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a web of deceit

Introduction: A Web of Deceit Unveiled

a web of deceit

A web of deceit as the Extreme Right Wing works diligently to suppress access to voting through manipulation, propaganda, and hiding behind fictitious names that appear to be supporting precisely that which their name suggests honest and fair elections. Nothing could be further from the truth. Plotting and scheming while throwing money at public advertising, the would-be oligarchs are diligently at work advocating voter suppression.

In the hallowed halls of democracy, a sinister game of deception has been surreptitiously unfolding, masterminded by organizations cloaked in fictitious names. The Honest Elections Project (HEP) and its counterpart Honest Elections Project Action (HEP Action) have cunningly exploited these façades to orchestrate campaigns of disinformation, meticulously planned voter suppression, and a chilling manipulation of the judicial system. Operating behind the curtain of social welfare, they are undermining the very essence of our democratic republic, all while concealing their true motives.

Unleashing Disinformation: A Web of Deceit

The deceptive nature of the Honest Elections Project becomes evident as one delves into their disturbing chronicle. In the lead-up to the pivotal 2020 election, this project, which ironically bears a name invoking integrity, launched a calculated assault on the credibility of mail-in voting. A staggering $250,000 was poured into an advertising blitz aimed at sowing doubt about a cornerstone of our electoral process. Their audacious push for voter roll purges in key states like Colorado, Florida, and Michigan, based on dubious claims of “bloated voter rolls,” is a sinister testament to their intent.

Training the Architects of Voter Suppression: A Web of Deceit

In 2021, the Honest Elections Project demonstrated a shocking audacity by holding conferences that provided a breeding ground for state lawmakers and conservative advocacy groups. Collaborations with formidable entities such as ALEC and the Heritage Foundation were not benign gatherings but strategic sessions to devise nefarious plans. These plans bore bitter fruit in the form of over 440 restrictive voting bills, erected like barriers between marginalized communities and their fundamental rights. The orchestrated assault on democracy’s foundations, through the weaponization of disenfranchisement, leaves a bitter aftertaste of calculated suppression.

Subversion in the Courts: An Alarming Legal Maneuver

Their subversive ambitions take on an even darker hue when examined in the context of pivotal court cases like Moore v. Harper. The audacity of arguing for unchecked state legislative authority over federal elections is staggering. This seemingly legal maneuver, touted as a fringe theory, undermines the very essence of the balance of powers, raising alarm bells for the future of our democracy. It is a dangerous path, one that echoes the sentiments of those who would place power above principle.

Hiding Behind Fictitious Names: A Cowardly Web of Deceit

The veil of fictitious names, under which the 85 Fund and the Judicial Crisis Network operate, is a cowardly ruse that smacks of duplicity. By obscuring their true intentions, they perpetuate an air of plausible deniability while brazenly executing their calculated agenda. The labyrinthine web of names including the Concord Fund, the Judicial Education Project, and Free to Learn serves as a strategic fog designed to obfuscate their actions and intentions, leaving the public ensnared in a maze of confusion.

The Name Behind the Schemes: Leonard Leo’s Ominous Presence

As the layers of deception are peeled back, the recurring name of Leonard Leo emerges as a recurring motif in this dark narrative. The connection between his name and the orchestration of these devious financial schemes is undeniable. Much like the pointed question posed by Joseph Welch to Joseph McCarthy, the question arises: Does Leonard Leo possess any trace of shame as he devotes his time and resources to corroding the very essence of the United States of America, all in pursuit of power?

Conclusion: Defending Democracy from A Web of Deceit

In an era marked by escalating divisions, the insidious tactics employed by organizations like the Honest Elections Project and HEP Action serve as a stark reminder of democracy’s vulnerability. Echoes of history resound, cautioning us against allowing unchecked deception to erode our societal foundations.

Unveiling these manipulative practices and shining a spotlight on the puppet masters who pull the strings, is not only a journalistic duty but a moral obligation. In the face of adversity, the true strength of our democratic republic lies in our collective resolve to unmask, expose, and hold accountable those who would deceive and dismantle it. As Joseph Welch’s piercing words once echoed, “Have you no shame, sir?” It’s a question that resonates in the very soul of our nation, urging us to safeguard the principles that define us.

By Politics-as-Usual

Roger is a retired Professor of language and literacy. Over the past 15 years since his retirement, Roger has kept busy with reading, writing, and creating landscape photographs. In this time of National crisis, as Fascist ideas and policies are being introduced to the American people and ignored by the Mainstream Press, he decided to stand up and be counted as a Progressive American with some ideas that should be shared with as many people who care to read and/or participate in discusssions of these issues. He doesn't ask anyone to agree with his point of view, but if entering the conversation he demands civility. No conspiracy theories, no wild accusations, no threats, no disrespect will be tolerated. Roger monitors all comments and email communication. That is the only rule for entering the conversation. One may persuade, argue for a different point of view, or toss out something that has not been discussed so long as the tone remains part of a civil discussion. Only then can we find common ground and meaningful democratic change.

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