The following is a transcript of the first segment of the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Great to be together.
We got a really interesting interview coming up with my friend Armstrong Williams. Armstrong Williams is a… well, he’s a, he’s an American original. He owns a couple of television stations, maybe more than the couple, three or four.
He has his own television program, nationally syndicated on Sinclair television stations and also does a local show in the Washington, DC, area.
Was a close personal friend, is a close personal friend of Ben and Candy Carson played a role in Ben Carson’s campaign for president and worked in the Reagan administration. Anyway, fascinating guy, happens to be African American if you don’t know him by name. Armstrong Williams.
We’ll talk to him about the nature of what’s happening in this country coming up in a few moments. So look forward to that.
Again, it’s Ed Martin. Great to be together. It’s the Pro America Report. Please visit ProAmericaReport.com, ProAmericaReport.com. Tune in there.
Go over there and sign up for the Daily email. And also all these great interviews we’re doing. We’ll also talk in a few moments about classical education with Jeremy Tate, an interesting man, about what’s happening in education.
As I said to someone about this, I think the education issue is so top of mind for people, both in terms of the say, 1776 verses 1619, you know, which is America?
But also now we have it in California, Governor Newsom has said every student that goes to school must wear a mask, even though the CDC says students don’t have to wear masks.
So what’s going on here? I thought you’re supposed to follow the science if you’re a Liberal Democrat? But we’ll find out more about that in a moment. All right.
Here’s the phrase I want to use with you for today’s what you need to know. The Daily WYNK. It’s this. What are they hiding? What are they hiding? And I’ll tell you a little secret.
I’m over in Phoenix, Arizona. I’m in Maricopa County on some business, and I am over here. And in the next, I don’t know, 24 to 48 hours, you’re going to see a lot more information about Maricopa County and the 2,020 election.
You’re starting to see more information come out about the Fulton County, Georgia, election. And Here’s the question.
This was posed to me by none other than General Michael Flynn. He said, What are they hiding? Why is it that people are fighting so vociferously against audits? What is it about people having doubts about an election that is making the left go crazy?
Joe Biden travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to say that efforts to pass laws that ensure election integrity are the greatest threat to America since the Civil War. What is it? What are they hiding? What exactly are they hiding? Have you wondered?
We already have the public admission. They were bragging about it in Time Magazine about a bunch of activists who were paid and it was well funded to do what they called, “fortifying the election,” which included hundreds of thousands of lawyers and efforts to change the laws and have governors change the rules and adjust the signature verification, change the pickups for ballot boxes, these so-called drop boxes, all this kind of stuff.
They bragged about all that. Now they say it’s legal. They say it’s legal and necessary to increase the ability of people to vote. And yet if you’re someone like Governor Abbott of Texas and the Texas legislature who are saying, Hey, we’re going to pass some laws to protect the integrity because we’re worried about it somehow, you’re the ones that are wrong.
My point here is, what are they hiding? Why not audit the elections? I am not in the group that says that I can see how anything could be changed because the Constitution operated.
When you look at the Constitution, it had a system. And unless we can find out that there’s wrongdoing of such a size and scope, and maybe that’s what they’re afraid of. But right now, Let’s get to the bottom of it.
Fully, fully 75% of Republicans believe the 2020 election was off base and close to 58% of Democrats in one poll at least have said that they’re worried about the election in 2020. Something was done wrong.
In other words, we have a voter confidence problem. We have a problem with confidence in our election system. Why not address that? What are they hiding? And what I’m hearing out of Maricopa County… and there’ll be a hearing.
I think it’s Thursday morning. There’ll be a major hearing of the state Senate of Arizona, that has commissioned the audit, is going to have a hearing. And what they’ve found is significant irregularities. Is it a sign of crime? Nobody’s saying that yet. Is it a sign of fraud? Can’t be sure that yet.
But what in a systematic audit of the balance? We’re talking 2.1 million registered… I think it’s 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County. It’s a big, big county. Phoenix and the surrounding areas. So we’re talking about a major undertaking.
And as they’ve audited it, they’ve got some regularities and nobody knows yet what that means. But what are they hiding? If anybody has children or anybody just has friends or colleagues? If someone won’t answer the question, gets defensive, starts to push me.
You just say, what are they hiding? It could be nothing. Let me be the first to say it could be nothing. It could be just that they’re annoyed that they don’t want to have to go through this.
But Joe Biden, the President of the United States, is going up to Philadelphia to give a canned speech, calling it the greatest threat to America since the Civil War. Then he finishes and he goes back to the White House. And I think he signed either an executive order or he just put out a Press release that said, I’m directing the Department of Justice to investigate any States that are passing laws to protect election integrity.
Now, Here’s where we get into a little bit. Let’s be adults about it. If you’re saying I want a Photo ID for elections, are you saying that you want to stop some people from voting?
Well, most people that say Photo ID requirement for elections would say everybody should have a Photo ID anyway. So Let’s help them get one. But even if you assume that there’s some people that won’t be able to vote, that still isn’t….
That’s not a reason automatically that the law is unjust or improper, right? I mean, we do have laws that say 15 year olds can’t vote. Why are 15 year olds not allowed to vote? 15 year olds can go to the store, they can go to the movies, they can go to school.
Or even better, I make it 17 year olds. Why can’t a 17 year old who can have a driver’s license, who can get a job… they’re not allowed to vote? And the reason why is because we pass laws and the laws are designed to have a system work.
The system will work with the maximum integrity and the maximum effectiveness, and they make decisions. So is it really true in 2021 that laws that protect integrity of elections?
Or, Let’s say differently, a law that a state passes that they want to pass for election integrity includes a photo ID… Is it true, therefore, that that is somehow a threat to our nation, akin to the Civil War?
And by the way, the Supreme Court said last week by a six to 3 of majority, that you can pass these kinds of laws. So what’s happening here? And what’s happening here is I’ve told you before, is we’re watching the narrative machine try to tell people what’s false is true and what’s true is false.
So the narrative machine is trying to say, Oh, my gosh, we have Republicans in States like Texas that are passing these incredibly difficult laws. They’re so hard and they’re mean, and they affect African Americans and America’s a racist country and white supremacy, etcetera, etcetera.
We’re going to investigate using the power of big government. And if you’re normal America, you’re out there working or whatever. That’s all you hear. Maybe you think it’s true, especially if it’s about a thousand times you’ve been told it.
But if you actually look at it and you’re in Texas, you say we’ve had irregularities. Dallas County had a bunch of problems. We’ve had problems with illegals, especially because the border so porous. So porous.
And we’re gonna have some Photo ID requirements and other requirements, and we think that will be the most effective way to control our elections, to protect our elections. That’s what America allows. That’s the system.
And what are they hiding? What are they hiding that they’re protesting so hard? So I will say again what I’ve said before, and that is when. And if the Republicans ever get control of the House or Senate, they should immediately form a select committee like Pelosi did for January sixth.
And they should have the Select committee put out subpoenas and get to the bottom of the 2020 election. Again, if you don’t want to believe that there’s any way to change the election, fine. I’ll agree with you for now, but at least Let’s get to the bottom of it.
Because until we get to the bottom of it, when somebody’s acting paranoid and they look like they’re hiding something, it makes you want to get to the bottom of it even more. And then let’s find out. And then let’s make a judgment. Seems like the best thing we can do.
And it’s for two reasons, right? One, if somebody did something wrong, hold them accountable. And two, if you do, number one, get to the bottom of it, hold people accountable. Then number two, you get people that are more confident in the election system, which is a goal of our patio part that is a goal of our participatory democracy.