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Hour 1 - Brain Bodine (VP Texas Freedom Coalition) on vote fraud, emergency use authorization (vaccines), gun rights
Hour 2 - Thomas Freedman on IPFS; Pirate Box Contest
Hour 3 - Paul Rosenberg (Freeman's Perspective) on What Are The Judeo-Christian Principles?
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Brian Bodine is a Republican activist from Dallas, Texas who has over 12 years of professional experience in a multitude of areas, including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, policy analysis, campaign work, and political fundraising. He has previously served as the Chairman of the Texas Young Republican Federation (TYRF), has worked for the Leadership Institute, the US Chamber of Commerce, and the National Center for Policy Analysis. His other interests include metaphysical philosophy, national & homeland security policy, and metal concerts. Brian is currently writing two books.
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Show Notes for Today:
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"Election Integrity Protection Act of 2021," the centerpiece GOP legislation is the result of negotiations between Senate Republicans with their SB 7 as originally filed by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) and Republicans in the lower chamber with House Bill (HB) 6, a similar omnibus election bill filed by Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park).
"The bill protects the Texas ballot box by making it easy to vote and hard to cheat."
1. General Provisions
· The bill adds a piece of legislative intent to the state's election code to read, "It is the intent of the legislature that the application of this code and the conduct of elections be uniform and consistent throughout this state to reduce the likelihood of fraud in the conduct of elections, protect the secrecy of the ballot, promote voter access, and ensure that all legally cast ballots are counted."
2. Registration of Voters
· The secretary of state and voter registrars are required to determine when a county has more registered voters than eligible voters and act to remedy it.
3. Conduct and Security of Elections
· Polling places may not be temporary, movable tents or structures like parking garages designed for drive-through voting. State code permits curbside voting for disabled individuals who cannot enter a polling place, but does not include a provision for other ways of voting from within a vehicle. Republicans and Democrats conflicted over the issue in the last general election, especially in Harris County.
· More specific voting times are stipulated so that voting must be permitted for at least nine hours per day between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. during the early voting period on weekdays and Saturdays. In counties with populations above 30,000, a minimum of 12 hours in that time period is required. The time for early voting on the last Sunday before an election is restricted to between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m.
· Voters who are in line before the polls close may remain in line.
· Counties with more than 100,000 residents are required to implement publicly available live streams of the central counting stations.
4. Election Officers and Observers
· Election officers may not refuse to "accept a watcher for service" under the relevant section of the election code.
· Poll watchers are required to take an oath administered by election officers to "not disrupt the voting process or harass voters."
· Provisions are established for poll watchers to have free movement "near enough to see and hear the election officers," unless otherwise prohibited by law.
· Allows poll watchers to seek injunctive relief if they are denied free movement or otherwise prohibited from observing the election process as allowed under the election code.
· Clarifies who may be present at polling locations (e.g. election officers, voters, poll watchers, and individuals assisting voters), the early voting ballot board, and central counting stations.
· Stipulates that communications between public officials and voting systems vendors, excluding parts of the bidding process, are subject to public record.
· After Jan. 1, 2024, would prohibit ballot scanners with memory devices that can be modified to change votes.
· Requires a possible paper trail audit of voting records.
5. Voting by Mail
· Specifies that individuals who are eligible to vote by mail because of a disability include voters who are "not capable of appearing at the polling place [. . .] due to the voter's illness, injury, medical confinement ordered by a health care professional, or mental or physical disability."
· Specifies that the disability eligibility for voting by mail does not include voters with "a lack of transportation," voters who are not likely to need assistance to vote, or a requirement to be at work.
· In addition to the current prohibition on electronic signatures for applications to vote by mail, SB 7 would also prohibit the photocopied signatures on the application.
· Applications to vote by mail must include either the voter's driver's license number, the last four digits of the voter's social security number, or a statement that the applicant has not been issued either form of identification.
· Identification numbers on the application to vote by mail must match the voter's registration information.
· SB 7 stipulates that "No record associating an individual voter with a ballot may be created."
· Signature verification committees may compare any known signature of voters, instead of the current "two or more signatures [. . .] made within the preceding six years."
· Ballots voted by mail must be stored separately from ballots cast at a polling location.
6. Assistance of Voters
· Non-voters are only permitted to stay in a vehicle where curbside voting is taking place if they would assist the voter in other ways within the polling place.
· Individuals who transport three or more individuals who are not related to the person transporting voters must fill out a form providing their name and address.
· Assistance for voters is clarified to include for marking "or reading" the ballot.
· Individuals who provide voter assistance at the polling location are required to provide their name and address, relation to the voter, and a statement about whether they received any form of compensation to assist the voter from a candidate, campaign, or political committee.
· The oath that assistants must take is changed to add in more detail about what voting assistants can and cannot do under law.
· Giving or receiving compensation for assisting voters is a state jail felony.
7. Fraud and Other Unlawful Practices
· Election judges who accept a voter affidavit knowing that it contains false information commit a state jail felony.
· Employers are required to permit employees to take time to vote during the early voting period.
· Voter fraud offenses are expanded to include more items — such as election officers counting invalid ballots, not counting valid ballots, or preventing voters from voting — and increases penalties for election officers who commit offenses from a Class A misdemeanor to a state jail felony.
· Vote harvesting is more clearly defined in statute, more penalties are created for the illegal act, and increases liability to allow harmed candidates or parties to sue for compensation.
· Government officials are prohibited from soliciting mail ballot applications to individuals who do not request the application, but they are not prohibited from providing the public with general information about voting by mail.
· The secretary of state is required to monitor voter registrars with respect to compliance with the cancellation of voter registration because of changes in citizenship status.
· Penalties are increased for registrars who fail to correct errors.
· Persons convicted of an offense under the election code are ineligible to be an election officer.
· A process is created for courts to overturn an election when the number of votes illegally cast exceeds the number of votes needed to change the outcome of the election.
· The court of criminal appeals is given authority to grant writs of mandamus with respect to criminal investigations under the election code.
· Criminal investigations under the election code are to be given the court's priority beneath cases related to the death penalty "or when it would otherwise interfere with a constitutional right."
· Penalties are created for individuals who attempt to influence the court's handling of election cases.
9. Ineligible Voters and Related Reforms
· Courts are required to inform felons how their conviction "will impact the defendant's right to vote in this state."
· Voting offenses are expanded to include a person who votes in Texas after voting in another state on the same day during a presidential election.
10. Internet Posting and Database
· Counties, cities, and independent school districts are required to post election information 21 days before an election.
· The secretary of state is required to maintain a database of election information, office-holders, and candidates.
11. Repealer; Severability; Transition; Effective Date
· Certain sections of the election code are repealed because of changes made in the other sections of the act.
· Provisions of the act are declared to be "severable," meaning that if a court finds a portion of the bill to be held invalid, "the invalidity does not affect the other provisions or applications" of SB 7.
· If approved by both chambers and the governor, SB 7 will go into effect September 1, 2021.
Hour 2 - Thomas Freedman on IPFS; Pirate Box Contest
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Hour 3 - Paul Rosenberg (Freeman's Perspective) on What Are The Judeo-Christian Principles?
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It has become common to speak of Judeo-Christian principles, but that also begs the question of precisely what those principles are. And so, not long ago, I searched for a clear set of them and came up dry. I found statements of religious beliefs and I found lists of good habits that were spawned by Judeo-Christian principles, but I didn't find the principles themselves.
Nonetheless, a consistent set of Judeo-Christian principles held all through the run of Western civilization. And they remain even now, as our civilization sputters toward either a defiant revival or a whimpering end.
The principles of Judaism and Christianity empowered what was, by far, the most productive and moral civilization in recorded history. (Yes, with many failures, but with many fewer and smaller failures than any other major civilization.) I think these principles are worthy of our time, and, more importantly, are worthy of our action.
Here, then, is my set of Judeo-Christian principles:
Our relationship with the creator is fundamentally personal. To both Judaism and Christianity, the creature-creator relationship is fundamentally individual, not collective. Such a relationship means that each of us matters to the creator. And by extension (the importance of which would be hard to over-stress) this means that what we do matters. The actions of each person… male, female, young, old, whatever… all of them matter. The actions of our neighbors do not matter more than our own, and certainly not to the creator.
We carry free will. We are not slaves to fate, nor are we simply pre-programmed machines. We are free and individual moral agents. Our choices matter.
We are able to improve. The Bible – the central literary source of the Judeo-Christian development – continually features men and women who had changes of heart, providing examples of positive change most of all. That has taught billions of us that we are able to change, positively. The importance of this can hardly be over-stressed.
Power and rulership are antithetic to the creator and antithetic to human progress. The Judeo-Christian God cares not for the high, but for the humble. He speaks not to the powerful but to the powerless. This is seen in the Bible from one end to the other, often explicitly. Granted, those who wish it were otherwise can pull out a few contrary passages, but a local creek hardly overpowers the mighty Mississippi.
Justice stands above the ruler. Over and over, the Judeo-Christian God thunders against kings and leaders. He demands justice, especially for the downtrodden.
The creator… the ultimate… is qualitatively good. The rough parts of the Old Testament not withstanding (and please see the Discourses book noted below for coverage of this), "the creator as good" has been the message of Judaism for a very long time, and has definitely extended through Christianity. If nothing else, this concept gave powerless people a way to prove their rightness with God. The influence of their good God was visible in their goodness; it meant that they bore his impress. This was a terribly productive incentive, even if some number took it to odd places.
We are obliged to our offspring, not them to us. Not only does the God of the Hebrews rage against children being made to "pass through the fire" to Molech, but he frames his warnings in terms of "what will happen to your children." Clearly, the needs of the child are shown as superior to the desires of the parents.
A strong preference for production rather than plunder. From Abraham through the New Testament, Jewish and Christian writings assume they are addressing productive people, not plunderers. Jews and Christians never had anything like, as the Romans did, an Altar of Victory. (Again, see Discourses regarding conquest passages.) Conquering resided in Judaism only in the sense of throwing off oppressors, not to become oppressors. And this is certainly a theme that continues in Christianity.
The ultimate is an individual. If the ultimate is an individual – if God is one – the holders of such an image become somewhat more willing to think as individuals and find more strength to stand alone. This is a potent image for people to hold.
Geography has no bearing on our relationship with ultimates, truth or justice. Judaism broke geography from God, thus separating all the matters of the inner man from kingdoms and from the outer world in general. This was a fundamental concept, and it set human minds free of many restraints.
Humanity is in a long-term, familial relationship with the creator. Regardless of the Bible's warnings, and even because of them, the fundamental connection between the ultimate and mankind is a familial relationship. This is sometimes shown in surprisingly intimate and touching tones, as in this passage from the second chapter of Jeremiah:
Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the Lord; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when you went after me in the wilderness, in a land not sown. Israel was holiness unto the Lord, the first fruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend.
Co-dominance. Co-dominance is the negation of status in interpersonal relationships: I'm not dominating you and you're not dominating me; we can both be strong and friendly at the same time.
Where co-dominance is absent – where people interact on the basis of who is higher or lower – anger festers, compassion fails, grudges are never released, and rivers of energy are wasted in posturing and scheming.
Where co-dominance is present, we can spend our time and energy creating actual progress. More than that, co-dominance sets us free to love one another. And from "love your neighbor as yourself" to "God is no respecter of persons," this theme runs throughout Judaism and Christianity.
Love for the other. The portrayal of the outsider, the other, as an entity to be despised has spawned millennia of hate and hundreds of millions of murders. The Judeo-Christian principles, however, directly oppose it. Here's a very early passage:
[The Lord your God] executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing. Love the sojourner therefore; for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
And here's one from Jesus:
You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
Despite the confusion and error that has always circulated, these principles lie at the core of Judaism and the Christianity that came from it. They have been a tremendously important addition to the world. Their loss would be incalculable.
This article is adapted from Chapter Three of Discourses On Judaism, Jesus And Christianity.
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