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, 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

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, 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

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, 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

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, 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