Ever since Barack Hussein Obama violated federal elections laws by not providing proof of his eligibility to run for president and got away with it, it seems that total disregard of all law and constitutions has become standard operating procedure for all Democrats.
In the latest of a long list of Democrats to willfully defy everything legal in order to push his own personal agenda, is Jay Nixon, governor of Missouri.
In 2004, Missouri voters went to the polls to vote on a state constitutional amendment which defined marriage as being between one man and one woman. The amendment banned same-sex marriages. When the votes were tallied, 71% of Missouri voters approved the amendment, effectively making same-sex marriage illegal in their state.
However, like the top Democrats in Washington DC, Gov. Nixon just decided that he would nullify the will of Missouri voters along with the state constitution and issue an executive order recognizing same-sex marriages from other states for Missouri tax purposes.
Joe Ortwerth is the executive director of Missouri Family Policy Council. He served 12 years in the state legislature as a Representative and 12 additional years as the County Executive for St. Charles County. He is well versed in Missouri law and the state constitution and commented on Gov. Nixon’s unlawful actions:
"The governor has decided to thumb his nose at the state constitution and issue an executive order that completely defies the expressed will of Missouri voters when they voted with a 71 percent margin to declare and preserve marriage in Missouri as the union of a man and a woman."
“[The governor in each state has] the duty to administer and enforce the laws and to see that they are faithfully executed. [In this case, Nixon has] decided to trash the constitution to further the homosexual agenda."
"It's hard for me to comprehend how the governor can claim that it's necessary to do this because of rulings by the IRS. Missouri's tax law treats even married individuals in a fashion where their income is taxed separately, so there's no practical reason to be doing any of this."
The Missouri Family Policy Council added that they are reviewing all legal options possible to nullify Nixon’s executive order and I hope that they find several that can be used to stop his illegal actions.
At one time in America, the will of the people expressed through voting used to mean something. If the people voted to pass a law, then it became law. But sadly, these days, the will of the people doesn’t mean squat. A panel of three judges or even a single judge can strike down the will of the people because of their own agenda. I remember a case when over 80% of the people voted for an English only law and a three judge panel said it was unconstitutional. Ever since Obama took office, Democrats don’t even need judges to nullify the Constitution, the laws or the will of the people. If they want to change a law or Constitutional amendment, they do it regardless of the legal process. They just issue an order and poof, the law and constitution are overwritten and the will of the people nullified.
I just wish enough Americans were as fed up with this lawless practice as I am. Wouldn’t it be great to see millions of Americans rise up in protest over having their say nullified by one or three liberals? They need to storm state legislatures and courthouses when necessary to protect the American way of government. They need to storm the White House and Congress and make their voice heard and tell the politicians that they’ve had enough of Washington’s crap and that America is once again going to be a government of the people, by the people and for the people and that it shall not perish from the face of the earth.
Last September 11, 2012, al-Qaeda affiliated jihadists attacked our consulate in Benghazi, killing our ambassador and three others who disobeyed orders to stand down and died trying to defend him and his staff. Yet on the night of the attack, Obama failed to order a rescue mission, went to bed, and when he awoke, flew off to Las Vegas for a campaign stop as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened. The attack had been an act of war. The president’s actions were very likely a dereliction of duty, an impeachable offense and had the effect of making elements of his own military begin to conspire against him.
Map of Benghazi Consulate
Obama won reelection six weeks later by constantly bragging, in every campaign speech, that “bin Laden was dead” and “al Qaeda was decimated and on the run.” But by mid-July of 2013, based on intercepted communications between al Zawahiri (al Qaeda’s new leader) in Pakistan and the Yemeni leaders of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Obama ordered 21 embassies in the Middle East be shut down and evacuated for a week. The members of congress who were briefed on the impending attacks would not reveal what they were, airline bombs, a dirty
Al-Qaeda soldier holding the Quran during a rally.
bomb, etc. A senior US official anonymously and ominously told ABC News, “Al-Qaeda jihadists are planning a calamitous attack, one that is going to be big and strategically significant.”
In the cold war, when national security experts spoke of strategic as opposed to tactical nuclear weapons, the word carried huge weight. In the case of a weapon, it refers to one designed to destroy the military potential of an enemy.
The Egyptian Model and Regime Change in the US
On August 31st the AP reported from Cairo – “Reeling from a fierce security crackdown, the Muslim Brotherhood brought out mostly scattered, small crowds Friday in its latest protests of Egypt’s military coup. While the remnants of the Brotherhood’s leadership are still able to exhibit strong coordination from underground, the arrests of thousands of its supporters and members – and the fear of more bloodshed – have weakened its ability to mobilize the streets.
Egyptians protest in central Cairo today. Photograph: Khaled El Fiqi/EPA
On that same day, the largest single Cairo demonstration numbered 10,000 people amassed outside the presidential palace. However, the majority of protests Friday were smaller than in the past, consisting of several hundred protesters or fewer around the country.”
In short, the Egyptian Revolution 2.0 appears to be holding. In a stunning series of events, Egyptians by the millions flooded the country’s central squares and, in 2011, brought about the abdication of their Dictator for Life, Hosni Mubarak. Next the first freely elected leader in Egypt’s 6,000 year history, Muhammad Morsi, assumed office. But in less than 24 months, millions of Egyptians returned to the streets and, with the help of the military, deposed the hapless Morsi regime.
The role of the Egyptian military is paramount. Egypt is rife with corruption. Virtually every Egyptian knows this. But the military has a ninety-per-cent approval rating. Therefore because the Egyptian military intervened on the side of the marchers in the removal of Mubarak and Morsi, both regimes fell with relatively little loss of life. (There were human rights abuses committed by the military against his Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Morsi’s deposition. But relative to what has occurred in Syria and even our own revolution, the loss of life was comparatively small.)
The Egyptian model for regime change involves two elements—,one, millions of angry disaffected citizens flooding and staying in the citadels of power, demanding that the regime leave office and, two, a military which sides with them.
Given the stunning success of the Egyptians, two regime changes in 24 months, I would ask—now that we have seen insurrections by disaffected youth in Greece Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt, Brazil and Chile, why won’t the Egyptian model come ashore in the US? All the underpinning elements are present here.
Going Egypt in Chile
Masked demonstrators set barricades during riots after a rally in support of Aysen residents and against Chile’s hydroelectric policies
You undoubtedly didn’t hear about the recent youth insurrections in Chile. Due to social media, youth insurrection is becoming a global phenomenon. A month ago, my eldest son and I had an eight hour layover in the Santiago airport on our way back to the States. On overhead television monitors in our airport restaurant we watched live television coverage of pitched battles between riot police and angry throngs of students fighting in the capital’s streets. While neither side was firing guns, they each were armed with clubs and truncheons and the fighting was desperate and intense. We saw dramatic footage of large throngs of students beating back outnumbered police and individual footraces ending in a policeman tackling a student, clubbing him mercilessly and dragging him off to the waiting paddy wagon.
I asked our waiter why the students were rioting. “They say that the education is too expensive and it is useless because there are no jobs,” he told us.
The American Tipping Point
It’s impossible to know what might be the tipping point that would send millions of Americans into DC, committing massive civil disobedience, blocking the entrances to the Capital and the White House, shouting ‘Obama, Biden, Reed, Boehner go home!”
Young Americans Protesting in the street
But the fact remains, young Americans are suffering a similar situation as are their counterparts in Chile or Egypt. Young American college graduates, most of who voted for this president, have every right to feel betrayed. Due to lousy government policies and the impending implementation of Obamacare, the real unemployment rate among young Americans under 25, is over 20%, if you count those who are so discouraged that they have stopped looking for work. But it’s much worse than that. Due to the perverse incentives of Obamacare and our regulatory state now on steroids, over seventy percent of the jobs created during the last 12 months are part-time jobs. This negates the American dream for millions of our young.
So let’s do this thought experiment: Imagine a recent college graduate, Bob, who feels that he’s worked hard and mostly played by the rules but finds that, in order to pay off his student loans and to afford a crappy studio apartment, he’s got to work two part-time jobs at Wal-Mart and Taco Bell. Now imagine that Bob finds out that Obamacare is going to force him to buy a healthcare policy he doesn’t want or be forced to pay a fine. Bob thought, based on all that Obama said, his health care was going to be free! On top of that, he learns that there is no global warming but his government has made gasoline prices so high, he can’t afford to drive or own a car.
Now let’s imagine Obamacare is fully implemented and Bob gets a call from an IRS agent letting him know that his pay will be garnished if he doesn’t pay the over-due fine he owes for not buying a government-sanctioned health-care policy. And let’s also imagine that Bob realizes that the threatening IRS agent along with his Marxist college professors who taught him to hate his own country earn much more money than he does, while working far fewer hours and will retire with gold-plated pensions that Bob has no hope of acquiring. If millions of young Americans come to realize the enormity of their betrayal, won’t that be the tipping point?
So How Might the Military Side with the Millions of Insurrectionists?
In July of this year, at the Panama Canal, Panamanian drug agents boarded a North Korean cargo ship returning to Korea from Cuba. On board they discovered Cuban SA-2 surface to air missiles. While his crew desperately fought the boarding agents, the North Korean captain committed suicide.
Seized Cuban SA-2 missels from North Korean Cargo Ship.
Passenger aircraft flights between Tehran and Caracas Venezuela continued to increase. Once the Iranian aircraft are on the ground, satellite photos reveal that the aircraft contain no passengers. Instead, they are met by forklift trucks which off load vast numbers of unmarked containers, off-loaded onto awaiting government trucks and driven deep into the interior.
If we see millions of disaffected Americans flooding the streets of DC, we can also imagine two other existing phenomena that could cause the American military to intervene in the protestors’ behalf.
The first is, as I wrote in my previous column; Obama is losing his ability to be the Commander the Commander in Chief. Major General Robert Scales, former commandant of the Army War College recently wrote a scathing article for the Washington Post in which he describes the growing discontent among military leaders regarding Obama’s reckless combination of dithering and bravado. And his abject failure to order a rescue mission in Benghazi
Add to that, in order to inflict maximum pain during the government shutdown, the administration ordered the National Park Service to fence off the World War II Memorial and other public monuments in the nation’s capital, threatening those who entered with arrest. This closure meant World War II veterans who had traveled great distances were initially denied access to the memorial. Many in the military were certainly outraged.
With his loss of authority over his own military as a backdrop, we can imagine the consortium of Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Cuba, watching the chaos swirling around this president and decided this was the time to act.
A Bloodless but Necessary Coup
We can imagine that, from an undisclosed bunker, Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, flanked by the heads of the other military services makes the following statement,
“We would like to announce to the nation, to the protestors in our Capital, and our allies around the world, that the Obama family is in a safe comfortable compound. They will not be receiving or making phone calls until new elections have been concluded but their children are with them. In short, the US military will attend to their every need until new elections are held and a constitutional government restored.
Additionally, based on unmistakable intelligence reports, we have determined that an attack on the US homeland was in its final planning stages, that it was operational and imminent. As I speak, the American Air Force in conjunction with our other armed services and allies are conducting bombing raids over Iran, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela. All non-essential governmental personnel outside the Pentagon and our intelligences services are, as of now, on furlough until further notice…”
The back story instantly leaks out and becomes viral globally. Amid the chaos swirling around him, watching the wreck of his presidency, when this president is briefed about an impending new Cuban Missile Crisis, he fails to act. As was the case in the original Cuban Missile Crisis, unmistakable intelligence is delivered to him that shows Cuba and Venezuela preparing to load onto primitive barges retooled launchers and SA-2 surface-to-air missiles equipped with nuclear warheads. The plan is to sail those barges into the Caribbean and Atlantic and while still in international waters, fire the missiles over the US homeland and detonate them at apogee. Experts tell the president that this EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack will knock out our entire electrical grid, rendering every computer in operable and therefore all commerce impossible. The loss of life would be near total in the vast foodless Armageddon that was America. Still he does not act.
As did Egypt’s General Abdul al-Sisi, we can imagine that Dempsey would inform Americans and the world there would be an interim executive branch and acting president appointed to rule until the congressional and presidential elections were held and concluded. Moreover, every member of Congress would need to stand for reelection whereas the fate of the current president and his vice president would necessarily need to remain vague. And with that announcement the millions of protestors gather up their camping gear, pick up the trash around their capital city and go home. And with that, the enormity of what they had done would only begin to sink in.
From the John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute:
“Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.”—Daniel Webster
I will be the first to acknowledge that there is much to be thankful for about life in America, especially when compared to those beyond our borders whose daily lives are marked by war, hunger and disease. Despite our kvetching, grumbling and complaining, most Americans have it pretty good compared to less fortunates the world over.
Still, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that all of our so-called blessings will amount to little more than gilding on a cage if we don’t safeguard the freedoms on which this nation was founded, freedoms which have historically made this nation a sanctuary for the oppressed and persecuted. And if there is one freedom in particular need of protecting right now, it is the Fourth Amendment, which has been on life support for quite some time.
It used to be that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which enshrines the rights to free speech, free press, assembly, religious exercise and petitioning one’s government for a redress of grievances, was considered the most critical of the amendments in the Bill of Rights. Since writing my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, however, I have come to believe that the Fourth Amendment, which demands that we be “secure” in our persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government and, consequently, stands as a bulwark against the police state, is, in fact, the most critical.
Frankly, the right to speak freely doesn’t help you when your home is being invaded by a SWAT team or the government is spying on your emails and phone calls, and tracking your whereabouts. It certainly doesn’t help you when you’re in the back of a police cruiser or face-to-face with a cop hyped up on the power of his badge. In fact, exercising your right to free speech in such scenarios today, even nominally, will more than likely get you pepper sprayed, tasered, shot or at the very least charged with resisting arrest or disorderly conduct.
In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, then, which George Washington looked upon as a time to unite in prayer and beseech God “to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed,” here is a list of things about this emerging police state that I am not thankful for and will never remain silent about as long as the government remains the greatest threat to our freedoms.
Police shootings of unarmed citizens. No longer is it unusual to hear about incidents in which police shoot unarmed individuals first and ask questions later. This trend originates from a police preoccupation with ensuring their own safety at all costs, with tragic consequences for the innocent civilians unlucky enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. For example, consider the 16-year-old teenager who skipped school only to be shot by police after they mistook him for a fleeing burglar.
SWAT team raids. On an average day in America, at least 100 Americans have their homes raided by SWAT teams (although I’ve seen estimates as high as 300 a day), which are increasingly used to deal with routine police matters: angry dogs, domestic disputes, search warrants, etc. Unfortunately, general incompetence (officers misread the address on the warrant), collateral damage (fatalities, property damage, etc.) and botched raids (officers barge into the wrong house or even the wrong building) tend to go hand in hand with this overuse of SWAT teams, with tragic consequences for the homeowner who mistakes a SWAT raid for a home invasion, such as the 107-year-old Arkansas man killed after a “shootout” with a SWAT team or the 19-year-old Seattle woman who was accidentally shot in the leg by police after she refused to show her hands.
Arresting Americans for altogether legal activities such as picking their kids up from school, holding Bible studies at home, and selling goat cheese. Unfortunately, our government’s tendency towards militarization and overcriminalization, in which routine, everyday behaviors become targets of regulation and prohibition, have resulted in Americans getting arrested for making and selling unpasteurized goat cheese, cultivating certain types of orchids, feeding a whale, holding Bible studies in their homes, and picking their kids up from school. This last incident actually happened in Tennessee, when Jim Howe, a father of two elementary school-aged kids, was arrested and jailed after insisting on walking his son home as soon as school let out rather than waiting 35 minutes for carpoolers to get their kids first.
Jailing Americans for profit. At one time, the American penal system operated under the idea that dangerous criminals needed to be put under lock and key in order to protect society. Today, as states attempt to save money by outsourcing prisons to private corporations, imprisoning Americans in private prisons run by mega-corporations has turned into a cash cow for big business, with states agreeing to maintain a 90% occupancy rate in privately run prisons for at least 20 years. And how do you keep the prisons full? By passing laws aimed at increasing the prison population, including the imposition of life sentences on people who commit minor or nonviolent crimes such as siphoning gasoline.
Transforming the schools into quasi-prisons and teaching young people that they have no rights. Zero tolerance policies which criminalize childish behavior continue to destroy the lives of young people such as the 14-year-old arrested for texting in class; the 6-year-olds suspended for using their fingers as imaginary guns in a schoolyard game of cops and robbers; the 12-year-old hauled out of school in handcuffs for doodling on her desk with an erasable marker; or the 17-year-old charged with a felony for keeping his tackle box in his car parked on school property, potentially derailing his chances of entering the Air Force.
Turning community police into a standing army, extensions of the military. What we must contend with today is the danger of having a standing army (which is what police forces, increasingly made up of individuals with military backgrounds and/or training, have evolved into) that has been trained to view the citizenry as little more than potential suspects, combatants and insurgents. It is particularly telling that whereas in the past, law enforcement strove to provide a sense of security, trust, and comfort, the impression conveyed today is one of power, dominance and inflexible authority. Yet appearances to the contrary, the American police force is not supposed to be a branch of the military, nor is it a private security force for the reigning political faction. It is supposed to be an aggregation of the countless local civilian units that exist for a sole purpose: to serve and protect the citizens of each and every American community.
Surveillance drones taking to the skies domestically. With at least 30,000 drones expected to occupy U.S. airspace by 2020, ushering in a $30 billion per year industry, police departments are already queuing up for their drones. Indeed, the drones coming to a neighborhood near you will be small, capable of flying through city streets and buildings almost undetected, while hovering over cityscapes and public events for long periods of time, providing a means of 24/7 surveillance. Able to take off and land anywhere, able to maneuver through city streets and hallways, and able to stop and turn on a dime, these micro-drones will still pack a lethal punch, equipped with an array of weapons and sensors, including tasers, bean-bag guns, “high-resolution video cameras, infrared sensors, license plate readers, [and] listening devices.”
TSA searches that accustom citizens to life in a police state. Under the direction of the Transportation Security Administration, American travelers have been subjected to all manner of searches ranging from whole-body scanners and enhanced patdowns at airports to bag searches in train stations and sports arenas. Mind you, this is the same agency that is now installing detention pods in airports, requiring passengers to submit to searches and screenings before they can exit the airport.
Illegal, invasive spying on Americans. There is no form of digital communication that the government cannot and does not monitor—phone calls, emails, text messages, tweets, Facebook posts, internet video chats, etc., are all accessible, trackable and downloadable by federal agents. In other words, there is nothing private from the government, which has used a variety of covert, unconstitutional tactics to gain access to Americans’ personal data, online purchases and banking, medical records, and online communications. The government’s methods include the use of supercomputers to hack through privacy settings, collaborations with corporations to create “back doors” for government access into encrypted files, and the use of strong-arm tactics against those technology and internet companies who refuse to cooperate. It is estimated that the National Security Agency has intercepted 15 to 20 trillion communications of American citizens since 9/11.
Thus, while there’s much to be thankful for—the blessings of family, security, food, opportunity, etc.—it’s the things I’m not thankful for that have me greatly concerned about the emerging American police state. So do me a favor. Before you get distracted by the gathering of family and friends and the feasting and the football and the fleeting sense of goodwill and the traditional counting of blessings, take a moment to remind yourself and those around you of the things we should NOT be thankful for this year—the things that no American should tolerate from its government—the things that don’t belong in the “city on a hill” envisioned by John F. Kennedy as the standard for a government “constructed and inhabited by men aware of their grave trust and their great responsibilities.”
Mind you, if we do not push back against the growing menace of the police state now, future Thanksgivings may find us giving thanks for creature comforts that serve only to lessen the pain of having lost our most basic freedoms. In other words, it’s time for “we the people” to heed Abraham Lincoln’s advice and take our place as “the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts—not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”
Liberty is dying before our eyes... and it's all so reasonable.
Many of these decisions appear well-meaning—and no doubt many of the law-enforcement officers applying them sincerely believe they're doing good and right things—but when foundational liberties are infringed we are all in danger.
As the wise saying goes, before you remove a guardrail it is best to carefully consider the reason it was erected in the first place. Otherwise, we may all be going over the cliff together.
In a recent five-part series of columns, I have posed the question, “Why won’t America follow the Egyptian model? That is, as we have recently seen in Egypt, why won’t millions of betrayed, out of work, and or underemployed young Americans flood the streets of DC, committing civil disobedience on a massive and permanent basis? Moreover, I posit—isn’t it conceivable the American military will side with the young freedom fighters in a military coup?”
In this and in several other columns to follow, I will focus on why tens of millions of young Americans, many of whom voted for Obama, should feel betrayed and secondly, what are the clear indicators of America’s decline. Churchill famously remarked, “Countries don’t have friends. They have interests.” Under this president, America is in an inexorable decline in terms of our economic strength, military strength, and our ability to influence events on the world stage. In short, our interests are being squandered by bad decisions and by appallingly bad governance. And the likely net effect of this is civil unrest or worse.
For America which, in the 20th century, led the war to defeat the Axis Powers in World War II and went on to win the Cold War, it’s becoming obvious that its 21st century decline emanates from its massive insolvency, its inability to pay for the hugely-bloated regulatory and welfare states it has created.
When I tell acquaintances that I have written a book entitled, “Lessons from Fallen Civilizations,” they will invariably pose a version of this question, “Well, are we doomed?” To which I answer, “By my reading of history, you can’t have a world-class welfare state and a world-class military. You might have neither; but you can’t have both.”
I made this observation while appearing on Jim Bohanan’s syndicated radio show. ‘He challenged me by replying, “You’re not saying that the late Roman Empire was running a welfare state are you?”
I said, “No. By the fifth century AD, the dying Roman Empire of the West was a kleptocracy. But the net effect was the same as to what is happening now in the US. The fifth century Romans of the West stole from and then destroyed their middle class.”
We’re the Worst Generation
If we celebrate my parents’ generation, dubbing those who fought and won World War II as our greatest, it seems logical to conclude that there can be a “worst” generation. That would be my generation, “the boomers,” because we will be the first generation to turn the country over to our children in worse shape than when they inherited it.
Thus the question—why won’t the appalling state of our union precipitate the next American Revolution? Given the current jobless decline, amplified by the rapid escalation of tax rates in Obamacare and elsewhere, it’s arguable that the American youth, dubbed the millenials are now being subjected to far worse oppression than our founders faced under 18th century British rule.
A Food Stamp Nation –A Key Indicator of Decline is Spiking
The Weekly Standard reported that the number of food stamp recipients in the US had risen from 30.9 million in 2008 (the year Obama was elected) to 44.7 million by June of 2012. This meant 1 in 7 Americans could not feed themselves. This month, Newsmax Magazine reported an extremely alarming trend. “The 23,116,928 food-stamp households, an all-time record, was an increase of 46,000 from the previous month. Now 1 in 5 households depend on food stamps.” Consider the trend, Americans!
How on earth can we expect young Americans to shoulder the cost of all our dependents who now need help feeding themselves? Their numbers exceed Poland, Hungary, and Sweden combined? How can we expect our young to fund the $17 trillion in actual debt, the 50 to 100 trillion in unfunded liabilities, the federal, state, and local governments with their vast minions of highly paid retirees? The answer is they can’t and they shouldn’t even be forced to try. Just as the fifth-century Roman officials stole what little gold came in from their disappearing empire, America’s young are being defrauded and betrayed by their ruling class.
New Evidence our Military Could Join an Insurrection
Quoting a recent study of Army morale, the Boston Globe reported, “only a quarter of the Army’s officers and enlisted soldiers believe the nation’s largest military branch is headed in the right direction – a survey response that is the lowest on record and reflects what some in the service call a “crisis in confidence.”
But if the enlisted men and women are suffering from low morale, many in the officer core are in full outrage. Investor’s Business Daily accuses Obama of a military coup. Over the five years of his presidency across all branches of the armed services he has fired 197 senior officers. Just this year, he fired nine commanding generals, including General Ham head of US Africa Command who publicly stated that he disagreed with the order not to send a rescue mission into Benghazi on the night of the attacks when our people were pleading for their lives. Retired and active members of our most elite warriors are openly speculating that an Obama purge of its commanders is under way.
Retired Army Major General, Paul Vallely puts a fine point on this. “The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on investigations into Fast and Furious, Benghazi, and Obamacare. He’s intentionally weakening and gutting our military and the Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower. Anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged,” Vallely said. Add to that, the sequester which was designed by Obama and which allocates 50% of all spending cuts to the military, is a perfect vehicle for him to do just that.
Iran is Playing Obama and Kerry for the Declinist Fools They Are
In my book, I develop a list of ten immutable laws governing the fall of great civilizations. My Immutable Law #3 reads;
As long as there have been civilizations to prey upon, men of property domiciled there have attempted to appease their predators. Yet when dealing with a ruthless outside power, appeasement is not only a foolhardy tactic but an incitement.
Despite fact that Iranians continue to refer to the US as the Great Satan, have not renounced their vow to destroy Israel, or pledged to stop funding terror organizations such as Hezbollah, our secretary of State and, by extension his boss, keep referring to “progress,” in nuclear weapons talks in Geneva. In an ominous twist of fate, Israel is now more closely allied with the Sunni kingdoms of Qatar, the Emirates, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia than it is with the US. All five nations are openly contemptuous of this most recent delusional attempt to get Iran to halt what has been its thirty-year quest to get the bomb and to dominate the Middle East. In a recent poll, even 62% of Americans don’t believe the US will be able to use diplomacy to stop Iran from getting nukes. A sizeable majority seems to instinctively know what this president doesn’t, that this charade is naked appeasement of a nasty little rogue state and as such is the signature of a nation in decline. It may not be hope but it’s certainly change.
Shameful…utterly and completely shameful for America is NOT supposed to leave anyone behind.
Four were left behind in Benghazi to die…Bowe Bergdahl is still a prisoner of the Taliban who Obama now wants to negotiate with…an 85-year old Korean War veteran is being detained in North Korea and no one has any idea why…and Pastor Saeed Abedini…an Iranian born American citizen who converted from islam to become an ordained Evangelical pastor…has languished for over a year in the hell-holes that are the signature of Iranian jails.
His crime…Abedini is a Christian pastor who chose to practice his Christian faith…to preach Christianity in Iranian homes while in Iran to continue work on an orphanage he was building and building it with government approval. Arrested while with relatives, Abedini was convicted on charges of ‘crimes against national security’ and was given an eight-year prison sentence.
And so while leaving a POW, American diplomats, and an elderly veteran behind are crimes in and of themselves which this administration is most definitely guilty of…add in now that Barack HUSSEIN Obama is also guilty of leaving a ‘man of the cloth’ behind…an American pastor whose only crime was simply spreading the word of Jesus Christ. And so red flags should be raised for every American of faith as Barack HUSSEIN Obama…the man who professes to be a Christian…had a perfect opportunity to secure Abedini’s release…an opportunity as in if Iran wanted some sanctions lifted the pastor MUST be set free…and that should NOT have been open to any negotiations…period.
But this president…a president who has turned GITMO into a country club for terrorists…cares NOT about the torture…both physical and mental…that is the harsh reality of Abedini’s current life. And last week’s talks in Geneva were seen by Abedani's family as holding the key to his release, but the Obama White House confirmed that Abedini’s imprisonment was NOT even mentioned during those talks.
NOT even mentioned…NOT brought up at all…for Iran had NO incentive to release him as Obama capitulated on everything they wanted...as Obama’s shill John ‘Swiftboat’ Kerry remained silent…calculatingly silent even after the American Center for Law and Justice, which represents the Abedini’s family, sent Kerry a letter urging him to demand Abedini’s release as a condition of any agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.
But we all know that letter was ignored and so Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) issued this statement, “President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry turned their backs on a U.S. citizen by refusing to secure his freedom before reaching an agreement with Iran.”
And amazingly…and I NEVER thought I would ever say this…NOT all the blame for Abedani being left behind can be placed on Obama and Kerry alone for where is the mass outrage from America’s Christian community…why for the most part have they remained silent…is it that all the scandals currently on America’s plate have so distracted them from focusing on one of their own in grave danger…could the hit to their collective pocketbooks have redirected their moral compass inward allowing the severity of the scandals to have turned America’s Christian heart cold…it sadly seems that way.
Or could it simply be that the plight of one lowly man…a man who knowingly knew the consequences of his actions before he ever set foot on Iranian soil…is just NOT worth the risk involved in helping him.
Now in NO way am I saying that America’s Christian community does NOT care…I’m saying the extent of their caring…the volume of their voices…seems quite limited in its scope in this particular case. There are petitions circulating to try and secure Abedani’s release…there are a few scattered here and there rallies to bring his plight to the public consciousness…there are letters being written to Congressmen by many of all faiths…but all this is moot as the number of voices is just too small to be taken seriously by this administration…an administration headed by a man who believes the muslim call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world.
And that says it all for America’s muslim president…and make NO mistake Barack HUSSEIN Obama is a muslim…could care less about the plight of a Christian pastor never mind that he’s an American citizen.
But above all else…and another black eye delivered by Obama to the American people of all faiths…is that by Abdeini’s plight NOT being part of the negotiations…actually NOT being a precursor to any negotiations even being discussed…shows Iran and the world that Barack HUSSEIN Obama believes that American lives…Christian lives…are indeed expendable. And by the very deal reached, Barack HUSSEIN Obama has also proved that Jewish lives…whether American Jews or Israeli Jews…are just as expendable.
And so Pastor Abedani is left to languish in Rajee Shahr Prison in the city of Karaj, one of the worst of all Iranian prisons…a prison where political inmates like Abedani are put in 10′ by 10′ cells with five other inmates in the ward reserved for murderers and rapists. And while Iran has said he can go free if he renounces his Christian faith and becomes a follower of Islam once again, Abedani…a man of principal and faith…has decided to stand strong with his God…the one true living God of the Christians and Jews.
And that is something Barack HUSSEIN Obama cares NOTHING about for his god is NOT Abedani’s God…nor is his god the God our great nation was founded upon…and to that I say…period.
Twelve years after the Taliban was ousted from power Afghanistan is planning to reintroduce public stoning as punishment for adultery, according to a new draft penal code.
The move has shocked human rights campaigners and will dismay donors who have poured billions of pounds into the country for reconstruction.
It will be viewed as another backwards step at the end of a year that has seen women’s rights undermined, with a slew of legislation and murders of prominent women.
Human Rights Watch called for international donors to withhold funding if the government went ahead with the plan.
Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch, said: “It is absolutely shocking that 12 years after the fall of the Taliban government, the (President Hamid) Karzai administration might bring back stoning as a punishment.
“President Karzai needs to demonstrate at least a basic commitment to human rights and reject this proposal out of hand.”
The draft – devised by a working group led by the Justice Ministry and parts of which have been obtained by The Telegraph – states that unmarried adulterers should be subject to 100 lashes. If they are married, the punishment is stoning in a public place.
ack Hussein Obama is the biggest supporter of trafficking in human persons today. To see this treasonous policy, one can do a couple of searches on the whitehouse.gov website. Search on "war with Islam" and you will see that Obama repeated declares "The US is not, and will never be, at war with Islam."
This policy of Obama has also translated into domestic assignments too. Charles Bolden is a black man who Obama nominated to be the head of NASA. In this capacity, Bolden declared that Obama's first priority for him was "to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering."
The Islamic historic contribution to science, math and engineering is something like Barry Soetoro's historic contribution to honesty and transparency in governance and identity claims. It exists in PowerPoint presentations and some parts of the media (including Wikipedia and snopes.com), but not in reality.
Obama does not dare to apply American principles like "unalienable rights" and "liberty under God" to challenge Islam's practices of sexual slavery (Koran 4:3, 24) and religious apartheid (Koran 9:29). Instead of being an American and evaluating Islam in terms of the American creed "all men are created equal," Obama does the reverse and prostates America before Islam. "The US is not, and will never be, at war with Islam."
Excuse me Mr. President, but what if Islam is at war with us?
One does not get the feeling that Obama has critically evaluated Islam or has any moral concerns about granting 501(c)3 economic benefits and moral cover to the greatest human trafficking institution the world has known. Instead, Obama hypocritically and sanctimoniously declares a zero tolerance policy for trafficking in human persons. Obama has become Islam's foremost apologist.
Search whitehouse.gov on "mutual respect" and you will find thousands of hits, many associated with wipe–Israel–off–the–map–Iran and that slave sanctioning religion (e.g., Koran 4:3, 24), Islam. Curiously in this search of "mutual respect," you will also find precious few such references to Republicans and no such references to Tea Party Patriots.
Whereas Malik Obama, Barack Obama's half-brother, raised money under the false auspices of Barack Hussein Obama Foundation (BHOF) being a tax deductible 501(c)3 organization, this was not investigated. This illegal activity was rewarded with retroactive 501(c)3 status: another illegal act. Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack write, "While BHOF claims to have built homes for orphans, the only evidence of any structure is a center/restaurant, a mosque with a madrassa, and a residence for an imam to run it." These authors also note that, "Malik [is by multiple source known to have] at least 12 wives in total and continually lures young, underage girls, which even based on Kenyan standards, is illegal."
So Obama manages to use the IRS to illegally support Islam, all the while deny legal support to Patriot groups to obtain 501(c)3 status.
Given all this, one suspects that Obama would sooner see American burn to ashes before questioning the moral virtue of his beloved Islam.
I see moral virtue in the legacy of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, but where is the virtue in our first black President? Indeed, the forcible denial of the fruit of the black man's labor was bad. But according to Obama, the forcible denial of the fruit of what is predominately the white man's labor is a good. After all, the white man, or today's prototypical wealth producer, didn't really build his business.
But if liberty is an unalienable right, how can one continue the charade that denying this right to whites is a good while denying this right to blacks is bad?
While one should not mitigate the brutality of Islamic slavery that supplied American plantations, neither should one mitigate the common violation of unalienable rights that that permeates both said Islamic–American slavery and the income tax, now galvanized in the 16th Amendment.
Or is envy of your neighbor's goods such an unalienable right that a small percentage of black entrepreneurs being taxed along with whites is a good, but taxing blacks independent of whites would be a bad?
What happened to "your rights to the fruit of my labor are non–existent? Your government subsidy ends where my wallet begins?"
Obama not only provides de–facto moral cover and economic benefits to history's greatest enslaver, but Obama is the tip of spear in denying Americans of their "unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
Where is the emancipation narrative in Obama's policies paralleling the emancipation narrative heralded by Obama's skin color and afro hair?
Where is the virtue in Barack Obama's community organization work? Obama was key in the legal regulations that led to the sub–prime housing crisis. Yet I never heard Barack's apology. I never heard of Barack working in the black Chicago community strengthening marriage, stigmatizing fornication and adultery, stigmatizing Black Entertainment Television values and chastening the narcotic of public dependency.
There are ministers, missionaries and public servants; and then there are community organizers.
The political narrative of Obama's skin color is glorious: It is that of the black man finding his unalienable rights in the body politic and moving from the slave block to the highest office of the land. In contrast, the narrative of Obama's policies is that of denying a nation of it glorious heritage of unalienable rights -- the gift from the Creator God, who created all men equal.
Libyan Army Special Forces have been clashing in the last few hours with Ansar Al-Sharia in Benghazi. Despite a curfew, protesters, angry at the destruction that the Islamic terrorist group has brought to their city, at great personal risk to their own safety, stormed the Ansar al-Sharia base and set fire to it.
The Libyan Interior ministry is reporting 9 dead and 49 injured in early reports from Benghazi. The trouble began after Libyan law enforcement attempted to pursue a suspect into the terrorist area, then law enforcement came under attack near Ansar al-Sharia headquarters.
Even if our government wouldn’t move against them, these murderers have been served up a little bit of karma, the pictures eerily similar to our burnt compound in Benghazi.
Following pics of burnt Ansar al-Sharia compound are from FreeBenghazi:
“There is no God but Allah, and Mohamed is his messenger”:
The Syrian people finally did what Obama should have done a long time ago, too bad we don't have an American leadership anymore, seems that the whole world rejects what our leadership gives money and support to... They know who the true enemy and what real evil is....
The massacre took place in Sadad, an ancient Syriac Orthodox Christian habitation, so old as to be mentioned in the Old Testament. Most of the region’s inhabitants are poor, as Sadad is situated in the remote desert between Homs and Damascus (desert regions, till now, apparently the only places Syria’s Christians could feel secure; 600 Christian families had earlier fled there for sanctuary from the jihad, only to be followed by it).
In late October, the U.S-supported “opposition” invaded and occupied Sadad for over a week, till ousted by the nation’s military. Among other atrocities, 45 Christians—including women and children—were killed, several tortured to death; Sadat’s 14 churches, some ancient, were ransacked and destroyed; the bodies of six people from one family, ranging from ages 16 to 90, were found at the bottom of a well (an increasingly common fate for “subhuman” Christians).
The jihadis even made a graphic video (with English subtitles) of those whom they massacred, while shouting Islam’s victory-cry, “Allahu Akbar” (which John McCain equates to a Christian saying “thank God”). Another video, made after Sadad was liberated shows more graphic atrocities.
For those of us who read the real news, what I am about to write is old news; but I will rehearse it again anyway: The United States Federal Government is enabling these Christian massacres.
We hear words from our overlords about how they are only supporting the allegedly “moderate” rebels in Syria. But, even if there are moderates to be supported, their US government simply does not have the ability to arm them without arming the Al Qaeda-related Jihadist forces that have moved there. The weapons and other support are reaching the Sunni Islamists.
Furthermore, by denying the legitimacy of the Bashar al-Assad’s government, and making a point of remembering and emphasizing all his atrocities and human-rights violations, our government has effectively empowered Sunni terrorists. We have denied Assad’s legitimacy and thus declared to ever terrorist and extremist that they have an opportunity to go overthrow that regime. This is a horrible exchange. Assad’s ruthless and torturous ways are aimed at protecting religious minorities from being persecuted. We have no business declaring that a ruler’s sins are unforgivable and then overlooking far worse crimes committed by the forces who oppose him.
Our government never admits to the torture and murder that it sponsors and inspires. It still shamelessly boast in what we did in Libya where we backed Al-Qaeda forces to kill Gaddafi and overthrow his government. It is now a terrorist haven and playground. Yet Obama will shamelessly claim that the country is better off now that Gaddafi’s regime is gone. That is, literally, bloody nonsense.
We have basically empowered and enabled Sunni Islamist terrorists all over the Middle East. The people we claim to be fighting—the same kind of people who we say destroyed the Twin Towers—are the people we are supporting in Syria.
This is a disgusting policy and God is going to judge us for it.