No Evidence Of Russian Technical Interference

Lynch Slips—Admits There’s No Evidence Of ‘Technical Interference’ From Russian Gov’t In Election

“Fortunately, we didn’t see …”

The United States intelligence community has no evidence that the Russian government interfered with voting machines used in the 2016 election, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch contended Thursday.

Speaking in Washington D.C. at a Politico event, Lynch explained that the United States intelligence community had been investigating who was responsible for hacking for months. While government agencies were apprehensive about publicly disclosing their findings, they ultimately concluded Russia was responsible for infiltrating both the Democratic National Committee and the email account of top Clinton aides.

“This was a grave concern to us, so we began in the summer to look at what we could say publicly about this issue, and that is why you saw the intelligence community release its report in October, before the election, Letting the American people know that the intelligence community had determined that Russia was behind the hacks [of the DNC] itself,” Lynch said.

WikiLeaks published the DNC messages in July and the Podesta messages in October. The messages revealed efforts by DNC officials to rig the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton’s rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders. Former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign after leaked emails evidenced her effort to undermine Sanders.

When asked about what the government is doing to maintain confidence in the election process, Lynch said maintaining fair and honest electoral system “is an ongoing process.”

“We’ve been talking about this now for some time since the summer when we began the investigation into the hacks of the DNC and the DCCC and trying to ascertain who was behind that,” she explained. “There’s a number of things we do, a lot of which we talk about publicly, a lot of which we don’t talk about publicly in terms of just investigation and the responses that we have.”

The federal government actively and thoroughly worked prior to Election Day to protect the electoral system and found no evidence of Russian interference.

“The Department of Homeland Security was involved in reaching out to every state to make sure that they had access to every resource they needed to protect the state electoral system as well,” she said. “Fortunately, we didn’t see the sort of technical interference that I know people had concerns about, also, in terms of voting machines and the like.”

 

 

While the Obama administration continues to allege Russian hackers infiltrated the Democratic National Committee and the email account of top Clinton aide John Podesta, WikiLeaks associate Craig Murray claimed Wednesday that he received leaked Clinton campaign emails from a “disgusted” Democrat whistleblower.

“Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,” Murray, a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and a close acquaintance of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, told Daily Mail. “The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.”

The leakers were motivated by “disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders,” he said. “I don’t understand why the CIA would say the information came from Russian hackers when they must know that isn’t true. Regardless of whether the Russians hacked into the DNC, the documents WikiLeaks published did not come from that.”

President-elect Donald Trump has raised doubts about the reports claiming Russia is responsible for the email leaks, claiming it is an “excuse” by Democrats to explain Clinton’s November loss.

DOJ-v-FBI* Round Two

Loretta Lynch Issued Dire Warning to James Comey Before He Re-Launched Clinton Email Investigation: ABC


Attorney General Loretta Lynch and senior officials at the U.S. Department of Justice reportedly made it “abundantly clear” to FBI Director James Comey that they didn’t want him to inform Congress of the agency’s relaunched investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email use.

Lynch objected to the disclosure and urged him to follow DOJ protocol to avoid actions that could influence the outcome of a presidential election, ABC News reported, citing sources with knowledge of the situation.

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Comey didn’t listen.

The Hillary Clinton campaign was blindsided on Friday by the letter Comey sent to Congress, which revealed new emails had been uncovered that appear to be “pertinent” to their investigation. The new evidence was reportedly found during the FBI’s investigation into disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal. Officials seized electronic devices belonging to Weiner and his wife, longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Read the letter Comey sent to lawmakers below:

Image Credit: FBI

Image Credit: FBI

The FBI director is an employee of the Justice Department, therefore, he surely knew directly defying Lynch would be a bold — and even risky — move.

An unidentified source told ABC News some officials felt the disclosure was uncalled for because “no one knows if ”there is any ‘there’ there” yet. Comey argued he felt an obligation to inform Congress because he had testified that the investigation had been completed.

FBI Director James Comey – Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

FBI Director James Comey – Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The Clinton campaign has attempted to put the burden onto the FBI to disclose more information on the materials they are examining.

“It’s extraordinary that we would see something like this just 11 days out from a presidential election,” Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said in a statement. “The Director owes it to the American people to immediately provide full details of what he is now examining. We are confident this will not produce any conclusions different f rom the one the FBI reached in July.”

Clinton echoed Podesta’s statement the day before, claiming she had no idea what new information the FBI might be reviewing.

“Right now, your guess is as good as mine — and I don’t think that’s good enough,” she told reporters during a late press conference on Friday.

Clinton faces fresh scrutiny over her controversial private email use just 11 days from Election Day.

World Over EXCLUSIVE – Donald J. Trump with Raymond Arroyo

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Trump to EWTN: Clinton ‘has to do more than apologize’ to Catholics

 

DORAL, Fla., October 28, 2016 (LifeSiteNews)Anti-Catholic prejudice among Clinton campaign staffers revealed in hacked emails is indicative of the candidate herself and she should apologize, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo.

The GOP candidate sat down with the Catholic media network’s lead anchor and news director on his World Over program two weeks out from what likely has been the most contentious election in modern history, reiterating his pledge to appoint pro-life Supreme Court judges, uphold religious liberty, and repeal the Johnson Amendment.

Trump also identified with Arroyo the point when he had his change of heart on abortion.

And Trump told Arroyo were he Catholic, he could no longer associate with a fellow Catholic who voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton.

“Terrible,” is how Trump described the derogatory email conversations involving Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta and Director of Communications Jennifer Palmieri, as Arroyo primed a question for Trump with specifics of the scandal.

“Now that’s her staff,” Arroyo said, asking Trump, “Is she guilty of that, should she apologize?”

“It’s her, yeah, it’s her,” Trump responded quietly as Arroyo concluded the question. “It’s her.”

“She should apologize, I think she has to do more than apologize,” Trump stated, before again stressing that Clinton’s staff reflects her stance. “No, that’s her thinking, that’s her staff.”

“Frankly if any Catholic votes for Hillary Clinton,” he continued, “you know, I would say if I were a Catholic I wouldn’t be talking to them anymore.”

In WikiLeaks email dumps from earlier this month, Clinton campaign staffers Podesta and Palmieri, both former presidents of the leftist Center for American Progress (CAP), and both Catholic, were shown engaged in email discussions with liberal activists where Catholicism is smeared as “severely backward,” and “a middle ages dictatorship,” and conservative Catholics’ beliefs are badmouthed as “an amazing bastardization of the faith.”

In the emails, CAP Senior Fellow John Halpin ridicules News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Robert Thompson for raising their kids Catholic. Palmieri says conservative Catholics are attracted to the faith because “they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion,” and Podesta admits to actively working to provoke a liberal Catholic revolt against the U.S. Bishops.

The anti-Catholic statements by Clinton’s staffers do reflect on her, Trump told Arroyo in the interview that aired October 27, and she bears responsibility.

“She’s been terrible in what she’s said and her thoughts toward Catholics,” he said. “And to evangelicals, she was mocking evangelicals also.”

“So you say why would an evangelical or a Catholic, and almost, you could say anybody of faith, but in particular because they were mentioned, evangelicals and Catholics, why would they vote for Hillary Clinton?” Trump asked. “And how could they vote for Hillary Clinton?”

“But that’s her speaking,” Trump said. “Believe me.”

Arroyo clarified the anti-Catholic conversations were among her current staffers, and asked whether this regardless reveals a mindset in the administration.

“Well, it’s her staff,” Trump replied, “but I think it’s her, yeah, sure. I mean this is a top person in her campaign, I think it reveals her, yes.”

Catholics have called for an apology from Clinton, including New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and for her to fire Podesta. Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput condemned the Clinton campaign as well for the “contemptuously ant-Catholic” emails.

Many polls suggest a tight race between Trump and Clinton, though crowd turnout at rallies for the respective campaigns indicates significant enthusiasm for the Trump-Pence ticket.

Arroyo pointed out that he has invited Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine to appear on his program and remains in contact with them in the event either decides to take him up on the invitation.

He asked Trump in the interview about various allegations of sexual assault made toward him, along with lewd comments Trump made in 2005 caught by a hot microphone, both adding to questions of his regard for women.

Trump told Arroyo that the sexual assault charges were unfounded and had been debunked, and that the taped comments consisted of locker room talk that he has admitted to and for which he has apologized.

He also restated his position when asked that refugees entering the U.S. must be properly vetted to ensure Americans were not put at further risk of Islamic terrorism.

The Trump interview with Arroyo came as tensions remain high in a brutal campaign with lots of ugliness, including a testy dual appearance with the candidates last week at the Al Smith Catholic Charities fundraising dinner in New York, prompting a crescendo of past and present calls to end the tradition of political candidates speaking at the event.

Trump had reiterated his pro-life position and support for religious liberty at the dinner, stating in his concluding remarks that the opposing political camps could agree on “the need to stand up to anti-Catholic bias, to defend religious liberty, and to create a culture that celebrates life.”

Clinton did not acknowledge the anti-Catholic bias in her campaign staffers’ emails when she spoke before the Catholic crowd at the Al Smith dinner, instead invoking Pope Francis and running mate Kaine having been educated by Jesuits. Clinton also subtly reminded the Catholic crowd of her opposition to fundamental Church principles such as abortion by saying, “We need to get better at finding ways to disagree on matters of policy.”

Some have questioned Trump’s commitment to life, despite repeated strong commitments to appoint pro-life Supreme Court justices and Trump making the most fervent statements against abortion ever by a presidential candidate during the final presidential debate, with the business mogul having supported legal abortion in the past.

The issue was raised by Arroyo in the EWTN interview, when Arroyo asked Trump at what moment he’d had his pro-life conversion.

“Yes, I’m pro-life,” Trump said, then sharing that he’d known a couple with an unexpected pregnancy where there was strong disagreement between them.

“One wanted to abort and the other said, “We can’t do that, we’re not going to do that,” he recalled.

“Anyway, they had the baby, a long time ago, and the baby is, such a magnificent person, who I know, a magnificent person,” Trump said. “And the person that was actually pro-choice is now pro-life because of it. And it had a big effect on me.”

He explained that he has seen other examples, but this one stood out. Arroyo then queried whether the change of heart on life for Trump was a personal one, to which Trump agreed, saying many had made that personal change, including Ronald Reagan.

“I made the personal change and I’m very happy with it,” Trump said.

Asked about the Obamacare contraceptive mandate and religious liberty, Trump criticized the state of religious freedom in the U.S., decrying how people of faith are being persecuted.

He went on to share how he learned about the effects of the Johnson Amendment from pastors scared to speak for fear of losing their tax-exempt status and said repealing the Amendment would be the most important thing he would do for religion.

“Our pastors and ministers should have the right to go out and speak their minds,” Trump stated. “These are the people we respect and they’re actually precluded from speaking their mind.”

Arroyo wrapped up remarking that Trump had identified himself as the leader of a movement, and by asking the Republican nominee which issues the party will face as part of that movement, no matter the election’s outcome.

Trump listed Obamacare, jobs, rebuilding the military, support for veterans, the Second Amendment and a strong border, but the top issue, he said, is the Supreme Court.

Pro-life and family supporters recognize that not ceding balance in the high court is crucial for protecting life and religious liberty.

“There are many issues,” he said. “The biggest issue right now is the judges, Supreme Court judges.”

The Trump interview with Raymond Arroyo will be broadcast on EWTN again Sunday, October 30, at 7 p.m. EDT and again Monday, October 31 at 10 p.m. EDT. The interview is also available on YouTube.

Cover Up is the Norm

WikiLeaks Confirms: Hillary Clinton and Her Campaign Acknowledge Massive Email Cover-Up!

The John Podesta emails released by WikiLeaks are providing endless, career-ending bombshells. Here we have the Center for American Progress Neera Tanden (a long-time Clinton advisor) asked Hillary-insiders Cheryl Mills and David Kendall just why emails weren’t turned over sooner.

Tanden, who defends Clinton every day on television, answered her question: “i guess I know the answer. they wanted to get away with it.”

The cover-up is real, and even Team Hillary knows it!

Here is the WikiLeaks emails, where Team Hillary discusses the massive coverup:

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It appears that Hillary’s inner circle kept some of their other advisors – including Podesta – outside the loop. But it’s hilarious to see Neera acknowledge that a coverup is to be expected from Hillary Clinton.

“Something isn’t adding up.”

Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.

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Obama held all of this until his term was almost over.
The fee also for Medicare goes up something close to $237 a month per person starting next year.
IMPORTANT ACTION INFORMATION FOR NOVEMBER, 2016, VOTE Medicare  at  age 76!
If you don’t read this, and do nothing about it, don’t complain when it affects you or your loved ones!  This is the second Judge to have read the Obama Care document comments.  More highlights of Nancy’s “pass it and then find out what’s in the bill”!  Show this to everyone nearing the ripe old age of 76.  These are just a few of the things that we seniors are going to have to deal with which started in 2014. 
MEDICARE AT AGE 76, IMPORTANT PLEASE READ – ANYONE WHO DOUBTS THIS IS TRUE CAN DOWNLOAD THE NEW OBAMACARE AND LOOK UP THE PAGES 
MENTIONED.  THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING…. 
THIS should be read by everyone, especially important to those over 75……. If you are younger, then it may apply to your parents.  Your hospital Medicare admittance has just changed under ObamaCare.
You must be admitted by your primary Physician in order for Medicare to pay for it!  If you are admitted by an emergency room doctor, it is treated as outpatient care where hospital costs are not covered.  This is only the tip of the iceberg for Obama Care. 

Just wait to see what else went into effect in
 2014. YOU ARE NOT GOING TO LIKE THIS… At age 76, when you most need it most, you are NOT eligible for cancer treatment…

* see page 272.  What Nancy Pelosi didn’t want us to know 
until after the healthcare bill was passed.  Remember, she 
said, “We have to pass the Bill so that we can see what’s in 
it.”
 Well, here it is.
Obama Care Highlighted by Page Number THE CARE BILL HB 3200 JUDGE KITHIL IS THE 2ND OFFICIAL WHO HAS OUTLINED THESE PARTS OF THE CARE BILL.
Judge KITHIL of Marble Falls, TX highlighted the most egregious pages of HB3200.  Please read this…… especially the reference to pages 58 & 59.  JUDGE KITHIL wrote:
Page 50/section 152:  The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.
*** Page 58 and 59:  The government will have real-time access to an individual’s bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.***
Page 65/section 164:  The plan will be subsidized (by the 
government) for all union members, union retirees and for 
community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – ACORN).
Page 203/line 14-15:  The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax.  (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)
Page 241 and 253:  Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors’ fees.
Page 272. section 1145:  Cancer hospital will ration 
care according to the patient’s age.
Page 317 and 321:  The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.
Page 425, line 4-12:  The government mandates advance-care planning consultations.  Those on Social Security will be required to attend an “end-of-life planning” seminar every five years. (Death counseling..)
Page 429, line 13-25:  The government will specify 
which doctors can write an end-of-life order.
 HAD ENOUGH????  Judge Kithil then goes on to identify:  
“Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not apply to members of Congress.
No wonder they did not see the need to read it….doesn’t apply to them!!! 
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED TO STAND UP TO WASHINGTON 

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TRUMP’S ANTI-CORRUPTION TO-DO LIST

1. Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on members of Congress 

2. Hiring freeze on federal employees to reduce the workforce through attrition 

3. Requirement to eliminate two federal regulations for every new one 

4. Five-year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists 

5. Lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying for foreign governments 

6. Complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections 

TRUMP’S PLEDGES ON IMMIGRATION AND ‘RULE OF LAW’

1. Cancel Obama’s ‘unconstitutional’ executive actions, memoranda and orders

2. Pick a conservative replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia 

3. Cancel all federal funding to ‘sanctuary cities’ that harbor illegal immigrants

4. Begin removing the 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the U.S., and cancel visas to countries that won’t repatriate them 

5. Suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where incoming people can’t be properly vetted.

Presents 100-Day Plan To Make America Great Again – For Everyone

– October 22, 2016 –

DONALD J. TRUMP DELIVERS GROUNDBREAKING CONTRACT FOR THE AMERICAN VOTER IN GETTYSBURG

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Presents 100-Day Plan To Make America Great Again – For Everyone

 

Gettysburg, PA: Today, in historic Gettysburg, PA, Donald J. Trump presented a game-changing plan for his first 100 days in office. This revolutionary “Contract with the American Voter” will ensure that America’s economy is revitalized and citizens are protected.

 

“I’m not a politician, and have never wanted to be one. But when I saw the trouble our country was in, I knew I couldn’t stand by and watch any longer. Our country has been so good to me, I love our country, I felt I had to act,” said Mr. Trump in his address.

 

“Change has to come from outside this broken system. The fact that the Washington establishment has tried so hard to stop our campaign is only more proof that our campaign represents the kind of change that only arrives once in a lifetime,” he continued.

 

“I am asking the American people to rise above the noise and the clutter of our broken politics, and to embrace that great faith and optimism that has always been the central ingredient in the American character. I am asking you to dream big.

 

“What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again. It is a contract between Donald J. Trump and the American voter – and begins with restoring honesty, accountability and change to Washington,” he concluded.

 

DONALD J. TRUMP CONTRACT WITH THE AMERICAN VOTER

“Therefore, on the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC:

  • FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress;
  • SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health);
  • THIRD, a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated;
  • FOURTH, a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service;
  • FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government;
  • SIXTH, a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.

On the same day, I will begin taking the following seven actions to protect American workers:

  • FIRST, I will announce my intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205
  • SECOND, I will announce our withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • THIRD, I will direct my Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator
  • FOURTH, I will direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately
  • FIFTH, I will lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.
  • SIXTH, lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward
  • SEVENTH, cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure

Additionally, on the first day, I will take the following five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law:

  • FIRST, cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama
  • SECOND, begin the process of selecting a replacement for Justice Scalia from one of the 20 judges on my list, who will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States
  • THIRD, cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities
  • FOURTH, begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back
  • FIFTH, suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur. All vetting of people coming into our country will be considered extreme vetting.

Next, I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration:

1. Middle Class Tax Relief And Simplification Act. An economic plan designed to grow the economy 4% per year and create at least 25 million new jobs through massive tax reduction and simplification, in combination with trade reform, regulatory relief, and lifting the restrictions on American energy. The largest tax reductions are for the middle class. A middle-class family with 2 children will get a 35% tax cut. The current number of brackets will be reduced from 7 to 3, and tax forms will likewise be greatly simplified. The business rate will be lowered from 35 to 15 percent, and the trillions of dollars of American corporate money overseas can now be brought back at a 10 percent rate.

2. End The Offshoring Act Establishes tariffs to discourage companies from laying off their workers in order to relocate in other countries and ship their products back to the U.S. tax-free.

3. American Energy & Infrastructure Act. Leverages public-private partnerships, and private investments through tax incentives, to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over 10 years. It is revenue neutral.

4. School Choice And Education Opportunity Act. Redirects education dollars to gives parents the right to send their kid to the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home school of their choice. Ends common core, brings education supervision to local communities. It expands vocational and technical education, and make 2 and 4-year college more affordable.

5. Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act. Fully repeals Obamacare and replaces it with Health Savings Accounts, the ability to purchase health insurance across state lines, and lets states manage Medicaid funds. Reforms will also include cutting the red tape at the FDA: there are over 4,000 drugs awaiting approval, and we especially want to speed the approval of life-saving medications.

6. Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act. Allows Americans to deduct childcare and elder care from their taxes, incentivizes employers to provide on-site childcare services, and creates tax-free Dependent Care Savings Accounts for both young and elderly dependents, with matching contributions for low-income families.

7. End Illegal Immigration Act Fully-funds the construction of a wall on our southern border with the full understanding that the country Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such wall; establishes a 2-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering the U.S. after a previous deportation, and a 5-year mandatory minimum for illegally re-entering for those with felony convictions, multiple misdemeanor convictions or two or more prior deportations; also reforms visa rules to enhance penalties for overstaying and to ensure open jobs are offered to American workers first.

8. Restoring Community Safety Act. Reduces surging crime, drugs and violence by creating a Task Force On Violent Crime and increasing funding for programs that train and assist local police; increases resources for federal law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors to dismantle criminal gangs and put violent offenders behind bars.

9. Restoring National Security Act. Rebuilds our military by eliminating the defense sequester and expanding military investment; provides Veterans with the ability to receive public VA treatment or attend the private doctor of their choice; protects our vital infrastructure from cyber-attack; establishes new screening procedures for immigration to ensure those who are admitted to our country support our people and our values

10. Clean up Corruption in Washington Act. Enacts new ethics reforms to Drain the Swamp and reduce the corrupting influence of special interests on our politics.

On November 8th, Americans will be voting for this 100-day plan to restore prosperity to our economy, security to our communities, and honesty to our government.

This is my pledge to you.

And if we follow these steps, we will once more have a government of, by and for the people.”