Category Archive: government’s war on free elections

Dec 15

Facebook increasingly networking with government; will launch censorship operation

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has often met secretly with U.S. President Obama at the White House and elsewhere. The corporation–which monitors millions of users–has now launched an operation to regulate its content for “fake news.” “Fake news” is a government-generated meme currently circulating widely in mainstream (i.e., government supporting) news media. The government and its …

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Nov 26

Washington Post’s “fake news” smear exposed as McCarthyite propaganda

Days ago the Washington Post published (and energetically advertised) a “news story” alleging that the 2016 Trump election was produced by “hundreds” of “fake news” stories created by Russian propagandists. (Of course, the Washington Post itself has been identified as a government CIA propaganda mouthpiece by numerous whistleblowers.) (Senate hearing in the ’70s and ’80s …

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Nov 15

British government, defying voters, has no plan to exit EU after Brexit vote

Months ago the courageous people of Great Britain voted to leave the European Union and declared their independence. Now, months later, their governmental masters have made no effort to obey their constituents. There is NO PLAN, AGENDA, OR SCHEDULE for exiting! See here.

Nov 09

In politics, it is the 4th straight election in which the side with more money lost

Last night, Trump and the Republicans defeated Democrats who were more heavily funded. In January 2010, the Supreme Court decided Citizens United v. FEC, which government trusters described as heralding an era of “unlimited” control of American politics by campaign donors. There have been powerful movements to overturn the decision by repealing parts of the …

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Oct 02

U.S. “Defense Department” spent at least a half billion dollars to create fake al-queda videos

Governments worldwide have always sought to control the message. In recent years, a fake “grass roots” movement to give government more control over election ads has arisen, calling itself the “campaign finance reform” movement. This while government agencies spend hundreds of millions annually on ads, messages and propaganda (on top of all the other ways …

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Aug 30

Be afraid. Homeland Security to Take over Elections

Be afraid. Be very afraid. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will take jurisdiction over the U.S. election system. Elections, declared the Department, are “critical infrastructure.” Upon the ruse, er. , . . justification of protecting elections from foreign hackers, the Department has announced it intends to oversee U.S. elections. See …

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Aug 07

FIRST AMENDMENT LECTURE: Every Claim of Campaign Finance Reformers is Untrue

It is perhaps the biggest myth in American politics: that the private sector is “buying” elections through campaign spending. A version of this myth goes further and contends that capitalist billionaires are using political ads to move American government toward more free-market policies. One can find dozens of books (and hundreds of politicians) making these …

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Aug 06

Dr. Roger Roots will Lecture on the Myths of Campaign Finance Law in Missoula on September 12

The Missoula Public Library will host a free lecture and clinic on September 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Speaking will be Dr. Roger Roots, J.D., Ph.D. The title: “Every Claim Untrue: the False Narrative of Campaign Finance Reformers.” Dr. Roots will show that every material claim by people promoting campaign finance regulation is false. Roots …

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Feb 01

Montana Government’s Political Witch Hunts are now Attracting National Attention.

Every claim of “campaign finance reformers” is false. Every single claim. For-profit corporations actually contribute almost nothing to political campaigns. Common law rules of corporate governance (i.e., the rule that corporations must seek profits as their primary interest) prohibit for-profit corporations from wasting money on politics. (And shareholders could sue them if they did waste …

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Jan 29

FCC moves to require radio and cable networks to report all political advertising to the government

All who question, discuss, or criticize the government must identify themselves to the government. That is the direction the FCC is moving in. Yesterday, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) ordered that all radio, cable and Satellite stations report the identity of all political ad purchasers to the government. See here. In the past, governments have …

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