|Published: Thursday, December 10, 2020|
Today, December 10, 2020, the law firm of Rhoades, Siefert & Erickson, PLLC, in Missoula, Montana, filed a lawsuit against Montana Governor Steve Bullock on behalf of a host of plaintiffs, alleging Governor Bullock’s mask orders, shutdowns, lockdowns, social distancing requirements, etc., are an egregious violation of the constitutional liberties of the people of Montana. The complaint was filed in the Montana First Judicial District Court, Lewis and Clark County (Helena).
Each plaintiff in this lawsuit wrote a summary statement as to why he or she decided to be a plaintiff in the case. As one of the plaintiffs, here is my summary statement:
From the beginning of our country’s existence, the fundamental Natural liberty deemed sacrosanct to the very purpose of our Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights was Religious Liberty. That fact is easily seen as James Madison put the freedom of worship and the freedom of assembly in the very first Article of our Bill of Rights—with the strongest statement “no law . . . prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
The First Amendment protects the Biblical duty of Christian people to “forsake not the assembling of yourselves together, and so much the more as you see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)
Christians are instructed to “lay hands” on disciples as a means of setting them apart for Christian service (Acts 8:17; Acts 6:6; Acts 13:3; Acts 19:6; Acts 28:8). We are instructed to “greet one another with a holy kiss.” (Romans 16:16; I Corinthians 16:20; II Corinthians 13:12; I Thessalonians 5:26)
How are we to baptize our converts without touching them, embracing them and, of course, immersing them? When sick, Christians are instructed to call upon the elders of the church that they might “pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.” (James 5:14)
Our great Savior and Teacher—our Example in every way—constantly touched people, held people, embraced people. Jesus was a most touchy Savior. (Matthew 8:3; 8:15; Matthew 9:29; Matthew 17:7; Matthew 20:34; Mark 1:41; Mark 7:33; Luke 5:13; Luke 22:51)
Were there no communicable diseases during the first century?
Governor Steve Bullock’s mandates that limit the numbers of people who can gather at one place—including churches—that require social distancing between individuals and mandates that healthy people wear masks as a requirement to interact with society is an egregious abridgment against our individual liberties enshrined in Natural Law and protected in constitutional law and an even greater abridgment against our God-given Religious Liberty protected in law since before our nation came into existence.
Think of it: America faced a War for Independence, a Civil War, the War of 1812—all fought on American soil. We faced two world wars, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. We have faced pestilences of every sort. My parents lived through the Great Depression.
In all of this, NEVER were churches forced to close or told how many people could or could not attend their worship services. At no time did government mandate they wear masks and stay 6 feet apart.
I distinctly remember my mom and dad telling me of the awful poverty, disease and sickness that people experienced every day during the Great Depression. But no matter the pain and affliction of their circumstances, they came together on the Lord’s Day to worship and sing and pray and to draw inner strength from spiritual inspiration and instruction.
While Germany was bombing the city of London into the Stone Age during World War II, Christian families would gather in the bombed-out, gutted churches to worship and pray together.
Even in horrific times such as these, no government had such audacity as to prohibit Christian assemblies or limit the number of worshippers or mandate that people hide their faces from each other and avoid one another’s presence.
I view Governor Bullock’s mandates as an assault against our Christian faith, an assault against our Religious Liberties, an assault against the Natural Laws of God enshrined in our Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights and, yes, an assault against our very humanity.
In days of old, civil magistrates such as Steve Bullock would not merely be driven from office but would be tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail.
I invite all of my readers—including those in the media—to go to our website to read the complaint for yourself. Please share this lawsuit with everyone you can. This lawsuit is fighting for the basic constitutional liberties of every person in this country—not just in Montana. A win would set a precedent for the entire nation.
I also encourage every lover of Liberty to join this effort in any way that you can. Those of you in the media are especially encouraged to cover this story and contact our lead counsel, Quentin Rhoades, for more information.
Most people seem content to grumble and complain but actually do very little to protect and defend Liberty. And that’s exactly why Liberty is losing in this country.
But here is a motivated, enthusiastic group of people—and a courageous Liberty lawyer—who are doing more than just talk. They have stepped up to the plate and put their money where their mouth is. I am honored to be named among them.
We need your help. Liberty needs your help. I am asking readers to help make history. Ask yourself: In your entire lifetime, how many opportunities will you have to do something that could truly make a difference in the preservation of Liberty in our land?
Well, here is such an opportunity.
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Read these great documents, and you’ll realize just how far America (especially our political and religious leaders) has strayed from the roots of Liberty once planted so very deeply in the soil of this wonderful country.
Read THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS, and you’ll understand that what Governor Steve Bullock and these other would-be tyrants in the medical, political and religious establishments are doing is a much greater abuse of our Natural liberties enshrined in our founding documents than anything King George and the British Crown ever thought about doing.
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© Chuck Baldwin
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Published: Thursday, December 19, 2019
I’ll make this column short and to the point.
Trump’s executive order—deceptively called “An Executive Order on Combating Anti-Semitism”—issued this past week, will empower the federal Department of Education to withhold funding to college campuses that do not squash anti-Israel rhetoric. In other words, it is now official government policy to deny college students and faculty members their Natural and constitutional right to criticize—especially and primarily if they criticize any and all things Israel. This will also doubtless include speech that supports Palestinian rights.
Trump also declared that the religion of Judaism is a nationality or ethnicity and is beyond criticism. Can you imagine the outcry if he had declared Christianity to be a nationality?
Plus, by issuing this Executive Order, Donald Trump has made every Christian and non-Jew in the United States a second-class citizen. But don’t expect Robert Jeffress and his gaggle of Christian Zionists to figure that out.
I have said repeatedly that Donald Trump is America’s first Zionist president. And Trump’s actions continue to prove that statement true.
Trump’s latest attack against the Constitution—specifically the First Amendment—is just his latest sellout to Israel. I’ll say it straight out: Donald Trump is not trying to make America great; he is trying to make Israel great.
By the way, I’m glad to see that rabid Jewish Zionist, Mark Levin, agrees with me. At the signing ceremony of this draconian executive order, Levin called Trump “the first Jewish President of the United States.”
Even casual research will easily discover that Trump’s family is dominated by Jewish Zionists, as is his circle of friends and business associates. What a coincidence.
Trump says his executive order (EO) is protecting free speech on college campuses. That’s a lie. His EO is squashing free speech—specifically speech that criticizes Israel or Zionism.
Think about this: Under Trump’s EO, colleges will be punished if they allow the reading of the New Testament on campus, as the New Testament is replete with criticisms of Israel and the Jews.
Donald Trump is a pathetic puppet of the likes of ultra-Zionist billionaire Sheldon Adelson. Even worse is the fact that the Christian Zionist preachers and churches in this country are as much Adelson’s puppets as is Trump, which is why they love Trump so much.
And all of this hypnotic support for faux Israel can be traced directly to the false teachings of John Darby and C. I. Scofield and the thousands of Christian Zionist churches and scores of Christian Zionist colleges that those two men created.
It would not be hyperbolic to say that Donald Trump is the quintessential creation of Darby and Scofield. And it is no coincidence that Trump is also the Blasphemer-in-Chief, because everything associated with Zionism is blasphemy.
Now the Zionist Donald Trump is trying to prohibit colleges from criticizing Zionism. If you are looking for an impeachable offense, this blatant abridgment of the First Amendment by the President of the United States is it.
But don’t expect Democrats in Congress to challenge Trump’s unconscionable EO that officially elevates Jewishness to royalty status, because the same Israeli lobby that controls the Republicans in Washington, D.C., also controls the Democrats.
Trump’s EO will deny funding for colleges and universities unless they prohibit the right of faculty and students to exercise their First Amendment freedom of speech to criticize Israel.
How long will it be before Trump decides to criminalize anyone who criticizes Israel?
Donald Trump and America’s Christian Zionist preachers are foolishly trying to undo what God did when He prophesied through His prophets—including John the Baptist at the birth of Christ and later Jesus Himself—the destruction of Jerusalem, along with the Jewish temple and the devilish Pharisee cult (of which the modern Zionist cult is a direct spiritual descendent) and when He then fulfilled those prophecies in 70 AD.
I urge readers to watch the very powerful message DVD entitled The Destruction Of Jerusalem.
Donald Trump is not only a Zionist hack; he is a wanna-be tyrant. And this executive order proves it. This executive order is abominable, reprehensible and downright tyrannical.
The false doctrines of Christian Zionism have all but destroyed the Church in America and are in the process of bringing America itself to the precipice of destruction. If real Christians do not have a spiritual awakening to and an honest repentance of the wicked designs and doctrines of Zionism (both Christian and Jewish)—and I mean SOON—this great nation that was built on the eternal principles of Christ’s New Covenant and God’s Natural Law will cease to exist as a free republic.
Thankfully, we are beginning to see a spiritual enlightenment take place across the country in which people are coming to recognize the wickedness of Zionism (both Christian and Jewish) and are repudiating those vile doctrines—which is doubtless one reason why Trump felt constrained to issue his blatantly unconstitutional executive order. That’s what tyrants and despots do. When they begin losing the battle of intellectual debate and public opinion, they start using brute force.
And I am further pleased (and humbled) to see that my message DVD The Destruction Of Jerusalem is being used of God to help awaken hundreds—if not thousands—of people to the Biblical truth of Israel.
In is no hyperbole to say that without an understanding of the component of Jerusalem’s foretold—and ultimate—destruction, one cannot fully understand the complete fulfillment of the birth of Jesus Christ—something God intended to be apodictic.
Yes, millions of Christians in America are celebrating the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ with no real understanding of the true significance of Christ’s birth. Zionism has blinded them even to the point that they are unable to see Christ’s birth clearly.
As you celebrate the virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ this season, please understand that one of the major components of Christ’s birth was the destruction of the tyranny of Pharisaical Judaism—known today as Talmudic Zionism—which was accomplished when the Roman army destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD.
Paradoxically, the only impetus for the 20th and now 21st century resurgence of Talmudic Zionism is from the monstrous misinterpretation and misapplication of Scripture by professed believers in Christ who swallowed and followed the deceptive doctrines of Darby and Scofield.
To help your friends and loved ones understand the true Biblical teaching on Israel, I urge you to take advantage of this half-price special on this one-of-a-kind message, The Destruction Of Jerusalem. You’ve probably never heard and never will hear another message like it.
And, once again, here is my 5-minute video rebuttal of Trump’s tyrannical executive order. Please feel free to share it.
© Chuck Baldwin
DOJ’s High Crimes and Misdemeanors
Conservative talk show hosts frequently say corruption in federal law enforcement is “just at the top; we’re not talking about the rank and file of these agencies.”
But Representative Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was a low level a federal prosecutor in the late 80s and early 90s. Robert Mueller was with DOJ during the same period. Peter Strozk joined the FBI in the 90s. Do we really believe members of the law enforcement community arrive at the top and then become corrupt?
No. Skills of tampering with evidence to hide or alter it, fabricating false narratives, and controlling what information comes out in trials – or House hearings – are well-honed at lower levels of these agencies. They’re rewarded with promotions, as former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell documented in her book Licensed to Lie.
Indeed, abuses proliferated in House impeachment hearings and documented by the Office of Inspector General report demonstrate a crooked pursuit of a fabricated case against President Donald Trump. The House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment report charges the president with, among other things, wire fraud – one of DOJ’s favorite “go to” charges, along with other types of fraud.
Similar corrupt tactics have been quietly executed for years against untold numbers of “enemies” of the establishment.
Few prominent Democrats have been pursued by DOJ, but they’ve locked up numerous Republican office holders or their supporters.
The miscarriage of justice in the case of my husband, former Rep. Steve Stockman, is one prime example. Before looking at prosecutors’ tactics, it should be noted that Stockman aggressively blocked the Obama agenda, and publicly exposed Administration corruptions.
For example, Stockman was first to reveal President Obama’s paying millions in ransom to Haqqani terrorists, the most radical wing of the Taliban, for the release of Bowe Bergdahl. He was the U. S. soldier taken captive when he deserted his Army post in Afghanistan.
Stockman blew the whistle on Clinton’s State Department allowing the sale of dual-use steel to Iran by a Ukrainian oligarch-owned company, in violation of U.S. Iran sanctions. The oligarch was coincidently the largest 2013 Clinton Foundation donor.
Shaking the Obama administration again, Stockman filed a resolution requesting the arrest of Lois Lerner for her contempt of Congress when she destroyed subpoenaed evidence and refused to appear before a House Committee investigating IRS persecution of conservative non-profit organizations.
Stockman’s persistent voice of opposition and exposure of corruptions had to be silenced. His service on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, broad travels and international relationships, further required muzzling his whistleblowing.
Two weeks after my husband appeared on Fox News and Fox Business channels to discuss his proposed arrest of Lerner, the FBI was at our apartment door.
Interestingly, but not surprisingly, the IRS non-profit division formerly led by Lerner played an integral role in Stockman’s prosecution. So flimsy was the government’s case that the DOJ spent millions of dollars, four years (nearly twice as long spent investigating President Trump), and four grand juries to indict Stockman.
His case included money laundering for such things as a move of funds from a checking to a savings account – something most Americans do in their own bank accounts.
Attorney Sidney Powell described Stockman’s case as the prosecutors’ effort to create precedent that they could follow to go after the Trump Foundation.
Indeed, the prosecutor even acknowledged to the Court of Appeals that there is not one criminal precedent for one of the campaign finance related charges of which Stockman was convicted.
The practices employed by DOJ included pursuit and possibly wrongful surveillance of Stockman even as he was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. The government controlled what could even be mentioned in trial. The federal court denied all but two of Stockman’s witnesses, saying others’ testimony would be irrelevant, though they would have directly refuted a lot of prosecutor-led testimony that, as couched, demeaned Stockman’s character.
Prosecutors asked a non-profit donor supposedly defrauded by Stockman the hypothetical question of whether he would have given, if he “had known that Mr. Stockman was going to spend his donations” for “personal gain,” a strictly government-fabricated narrative. The donor’s obvious “no” to this twisted leading question was cited by the prosecutor to the Appeals Court as evidence of Stockman’s fraud.
We have learned that witnesses in my husband’s case were pressured into misleading testimonies with partial truths presented to create wrongful impressions in the jury. The court strictly instructed one of the government’s own key witnesses not to give any context for, or elaboration of, his answers before the jury. This same government witness later said Stockman’s was a Soviet-style “show trial.”
Stockman’s lack of funds for an aggressive defense, combined with the sort of corrupt government tactics on display by Adam Schiff in the House of Representatives, resulted in guilty verdicts by Stockman’s jury. Most assuredly to quiet his voice, prosecutors asked the court to immediately imprison Stockman – a full seven months before he was even sentenced.
Even Bill Cosby who was convicted of physically and sexually assaulting young women was allowed to remain free pending sentencing. Not so for non-violent Stockman; his outspokenness was more of a threat to the establishment. He was sentenced to an egregious 10 years in prison, with a $1.25 million restitution, even though a 2016 study reported the average sentence for federal public corruption was just 13 months.
Appearing on “Bill Martinez Live” November 22, 2018, Powell told the listening audience,
“if the government wants to put you in prison, you will go to prison. It doesn’t matter whether you are innocent or not. They will make up crimes against you; they will indict you; they will search your house; they are willing to make up evidence; they’re willing to put pressure on witnesses to get them to say whatever they want them to say; anything.”
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“[T]hey will do anything to get you put into prison. We live in far more of a police state than anybody ever wanted to think. Look at what has happened to Congressman Steve Stockman.”
No. The corruption is not just “at the top.” While certainly there are some unbiased employees, from the working level prosecutor through the federal bench, the Justice Department stacks the deck against their prey and has increasingly used corrupt tactics to lock up and silence those who buck the status quo. My husband is one of many unjustly targeted by a corrupt judicial system.
Patti Stockman has been married to Steve for 31 years, is a conservative activist in her own right, and partnered alongside him in all his political endeavors. She has her own professional career, having worked for NASA 35 years. For more information on her husband’s case, visit www.DefendAPatriot.com.
Published: Thursday, August 22, 2019
by Chuck Baldwin
As I said in this column last week, Republicans Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio are joining forces with liberal Democrats to soon enact “red flag” gun confiscation laws. I also reported on the push for the enactment of other gun control measures such as universal background checks being promoted on Capitol Hill and by the White House here.
Yes, Donald Trump is calling for “red flag” gun confiscation laws and universal background checks. Trump said, “I have an appetite for background checks. We’re going to be doing background checks. We’re going to be filling in . . . the loopholes.”
I urge readers to watch my 8-minute video exposing Donald Trump’s betrayal of his promise to protect the 2nd Amendment and share it with as many of your friends as you can. If we don’t convince our U.S. senators to reject these egregious gun control measures, THEY WILL BE PASSED, AND TRUMP WILL SIGN THEM INTO LAW. We have about two or three weeks to convince our senators to reject these new gun control laws. That’s it.
Please watch the video and share it with everyone you can.
If law-abiding gun owners don’t call their U.S. senators en masse, and I mean posthaste, you are very likely to wake up one morning around 4am to the sound of a SWAT team breaking down your door to confiscate your guns, prepared to kill you or any member of your family who resists. Why? Perhaps because a gun-hating neighbor hates you having guns or a relative doesn’t like you and is looking for any way to “teach you a lesson” or your ex-spouse is looking for any way to “get even” with you or an anti-gun cop with a grudge wants to send a political message or a family doctor or school teacher overheard one of your children talk about how many guns daddy has and became alarmed, etc., ad infinitum.
Plus, the FBI has just recently stated that if you believe in “conspiracy theories,” you are a “domestic terrorist threat.” That statement is from an FBI intelligence bulletin from the bureau’s Phoenix field office, dated May 30, 2019. That FBI designation alone could very easily precipitate a “red flag” gun confiscation order being rendered against you.
And Donald Trump himself recently demonstrated how dangerous “red flag” laws are. In a tweet on August 13, President Trump said,
Would Chris Cuomo be given a Red Flag for his recent rant? Filthy language and a total loss of control. He shouldn’t be allowed to have any weapon. He’s nuts!
Are you paying attention? Donald Trump was threatening to use a “red flag” law to authorize police agencies to take away an American citizen’s Natural God-given right of self-defense simply because Trump didn’t like what the citizen said—about him.
Folks, don’t you see? Those in authority can use “red flag” gun confiscation laws against ANYONE they want and for ANY REASON they want.
In other words, there doesn’t have to be a reason. Under “red flag” laws, all it takes for police to come and seize your guns is for someone to make a “red flag” accusation against you. That’s it. And, yes, it really IS that easy.
“Red flag” laws not only eviscerate the 2nd Amendment, but the 1st Amendment, 4th Amendment, 5th Amendment, 6th Amendment, 7th Amendment and 8th Amendment.
The enforcement of “red flag” laws is actually much worse than you think, so says Donald Kilmer, an attorney who has litigated and defended against many state and federal gun charges.
Everyone is debating “red flag” laws like they’re some new thing, but California has had variations of them for decades. We call them domestic violence restraining orders, civil harassment restraining orders, workplace restraining orders, elder abuse restraining orders, mental health seizures and prohibition orders, and, more recently, gun violence restraining orders.
They’re all meant to disarm dangerous people — but they’re all fundamentally flawed.
None of these red flag laws would have prevented recent mass shootings. And in my 23 years practicing law in the heart of Silicon Valley, I have litigated dozens of these cases. I’ve seen firsthand the practical enforcement problems that emerge in real-life cases.
These kinds of court orders are usually obtained from a judge ex parte. That’s fancy Latin for: The judge only hears one side of the story, it is not your side, and you may not even know about it until after the fact. Then they immediately strip you of fundamental constitutional rights for the duration of the orders. You’ll get your “full due process” hearing, but not until later.
And any violation of these orders is separately punishable as a crime. So even if you are innocent of the underlying conduct that inspired the “red flag” order, if you violate the order pending your hearing, you can still face criminal charges.
That kind of situation is ripe for danger. In one situation in Baltimore, police ended up shooting [and killing] a man when they came to collect his guns under a “red flag” law.
In one case in Southern California, a client had to pay a $1,000 ransom, that was reduced from an initial “offer” of $4,000, to get his 50-gun collection back.
Experienced counsel to defend you in a “due process” hearing will run about $15,000 in fees. If you lose and want to appeal, expect to spend another $25,000 to $100,000 in fees and costs. And even with all of that, you might still lose.
To win these hearings, you have to refute an allegation that you pose a danger to yourself or others where a judge already issued a temporary ex parte order that concluded you were already a danger. Many judges will likely err on the side of caution, and against your rights.
As a practical matter, if the government’s interest is in separating a potentially-dangerous person from guns, it makes no sense to leave other guns that belong to family members in the home. So, if you live with someone that gets a red flag order issued against them, then you and others living in the same home risk losing your guns, too.
Even if you win, the judge isn’t going to just hand your guns back to you at the end of the hearing. It’s probably a good idea to “lawyer up” just to go through the process of recovering your guns, so you don’t go to jail or prison for accidentally breaking an obscure firearm law or regulation. You wouldn’t want to set off a red flag.
Law-abiding gun owners better get a big whiff of reality SOON and realize that if they are going to maintain the right to keep and bear arms much longer, THEY must step up to the plate and defend that right—and I mean RIGHT NOW.
The NRA is compromised and is in complete disarray and is offering NO HELP. Donald Trump has already proven he has ZERO fidelity to the 2nd Amendment (or to the rest of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, for that matter). Most Christians and conservatives are in a state of deep denial and hibernation, believing that their yellow-haired savior would never betray them, in spite of the fact that he has already betrayed them—repeatedly.
It is up to individual freedomists and gun owners who are willing to fight for their right to keep and bear arms to fend off this assault against our 2nd Amendment liberties. Reinforcements are not coming; it is up to YOU AND ME.
How much does the 2nd Amendment mean to you? Each of us will determine the answer to that question by what we do or do not do RIGHT NOW.
P.S. I, again, URGE readers to watch my 8-minute video regarding Trump’s betrayal of the 2nd Amendment and the push for the enactment of “red flag” gun confiscation laws and share it with everyone you can. In the video, I also include the phone numbers for both the White House and U.S. Senate, where you can call and voice your opposition.
P.P.S. Here is my video Open Letter To Our Legislator, Judges And Lawmen regarding “red flag” gun confiscation laws. Please watch it and share.
Make no mistake about it: America is already engaged in its second civil war. The decades-old left-right, conservative-liberal, Democrat-Republican paradigm that had (before Donald Trump’s election) almost evaporated is back—with a vengeance. In fact, it has turned into a full-fledged war. And it doesn’t matter to a tinker’s dam which side wins this war: Constitutional government and the Natural rights of man are the losers.
Take your pick. Maxine Waters or Donald Trump, Sean Hannity or Chris Matthews: Both sides are destroying the principles of federalism, constitutionalism and Natural Law. For all intents and purposes these principles are already dead. The American experiment in republicanism is over. From now on it’s the survival of the strongest. Might makes right. Logic, reason and sensible debate are buried in the dustbin of history. America has entered the next Dark Ages. And, sadly, there are hardly any Reformation preachers left in America to lead the nation into the light of liberty.
By removing Alex Jones, Ron Paul’s Institute For Peace And Prosperity executive director Daniel McAdams and Antiwar.com editorial director Scott Horton from their outlets, Silicon Valley—complete with its poster establishments Facebook, Youtube, Spotify, etc.—have proven themselves to be nothing but Naziesque censors hell-bent on destroying public dissent. As Ron Paul rightly noted, “In an empire of lies the truth is treason.”
And lest conservatives whine about being the big, bad victims in this discussion, the Trumpites are as bad as the Clintonites. Neither group cares a flip about the Constitution, Bill of Rights or Natural Law. All either side wants is the POWER to have things done their way—freedom and liberty be damned.
A recent survey has discovered that nearly half of Republicans want to give President Trump the power to shut down whatever media outlets he chooses. According to The Daily Beast:
Freedom of the press may be guaranteed in the Constitution. But a plurality of Republicans want to give President Trump the authority to close down certain news outlets, according to a new public opinion survey conducted by Ipsos and provided exclusively to The Daily Beast.
The findings present a sobering picture for the fourth estate, with respondents showing diminished trust in the media and increased support for punitive measures against its members. They also illustrate the extent to which Trump’s anti-press drumbeat has shaped public opinion about the role the media plays in covering his administration.
All told, 43 percent of self-identified Republicans said that they believed “the president should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior.” Only 36 percent disagreed with that statement.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is getting ugly FAST. And I think that is exactly what the power elite had in mind when they handed the victory to Donald Trump in 2016. They knew Trump would incite a civil war; in fact, they intended that Trump would incite a civil war.
This is not to put all of the blame on Trump. Not at all. The left is just as culpable. Both sides are playing the game (wittingly or unwittingly) as scripted by the gamemakers. Donald Trump’s rhetoric is as vitriolic as Maxine Waters’. And Maxine Waters’ rhetoric is as vitriolic as Donald Trump’s. Neither side knows how to reason. Neither side knows even a smidgen about the Constitution or Natural Law, much less decency and decorum. We are watching junkyard dogs have at each other. The problem is, both packs of dogs are chewing up the bones of liberty and constitutional government in the process.
Let me tell you folks straight out: Donald Trump is as much a usurper of constitutional government as Maxine Waters. The only difference is the brand of tyranny that you prefer.
Both Trump and Waters act like there are only two sides to this argument. They act like the whole country is divided between the fascists of the right and the socialists of the left. Not true! There are millions of Americans from a variety of backgrounds, theologies and philosophies that are sick and tired of BOTH SIDES. Count me as one of them.
It doesn’t matter that everyone agrees with me (or you). What matters is that everyone respects the Constitution, Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and God’s Natural Law and is willing to grant to others the same Natural and civil rights as we assume for ourselves. Such a perspective is totally lost on both Donald Trump and Maxine Waters (and their ilk). And the result is a burgeoning civil war.
I’m telling you, any civil war taking shape in this country today is a net loss for freedom, no matter which side should prevail. I want no part of either side. In my mind, these two factions are equally evil.
No matter who would have won the election in 2016, the result would have been the same. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were groomed to take America into a civil war. Make no mistake about it: The gamemakers who control both Trump and Clinton couldn’t care less about the left-right feud taking place on Main Street today. It is the Constitution, Bill of Rights and God’s Natural Law that are targeted for destruction. And neither Donald Trump nor Maxine Waters seem to have any regard, respect or reverence for any of those sacred principles.
Both gun owners and members of the black community have justifiable complaints. The Second Amendment has been in the crosshairs of would-be tyrants for years. And so has the Fourth Amendment in predominantly minority communities. The left is wrong to dismiss the attacks on the Second Amendment liberties of gun owners, and the right is wrong to dismiss the attacks on the Fourth Amendment liberties of blacks and other minorities. I’m telling you both sides have equal justification for complaint. “Right-wingers” are justified in complaining about the tyrannical tendencies of the FBI, ATF and BLM, and “left-wingers” are justified in complaining about the tyrannical tendencies of local police departments and sheriff’s offices.
Federal police agencies have been targeting “right-wing” groups for decades—without justification. This targeting has been done solely on the basis of political bias and propaganda from left-wing hate groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). In truth, the FBI and SPLC have been political bed partners for almost forever. And conservative ranchers, gun owners, business owners, etc., have every right in the world to be incensed about it.
By the same token, people within the black community have every right to be angry at the way they have been abused and misused by local police agencies and prosecutors’ offices. On this subject, I totally support the efforts of Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders to overhaul the bail system in America’s criminal justice system. Upwards of 70% of people behind bars are there without being convicted of a crime. They are mostly poor people (of which a majority are black) who cannot afford bail. And so they sit behind bars awaiting trial while the wealthy walk the streets free as a bird for the same or even more serious offenses. The only difference is one person has money and the other one doesn’t. That’s NOT justice. Don’t tell me we need bigger jails. All that does is feed the Police State and further tax the taxpayers. What we need is more justice in the justice system. The bail system is a dinosaur that needs to be fossilized.
So far this year, local police departments and sheriff’s offices have killed more than 700 people. And about 24% of these victims were not even armed. Furthermore, about 61% of these victims were minorities. One cannot read the news on any given day without reading the stories of policemen killing people (mostly minorities) under extremely questionable circumstances. And almost never are these murderous policemen held accountable or brought to justice for their crimes. Quite frankly, I am tired of hearing so-called patriots talk about the “murder” of Lavoy Finicum while completely ignoring the murders of dozens, if not scores, of young black men every year by policemen all over America. The double standard is sickening!
This country is coming apart at the seams. And both Donald Trump and Maxine Waters (and their toadies) are equally culpable. The dichotomy is ubiquitous. Except the fact that the one thing that both liberals and conservatives and Republicans and Democrats come together on is WAR. (Maxine Waters, to her credit, has consistently voted against America’s unconstitutional wars.)
Mark my words: Donald Trump is in the process of taking America into war against Iran and Syria in the same way that G.W. Bush took America into war against Iraq and Afghanistan. (Oh, that’s right. Dual U.S.-Israeli citizen John Bolton is at the helm spearheading these wars in Trump’s administration just as he was in Bush’s administration, isn’t he? What a coincidence!) And Israel will be the match that Trump and Bolton will use to ignite these wars (in other words, more wars for Israel). And when Trump launches these wars, the vast majority of both Republicans and Democrats in Congress will support them. Watch and see.
The American people are being played, and the Constitution is being pulverized—by both sides of this political charade. And the growing civil war in this country has nothing to do with the principles of liberty or constitutional government and everything to do with globalist warmongers manipulating the left-right paradigm to destroy whatever vestiges of America’s Washington and Jeffersonian principles that yet remain.
P.S. I, again, urge readers to obtain the blockbuster new book by Christopher Bollyn entitled The War On Terror: The Plot To Rule The Middle East.
While Trump’s Republicans and Maxine Waters’ Democrats are playing this phony left-right game at home, both sides are right now planning to take America into its next war abroad. Bollyn’s new War On Terror book is the one book that dares to tell the truth about who is behind America’s perpetual “War on Terror” and why. This is the one book you need to read in 2018.
We are being played, folks, and Bollyn’s book reveals who the puppet masters are. I strongly urge readers to get Christopher Bollyn’s blockbuster new book The War On Terror: The Plot To Rule The Middle East. Order it here:
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