“They may have false flags and they may do a lot of things, but no matter how an emergency comes up, they’re going to make use of it. And the use of it isn’t to say ‘Hey, how are we going to protect the American people?’ Are they worrying, when they talk about doing something about rigged elections, [that] the votes are counted? No, they’re making sure that the votes aren’t counted and they’re irrelevant and the government has all this power.” – Dr. Ron Paul on the “Secret” Government
On a recent episode of the Ron Paul’s, the Liberty Report, the former Texas Congressman and warrior for liberty discussed the idea that our elections could be “rigged” and the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) might become proactive in providing “enhanced protections” for our elections. In August Politico reported:
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said this month that he’s considering whether elections should be classified as “critical infrastructure,” affording them the same kinds of enhanced protections that the banking system and the electrical grid receive.
As Politico reports, politicians on both sides of the aisle are worried about the federal government overreaching to “protect” our elections but instead creating new and more dangerous problems.
But Dr. Paul took things a step further by arguing that this was simply another attempt by the government to seize more control of free citizens by responding to a perceived problem. However, he doesn’t quite understand how the DHS, an agency that has been mired in controversy due to their overtly political activity, could possibly be trusted to fairly monitor and defend our electoral process. Dr. Paul worries that instead of “defending” our elections, allowing the federal government the power to oversee and defend our electoral process will have the effect of actually making our elections less free and less secure.
Watch and learn:
Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson is reported to be considering declaring the US voting process a “critical infrastructure” of the United States and thus under the control of his agency. DHS already controls 16 other “critical infrastructure” sectors. Didn’t they promise that the creation of this Department would streamline government rather than expand government control?