Exposed: This Stunning Plot Against Donald Trump Was Brewing In The Republican Party

Members of the GOP establishment floated a plan over the weekend to keep presidential candidate Donald Trump from the debate stage in Cleveland on August 6.

The New York Times reports that there is a lot of frustration with the billionaire candidate and his bombastic ways. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus called Trump in early July to ask him to dial back his rhetoric regarding illegal immigrants, after he suggested the Mexican government was sending “rapists” and other criminals into the United States.

Trump grabbed headlines again last week when he called into question Sen. John McCain’s status as a war hero. “I like people who weren’t captured,” Trump said at an event in Iowa.

The RNC denounced these remarks in a statement: “John McCain is an American hero because he served his country and sacrificed more than most can imagine. Period…There is no place in our party or our country for comments that disparage those who have served honorably.”

Trump has clarified his remarks since, saying he believes John McCain is a good man and a war hero.

A new Quinnipiac Poll of swing states published this week finds Trump with the worst favorability ratings for any Democrat or Republican presidential candidate: 31 – 58 percent in Colorado, 32 – 57 percent in Iowa, and 32 – 61 percent in Virginia.

The New York Times reports:

One idea that came up was to urge three leading candidates — Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor; Mr. Walker; and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida — to band together and state that they would not participate in any debate in which Mr. Trump was present, using his refusal to rule out a third-party bid as a pretext for taking such a hard line. The thinking, according to a Republican involved in the conversations, was that the lesser-funded prospects who have been eclipsed by Mr. Trump would follow suit, and the TV networks airing the debates would be forced to bar Mr. Trump in order to have a full complement of candidates.

But none of the campaigns have shown any appetite for such solidarity, for reasons ranging from their strategic interests and not wanting to make Mr. Trump a martyr, to fear of making an enemy of Fox News, the preferred cable network of conservatives and the host of the first debate.

Regarding a third party run if he is not the Republican nominee, Trump told The Hill that “so many people want me to, if I don’t win.”

“I’ll have to see how I’m being treated by the Republicans,” Trump said. “Absolutely, if they’re not fair, that would be a factor.”

According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, if he were to run as a third party candidate and Jeb Bush became the Republican nominee, Hillary Clinton would win with 46 percent of the vote to Bush’s 30 percent and Trump coming in at 20 percent. The results would be similar to when Ross Perot ran in 1992, taking 19 percent of the vote, which many believe allowed Bill Clinton to prevail over George H.W. Bush.

“The RNC has not been supportive,” Trump said. “They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy. The RNC has been, I think, very foolish.”

“I’m not in the gang. I’m not in the group where the group does whatever it’s supposed to do,” the candidate stated. “I want to do what’s right for the country — not what’s good for special interest groups that contribute, not what’s good for the lobbyists and the donors.”

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Down With The Constitution!

It has been quite an eventful and productive couple of weeks for the forces of statism in the former “land of the free, and home of the brave.”

The federal government’s highest court has enshrined “perversity” into law, guaranteeing untold amounts of future litigation while infringing on the right of freedom of association and, just as important, “disassociation” for those who rightly consider sodomy an abomination which wantonly mocks the Author of the natural law.

Prior to its cultural wrecking decision on “gay marriage,” the Court ensured that socialized medicine would become a permanent feature of American life, upholding a key provision of Obamacare.

While the Supreme Court was issuing its heinous decisions, the two other federal branches of government were also actively augmenting the American Leviathan. After considerable arm twisting, threats, payoffs, and a large dose of GOP support, President Obummer was able to secure passage of the TPA fast-track legislation–one of, if not, the greatest piece of “crony capitalism” legislation ever conceived. Of course, in the current statist era, the exact details of this monstrous law have not, as of yet, been made public; however, what has been made known is quite chilling.

While these liberty-defying acts were being committed, a prior provision of the American police state was renewed by Big Brother Barack and his Congressional Commissars. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which outlines the budget and expenditures of the U.S. DefenseOffense Department, has since 2012 contained the provision (section 1021) “which allows the Federal government, through military force, to arrest anyone, including American citizens, without a warrant, and hold them indefinitely without charges or due process – habeas corpus.”

Naturally, there was considerable outrage among freedom groups and those within the alternative media over the latest expansion of federal power. The responses, however, were typical with calls for “taking back the country from the globalists,” “restoring the Constitution,” and “electing liberty-loving candidates to office.” The latter cry was spoken about the most with the Presidential election around the corner, with some commentators speculating on which candidate could best “turn things around.”

Such talk and the tactics promoted to combat totalitarian America have been trumpeted so many times that they have long lost their appeal. They are not only worn out, but they would not work even if successfully implemented–simply because they are not directed at the source of the problem.

The recent judicial decisions, the many wars, the debasement of the currency, spying, the fomentation of racial violence, and the ruination of the economy are the result of a single institution – the United States federal government – which was surreptitiously created with the “ratification” of the Constitution in 1789 against, as most historians agree, the will of the American majority for which it would tyrannically rule over ever since.

“The Miracle at Philadelphia” was a “miracle” only in the sense that the event has been viewed as some sort of liberty-defining watershed where individual rights would be safeguarded and state power held in check by the Constitution. Few historical fantasies have been believed for so long!

Instead of a federated system where power is decentralized between national and local governments, the Constitution created a highly centralized state through the document’s often vague terminology “for the general welfare,” and its explicit grants of power–“federal statute is the supreme law of the land.”* The highly lauded system of “checks and balances” between the three branches of government have rarely, if ever, stemmed the growth of state power.

Yet, despite the suzerainty of the federal state, “patriots” and all those opposed to the regime still believe the system can be “reformed.” Even when the national government is controlled by those supposedly sympathetic to liberty, government power continues to expand while any previous welfare or draconian measure enacted are never curtailed, much less abolished.

Attempts at reform or working within the “political process” are a gigantic waste of time. Instead, such efforts should be directed at secession, the goal of which is the dismemberment of the Federal Union into sovereign, independent entities–the greater in number, the better.

Until the Constitution is recognized for what it is, the chances of ending the American police state, economic recovery, and the cessation of the myriad of global conflicts, wars, and hostilities in which the U.S. is actively fomenting are next to nil.

The dissolution of the U.S. “federated” Republic is not only necessary for the well-being of Americans, but for the peoples of the globe, millions of which have been murdered, intimidated, plundered, and spied upon by the Leviathan residing on the shores of the Potomac. Likewise, as the Constitution has served as a model in the development of nation states throughout the last three centuries, so its demise will provide an example for the rest of the world to hopefully emulate.

* Kenneth W. Royce, Hologram of Liberty: The Constitution’s Shocking Alliance with Big Government.  Javelin Press, 2nd ed., 2012, pp. 105-106.

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Liberals Who Tried To Shut Down Scott Walker Just Got Smacked Down In A Big Way

The Wisconsin Supreme Court gave Governor Scott Walker a victory just as his presidential campaign launched earlier this week.

In a sweeping 4-2 decision, the court ruled that the governor’s 2012 recall-election campaign and conservative groups had not violated the state’s campaign finance laws. Additionally, justices chastised prosecutors in the case for the tactics they used in conducting the “unconstitutional John Doe investigation.”

As reported by Western Journalism, since Scott Walker took office in 2011, he and his supporters have faced the state’s controversial “John Doe investigations” initiated by Democrats, which have been described by conservatives as witch hunts in search of a crime.

The tactics used in these investigations have often involved pre-dawn home raids by armed police officers, where computers, phones, and documents are seized by the state. Those who are the subject of the investigations are prohibited, under force of law, from speaking about it to even friends and family.

A John Doe investigation, according to the statute, is a legal proceeding that a judge authorizes to investigate “any conduct that is prohibited by state law and punishable by fine or imprisonment or both.” It is like a grand jury investigation; but rather than falling on a jury of one’s peers to determine if there is likely criminal activity warranting prosecution, the entire process is overseen by a judge.

Conservatives have charged Democrats with hand-picking judges known to be sympathetic to their cause to green-light investigations into Walker and others.

The present case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court concerned whether the Walker campaign had unlawfully coordinated with conservative groups, including the Wisconsin Club for Growth, during his 2012 recall campaign. Walker was the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall campaign.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, writing for the majority, found that collaboration between issue groups and campaigns was not illegal. Further, he ordered prosecutors to return all records they seized and destroy any copies they made of them.

The majority ruled that the campaign finance statute is over-broad and vague, and therefore impinging on the First Amendment rights of free speech and association.

Gableman added that the case gave the court “an opportunity to re-endorse its commitment to upholding the fundamental right of each and every citizen to engage in lawful political activity and to do so free from the fear of the tyrannical retribution of arbitrary or capricious governmental prosecution. Let one point be clear: our conclusion today ends this unconstitutional John Doe investigation.”

The justice further chastised prosecutors for their use of “pre-dawn, armed, paramilitary-style raids.”

At a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Thursday, Walker responded to the ruling, saying he was happy the Supreme Court sided with his campaign. “As folks in Wisconsin’s will tell you, I’ve gone through these battles so many times. I don’t get too up or too down, I’m pretty even keeled in all this,” the Washington Post reported him as saying. “So we’re pleased; it’s just one more thing that allows us to take a step moving forward.”

According to the Journal Sentinel, “Francis Schmitz, the special prosecutor leading the investigation, said he was reviewing whether to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. He could ask the nation’s high court to review Gableman’s and Prosser’s decisions to stay on the case or how the majority interpreted the First Amendment right to free speech.”

“The decision represents a loss for all of the citizens of Wisconsin — independents, Democrats and Republicans alike,” Schmitz said in a statement. “It defies common sense that a Wisconsin resident of average means who gives $25 to a campaign has his or her name publicly reported under the law but, according to this decision, someone who gives, for example, $100,000 to a group which closely coordinates with the same campaign can remain anonymous.”

David French, who has reported extensively on the topic of Wisconsin’s John Doe investigations for National Review, writes: “The abuse has been stopped, but this victory — important as it is — will be hollow indeed if there is no accountability. For the raid victims and their families, justice is still long-delayed. If prosecutors do not face any real consequences for their actions, then justice — ultimately — will be denied.”

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Watch: Sharpton Just Revealed The Mother Of All Donald Trump Conspiracy Theories

For all his current popularity, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has had trouble convincing some in the party that he is a legitimate candidate. Many have lambasted his pointed immigration rhetoric as unnecessarily divisive, while others question his track record of financially supporting leftist Democrats.

MSNBC host Al Sharpton announced during a recent broadcast that he thinks he has figured out Trump’s big secret.

“People,” he said, standing in front of a blackboard ostensibly linking Trump to various leftist politicians and policies, “it’s all right there, plain as day. From the Clintons to healthcare to Obama, Bush, it’s all connected. Just look at what the man has said.”

Sharpton aired a brief compilation of quotes from Trump’s past, including his admission that he admires Hillary Clinton and is “very pro-choice.”

Other potentially damning quotes included Trump’s assertion that George W. Bush “is probably the worst president in the history of the United States” and his self-described stance as a “liberal on healthcare.”

Another edited clip appeared to show Trump advocating higher taxes on wealthy Americans.

“See?” Sharpton concluded. “The truth is out there. Trump’s been talking like a liberal for years.”

The civil rights activist asserted that he is “no conspiracy theorist,” but has nonetheless asked Trump to prove a negative in denying he is a GOP saboteur.

“Of course he claims he’s not a secret Democrat,” Sharpton said. “Isn’t that what he’d say if he was a secret Democrat?”

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Truth Is An Existential Threat To The US Government

The United States is not a constitutional republic. It is an oligarchy controlled by wealthy financiers who hire politicians to pass legislation beneficial to them and employ journalists to keep the citizens ignorant and compliant.

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans believe in democracy. It is simply an ideological contest between two different forms of totalitarianism based on big government, where they represent only themselves in their pursuit of personal power and profit.

Over the last hundred years, the Democrat Party has moved farther and farther to the left, evolving from populism to Marxism and developing an operational model resembling that of the mafia. Its leaders are a gaggle of coffeehouse communists and unindicted felons, who seek the lifestyles of the rich and famous while practicing the politics of Joseph Stalin.

The Republicans are democratic only in the sense that they are willing to sell their votes to the highest bidder, where their political power and, ultimately, compensation from their rich donors increase proportionally with the expansion of government.

The federal government is now an industry competing with the private sector for revenues and resources; but, unlike the private sector, government is unconstrained by regulation and the rule of law.

The cost of public-sector pay and benefits, for example, which in many cases far exceed what comparable workers earn in the private sector, combined with hundreds of billions of dollars in unfunded pension liabilities for retired government workers, are weighing down the economy.

The fundamental problem is public-sector collective bargaining. It is appropriate in the private sector, where workers bargain with private, profit-making corporations and where market forces provide an independent check on both sides’ demands.

Yet there is an unholy alliance and a mutually beneficial relationship for money and votes between Democrats and public sector unions, which, in terms of government services, translate into higher costs, lower efficiency, and, worst of all, less democracy.

Why are such illogical and dishonest policies allowed to continue? Because it is profitable.

To foster big government from which they personally benefit, the Democrats nurture a Marxist-type victim class, while the Republicans serve the affluent–both at the expense of the Middle Class, whose propensities toward liberty and accountability represent a threat to the hopelessly corrupt status quo that the two major parties and the media endeavor so vigorously to protect.

Ergo, the War on the Middle Class, now pursued by both Democrats and Republicans, albeit for different reasons.

As a consequence and, not surprisingly, today, the main activity of the federal government is lying. Barack Obama lied to get elected, lied to enact his policies, and lied when those policies failed. In response, the Republicans added cowardice to their own set of lies.

As George Orwell noted: “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

That is why the political establishment and the media find Donald Trump so frightening: the danger that the truth might be spoken.

There is, however, a greater peril – when blatant and outrageous lies are no longer sufficient to soothe the electorate into complacency, such a government must begin to curtail liberty and oppress the people in order to sustain itself, an approach with which both Democrats and Republicans find agreement.

The United States is on the cusp of a second civil war, one to determine who should control the federal government. It is not a contest between the Democrats and Republicans or liberals and conservatives, but a battle between the entrenched power and tyranny of the bipartisan political-media establishment versus the rights and liberties of the American people.

Only the truth will set us free.

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