Lee County GOP to consider branding WHO as terrorists and barring IRS and FBI agents
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Another resolution takes aim at use of Dominion electronic voting machines.

Lee County Republicans this week will consider resolutions demanding Florida outlaw electronic voting machines and federal agents. They will also consider whether to declare the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Economic Forum (WEF) as terrorist organizations.

The series of controversial resolutions will appear on the agenda for a special meeting to be held Sept. 14 at party headquarters. The meeting will be closed to the public, with only REC members permitted to attend.

Jonathan Martin, Chair of the Lee County Republican Executive Committee (REC), stressed that the resolutions do not represent the view of the REC unless and until a majority of members support adopting them.

“They are not necessarily a priority of the party until the party chooses to make them a priority,” said Martin, a likely incoming state Senator.

Martin said the resolutions were proposed at the last REC meeting, a contentious event that spanned four hours, but came up only after many members had already left and there was no longer a quorum.

Three members proposed four resolutions at that point, but with no ability to take a vote, a special meeting was called, Martin said.

One resolution came from Chris Quackenbush, a former School Board candidate and REC Vice Chair, who proposed an election integrity resolution attacking Dominion and ES&S voting machines. It explains in part that “other countries have abandoned the use of internet-connected voting systems to eliminate the potential of cyberattacks and fraud and reverted successfully to manual counting systems.”

That echoes claims made by former President Donald Trump regarding Dominion voting machines, though internal memos from Trump’s campaign show lawyers already knew allegations were untrue. The Lee resolution does not specify any accusations.

“The Lee County Republican Executive Committee urges Governor (Ron) DeSantis to use his executive authority to prohibit the use of electronic voting systems in the State of Florida,” the resolution reads. “We urge instead the use of paper ballots and manual counting systems.”

The most aggressive resolution comes from activist Dr. Joe Sansone, who details ways the “federal government has been weaponized against American citizens” including his example of the FBI raiding Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. It also details the controversial spending just approved to hire new IRS agents, as the resolution puts it, “for the purposes of terrorizing the American people.”

He also told Florida Politics he was motivated by the response to the Jan. 6 protest of the certification of the 2020 Presidential Election results.

“The FBI’s actions in the Jan. 6 protest as well as actions during the whole Trump administration has demonstrated the organization is a political arm,” Sansone said to Florida Politics.

“The current Congress and President have created 87,000 armed IRS agents which had a job description stating that they should be willing to use deadly force. These are not accountants. These are SWAT teams designed to target political opposition. They will likely be used to enforce social credit scores in the future. Also, there should be no Capitol Police in Florida. In the past, it was customary for federal agents to get permission of local law enforcement, usually the county Sheriff, to operate in the jurisdiction. After (President Joe) Biden’s weird NAZI Satanic-like speech where he criminalized over half the country, it should be evident that a recalibration of the relationship between the federal government and state governments is necessary.”

He also proposed a resolution taking aim at international organizations, and said Biden is also working nefariously with those groups. He wants the local REC to brand the WEF and the WHO as terrorists.

“Back in May, the Biden administration worked with WHO and attempted to amend the treaty granting WHO the power of global Martial law and the ability to force masks, lockdowns, and vaccinations, etc., in the case of a future pandemic. The amendments failed. Now WHO has a draft treaty for 2024 that is seeking to implement the same right to inflict global martial law. This is a direct attack on our right to self government and basic human rights,” he said.

“Regarding WEF: They are much like a secular end-times cult and believe the planet can’t sustain the human population and appear to be implementing a controlled demolition of human civilization. Klaus Schwab brags about penetrating governments with graduates of his young global leaders school in governments around the world.”

Martin said any REC member may propose resolutions, but that doesn’t mean they will win support of the entire party. He noted there’s no threshold that must be met for REC members to bring resolutions forward, and little that an individual has to do to become a member of the REC.

While Martin believes the priority of the party during an election year should be winning elections, his membership also wants to look at policy matters. “We can walk and chew gum at the same time,” he said. “Our priority should definitely be on getting candidates who show themselves to represent conservative values elected.”

Asked about whether adopting the resolutions could be seen as taking extremist positions, Martin stressed the topics have only been raised. Until a vote takes place, the language of the resolution should not reflect upon any institution or person besides the one who proposed the language.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected]


28 comments

  • Anne T. Establishment

    September 12, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Good for them!

    • Joe Corsin

      September 12, 2022 at 12:19 pm

      MAGA is a terrorist organization. Abu Bakr Al-Trump will be apprehend eventually…

      • Frankie Peters

        September 12, 2022 at 3:13 pm

        And your installed president is a pedophile that is controlled by the Chinese government.

        • Cindy

          September 12, 2022 at 8:13 pm

          Trump is NOT the President anymore. He got his ass kicked in the election.
          Thank God.. we now have a decent competent President.

    • Cindy

      September 12, 2022 at 12:53 pm

      Anne T. American
      … there I fixed it for you!

  • Jay Smif

    September 12, 2022 at 10:31 am

    And this is yet another reason why conservatives are the not only the biggest threat America faces today, but why they’re the laughingstock of the entire nation.

    “Back the blue,” right, traitor conservative pigs? Have you made your peace with what’s coming for Fat Hitler in the next few months?

  • Blue Wave

    September 12, 2022 at 10:50 am

    I quote Abraham Lincoln
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt –
    The Lee county republican party just made a fool of themselves

    • Impeach Biden

      September 12, 2022 at 12:18 pm

      Why does Kamala Harris keep speaking then? She said yesterday the border is secure. WOW!

      • Charlie Crist

        September 12, 2022 at 12:38 pm

        👆Vote for me. I’ll throw this clown into a volcano…

        • Debbie

          September 21, 2022 at 3:41 pm

          Someone with the knowledge of how the politics in Florida are degrading and why. I moved here 6 years ago and I have been horrified by what I’ve seen. It’s time to change it all. The R’s are just so hypocritical. Let’s get it done. Trump gone and DeathSantis too. All the allies also..

      • Bill

        September 12, 2022 at 3:36 pm

        Nice deflection there. Didn’t trumpy build a wall or something? How could there possibly be a problem? Meanwhile back in stupid town, you clowns are merrily shooting yourselves in the foot. Keep going …

    • Lee Roller

      September 12, 2022 at 4:21 pm

      DId he say it before Mark Twain did?

  • Candace Hamilton

    September 12, 2022 at 11:57 am

    LOL

  • PeterH

    September 12, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    If Americans want women to control their own bodies, qualified teachers to replace DeSantis’s culture wars in classrooms, intelligent teacher-student conversations concerning the social issues facing Americans in the 21st century, non-bullying discussion about classroom students who are different, common sense gun regulations, and a new honest approach on how best to address climate change……

    AMERICANS MUST VOTE ALL REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE.

    REPUBLICANS ARE AMERICA’S PROBLEM.

  • SteveHC

    September 12, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    “Quackenbush” does now somehow seem a fitting surname. Lee County Republicans diving down into a dangerous political and societal rabbit hole for sure. Well, I guess that’s ONE way to turn the county blue. Morons…

  • Mark Johnson

    September 12, 2022 at 2:42 pm

    The majority of republicans describe the Jan 6th attempted coup as an act of patriotism. You folks saw the same thing everyone else did: A group of people refusing to accept a lost election, using violence to derail the certification of the legitimate winner. The majority of repubs would rather end democracy than accept loosing power.

  • Richard Hertz

    September 12, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Quackenbus chief engineer on the train to crazy town.

  • k conners

    September 12, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Seriously? Just imagine if it was Obama that had done these things. Same reaction? I think not! Y’all need to rename yourselves the “ReTrumplican Ass-kissers”. Florida conservatives deserve better!

  • Mike Collins

    September 13, 2022 at 8:08 am

    These people aren’t Republicans. They’re nuts.

  • Lex Taylor

    September 13, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Every American should learn about the Tenth Amendment and why it was put into the Bill of Rights. The goal was to allow almost all of the laws to be made at the local level and to allow for different cultures in different states. People were given an opportunity to vote not only on a ballot but with their legs and move to communities more similar to them in goals. If we give the Tenth Amendment meaning again, we should be able to find ways to let our neighbors be our neighbors without controlling us.

  • Schoolboarddoc

    September 13, 2022 at 10:16 am

    Yeah you are right about the 10th. All about local control but when you load school boards with Governor appointees, democracy and local control crumbles.

  • laughinatloud

    September 13, 2022 at 11:57 am

    Geeeeee… Dan Quayle, W and Dick C. were Rocket scientist to compare with those clowns !.. LOL And they wonder why they lost both chambers and the white house in 2020…Oh yeah! Because elections were rigged!!!! UGH.. Yeah right.. LOL

  • Terri Ott

    September 13, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    Man, these people are f*cking nuts.

  • Juju

    September 14, 2022 at 12:39 am

    Tedros Adhanom, the head of WHO is an individual who had blood on his hands. He was the executive member of an evil party, called tplf,which ruled Ethiopia 1991 to 2019 with guns and blood. He had murdered thousands and yet he is now overseeing our health. There seems to be a demonic relationship between this terrorist and the Biden administration.

    • Navy Sr. Chief

      September 21, 2022 at 3:58 pm

      Just like Trump and Putin

  • Lamont B Dumont

    September 14, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    I can’t get out of this state soon enough.

  • Navy Sr. Chief

    September 21, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    It just amazes me how many people in Florida can’t see through the smoke screen of BS that Trump and DeSantis are tossing at them.

  • Navy Sr. Chief

    September 21, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    I wonder how many commies are in the Lee county republican party.

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