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What The End Of The Filibuster Could Mean For America
A person can win every game they play if they can always change the rules to their advantage. Harry Reid decided to do that for President Obama.
There were three judges Obama wanted to place on the Washington, DC federal bench to tip the advantage toward the Left. Many of the same Democrats, who thought the Republicans were wrong when they were in the majority and wanted to approve of judge selections by a simple majority of Senators, now want what they wouldn’t give to Republicans and President Bush. I call the cancellation of the filibuster the “Dictatorship of the Majority Act.”
Remember how Nancy Pelosi complained about Republicans obstructing what needed to be done when they were in the minority? I guess crashing the economy was something the Democrats needed to do when they regained control of Congress in 2007.
They also needed to pass Obamacare, which is now creating havoc in this country. I heard former Congressman Barney Frank complain about Republicans in Congress voting in favor of things they knew would not pass in the Senate. You could call his desire to have Republicans go along with the Democrats in the Senate the “Since Everybody Is Jumping Off A Bridge, You Should Do It Too” Strategy. When President Bush wanted to examine Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae and their lending policies to see if they were fiscally sound, Barney Frank told Bush there was nothing wrong. Frank sounded like a stock trader during the second week of October 1929 telling everybody that investing in stock was a sure bet to get rich since the stock market was sound.
Here is a scenario that is possible since filibusters are no longer a weapon to prevent the majority from easily getting its way. It is 2019, and President Hillary Clinton decides she has too many political opponents. The Senate passes the Federal Anti-Defamation Act, which declares all people who protest against the government as criminals subject to fines and imprisonment. A federal judge appointed by the President decides it’s Constitutional; and the Supreme Court that is then split into six Liberals and three Conservatives (since the mysterious death of Justice Scalia) leans leftwards.
Conservative broadcasters and programs are shut down. Even common citizens who dare talk against the President and government are imprisoned because Democrats who control the Senate say it’s for the good of the country. The Public Safety Act of 2019 which is declared Constitutional by a judge appointed to the federal bench, and the Supreme Court allows camps to be built to “re-educate” those who oppose the government. People are disarmed because another judge feels that only the police and military deserve to be armed.
Millions revolt against the government and march toward Washington and state capitols. President Clinton declares marshal law and orders the troops out to confront the protesters around the nation. The DC federal court says the police and troops have the right to shoot and kill protesters if they feel that Washington and government entities are being threatened. Some of the judges that make that decision would have been filibustered by Republicans in the Senate. But with a majority of Democrats in the Senate, the filibuster is no longer a threat.
What if a Republican Congress and President gain power in 2033 after the state of emergency declared by President Clinton in 2020, and judged Constitutional by the DC federal court and Supreme Court, is ended to allow Hillary to serve four full terms? Don’t you think the Republicans will want revenge? The internment camps formerly occupied by Conservatives are now being occupied by Liberals who hate the new government. And with Obamacare being dismantled and the high tax rates coming down or abolished altogether, the economy soars. But the ones who most depended on Obamacare are more likely to die. America goes from being a Liberal police state to a Conservative police state; and it started with the Dictatorship of the Majority Act, as it has been nicknamed.
The Electoral College hasn’t been abolished so that small states still matter at election time instead of a handful of heavily populated states deciding who should be the President. The filibuster was meant to prevent the “wrong” people from controlling the justice system and perverting justice. Destroying a tradition that has worked for nearly two and a quarter centuries may bring down the Democrats because the public will consider them a bunch of dictators, with the “Dear Leader” being the most threatening. And if one day the Republicans regain total control of the government, you know the Democrats will want the law changed. And since many Republicans respect the Constitution and many traditions more than most Democrats do, the filibuster will make a comeback. Just hope and pray that the tyranny of the majority doesn’t have irreversible consequences.
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Ever since the founding of the United States of America, the idea that all men were created equal and free has faced scrutiny from those who prefer to live under cradle-to-grave government control.
In the 1700′s, our founders were considered to be rabble rousers and homeland terrorists by the Tories and other factions who were sworn to the king of England. Our founders realized that the unique concept of establishing freedom and liberty for all would take a lot of work and self sacrifice. Thank God they were willing to do it as they were able to establish the longest standing free Republic that the world has ever known. The only tools that they were able to employ at the time were the power of the pen, the pulpit, and, the printing press. Still, with only three percent of the nation’s population supporting them, and by the grace of God, they were able to win our freedom and independence from the king.
In the 1800′s, our country was literally torn in half due to the issue of slavery. Once the fire of freedom caught on to the slaves who were controlled from cradle to grave, they wanted it too. Unfortunately, a group of southern, slave owning Democrats decided that this concept was unacceptable since it threatened the survival of their plantations; and hence, the Ku Klux Klan was born, further launching us into civil war.
In the 1900′s, we witnessed the most fundamental changes in American society as we faced new threats from fascism and communism, again with the goal of controlling the masses from cradle to grave. Sen. Joe Mc Carthy warned us back in the fifties that Hollywood and institutions of higher learning were being infiltrated with communists; but no one headed his warnings, and they ran him out in disgrace. The sixties were wrought with the assassinations of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King; while at the same time, the race war was being waged in Congress by Democrats to once again limit the rights of the newly freed black man. The sixties communists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn, with their Weather Underground group, thought it best to just blow things up and overthrow the government; but a better way was found, without the violence. The communists divided; and hence, the Progressive party was re-born. It was an off-shoot of Teddy Roosevelt’s strategy, this time inspired by the Cloward-Piven strategy of forcing so many people onto a government welfare system that it would become unsustainable and eventually collapse. Their plan was to collapse the economy and then take over the government without even firing a shot. In order to protect this strategy, Saul Alinsky published a book titled “Rules for Radicals” as a guide to destroy any detractors of their plans. On a side note, Bill and Hillary Clinton are members of this New Progressive party.
As we move on to the 2000′s, it would appear that the Cloward-Piven strategy is working perfectly, as well as Alinsky’s tactics. The US economy is on the verge of collapse; welfare recipients now outnumber those who are working; our children are being indoctrinated every day in school by communist-leaning teachers and professors; and anyone who stands up for the US Constitution is being labeled as crazy, out of touch, and a homeland terrorist. Our media is now mostly government-controlled, our churches are preaching social justice, and our children barely even know how to write.
The battle for freedom continues just as it did back in the 1700′s. The ideology has remained the same; it is just that the players have changed. This all boils down to a choice: cradle to grave government enslavement, or the absolute Freedom that our founders envisioned. The tools haven’t even changed all that much either. Those who control the power of the pen, the pulpit, and the printing press will control the masses. As always, my fellow Patriots, may God bless you, stay safe, and be aware of your surroundings.
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According to recent reports, billionaire leftist George Soros has committed his support to Ready for Hillary, a political action committee designed to help Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Soros’ political director Michael Vachon said the famed investor “is delighted to join more than one million Americans in supporting Ready for Hillary,” indicating the move “is an extension of his long-held belief in the power of grassroots organizing.”
As a member of super PAC, Soros is required to make at least $25,000 in contributions — either through personal donations or fundraising efforts — to the organization organized by supporters of the former First Lady.
Ready for Hillary executive director Adam Parkhomenko said the PAC is concerned with “giving her the time to make the decision” regarding a White House bid while “knowing that there’s an operation out there of grassroots supporters who are organizing.”
Though it might seem odd to mention Soros in the same breath as a grassroots campaign, he is just one of several wealthy donors involved in the PAC.
The group is also involved in other campaigns, according to spokesman Seth Bringman, who said its “strategy is to amplify what Hillary is doing and promote the candidates she is out there advocating for.”
Thus far, Clinton herself has not been involved in the goings on of Ready for Hillary, though plenty of her former political allies and personal friends occupy positions of authority within the group.
The likely 2016 candidate has previously stated she wants to align herself with more grassroots efforts instead of other super PACs such as Priorities USA. That organization was instrumental in Obama’s re-election campaign and also counts Soros among its supporters.
Having such a radical ideologue as a vocal supporter might resonate with the extreme left in Clinton’s camp, though the outrageous policies Soros has endorsed in the past will only proliferate Clinton’s image among much of the U.S. as an out-of-touch elitist.
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The battered wife syndrome is a well-known psychological malady in which an abused partner stays with her abuser, thinking that things would be worse without him. They think the separation would be more painful than the beatings and can’t really imagine life without their man.
For some victims, there finally comes a time when they have had enough, and they face the reality that this man is not good for them. He lies to them. He hurts them. Eventually, even his sweet talk falls on deaf ears.
Watching the news this week, I have seen clips of our President lying smoothly, comfortably, and repeatedly in his bait-and switch-sales pitch for the comically-named Affordable Health Care Act. “You like your doctor; you can keep your doctor.” “You like your plan; you can keep your plan, period.” “You will have much better insurance for less money”. “Your insurance costs will go down by an average of $2,500. “ “This plan will not increase our deficit by one dime.”
The public is being battered on health care, and that is becoming increasingly obvious.
Bill O’Reilly played clips of the President responding to various administration scandals. After the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, after the Benghazi disaster, after the IRS was used as an instrument of political intimidation, and after the Obamacare rollout debacle, the President assured us that he would “get to the bottom of this” and “hold people accountable”. He comfortably played the role that was required at the time.
Then he endlessly stonewalled, held no high level officials accountable, and eventually said that it was time to move past these “phony scandals”. Scandals that he acted very concerned about had morphed into completely unimportant distractions.
His concern was an act, a lie. He does not need an investigation to know what he did on the night of September 11, 2012. He knows what orders he made and what orders he withheld. He knows what he discussed with Hillary Clinton in their 10 PM conversation. He knows why she used the video alibi immediately after the call. Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were still fighting for their lives at the time of the call. And he knows perfectly well that the IRS targeting of conservative was a partisan operation. He knows that White House officials were involved in the operation and the cover-up.
There comes a point where abused people just get tired of the obvious lies. That may even be true of some in the mainstream media, a group deeply in love with Obama. They easily forgive him for any abuse of conservatives. In fact, they help him with that abuse. But some were unhappy when it was discovered that reporters’ phone lines were being bugged by the administration. And more recently, a NY Times reporter admitted that this administration is “the most closed, control-freak administration I have ever covered.” The abuser promised that it would be “the most open and transparent administration” ever. The media are now doing some honest reporting about the Obamacare roll-out disaster.
Another group that has been fully in love with Obama is the black community. But blacks have been disproportionately harmed by Obama’s policies. PBS host and Obama supporter Tavis Smiley recently admitted “The data is going to indicate, sadly, that when the Obama administration is over, black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category.” At some point, this group may realize that this man is not good for them. Reality may overpower the imagined significance of half-blackness.
I am seeing signs that a battered public is tired of the lies and tired of the economic destruction. It is becoming clear that their man is a con-man, unworthy of their trust. This is a very tough transition for people who thought they were in love and had high hopes for the relationship.
The implementation of Obamacare is going to hurt a massive number of people. For many, it will be the end of the romance. If a significant number of those who thought they loved Obama become immune to his lies, then there is hope for the future.
Bryce Buchanan hosts a blog at www.realitybatslast.com.
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