Congress as well as other agencies aligned with the federal government are trying to fool us, and they have been for years. However, knowing the nature of humankind we must ask, are you being fooled by first Congress?
The matter we put before you should not be surprising at all; that is of course you have been reading this site as much as many of you state you are. We bring this notion forth insofar as we know how many times we have written these identical lines to you and what would be the consequences if we let them go. If you want or need proof, just type “Obama” into the search box and it is seriously like living in a self-prophetizing world.
Congress is trying to fool you.
Here is how they do business. A piece of legislation is going to cost trillions of dollars, but Members of Congress do not want the public to see that. Instead, they have the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) look at the bill for just the first 10 years—and they move any costly items off into the future on purpose.
Now let’s ask ourselves if there is any evidence of this type of arrangement say within the last six or so years. Oh! I get it! Who was that who just blurted out “Obamacare”? Well you are so right – in fact that program is going to cost more and more and more until it won’t be tolerated anymore.
In fact at The Foundry, a blog released and owned by The Heritage Foundation says they did it with Obamacare—saved the budget bombshells for later. Now they are trying to do it with immigration. Heritage experts are still analyzing the full report, but a few things jumped out immediately. The Gang of Eight bill:
WILL NOT stop illegal immigration – Despite promises of a secure border, the bill would slow future illegal immigration by only 25 percent, according to the CBO. In the next couple of decades, that means 7.5 million new illegal immigrants.
WILL drive down wages – For legal American workers, the CBO estimates the bill would drive down their average wages.
The bill’s drafters relied on the same scoring gimmicks used by the Obamacare drafters to conceal its true cost from taxpayers and to manipulate the CBO score. There is a reason why eligibility for the most expensive federal benefits was largely delayed outside the 10-year scoring window: to mislead the public. As Ranking Member of the Budget Committee, I asked CBO to provide a long-term estimate. Sadly, CBO did not provide the long-term estimate as requested.
And finally what would any reporting be without the “Quick hits” portion brought to you by Amy Payne, a writer from The Foundry.
- Six in 10 Americans believe border security should be a bigger priority than amnesty for illegal immigrants.
- U.S. marriage rates are at historic lows.
- The U.S. House approved a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
- A study from the Pew Research Center finds widespread media bias on coverage of same-sex marriage.
- Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) cited research from Heritage Action as he made his case against the Internet sales tax.
- President Obama has threatened to veto the House version of the farm bill.
Although each one of these carry a burden they are indeed must reading and you must go to the Heritage Foundation to read the full stories.
The Results of BIG government Please be advised that this writing is a catharsis of sorts.
There are a lot, enormous amounts of “We the People(s)” that are talking today, yesterday, and we’re sure tomorrow about the notion of keeping track of a large family. Then again there will be those given over to coaching that will be espousing I need assistant coaches to keep this mob of young athletes in order. Just about anything bigger than a normal sized youth football, baseball, or soccer team these days will need to be molded by way of militaristic means.
Let’s apply these principles to government. Unless one is trying to make a huge family, that literally can support millions if not hundreds of millions of people at any time why is the need for big government?
This is where we at The Contemplative Thinker, believe that the early colonists may have had the opportunity to view life and the realities thereof in a far different way than we do. And nowhere is that more pronounced than in the U.S. Constitution.
Specifically the entire Constitution; albeit, more so in the Bill of Rights insofar as it is there that the provisions for humanity’s assurances of protection and the deliverance of their own rights are reflected.
We need to express this issue more than everything else does on earth. How many of us can with all honesty can say that we trust our very own government? We’ve got the Department of Justice and their law apportioned outfits – F.B.I., DEA, AFT, running willy nilly around not only our own country, but put us in flux of international embarrassment when operatives on the inside are discussing with who will listen to them what straw-man operation the G-Men have running in Mexico commonly referred to as Fast & Furious.
And since when does the POTUS have the authority or where-with-all to commit troops and/or America’s Air Forces at will to where he thinks it will do him light in an election? Try the “No Flight Zone” over Libya with subsequent bombings of military targets. No, no, no now – war activities are always conducted by Congress as mandated by the U.S. Constitution.
You may want to call this person – Barack Obama – your Commander-in-Chief, but I refuse too. No CIC would allow Americans to die in Benghazi, Libya. Ask yourselves who got the most steamed at the “no-go” orders. You betcha, it was the combat troops who were on the ground ready to go help and save their buddies.
Someone please tell me here…who is it that is authorizing millions of illegal aliens into our nation through his plan of backdoor amnesty? I mean grow a set, please! Will it cost the BIG FAT GOVERNMENT MORE to ship every one of the illegals back to the place of origin? We don’t think so…all things being equal, if anyone were to look to the costs of entitlement programs, social security, and on down the line, it would cost considerably less just to send them back.
Take it easy gang…we understand that America is “the land of immigrants.” So what? We also maintained being the most mightiest nation militarily until we found ourselves in the position of having men fight in consecutive tours, or four or five six or seven of them. All the while what were those illegal “land of immigrants” doing other than having babies, working at some job the vet had planned to come back too, maybe knocking off the local 7-11 store, or even killing a family member without a valid driver’s license whilst being inebriated? All of this and more compliments of “…our inactive federal government to do its job”… Barack Obama.
So now…thanks to Malkin’s book “Culture of Corruption” which is dedicated to the whistleblowers of our nation by the way; we now have a President who is blaming Congress for activities that any normal and ethical person would have done. Short one here gang, who gave the orders to have the world’s largest news organization, the Associated Press, International (AP) an executive (?) order, court order or whatever order to allow the pursing of journalists secret email, and phone numbers to file charges that their doing something egregiously wrong that would fit into a terrorist label?
Now this expressive cliché has been around as long as anyone’s language in whatever country. “Duh, you got to hit em’ where it does the most damage…take a person’s money and they’ll do anything for ya’.” This of course brings us to the next segment of Government gone badly. The world’s largest negotiator of cash to nation’s around the world and to everyone who lives in this country – the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targets whomever they want too…just don’t tell anyone you’ll vote for another candidate other than Barack Obama.
Nothing and we mean NOTHING would ever be able to start the President from not knowing this was going on. There were so many filed complaints in Congress alone for someone not to have spoken about this issue – moreover, how do we account for the ridiculous amounts of visits to the White House by the IRS Commissioner?
Here is the pathetic summation: Does any of you remember the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) or the immediate follow-up called The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (Pub.L. 111–5), commonly referred to as the Stimulus or The Recovery Act, was an economic stimulus package enacted by the 111th United States Congress in February 2009 and signed into law on February 17, 2009, by President Barack Obama.
To respond to the late-2000s recession, the primary objective for ARRA was to save and create jobs almost immediately. Secondary objectives were to provide temporary relief programs for those most impacted by the recession and invest in infrastructure, education, health, and renewable energy. The approximate cost of the economic stimulus package was estimated to be $787 billion at the time of passage, later revised to $831 billion between 2009 and 2019. The Act included direct spending in infrastructure, education, health, and energy, federal tax incentives, and expansion of unemployment benefits and other social welfare provisions.
Now least I forget the most monumentous being to take place on American soil. You’ve got it – Obamacare! All during the time that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or the “Stimulus” was going on to create immediate jobs and relief programs to those most impacted, whilst at the same time “…we have shovel ready jobs now…our infrastructure and especially energy needs to be worked on”…Barack Obama.
Then what happened…Solyndra happened. Some $534 million dollars of taxpayer funds went swirling down the john. Our problem was to find out if this program had even been around long enough to receive and lose that kind of money – about a year.
Now after wittingly and knowingly in the middle of this scam – why wouldn’t the President, his DOE appointee, and V.P. Joe Biden think that the IRS would not target those groups that may or may not vote against him in 2012. So sorry folks for my own peace of mind I need to bring this notion forth. We were the ones who wrote about Barack and Michelle’s personal trainer flying out from Chicago, Ill two maybe three times per week for those intimate work out sessions; we furthermore lauded on paper the costs of flying to and from Hawaii and back during his holiday time.
Someone correct me if I’m wrong or incorrect – why does Barack Obama list his place of residence as Hawaii? He has no relatives alive there; no property owned there, and who knows if he has many friends there?
We also brought to you the overly-lavish spending that went on during Michelle Obama and the “girls” trip to Spain or Brazil. Altogether this family has cost the country far more than what he or anyone of his elite cronies combined has taken out. Suffice it to say, I love Tiger Woods, but Barack the weekend excursions to Florida to visit and playing golf with Mr. Woods must stop. Do you realize that it cost Air Force One $180,000 dollars per hour of operation?
How long is it going to take America – before you rip off the blind folds, tear out those ear plugs, and meet the man who is running this nation into oblivion? Reckless spending, ridiculous programs, reek all too much of words I don’t care to use at this time. But I will say that this person as well as his trusted mate, Eric Holder, and Napolitano must go if we are to recover. Just one last issue before we go….why when the world powers are upgrading all of their ordnance does Barack Obama still have the military budget as his lowest priority?
It was brought to our attention that many of the findings and subsequent behaviors, in fact, have come true in America. We have gone to such lengths as using our Founding Fathers and the people of their generation as motivators. Moreover, we have used articles from “What would the Founders Do?” to illuminate what could be the potential downfalls within the American psyche if the government continued to disrespect the rights of every citizen and non-citizen in the country whilst running their ship lawlessly.
Certainly without hesitation we are implying that when the most powerful person in the world – the President – insidiously, arrogantly, and with little matter at all squashes the revered Founding documents of the United States most notably the U.S. Constitution and the laws thereto we believe that the citizenry experiences a form of cognitive dissonance.
The term cognitive dissonance is used to describe the feeling of discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs. When there is a discrepancy between beliefs and behaviors, something must change in order to eliminate or reduce the dissonance.
In other words the entire notion of cognitive dissonance is summed up in its definition. “As a state of psychological conflict or anxiety resulting from a contradiction between a people’s simultaneously held beliefs or attitudes.”
As children we are taught to respect our government. Moreover, we need to respect the leaders and their leadership tactics. We are also taught to love one another as we would love them. We are furthermore taught not to talk in church on Sunday’s, respect adults, and get the “best education” you can get.
Imagine the dissonance going on now when one of the most powerful organizations in the world – the very organization that manipulates your money as well as has the power to make one’s life be in danger or certainly impearled with the thoughts of hard jail time or loss of income, does exactly that – completely disregards your natural and civil rights amongst other things in order to make you see and do as they do.
Cognitive dissonance is concerned with an incompatibility in the relationship between two cognitions. This theory, first proposed by Leon Festinger, states that people need to maintain consistency among their beliefs, attitudes, and behavior. Contradicting cognitions serve as a driving force that compels the mind to acquire or invent new beliefs, or to modify existing beliefs, in order to reduce the amount of dissonance (conflict) between cognitions and bring them back into a consistent relationship. (Please see further reading, click here.)
In other words – how are we supposed to respect a person who breaks the very rule of law by which you have been raised to accept? It gets worse – how are we supposed to follow a person or many people who knowingly and with all indignity don’t maintain the laws on the books now – such as the Attorney General of the US Eric Holder; look at the ridiculousness of the majority of those in the Senate; and we could always just charge the House of Representatives as condoning the likes of Charles Rangel or Nancy Pelosi.
But let’s face it here gang – most of those in leadership positions today don’t follow any consummated rules unless it is their own or a spin-off of someone who is higher in rank. Today at the Gallop Polling data center showed again where Obama’s approval rating has dropped – again. Albeit as for me I stand completely resolute in my own justifications – Barack Obama in order to have or save any.form of a legacy should resign, retire, or abdicate the Office of the President – Now!
We believe that the majority of our nation is in the process of some form of cognitive dissonance. We evidence this by identifying certain patterns of behavior, the well-being of the people, and a close look at what is causing the disorder within the society.
Well isn’t it amazing the altruisms versus real life issues we find in politics – so much in fact that early on in this nation’s prehistory there were so much studied, entire epochs giving reference over to those who would be in power.
The Age of Enlightenment or simply the Enlightenment is the era in Western philosophy, the includes critical, intellectual, and reasoned thought, scientific, and cultural life, centered upon the 18th century, in which reason was advocated as the primary source for legitimacy and authority.
Developing simultaneously in France, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the American colonies, the movement was buoyed by Atlantic Revolutions, especially the success of the American Revolution, when breaking free of the British Empire.
As for me whilst I study history with emphasis on the character of humankind, let’s just say that most of us around here are simply derailed by some of the behaviors we see in other people that should know better.
We are of the complete reasoning that this Lois Lerner of the Cincinnati bureau of the IRS, just as with her other colleagues, Douglas Shulman and disgraced former Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller, and hell Lenny and Squiggy, have been used by the Obama Administration’s well-acknowledged threats of what is referred to as Obama’s culture of intimidation. Interestingly, both said that what the IRS really needs are more people and money to function properly.
With new reports today that the Obama Department of Justice leaked documents intended to smear a whistle blower in the Fast & Furious gun walking scandal. It is now more obvious than ever that this administration has, in the words of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), created a “culture of intimidation” that stretches from the White House down to myriad agencies of the executive branch.
From his language suggesting targeting of enemies to his officials’ attempts to castigate Tea Partiers as economic terrorists, President Obama has presided over an administration that sees his political opponents as unworthy and nasty.
Early in his administration, Obama threatened CEOs of banks, “My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.” The White House’s regular meetings with non-profit hit group Media Matters are often designed to help target conservative media ranging from Fox News to Rush Limbaugh.
Department of Justice Inspector General, showing that former US Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked documents intended to smear a whistle blower in Fast & Furious, is only the latest revelation on misconduct from DOJ. The DOJ has also targeted Fox News reporter James Rosen over leaks from State Department employee Stephen Jin-Woo Kim; according to Megyn Kelly, and two Fox News staffers.
The IRS’ discrimination against conservative non-profit groups has stunned Americans, but conservatives have known for years that the Obama IRS targets conservatives. Yes…but consider this and the ramifications – the POTUS uses his culture of intimidation techniques that therefore creates entire agencies within his purview to do unquestionably unconstitutional issues with you at the helm.
In a close review of Breitbart’s Big Government site, Mr. Ben Shapiro, goes to extraordinary lengths to show how encompassing Obama’s Culture of Intimidation is in reality and he lists the agencies here.
As young men, moreover as boys, most of us are taught this little cliché: It may take a long time, even a lifetime to build trust; however, it only takes seconds or minutes to watch it crumble.
We can question and question and subpoena as many people possible; yet, in the final analysis the buck will always stop on President Obama.
Have you ever gone around shirking any kind of resemblance to a quiz, test, or other big jargon like an exam when it comes down to what it is that we know in and from the U.S. Constitution? So many of us simply take it for granted that the Constitution is really the preamble “We the People”, in conjunction with those first ten or so amendments. Believe it or not, that is remarkably what it states about the importance of Americans Founding Documents for the Naturalization Test or basically any of the websites that offer quizzes.
As far as we are concerned there are three rudimentary questions that must be addressed if we are to survive as a people – a nation.
1 – Why is America so unique in world history; 2 – Why the Constitution (and the underlying principles on which it is based) enabled America to become the freest, most prosperous nation in history; and 3 – Why the key to making America great again is to restore the Constitution as the supreme law of the land.
To do this, “We the People” must elect a government that will respect rather than violate or ignore the Constitution. Subsequently the only way to make this happen is if the American people learn about and understand the Constitution, and it underlying principles of individual rights and limited government.
There are many, many sites available that will openly encourage each of us to take a small quiz. The Pew Research Center, the International Scholastic Institute, and of course, the Naturalization Test that regardless we ask each of you to at least take a look at what real dumbing-down is and consequently grade inflation.
There are many institutions that actively teach the Principles of the Constitution as well as American heritage which are so critical to preserving liberty in America.
We are fully convinced that the only way to counter the assault on the Constitution and to restore liberty in America is to educate American citizens and our elected leaders on the Constitution and its underlying principles.
There is a reason that the Founders debated and went through the ratification process to ensure we had a Constitution. The principle reason is that the Constitution does not allow the government to do what it wants – a reason that it established a federal government with specific, enumerated powers. That reason is to ensure that the federal government does what it must to preserve liberty, and does not become tyrannical.
The Constitution does not authorize Congress to create the massive bureaucracy today that results in a fourth branch of government. And with the passage and enactment of Obamacare, that branch will grow even larger.
The Founders understood the need for a Constitution to limit the power of the federal government to protect civil and religious liberty. It is well-known today that if our political leaders actually followed the Constitution, one estimate suggests that the federal government would be about one-third the size it is now.
Furthermore, most of the day-to-day governing in America would take place at the state and local level. Instead our leaders are ignoring or actively opposing the limits on government established by the Constitution, literally enslaving future generations with unsustainable debt.
Unfortunately, far too many Americans today don’t even know what the Constitution says – which is why America is in such dire straits. Most Americans have never even read our Declaration of Independence, which sets forth the principles of liberty and limited government more clearly than any document ever written.
Please do not forget about our poll just over to the right…please participate!
“What would the Founders say or do”?
Like most of the founding generation there existed two major features: First, America should generously welcome people from many nations and religions. Second, the numbers and kinds of immigrants may need to be limited with a view to the qualities of character required for democratic citizenship.
Let’s look at these two preconditions with a measured degree of critical thinking. First, we need to look at who is immigrating to the country and for what reasons. Yet even before examining these various reasons, what we need to do is to take a brief look or perception of what the world looked like during that period in history.
Let there be no mistake about it – many modern day scholars and academia’s have been tirelessly annoyed with the silences and the contours of the U.S. Constitution. In other words, very typical of humankind when an answer is sought yet there is little to be found addressing it, legal minds and history chroniclers’ attempt to establish wording that makes meaning acceptable to their need of the moment.
Having any individual albeit within the Founding generation or years later to try and put forth politically correct argument into the Constitution is abhorrently in error trying to install an original meaning of the founders. We can however look to different events, epochs, and times throughout history to assist us in making an informed conclusion.
Therefore let’s do that – let’s look and see what was going on during the last half of the eighteenth century – that would make a person sell themselves as indentured servants, prostitutes, or slaves simply to get here. The prevailing thought during that time, as well as the Constitution is produced, were expressions of the Enlightenment.
The Age of Enlightenment or simply the Enlightenment is the era in Western philosophy, intellectual, scientific, and cultural life, centered upon the 18th century, in which reason was advocated as the primary source for legitimacy and authority. Developing simultaneously in France, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the American colonies, the movement was buoyed by Atlantic Revolutions, especially the success of the American Revolution, when breaking free of the British Empire.
Most of Europe was caught up, including the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Russia, and Scandinavia, along with Latin America in instigating the Haitian Revolution. The authors of the American Declaration of Independence, the United States Bill of Rights, the French Declaration, of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and the Polish-Lithuanian Constitution of May 3, 1791, were motivated by Enlightenment principle.
The “Enlightenment” was not a single movement or school of thought, for these philosophies was often mutually contradictory or divergent. The Enlightenment was less a set of ideas than it was a set of values. At its core was a critical questioning of traditional institutions, customs, and morals, and a strong belief in rationality and science.
Some historians also include the late 17th century, which is typically known as the Age of Reason or Age of Rationalism, as part of the Enlightenment; however, most historians consider the Age of Reason to be a prelude to the ideas of the Enlightenment.
According to Jack N. Rakove, the very distinguished historian as well as Professor of History at Stanford University espouses in his best-seller Original Meanings that there can be no question that the framers and many of their contemporaries were familiar not only with the great works as such luminaries as Locke, Hobbes, Montesquieu, Hume, and Blackstone. Yet these individuals thrived on self-education in areas of English politics, the moral philosophy, and social science of the Scottish Enlightenment, as well as religious undertakings in the Netherlands, the discord in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth as well as Russia and the Scandinavians’.
Having established that it is therefore essential to understand that most of the settlers were not in the lower classes. To understand the Enlightenment within the American colonies people were driven to work out of necessity and this attitude was very much a part of their glorious lifestyles. And it would be a save bet to know how much they appreciated it.
Interestingly before making the leap is to note that government existed for the many and especially to protect that liberty, property, and equal rights of the citizen.
This was the America that lured immigrants. Whilst other places in the world were in utter ruin things especially after the American revolution sure looked mighty nice to many.
If you have the availability here are some outstanding reads…
Michael Savage on 4 Generals: Obama fired 4 generals to cover up Benghazi… We are certainly of the opinion – much the same as the writer, The Mad Jewess – that there is far more at issue with Benghazi-gate than the mainstream media is reporting. Mind you however, CBS is doing a good job as well.
DEM SENATORS AND MODERATES BLOCK BORDER SECURITY AMENDMENT TO IMMIGRATION BILL This piece of business has prompted us to publish this poll. Please we ask that you be as honest and appropriate as possible whilst taking the poll. Thanking you in advance!
38% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s at least somewhat likely that the House and Senate will present to the POTUS
38% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s at least somewhat likely that the House and Senate will present to the POTUS
Voters aren’t overly optimistic that Congress will pass an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws this year. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s at least somewhat likely that the House and Senate will pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation and it will be signed into law by President Obama this year.
But 52% consider that unlikely. This includes just eight percent (8%) who say major immigration reform is Very Likely this year and 15% who say it’s Not At All Likely. Ten percent (10%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 5-6, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.
It still gets worse with only 30% Think Government Likely to Secure Border If Reform Bill Passes
Support for a comprehensive immigration reform plan has fallen slightly, as more voters than ever question the willingness of the federal government to control the nation’s borders. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters still favor the plans that would give legal status to those here now illegally who have otherwise obeyed the law as long as the government really secures the border to prevent future illegal immigration. Thirty percent (30%) oppose the plan even with the guarantee of tougher border security. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 5-6, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.
Now let’s be Real Clear on one single issue…
Far be it from us, seriously we’ve only been like blood-hounds sorting and sniffing out the scent of blood through the ruble that resembles Ground Zero for roughly 20 years now. Additionally we think it’s reasonably fair to suggest an option to all those concerned. Unlike President Barack Obama who is like a jellyfish, spinelessly relying on those who will align themselves with him in a culture of corruption to get anything done. Therefore, Obama will scour and interpret the U.S. Constitution ad nauseam to find a way. So what if he cannot find any support? Then he’ll just concoct an executive order (which by the way is illegal in his realm of doing things) to get what he wants done.
However, all things being equal, let’s look at what should be done. First and foremost all individuals who are in the nation undocumented, seeking sanctuary cities, and who remain here illegally should be given the ultimatum with assurances of course, to leave the country for a minimum of six months or until we can put together a real reform package.
It’s time to face it gang…nothing resembling real reform will ever happen as long as 19 million illegals remain here to argue, sway, and hold America hostage. Albeit voting or party affiliation what the Democrat Party now has is the majority of ACORN as well as SEIU endorsing them.
To effectuate real change – a change that we all can be proud of it is essential that we all do our part. And without any further adieu those who are in the U.S. illegally should be asked to leave on their terms or face a semblance of internment camps.
We understand that this sounds harsh and cruel but in the real world – or used to be the real world, the reason why America holds dreams for people, truth, justice, and the American way is because once upon a time America with its citizenry and a few politicians were called to order daily by the rule of law.
What Barack Obama does not understand whatsoever is the notion that to have”perceived power” the constructs of such are observed order and justice must be established and preserved.
Think of order as a traffic signal; when all parties do as they are supposed to then there is order on the roads. However, when someone alludes and therefore jumps in order then without reprisal or discipline someone is losing justice to live as freely as the person who thought otherwise when they ran the red light.
So therefore, in order to continue on with the American Way with all the bells and trinkets that go along with that dream – America must return to its rule of law to maintain order and justice.
For all the ‘Doubting Thomas’ out there…
We have an overwhelming need to express our guts in this issue of The Contemplative Thinker. We of course demand the utmost of civility, decorum, with seasonings of politics tossed rather heavily into our writing concoction.
No one can possibly imagine what being a international whistle-blower is like until we have at least walked in those shoes. Could you imagine what Bob Woodward and Bernie Goldstein as young reporters covering one of the largest political scandals up to that time in history.
I, on the other hand, share a great deal with my colleagues here – especially when it comes down to the complete utter disregard for the very lives of those who have served you. Just look below or go to ‘categories’ and select Benghazi-Gate or Benghazi-gate inasmuch as we have tried to keep abreast of the reports and especially the people involved therein.
This very much brings to my mind a quote by the Father of the Constitution, Pres. James Madison:
“I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpation’s” – James Madison
Barack Obama told the American people that before he went to sleep on the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack (while the attack was still ongoing) he authorized the use of all available resources to help get the situation under control.
During his testimony on the attack Leon Panetta admitted that after he informed Barack Obama of the attack at hie pre-scheduled 5:00 meeting on September 11th that he didn’t speak to the president again that night.
So where Barack Obama was that night and what was he doing that was so important he never called in to see what was going on? The White House isn’t saying:
“On Friday morning, CNSNews.com called the White House press office to inquire about where President Obama was, what he was doing, and who he was communicating with, after 5:30 p.m. on the night of Sept. 11, 2012. At 10:29 a.m. on Friday, CNSNews.com followed up by emailing questions to the White House press office.
On Friday afternoon, CNSNews.com additionally followed up by calling the White House National Security Council press office and also emailing that office the questions. CNSNews.com also followed up on Friday afternoon by again calling the White House Press Office and emailing the questions again to that office.
The White House press office Monday morning confirmed receiving the questions but did not have a timetable for when it could provide answers.
We know that Barack Obama had what he considered to be more important things on his mind, namely the fundraiser he had to attend the next day, and it has been rumored that he simply went to bed during the attack to prepare for his busy day on September 12th. We deserve to know if this is the truth because all that we know at this point is that Barack Obama seemed uninterested in the attack which killed Chris Stevens, Glenn Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods and to me that is a dereliction of duty.
Now we have learned from whistle-blower Gregg Hicks that a special operations force in Tripoli were preparing to fly into Benghazi but were ordered to stand down:
“Hicks also reported that SOCAFRICA commander Lt. Col. Gibson and his team were prepared to board a C130 from Tripoli before the attack on the Benghazi annex. Gibson received a call saying, “you can’t go now, you don’t have the authority to go now.’ And so they missed the flight … They were told not to board the flight, so they missed it.”
If this special ops unit was allowed to precede it is likely that Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods would be alive today so the question is; did Barack Obama actually order all available resources to be used to stop the attack or was his order disobeyed? Personally, I find it hard to believe anyone disobeyed a direct order from the commander-in-chief, if they had they would have been held accountable because it would have given Barack Obama the “out” he so desperately needs at this point. I don’t think the order was ever given.
There is an absolute plethora of information now that the whistle blowers are allowed to speak. Until next time…
Please let us make no mistake about this expose. We understand the difference between unintended consequences and intended consequences. There are from time to time when mistakes are made that may result in unintended consequences. As a society we are taught and raised to believe that everyone deserves their forgiveness for mistakes that they have committed.
However, there is a huge distinction between forgiving and forgetting. We may choose to forgive someone predicated upon their mistake; however, we are firm believers that those who commit crimes or unpleasantries against us without any remorse whatsoever and continue to do so…well, we may forget about forgiveness of their actions is a different matter completely.
Great for a Founding Fathers Quote’s Friday as we bring Alexander Hamilton into our discussion. Hamilton stated that.:
”Government implies the power of making laws. It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience”… Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 15, 1787
Now mind you, it is our belief that members of the press community are merely reporting the news – which just happens to be their job. However, many members in the self-awarding mainstream media seem to be making news out of the basic reporting.
We are addressing such evidence as Operation Fast & Furious; Benghazi-Gate; allowing Iran to continue to perfect their nuclear capabilities, or weapons of war as well as their civil rights abuses; so who has put either the truth or untruth into the notion that the Syrian government has in fact used chemical weapons against its own people.
Continuing just for a heads-up – who on earth contacted the government magistrate or Federal authorities in connection with the State’s Attorney’s office and the Public Defender’s office about issuing ‘Jahar’ Tsarnaev his Miranda rights before speaking to the officials in more competent positions (ex., Justice, DOS, FBI, CIA, or even the White House).
Folks understanding and attending to the laws on the books is every bit as important as acknowledging them and abiding by them. In a situation such as this Federal magistrate, a Judge, prosecution, and defense counsel making an independent decision to administer such action (Miranda rights) is potentially more dangerous than doing the opposite.
I am persuaded that a firm union is as necessary to perpetuate our liberties, as it is to make us respectable; and experience will probably prove that the National Government will be as natural a guardian of our freedom as the State Legislatures… Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, June 1788
Something we do not have now, insofar as far too many factions supported by greedy, fund-raising special interests groups aiding and thus somehow giving those factions legitimacy.
We ask you the reader to respond to the various changes and attempt to answer why these are now acceptable. Consequently, all things being equal, the only thing that in reality that has changed is the people who now support such activities. Clearly it must be established that in every public opinion poll concerning same-sex marriage, sexual orientation, homosexuality, as well as the events occurring to the opposite of the American moral standards originally supported the American way.
Then through money, power, special interests, advocacy, and the media the numbers within the polls begin to dwindle until we have a lackadaisical band of lawmakers agreeing to changing American society as it once was. We have it on privileged sources that most of the issues we confront are in themselves unacceptable to those who want them. Why, you ask.
It is in the notion that one sought to make change and succeeded, regardless of what they really wanted to happen. Just a quick survey on the presidency of Barack Obama is enough to convince anyone and their alleged vote.