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Women Won National Voting Rights 101 Year Ago: Today All Votes Are in Peril

It is ironic that our one-person, one-vote rule of law is in deep jeopardy.

Jeff Davidson

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With the ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920, all U.S. females of age became enfranchised and by decree, for the first time, enjoyed the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Who could have foreseen that such rights are now in peril for both women and men?

The women’s suffrage movement in the U.S. represented both a moral and legal decades-long struggle to secure the right to vote and to hold public office. 101 Years later, it is ironic that our one-person, one-vote rule of law is in deep jeopardy, and that female politicians such as Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and others in prominent positions are doing all that they can to thwart the voting process.

Voter Fraud is Rampant

The fraudulent 2020 election was a gross continuation of fraud brewing for years. Despite the bogus claims from legions of media outlets and research centers (who all know better) that voter fraud in America is a minor issue, through investigative efforts and, as a case in point, two Washington Post reporters determined it is likely that 17,800 non-U.S. citizens, just in North Carolina alone, voted in the 2008 elections.

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The buried Washington Post feature also cited that 1 in 16 non-citizens in the U.S. voted in the 2008 election. Nationally, illegal immigrants now total 15.7 million people, so upwards of nearly 1,000,000 illegal votes might have been cast. 

Barack Obama carried North Carolina in 2008 by a mere 14,177 votes. With more than 80 percent of these 17,800 individuals voting Democratic – when they had no right to vote at all – one quickly sees that John McCain’s electoral votes from North Carolina may have been stolen.    

In Wake County alone, the NC Voter Integrity Project identified 532 non-citizens who were registered to vote. How were these people revealed? Jay DeLancy, the founder of the Voter Integrity Project, said, “Actually, they revealed themselves.” When called to serve on jury duty, over a three-year period, 532 people disqualified themselves by demonstrating to an officer of the court that they were not U.S. citizens. 

Only 18 of the 532 obeyed the law by obtaining a “legal presence” on the path to citizenship. Then, over time, seven of the 532, or 1.3 percent, eventually became U.S. citizens. Now, add in millions of deceased voters on the rolls nationally, double voters, mail-in vote malarky, and late ‘found’ votes, and you have the formula for utter chaos.

Staggering Implications

If a single illegal vote is cast for one party, that vote neutralizes a legitimate vote cast for the other party and effectively shreds the one-person, one-vote rule.

When voter fraud and vote tampering incidences are uncovered and publicized, some people, primarily on the Left, are quick to say that such fraud represents ‘isolated incidents.’ Their reflexive response, always, is to downplay any indication that voter fraud occurs en mass across America, all the time. Let’s consider, however, the implications of The Washington Post findings.

From a three-year snapshot, in a single county, at least 532 people are registered to vote who should not be. Considering that North Carolina has 100 counties, and recognizing that the 532 people who jumped jury duty likely represent a tiny subset of all illegal voters, the situation reveals a likely staggering contortion of democracy in all 50 states.

Suppose we were to undertake a study in 49 other states to determine who voluntarily attempted to jump jury duty and then, in a like manner as described above, determine how many people were illegal voters. The answer would be unfathomable. 

Such findings, however, would not make the front page or, perhaps, even the back page of The New York Times, or The Washington Post, or your own city paper. The Post slipped this feature discussed above onto their website, late on a Friday; an opportune time to ensure that a distracted public will not see it. Why hide it? Continuing evidence of voter fraud does not serve the agenda of left-leaning media moguls.

A Not so Hidden Agenda

Media and political pundits who claim voter fraud to be a minor issue don’t wish to reveal that they are at odds with the effective functioning of our democracy. Why aren’t more people aware of outright voter fraud? Major media outlets bury any findings by staff reporters or via their own surveys which don’t support their agenda. 

What could that agenda be? The most obvious answer is to steal elections, to contort democracy, and to ensure that their side wins by any means necessary. After all, they know best, so get out of their way.

Is there something you can do about voter fraud? Absolutely. When citizens, on both the left and right, and even in the middle, volunteer to be observers at every precinct, the incidence of voter fraud declines. The national election is within a few months. That gives you plenty of time to contact your county board of elections and let them know that you are willing to volunteer.

You can be an observer, be involved in the final count for your precinct, or possibly be involved in safeguarding the transportation of any paper ballots. When the opportunity for fraud is diminished, democracy benefits.

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Biden Takes Aim at Putin with Serious Ukraine Threat

But can a weak Biden administration really made a dent in the Russian leader’s plans?

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Russia is almost undoubtedly preparing themselves for an invasion of Ukraine, and there is but one nation that has the leverage to attempt to stop them:  The United States.

Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin, has long appeared poised to attempt to reunited the old Soviet Union, with Ukraine and Crimea being his first targets.  Crimea’s annexation was likely just the start, in all honesty, and there is little doubt that the former KGB man is thirsty for more.

A recent buildup of Russian forces on the border with Ukraine has now prompted US President Joe Biden to take aim at Putin, and it came with a warning that harkened back to the Obama administration.

President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that he would be tougher than former President Barack Obama on the issue of Ukraine, as the two leaders spoke on a video call on Tuesday.

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After the meeting, Biden’s national security advisor Jake Sullivan said the president warned Putin not to repeat his incursion into Ukrainian territory after he annexed Crimea in 2014 when Obama was president and Biden was vice president.

The moment was tense.

“I will look you in the eye and tell you, as President Biden looked President Putin in the eye and told him today, that things we did not do in 2014 we are prepared to do now,” Sullivan told reporters at the daily press briefing.

Sullivan said Biden would deploy “clear and decisive” actions, including economic sanctions to punish Russia if they invaded Ukraine.

“The measures we have put on the table are designed to show the Russian government that should it choose to engage in such an invasion, there will be those consequences,” he said.
Biden’s staff did not permit journalists to witness the beginning of the video call between the two leaders or take pictures of the event, but they issued a readout afterward.

Of course, the Biden administration has been a largely ineffectual group on issues ranging from the border to the economy, so there’s no telling how seriously Putin has considered the threat.

Russia is almost undoubtedly preparing themselves for an invasion of Ukraine, and there is but one nation that has the leverage to attempt to stop them:  The United States. Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin, has long appeared poised to attempt to reunited the old Soviet Union, with Ukraine and Crimea being his first targets.  Crimea’s annexation was likely just the start, in all honesty, and there is little doubt that the former KGB man is thirsty for more. A recent buildup of Russian forces on the border with Ukraine has now prompted US President Joe Biden to take aim at Putin, and it came with a warning that harkened back to the Obama administration. President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that he would be tougher than former President Barack Obama on the issue of Ukraine, as the two leaders spoke on a video call on Tuesday. After the meeting, Biden’s national security advisor Jake Sullivan said the president warned Putin not to repeat his incursion into Ukrainian territory after he annexed Crimea in 2014 when Obama was president and Biden was vice president. The moment was tense. “I will look you in the eye and tell you, as President Biden looked President Putin in the eye and told him today, that things we did not do in 2014 we are prepared to do now,” Sullivan told reporters at the daily press briefing. Sullivan said Biden would deploy “clear and decisive” actions, including economic sanctions to punish Russia if they invaded Ukraine. “The measures we have put on the table are designed to show the Russian government that should it choose to engage in such an invasion, there will be those consequences,” he said. Biden’s staff did not permit journalists to witness the beginning of the video call between the…

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Will EdTech Get a Needed Broadband Upgrade?

What’s worse for President Joe Biden and his education team is that they have been getting nothing but bad news about educational technology…

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Whenever a new administration takes over inside the beltway, it’s common for officials and pundits to blue sky new ideas to address shortcomings in every area of government from labor to housing to healthcare, but one area that never fails to stymie presidents is education.

What’s worse for President Joe Biden and his education team is that they have been getting nothing but bad news about educational technology, or Edtech, as a consequence of COVID, probably the closest thing to an extinction-level event educators have ever faced. COVID closed schools, sequestered students, prompted distance learning and the faster-than-normal adoption of new technology that many students just couldn’t access.

The Brookings Institution performed a phone survey of 201 households and a total of 271 primary-school-aged children in February of 2021, seeking to understand how COVID impacted students.  Their findings revealed a vast technology gap between poor kids and everyone else, with 1 in 5 children not even offered a distance-learning option, and even those who were only showed up slightly more than half the time.

In addition, a significant portion of college students lack suitable internet access, with nearly 40 percent of them struggling not with their studies, but just the simple act of connecting to the internet for classes and assignments, according to a study by The Hope Center at Temple University. Coincidentally, the real figure may be higher than 40 percent, because Temple researchers experienced issues conducting the survey, reporting “inadequate internet access could have contributed to low response rates.”

NPR recently reported on the problem, interviewing Faylene Begay, a single mother of four living in Tuba City, Ariz. who is attending classes at Diné College. She does not have an internet connection at her home on the Navajo Nation Reservation, leaving her with an old phone with limited data.

“It was just beyond my power to submit my work,” Begay told NPR. “That alone just kind of depleted my purpose … made me feel like I was defeated by the internet.”

That’s why the recently passed infrastructure bill included roughly $65 billion to improve and expand the capabilities of broadband service to those who don’t have it.

Education Week also recently reported that the bill also included $2.75 billion to address this “digital equity” issue, moving dollars into a variety of connectivity issues, including anything from laptops for students to digital literacy instruction for seniors.

As private industry sizes up all the pluses of the bill, some companies are already forging ahead, way ahead of the curve being set by government while still being aligned with its goals.

One of them, Genius Group, is a global education company with more than 2 million students in 200 countries. Headed by noted futurist and best-selling author Roger James Hamilton, the Genius Group is currently the world’s largest entrepreneur education company.

Hamilton has engaged EdTech head-on, through the creation of GeniusU, an EdTech platform that prepares entrepreneurs for the next 10 years by helping them adapt their business models and embrace the metaverse. GeniusU goes further than just preaching that the old ways don’t work anymore, because they are using the “new” ways right now through their future-focused, entrepreneur education system that spans from early learning, primary and secondary school, through university, adult education, and corporate training.

The administration’s education priorities, spread across several pages on the Biden-Harris campaign website, covers plenty of ground, promising more investments in early childhood education, vocational programs, minority-serving institutions and mental health services, and increasing teacher pay and reducing student debt, among many other goals.

GeniusU’s from-the-cradle-to-the-boardroom approach is something that Hamilton studied and researched extensively before putting it into practice.

“The greatest achievements in the world have been accomplished by entrepreneurs and teams of collaborators, thinkers, and doers,” he wrote in a recent column. “Learning is more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. It is more than gaining cultural literacy, more than learning a skill for a particular job, more than teaching the importance of social justice, of creating ‘good citizens,’ or teaching the importance of protecting the environment. It is all of the above and more.”

GeniusU, under Hamilton’s direction, has created an education philosophy – made real through its unique programs – where the curriculum isn’t crafted as a pair of socks, one-size-fits-all, but rather steeped in the principle of entrepreneurship, in which curriculum Is personalized to a student’s strengths, passions, and purpose.  Perhaps that’s a track the Biden administration can follow once it’s done making sure we’re all connected.

Whenever a new administration takes over inside the beltway, it’s common for officials and pundits to blue sky new ideas to address shortcomings in every area of government from labor to housing to healthcare, but one area that never fails to stymie presidents is education. What’s worse for President Joe Biden and his education team is that they have been getting nothing but bad news about educational technology, or Edtech, as a consequence of COVID, probably the closest thing to an extinction-level event educators have ever faced. COVID closed schools, sequestered students, prompted distance learning and the faster-than-normal adoption of new technology that many students just couldn’t access. The Brookings Institution performed a phone survey of 201 households and a total of 271 primary-school-aged children in February of 2021, seeking to understand how COVID impacted students.  Their findings revealed a vast technology gap between poor kids and everyone else, with 1 in 5 children not even offered a distance-learning option, and even those who were only showed up slightly more than half the time. In addition, a significant portion of college students lack suitable internet access, with nearly 40 percent of them struggling not with their studies, but just the simple act of connecting to the internet for classes and assignments, according to a study by The Hope Center at Temple University. Coincidentally, the real figure may be higher than 40 percent, because Temple researchers experienced issues conducting the survey, reporting “inadequate internet access could have contributed to low response rates.” NPR recently reported on the problem, interviewing Faylene Begay, a single mother of four living in Tuba City, Ariz. who is attending classes at Diné College. She does not have an internet connection at her home on the Navajo Nation Reservation, leaving her with an old phone with limited…

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