Obama and O’Reilly: The Factor’s no-spin zone spins toward deceit

In a talking points memo this week, FOX’s Bill O’Reilly assured his readers and listeners that President Obama does not intend to hurt America, and argued that Obama’s actions as president reflect his passion for social justice. “The far right,” Mr. O’Reilly wrote in reference to his fellow Harvard alum, “is making a huge mistake thinking that Mister Obama is actively trying to harm the nation. He is not. His overriding concern can be summed up in two words: social justice. It all comes back to that. The president sincerely believes the deck is stacked against minority Americans and many working poor people.”

Really?

–1.) Obama has on several occasions publicly inserted himself in on-going judicial proceedings in a way that can only have been motivated by stupidity, contempt for the due process of law, or a desire to increase racial animosities in America.

–2.) Obama took America to war in Libya in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution. To prove his action was not a fluke, he would have done the same in Syria if Vladimir Putin had not intervened and made a public jackass out of him.

–3.) Obama surrendered in Afghanistan to the Taleban and its Islamist allies. He is returning that country to America’s Islamist enemies as a base from which the mujahedin can plan attacks against the United States.

–4.) Obama’s Justice Department did nothing to prosecute Black Panthers who sought to intimidate voters going to the polls.

–5.) Obama’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has intentionally, consistently, and unlawfully investigated conservative and Tea Party groups. These Obama-administration sanctioned attacks are direct and clearly illegal assaults on the 1st Amendment and were launched to improve Obama’s chances in the 2012 presidential election.

–6.) Obama is on the verge of destroying the U.S. medical-care system, apparently as the opening act in the implementation of his passion-for-social-justice doctrine. For Obama, it seems, social justice means stealing from those who work and giving it to slackers, illegal aliens, and other Democratic Party stalwarts.

–7.) Obama, Eric Holder, and Hillary Clinton have waged relentless war on Christian traditions, symbols, and beliefs, while collectively kissing the behinds of the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, and other anti-American Muslim groups, inviting them to the White House to find out how they can make America and Christianity less offensive to Muslims.

–8.) Obama and his Justice Department have done everything in their power to protect and expand the “right” to murder unborn Americans. One would have thought that even Harvard graduates would be taught that any definition of intent to “hurt” America would include such things as murdering substantial numbers of the next generation.

–9.) Obama has partially blinded the U.S. Intelligence Community by ending the rendition-and-interrogation program because he claims to have a “moral compass” superior to those who risk their lives to defend America against the Islamists whose war on America is fueled by Republican and Democratic interventionism. This is the same moral compass that champions the murder of the unborn and U.S. officials in Libya, and one that wastes the lives of our soldier-children in an Afghan war he does not intend to win.

–10.) Obama, in part because he ended rendition/interrogation, has presided over an unprecedented expansion of NSA’s collection capabilities to the point where every U.S. citizen is now a collection target and the 4th Amendment lies in tatters on the floor.

–11.) Obama and Hillary Clinton refused — despite repeated requests for help — to provide U.S. officials in Libya with adequate protection. Four Americans were murdered by that decision, which was made to protect Obama’s 2012 campaign script and to allow the Butcheress of Benghazi a chance for the presidency in 2016.

–12) Obama has ruthlessly and repeatedly exploited the grieving families of the dead and wounded in shootings around the country as part of his lust to destroy the 2nd Amendment — the Founder’s last-ditch defense against tyranny

–13.) Obama has cruelly denied tens of thousands of Americans jobs by deliberately stalling the XL Pipeline and slow-rolling the private-sector’s plans to develop U.S. energy resources, thereby keeping Americans in thrall to the royal, anti-U.S. gangsters that run Saudi Arabia and its neighboring states and who fund the Islamist who are waging war on America.

–14.) Obama has appointed a CIA Director whose personal actions made sure that Osama bin Laden was alive to attack our East Africa embassies, the USS Cole, and the 9/11 targets and who seems nothing less than the Saudis’ cat’s paw.

–15.) Obama and Holder have refused to enforce laws they do not like, and Obama has publicly and repeatedly declared his intention to rule with his “pen and phone” and so ignore the Congress. In short, Obama frankly has pledged to violate the Constitution and rule as a tyrant — no wonder he hates the 2nd Amendment.

–16.) Obama is a congenital, transparent, but tactically brilliant liar whose lies have been intended to hide his administration’s corruption (IRS, DOJ, FBI); to get him reelected president (al-Qaeda is defeated; if you like your plan/doctor, you can keep them); to usurp powers that are solely the federal legislature’s prerogative (going to war and amending laws); and to destroy poor Mr. O’Reilly’s ability to discern truthfulness from calculated deceit.

For Mr. O’Reilly and the FOX NEWS network the foregoing apparently are accidental and perfectly acceptable anti-American byproducts that flow from what they describe as Osama’s admirable passion for social justice. It does, seem, however, that there just might be other, less insane, and less anti-Tea Party ways to interpret the above-noted facts. Two of these come immediately to mind:

–a.) Obama is deliberately trying to hurt the United States.

–b.) Obama is deliberately trying to hurt the United States and O’Reilly and FOX do not care so long as they have primetime access to Obama and can help destroy the Tea Party. (NB: This may sound far-fetched, but FOX is equally unconcerned with the severe damage it does to U.S. interests by playing the part of slavish lickspittle in its support for Israel.)

Anyway, as the saying goes, I present, the reader decides.

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The Union’s state: A wounded soldier, a defeated America, and a depraved governing class

Last week’s State of the Union event exposed the best and worst in America. On a night when President Obama had nothing to say, save to promise despotism — for which our self-emasculated federal legislature gave him eighty-plus standing ovations — Obama, his party, and the Republicans saluted the remarkable service, survival, and nascent recovery of a young American soldier who was terribly wounded in America’s growing and now losing war with Islam.

Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg was rightfully honored by those attending Obama’s speech and — hopefully — by those watching at home. But it was a fleeting and vacuous scene, much like the glib and now ubiquitous practice of thanking of a veteran for his or her service. It was an act presented by politicians from both parties which was intended to distract all Americans from two clear facts: (a) that America has been defeated in two wars — Iraq and Afghanistan — in which all of the lives and limbs lost by its soldier-children were wasted, and (b) that those wasted lives and limbs were as much the result of the U.S. bipartisan governing elite’s no-need-to-win approach to waging war as they were the result of mujahedin bullets and IEDs.

It is time, I think, for Americans to face reality. Today, the United States is a bankrupt nation whose bipartisan leaders are such terminal, self-adoring, and power-hungry adolescents that they cannot stop spending and taxing. This fact of course — in the context of our defeats in Afghanistan and Iraq — leads to another; namely, that America is no longer a military power our enemies fear to reckon with. Strong finances are always among the most important sinews of war, and our foes know we are broke. Indeed, Osama bin Laden made America’s bankruptcy the Islamists’ number one war aim in 1996. He died a successful man.

The insurgent war al-Qaeda and other Islamist groups have waged against us since 1996 has paired nicely with Washington’s financial incompetence to make American military potential seem threatening only if you remember and remain afraid of the U.S. military of World War II. For our enemies, America’s current military is a laughingstock that twice has been soundly defeated by Islamists armed with rifles that were new in the Korean War and IEDs jerry-rigged from parts that include timers from Maytag laundry dryers. The Islamists are also rejoicing with Obama’s reaction to these self-imposed defeats. He is now cutting to pieces — budget-wise — a defeated and worn-out U.S. military so that the Democratic party can increase government handouts to future Democratic voters, preferably those who never intend to assimilate, work a day in their lives, or serve their country.

Having wrecked America’s finances, Democratic and Republican leaders also have made it known to our enemies — state and non-state actors alike — that U.S. presidents no longer care whether or not they win the wars they start, be it a necessary war, like Afghanistan, or unnecessary wars like Iraq and Libya. And this is precisely why I argue that Sgt. Remsburg’s wounds are as much the responsibility of Democrat and Republicans leaders as they are of Al-Qaeda and its allies.

Because commonsense and historical fluency are such rare commodities in contemporary America, let me rehearse a five timeless truths:

–America should almost never go to war, not because of any womanish sense of pacifism or humanitarianism, but because genuine U.S. national interests are very few in number, and because wars are cripplingly expensive in terms of money spent, young lives lost, and our society’s political cohesion shredded. Wars of any kind also invariably open the door to the rapid growth of Executive-Branch tyranny; note the careers of George W. Bush and, especially, the boastfully despotic Barack Obama.

–America must only go to war to protect genuine national interests. These are always life-or-death material interests — energy (thanks to Obama and his party), freedom of the seas, etc. — and not foolish, abstract goals like human rights, freedom, democracy, and women’s rights for foreigners. This absolutely excludes going to war for such pieces of madness as getting rid of Saddam, Asaad, or any other dictator because they brutalize their people; freeing Libya to make it safe for democracy; protecting the Israeli theocracy; or making sure Mrs. Muhammad can vote. Americans also should recall that no U.S. war is legal unless the Congress has voted on and passed a declaration of war. Any war fought without a formal declaration is clearly unconstitutional. The manner in which all U.S. presidents after Franklin Roosevelt have started and conducted America’s wars violates the Constitution, usurps the legislature’s power, and is an impeachable offense. It is behavior worthy of an absolute monarch, not a republican magistrate, and possible only because of the federal legislature’s ingrained cowardice.

–Americans should recall what all their ancestors, from Plymouth Rock to the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri, knew as hard fact: Never, ever go to war if you do not intend to win. There is no more certain proof of man’s fallen nature and innate depravity than the decisions of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barrack Obama, and their senior advisers to send their fellow citizens’ children to be killed and maimed in wars which from the first day they did not intend to win. It would also be well for Americans to recognize the utter madness of General Colin Powell’s doctrine of “you broke it, you own it” in the post-Cold War world. If America goes to war only after being attacked, it is absolutely the right thing to do to destroy the enemy, come home as quickly as possible, and leave behind copious amounts of corpses and smoldering ruins as a pointed reminder of the dire cost that accompanies an attack on genuine U.S. national interests.

–Americans also should recall their ancestors’ corollary to the just-made point: Wars always/always have a military solution. Wars are about fighting, and fighting is about killing, said the Confederacy’s best cavalry commander, Nathan Bedford Forest. If U.S. forces, in any war they fight, are allowed by our bipartisan governing elite to destroy enough enemy fighters, their civilian supporters, and their infrastructure and productive resources, the enemy will either surrender or disappear. Although wanting in many qualities — he was a Democrat after all — President Truman ended the Pacific War at a price the Japanese justly merited for attacking the United States and trying to make Asia and the Pacific a Tokyo-ruled, closed economic zone.

–Americans should recall what ought to be clear: foreigners are not Americans. While not meriting — with a few exceptions — our trust, foreigners surely deserve our respect, help in natural disasters, fair dealing in business, and hands-off in their internal affairs as long as they do not attack us. If they do attack us, they have earned whatever lethal force is required to destroy them to the point where they stop fighting and are convinced that it would be insane to give war against America another go. Bottom line: In wartime Americans are never expendable but foreigners who are our enemies always are. After all, America would not be fighting them unless it was a matter of the nation’s life or death.

Recalling and then acting according to these truths, sadly, is not enough for Americans to protect their soldier-children from the useless deaths and maimings that Bush, Cheney, Lieberman, Obama, Biden, both Clintons, McCain, Graham, and many other Republicans and Democrats are obviously eager to send them off to suffer. There are two sets of domestic enemies to U.S. military personnel and our country’s survival that Americans will have to eliminate by the vote — for now.

–First, Americans must recognize that in the task of defeating our enemies — those who attack us, whatever their motivation — U.S. civilian and military lawyers, law school professors, and most of the rest of the academy and the media are on the enemy’s side. They all accept the killing and crippling of U.S. military personnel as an acceptable price for abiding by the nonsense of what is called “Just War Theory.” Prior to 1945, this theory — which was founded in an era of manly Christianity — never demanded national suicide or giving the enemy an unopposed chance to kill our troops. But today the theory is applied as a means of protecting the enemy. American parents are forced to see their sons and daughters killed — or grievously wounded, as was Sgt. Remsburg — because the U.S. military’s rules-of-engagement require our service personnel to be targets instead of killers, and also require “proportionality” in war, which amounts to fighting on the enemies’ terms. Those who hawk the Just War Theory as its stands and those deluded, usually Ivy-League educated political leaders who apply it in the anti-American form into which academics, clerics, and lawyers have twisted it since 1945 are as much the foes of America — “enemy combatants,” if you will — as are the mujahedin.

–Secondly, Americans need resolutely to use their votes to elect leaders who will stop intervening in overseas events that have nothing to with genuine U.S. national interests. Because of more than thirty years of Washington’s relentless and often mindless bipartisan interventionism, America is fighting what now amounts to a growing world war against Islamist militants and has only its military and intelligence services to defend the republic. Those services cannot win this war so long as our current political class continues to aid the enemy by deliberately losing wars and intervening politically, militarily, and culturally in the Muslim world. As the Islamist threat grows in size, lethality, cohesion, and geographic reach, our bipartisan leaders continue to intervene across the Islamic world and thereby provide the main motivation driving our Islamist foes to attack America. These politicians, for example, support a military coup against a fairly elected Islamist government in Egypt; they back a pervasive Saudi police state and call it America’s trusted ally, even as Riyadh exports a kind of Islam far more vicious than anything bin Laden and his ilk had in mind; and they accept bribery disguised as “campaign contributions” from those disloyal, Israel-First Americans who intend to lead the U.S. military into direct involvement in the wars Israel will soon fight and ultimately lose to the Islamists brought to its borders by the Arab Spring. At all times, there is only a short list of U.S. national interests for which the lives of our military personnel must be risked, but the support of an Egyptian tyranny, the appeasement of a Saudi police state, and perpetual enslavement to Israel’s interests are never on that list. An end to Washington’s interventionism would reduce the motivation of many of Islamists to attack us; shatter their growing cohesion; motivate them to turn more fully on their true enemies: the Arab tyrannies, Israel, and the Shia; and allow the U.S. military a much improved chance to kill those Islamists and their supporters still bent on attacking the United States.

So if Americans want to honestly and substantively honor Sgt. Remsburg — and all U.S. military and intelligence personnel — they must elect leaders who will not start unnecessary wars; who will win the very few necessary wars America must fight; who will not intervene in places and on issues that are none of America’s concern; and who will never forget that the United States is their country of first and only allegiance.

Conversely, Americans must stop electing Democrats and Republicans of the kind now found in Washington. To build their personal and party power, the current U.S. governing class as a whole will continue to ruin the country financially; expand the already near-monarchial powers of the Executive Branch; murder our young by engaging in wars they do not intend to win; intervene in other nations’ affairs, thereby stoking unprecedented hatred for America; and knowingly welcome into the United States the corruption and loss of American independence that results from their groveling devotion to the alien interests of Israel and Saudi Arabia.

“No punishment, in my opinion,” the greatest American once wrote, “is too great for the man who can build his greatness upon his country’s ruin.”* Let us pray that that there is time for the above-named political leaders and their colleagues to be punished by the simple and decisive means of the ballot box. That said, their punishment in whatever decisive form that proves necessary in the years ahead is surely needed and merited if America is to survive.

*George Washington to Joseph Reed, 12 December 1778

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Reacting to the Democrats’ plan for tyranny: A time to organize, to agitate, and, sadly, to arm

Walt Whitman believed, as Professor Kent Graham argues in his astoundingly insightful and truly luminous book, Gettysburg. A Meditation on War and Values, that “the material cause of the [U.S. Civil] War was the saturation of venality and incompetence throughout the American political leadership To support his argument, Professor Graham quotes Whitman’s following description of a prewar, apparently Democratic Party, political convention:

“The members who composed it were, seven eighths of them, the meanest kind of bawling and blowing officeholders, office seekers, pimps, malignants, conspirators, murderers, fancy men, custom-house clerks, contractors, kept editors, spaniels well trained to carry and fetch, jobbers, infidels, disunionists, terrorists, mail-riflers, slave-catchers, pushers of slavery, creatures of the president, creatures of would-be presidents, spies, bribers, compromisers, lobbyists, sponges, ruined sports … crawling serpentine men — the lousy combings and born freedom-sellers of the earth.” (1)

In just the past month, Americans have seen what Whitman saw in the 1850’s Democratic Party, but with the added characteristics of resolute lawlessness and an unabashed, public description of the manner in which Democratic Party leaders intend to use the tools of government to persecute and exclude those Americans who disagree with their plans to destroy America and rebuild it as their godless, poverty-spreading, and authoritarian fiefdom.

First, we had New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo — backed up by New York City’s Bolshevik mayor Bill De Blasio — tell all Americans that there was no place in New York State for any American who opposes the genocide that is abortion, who believes in God, who reveres the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment, and who opposes sexual deviancy. Because these two “malignants” or “terrorists” — as Mr. Whitman might have referred to them — are stars of the Democratic Party, and because neither has been refuted by their “infidel [and] disunionist” — again Whitman — Democratic brethren, American citizens who fall into Mr. Cuomo’s categories must, to be safe, assume that there is no place for them anywhere in a Democratic Party-ruled United States.

Next, we had New York Senator Charles Schumer, a member in good standing of Whitman’s “blowing officeholders,” publicly boast about his plans to destroy the Tea Party by manipulating laws to rig political primaries and by employing the IRS as a political police — or “spies” as Mr. Whitman would say — to permanently exclude that group of patriots from the political system and drive them out of existence and/or into prison. Clearly Mr. Schumer is one of Whitman’s “meanest kind of bawling” politicians. He ought to be watched carefully and challenged constantly not only because he wants those who oppose the Democratic Party’s tyranny to be silenced and denied their natural rights, but because he — and the bipartisan Israel-First fifth column he represents — is what Whitman would have called a “slave-pusher,” a man intending to enslave Americans, their children, and their taxes to the interests of Israel.

Finally, we come to the irrefutable, self-confessed Democratic criminals who brazenly and publicly declare their intention to break their oath of office by refusing to enforce the law. In Virginia, we have state Attorney General Mark Herring pledge that he would break his oath and not enforce a constitutional amendment sanctioned by Virginia voters that prohibits gay marriage. This man Herring says he does not want Virginia to be on the wrong side of history; he apparently thinks breaking the law is to be on history’s right side. To secure his political future, Herring is more than willing to break the law in favor of the interests of yet another minority group that has accepted slavery on one of the numerous Democratic plantations, places that are designed for those who will reliably vote for the party but who can really do nothing else but whine and demand something for nothing.

Then, here in Washington, we had President Obama and his senior aide Mr. Dan Pfeiffer — the latter Whitman’s “spaniel well trained to carry and fetch” — declare that the president would merrily break his oath, the law, and thereby seek to destroy the Constitution. Because the popularly elected Congress is an impediment to the Democratic Party’s desire to strengthen its tradition of authoritarianism, Obama — who is nothing if not a “disunionist” — said that he would use his “phone and pen” to rule by executive order, a procedure for which there is no constitutional authority for Obama or any president.

So these five men have drawn a frank and public line. They have said very clearly that more than half of the American electorate should be excluded from the U.S. political process and relentlessly persecuted and disarmed by the political police the Democrats have set up at the IRS, the FBI, and the Department of Justice. They have made explicit their hatred for the Constitution, the separation of powers, Christianity, and for any American who has enough commonsense to know that government is always the lethal enemy of liberty, and that it is never more so then when in the hands of men and women — let’s not forget Hillary Clinton, the deliberate killer of Americans, and the war-lover Susan Rice — who Whitman so accurately described as “crawling serpentine men — the lousy combings and born freedom-sellers of the earth.”

What to do about those who Whitman identified as “office seekers, pimps, malignants, conspirators, [and] murderers” now that they have publicly and precisely outlined their plans to install tyranny and have refused to retract a word of those pledges? Well, first, we must take them at their word and for our own and our republic’s safety assume that they intend to do exactly what they said they will do.

Next, there must immediately be greatly increased political organization and unity among those Americans who want to keep their liberty, Constitution, faith, and natural rights. “A FREE people,” the conservative American Founder John Dickenson wrote, “can never be too quick in observing, nor too firm in opposing the beginnings of alterations either in the form or the reality, respecting institutions formed for their security.” (2)

Given what we have been “observing” from Obama, Cuomo, and Schumer, this means, necessarily, a concentration of Americans opposed to the tyranny of Obama, Clinton, and their party around the Tea Party and like-minded groups. These are the only organizations that can force the Republican establishment to find its manhood and begin to explain to all Americans that cooperation with Obama and his slave-drivers is not “bipartisanship” but rather is to behave as mindless lapdogs that will be complicit in the demise of the republic and the entrenchment of tyranny.

The foregoing must be attempted; the self-confessed criminals in the Democratic Party and those who act as their overseers in the bureaucracy and the media ought to be annihilated at the ballot box. But this avenue is closing, as Schumer, Cuomo, and Obama have publicly promised by declaring their intention to ignore the laws, to dismantle the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and to rule by diktat. With the best republican intentions in the world, those Americans who detest and want to resist the advance of tyranny may soon find themselves removed from the U.S. political process. A fallback position is clearly necessary.

The possibility that Americans would one day face the threat of an Executive Branch-installed tyranny was clearly foreseen by the Founders, and they therefore left us with a safeguard, a means of effective defense in the form of the 2nd Amendment. It is, of course, not yet time for violence, but it may be past time to remember that no people is required to sit and watch themselves be deliberately enslaved by an ever more powerful and arbitrary central government. “[I]f you live under any form of government,” the scholar of republicanism Quentin Skinner argued in his aptly named book, Liberty Before Liberalism, “that allows for [as Obama has promised] the exercise of prerogative or discretionary power outside the law, you will already be living as a slave.” (3)

Braced, then, by Obama’s and his party’s public promise of tyranny to come, the requisite response is to realize our current circumstances are not only a time to bend every peaceable effort to politically crush the detestable would-be tyrants mentioned above, but also as a time to arm in case we fail and the Democrats accelerate their move toward tyranny.

So first and foremost, those who want to stop the Democrats’ now-public-plan to curtail liberty and void the Constitution must organize, agitate, petition, and, above all, get out the vote. But at the same time, those who want to ensure their liberties survive would do well to, in a paraphrase of the enemy-defeating sentiments of the late-U.S. Navy Admiral William Halsey, “buy guns, buy guns, buy more guns.”

Both responses are fully in keeping with what the Founders intended. American citizens, as John Dickinson wrote, “will always have the same rights … of judging when their privileges are invaded, and of using all prudent measures for preserving them.” (4)

Notes:

–1.) Kent Gramm. Gettysburg. A Meditation on War and Values, (Indiana University Press, 1994), p. 36.

–2.) John Dickinson, Letters from a Pennsylvania Farmer, No.6, in F. Macdonald. Empire and Nation. (Liberty Fund, 1999), pp. 36.

–3.) Quentin Skinner, Liberty Before Liberalism, (Cambridge University Press, 1998), p. 70.

–4.) John Dickinson, Letters from a Pennsylvania Farmer, No.6, in F. Macdonald. Empire and Nation. (Liberty Fund, 1999), p. 38.

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Of the IRS, Syria, and South Sudan: Tyranny approaches slowly, always on several fronts

Tyranny seldom arrives in a country rapidly and fully grown. Military coups against freely elected governments — like the one supported by U.S. Democrats and Republicans in Egypt — are frequent in history but seldom bring permanent changes for the better in government. They are often simply preludes to sporadic violence and ultimately civil war.

In America, our Founders, and especially General Washington, did all they could to ensure the military remain subordinate to political leaders. To this day their work has been successful, although one wonders what our service personnel are thinking after sixty years of being sent to war by presidents of both parties who are eager to spend their lives but have no intention of winning.

One must especially wonder what goes on in the minds of our soldiers, Marines, diplomats, and intelligence officers now that they cannot be certain that future presidents and their cabinet officers will make even minimal efforts to protect them while deployed overseas. Perhaps more than the abject defeats Bush and Obama pinned on the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq, America’s defense establishment writ large must wonder what comes next after Obama, Brennan, Biden, and Hillary “The Butcheress of Benghazi” Clinton sat on their arrogant duffs and refused to send additional security to Libya until official Washington had the opportunity to watch Americans die on a live video feed, and then see Congress’s bipartisan refusal to name and bring to trial those responsible for what looks very much like negligent homicide.

But because the U.S. military in the ranks is a disciplined, obedient, and fiercely loyal organization, and because it is led largely by time-serving generals who resolutely refuse to resign and speak out about the unconscionable waste of young lives that occur when presidents routinely go into wars they do not intend to win, the threat of tyranny-via-coup in America is — for now — quite negligible.

Tyranny in America, however, is coming in small steps for which both parties are responsible, but for which the Democrats — because of their dominant historical traits: slavery, secession, segregation, and socialism — are best qualified and most focused on installing. Let’s look at small parts of two much bigger national-government programs — tax collection and foreign aid.

If current Obama-administration leaks turn out to be true, the FBI is going to conclude — without any significant investigation into the issue — that the attack of Obama’s IRS on American conservatives and the 1st Amendment did not amount to criminality. If that decision to made, you can count it as another deliberate step along the path toward the tyranny Obama and his party want to establish. Does anyone in their right mind really believe that “rogue bureaucrats” at the IRS launched a definitively unconstitutional attack on conservatives, their organizations, and the Constitution without the initiative and sanction for that illegal offensive coming directly from the White House? Find such a person, and you have found an idiot, a Democrat, a Progressive, or a non-Tea Party Republican. (NB: This last sentence may be redundant after the word idiot.)

And then there are the new regulations that add not to the IRS’s efficient collection of taxes, but to its power to control and limit Americans’ political organizations, speech, and actions, regulations than can be used by Obama or any future president to paralyze or persecute his political opposition. Since neither party has moved to eliminate these regulations, there appears to be no choice for Americans but to regard IRS officers as the White House’s political operatives and thus the clear enemies of most Americans and their liberties. Indeed, individuals willing to work for the current IRS can only be considered enemies of the Constitution and as a kind of political police who slither about like slugs snooping for any person who dares oppose and work politically to defeat the incumbent government.

With tar-and-feathering sadly out of vogue, what can be done by citizens to deal with this sort of tyranny? One possible solution would be for the Congress to summon enough courage to make all IRS officials — men and women — wear distinctive uniforms so citizens can identify their enemies and stay as far away from them as possible. I would suggest as appropriate a very shiny black uniform with bright yellow facings around pockets, seams, collars, and cuffs. The shiny black would denote the depravity of any American citizen who joins a service that has been redesigned to destroy the 1st Amendment and to take the earnings of working people and give it to the Democratic base, the 50-percent of Americans who pay no taxes. The yellow facings would testify to the fact that only cowardly bullies would persecute their fellow citizens because they are safely backed and protected by unconstitutional laws enforced by Obama’s Gauleiters at DOJ and FBI.

A mandate for uniforms is unlikely, however, as neither Democrats nor most Republicans want citizens to have a fair chance to beat the tax-sucking tyranny they are installing. Therefore, the average citizen must take action on his own and ostracize IRS officials from all possible social, religious, and organizational venues. Keep them off of school boards, PTAs, Protestant vestries, local government institutions, Catholic parish councils, scouting organizations, theater groups, little leagues, animal-rescue groups, etc. And if you cannot do this, either stay away from groups that have current or former IRS officials as members or be a silent Sam in their presence, as well as in the presence of their children, who, to please Il Duce — sorry, I meant to write “the president” — IRS officials will task to do their listening and report back on what you think and say. Bill Clinton almost killed the concept of shame in America, but perhaps the much-needed shaming of IRS officials might revive the concept and make it useful until that happy day when tar-and-feathering again becomes mainstream.

And then there is foreign aid. Let’s take a look at Syria. Everyone in the United States and around the world seems to know that America is broke, with the exception of the elected members of both U.S. political parties. Notwithstanding the country’s apparently inexorable death-by-debt, these oblivious nabobs will spend whatever it takes to make themselves believe they are good people because they give the taxes of hardworking Americans to venal and incompetent foreigners.

This week the media reported that Washington had pledged $380 million dollars to help Syrians who are displaced as a result of the war they wanted, started, and are waging against their own government. Now, there are clearly Syrians who need a burger and a blanket, but by what possible interpretation of the Constitution can it be legal to for Washington to steal money from Americans — that is, tax them — and then use it, not to improve their lot or better the country’s defense, but to dole out to foreigners inconvenienced by the war they started?

Foreign refugees of all kinds, in all places, and at all times deserve help, but that help must be provided out of the goodness of peoples’ hearts, hearts that are moved to act by the once far-more-common human trait known as charity — and charity is not remotely the job of the U.S. government. Let Obama fork over his book royalties and the money he no longer spends on cocaine; let Kerry pony-up part of his wife’s ketchup capital; let McCain donate some of his wife’s money; let Pope Francis divest himself of his Church’s priceless art works and luxurious castles; and let everyone else donate — or not — as they see fit. But do not spend the taxes of Americans on foreigners whose plight is self-inflicted rather than on the dire needs of their own country and fellow citizens.

If the denizens of official Washington have a surplus $380 million they can frivolously give to foreigners, that money clearly should never have been collected by the lamentably corrupt IRS in the first place. If such a surplus exists, it ideally should be returned to the taxpayer. If it must be spent, it should be used to reduce malnutrition among American children and to help maimed U.S. military veterans. In the latter case, care for these young men and women is increasingly defaulting to private sector and non-profit voluntary organizations because the Veterans’ Administration is both callous and incompetent, and because ever more tax money is needed for Obama’s rapidly expanding food-stamp program which funds slackers, illegal aliens, and those deserving-to-starve individuals who tell the press they are just too weary, depressed, and sad to continue looking for work. After all, the Democratic Party’s core supporters — not legless young Marines — must come first.

And if $380 million seems like pocket change to anyone, perhaps a light might be focused on South Sudan, where our elected representatives and Il Duce — sorry, I mean President Obama — have poured more than $1.3 billion since 2011, according to the Congressional Research Service. Why South Sudan? Well because a U.S.-led intervention there, featuring an Israeli-like land theft, furthered the Barack Obama/Hillary Clinton/Susan Rice civilizational war on Islam. They, their European buddies, and their UN hit-man simply stole 40-percent of Muslim Sudan’s territory and 75-percent of its oil resources and gave it to a few venal tribes that hate each other — witness today’s astounding levels of graft and deepening inter-tribal war there. These Sudanese beneficiaries of IRS collection have proven their inability to govern, while demonstrating an unlimited talent for corruption and murder.

Not coincidentally, South Sudan is another favorite cause of Hollywood’s ever-expanding community of foreign policy geniuses and so Obama’s lavish dispensing of U.S. tax dollars on a country and people utterly unimportant to the United States, and demonstrably unfit for self-government, earns the Democrats increased contributions from Hollywood’s leaders, those creatures whose only demonstrable talent is to teach America’s pre-teens — via movies, video games, and other media — the sheer fun of killing people for sport.

Tyranny comes, in essence, through the actions of a national leader who does what he wants to do, because he wants to do it, no matter what the letter and spirit of the laws say. For example, an American tyrant could use his tax-collection system not only as a revenue gatherer, but as a tool for persecuting and silencing his political opponents. An American tyrant could also — with his willing bipartisan lackies in the government’s other branches — extract exorbitant taxes from citizens and then give them to foreigners, an action that clearly tells hungry American kids and crippled soldiers and Marines that, to quote an old and dear friend, they have few votes and so “can go piss up a rope.”

The English republican writer John Milton argued that tyranny usually arrives and entrenches itself not with murders and treason, but rather stealthily and gradually. Today we Americans are watching the truth of John Milton’s words unfold.

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Gates shares the murderous reality of President Obama and Mrs. Clinton

In 1799, George Washington wrote that the “views of men can only be known, or guessed at, by their words or actions.” Well, in recent weeks I have learned that to express a view that damns either a U.S. foreign policy that is defeating the United States or the makers of that policy is to be a racist, an extremist, a bigot, an anti-Semite, an assassin, an ultra-conservative, and any other number of things described by the slurs and epithet that are the products of the ever-adolescent minds always plentiful among Democrats, the Israel-First gang of war-mongering Neoconservatives, and the budding young journalism students at Georgetown University. The latter seem to think journalism is quoting what other journalists say without ever reading the material over which they are having an effeminate, David-Frum-like hissy-fit.

Let me be clear, I am not upset, angered, or cowed by this criticism. I should say, rather, that I welcome their ignorance-based hatred and urge them to keep it coming. I promise to keep up my end of things.

Having had my say, now let us take a look at the excerpts that have been published from a new book called Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, written by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. In his memoir, Mr. Gates gives his readers telling confirmation of what has been plain but ignored or distorted by most of the media and many Americans since Barack Obama became president; namely, that Obama and Hillary Clinton are the knowing murderers — for personal and party political purposes — of the young men and women who serve America in its military forces.

On this issue, Gates’ work is a welcome first-hand complement to Bob Woodward’s earlier, leak-based Obama’s Wars. Both authors have done Americans a service by underscoring how obvious it was that Obama did not care what happened in Afghanistan — or to the men and women fighting there — as long as he could time the U.S. military defeat he apparently wanted America to suffer there to provide the Democratic Party with as much political advantage as possible. Gates’ book also refines with specifics the general impression that is left by Woodward’s book; namely, that Joe Biden, in regard to foreign policy, really is the egregious twit we have all seen in the Internet video of him dancing and singing in what appears to be a drunken stupor.

For readers of my writings and books, the foregoing is no surprise. Since resigning from the CIA in late 2004, I have argued that both Democratic and Republican leaders start unconstitutional wars which they do not intend to win and so get our soldiers and Marines killed and crippled for nothing. These leaders likewise waste the lives of our young on “enlightened causes” that are not only absolutely irrelevant to U.S. national security — such as human rights, spreading democracy, and, most especially, women’s rights — but the pursuit of which clearly damages our security and amounts to the waging a civilizational war against Islam, one that is identical to that Obama, Clinton, and their party are waging on Christianity.

Both Democratic and Republican leaders are profligate with the blood of our young; regarding the latter, think of Senators McCain and Graham, and other Israel-Firsters like John Bolton, Bill Kristol, and Eric Cantor. It is a continuing surprise that American parents do not universally and aggressively advise their sons and daughters to refrain from joining the U.S. military until the country‘s leaders show that they (a) will revert to constitutional war-making; (b) will allow our forces to win the wars they start; and (c) will not get our kids killed and maimed so that Ms. Mohammad can vote, sleep-around, and abort.

While there is plenty of bipartisan blame to go around, Mr. Gates’ book — and earlier Mr. Woodward’s — adds a new dimension to the emerging portrait of America’s two most prominent tyrants, Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton. Both addressed the issue of the Afghan and Iraq surges from purely selfish and elitist political perspectives, obviously caring not a bit about how many service personnel were required to die or be fitted for prosthetic devices to further their political careers and benefit their political cronies and campaign contributors.

Like monarchs of old, they cavalierly decided which and how many young Americans needed to die to promote their pursuit of power and personal glory. And American parents must never question them about the murderous behavior that kills their children in wars not meant to be won. It is none of their business; they must just shut up and grieve.

Mrs. Clinton demonstrated this monarchical attitude when she exploded in dismissive rage after a legislator dared to ask why she deliberately left America’s representatives in Libya unprotected and ripe for murder. Mrs. Clinton’s reaction in that incident is reminiscent of the estimable actress Flora Robson. Playing England’s Elizabeth I in the fine 1940 film called The Sea Hawk, Robson’s conduct of English foreign policy is questioned by the Spanish Ambassador and she, in turn, explodes, reminding the Spaniard that, “The Queen need justify nothing!” What the then-Secretary of State told Congress about her murderous role in the Benghazi attack was that “I’m Hillary, I need justify nothing.”

Obama supported the 2011 Afghan surge because he needed the Afghan war to continue into 2014 so that he could end it in time to benefit Democratic candidates in the mid-term congressional elections. Mrs. Clinton opposed the Iraq surge in 2007 because she was about to run against Obama for the presidency. She was more than willing to deny U.S. forces in Iraq the reinforcements they desperately needed — thanks to the idiocy of that war and the small-footprint theory of Secretary Rumsfeld — and so she was cruelly ready to abet her candidacy by allowing U.S. casualties to mount.

The same clear logic applies to Mrs. Clinton’s American-killing performance in Libya. She was content to let — and probably watch on video — Americans die in Benghazi because if she and Obama had fielded sufficient force to protect those Americans they would have highlighted the fact that both have lied consistently about the growing Islamist threat to the United States. The men who died unnecessarily in Benghazi, quite simply, died to get Obama reelected and to protect Mrs. Clinton’s political future.

For both Obama and Clinton, after all, the bottom line is that few of those dieing in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya went to the Ivy League, and so they are not among that self-designated coterie of elitists who believe they are born to rule rather than govern Americans, a group that regards the Constitution as antiquated and optional. For Obama and Clinton, America‘s soldiers and Marines are simply riff-raff who do not share their righteous aspiration to dictate how Americans should their lives with less and less liberty and have their hard-won earnings redirected to slackers, addicts, deranged socialists, and illegal aliens; in other words, those who the Democrats eagerly bus to the polls on election day. And, of course, no child of theirs would be allowed to risk his or her life to defend America, they will instead be educated — as were their parents — by the American professorate on the proper methods of destroying the republic.

What Mr. Gates has described and what Mr. Woodward saw, but a little less clearly, is that Obama, Clinton, most of the Democratic Party, and those who vote for them regard U.S. service personnel as pawns in their political game, pawns who really deserve little more in life than to be the cannon fodder that helps to advance the “enlightened” reign of such tyrannical elitists.

And do not buy for a minute the tripe being spun by the Democrats’ media flacks who are claiming that it was only the generals that Obama and Clinton distrusted, and that they really loved and cared for the troops sent to fight America’s most lethal enemies. That is a transparent lie. Both Obama and Clinton had the number of America’s myriad of yes-men generals and had no reason to distrust or fear those time-servers. After all, these be-starred men and women never are going to die on the battlefield nor ever have enough courage to resign and speak out against the feckless, often illegal war-making of such wretches as Obama, Clinton, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Bill Clinton, war-makers who never intend to win the wars they start but are content with getting get tens of thousands of America’s young killed and maimed before they decide to lose the war and retreat.

In the case of the present administration, Obama and Clinton neither feared the generals nor cared about the troops, ambassadors, and intelligence officers on the ground in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. Because of that reality they are responsible for getting our soldiers, Marines, diplomats, and intelligence officers killed and crippled. If Obama and Clinton were not themselves the killers of these Americans, they clearly were the callous, political-advantage seeking facilitators of the killers. If Ernest Hemingway was still alive and saw this performance, he would surely have had the materials to write a history of the Obama-Clinton era entitled The Scum Also Rises, Volume II. (NB: Volume I would have covered the career and impact of the Neoconservatives.)

And so what is the remedy for this lethal elitism, selfishness and, deliberate, clear-eyed murder? One sure answer, of course, is that the remedy is never, ever the national government, which always thirsts for more power and is eternally the enemy of liberty. It must at all times be watched and hemmed in closely by the electorate.

The only truthful answer is that the remedy lies in an educated and vigilant electorate, in voters who are always ready to throw out, in the manner they deem appropriate, the members of either party who refuse to enforce the law, who refuse to obey the Constitution, and who refuse to avoid unnecessary wars and the useless murder of their soldier-children. “The only real security of liberty in any country,” wrote James Iredell, a too-little appreciated Founder from North Carolina, in July 1788,

“is the jealousy and circumspection of the people themselves. Let them be watchful over their rulers. Should they find a combination against their liberties, and all other methods appear insufficient to preserve them, they have, thank God, an ultimate remedy. The power which created the government can destroy it.”

So the remedy lies in you and I and all those Americans who refuse to watch silently as the likes of Obama and Clinton knowingly bring Americans defeat, death, and more war abroad, while institutionalizing bankruptcy, tyranny, and minority-rule at home. It is, after all, much better to speak out, agitate, organize, and vote now for the preservation of America and its liberties, then to be cowed into silence by those who know little and care nothing about America, and then be forced to act only when it is too late to rely on the ballot box.

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