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Obama Threatens To Have Iranian Rockets Falling On Israel If They Don’t Back Nuke Deal…

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Just like a mob boss, His Heinous – Emperor Barack threatens that Iran will bomb Israel and have a nuke in 6 months if we do not back his ‘arrangement’ with Iran.

Obama demonizes Conservatives and Congress, saying Republicans who oppose him are just like the Iranian Jihadists chanting ‘Death to America!’.

“Just because Iranian hardliners chant ‘death to America’ does not mean that that’s what all Iranians believe,” Obama said to applause during his speech at American University.

“In fact, it’s those hardliners who are most comfortable with the status quo. It’s those hardliners chanting ‘death to America’ who have been most opposed to the deal. They are making a common cause with the Republican caucus,” Obama said.

I do not expect the no-balls Republican party leadership to get upset or anything at being called by their president as being worse than Jihadists chanting for the death of America, because the GOP leadership does whatever Obama wants and share the same hatred and contempt for Conservative Americans that Obama does.

But that said – let me go on record to state that this comment of Obama’s today deserves the following statement of fact:

Outrageous Treasonous LIES OF A Pathological LIAR!!!

First of all, the ‘hardliners’ chanting ‘Death to America’ are THE VERY SAME HARDLINERS OBAMA MADE THIS ‘ARRANGEMENT’ WITH!  Supreme Leader Khameni is the very guy leading these chants, and he is the guy whom Kerry made this ‘arrangement’.

In a Casto-esque rant to sell his ‘deal’, His Heinous, Obama I – painted all opponents of his Iran ‘Arrangement’ from the Prime Minister of Israel to Conservatives in Congress,  as warmongers, preferring war to peace.  Obama insisted his ‘deal’ is the only way to peace and the only way to “guarantee Iran never gets a nuclear weapon.  He then went on to say that if this ‘Arrangement is blocked, Iran could have a nuke in 6 months!

Obama: “Without this deal, the scenarios that critics warn about happening in 15 years could happen six months from now!  By killing this deal, Congress would not merely pave Iran’s pathway to a bomb, it would accelerate it!”

So, he says right here Iran will have a nuke in 6 months without approval of his ‘arrangement’,  but with his ‘Arrangement’ – Iran will not have a nuke for 15 years or ‘never’??????  Do any of you actually buy this lunacy?  How many idiots in America do?

Scripture in Proverbs 1:32 correctly tells us that the complacency of fools will destroy us, and indeed it seems those seeds of our destruction have been sown by the fools who made this false messiah Obama their prince.

His Heinous was not finished however.   Creating straw men Obama answers the critics of his aid and comfort to the leading state sponsor of Jihadist terrorism.  He responded to the charge that lifting the sanctions will funnel billions of fresh cash into Iran’s Islamist hands who will use it to supply explosives and IEDs that are used to kill American troops and foment terrorism throughout the Middle East.  Obama replied that Iran ‘always found a way to fund those efforts’, so in his estimation it makes no difference that we hand them BILLIONS more dollars to fund those efforts freely.

But Obama’s hubris doesn’t end with these outrageous statements.  He went on to rant:

Obama: “Unfortunately, we’re living through a time in American politics where every foreign policy decision is viewed through a partisan prism, evaluated by headline-grabbing sound bites.  And so, before the ink was even dry on this deal before Congress even read it — a majority of Republicans declared their virulent opposition”.

THIS^^^  from a despot who rammed a health care bill that nobody was allowed to see until it was passed down our throats?  This from a tyrant who gave us a Transpacific Trade Deal that nobody in Congress was allowed to see before they voted on it, unless they went to a secret room in the basement of the Capitol? Remember YOUR REPRESENTATIVES were not allowed to take any notes out of the room, they were not allowed to talk about it, write about it or mention it.  They were required to vote on it BEFORE READING IT.      It’s become SOP now for Congress to vote on Obama-pushed bills without anyone even reading them, and suddenly this wannabe monarch is tossing a toddler-tantrum that Congress opposes this arrangement without reading it?

The fact is, even if Congress wanted to read this Iran ‘deal’ – they can’t.  A huge chunk of it is to be kept SECRET.

The demagoguery this Traitor in The White House is engaged in, is beyond comprehension. Obama is single-handedly arming a regime that sees it’s prophetic role in world history is to destroy Israel and kill the ‘Great Satan’ United States!

Obama decrees that his ‘deal’, this ‘Arrangement’ – MUST PASS – or else he says “the alternative is war”.  How does he know this?  Did Khameni tell Obama’s negotiator John Kerry (who was in Vietnam) that unless we handed them billions of dollars and a pathway to nuclear weapons that they would initiate war?  I mean, aside from chanting ‘Death to America’ every Friday – Iran has been practicing sinking US aircraft carriers.

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Really? The alternative to handing Iran BILLIONS of dollars and a path to nuclear weaponry is immediate war?? Did they threaten this?  If so – WHY DO THE DEAL?

I believe that if Iran nuked NYC, or threatened to – Obama would surrender the entire country to Iran and tell us that such a surrender is absolutely necessary because the alternative is worse.

The facts are that Obama treats every enemy of the United States with grace and benevolence – and works to punish and destroy every ally or citizen who dares to oppose him.  He talks about Americans with a disdain and contempt he does not treat our avowed and mortal enemies with.  Obama makes it all about him, and threatens everyone with grand visions of catastrophe if his plans, programs and agenda is not adopted and accepted.

We’ve seen this kind of nihilism in a wannabe utopianist madman before ladies and gents – and it was not more than 70 years ago that the world experienced the horrors of what comes when appeasing such a person and regime.

This is WORSE than Neville Chamberlain’s “Peace in our time”.  This is an Imperial Nero, justifying IN ADVANCE – the mechanism that will be used to burn the country to ashes, while he demonizes as threats, those he intends to feed to the lions to great applause of the mobs who adore him as a god.

Obama Threatens To Have Iranian Rockets Falling On Israel If They Don’t Back Nuke Deal…

Support my deal or face nuclear annihilation, the choice is yours, Israel.

WASHINGTON — If the US Congress shoots down the Iranian nuclear deal, America will eventually be pressured into a military strike against Tehran’s nuclear facilities, which will in turn increase terror against Israel, US President Barack Obama told Jewish leaders Tuesday, a source who was present at the meeting said

During the two-hour meeting, Obama said it was legitimate for opponents of the deal to lobby lawmakers to reject it, but added that a discussion focused on personal attacks, rather than the merits of the deal, could jeopardize the coherence of the American Jewish community and ultimately the resilience of US-Israel relations, according to Greg Rosenbaum, the chair of the National Jewish Democratic Council.

In a bid to convince the US Jewish community to support the deal, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden hosted 20 Jewish leaders from across the political and religious spectrum at the White House’s Cabinet Room, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged members of the Jewish Federations of North America in a video address to fight the deal.

Speaking to the Israel Diplomatic Correspondents Association after the meeting with the president, Rosenbaum said that Obama had meticulously tried to debunk the arguments against the Iran deal, while acknowledging that the agreement was “by no means perfect.”

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Obama Will Ignore Congress And The People – Impose Iran Deal Himself


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After floating a trial balloon for a ‘Third term’ while in Africa – His Heinous’ henchmen tell Congress that if they do not approve the Iran treaty, Obama cannot be counted on to follow the law.

The hits are coming fast and furious now, daily even – as this news is like, so last week.  All by design of course in application of Saul Alinsky’s Rule No. 8.  You are so baffled by yesterday’s outrage that you miss the one or two the Obama regime dumped on America today.

In the avalanche of despotism and lawlessness, the Obama regime is not bothering to make pretenses anymore.  They are becoming proud of this Fascist Dictatorship it is establishing, with or without support from the Ruling Class Oligarchy, whom are just useful idiots for the moment: making a despotic coup legitimate.  This will become more clear in the days ahead as Obama furiously imposes his agenda to fundamentally transform the nation into smoldering ruin.

While the American people are all upset over the death of a lion in Africa thanks to the incessant Praetorian media’s attention to it, baby’s are harvested at taxpayer expense for their parts and tissue and the American people yawn at industrial extermination, while begin ruled by a dictatorial regime that demands obeisance to it’s ideology.  I’ve read and seen something similar happening to another enlightened and industrial nation about 70 years ago.  Still the people slumber.

Fascism is back in vogue, and an ignorant populace have no clue this is what now rules them.

Obama: If Congress Blocks My Iran Deal, I’ll Ignore The Law & Do It Anyway

How very fascist. So, Obama is saying that if Congress doesn’t play ball on approving the Iran deal, he might just go ahead and do it anyway. That violates the Constitution and the law. Technically he can’t do it – oh, but he will. Notice how Kerry sidestepped the issue? If Obama does this and isn’t made to answer for it or stopped, that’s the end of our Constitutional Republic and the actual beginning of a dictatorship. Even if a conservative is elected in 2016, by then $150 to 200 billion will have gone to Iran, effectively arming our enemies for our destruction. This president has gone rogue and we must reign him in – legally and physically if need be.

When you eliminate impeachment as a possibility and both sides of the political aisle are complicit in a Marxist agenda, you get this type of behavior. Obama is a narcissist with delusions of grandeur and a pen and a phone. Of course he won’t obey the law… he’ll flaunt it whenever he can get away with it. If leaders won’t go along with him, he’ll blackmail them or use leverage of some sort against them to get these so-called leaders to see things his way. This type of bowing before our enemies such as Iran, Russia and China will get millions of Americans killed. Obama knows and doesn’t care. This is treason you are watching unfold in the Oval Office.

Kerry Won’t Commit That They Will Follow The Law If Congress Rejects Iran Deal

A senior House Democrat at Tuesday’s Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran deal, asked Secretary of State John Kerry if the Obama regime would follow the law if the Senate rejects his Iran nuke deal. Kerry would not commit that the Obama administration would follow the law if Congress shoots down the deal by a veto-proof majority.

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) asks John Kerry, “But let’s say Congress doesn’t take your advice and we override a veto and the law that is triggered then imposes certain sanctions. Will you follow the law even though you think it violates this agreement clearly, and even if you think it’s absolute terrible policy?” Sherman asked.

“I can’t begin to answer that at this point without consulting with the president and determining what the circumstances are,” Kerry replied.

“So you are not committed to following the law?” Sherman pressed.

“No, I said I am not going to deal with a hypothetical,” Kerry said. “That’s all.”

But if that doesn’t blow your mind, how about more insanity from Obama’s point man on handing the Iranian Mullah’s nukes and billions of dollars to make their pledge of ‘Death To America’ a reality?  He really, really said this when questioned about the rallies and chants led by Iran’s leaders:

KERRY: IRAN’S “DEATH TO AMERICA”DOESN’T MEAN THEY WANT TO KILL US

At no time was he made aware of an Iranian plan to destroy America.

Secretary of State John Kerry is still seeking a nuanced explanation for Iran’s government saying, “Death to America”. He called the Iranian government’s cries of “Death to America” “not helpful” and suggested that the Supreme Leader might not really mean it.

And now Kerry would like to emphasize that aside from the “Death to America” chants and the nuclear bombs and constant threats of war, at no time was he made aware of an Iranian plan to destroy America.

Yesiree bob.  The Clown Jester heading the State Department really said all of this under testimony. This is why Obama and his Jihadist pals are laughing their asses off at us.  They believe we are stupid enough to believe what Kerry said, and that there is no danger to the world with a nuclear-armed Iran.

But it’s not just the Dimwitted John ‘D. Student’ Kerry that says “Do not believe your own eyes and ears”- Obama’s CHIEF at DHS insists the following:

DHS Chief: Don’t Call it ‘Islamic Extremism’ Because Islamic Terrorism Doesn’t Have Anything to Do With Islam

So we have an Obama Regime that will hand Iran’s Mullahcracy billions of dollars, a free pathway to nuclear weapons, defend their nukes against our allies AND at the same time,INSIST that ‘Death To America’ does not mean they want to kill us.  Because after all, Islamic Terrorism has nothing to do with Islam according to the Obama Dictatorship.

 

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Locked Out Of The Control Deck: A Deliberate Disaster

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America’s plunge into disaster is another deliberate act being committed by a madman who has locked sane people out of the cockpit.

The following is just a perfect illustration of what is actually happening to the United States of America.

A man with intents to plow the country into the dirt is at the helm, and the vast majority has no idea.

But as the ground rushes up at the country, most look out the window and think someone is going to save us from the impending impact we are being steered into with deliberation.

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The pilot was locked out of the cockpit. 

That phrase finally revealed the full horror of the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz waited for the pilot to leave the cockpit, then locked the door to prevent his re-entry. After which Lubitz, for reasons unknown and perhaps unknowable, deliberately steered the jet into a harrowing 8 minute plunge ending in an explosive 434 mph impact with a rocky mountainside. 150 men, women and children met an immediate, unthinkably violent death.

Lubitz, in his single-minded madness, couldn’t be stopped because anyone who could change the jet’s disastrous course was locked out. 

It’s hard to imagine the growing feelings of fear and helplessness that the passengers felt as the unforgiving landscape rushed up to meet them. Hard – but not impossible.

Because America is in trouble. We feel the descent in the pits of our stomachs. We hear the shake and rattle of structures stressed beyond their limits. We don’t know where we’re going anymore, but do know it isn’t good. And above all, we feel helpless because Barack Obama has locked us out.

He locked the American people out of his decision to seize the national healthcare system. Locked us out when we wanted to know why the IRS was attacking conservatives. He locked us out of having a say in his decision to tear up our immigration laws, and to give over a trillion dollars in benefits to those who broke those laws.

Obama locked out those who advised against premature troop withdrawals. Locked out the intelligence agencies who issued warnings about the growing threat of ISIS.  He locked out anyone who could have interfered with his release of five Taliban terror chiefs in return for one U.S. military deserter.

And of course, Barack Obama has now locked out Congress, the American people, and our allies as he strikes a secret deal with Iran to determine the timeline (not prevention) of their acquisition of nuclear weapons.

Was Andreas Lubitz depressed, insane, or abysmally evil when he decided to lock that cockpit door and listen to no voices other than those in his head? Did he somehow believe himself to be doing the right thing?

The voice recordings from the doomed aircraft reveal that as the jet began its rapid descent, the passengers were quiet. There was probably some nervous laughter, confusion, a bit of comforting chatter with seatmates, followed by a brief period in which anxiety had not yet metastasized into terror.

It was only near the end of the 8 minute plunge that everyone finally understood what was really happening. Only near the end when they began to scream.

Like those passengers, a growing number of Americans feel a helpless dread as they come  to the inescapable conclusion that our nation’s decline is an act of choice rather than of chance.The choice of one man who is in full control of our 8 year plunge.

A man who has locked everyone out.

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GOP Outrage Over Obama’s Iran Nuke Deal? It’s All Kabuki Theater

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Obama to use UN to impose Nuke Deal.   Senate was told about John Kerry’s approval of Obama’s plans to circumvent Congress on Iranian nukes at his Confirmation hearings back in 2013.  They rubber-stamped Kerry’s nomination anyway.

For all the public outrage over His Heinous Barack Obama’s Dictatorial end-run around Congress and ignoring the Constitutional requirement for treaties to be ratified in the Senate, the truth is that the very same people now speaking out against Obama’s unilateral nuke deal agreement with Tehran – VOTED TO CONFIRM the very man who told them he approved of Obama using that tactic back in 2013.

It’s not like the Senate and the GOP did not know that Obama was planning to negotiate a deal with Iran without them. They knew!   John Effing Kerry TOLD them during his confirmation hearing in 2013 that HE SUPPORTED OBAMA ENACTING SUCH A DEAL BY HIMSELF and using methods outside of the ‘ideological restraint’ of Congress!!!!  Here’s excerpts from the transcript of his confirmation hearing:

SENATOR JAMES RISCH (R-ID)

There are a lot of us that are becoming increasingly concerned about all this talk regarding executive agreements as opposed to treaties that are negotiated by the executive branch as contemplated by the Founding Fathers and ratified, if appropriate, by this committee and eventually by the full Senate. Can you give us your view on matters regarding executive agreements? How do you feel about that and the bypassing of the committee?

SEN. KERRY: Well, it would depend — I would say to you, Senator, that it would depend on what the subject matter is and what the sort of scope is and whether or not it falls under a traditional treaty purview or it falls under executive agreement purview.

I can’t — I don’t want to be commenting in some prophylactic way one side or the other without the specific situation in front of me. But I’m confident the president is committed to upholding the Constitution. He’s — I don’t think he’s — you know, and I think — and I’ll say this to all of you.

There’s no better way to guarantee that whatever concerns you have about the president’s desire to move on an executive agreement would be greatly, you know, nullified or mollified if we could find a way to cooperate on a treaty or on the broader issues that face the nation. But you know, I think — I think there’s a lot of frustration out there that some of the automatic ideological restraint here that prevents the majority from being able to express their voice has restrained people and pushed people in a way where they’ve got to consider some other ways of getting things done.

SEN. RISCH: Well, and that’s exactly what concerns us, Senator Kerry, is the fact that it’s OK to do this through the regular order if it gets done, but if it’s not going to get done, then it’s — the ends justify the means; it’s OK to end-run around the Constitution.

So even when Kerry confirmed to these Senators that he was going to support an end-run around the Constitution in regards to Obama enacting treaties outside of Congress – these same Senators voted to confirm him as Secretary of State ANYWAY.

It’s all kabuki theater.

They say they oppose ObamaCare – the GOP FUNDS IT.  They say they oppose Obama’s Executive Amnesty and automatic citizenship for illegals – THE GOP FULLY FUNDS IT.  They say they oppose Obama’s usurpation of power and using the ATF, the FCC, FEC and other alphabets to impose “Law” by decree – they not only FULLY FUND IT – they refuse to use the tools the Constitution provides them to defund and oppose what Obama is implementing.

Kabuki.

These same GOP leaders will no doubt feign outrage over upcoming dictatorial decrees and usurpations by Obama and his Executive branch – yet they will no doubt confirm radical Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder at the Justice Department, even after she told them she approves of Obama making law outside the Constitution and handing rights to illegal aliens in preference over American citizens.

The Constitution is irrelevant to this regime now, and the GOP refuses to uphold it – or their oaths to support and defend it.

Obama will cut out Congress and take his Iran ‘deal’ to give the Mullah’s nukes to the UN Security Council, and this letter will be about the only effort they employ to assuage an outraged and bewildered American people.

 

Senate Was Warned About Obama’s End Run on Iran

Congress is struggling to thwart President Obama’s attempt to strike a nuclear deal with Iran on his own, in violation of the Constitution. Lawmakers are taking unprecedented measures — the invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Corker-Menendez bill and even a letter to Tehran to stop it. None of this would be necessary if the U.S. Senate had done its job instead of rubber-stamping John Kerry’s nomination as secretary of state.

In January 2013, Kerry plainly warned Senate Foreign Relations Committee members — the same people now leading the charge against the Iran deal — that he intended to support Obama’s end run around the Constitution because “they’ve got to consider some other ways of getting things done.” Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and John McCain, R-Ariz., all heard Kerry’s statement first-hand, ignored it and voted for him, offering effusive praise for their former Senate buddy. Now they are getting what they should have seen coming.

Too bad the U.S. Senate abdicated its responsibility. It has final say on presidential appointments, but our senators would rather go along and get along than make sure nominees will follow the Constitution.

Have the senators learned their lesson? This month, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general — the nation’s top law enforcement official. During a Judiciary Committee hearing in January, Lynch indicated she thought Obama’s executive actions to rewrite immigration laws were “reasonable.” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz calls her views “disqualifying” and says the Senate has a choice: defend the rule of law or “confirm an attorney general who has candidly admitted she will impose no limits on the president whatsoever.” Ensuring that top government officials are committed to the U.S. Constitution, it’s a no-brainer.

That’s what Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, tried to do at Kerry’s confirmation hearing. The U.S. Constitution requires that treaties be ratified by a two-thirds vote of the Senate, something Obama foresees he cannot get. Obama calls the possible deal with Iran an “agreement.” Presidents have always made “agreements” without Senate approval, but none of the importance and duration of the Iran deal. “To allege that this doesn’t have all of the marks of a treaty is an insult to everybody’s intelligence,” says McCain now. But at the hearing, McCain was mum about the point.

Only Risch pressed Kerry, insisting that calling it an agreement, not a treaty, amounted to an “end run around the Constitution” that reflected a dangerous “ends justify the means” mentality. With masterful obfuscation, Kerry said maybe things could get done in “the regular order” — meaning constitutionally — but he wouldn’t guarantee it. “It would depend.”

Fast-forward to February 24, 2015, when Kerry returned to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for a budget hearing. When Menendez and Corker pressed him for information about the Iran negotiations, he stonewalled. “I’m not going to go into the details of where we are and what we’re doing.”

Worse, Kerry said there should be no “formal approval process” by Congress. “This is the president’s prerogative.” Kerry threw the senators a few crumbs, conceding that though the president can suspend sanctions against Iran, permanently removing them would require a vote in Congress.

A vote, but not the two-thirds majority of the Senate that the Constitution requires for treaty approval. That is why the Senate’s effort at curbing the president — the Corker-Menendez bill — is a shameful retreat. The bill says Obama must submit a final Iran arms deal to Congress within 60 days for hearings and a vote, and bars the president from suspending sanctions against Iran in the meantime. This puts the burden on Congress to cobble together a veto-proof majority, instead of the president having to win over two-thirds of senators. That’s not what the founders intended.

The Senate failed to do its job during Kerry’s confirmation hearings, and now the nation faces the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran. Senators treat these hearings as media opportunities and quibble about getting their 10 minutes on camera instead of asking tough questions. In fact, they request that answers be kept short so as not to infringe on their own time. It’s hardly the deliberative body the framers envisioned to provide “advice and consent” on critical issues.

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Would the White House really try to get around the Constitution?

bizarre as it may seem — is that the administration would go to the United Nations Security Council to pass the Iran agreement and thereby boost its status as enforceable international law.

…the State Department refused to rule out the end run around the Senate and the Constitution. (“State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Tuesday: ‘I’m just not going to get ahead of how this would be implemented at this point in time.’”)

There are multiple, serious problems with such an approach. For one thing, Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed in testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that it was a non-binding deal that the next president could demolish with “a stroke of the pen.” Was he misleading the Senate, or is he willing to rule out the end run around the Senate?

Second, the entire legal theory is dubious at best. To believe it could work is to assert the president can unilaterally supersede the dictates of the Constitution.

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Decline And Fall: Twilight In America

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The historical similarities of Rome’s Decline and Fall with current America are astounding.  You are witness to a collapse of an entire society into ruin.

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

So we are repeating the fall of Rome, Greece, Pre-Revolutionary France while giving rise to Mussolini’s Italy, Stalin’s Soviet and Hitler’s Reich, all rolled together into one massive beast.

The following essay by Dr. Clyde Wilson who notes the historical parallels we are living at an exponential level, is truly sobering given the implications.

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Decline and Fall

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I am very far from original in noticing similarities in the histories of Rome and America—republics that became empires.  The decline and fall of the former has often been thought to foretell the fate of the latter.  A Frenchman some years ago wrote a fairly convincing book called The Coming Caesars.  Such analogies are interesting and suggestive but should not be put forward too dogmatically.  History does repeat itself because human nature remains the same and because civilized people build institutions that then perpetuate themselves for their own sake rather than for the purpose for which they were established.  Power-seeking, luxury, debauchery, irresponsibility, and sloth are ever present and are held in check only for brief and extraordinary periods by Christianity or patriotism.  Still, the recurrences of past patterns are never exactly the same.  The more intimately one knows a past time, the more cautious one becomes in sweeping generalizations.  All large events, like the fall of Rome or the American war of 1861-65, have multiple “causes”—some deep, and some circumstantial.  Indeed, sweeping generalizations about history by people who don’t know what they are talking about are a major blight on American discourse.

The decline and fall of Rome has been blamed on enervating luxury, moral debauchery, imperial overreach, dilution of the founding stock, multiculturalism, bad economic policy, replacement of citizen soldiers by foreign mercenaries, lead poisoning, and, if you believe Gibbon, Christianity.  Such weaknesses left the empire prey to our “barbaric” ancestors.  Dr. Thomas Fleming is my infallible authority on all things classical, and I defer to and welcome his correction.  But as I read it, one of the observable phenomena in the decline of Rome is that republican institutions were maintained in name when they had been entirely transformed in substance.  The senate continued long after it had lost all power.  It no longer represented the interests of a real society but, like the American Congress today, was an appendage of the emperor.  The fiction was maintained that the emperor was only the first among equals.  And yet, like the American president, he was ranked by many among the gods.

Doesn’t that describe the state that the American government has reached today?  The U.S. Constitution continues to receive lip service, when it has all but ceased to exist.  The Framers and ratifiers of the Constitution would not recognize today’s federal government as having any relation to the instrument they created.  All three branches of the federal government have committed violations of fundamental law that are as bad as Julius Caesar’s crossing of the Rubicon.  Obama and his predecessor have ruled essentially as elected emperors who may do anything without any effective opposition.  The Congress has become a rubber stamp of the executive, and the Supreme Court the maker of far-reaching laws.

All that remains is for the emperor to rule for life.  Third World dictators do so, and the widespread adulation of Obama definitely has aspects of Third World leader-worship.  Why can’t Obama be elected again and again?  All it would take is for the Supreme Court to suspend or overrule the constitutional amendment limiting presidents to two terms.  Such a ruling would be no more extreme in reasoning and usurpation than many rulings already made and enforced.  A large majority of Congress would fall down and worship rather than put up an opposition that might make them unpopular or threaten their power and perks.

America today bears many of the characteristics that have been checked off as causes of the decline and fall of Rome.  Bread and circuses (multiple forms of welfare, television, sports), imperial overreach, replacement of the founding population with foreigners, concentration of wealth into fewer and fewer hands.  Surely, one of the observable clues to Roman decline was the proletarianization of the population.  Indeed, the term prole originates with Rome as a description of the propertyless.  The sturdy yeoman class—attached to land and hearth, household gods, and republican virtue—departed or disappeared into the impoverished, multicultural, and dependent urban mob or imperial wars.  At the same time the wealthy and well placed became ever more wealthy and more lacking in civic character.  You can certainly see here analog to present American reality.  The proletarianization of the upper-middle, middle, and working classes is the most important major trend of our time.  For the first time in American history the promise of the “land of opportunity” has become a bad joke.

One thing about this has puzzled and troubled me.  How could the traditionally wealthy and powerful ruling class of Rome so readily exploit and discard the general mass of their fellow citizens, not in the least regretting their disappearance or understanding the social costs?  Wouldn’t the wealthy and powerful naturally have some fellow feeling, some allegiance to their countrymen of the middle classes with whom they long shared a civic, religious, and military tradition?

I was, as usual, too idealistic and too attached to a dead tradition of a responsible Southern aristocracy of Washington, Jefferson, and Lee.  Observing America today has cured me of such foolishness.  I understand how it happened because I see it happening now.  Our wealthy and powerful class is no less ruthless, selfish, and shortsighted than the Roman.  Wealth is becoming more and more concentrated into fewer hands, and the wealthy are becoming ever less responsible and patriotic and attached to their fellow citizens.  This is decline and fall without a doubt, and nobody even notices or gives a damn.

Please take note, Mr. Lincoln.  Government of the people, by the people, and for the people is indeed perishing from the earth.

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BOMBSHELL: Uncovered Lois Lerner E-Mail Reveals Criminal Conspiracy

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Darrell Issa tweets: Lois Lerner intentionally sought to hide IRS internal communications from Congress.

On Wednesday, former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner’s attorney changed his tune on just how lost those two years’ worth of emails actually were. Lerner’s lawyer, William Taylor II, said that Lerner had printed out some emails in order to comply with records-keeping laws. He had previously said that Lerner did not print and file her email communications because she was unaware that she was required to do so.

One week before the April 15th tax deadline in 2013 Lois Lerner emailed one of her fellow cronies who was inquiring about the law requiring saving e-mail communications and Lerner warns them to be careful, “we need to be cautious about what we say in emails”, which DISCOUNTS the story that she was ignorant of the law.

What we have here is a CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY to hide the fact that Obama was using the IRS to attack, punish and harass political opponents to the Democrat MarxoFascist regime.

However, given the fact that most Republicans have no balls – I seriously DOUBT there is going to be any charges brought against her or the Regime.  Of course Eric Holder would be the one to have to bring those charges and well, HE IS PART OF THE CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY!

Just more evidence of the fact that this Federal Beast of the government, no longer has any legitimate authority over this Republic.

H/T: Young Conservatives

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Obama’s Communist Healthcare Administration Tells Congress To Shove Their Subpoenas

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HHS tells Darrell Issa’s Congressional Committee in a letter that it will not comply with investigative subpoenas because “we don’t trust you with information”.

This is now become full blown, in-our-face tyranny.  Notwithstanding the ghoulish Sebelius’ arrogance and condescension towards anyone asking questions when trying to get to the bottom of the fraud and billions of dollars in waste thrown at a purposefully defective website put together by one of Michelle Obama’s Canadian college pals.

Snotty Sebelius

Now it goes into overdrive when Obama’s regime simply decides that it will no longer comply with the Congressional investigation into it’s fraud, deceit and deliberate collapse and takeover of America’s healthcare industry.  The reason given is beyond ridiculous, especially after it was learned that absolutely NO SECURITY was built into the ObamaCare website, putting personal information of anyone who signed up at terrible risk.  Now HHS says they will not comply with subpoenas because they do not trust Congress to keep data ‘secret’.  No, that’s not ‘Onion’ satire that is the real excuse given to ignore the subpoena and refuse to comply with investigators.

The Health and Human Services Department told House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa that it won’t turn over documents related to the security of the Healthcare.gov website because it can’t trust him to keep secret information that could give hackers a roadmap to wreak havoc on the system. Issa has issued a subpoena to MITRE, a government contractor, to turn over unredacted copies of security-testing documents by noon Friday. At issue are website development plans MITRE drafted for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is under HHS. Already, Issa has been given access to the documents he seeks “in camera” — meaning committee staff were able to review them in a room but not keep them — but he is seeking physical copies…Administration officials worry that Issa intends to put them in the public domain, which Esquea argues could compromise the security of the site

…“It’s an unacceptable violation of law and a dangerous precedent for any Administration to tell a private company not to respond to a lawful subpoena,” Issa spokesman Frederick Hill said in an email.

Issa shot back with a harsh bark by accusing the HHS of criminal obstruction of the probe into the failed ObamaCare website.

The Health and Human Services Department has told contractors working on the problem-plagued ObamaCare website not to release documents to congressional investigators, a mandate slammed as “criminal obstruction” by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa.

…“The federal obstruction laws reflect the fact that Congress’ right of access to information is constitutionally based and critical to the integrity and effectiveness of our oversight and investigative activities,” Issa said. “For that reason, it is widely understood that private citizens and companies cannot contract away their duty to comply with a congressional request for documents. “

The HHS did not respond to an email request for comment.

The problem is not the ruse of security in ObamaCare, the real problem is that the system of checks and balances has been abolished by Obama and a complicit Congress and media.   Nothing is going to be done about these lawless breaches of law by Obama’s regime.  Nothing.  Issa’s committee is already proven to be all bark and no bite; nothing but window dressing to silence the Conservatives who are calling for the Rule of Law to be upheld. Congress under John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have willingly ceded their power and authority over to Obama’s complete and total control.  When Obama waves his hand to change the healthcare law’s mandates whenever he sees fit – and Congress does nothing to stop such lawlessness, then Congress has willingly empowered a dictator who now rules us under a fraudulent color of ‘law’.

Downtrend has a good analysis on this blatant elitism from Obama’s HHS.

 

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