Militia to Supervise Honest Elections

“After the Constitution itself, “the Laws” providing for honest elections are arguably the most important. For no “free State” (Second Amendment) is possible where purported public officials are nothing more than usurpers from the onset, because they have been fraudulently elected. So seeing to it that the election “Laws” are properly “execute[d]” should be the province of the Militia, too.”

The Sword and Sovereignty: The Constitutional Principles of “the Militia of the several States”, Front Royal, Virginia CD ROM Edition 2012, by Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., page 1206-1207.


Constitutional Militia to Supervise Honest Elections

For the Militia “to execute the Laws”, (footnote 1) there must be “Laws” that sometimes may require the Militia’s “execut[ion]”—and therefore lawmakers and other public officials to enact and administer those “Laws” in the first instance. Rather than themselves participating in direct democracy of the “town-meeting” variety, WE THE PEOPLE throughout America typically elect legislators and most other officials as their representatives. This, because every State must have “a Republican Form of Government”; (footnote 2) and, according to American political science, “[a] republic” is “a government in which the scheme of representation takes place”. (footnote 3) Obviously, however, “a Republican Form of Government” does not exist if those who pass for “THE PEOPLE’S representatives” have not in fact been fairly chosen by THE PEOPLE at all, but instead have insinuated themselves into office despite THE PEOPLE’S true desires by means of electoral dirty tricks.

Josef Stalin was acutely aware that who is allowed to vote in an election is not as important as who counts the votes, and how. (footnote 4) But he was not the only political gangster in modern times who translated that insight into an effective program for rigging elections. Sadly, electoral fraud has long been and even now remains endemic throughout America, at every level of the federal system. Typically, schemes to steal elections can involve simply the employment of fictitious “voters”; the fraudulent counting of paper ballots or the stuffing of ballot-boxes; or the use of rigged voting machines operated at the electronic intersection of political and corporate crime. (footnote 5) But whatever their provenance and form, all such schemes must be stamped out.

After the Constitution itself, “the Laws” providing for honest elections are arguably the most important. For no “free State” (Second Amendment) is possible where purported public officials are nothing more than usurpers from the onset, because they have been fraudulently elected. So seeing to it that the election “Laws” are properly “execute[d]” should be the province of the Militia, too. Actually, delegating to the Militia the responsibility to oversee elections is the most feasible means to guarantee that they are conducted honestly. (footnote 6)

  • With large numbers of Militiamen, votes can be counted by hand and eye.

    With the large numbers of Militiamen available in any jurisdiction, votes can be counted by hand and eye without the use of machines, not only quickly but also redundantly so as to ensure accuracy.

  • Service at poling poles can be assigned by lot according to a system of rotation among the entire body of the Militia.

    Because service in polling places during each election can be assigned by lot according to some system of rotation among the entire body of the Militia, it will be virtually impossible to suborn the individuals selected at any one time, inasmuch as no one will know whom to suborn until the last minute, too many will need to be suborned to falsify the count, and in any event so many will be checking on what others are doing that no attempts at falsification will pass undiscovered—or, when discovered, will escape unpunished. (footnote 1)

    Footnotes:

    1.) The Sword and Sovereignty: The Constitutional Principles of “the Militia of the several States”, Front Royal, Virginia CD ROM Edition 2012, by Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., page 1207.

  • Militia can devise methods of identifying eligible voters and collecting, counting, and verifying their votes that will be safe from tampering.

    The Militia can devise methods of identifying eligible voters and collecting, counting, and verifying their votes that will be safe from tampering. For example, lists of registered voters can be checked and double-checked by members of Militia Companies specially assigned to that duty—first, in the course of attending regular meetings of their Companies, and then by going door-to-door in their own neighborhoods, where every resident is likely to be known by someone. The ballot could consist of an integrated set, consisting of an original and three copies, uniquely serially numbered. After being marked by the voter, the original would be turned in to be counted by the first team of tabulators, and then stored for the period of time corresponding to the statute of limitations for judicial challenges to the election. Two copies would be turned in to be counted separately by the second and third team of tabulators, for confirmation. The remaining copy would be retained by the voter. The votes would be counted immediately upon closing the polls, and the results tabulated and announced as soon as possible. In addition, within some statutorily fixed number of days following the election, data taken from each ballot cast in each polling-place would be posted there, in order of serial number, showing the votes recorded for each candidate, referendum issue, and so on, so that each voter could personally verify that his own votes had been correctly tabulated and counted, and so that all voters and other interested persons could assure themselves that the totals for all ballots had been correctly summed. Thus, as each voter finished checking the final results, there would have been four separate counts, the last of them made by the individuals most personally interested in an accurate tabulation. Each voter would then have some statutorily fixed number of days to protest the counting of his own votes (using his copy of his ballot and his own testimony as evidence). And finally the results would be certified (subject to any later judicial challenges) a few days after the period for such protests ended. Simple, effective, and nearly foolproof—but, of course, dependent upon having the manpower of the Militia available to register voters and count their votes, the training of the Militia to oversee the process, the discipline of the Militia to detect and crack down on any attempts at fraud, and the commitment of the Militia to supply the security necessary to preserve “[a] Republican Form of Government” (footnote 1) for “a free State”. (footnote 2)

    Footnotes:

    1.) U.S. Const. art. IV, § 4.

    2.) U.S. Const. amend. II. Also see The Sword and Sovereignty: The Constitutional Principles of “the Militia of the several States”, Front Royal, Virginia CD ROM Edition 2012, by Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., page 1207.

After delegating the three fundamental security responsibilities to “the Militia of the several States” in the original Constitution, the Second Amendment reinforced them as “necessary to the security of a free State”. Supervising honest elections is but one example as to how average Americans can exercise their constitutional legal authority to provide themselves with “the security of a free State”.

  • Footnotes

    1.)  U.S. Const. art. I, § 8, cl. 15.

    2.) U.S. Const. art. IV, § 4.

    3.) The Federalist No. 10 (James Madison). No reason can be found in political or legal theory why “a Republican Form of Government” could not function as a “town meeting”, in which each individual actually represented himself. The problem with such an arrangement is merely practical: namely, how in most jurisdictions to accommodate the very large numbers of individuals who would have a right to participate in the process.

    4.) See, e.g., Nikolai Tolstoy, Stalin’s Secret War (New York, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1982), at 29.

    5.) See, e.g., Hacked! High Tech Election Theft in America, Abbe W. DeLozier & Vickie Karp, Editors (Austin, Texas: Truth Enterprises Publishing, 2006); Richard Hayes Phillips, Witness to a Crime: A Citizens’ Audit of an American Election (Rome, New York: Canterbury Press, 2008); John Fund, Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy (New York, New York: Encounter Books, Second Edition, 2008).

    6.) The Sword and Sovereignty: The Constitutional Principles of “the Militia of the several States”, Front Royal, Virginia CD ROM Edition 2012, by Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., page 1206.