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Televise federal trials? Of course!

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With one recent Supreme Court Justice confirmed and another just appointed by President Trump, the issue of televising hearings before the nation’s highest court will surely be discussed. The Supremes have stood steadfastly against letting the public watch the cases argued before them, even though the court’s decisions can often have major implications for every American. The Constitution guarantees that trials are public and open to everyone.  And what could be more public than televising a criminal trial for the whole world to see?

Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker wrote recently that cameras should be taken out of the courtroom, particularly in high-profile trials.  She concludes: “Our mighty respect for the public’s right to know — has clouded our judgment. There may be no way to quantitatively prove that cameras influence courtroom behavior and, possibly, a trial’s outcome. But anyone who’s ever sat in front of a camera knows that it is so.”

I disagree with Ms. Parker.  The criminal justice system could use some help.  A majority of Americans feel that justice often doesn’t prevail.  A nationwide poll by the respected Rasmussen Reports found that 45% of Americans feel that the justice system is fair.  Only 34% felt that the system is unbiased to the poor.  That’s a lot of cynicism.  Maybe more public trials would help skeptics gain more confidence in a system where many feel over half the time that justice is not served.

America has a strong tradition of public trials. In early colonial America, courthouses were the centers of community life, and most citizens regularly attended criminal trials. In fact, trials frequently became community events. Citizens were knowledgeable about trials, and there was wide participation in the process — especially in rural America, where prosecutions were often scheduled on market day, when local farmers came to town for supplies.  Many courtrooms were built to accommodate 300 or more observers.

Back then, citizens closely observed the defendants, knew when judges issued ridiculous rulings, and saw firsthand whenever justice was perverted. Whatever happened, the citizens were there, watching.  The court system belonged to them. The televising of criminal trials would merely be an extension of this direct review by the average citizen.

Would televising criminal trials create a circus atmosphere?  There’s no reason to think that they would. In fact, many of our most sacred ceremonies, including church services and inaugurations, are televised without dignity being lost.  Judge Burton Katz said it well:  “We should bring pressure to bear on all judges to open up their courtrooms to public scrutiny.  Members of the judiciary enjoy great entitlements and wield enormous power. They bear close watching by an informed public. I guarantee that the public would be amazed at what goes on in some courtrooms.”

Back in 1997 when I was a practicing attorney in Louisiana, I participated in the state’s first televised trial before the Louisiana Supreme Court.  A state senator was opposing my authority to impound the automobiles of uninsured drivers. I was the elected state Insurance Commissioner at the time, and represented the state in our effort to uphold the impoundment law. The issue was important to the vast majority of Louisianans, and they were entitled to hear the arguments, and watch the trial in progress.  No one pandered to the cameras, and the entire courtroom procedure was straightforward and dignified.  The proceedings were televised without a hitch.

Harvard law professor and criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz put it this way: “Live television coverage may magnify the faults in the legal system, and show it warts and all. But in a democracy the public has the right to see its institutions in operation, close-up.  Moreover, live television coverage generally brings out the best, not the worst in judges, lawyers and other participants.  The video camera helps to keep the system honest by keeping it open.”

America prides itself in being an open society that protects and encourages the public’s right to know.  Too often, courtrooms have become bastions of secrecy where the public has little understanding of how the system works and how verdicts are reached.

The video camera serves as a check and balance.  We can better keep the system honest by keeping it open and easily available to the public.  Time to turn on the cameras.

Peace and Justice

Jim Brown

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Jim Brown is a guest contributor to GCN news. His views and opinions, if expressed, are his own. His column appears each week in numerous newspapers throughout the nation and on websites worldwide. You can read all his past columns and see continuing updates at http://www.jimbrownusa.com. You can also hear Jim’s nationally syndicated radio show, Common Sense, each Sunday morning from 9:00 am till 11:00 am Central Time on the Genesis Communication Network.

 

There’s no secret as to which companies sponsor which drivers in NASCAR. It’s advertised all over the cars and drivers. NASCAR drivers aren’t bashful when it comes to endorsing their sponsors either, and race fans can easily see the companies that support them. Politicians should be no different. In fact, they should be just as eager to do so at the podium as NASCAR drivers are on victory lane. They should wear the logos of their campaign contributors with pride, stitched into their thousand-dollar suits, and they should proudly thank every one of them in their victory and concession speeches. Like NASCAR drivers, politicians wouldn’t be where they are without their campaign contributors. That’s why I’m proposing the Non-individual And Super-PAC Contributions Advertising Requirement, or N.A.S.C.A.R. Act, to end all that secrecy, and force politicians to reveal who paid for their campaign.


This was originally published at Grandstand Central.


Much has been made of the need for transparency with regards to campaign contributions in American elections, but not much has been done. Sure, there are organizations and journalists reporting from where the “dark money” comes, but few media outlets are reporting those stories and even fewer voters are reading or watching them when they are reported. The result is a record-number of Americans — 36 percent, according to an October 2017 poll by the General Social Survey — being ashamed of the way democracy works in America.

Even if you wanted to know who gave what to whom, the research is time-consuming, relatively un-revealing and you have to trust the number-crunchers and fact-checkers did their jobs. But you still couldn’t determine the amount a super PAC spent on a television advertisement in support of a politician’s specific agenda item like abortion. We’re lucky to have projects like OpenSecrets to reveal campaign contributors to the Americans who discover and believe their research to be accurate, but the American people shouldn’t have to search for that information because major campaign contributors shouldn’t be secrets.

Americans need to see who (and it is “who” since corporations are people by law) is most responsible for electing their elected officials, and the N.A.S.C.A.R. Act would require elected officials to display all non-individual campaign contributions on their person when in view of the public — whether that’s on television, in-person or even on vacation.

Since elected officials are public figures and celebrities of sorts, they are always representative of their office, regardless of whether they’re on the clock or not. When a politician commits sexual assault, he or she doesn’t get a pass because it happened outside the office or during off-duty hours. This form of public shaming would make elected officials think twice about taking money from just anyone or any one organization, and it would make corporations consider the consequences of supporting specific candidates, solving some of America’s campaign finance fiasco.

A majority of Americans support campaign finance reform, according to an August 2017 Ipsos Poll on behalf of the Center for Public Integrity, and almost half of those polled opposed the Citizens United decision that made corporations people and money free speech. “Given the chance to change the campaign finance system, a majority of Americans (57%) would place limits on the amount of money super PACs can raise and spend.” But there already are limits on the amount of money PACs can raise and spend, and super PACs are simply a means for wealthy individuals to give candidates more than the $2,700 limit per election without violating federal law.

PAC stands for Political Action Committee, and it’s how corporations and nonprofit organizations, including churches, funnel millions of dollars into elections without directly contributing to candidates’ campaigns, which would violate federal law. While super PACs cannot contribute directly to a politician’s campaign, they can produce commercials and advertising in support of a particular politician’s platform or agenda, or more commonly, against the platform or agenda of a particular politician’s opponent.

PACs, on the other hand, can contribute directly to politicians’ campaigns, and while that amount is limited, it’s still a means for corporations to buy elections. More than 39 percent of House Democrats’ 2018 election funding came from PACs, 43 percent of House Republicans’ funding came from PACs and more than 32 percent of Senate Republicans’ funding came from PACs.

Toyota, a Japanese company, used its PAC to spend nearly half a million dollars supporting 36 Senate candidates and 155 House representatives in the 2018 federal elections. So are those 191 elected officials inclined to represent the interests of the constituents who made individual donations, or the constituents who voted for them, or do their jobs quite literally depend on them doing as Toyota and their other corporate donors demand?

While the total of individual campaign contributions was more than the total of PAC contributions in the 2018 federal elections, the majority of those individual campaign contributions were made by businessmen and businesswomen on behalf of their respective businesses.

Tom Steyer, a billionaire hedge fund manager, was the biggest campaign contributor in 2018, supporting Democrats with nearly $30 million. Second in campaign contributions was Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein, of U-Line, Inc. They supported Republicans with nearly $27 million. The only actual individual on the list who’s not a representative of a business is Deborah Simon, who is described as a “philanthropist” and made nearly $4.5 million in contributions to Democrats.

The premise of the N.A.S.C.A.R. Act is simple: any campaign contribution to a candidate through a PAC, or any super PAC contribution from which the candidate clearly benefits must be revealed by the candidate, with the largest contributions being most visible on their person when in view of the public.

Instead of Robert Mercer being able to hide his hedge fund firm behind his super PAC supporting Donald Trump, Trump would be required to wear a Renaissance Technologies logo on his chest or higher (so television cameras pick it up) in a size proportional to the $13.5 million in contributions he received from Mercer when compared to the candidate’s total campaign contributions. Whether that would keep Mercer from contributing in the future depends on what he thinks Trump’s actions will cost him and his company by “sponsoring” the candidate. So both the sponsor and the “driver” have to consider the risk their political-business relationship could have on the politician’s ability to keep his job and the sponsor’s ability to sell its product or service.

The same goes for Sheldon and Miriam Adelson of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, who contributed $10 million to Trump’s campaign. Linda McMahon of World Wrestling Entertainment contributed $6 million. Co-founder and former CEO of Home Depot, Bernard Marcus, contributed $7 million, and even though he’s retired, Home Depot would still be advertised on Trump’s person given Marcus’s 3.8-percent ownership stake in the company.

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, who apologized for comparing NFL players to inmates when discussing the anthem protests with owners and then only regretted the apology because he wasn’t referring to players but NFL office executives, gave $2 million to a pro-Trump super PAC. So the Texans logo would be affixed to Trump’s suit jackets under the N.A.S.C.A.R. Act. He wasn’t the only NFL owner who contributed to Trump either. He and seven other owners donated $7.25 million to Trump’s inauguration fund, but those donations aren’t campaign contributions and wouldn’t apply under the N.A.S.C.A.R. Act.

I have shared this bill, the full text of which you can find below, with multiple Congresspeople and have received no responses. But Harvard Law Professor and author of Republic, Lost, Lawrence Lessig, was most gracious and thanked me for my work “for a functioning republic.”

“I’m afraid I don’t think this brilliant hack would be upheld under the 1st amendment, but maybe,” he told Grandstand Central via email on Wednesday. “But more fundamentally, I think our energy has got to be focused on changing the system, not shaming people who live under the current system. There’s no clean private money way to run for Congress or other lower offices. That means we need to change the money.”

So while it’s unlikely the N.A.S.C.A.R. Act reaches the floor of the Senate or the House of Representatives, and even more unlikely it be passed and signed into law, it’s a solution politicians should consider exploiting. Even without the law in place, politicians can commit to the N.A.S.C.A.R. Act as a means of expressing their campaign contribution cleanliness.

Politicians shouldn’t need the N.A.S.C.A.R. Act to become law in order to abide by it. If politicians have their constituents’ interests in mind, they would reveal their non-individual, super PAC and PAC contributors without being required to do so by law.

I am a firm believer, along with Lessig, that very little can change in America until campaign finance changes. The N.A.S.C.A.R. Act doesn’t stop corporations and billionaires from buying elections, but it would reveal to the American public who bought the elections. It’s not victory lane, but it’s at least a fast start from the pole position. America just needs one driver to put on that suit jacket littered with logos and lead the rest of the honest drivers who are proud of their sponsors but know it’s all about the fans in the stands.


The Non-individual And Super-PAC Contributions Advertising Requirement, or N.A.S.C.A.R. Act
A politician’s non-individual, PAC, and super PAC campaign contributions must be visible on his or her person while in view of the public.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:

SECTION 1. Every elected official in service of the United States of America make every non-individual campaign contribution from which they benefited in the previous election or stand to benefit since, visible on his or her person at all times while in view of the public, and proportional in size to indicate the percentage of total campaign contributions for the election cycle. Violators will subject themselves to recall elections if so petitioned by their constituents.

SECTION 2. A non-individual, campaign contribution is either a contribution not from an individual or contributions by an individual in an amount exceeding the $2,700 individual limit per election. This includes donations from political action committees (PACs) and super PACs.

SECTION 3. Campaign contributions made by PACs formed by heads of corporations, LLCs, or nonprofit organizations will be represented on the politician’s person by the logo of the corporation, LLC, or nonprofit organization responsible for the formation of the PAC. The PAC founder need not be an employee of the corporation, LLC, or nonprofit organization, but must simply stand to benefit from the corporation’s, LLC’s, or nonprofit organization’s success resulting from poltical influence.

SECTION 4. The Federal Election Commission will oversee the enforcement of the bill along with the specific enforcement mechanism.

SECTION 5. This law will take effect two weeks after its passage to allow politicians ample time to properly display their non-individual, campaign contributors.

SECTION 6. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.

Introduced for Congressional Debate by ______.

"Philosophy is common sense with big words." President James Madison 

 

In this age, there have risen up in America, men who speak perverse things. There are many that trouble us with their philosophies and novel interpretations, by which they deny the doctrines they profess to teach and undermine the faith and purpose they are pledged to maintain.

It is well that some of us, who know what we believe and have no secret meanings for our words, should just put our foot down and maintain our standing, holding forth the word of life, and plainly declare the foundational truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all aspects of life (Philippians 2:16-18).

Let me give you a parable given by Charles Spurgeon.

In the days of Nero, there was great shortness of food in the city of Rome, although there was an abundance of corn to be purchased at Alexandria. A certain man who owned a vessel went down to the seacoast, and there he noticed many hungry people straining their eyes toward the sea, watching for the vessels that were to come from Egypt with corn. When these vessels came to the shore, one by one, the poor people wrung their hands in bitter disappointment, for on board the galleys there was nothing but sand which the tyrant emperor had compelled them to bring for use in the arena. It was infamous cruelty when men were dying of hunger to command trading vessels to go to and fro, and bring nothing else but sand for gladiatorial shows, when wheat was so greatly needed. Then the merchant whose vessel was moored by the quay said to his shipmaster, "Take thou good heed that thou bring nothing back with thee from Alexandria but corn; and whereas, aforetime thou hast brought in the vessel a measure or two of sand, bring thou not so much as would lie upon a penny this time. Bring thou nothing else, I say, but wheat: for these people are dying, and now we must keep our vessels for this one business of bringing food for them." Alas! I have seen certain mighty galleys of late loaded with nothing but mere sand of philosophy and speculation, and I have said within myself, "Nay, but I will bear nothing in my ship but the revealed truth of God, the bread of life so greatly needed by the people."

Bringing it to the present, I have noticed in recent years that we have some men on the scene who claim to give the answers to America’s godless issues without making reference to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that brings about the resolve to the issues (Deuteronomy 4).  That is like asking the fallen sinner (without Grace) to instruct and educate the people in righteousness. How that works I don't know.  Yet, as long as the American people have teachers to tickle their itching ears, I guess that the resolve to the lawless issues matters not to many in our country (2 Timothy 4:3-4).  How foolish. Let me describe a few...

In America today we have a very popular Jewish man who loves to debate and play the answer man to college students across the country.  He is a man championed by the conservatives (yesterday’s liberals) of the day with a mouth that spills out vulgarities (James 1:26; Ephesians 4:29).  I ask, what is the lesson that he wants listeners to learn? This guy does a great job of tearing down misconceptions and propaganda in one part while propping up immorality in another (Galatians 5:9).

This guy wears a Kippah (skull cap) while "educating" Americans on conservatism, and all the while denying the deity of Christ. This is like the scientist discovering God's Creation, and then denying the Creator and taking praise unto one’s self as a teacher that need educate the creation.

CONSERVATIVE, adjective, Preservative; having power to preserve in a safe or entire state, or from loss, waste or injury.

Jesus said, "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men" (Matthew 5:13).

Salt is a preservative to stop putrification.

The meaning of Christ's words is that the salt represents those of great worth and reliability in the honoring of God's Word without compromise.

It seems almost inevitable, as a law of nature, that a man who is not sound in his life cannot be sound in his judgment. Yet, the people in America put this "conservative" speaker as so. Wisdom will not long hold a seat in the head of that man who has yielded up his heart to folly. A pure theology and a loose morality will never blend.

Then, we have another man who wears sunglasses and dressed up like he is from the 1990s. During his question and answer session to college students, he acts out as if he is some sort of pop culture star when, in fact, he is a full-fledged sodomite (even defending pedophilia) with a whore’s forehead claiming to speak on the behalf of those who call themselves conservatives. He advocates that which God condemns and yet, people act out as if it is wisdom on our part to follow the blind and rebellious. I say that if the ditch is the place where you want to end up, then keep listening, keep following the blind.

The list goes on…

We have a couple more that claim to be preachers who use innuendo and filth every step of the way. It's not a good position to put themselves in (Exodus 20:7) What Bible are these reprobates reading?
Ezekiel 22:26

Today's Tea Party favorites across the country claim to be some sort of standard among Americans and behind closed doors I have seen are godless, adultery committing drinking hypocrites (1 Corinthians 6:9).

Or how about them favorites on the radio or television that have sold their souls to the golden calves of the day (sponsor's) who are just UNWILLING to say and do what needs to be said and done. Matthew 23:3. This is why Americans are losing ground year after year, and why it is their backs are up against the wall. Shameful.

These are also the same people giving you the same talking points given to them by the CIA controlled media. Dividing Americans one against another, the left vs the right, the Democrats vs the Republicans, socialists vs the conservatives etc.. Mark 3:25

Remember, Jesus said "Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch (Matthew 15:14).

When know that "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." 2 Timothy 3:16-17 So as Americans we need get back to the Book (the Bible) that will point the way to victory that God promises, yet on His term, not on ours. 2 Corinthians 3:17

Many of these men are, without a doubt, very intellectual and at the same time very carnal.  Let me remind you that God speaks to the heart and not the head.  Furthermore, it is simplicity that is in Christ.  A child is the model of Heaven (Matthew 18:2-4), not some intellectual philosopher, which by the way in many instances is nothing more than a man giving forth big words with common sense meaning.

How many times these sort of men are found to be without understanding.  How could they when it goes no further than their heads and through their mouths? Titus 1:16  Why? Because they cannot quite explain what they do not understand from the heart.

Without the Spirit of God and the Sword of the Spirit (Hebrews 4:12), they are ministering from their own wicked hearts (Jeremiah 17:9), like fighting with a wooden blunt sword. If they preach not the Word of God in the power of the Holy Ghost, I am here to tell you that they are fools for their pains in the effort (2 Corinthians 3:6).

Don’t forget, friends, that you will never go beyond those who you allow to teach you. Know who you follow, know who you listen to and pay attention to those you allow to influence you. Ask yourself, what do those you follow stand for, and mark this, you will not go beyond those you allow to teach you. Christ is the Bread of Life (John 6:35), which feeds men’s souls, as well as sets men free.  That is, of course, if you follow Him and Him alone (John 8:36; John 14:6).

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Bradlee Dean is a guest contributor to GCN news. His views and opinions, if expressed, are his own and do not reflect the views and opinions of the Genesis Communication Network. Bradlee's radio program, The Sons of Liberty broadcasts live M - Sat here at GCN. This op-ed was originally published by Sons of Liberty Media at www.sonsoflibertyradio.com. Reprinted with permission. 

 

 

“If you want to change the future you are going to have to trouble the present.”-William Booth

Before I begin, I need to make clear that the best leaders are the best followers, and that of the Christ (John 14:6). With that said, isn't it funny how things work in this world, it seems like when you do the wrong thing before God and man, somehow people seem to give it a pass.  Yet, when you begin to do the right things and obey God and love man according to the Word of God, all of a sudden, the world acts like you're doing something wrong.

After I got saved, as they say (John 3:3), I remember my mother calling me up and saying, “The family wants to know what is wrong with you.”

"What’s wrong with me?" I laughingly replied.  I said, "Mom, when I was in the rock n roll world doing the things that I was doing, nobody said anything, and no one had a problem with what I was doing, that is until I started to emulate (obey) Jesus Christ" (1 John 2:6).

This reminds me of when I gave a prayer at the state capital in Minnesota. After the prayer was over, I had a minister come up to me and tell me that I could not be dropping the “J” (Jesus) word in the capital. I said that the reason I dropped the “J” word was because you haven’t in 40 years (Romans 1:16).

What of public high schools across the country that we have been going into in order to educate the youth as to who we are, and not what the revisionists and propagandists would have them believe that we are. We have shown the young people that abortion is murder and that 58 million babies have been murdered since 1973 under the guise of woman’s choice (Proverbs 6:17).

We got kicked out of a public school for reinforcing America’s value’s by teaching the US Constitution.

We have taught that homosexuality is an abomination, and how it is a felony in every state in our union (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Jude 1:7).

How true Scripture is when it declares:

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"

No wonder why the reprobates and hypocrites thought that the Christians who were following the living Christ were turning the world upside down in the book of Acts.  They were, in fact, turning the world right side up (Acts 17:6).

Identifying the genuine from the counterfeit

Last week, I had a woman come up to me at my last meeting in Amery, Wisconsin. She said that she did her research on me and said that the media really attacked me. I responded with, "Of course they did, and of course they still do."  They are being exposed for who they are and they do not like it. (John 15:22).

I told her that there are too many counterfeits, self-proclaimed leaders, out there who care more about saving face, than they do the souls of men (Luke 19:10), as well as saving their country. Apparently they have a reputation to keep up. Philippians 2:7-9 

These are those that sit behind the status of some sort of church or political leader of the pack.  Yet, you do not see any warfare or opposition around them and why? because they have simply forsaken the cross. There is no absolutes with these people. They are people pleasers and nothing more. After all you can always tell what a man stands for by the enemies that he has.

They hide behind a microphone day after day.  Yet, they fail to confront the issues that needed to be confronted. The reason they don't is because they are guilty of what they fail to confront!

They are paper tigers.  They can write all big and bad but when it comes to what someone else should do.  However, when it is time for them to put boots on the ground, they are simply missing in action (MIA). These are willing to live in the freest country in the world as long as it is not them that have to sacrifice to maintain it.

There is also a group of people out there that have to be friends with everyone (and have to apologize to any that they may have told the truth lest they should convict them unto godly repentance (2 Corinthians 7:10) as they congregate week after week deceiving themselves into believing that they are demanding a lawful change just as long as it does not offend anyone (Matthew 5:10).

As a matter of fact, these counterfeits will be the first ones to get angry with and denounce and attack the ones that are sent by the Spirit of God (Galatians 4:29).

Maybe this group of people should ask their enemies for instructions as to how change is brought about, and in a righteous sense reverse the lawlessness-taking place in this country (Matthew 24:12).

These groups of people are simply enemies of the cross of Christ and know not the power of God unto salvation (Philippians 3:18).

Furthermore, I said to this woman that this is how you can tell who the genuine Christians are that are in the fight and those who are counterfeits.

When the church and the world can jog comfortably along together, you can be sure something is wrong. The world has not compromised—its spirit is exactly the same as it ever was. If Christians were equally as faithful to the Lord, separated from the world (2 Corinthians 6:17), and living so that their lives were a reproof to all ungodliness, the world would hate them as much as it ever did. (John 7:7) It is the church that has compromised, not the world. – Catherine Booth

The way to gauge those who are actually taking ground for the kingdom is to see who is in the midst of a continuous warfare (always in trouble, slandered, lied about, defamed etc) fighting the good fight of faith because they trust in the living God (Matthew 11:12; 1 Timothy 6:12).

John Calvin said, “Whomsoever the Lord has adopted and deemed worthy of His fellowship ought to prepare themselves for a hard, toilsome and unquiet life, crammed with very many and various kinds of evil.” And of course to the counterfeit's this is foreign.

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Bradlee Dean is a guest contributor to GCN news. His views and opinions, if expressed, are his own and do not reflect the views and opinions of the Genesis Communication Network. Bradlee's radio program, The Sons of Liberty broadcasts live M - Sat here at GCN. This op-ed was originally published by Sons of Liberty Media at www.sonsoflibertyradio.com. Reprinted with permission. 

 

 

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Why politicians think they are above the law

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“No man is above the Law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it. –President Theodore Roosevelt

If there is one thing that bothers me is when a politician, who is guilty of committing a crime, is caught up and exposed in some sort of scandal, that the American people throw out justice because of their lack of understanding of what the law states in our US Constitution. They then fall in line with the propaganda the CIA-controlled media puts out that corrupt politicians are somehow above the very laws that they have sworn to uphold. This is why they believe, as a demigod would, that they are above the law (Isaiah 14:12-15).

The preamble to the United States Constitution states,

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice…"

And yet, when a criminal politician is found out Americans are taught to say that he or she should just simply resign. That is like a career criminal being found out by the police and instead of prosecuting him they simply ask him to resign. Friends, this only adds insult to injury to the laws in which they are to uphold. Because it gives permission to them to live above the law, making the Law their servant rather than their master. This is completely unjust and backward (Isaiah 59:14).

Americans have also taken on that if a politician violates the law, even the smallest of infractions, that there is nothing that they can do until his tenure is up. That is like the police waiting for the criminal to finish the job before incarcerating him. This is completely and utterly false (Hosea 4:6).

Like President Roosevelt stated, “No man is above the Law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it."

The US Constitution states in Article 2, Section 4:

Disqualification. The President, Vice President and ALL civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

When a new Representative is elected to office, he or she takes an oath that lists many responsibilities. Abuse of power or failure to uphold these responsibilities cannot be tolerated.

The Constitution gives the House of Representatives the God-given right to impeach the offender.

Impeachment means that a charge of misconduct (1 John 3:4) is filed against the offender. A majority of the members of the House must vote for these charges in order to impeach the offender.

After the charges of misconduct are filed, the Senate has the power to try impeachment cases like a court. Two-thirds of the senators must vote for conviction. The offender may be removed from office and never allowed to hold a government position again if he is found guilty.

Process of Impeachment       

  1. Impeachment

    1. Being formally accused of unlawful activity, committing a crime

    2. Not necessarily being kicked out of office    

  2. Who can be Impeached? Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution

    1. “President, Vice-President, and all civil officers of the United States”         

    2. Civil Officers include people appointed by the President (cabinet members and judges)

    3. Members of Congress are NOT civil officers 

  3. Process of Impeachment 

    1. Justice Department or an independent council investigates charges & presents them to the House Judiciary Committee 

    2. House Judiciary Committee (HJC) reviews evidence 

    3. HJC drafts Articles of Impeachment 

    4. HJC debates Articles of Impeachment (Nixon) 

    5. Entire House of Representatives debates Articles of Impeachment & votes on them (Simple Majority)

    6. If this happens, President is considered impeached.

    7. Senate holds the Trial "Will the official be kicked out of office"

    8. House Judiciary Committee acts as the prosecution-- presents evidence against the accused

    9. Accused chooses own lawyers to present defense

    10. Chief Justice of Supreme Court acts as Judge and rules on admissibility of evidence

    11. Senate acts as the Jury

    12. A 2/3 majority of the Senate must vote against accused to remove the person from office.

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson occurred in 1868, when the United States House of Representatives resolved to impeach President Andrew Johnson, adopting eleven articles of impeachment detailing his "high crimes and misdemeanors," in accordance with Article Two of the United States Constitution. The House's primary charge against Johnson was violation of the Tenure of Office Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in March 1867, over the president's veto. Specifically, he had removed from office Edwin M. Stanton, the Secretary of War—whom the Act was largely designed to protect—and attempted to replace him with Brevet Major General Lorenzo Thomas (Earlier, while Congress was not in session, Johnson had suspended Stanton and appointed General Ulysses S. Grant as secretary of war ad interim).

President Richard Nixon resigned from office rather than face impeachment charges in the Watergate scandal in 1974 (Pedophile ring).

President Bill Clinton became the second president to be impeached by the House in 1998. Later, the Senate found him not guilty (China Gate).

That is NOT ALL

After the impeachment process is complete, then comes in prosecution, not a resignation only to encourage the next politician to commit the same crimes. (Proverbs 16:6) Prosecution for the laws that they have transgressed!

Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.  -ARTICLE I, SECTION 3, CLAUSE 7 

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“We’re bending the law as far as we can to ban an entirely new class of guns.” -Rahm Emmanuel, President Obama's former Chief of Staff and a senior advisor to President Bill Clinton

Recently, I had seen a video of a police officer talking of the unlawful and unconstitutional actions of a city board in Deerfield, Illinois who is attempting to legitimize gun forfeiture and/or confiscation. Of course, it comes in the guise of law, has the color of law, yet it is not law.

Why?

Because it runs antithetical to American constitutional law, which is undermining the very laws in which they are to uphold and to enforce, which in short makes it “null and void!”

Who gave delegated authority to the city board of Deerfield to tear down the very laws in which they have sworn to uphold?

Delegation of authority comes from “We the people,” not the elected representatives of the people.

“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed… -Declaration of Independence

President Thomas Jefferson said, “Whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.”

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." - Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution, Draft 1, 1776

Remember,

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."  2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights.

This police officer went on to tell the American people that his partners in the police force were not, and will not, go door to door to enforce a violation of the 2nd Amendment.

Americans must remember that they have God-given rights (to do that which is right 2 Corinthians 3:17), not privileges from the people that work for them. After all, free people don’t ask for permission to do what already belongs to them.

He continued to share that if they were to enforce this unlawful and unconstitutional order to go door to door that they are no longer law enforcement agencies, but rather have become agents of the state.

This is why it is important to learn from the Nuremberg trials, in which a majority of the war criminals were found guilty of obeying a tyrant named Adolf Hitler rather than upholding the German Constitution which they swore to uphold. If they were obeying their country's constitution, they would have lawfully dealt with the tyrant rather than violating its own innocent, law-abiding citizenry.

Apparently, the city council in Deerfield, Illinois are hoping that Americans forget the history of anti-gun tyrants.

Furthermore, for those who would go door to door to illegally confiscate guns from law-abiding gun owners would be violating the Fourth Amendment, which protects citizens from unlawful searches and seizures.

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

And do not forget about the 14 Amendment.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Now, we know that it has not gone this far yet.  I said "yet" because it can all be avoided.

The way to avoid it getting to this point, as I have highlighted so many different times in so many different ways, is to deal with the corrupt politicians.

Americans must come to the realization that either you lawfully remove corrupt anti-American politicians, or you will, at length, be disarmed.

P.S. The response concerning bump stock bans…

In Denver, after the city banned bump stocks, which was approved by city council, not one was turned in.

In Columbus, a city-wide bump stock ban went into effect. They were so kind as to suggest even coming to your home and picking them up for you. Not one was turned in.

The people in this country are being pushed and assaulted on a daily basis, and this is the response tyranny is getting! (Romans 12:21)

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”The Russians are coming!  The Russians are coming!” And according to politicians in both parties, they are out to infiltrate the entire U.S. election process.  A special prosecutor is looking under every rock to find the culprits involved.  And down here in Louisiana, the Secretary of State’s office is calling for the immediate replacement of some 10,000 voting machines at a cost of $60 million. Wow! This looks like a real crisis. But is it?

I have a bit of knowledge about the election system, having served as Louisiana’s chief elections officer for eight years, and as president of the National Secretary’s of State Association.  I’ve been hearing the cry of election fraud and the need for new voting machines for years. Try as I did, I never could find much election day shenanigans.

Oh, there was occasional voter hauling and paying a few folks to vote a certain way.  But widespread voting irregularities, or some group like the Russians infiltrating the internet to fix elections is pretty far-fetched.

The initial allegations of supposed Russian penetration of the election process came from the Department of Homeland Security following the past presidential election where 21 states were supposedly at risk.  But DHS was so worried about Russian subversion that it didn’t ever notify any Secretary of State. Some major threat!

Now I don’t doubt for a minute that the Russians, the Chinese, the North Koreans and any number of nations would love to tamper with our election system. After all, America has been doing that very thing in countries all over the world for a number of years.

A study from the Carnegie Mellon Institute reports that the U.S. has a long history of rigging polls, supporting military coups, channeling funds and spreading political propaganda in other countries. The study found that there were 117 “partisan electoral interventions” between 1946 and 2000. That’s around one of every nine competitive elections held since World War II. The majority of these – almost 70% – were cases of U.S. interference. And these are not all from the Cold War Era; 21 such interventions took place between 1990 and 2000, of which 18 were by the U.S.”

So, is an unsuccessful effort to infiltrate our elections, as the U.S. has been doing to other countries for a number of years, a justification for Louisiana to spend $60 million on supposedly tamperproof voting machines?  Hardly. As Earl Long once said, “Let me pick the company that makes those voting machines, and I’ll make them dance.”

There is no necessity for new expensive voting machines. The more sophisticated they are, the more likely that they can be hacked.  The key, as obsolete as it seems, is to have a paper trail. As the Washington Post has argued:  “Virginia rightly took 2016 as a wake-up call and retired its vulnerable DRE voting machines. But that’s not good enough. The federal government should mandate that all elections must, at a minimum, be able to produce an independently verified paper trail for every election held at the state and local level.”

We here in the Bayou State do not need the feds to tell us what to do.  But a backup paper trail of how votes were tallied makes since, even in this day and age. Yes it’s the  21st century, but the best protection against voter fraud is probably using 1st century technology – PAPER.

Back in 1980, when I was first elected as Secretary of State, there were numerous charges of election fraud, particularly in close elections. I appointed an Elections Integrity Commission to investigate.  The commission found some mistakes by voting commissioners but no sign of actual fraud.  Voting took place on those old heavy Shop machines.  And you know what? They worked fine and produced a paper trail for verification.

There are a number of small and portable voting machines on the market that allow for a paper trail and at a reasonable price.  Actually the machines the state uses now are sufficient.  In a financially busted state like Louisiana, $60,000,000 can find a much better use.

Peace and Justice

Jim Brown

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“War is delightful to those who had no experience of it.”  – Desiderius Erasmus

First and foremost, I come from a military family.  My grandpa was in World War I, my uncles were in World War II, my Father was in Korea, my cousin was killed in Vietnam and my brothers were in the US Army and Air Force. So, without a doubt, I honor the American military, but let’s be clear here, in righteousness, not in unrighteousness (Isaiah 51:4).  I honor those that magnify the enumerated laws found within our US Constitution, not those who blindly follow behind corrupt politicians and fight for their unlawful ends.

Ever since I can remember (I am sure you do as well), corrupt politicians in this country have been at war with other countries. I have seen war after war after war, decade after decade -

  • Insurgency of Bolivia
  • Lebanese Civil War
  • Dominican Civil War
  • Cambodian War
  • War in Sough Zaire
  • Invasion of Grenada
  • Bombing of Libya
  • Tanker War
  • Invasion of Panama
  • Gulf War

 

  • Iraqi No-Fly Zone Enforcement
  • First Intervention in the Somali Civil War
  • Bosnian War
  • Intervention into Haiti
  • Kosovo War
  • Operation Infinite Reach
  • War in Afghanistan
  • Iraq War

 

  • War in Somalia
  • War in North West Pakistan
  • Operation Ocean Shield
  • American-led intervention in Libya
  • Lord’s Resistance Army Insurgency
  • American-led intervention in Iraq
  • American-led intervention into Syria
  • Yemeni Civil War
  • American intervention in Libya

I wonder if those who were doing the fighting would be fighting at all had they taken the time to know the US Constitution, which reveals what and who they are fighting for (Romans 3:20).  For the most part, the wars above are unconstitutional and illegal.

America has been at war 93% of the time since its inception, that is 222 years out of the 242 years since 1776. The United States has been at peace for less than 20 years since its birth.

Notice as to whom is doing the fighting?  Your Grandfathers, your Fathers, your brothers, your cousins, your neighbors or perhaps your mothers, sisters or even yourself, etc.

Guess who is not doing the fighting?  The politicians who are working on the behalf of the special interest groups such as the bankers, Military Industrial Complex, etc..  In short, they are those who are responsible for creating the wars!

To be quite frank, I am sick and tired of the lies (Remember, truth is always the first casualty in war) thrown on the American people in order to fight their unconstitutional wars. Who do you think is funding these wars? The American taxpayers are!  Then those who began the wars end up profiting from them.

Politicians, of course, with the help of the CIA-controlled media, are lying to you on a daily basis.  They are the very ones that are accusing and casting into the minds of Americans, that the leaders of other countries are dictators, that they are evil and monstrous and must be dealt with or else.  All the while, these same politicians are hoping that you forget that they are the ones who are consistently lying to you.  They are also those who will not raise a hand to help in the war that they created and want you to believe is a just war.

Maybe the American government (We the People) should judge within before judging without! (1 Corinthians 5:12-13)

First, stop Washington D.C.!

This government sends innocent boys over to fight their unconstitutional wars in a third world country, while they are given a pass, as they commit the same crimes against Americans here in the homeland. Hypocrites! (Matthew 23:3)

Hopefully, this will explain as to why so many foreign countries hate America. They hate America because of what Americans have let their representatives do to their perspective countries unlawfully.

I say that if politicians and special interest groups want war, then let’s throw them all in a cage and fight it out to the death.

If they claim that that is absurd and ridiculous, then you will know that it is not a war worth fighting.

This is why it is important, regardless if you are in the US military, the police force, civil government or in any other capacity of a representative government, to know what the US Constitution says. We should all follow the reference as to what is legal and what is illegal (Exodus 20) in the sight of God, first and foremost, and unto men (1 John 5:2).

Those that serve “We the People,” in any capacity, must remember what they swore in their oath to uphold:

“I, (Name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” -5 U.S. Code § 3331 - Oath of office/Deuteronomy 23:23

Notice that when swearing the oath to serve “We the People,” it states both “foreign and domestic;” domestic meaning here in America, such as unconstitutional and unlawful enforcements here that go against our Constitution.  Unlawful enforcements such as illegal searches and seizures and door-to-door disarmament, etc. - are all illegal!

These orders are illegal and the individuals that gave such orders are to be lawfully dealt with (Article 2, Section 4, US Constitution).

So, it is important to know who and what you are fighting for rather than just blindly falling in line with that which may be illegal again, both here and abroad.

During the Vietnam War, it was widely circulated that the politicians were very eager to send America’s finest, whose names came up during the draft lottery, that is until their children's names were pulled up. Then, the war soon ended.

It is true that a politician is willing to lay down your life and the lives of others for his country.  Yet, not when it comes to his own life or the lives of those close to him.  If that be the case, which it has been so many times in the past, their unconstitutional orders MUST BE RESISTED!  When the law is obeyed, they cannot have another unlawful and unconstitutional war.

If everyone catches onto the point being made here, not only will the illegal orders to go to war be RESISTED AND DENIED, but the American people will also lawfully deal with the corrupt politicians. (Article 2, Section 4, US Constitution)

“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.” — Hermann Goering at the Nuremberg trials

Again, I say then that if the politicians want war, let’s send them to war, for you know as well as I do that will be the very method in which war will cease.

How is it that anyone can fight on the behalf of those that kill, steal, and destroy for profit (John 10:10) and advocate for war when you know that they are lying to you?

Listen to what these men had to say of our American military (Our grandpas, our fathers, our uncles, our brothers, our neighbors, our mothers, our sisters etc). Former National Security Advisor and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said:"

“Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.”

General Smedley Butler said:

“Our boys were sent off to die with beautiful ideals painted in front of them.  No one told them that dollars and cents were the real reason they were marching off to kill and die.”

“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high-class muscle man for big business, for Wall-street and the bankers.  In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.”

And this all coming from the General that said, “I wouldn’t go to war again (After knowing what was going on within) as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers.”

There are only two things we should fight for, one is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.

Maybe this explains why America has 700 military bases in over 146 countries.

Where, I ask, in the US Constitution is it the job of the American Government to police the world?  Where is it the duty of those that serve in any capacity to throw off the US Constitution and to obey tyrannical orders and fight their wars?  I cannot find it!

Often, wars are fought without congressional approval, and why?  Because they know that if the people knew the truth of the matter, they would not approve of such measures and fight.

Don’t forget that those that do their bidding in un-Constitutional wars are just as guilty as them that are giving the unlawful orders.

When the American people realize who needs to be lawfully dealt with, they are going to find that the problem is in Washington D.C. rather than some created cave-dweller with a turban on his head in a third world country.

Furthermore, when our forefathers, who established this country, thought war was inevitable, they were the first ones to go as an example to the rest of the people.

It was said of George Washington that he was, “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”  Today, the opposite is true of those who represent the people.

Again, since when are the police, military, and representative government suppose to follow unconstitutional orders? They are not!  And if the unconstitutional orders are not followed through with, the innocent will not be violated, but protected.  This is the rule of law that reigns supreme (Deuteronomy 5:7-21).

This is the reason why the American people should take the time and read the enumerated laws found within the US Constitution.

When John the Baptist was demanded upon by the soldiers, they asked him, “And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do no violence to any man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.”  (Luke 3:14).

What do the warmongers in America advocate for? Just the opposite of what the word of God teaches. They advocate violence and lies to gain profits.

Either man will end war or else war will end man! Which one do you desire?  The answer?  If you want to end war then just send the politicians that want it to that war! (Psalm 94:20)

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Bradlee Dean is a guest contributor to GCN news. His views and opinions, if expressed, are his own and do not reflect the views and opinions of the Genesis Communication Network. Bradlee's radio program, The Sons of Liberty broadcasts live M - Sat here at GCN. This op-ed was originally published by Sons of Liberty Media at www.sonsoflibertyradio.com. Reprinted with permission. 

 

 

“Silence in the face of evil is evil itself: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”--Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German Watchman, Anti-Nazi, Dissident

Recently, I saw a picture of a group of men in a concentration camp from back in the 1930s. When I looked at the picture, the first thing that went through my mind was “I wonder if this was a group of political prisoners that said that they did not want to get involved with politics when their country was being overthrown by a tyrant named Adolf Hitler and his Third Reich?”

I’m sure these political prisoners saw the transgressions, crimes (1 John 3:4) and usurpations, and at length, the overthrow of the German “Constitution,” by their government day by day, week by week and year by year, but made excuses as to why they did nothing.

In parallel, let’s go back to September 11, 2001, when Americans were told that they were attacked by a foreign country and compare the events of today, to that of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany during the 1930s.

First, let’s take a look at an article published at the Guardian titled, “How Bush's Grandfather Helped Hitler's Rise to Power.”

George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush was indicted in 1942 Under Trading with the Enemy Act. Prescott was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.

The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.

His business dealings, which continued until his company's assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.

The evidence has also prompted one former US Nazi war crimes prosecutor to argue that the late senator's actions should have been grounds for prosecution for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

Keep in mind during that war, 405, 399 American men fought, bled and died fighting against the Germans that the Bushes were aiding and abetting (Luke 22:48).

On September 11, 2001, Gary Hart said that there was a chance that George W. Bush will use the disaster to carry out a New World Order that his father had called for.  

Hitler’s first move was that of the Reichstag fire, which was when the German parliament building went up in flames. Hitler harnessed the story to simply seize power over the German government.

History teaches us that the Nazis were the responsible party for setting the fire in order to accuse their political opposition to start war.

“This is a God-given signal,” Hitler told von Papen when they arrived on the scene. “If this fire, as I believe, is the work of the Communists, then we must crush out this murderous pest with an iron fist.”

A few hours later, on February 28, Hindenburg invoked Article 48 and the cabinet drew up the “Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of the People and State.”

The act abolished freedom of speech, assembly, privacy and the press; legalized phone tapping and interception of correspondence; and suspended the autonomy of federated states, like Bavaria. Does this sound familiar Americans? Can we say National Security Agency.

That night around 4,000 of Hitler’s political opponents were arrested, imprisoned and tortured by the SA (Hitler’s assault division).  Many were detained indefinitely after the fire. Their empty seats left the Nazis largely free to do as they wished.

It took Adolf Hitler just 6 years to overthrow the German Constitution and aggrandize all power unto himself.

From the self-inflicted Reichstag fire came the Enabling Act. On March 23, the Reichstag passed the Enabling Act, the partner piece of legislation to the February 28 Decree for the Protection of People and State. The Enabling Act assigned all legislative power to Hitler and his ministers, thus securing their ability to control the political apparatus.

After September 11, 2001, George W. Bush and his administration installed The Patriot Act, which by the way, was not read by one of the 535 members of Congress, and they passed it at 3:30 am.

Then, President Bush sought out a war with Iraq, attacking a country, which had nothing to do with the two towers being leveled in New York City.

Oh yes, and don’t forget that Vice President Dick Cheney, who was the CEO of the company Halliburton, profited $39.5 billion off of the Iraq War.

After the Reichstag fire, Germany installed Fatherland Security.  After September 11, 2001, George W. Bush installed Homeland Security.

Friends, look at the bureaucracies that have been created since September 11, 2001.

Nobody has attacked the American people and their God-given rights more than this government has. A foreign government could not have dreamed of doing the things that this American government has done to Americans since September 11, 2001.

Propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels was in full force deceiving the people, with comments like “Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play,” all the while knowing that it was designed to control the German people to submit to the Third Reich.

What did theses political prisoners do while knowing they were being lied to? Absolutely nothing! Sound familiar?

“The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” –William Colby, former CIA Director

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” –William Casey, CIA Director

“Deception is a state of mind and the mind of the state.” –James Angelton, Head of the CIA Counter Intelligence

Maybe that is why President Harry Truman said, “I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in forty-seven, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo.”

What of the promises given by the tyrant Adolf Hitler only to find out that they were nothing but fabrications and lies, and yet, these political prisoners did nothing. They said, “Things will just take care of themselves.”

I’m sure these political prisoners saw the Nazis targeting and purging certain ethnic groups and attempting to divide them against one another (Mark 3:25), and did nothing.

When the tyrant was leading them to war against the political opposition that he created, the political prisoners said that they were just too busy to get involved with politics.

The apathetic non-political participants then saw, I’m sure, the disarmament of the gun owners, namely the dissidents that were not compliant with Hitler’s tyrannical and murderous Reich. The political prisoners, of course, were still just too busy to get involved with politics and didn’t want to risk the opposition or repercussions they might face if they stood up and spoke out.

SS Officer and war criminal Herman Going said,

Naturally, the common people don't want war ... but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.  

Sound familiar, America?

In short, they had to have seen with both eyes open as to what was coming.  Yet, they refused to deal with the lawless and tyrannical acts of such a monster as Adolf Hitler and his SS officers, and these political prisoners stood back and did nothing when they had the time to do so.

Look how Adolf Hitler was perceived by the German people.  Louise Solmitz, a Hamburg school teacher in 1932, said of Adolf Hitler:

“How many look up to him with touching faith as their helper, their savior, their deliverer from unbearable stress.” (2 Corinthians 11:14)

Behind closed doors, Adolf Hitler was responsible, with the use of his brown shirts, for creating the crimes and then playing the problem solver. Sound familiar, America?

Adolf Hitler said,

“Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death.”

Apparently, these political prisoners did not take the time to educate themselves.  All they had to do was look up the word “terrorism” in the Oxford English Dictionary to know who was responsible for these acts of terror.

Terrorism was originally defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as “Government by intimidation.”

I’m sure you’ve heard of the famous quote by Pastor Martin Neimoller who, after the Holocaust, blamed the evangelical church for allowing Adolf Hitler and his rise to power.

Martin said,  

First, they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Well, by the looks of it, in the end, their country being toppled, millions of their own being murdered through war without, and purging within, they still refused to deal with the tyrant. Other countries had to bring him and his countrymen to justice.

The fact of the matter is, regardless if they wanted to admit it or not, they did, in fact, live politics.  When they ended up in the camps, they were known as “political prisoners.”  At that point, there was nothing they could do except wait and die at the hands of those that they should have lawfully dealt with when they had the opportunity to do so.

How did that work out for them?  It didn’t work out for them.  It worked out for the enemies within by adding strength to tyranny and by the complete and total surrender of the people, through their lack of action, to the tyrannical Nazi reign, which left them helpless, hopeless, and at length, destroyed (Leviticus 26:14-46).

It has been rightly stated that there are none so deaf as those that will not hear (Matthew 13:15-17).

The summation goes as follows: The history of men that do not learn from history?

 

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Bradlee Dean is a guest contributor to GCN news. His views and opinions, if expressed, are his own and do not reflect the views and opinions of the Genesis Communication Network. Bradlee's radio program, The Sons of Liberty broadcasts live M - Sat here at GCN. This op-ed was originally published by Sons of Liberty Media at www.sonsoflibertyradio.com. Reprinted with permission. 

 

 

“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.”  Thomas Sowell

If I see a recurring post on social media, almost without fail, it is a post from the people reminding the President of his promises told to them on the campaign trail concerning the rule of law that he promised to bring back in. After all, he has been given delegated authority from “We the people” to prosecute; yet he has not.  

Remember Donald Trump said on December 29, 2017, “I can do whatever I want with the Justice Department?”

The question that I have for the President is, why haven’t you prosecuted the enemies within who mean to destroy you and this country? (I, of course, am playing to those that still have not opened their eyes to this never ending game of circus politics that they are caught up into.)  (Jeremiah 5:21)

“A king (President Donald Trump as a Representative of the American people under God’s moral Law, Common Law) that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away evil with his eyes.” – Proverbs 20:8

Therefore, we see that judgment scatters evil away as does it guard our liberties.  Yet, judgment has not been brought forth to establish peace and righteousness within our country by this administration. (Amos 5:15)  

I ask, what of that “swamp” that remains to be judged according to the law, Mr. President?  If you remember, that was to be drained by your administration. 

Americans need to awake to the fact that this is all controlled opposition, the left warring against the right is nothing more than pro wrestling.

Furthermore, this president acts, and I said acts (this is what actors do), more like an impotent victim than the Commander-in-Chief.  America, Donald Trump is the President, not the victim!

He is nothing more than a created underdog (CIA Controlled media attacking him, unless it agrees with the agenda) who is being beat up by those that he fails to prosecute.  Why? It is to simply drive more support for his administration. This is a Communist tactic.

“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” -Vladimir Lenin  

Furthermore this is merely the “Circus of Politics” from start to finish, designed to divert one’s attention away from the agenda that they are pushing forward.  All of this, of course, is behind the contrived and fabricated “smoke and mirrors.” 

Look at the headlines, just today, highlighting the crimes of corruption in government.

Obama Administration Official’s, FBI, and CNN Coordinated to Set Up Donald Trump

Well, Mr. President, when is that DOJ that you have control over to do what you will, going to bring forth judgment against those that allegedly want to overthrow your administration?  This is illegal Mr. President. (10 U.S. code 7 894- Art. 94. Mutiny or Sedition. Or Article 3, Section 3 of the US Constitution.)

This is simply the conditioning of the American people by pulling away prosecution of the guilty with help coming from the likes of the appeasers Trey Gowdy, Jason Chafftetz, and Daryl Issa.  

We are not seeing Justice Americans, we are seeing injustice.  These criminals are not being prosecuted, and, at length, they are being promoted (Matthew 16:14-16).

“If you tell them what they want to hear, they don’t bother to try to see.” –Libba Bray

“Stuart Varney: ‘Entrenched Obama Bureaucrats Tried To Cover For Hillary, Destabilize Trump”

On May 25, 2018, Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday received the Radcliffe Medal, which annually honors a recipient whose life and work have had a “transformative impact on society.” Sound familiar? “Fundamentally Transform America.” I thought Barrack Obama and Hilary Clinton were rivals?

Where is that special prosecutor, Mr. Trump, that you promised to bring forth were you to win the Presidency?

“Politicians like to tell people what they want to hear-and what they want to hear is what won’t happen.”  -Paul Samuelson

And another one to add to the never ending games (This just today)

America deserves to know if Democrats (As if to suggest that there is a difference between the democrats and the republicans; Divide and conquer Mark 3:25) used taxpayer money to fund spy ring in Trump Campaign

All circus politics, no justice: No rule of Law unto judgment to establish peace (Isaiah 51:4), just empty promises.

Side note: The hypocrisy and willfulness to justify the president (The professed Christians in this country may want to make sure that they are Christians before making sure the president is one (1 John 2:6).  In an attempt to justify themselves (Luke 16: 14-16), it has become so apparent that pro-life organizations are thanking Donald Trump for a victory in a PROPOSED bill to defund the abortion industry. I said PROPOSED. Where did government receive delegated authority from “We the People” to enact such legislation, forcing taxpayers to pay for the murder of the innocent in the womb?  (Proverbs 6:17)

Maybe these that are duped by political theatre would like to take a look at the $1.3 trillion omnibus bill that Donald Trump just signed under “National Security” that funds the illegal abortion industry with a $51 million deposit into Abortion Industries bank accounts, paid for, of course, by these cheerleaders who refuse to judge this administration by its fruit (Matthew 7:16).

Americans do not see when it comes to these corrupt politicians that they are simply protecting their own, as well as themselves and the corporations and special interest groups for which they work. Time will prove this truth, as it always does.

How many administrations were called out for their crimes during their incumbencies?  When questioned for their crimes, they would stand and deny it publicly and laugh it off, only to find later on that they finally admit it when they are no longer in office.  Every, single one of them (John 8:44).

It has been said, “If you start throwing these corrupt politicians in jail that the swamp will dry up real quick.”

So, I ask again, where is that rule of Law, Mr. President?

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Bradlee Dean is a guest contributor to GCN news. His views and opinions, if expressed, are his own and do not reflect the views and opinions of the Genesis Communication Network. Bradlee's radio program, The Sons of Liberty broadcasts live M - Sat here at GCN. This op-ed was originally published by Sons of Liberty Media at www.sonsoflibertyradio.com. Reprinted with permission. 

 

 

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