscape and most Californians frankly are sick of it. Others are just oblivious to it.

They are sick and tired of him ignoring science and implementing mask wearing mandates. They are fed up with closures to our economy, largely affecting small business owners and workers. They are furious at the double standard he exhibits when he eats dinner and socializes unmasked at a posh Bay Area restaurant. It’s time for him to be removed.

Here’s one regarding a question Regime Spokesperson Joe Biden asked several months ago:

To Answer Your Question

In a recent speech 2020 candidate Joe Biden delivered inflammatory rhetoric by asking the question: Are you on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor?

Well, when it was an issue Democrats were on the side of Bull Connor. It was a Democrat, after all, who started the Ku Klux Klan, a racist group. Republicans fought fiercely against them. Democratic Party icon the late Senator Robert Byrd was a Grand Kleagle in the KKK. Biden was a good friend and spoke highly of him.

I guess that answers the question.

 Finally, here’s one I wrote about the Joe Rogan vs. Spotify controversy:

The Opinion of the Elite

By now you’ve probably heard about the controversy surrounding Joe Rogan. He has a hugely popular podcast on Spotify that attracts millions of subscribers. Apparently on his podcast he talked about his bout with COVID-19 and he rightfully questioned some of the “science” being discussed in the media. It’s his right to do so and no supposed “fact-checking” agency has any right to say otherwise. But media elitists and virtue signalers got uptight and made it an issue. And when they make it an issue they go on the attack. Apparently non-relevant musical artist India.Arie posted a compilation of video and/or audio clips of Rogan using the N-word and that’s when things got intense.

You see, Rogan has the platform that allows him to question policy and science that the elite promotes. And he has just as much right to do or say what he feels on his own podcast as those who attack him do. But the elite are threatened. It really should be fair for him to do that. If enough people hear him and begin to do their own questioning, it could be bad for the elite.

It doesn’t matter if they’re right or wrong. It’s about power, power over our lives, our ability to think for ourselves, our right to ask questions and have opinions. That is power in the wrong hands and that is dangerous and scary.

Joe Rogan is still dangerous for the elite because they know that he can out them. They know that he can just explain to his audience that it’s not about a few bad words he said several years ago that offend some people. After all, he’s a comedian who works the stand-up circuit. His job is to say bad and offensive words for laughs. No, it is about the elite wanting to control us. Their opinion is that we shouldn’t be allowed to have an opinion that counters theirs, let alone is heard by around 9 million people.

The elite that wants to control us will stop at nothing to achieve disaster in the lives of their opponents. They don’t want people to think about things because when they do they realize they’re being swindled ideologically. They don’t care about the science if the science doesn’t work for them. When tech companies are able to silence people like Joe Rogan, well they can silence just about anyone they don’t like and that kind of power has no place in the land of the free.

Stay tuned for the second installment of this article.

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.

Do Republicans Really Have a Messaging Problem?

January 20, 2021

Today was the day Joe Biden was sworn into office as a faux president of the United States. Of course all sane and rational thinking people who have been paying attention the last two months know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this election was stolen and a coup d’etat was executed on Americans. The deep state got even deeper as the Supreme Court of the United States jumped in and assisted the swamp.

There are many fronts that affected the perceived 2020 election result including Democrats unconstitutionally changing the election laws in certain states to favor their party; the use of voting machines programmed to manipulate the vote count; Democrat personnel working the voting centers manipulating the vote tallies; US courts unwilling to consider evidence of obvious fraud; and powerful biased companies that set the tables to suppress information voters should have been able to access.

An election can be manipulated by companies and conglomerates that are in the business of information collection by altering the algorithms that drive, or seek to drive, web traffic. By having some amount of, or even total, control over what millions of undecided voters view online is a massive advantage to the party they’re biased toward, in this case the Democrat party.

For example, Google has been exposed for having a bias and manipulating data in the 2016 election. Google is a large company with multiple divisions, from search engine and information dissemination to Google Earth to Google Docs, it goes on and on. Google definitely enhances people’s online experiences. But what many people also use it for is to manage their social media pages for their businesses and organizations.

Social media is obviously huge for companies and Google is so widely used it’s hard to avoid using their services. Almost everyone uses Google in one form or another. But when a conservative person wants to take advantage of Google business, as anyone would because it’s a useful tool for small businesses, what impact does this have on conservatives, since Google is so biased?

The fact that search results favor the left and disadvantage the right makes it ethically and morally unfair.

This is exactly what we saw in the 2020 election with Twitter and Facebook. Both companies deliberately suppressed stories that favored President Trump and hurt Joe Biden. When the New York Post tweeted a story exposing Hunter Biden’s crimes and misdeeds, the social media giant Twitter was quick to take it down and censor free speech. Facebook and Twitter attach labels to posts they disagree with which state something to the effect of “our fact checkers found this post (or article) to be in dispute or contain disinformation.”

After the election a study by the Media Research Center found that around 17% of those who had not heard about the Hunter Biden story said they would not have voted for Joe Biden had they known.

This presents another problem. Aside from Twitter and Facebook censoring major stories, why are so many people disengaged from politics and reality? There could be multiple reasons.

One might be that many people are just lazy and can’t be bothered by it. Many simply just don’t think for themselves but rather allow others and the media to decide for them. Or it could be that Republicans have a messaging problem.

However, it could also be that Republicans are unable to get their message out because social media has hijacked the messaging vehicles by suppressing stories. Then again, many people are legitimately frightened of the repercussions they’ll experience if they show any support for anyone on the right.

Does the right really have a messaging problem or is the left so organized and invested in keeping people from hearing and reading the truth, truth which could swing the vote a certain way? I believe it’s a little of the former and a lot of the latter.

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.

Statement Regarding Capitol Building Mayhem

January 12, 2021

Last Wednesday, January 6, 2021, a half million supporters of President Trump gathered in Washington D.C. at a rally and peaceful protest to voice their disdain for the outrageous and obviously fraudulent and rigged election. During the rally a faction of protesters separated themselves from the majority of peaceful rally-goers and were able to breach security, working their way inside the Capitol building. While many of them were probably supporters of Trump, some may not have been, yet the storming of our nation’s Capitol should not have occurred.

However, let’s be clear, 99% of those attending the rally did not enter the Capitol building. A fraction of a percent of justifiably pissed off Trump supporters let their frustrations get the best of them.

Although it wasn’t right for a fringe group to storm the Capitol, the frustration had built up to a point where the disenfranchised voters of this country had had enough. What can anyone expect when for two months post-election Democrats and leftist media pundits ignored the blatant fraud that undeniably occurred while judges, justices and courts refused to consider and allow Trump’s legal team to even present its case.

To that end, it is my belief that pro-fascists in the misnamed organization known as “antifa” were there disguised as Trump supporters to deceive and cause havoc. That is in their Marxist playbook. Real Trump supporters don’t stoop to the standards of Black Lives Matter (BLM) and “antifa” and storm anything. A few broken windows and some other slight damage doesn’t compare to the billions of dollars in damage and death that BLM, “antifa” and other pro-fascist groups caused last summer all over the country, which Senator Kamala Harris publicly supported.

Joe Biden, politicians, fake journalists and other pundits should spare me and the rest of the country the condemnation with their ridiculous lectures and accusations of President Trump having incited this. He didn’t incite anything, he called for peace, and he did it quickly.

The unjustifiable hatred for our President and vitriol for those who want justice in this country is dangerous, irrational and needs to stop. Let it be known, it is the leftist media, which is most of the media today, including Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon, Joe Scarborough, Brian Stelter, Van Jones, Joy Reid, Chuck Todd and others that are inciting and dividing, not supporters of President Trump. The media and leftist, hateful politicians like Pelosi, Waters, Schumer, Schiff, Nadler and others caused this and should be ashamed.

It is now time for those who are responsible for this mayhem to take responsibility and be accountable. It starts at the top. Right now I’m calling for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to step down from their positions in office, resign from politics altogether and allow others who are more competent and not derisive with their language to fill their seats. Although in the Democrat party it’ll be hard to find such a leader.

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.

How to Steal an Election

We live in an age of technology, which can be a good thing but can also be a very bad thing. When it comes to elections it’s a very bad thing, especially in the hands of very bad, biased people. We are witnessing this scenario right now. The 2020 election is being stolen from the American people with the help of some very bad actors.

Big Tech, which includes social media, is a huge player in driving election information. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter can easily suppress pertinent stories, making sure users aren’t given necessary information that could help in deciding whom they vote for. Twitter was caught suppressing negative stories about Hunter Biden, and Facebook also takes an authoritarian position on whether a story is posted on their site. Unfortunately, many people rely solely on these social media sites for their news.

While Twitter and Facebook along with many other social media sites are blatantly leftist, and when they undoubtedly limit information on their sites that affect elections as we saw this time around, why are they given no more than a slap on the wrist when they are caught? They need to be harshly penalized to the amount of half of their net worth. Additionally, the key people who made the decisions to suppress information should serve prison time, minimum five year sentences. Then, and only then, will this suppression cease.

Big Media is also a huge problem on this front. So called news outlets like CNN, the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS and others are willfully complicit in disseminating disinformation. A study conducted by analysts at the Media Research Center showed that over 90 percent of the coverage of President Trump during his first term was negative and 92 percent negative during the three months leading up to the election.

Fortunately there are enough people who have rejected Big Media since they have seen the blatant bias in the reporting and have developed a deep distrust for them. These are the people who voted for Trump in the 2020 election but are now being disenfranchised by the coup that is presently playing out. If the attempt to steal the election by Big Tech and Big Media isn’t bad enough, now there is Big Justice willing to help out. Legitimate challenges by the President’s legal team have been tossed out left and right by federal courts and even the United States Supreme Court with no reasonable explanation for their case dismissals.

In addition to the bad actors perpetrating election fraud, others include partisan election workers, local and state government officials, and polling companies that deliberately skew the results of their own polls.

When you can get enough corrupt people in both parties in on the scam, when you can get Big Media to ignore the evidence, even when it’s presented right in front of their faces, and when you can get the highest court in the land to dismiss key cases that would turn the election upside down, well then you can steal an election.

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.

The Teacher and the Schoolyard Bullies

Once upon a time, not really, but just to make my point through use of an analogy, there was a student in grade school named Billy. One day Billy was on the playground playing when he happened to come across another student named Joey. For reasons unknown to anyone, Joey socked Billy in the eye and gave him a shiner. Billy was noticeably shaken and immediately went to his teacher Ms. Smith. He explained to her that he was out on the playground and Joey punched him in the eye. But instead of calling Joey over to punish him, she did nothing.

Although Billy was visibly hurt, he was no pushover. He went over to all the kids that were on the playground who saw the incident happen and asked them to vouch for him, imploring Ms. Smith to take action. There were plenty of other kids willing to step forward and act as witnesses on Billy’s behalf. Some weren’t even his friends but they knew a wrong had been committed and had to do something.

Ms. Smith heard them all out but a funny thing happened, she dismissed their statements. She couldn’t be bothered to do the right thing even with all the evidence and eyewitness testimony from the kids who courageously took a stand. Billy didn’t give up, however. He pursued the matter and went to the principal who also snubbed him, telling him his injuries don’t warrant punishing Joey for what he did to him.

Meanwhile, on the playground, another boy named Jimmy was playing with a soccer ball when a group of boys came by and stole the ball from him. Jimmy went to his teacher, Mr. Jones, and told him the story, asking him to please retrieve his soccer ball from the group of kids that stole it from him. Mr. Jones, however, half-listened to him and commented that it was not that big of a deal.

Both Billy’s and Jimmy’s complaints had fallen on deaf ears. No one in an authoritative position was willing to help. They knew if they wanted anything to happen they must take their issues all the way to the school board, where a final decision would be made.

Time was running out, however, because the school year was ending. Teachers and principals had vacations planned as well as a new school year to prepare for. If something didn’t happen soon the cases would be lost forever.

By now you’ve probably figured out the analogy. Democrats are trying to steal the election from President Donald Trump while federal courts and state legislatures refuse to take it seriously.

In another analogy, this appears to be like a football game during the final two minutes of the fourth quarter. Democrats got away with cheating on a few plays. Now they’re in the lead, have possession of the ball and are doing their best to run out the clock. Even the referees, who are supposed to enforce the rules, are doing their best to bring the game to an end.

There is still time, though, and President Trump should not concede because he knows that he has evidence of voter fraud that can turn this election around. If this can get to the US Supreme Court, the truth can finally be heard and Democrat voter fraud can finally be exposed.

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.

Things Not To Be Thankful For

Amid the tumultuous political climate the United States finds itself in, due largely to Democrats trying to steal the election and subsequently imposing their unconstitutional agenda on the rest of us, there are many things to be thankful for, to be sure, namely family, faith and our great nation which allows us freedoms and liberties, well for now anyway. However, there are plenty of things not to be thankful for. Below are just some of them.

The US Supreme Court, well, mostly just Chief Justice John Roberts and the liberal justices who seem to feel that their duty on the highest court in the land is to write law instead of interpret it and properly rule on issues that affect American citizens. For example, in 2012, after the passing of the disastrous and improperly named “Affordable Care Act,” also known as Obamacare, Republican lawmakers took it to the Supreme Court to challenge the constitutionality of the individual mandate falling under the Commerce Clause. The liberal justices and fake conservative Chief Justice Roberts, determined Obamacare to be constitutional due to the individual mandate being a tax, not a penalty. This should have negated the whole thing since the argument of the case was that the individual mandate was a penalty. Since it was ruled that it was a tax, it should have been dismissed.

Tyrannical governors. Certain governors abuse their responsibility as state leaders by dictating how the citizens of their respective states will act. From mandating wearing masks to setting curfews to shutting down schools to any number of things they want, these governors overstep the boundaries of morality and civil rights. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom has enacted not guidelines but rules for celebrating Thanksgiving. These include having no more than six guests who must social distance and wear masks at all times. He did make a provision, however, in that people are allowed to pull their masks down to take bites of food, but promptly cover their mouths while chewing. Governor Andrew Cuomo has also set strict rules for celebrating the holiday season, but thankfully the US Supreme Court ruled against his stupid mandates.

Election Fraud. This election season has been a disaster for many reasons. Just when we all thought President Trump was on his way toward being re-elected, Democrat fraudsters pulled a fast one. Attempts at election fraud were blatantly obvious in Democratic-controlled districts in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin and others. Moreover, vote-counting stopped in several states on election eve but the next morning Biden somehow was ahead in votes, which is what needed to happen in order to manufacture votes for the former vice-president. Also, mail-in voting proved to be fraudulent, as anyone, whether a legal citizen or not, could simply mail in a ballot without a way it could be verified. It just gets accepted. Democrats even went to court months in advance to change the rules of the election process in order to make it easier for Democrats to cheat and steal the election. The integrity of the election has been undermined.

The dishonest and biased media. It’s no secret the media is on the side of Democrats. They are the publicity firm of the DNC. They’ve mastered the technique of getting away with lying, indoctrinating and omitting facts and stories. It’s utterly disgraceful that the institution of journalism, which was once somewhat transparent, is ominously shady. Most media outlets including CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, the AP, the New York Times, the Washington Post and others are in the tank for whatever Democrat is running against a Republican. Even Fox News now has its assortment of news anchors and correspondents that lean left, although most of its commentators like Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham are solidly on the right. What the mainstream media do is tell a story that is so devoid of reality, omitting facts and keeping people from the truth. And they hide under a shroud of journalistic privilege. It’s malfeasance and high time to change the laws protecting these media crooks.

Certain Social Media Platforms. Like the mainstream media, certain social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter use their platforms to keep their users from learning the truth. With social media, however, it’s more devious. They’ve used algorithms to silence the right and allow leftist messages to prevail. It’s common to see a post on Twitter by a right-leaning source with a tag that says something like “This post is in dispute due to its non-factual content.” What gives them the right to deem the content non-factual? Interesting that I never see anything from a left-leaning source with the same tag. Twitter brazenly banned the Hunter Biden laptop story and had to admit and apologize for it, post-election. A study came out recently that showed a significant percentage of Biden voters would not have voted for him had they known about that. This is the threat to our democracy social media poses. It’s also time that these biased social media platforms are punished.

Well, time to reflect on the good things in life. Happy Thanksgiving.

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.

Joe Biden is Not a President-Elect, He’s a Candidate-in-Question

It has become increasingly nauseating listening to pseudo-reporters address former vice-president and candidate Joe Biden as “President-elect.” He is not President-elect. He is candidate-in-question.

This election has not been certified, making Biden the President of the United States. The Electoral College does not even meet until mid-December so in absolutely no way is it official. Although President Donald Trump has not been officially re-elected, it doesn’t mean another candidate has. It is both insulting and offensive that fake journalists go out of their way to call Biden and Kamala Harris president-elect and vice-president-elect, respectively, although it makes media people feel good to do so.

It is also massively disrespectful that after the media declared him the winner, Biden’s campaign team produced a pretend victory ceremony, as he and Harris gave pretend victory speeches. They then set up the faux “Office of the President-elect” and started setting up a transition team.

All this is happening in the midst of ongoing legal challenges the Trump legal team has made due to major irregularities that occurred on election night and after. On the evening of the election President Trump was winning the count in major swing states like North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, but the next morning, lo and behold, Trump’s leads in most of these states mysteriously disappeared.

At a press conference conducted on Thursday, November 19, the Trump legal team led by Rudy Giuliani and including Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellis, laid out the basis for their challenges and discussed astonishing illegalities regarding the voting machines and software used that will prove Trump won. Although they did not present the totality of the evidence, because that is not what legal teams do prior to going to court, they did assure a dismissive media that cheating and fraud occurred and it was done with the intention of making Trump lose the election.

But the response to this explosive news conference was pitiful. Kristin Fisher of Fox News falsely reported that it was a “colorful news conference” that was “light on facts” and that “so much of what he (Giuliani) said was simply not true or has already been thrown out in court.” She sounded more like a reporter auditioning for a correspondent position at CNN, ABC, NBC or CBS, but certainly not one who is “fair and balanced.” She’s just another reason people are leaving Fox and switching to NewsmaxTV.

While the media mostly ignored the facts, they did eagerly cover the Biden/Harris “news conference” where Biden naturally struggled to coherently answer softball questions. The take away from this meeting is that the Biden team is frustrated that the White House is not cooperating with a Biden “transition team” and is not sharing information about President Trump’s successful COVID19 task force Operation Warp Speed. Lost on the Biden campaign is the fact that they are not entitled to any information since he clearly is not the president-elect but merely the candidate-in-question.

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.

Not So Fast, Democrats

Today former Democratic vice-president Joe Biden was pronounced the 46th president of the United States. While this is very sobering and disconcerting to a lot of people, to others it is just the next phase of the election and the beginning of an investigation that must take place.

With mounds and mounds of evidence of election fraud, from refusing Republicans to observe the ballot count in Philadelphia, to the thousands of ballots that were marked for Trump found in inconspicuous places, to Pennsylvania unconstitutionally fixing the election laws in order to help Democrats, to “glitches” in ballot software that switched Trump votes to Biden votes in Michigan and up to 30 states, this election certainly is not over no matter who declares it so.

Additionally, the states and counties where the election controversy is occurring all happen to be Democratic. Is this just a coincidence? Is this not suspicious enough for anyone with half a brain to think something is fishy here? Of course it is. Any honest person, pundit or politician knows in his/her heart of hearts that there is an attempt to steal this election.

Last night US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ordered late ballots in Pennsylvania to be segregated and removed from the general count. Why then has the election been decided? What happened with the ballots that were to be separated? Were they illegally counted and covertly put into the general count? There are too many questions that need to be answered.

At the onset of the “pandemic” in this country, Democrats saw another opportunity to fraud the American people. They pushed for mail-in voting to be the standard by which Americans vote. And in many states, they got their way. This created a massive opportunity for fraud.

But this is what Democrats want – an easy way to cheat.

As twice failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made clear to Joe Biden, “Do not concede under any circumstance,” President Trump should not concede under these circumstances. What is going on right now is nefarious. It is a coup that has been orchestrated for several months, perhaps years, to steal this election, to defraud the American people and to put Joe Biden, or whomever the Democratic candidate would be, in the White House.

Not so fast, Democrats. There is still a long way to go before a candidate is elected. There are tons of evidence that need to be reviewed and ballots that need to be re-counted. Trump deserves his rightful day(s) in court. So, not so fast.

Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor of RightWingWriter.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.

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.