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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.

 

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Arizona legislative Republican leaders call for election audit of Maricopa County

The Republican leaders of the Arizona state senate and house today called for an audit of the Maricopa County Dominion software and equipment used during election day.

This is a major change of position, as these leaders have until now resisted such action. Maybe their change of heart is because of the evidence revealed at an improvised hearing earlier this week, as well as the problems found with a random selection of only 100 ballots. Or maybe it was this:

Arizona Rep. Mark Finchem on Friday called on his fellow lawmakers to come together and recall Arizona’s certification.

Finchem said county clerks are now coming forward and admitting something is off with the canvassing and the numbers are just not adding up. “We got people coming out of the woodwork,” Finchem said adding that the legislature will just go around Governor Ducey.

“We only need to have 31 members of the House and 16 members of the Senate pass a resolution recalling our electors. It’s that simple,” he said. “Our constituents are blowing up over this.” [emphasis mine]

The Constitution in the matter of choosing the President is very clear: It is the job of the state legislatures, not the voters, not the governors, not the courts, and most especially not unelected officials in election boards. For decades these state legislatures have allowed the popular vote determine the choice, because everyone trusted the counting process. It appears no one does anymore, and when that happens, the state legislatures need to do their job.

The goal should be to determine if the vote is valid, or not. If valid, than Joe Biden won. Period. Congratulations to the Democrats, though I doubt anyone will end up celebrating their rule in the end. Their policy choices and their eager willingness to blackball and persecute their opposition will not bode well for the future.

If not valid, however, the legislature has several choices. They can call for a revote. They can choose the president themselves, picking electors that will reflect that choice. Or they can refuse to certify at all, sending the decision to the federal House of Representatives.

The state legislature has an additional responsibility, irrelevant of the presidential election. They must institute major changes that will prevent such problems ever again.

Finally, kudos must go to my own representative, Mark Finchem, for pushing this hard, and finally getting some results. The battle is not won, but at least the enemy is finally retreating slightly.

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4 comments

  • Miner

    I know that I have let my state reps and sen know that I think there are way too many questions concerning AZ election fraud for them to just let it go.
    Every state Republican that fails to vote to decertify the results should and will face stiff primary challenges.
    Our limp wristed RINO Governor, is more focused on his golf courses than the rest of the state let alone the nation. He know that there is money to be lost by opposing Democrat theft of the election. Might as well turn a blind eye and happily whistle his way to the bank.

  • Phill O

    Good work Bob!

    Let’s hope for the best but prepared for the worst!

  • Phill O: I have be reassessing what the Republican leadership has done here, and have decided it is not the good progress I first thought. Instead, it is really garbage and a perfect example of failure theater. They are still refusing to bring the legislature back into session to review the election and choose electors properly.

    In other words, they are faking action while doing nothing. I will be posting on this later today.

  • Cotour

    I think the play is in: 1. Wisconsin, they have very specific rules about absentee ballots and it appears that there are many that do not meet the requirements.

    2. Pennsylvania, when has there not been corruption and fraud in a Pennsylvania election?

    And the big meatball is #3, Georgia for obvious reasons.

    And possibly Michigan coming in in the #4 position.

    Once one goes down, and that will be Georgia, then the rest will follow IMO.

    And if the legislature does not do what must be done then Georgia puts the senate run off race in jeopardy because at least 1/3rd to 1/2 of the Republicans may not think it worth their while to vote because the presidential race was so blatantly fraudulent. And you as a legislator are telling them that they are to vote using the same machines with the same people running them, and you are not going to rise to the occasion and do what must be done?

    What must happen must happen, and I do not care who is uncomfortable with the job they have before them. Take care of business, or pay a heavy price.

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