Under the guise of countering foreign “propaganda,” the GOP-controlled Congress quietly passed legislation last week that will unleash even more government propaganda on humanity, while at the same time establishing what critics blasted as an Orwellian “Ministry of Truth.” The “bipartisan” but flatly unconstitutional scheme, dubbed the Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act, also calls for providing tax funding and training to “journalists,” media outfits, and other propagandists willing to parrot the U.S. government's viewpoints. According to its sponsors, the goal is to help promote Washington, D.C.'s “foreign policy goals.” The potential for abuse, though, is nearly endless, and the bipartisan establishment's “foreign policy goals” are often at odds with the Constitution — not to mention common decency, human liberty, and peace. And so, critics are speaking out forcefully.
If the Russians really did attempt to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential vote, it certainly would not be the first time foreigners have tried to determine American elections and policies.
The CIA has lent credence to Hillary Clinton’s claim that Russia was behind the thousands of leaked e-mails that caused her campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) so much embarrassment when they were published by WikiLeaks, and her claim that the purpose of the leaks was to help get Donald Trump elected. The liberal mainstream media have reported on this in a series of misleading headlines which approach the level of click-bait.
In a recent interview, Barack Obama expressed the shopworn belief that America has not, by any means, “overcome the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow and colonialism and racism."
Tillerson is a deal maker, just like Trump. But one of those deals could cost him the nomination as Trump's secretary of state.
Representative James Himes, who is urging members of the Electoral College to vote for Hillary Clinton, hasn't done all his homework on the Electoral College, or, for that matter, on the Constitution.