A Warning To Washington

The animosity is growing throughout middle America. Tensions are reaching an all time high in the atmosphere outside the beltway of Washington, D.C. “Today in America a despised minority that is really no minority is the target of an establishment that considers this minority unworthy of respect, unworthy of rights, and unworthy of having a say in the direction of this country”, writes Kurt Schlichter of Townhall.

Growing out of personal misconduct, gross neglect, and habitual disregard of public interests by our elected officials, our nation of laws is quickly degenerating into a nation of men. The President, with the outward support of the Democrat party, rules by executive fiat through proclamations, memorandums and executive orders while the Republican party relinquishes their power in taking no actions to stop him. Even with control of Congress, the Republican establishment has shown no willingness to actually “check” the President.

This should worry every American citizen as Barack Obama is “a president who is obsessively fixated on keeping the left in permanent power by turning our two-party system into a one-party monopoly“, writes Dick Morris and Eileen McGain in Power GrabRot with corruption of their own, the majority of Republicans within the establishment capitulate in the face of this power grab as Democrats and the President force their agenda on the American people.

For the average American, the end result of this capitulation inevitably leads to our inability to distinguish between either party within the establishment. “It’s an establishment that has one law for itself, and another for its enemies. It’s an establishment that inflicts an ever-increasing series of petty humiliations on its opponents and considers this all hilarious”, states Schlichter.

Elaborating on the cause of the animosity that is brewing, Schlichter further notes that “you cannot expect to change the status quo for yourself and then expect those you victimize not to play by the new rules you have created”. The people are expected to comply with laws that they are punished for if broken, while at the same time the establishment routinely breaks said laws without any repercussion. The law is either used or ignored by the establishment for their own benefit by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.

When it was discovered recently that Hillary Clinton, while working as the Secretary of State, had operated her own private email server in order to conceal and destroy documents covered by Freedom of Information Act lawsuits and congressional subpoenas, she faced no repercussion. If the average American citizen, on the other hand, had destroyed evidence in the form of documents under congressional subpoena, they’d find themselves in prison. It is this double standard that breeds resentment. We follow the law because of the authority we entrust in the government to do the same. When this trust is broken, repeatedly, the belief among the people that the government is legitimate, fractures.

Moreover, when the American public continues to remain compliant in the face of these double standards, the establishment becomes more powerful, more intrusive and less accountable to the rule of law and the people. With this notion in mind, the establishment falsely believes it can continue to keep doubling down by pushing the limits as if the people will simply continue to remain complaint.

Career politicians like Harry Reid, John McCain, Nancy PelosiLindsey GrahamMitch McConnell and Hillary Clinton, just to name a few, reflect all that is wrong on the political end of the establishment spectrum for they are more alike than the charade that they put on alludes to. They use their words to attack each other in the halls of Congress with the cameras rolling in order to look as if they stand for something, but when the cameras are off, it becomes evidently clear that they stand for nothing but themselves. The only difference between individuals such as this can be best summed up in the following two letters; R and D.

The damage they’re doing to the institutions they pose to represent is irreversible given the level of corruption that is prevalent within both parties. In joining Democrats, Republicans within the establishment work to expand the power of the federal government. By negating the power of the purse in refusing to limit funding to programs and polices pushed by the President and the Democrat party, the power of the constitution is eroded.

Furthermore, these “Republicans in name only” work tirelessly to dilute the power of grassroots conservatives by launching attacks them, and instead they place more power in the hands of the “inside-the-beltway” Washington elite. As George Nethercutt of The Hill writes, “reports of high-office dishonesty, working the angles, secretive actions, phony excuses and stonewalling the truth only heighten suspicions that our great country is being run without integrity and that spinning reality is the rule, not the exception.”

Spinning the reality of issues to problems that politicians claim exist has dire implications under a government bureaucracy that is just as corrupt. The law is now used to advance lawlessness and lawlessness, in turn, is used to advance an authoritarian agenda pushed by the establishment.

Frederic Bastiat, the French classical liberal theorist, perfectly defined this as being the complete perversion of the law.

In his book, The LawBastiat explains our condition with the following:

“Law by no means confines itself to its proper functions. And when it has exceeded its proper functions, it has not done so merely in some inconsequential and debatable matters. The law has gone further than this; it has acted in direct opposition to its own purpose. The law has been used to destroy its own objective; It has been applied to annihilating the justice that it was supposed to maintain; to limiting and destroying rights which its real appeal was to respect.

The law has plunged the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of others. It has converted plunder into a right, in order to protect plunder. And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense.”

Degenerating into the unrestrained authority of a mere influential few, the perversion of our law extends beyond the political apparatus and into agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service. Exceeding its proper functions with the aid of political operatives and career bureaucrats, the IRS has been weaponized as it now operates in direct opposition towards people and industries it opposes ideologically.

The IRS purposely stonewalled the approval of non-profit applications from Tea Party and other conservative groups seeking tax exempt status between 2010 and 2012 in order to stifle dissent. Over the course of 27 months, not a single Tea Party-type organization received tax exempt status.

Tom Fitton of Judicial Watchwrites, “the IRS targeted groups that disagreed with President Obama; merely mentioning policy concerns about government spending or taxation could land citizens on the IRS hit list”. The IRS used a “be-on-the-lookout” (BOLO) list of terms which would trigger applications by Tea Party and conservative groups to be flagged for extra scrutiny. Being a Tea Party or conservative group during this time period ensured that you would be harassed or simply denied the tax exempt status you deserved. As Fitton notes, “without tax exempt status many Tea Party groups were forced to scale back their activities or even shut down all the while liberal groups were speedily approved.”

The Obama administration effectively silenced and intimidated conservatives by using the IRS as a political weapon. The chilling repercussions of which resulted in helping Barack Obama successfully win his re-election in 2012. The IRS exemplifies the “perversion of the law” alluded to by Bastiat as it represents the rule, not the exception within the Obama government that has seen agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Security Agency, and a litany of others follow suit.

Senator Mike Lee, in his book Our Lost Constitution, illustrates this startling startling reality warning that, “when Congress delegates its legislative powers to federal bureaucrats unelected and unaccountable to the American people, it creates a government in which arbitrary government acts…go unchecked.” Lee goes on to note that, “Congress no longer passes most of the federal laws, rules, and regulations that are imposed on the American people.”

“While a mountain of those rules are decreed by an army of unelected bureaucrats, only about one percent of the rules we must live by are enacted by the most accountable branch of government, Congress,” writes Lee. A government that is backed by an insulated ruling class in Washington, D.C., unchecked under a Congress that has been corrupted by the zeal of political motivations, is where our country stands today.

Where we go from here, I do not know.

But what I do know is that the pressure and animosity is increasing throughout our country by a people not nearly as divided against each other as they are united against this vindictive establishment that holds us in contempt.

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11 Comments

  1. Excellent diagnosis of America. Only if everyone of our politicians knew the difference between right & wrong, along with knowing how to realize our problems and acting to correct them trough performing legal acts. Oh well I’ve said this before & I’ll say it again – Be right, do good, stay safe & pay attention, it’s always worth it…

  2. People are depending on politicians to create some sort of balance. It isn’t going to happen because power is determined to stay in power by any means available. It has been getting stronger and growing faster then any other entity in the country. By keeping the people distracted/ divided is the means in which they are using to control the people. It has been getting stronger and growing faster then any other entity in the country. It is time (NOW) for the people to rise up and start putting leashes on the rabid dog we call Washington DC. We have the Constitution and laws on our side.

  3. “The true theory of our Constitution is surely the wisest and best . . . (for) when all government . . . shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as . . . oppressive as the government from which we separated.” –Thomas Jefferson

  4. While the information is good, the presentation and structure are poor. I say this mainly because it targets people that will take the time to bother to read it and will generally agree with it anyway. Because of the presentation, the people that need to be reached with this information with not read beyond the first few paragraphs.

  5. I agree. But doesn’t the average Democrat want it that way? They must know Obama pretty well by now, and get that Hillary is more of the same.

  6. Unfortunately DC and its minions exist in a vacuum. The American Media Maggots likewise exist in a vacuum. They have no connection to reality and are sufficiently insulated to the point they fervently believe those who do NOT believe as they do are 1) the minority and 2) unworthy of consideration.

    It is THEY who are divisive. It is THEY who push good people to their limits. It is THEY who expect taxpayers to simply cough up the buckage and SHUT UP. Taxpayers exist solely to be tapped like blood vessels and to continue bleeding upon demand.

    DC — and Leftists — fail to grasp the concept that THEY created whatever pushback they are now encountering. Just as the GOP did its level best over the years to CREATE Donald Trump.

    There is a revolution coming, ladies and gentlemen. Not just politically but also in terms of politics, infrastructure, debt, sustainability and the tolerance of taxpayers. This revolution will involve the stock markets, government’s ability or inability to continue entitlements and perhaps even physical and violent confrontation.

    John Kennedy said it best: “”Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

    BZ
    http://www.bloviatingzeppelin.net/

  7. “Where we go from here, I do not know”. Well, let me suggest that you join AmericaAgain! and you *will* know where we go from here. It begins with repentance, incidentally. Repentance first before the face of God, and then realizing that we have much to repair, restore, and recover.

    For instance, our language and self-concept. Once you acknowledge that God is truly in control and that you are a sinner and must stop screwing around (in some cases, literally), then clean up your language. For instance, why do you use the term, ‘elected officials’ when referring to our SERVANTS? The same goes for the insipid term, ‘elected leaders’; servants do not LEAD sovereigns, for crying out loud! And they are not ‘officials’ if their daily activities include — or are limited to — violations of the U.S. Constitution, the highest law in the republic!

    If you are not just another Internet ‘slacktivist’ (i.e., hoping to change the world through Facebook ‘likes’, YouTube views, posting tweets, posting asinine cartoons about liberals, and thinking nice thoughts) and are ready to be responsible, go to our site AmericaAgain.net and download my free PDF book, ‘Fear The People’ (5th edition available 2nd week in June 2016). Fear The People will change almost everything you believe about popular sovereignty, Washington D.C., and your place in American government (rule of law).

    Read our FAQ page on the website. Watch the videos. Read the blog articles…EDUCATE yourself!

    You write accurately that D.C. organized crime holds us in contempt — us, the sovereigns of this republic. But why shouldn’t they hold us in coontempt, as the criminally-spoiled child holds its parents in contempt, for refusing to be a good parent?

    Even the barefoot African herdsman today uses his smart phone to check the weather, learn English, and discover medical diagnoses and treatments for diseases that once condemned his parents to certain death. The tactical force-massing power of social media and Internet technology is almost beyond our comprehension. We know quite well how criminal is Washington DC in all of its aspects — yet We The People, the ONLY authority *over* the U.S. Constitution, to enforce it — refuse to even READ it, much less begin to perform the duty that Ben Franklin said would always be ours.

    Not all of us are asleep; go to AmericaAgain.net; click the big red ‘Take Action’ button and see the instructions to join our national conference calls, every Sunday night at 8pm Central. We are in over 100 American communities and growing by the day; what are YOU doing to help?

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    You see, we have precisely the D.C. organized crime that we deserve, after the abdication of five generations of flag-waving, slacktivist Americans. Join us, and let’s get to work repairing the ruins. Your community awaits your leadership.

    DM Zuniga
    Founder & CEO, AmericaAgain!

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