Taking the stage at the Kaufman County Tea Party fundraiser September 24, in Forney, keynote speaker J. Christian Adams warned a crowd of 220 conservatives that political leftists are trying to steal elections by ignoring and reinterpreting law. Adams served as an attorney for the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the Bush Administration and during the beginning of the Obama Administration from 2005-2010, where he was one of the original investigating attorneys who sought to prosecute the two members of the New Black Panther Party that blocked white voters from the polls in 2008.
Adams explained that at one time, Americans in general, would be outraged over illegal voting, disregard for the law, enraged over renegades looting our cities in protest, and citizens would rise to the occasion if the domestic tranquility was threatened. However, all of that now is “upside down.”
Adams immediately accused, “We have a President who doesn’t lend any moral voice to what’s happening. We have widespread illegal voting. We have well-funded Soros organizations, funded by George Soros, working with the United States Justice Department to attack States like Texas and North Carolina, and Ohio and Florida, to just stop them for example from using voter ID or verifying that only citizens are on the voter rolls.”
“In the last several years, our government has been transformed into a community organizing apparatus to fundamentally transform the country,” said Adams, who further explained how power has been used to accomplish this objective. “President Obama, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, and the entire bureaucratic state has become a fully integrated wing of the DNC and the institutional left… The government has been used to mobilize the electoral base for Democrats in 2012, and they’ve attempted to in the midterm elections. Most of all, the government is used to fundamentally transform the culture, and the country using the power of the government.”
Adams said that when he was a lawyer at the Justice Department during the Bush years, the law really meant something. His job was to “take the law and take the facts and fit them inside that fence of the law. It was a confining force… The law was something we had to live within… You had to develop your case within the confines of a Congress past.” But then, Obama was elected, and “the law became something very different, and I watched it transform before my very eyes,” Adams testified to his attentive audience.
He elaborated. “It was as if everything came out of the woodwork, things started crawling around, if you will, and everybody activated, [as if] ‘Now is our chance. We have the head of the government, we have the ministerial state, and we’re going to enact radical change.’ I saw this the first week of the Administration.”
“The law was no longer a fence, as it was through the Bush years,” Adams expounded. “It became a navigational beacon, a suggestion. It was an option…a choice. You could follow it, or you could ignore it on your way to a progressive destination. And, this was very clear in how business was done at the lowest levels at the DOJ.”
Adams reminded the crowd of his most famous case, regarding the two armed New Black Panther Party members standing outside a Philadelphia poll in 2008. Both convicted felons, they were never prosecuted for brandishing a weapon. Adams believed the men clearly, violated the law in regard to voter intimidation. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was considered, but certain individuals in the DOJ couldn’t see using the Act against the two New Black Panther Party members.
As soon as Obama was inaugurated, Adams began to see hostility towards the case brought against the men. He explained the progressive mindset, “In the fancy law schools now, they teach students that the law is a tool in the hands of the powerful against the oppressed. It’s not that neutral leveler that you all learned about. It’s become a weapon for the political class to use against their opponents.”
Adams referred to Obama’s speech on Univision, “The law, to this Administration has become a tool to hurt your enemies and help your friends. That’s become the governing philosophy of this Administration. That’s how they view the law,” said Adams.
What was the punishment for the two men preventing white voters from entering the polls? Adams said that the case was dismissed against the New Black Panther Party. The charges against one of the men were dropped. The one carrying the Billy club was slapped on the wrist and told that he couldn’t stand in front of a poll with a weapon for one year.
The United States Commission on Civil Rights subpoenaed Adams. The Commission is an independent agency set up under the Civil Rights Act of 1957. They wanted to know why the case was dismissed. Under federal law, it is a crime not to comply with a subpoena. Adams’ boss at the DOJ told him not to testify. Adams’ solution was to quit his job and testify nonetheless.
“There has been a radicalization of federal policies across the board,” said Adams, “whether it involves the police, or schools, or voting rights, or election integrity, the lunatics have taken over the asylum. It’s not just Eric Holder. It’s not just Loretta Lynch. It’s from top to bottom, staffed with radical militant ideological leftists, across the federal bureaucracy.”
“The lawlessness has become endemic to the bureaucracy, and it’s dangerous… This radicalization by the left has gone from stem to stern inside the federal government.”
Adams knows Republican Senators who don’t like the conservative activism of the Tea Party and elected officials such as, Ted Cruz. Adams has found himself defending Cruz and grassroots conservatives because the agitation created, isn’t appreciated, yet sorely needed. Adams boldly declared, “If it weren’t for the activism of Senator Cruz and the people in this room, I believe that Obama would have driven this country right over the cliff already. Our institutions did not save us from him; our people did.”
As President of Public Interest Legal Foundation, Adams has brought lawsuits all around the country to help election integrity. He has filed one in Star County, Texas near McAllen, where there are 108 percent of eligible voters on the voter rolls. He recently testified at the Texas House that there are nine other Texas Counties with 128 percent to 103 percent of registered voters, based on population. “There are things your Secretary of State can be doing. They can be using the Interstate Crosscheck Program, which they won’t do. And, hopefully the Texas Legislature will pass something this year to change that.”
Adams inspired the crowd to be more proactive in safeguarding the sanctity of elections. He coached the crowd, “You have a right to go into an election office under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. You can go in and ‘publically inspect any documents related to maintaining the voter rolls.’ …Ask for the jury declinations of non-citizens from your local election office. Go ask for the list of non-citizens who have been cancelled, who were registered to voted, and voting, committing federal felonies, that this Justice Department won’t prosecute.”
In a couple of counties in Virginia, hundreds of illegal aliens’ names have been found on the voting rolls. This is going on all over the country. Adams referred to a Pew study that found there are four million ineligible registrations on the voter rolls in the United States: dead registrants, duplicates, ineligible felons. Next to nothing has been done about it. According to Adams, “We’re litigating cases trying to get this fixed. So, when you hear candidates talk about rigged elections, realize that the problem has been worse. There is not a voting machine that is controlled from out of phase to switch the outcome.”
“The left has a far and more sophisticated strategy to alter the election environment. What do I mean by that? The left is trying to alter the environment under which the elections are held. It is not about rigging machines. It is much more sophisticated. They want to exploit cultural tendencies, such as the tendency of the law-abiding to vote one way, and open up the system to the lawless. What do I mean by that? Well, in Colorado, a Swing State, voting is all done by mail. Not only is it all done by mail, but the first time it was done by mail in the midterm elections, they automatically mailed ballots to everybody who was on the list… and took all of the people who were classified as inactive voters, and made them active for that election. That’s what I mean by, the left has figured out how to alter the atmosphere in which elections are held,” said Adams. Oregon is another state that has all voting by mail. It is so easy to commit voter fraud by mail.
“Things such as same day registration, which you in Texas don’t have, but gave us the Senator from Minnesota, Al Franken, same day registration won him that election, and it gave us Obamacare,” continued Adams. “The left knows that if you alter the process of elections, you get power.” Over 1,000 felons registered to vote the same day they actually voted. There was no time to verify, nor qualify them. When the media polled about 200 of them, they all said they voted for Al Franken.
The left desperately wants to do away with the Electoral College. “The Founders wanted the Electoral College for a reason. It is not a nuisance. It is a protection and decentralization of power. It puts the power to elect the President into the hands of the States,” said Adams, who ran the Electoral College for South Carolina in 1996. The States control the outcome of elections. Adams explained that Soros leftists want the popular vote to control the election, so that there is no recourse for an out-of-control election with mass voter fraud…no checks, no balances.
Election lawlessness is symptomatic of greater lawlessness across the country. From Ferguson and Baltimore, to Charlotte and Dallas, radical Islam and racism are seeking to undermine our domestic tranquility. Adams said, “We are seeing the normalization of chaos.” America, he pointed out, was founded to oppose this chaos, but the nature of man hasn’t changed. “It’s this rhetoric, like places like the Institute for Race and Justice are developing, that gives the protestors what they believe to be moral authority. But in my view, the Black Lives Matter movement lost all of its moral authority on the streets of Dallas.”
Just this week, President Obama had the opportunity when asked about Charlotte, to use the opportunity to speak words of healing to the nation, Adams accused President Obama of picking at scabs and reopening wounds. “He cannot even eulogize murdered police officers without inserting the narrative of anti-police grievance. His inability to speak appropriately about the murder of police officers, undermines his own moral authority and further endangers domestic tranquility.”
When asked about Charlotte this past week, Obama said, “Burning and smashing windows hurts the cause.”
“He views these events through the eyes of a community organizer. It hurts what cause?” asked Adams. “What about saying, ‘It’s wrong.’ …His language betrays where his heart is.”
Adams said things look very bleak, however, there are things we can do to preserve, protect and defend that which we value. “I tell folks, ‘Stand watch; observe. Don’t give up. Write!’ You have no idea of the power of a single letter to the editor to politicians. They think there’s a hundred more of you when you publish one. Call. Write down the numbers to your elected officials by the phone, and when you’re bored or tempted to look at Facebook, dial the phone. Don’t let something pass by your ears built on lie, without correcting it. …Teach the young. Run for office, if you can. Folks, if Texas is lost, the country is lost. This is the place of last refuge. It was the place where the good guys had to hold out until the end. Think of the Alamo.”
There were questions and answers at the end of the program. One woman asked, with all the federal lawlessness, “Is a restoration possible without a temporary lawless reset?” Adams’ answer: “I’ll tell you, this is the question every single day, I wonder. And, I have to look at history because that’s the only guide that we have for a chain of human events. The federal government only has so much power. If States and agencies and people just said what they said in Warsaw and Berlin, and Bucharest, ‘We’re done! You don’t have the force to stop us.’ That’s one model. That is the most benign model I can come up with.”
Question: Given the inertia of the bureaucracy, what can be done to change the priorities of the Justice Department?
Adams’ Answer: “The next President, being a Republican, has got to do something the previous Republican Presidents were unwilling to do, and that’s fight the institutional left inside the DOJ.”
Key to this, according to Adams, is in dismantling the SES (Senior Executive Service). It is the top-level civil service slot. Each makes about $190,000 per year. These guys are the chief mischief-makers. They’re the head of the civil service. They are within all the key radicalization agencies, including the Enviromental Protection Agency and Department of Homeland Security. Relocate them to anywhere you want in the country…Duluth, MN… Alaska… where they can’t do any damage, and replace them if they choose to leave.
Above all else, Adams reiterated proactive vigilance on the part of every patriot. We must not lose sight of our goals to protect, defend, and preserve our liberty, our Constitution, our rule of law.
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