The time has come, I feel, to sound the alarm concerning the status of America as a free nation under the Constitution. Many warnings have gone out before, alerting citizens to the coming danger. For years some of us have been sounding those warning bells. Now, however, the danger is very present and the time has come to ratchet up the threat level from warning bells to the all-out alarm for immediate danger.
I had considered writing this up for an Examiner article. But on further reflection I decided that The Liberty Sphere was the most appropriate vehicle through which to communicate the following information. Examiner lends itself more to news type stories written in the third person. This subject, however, is so personal and so sensitive than only the first person narrative will do it justice. I can link to this posting in tomorrow's Examiner article.
And of course, since I wrote this on the fly, in a hurry, during a sleepless night, I figured it was best I not submit it as an Examiner article. :)
First of all, let me say that I do not take what I am doing here on these pages lightly. This is a most serious situation, and in fact, the situation has grown dire. America is in much deeper trouble than any of us ever imagined, even those of us who tend to be more aware of what goes on behind the scenes than most.
The first inkling I had that something wicked this way comes was a nagging internal feeling I began to have back in 2009 that something simply wasn't right. This went far deeper than the utter disappointment and sense of alarm I felt when Barack Obama ascended to the Oval Office along with his entourage of Marxist czars and extremist Leftwing advisers. I had the distinct sense that something sinister was going on behind the scenes that was much more pervasive than the mere fact that the most radical national politician in U.S. history had somehow managed to get elected as President of the United States. Something much larger, much more insidious and dangerous, was occurring out of sight.
And what was even more alarming was the feeling that this insidious and dangerous covert activity had been going on for decades. Those involved were simply lying in wait for the right time, waiting for the right circumstances to come together at once to launch into their massive program that would change the very nature of America within a few short years.
I first knew that this underground, subversive activity was taking place when I discovered Barack Obama's closest associates during the run up to the 2008 Presidential election. The mainstream media ignored the information although it was readily available. Names such as Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Jeremiah Wright, John Holdren, Cass Sunstein, and Van Jones began to surface, indicating that all of Obama's closet associates throughout his entire life have been deeply involved in the most extremist elements of Leftwing radicalism.
Ayers and Dohrn in particular were highly troublesome due to their history of homegrown terrorist activity in the Weathermen of the 1960s and 70s, which set off bombs in federal buildings resulting in the deaths of several persons, including police officers.
When Obama was asked by a mainstream media reporter in 2008 about his association with Ayers, he quipped that "he was just another guy in the neighborhood that I didn't know very well."
This statement was left unchallenged by the reporter.
Immediately an alarm went off in my head. I knew that Obama was lying. It hit me like a ton of bricks as I watched that interview. A short time later it was discovered and reported in the conservative media, though not in the mainstream media, that Ayers was the one who had actually written Obama's first book, Dreams From My Father. Ayers had also launched Obama's political career in Illinois in the early 1990s by holding a series of 'get to know' gatherings for the candidate in his living room.
At the time Obama was a member of the infamous New Socialist Party, or 'The New Party' as it was called.
Obama had, in fact, maintained a close relationship with Ayers for a number of years.
Ayers and Dohrn, by the way, were arrested in 1981 for their role in the bombing and murders of citizens caught in the crosshairs, but charges were dropped on a technicality. Both have stated to the press since that time that they did not regret any of what they did while perpetrating deadly violence with the Weathermen, and they "wish they had done even more."
Ayers dropped out of public view when he decided to pursue a career in education. He got his degrees, put on a suit, and became a professor. But his radical views remained unchanged, and he continued to sow the seeds of civil discontent in any way possible. He resurfaced with the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement as a featured speaker, having been the originator of the very first 'Occupy' movement called 'Days of Rage' in Chicago in 1968, during which over 60 innocent citizens were injured and multi-millions of dollars of damage was done to private property.
Ayers had told the young participants in the Chicago Days of Rage that they were to 'kill their parents' as an expression of their disdain for American capitalism and the way of life it had created.
The domestic terrorist-turned college professor also turned up in the so-called 'Peace Flotilla' movement in the Middle East, along with Code Pink's Jodie Evans--another radical piece of work--and his wife Bernadine Dohrn. The Flotilla is famous for sparking a confrontation with Israeli soldiers when it entered the barricaded area near Gaza. And of course it wasn't long before Muslim radicals in the region were stirring up unrest in moderate Muslim dictatorships such as Egypt in order to depose the dictators, replacing them with more radical Islamists such as those associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, another radical group long associated with terrorism.
One of Obama's foreign policy advisers for the Middle East was directly behind the civil unrest created throughout the region, resulting in an upheaval that has placed American and Israeli interests in grave danger, including the lives of American and Israeli citizens.
And low and behold, who else was discovered to be in the middle of the unrest but none other than Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, and Jodie Evans, among others. It was also widely reported at the time that one source of funding for this activity was none other than Marxist billionaire George Soros, the guru behind Media Matters, MoveOn.org, and John Podesta's Center for American Progress, where some of the most radical Marxists in the nation gather to pool their Leftwing talents for public consumption.
The War on Christians
The second major red flag that went off my head indicating that something simply was not right occurred when Barack Obama essentially declared war on Christians by his failure to allow religious organizations to opt out of the ObamaCare mandate that all insurance companies cover abortions, contraception, and other such reproductive procedures and medications, including the morning after abortion pill, for free.
Nothing is truly free in this world. If one person gets something free you can rest assured that somebody else paid for it. Thus, churches and religious organizations that believe abortion is abhorrent are being forced to pay to cover FOR FREE their employees who use contraception or other devices and procedures associated with abortion and reproduction.
When ObamaCare was being hotly debated in the Congress, one way that Obama was able to get more conservative Democrats on board was to promise them that religious organizations would be granted an exemption in these matters. That promise was summarily broken as has been the case with most of Obama's campaign promises.
Catholics in particular have been so enraged by Obama's refusal to compromise and bend on this issue that they have deemed his mandate as a declaration of war on the Church, to which they responded by declaring war on Obama.
Some Catholics have even vowed civil disobedience if Obama's mandate is allowed to stand.
But Catholics aren't the only ones being affected by this blatant attack on the First Amendment provision of religious liberty. A Baptist college in Louisiana is also under the gun after being informed by the Administration that it must offer its students all of the free coverages mentioned above, although the college, as a Baptist funded organization, stands squarely against sex before marriage and abortion procedures of any kind, including those that are medication-induced.
The Kagan Factor
When Elena Kagan was tapped by Obama for the Supreme Court, conservatives sounded the alarm due to her statements on free speech and ObamaCare. She once stated that government has the right to restrict the First Amendment, limiting free speech as long as it can show an overriding need for doing so. Kagan also advocated for the passage of the ObamaCare bill in Congress while she worked for the Administration as Solicitor General. Yet she has refused to do the ethical thing and recuse herself from the upcoming court ruling on the ObamaCare bill, in spite of the fact that she has a blatant conflict of interest in sitting in on the hearings concerning that law.
This suggests deep corruption and a fix--the fix being that Kagan was placed on the court to give Obama a sure vote in favor of his healthcare mandate, which not only had changed the historic meaning of the commerce clause but violated every known principle of Constitutional law by forcing citizens to make purchases against their will.
The Attack on an Objective Press
From the beginning Obama's attitude toward negative statements about him in the press has been that of a tyrant. He has complained like a petulant child each time a reporter dared ask even one question that put him on the spot. He even went as far during the 2008 campaign to call station managers at local radio stations to complain about questions he was asked by local reporters.
And it is common knowledge that during the first two years of his presidency, Obama declared war on Fox News, particularly against former Fox personality Glenn Beck. He even had his henchmen such as David Axelrod making his rounds on the mainstream media Sunday morning news talk shows claiming that Fox was 'not a real news organization.'
Of course, Axelrod failed to mention the countless examples of NBC, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, and CBS openly advocating for Obama's election during the campaign, and blatantly rooting for the passage of his healthcare bill in 2009. Charles Gibson, former anchor for ABC News, went as far as to broadcast the network's nightly news program right out of the White House on the night the vote was taken in Congress on ObamaCare.
But the attacks on objective news reporting have gone from juvenile tantrums to outright war. Conservative talk show hosts have been targeted to be destroyed. The White House right now is involved with its allies to attempt to pull Rush Limbaugh's radio show off the air altogether, due to the fact that Rush dared to expose the Administration's dirty little scheme to put up a law school student as the poster child for receiving free birth control pills at taxpayer expense.
It has been shown that the young woman lied to Congress in her claim that she was too poor to afford her birth control pills. They are available for a mere $9 bucks a month at the local Target pharmacy and other discount drug outlets. And the media failed to mention that she somehow manages to scrape together enough money to take cross country flights to see her boyfriend, who, by the way, happens to be the son of a rich donor to the Obama campaign.
Corruption from top to bottom
The person who described this Administration as 'Crime, Inc.' was not exaggerating. Obama has assembled the most thoroughly corrupt cast of characters in his administration of any in the history of the Republic. Eric Holder is a joke at the Justice Department along with all of his top lieutenants at the DOJ and the ATF. Even the most cursory look at the facts of the Fast and Furious scandal will reveal a level of corruption that calls into question the ability of this government to engage in integrity, honesty, fairness, and the rule of law.
But this same mindset has spilled over into the State Department under Hillary Clinton, who is said by whistleblowers to be one of the first to oversee the planning of the Fast and Furious program in her office. The same can be said about Janet Napolitano at Homeland Security and Robert Mueller at FBI.
Each of these agency heads wish to deprive Americans of their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. And they were willing, along with their enablers and accomplices in Congress, some of whom were Republicans, to do whatever was necessary, even break the law and get people killed, in order to advance their gun control agenda.
And despite all of the verified, proven facts of this case, the House Republican leadership has been dragging its feet for over a year in attempting to bring the perpetrators of this travesty to justice. A few Republicans, but not all and not even a majority, were in on the scheme, fully informed about it along with the Democrats who controlled both the House and Senate in 2009. But they did nothing.
This should be enough to cause any patriotic, respectable American to take to the streets screaming bloody murder, demanding that Washington be sanitized from top to bottom, ridding the halls of government of the corrupt vermin who have invaded our courts, our Congress, and our Executive branch.
A shocking lesson on a social networking site
One evening this week I began to to send messages out on a social networking site about the vast corruption that has infested our government at all levels--local, state, and federal. An interesting thing began to happen. My words struck a chord with many people who began to listen intently and pass along my messages. But a significant number of them, though not a majority, took my words as an opportunity to disparage the American system of government as prescribed by the Constitution. Their contention was that 'the system had failed,' that 'America has outgrown representative government,' and that 'the present system must be replaced.'
I immediately realized that I was talking to Occupy Movement types, followers of Ayers, Alinsky, Van Jones, George Soros, John Podesta, and Jodie Evans.
It suddenly struck me that these people have been lying in wait all these years for the right time to strike. They now see the present as that time.
They are using public discontent with the corruption in government to make a case for the overthrow of the American system of government entirely. As one of these subversives told me, "It is time for direct democracy where the people decide everything through majority vote."
I immediately countered that direct democracy is mob rule, which is merely another form of tyranny. If a simple majority of my fellow citizens can decide through a majority vote that I should not be allowed to drive a large pickup truck, then freedom as we know it is gone. This is what is called 'tyranny by majority vote.' The only way 'democracy' can preserve freedom is by safeguarding certain rights that are NEVER subject to a majority vote. This is why the Framers insisted on limiting the power of government, and by extension, limiting the ability of the majority of voters to strip away the rights of their fellow citizens. Without those safeguards and limitations, democracy is no better than Fascism, Nazism, or Communism.
We conservatives DO NOT ADVOCATE FOR THE OVERTHROW OF OUR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT!!
We DO advocate the ouster of most of the PEOPLE who occupy the offices of our form of government. There is absolutely nothing wrong with our system of government. But there is A LOT wrong with the people who run it. These persons abandoned following the Constitution nearly one hundred years ago. It is not that the Constitution does not work, it is that WE ARE NOT ABIDING BY IT!
And the blame for that goes to the people we have chosen to serve in the offices of government. Time to get rid of them all and start over.
Getting rid of bad people is not overthrowing the government but saving it. The ones who wish to overthrow the government and are thus guilty of treason are those who claim 'our system of government has failed and we need a new system.'
Finances, oil, the economy, and jobs
In 2007 during the run up to the Presidential campaign of 2008, Barack Obama told a reporter during an interview, "Under my program energy costs will necessarily skyrocket."
No one paid attention to that shocking statement in the midst of their Obama-mania during which large sectors of the populace were so mesmerized by his countenance that one would have thought God himself had appeared on earth.
But the mindless minions went marching into the polling places to cast their votes for 'the anointed one' like zombies, unaware of what was about to hit them. Gasoline at the time of the 2008 vote was a mere $1.83 cents per gallon. Today it stands at nearly $4 bucks a gallon and rising. Electricity rates are up too.
The reason? A convoluted, irrational energy policy that severely hampers oil drilling and increases our dependence on foreign oil at a time when we need to be weaning ourselves OFF of oil that comes from volatile Middle Eastern nations.
Obama's 'green energy initiative' is moronic. The nation is not ready to sustain such a switch in energy sources. Experts say it will be at least another ten years before we can sustain our economy with alternative energy. Yet Obama acts and talks as if these sources are ready for mass consumption now. But in fact they are NOT. Without more oil, and LOADS of it, we will find ourselves in an economic freefall, unable to sustain our way of life.
And Obama's policies have prevented the creation of new jobs due to stupid regulations by the EPA, a subservient attitude toward labor unions, and a policy toward taxation that leads corporations to desire to move their businesses overseas.
The result will be complete collapse, which the current monetary, financial and economic policies are setting the stage for anyway. And with the Middle East on the brink of war due to mindless, barbaric Muslim extremists, and with the continuing debt crisis in Greece and the rest of Europe, and with rumors of a possible coup and upheaval in China, America stands on the brink of a calamity like we've never before faced in our history.
The multi-pronged, simultaneous attack being launched against America by multiple sources is testing the strength, resolve, and character of the American soul at its very core. Free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press are all being directly and openly attacked. The moral and ethical foundation of the country has been rattled to its core by widespread corruption. The financial sector is under heavy strain due to asinine policies implemented by politicians who have a vested interest in weakening America so that it is more vulnerable to the subversive and dangerous suggestion that 'we need a new system of government.'
Thus, we have come full circle. We are right back where we started with Leftwing, Marxist radicals from the 60s claiming that 'we need a new system of government,' except this time the long haired hippies have become older members of the establishment who wear suits. But their message has not changed. They still want to tear down America and replace it with a new system based upon Marxism.
But now, unlike the 60s, they have friends in high places in the government, including the guy who sits right in the Oval Office.
Without drastic, urgent steps to insure that this entire crowd is ousted from power in Washington in November, the nation will cross a point of no return at which time our freedoms, and the vision of the shining city on a hill that points to liberty for all, will fade into the dust bin of history.