Constitutional Emergency

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Penned by John Hinderaker

A few years ago, as part of its strategy of facilitating voter fraud as a means of winning close elections, the Democratic Party undertook a campaign to secure as many Secretary of State offices in swing states as possible. From those perches, the Democrats would be in a position to oversee elections and enforce (or decline to enforce) election laws. That strategy has been quite successful, but the Democrats suffered a setback in Iowa in 2010 when conservative Republican Matt Schultz won an upset victory in the Secretary of State race. Since then, Iowa Democrats have targeted Schultz.

That targeting has taken a sinister turn–a criminal one, in fact–as the Des Moines Register reports:

A Des Moines man has been arrested after police say he used, or tried to use, the identity of Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz in a scheme to falsely implicate Schultz in perceived unethical behavior in office.

Zachary Edwards was arrested Friday and charged with identity theft.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety issued a news release saying Schultz’s office discovered the scheme on June 24, 2011 and notified authorities.

Iowa blogger Shane Vander Hart has more, including this mug shot of Zachary Edwards, a Democratic operative:

Edwards is a former Obama staffer who directed “new media operations” for Obama in five states during the 2008 primaries. Thereafter, he was Obama’s Director of New Media for the State of Iowa. In the Democratic Party’s lexicon, “new media” apparently includes identity theft.

Edwards now works for LINK Strategies, a Democratic consulting firm with extraordinarily close ties to Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin. Its principal, Jeff Link, has served as Harkin’s campaign manager and chief of staff. Link, too, is a former Obama staffer. The LINK Strategies web site says that Jeff Link “served as a media consultant to the Obama for President Campaign, coordinating branding, all paid media and polling in 25 states, including seven battleground states (VA, NC, FL, CO, NM, NV, MT)….”

That Edwards allegedly tried to steal the Secretary of State’s identity in order to frame Schultz for “unethical behavior in office” is no coincidence. Iowa Democrats, as Kevin Hall of the Iowa Republican points out, have mounted a campaign of false accusations against Schultz:

Since his surprise victory over incumbent Michael Mauro in November 2010, Secretary of State Schultz has been a target of the Iowa Democratic Party. Interestingly, on June 24, the same day as Zach Edwards alleged crime, Under the Golden Dome, a blog connected to Iowa Democrats, launched a three-part series of articles critical of Matt Schultz. They were based on documents obtained through an open records request from “a tipster.” The blog alleged that a batch of emails from Schultz’s office “raise some serious questions about his ability to remain independent and ensure election integrity”.

Just 15 days earlier, on June 9, the Iowa Democratic Party filed an ethics complaint against Schultz, claiming the Secretary of State of used public resources to campaign against presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman. The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board dismissed the complaint on July 19.

So on its face, Edwards’s identity theft appears to be part of a coordinated effort by the Iowa Democratic Party to bring down the Republican Secretary of State so he can be replaced with a Democrat. We hope that Edwards will get the long jail term that he deserves, but the more important question is, from whom was he taking instructions? Circumstantially, one would guess from his boss, Jeff Link. But if so, who was instructing (and paying?) Link’s firm? The White House? Tom Harkin? Iowa’s Democratic Party?

Much like Watergate, which began with a seemingly simple (if puzzling) burglary and ultimately unraveled the Nixon administration, it is impossible to say how far the trail of criminality will go if the Edwards case is pursued aggressively. Will that happen? I don’t know; stay tuned.

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I hate to say it we can trust any democrats with holding office. They are all evil and crooked. I will never vote for a Democrat for any office again. I don't trust them any more. If the crap they are doing against the elected Secretary of State in Iowa is any evidence of what they are capable of doing then we need to wipe them off the map.  In 2010 many Republican candidates won the Secretary of State office. If we had a Republican Secretary of State in Minnesota Al Fracken would have not won the U.S. Senate race there in 2008. 

It's unbelievable that Democrats aren't jumping ship to the Republican Party by droves. I wrote to my own Senators and Congressman in the state of Washington to do that very thing to save themselves and that I would never vote for a Democrat ever again, just as you have done, and that I am not looking back.

It is especially egregious that Hillary Clinton, who was trashed by her very own Party, STAYED. I thought she would have gone to the Republican Party hands down after the 2008 election. Instead, she ate Obama's words, "You are going to be working for Me", he said to her with bravado. Puke. In my opinion, any person true to themselves would have bailed and made their move count, which she was in a position to do. Now look at her. A Democrat through and through and "sold her soul to the devil".

Copy that. A responsible position for Democrats...choose to take the high ground. Caving in and capitulating has given many Democrats a great opportunity to show their grit and clean it up.

Thanks for this good and sound point of view. (Another letter to my representatives is now in making: Option #2, "clean it up".)

See the comment by the person who was a Democrat for 25 years; the Democratic Party must have slowly morphed into what we see today. Too bad!

You are so right Twana! They need to clean up their mess, not try to go over to a Republican ticket. Enough is enough and THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!!!

Do some research on Hillary Clinton and George Soros starting the "Shadow Party", (there may be a blog on this site about it!) Hillary works for George Soros, and HE made the decision, that a black should be there nominee, so no one could say anything against him for fear of being called a racist. I've always wondered if it isn't Hillary the scriptures speak of in saying "a woman rides the beast" (the beast being the end of times political system.) It gives the impression (my frail interpretation) that she thinks she has control of the beast but in reality it's controlling her!  THUS HILLARY HAS SOLD HER OWN FREEDOM FOR POLITICAL GAIN, AND IS FINDING OUT TOO LATE, SHE HAS NO CONTROL OVER HER OWN FUTURE.

She may well be put up for President if things begin to look bad enough for bo, but it would be the political machine totus has established, who would be running things if she wins!

Unfortunately there are MANY from both parties who will find out too late they're in the exact same situation!

    This goes to show how low the left is willing to go.We will see wide spread voter fraud until the people decide to hang the

culprets out to dry.This is larger than people know.

The entire Obama Admin is a crime,and allow me to share this

Last weekend the LORD paid me a visit,[whether you believe it or not]and HE was aware that I wanted to write in Michele Bachman’s and vote for her in my primary in May.While visiting me three things came out in conversation.One HIS presense was unmistakable,urgency and iminent was also in conversation.Last week Friday before S.Carolina primary someone here at my hometown stated that it will be decided before we in Arkansas have our primary in May.The LORD was telling me that we here in Arkansas will not have to make that choice.Don’t worry about our primary we will not have to make that decision,something really big will make choice moot.Christians trusting the LORD have nothing to fear,non-Christians will have a real problem.

I agree. That's the problem too many Christians are just sitting on their butts believing that they would save if they believe in Jesus Christ. Christians need to do good deeds and confess their sins on a regular basis to God. Our country is endanger because we have just listen in the pews and did not act. I knew many ministers do not comment on what going on in our nation because they fear our government. 

Albert, read your Bible. Jesus Christ is our only means of salvation. We are not saved by our deeds lest no man should boost.

But, the Book of James takes it a little further: "What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, AND HAVE NOT WOKS? CAN FAITH SAVE HIM?"  Chapt 2: 14, then vs 17 "Even so, FAITH WITHOUT WORKS, IS DEAD, BEING ALONE." vs 18 "YEA, A MAN MAY SAY, THOU HAST FAITH, AND I HAVE WORKS: [ SHEW ME THY FAITH WITHOUT THY WORKS, AND I WILL SHEW THEE MY FAITH {BY} MY WORKS! } " So you see it becomes a little more complex, we AREN'T SAVED BY OUR FAITH, BUT BECAUSE WE ARE SAVED, WE WORK TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION OF SALVATION!  (Those who do NO works, show less their appreciation, and will miss out on the crowns to CAST AT JESUS FEET IN HEAVEN!!! They'll be there, but oh the tears to be wiped away, that we have nothing to give our beloved Savior!

I was taught that God helped those who help themselves and i dont think he ment taking more than our share.To me he ment for us to get off our butt and work.
The people the people comitting this fraud against the people of america are serial offenders.They dont stop unless they are stoped.

Twana

WOW a little harsh. Maybe Our Father didn't see fit to tell you personally. As a matter of fact the Bible tells us not to be concerned with things of this world. I don't understand where Christians sitting on their butts in pews as an excuse not to labor is coming from, but being a true Christian myself I would NEVER critize someone who has had a message from Our Heavenly Father and I would never question as to why I wasn't given the same message. By the way how do you know others weren't given the same message?

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