Welcome to the political homepage of Matthew Munson. Munson is your committee member for the California, Los Angeles and San Bernardino County Republican Parties for the 2018-2022 term. Look forwards to legislative alerts for supporters and friends to get mobilized.
I can understand the face mask policy for better or worse if it is an indoor restaurant where you are standing in line and paying for services, but drive thru should be different. Drive thru windows are outdoors where there is a smaller chance of infection. However people want to try and conduct business in a ‘safe’ manner as possible.
If infection rates are low enough in a county or state, we should gradually pare down guidelines. Right now covering the mouth might be one idea that would be an option.
On other related issues about the over-caution about the ‘rona’, the six foot rule seems absurd. There are even MIT researchers who state that the six foot concept seems very arbitrary. Reduced occupancy might be the better option than a six foot rule.
If your not to the left of Kamala Harris, expect to get Facebook demerits and be sent to the Facebook gulag once or twice a year. Facebook is not a worthy company for Republican Party supporters to patronize because our time spent there is actually being used against us.
Now is the time to start using programs such as Telegram and Signal for communication instead of Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp.
Parler may not be perfect, but I may come back there. People need to consider other options and help decrease Zuck’s power.
I am one of the authors of a bylaw proposal (#4) in the Rules Committee of the California State Republican Party and I would like the support of the membership if the Rules Committee does not pass it directly. My reasoning for this bylaw proposal is that we need to stop removing endorsements at the dead of night from candidates our current chair finds unworthy because they are perceived to be likely opponents of her administration.
2020 was an ugly cycle for the state party where two endorsements were yanked, and several others had the potential to be yanked. The yanking of Ted Howze and Mike Cargile were done with little to no notice of the membership of the state party or the county parties that compromise the districts of those candidates. We lost the opportunity for capturing one of the congressional districts with Ted Howze because party leadership felt that appeasing leftist pressure group Media Matters was more valuable than winning elections.
Candidates give their time and money to put their name up for election in these races, if we end up discounting these individuals, we will end up likely seeing more districts uncontested where we will end up living in a uni-party where you either want Assembly member James Ramos centrism or Assembly member Alex Lee’s progressive dystopia.
As someone who lives in the district of one of the yanked candidates and happen to be a county party committee member in addition to a state delegate, I was blindsided not knowing firsthand what was going on. The leftists were laughing at the controversy the Board of Directors created with the campaigns when committee members were kept in the dark.
If we want to play yank the endorsement, then we need a basic code of conduct for candidates before attaining said endorsement for the 2022 cycle which could be generated during the 2021 Fall convention, so we do not get our endorsements yanked for some arbitrary reason. However, if this practice continues in 2022, we need a process of transparency and due process for the candidates and the county party organizations that compromise the districts.
There needs to be an opportunity for affected candidates to testify or submit a statement to the board, there needs to be disclosure of the verdict to the county parties involved in the affected districts. Mike Cargile for example only found out his endorsement was yanked days after. We need transparency, without transparency there will be angry members of county parties wondering why their candidates got yanked.
I urge your support for Bylaw Proposal 4.
I wonder what our uber unionist State Senator feels about this. Or does the Green New Deal make those pipefitter jobs non worthy?
Face it we do have big problems in how we conduct elections in the United States. I am here to come up with some ideas in how to improve integrity in our elections. Legitimacy of our elections leads to legitimacy of our government. The goal is to suggest some policy proposals to reduce fraud and make elections work better for the people. I am going to mention some policy suggestions in how to improve elections and the other article will talk about my ideal elections system to help conduct voting.
The reality is that all elections are not non-partisan. There are factions and parties that have an inherent interest in elections from city council to county supervisor. I would like to suggest that any executive member of the county and state elections departments should be prohibited from donating 50 dollars or more to any local or state candidate in their jurisdiction.
All donations from elections office leadership should be disclosed. Any credit cards and bank accounts from spouse or employee are subject to audit. Any undisclosed political donation can lead to termination and a 5000 dollar fine.
Ballots should NOT be counted or received at the cloak of darkness. If the receipt and counting of ballots is not happening during public viewing or observation, they should be not valid to be counted or received.
We also need to make sure that the postal service has accountability. A congressman did try to establish penalties for backdating postmarks on ballots illegal, but the Democratic Party blocked his amendment. Congressman Massie did sense what type of games would likely be played in the 2020 election and it did happen. Perhaps we need to make the deadline for mail ballots earlier. Encourage people in 2022 and beyond to mail their ballots by October 31st to be in by November 8th, 2022. Ballots should not be accepted after the closed of polling time on Election Day. We need a nationwide prohibition of accepting mail in ballots after Election Day.
Same Day registration should be prohibited, it only leads to more confusion at the election office. The earliest deadline permissible should be 14 days prior to an election. To prevent ballots from being thrown into the mix to stuff the ballot box, we need strict accountability in how many ballots are printed.
States who want to do permanent vote by mail should only be allowed if they prune the voter rolls for dead people and people who moved.
Polling places that block observers should fine the polling place supervisor 5x their stipend for the day working and each polling place worker to forfeit 1.25x their stipend. In places with infamous corruption such as Philadelphia and Detroit we should have disinterested staff to count the votes so we can have some neutrality. Get National Guard troops to count the votes with observers from the county and the major political parties.
We could likely write a book on how to make ideal best practices. However my next essay will talk about my ideal elections technology best practices.
Links of articles to share to your friends and family. Instead of mailing in your ballots turn them in to the official county drop in sites or ballot harvest with your political party (in California) if you are not able to vote at the polls.
Links brought to you by the donald web site.
Confessions of a voter fraud: I was a master at fixing mail-in ballots https://nypost.com/2020/08/29/political-insider-explains-voter-fraud-with-mail-in-ballots/
Cat gets voter reg app https://www.foxnews.com/us/dead-cat-voter-registration-application
Local news experiment https://youtu.be/pPP7Dx8Yq5k
Chaos in NY. The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/07/new-york-election-failure-mail-in-voting/614446/
Skid Row signatures for cigarettes https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8578247/Four-men-admit-paying-homeless-people-LAs-Skid-Row-join-voter-fraud-scheme.html
Obama mail in voting https://youtu.be/EuiDBcWa7W0
CBS Experiment shows mail in voting flaw: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-vote-by-mail-ballot-counted-election/#app
Mail in ballots for dead people: https://publicinterestlegal.org/blog/court-brief-thousands-of-dead-duplicated-registrants-could-get-mail-ballots-in-new-mexico/
Unauthorized absentee ballots: https://www.14news.com/2020/06/17/woman-accused-mailing-checked-off-ballot-requests-makes-court-appearance/
Millions of extra registrants: https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/judicial-watch-finds-millions-of-extra-registrants-on-voting-rolls-warns-california-pennsylvania-north-carolina-colorado-virginia-to-clean-up-voting-rolls-or-face-a-fed/
South Texas Vote Harvesting: https://www.npr.org/2015/07/07/413463879/in-rio-grande-valley-some-campaign-workers-are-paid-to-harvest-votes
Ballot harvesting investigation: https://thetexan.news/alleged-ballot-harvesting-in-harris-county-prompts-investigation-request-by-secretary-of-state Whitehouse Voter fraud PDF: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/docs/pacei-voterfraudcases.pdf
Voter Fraud Database: https://www.heritage.org/voterfraud/search
Miss counted absentee ballots Detroit https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/wayne-co-board-of-canvassers-asking-sos-to-investigate-miscounted-absentee-ballots-in-aug-primary
Cancel Culture By: Matthew Munson
Parody of DJ Culture by the PSB
With apologies to Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe
Imagine a time which everyone feared
Expressing one’s views without getting gored
Ideas without censorship, one strives to believe
Desperately, wanting to understand
Thoughts that need to be said or simply silent
A worry about our new reality, do you see?
Or are we in denial? (Cancel Culture)
Be silent with me (Cancel Culture)
Let’s try to understand Living in our new reality
Waiting for our free speech to end
Cancel Culture Cancel Culture
Let’s pretend that we have free speech
Like a job that is lost because someone got triggered, twelve years ago
Nothing is sacred, it’s hard to deny
Or otherwise for a fight for our jobs
I’ve been around Facebook, Twitter and Reddit for several years
I’ve seen what thoughts were given the axe
And I may ask are you triggered?
Now if I may ask About those forbidden thoughts
No idea too controversial, No thought without merit
Consider your privilege for who you are
For who you are and what you may be
A safe space desired (a desire without blood)
A dream without being challenged
Like J.K quoting biology, Chicken sandwich vendors quoting theology
Suddenly you are in the media and then you are crucified
Wondering where is your job (Canceled)
Cancel Culture, and I ask the woke (Cancel Culture)
Do I need to submit?
Living in a fantasy world
Waiting for our free speech to end
Face coverings has been a contentious issue in our nation in dealing with the Covid-19 situation. One side believes that by covering ourselves up we will help prevent infection, while others are saying that face coverings are a threat to personal liberty.
Just because infections increased a day after the decision of San Bernardino County in late April does not mean we need to immediately go to a Los Angeles County type policy where you must have a face covering 24/7 except for driving your car when you are out of your home, but there should be a time and a place for face coverings. Exercising with a face covering is stupid because it inhibits your breathing, working a manual labor job with face coverings can also do the same thing. Perhaps quotas in warehouses could be reduced slightly to compensate for the wearing of face coverings if employer or state/county government mandates them.
Judge Georgia’s re-opening or San Bernardino County’s change of policy three or four weeks after before making a rash judgement.
There should be a time and a place for the utilization of face coverings. If you are working in a space shared with other people such as a cashier at a retail store, getting a haircut, or you might be under the weather wear one.
Also, there needs to be protection against discrimination against the disabled. Expecting a severely autistic person to wear a facemask is an absurd prospect due to sensory issues. A Wal-Mart in Riverside also faced negative backlash on this issue recently when they turned away a customer with a disabled adult child.
Simply tossing your coverings due to guidelines from San Bernardino and Riverside County is not a good idea, but we should be tactful in how we interact with society.
I have had a weird experience with my former employer who flouted so many labor law regulations during my tenure before I was laid off in her process to relocate to Texas where the land is affordable, and the labor regulations are paper thin.
One of the issues is dealing with the policy where you need to clock out to get a drink of water or use the restroom from my former employer. This issue was one that was not part of my state complaint because I did not see any regulations in state law, but I realized that there was relevance in federal regulations in the Fair Labor Standards Act where breaks under 20 minutes are covered.
There is a case that was dealt with in 2017 called Acosta versus American Future Systems which had a similar situation where they allowed for unpaid “flex time” for employees to use the restroom, get a drink of water or have a smoke. If an employee is abusing the regulations of the FLSA where restroom breaks that should take three minutes end up being sixteen minutes or the water breaks are too frequent then an employer should discipline or terminate the employee instead of denying the lost time that the employee is clocking out for. The case made it where policies American Future Systems used were illegal contrary to FLSA rules.
The tragedy was that our Surpreme Court of the United States denied the request to hear this case nationwide in May of 2018, but they let the decision stand for the local circuit.
I appreciate employers who allow for reasonable restroom breaks once or twice a day separate from the paid breaks California requires, but not all employers are sensible creatures. This leads to the case of the need for regulation.
I am thinking that the Department of Labor blew me off because I am not a resident of the states that are part of the third judicial circuit where the decision is moot where I live. However, I do not have the money to bring a case all the way to the ninth circuit. So, I am looking for one of our Democratic Party members of congress in California to carry a bill to codify the decision from the third circuit nationwide.