Here are two factual cases involving two separate countries. The cases both begin similarly but have drastically different endings.
A foreign naval vessel is lumbering in international waters. It is flying a brand new 8’x5’ flag, which unmistakably identifies it as a major ally of the country whose coastline is nearest the ship. The ship’s markings are ten feet high on both sides. It is not a warship. It is an intelligence-gathering ship. For all intents and purposes, it is defenseless against any warship or attack aircraft having but four .50-calibre Browning machine guns without shrapnel shields as its only offensive weapons. On board are 286 souls.
Suddenly, and without provocation, the supposed “ally” nation attacks the ship with both warplanes and torpedo boats. For over an hour, the helpless ship is riddled with machine-gun fire, rockets, and torpedoes. Within moments, the ship is completely disabled. As it seems certain that the ship will sink, lifeboats are lowered, but the attacking torpedo boats immediately riddle the lifeboats with gunfire. Helicopters from the aggressive country carrying Special Forces troops hover over the ship, which is now listing at nine degrees. Clearly, the attacking country intends that no one survive.
The ship has no engines, no rudder, and no power. As the Special Forces soldiers from the attacking country are being positioned to launch their final assault, the ship’s Captain barks, “Standby to repel boarders.” One sailor yells, “They’ve come to finish us off.”
The only thing that saves that ship and those survivors that day is eight warplanes from a nearby aircraft carrier that had heard the initial “Mayday” cry from the ship. This caused the attacking country to withdraw. As it was, 34 of the ship’s officers and crew are killed and only a divine miracle and superhuman, Herculean effort from the sailors in the bowels of that steel graveyard keeps that ship afloat. When the attack first began, one general from the attacking country protested to his commanding officer saying, “This is pure murder.”
But what the country whose ship was attacked and whose men were killed did is most curious. It did NOTHING. In fact, the government of that country immediately declared that the attack had been a “mistake” and then proceeded to completely cover up what had happened. And to this day, the citizens of that country know almost nothing about what took place on that fateful day.
Two foreign military boats illegally enter the territorial waters of a nation. These boats represent a country that has declared the nation whose waters have been molested to be an enemy state. National leaders of the offending country have openly called for military action against the state–up to and including nuclear action. The offending nation is anything but an ally of the nation whose waters have been encroached.
The country whose waters have been compromised does what ANY country would do (including the offending country if the tables are reversed) if unauthorized foreign ships (especially military ships) encroach upon its territorial waters: it seizes the vessels. The country did NOT open fire on the sailors. No one was injured. After neutralizing the perceived threat and detaining the sailors, the country provides the sailors who had illegally entered their waters with a meal and then releases them and their boats unharmed.
But instead of being grateful for the way the offended nation had prevented what could have easily escalated into international hostilities, many of the leaders and media spokesmen from the country whose ships had illegally entered another nation’s territorial waters immediately accuse the offended nation of being the “aggressor” and use the incident to further enflame hatred against the alleged enemy state–including the incitement of war against it.
Case One was Israel’s murderous attack against the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967. Case Two was Iran’s incredibly-restrained handling of the U.S. naval vessels’ illegal incursion into its territorial waters not too many days ago.
Read the true story of Israel’s attack against the USS Liberty here:
The verbal attacks against Iran by U.S. politicians and dominate news media truly staggers the imagination. I think Pat Buchanan’s response to FOX News’ Sean Hannity was perfectly stated. After listening to Hannity’s senseless rant against Iran, Pat said, “Sean, you’re hysterical.” Hysterical seems to be the word that best describes most of what we are hearing today.
During a radio interview with Michael Berry, Ron Paul rightly observed, “I think there’s a distortion of the facts, for instance, we have learned and have been conditioned to distrust and hate the Persians and they’re going to kill us, just look at the conditioning we had for Saddam Hussein who used to be an ally and we gave him his first nuclear reactor. So, there is a lot of that that goes on, but there’s no history to show that Iran are aggressive people. When was the last time they invaded a country? Over two hundred years ago.”
ActivistPost.com accurately answers the question, “Is Iran a threat to the health and safety of U.S. citizens?” The report states:
“Iran has never attacked the United States, or even any of her interests overseas. In fact, they have not attacked or invaded anyone in at least 270 years. And they haven’t even threatened to harm the U.S. unless of course they are attacked first. . . . Iran is not an aggressor and certainly not a national emergency threat.”
The report goes on: “Even if they did [have a nuclear weapons program], why is that reason to attack them? Just having a weapon doesn’t make a country a threat. Plenty of countries have nuclear weapons and we don’t consider them a threat.”
The report continues: “Iran will not attack the West militarily with a nuclear weapon, or even conventionally, because they know they would be inviting their immediate destruction. Iran is a sophisticated secular society, much like Iraq was before America invaded. In fact, Iran has the third largest Jewish population in the world who live in harmony with Muslims and others. In other words, they have a lot to lose to invite war with anyone, and they know that any move viewed as aggression would be met with swift and overwhelming force. The West wants the world to believe their leadership is primitive and stupid, but they aren’t.
“Over 45 U.S. bases surround Iran. These bases are in addition to the fleets of U.S. warships parked in waters near Iran. A picture is worth a thousand words. Who’s the real threat here?”
Recall that even when many Arab nations were involved in the Six Day War with Israel back in 1967 (including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya, etc.), Iran did NOT participate. And what most Americans do not know is that immediately following the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. (that Iran had nothing to do with), tens of thousands of Iranian citizens held demonstrations, candlelight vigils, and moments of silence in SUPPORT of the United States. (Do the research for yourself.) Americans would be shocked to know that the vast majority of average Iranians actually hold very favorable views of the United States. The “Death to America” rallies we hear so much about actually do NOT represent the views of the vast majority of the Iranian people–no more than the copious “We Are Change” pro-Obama rallies represent the views of a majority of the American people.
Plus, the oft-quoted threat by former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to “wipe Israel off the map” is in reality a complete fabrication of the Western news media.
The Iranian Foreign Minister tried to set the record straight–albeit most in the U.S. media continue to regurgitate the myth that Iran has threatened to militarily destroy Israel.
“Iran has no intention of destroying Israel and has actually saved the Jews three times in history, but the current Israeli regime is a threat to Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said in an interview with American media.
“Speaking with NBC, Zarif slamed [sic] the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, after he once again said in his Monday’s speech before the US Congress that Iran openly threatened to wipe Israel off the map.
“The Iranian FM urged Netanyahu to refresh his knowledge of history as his comments have not only ‘distort[ed] realities of today,’ but also go against the Bible and Jewish sacred texts.
“‘He even distorts his own scripture. If you read the book of Esther, you will see that it was the Iranian king who saved the Jews…’ Zarif said.
“The Iranian Minister called Netanyahu’s accusations ‘truly regrettable’ stressing that they refer to ‘an entire nation which has saved Jews three times.’
“‘It is truly, truly regrettable that bigotry gets to the point of making allegations against an entire nation which has saved Jews three times in its history: Once during that time of a prime minister who was trying to kill the Jews, and the king saved the Jews; again during the time of Cyrus the Great, where he saved the Jews from Babylon, and during the Second World War, where Iran saved the Jews,’ he said.
“‘We’re not about the annihilation of Jews,’ Zarif stressed, reminding the channel that 20,000 Jews reside in Iran ‘in peace’ and even have their own representative in parliament.
“‘We have a history of tolerance and cooperation and living together in coexistence with our own Jewish people, and with Jews everywhere in the world. If people want to espouse fear mongering to fan such hysteria in the world, that’s to their detriment,’ Zafir said.”
Had Case Two referenced above even remotely resembled Case One, we would be in the middle of World War III right now. Yet, President Lyndon Johnson and the U.S. government allowed a foreign country to commit a flagrant act of military aggression against a U.S. naval vessel–killing dozens of American sailors and Marines in the process–with no repercussions whatsoever. It even chose to cover up the incident and pretend it never happened. Why? Because the attacking country was Israel–a supposed ally of the United States and a nation that our government often uses to do much of its dirty work in the Middle East. Not to mention the fact that the Israeli lobby is the most influential and wealthiest lobby in Washington, D.C.; or the fact that the false doctrine of “Christian Zionism” (what an oxymoron) literally governs the prevailing politics among a majority of America’s churches–especially the largest ones lead by politically-powerful televangelists; or that a majority of U.S. congressmen and senators are joined at the hip (and bank account) with the Israeli lobby.
In much the same way, the U.S. government has chosen to cover up the attacks that killed a U.S. ambassador and other Americans in Benghazi. Why? Because the truth surrounding Benghazi would help expose what the U.S. government is really doing in the Middle East and would implicate our government’s role in facilitating terrorists.
It’s time for Americans to start facing the cold, harsh reality that our federal government cares absolutely NOTHING about the lives of American citizens. It didn’t give a hoot in hades about the victims of the USS Liberty, and it didn’t give a hoot in hades about Ambassador Chris Stevens and the others who died in Benghazi. But let Iran (a nation that poses absolutely no imminent threat to the United States) protect its own territorial waters (with no harm to any American citizen), and the national press corps and their neocon cohorts in Washington, D.C., are ready to start World War III.
This is all political theater, folks. It’s not about protecting the United States. It’s not about protecting the American people. It’s all about protecting the government’s hidden agendas and its own derriere.
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.
You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. ( The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.)
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House?( John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. ) If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to. [The House has passed a budget but the Senate has not approved a budget in over three years. The President’s proposed budgets have gotten almost unanimous rejections in the Senate in that time. ]
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.
If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ..
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power.
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees… We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.
What you do with this article now that you have read it… is up to you. This might be funny if it weren’t so true. Be sure to read all the way to the end:
Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table, At which he’s fed.
Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes Are the rule.
Tax his work, Tax his pay, He works for peanuts anyway!
Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat.
Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work, Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he Tries to think.
Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries Tax his tears.
Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways To tax his ass.
Tax all he has Then let him know That you won’t be done Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers; Then tax him some more, Tax him till He’s good and sore.
Then tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in Which he’s laid…
Put these words Upon his tomb, ‘Taxes drove me to my doom…’
When he’s gone, Do not relax, Its time to apply The inheritance tax. Accounts Receivable Tax Building Permit Tax CDL license Tax Cigarette Tax Corporate Income Tax Dog License Tax Excise Taxes Federal Income Tax Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Fishing License Tax Food License Tax Fuel Permit Tax Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon) Gross Receipts Tax Hunting License Tax Inheritance Tax Inventory Tax IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) Liquor Tax Luxury Taxes Marriage License Tax Medicare Tax Personal Property Tax Property Tax Real Estate Tax Service Charge Tax Social Security Tax Road Usage Tax Recreational Vehicle Tax Sales Tax School Tax State Income Tax State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) Telephone Federal Excise Tax Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax Telephone State and Local Tax Telephone Usage Charge Tax Utility Taxes Vehicle License Registration Tax Vehicle Sales Tax Watercraft Registration Tax Well Permit Tax Workers Compensation Tax
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the heck happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’
“Scott Copeland, of Weatherford, Texas, has announced his candidacy for President of the United States of America. This article is from his campaign, and does not necessarily constitute the positions of the Constitution Party of Texas. We welcome Mr. Copeland to the process, and know that his candidacy will liven the debate. The national convention of the Constitution Party will be held in Salt Lake City, April 13-15. In Texas, alas, the Constitution Party will not be on the ballot.”
My policies will immediately bring ALL of our troops home. With no formal declaration of war, except on terrorism, I will follow the current federal immigration law by militarizing all our borders. This will allow ICE to gather ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS and the Border Control TO STRENGTHEN POINTS OF ENTRY CROSSINGS. Further, this allows the quick processing and deportation of ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS. But why is this issue so important to AMERICAN CITIZENS and our CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC?
The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights define the scope of limitations of the federal governments role in the lives of American citizens. We have a federal military to defend AMERICAN CITIZENS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FIRST and foremost. Our governments role is not to do the will of the republicans, democrats, federal reserve, united nations, nato, corporations or islamic countries. IT IS TO DO THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE, THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
For this reason we have a House of Representatives to represent the people in the U.S. Congress. This is why ALL legislation is to begin with the people’s House. The CITIZENS are the primary focus and everything comes from the PEOPLE, by the PEOPLE and for the PEOPLE. Not the federal government. The census determines the number of Representatives for each state. Illegal aliens inflate these numbers. Especially in certain states which allow sanctuary cities. Prior to the 17th Amendment, each governor selected two U.S. Senator’s to represent that states rights. The state’s rights are second to the citizens which is why they receive any proposed legislation from the PEOPLE’S HOUSE.
Because war affects both the citizens and the states, it is the responsibility of the Congress to make formal declarations of war against defined enemies of the citizens of these United States of America. Until this occurs the President, the Commander In Chief, has the responsibility to report to Congress any and all intelligence he receives, just as the members of Congress are to report to the President.
The President is to make sure this process is constitutionally followed and veto any legislation which is not based on the Constitution and does not fully support American citizens FIRST. The President is to lead on trade agreements and treaties promoting American citizens and the resources produced by the people of each state. No free trade agreements which eliminates jobs for American citizens while promoting a few corporations and a few other countries.
WE THE PEOPLE must affirm the Constitution. We can no longer support the duopoly party of evil. The republican and democrat parties (the fraternity and sorority) has committed the following unconstitutional acts against the American citizens:
1. They have and continue to fund the destruction of the unborn child for profit by endorsing abortion. Life should be cherished from the split second of conception (I say this is the uniqueness of the humans soul beginning) thru the individuals natural life. NO COMPROMISE.
2. They promote the abandonment of the God created and ordained family structure of a man and a woman for same sex unions. This pushing of homosexuality further abandons nature’s law of common sense for the explicit purpose of the sexes reproduction of our species, and this lifestyle of choice causes many medical complications and illnesses for the individual. Further, marriage is an issue of the church, not the federal or state governments. Lastly, this lifestyle of choice is not an issue of a “civil right.”
3. Their funding and supporting of a national standardized school program of common core material is not a constitutional role of our government. This is an abandonment of our societal education. This power belongs between parents and their local ISD school systems. I contend the duopoly party’s attempt for an national education system has caused an all time high of cost and illiterate rates. In short a complete failure of enabling our children a prosperous future.
4. They promote destructive “free trade agreements” attacking our citizens jobs, banks, industries, etc… NAFTA, CAFTA, TPP and TPA are just a few examples. I also argue the 1913 Federal Reserve Act is such an agreement. This organization has republicans and democrats sitting on the board which is another conflict of interest which is directly against the prosperity of all American citizens.
5. They have abandoned the Constitutional responsibility for our currency, placing it in the hands of the unconstitutional and illegal federal reserve banks owning our currency. Everytime you write a check you must have money in the account for the liability. The Reserve writes a check using “make believe money” and writes it in the asset column. They do this against your household account as a debt to them. Currently the American citizens owe $20 trillion.
6. They have setup an unconstitutional federal income tax structure and all of the so called “entitlements” despite two Supreme Court rulings against any new “authority” having been given Congress in the 16th Amendment. The Court held to the Supreme Law of the land, the Constitution, and affirmed Aticle One, Section 8-9 of the Constitution’s tax code. The Supreme Court declared in Stanton vs. Baltic Mining that the 16th Amendment….”gave no new tax authority to the Congress.” Again the Court ruled in Brushaber vs. Union Pacific that the 16th Amendment could not be constitutional because it could not remove the provision of another piece of the Constitution, Article One Section 8-9. Therefore, Congress simply reinforced the Constitutional tax provision granted by the Constitution. Therefore, income taxes may only be legally collected from foreigners. The Bible stands confirmed once more as is defined by Jesus in Matthew 17.
7. They fully support and endorse the religious terror organization of islam. They will continue to find ways to bring more islamic followers to our nation. They manipulate the tax code to benefit employers hiring them in order to get them here. They further their cause by issuing foreign work permits, student visas, and granting political asylum to our enemy. Lastly, they leave our borders open.
I am seeking the Constitution Party’s Presidential nomination, and the American citizens vote to become the next President of these United States of America. I will ALWAYS PROMOTE THESE PRIORITIES:
1. THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE PROMOTES OUR CREATOR GOD, YAHWEH – Who gives all peoples of the earth the rights of freedom and liberty.
2. THE CONSTITUTION OF THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Which formulates a Constitutional Republic based on the Israelite tribal system found in Exodus to develop a government system whereby citizens rule. We are NOT a democracy. This government begins in the home, then the community and then the state. NOT at the federal level. The federal level is to be a reflection of the peoples desires not a few politicians. American citizens are never to pay tribute (INCOME TAXES (Article One, Section 8-9)) to the federal government. How will a person ever be free in their own country and pay taxes at the same time on their earnings. Jesus says a person cannot be free and pay taxes to their government (Matthew 17). So it is the people who have the authority, the decision making and the RESPONSIBILITY before God to maintain and keep our rights the focus. Scripture (Romans 13) teaches us God ordains ALL governments of the earth for His purpose ending results. We are the government. We are to honor God, our families and our states. But our government rests on Scripture as read in Isaiah 9:6 “For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” As Christian people we are the heirs and co-heirs of God’s work and responsibilities.
3. THE BILL OF RIGHTS elevates AMERICAN CITIZENS RIGHTS BY LIMITING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S FUNCTION. IT FOCUSES THE GOVERNMENT’S ROLE TO PROTECTING AMERICAN CITIZENS RIGHTS (not republican and democratic party donors from foreign bankers, corporations or foreign countries).
Our citizens make these United States of America the superior nation on earth. We come from many walks of life and races. Race strengthens our resolve to support one another’s uniqueness. Race promotes the handy work of our Creator God, Yahweh. It should unite us. We should never allow republicans and democrats to use race to divide us. We must refocus all levels of the goverment to the promotion of our Constitutional order of God, Family and Country. Priorites matter in 2016.
Therefore, we as a Christian people and nation can not continue the same path of party affiliation with the corrupt duopoly party. We must repent and stop funneling the gifts of God to evil or the lesser of two evils. It is time for a complete change.
I encourage you to join and be a part of the ONLY Party celebrating these God given freedoms and liberties of our Constitution, the Constitution Party.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, Montana House member Ryan Zinke, and other phony conservative Republicans have written Barack Obama a blank check for EVERYTHING he wanted in the 2016 Omnibus bill. (Thank you, Montana Senators Steve Daines (R) and Jon Tester (D), for voting against this egregiously evil bill.)
Despite all the conservative rhetoric proceeding from the mouths of the Republicans in Congress, the GOP passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that grants Barack Obama EVERYTHING he requested. Remember, the House of Representatives completely controls the purse strings of the federal government. The White House can spend absolutely NOTHING without the House of Representatives signing the check. And that’s exactly what Speaker Ryan, Rep. Ryan Zinke, and the other phony conservatives in Congress did: they wrote Barack Obama a check for EVERYTHING he wanted.
In his nationally syndicated radio talk show on December 17, longtime Republican apologist Rush Limbaugh said, “Everything Obama wanted, everything he asked for, he got. You go down the list of things, it’s there.
“And this is causing some people to wonder if they just dreamed all that stuff about Boehner resigning. And then other people are wondering if they even dreamed all that stuff about the Republicans winning the largest number of seats they’ve had in Congress since the Civil War. We had two midterm elections in 2010 and 2014, which were landslide victories for the Republican Party. The Democrat Party lost over a thousand seats nationwide in just those two elections. People went to the polls in droves wanting exactly what was rubber-stamped last night (or what will be) stopped.
“And instead they showed up in record numbers and they it turned out and they just defeated Democrats down the ballot. In the process, they elected Republicans to stop this. And now the Republicans have the largest number of seats in the House they’ve had in Congress since the Civil War. And it hasn’t made any difference at all. It is as though Nancy Pelosi is still running the House and Harry Reid is still running the Senate. ‘Betrayed’ is not even the word here. What has happened here is worse than betrayal. Betrayal is pretty bad, but it’s worse than that.
“This was out-and-out, in-our-face lying, from the campaigns to individual statements made about the philosophical approach Republicans had to all this spending. There is no Republican Party! You know, we don’t even need a Republican Party if they’re gonna do this. You know, just elect Democrats, disband the Republican Party, and let the Democrats run it, because that’s what’s happening anyway.”
Here is a partial list of what Obama requested and received from this so-called Republican congress:
Funding for Obama’s executive amnesty program
Funding for “Sanctuary” citie
Funding for all of Obama’s refugee programs
Funding for all of Obama’s immigration programs
Funding for Obama’s illegal alien resettlement programs
Funding for the release of criminal illegal aliens imprisoned in the United States
Funding for tax credits for illegal aliens
Eliminates spending caps
Funding for Planned Parenthood abortion services
Funding for ALL of Obama’s climate change programs
Funding for Obamacare
Funding for INCREASED government spying on U.S. citizens
Funding for ALL of the U.S. wars around the world
Funding for the increased militarization of American police agencies and the growing federal Police State
The list goes on and on.
Rush was right: there would have been absolutely NO DIFFERENCE in the Omnibus bill that passed Congress had Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the Democrats been in a majority. No difference at all.
The two-party system is a JOKE. No! It’s more than a joke: it is a total and absolute SHAM.
You know things are bad when longtime Republican disciple Franklin Graham quits the GOP and when the quintessential Republican apologist Rush Limbaugh says the GOP should “disband.”
Elections have become moot. No matter which party assumes control of Congress and the White House, the Constitution is ignored and trampled and the American people are betrayed and sold out.
I’m wondering if the last chance America had at redemption was the candidacy of Ron Paul in 2012. Christian people, especially, vehemently rejected Ron’s message of constitutional government, sound economics, and a non-interventionist foreign policy. So-called conservatives nominated big-government neocons the last two presidential elections: John McCain and Mitt Romney. And then they wonder why the liberal Democrat Barack Obama was elected and re-elected. DUH!
Rank and file conservatives are MAD! They are sick and tired of being betrayed and sold down the river. They are sick and tired of trading neocons like John Boehner for neocons like Paul Ryan. That, in a nutshell, explains the surging candidacy of Donald Trump.
Trump has dared to call out the Republican leadership for the establishment, big-government hacks they are. And he has enough money to run a viable national campaign without groveling before the GOP donor class.
While I truly like the anti-establishment character of Trump’s campaign, I believe the desperation of conservative voters is being channeled in a dangerous direction. I have heard nothing to suggest that Donald Trump has any inkling of, appreciation for, or fidelity to the U.S. Constitution. In fact, much of his campaign rhetoric–and, unfortunately, much of the rhetoric that has made him so popular–is blatantly unconstitutional.
Trump is the owner and CEO of a mega international business conglomerate. As such, he snaps his fingers and subordinates jump. His word is law. That’s all well and good for a private business, but that’s NOT how a constitutional republic operates.
In a desperate attempt to break free from the neocon establishment ensconced atop the Republican Party, conservatives appear willing to embrace anyone who will challenge the insiders–even if that someone runs roughshod over the Constitution.
In America, when we elect civil magistrates, there is only ONE criterion we should look for: will he or she faithfully “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” It’s as simple as that.
Listen to Thomas Jefferson: “In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”
Instead, most Americans are consumed with political parties and personalities. They need to be consumed with the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
When one wants to identify a phony dollar bill, he doesn’t study the counterfeits; he studies the original. The Constitution is the original measurement by which ALL candidates and incumbents should be judged.
The reason our politicians from BOTH parties have taken us to the precipice of the abyss is because the citizens of this country have failed to hold them accountable to the Constitution. It shouldn’t matter whether the candidate or incumbent has a “R” or “D” behind his or her name, or whether they call themselves “conservative” or “progressive.” All that should matter is, will they “preserve, protect, and defend” the U.S. Constitution.
Learn the Constitution and Bill of Rights (and Declaration of Independence), and gauge every magistrate or would-be magistrate by that standard. Try it.
What you will learn is just how few of our politicians and political candidates have even the remotest idea of what the Constitution says. And neither do they give a rat’s hindquarters about what the Constitution says. That’s why they never mention it on the campaign trail, don’t read it, don’t plan to enforce it when elected, and are, thereby, disqualified from public office. They are COUNTERFEITS–no matter how likeable they are or from which side of the political aisle they hail.
Right or left, conservative or liberal, Christian or non-believer: forget it. “In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”
There is a quick remedy for what ails America: elect constitutionalists to public office. In my view, Rand Paul is the only constitutionalist candidate for President in 2016 from either major party.
First, I believe the biggest threats to liberty we face have nothing to do with Islamic terrorism. We have far more to fear from those miscreants in Washington, D.C., and from the international bankers at the Federal Reserve than any radical Muslim. Hence, all of the fearmongering about Muslim jihad and Sharia Law in America only plays into the hands of the globalists who are orchestrating all of this madness.
The words of Daniel Webster are especially fitting at this point:
“There is no nation [or group of terrorists] on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence. I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men and become the instruments of their own undoing.”
Second, I am absolutely convinced that the greatest threats to our liberty are: 1) the neocon wars of aggression around the world–especially in the Middle East, and 2) a burgeoning Police State here at home.
I have now had plenty of time to examine the candidates regarding his or her commitment to defeating these two great threats to our liberty, and there is only ONE Republican candidate that sees these threats and would use the power of the Oval Office to defeat them–or at least curtail them: that candidate is RAND PAUL.
I know that Rand is not his dad. And I am not nearly as excited about Rand as I was Ron. And there are several issues with which I disagree with Rand. But I firmly believe Rand gets the whole neocon war issue and would put a stop to it if he were President. In this regard, Rand might be the ONLY major party presidential candidate who could potentially avert WWIII. I further believe Rand gets the Zionist issue and would not be a patsy for the Israeli lobby–his trip to Israel and that photo at the Wailing Wall notwithstanding.
I also believe Rand truly sees the growing Police State in this country and would rein in these out-of-control federal departments of [In]Justice and Homeland [In]Security. And, yes, Rand voted AGAINST the 2016 Omnibus bill.
In my view, none of the other candidates would do anything significant to change America’s foreign policy or to rein in the growing Police State in our country.
By giving Donald Trump so much negative publicity, the mainstream media is actually propelling his campaign. The candidates that the media truly despise and want to defeat are the ones they ignore–which is EXACTLY what they did (as much as possible) to Ron Paul’s campaign–and are doing now to Rand Paul’s campaign. That, by itself, speaks volumes.
The neocons within the GOP (I’m not talking about Donald Trump here) are no better than liberal Democrats. In fact, in some ways they are much worse. Phony conservatives like House Speaker Paul Ryan and Montana House member Ryan Zinke are as much a threat to our liberties as liberals Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. The blank check these neocons gave to Barack Obama is only the most recent example of this reality.
Absent a presidential victory by a constitutionalist such as Ron or Rand Paul, the preservation of liberty is going to eventually come down to free and independent states reclaiming it for themselves, or possible secession and/or a regional breakaway from Washington, D.C., or some kind of direct intervention from Heaven. But what the passage of the 2016 Omnibus bill absolutely proves is that it will NOT come from the national Republican Party.
Darrell Castle talks about the major events of 2015.
“It is the nature of the State to seek dominance over the population. Freedom will not ultimately remain intact if we leave it unattended. America need forward thinking leaders — leaders who do not apologize to the politically-correct demands of the thought police. Self-hatred and appeasement only foster more disrespect. We must find a way to chart our own course in the world as free and independent people.”