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Obama To ‘Fundamentally Transform’ American Eating Habits, Government To Insist On A ‘Plant Based Diet’, No Meat.

 

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Guidelines being adopted call on taxing sugary foods like desserts and to employ “Interventionists” to monitor our diets and electronically ‘track’ how much ‘screen time’ is spent on the internet.

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth.” – C.S. Lewis

Ammo. Internet.  Healthcare.  Now food.

Obama is swiftly moving to impose tyranny at a speed even the genocidal dictators of last century would be shocked at.  I guess this is exactly what he meant last week when he said that he would “squeeze every last little bit of change” out of the two years remaining in his legal term.

Federal Alphabets at the USDA and HHS are now pushing for nutrition guidelines calling for the adoption of “plant-based” diets, taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at worksites, and electronic tracking and monitoring of the use of screen-based technologies.

So how about that?  All the screaming about Bush and the NSA a few years ago – and absolute SILENCE when this regime announces plans to saddle us little people with ‘electronic monitoring’ of what we eat and watch on TV with ‘interventionists’ that will visit us at work to admonish our eating habits after taxing us to death if we eat things we like.

But it is worse than that – the government states that eating meat is an unfriendly ‘environmental’ policy – and to COMBAT GLOBAL WARMING it is demanding that the American diet be forcibly transformed into a “Mediterranean Vegan diet” stating in their report: “Vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, and Mediterranean diets are the most environmentally friendly, with the least greenhouse gas emissions”.

They plan to impose this by having government tax, and regulate EVERYTHING from farmers to transportation in order to ‘force’ the American population into accepting a ‘Culture of Health’ that will employ  “altering individual and population dietary choices and patterns”.

They are going to treat the classic American diet like they did tobacco, and get government to essentially BAN meat, desserts, and fast food.  They intend to tax them into oblivion in order to force you to eat arugula and rice.

What this means is that if you live your life contrary to how the government demands, if you eat food they do not want you to eat or spend too much time doing what they do not like, guess what?  NO HEALTHCARE FOR YOU.   You will be denied your ObamaCare insurance payment for medical treatments or have to pay an additional ‘FEE” because you do not comply with edicts from the Regime.

No, this is not satire or a sick joke.  This is real.  These people are intending to turn America into North Korea.

Prophetically, we were warned such evil times and people would rule us one day:

Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the last days some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; forbidding marriage laws, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. – I Timothy 4:1-3

 

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Feds: America Should Adopt ‘Plant-Based’ Diet

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee calls for taxing dessert, ‘electronic tracking’ of time spent watching TV

The federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines is calling for the adoption of “plant-based” diets, taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at worksites, and electronic monitoring of how long Americans sit in front of the television.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released its far-reaching 571-page report of recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thursday, which detailed its plans to “transform the food system.”

The report is open for public comment for 45 days, and will be used as the basis by the government agencies to develop the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines are used as the basis for government food assistance programs, nutrition education efforts, and for making “decisions about national health objectives.”

DGAC proposed a variety of solutions to address obesity, and its promotion of what it calls the “culture of health.”

“The persistent high levels of overweight and obesity require urgent population- and individual-level strategies across multiple settings, including health care, communities, schools, worksites, and families,” they said.

In response, DGAC called for diet and weight management interventions by “trained interventionists” in healthcare settings, community locations, and worksites.

“Government at local, state, and national levels, the health care system, schools, worksites, community organizations, businesses, and the food industry all have critical roles in developing creative and effective solutions,” they said.

DGAC also called for policy interventions to “reduce unhealthy options,” limit access to high calorie foods in public buildings, “limit the exposure” of advertisements for junk food, a soda tax, and taxing high sugar and salt items and dessert.

“Align nutritional and agricultural policies with Dietary Guidelines recommendations and make broad policy changes to transform the food system so as to promote population health, including the use of economic and taxing policies to encourage the production and consumption of healthy foods and to reduce unhealthy foods,” its report read.

“For example, earmark tax revenues from sugar-sweetened beverages, snack foods and desserts high in calories, added sugars, or sodium, and other less healthy foods for nutrition education initiatives and obesity prevention programs.”

The amount of sedentary time Americans spend in front of computers and TV sets is also a concern to the federal panel.

They recommended “coaching or counseling sessions,” “peer-based social support,” and “electronic tracking and monitoring of the use of screen-based technologies” as a way to limit screen time.

The screen-time recommendations came from The Community Guide, a group affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which reviewed studies that used an “electronic monitoring device to limit screen time” of teenagers.

As expected, the committee recommended that Americans move toward “plant-based” diets, after months of discussions in meetings regarding environmentalism and food policy.

DGAC said its recommendations to eat less meat are intended to “maximize environmental sustainability” out of concerns for climate change.

“The major findings regarding sustainable diets were that a diet higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in calories and animal-based foods is more health promoting and is associated with less environmental impact than is the current U.S. diet,” DGAC said.

DGAC recommended Mediterranean-style and vegetarian diets as the best options. Vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, and Mediterranean diets are the most environmentally friendly, with the least greenhouse gas emissions, it said.

“All of these dietary patterns are aligned with lower environmental impacts and provide options that can be adopted by the U.S. population,” the report said. “Current evidence shows that the average U.S. diet has a larger environmental impact in terms of increased greenhouse gas emissions, land use, water use, and energy use, compared to the above dietary patterns. This is because the current U.S. population intake of animal-based foods is higher and plant-based foods are lower, than proposed in these three dietary patterns.”

The report added, “no food groups need to be eliminated completely to improve sustainability outcomes over the current status.”

The committee also said that “altering individual and population dietary choices and patterns” would be necessary to meet its sustainability goals, as well as policy changes.

“New well-coordinated policies that include, but are not limited to, agriculture, economics, transportation, energy, water use, and dietary guidance need to be developed,” DGAC said. “Behaviors of all participants in the food system are central to creating and supporting sustainable diets.”

The report did drop its recommendation to limit cholesterol intake to no more than 300 milligrams per day, after warning of its dangers for nearly 40 years. The panel also signed off on three to five cups of coffee a day, saying moderate caffeine consumption can reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

DGAC concluded that in order to achieve its goal of a population-wide “culture of health,” personal health must become a “human right.”

“In such a culture, preventing diet- and physical activity-related diseases and health problems would be much more highly valued, the resources and services needed to achieve and maintain health would become a realized human right across all population strata, the needs and preferences of the individual would be seriously considered, and individuals and their families/households would be actively engaged in promoting their personal health and managing their preventive health services and activities,” they said.

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Hypocrisy On Parade: Michelle Obama Praises Free Speech on China Trip That Banned Journalists

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There is no shame felt by those who think they are gods and gifts to mankind.

The White House banned journalists from accompanying Michelle Obama on her trip to China and explained that it was because the purpose of her trip is not political. Some news outlets even repeated the White House’s assertion of the non-political nature of the visit without mentioning that the press was not allowed to accompany them. So much for the “most transparent White House in history”.

In a speech rife with political overtones, she lectured the Chinese:

“And that’s why it’s so important for information and ideas to flow freely over the internet and through the media; because that’s how we discover the truth.”

“Truth” is of course whatever the Obama regime says is “the truth”.  If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.  If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance.

So Michelle Obama lectures a communist police state about free speech standards, while Obama is busy spying on journalists and spurring the Democrats in the Senate to redefine who is allowed First Amendment Press and Speech Rights, while restricting access to information in the U.S.

 

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Call the Hypocrisy Police: Michelle Obama Praises Free Speech on China Trip That Banned Journalists

The White House banned journalists from accompanying Michelle Obama on her trip to China and explained that it was because the purpose of her trip is not political. Some news outlets even repeated the White House’s assertion of the non-political nature of the visit without mentioning that the press was not allowed to accompany them.

But in a speech that sounded at times to be extremely political, she also said the following:

“And that’s why it’s so important for information and ideas to flow freely over the internet and through the media; because that’s how we discover the truth.”

So Michelle Obama lectures a communist police state about free speech standards, while the White House is spying on journalists and restricting access to information in the U.S.. Double-standard much?

Then, Michelle Obama goes on to give the U.S. media a not-so-subtle jab (maybe because she thought they were shut out of the event):

“My husband and I are on the receiving end of plenty of questioning and criticism from our media and our fellow citizens. And it’s not always easy, but we wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.”

Based on the White House’s reputation for failing to be transparent and the President’s griping about the press, this ironic platitude was fluffier than the rice that came with her Peking Duck.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane to 2011, when President Obama expressed this sentiment, as reported by the New York Times:

Mr. Obama has told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China. As one official put it, “No one is scrutinizing Hu Jintao’s words in Tahrir Square.”

Gotcha, Mrs. Obama. Not for anything in the world.

 

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Obama Dictates He Will Act On His Own – Launches Fascist Initiative

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Obama creates “Partnership” between government, business and colleges upon his own decree, institutes Mussolini-styled Fascism as official U.S. policy.

I’ve listened with fascination to several Conservative commentators rip Obama’s tripling-down on his decree that he will rule as a dictator – bypassing Congress when he deems it necessary because he has “a pen and a phone”.  Obama again asserted he will ‘act on his own’ during this week’s Radio Address and this was the subject of warnings from several Conservatives I read and listen to that Obama is no longer hiding the fact he intends to rule as a dictator.

What I find fascinating is that while the outrage and incredulity is directed at His Heinous’ authoritarianism, none of these commentators noticed or mentioned the subtle fact that Obama is establishing abject Fascism as official U.S. policy.  Fascism being the marriage of government and business via collectivist regulation and partnership as an established model ala Italy’s dictator Benito Mussolini.

Obama proudly announces he’s “launching America’s second ‘manufacturing innovation institute’. It’s a partnership between companies, colleges, and the federal government”.

Manufacturing innovation via a government partnership? That’s Fascism folks.

What has government innovated besides endless miles of red tape regulation and business suffocation?  What product does government create besides criminals, misery and fear? Oh I know – they have already decreed that government invented the internet and cell phone technology.  But when corporations and business willingly ‘partner’ with government for subsidies or relaxation of regulations not afforded their competition, you have fascism as Mussolini defined it.

Obama is hiding his imposition of fascism in the clever word “Partnership”.  The ‘partnering’ of government and business should frighten every single American.  It means some businesses will be subsidized and marketed as ‘preferred’ by government and others, NOT.  Take for example, this announced ‘partnership’s Michelle Obama joining the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and SUBWAY 

Quiznos, Blimpie and East Coast Subs won’t get this government seal of approval.  Neither will they get FREE ADVERTISING PAID FOR BY TAXPAYERS :

In fact, these ‘partnerships’ and many of his statements regarding business are almost verbatim to Benito Mussolini’s Labour Charter of 1927 that establishes the tenets of fascism.  I’m going to post some of the articles of Mussolini’s charter and contrast those with statements made from His Heinous Hussein Obama and his spokesidiots:

Article 1 – Labour Charter 1927

“The Italian Nation is an organism having ends, life, and means of action superior to those of individuals, singly or in groups, of which it is composed. It is a moral, political, and economic unity, realized wholly in the Fascist State.”

“…individual salvation is not going to come about without a collective salvation for the country.   Unfortunately, I think that recognition requires that we make sacrifices and this country has not always been willing to make the sacrifices that are necessary to bring about a new day and a new age.” – Barrack Hussein Obama

Article 2:

“Work, in all its intellectual, technical, and manual forms, is a social obligation. To this end, and only to this end, it is safeguarded by the State. The totality of production is unitary from the national point of view; its objectives are unitary and comprise the well-being of the producers and the development of national strength.”

“…government and businesses have mutual responsibilities; and that if we fulfill these obligations together, it benefits us all,”

“…We know that’s our strength, our people, our communities, our businesses. But government can’t stand on the sidelines in our efforts. Because government is us. – Barrack Hussein Obama

Article 3:

“There is freedom of professional or union organization. But only the union legally recognized by, and subject to, the control of the State has the right to legally represent the entire category of employers or employees by which it is constituted […]; or to stipulate collective labor contracts binding on all those belonging to the category; or to impose on them dues, or to exercise on their behalf delegate functions of public interest.”

“I do not view the labor movement as part of the problem. To me, it’s part of the solution.”

“The Task Force on Middle Class Working Families and the Executive Orders are the first step in a long road to restore balance between workers and corporations” – Barrack Hussein Obama

Article 7:

“The corporative State considers private initiative, in the field of production, as the most efficient and useful instrument of the Nation.”

“What is absolutely the case is the private sector does some things very well and better than the government can, and running effective websites may be one of them, is one of them,” – White House press secretary Jay Carney

Article 9:

“State intervention in economic production may take place only where private initiative is lacking or is insufficient, or when are at stakes the political interest of the State. This intervention may take the form of control, encouragement or direct management.” 

“What the Affordable Care Act demonstrates is that it is important for government to take action in order to, for example, do something the private sector has failed to do” – White House press secretary Jay Carney

“If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.  The Internet didn’t get invented on its own.  Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.” – Barrack Hussein Obama 

Article 13:

“The duty of employment is under control of the corporate organs. Employers have the obligation to hire workers who are official members of the appropriate trades, and have the power to choose from the rolls of membership, giving precedence to the members of the party and the Fascist unions according to their seniority of membership.”

“Businesses have a responsibility, too.….They should set up shop here, and hire our workers, and pay decent wages, and invest in the future of this nation. That’s their obligation.” 

“…government action time and again can make an enormous difference in increasing opportunity and bolstering ladders into the middle class…. “laws establishing collective bargaining, and a minimum wage — these all contributed to rising standards of living for massive numbers of Americans”.  – Barrack Hussein Obama 

Obama is not only imposing his dictatorship on America, but imposing an entrenched Marxist-Fascist ideology as official policy that few are recognizing.  Despotism does not begin to describe what is being erected upon us all.

But for those of you who do not remember history – this is what happens to a people under fascism:

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Feds Okay Illegal Immigration Rally On “Closed” National Mall But Will Close 22 Private Campgrounds In NH

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Obama’s next campaign rally for”Immigration Reform” will take place tomorrow at the “closed” National mall, the open air memorials remain closed.

This week we have seen Obama’s petulance and hypocrisy on parade.  The government shutdown that isn’t showcased government web sites such as noaa.gov and Amber Alerts taken offline – but Michelle Obama’s “Let’s move” site was left untouched.  Blowback from that hypocrisy forced the government to put the site back online this morning.

Residents were evicted from their homes at Lake Mead because they sat on federal land, but Obama sits in the White House on federal land dining on Wagyu beef that WE THE PEOPLE paid for.

And, while Obama is barrycading open air monuments and closing parks, forests and oceans – the ultimate hypocrisy comes that the Feds are allowing an immigration NOW rally on the national mall tomorrow.

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Park Service OKs immigration reform rally on ‘closed’ National Mall

A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown.

Organizers for the “Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform” were spotted Monday setting up a stage and equipment on the National Mall for the rally which will take place on Tuesday.

A few scattered barriers around the park have signs informing visitors that the area is closed as a result of the government shutdown.

Susana Flores, a spokesperson for the rally, confirmed for the Washington Examiner that the Park Service will allow the event to take place under the group’s rights granted by the First Amendment.

The event is hosted by several immigration activist groups, together with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the AFL-CIO.

While that is going on, the Park Service is forcibly closing 22 private campgrounds in New Hampshire that do not use federal funding.  Like a retarded Prince John proclaiming the rights of the royal forests are off limits to common-folk, this action treats Americans like subjects instead of sovereign citizens.

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Government to Shut Down 22 Privately Operated Campsites in N.H.

As Columbus Day weekend approaches and New England fall foliage reaches its peak, the U.S. Forest Service has decreed that 22 privately run campgrounds in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest will have to close because of the government shutdown.

According to the Union Leader, while the campsites are situated on federally owned land, they are entirely run by a private company, which has a contract to operate the sites and which pays the federal government a cut of the fees it collects. That means the closure will not only prevent thousands of campers from using the facilities, it will actually cost the federal government money it would have collected if it had simply done nothing.

Kent Tower, the president of the company that runs the campsites, told the Union Leader that the federal government does not contribute anything to running or staffing the sites. “We pay all the maintenance, all the upkeep, all the help, all the insurance,” he said. “All the trucks, all the equipment is ours. They have nothing to do with it.”

During past government shutdowns, even while other national parks were closed, these sites stayed open. Marily Reese, the executive director of the National Forest Recreation Association, was told that this time around, the Obama administration decided to close all federal land “because of consistency.” Members of her association, who operate similar facilities on federal land across the country, have been receiving calls from administration officials warning them that they have 48 hours to close down. Reese has been advising them to remain open until they are notified in writing, since the instructions amount to a legal change in their contracts.

According to Tower, the Forest Service is acting reluctantly. “Someone above the Forest Service told them to do it,” he told the Union Leader. “Basically, it’s a power move.”

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The Government Shut Down That Isn’t

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The Ruling Class In D.C. is still living high off the hog amidst the shut down, while they impose maximum pain on the American People.

• Open Air Memorials  – SHUT DOWN

• WWII Cemetery in Normandy France – SHUT DOWN

Grocery Stores on military Bases – SHUT DOWN

• Government Web Sites – TAKEN OFFLINE

• Golf Courses on Military Bases and Federal Parks – OPEN SO OBAMA CAN PLAY GOLF

This is not a Federal Government shut-down.  It’s punishment, inflicted on the people to exact a political capitulation to Obama’s agenda and his petulant temper tantrum to the opposition of his nefarious healthcare law and the effort to defund it.

Obama finds money to barricade and close America’s open-air memorials and monuments and orders vital services like the National Weather Service to actually take their web-sites offline.  But he still has time to dine on Wagyu beef and jet-set around the world while paying stormtroopers to erect Barry-Cades and post guards to public parks and memorials.

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The saving grace is that this *shut down* slows the imposition of more Alphabet tyranny most of us had no clue was coming – such as the EPA’s $1 per gallon federal gas tax that was set to go into effect.  The EPA’s SWAT team will not get any overtime. And the poor Obama’s will have to make do with Tweeting themselves instead of having the 16 full time staffers on hand Michelle Obama uses to handle her Twitter account.

Daniel Greenfield at his Sultan Knish blog succinctly points out the absurdity of this so-called shut down, and the massive disconnect between the Ruling Class in Washington and the rest of America that they are inflicting pain upon.

The Sun Sets on Washington D.C.

There was a time when even the highest government officials lived simpler lives.

President George Washington made do with Tobias Lear, who not only served as his secretary, but also doubled as a diplomat and even measured his body for burial. President Thomas Jefferson made do with Meriwether Lewis as his personal secretary and Lewis also doubled as Jefferson’s explorer in the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Washington worked on an expense account instead of a salary. He began his presidency working out of a rented three story house that was later demolished as a slum clearance project to make way for the Brooklyn Bridge on a spot only a few minutes away from what is now Ground Zero.

Washington once said that government is “a troublesome servant and a fearful master.” Government has long ceased being a troublesome servant and has become our fearful master instead. Today the servants of the people have more servants of their own than many kings and queens.

The government shutdown has forced Obama to make do with only a quarter of his 1,701 person staff. That would leave 436 “vital” employees. The 90 people who look after his living quarters would be slashed to 15 to “provide minimum maintenance and support”.

Buckingham Palace, which is twelve times the size of the White House and has its own clockmaker, only has an 800 person staff. King Harald V of Norway and his court make do with 152 staffers. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden gets by with 203.

On Twitter, Michelle Obama announced that she is unable to Tweet on her own without the aid of all of her sixteen assistants; many of whom take home six figure salaries. There are more directors, associate directors and deputy associate directors on Michelle Obama’s staff than there were in George Washington’s entire administration.

Presidents have fought wars and made peace, explored and annexed vast territories and built a nation out of a handful of colonies with fewer senior staffers than are needed to handle Michelle Obama’s Twitter account.

In 2009, Oprah’s Harpo Productions released a video of celebrities pledging “to be a servant to our president.” The idea that presidents were to be the servants of the people rather than their masters had become outmoded.

There is a word for men who surround themselves with czars, who expand their staffs, who fly their dogs out on separate planes, who amuse themselves at the expense of the people at lavish parties, concerts and vacations. And it isn’t public servant.

The government shutdown with its furloughing of 800,000 Federal workers isn’t the apocalypse that the political establishment claims it is. The apocalypse is the very existence of 800,000 Federal workers who can be sent home without any apocalypse until some deal is hammered out and they return to their jobs within the bowels of a massive bureaucracy that extends its reach and influence into every household.

Servants don’t tell masters what to do. And that is the real function of much of the Federal workforce. The theatrics over national park closings and empty museums are window dressing meant to leave the false impression that the function of Federal workers is to open velvet ropes and point out the place where Dolly Madison once slept.

And that’s a dangerous lie.

The truth comes out in the more tangible concerns over permits. In a country where a permit is required to do nearly anything, the Federal government more closely resembles a permit processing system than anything else. The shutdown hurts businesses, not because they need the massive bureaucracy, but because it slows down the already onerous bureaucracy that makes it so hard to do business.

The Federal government employs nearly 3 million civilian workers. One for every 100 Americans. The only time we had more civilian workers than that was during the last days of World War II.

In 1944, the Department of Defense had 2.2 million civilian employees and civilian agencies like Justice, Treasury and Education had 683,000. By 2011, the situation was reversed. Despite fighting several wars, there were now 773,000 civilians in the Department of Defense and 1.3 million in the civilian agencies; a legacy of all our new lost social wars on poverty, marriage, literacy, morality and poor self-esteem.

In 1970, the Department of Defense drew the lion’s share of Federal spending. By 2010, it wasn’t even drawing 20% while the Department of Health and Human Service was accounting for nearly 25%. The cause of our current war, Obamacare, is the natural growth of that shift from fighting external enemies to fighting social problems while trying to manage the cost of the welfare state.

That same shrinkage turned the United Kingdom into a ghost of what it had once been. It is now doing it works to usher in a Post-American order.

In 1940, the Code of Federal Regulations was a mere 5,307 pages. Still more than any sane person could read through and a legacy of the New Deal. But it was only a foreshadowing of what was to come. By 2010, it was up to 81,405 pages.

We were now firmly in the land of thousand page omnibus bills that had to be passed to be fully known. We were living under a government whose top officials no longer knew what they were doing. They had passed on that responsibility to the vast bureaucracy of Federal employees who had become the true masters of the system.

There were still elections, but those 3 million Federal employees had come to matter more than the 100 senators and 435 representatives.

The government shutdown is a rebellion by the latter against the former. It is as if the Queen of England had attempted to displace the Prime Minister, as may be her legal right but is no longer considered her appropriate function. The monarchy had been replaced by a more republican form of government in all but form.

The United States government was similarly replaced by another form of government; an unelected bureaucracy whose officials, judges and permit-givers wield real power while the congressmen carry on with the forms of power, parading around and arguing over bills that they haven’t read. It’s every bit as much empty ceremony as the Queen of England’s clockmaker or the Yeomen Warders.

That is why the government shutdown and debates over the Debt Ceiling has outraged so much of the political elite. It’s as if the Queen had walked into No. 10 Downing Street accompanied by her favorite corgis, told Prime Minister Cameron to leave and attempted to actually govern the United Kingdom. It’s an offense against the forms of modernity which disposed of the monarchy and democracy replacing them with an ever-expanding bureaucracy, a mob of unelected officials and a web of regulations.

The media skulks around Washington D.C. filling pages with mournful prose more appropriate to Stalingrad or Homs than to Oakland-on-the-Potomac with a Versailles of government buildings. We learn that the barbershop in the Russell Senate Office Building is closed, the shoeshine stand stands empty and five of the six eateries are shuttered. Even the Senate gift shop has been shut down.

The underground subway system between the capitol buildings is running behind schedule and Senate aides have been ordered to turn off their government BlackBerry phones.

It’s all very sad for those people who have built their lives around working for the government, but it’s also a breath of reality entering a stale room whose occupants are completely out of touch with the economic situation in the rest of the country.

Government employees have a 4.2% unemployment rate compared to 8.6% for private sector workers and a union membership rate of 35.9% compared to 6.6% for private sector workers. The very people who made ObamaCare and will oversee ObamaCare have been immunized against its toxic effects.

There are indeed two Americas. There is the America of the worker and the America of his master; the public servant. There is the America of the small businessman and the America of the crony capitalist. There is the unreal America of the Obamas and their retinue of assistants, czars and chefs and the real America where fathers hunt through the job ads wondering how they will feed their families next week.

The government shutdown is bringing the real America into the unreal America. The parties are still going on and most Federal workers are staying on the job. Overtime is still being paid to government workers and the only thing that will really happen is that some of the paychecks will be a bit late.

It’s not the reality that most of the country is living with, but finally the Government Class is feeling a touch of the pain of the Working Class; that sense of helplessness and insecurity that has been alien to the masters living at the expense of the servants.

The sun has set over Versailles. And the sun isn’t supposed to set.

A million businesses may close. A million Americans may lose their homes. A million fathers may wonder how they will feed their children. But Government America was still supposed to grind on, growing fat on their toil, spending billions on a whim around the world and then sending in SWAT teams at the merest regulatory infraction.

“I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world,” George Washington said. Now the city named after him has become the home of a new Sun King and his empire of government workers. The farms have closed. The factories have been shut down. But the government buildings continue to rise.

Yesterday the sun set on Washington D.C. May it rise one day on a new nation whose leaders would rather be farmers than emperors.

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Saudi National Bombing Suspect – Visited Obama At White House Several Times

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The Saudi National, on a terror watch list and let go by DHS after a deportation order rescinded – visited the Obama’s at the White House on several occasions.  Michelle Obama visits him in hospital.

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” – Barack Hussein Obama, The Audacity of Hope pg. 261

Obama has certainly shown us all that he stands with the Muslims, even to the detriment of America, Christians and innocents.  He supported the Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt, the Islamist overthrow in Libya and has been busy arming Al Qaeda-backed rebels in Syria.  His regime refuses to this day to classify the Fort Hood Jihadist attack as a terror attack, instead insisting it was ‘work place violence’.  He was initially negligent to state that Boston bombing was a terror attack when he first commented.

The initial suspect, a Saudi National on a student Visa with burned hands who was tackled running from the scene of the Boston bombing, and declared a ‘person of interest’ was suddenly and without justification – cleared of the investigation and set to be deported after Obama had a meeting with the Saudi Ambassador.

Then his deportation orders were altered after Janet Napalitano was questioned about the suspect by Congressman Jeff Duncan.  She vehemently denied having any deportation order for any Saudi national, then admitted later  Al-Harbi, the Saudi national was indeed placed on a terror-wartch list when evidence was discovered that those records were altered.

Who ordered those records altered? Why was Al-Harbi’s placement on the terror-watch list suddenly removed?  Why was Al-Harbi suddenly declared ‘not a person of interest’?  Why has the Obama regime, the DHS, ICE and every other alphabet agency refused to note the fact that Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi’s clan and relatives are spouters and members of Al Qaeda?

A path to answering those questions may lay in the fact that White House records show that Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi visited the White House and the Obamas SEVERAL times since 2009.

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Perhaps another answer lies here:

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Then we learn Michelle Obama even visited him in his hospital room after the Boston bombing.  That was flatly denied by the White House – but Al-Harbi was kind enough to post pictures of her visit on his Facebook page – proving yet again that the Obama regime is not only lying, but somehow involved in a massive cover-up and complicity in all this chicanery.

Glenn Beck blew the lid and cover off this story that is being deliberately ignored and muffled by the mainstream media and ridiculed by the Obama government.

But like everything else from Boston to Benghazi – the Obama Regime is never held to answer questions of it’s incompetence, malfeasance  or treason.

Saudi Student Alharbi Visited the White House Several Times

Saudi student Abdul Rahman Ali Issa Al-Salimi Al-Harbi was injured in the Boston Marathon Bombings.
He was once a “person of interest” in the bombings. He was put on a terror watch listafter the bombings.

Michelle Obama visited al-Harbi in the hospital last week.
He posted pictures on his Facebook page:

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SAUDI NATIONAL’S DEPORTATION RECORD ALTERED

The Saudi National questioned after the Boston Marathon Bombing had his deportation order records altered, rescinding his deportation order.

The alteration occurred the night before Secretary Napolitano vehemently denied the existence of any deportation order in testimony before the House of Representatives. Sources with knowledge of these matters says the change occurred subsequent to Secretary John Kerry’s closed door meeting on Tuesday with the Saudi Minister and around the time of the meeting between the Saudi Minister and Obama later on Wednesday evening.

…Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was questioned by Congressman Jeff Duncan about the alleged deportation in a House hearing. Napolitano responded “I am unaware of anyone who is being deported for national security concerns at all related to Boston. I don’t know where that rumor came from.”

Congressman Duncan pushed Napolitano and she retorted:

“I am not going to answer that question, it is so full of misstatements and misapprehensions, that it is just not worthy of an answer….

INFORMATION ON SAUDI NATIONAL ONCE CONSIDERED A PERSON OF INTEREST

  • A Saudi national originally identified as a “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombing was set to be deported under section 212 3B — “Security and related grounds” — “Terrorist activities” after the bombing
  • As the story gained traction, TheBlaze’s Chief Content Officer Joel Cheatwood received word that the government may not deport the Saudi national, originally identified as Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi
  • Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to answer questions on the subject when confronted by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) on Capitol Hill.
  • An ICE official said a different Saudi national is in custody, but is “in no way” connected to the bombings.
  • A congressional source, however, says that the file on Alharbi was created, that he was “linked” in some way to the Boston bombings (though it is unclear how), and that documents showing all this have been sent to Congress.
  • Key congressmen of the Committee on Homeland Security request a classified briefing with Napolitano
  • Fox News’ Todd Starnes reports that Alharbi was allegedly flagged on a terrorist watch list and granted a student visa without being properly vetted.  Sources close to the investigation also told him the Saudi is still set for deportation.
  • Alharbi’s file was altered early Wednesday evening to disassociate him from the initial charges
  • Sources say the Saudi’s student visa specifically allows him to go to school in Findlay, Ohio, though he appears to have an apartment in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Alharbi was put on a terror watchlist after the bombing, andNapolitano confirmed on April 23 that he was briefly on a “watchlist”
  • Sources tell us this will most likely now be kicked from the DHS to the DOJ and labeled an ongoing investigation that can no longer be discussed.

“Innocent” Saudi has ties to several Al-Qaeda Terrorists

After the bombings, a Saudi by the name of Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi was hospitalized and became a ‘suspect’, then a ‘person of interest’. His apartment was searched by federal and local authorities. No confirmation has been given so far to his involvement. The Media were quick to claim his innocence, of course.

This brings us to the Boston marathon bombings. Foreign Policy is reporting that he’s ‘no longer a person of interest’, which means he’s “innocent”, right?

Perhaps a quick look at the Arabic sources should raise the eyebrows of every American relative to the extent of the problem at hand. Many from Al-Harbi’s clan are steeped in terrorism and are members of Al-Qaeda. Out of a list of 85 terrorists listed by the Saudi government shows several of Al-Harbi clan to have been active fighters in Al-Qaeda.

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