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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Obama's FCC Targets the Newsrooms

What they can't win in the courts, the Progressives will attempt to win by regulation or Executive Orders.

Benghazi, IRS, AP, NSA, compelling the registration (and seizure) of guns, Common Core, the militarization of government agencies, retaining Hamas sympathizers in key administration positions, ignoring judicial rulings. imposing universal healthcare, attacks on Christianity, undermining the readiness and morale of the military, imperious Executive Orders, etc. etc. etc. Understand the trend yet?

To advance this regime's insidious slide toward authoritarianism,  the FCC recently announced its intention to introduce FCC "monitors" into media newsrooms to "study" the news media's journalistic philosophy and broadcast decision-making--of course, all in a harmless and honorable attempt to better ensure that underserved populations aren't somehow left out. Huh?

Monitors! What first came to mind when I read about this was Fascist Germany's and Stalin's relying precisely upon the same tactics to incrementally quash free speech and a free press, all in an odious effort to consolidate their political power.

Like nearly every agency of the federal government, and with the blessings of the Obama Regime, the FCC is expanding its powers well beyond its legal and constitutional limits. Anyone who isn't aware of this is either delusional, hopelessly ignorant or a fawning leftist ideologue.

As clearly as I can put it, if the media permit these "monitors" to enter their newsrooms, they will have tacitly consented to further FCC encroachment. After all, one doesn't satiate a bully's appetite by bowing and scraping, or otherwise appeasing him. If you yield, the bully will be emboldened and demand more.  Historically, that is the way it's always worked. Duh!

To those with their wits about them, introducing "FCC monitors" into newsrooms is nothing less than the undisguised application of a Fascist tactic whose aim it is to eventually quash free speech and a free press.

My advice to the media is this: JUST SAY NO! If the media doesn't say NO, then they are Fascist enablers, plain and simple. MSNBC, are you listening?

Reportedly, the media in Columbia, SC is the FCC's first target. We can be somewhat hopeful that Columbia is located in a  State which, historically, has taken its freedom very, very seriously.

As far as I'm concerned, Columbia, SC should constitute the media's--and OUR-- red line. If Columbia, SC appeases the FCC storm troopers, then we're all in big trouble.

I urge ALL media to summarily bar FCC's goose-stepping entry into their newsrooms! Don't play their game. If you do, you--and we--will lose.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Article V Convention OR Invoke the 10th Amendment?

Further to my January 17th post regarding the 10th Amendment, let me briefly add the following comments.

On many sites there appears to be a battle raging between Art V and 10th Amendment proponents. The point of contention: which constitutional process will work best to restore constitutional order?

My view is that BOTH are perfectly legitimate and much-needed remedies which should be vigorously pursued.

If we all just lean back and think about it for a moment, I believe we can all agree that, hands down, nullification is the most peaceful, least onerous, least time-consuming and most efficient remedy to federal tyranny, and that only ignorance and timidity can prevent nullification's successful application.

My only concerns–NOT objections–to Art V: 1) the tortuous length of time it will require, during which all manner of federal mischief and excess can be perpetrated, and 2) how can we reasonably be assured that new amendments will be honored any more than those which currently grace the Constitution? And if those newly ratified amendments are similarly dishonored/ignored with impunity by Leviathan, then what? A circular path back to square one.

SO, I say let’s do both in tandem. Why? New amendments and the repeal of some existing amendments are clearly needed in order to restore constitutional order and economic sanity. But while the Art V process is underway, state nullification can quickly checkmate further federal erosion of State sovereignty and individual liberties, thus eliminating the very real possibility of our having to resort to rebellion or secession, both of which, by the way, are God-given natural rights and Founder-sanctioned when all else fails.

Monday, February 3, 2014

O'Reilly's Pre-Bowl Interview of Obama: My Take

There were a number of unflattering opinions published on the internet about how well O'Reilly handled his surprisingly brief Pre-Super Bowl interview of Obama yesterday. Not always a fan of Bill, I have to take exception to those negative appraisals of his performance. I thought he did as fine a job as any journalist could have done.

From the outset, and despite Obama's signature parsing, double-talk and filibustering, I thought O'Reilly was remarkably dogged, unflappable and in control. What made that clear to me was the frequency with which Obama defensively lashed out at FOX at nearly every turn.

Obama's embarrassing mendacity and insincerity was on full display for all honest and objective folks to see. His body language, blinking eyes, tell-tale and mechanical Cheshire cat grin, and his frequent loss of eye contact spoke volumes. For me, the interview didn't break new ground, but DID underscore--yet again--that Obama is, manifestly, a shameless, prevaricating hack, and nothing more.

When O'Reilly asked Obama about his stated desire to "fundamentally transform the USA" and why Obama felt that way, Obama quickly dodged and weaved, implying by his circuitous reply that he didn't use those words. My stomach turned.

This guy is a self-serving, amoral, pathological liar. An incorrigible  narcissist of the first order, he will, in fact, go down as the most morally corrupt, untrustworthy, unscrupulous and least respected chief executive in our nation's history--that is, assuming we have a history as a nation for much longer.

What is blindingly crystal clear to all but his craven sycophants is that this poor excuse for a President--and a man--needs to resign or be impeached and removed for high crimes and misdemeanors. Absolutely no question about it--at all! (Perhaps "Operation American Spring" can pull that off this summer, and for the country's sake, I sincerely hope so. GO OAS!)

So, despite all the negative commentary, to my way of  thinking O'Reilly did a creditable job. Can't imagine how he could have done better without jabbing his finger in Barry's face to evoke an unguarded response. But, let's face it. Even with that, Barry's much too instinctively serpentine to have permitted such candor and honesty.

For me, I learned nothing new. Obama was once again exposed for the charlatan and scoundrel he genuinely is.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

"Operation American Spring":Will it Work?

Though not yet covered by the MSM, the internet is abuzz with news and extensive commentary regarding "Operation American Spring" which kicks off May 16th in DC.
 From conservative sites, news of the operation is being met with a mix of grassroots angst, fervent support, thoughtful reservations, sincere doubts, and even some ridicule as to its efficacy, especially as it relates to the constitutionality and achievement of Phase 2 objectives described below.
Conservative grassroots anxiety has also been expressed regarding the likelihood of Obama's deliberately inciting violence and using that as a pretext for imposing martial law. Others have complained about the operation's being somehow badly timed (whatever that means), inadequately organized, and ill-equipped to handle the exigencies of such a massive and sustained turnout and occupation.

Still others worry that the media will deliberately de-legitimize and demonize the movement and its "lawless participants" (so, what's new)' thus eclipsing the movement's  momentum by undermining public support. Still other detractors have gone out of their way to argue that OAS will do little  more than seriously jeopardize conservative chances for an electoral victory in November. In short, lot's of excuses for doing nothing or more of the same, which is essentially nothing.

As can be expected, the omnipresent trolls are out in force attacking Col. Riley's motivations and impugning his honor--without a shred of proof, of course--and sowing discord and confusion to the extent possible. All very obvious to the trained reader, but to the unwary their venom has some perceptible effect.

Spearheaded by one COL. Riley, the following is the OAS plan:
Phase 1 – Field millions, as many as ten million, patriots who will assemble in a non-violent, physically unarmed (Spiritually/Constitutionally armed), display of unswerving loyalty to the US Constitution and against the incumbent government leadership, in Washington, D.C., with the mission to bring down the existing leadership. Go full-bore, no looking back, steadfast in the mission.
Phase 2 – One million or more of the assembled 10 million must be prepared to stay in D.C. as long as it takes to see Obama, Biden, Reid, McConnell, Boehner, Pelosi, and Attorney General Holder removed from office. The senior republican in the US House of Representatives will become Speaker of the House and the US House of Representatives will elect a temporary President and Vice President of the United States. The U.S. Senate will take action to elect a new majority and minority leader.
As required, the U.S. Congress will execute appropriate legislation to convene new elections or U.S. States will appoint replacements for positions vacated consistent with established constitutional requirements.
Phase 3 – Those with the “principles” of a West, Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, Lee, DeMint, Paul, Gov Walker, Sessions, Gowdy, Jordan, will comprise a tribunal and assume positions of authority to convene investigations, recommend appropriate charges against politicians and government employees to the new U.S. Attorney General appointed by the new President.
*All actions in Phase 2 and 3 will be consistent with the U.S. Constitution.”
According to the Patriots for America site, considerable planning for all manner of contingencies has been underway for some time now. Nothing in the areas of logistics, self-policing/security, sanitation, medical care, emergency housing, retreat strategies, etc. is being left to chance. And, from all indications, the detailed planning and organization continues unabated and at full speed.

Having followed this for some time now, from my humble perspective, many of the naysayers are simply ignorant of the careful and detailed preparations underway to ensure the operation's success and sustainability. To wit, this isn't a government operation; this is a military-led civilian operation. And having been in a military leadership role myself (Infantry Captain, US Army), I believe we can all be assured of a well-planned, disciplined and well-executed operation from start to finish. Like every such operation, objectives and tactics will be permitted to quickly and efficiently adjust to realities on the ground. For this reason, particular objectives may necessarily change, though the overall strategy to prevail in the end will not.

The short and sweet of it is this: I am of the view that OAS is the only genuine patriotic push-back effort we have going for us at the moment. For me, arm-chair and carping patriots unwilling to get out from behind their keyboards pose a greater threat to patriotic efforts to restore constitutional order and economic sanity than anything OAS participants could possibly perpetrate.

That said, like any patriot worth his salt, I too have questions. A blind follower I have never been. As I have shared with Col. Riley, I sincerely question the attainability of Phase 2 objectives. Why? If the targeted political hacks--who, by the way, are duly elected political hacks-- refuse to resign, then what? Like the plague, an operation should avoid a "what now?" moment at all costs. Nothing could be more debilitating to an operation's momentum and demoralizing to its participants than such a moment of vacillation and uncertainty. Such a moment of ambiguity could easily encourage participants to either retreat with egg on their face or to quickly and ill-advisedly commit to a more forceful and, perhaps, undisciplined approach to removing those politicians from office. And IF the latter is the underlying aim of OAS leaders--and I have no reason to believe that it is--then it really is the beginning of a full-scale people's rebellion. At that point, we will ALL be forced to make a critically important decision for ourselves, our families and our country: yield to a more emboldened ruling class or resist by all means necessary. And though I question the Phase 2 "removal objective", in the final analysis I am confident that the careful planning underway will prevent such a debilitating moment. In the end, the prize, that being the restoration of constitutional order, will be achieved.

My hope--and, in truth, my expectation--is that as the certainty of a massive occupation of DC becomes clearer to both the MSM and to the political elites in DC, the latter who value their hides more than their country will unilaterally take corrective actions to assuage participants' fervor and to appease OAS demands before May 16th. In that regard, I'm hopeful that the mere threat of such massive numbers descending on DC will, at the very least, compel the ruling class to TIMELY appoint special prosecutors to investigate Obama's eligibility/fraud/impeachability/possible treason, as well as the Fast and Furious, Benghazi and IRS scandals. Of course a FIRM TIMELINE for completion of those investigations and appropriate and timely convictions, removals and punishment of those found in any way culpable should be insisted upon and fully achieved before OAS agrees to stand down.

I have to say that never in my lifetime could I have ever envisioned such a turbulent and dangerous time in our country. The sincere expressions of grassroots anger, fear and disillusionment are deeper and far more widespread than I could ever have imagined.  Oh, the detractors, that being the subversive trolls and the fair-weather, whimpering and overly-cautious "patriots", are making their presence known on the internet, but their whimpering is consistently and quickly drowned out by a flood of unwavering patriotic fervor unlike anything I've ever seen. So, I predict that the OAS occupation will achieve its patriotic goals this year. But, it can't  happen without a critical mass of patriots stepping up.

Finally, these words of advice from "Lone Survivor" seem especially relevant for patriots everywhere: "Find an excuse to win!" Without a convincing alternative plan for real action to restore constitutional order, excuses for inaction are totally unacceptable and meaningless.