Swamps, Deep States, And Core Problems, Part 2

Swamps, Deep States, And Core Problems, Part 2

It felt so good yesterday afternoon!  The Republican National Committee (RNC) called at precisely the wrong time (for them) and the totally right time for me.

They were calling for donations.  In a soft, positive voice, I told the young man that until the Republican Party can pass a program that gets government out of our health care, I don’t have a dime to send them.  I further explained that since the Republicans in Congress have had seven years to figure out how to repeal Obamacare and haven’t been able to, I do not think they are using contributions sent to the RNC to find the brightest candidates.  Rather, it appears to me that the candidates who got and get the most support are those the RNC can manipulate to vote as the RNC wants.

I made one final comment about not having one penny available for Republicans who cannot support our Republican President.  I then thanked the man (calling from Washington, D.C.), told him to have a nice evening and hung up.  I rather doubt they will be calling me back.

The purpose of this article is to tell you of an action I’ve decided to take and it might interest you, also… an action that will help empty the swamp in Washington, D.C, give you your nation back, cost you no money, and take only about an hour of your time.

(By the way, regarding health care and politics:  Until Obamacare — excluding Medicaid and Medicare — government was uninvolved in our health care and the care for a majority of citizens was excellent.  And that’s the problem… the Republicans want government to stay involved for the obvious skimming profit off the top reasons but can only do that if they repeal AND replace Obamacare.  Isn’t that really what this argument is all about?  REPEAL the darned thing and forget replacing it!  Let the marketplace replace it!)

Let’s start with the truth.  For those of you who have difficulty with that, I refer you to the Bible, Timothy 2 Chapter 4 Verse 1 and Thessalonians Chapter 2 Verse 9-12.  They talk about how, in the end times, people who do not seek the Truth (remember, Christ told us HE is the way, the Truth and the life) will be unable to tolerate hearing it and will thus be unable to deal with facts.

I’m talking about both political parties, not just Democrats/liberals/progressives.  Republicans who say they are conservative don’t have a clue what conservative philosophy means… they think it is an ideology rather than a philosophy.  Conservatism is a philosophy based on the principles of seeking truth and facts.  They are constitutionalists who respect the Rule of Law that flows from the Constitution of the United States and their own State Constitution.  People who understand conservatism also understand that the Constitution is like the Bible.  You do not get to pick and choose which parts you like and discard the rest.

To be honest, there are not many people who are conservative.  There are a lot who think they are and even more who say they are.  They are not.

Both political parties have so abused the power we gave them and this article tells you how I intend to help collapse these two corporate entities… yes, both the RNC and the DNC are corporations and can be dissolved.  And that’s what this article is about:  How to remove the power base of these two organizations.  We need to start from the beginning.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Democrat National Committee (DNC) did not always collect money to elect candidates.  We used to find and recruit our own candidates and give our financial support directly to the candidate.

One day the RNC and DNC said “Send your money to us and we’ll find the best candidates for you… candidates who believe what you believe and who will vote to support a platform that will be approved by all Democrats (or Republicans). We’ll make sure candidates have the money they need to get elected.”  State parties said the same.

Political  candidates said “Great idea!”   Availability of funds was more certain and made planning for advertising easier.  Those are good things.  Being indebted to a political party and dependent upon it for re-election funds, however, is not good.

Candidates are under the thumb of those who finance their re-election campaign and the parties have a view of the political world that may be (usually is) quite different from that of candidates and voters.  The easy solution to this problem is term limits which keeps politicians from making a career out of being elected to office.  It was never intended for politics to be anyone’s career!

Voters said, “Great idea!”  Rather than sending money to individual candidates, we sent it (many still send it) to the RNC or the DNC, local, state, and federal.  Instead of going to political meetings, we spend time with our families.  That’s a good thing, right?  It’s a good thing unless the group giving you the time to relax is stealing your country by putting people in office that they, the party, control and those who run the party want to take away your sovereignty and give you one world government.

We enabled those who select our political candidates (for both parties) to select people whose past histories or current temperaments make them susceptible to blackmail… perhaps they have a drug or sex addiction.   It appears the RNC’s and DNC’s number one qualification for candidate selection is “easily manipulated.”  They sought candidates that want the power and public recognition that goes with the title Senator or Congressman, but do not particularly care what they vote for or against.

Both Parties provide political training for candidates when they actually became candidates… after winning a primary, or whatever.  And attending these training classes is how those who run for office learn to obey.  They become “Young Pro-Lifers” or some other groupie name when they graduate.

Why would political parties seek weak candidates who can be manipulated?  Because:  The political parties are the ones doing the manipulating.  The Senator or Congressman each Party works to elect receives what that Senator or Congressman wants:  The apparent public power and status and publicity.  The Parties get what they want:  Control of the Members of Congress and their votes on legislation.  The party controls candidates via the provision of funds required to run future winning campaigns.  The same is true at the state and county levels.  And that defines the “Shadow Government.”

I have known for many years that both political parties are corrupt.  I believed the only way to get rid of the corruption was from inside the party.  I had to remain a Republican to change the Republican Party.

I no longer believe that to be true – and here is what I figured out over the July 4th holiday:  If people remove their names as registered members of any political party, that party’s power is reduced by each name that is removed.  My guess is that if several million registered Republicans changed their voter registration to “Independent,” Obamacare would be repealed very quickly and politicians wouldn’t be worrying about replacement.  Replacement will take care of itself when politicians get penalties of the law out of the way by repealing Obamacare.

“Oh, you can’t do that!  You’ll be empowering the Democrats and we’ll have world government and communism within two years!”

You’re wrong!  My moving my voter registration from Republican to Independent doesn’t change one bit who I can vote for – if I choose to vote for them (and I won’t hold my nose and vote for another non-conservative Republican candidate).  It’s true that I won’t be able to vote in Primaries, but I learned a few years ago that the RNC uses funds to promote one Republican Primary candidate over another — which is against the rules… but who cares about rules?

How do I know this happened?  I know it because one candidate who is from a tiny town and not well known in Colorado and is not personally affluent suddenly began advertising day-after-day on one of the most expensive shows on cable:  Bill O’Reilly’s “The Factor.”  That money had to come from the RNC or other special interests.  So, I’m really not losing anything but my right to participate in a stacked deck.

Here’s my message to Republicans:  Having watched Republican Party behavior since 20 January 2017, I’m fairly sure you earned my rejection by your rejection of my President in violation of the Constitution to which you swore an Oath.

If you, a Republican elected to office, cannot support the President those of us support who make you and the Republican Party possible, I can only say “good bye.”  Let’s remove the word “support” from your dictionary and mine and see who suffers most.  (Hint:  It won’t be me.)

Without the people as voters and contributors, political parties are nothing so I’m going to  begin helping them be nothing!  That is, after all, what they are trying to make us.

I say both parties have abused their voter bases so badly it’s time we take the base away from them.  I am removing my registered support for Republicans for their abuse of President Donald J. Trump.  To them, their egos are more important than the good of their country.  And we’re parting ways because of what appears to be Republican commitment to world government and war as the primary economic drive.  I place more value on human life — ours and theirs — than that.

The Republican Party knows what the people want.  We elected Donald Trump to be our President.  What are establishment Republicans doing?  Every possible thing they can to make our President fail.

Please remember the following names.  They are the anti-Trump Gang of 22 who way back in March 2016 met at The Cloister, a 5-star resort on Sea Island, Georgia.  Republican voters likely don’t expect much better behavior from the first 7 names on this list — ending with neo-conservative expert Karl Rove.  We don’t expect much from Kentucky, Ohio, Nebraska, Michigan, Mexifornia, and certainly not from anyone representing Washington or Oregon.

I hope voters in those states look at this list and remember not to contribute one penny to any who are running for office.  Republican voters probably were pretty surprised at Cotton, Gardner, Scott, Brady, Black, Hensarling, and Price… and Price ends up in Trump’s Cabinet!  These traitors to our Constitution deserve no support.

These are the Republican traitors who are trying to take our President down and, by taking down a lawfully- elected President, they believe they can pull off a bloodless coup.  Remember them when you buy products (you can get along without an Apple).

  • Tim Cook, billionaire Apple CEO
  • Larry Page, billionaire Google co-founder
  • Sean Parker, billionaire Napster creator and Facebook investor
  • Elon Musk, billionaire Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder
  • Arthur Sulzberger, billionaire publisher of The New York Times
  • Philip Anschutz, billionaire businessman and GOP donor
  • Karl Rove
  • Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell(R-Ky.)
  • Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)
  • Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.)
  • Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.)
  • Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
  • Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.)
  • Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.)
  • Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.)
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)
  • Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.)
  • Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.)
  • Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.)

Those swamp denizens in Washington, D.C., have caused me to lose trust in my government, in the intelligence agencies that are supposed to keep Americans safe… the FBI, CIA, NSA, and all the rest.  Congress can’t be trusted.  I don’t trust the Department of Justice which hired Robert Mueller to be Special Counsel for the FBI’s Russia investigation.  In turn, Mueller (who has more conflicts of interest in this matter than Bill Cosby has sex charges filed against him) has hired a dozen pro-Hillary/Democrat/Progressive/Socialist attorneys to investigate President Trump.  It appears Jeff Sessions has no control over his Department of Justice.  Which Pandora God is Attorney General Sessions serving?

This is my personal Declaration of Independence.  I no longer believe either political party is salvageable.  I believe the greatest power we the people have at this particular moment in time is to walk away from both political parties.  As for me, as of next week, I will officially be a registered Independent – and I invite you to join me.

Independents have more fun.

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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. E-Mail: emembee@charter.net Website: http://marilynwrites.blogspot.com

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  • marlene katz
    Posted at 03:26h, 16 July Reply

    While there are a lot of things very wrong with obamacare that definitely should and must be changed, I do not support “repeal it and let the marketplace take care of itself,” I know of too many poor people who have benefited from obamacare, when the marketplace left them without the healthcare they desperately needed.

    It’s no “fun” being an independent in states where independents are not permitted to vote in primaries. It’s just a small act of slightly delusional defiance against both parties, neither of which serves the people as they should.

    • marlene katz
      Posted at 03:29h, 16 July Reply

      Yes, when it comes to healthcare, we should be able to “pick and choose” what we need and discard the rest.

    • KELLEIGH Nelson
      Posted at 09:02h, 16 July Reply

      That could easily be remedied by putting them in Medicaid or Medicare temporarily. Government control of healthcare is communism, since when did government have to take care of America’s people. Stop that thinking, it’s not freedom, liberty, or the ability to do it yourself. It’s redistribution of wealth, and that is straight out communism…which is not even taught in school anymore. God help us.

    • Marilyn Barnewall
      Posted at 20:32h, 17 July Reply

      Marlene, the most basic thing wrong with Obamacare is that it opens the door to single-payer, government run health care. You may think socialism is okay, but I know that once that camel gets its nose under the tent of freedom we can easily become another Venezuela who also decided they were too well off for the wrongs of socialism to bother them — and now they have no electricity or toilet paper and are starving.

      I know of too many middle class people who have suffered terribly from Obamacare and the costs associated with it. To help 20 million uninsured (many of whom are not even citizens of this nation), we doubled and tripled the cost of health care to 60 or 80 million citizen natives. Their deductibles are so high they cannot afford the expensive health care for which they pay. I know it sounds better to say many poor people have benefited from Obamacare than it sounds to three or four times that many have had access to good health care removed from them because of Obamacare. I’ll go with common sense every time. Marilyn B.

  • Dave Flang
    Posted at 05:43h, 16 July Reply

    Marlene, very good article.

    All politicians should be given an Oscar and have their names on Hollywood’s walk of shame.

    This is the basic problem in America and not allowed in the schools.

    The Founding Fathers and what they said and believed.
    The facts of history illustrate the this nation never intended to be “God neutral.” Public displays of worship and subservience to the God of creation have always been made matter-of-factly. There can be no greater example of this than casual and unapologetic declarations concerning God in the constitutions of every one of the fifty states!
    WE ARE AMERICANS by Sam Gipp

    • Marilyn M Barnewall
      Posted at 01:54h, 18 July Reply

      As long as we keep trying to make ourselves appear better than others or define “great” as wealthy rather than as genuinely good people who keep our noses out of the business of others as Christ (and Benjamin Franklin and George Washington) told us we should, we will continue to prove we have no understanding of what “great” really means. The Ten Commandments are just that: Commandments, not suggestions. As God commands, we must love one another. We need to realize that when God is trying to teach one of or a group of His children a lesson, we need to say out of His way.

  • James P. Harvey
    Posted at 07:39h, 16 July Reply

    As long as the sun shines there will be haters of freedom because a free man is ungovernable, that is, he/she will only support what they want and therein lies the problem. In a country where anything goes and only a minority believe in the Lord God Almighty chaos is the results and you can see it everywhere. The morals of our younger generation are no better than the scumbags in office. The International central bankers are demanding a world government and they alone have the power to control all but a few governments, so your vote is cast aside and they do as their told by their masters. Do you really believe how you are registered keeps the bankers up at night? If you really want your constitutional government you are going to have to be willing to die for it. Peace is too expensive, at least to the bankers and politicians.

    • Marilyn Barnewall
      Posted at 01:34h, 18 July Reply

      In my experience, Jim, people who hate freedom fear it. You’re right in that a free man is ungovernable which is why governments fear free men (and women).

      The typical American who takes part in anti-America activities (freedom-hating individuals) – are fear-motivated people who are attracted to socialism because it purports to remove risk from the lives of citizens. It gives you everything free, from education to job to health care. They naively believe the Bernie-type promises about what government can provide. Let these naïve children (some 90-year old children) spend a week in Venezuela which, until socialism just a few years ago overtook its government, was a rich, highly civilized society. Today, the people of that nation have no electricity, no food, no toilet paper, etc. The American people have no idea how quickly socialism destroys the accepted lifestyle.

      Free enterprise is a risk management form of government. People are expected to manage their business and personal risks in a way that supports freedom. People who are comfortable with risk management to love capitalism. Fear motivated people who are not comfortable with risk management hate capitalism and want socialism. Fear motivates those who hate this nation because they do not want to take risks required by capitalism to manage their own lives.

      Do I believe that removing my name as a registered Republican will keep bankers up at night? No, I don’t. But that’s not the point… bankers weren’t kept awake by the threat of a Donald Trump presidency either. They didn’t believe it would happen. They were as wrong about that as you are about this. If you think having millions of people remove their names from Republican or Democrat membership will not change the behavior of both (and the parties merely do what their masters – who are not all bankers… the represent very large religions, very wealthy nations as royalty, many are filthy rich and you wouldn’t recognize their names, etc). If you know who they are, then you are aware of how risky it would be for them for their names to become public. If they lose their RNC or DNC servants, they have no in-place organization to protect them: They’d have to do their own dirty work… and it certainly would slow them down.

      And just for the record: In this violence prone society any time someone takes a public stand, writing articles that disagree with these baby snowflakes, etc., they are putting themselves at risk for freedom.

  • Louis Charles "Chuck" Geshlider
    Posted at 08:25h, 16 July Reply

    I am not saying one shouldn’t register “Independent”, as it’s exactly what I do (although my affinity lies with the Constitution Party). I simply have no stomach for elephant poop. But then our ilk can’t complain about the crap that the GOP sends out after the primaries. Ironic how Ms. Barnwell loves President Trump, However, if she had posted this same article about a year ago, and GOPrs followed suit, Cruz would have been the nominee, and the klintons back on top of the heap in a landslide..

    • Marilyn Barnewall
      Posted at 01:41h, 18 July Reply

      Louis, you must show me where I said I love President Trump. I dislike being misquoted… my comments have to do with the American people and their elected representatives in government supporting the constitutionally elected President of the United States. Had idiots in the media and the Republican Party been behaving a year ago the way they are today, I would have written this same article. Since I wrote several articles about why Senator Cruz should not be the nominee, I rather doubt your prophecy would come true… and you know what the Bible says about false prophets.

  • Lewis Cady
    Posted at 09:29h, 16 July Reply

    You missed Arizona’s Senator John McCain in your list of republican traitors. Remember, it was McCain who brought up the phony
    Russian collusion crap. We all know that McCain is a flaming RINO.

    • Marilyn Barnewall
      Posted at 01:45h, 18 July Reply

      Hi, Lewis… These names definitely belong on a Never Trump list, but not the one I published in the article which included only the names of the 22 Never Trump Republicans who went to the island off the shore of Georgia to figure out ways to prevent Donald Trump from getting the nomination and, if he was elected, how the Trump Administration could be caused to fail.

      I don’t view McCain as a flaming RINO. I view him as a flaming communist. You’re right. He is disgusting.

  • David Roberts
    Posted at 10:08h, 16 July Reply

    You also missed AZ Jeff Flake and Lindsey Gramm who are both Never Trumpers and who vote in lock-step with that traitor John McCain.

    • Marilyn Barnewall
      Posted at 01:48h, 18 July Reply

      My published list is the 22 names of Republicans who went to Sea Island, Georgia to start the Never Trump movement. You’ve right about Flake, Graham, and McCain… they were not invited to the Sea Island meeting. They need to be on the Never Vote for these people again list, but they do not belong on the Sea Island list.

  • David Roberts
    Posted at 10:09h, 16 July Reply

    You also missed AZ Jeff Flake and Lindsey Gramm who are both Never Trumpers and who vote in lock-step with t McCain.

    • Marilyn Barnewall
      Posted at 01:50h, 18 July Reply

      See my reply above. Thanks for writing about them… their devious names need to be kept in front of the public, but they do not belong on the Sea Island, GA list.

  • Bob Redmond
    Posted at 10:42h, 16 July Reply

    The elephant in the room: they are REPRESENTATIVES and the idea that the party will “find someone that best reflects your views” is corrupt and totally against our system as designed. Even though I don’t think Lincoln was the hero most people make him out to be, he DID vote against his own convictions many times. The elected officials are supposed to uphold their oaths, NOT inject their thoughts. If they’re doing their jobs they will not always agree with what they’re voting for. It’s not a matter of opinion, it is a matter of adhering to the proper protocol and doing what’s best for the country, not themselves. Regarding healthcare, I am actually in favor of single payer…..with great restrictions to prevent corruption. We are the most well off country in the world and I believe that having health care (BASIC care and not sex changes, face lifts or whatever else) is part of the basic rights that all people should not have to worry about. What…only the rich can get good care? The preamble of the US Constitution says “to promote the general welfare” and article I section 8 clause 1 states clearly that congress has the power to collect taxes to PROVIDE for the common defense AND THE GENERAL WELFARE of the country. What IS the general welfare? Well it’s NOT food stamps or “bling” but it IS help for the TRULY needy, clean water, sewers systems, roads, schools AND DECENT HEALTH CARE if you ask me. NO person should have to sit in a ditch with dirty water, no food or sewer systems waiting to die from a curable ailment in America REGARDLESS of their income potential. Just one man’s opinion.

  • Douglas Logan
    Posted at 11:46h, 16 July Reply

    Marilyn Barnwell , a very good article. I have been a Republican , for sixty six (66) years but I am going to change my registration to Independent next monday. I am tired of being ignored . But we have to do more than change our Registration. We have to educate the masses. We are a Republic not a Democracy. If you will allow me, I will send you some information that we need to get out to people to educate them in these matters. If we don’t build a base of people that are committed to our founding principles of our Constitutional Republic we are wasting our time. MS Barnwell you wrote a very good article, but we must do more if we are going to save our Constitutional Republic. I can be reached at dallenlogan@suddenlink.net. Please respond.

    • Marilyn Barnewall
      Posted at 02:23h, 18 July Reply

      Hi, Douglas Allen.. You are so right. We are a Republic, not a Democracy. I have written not only numerous articles but books on this subject. I’ve written articles about the unlawful Federal Reserve… I’m a retired banker who was also a bank consultant to many of the largest (and some of the smallest) banks in the world. I worked internationally.

      My point is this: I am close to your age and have been working to educate the American people since I became disabled in 1993. I warned people about derivatives in a 2004 article… four years before the crisis. Did people pay attention? Nope. In other words, if you go to my archives with News With Views you will find a huge number of articles written since 2009. Please feel free to use any of them to help educate the American public because I agree with you… but I’ve been fighting that fight for a long time.

      I look forward to having you as a brother Independent, free from all commitments to any political party. Thanks for your comments… MB

  • Shirley Weyand
    Posted at 19:40h, 16 July Reply

    Excellent article – will distribute it. Shirley Weyand, Payson, AZ

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