I BLOG ON WEEKDAYS AND USE WEEKENDS TO TALK ABOUT ACTIONS----ALTHOUGH DURING THE ELECTIONS I WILL TALK ABOUT MARYLAND'S RIGGED ELECTION SYSTEM.
THIS DISCUSSION ON ELECTIONS IS RELEVANT TO ALL STATES IN THE US BECAUSE THIS IS HAPPENING IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS.
Who is your pol pledging allegiance to in a corporate state? Maryland is becoming a corporate state.
SEC. 9. Every person elected, or appointed, to any office of profit or trust, under this Constitution, or under the Laws, made pursuant thereto, shall, before he enters upon the duties of such office, take and subscribe the following oath, or affirmation: I, _______________, do swear, (or affirm, as the case may be,) that I will support the Constitution of the United States; and that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of Maryland, and support the Constitution and Laws thereof; and that I will, to the best of my skill and judgment, diligently and faithfully, without partiality or prejudice, execute the office of________________, according to the Constitution and Laws of this State, (and, if a Governor, Senator, Member of the House of Delegates, or Judge,) that I will not directly or indirectly, receive the profits or any part of the profits of any other office during the term of my acting as___________ (originally Article I, sec. 6, renumbered by Chapter 681, Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978).
I am pleased to be invited and participate in events all across Maryland because people do know election law and follow it. When the larger venues openly flaunt the law----it is a step to break down the process because of course if breaking the law is allowed----no one follows the law....which is the point. If public media and public universities are allowed to break law why should the smaller 501c3/4 follow law? If the Maryland Attorney General tasked with enforcing election law actively participates in a process he knows is breaking the law----
WE NO LONGER HAVE EQUAL PROTECTION AND RULE OF LAW.
So, any organization that says it is labor and justice that is not shouting this or participates in breaking these election laws----do not have leaders working for the good of the people. They are captured leaders and we need to get rid of them or that organization by creating a community group. Here in Baltimore I listen to WYPR---a Johns Hopkins and WEAA of Morgan State University 'public' media stations openly say-----'there are only 3 democratic candidates in this governor's race and none of them are from Baltimore' referring over and over to the hand-picked corporate pols they want to be sure to have elected. I am the governor's candidate from Baltimore City so they are openly lying on public media.
THIS IS ILLEGAL AND IT IS DONE TO DAMAGE MY CANDIDACY.
Is my campaign viable? Of course it is-----everybody loves it and wants it whether democrat or republican. So, making elections about campaign war chests and which union backs you rather than the platform is how they are excluding people's candidates. Labor unions in Maryland are backing the most Wall Street and global corporate candidates in these races.
Keep in mind that Brown is Bill Clinton and Clinton is the face of NAFTA, TPP, and global corporate rule and markets that killed labor, justice, and democracy in America. Keep in mind these are international unions now supporting global corporations and seeing themselves as global unions dismantling our US Constitution. Unions taking on the corporate structure rather than allowing unions to remain locally controlled. So, as the democratic party was taken corporate with Clinton, the groups working for labor and justice went with Clinton and globalization.
THEY ALL KNOW THAT NEO-LIBERALISM WILL END IN TOTALITARIANISM.
This can change immediately if union members elect new leadership.
- Brown to win first labor endorsement for in 2014 race for ...www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/brown-to-win... CachedAnthony Brown kicks off his campaign for Maryland governor in ... is slated to pick up the first endorsement from a labor union in Maryland’s 2014 gubernatorial ...The Laborers’ International Union of North America Mid-Atlantic Region
- Anthony G. Brown picks up AFL-CIO endorsement - Baltimore Sunarticles.baltimoresun.com/2013-10-26/news/bs-md-brown... Cached... voted to back him. Fred Mason, president of the union, ... Brown is a proven fighter for Maryland's hard ... union support. The Maryland State ..
Cindy Walsh for Governor is documenting all of these election issues and sending them to the Maryland Election Commission demanding immediate relief as they are the protector of free and fair elections. When I am told that these violations are Federal Laws and have nothing to do with the state election commission----as though the state is not responsible for holding the Federal government to enforcing Rule of Law-----
I say, OH REALLY??????
Of course it depends on who is appointed to these public positions as to whether they SELECTIVELY ENFORCE LAW -----which is not Rule of Law and Equal Protection.
Maryland election laws are left deliberately vague and the laws overseeing media are non-existent. This is why Leopold in Annapolis was let off with little consequence for not only tearing down his opponent's campaign signs all over the voting district but having a paid police officer break this law----it is outrageous that he was not convicted in a way that would keep him from running for office again, as he is.
THE MARYLAND ASSEMBLY DELIBERATELY ALLOWS STATE ELECTION LAWS TO BE WRITTEN VAGUELY SO AS NOT TO BE ABLE TO CONVICT AND THE MARYLAND ELECTIONS COMMISSION DELIBERATELY IGNORED FEDERAL ELECTION LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Keep in mind EVERYONE knows that 501c3/4 organizations are required to invite all candidates to an election event. WE KNOW THAT IS THE LAW. So, when agencies tasked with protecting our civil rights IGNORES these laws 'interpreting' them differently, you have people appointed by an administration tasked with skirting Rule of Law. This happens whether a republican or a democrat is elected in Maryland and is what makes Maryland politics CRONY.
We see below it is the Maryland Election Commission charged with seeing Federal Election Laws are followed and that local election boards are doing their jobs monitoring elections. So, Baltimore being ground zero for election rigging----fails to uphold laws with the state's blessing.
MARYLAND STATUTES AND CODES ELECTION LAW
- TITLE 1 - DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
- TITLE 2 - POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STATE AND LOCAL BOARDS
- TITLE 3 - VOTER REGISTRATION
- TITLE 4 - POLITICAL PARTIES
- TITLE 5 - CANDIDATES
- TITLE 6 - PETITIONS
- TITLE 7 - QUESTIONS
- TITLE 8 - ELECTIONS
- TITLE 9 - VOTING
- TITLE 10 - POLLING PLACES
- TITLE 11 - CANVASSING
- TITLE 12 - CONTESTED ELECTIONS
- TITLE 13 - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
- TITLE 14 - DISCLOSURE BY PERSONS DOING PUBLIC BUSINESS
- TITLE 15 - PUBLIC FINANCING ACT
- TITLE 16 - OFFENSES AND PENALTIES
MARYLAND STATUTES AND CODES Section 2-102 - Powers and duties. Listen § 2-102. Powers and duties.
(a) In general.- The State Board shall manage and supervise elections in the State and ensure compliance with the requirements of this article and any applicable federal law by all persons involved in the elections process.
(b) Specific powers and duties.- In exercising its authority under this article and in order to ensure compliance with this article and with any requirements of federal law, the State Board shall:
(1) supervise the conduct of elections in the State;
(2) direct, support, monitor, and evaluate the activities of each local board;
(3) have a staff sufficient to perform its functions;
(4) adopt regulations to implement its powers and duties;
(5) receive, and in its discretion audit, campaign finance reports;
(6) appoint a State Administrator in accordance with § 2-103 of this subtitle;
(7) maximize the use of technology in election administration, including the development of a plan for a comprehensive computerized elections management system;
(8) canvass and certify the results of elections as prescribed by law;
(9) make available to the general public, in a timely and efficient manner, information on the electoral process, including a publication that includes the text of this article, relevant portions of the Maryland Constitution, and information gathered and maintained regarding elections;
(10) subject to §§ 2-106 and 13-341 of this article, receive, maintain, and serve as a depository for elections documents, materials, records, statistics, reports, certificates, proclamations, and other information prescribed by law or regulation;
(11) prescribe all forms required under this article; and
(12) serve as the official designated office in accordance with the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act for providing information regarding voter registration and absentee ballot procedures for absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters with respect to elections for federal office.
(c) Majority vote required.- The powers and duties assigned to the State Board under this article shall be exercised in accordance with an affirmative vote by a supermajority of the members of the State Board.
[An. Code 1957, art. 33, § 2-102; 2002, ch. 291, §§ 2, 4; 2003, ch. 379, § 2; 2004, ch. 25; 2006, ch. 61, § 1.]
- See more at: http://statutes.laws.com/maryland/election-law/title-2/subtitle-1/2-102#sthash.o7mYrPoR.dpuf
As we see below, it is the Maryland Assembly Senate that helps to choose and then approve appointments. This is Senate Leader Mike Miller. So, Mike pushes an appointment through the Senate and the citizens get public officials appointed who then ignore Rule of Law.
Below that you see the Maryland Assembly committees that choose/approve appointees and low and behold-----
MARYLAND STATUTES AND CODES Section 2-103 - State Administrator. Listen § 2-103. State Administrator.
(a) In general.- There is a State Administrator of Elections.
(b) Specific powers and duties.- The State Administrator shall:
(1) be appointed by the State Board, with the advice and consent of the Senate of Maryland, and serve at the pleasure of the State Board;
(2) receive a salary as provided in the State budget;
(3) as provided in the State budget, employ and supervise:
(i) a deputy administrator, who shall serve as State Administrator in the event the State Administrator resigns, becomes disabled, or dies, pending the appointment of a successor State Administrator; and
(ii) pursuant to the State Personnel and Pensions Article, other staff of the State Board;
(4) supervise the operations of the local boards;
(5) perform all duties and exercise all powers that are assigned by law to the State Administrator or delegated by the State Board;
(6) implement, in a uniform and nondiscriminatory manner, a single, uniform, official, centralized, interactive computerized statewide voter registration list;
(7) provided the State Board is fully constituted with five duly confirmed members, be subject to removal by the affirmative vote of four duly confirmed members of the State Board for incompetence, misconduct, or other good cause except that:
(i) prior to removal, the State Board shall set forth written charges stating the grounds for dismissal and afford the State Administrator notice and an ample opportunity to be heard; and
(ii) subsequent to a valid vote for removal by at least four duly confirmed members of the State Board, the State Administrator is authorized to continue to serve until a successor is appointed and confirmed by the Senate of Maryland; and
(8) be the chief State election official.
(c) Oath of office required.- Before taking office, the appointee to the office of State Administrator shall take the oath required by Article I, § 9 of the Maryland Constitution.
[An. Code 1957, art. 33, § 2-103; 2002, ch. 291, §§ 2, 4; 2005, ch. 4; ch. 572, § 1; 2006, ch. 38; ch. 61, § 2.]
- See more at: http://statutes.laws.com/maryland/election-law/title-2/subtitle-1/2-103#sthash.Z68xOlfk.dpuf
Below you see the people allowing these appointments of people to important public office that they know create this suspended Rule of Law. They are appointed by Mike Miller and Mike Busch to these committees to do just that. THIS IS THE CRONY IN MARYLAND POLITICS.
As important is Brian Frosh----the front-runner for Maryland Attorney General is a key player in these appointments. See why Maryland Attorney General's ignore these laws and in Doug Gansler's case openly participate in the violation of law?
Rules and Executive Nominations HOUSE
Healey, Anne (Chair)Walker, Jay (Vice Chair)Bobo, ElizabethBranch, TalmadgeConway, Norman H.Davis, Dereck E.Dumais, Kathleen M.Frick, C. WilliamHammen, Peter A.Hixson, Sheila E.Howard, Carolyn J. B.Jones, Adrienne A.Kach, WadeKipke, Nicholaus R.Malone, James E., Jr.McIntosh, MaggieO'Donnell, Anthony J.Pendergrass, Shane E.Proctor, James E., Jr.Rudolph, David D.Stocksdale, Nancy R.Szeliga, KathyTurner, Frank S.Vallario, Joseph F., Jr.
Executive Nominations Senate
Kelley, Delores G. (Chair)DeGrange, James E., Sr. (Vice Chair)Brinkley, David R.Colburn, Richard F.Conway, Joan CarterEdwards, George C.Forehand, Jennie M.Frosh, Brian E.Getty, Joseph M.Kasemeyer, Edward J.Kittleman, Allan H.Klausmeier, KatherineMcFadden, Nathaniel J.Middleton, Thomas M.Miller, Thomas V. Mike, Jr.Pugh, Catherine E.Robey, James N.Stone, Norman R., Jr.
Today I want to visit Baltimore in particular because it is the largest voting sector in the state----and is absolutely captured. Let's look at the system of private non-profits Johns Hopkins has put into place to assure only their policies are implemented. Keep in mind, this is the same strategy they use overseas working as NGOs in nations they supposedly are developing and we see it always ends badly for those nations. It always is fused with fraud and corruption as it is in Baltimore. If you want to know what happens in Afghanistan with development and 'democracy building'----look at Baltimore.
Baltimore is completely captured by a system of private non-profits that took over after Baltimore Development Corporation and Johns Hopkins dismantled and defunded the public sector so they could control all public policy. City Hall now works for them and this is why there is systemic fraud and corruption in Baltimore. Baltimore is operated as a third world society. My campaign and platform is all about rebuilding the very structures needed to reverse this third world approach to first world and this is why my campaign is censured throughout this private non-profit system. I am not invited or allowed to speak at most of these non-profit event or to become a member in most cases. In the case of elections----we all know----all candidates for an office must be invited to forums and debates if a 501c3/4 is involved. THAT IS THE LAW-----THERE IS NO 'INTERPRETATION' IN RULE OF LAW.
The MD IAF Gubernatorial Accountability Forum will bring together leaders from BUILD (Baltimore City and County) and sister Industrial Areas Foundation organizations PATH (Howard Co) and AIM (Montgomery Co) on Wed., May 14 from 7 to 9 PM @ St. Matthews Catholic Church, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore 21239.
These organizations are national private non-profits all coming with a pre-conceived agenda written by corporations. They come to localities acting as if they are working for the public when they simply come to install an agenda. They pretend to solicit ideas from public meetings and then simply report what the member groups say. Absolutely no public comment contrary to their agenda is ever included or mentioned outside these breakout groups. The problems in Baltimore are fraud, corruption, and waste of public money. If a group does not address this there is no foundation from which to build. NONE OF THESE PRIVATE NON-PROFITS EVER ADDRESS THE PROBLEMS SO NONE OF THESE AGENDAS LAST. PUBLIC MONEY IS ROUTED OVER AND OVER TO THESE NGOs AND NO PROGRESS IS EVER MADE.
This is how you leave an area in third world disarray and it is done deliberately for creating instability. Now, the middle-class is soaked with taxes and fees to support this system and have to live with a city filled with injustice all so Johns Hopkins can maintain control of public policy and instability. Mind you, this is not a democrat or republican thing----these pols working for Hopkins are not democrats and a republican candidate would do the same. It is the capture of politics that is the problem. Republican voters hate this as much as democratic voters. So, we need to shout out against this crony structure and shake the corporate pols from all party politics.
Baltimore has had several major Gubernatorial events most attached to 510c3/4s and none inviting all the candidates----especially Cindy Walsh for Governor of Maryland.
I went to an organizing event termed 'a people's solution' to reform. The first thing you notice is none of the people at the event know my campaign and I have sent plenty of literature about my campaign. Yet they are advocating for justice of every sort. These are the groups in Baltimore that would be my biggest supporters and yet-----silence. All are staffed with people geared to global markets as inevitable even as they shout for the 99% and against global markets. So, no doubt they will support Heather Mizeur and a campaign connected to Wall Street and building structures for global corporate rule. How does an organization like Citizens Oversight Maryland not be part of a panel in such justice-building events----ever?
I want to be clear----an injustice for one will become injustice for all as we see now---we are losing our democracy because of this expanding structure and now the middle-class is losing its rights as citizens. Global corporate tribunal rule ends for EVERYONE democracy and our rights as citizens.
The few people from communities are generally paid a stipend to do so.
THIS IS THE CAPTURE OF BALTIMORE.
When election-time comes it is the duty of these private non-profits to make sure that only the establishment pols and agenda get to the people they serve and this is why City Hall is made up of pols working for Baltimore Development Corporation and Johns Hopkins and the city is rife with fraud and corruption.
These private non-profits are infused with university students and grads forced to serve in this system that takes away their ability to go straight to a career and they all are trained with the notion that the public sector is bad and people need to engage in the work in communities and not paid city employees. They are victims of dogma just as any generation but I always educate as to the fact that baby boomers and a strong public sector created the conditions for the thriving first world society in US history moving more of the poor to the middle-class in US history. So, it is the proven social model that these youth never here about in corporatized universities.
Keep in mind Brown is Clinton's candidate and this is why he is chosen front-runner. Gansler is the attorney general that suspends Rule of Law to enrich the corporations that donate to his campaign war chest. Gansler is all about aiding and abetting crime and he is the media darling. Both are the most Wall Street and corporate of candidates pushing GLOBAL CORPORATE policies in Maryland. Republican and democratic voters are led to believe these are democrats pushing these repressive issues. So, democratic voters are being pushed to vote republican to escape these bad public policies and republican voters do not understand these bad policies were written by conservative republican think tanks.
ERGO, THE CAPTURE. NOT ONE POLITICAL OR SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATION IN MARYLAND EDUCATES PEOPLE AS TO THIS! IT DOES NOT MATTER FOR WHICH PARTY YOU VOTE----ALL THESE POLICIES WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH WALL STREET POLS CAPTURING BOTH PARTIES!
Anthony Brown has been in the media thousands of times in just these several months so needs no campaign advertizing.....the media is selling him as hard as they can. This is why Americans keep voting for the very people killing them and democracy. I contend that the 54% undecided are waiting to hear from Cindy Walsh for Governor of Maryland.
This article describes over and again 2 candidates in a field of 6 democratic candidates----a a forum by 501c3/4s that are required to invite all candidates to an event.
Maryland's Obamacare Stumble Fails To Sway Governor's Race
April 25, 2014 2:37 PM ET Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown at a January 2014 minimum-wage rally outside the Maryland State House.
Jose Luis Magana/AP Here's a measure of Maryland's Democratic tilt: Even an epic failure in launching the state's health care website isn't enough to derail the political fortunes of the official responsible for it. The Affordable Care Act is that popular.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who was assigned by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley in 2010 to oversee the health care law's rollout in Maryland, remains the Democratic front-runner in the June 24 primary. His still-formidable standing is a testament to his political talent, but also to his chief rival's for .
Doug Gansler, Maryland's attorney general, has made Brown's alleged managerial incompetence a central theme of his campaign. To further his point about Brown's managerial chops, Gansler earlier this week did something rare in American politics — he trivialized a veteran's military service.
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler.
Cliff Owen/AP Brown, an Army Reserve colonel and Harvard Law grad, did a tour in Iraq in the Judge Advocate General's Corps.
"I'm running against somebody who has never managed anybody, never run anything," Gansler said at a candidate forum earlier in the week before a group of high-tech executives. "His ads are about how he's a lawyer in Iraq, and that's all fine and good, but this is a real job."
Cue the outrage from veterans.
At a candidates' forum Wednesday evening in Takoma Park, Md., just outside Washington, D.C., Gansler tried to extricate himself from the controversy. "Like everybody in this room I have the deepest respect for all of our veterans and the utmost respect for all of our veterans. ...
"My issue was leadership," Gansler continued. "To be governor, you have a chance to be a leader. And I was questioning the lieutenant governor's leadership in Annapolis because for the first seven years in Annapolis as lieutenant governor he wasn't involved in things and didn't have a role and really didn't do a lot. Then he said, 'I'm in charge of the Affordable Care Act rollout,' " which turned out to be a disaster.
When Brown took his turn on the stage at the forum, he demonstrated why smart politicians never, ever, say anything that remotely resembles criticism of an opponent's military service.
"One of the most difficult nights of my life was telling my 9-year-old daughter and my 4-year-old son that their dad would be spending a year with the Army in the desert," Brown said.
"I went because of the professionalism and courage of the men and women of the 3rd Infantry Division in Baghdad, the same unit I served with 20 years earlier on active duty. I made it back home to my family and the country that we all love."
Cue the .
For what it was worth, Brown accepted responsibility for the website failure. "Everyone involved in establishing the health benefits exchange has a responsibility and that includes me," Brown said.
Also noteworthy: Maryland is one of two states where Democrats running in primaries for governor are using the ACA to try to score political points against other Democrats. It's also occurring in .
It's one thing for Republicans to campaign against Democrats using ACA as a weapon. It's an entirely different thing when Democrats do it.
Gansler's dismissive comment about Brown was clearly a major failure — but perhaps not his most important one.
He has also clearly failed, so far at least, to get Maryland Democratic voters to care much about Brown's mismanagement of the health exchange website's launch.
Like its federal counterpart, the Maryland site crashed last fall at the start of open enrollment, delaying the ability of many Marylanders to sign up. It's estimated the state will have spent at least $130 million on the flawed site and its replacement by time it's all over, according to a .
Brown, who hopes to become the state's first African-American governor, has a healthy lead in the polls despite the health care exchange misfire.
Polls conducted in early April by St. Mary's College of Maryland put Brown's support at 27 percent of Democratic voters, Gansler at 11 percent and state Del. Heather Mizeur at 8 percent.
The contest clearly hasn't engaged most Maryland Democrats, however. A majority of them, 54 percent, were undecided. That's not for lack of trying on the Democratic establishment's part. Brown has been endorsed by everyone from former President Bill Clinton, who is scheduled to do a fundraiser in a few weeks for Brown, to O'Malley.
Several voters at the forum told It's All Politics that because Maryland is such a strong Democratic state, the botched website isn't as damaging to Brown as it might have been elsewhere.
"Maryland did a good job of embarrassing itself but I don't hold one person responsible for that," said Judith Johnson, a retired mental health center director who attended the candidates' forum. She was one of those Brown-leaning Democrats. "I like his style, his calmness. And I like the administration we've had."