Lord Acton is credited with the phrase, “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupt absolutely”. But there were those before him saying the same thing: British Prime Minister in 1770, William Pitt the Elder, addressed the House of Lords with “Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it”. Subsequently, in an essay dated in 1848, “France and England; a vision for the future”, Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Larmartine (French poet and politician) wrote, “…for absolute power corrupts the best of natures” (meaning the nature of man).
In fact, before even those lofty sentiments, in Matthew 7 we find the genesis of such musings…” Ye shall know them by their fruits….every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit…A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire…Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
The question surfaces, are humans born inherently predestined to moral distortion and devolution of character? Can a nation of humans supposedly predisposed to such inclinations, survive the disintegration of their society when “voluntarily” led by men and women who have surrendered their assumptive “moral” fabric to the wickedness of heathen appetites toward even greater power than they are able to harness within their UN principled control? Nay.
Can the united States citizenry really reign their elected leaders back in to the Constitutional confines and restrictions of appropriate, principled political behavior? Certainly we, as a national people, so glaringly diluted by outside influences and cultures in 2019, are feeling the overwhelming pressure of a cacophony of UNELECTED bureaucrats who seem to be running the clown show from behind red velvet curtains, who are given to the premise that an open society is a humane and virtuous one.
I beg to differ. The Puppets and Puppeteers squatting in Congress have become intoxicated beyond redemption with their self-delusion of omniscience, so as to never be able to refrain from the further contamination of even greater immoral licentiousness. Yes, Dorothy, absolute power corrupts absolutely. The proof of that idiom resides in Washington DC…I would exclude only a handful of people from that galactic pit of poisonous vipers.
The Enemy of the American People (the legal American People who have a natural born right or naturalized right to be called Americans) has infested our political system with it’s seething cauldron of pernicious and deadly ideology, ie: social “equality”, signaling as it’s goal the death of this country’s representative form of government of the People, by the People and for the People. It is no longer a philosophy of humanitarian objectives for all those less fortunate, but one of complete annihilation of a sovereign country’s ability to choose, and then form, it’s own destiny. Daniel Webster be damned, right?
Everyday, we see the rapidly accelerating decline of sanity within the vaunted halls of government. The nobility of good men and their higher desires to do good for their fellow man has been replaced with the complete breakdown of honor and virtue as we witness their relentless striving for more and more control over the Citizenry; less freedom and greater dictation; less market innovation and greater market manipulation; less entrepreneurial growth and far more monopolization by “the friends and donors” of those political prostitutes the Corporate Lobby can endebt within government…and nearly ALL of the actors sitting in those high back leather chairs have their pockets (and offshore bank accounts) FULL of corrupted, never ending cash flows. The elite live behind high gilded walls, while the rest of the nation must pray their local law enforcement agencies will be able to stem the rising tide of dangerous criminal intentions brought into our country by ideologically foreign practices the propagandist mouthpieces in media label “religion and culture”. The acceptance of parallel judicial systems (for instance, Sharia courts) into our Constitutional framework is abhorrent to our national identity. A house divided cannot stand…a homeland at war internally cannot survive. THIS is the disease that has been allowed to poison our national body…and we are losing the fight. The doctors we elect to save us, have been utterly corrupted by their own grandiosity and self-delusion of ultimate omnipotent power. They are all “Dorian Gray”’s.
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people; it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” —Thomas Jefferson.
“The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next” —Abraham Lincoln.
Since I was in school, the nation has gradually taken on an aura of imaginative, but grotesquely twisted, illusion. I grew up in the 60’s in the East Bay area of California. Oakland, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward and Castro Valley. Needless to say, there was ALOT going on in the 60’s and early 70’s. The proverbial SHTF in the SF Bay area. The UC Berkeley protests, bloody murders by the Black Panthers, Watts riots in Southern Cal, the unmitigated depravity of Haight Ashbury…there was social upheaval all over the place…all of it completely manufactured for a specific purpose. Eliminate normal and replace it with social conditioning. There were the Communist scares, residues of the McCarthy footprints; Nixon’s Watergate and the lead off: the trans-formative Kennedy assassination. My father was a Lt Col in the USAF who retired to then work civilian for the Navy, rising to the level of a GS13…the chips were nice, and I was bestowed with a gleaming white Chevy Impala convertible for my 16th birthday. Life was good…and then I grew up.
For a period of time, I was a divorced, single Mom, exorbitantly blessed with 2 remarkable children; I opened up my fridge door one evening and found a gallon container of water, 2 onions and a half a bag of potatoes. That was our supper for 4 days. I worked 2 full time jobs to keep a roof over my children’s heads when I kicked their father out of my house for repeated unsavory drug behavior. I’ve had to tell my children no so many times, they ceased asking for things. It broke my heart.
I currently work in retail, and I have to tell you, I am convinced this generation will NOT save itself from the Technocracy that it has been lulled into sheepish compliant behavior by. Mothers approach my service desk (in a chain store fabric dept) with their phone in hand, eyes glued to ETSY and Pinterest, rather than the 3 year old dangerously trying to climb out of their cart. The toddlers who DO stay in the cart, are given their mother’s phone, streaming the TeleTubbies dancing and prancing to the most manipulative socially acceptable BS available…rainbow creatures desensitizing infant minds…and it doesn’t get any better folks.
Many women can’t articulate what they are trying to accomplish with the miles of fabric they buy…and they rarely come to the department with measurements of their projects…seriously!! They say, “I don’t know what I’m doing, can you help me?” with an insipid little giggle. My internal reaction to that fatuous question is, “Frankly, no Madam. If you don’t know what you’re doing, I’m the wrong person to contact. Please check with your local mental health hotline.”
On the other hand, they must have known what they were doing when they married the idiot who asked for their hand, because on it, is a 24pound diamond set in platinum…and then they ask how much of a discount they are getting with this week’s ad!!! UGH! Oblivion must be a beautiful land to live in. Another of my favorite questions is, “Can you cut those 8 yards I am buying, into 2 yard sections? It’ll make it so much easier for me at home”. Why? Did they ever consider buying themselves a pair of scissors, so they could DO IT THEMSELVES??? I guess it’s just easier on their tight schedule to have someone else do the work for them! I’d like to have a nickel for each time I’ve been asked that question…I’d bloody retire this afternoon! The obtuseness of GenX and Millenials, and even the 30-40 yr olds is staggering…their lives are stuffed full of soccer games, play dates, FaceBook and fast food. Apparently the cook book section of Barnes and Noble is suffering a severe lack of interest. But I digress.
Recently I purchased a book (my library needs another shelf unit) that exposed the inner workings of the Enron/Merrill Lynch disaster.. a man made disaster, designed and executed by the same reprobate wizards who have been deliberately, shamelessly, conspiring to destroy the Trump presidency; more ominously, they want to destroy our Constitutional form of government. We can extrapolate that to it’s full extension: the Powers That Be are sending a message to those of us who revere our Constitution and Bill of Rights, those who voted for our President, and those who still believe in the Rule of Law: “Shut up and sit down, because WE RULE THE WORLD now…the “law” is what WE say it is, not what you THINK IT IS”. And if you do not surrender to their self-anoited ruler-ship, then you will have you chips turned off. Oh yeah! They can and will certainly make a person suffer if that person DARES to defy their authority. Why do you think there are micro-chips in your bank cards?? The news is chock FULL of examples of people who have stood their ground, only to be perpetually hounded, financially tortured, personally demeaned, excoriated publicly, vilified nationally and dismissed altogether with an impudent wave of The Master’s hand…some have even been suicide’d to make a point… and then there’s always the convenient plane crash or sudden heart attack…
The Rulers of Evil persist in their philosophy that victimization is a perfected method to advance somatic control over a population. Victims can easily be manipulated to feel sorry for themselves permanently, thus allowing the “White Knights” to come riding in on their Entitlement brood mares and save them from the selfish Conservatives who don’t want to share their hard earned wages with the “less fortunate” freeloaders. The latest crop of Communists (they call themselves Democratic Socialists, which is a RIDICULOUS contradiction in terms) to occupy those high back leather chairs in Congressional hearing rooms, have shoveled so much bovine and equine shyte into the halls of “justice” that I can’t even imagine how putrid the stench must be in Washington DC…wait a minute: yes I can. I can smell it from here in South Dakota and it smells like death…which is what Socialism is. Death of freedom. The progressive, ongoing, bloodless coup that this nation has been suffering since 1913 is nearing it’s conclusion. Either we choose liberty or we choose death.
There has been treason committed against our national fabric, by those in powerful positions, from the heinous Woodrow Wilson all the way up to and including the former seat warmer, Barry Soetoro Subarkah, alias Barack Hussein Obama, who was never the president; the perversely degenerate sociopath, Hillary Clinton; the disgusting enablers below them, the DOJ, the CIA, the DNI, the NSA and the leaders of those diabolical agencies: Brennan, a Muslim apologist at the least and a Communist at best; Clapper, who is so egregiously dysfunctional and dim, that he can’t remember the lie he told on CNN 30 seconds ago, so he makes up a new one; Loretta “I love golf” Lynch, who was incompetent AND corrupt; the REAL basket of Deplorables: Susan “Benghazi” Rice, Samantha “The Unmasker” Power (and her husband Cass Sunstein, “Obama’s” own personal Joseph Goebbels), Huma Abedin (who has to keep her husband on a Nanny Cam all the time to make sure he doesn’t post/send anymore pictures of his penis to underage females); the inane, contemptible Boy Scout Master, James Comey; McCabe; Strzok; Page; the Ohr twins; and the Wizard himself, Robert Mueller; his right Hand of the King, Andrew Weissman and the Princess of Prevarication herself, Kathryn Ruemmller, not to mention all those deviant enemies of the nation who have come before them to brutalize the American conscience, with their unwavering ambition to achieve the complete and utter eradication of independent thought, choice and action of We The People.
The objective of the Enemy, who has been in power since the turn of the 20th century, is to institutionalize dependency. First they took our money away from us by giving us fake “money” to conduct commerce with; then they began to limit and restructure our available choices…now they are confiscating our thoughts. “Hate Speech” is whatever they deem it to be, and the gatekeepers, Google, FakeBook and Twitter design the parameters. If you question authority, you are racist, homophobic or misogynist (among other more colorful labels). If you dare to challenge their monarchical powers you are marginalized, defamed and banished from society at large. You become a social pariah to be scorned. A leper. A sebaceous cyst on the buttock of the social conscience to be lanced and excised from existence.
Recently, one of the passionate, talented writers I greatly respect at News with Views suggested that a Citizens Grand Jury be enjoined to address the horrific invasion of illegals jumping our borders. It’s a terrific idea! I love it!! There are people coming into this country unabated by law enforcement, but not because the LEO’s are lax…it’s because the Border Patrol Agency officers are completely overwhelmed, and being re-tasked as babysitters, nursemaids and waiters. The invaders are bringing disease, pestilence and poverty back to our shores, from places like Camaroon, Angola, the Congo, Somalia, Algeria, and other even less savory places. There has been a calculable rise in measles, TB, chicken pox, and other viruses; bacteria strains that we eradicated decades ago are showing up in petrie dishes everywhere…and then there is the big one: Ebola. Recently, National Geographic had an 8 part series on the outbreak in 1989, in Reston VA, of that deadly filovirus: it turned out to be a mutated form of Ebola Zaire. Now, we have something to really be concerned with:
“The World Health Organization is considering whether to declare the current Ebola outbreak in central Africa a global health crisis after new cases spread to Uganda from neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the disease has already killed nearly 1,400 people. “ NPR, June 13, 2019
What happens if an infected child gets into a school room? Or an adult carrier gets into a mall? How about a grocery store, where a sweaty hand grips a shopping cart handle?? Maybe a detention center, where the sanitary conditions are questionable at best? The disease has an incubation period of 2 to 21 days; sometimes, but rarely, a bit more (26 days). There are 4 known strains of Ebola: Marburg, Sudan, Zaire and Reston. Ebola is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood, saliva and vomit. (I’ll just bet it transmits through sweat and other body fluids, though) Red eyes, fever, uncontrolled vomiting of black blood, sloughing off intestinal tissues, fulminating liver failure, brain damage, veins bursting, and liquefaction of tissues are some of the horrendous symptoms of Ebola. Sound like something any of us would care to toy with?? The death rate for Ebola-Zaire is 97%. The virus can mutate as it changes hosts and locations. Bats and monkeys are the suspect carriers…along with humans who travel to areas the WHO deems at-risk areas.
Anyone up for a Safari to Uganda?
While it is gloriously inspirational to consider that a Citizens Grand Jury can address the issue of illegal immigration, the CGJ has no ability to issue warrants or make arrests and it has never achieved recognition by a formal judicial court. In 2009, 172 individuals declared themselves a CGJ and held hearings. They produced an indictment of the fraud (I agree) named Barack Hussein Obama. However, when introduced to the US District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge Royce Lamberth declared “[T]here is no authority under the Rules of Procedure or in the statutes of the United States for this court to accept [a presentment]… The individuals who have made this presentment were not convened by this court to sit as a grand jury nor have they been selected at random from a fair cross section of this district. Any self-styled indictment or presentment issued by such a group has no force under the Constitution or laws of the United States.” July 2, 2009.
Constitutionally, I believe there is a sacred right of the Citizen to bring a serious complaint into a court of the government as is enshrined in our 1st Amendment; to wit:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
When it comes to the domestic safety and security of this nation and it’s inhabitants personally, it is the executive officer’s most solemn duty to ensure that safe condition for the Citizens; It is the Chief Executive’s primary responsibility that the nation and it’s citizens be protected from invasion (from which the porous southern border certainly suffers) at the hands (and feet) of those who would cause our national life and liberties to decline and be diminished, or to present a possible domestic threat of violent terrorist action, not to mention a possible pandemic. We simply do not know who is coming across our southern border, what they are infected with or what their intentions TRULY are!!…and that is a clear and present danger to our safety!!!! Our President is trying to establish security for our country, but the cowardly Corruptocrats in Congress won’t hear of it! Chaos is their bread and butter! That being said, there is a bigger problem with presenting a “true bill” of indictment to a court: you have to have standing, and the courts have ruled against our “standing” every time we have approached them over viable and valid complaints (like the ineligibility of a foreign actor to the office of president, or the truth about 9/11).
I DEEPLY desire that the scenario was different…but remember what I said in the beginning: the courts have become monumentally narcissistic, self-righteous, slobbering power-mad Junta’s sitting in their black robes of unhinged power, while through the decades of complacency, We The People have lost our ability, indeed, our zeal for righteous redress…without as much as a whimper, it seems. NOW, we say, It’s time to do something about it!?
Where was everyone when the liars, frauds and money managers decided to keep NikolaTesla from showing us how to harness the planet’s energy, freely, out of thin air?? Oh, that’s right! Thomas Edison and his filthy rich pal’s on Wall Street and in the vaunted government realized they would be financially much better off if they could fund the development of a power grid, receive the interest off the loans, then tax and drain the wallets of WE The People, instead of doing something virtuous for them. And don’t even get me started on the avarice of the wretched Craken that materialized on Jekyll Island in 1909…
Corruption in the hearts of men (and women…I don’t want to be sexist by leaving the broads out) has taken this nation, abundantly blessed by God, from it’s idealistic but VALIDLY FORMED foundations, and has beaten her, leaving her bloody and dying in the sewage of their exaggerated, gluttonous appetites for ascension to the highest thrones of power imaginable. All one has to do is look to the detritus on the streets of Progressive social experiments like San Francisco, or Los Angeles, or New York, or Cleveland, or Detroit…or Washington DC. The People on the streets of LA (etc) live in tents and cardboard boxes, surrounded by a bacteriological nightmare of fecal material and human urine, mixed for good measure with syringes of heroin, cocaine, meth, and lately, fentanyl…
The only difference between the streets of LA (et,al) and the halls of Congress is their choice of drug…the junkies prefer chemicals they can inject or smoke, while the truly decrepit addicts in Congress choose to take the power of life, liberty and freedom away from the people any way they can, in every way possible. The Almighty Government Politicians’ addiction is to Money, Power and Control…and YOUR rights don’t matter one whit to them. In fact, your LIFE isn’t worth a tinker’s damn to them! Your “rights” are now what THEY tell you they are…and the Power Brokers are loathe to let us lowly bondservants think we have any consolation prize coming for giving them the Keys to the Kingdom. I mean…it’s now legal to murder children born ALIVE, if the mother decides post-birth, she doesn’t think it conducive to her health or well-being to be responsible for that born alive HUMAN BEING…God must be enraged with wrath for the human race, right about now…
We have been seduced by the evaporation of responsibility and accountability. We have believed the illusion that freedom is granted by “Man”. We have been beguiled by the siren song of free ‘everything’… We have willingly ingested the pernicious kool-aid prescribed by the multitude of “Jim Jones” acolytes in congressional, senate and presidential offices or political ‘races’…and where has it gotten us?
“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Gen 3:1-5
The presidential election of Nov 2016 showed us there is a way to change things. Peaceful and legal. We can passionately encourage and support worthy men and women to run for elected seats, local, regional and national. Patriotism is infectious and inspiring. We CAN resist the lies the boob tube INCESSANTLY REGURGITATES, and we can all step up to the plate and defend this nation and our precious Constitution with consistent action in groups that are honorable, virtuous and selfless…or… we can just send our bank and credit cards to all the nightcrawlers in Congress right now, and then get in line for microchip implants.
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[BIO: A.M. Byrd is the granddaughter of Italian and Dutch immigrants who came to love and revere this nation and it’s opportunities. She is the daughter of an USAF Lt Col (now deceased) and the mother of an honorably retired Army SSgt, 2 men who served this country with distinction. Coming of age in the 60’s, contributed by living in the nest of the anti-war fervor of the San Francisco Bay Area, Berkeley in particular, she is a first hand witness to the ravages of the Viet Nam war on her classmates and racial upheavals born in Oakland, Ca. with the Black Panthers.
Having worked in both the professional world and the medical field, she has come to see the vast unbalances between classes of people and the political pressures applied within those fields. A student of history with a particular interest in psychology, the events of the past 6 decades have left an indelible impression on her sense of honor and virtue. The darkness of such events has only strengthened her faith in God, that all things work together for the eventual supremacy of His will for this world. The Good wins.]