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Packed Bags in Washington: Mattis, Haley, and The Weekly Standard

Posted by M. C. on December 26, 2018

The neoconservatives today are on the run. Their major outlet, The Weekly Standard, is no more. Its staff was fired on December 14. Its final edition is dated today, December 24. On the cover is Nikki Haley, Trump’s now-departed ambassador to the United Nations. She is sitting on top of a packed bag. The title: “Not the Retiring Type.” Maybe she isn’t, but the Weekly Standard is. It was sent packing by its owner.

We can only hope.

https://www.garynorth.com/public/18964.cfm

Gary North

Donald Trump is the Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the United States. Everybody agrees on this. They agree with the Constitution. This is rare unanimity for Constitutional questions.

On December 19, the White House announced the imminent withdrawal of 2,000 US troops from Syria. I don’t think most Americans had any idea that we had 2,000 troops in Syria. Of those who did know we have troops there, probably fewer than 5% of them knew how many troops were there. Now we know. That is because they will not be there much longer. They are packing their bags.

Candidate Donald Trump always said that he did not see any reason for America to be involved in the Middle East. This is from a Left-wing site in August 2017.

On April 27, 2016, then-Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump used an invitation-only event at Washington’s ornate Mayflower Hotel to argue that presidents of both parties had gotten the US ensnared in too many costly, grinding foreign wars.That, Trump promised, would change once he moved into the White House.

“I will never send our finest into battle unless necessary, and I mean absolutely necessary, and will only do so if we have a plan for victory with a capital V,” he thundered. “The world must know that we do not go abroad in search of enemies.”

The speech was part of Trump’s attempt to make a decisive break with the more hawkish and interventionist wings of his own party, which he blamed for the Iraq War and Washington’s icy relationship with Moscow. He wasn’t just trying to argue that he’d be a different kind of president than Democrats like Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. He was also arguing that he’d be a different kind of president than Republicans like George W. Bush.

Flash-forward to last Monday night, when President Donald Trump announced that he would be sending more American troops to Afghanistan. He stressed that there would be no timetable for when those troops would come home, guaranteeing that the longest conflict in American history would drag on well into the future.

This was nothing new. George W. Bush as a candidate had said that his administration would never get involved in nation-building. But that is exactly what his administration got actively involved in, beginning no later than September 12, 2001… Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s Our Constitution That’s the Problem for Leftists – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on September 12, 2018

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/09/walter-e-williams/its-our-constitution-not-kavanaugh/

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One of the best statements of how the Framers saw the role of the federal government is found in Federalist Paper 45, written by James Madison, who is known as the “Father of the Constitution”: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce. … The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people.” Today’s reality is the polar opposite of that vision. The powers of the federal government are numerous and indefinite, and those of state governments are few and defined.

If confirmed, Brett Kavanaugh will bring to the U.S. Supreme Court a vision closer to that of the Framers than the vision of those who believe that the Constitution is a “living document.” Those Americans rallying against Kavanaugh’s confirmation are really against the U.S. Constitution rather than the man — Judge Kavanaugh — whom I believe would take seriously his oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution.

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You Have the Right To Remain Innocent – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on July 20, 2018

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/07/no_author/you-have-the-right-to-remain-innocent/

By Arsee in AL

Ever wonder why every cop that is accused of something and investigated is suddenly unavailable for comment and is immediately assigned an attorney who has the same, universal reply to the curious public, “We have no comment at this time”. And all while their co-workers are out there using all the power of education, training, and intimidation, along with every dirty trick in the book, to persuade everyone else to spill their guts immediately? Read this book to find out the entire, interesting truth… Read the rest of this entry »

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Shouldn’t the US Return to Its Constitution? – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on February 13, 2018

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/02/laurence-m-vance/shouldnt-the-united-states-return-to-its-constitution/

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…In a speech at his alma mater—the University of Texas— on February 1, ahead of a five-nation Latin American tour, U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson declared that many people in Latin America “still live under the oppression of tyranny.” He then singled out the regime in Venezuela:

Tillerson took some questions after his speech. A senior studying government asked a question regarding Venezuela:

So a commonly proposed solution to a lot of the problems in the country is the removal of President Maduro from power. In your opinion, is this removal necessary, and what could the U.S.’s role be in the possible regime change, especially considering the turmoil that could surmount from such a change?

Here is Tillerson’s response:

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Flynn Case Highlights Deep Political Corruption of US Security Services

Posted by M. C. on December 11, 2017

That thing which progressives consider an ever evolving document, the Constitution, has stopped evolving. It is dead.

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/12/07/flynn-case-highlights-deep-political-corruption-us-security-services.html

…The argument used to justify the possible Flynn entrapment by the FBI, i.e. that there was unauthorized contact with a foreign official, is in itself curious as such contact is not in itself illegal. And it also opens the door to the Bureau’s investigating other individuals who have committed no crime but who find that they cannot recall details of phone calls they were parties to that were being recorded by the government. That can easily be construed as “lying” or “perjury” with consequences that include possible prison time.

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The Sandcastle | International Man

Posted by M. C. on September 13, 2017

Outside Independence Hall when
the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended,
Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin,
“Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded,
“A republic, if you can keep it.”

http://www.internationalman.com/articles/the-sandcastle

The decline from democracy to tyranny is both a natural and inevitable one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apple vs FBI, Goliath vs Leviathan

Posted by M. C. on February 27, 2016

If anyone thinking the government will stop at hacking one Apple phone just isn’t thinking. There are two reasons the FBI will not back off on this issue.

1. They want to set a precedent and get an ‘open sesame’ for any and all encrypted devices. Anyone saying different is either a fool or a liar.

2. The FBI do not want to made to look the fool in the off-chance Apple should win. Read the rest of this entry »

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Separating the Mundane’s From Their Guns-Nice Try- The Real Issues Are Hidden

Posted by M. C. on February 20, 2013

An Erie Times letter writer’s attempt to separate the Mundane’s from their guns, via Article 1 of the Constitution is a nice try but I believe flawed.

We must start with the idea that many founder’s did not want a standing army.  They feared it would be used against the citizenry.  They may have had some foresight.  The government’s (armed) drone surveillance, DHS ammunition stockpiling and FEMA camp construction end game has yet to be played out.  The founders also leaned toward a weak central government per the (preferred by some) Articles of Confederation.  The vision was no standing armies, just civilians available when called upon to repel foreign invasion, put down domestic insurrection and rogue governmental tyranny. The nation’s defense against enemies without and within was the various state militias. Read the rest of this entry »

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(Bradley Manning) Americans don’t care. It is not them. They are too stupid to understand that once law is gone, they can be next.

Posted by M. C. on December 5, 2012

The quote is from this Paul Craig Roberts article.  It explains why Bradley Manning is a hero, because he dared to do what he is sworn to do.

Uphold the Constitution.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Totalitarians-Comrade Santorum and “Human Pustule” Gringrich

Posted by M. C. on January 20, 2012

Here are some comments on recent campaign excretions from my (former) Senator Santorum and the Newt.  The candidates offer quite a strange interpretation of what the Bible expects of us and what the Constitution expects of those who govern.

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