Don Blankenship Files Federal Lawsuit Against Media, Senate Leadership for Defamation

Don Blankenship: American Competitionist

UNITED STATES OFFICIALS ENCOURAGED MEDIA TO DEFAME A CANDIDATE FOR US SENATE

Today Thursday March 14, 2019 my attorneys filed on my behalf a lawsuit against Fox News, Fox News Legal Expert Judge Napolitano, CNN, MSNBC, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and others.  The lawsuit is a defamation claim.  The suit makes clear that the purpose of Fox and other major media outlets defaming me was to impact the outcome of the May 2018 Republican Primary Election in West Virginia.

The lawsuit also makes clear that the purposeful and illegal defamation was carried out as a result of collusion with and encouragement from Republican government officials.

We allege that the defamation was planned by Republican United States Senators, members of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and perhaps others before my Senate Primary.  The plan apparently included the development of a “menu list of items to stop Blankenship” from winning the West Virginia Republican Primary.  We allege that meetings were initiated by Republican Leaders over concern that I would win the election for the Republican nomination for the West Virginia US Senate Seat.  During the lead-up to the May 8, 2018 Primary, the Defendants repeatedly called me a “convicted felon”.  Judge Napolitano stated that I was convicted of ‘manslaughter’.

Of note, is that I have never been convicted of a felony, much less of manslaughter.  I was found guilty of only a misdemeanor on December 3, 2015.  The Obama Department of Justice cheated in every way imaginable to convict me of false felony charges and they failed to do so.  Major media outlets throughout the United States, including defendants in this case, reported at the time that I was convicted of only a “misdemeanor”.  Some also later reported that I was sent to prison for a “misdemeanor”.  Additionally, I made clear in the nationally televised Fox debate that I was sent to prison for a “misdemeanor”.  In other words, we know that the defendants knew and even reported that I was convicted of a “misdemeanor” and not a “felony”, at the time of the conviction.

Mitch McConnell and other United States Senators expressed to the national press that they did not want me to win the election.  The possibility of my winning became big news even nationally.  In reaction to my possibly winning the election a Political Action Committee apparently controlled by Senator Mitch McConnell launched a one million three hundred thousand dollar negative and false ad campaign against me.  However, in the words of the media, I continued to “surge” toward the lead in the race.  In fact, I took the lead in most polls including polls taken by my opponents.

The Republican Party panicked and asked the media for help.  First up to help the Republican Party Leaders defeat me was Judge Napolitano, a New Jersey Judge, who was well acquainted with Patrick Morrisey.  New Jersey Attorney Morrisey had presented cases in Judge Napolitano’s courtroom on multiple occasions.  On April 25, 2018 Napolitano appeared on the Fox program “Outnumbered”.  He said that I was “sent to prison for manslaughter”

My campaign manager immediately informed Napolitano that I had never been convicted of a felony nor had I ever gone to prison for manslaughter.   Both Fox and Napolitano failed to retract or correct the statement prior to the election.  Napolitano, two weeks after the election admitted he was wrong in saying that I was a “felon” but he never made mention of his reference to “manslaughter”.   Others on Fox including Neil Cavuto and Stephanie Hamill also told their viewing audiences that I was a felon in the days leading up to the election.  Commentators on CNN and MSNBC, among others, and journalists working for the Washington Post and others, made the same defamatory comments.

The ability of government officials to control America’s national media was evident.  We have documented not only dozens of media statements saying “Blankenship is a felon” in the days leading up to the election but also afterward when I was attempting to gain access to the fall ballot as a Constitution Party candidate.  It is obvious that calling me a felon at these times had as its purpose preventing me from becoming a United States Senator and depriving West Virginia voters of a fair election.  The purpose is made even more clear by the fact that we have yet to find a single time that the national media called me a “felon” prior to and just before the election.  The felon statements were all made after United States government officials began to express concern that I would win the race.

The public needs to be aware that major media outlets are often owned by mega size American corporations.  As just one example, AT&T which most Americans think of as being in the telephone business owns CNN.  If these companies are allowed to own television networks whose reporters purposefully slander candidates for the United States Senate they need to be held responsible for corrupting federal elections.  Fox, the Washington Post, and their individual employees are very influential in the public arena and they must be severely punished when they cause American elections to be corrupted.   Particularly, when they are encouraged by United States government officials to do so.

The public and the Department of Justice also need to take a close look at other matters related to the 2018 West Virginia Republican Primary race for US Senate.  Matters the DOJ should at least consider investigating include among others whether political meetings were illegally held in US government buildings.  They should also investigate whether the delay in invalidating my clearly corrupt misdemeanor conviction was related to Republican efforts to “stop Blankenship” from becoming a US Senator.

Perhaps the most ominous thing needing investigation is why my efforts to invalidate my misdemeanor conviction were stalled just before the election.  Then, why shortly after the election my efforts to get the conviction invalidated were delayed again and again as the case was moved to Mitch McConnell’s home state of Kentucky.  Later it was moved to the Department of Justice office in Ohio. As of now it has been on the desk of a federal Magistrate Judge for three and a half months.

There is much more to all this that I will not mention here.  You can bet that the defendants in this case will fight hard to defend their actions and will deny the truth.  But this lawsuit raises very serious issues.  Collusion among government officials and the national media to corrupt a federal election is as serious as Russian collusion to do the same.

In my opinion, such matters of government dishonesty represent the single biggest risk to our county’s survival.

Paid for by Don Blankenship
Copyright © 2019 Mr. Don Blankenship, All rights reserved.

Spring 2019 National Committee Meeting

    MAKE YOUR PLANS FOR THE SPRING 2019
CONSTITUTION PARTY 
NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING IN
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN!

 

Keynote Speaker: Tom DeWeese

Tom DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.

A native of Ohio, he’s been a candidate for the Ohio Legislature, served as editor of two newspapers, and has owned several businesses since the age of 23. In 1989 Tom led the only privately-funded election-observation team to the Panamanian elections. In 2006 Tom was invited to Cambridge University to debate the issue of the United Nations before the Cambridge Union, a 200 year old debating society. Today he serves as Founder and President of the American Policy Center and editor of The DeWeese Report.

For 40 years Tom DeWeese has been a businessman, grassroots activist, writer and publisher. As such, he has always advocated a firm belief in man’s need to keep moving forward while protecting our Constitutionally-guaranteed rights.

 

 

MAY 3rd  – 8:00 a.m. through the May 4th

 

Location Information: 

Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport
5890 S Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
United States
Google map and directions

 

Lodging:

Room rate is $119.00 + tax per night. Reservations must be made by using this reservation link provided by the hotel. Should you run into an issue with reservations, contact Joan Castle at 901-481-5441. Rooms are available at the discounted rate for Thursday(2nd), Friday(3rd) and Saturday(4th) nights. The Deadline is April 19th but you should go ahead and reserve your room now if you plan to attend. They will not charge you now.

 

Registration Information:

Early registration for both National Committee Members and guests is $175.00 per person until April 19, after which registration will be $200.00. Registration includes a “meet and greet” with light supper Thursday evening, lunch and evening banquet on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday. You can register online HERE.

Registration is also available by mail or email by using this form here:
2019 FALL NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING REGISTRATION FORM.

 

National Committee Members:

To enjoy voting privileges, National Committee members must also pay their annual dues here.

 

Advancing the cause of Liberty… from the ground, up!

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“Every government degenerates
when trusted to the rulers of the people alone.
The people themselves,
therefore, are its only safe depositories…”
–Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Va., 1782.

Sweet, Sweet Victory in North Carolina!

Our candidate for county commissioner in Green County North Carolina, Jerry Jones was elected to office on November 6th.  His election is remarkable since we had barely gotten on the ballot in that state for the first time ever earlier this year. The race was a two way race and Jerry received 3,241 votes compared to his opponent who received 2,916. For our candidate to have won with 52.64% of the vote is exciting, to say the least. Not only that, but we had other candidates who also did remarkably well in their races nearly all of which were three way races.

 

In the few short months that the party has been on the ballot in North Carolina, that state now places 10th of all the states in Constitution Party registered voters.  The leadership in that state has been most impressive. Al Pisano and Kevin Hayes make a great team and were key players in us getting on the ballot and then finding good candidates to file for office in a very short time.

 

Over all, the party did well this election. We were the only minor party that maintained ballot position in all of the states that we ran candidates. This will enable us to focus on ballot access in other states in the next two years. All of the other parties did lose ballot access in some states which means that they have to re-qualify all over again to regain ballot status. The thanks for the party’s accomplishment goes to the state leaders who ran candidates for state wide office and garnered the required vote percentage to retain our ballot status.

 

In all we had candidates running for office in ten states. By adding up the top state wide race vote totals in each state (or in two cases the top US House race vote totals), our candidates received a combined total of over 388,000 votes. Those numbers will increase as the final vote tallies are tabulated in each of the states. Those candidates and their vote totals should be available for viewing shortly. Take some time to go onto the website and check those numbers out. A number of our candidates did exceptionally well.

 

It is interesting to note that Richard Winger reported that the vote total received this year by minor parties was the lowest vote total since 1982.  In view of this the Constitution party did well to hold its own.  We seemed to have bucked that trend.

 

Our webmaster reported to me that the number of hits on our national website hit an all time high on Monday November 5th and that record was exceeded the following day, which was the day of the General Election.  The vast majority of those who accessed the web site, spent most of their time on the party platform. That was very encouraging news and is an indication that it is our platform that draws people to the party. Paul does an impressive job with the web site.

 

In further recent news, I learned from Richard Winger of Ballot Access News that only the Constitution and Libertarians Parties gained in voter registration since the 2016 Election.  All other parties including the Republican and Democratic Parties declined in voter registration. Our voter registration totals increased by 14.98 % since 2016. That signifies that our message does appeal to the public.  We simply need to find better ways to communicate to the public that there is a party that supports and promotes their values.

 

My sincere thanks to so many of you who donated to the party to make this all possible.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Without your financial support we could have never achieved ballot access in North Carolina or New Mexico and we would not have been able to secure the required 2,000 signatures per candidate to get Terry Larson and Andrew Zuelke on the ballot in Wisconsin for Attorney General and State Treasurer respectively.

 

I look forward to great things happening in 2019 and 2020.

 

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Constitution Party

Fall 2018 National Committee Meeting

     FALL 2018 CONSTITUTION PARTY NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR DALLAS/ FT. WORTH!

NOVEMBER 16th through the 17th

CLICK HERE FOR FALL NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING REGISTRATION FORM

 

Keynote Speaker: Charles Key

Charles Key is the principal of Key Financial Services, an independent financial services firm specializing in Retirement, Financial Planning, and Insurance Services.  Charles has been helping individuals, families, retirees, and business owners reach their goals for 26 years using safe money concepts and common sense solutions to their financial planning needs.

He has lived in Oklahoma City for 51 years, has been an active member of local & national organizations, & specializes in “Safe Money Concepts & Solutions.”

Charles Key served in the Oklahoma Legislature for 18 years. Having served under both Democratic and Republican leadership, he has unique insight into the way state government really works. A life-long activist in the liberty movement, former State Rep. Key has been fighting for openness and transparency in government for over 30 years. One of his greatest personal achievements was passage of the Tenth Amendment Resolution which has now been adopted by over half of state legislatures in the union.

Charles Key was instrumental in the Grand Jury investigation into the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing of the Murrah Federal building and published a 600 page study about it, “The Final Report”  https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/16304-key-report-on-okc-bombing    Charles has appeared in over 600 programs in broadcast & print media on a variety of subjects.  Appearances include CBS News,  Fox News,  CNN,  Court TV,  Hannity & Colmes,  The O’Reilly Factor,  Michael Reagan, etc

 

NATIONAL COMMITTEE REGISTRATION DETAILS

 

Location:

Embassy Suites SOUTH DFW Airport

4650 West Airport Freeway

Irving, TX 75062

Phone 972-790-0093 (Please mention that you are with the Constitution Party for the $129.00 per night rate)

 

Date: 

Friday Nov 16th through Saturday Nov 17th

Hotel room rate $129.00 per night  (This is $20.00 less per night than at Denver)

Good through October 25, 2018

 

Online Registration – click HERE

$180.00 which includes all meals: ( lunch on Friday and Saturday.  Also included the banquet meal on Friday night.  A hot breakfast is also included the morning following each night’s stay). Snacks are served each night from 5:30 to 7:30 pm during the reception time.

Early bird registration of $180.00 is good through October 25th

Post Early Bird registration $200.00

 

 

More information about Charles Key

Licensing: Oklahoma Life, Health, Accident, Property & Casualty. (Regulated by the

Oklahoma Depart. of Insurance) securities licensed, series 6 & 63 1992-95 & 2003-06.

 

  • Old Surety Life Insurance Company 2006- present.
  • Served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives 1986-1998, 2006-2012
  • Oklahoma House: Chair of the Insurance Committee, Judiciary, Financial Services, Retirement, Commerce, Industry & Labor, Education, Corrections, Rules, Banking & Finance. Asst. Floor Leader, Minority Whip.
  • Executive Director of Fully Informed Jury Association
  • Delegate to China: American Council of Young Political Leaders (1987 & 2009)

Charles has four children and one granddaughter and one grandson. He and his wife Janice (a public school teacher for 10 years) are active members of Northwest Church of Christ.  He has served as a deacon and served on mission trips to India, Guyana and Australia.  He enjoys spending time with his family and backpacking and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.

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STOLEN GOVERNMENT

WHY YOUR REPRESENTATIVE CANNOT REPRESENT YOU,

AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.

By Charles Key

 

Outline

 

1: Representatives Cannot Represent

2: The Tyranny of the Rules

3: Protecting the Status Quo

4: How Good Legislators Go Bad

5: Government by the People – the Proposal for Open Government

6: Three Avenues for Change

7: Answering Objections

8: What Can I Do?

 

 

Abstract:

The person you elected to protect your interests and propose policy on your behalf has no assurance of being able to do anything because all the legislative power in the state is concentrated in the hands of the Senate President Pro Tempore (Pro Tempe) and the Speaker of the House of Representatives (Speaker).  It does not matter what our elected officials want to accomplish on our behalf.   The Pro Tempe and the Speaker meet in secret caucuses and in private offices to decide which bills to hear and which bills to kill.

 

I will outline for you one of the biggest reasons why representative government does not work as it once did. This problem exists in almost every state and in Congress. When you understand what this problem is, you will clearly see that it underlies many other issues, and that changing it will help make other reforms possible. I am going to teach you the step-by-step system you can use to fix this problem in your state. Once you see what needs to be done, you will be prepared to take action and remove a major barrier to true representative government.

 

 

 

Dr. Scott Bradley Discusses Constitutionality Of Missile Strike On Syria

In under 8 minutes Dr. Scott Bradley, PhD in Constitutional Law and 2016 Constitution Party VP Nominee, touches on the Constitutionality of the recent missile strike launched against Syria.

 

For those saying the President has the power to launch an attack:

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 of the Constitution of the United States:

[The Congress shall have Power To…] Declare war

Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 & 2 of the Constitution of the United States:

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur…

 

For those citing that Commander-In-Chief = ability to unilaterally launch attacks in which Americans are not in imminent danger:

Thomas Jefferson, in 1801 as President:

He was “unauthorized by the Constitution, without the sanction of Congress, to go beyond the line of defense.”

Federalist 69, Alexander Hamilton:

The President is to be the “commander-in-chief of the army and navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several States, when called into the actual service of the United States. He is to have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment; to recommend to the consideration of Congress such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; to convene, on extraordinary occasions, both houses of the legislature, or either of them, and, in case of disagreement between them with respect to the time of adjournment, to adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; to take care that the laws be faithfully executed; and to commission all officers of the United States.” In most of these particulars, the power of the President will resemble equally that of the king of Great Britain and of the governor of New York. The most material points of difference are these: — First. The President will have only the occasional command of such part of the militia of the nation as by legislative provision may be called into the actual service of the Union. The king of Great Britain and the governor of New York have at all times the entire command of all the militia within their several jurisdictions. In this article, therefore, the power of the President would be inferior to that of either the monarch or the governor. Second. The President is to be commander-in-chief of the army and navy of the United States. In this respect his authority would be nominally the same with that of the king of Great Britain, but in substance much inferior to it. It would amount to nothing more than the supreme command and direction of the military and naval forces, as first General and admiral of the Confederacy; while that of the British king extends to the declaring of war and to the raising and regulating of fleets and armies — all which, by the Constitution under consideration, would appertain to the legislature.1 The governor of New York, on the other hand, is by the constitution of the State vested only with the command of its militia and navy. But the constitutions of several of the States expressly declare their governors to be commanders-in-chief, as well of the army as navy; and it may well be a question, whether those of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, in particular, do not, in this instance, confer larger powers upon their respective governors, than could be claimed by a President of the United States.

 

For those insinuating that an Act, Treaty, Resolution, or international law warrants usurpation of the Constitution and carries the same weight as a Constitutional Amendment which changes the Constitution:

St. George Tucker, View of the Constitution of the United States:

Let it be supposed, for example, that the president and senate should stipulate by treaty with any foreign nation, that in case of war between that nation and any other, the United States should immediately declare against that nation: Can it be supposed that such a treaty would be so far the law of the land, as to take from the house of representatives their constitutional right to deliberate on the expediency or inexpediency of such a declaration of war, and to determine and act thereon, according to their own judgement?”

 

Also… James Madison, Constitutional Debates

Does it follow, because this power [treaty power] is given to Congress. That it is absolute and unlimited? I do not conceive that power is given to the President and Senate to dismember the empire, or to alienate any great, essential right. I do not think the whole legislative authority have this power. The exercise of the power must be consistent with the object of the delegation.”

 

And Thomas Jefferson, Manual of Parliamentary Practice:

“By the general power to make treaties, the Constitution must have intended to comprehend only those objects which are regulated by treaty and cannot be otherwise regulated. . . . It must have meant to except out of these rights reserved to the states, for surely the President and Senate cannot do by treaty what the whole government is interdicted from doing in any way.”

 

Obvious logical flaws with support for the strikes…

Who did it, with proof, please? – People are so convinced that Assad conducted the chemical weapon attacks. Why would he? Assad has changed the tide of the war over the past couple of years and has finally even been winning the P.R. War. None of this matters because it isn’t Constitutional, but there’s no logic behind an Assad attack.

But the innocent children!1. Don’t we hate when liberals demagogue and use the heart-wrenching, doomsday, or Alinskyite tactics? Why would conservatives resort to them? 2. We killed 4 innocent children in those strikes. If this provokes a war, how many of our children will die in a war that we have no business being in? 3. Millions of innocent AMERICAN children are murdered at the hands of Planned Parenthood. Where is the outcry regarding the genocide at home? Isn’t Trump’s daughter lobbying for PP now? Would there be rage if it were Planned Parenthood being attacked due to what they do to innocent children and women daily, or is that ok?

Was the United States in imminent danger? – Were we on the brink, with verifiable intelligence, of being attacked by Syria? Even if someone states that we were, intelligence informed us about WMD’s in Iraq, none there. They told us that Benghazi was caused by a video. Instead, our Intelligence agencies were running guns from Benghazi to Syrian rebels, aka TO ISIS!

Are we now siding with ISIS, against Christians? – It is common knowledge that Assad is fighting ISIS and has been protecting the persecuted Coptic Christians for quite some time. Are we not assisting ISIS by firing missiles on the Syrian military? Are we fighting against Christianity in the Middle East?

Ohhhhh the Hypocrisy! – Donald J. Trump in 2013 after a previous, supposed chemical weapon attack by Assad on his people via Twitter: “The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!”

 

 

Previous quotes and citations extracted from Dr. Bradley’s “To Preserve The Nation Webinars at http://www.freedomsrisingsun.com
Summers Mill Belton, TX

Constitution Party of Texas EC Meeting and State Conference

From the Constitution Party of Texas website:

 

When:
10 June 2017 all-day
Where:
Summers Mill Inn
7441 FM 1123
Belton, TX 76513
Contact:
Constitution Party of Texas (Daniel New)
254-785-2617

Our State Conference will be in Belton on June 10th, same venue as last year, Summers Mill Inn.

Jun 10 all-day

We have booked Summers Mill Inn for lodging for ten rooms for the night of June 9, and for the State Conference all day Saturday, the 10th of June.   Cost of the rooms are $96.12 apiece with all taxes included.  You can find a room in town at a nearby motel, for the night at that price or higher.

It is YOUR responsibility to book your room and pay for it – in advance.  I’ve asked them to pencil in these ten rooms as a guarantee, but as of today she still has a few empty rooms besides these.  After these it will be first-come, first-serve.

Call Summers Mill at (254) 939.6194, ask for Judy, have your credit card ready.  Or mail a check if you prefer.

Their website is http://summersmill.com/

Founded on Truth

How DO We Disestablish The U.S. Department Of Education?

Join the free 2017 conference call series focusing on the U.S. Department of Education, held by Founded On Truth.

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Dr. Peg Luksik

On February 7, Representative Thomas Massie introduced HR 899.  The bill is one sentence long and states that the U.S. Department of Education will be terminated on December 31, 2018.  Representative Massie’s bill is a vivid reminder of the fact that there is no Constitutional role for the federal government in education.

From Founded On Truth:

In response, our first 2017 conference call series will focus specifically on the US DOE.  In part one, Chairman Peg Luksik will explore how federal education dollars fit into overall education spending, including state and local dollars.
The conference will last no more than 30 minutes and will be available on the Founded on Truth web site for future playback.  Although there is no cost for attendance, donations are greatly appreciated.
So mark your calendars for

  • Tuesday February 28 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Dial in number 641-715-3580
  • Passcode 249850

And together, let’s begin to make the American vision of locally controlled schools a reality once again.