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March 2, 2021

Countdown to March 4 (QAnon and That 1871 Legislation)

Yesterday, we started looking at the latest aspect of the QAnon crazie - that part of "the plan" where Donald Trump is actually inaugurated on March 4.

In that blogpost we touched on legislation, passed in 1871, that's at the core of teh QAnon crazie.

In the event you're looking for a deeper explanation, there's this interview from KIRO in Seattle, Washington with that state's former Attorney General Rob McKenna (who, by the way, is a Republican):

Former state Attorney General Rob McKenna looked into the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871, which established D.C. as a corporation, and he says it does not completely subvert the Constitution.

“What a relief, right? It did not,” McKenna said. “It simply repealed the individual charters of the city of Washington and the city of Georgetown and established a new territorial government for the entire District of Columbia. By doing this, they created a single municipal government or municipal corporation, as municipalities are typically called.”


Now, as a consequence of this 1871 act, there are people who sincerely believe that whatever happened under the Constitution after that act is null and void.

“Right, because they claim that the act of 1871 didn’t just create a municipal corporation, it turned the quote ‘United States into a corporation,’ which apparently is secretly controlled by international bankers, and we’re actually owned by foreign entities as a result of that,” McKenna said. “But it means that any enactments after that date are not actually valid.”

Including the 20th Amendment which (among other things) moves the date of the end of each administration back from March 4 to January 20.

Ergo, the QAnon belief that March 4 is the day Trump rides back into DC, reestablishes freedom, drains the swamp, and executes all those pizzagate pedophiles in the Demoncrat party.

Here's the thing. IF that 1871 legislation invalidated everything after it (which it didn't but go with me here) and if all the Constitutional Amendments after that date are invalid (again, they're NOT) what other amendments do these QAnon-ers believe are invalid?

Here's a few:

  • 16th Amendment - The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
  • 19th Amendment -  The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
  • 24th Amendment -  The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

Before we proceed, let's talk about what a "poll tax" was. Here you go:

Begun in the 1890s as a legal way to keep African Americans from voting in southern states, poll taxes were essentially a voting fee. Eligible voters were required to pay their poll tax before they could cast a ballot. A “grandfather clause” excused some poor whites from payment if they had an ancestor who voted before the Civil War, but there were no exemptions for African Americans.

So what have we got for the QAnon/Sovereign Citizen crowd if all the constitutional amendments after 1871 are invalid?

  • Federal income tax? Nope. Gone. Privatize it all.
  • The ladies' right to vote? Nope. Can't trust 'em. PMS makes 'em crazy.
  • An cheap easy (and legal) way to keep, um, those other people from voting in our elections.

Ohmigod, sloppy three-part blowjob for the disgruntled old whiteguy constituency!

No wonder they've got a hard-on over March 4.

But again, what are they going to do on March 5 when none of their plans come to fruition?