This is a coup: the Homeland Security takeover of US elections

This is a coup: the Homeland Security takeover of US elections

On a scale of importance from 1 to 10, with 10 being the most important, this breaking development is a 500.

by Jon Rappoport

January 8, 2017

(Part 2: here)

On Friday, the traditional day of the week for quietly releasing big news that will hopefully be ignored by the public—and also obscured by the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting—the chief of Homeland Security announced that his office will be taking over US elections.

If you can’t see the coup in progress, you need to keep looking until the message comes through.

Read carefully—ABC News reports. My comments are in brackets:

“Citing increasingly sophisticated cyber bad actors and an election infrastructure that’s ‘vital to our national interests’, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Friday that he’s designating U.S. election systems critical infrastructure…”

[Also known as: “we’re taking over.”]

“’Given the vital role elections play in this country, it is clear that certain systems and assets of election infrastructure meet the definition of critical infrastructure, in fact and in law’,” Johnson said in a statement. He added: ‘Particularly in these times, this designation is simply the right and obvious thing to do’.”

[Also known as: “we’re taking over.”]

“The determination came after months of review and despite opposition from many states worried that the designation would lead to increased federal regulation or oversight on the many decentralized and locally run voting systems across the country. It was announced on the same day a declassified U.S. intelligence report said Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘ordered’ an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election.”

[Also known as: “we needed an excuse, a fake cover story for our takeover, and Russia is it.”]

“Such a change [in who controls the US election process] does not require presidential action [or Congressional approval], and only requires the secretary [of DHS] to first consult with the assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism.”

[Also known as: “this is a coup by the White House.”]

“Johnson said election infrastructure included storage facilities, polling places and vote tabulation locations, plus technology involved in the process, including voter registration databases, voting machines and other systems used to manage the election process and report and display results.”

[Also known as: “We’re taking over every significant aspect of the national election process.”]

“The designation [of US elections as critical infrastructure] allows for information to be withheld from the public when state, local and private partners meet to discuss election infrastructure security — potentially injecting secrecy into an election process that’s traditionally and expressly a transparent process. U.S. officials say such closed door conversations allow for frank discussion that would prevent bad actors from learning about vulnerabilities. DHS would also be able to grant security clearances when appropriate and provide more detailed threat information to states.”

[Also known as: “we can intercede in the election process and determine its outcome without any need to pretend we’re being transparent; only people we approve will know the details of how we run elections; secrecy works.”]

“The Obama administration has proposed international cyber rules for peacetime that would expressly note that countries shouldn’t conduct online activity targeting critical [US] infrastructure, which will now also include election systems.”

[Also known as: “in case there is any doubt, elections systems in America will be property of the federal Executive Branch.”]

This is a coup.

This is equivalent to declaring a national state of emergency, including martial law: the DHS, if it deemed it necessary, could utilize armed agents to enforce the new directive and take over states’ offices that resist.

Election-processes belong to the states. But not anymore.

And of course, with this awesome new power, the DHS could intercede, behind the scenes, in the voting process and rig elections.

There is an additional aligned factor at work in this op: the proposed elimination of the Electoral College—yet another measure designed to “federalize” the election process.

Most people are entirely ignorant of the fact that the Constitution was a pact among states. With reluctance, the independent states agreed to relinquish certain specified powers to the newly created central government, while retaining all other powers.

The Electoral College was, therefore, a natural invention, because the states would maintain crucial influence in determining the outcome of presidential elections. State Electors would cast their presidential votes based on which candidate won in their state.

Eliminating the Electoral College now would add one more layer of federal control over the whole country, and take control from the states. More centralization.

Imagine it. Only the popular vote counts. The states are dumped. And on top of it all, the Dept. of Homeland Security has the power to run the election process as a piece of “critical infrastructure.”

Rigging the vote in New York and California, plus a few other populous states, would decide the election. And in time, no one would think about “New York” or “California” as separate entities—because they wouldn’t be. They would just be “more land and people” that are part of “wholly unified” America.


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This is perfect for the “unity politicians” who spout empty rhetoric every chance they get—“we’re all in this together.” As I tirelessly point out, such slogans are nothing less than covert ops, and their goal is roping in as many dullards as possible under a messianic banner of A Better Life for All under a Beneficent Government.

Also known as: we the rulers decree, you the people submit; your survival depends on us; we give and take as we will, and that shall be the whole of the law.

Eventually, why have presidential elections at all? Just allow the DHS to determine which candidate will best serve the needs and desires of the controllers.

It’s cleaner, simpler, and more direct.

It’s a coup.

Will Trump cancel it?

Obama is basically challenging him to do it—which would create one more firestorm in the press directed at Trump.

“See, the new president just stopped the DHS from protecting our sacred free elections. Trump is exhibiting more treasonous cooperation with his Russian masters…he’s leaving the door wide open for their secret invasion against our liberties…”

The timeline is clear. One: Hillary will surely win the election. Two: Trump won the election. Three: Trump won because Russia “hacked the election” in his favor. Four: We must protect our national election process from foreign hacking. Five: Homeland Security must put itself in charge of national elections.

Stay tuned.

A coup just occurred.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

134 comments on “This is a coup: the Homeland Security takeover of US elections

  1. Dawn Vierra says:

    Here we go. This is very troubling Very

  2. Anyone recall the State of Georgia recently complaining DHS had been detected trying to hack Georgia’s election system by had been detected by the security people Georgia had retained to prevent hacks? Huh.

  3. Dana Doran says:

    DHS has lots of help…..fact – Facebook’s Privacy Team sent me a notice, complete with a cute little graphic of a man pointing to a piece of paper nailed to a tree with a thumb’s up on it. The message said “Dana, you recently liked a post by Donald J. Trump. We want to make sure you know who can see when you interact with posts.” According to Facebook, I should hide my opinion, you know, self-censor.

    • earnst grobengeezer says:

    • mary toney says:

      I sure do. Several times. I kept wondering why the head of it was so mad about it. They said that they were unable to get in thanks to Sonny Perdue having such a good firewall put in when he was in office. I thought something is going down.

  4. Eliza Ayres says:

    The Dept. of “Homeland Security” needs to be ripped apart and scattered to the winds.

  5. AllLivesMatter says:

    At this point, Obama’s America is far more dangerous than Russia is to our election process or state of freedom and safety.

  6. Terry Schiller says:

    This news provided a temporary cure for my constipation.

  7. BreakawayConsciousness says:

    The plot sickens. Stay tuned.

  8. Theodore says:

    Here is the DHS press release

    Statement by Secretary Jeh Johnson on the Designation of Election Infrastructure as a Critical Infrastructure Subsector

    Release Date:
    January 6, 2017

    For Immediate Release
    Office of the Press Secretary
    Contact: 202-282-8010

    I have determined that election infrastructure in this country should be designated as a subsector of the existing Government Facilities critical infrastructure sector. Given the vital role elections play in this country, it is clear that certain systems and assets of election infrastructure meet the definition of critical infrastructure, in fact and in law.

    I have reached this determination so that election infrastructure will, on a more formal and enduring basis, be a priority for cybersecurity assistance and protections that the Department of Homeland Security provides to a range of private and public sector entities. By “election infrastructure,” we mean storage facilities, polling places, and centralized vote tabulations locations used to support the election process, and information and communications technology to include voter registration databases, voting machines, and other systems to manage the election process and report and display results on behalf of state and local governments.

    Prior to reaching this determination, my staff and I consulted many state and local election officials; I am aware that many of them are opposed to this designation. It is important to stress what this designation does and does not mean. This designation does not mean a federal takeover, regulation, oversight or intrusion concerning elections in this country. This designation does nothing to change the role state and local governments have in administering and running elections.

    The designation of election infrastructure as critical infrastructure subsector does mean that election infrastructure becomes a priority within the National Infrastructure Protection Plan. It also enables this Department to prioritize our cybersecurity assistance to state and local election officials, but only for those who request it. Further, the designation makes clear both domestically and internationally that election infrastructure enjoys all the benefits and protections of critical infrastructure that the U.S. government has to offer. Finally, a designation makes it easier for the federal government to have full and frank discussions with key stakeholders regarding sensitive vulnerability information.

    Particularly in these times, this designation is simply the right and obvious thing to do.

    At present, there are sixteen critical infrastructure sectors, including twenty subsectors that are eligible to receive prioritized cybersecurity assistance from the Department of Homeland Security. The existing critical infrastructure sectors are:

    Chemical
    Commercial Facilities
    Communications
    Critical Manufacturing
    Dams
    Defense Industrial Base
    Emergency Services
    Energy
    Financial Services
    Food and Agriculture
    Government Facilities
    Healthcare and Public Health
    Information Technology
    Nuclear Reactors, Material, and Waste
    Transportation Systems
    Water and Wastewater Systems

    Entities within these sectors all benefit from this designation and work with us closely on cybersecurity. For example, we have developed joint cybersecurity exercises with numerous companies within the communications, information technology, financial services and energy sectors to improve our incident response capabilities. We have also streamlined access to unclassified and classified information to critical infrastructure owners and operators in partnership with information sharing and analysis organizations. Moreover, many critical infrastructure sectors include assets and systems owned and operated by state and local governments, such as dams, healthcare and public health, and water and wastewater systems.

    Now more than ever, it is important that we offer our assistance to state and local election officials in the cybersecurity of their systems. Election infrastructure is vital to our national interests, and cyber attacks on this country are becoming more sophisticated, and bad cyber actors – ranging from nation states, cyber criminals and hacktivists – are becoming more sophisticated and dangerous.

    Further, our increasingly digital and connected world has reshaped our lives. It has streamlined everyday tasks and changed the way we communicate. But, just as the continually evolving digital age has improved our quality of life, it has also introduced an array of cyber threats and implications.

    Cybersecurity continues to be a top priority for DHS, as it is for state and local election officials across the country. This designation enables the states, should they request it, to leverage the full scope of cybersecurity services we can make available to them.

    # # #

  9. Greg C. says:

    This coup will be put down in a matter of weeks. As I predicted last time, with the attempted coup of the electors, it will fail. It’s all meaningless rhetoric without an administration to make it happen. It’s the old guard’s final attempt to appear in control. Pathetic, really.

    • Marilyn Guinnane says:

      You are right on top of things, Greg. But have you seen that Dr. Steve Piecenezak or whatever his name is, on various sites? He’s been talking about a “peaceful revolution” happening now. He was on Alex Jones’ show very recently. He is, I’m convinced, one of the black hats. He’s saying that we don’t need Congress any longer—after all, they’re a bunch of lying swine anyway—all we need is executive orders, says the good psychiatrist. What I want to know is who died and made this dude king? Moreover, Jones showed his true colors in not even arguing with Dr. Steve. I mean, I was witnessing someone advocating the overthrow of our Constitution, which is treason, and Jones just sort of went along with it. He should have thrown him off his program, if he were the man we’re supposed to believe he is.

      • IMNAHA says:

        Right on v/v Steve P. , with one BIG exception: the original Contitutional Republic was overthrown in 1871 and replaced by a Corporation check out this the attached link; I have never seen this refuted and recently was confirmed thru a slip of the tongue by a Congressman.

        http://www.federaljack.com/SLAVERY-BY-CONSENT-THE-UNITED-STATES-CORPORATION/

        There’s also a video of this same article on youtube.

      • Mr Darcy says:

        You have misquoted what Dr Pieczenik said. Watch the interview again. He says–quite plainly–that power should–and will–return to the states. Watch it again.

        • Marilyn Guinnane says:

          Afraid I haven’t the stomach to watch it again, Darcy. (Should I sign this: Jane Austen?)

          Alex Jones is so off-putting, interrupting his guests on a regular basis, he actually makes my blood pressure go up. And I firmly believe Dr. Steve talks out of both sides of his mouth. He says things to mollify any doubting Thomases—talk of states’ rights, for instance, because, after all, who isn’t for states’ rights? But he has no right to declare that Congress is (essentially) pointless and worse. Term limitations will fix what is wrong with Congress. And why in the hell doesn’t this guy butt out? Like I said, who died and made him king? Why is he sticking his big face into matters?! Did we elect him, per chance, and I’ve just been asleep? No? Then why doesn’t he just get lost!

          He’s Jewish. Jews owe their allegiance to Israel, first and foremost. I don’t think they should get mixed up in any way in American politics because of that.

          • James says:

            The same as Roman Catholics owing their allegiance to the papal church headquartered in Rome.

            • Marilyn Guinnane says:

              But that isn’t true, James. That issue arose when JFK was running for the presidency, (I was there) and everyone was clamoring that, my God, the Pope would be telling him what to do! But Catholics, in essence, dutifully file into church. They owe no allegiance to Rome. I come from a Catholic family (Irish). Jews are different. They are fiercely attached to Israel. Their loyalties are with Israel. Israel first, foremost, and always. Catholics have abortions, take birth control pills, have extra-marital sex, blah blah. They take their religion with a grain of salt. Way different.

          • The swamp is full of a lot of people who need a job change, but quick. Term limitations would give the congress-people free-reign to do as much damage as they could in their “brief” time in office because they would no longer be beholden to the people for re-election.

            • Marilyn Guinnane says:

              In my view, chiripero2014, most people who run for office truly want to make a difference, in a positive way. Then, graft and/or blackmail not only corrupt them but over time they themselves become as corrupt as cabalists. People who went to D.C. with starry-eyed goodwill are invited to a party where they are drugged, say, and placed in compromising positions, photographed in bed with a hooker or, I hate to say this, a child. From that point on they are OWNED. Or a bribe that is just too big to refuse . . . These things don’t happen straight away. I still maintain that strict term limitations are the answer. Way too many in Congress walk away after their elongated careers as very wealthy individuals indeed. I mean, what’s wrong with this picture? Give them two years and they’re o-u-t.

            • Marilyn: I would like to agree with you, but I saw far too much of this garbage when I worked inside the government during the 1970s and got out rather than cave in to it. I figured I could fight it better from out here, but I have found that it isn’t easy, and the sheeple aren’t helping at all. Our so-called Public Schools are straight out of the Communist Manifesto, Plank Ten, and we have been tied down by a few generations of sheep with no shepherd ever since. BUT, I am now working with the Education Committee in our State Government and hope to make some progress there.

            • Marilyn Guinnane says:

              Education is of utmost importance and needs attention more than anything else, but I’m against gov’t. involvement for all sorts of reasons, chiripero. MG

            • Me too Marilyn, also for many reasons. Let’s get this world straightened out and start teaching our kids the truth. I have been doing it for many years with my own kids and they do understand what is driving this world down into an abyss of evil and destruction if we don’t wake the world up and stop it !

            • There are many levels to the understanding of what is going on. Insight depends on the level of the ladder to which one has climbed. If one is not aware of the Draco and the Archon invasion… then there are several more rungs to climb.

            • Marilyn Guinnane says:

              Lightseeker, I’m a Lightworker. I know all about it. Blessings,

            • @lightseeker

              Are the “light workers” to be distinguished from “truthers” in any way?

              You claim to speak with “authority” about the “Draco” and an “Archon invasion” and talk of “rungs to climb”.

              Are you sure you have located the ladder yet? I sometimes wonder whether the “Archons” are not a fancy of other-worldly propaganda. Do these visible “Anunaki” exist at all?

            • You claim to speak with “authority” about the “Draco” and an “Archon invasion”

              Really? Saying that they exist and that if one is not aware one should investigate further. That is speaking with authority??? Are you sure I was presenting myself as an authority?

            • Marilyn Guinnane says:

              chiripero, go to dwilcock.com and listen to the audio. I know it’s true. You’ll be thrilled. The cabal is toast.

            • Marilyn: I downloaded it and will listen to it later when I have more time. BTW, my email is
              chiripero [at] comcast [dot] net

            • @LS

              If you can’t speak “with authority” it’s best to remain silent.

              The Archons (contrary to popular “belief”) are a combination the Pleiadian inheritance and a subsidiary of the “Draco”. They are, lest we forget, the two genetic branches of the Anunaki (not to be confused with Annunaki).

              Light workers are easily beguiled by spiritual propaganda. If you consider human politics to be “complex”, always beware we are the spiritual infants of the cosmos.

      • Jacqueline says:

        I saw this and felt it was a bizarre interview. Jones continued to interrupt him before he could conclude a salient point, and always those which I construed as critical. Dr. Steve stated that the Republic had been restored, complements of the CIA. Not sure I buy that one, as other sources spoke of the FBI, NSA, and Pentagon as a group opposing the CIA – agency wars. And there was the reported NYC gunfire attack on the NSA building by the CIA (if that’s even true – God only knows what’s really going on anymore).

        • Abe says:

          Jacqueline, there’s good and bad on the same side. The ones in power made you a pessimist, nothing wrong with that. Almost 41 years ago, they tried to groom me into this monkey wars BS. I refused. But I can see how people can get sucked in till it’s to late to realize they’re in over there head. I chose to save lives, and 2 pilots and a REO are happy and alive because of my choice.

          But on the other hand, Satin can make his own devil. This I do regret. No one can say I was bad because I saved 3 lives, but what if one kill saved 100K lives?????

      • Greg C. says:

        Dr. P. sounded intriguing to me when I first him talking to Alex. He sounds very intelligent, and his accomplishments are amazing. But he does disturb me, particularly when he writes about the holocaust, claiming that the facts were grossly exaggerated. What possible bearing would that have, even if it were true, on the present? Seems to me he just panders to creating sensation.

        His take on congress is all wrong. Corruption comes from the top down, and so it will be with anti-corruption. Obama had a great deal with the corruption in congress, precisely by channeling power around them, or threatening to, whenever necessary. They responded in kind, by making secret deals and alliances. We need to normalize the channels of power, while draining the swamp.

        • bob klinck says:

          “Corruption comes from the top down, and so it will be with anti-corruption.” Not if the maxim that “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” is true. For too long Americans have venerated power without appreciating the inevitable consequences of so doing. Hubris has its own dynamics, and has been the ruin of all empires.

          • Greg C. says:

            Very true. If the measure of power is in dollars spent, the past few congresses have been the most powerful ever. If you measure corruption by tracking the diversion of that money to cronies, then we have the most corrupt congress of all time. If Trump can really cut spending (who else is more qualified?) and cut taxes as he promised, the money flow in and out of D.C. will slow, hopefully to a trickle. That’s how you fight corruption.

          • Do you enjoy radiating such negativity, or is that just the way you ROLL?

          • CPP says:

            A professor I had once complained that everyone seems to get that maxim wrong, and it does seem so. He stated the original and correct version is “Power TENDS to corrupt, and absolute power TENDS to corrupt absolutely”.

        • Marilyn Guinnane says:

          I must say, it bothered me the way Dr. P. licks Jones’ boots, saying over and over again how great a contribution Alex Jones has made to the freedom movement. Over and over and over. “I know you don’t care for accolades but . . . ” (paraphrasing). It’s as if Steve P. is striving to garner Jones’ considerable supporters into his own camp. Shrinks think no one else can see through people. Sometimes lay people are better at it, actually.

        • Todd Holladay says:

          The sign in front of Auschwitz was change to read 3 million souls past through these gates never to leave, from 6 million .Simple math and the time to cremate made 3 million the most possible at full capacity 24 hours a day 7 days a week the entire war.What difference does it make?It is illegal and you can be sent to prison for questioning the Halocaust in many country’s of Europe .Free speech has been a arrest able offense for complaining about the rapes and crimes of the refugees .We must know the truth of history ,It is our birth right as human beings to know who we are .Watch the documentary called “hell storm “.It has footage that will shock your sensibilities,then listen to Benjamin Freedmans speech in N.Y .Best WWI@WWII history lesson you ever will receive . Then ask yourself again ,what difference does it make .

          • Greg C. says:

            6 million or 3 million, that is still a hell of a lot of death. It’s not like it’s an election, where accurate counting really matters. And it’s not like I would be shocked to know that someone got away with stretching the truth. Don’t confuse the present with the distant past – those refugee rapists are still at large and will rape again.

            “History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.” So what else is new?

          • Todd: If you have seen or read “Hellstorm”, then you may have also read “Other Losses” by James Bacque ? 3 million a h*** of a lot ? Read “The Luechter Report” by Fred Luechter and you will see that number reduced even further. Almost all of the deaths during that period occurred due to the outbreak of typhus in all of those “Labor Camps.” In 17 countries today,, you can go to prison for just questioning that subject ! Check the story of Silvia Stoltz, she went to prison for DEFENDING Zundel in court, as his attorney ! That fact alone, should cause some to be suspicious of the entire Hollow Cost (sic) fairy tale ! Am I next ?

            • Marilyn Guinnane says:

              Yes, chiripero2014. The so-called Holocaust is the biggest lie every told. And those who call themselves Ashkenazi Jews say that Israel is their homeland. No it isn’t. They are Khazars, from Khazaria, aka Ukraine. The term “anti-Semite” is a misnomer. They are not Semitic. Well, the Sephardim are, but you know, their homeland IS the middle east.

            • Marilyn: I really do like you ! You describe the situation perfectly in this response, just as you did in my earlier one ! The Khazarian Empire in Ukraine ? Of course it is ! Haven’t you noticed all the trouble going on there for the last 2-3 years ? They (with our dying military and trillions of federal reserve notes) are trying to rebuild the Khazarian Empire with the Ukraine as its Northern Border, all the way south to the Indian Ocean, and West to the Nile, and East to the Tigris & Euphrates Rivers which will complete the boundaries of the Greater Israel Nation as depicted on their Flag. Of course, that is only my opinion, so Is-Ray-Hell don’t get your shorts all knotted up over what I express as my opinion only. Hey, just check out that new $6 Billion Embassy in Iraq the American taxpayers ponyed up for them ! Marilyn, I think you get it ! 🙂

            • Wow! Its beginning to really sink in, that this was/ is our last chance to take back the planet,
              Per the plans that have been exposed ( so far) how we would take ‘them’ on in just a few more years seems a near impossible fight to win… for sure not without a massive, bloody revolution.

    • Mr Darcy says:

      I agree. They do not have the manpower to enforce this. It is not a matter of only 50 states, it is a matter of 3000+ counties. And the states can easily return to older technology for voting. France uses handwritten ballots to this day. And no absentee voting, either. This “problem” is too easily “solved” for the voting officials in more than 3000 jurisdictions to submit to it, and they will not submit to it. This is doomed to early death.

      • Greg C. says:

        Exactly. Paper ballots, and then scanned images of paper ballots that can be recounted, and verified by voters online by using your ballot serial number, so that you can see your ballot and see how the computer tabulated it. And open source tabulation software.

        No early voting, no voting by mail like in Oregon, and close the polls at the proper time. And picture ID required to vote! So simple, hack-proof, and practically fraud-proof, without having to play spy-vs.-spy at the federal level.

    • Jack Rigby says:

      Greg, you need to go look at “THe Rise Of Adolf Hitler” – nearly impossible to believe that this black-haired, near dwarf, could pull off what he did, as you watch the DVD…

    • Dennis Lee Crane says:

      Therefore: what happens will happen before Trump assumes duties.

  10. Marilyn Guinnane says:

    It would appear that we’ve experienced a number of coups in this country, the first (that I’m aware of) was in 1913 with the implementation of the Federal Reserve, which is wholly unconstitutional. Then JFK’s murder was a coup, as well. And now Fatherland Security is seizing the reins. You know, I’ve never bought the slop that “we” are God’s favorite country. But at this juncture, you have to think that the Creator had a hand in Donald Trump winning the election. Trump is one powerful man. He is a lion. I think, as well, that the Founders may have had a hand in getting him to run, with their ghostly whispers in his ear: ‘You are needed. Run for president. You will win.’

    • marysong says:

      I like that! Yes a lion! With the blessing of God!

    • elliottjab says:

      Correct Marilyn… As for people calling to ignore DHS – that’s more pure BS. Others here who’ve called for total dismantling of DHS are also correct.

      It’s not just DHS ( who’ve now declared to pretty much claim Presidential/C iC powers) it’s ALL of the acronymic morons that need to be scooped out & ditched with finality.

      My bet is in the cleaning one will discover many, many ‘work visa’ people to be exported back to their origins – & their assets should be frozen. Free & disgusting ride over… Bing*

      12 days to go & this is going to get worse – much much worse – DO NOT pay attention to those who nay-say this event. THIS coup is for you, and against EVERYTHING we’ve worked for and earned; everything we’ve lost via Bush/Obama.

      When DHS was formed it was enacted specifically for this purpose; suppression of the genuine citizens of these United States – those of us who worked decades, paid our dues & taxes – so people like Jeh Johnson could ultimately place a stranglehold on us. It’s just too ugly to think about! And now here it is.

      Trump – may be able to walk it back and more – however what if that doesn’t or can’t happen?
      The possibility of the last of the foregoing sentence becomes greater as each day passes to the 20th.

      This coup is very, very dangerous.

  11. marysong says:

    One of George Bushs’ thousand points of light is now reaching us? I feel the pain. What a bunch of traitors!

  12. Old Hickory says:

    If they successfully get a Constitutional Convention convened… .

    Oh, here is another shot across the bow, “It Begins: Scholar Calls For Technocracy To Replace American Government” (https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/2017/01/06/begins-scholar-calls-technocracy-replace-american-government/). It links to the full article from the “The Washington Post”.

  13. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    May this be peacefully resolved.

  14. Kosh says:

    The best thing trump can do, is to turn the system against those who created it. Make Homeland security “his”. And rig the next elections against hillary.

    • Mr Darcy says:

      Bingo. Use the FBI to bring perfectly legitimate and lawful cases against members of Congress, the bureaucracies, and the so-called “press” to gain their willing cooperation. If he doesn’t make a few examples–high-profile examples–out of some Big Hitters–then he might as well go home now and forget the whole thing because they will NEVER get off his back, and they will do anything they have to–lawful or not–to upset his plans and to imprison us under their tyranny. He can also appoint as many SCOTUS justices as he pleases rather than waiting for these so-called “vacancies.” The Constitution does not stipulate any number of justices, so he needn’t wait for “vacancies” to “tip the balance.” He can–and should–do it now. And he ca go on TV and tell all 50 states that they have the power and the authority to use that power to set up banks of their own and to issue gold and silver coin as money within their states. Just ignore the Fed. Do an end-run around them, since abolishing it is clearly not going to happen. Just go an TV and TELL the governors and general assembiles to use their powers under the Constitution. We don’t have to wait. Nor do we need to extreme danger that a new Constitutional Convention would pose. The old one ain’t bloke and don’t need fixin’. But it DOES need to be used.

    • Muhammad Abbass says:

      Having beaten a crooked hag and the bent system honestly, the best thing to do is to sink to the level of your opponents and ape their corrupt and self serving behaviour? Are you sure you’ve thought that position out fully son?

  15. IMNAHA says:

    IMHO this tricky little maneuver is simply a codification of what has been our election system for at least a century: an entertaining exercise that fills the coffer$ of the media mogul$ but at the Federal level is predetermined by the corporations that own the U.S. If people weren’t so innumerate in this country they could figure this out on a simple spreadsheet program.

  16. From Quebec says:

    The more they try, the more people will realize that Donald Trump is the real deal.

    Thank you, you idiots for being so stupid. You are awakening everybody to your incredible corruption.

    You will fail and we will applaud.

  17. Schlüter says:

    See:
    „President Elect Trump: Has His Struggle for Survival Already Begun?“: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/president-elect-trump-has-his-struggle-for-survival-already-begun/
    New Year regards

    • From Quebec says:

      Good grief! How can you read such a STUPID article.. Only anti Israel crowd would enjoy that kind of crap

      Tbe Donald isn’t afraid of anyone. Just wait and see when he enters the White House

      • Muhammad Abbass says:

        Nope, I’m anti-Israel but even I don’t think it is worth a fig. Mr Trump does need to be very wary, anyone in his position who was not isn’t going to last long. he has the benefit of knowing they want to kill him and he knows the secret service cannot be trusted so has his own private security. The only issue there is that I wouldn’t trust Eric Prince at all.

  18. toejam says:

    I suppose whereas the people have consented to be probed, felt up, pinched and spindled at the airports by DHS they won’t mind having their favorite pols selected for them by Department of Hands on your Ass.

  19. billy says:

    So the DHS is going to demand all state elections move to a paper ballot format because that makes us the safest against hacking, and that’s the pure and blameless goal of this DHS action, to make us safe, right?

  20. Sunshine says:

    Nice. TSA lines at the voting booths. Men in uniform brow beating and frisking everyone if they step more than a foot out of line. Oh, maybe they can bring in those big full body wave machines too, just in case a voter tries to smuggle in their own pen, or baby formula to the voting booth. No pat downs allowed.

  21. willardy says:

    I think Trump had plans on dumping the DHS. I hope he does.
    They sure haven’t done much to stop a lot of the attacks here.

  22. flyingcuttlefish says:

    scary stuff . . .

  23. Jon, the “alternatives” have been spruiking America would plunge into martial law for a long time, but I don’t think any authors would have imagined this diminutive effect.

    History is well known, but sometimes it is good to reflect on it. The Department of Homeland Security was set up on the back of the Patriot Act in 2011, ten years after the “false flag” (arguably brokered by Mossad) 9/11. 2001 is an important date, because according Rosicrucian folklore, that is when New World Order (global federalism) begins.

    Obama (who’s the “splitting image” of Pharaoh Akhenaton and Osama Bin Laden) is elected president in 2008, exiting in 2017. There’s an ancient Jewish prophecy scripted by Daniel that hard line Pharisees interpret as attributing for the period 2008-2017 (in part). It hasn’t happened yet, but according to the prophecy there will be a mini-Armageddon event in 2017 which is a transitional “step” to a new age (there are other “steps” after that). Rather weirdly, all our planet’s star gates pinged open 24/7 since May 2008 and (according to my “other worldly” sources) will close again October 2017. Hmm.

    There’s something else in connection with that. The Fatima miracle of the 1917 will reoccur this year (maybe “permanently”) and that’s why they are chem-trailing will vigour (although I doubt even the sprayers know the real reasons behind their generous activities).

    Rosicrucian order has had a turbulent past since it was the “standard” of the Gnostics. No longer, I’m afraid. Far from it. In a nutshell, the pope is now the Rosicrucian king. He and his New Age sentiment inspires the UN (whose philology was written by “:inventor of the New Age” Alice Bailey, no less) which is “run” by Israel.

    Obama has gradually whittled down that constitution of yours you are so proud of, Jon. Once again, egged on by the Patriot Act, America’s heading for maritime law jurisdiction at a rate o’ knots. That’s interesting coz’ it would mean (ultimately) that the grand ol’ US would come under the jurisdiction of Israel catholic UN. Global federalisation “by the backdoor” so to speak.

    The $64 question is, and so important (if Trump is going to stop the progression – which is at least hinted at by CFR rumours), can he stop the DHS seceding to the UN?

    https://www.dhs.gov/news/2016/09/22/remarks-secretary-homeland-security-jeh-charles-johnson-united-nations-security

    http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/issues/electoralassistance.shtml

    Oh boy, I hope he can. Otherwise it’s “hasta la vista” USA.

    Best
    OT

  24. DHS will now install whatever leader DHS decides. DHS just became the Praetorian guard. Dear leader just declared himself Caesar!

  25. RIMILITIA says:

    The Government (Federal) is Way Too Big. It isn’t suppose to be taking over. EVER!

  26. Muhammad Abbass says:

    Finally somebody is saying something. I saw the news Saturday here in Oz and was astonished not to see the alt media at least not exploding over this! It is a HUGE thing as far as I can tell and one can only hope Trump will reverse this one. Not good, not good at all and I am counting the hours rather than the days left till the current gang are hopefully vacating the place.

  27. Well done Jon. Thanks for sounding the alarm.

  28. D3F1ANT says:

    Trump can fix it. Jeh will be history in a few days…once Trump revamps his departments.

  29. By Kevin says:

    Why don’t you mention paper ballots counted in public, the “Gold Standard” of democracy?
    For that matter, talk about Bev Harris, Black Box voting dot org and the documentaries, “Hacking Democracy” and “Murder Spies And Voting Lies.”
    All these problems solved by removing the corporate controlled machines and going back to precinct totals posted in public and counted in public.

  30. Mark Matis says:

    Do note that President Trump should take charge in a little over a week, and this would give HIS Department of Homeland Security an opportunity to investigate and prosecute election fraud and corruption across the country. I wonder how many illegal aliens and otherwise ineligible “voters” they might find in that process???

    • IMNAHA says:

      Please don’t hold your breath ’til this happens. Latest UNCONFIRMED report is that DT has now agreed with intel that the Russkies “hacked the elections” . If true, he’s starting to bend to what must be tremendous pressures from the owners of (what was once) our country. .

      • Mark Matis says:

        Please let me know when that is confirmed. And do note that even the “intell” community admits that any “hack” which might have been done only got to e-mails which proved fraud and corruption by the DNC, the Media, and the Clinton campaign.

      • Marilyn Guinnane says:

        IMNAHA, unconfirmed reports should not be repeated, begging your pardon. There’s too much disinformation out there.

  31. tj says:

    US Report on Nonexistent Russian
    Hacking Made Its Intelligence
    Community A Laughing Stock – See more at: http://rense.com/general96/USreportlaughing.htm

  32. BRF says:

    Yes, no more accidents or Trumps being elected as an end result of the Podesta email leaks. Also a new Ministry of Truth, which doesn’t bode well for the 1st amendment from the same Wikileak event. The only mistake the elites made with the email leak was that the DHS had to stop any electronic vote tampering which probably cost Clinton the election and the revelation of the hidden and secretive pedophile topic attachments. The election results will stand while any and all evidence of a vast pedophile ring among Washington insiders is swept away and a third rail put around the subject for any investigator seeking to delve too deeply into that subject. I can hardly wait for more Wikileaks in this coming year (sic).

    • By Kevin says:

      Thanks BRF. We must blast the issue of protecting children in to the minds of everyone after Lynch and Comey and their child raping buddies are gone. Go Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump!

  33. morris kaplan says:

    does anyone believe that all of the executive orders, secret agreements and now the dhs takeover are for sometime in the future? they plan on calling a new election, canceling the results of the last! then, with six months longer in office, they will be able to declare war on russia and at the same time, war on their enemies here at home. that is anybody that does not agree with them. just an amazing chess/go game right now! we need brilliant moves and not just from president trump. somehow me/we have to get through to our brothers and sisters with love and healing… the opposite energies of the new world order gang and their lynch men. what really boggles my mind is the depth of rift between the opposing parties and consequently the possibility of harmony and peace diminished. of course this disaster is manufactured by the same folks that have managed all of the wars of the 1800’s and the 1900’s and the current century as well. hell of a way to manage a farm.

    cheers
    p3

    • Its a great way to manage a farm that produces LOOSH. If your desired harvest is the energy frequency of FEAR, HATE, ANGER/RAGE … then war is the ultimate fertilizer.

      • @LS

        I like this comment much better. Now you’re getting to “the point”.

        • @ Ozzie Thinker… Glad to ‘see’ that you are engaging yourself and are not afraid to ‘look’ a bit deeper than most. There is a lot of disinformation out there. So how does one determine what information contains a level of truth and what is deliberately misleading humanity? Its a journey of your own conscious growth. You will ultimately begin to develop an inner ‘feeling’ of what ‘works’ for you. You will rise to the level that you are able to digest. Climb the ladder as high as you can. Keep pushing yourself to uncover more of what is hidden. Help others to find their own answers. Never ask for whom the bell tolls.

  34. John McCormick says:

    Dear States; “Just say NO!”

  35. Cindy Griffin says:

    The “F*** you” politics that Obama is pulling in his last few weeks in the Oval Office are completely transparent attempts at sabotaging not only the Trump administration, (along with the media whining), but to try to accomplish in his presidency everything that the NWO had hoped to accomplish during a Hillary Clinton presidency. I love it when the elite are caught off-guard. May we all be in prayer for Donald Trump as he takes over the MESS that was laid over the last 8 years of socialist garbage.

  36. Theodore says:

    ELECTION ORGS BLAST ‘HOMELAND’ OVER INFRASTRUCTURE MOVE…

    Feds given ‘huge scope’ of authority…

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ELECTION_HACKING_HOMELAND_SECURITY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-01-09-17-14-46

    [Christy McCormick, a commissioner for the U.S. Election Assistance Commission] said Homeland Security ignored commissioners’ requests to delay a decision until there is more discussion. She called the move an example of “federal overreach” and said she will ask President-elect Donald Trump to review the decision.

    Johnson’s announcement came hours after U.S. intelligence agencies released a declassified report that said Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign aimed at the U.S. presidential election. The report said Russian intelligence services had “obtained and maintained access to elements of multiple U.S. state or local electoral boards,” but didn’t elaborate.

    The report also said there was no evidence the operation affected any vote tallies.

    The designation allows for sensitive security information that’s shared with DHS to be withheld from the public, which U.S. officials say will allow for frank discussions that would prevent bad actors from learning about vulnerabilities. DHS would also be able to grant security clearances when appropriate and provide more detailed threat information to states.

    [Connecticut Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill, who heads the national secretaries association] said the injection of secrecy into the process was her “chief concern.”

    “Fundamentally, elections are different than anything else, in the sense that you must maintain the transparency and accountability of your elections to the American public,” Merrill said. In the balance between security and transparency, she said elections systems need to “err on the side of transparency.”

    • Mark Matis says:

      Well of course! What else would one expect from “the most transparent administration in the entire history of this nation“???

  37. Sis Sea Yeng says:

    Barring any other type of insidious action to keep President Elect Trump out of office, it would be amazing to see his new administration dismantle DHS, develop a more thorough, effective agency to handle security issues, and in the process, do away with this over-reaching action on a Friday, or on the eve of a Holiday, and do so in a manner similar to the shady way the current administration does business. Let them keep trying to bait and trifle with Trump. They haven’t been successful to this point. If only our main sources of journalism had integrity, then more of the population would figure out what’s really going on.

  38. Michael Price says:

    Wait I’m confused, isn’t the Department of Homeland Security the only place hacking attempts against the electoral system came from? I must be mistaken, because if that were true it would mean that either a) the DHS tried to alter vote totals or b) it was hacked by people who did. Either way that would mean they couldn’t be trusted to protect the integrity of the electoral process. Silly me, I must have been listening to “fake news” again.

  39. Raptorman says:

    This all goes back to A Declaration of National Emergency over cyber-enabled activities. Executive Order 13694 Did you know that the U.S. declared a national emergency on April 1st, 2015 because of cyber-enabled activities? Designating elections critical infrastructure allow for COG to be enforced. Very important article breaks it down http://blogs.naturalnews.com/obama-executive-order-declares-national-emergency-cyber-enabled-activities-end-alternative-media-dhs-claiming-elections-critical-infrastucture/

  40. Jack Rigby says:

    My only hope for now is that this Homeland S.S. offer to “fix things”, was a fake like the infamous “Report From Iron Mountain”.

    Hopefully also just a fake??? […]

  41. Abe says:

    “’Given the vital role elections play in this country, it is clear that certain systems and assets of election infrastructure meet the definition of critical infrastructure, in fact and in law’,” Johnson said in a statement. He added: ‘Particularly in these times, this designation is simply the right and obvious thing to do’.”

    Why is right and obvious always totally wrong?

  42. Bryon BT Rankin says:

    Do you remember seeing I think it was Iraqi elections where they used paper ballots and once they voted the had a purple ink on their thumb so they couldn’t vote again? And how about putting that purple thumb print on each ballot so if a recount were ordered it could be read to ensure there were no duplicates. There may be some argument about sanctity of vote that would have to be looked at but THAT is a national policy that I could rally behind. Imagine a voting system that couldn’t be hacked and could actually be tracked.

    • Theodore says:

      And to add to this…

      In France, no absentee voting. You have to show up to vote. They also only use paper and a Clear plastic ballot box.

      Robert Steele is predicting that if Trump does not push radical election reform (meaning, for just one example: no electronic voting — only paper ballots) that he will become a one-term president.

      As I understand from Steele, “electoral integrity” is a major issue for voters across all spectrums…

      Meaning that if a fair voting system is put in place, then those well-meaning do-not-voters (currently standing at what percent of eligible voters?) will turn out in droves to vote for Trump in 2020 — mainly, because Trump drove the plan to put said fair system in?

      ~~~

      http://themindunleashed.com/2016/12/former-cia-spy-surprising-christmas-message-trump.html

      “You cannot govern responsibly as long as our electoral system is corrupt. The electoral system is rigged twelve different ways not counting George Soros’ funding of protestors and the occasional false flag shooting of cops to be blamed on blacks. Although you spoke to a rigged system, and your allies blocked Hillary Clinton from leveraging the electronic voting fraud option she used so successfully against Bernie Sanders, there are at least two sucking chest wounds in our political process that you need to address, ideally before you submit a single nomination to the Senate. First, you must free the Members from their dependence on campaign finance controlled by the extreme wealthy, the banks, and the various industrial complexes, from the agricultural to the educational to the military to the pharmaceutical to the prison complexes. Second, you must break the back of the two-party tyranny and open the halls of Congress to a swing vote – Independents and members of small parties. I had to run for president in 2012 to learn that there are six accredited small parties (eligible for matching federal funds) that are blocked from ballot access by the two-party tyranny. The Republican Party is delusional in thinking that it can avoid the same implosion that befell the Democratic Party. Now is the time for you to go direct to the public, mobilize the 47%, and demand an Electoral Reform Act of 2017 – a Unity Act. The system is rigged twelve different ways. Challenge Senator Chuck Schumer on this, and if he fights you, bury him.”

      full details here…

      http://phibetaiota.net/2016/10/robert-steele-rigged-twelve-ways-the-two-party-tyranny-rigs-the-us-electoral-system-to-block-out-independents-small-parties-and-70-of-the-eligible-voters/

  43. Greg says:

    The Constitution is a compact between WE THE PEOPLE NOT THE STATES. The people existed long before either the States or the United States.
    Greg Weldon

  44. roark183 says:

    So Johnson gets to control all elections between 8 January 2017 and 20 January 2017. Are we supposed to be worried about this?

  45. Savage says:

    I think this centralized control power grab is great. The next DHS Secretary is going to be leaning somewhat to the right of center i.e. a Trump supporter. Obama has, henceforth, left the Republicans in charge of the election system. Trump will not only be the next President, with control of the election system (critical infrastructure) he is pretty much assured of being the US President come February 2021. (We don’t need no stinking Vote) Woo woo. Bye bye, Dems.

  46. Nik says:

    Aloha friends…it seems Massively Bogus…since most Voting Machines..are NOT Connected to the Internet..Correct..? thanks for reading,aloha

  47. WJack97224 says:

    What factual evidence do the judges, prosecutors, police and politicians have that the constitution and law apply to you just because you are physically present in some geographical location? Check out Lysander Spooner’s No Treason No. 6, The Constitution of No Authority and then swing on over to Marc Stevens’ No State Project to see that honest judges and prosecutors are refusing to prosecute or hear simple traffic tickets when the aforementioned question is presented. It turns out the courts don’t have jurisdiction. You cannot be forced into being “subject to the jurisdiction thereof and if any claim that you submitted voluntarily is asserted, then that too is defective as there was no authority and there was no full, up front disclosure.

  48. Dennis Lee Crane says:

    It seems apparent that a President Trump will simply remove JEH and his ilk-therefore-anything that happens will happen before Friday. Me and mine are stocking up and staying in, until Trump is safely in the white house.

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