Group in Armed Standoff with Police in Massachusetts Claims to Be Moroccan and Muslim — They’re Neither

My latest in PJ Media:

We know that eleven people were arrested in Massachusetts after an armed standoff with police, but the establishment media has been unsure of exactly who they are. They’re clearly not the media’s preferred bogeymen, “white supremacists,” as they’re black Americans, but they claim to be Moroccans, even unfurling the Moroccan flag on I-95 during their confrontation with the cops. The truth about them is wilder than even the media’s guesses.

Fox News noted Sunday that the group calls itself “Rise of the Moors,” and pointed out that it has a “strong online presence, with a website and social media, including a YouTube channel, an Instagram page and a Facebook page.” It did not, however, take more than a cursory glance at that online presence, instead turning to none other than the notoriously discredited far-Left hate group known as the Southern Poverty Law Center to explain what the group is all about: “The Southern Poverty Law Center describes the Moorish sovereign citizen movement as a ‘collection of independent organizations and lone individuals that emerged in the early 1990s as an offshoot of the antigovernment sovereign citizens movement, which believes that individual citizens hold sovereignty over, and are independent of, federal and state government.’”

That’s false, as you might expect coming from a gang of evil liars with a far-Left, hateful agenda to destroy the defenders of freedom and enable its enemies. Nothing the SPLC says can be trusted. No news organization should ever treat the SPLC as if it were a neutral, reliable source of information. Any news organization that does this has discredited itself by doing so.

The reality is this: the “Moorish sovereign citizen movement” did not arise in the 1990s, but about eighty years before that. Few news outlets have reported on the fact, but the Rise of the Moors group is part of the Moorish Science Temple of America, a group founded in the 1910s by a black American who called himself Noble Drew Ali. Noble Drew Ali, whom the Rise of the Moors call “our great and illustrious Prophet,” put together the group’s scripture, the Holy Koran of the Moorish Holy Temple of Science, out of existing works of esoteric spirituality, combined with his own writings.

That book is not the Qur’an of Islam, although Noble Drew Ali claimed that black Americans were Moors, descendants of Moroccans, and the group identifies itself as Islamic. The Nation of Islam is a breakaway group from the Moorish Science Temple of America, and teaches some of the same race hatred combined with Islam. The Moorish Science Temple asserts that the Dred Scott decision is still in effect: “In March 1857, the Supreme Court issued a 7–2 decision against Dred Scott. In an opinion written by Chief Justice Roger Taney, the Court ruled that black people ‘are not included, and were not intended to be included, under the word “citizens” in the Constitution, and can therefore claim none of the rights and privileges which that instrument provides for and secures to citizens of the United States.’ It was stated that the 14th Amendment reversed that. This link from congress proves otherwise – Proceedings and debates of the 90th congress 1st session vol 113 part 12, June 12 1967,  page 15641

There is more. Read the rest here.

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BREAKING: Pennsylvania Just Initiated A FULL FORENSIC ELECTION AUDIT, Using The Same Practices As Arizona Audit

The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine …

Pennsylvania Republican Announces Investigation of 2020 General Election, 2021 Primary

Why I am initiating a forensic investigation of the 2020 General Election and 2021 Primary

By: Senator Doug Mastriano, n Jul 07, 2021

A forensic investigation of our election results and processes for the 2020 General Election and the 2021 Primary will go a long way to restore trust in our system. Voting is the fundamental right of all citizens. We should continually look for ways to improve the voting process to ensure every voice is heard.

Today, as Chair of the Intergovernmental Operations Committee, I issued letters to several counties requesting information and materials needed to conduct a forensic investigation of the 2020 General Election and the 2021 Primary.

We have asked these counties to respond by July 31st with a plan to comply. The counties represent different geographical regions of Pennsylvania and differing political makeups. Some are Republican while others are Democrat, which means that this will be a balanced investigation.

The Intergovernmental Operations Committee is a standing committee of the Pennsylvania State Senate with oversight and investigatory responsibilities regarding activities relating to or conducted between two or more governments or levels of government, including the administration of elections across the Commonwealth. As set forth in Pennsylvania Senate Rule 14 (d), each standing committee is empowered with the authority to inspect and investigate the books, records, papers, documents, data, operation, and physical plant of any public agency in this Commonwealth, including county boards of elections.

This is necessary as millions of Pennsylvanians have serious doubts about the accuracy of the 2020 General Election. A January poll from Muhlenberg University showed that 40% of Pennsylvania voters are not confident that the results of the 2020 Election accurately reflected how Pennsylvanians voted. Discounting or mocking their concerns is neither an answer nor proper in this constitutional republic.

During debate on election reform a couple weeks ago, some of my colleagues regrettably dismissed these poll numbers as an inconvenient truth and went on to assert that the only reason there is distrust in our election process was because of the “conspiracy theories and lies” from those they disagree with politically. This sort of ad hominen attack does nothing to address the concerns of millions of voters.

The case for a forensic investigation of the 2020 general election is evident to any unbiased observer.

This was the first election in Pennsylvania with “mass” mail-in voting. In 2020, there were 2.7 million ballots cast by mail and absentee compared to about 263,000 absentee ballots cast in 2016. Many of these ballots were counted at offsite locations with little outside observation or oversight. Furthermore, mail ballots without signature verification were permitted to be counted across the Commonwealth. And, of course, all of this transpired in the midst of Covid-19 where uncertainty and fear impacted the conduct of the election.

Additionally, in the weeks leading up to the election, the Department of State repeatedly altered the manner in which Pennsylvania’s election was conducted. Those who voted in person were held to a higher standard than those who mailed in their ballots. Signatures required for mail-in ballots were rendered meaningless as the PA Supreme Court ruled that ballots could not be rejected based on an analysis of the voter’s signature.

On September 17th, the PA Supreme Court ruled that counties had to count ballots received up to three days after Election Day. A week before the election, the Department of State told the U.S. Supreme Court that ballots received after 8 p.m. on November 3rd would be segregated. But the department changed the rules two days before the election and directed counties to canvass those ballots upon receipt. The U.S. Supreme Court had to step in and order the counties to segregate the ballots.

Just hours before the polls opened on November 3, the department changed the rules again by providing late guidance on how to help voters whose mail-in or absentee ballots were incorrectly completed. The “guidance” resulted in inconsistent application across the Commonwealth. Some counties contacted voters as directed while others did not. There was no basis for that guidance in current or case law.

It would defy logic to assume that an election with the kinds of drastic changes we saw in 2020 was run perfectly with zero errors or fraud.

Governor Wolf and the Secretary of State refused to conduct any type of thorough investigation despite the concerns of millions of our citizens in the aftermath of the election and hundreds of affidavits alleging firsthand fraud, irregularities, and illegal behavior witnessed at polling places.

The closest thing to an investigation we got was a small so called “risk-limiting” audit which consisted of a sample of only 45,000 randomly selected ballots from the November Election. Not nearly the type of investigation that was needed to determine any fraud, misconduct, or technical anomalies. This audit was conducted by the Department of State and did not include public input or outside observers.

Election process problems were not limited to 2020. During the May Primary, multiple poll locations ran out of their supply of ballots. This occurred even though counties are required to print at least 10% more ballots than the highest number of votes cast in any of the previous three municipal primary elections. In some precincts, voting machines improperly labeled the headers of Republican ballots as Democrat while the GOP races still appeared. In one county, a “printing issue” caused both Democratic and Republican ballots to be rejected. These errors occurred in a lower-turnout election, where mistakes should be least likely to occur.

A full forensic investigation is critically necessary for our Commonwealth for the sake of transparency and accountability. There is nothing to fear if there is nothing to hide. Those who have concerns about the integrity of the 2020 and 2021 election will have those concerns investigated and hopefully addressed. Those who think that there was zero voter fraud, no irregularities, and that the elections were conducted perfectly will have the chance to be vindicated.

This investigation is not about overturning the results of either election. The goals are to restore faith in the integrity of our system, confirm the effectiveness of existing legislation on the governance of elections, and identify areas for legislative reform.

In light of the governor’s recent veto of a comprehensive election reform bill (HB 1300) and the refusal of his administration to seriously address the concerns of millions of our citizens, it is incumbent for the legislature to exercise its oversight responsibility.

The damage to our election process will not be undone with the passing of time. I believe the only way to restore confidence in our Commonwealth’s election process is to undertake a forensic investigation. By doing this, faith in our election system will be restored.

The people of our Commonwealth should have confidence that their vote counts. It takes accountability and transparency to ensure that our elections are free and fair.

BY: Conservative Brief, July 7, 2021

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Rudy Giuliani Offered FBI Proof of Hunter Biden’s Child Porn — They Declined and Took Everything Else

Giuliani:

“The only incriminating thing in my house are the Hunter Biden hard drives, and they wouldn’t take them,” he said. “I mean, I offered them the incriminating evidence here. I’ve got plenty of crimes for you, and the FBI said, ‘No, no, no, we don’t want that.”

The FBI is a irretrievably broken rogue organization whose target is ….. patriotic Americans.

Rudy Giuliani Offered FBI Proof of Hunter Biden’s Child Porn — They Declined and Took Everything Else

By: J.D. Rucker • The Liberty Daily Jul. 6, 2021

During an interview released today by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani detailed the raid on his premises by the FBI. They took everything they could with a very conspicuous exception. They wanted nothing to do with Hunter Biden’s hard drives which Giuliani claims contained child pornography.

“The only incriminating thing in my house are the Hunter Biden hard drives, and they wouldn’t take them,” he said. “I mean, I offered them the incriminating evidence here. I’ve got plenty of crimes for you, and the FBI said, ‘No, no, no, we don’t want that.”

Huckabee was shocked. “They didn’t take the laptops, right?”

That’s when Giuliani dropped the bombshell. “It contains one crime after another, including child pornography.

Here’s the interview. The bombshells start at 4:22:

The very premise behind the formation of the Federal Bureau of Investigations was to protect the people against crimes that cross state lines. Hunter Biden’s crimes cross the globe, but the FBI has no interest in protecting children from “connected” predators.

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Target and Walgreens Are Making Drastic Changes Amid Skyrocketing Shoplifting in San Francisco

San Francisco ranks as the fifth-worst city in the US when it comes to retail theft. Now, the problem is getting so bad that businesses like Target and Walgreens are being forced to make drastic changes in response.

“For more than a month, we’ve been experiencing a significant and alarming rise in theft and security incidents at our San Francisco stores,” a Target spokesperson said. “With the safety of our guests, team members and communities as our top priority, we’ve temporarily reduced our operating hours in six San Francisco stores.”

Target stores normally stay open to 10:00pm, but many in the San Francisco area will now close their doors at 5:00pm or 6:00pm. Meanwhile, Walgreens stores are faring even worse, with some shutting their doors altogether.

“Representatives from Walgreens said that thefts at its stores in San Francisco were four times the chain’s national average, and that it had closed 17 stores, largely because the scale of thefts had made business untenable,” the New York Times reported.

This isn’t just a problem at big-box retailers, either. The California Retailers Association has decried the rampant theft, which is hurting Golden State businesses small and large. Theft has gotten so bad in some parts of San Francisco that it is beyond belief.

“I’m new to San Francisco,” Times journalist Thomas Fuller told a grocery store clerk shortly after moving to the city. “Is it optional to pay for things here?” It sounds like an absurd thing to ask, but Fuller explains that he was genuinely forced to wonder what was going on after he witnessed people walk into Walgreens and Safeway, grab stuff, and walk out.

The dysfunction-driven closures and scale-backs at major retailers will hurt everyday Californians. From the workers whose hours are cut to the customers who can’t get the products they need, this undermining of the market will have many victims beyond just those who are directly robbed.

The sad affair is another reminder of the timeless truth described by economist Thomas Sowell when he said that property rights “belong legally to individuals, but their real function is social, to benefit vast numbers of people who do not themselves exercise these rights.”

Protecting property rights is a necessary precursor for basic economic activity to function. As I previously explained on FEE.org:

“When property rights are insecure or routinely violated—widespread looting and arson are prime examples—the very foundation of a community’s economy is undermined. Investors understandably balk at the uncertainty and forgo investing there, while entrepreneurs cannot launch new enterprises or even continue current ones without the knowledge that they will be secure in their property. As a result, job opportunities and income streams dry up.” 

This is why millions of our taxpayer dollars are given to police departments and other government agencies tasked with enforcing property and protecting our rights. But in San Francisco, they’ve woefully failed this most basic responsibility.

A 2014 ballot referendum downgraded theft of goods less than $950 in value to just a misdemeanor, a slap on the wrist, and the city’s enforcement against shoplifters has dwindled in the years since.

That’s why Target and Walgreens are being forced to take drastic actions to protect their stores. But if widespread violation of property rights continues unpunished, they won’t be the last businesses in San Francisco to close their doors in response.

COLUMN BY

Brad Polumbo

Brad Polumbo (@Brad_Polumbo) is a libertarian-conservative journalist and Policy Correspondent at the Foundation for Economic Education.

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America’s Father Figure, Comedian Bill Cosby, Free At Last

“Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?” – Rose Kennedy

“Education happens to be something that all people, all cultures, need to embrace. Math, science, the words of the world. To be able to speak and be able to have clarity and to be able to think. Those are the greatest of gifts.” Bill Cosby

“One of the deep secrets in life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.” – Lewis Carroll

“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.”  – Bill Cosby

“The childless experts on child raising also bring tears of laughter to my eyes when they say, I love children because they’re so honest. There is not an agent in the CIA or the KGB who knows how to conceal the theft of food, how to fake being asleep, or how to forge a parent’s signature like a child.” –  Bill Cosby


The article I was working on was set aside when I read the news of Bill Cosby’s release from prison.  I was thrilled to know that a man I spent a few hours with in the late 60s and again in the mid-70s, was freed from prison to be with his wife and family.

As I read through the many humorous Bill Cosby quotes for this article, I laughed and cried.  Take time out and read his quotes; they’re fabulous everyday family truisms.  Then tell me this was a man who drugged and assaulted women, because I will never believe it.  He was never charged or convicted of rape and why would a man of his fame have to drug any woman?

And yes, I spent hours with Bill Cosby, not once, but twice and both times he was a perfect gentleman and a delight to be with.  If you’ve ever known anyone who could make you laugh until you cried, that is Bill Cosby.  I almost choked on a sip of coffee the second time we met because of his comments.  The man is and was a genius in the comedic portrayal of life.

The second time I met Bill Cosby, he was back from entertaining an audience with clean comedy, unlike the vulgarity of other black comedians, Richard Pryor, Dick Gregory, and Redd Foxx.  Cosby actually declined the coveted Mark Twain Prize twice, before finally accepting it in 2009, because of the profanity that dominated the first award show in 1998 for recipient Richard Pryor.

And the Cosbys have lived through the tragedies of losing their only son Ennis, when he was shot in the head during a failed robbery attempt while changing a tire on a California highway, and the loss of his daughter, Ensa who at 44 died of renal failure.  Yet, he stands true to his faith and his family.

Conviction Overturned

Bill Cosby’s conviction was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Good. I’m certainly not the only one who believes Cosby was railroaded by the “MeToo” mob. I said this in January of 2015, and I’ll say it again.  Bill was never perfect, none of us are, but women threw themselves at him as happens with all stars and sports figures, so why would he need to use Quaaludes to dope any women in order to molest them?  It doesn’t hold water.  And by the way, I remember Quaaludes being the big drug in the late 60s and 70s, as though everyone had them.  Bill is a man who loves his wife and family and they love him and that goes for the people who have worked with him and know him.

Attorney Jonathan Turley explained, “In their 79-page opinion, the judges found that a “non-prosecution agreement” reached with Cosby should have barred the prosecution. In the earlier agreement, the prosecutor, Bruce Castor Jr., agreed not to charge Cosby in return for his civil deposition.  Cosby proceeded to purposely incriminate himself in what the Court said was a bait-and-switch.  The later prosecutor then just ignored the non-prosecution agreement. The trial was also undermined by the decision of the trial court to allow women to testify as witnesses on uncharged alleged crimes against Cosby.”

“The court called Cosby’s arrest “an affront to fundamental fairness, particularly when it results in a criminal prosecution that was forgone for more than a decade.”

Justice David Wecht, writing for a split court, said Cosby had relied on the former district attorney’s decision not to charge him when the comedian gave his potentially incriminating testimony in Constand’s civil case, done of course to get out from under the rubbish of false attacks, which was the promise of the original DA.

The justices said that overturning the conviction, and barring any further prosecution, “is the only remedy that comports with society’s reasonable expectations of its elected prosecutors and our criminal justice system.”

“Mr. Cosby should never have been prosecuted for these offenses,’ said lawyer Jennifer Bonjean, who argued Cosby’s appeal. “District attorneys can’t change it up simply because of their political motivation.” She said Cosby remains in excellent health, despite being legally blind.

And these alleged crimes were from decades ago, their stories don’t jive, Gloria Allred represented all of them and the question remains, what took the women so long, and why now?

Prison

After conviction, Bill spent two and half years in prison.  He told his wife and family not to visit him because he didn’t want them to see him in this incarcerated state and he didn’t want them going through it with him.  His wife Camille spoke with him every day.

But does America know what Bill was doing in prison?  He was lecturing and preaching, he was reaching out and telling young men how to save themselves from lives of desperation and loss.  Cosby’s pitch was that the inmate’s lead by example for their kids and stay out of prison in the future. He urged the inmates to re-bond with their kids immediately upon getting out.  Cosby was clearly trading on his all-American dad image from “The Cosby Show” and it resonated with the prisoners.  And he mixed all these life lessons with humor and they loved it.  He told them, “To all men… it’s a time to be Great Fathers, Great American Citizens and Great Husbands. Man Up and Become Men of Valor.”

Bill worked most with a group of inmates set up for parole called “Man Up” talking life lessons, keeping out of trouble and not getting locked up again. He lectured them about finding work post-prison, and gave them tips on interviewing techniques…and yes, he lectured on substance abuse and how to stay clean.

He was asked to speak at least four times a week to crowds of 200 and inmates would ask to sit down and eat meals with him one on one.  Bill is legally blind; people would count how many would come to hear him and let him know.  No matter the situation, Cosby was doing what he had been doing all his life, reaching out to young men, especially young black men, and telling them that there is more to life than drugs, gangs and fathering out of wedlock children.  He wanted them to be good fathers and productive citizens.

In May 2021, Cosby was denied parole after refusing to participate in sex offender programs behind bars. He has long said he would resist the treatment programs and refuse to acknowledge wrongdoing even if it meant serving the full 10-year sentence.  A stand which could have cost him death in prison.

Support

Phylicia Rashad who starred with Bill as Claire Huxtable on The Cosby Show for eight years, tweeted, “FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted — a miscarriage of justice is corrected!”  She never believed Bill was guilty of the “MeToo” charges.  Rashad said, “What you’re seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it’s orchestrated. I don’t know why or who’s doing it, but it’s the legacy. And it’s a legacy that is so important to the culture.”  Link

Rashad dismisses claims from two outspoken women. “Oh, please,” she said when their names came up. She also is quick to defend Camille Cosby. “This is a tough woman, a smart woman.”  “She’s no pushover.” “There is no question,” Rashad said, “that Camille Cosby has not been complicit or looked the other way as her husband terrorized women for the last 50 years.”

She added, “Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV,” alluding to people other than the women. “And it’s worked. All his contracts have been cancelled.”

Bill’s wife, Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, holds a PhD in Education and is a direct descendant of Nancy Hanks Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln‘s mother.  Like his wife, Bill earned his Doctor of Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1976 after completing his Masters of Arts there in 1972.

This is the same man who, in 1971, was one of the lead stars on The Electric Company, a comedy variety show that taught basic phonetic and grammar concepts using live-action sketches, cartoons, songs, and Spider-Man episodes.  This is where, then unknown, Morgan Freeman, got his start.  Bill and his wife Camille have always been at the forefront of academic education for all of America’s children.

Camille Cosby has previously been outspoken about her belief that the case against her husband was “unethical” and claimed his accusers were lying.  She owns a production company, has done television and stage work, and has written books and articles. She was her husband’s manager and kept explicit records as to Bill’s engagements.  She has never left his side.

When these charges first erupted, ABC News reported that Camille Cosby came out in defense of her husband and this is what she said, A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months. It is the portrait of a man I do not know. It is also a portrait painted by individuals and organizations whom many in the media have given a pass. There appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stories are published or aired. An accusation is published, and immediately goes viral.

These two women who know Bill well are not the only ones who have stood by him.  Others who have worked with Bill through the years are standing by the man they know.

Cosby Family Philanthropy

The Cosby family, through their foundation, has helped their own race far more than most.  They gave multi-millions and helped millions of black young people to succeed and to become successful members of society.  I haven’t been able to find a decision by an institution to publicly renounce any of the tens of millions of dollars that he and his wife, Camille have given over the years.  Nor have they decided to reject any new donations.

Cosby’s legacy of giving is decades-old and extensive, topped by a $20 million gift to Spelman College in 1988 and including, among many other donations, $3 million to the Morehouse School of Medicine; $1 million in 2004 to the U.S. National Slavery Museum in Fredericksburg, Virginia; and $2 million from Cosby’s wife, Camille, to St. Frances Academy in Baltimore in 2005. According to IRS filings, in 2009, Camille and Bill Cosby gave more than $800,000 in scholarship grants through the William and Camille Cosby Foundation. And that’s only a tiny portion of their philanthropy.

I wonder if the Cosby’s know of Margaret Mitchell’s decades of donations to Morehouse?  In 1942, Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind, received a letter from Dr. Benjamin Mays, president of the all-black Morehouse College in Atlanta. He asked her to give one scholarship of $80.00 for one student, and Margaret Mitchell wrote back and sent a check, and that was the beginning of a long relationship.

Mays was a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King.  He sensed that Margaret might be open to his ideas on education, and again wrote to her. And Dr. Mays was right.  Her checks increased with the needs and a college student was the courier between the two.  Mays and Mitchell never met, but her legacy of charity to Morehouse continues and will for the next 100 years.  It was Margaret’s deep affection for Hattie McDaniel who played Mammy in the movie, and her caring relationships with people from all walks of life that led to the millions in donations to Morehouse College.

HBO stopped showing the movie and in doing so, cut some of the funds to Morehouse for black medical students.

2004 Speeches

For decades, Cosby lectured the black community about family values. Leaders who promoted the “victim” mentality of black Americans were not happy.

Bill wanted his people to excel and he knew they’d never do it when fathers were not in the homes, when children dropped out of school, when they wore their pants too low, when they had $500 tennis shoes and carried guns and joined gangs.  He spoke against it every chance he had, and especially at the NAACP.  Cosby did not want his people to be victims, but to strive to be all they could be…as others in his race had done.

On May 17, 2004, Bill Cosby spoke at an NAACP Legal Defense Fund awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

In the speech, which was subsequently widely disseminated and analyzed, Cosby was highly critical of the black community in the United States. He criticized the use of African-American Vernacular English, the prevalence of single-parent families, perceived emphasis on frivolous and conspicuous consumption at the expense of necessities, lack of responsibility, and other behaviors.

Here is the transcript of that speech, and it was a mighty one excoriating the black community’s care of their children.  He has been both praised and condemned for his statements. Bill Cosby has not repudiated his controversial pronouncements or attempted to distance himself from them. Instead, he has chosen to expand upon his theme on subsequent occasions and to make himself a spokesperson for black self-empowerment through education and better parenting.

What do you believe the so-called black leaders thought of this kind of rhetoric?  Of course, some had to support him, because he was a great star in his own right, but I highly doubt they were happy about his words.  Here’s a taste of what he said back then.

They’re standing on the corner and they can’t speak English. I can’t even talk the way these people talk: Why you ain’t, Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay, Where he work, Who you be… And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard the father talk.

Everybody knows it’s important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. In fact, you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.

People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an Education, and now we’ve got these knuckleheads walking around.

The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal. These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids. $500 sneakers for what?

And they won’t spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.

I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit. Where were you when he was two? Where were you when he was 12? Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn’t know that he had a pistol? And where is the father? Or who is his father?

People putting their clothes on backward: Isn’t that a sign of something gone wrong? People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn’t that a sign of something?

Isn’t it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all types of needles [piercing] going through her body? What part of Africa did this come from?? We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don’t know a thing about Africa.

I say this all of the time. It would be like white people saying they are European-American. That is totally stupid.

I was born here, and so were my parents and grandparents and, very likely my great grandparents. I don’t have any connection to Africa, no more than white Americans have to Germany, Scotland, England, Ireland, or the Netherlands. The same applies to 99 percent of all the black Americans as regards to Africa. So stop, already!!! With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap… And all of them are in jail.

Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person’s problem. We have got to take the neighborhood back. People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different ‘husbands’ — or men or whatever you call them now.

We have millionaire football players who cannot read. We have million-dollar basketball players who can’t write two paragraphs. We, as black folks have to do a better job.

Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us. We have to start holding each other to a higher standard. We cannot blame the white people any longer.

Dr. William Henry ‘Bill’ Cosby, Jr., Ed. D.

Cosby again came under sharp criticism, and was unapologetic for his stance on the issue, when he made similar remarks during a speech at a July 1st meeting of Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow-Push Coalition commemorating the anniversary of Brown v. Board, where he said, “… you’ve got to stop beating up your women because you can’t find a job, because you didn’t want to get an education and now you’re [earning] minimum wage.”

He had critical remarks for black Christians’ seeming inability to create positive social change for the urban population to which he was referring, “I’m telling you Christians, what’s wrong with you? Why can’t you hit the streets? Why can’t you clean it out yourselves?”

At the end of Cosby’s speech where he encourages listeners to go to their families and improve their parenting so the black community can improve, he said, “Well, I’ve got something to tell you about Jesus. When you go to the church, look at the stained-glass windows of Jesus. Look at them. Is Jesus smiling? Not in one picture. So, tell your friends. Let’s try to do something. Let’s try to make Jesus smile. Let’s start parenting. Thank you, thank you.”

Conclusion

I’ve never claimed Bill Cosby was perfect, and he may well have had dalliances or affairs, but the bait-and-switch by the Pennsylvania prosecutor required Cosby to claim actions that may have never happened.

Why take down a man all of American loved and idolized?  Because he ruffled far too many feathers and he certainly was never politically correct.  I learned that over a sandwich and coffee with him in the 1970s.  Could he be extorted with charges that were false?  Of course, many famous people have forked over funds to avoid trials and publicity, even when those charges were total fabrications.

Bill Cosby always operated outside the powerbrokers and marched to his own drummer.  He avoided allegiances and payoffs to alliances who could ultimately own him.  He was and still is a “public moralist.”  That makes him a target of the social and perverted justice warriors.

Bill Cosby’s true legacy is one that needs to be echoed throughout America…I’ll stand with him and his family.

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DEMOCRAT POLICE STATE: Jan. 6 Detainees Confined 23 hrs. Risking All for American Dream

Who killed Ashli Babbit?

This is no longer a Republic by the people for the people. It is an autocracy seized in an election coup in the year 2020. The Democrats know what they did. The Democrats know how many votes they stole and how many votes President Donald J. Trump actually got. Why do you think they turned the Capitol into a militarized zone – even now, even still?

Patriots are in solitary confinement for the crime of freedom of assembly and freedom of expression. Casus belli.

Jan. 6 Detainees Confined 23 hrs./day; Risking All for American Dream

Nearly 500 people have been charged in cases related to the breach of the Capitol on January 6, with more charges expected. Some of dozens detained in federal prison awaiting trail, say they are being subject to Third World treatment, including solitary confinement, lack of required medical care, and restricted access to defense counsel.

By: Epoch Times, July 5, 2021:

We hear from two of their lawyers—John Pierce and Steven Metcalf II—and Ned Lang, the father of a defendant who is receiving particularly harsh treatment.

In America Q&A we ask people across the country if they think it’s possible to have a truly nonpartisan January 6 Commission.

Then switching gears, on this Fourth of July weekend, we turn to why so many people want to make a life in America. We’re joined by Tibi Czentye, a very determined man who risked everything to escape communist Romania to live the American Dream.

And in a special 2-part America Q&A we ask what the American Dream means and what makes America special.

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Judge Blocks Florida ‘Big Tech’ Law That Would Fine Social Media Companies For Banning Politicians

Krytocracy: A government by judges; the governmental rule of judges in which they reach “desirable results” that fit some particular social philosophy.


This ruling is not a surprise. Left-wing judges abject contempt for the Constitution and our G-d given rights.

The judge who blocked Florida’s “Big Tech” law is a Clinton-appointed judge. Fortunately, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is not give up this fight. Governor DeSantis’s office plans to immediately appeal the ruling, to the more conservative Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. #DeSantis2024!

Judge blocks Florida ‘Big Tech’ law that would fine social media companies for banning politicians

By Washington Examiner, July 1, 2021

A federal judge blocked a Florida law designed to penalize large social media companies that ban politicians over First Amendment concerns.

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle granted a preliminary injunction against Gov. Ron DeSantis’s “Big Tech” law after NetChoice and the Computer & Communications Industry Association, which represent multiple Big Tech companies, filed a lawsuit earlier in the month. The lawsuit argued the law violates the First Amendment’s free speech clause, is vague in violation of the 14th Amendment, and stands in opposition to equal protection clauses.

“The plaintiffs are likely to prevail on the merits of their claim that these statutes violate the First Amendment,” Hinkle wrote. “There is nothing that could be severed and survive.”

NetChoice praised the ruling on Wednesday and said the motion protects “private businesses.”

“We’re pleased the court ensured that social media can remain family friendly by delaying Florida’s law from taking effect on July 1,” the group’s president Steve DelBianco said in a statement. “This order protects private businesses against the State’s demand that social media carry user posts that are against their community standards. Even better, it lets social media provide high-quality services to their users while keeping them safe from the worst content posted by irresponsible users.”

DeSantis’s office plans to appeal the ruling, and it expects the 11th Circuit to make the final verdict on the matter.

“We are disappointed by Judge Hinkle’s ruling and disagree with his determination that the U.S. Constitution protects Big Tech’s censorship of certain individuals and content over others,” a spokesperson told the Washington Examiner. “We plan to immediately appeal to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.”

“As Judge Hinkle seemed to indicate during this week’s hearing on preliminary injunction, this case was always bound for the Eleventh Circuit and the appeals court will ultimately make its own decision on legal conclusions,” the statement continued. “Governor DeSantis continues to fight for freedom of speech and against Big Tech’s discriminatory censorship.”

DeSantis, a Republican widely seen as a 2024 presidential contender, signed Florida’s Big Tech Bill in late May alongside James O’Keefe, a conservative activist and founder of Project Veritas who was removed from Twitter earlier this year and later sued the platform over the ban.

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Ohio GOP Attorney General WINS Lawsuit Against “Biden Relief” Bill UNCONSTITUTIONALLY Bars Tax Cuts

Democrat communist fiat averted.

Obscene legal plunder impeded …. for the moment.

Ohio GOP attorney general prevails in lawsuit alleging Biden relief bill unconstitutionally bars tax cuts

By: Zachary Halaschak | Washington Examiner | July 02, 2021:

A federal judge has ruled that a provision in President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill limiting state tax cuts is unconstitutional, handing a victory to Republicans.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost had filed a federal lawsuit against the Treasury Department and its secretary, Janet Yellen, alleging that a provision in the $1.9 trillion Democratic spending package that prohibits states from using relief funds to offset tax cuts or credits “directly or indirectly” is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Douglas Cole issued the permanent injunction against what Yost dubbed the “tax mandate” on Thursday, ruling that the provision exceeds the federal government’s power over states.

“The federal government has to stay in their lane, and if they don’t, we’re prepared to bump them up against the guardrail and keep them where they belong,” Yost told the Washington Examiner in a Friday morning phone call.

Cole ruled that the tax mandate “falls short of the clarity” that Supreme Court precedent requires for the Constitution’s spending clause as it relates to conditional grants to states. The judge also rejected Yellen’s argument that Treasury Department regulations clear up the ambiguity of the provision.

“Accordingly, the Court finds that the Tax Mandate exceeds Congress’s power under the Constitution,” Cole concluded. “The Court further finds that Ohio has met the conditions for injunctive relief to prevent the ongoing harm that this constitutional violation is causing.”

It is likely that the federal government will appeal the ruling. A spokesperson with the Treasury Department told the Washington Examiner after the decision that the department disagrees with Cole’s opinion and is exploring options regarding the next steps.

“We are confident that the act is constitutional and Treasury is committed to implementing it in a manner consistent with Congress’s direction so we can continue to promote a robust and equitable recovery,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

Yost touted the ruling as “a huge win for our federalist system” and pointed out that while Democrats might be disappointed with the decision, they might see it differently in the future. He said he sees the judgment as having broader implications than just this one provision.

“The progressives are going to be howling right now because they don’t like the idea that the federal government can’t tell Ohio what to do with its tax policy, but they’ll be quoting this decision soon enough to a Republican president who might want to tell a blue state how to run their state,” Yost said.

While Ohio was the first to sue the Biden administration over the tax mandate, it is not alone in its litigation on the matter.

Several other states have joined another federal lawsuit contending that the mandate violates the 10th Amendment, the conditional spending doctrine, and the anti-commandeering doctrine. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich also filed a lawsuit attacking the provision.

Yost said that while the ruling in his case won’t directly affect the other lawsuits, he thinks that Cole’s ruling will be closely examined by judges across the country.

“It’s a really well-reasoned opinion by Judge Cole, and I think other federal judges will read it and find it well reasoned,” he said. “So, it doesn’t have any direct power, but it is very persuasive.”

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WATCH: President Donald J. Trump Promises to ‘Save American Democracy’ at Sarasota, Florida Rally

Trump Promises to Restore Free Speech in America

BY MELANIE SUN

Former President Donald Trump warned at his third “Save America” rally on Saturday night that Americans no longer have free speech, describing a powerful system “for media and online censorship” that only presents the Democratic Party’s view of politics, including that Trump is attacking democracy by discussing potential election fraud.

“We have a truly sick election system, it’s got to be changed,” the 45th president told thousands of supporters gathered in Robarts Arena in Sarasota, Florida.

“Remember this, I am not the one trying to undermine American democracy,” he said in response to the legacy media and Democrat claims. “I am the one trying to save American democracy.

[ …]

“We can’t let them take away our free speech so we can[‘t] talk about corrupt elections. Otherwise you’ll have … that’s communism. That’s what they do in these communist countries, you have no voice,” Trump warned.

[ … ]

“Democrats used COVID to cheat. They illegally changed the rules in key states. They stole the votes,” Trump continued. “They abolished signature verification requirements, created a powerful system for media and the online censorship of their opponents, and did everything possible to facilitate fraud just like you would do in a third world country. That’s what happened with this election.”

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Gender Case, Gives Up On Protecting Basic Values

Our elected representatives and their appointees need to do their duties, even when it isn’t politically expedient. That’s why the Supreme Court’s recent actions are cause for concern.

Earlier this week, the court announced that it wouldn’t review a 2019 ruling by a lower court that granted a gender-confused female high school student in Virginia the right to use male restrooms. Notably, none of the three justices appointed by President Donald Trump argued in favor of considering the appeal. Last December, the court declined to review a similar case, when parents in Oregon tried to challenge school policies allowing gender-confused students the right to use opposite-gender restrooms.

The Supreme Court’s submission on this issue is deeply troubling. Six of the nine justices are supposedly principled conservatives who should recognize the risks of normalizing gender confusion. Girls and young women across the country will have to endure humiliating privacy violations, and free speech will be at risk if public schools cannot state simple realities about biological sex. Perhaps the heightened agitation around the issue during “pride” month made the justices too wary of a backlash. If so, they are abandoning their responsibility to protect basic freedoms to appease a small group of activists who will never be appeased either way.

This dangerous trend hasn’t just taken root in Virginia. In 2016, the Obama administration tried to force public schools across the country to let boys into girls’ private spaces or risk losing funding. And when North Carolina passed a law protecting the rights of private businesses – not government – to affirm the reality of biological gender, activists pressured corporations to boycott the state, and the Obama administration sued.

The Supreme Court must protect the right to call a man a man and a woman a woman. And it needs to ensure that the wellbeing of children – including young people driven to gender confusion – is protected by not normalizing transgender ideology.

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VIDEO: YouTube Censored Our Election Security Video at the Request of California Officials


**ELECTION INTEGRITY CRISIS** Dirty Voter Rolls, Ballot Harvesting & Mail-in-Voting Risks! from Judicial Watch on Vimeo.

Making a mockery of the First Amendment has reached a new height in – where else? – California, where employees of the state conspired with employees of Google to strangle the free flow of information. And they targeted us.

The office of the Secretary of State of California directly emailed Google employees to remove a Judicial Watch video on election integrity. The video titled, “**ELECTION INTEGRITY CRISIS** Dirty Voter Rolls, Ballot Harvesting & Mail-in-Voting Risks!” was removed within three days.

The censored Judicial Watch video featured me discussing vote-by-mail and our lawsuit settlement that resulted in Los Angeles County agreeing to remove up to 1.6 million inactive voters from its voting rolls.

We learned of this state/big tech conspiracy in 165 pages of new documents disgorged from the office of the Secretary of State.

The documents also reveal an email exchange wherein Sam Mahood, Press Secretary of the Secretary of State’s office, reaches out to Kevin Kane, of the Public Policy Department at Twitter, to have a tweet removed after Twitter had found it to have not been in violation of their terms of service, and a Google form filled out by the consulting firm that was advising both California and the Biden Campaign which flagged two tweets that criticized the California election.

In an email exchange beginning on September 24, 2020, Social Media Coordinator Akilah Jones of the California Secretary of State’s office contacts Civics-outreach@google.com and copies four Google employees with the subject line, “REPORT VIDEO: **ELECTION INTEGRITY CRISIS** Dirty Voter Rolls, Ballot Harvesting & Mail-in-Voting Risks!”

Jones’ email falsely characterizes Judicial Watch video in her email:

Hi YouTube Reporting Team,

I am reporting the following video because it misleads community members about elections or other civic processes and misrepresents the safety and security of mail-in ballots.

Thank you for your time and attention on this matter.

All the best, Akilah.

The next day, on September 25, 2020, Andrea Holtermann, a Google employee, replies to Jones:

Hi Akilah,

Thanks for reaching out.  We will look into this and get back to you as soon as we can.

Best,

On September 27, 2020, Google/YouTube confirms it censored the video:

Hi Akilah,

Circling back on this. Thank you for raising this content to our attention, this has been removed from the platform for violating our policies. Please do not hesitate to reach out if there are any other questions or concerns you may have.

Best,

In an email exchange beginning on January 15, 2020, Sam Mahood, press secretary for the California Secretary of State’s office, forwards an email to Twitter Public Policy Department’s Kevin Kane asking that he review a tweet that Twitter support had determined to not be in violation of their terms of service. Mahood copies Deputy Secretary of State Paula Valle and Chief Counsel Steve Reyes on the email.

Kane agrees to a January 31 meeting with Reyes and Valle.

In an email dated November 13, 2020, Zeke Sandoval of SKDK (the consulting firm that advised both the California Secretary of State’s office and the Biden campaign) emails the Secretary of State’s office and their colleagues, flagging two popular tweets that criticized the California election process. The first from @DC_Draino states:Audit every California ballot Election fraud is rampant nationwide and we all know California is one of the culprits Do it to protect the integrity of that state’s elections

The second from @WatchTheBreaks states:

Just did some research on California voting and unless I’m missing something, there isn’t a place I can see HOW my ballot was counted. I think that inability for me to check my Votes in the system (not just IF it was counted) is a big flaw, regardless of which side you are on.

Both accounts were later removed from Twitter

These new documents show the California Secretary of State directly conspired with Google to censor me and Judicial Watch in violation of our First Amendment rights. This government censorship, also in conspiracy with the Biden campaign, is smoking gun evidence of election interference.

In April, this Judicial Watch FOIA request first uncovered documents showing the Office of the Secretary of State of California pressured social media companies (Twitter, Facebook, Google (YouTube)) to censor us and other posts about the 2020 election. “@DC Draino,” Rogan O’Handley, recently filed a lawsuit against Twitter based on these Judicial Watch disclosures.

In May, we separately uncovered records that show Office of the Secretary of State of Iowa pressured social media companies (Twitter and Facebook) to censor posts about the 2020 election. Included in these records were emails from Iowa state officials to representatives of Big Tech pressuring these companies to remove our posts. The emails show how the state agency successfully pressured Facebook to censor our post about Iowa’s management of its voter rolls.

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Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Election Rules

 

Slow and steady wins the race.

Slow and steady wins the race. Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Election Rules

By: Wall Street Journal, July 1, 2021:

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court upheld a pair of Arizona voting rules against Democratic claims that the state discriminated against minority voters, a decision that could make it more difficult to challenge new state efforts to tighten election regulations.

The court, in a 6-3 opinion by Justice Samuel Alito, ruled Arizona was on solid legal ground in enforcing rules that prohibit third parties from collecting mail-in ballots and disallow votes cast in the wrong precinct.

Justice Alito said that while Arizona’s laws “generally makes it very easy to vote,” the process of voting entails some level of burden for everyone. “Mere inconvenience” for voters isn’t enough to establish that election regulation violate the law, Justice Alito wrote……..

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VIDEO: What You Need to Know About China’s Technology Theft Campaigns

One of the greatest threats to our freedom and democracy is the undermining of our economic vitality. The Chinese Communist Party and its business partners continue to steal technology and information from the U.S. at a staggering rate. They then use this technology to undermine our economy and achieve global economic dominance.

Investigative journalist Lara Logan explains the issue and provides viewers with an overview of this large and growing threat to our freedom.

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Law Center Wins Landmark First Amendment Case for Every American in the U.S. Supreme Court

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued a landmark First Amendment decision holding that Americans are free to support nonprofit organization without fear of harassment.  In 2015, a federal lawsuit was filed against then-California Attorney General (AG) Kamala Harris, who had threatened severe sanctions against the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) if names and contact information of its major donors were not disclosed to her office.

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with TMLC, a leading national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in its case Thomas More Law Center v. Bonta. In doing so, SCOTUS held that California’s law requiring donor disclosure was facially unconstitutional.

“When it comes to the freedom of association,” Chief Justice Roberts wrote in the Court’s opinion, “the protections of the First Amendment are triggered not only by actual restrictions on an individual’s ability to join with others to further shared goals. The risk of a chilling effect on association is enough, because First Amendment freedoms need breathing space to survive.”

Richard Thompson, TMLC’s President and Chief Counsel, hailed the Supreme Court’s ruling as a “landmark victory for the First Amendment.” He said, “Today’s victory is attributable to the superb legal work of attorney John J. Bursch and the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) legal team who represented TMLC in the Supreme Court, as well as San Francisco-based attorney Louis H. Castoria, who singlehandedly tried the case in the federal district court against a phalanx of California assistant district attorneys.”

Bursch, ADF senior counsel and Vice President of Appellate Advocacy, said, “The Court has confirmed that every American is free to peacefully support causes they believe in without fear of harassment or intimidation.”

On March 24, 2015, then-California AG Harris threatened in a letter to TMLC that if the Law Center did not provide her office with a list of its major donors within 30 days, the Law Center could lose its right to solicit donations in California and TMLC’s officers and tax preparers could be held personally liable for any penalties. Rather than comply under threat, TMLC filed a federal case claiming the AG was violating TMLC’s and its donors’ First Amendment rights of free speech, freedom of association, and the free exercise of religion, citing the 1958 SCOTUS ruling in NAACP v. Alabama as precedent.

A 3-day bench trial was held by Federal District Court Judge Manuel Real beginning on September 13, 2016. Auditors and investigators from the AG’s office testified that they never had a complaint against TMLC; they have never investigated TMLC; and they do not normally use major donation reports to start investigations.

On November 16, 2016, Judge Real permanently enjoined the AG from requiring TMLC to file a copy of its major donor list. The AG appealed Judge Real’s decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which vacated the injunction. On August 26, 2019, TMLC asked the U.S. Supreme Court (petition for certiorari) to review the Ninth Circuit’s ruling. The Supreme Court agreed, and on April 26, 2021, the Court heard oral arguments on the case.

In the Internet Age, where doxing one’s opponents has led to job loss, boycotts, ostracization, and violence, the fear of such repercussions should one’s charitable contributions become public could be enough to stymy giving, leaving the personal beliefs of many Americans to go unrepresented in the public square. While TMLC is considered by the media as a conservative Christian organization, an array of organizations across the political spectrum filed amicus briefs in support of the First Amendment arguments being made by the Thomas More Law Center.

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Election Integrity Watchdog Hails Landmark SCOTUS Decision on Arizona Elections

AMHERST, Va. /PRNewswire/ — The Amistad Project, America’s leading election integrity watchdog, enthusiastically applauded the United States Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Brnovich v. DNC, which upholds the constitutional authority of states to manage their own elections, rejects ballot harvesting, and recognizes that counting potentially fraudulent ballots is equivalent to suppressing valid votes.

“This decision is spot-on and validates all of our claims about the dangers of private election funding, which we’ve been making since 2018,” said Phill Kline, director of The Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society. “The evidence is overwhelming that government officials who received private money played favorites on behalf of one candidate, creating the sort of disparate impact that this ruling condemns.”

The outcome confirms The Amistad Project’s legal theories put forth in ongoing litigation concerning the use of private money to perform government functions during the 2020 elections. The Amistad Project’s investigations have revealed strong circumstantial evidence that the intent of providing these monies was to have government manage the election in an unconstitutional way to benefit Joe Biden’s candidacy. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg alone spent over $400 million for this purpose. At least $350 million of that money went to a formerly obscure organization called the Center for Tech and Civic Life, which distributed it predominantly to jurisdictions with a large number of voters likely to support Joe Biden. Many of those grants, particularly in urban areas of key swing states, came with detailed conditions that obligated local officials to rewrite election rules in a manner designed to promote Democrat turnout while compromising ballot security.

The Amistad Project’s investigations have detected at least $1 billion in services and contributions funneled through private organizations to government election offices.

The Brnovich ruling also sets an important precedent regarding the proper role of states in managing their own elections, establishing that state legislatures – not federal courts or the U.S. Congress – possess presumptive authority to set the rules governing elections.

“This should spell doom for HR1,” Kline said. “Republican Attorneys General ought to have their lawsuits drafted up already, because HR1 is all about Congress telling states how to run their elections, which the Supreme Court has now firmly rejected.”

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