Megan Barth

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Megan Barth, is co-chair of RedWave America PAC and The Media Equality Project. She serves as national spokeswoman for, the leading online watchdog for the intersection of Media, Technology and Government. .

Most Recent Articles by Megan Barth:

The midterms in Michigan. A choice between safety or sanctuary

Oct 30, 2018 — Megan Barth

The midterms in Michigan. A choice between safety or sanctuary.
Cities and counties that have had a large influx of illegal aliens, also see an increase in crimes ranging from identity theft to human trafficking.  The FBI, for instance, has rated San Diego, California, which borders Mexico, as one of the 13 highest child sex trafficking areas in the nation. A joint study conducted by the University of San Diego found that “virtually no community in San Diego remains untouched by sex trafficking.”  Politicians often like to say they are tough on crime, but when it comes to illegal immigration, they often turn a blind eye to the real effects it has on local communities. 

Meagan Whitmer and Galvin Gilchrist, Democratic candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor in Michigan, refuse to see illegal immigration as a threat to counties, cities and neighborhoods.  They have turned a blind eye to the problem of open borders by advocating sanctuary cities, providing driver’s licenses to illegal aliens, and calling for the elimination of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).

Chinese Micro-Chips Installed in Hardware Pose a Threat to Our National Security

Oct 25, 2018 — Megan Barth

Chinese Micro-Chips Installed in Hardware Pose a Threat to Our National Security
This year, hackers seem to be having a field day accessing our personal data. Google exposed hundreds of thousands of users data on its Google+ social network. Facebook was attacked and hackers gained access to the personal data of some 30 million users. Yet, these strikes pale in comparison to what is perhaps the most serious concern: Chinese manufacturers has been installing micro spy chips inside servers.  This recent discovery raises many red flags as to China’s ability to hack into our secret government computers and related military secrets and operations. 

Computer experts usually assume that hardware—the physical parts of a computer or network—is pretty safe. It is usually the installed software that cause experts concern, as software can be hacked with spyware or through phishing attacks. Yet, according to recent reports, even the hardware may be at risk.

User Privacy: Is it Google’s Turn to be Raked Over the Congressional Coals?

Apr 17, 2018 — Megan Barth

User Privacy: Is it Google's Turn to be Raked Over the Congressional Coals?
Google really has a much bigger footprint when it comes to tracking and profiling the everyday lives of billions of people…And it’s often very invasive and very sensitive information. Many people try to Google search what they wouldn’t even tell their own partner. Wofie Christl

In 2012, Facebook engineers allowed the Obama campaign to scrape approximately 100 million Facebook profiles, and related data, in order to influence voters in the election. The NY Times, in 2013, praised the Obama campaign engineers as “Digital Masterminds.” According to Carol Davidsen, Facebook looked the other way because Facebook was “on their side.” However, Cambridge Analytica was not on Team Obama or Team Hillary, and the digital masterminds of yore have now become a threat to not only privacy rights of consumers, but the political power structure of the Democrat party.

The Violation of Privacy in an Era of Weaponized Government

Apr 12, 2018 — Megan Barth

The Violation of Privacy in an Era of Weaponized Government
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. Albert Einstein

Some may say we don’t have a right to privacy as we consume and use social media applications and platforms.  Some, like Apple, will say the right to privacy is an inherent right.  Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, left Facebook over data collection. According to reports, Wozniak is one of up to 50 million Facebook users who have deleted their accounts in protest. Data sharing and mining has become the latest political quagmire for Mark Zuckerberg, and others, who must now provide answers to Congress and their users.

Obamagate:  The Spin of Sedition

Feb 10, 2018 — Megan Barth

Obamagate:  The Spin of Sedition, A Timeline of Sedition
“I bought all the presidents men. Figure i needed to brush up on watergate.” —Text message from Lisa Page to her lover, FBI Director of Counter Intelligence, Peter Strozk.

With all the memos and hot hair flying around these days in Washington DC, one word that has been noticeably absent is the word SEDITION.

According to our laws, Seditious conspiracy occurs when two or more persons conspire to overthrow, put down or to destroy by force the government of the United States and those found guilty shall be fined and/or imprisoned up to 20 years.  As defined by Webster’s Dictionary, Sedition is incitement of resistance to, or insurrection against, lawful authority.

Is Musk’s “Rockstar” Status Costing Taxpayers Billions and Harming National Security?

Jan 20, 2018 — Megan Barth

Is Musk's

In October, a CNBC headline proclaimed what many watchers have long suspected: Elon Musk is More Rockstar than CEO. And as we all know, rockstars get to live by a different standard than the rest of us commoners. This seems to be especially true in both the media’s and some government officials’ treatment of Mr. Musk.

Brotopia,” a forthcoming book by Emily Chang of Bloomberg TV details how last summer, a board member of Musk’s SpaceX and Tesla hosted an outlandish, drug-laced sex party that Musk attended. Allegedly, participants consumed ecstasy called “Tesla;” named after Musk’s company because it turbocharged them like the electric car. One woman recounted how an older male took advantage of her by using illegal substances to alter her decision-making.

Sen. Warren’s “Free” Act would stifle the health of the consumer credit industry

Dec 7, 2017 — Megan Barth

Sen. Warren’s Free Act
Following the widespread news coverage of the Equifax data breach, which entailed the theft of millions of Americans’ personal data, left-wing experts argued that consumers should freeze their credit. Senator Elizabeth Warren, realizing that this would be the perfect moment to capitalize on public outrage, proposed the “Free Act.” If passed, the bill would not only impose damaging regulations on the consumer credit industry, it would also compel affected firms to start providing a range of services, including credit freezes, at no cost to consumers. 

Rather than be tempted by the allure of Sen. Warren’s proposed legislation, people should realize that the most preferable outcome for average Americans would probably occur if the government simply left the consumer credit industry to its own devices, and that isn’t just a conjectural notion—it’s exactly what happened during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Some of the most fruitful years that the American economy ever experienced took place during Reagan’s tenure because, among other things, Reagan was a relentless opponent of needless and cumbersome consumer credit regulations.

SpaceX Should Not Fear Transparency

Nov 30, 2017 — Megan Barth

SpaceX Should Not Fear Transparency
On Sunday, Elon Musk of SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity fame tweeted that “public risks require public oversight.” I hope that SpaceX—or NASA—is not exempting Musk’s own company from this very rule.

Per Vice President Mike Pence, the Trump administration resurrected the National Space Council so “America will lead in space once again.” That goal is likely not feasible unless every company puts the interests of American spaceflight above its own public relations concerns.

How many more elections will the Democrats be allowed to steal?

Nov 9, 2017 — Megan Barth

How many more elections will the Democrats be allowed to steal?
“At the core of one person one vote is the principle of electoral equality, not that of equality of representation… making sure that each voter gets one vote—not two, five or ten…or one-half.” —Justice Alex Kozinski

Last week, the Nevada Secretary of State, Republican Barbara Cegavsky, announced that she had cleaned the state voting rolls as “routine maintenance” for the month of October. This routine maintenance removed 36,090 actively registered voters from the voting rolls and of this total, 17,616 were actively registered Democrats voters.  These may not seem like large numbers, however, the state of Nevada is not a densely populated state and only two counties in the state drive our representation: Clark County (Las Vegas) and Washoe County (Carson City) where many districts can be decided by a handful of votes.  President Donald Trump only lost Nevada by 27,000 votes and many of our incumbent Republican legislators lost by less than 1,000 votes.

The ethical and scientific consequences to eradicating Down Syndrome through abortion?

Oct 31, 2017 — Megan Barth

Frank Stephens, a Quincy Jones Advocate at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation,
“I am a man with Down syndrome and my life is worth living.” These are the words that Frank Stephens, a Quincy Jones Advocate at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, spoke as he delivered compelling testimony on Capitol Hill last week. The members of the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education Committee on Appropriations intently listened as Stephens expressed his concern that “Sadly, across the world, a notion is being sold that maybe we don’t need research concerning Down syndrome. Some people say prenatal screens will identify Down syndrome in the womb, and those pregnancies will just be terminated.”

Stephens is right, genetic screening around the world has been responsible for a major increase in terminated pregnancies when the fetus is diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Russians aren’t the only foreigners interfering in US Elections

Oct 29, 2017 — Megan Barth

Russians aren't the only foreigners interfering in US Elections, Voter fraud Nevada

...when you vote, you are a citizen yourself. And there is not a situation where the voting rolls somehow are transferred over and people start investigating, et cetera. The sanctity of the vote is strictly confidential in terms of who you voted for. If you have a family member who maybe is undocumented, then you have an even greater reason to vote.—President Barack Obama speaking to a Dreamer prior to the 2016 election

After the November 2016 election, I had assumed that when 10,000 envelopes mailed to actively registered Democrat voters in Assembly District 15 (AD-15)  in Clark County were returned by the post office as undeliverable, meant that I had 10,000 pieces of evidence related to possible voter fraud.  I still believe this to be true. A summary of these and my other findings can be found here.

No Room for “Buffetnomics” in the GOP

Oct 16, 2017 — Megan Barth

Make no mistake about it: if Congress, particularly the United States Senate, fails to send a tax bill to the president’s desk, it will imperil the congressional majority, do lasting damage to the Republican Party, and potentially threaten the American economy. The clock is ticking.

Donald Trump made tax reform a cornerstone of his presidential campaign, but he was not the first Republican to do so. Since Ronald Reagan enacted the largest tax cut in American history and reinvigorated the American economy, every GOP nominee for president has promised to provide tax relief. In 2000, George W. Bush promised tax cuts and in 2008, GOP nominee John McCain said that tax cuts were the center of his economic plan. McCain, according to the New York Times, “outlined a long list of tax cuts he favored in the speech, which was delivered on the deadline for filing taxes. He called once again for making the Bush tax cuts, which he voted against, permanent, and for cutting corporate taxes, phasing out the alternative minimum taxand doubling the value of exemptions for each dependent to $7,000 from $3,500. He also proposed giving people the option of using a simpler, shorter tax form.”

Robbing Peter to Pay Pablo

Sep 30, 2017 — Megan Barth

Nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants currently live within our borders. That’s 11 million people living in the shadows whom we know next to nothing about. —Congressman Steve Israel, D-NY

A “Fair Share” for the Shadows

Progressives consistently claim that many American’s aren’t paying their fair share. Eating the Rich supposedly solves income inequality in every socialist utopia, yet as Jerry Brown and his progressive comrades have proven, eating the rich through higher taxes and progressive economic and open-border policies, have equalized income by making more Californians poor and dependent. One in five Californians live in poverty, an 8% increase in just 7 years. Representing 10% of the states population, 3 million illegal aliens and their children consume $23 billion dollars a year, 20% of the California budget, paid for by the legal taxpayers who have yet to flee the state.  In FAIR’s latest report, the explosion of illegal immigrants and sanctuary communities across the country are costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year to house, feed, educate, treat and incarcerate those who “live in the shadows.”  If $135 billion isn’t fair, what is the price of fairness?

Bannon the Bombthrower

Aug 22, 2017 — Megan Barth

If you think they are going to give your country back without a fight, you’re sadly mistaken. —Steve Bannon

The GOP establishment hasn’t learned much since November,  but looking towards next November, its important to note that moderates do not win elections unless they campaign as conservatives.  If the GOP was built by moderates, the “Party of Reagan” wouldn’t exist.  On Friday morning, prior to Bannon’s departure, Moderate Mitt Romney spouted off yet again, giving more soundbytes to his fellow Democrats. Lest we forget that his father sabotaged Barry Goldwater?

The Dollars and Sense of Trump’s Missile Defense

Aug 17, 2017 — Megan Barth

Kim Jong Un has decided to walk back his recent threats to bomb the island of Guam, and for now, the world can breathe a collective sigh of relief. But how many times over the last few weeks have we all gone to bed wondering if tomorrow will be the day Kim Jong Un nukes the United States?  And if it isn’t North Korea, then maybe it will be Iran? The world is an increasingly dangerous place, and President Trump’s missile defense budget needs to be passed quickly to provide the funding needed to protect the U.S. from foreign attackers.

What Government Appropriators Can Learn from ‘War Dogs’

Aug 1, 2017 — Megan Barth

Ever since we’ve had government budgets in this country, there have been efforts by well-intended reformers to more efficiently spend the public’s money. One of the more recent efforts is called “Lowest Price Technology Acceptable (LPTA), a standard by which the lowest cost technology or item that meets the government’s needs generally wins the contract at hand. While being frugal is generally laudable, there is a slight problem with this strategy—“technically acceptable” is not adequately defined. At the end of the day, the lowest priced option does not always turn out to be the least costly product or service available.

How Some Optometrists Are Robbing Patients Blind

Jul 13, 2017 — Megan Barth

Last month, the largest optometric lobbying group in the nation flew thousands of its members to buddy up with members of Capitol Hill. This is just another example in the recurring history of the American Optometric Association (AOA) attempting to create security in the eye care market by eliminating competition, making friends in Congress, and spreading misinformation.

Before 2003, eyecare professionals—who are unique in that they sell what they also prescribe—had a virtual monopoly over the contact lens marketplace. Thanks to their brand-specific prescriptions, they could control exactly which brand of lenses consumers purchased—oftentimes name-brand at inflated prices. The draconian nature of their big-stick prescription powers stifled the free market by making it virtually impossible for alternative eye-care retailers to sell affordable goods to consumers.

Finally, in 2003, Congress acted to combat these anticompetitive laws. Passing the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act (FCLCA), the body hoped that by mandating that optometrists to hand over prescriptions to their customers, consumers would be more able to make economic decisions to buy contact lens in the broader market.

Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it

Jun 26, 2017 — Megan Barth

The Democrats are a network of criminals who seek to sabotage this past election using the press, various progressive organizations and George Soros NGO’s.  Their deceptive practices are direct assaults on our electoral process and threatens the stability of our republic. Their “Resistance” supported by powerful Democrats and their activists, use inciting rhetoric fomenting violence leading to attempted assassinations of dozens of GOP congressman by Bernie Sanders supporter, James T. Hodgkinson.

Although the Trump-Russia narrative of collusion has been dispelled by lack of evidence, it still makes headlines. Although Lyin’ Chuck Schumer kept repeating a lie, there was never a FBI investigation of President Trump.  The Democrats and their media complex run with fake news in order to run away from the long list of potentially criminal and unethical activities of their friends in the Democrat Party.

One Nation, Under Medicaid, With Misery and Poverty for All

Jun 15, 2017 — Megan Barth

Free enterprise has done more to reduce poverty than all the government programs dreamed up by Democrats.Ronald Reagan

In a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 24 states have a majority of births financed by Medicaid.  In other words, a majority of births in nearly half of our nation are born into poverty. This is progress according to Progressives Socialists, the champions of big government (not the little guy) and the architects of the disaster known as Obamacare.  So why would Socialists double down on a big government solution to a big government problem known as Obamacare?  Simple.  More dependency yields bigger bureaucracy.  Bigger bureaucracy yields more wealth confiscation.  Wealth confiscation yields more poverty, and the vicious, Socialist experiment continues until there is equal misery and poverty for all—except for the politically-connected bourgeois.

Cronyism Kills Capitalism

May 31, 2017 — Megan Barth

“Status quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in’.”—Ronald Reagan

Crony capitalism is defined as an economic system characterized by close, mutually advantageous relationships between business leaders and government officials.  Many of our nation’s biggest companies come to the Washington Swamp, to hire lobbyists to preserve tax breaks, to use the power of government for competitive reasons or to secure government money for corporate projects. And Elizabeth Warren is happy to line their mutual pockets.

The battle over tax reform is an excellent example of rampant cronyism.  Last year, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan laid out a bold plan to scrap the corporate income tax for a system that falls more in line with a territorial system of taxation that does not punish companies who sell products domestically. A territorial tax idea would exempt foreign sold goods from being taxed to remove the incentive for companies to reorganize in another country to avoid double taxation.