” A ‘prejudice’ need not be a prejudgment; it may be the settled conclusion
of long experience.” – Joseph Sobran
Some people are getting very nervous, including Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Jon Corzine, to name just a few. And I know why.
I wrote a book titled “The Murder of the Middle Class” about the unholy conspiracy between big government, big business and big media. They all benefit by the billions of dollars from this partnership, and it’s in all of their interests to protect one another. It’s one for all and all for one. It’s a heck of a filthy relationship that makes everyone filthy rich — everyone except the American people. We get ripped off. We’re the patsies.
But for once, the powerful socialist cabal and the corrupt crony capitalists are scared. I’ve never seen them this outraged, this vicious, this motivated or this coordinated. Never in all my years in politics have I seen anything like the way the mad dogs of hell have been unleashed on Donald Trump. When white supremacist David Dukes ran for governor of Louisiana, even he wasn’t treated with this kind of outrage, vitriol and disrespect. When a known fraud, scam artist, and tax cheat like Al Sharpton ran for president, I never saw anything remotely close to this. The over-the-top reaction to Trump by politicians of both parties, the media and the biggest corporations of America has been so swift and insanely angry that it suggests they are all threatened and frightened like never before.
Why? Duke was never going to win. Sharpton was never going to win. Ron Paul was never going to win. Ross Perot was never going to win as a third-party candidate. Those candidates either didn’t have or couldn’t spare the billion dollars it takes to win the presidency. But Donald Trump can self-fund that amount tomorrow and still have another billion left over to pour into the last two-week stretch run before Election Day. No matter how much they say to the contrary, the media, business and political elite understand that Trump is no joke. He could actually win and upset their nice cozy apple cart.
It’s no coincidence that everyone has gotten together to destroy The Donald. No, this is a coordinated conspiracy led by President Barack Obama himself. Obama himself is making the phone calls and giving the orders; he’s the ultimate intimidator who plays by the rules of Chicago thug politics.
Why is this so important to Obama? It’s because most of the other politicians are part of the “old boys club.” They talk big, but in the end they won’t change a thing. Why? They are all beholden to big-money donors. They are all owned by lobbyists, unions, lawyers, gigantic environmental organizations and multinational corporations like Big Pharma or Big Oil. Or they are owned lock, stock and barrel by foreigners like George Soros owns Obama or foreign governments own Hillary with their Clinton Foundation donations.
These run-of-the-mill establishment politicians are all puppets owned by big money. But there’s one man — and only one man — who isn’t beholden to anyone. There’s one man who doesn’t need foreigners, or foreign governments, or George Soros, or the United Auto Workers, or the teachers union, or the Service Employees International Union, or the bar association to fund his campaign.
Billionaire tycoon and maverick Donald Trump doesn’t need anyone’s help. That means he doesn’t care what the media says. He doesn’t care what the corporate elites think. That makes him very dangerous to the entrenched interests. That makes Trump a huge threat. Trump can ruin everything for the bribed politicians and their spoiled slave masters.
Don’t you ever wonder why the GOP has never tried to impeach Obama? Don’t you wonder why John Boehner and Mitch McConnell talk a big game, but never actually try to stop Obama? Don’t you wonder why Congress holds the purse strings, yet has never tried to defund Obamacare or Obama’s clearly illegal executive action on amnesty for illegal aliens? Bizarre, right? It defies logic, right?
Well, first, I’d guess many key Republicans are being bribed. Secondly, I believe many key Republicans are being blackmailed. Whether they are having affairs, or secretly gay, or stealing taxpayer money, the National Security Agency knows everything.
Ask former House Speaker Dennis Hastert about that. The government even knew he was withdrawing large sums of his own money from his own bank account. Trust me: The NSA, the SEC, the IRS and all the other three-letter government agencies are watching every Republican political leader. They know everything.
Thirdly, many Republicans are petrified of being called “racists.” So they are scared to ever criticize Obama or call out his crimes, let alone demand his impeachment.
Fourth, why rock the boat? After defeat or retirement, if you’re a “good boy,” you’ve got a $5 million-per-year lobbying job waiting. The big-money interests have the system gamed. Win or lose, they win.
But Trump doesn’t play by any of these rules. Trump breaks up this nice, cozy relationship between big government, big media and big business. All the rules are out the window if Trump wins the presidency. The other politicians will protect Obama and his aides — but not Trump. Remember: Trump is the guy who publicly questioned Obama’s birth certificate. He questioned Obama’s college records and how a mediocre student got into an Ivy League university. Now, he’s doing something no Republican has the chutzpah to do. He’s questioning our relationship with Mexico; questioning why the border is wide open; questioning why no wall has been built across the border; questioning if allowing millions of illegal aliens into America is in our best interests; questioning why so many illegal aliens commit violent crimes yet are not deported; and questioning why our trade deals with Mexico, Russia and China are so bad.
Trump has the audacity to ask out loud why American workers always get the short end of the stick. Good question.
I’m certain Trump will question what happened to the almost billion dollars given in a rigged no-bid contract to college friends of Michelle Obama at foreign companies to build the defective Obamacare website. By the way, that tab is now up to $5 billion.
Trump will ask if Obamacare’s architects can be charged with fraud for selling it by lying. He will ask if Obama himself committed fraud when he said, “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it.”;
Trump will investigate Obama’s widespread IRS conspiracy, not to mention Obama’s college records.
Trump will prosecute Clinton and Obama for fraud committed to cover up Benghazi before the election.
How about the fraud committed by employees of the Labor Department when they made up dramatic job numbers in the last jobs report before the 2012 election?
Obama, the multinational corporations and the media need to stop this. They recognize this could get out of control. If left unchecked telling the raw truth and asking questions everyone else is afraid to ask, Trump could wake a sleeping giant.
Trump’s election would be a nightmare. Obama has committed many crimes. No one else but Trump would dare to prosecute. He will not hesitate. Once Trump gets in and gets a look at “the cooked books” and Obama’s records, the game is over. The gig is up. The goose is cooked.
Holder could wind up in prison. Jarrett could wind up in prison. Obama bundler Corzine could wind up in prison for losing $1.5 billion of customer money.
Clinton could wind up in jail for deleting 32,000 emails, or for accepting bribes from foreign governments while secretary of state, or for “misplacing” $6 billion as the head of the State Department, or for lying about Benghazi.
The entire upper level management of the IRS could wind up in prison.
Obamacare will be defunded and dismantled.
The Obama crime family will be prosecuted for crimes against the American people. And Obama himself could wind up ruined, his legacy in tatters.
Trump will investigate. Trump will prosecute. Trump will go after everyone involved — just for fun. That will all happen on Trump’s first day in the White House. Who knows what Trump will do on Day 2?
That’s why the dogs of hell have been unleashed on Donald Trump.
When no one knows how big something is — especially when those running it don’t know — that something is too big. Could we be talking about the federal government here? Well, of course we are. Is there anything bigger known to man? If the entire federal apparatus were put under one roof, it would be visible from outer space. Aliens would come from galaxies all around just to see what that mysterious bulge on Earth actually is. Once they figured it out, they would know exactly why the affairs of the U.S. are in such disarray.
In the current (2016) fiscal year, Washington will spend almost $4 trillion earned by other people. It’s a figure easily found.
But how many agencies are in the federal government? Clyde Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute says that nobody knows.
Are there just 60, as one federal publication says? Or more than five times that many? Could the true number be somewhere in the middle? Or is it much higher than anyone would ever imagine?
Whatever it is, it’s far bigger than the 12 boxes of paperwork that made up the entire federal government in 1800 and were packed up and sent to Washington, D.C., by horse and buggy when the capital moved from Philadelphia.
Twelve boxes — not much. The emails from Hillary Clinton’s four years as secretary of state alone would fill 12 boxes. That is, if all of them are found. We can count on the government getting that right about as much as we can count on it to know how many agencies it has.
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The next president needs to call a citizen only participation equivalent to the Grace Commission to review every line item of the oversize budget. Identity every nook and cranny. This will take time, of course, but when redundant departments and sub-groups overlap the report should recommend that the president veto or no spend money on funding these nooks and cranny groups. The elite, the politicians of both parties, the lobbyist will howl. Let them. Show down the redundancy of the U.S. Government. Then do a Grace Commission on every cabinet department. Time to cut the waste and fat in government.
SideBear: I researched this once about a year ago and I could not find a concrete answer to how many government agencies are there. The closest answer I got was between 200 to 300 agencies.
Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. And that is what you have in many government agencies, many of them are doing the same thing as another agency. It is a system of rewarding big donors with a title who do nothing but collect a paycheck, courtesy of the American taxpayers!
The Constitution has been called a living document. The reason for that is because when it was written, the founding fathers realized that as time went on the society would change, so they built in methods to have the Constitution change with it. For very good reasons, they didn’t make the amendment process a simple one. Knowing that power corrupts, and fearing just that, the founders made it so that in order to change the Constitution, a lot of very disagreeable people would have to agree to the changes. This was to stop every President Tom, Dick, or Obama from changing it on the whims of a simple majority. Obama himself has called it a flawed document, and that it “makes it more difficult to bring about change than I would sometimes like.” Yes, Barack, that was the point.
Knowing how hard it is to get an amendment passed, progressives have had to take a different tack. Instead of trying to change the Constitution, they have stooped to changing the interpretations of the words that are already in it. That has been on full display this past year as the Supreme Court has rewritten a law (Obamacare) to make it Constitutional, then completely made up an interpretation to keep it implemented. They have also used flawed interpretations and specious generalities to change the definition of marriage for the entire country.
Here’s one way to think about this. If the Supreme Court were a fair and impartial body, as it has always been intended to be, it wouldn’t matter what side of the aisle the president who appoints a justice comes from. Instead, every president practically drools at the opportunity to change up the demographics of the SCOTUS to install someone who will agree with them no matter what the Constitution says. As they’ve shown, any justice can find an interpretation that benefits his or her side.
There are a couple of issues that are front and center in the Constitutional debate right now. Thanks to Donald Trump, people are arguing how to interpret the 14th Amendment. The first words of the Amendment are this: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the state wherein they reside. Being a strict Constitutionalist, I take the words at their exact meaning. While it may not have been intended to protect anchor babies, it does just that in the way it’s written. I may part ways with fellow conservatives here, but the meaning is pretty clear. However, since the intention of the Amendment no longer applies and it holds the US to a standard found nowhere in the rest of the civilized world, it can and should be changed or repealed. Ted Cruz at least has said that he’s open to exploring both options. Yes Ted, it will be hard. That was the point.
The second issue is not as straightforward, and deals with the way America views religion. Already the SCOTUS has basically ordered Catholic nuns (The Little Sisters of the Poor) to provide birth control against their beliefs. It has ordered that business owners (from Hobby Lobby to local bakeries) provide services to events that go against their belief. The left will tell you that there is no such thing as a war on religion. These people would argue with that.
Here’s the relevant part of the 1st Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
That’s what it says, as straightforward as it can be. People started calling this “separation between church and state.” Strictly speaking, that is an accurate term, but problems arise when the meaning of that phrase is bastardized for an agenda.
We don’t need to parse words here. It specifically says that Congress is not allowed to make a law elevating one religion over another. To this date, I don’t believe that Congress has passed a law about the use of funds for nativity scenes or menorahs. Yet come December, both of those things are hotly contested. The government also can’t stop someone from exercising their religion, or in some cases anti-religion. Lawsuits have been filed to take the words “under God” out of the pledge of allegiance for all the atheist children. But have those words stopped them from practicing their atheism? Of course not. No one is making them say it, and no teacher will tell them they have to believe. How many times have Christians heard the word Satan and not run straight to a lawyer? No one is prohibited from practicing their religion simply because someone else is practicing theirs.
If only there were some way that the SCOTUS could understand the exact intent of the founders when they wrote the Bill of Rights. In point of fact, there is. There is a thing called history, which most progressives ignore unless it’s to point out America’s failings. They won’t talk about the heroes of WWII, but they’ll talk about dropping an atom bomb on two cities. Slavery also holds a place, but never the people who worked against slavery, or the fact that the US abolished it.
But if you look at history, specifically the Revolutionary War, you can divine every specific intent of the Bill of Rights. Here are a few examples:
Amendment 1 also gives us freedom of speech, the press, and assembling peaceably. All of those were taken away from the colonists by England. They couldn’t speak or write anything against King George III, and they were told that only a certain number of people could gather together at one time. This was to keep them from forming groups that might have some bad intentions. It didn’t work very well.
Amendment 2 protects the right for the citizens to bear arms. This was for two reasons. One, the colonists knew the militia was necessary for protection from English troops. Said troops, knowing that something was afoot, confiscated the rifles and ammunition which the founders did not appreciate. The second reason for this amendment was to give citizens the ability to protect themselves from their own government if it turned tyrannical.
The 3rd amendment prohibits having to house soldiers, directly countering the Quartering Act. The 4th prohibits unreasonable search and seizure, preventing anyone from emulating the troops and just marching into houses and taking things. The 5th protects the right to due process, which England had taken away.
You see a pattern starting to emerge. The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution, were written in direct response to the freedoms that had been denied to the colonist by King George III and England. Looking at it from this perspective, intent becomes pretty clear.
Now take another look at the line about freedom of religion and read it with that in mind. In England there was one sanctioned church, the Church of England. It started with King Henry VIII because he wasn’t thrilled that he couldn’t divorce his wife under the old religion. (He found ways around that.) The Reformation picked up steam under King Edward VI, and by the time of the colonists, the Church of England was practically a mandated body. It was follow or nothing. So when the colonists got the chance, they made sure that their government wouldn’t interfere with or mandate any religion, not that it couldn’t have anything to do with religion at all. When this amendment started applying to schools, stripping prayer and removing the Bible, the meaning of the separation was changed completely. It has gone on to call for banning any perceived religious emblems on state grounds and other equally asinine lawsuits.
Again, there was a reason that the Constitution is hard to amend. A president was never intended to get around it by executive orders, hoping the SCOTUS would uphold them simply based on who appointed which justice. The Supreme Court was supposed to determine Constitutionality, not rewrite given legislation to make it fit. And it absolutely was not meant to be torn apart by lawyers who want to argue what the meaning of “is” is. It was intended to be the law of the land, and that intent is the one that should matter, not the intent of people just want to twist it to say anything they want it to.
Damon ParkerMontana country boy transplanted into the big city desert of Nevada. I’m a professor (English), writer (Karma), and actor (Motel Life). I’m a brazen conservative who believes that change just for the sake of change does not equal progress.