Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall
July 10, 2016
...and what happened in the beautiful city of Dallas, Texas, is an apt reflection of what happens when a nation loses its Rule of Law.
We have Hillary Clinton with a lifelong record of lies, surrounded by criminals and conduct that makes her own involvement questionable. We have Bill Clinton who is one of the worst womanizers ever born and a man who has been involved with the Bush cabal since the 1980s... a man guilty of perjury and other felonies, a man who pardoned some of the biggest criminals in the world... like Marc Rich, a world class money launderer (after Rich's wife contributed a quarter of a million dollars).
We have an Attorney General under the Clinton Administration that sends Army tanks to kill women and children in David Koresh’s Waco headquarters. That same Clinton Attorney General’s office on August 22, 1992 sent FBI agents to Idaho where they killed a totally innocent woman named Vicki Weaver. She had her baby in her arms while standing at the front door of her home. The FBI shot and killed a young boy, too – the son of the Weavers. The agent who shot Vicki was promoted, as I recall.
We had a Secretary of State whose greatest achievement during her term of office was a total lack of achievement of anything positive and a trail filled with apparent errors and missteps. The information about Benghazi is pretty clear and Congressman Trey Gowdy’s Investigative Committee did a good job of identifying evidence the mainstream media refuses to publish – but no legal action is taken. Welcome to the world of how the social order works when tyranny rules and the Rule of Law is trashed. Gowdy, a very popular Congressman from South Carolina, then announces he will not run for re-election. Gee, I wonder why.
We had a Secretary of State who is so incompetent that an American Ambassador is murdered by Libyan terrorists. Three other American heroes are also murdered. President Barrack Obama and Secretary of State Clinton tell the American people that a video tape presenting negatives about Islam is to blame. Prior to that announcement, however, Secretary Clinton had emailed statements to her daughter and others that terrorists were responsible for the violence. Both she and the President are caught in this lie -- are caught lying to the families of the dead -- but when it becomes undeniable there is no media coverage of it. Welcome to the world of socialist lawlessness where there is one set of rules for the elite and another set for everyone else (the workers).
We have an Attorney General who was appointed by the current President and was first appointed to the Department of Justice by President Clinton. The Attorney General agrees to meet with the now former President on her airplane while Clinton and his wife, who is running to become the new U.S. President, are both under active investigation by the Department of Justice. Was this lawful? No. Loretta Lynch should lose her license to practice law over it.
The current President also appointed the former failed Secretary of State. The President wants to leave a legacy other than being the first black person elected to the office of the Presidency. To achieve that objective, the President must protect the incompetent Secretary of State because if he does not, any positives he thinks he has achieved will go down the tube with her various involvements. What involvements?
Start with unlawfully setting up a private email server in her basement on which she sends and receives classified material. Under oath she tells Congress she never sent or received classified material on her private computer. She lied. Director Comey built a strong case against what Hillary Clinton did in his testimony before Congress. There is no doubt it is true... even FBI Director Comey admits it happened. It is a violation of the law and people have been sent to prison for less... but in today’s society up is down, right is left, and wrong is right.
Everyone talks about what a straight-shooter Jim Comey is. Maybe so... but there are a few things about the FBI Director people may have forgotten.
Do you recall the Senate Whitewater investigation of President and Mrs. William Clinton? The Senate was investigating whether then Governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton used his position to influence the granting of an illegal loan that benefitted the Clintons’ business partner in Whitewater (the Clintons were major stockholders in Whitewater, as I recall). As I also recall, Webb Hubbell went to jail over Whitewater (and died of a heart attack while being held in solitary confinement). James Comey was Deputy Special Counsel for the Whitewater Investigation.
Too, James Comey oversaw investigations into Bill Clinton’s pardon of 16 Puerto Rican terrorists who took the lives of 16 Americans and wounded others.
So, Mr. Comey is not new to what is involved in prosecuting or attempting to prosecute members of the Clinton “family.” Comey is “a straight shooter,” say Rudy Giuliani and George Will on Fox News. It’s interesting that Fox doesn’t seem to be able to investigate the news much better than ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and the other broadcasters they constantly criticize. If they did, this information would have been made public at the time Comey testified.
People are shaking their heads and wringing their hands and calling out to God asking “How can You let this happen?” The same people who ask this question are largely the same people who demand that all reference to God be removed from our schools and other public buildings. It is, of course, okay to refer to Allah. The "Get God out of here" people are so stupid it is almost beyond belief. The only people more stupid are those who allowed God to be removed from our society – that would be you and I.
As we mourn the loss of five Dallas police officers and the wounding of six others, as we pray for the recovery of all who were injured both physically and psychologically, let’s apply a little common sense as to why we are seeing such an increase in violence directed at those in authority.
There are some human behaviors that are part of our nature. For example:
1. Always remember that tyrants will do whatever it takes to achieve their objective. They want to delete the Second Amendment and take the guns of the American people. Until they get what they want, we will likely see more of this kind of violence (with progressive Democrats loudly calling for gun control) until the people find a way to combat it more effectively than the government appears able. This is evident in the behavior of George H.W. Bush’s father, Prescott, who helped finance Hitler. It's all about power.
2. All people – rich and poor, productive and non-productive – struggle to have a meaningful life. We have a strong instinct that drives us to make the time we spend on earth matter. Some people make their lives matter in a positive way; some achieve it in a negative way. No one wants to be a zero. We fight to be either a plus or a minus in the social order.
One of the problems we have today is that the definition of plus and minus has been turned upside down.
What used to be good and positive is now bad and negative... faith in God, being productive, being a patriot, respecting the Constitution and the Rule of Law that flows from it all, according to our political leaders, make us dangerous, negative citizens. What they really mean is that people who seek the truth and do not accept political correctness have figured out that politicians get to define what is or is not politically correct and they always define it as something that hides their unlawful behavior and benefits them and their objective of global governance.
At puberty, both boys and girls face tremendous pressures from their own bodies as previously unknown hormones flood their systems. They are pressured by schools to believe what they are told in class (political correctness, again) versus what they are told by parents in their homes and lessons they are taught by their churches. It is no wonder they are confused! Some have intact families; about 50 percent do not.
Many households in which both parents work do so because even though they may believe in God they worship things... they want a bigger house and a 55-inch television, a new car, perhaps a boat... and they want a good vacation every year. So, both parents work and the kids have part-time parents.
Because of the economy our government and the Federal Reserve (which is not part of the government but is a private corporation) have created, many households require that both parents work. It is not a matter of wanting to buy more things; it is a matter of survival and of being able to securely retire someday. It’s an issue of being able to afford to send their kids to college (which is so over-priced – again, thanks to government – it is ridiculous especially when you look at the lack of education students receive).
So kids without parents to teach them the value of positive behavior often learn negatives instead. Today, a large majority of high school and college students see nothing wrong with cheating on a test, for example. They see nothing wrong with their negative choices because negatives are what get rewarded in society today. Common sense says: If you want more of something, reward it.
No one can argue with the statement that if you want a congratulatory telephone call from the White House, it won’t be forthcoming if you or your kids do something special involving non-Muslim faith, love of country and patriotism, something that demonstrates respect for the Constitution, or if it supports truth but defies “political correctness.” The mainstream media, pandering to White House preferences, supports this madness with the topics it chooses to cover... or not cover.
Kids today have few support systems in place to teach them that the choices they make in high school often establish an entire life pattern and if they want a fulfilling life they need to learn discipline... in learning, in loving, in working and in being a productive member of the social order.
We have created a society where people (especially young people) see little or no benefit to behaving in a way designed to produce a safe, productive and respectful society based on love rather than hate. This leads to chaos.
Be careful how you define “love.” In this context, it has little to do with “feel good” emotion and everything to do with commitment, respect for self and others, truth and positive productivity. What is positive productivity? It is contributing to the creation of good for the total social order while maintaining your individuality. For those who believe Jesus Christ was a socialist, you need to recall that His entire message was about individuality (socialism supports the collective, not the individual) – in all behavior. God gave us a world in which everything is a matter of personal choice. The love I’m talking about teaches someone to fish rather than giving people a fish.
3. Our churches have largely failed the American public. They are so interested in maintaining their tax exempt status (which the Constitution gives them regardless of 501.c.3) they are terrified of pointing out to their flocks the corruption of government.
Churchgoers are smart enough to figure it out for themselves, but they are too lazy or apathetic to do it. Some just don’t want to hear the truth... they prefer having their butts in the air where anyone can kick them while keeping their heads firmly lodged in the sand. Some convince themselves that Jesus will save them from whatever is coming – either that, or they rationalize that whatever is coming must be the Will of God.
They forget that God only creates opportunity but expects us to fight our own battles. If that were not so, Daniel’s slingshot would have been unnecessary. He gave us the most fabulous gift possible... this country. Perhaps He believes that if we care so little for this nation we are unwilling to fight for it, then it should be let go the way of Rome.
A lot has been written about how involved secret societies are in the disintegration of America. One thing we can do right now is never vote for anyone who graduated from Yale where the Skull and Bones group had as members George H.W. and George W. Bush.
God bless the citizens of Dallas, especially the members of the Police Department that lost 11 dedicated employees. May He heal those who lived of their pain; may He heal us all from our stupidity and motivate us to do what is right before it is too late.
It may already be too late.
© 2016 Marilyn M. Barnewall - All Rights Reserved
Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall began her career in 1956 as a journalist with the Wyoming Eagle in Cheyenne. During her 20 years (plus) as a banker and bank consultant, she wrote extensively for The American Banker, Bank Marketing Magazine, Trust Marketing Magazine, was U.S. Consulting Editor for Private Banker International (London/Dublin), and other major banking industry publications. She has written seven non-fiction books about banking and taught private banking at Colorado University for the American Bankers Association. She has authored seven banking books, one dog book, and two works of fiction (about banking, of course). She has served on numerous Boards in her community.
Barnewall is the former editor of The National Peace Officer Magazine and as a journalist has written guest editorials for the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Newsweek, among others. On the Internet, she has written for NewsWithViews.com, World Net Daily, Christian Business Daily, Business Reform, and others. She has been quoted in Time, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and other national and international publications. She can be found in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in Finance and Business, and Who's Who in the World.
Web site: http://marilynwrites.blogspot.com