Wednesday, February 15, 2017


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 The swamp, in so dire need of draining, has struck back and scored a victory. 
“Former Obama Officials, Loyalists Waged Secret Campaign to Oust Flynn,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, February 14, 2017:
The abrupt resignation Monday evening of White House national security adviser Michael Flynn is the culmination of a secret, months-long campaign by former Obama administration confidantes to handicap President Donald Trump’s national security apparatus and preserve the nuclear deal with Iran, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who described to the Washington Free Beacon a behind-the-scenes effort by these officials to plant a series of damaging stories about Flynn in the national media.
The effort, said to include former Obama administration adviser Ben Rhodes—the architect of a separate White House effort to create what he described as a pro-Iran echo chamber—included a small task force of Obama loyalists who deluged media outlets with stories aimed at eroding Flynn’s credibility, multiple sources revealed.
The operation primarily focused on discrediting Flynn, an opponent of the Iran nuclear deal, in order to handicap the Trump administration’s efforts to disclose secret details of the nuclear deal with Iran that had been long hidden by the Obama administration.
Insiders familiar with the anti-Flynn campaign told the Free Beacon that these Obama loyalists plotted in the months before Trump’s inauguration to establish a set of roadblocks before Trump’s national security team, which includes several prominent opponents of diplomacy with Iran. The Free Beacon first reported on this effort in January.
Sources who spoke to the Free Beacon requested anonymity in order to speak freely about the situation and avoid interfering with the White House’s official narrative about Flynn, which centers on his failure to adequately inform the president about a series of phone calls with Russian officials.
Flynn took credit for his missteps regarding these phone calls in a brief statement released late Monday evening. Trump administration officials subsequently stated that Flynn’s efforts to mislead the president and vice president about his contacts with Russia could not be tolerated.
However, multiple sources closely involved in the situation pointed to a larger, more secretive campaign aimed at discrediting Flynn and undermining the Trump White House.
“It’s undeniable that the campaign to discredit Flynn was well underway before Inauguration Day, with a very troublesome and politicized series of leaks designed to undermine him,” said one veteran national security adviser with close ties to the White House team. “This pattern reminds me of the lead up to the Iran deal, and probably features the same cast of characters.”
The Free Beacon first reported in January that, until its final days in office, the Obama administration hosted several pro-Iran voices who were critical in helping to mislead the American public about the terms of the nuclear agreement. This included a former Iranian government official and the head of the National Iranian American Council, or NIAC, which has been accused of serving as Iran’s mouthpiece in Washington, D.C.
Since then, top members of the Obama administration’s national security team have launched a communications infrastructure after they left the White House, and have told reporters they are using that infrastructure to undermine Trump’s foreign policy.
“It’s actually Ben Rhodes, NIAC, and the Iranian mullahs who are celebrating today,” said one veteran foreign policy insider who is close to Flynn and the White House. “They know that the number one target is Iran … [and] they all knew their little sacred agreement with Iran was going to go off the books. So they got rid of Flynn before any of the [secret] agreements even surfaced.”
Flynn had been preparing to publicize many of the details about the nuclear deal that had been intentionally hidden by the Obama administration as part of its effort to garner support for the deal, these sources said.
Flynn is now “gone before anybody can see what happened” with these secret agreements, said the second insider close to Flynn and the White House….
 Flynn out at NSA, Petraeus could be all in
EXCERPT:  Petraeus would be a disaster — a stalwart of the old establishment in an administration that said it would “drain the swamp.” 

"In May 2016, he published what was essentially an anti Trump screed, saying that proposals to restrict immigration from Muslim countries that are hotspots of jihad terror shouldn’t even be made, so as to avoid offending Muslims.
He was in favor of using al Qaeda jihadis to defeat the Islamic State, which would give us a region full of al-Qaeda jihadis with American weapons and materiel who hate the United States and want to destroy it. (This is essentially what we have now in Syria, where Obama armed “moderates” who were really al-Qaeda jihadis.)
When he headed up the international coalition in Afghanistan, he said that Florida pastor Terry Jones’ plan to burn the Qur’an was “hateful, it was intolerant and it was extremely disrespectful and again, we condemn it in the strongest manner possible.” He warned that the Qur’an-burning would endanger American troops in Afghanistan and elsewhere. He issued a statement saying that he hoped “the Afghan people understand that the actions of a small number of individuals, who have been extremely disrespectful to the holy Quran, are not representative of any of the countries of the international community who are in Afghanistan to help the Afghan people.”"


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By Ron Ewart

February 8, 2017
"Life is a fight, a fight to stay alive and a fight to keep others and government from taking your life or your liberty from you. Acknowledge that fact and you might just survive as a free man. Those awash in self-pity and think of themselves as victims will never be free and they will be a heavy burden on the rest of society." —Ron Ewart
In the year 1620 and beyond, they crossed the Atlantic in sailing ships to get to America and freedom. The journey could take anywhere from six to 12 weeks to make the crossing, depending on the winds. Life aboard ship was primitive at best. Firsthand accounts speak of illness, cramped quarters, food and water rations. They had to endure scurvy, diphtheria, dysentery and seasickness. They were at the mercy of the captain, ship owners ..... and the sea. Many of them died during the passage. Because the journey was so long, when passengers died, their bodies were thrown overboard because there was no way to store them on the ship. The bones of thousands of Pilgrims are held forever in the bosom of the Atlantic Ocean, on their failed journey to freedom.
There was no government to protect the Pilgrims, pay their fare to the new land, or provide a handout if they got sick or destitute. Those who could not pay were required to remain on board the ship until they were sold into indentured servitude and forced to work to pay for their voyage.
When the surviving Pilgrims landed on the shores of America, they were faced with life in the wilderness and attacks by local Indian tribes. Health care and doctors were almost non-existent. You either survived because of your wits and plain dumb luck, or died from the elements, starvation, disease, or an Indian arrow.
They crossed the plains in covered wagons to reach some dream they had of owning land in the territories, or striking it rich in the gold fields. They built up little towns and roads, bridges, businesses and schools. Then the trains came and they could expand their travel and markets exponentially. The only thing the government did was to provide the land for the railroad companies and land grants to eager settlers, under the Homestead Act of 1862. If the settler worked and improved his land for five years, it was his land to keep for free and he will have earned it many times over.
But other than that, there was no government farming subsidies. There were no food stamps, rent assistance, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, welfare, much less free college tuition. These hardy people built a nation and they did it with little help from government and even less government interference. They persevered by main strength and awkwardness. Many times they lost, but got up again and pressed forward. Their strength was built on adversity. They didn't "cry", "moan", "groan", or "complain" to government when the going got tough. They just worked harder or found a way to "fix" whatever they faced at the time. They didn't win all the time but nevertheless, most never gave up. That beginning environment of adversity forged the strength of a nation and was the foundation of a strong, prosperous and exceptional America.
When the wave of European immigrants passed through Ellis Island (1892 to 1954) eager to come to the land of the free and the home of the brave, government provided little to no assistance. In fact, the government went to great lengths to see that the arriving immigrants could support themselves and had enough money to get started in their new land. The government even initiated a "head tax" for arriving immigrants. They were screened for disease and other maladies. Up to 20% of the arriving immigrants were returned to their native country for one reason or another.
Not so today. Illegal immigrants that evade the Border Patrol receive no screening for disease or the ability to sustain themselves. There is little effort to round them up and deport them for breaking our immigration laws, once "lost" in the general population. Instead, they are molly coddled, pampered, paid and protected by sanctuary jurisdictions and immigration advocates.
Legal and illegal immigrants and refugees arriving in America receive all kinds of government assistance, a monumental burden on the American taxpayer, a huge drag on the economy and a giant magnet to attract more of them. It is no wonder that America is broke and deep in debt.
But let's get back to the "Poor Me" whiners, crybabies, protestors and self-ascribed victims in America that inhabit our colleges, ghettos and immigrant enclaves. Millions of Americans and legal and illegal immigrants have become the "poor me" generation, most of them subscribing to the left side of politics. Their forbearers of colonial and pioneer days are rolling in their graves to see how their descendants turned out. More than half of them wouldn't survive under the conditions our forefathers and mothers had to endure. If they suddenly found themselves in the wilderness, most of them wouldn't have the slightest idea on how to survive, because they haven't been taught.
They haven't been taught about self-reliance, personal responsibility and individual freedom. They haven't been trained to survive when the going gets tough. Adversity builds strength and character. The easy life, where there is no discipline and where everything is provided for them, leads to personal weakness, low self-esteem and the desire to indulge in pleasures of the flesh. Instead of looking to them selves to solve their own problems, they have been taught to look to government and government is only too eager to "help" them, but with a string attached. The string comes at the voting booth where those receiving the government "help" are obliged to vote for those providing the "help."
We all know which Party is offering the "help", with money from the Public Treasury to which none in the Party own any piece thereof. Under law, they call this robbing-the-till for personal gain what it is, grand theft, punishable by fines and imprisonment. Unfortunately, the "help" this Party offered to its "Poor Me" groupies turned out to be a very expensive, slowly evaporating mirage on a distant horizon. That "help" just converted otherwise potentially strong individuals, into crybabies and bowls of quivering yellow jelly and made them helpless cripples.
What we do know is that those reading this column are probably not members of the "Poor Me" generation.
Ever since the government-triggered Great Depression and the rapid rise of socialism under FDR, America has been headed downhill, away from individual freedom, self-reliance and personal responsibility and towards collectivism, dependency and government control of everything. The passage of the 16th Amendment in 1913, which created the Federal Reserve and the IRS, was no coincidence. It was no coincidence that the government, in the late 1920's, retained the University of Illinois and Harvard University to study how to control people through their subconscious minds. It was no coincidence that the U. S. economy suddenly collapsed in 1929. It was no coincidence that socialism rose rapidly under FDR during the 1930's and beyond. It was no coincidence that the gold standard was abolished in 1933. America was bankrupt, threatened by Communism and headed for Hell. Socialism and top-down control of the masses was government's and the central bankers' answer.
We just received a response to one of our recent articles where the person described, in one paragraph, what happened to America since the 1930's. He wrote:
"The 'Master Plan' for the USA has always been to reduce the USA to a third world feudal state by diluting the gene and intelligence pool, degrading education, attacking tradition and culture, abolishing the nuclear family, promoting sexual perversion and abnormality and hybrid relationships, debasing the currency, eliminating the middle class, dissolving Christianity, ignoring the Constitution, weakening and removing personal liberty and base freedoms, and importing as many impoverished and uneducated persons from around the globe to economically and socially drain as much life from the US as possible ..... Marxism masquerading as immigration. The US has been in the crosshairs for decades because to take down the 'Crown Jewel' of the Western world is to send a message to all other countries that they can also be co-opted. 'Front end' rationale for any action taken by this government is not ever the reason for the action. Ponder no longer on the matter. The destruction of western civilization is the goal."
When you throw back the curtain and expose the politicians, central bankers and industrialist "Wizards" calling the shots, this gentleman cannot be too far off the mark. The whiners, crybabies, protestors and self-ascribed victims in America are the result of actions of the "Wizards" pulling the strings of international money, commerce, trade, wars and politics. The "Wizards" have bought off the people with a few pieces of silver and filled their "Little Black Boxes" with hogwash, mush and propaganda.
These same "Wizards" (mostly Progressives) have convinced the "Poor Me" generation that because they are poor, sick, out of work, an illegal immigrant, refugee, Black, Latino, gay, transgender, or just plain lazy, they have an irrevocable claim to everyone else's money and sweat labor, or special treatment from government. To pay for their alleged irrevocable claim, or special treatment, the government collects that money in an act of forced charity ..... at the point of a gun. Charity should have never become the purview of government and was never authorized by the Constitution. Charity, to be true charity, must be voluntary, not mandatory. Mandatory charity is slavery by any other name.
Sadly, the weakest among us have sold their souls and given away their freedom for so little because their parents did not teach them critical thinking, personal responsibility, to question everything, how to recognize a fraud and to never trust government.
Everything you think you know is probably a government, media, or academia created illusion with the sole intent of controlling the masses. The international environmental movement and social justice were designed to that end and to re-distribute the wealth of western nations. Economy destroying, expensive legislative actions to limit alleged man-caused global warming, are just one of the elements of the international environmental plan of control.
 Americans have been hoodwinked by "100+ Years of Progressive Rule" that champion a collectivist culture, social justice, radical environmentalism, appeasement of our enemies, a massive welfare state, illegal immigrants, sanctuary cities, open borders and mindless compliant citizens. Progressives have created multiples of a "Poor Me" generation, awash in self-pity, low self-esteem and rabid self-indulgence, requiring that their only salvation is being dependent on Mother government when things go wrong in their lives and things are always going wrong in their lives.

With over half of the American people steeped in this "dependent" culture, planted there by decades of constant Progressive indoctrination and brainwashing, the fate of America is pre-ordained unless President Trump and those that support him can trigger a massive flashback to the time of self-reliance, independence, personal responsibility and individual freedom. As we stated in our last article: "A successful Trump presidency may very well prevent the revolution that was coming to America, if Progressivism were to prevail."
But like the fighter pilot says after consuming over half of his fuel, "we have passed the point of no return ..... without midair refueling." We had better hope that midair refueling happens soon ..... very soon, or Progressivism, collectivism and socialism will have won and individual freedom will have been thrown on the trash heap of forgotten Republics.
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A global effort dubbed “Covenant of Democratic Nations” is working to abolish the United Nations, widely ridiculed as the “dictators club,” and replace it with an international forum open exclusively to free and democratic nations. Basically, it is a “repeal and replace” campaign to protect the world from the UN and its increasingly vicious attacks on freedom and self-government. A number of lawmakers around the world have expressed interest in the campaign as the movement travels from city to city hosting events to expose the UN and promote an alternative.
The figurative straw that broke the camel’s back for organizers appears to have been UN Security Council resolution 2334 declaring the presence of Jews in parts of Jerusalem to be a violation of supposed “international law.” The move sparked outrage across the political spectrum. Even stalwart neo-conservatives and globalists jumped on the bandwagon to defund the UN. On Capitol Hill, interest in protecting America and liberty from the UN has surged since that vote. The “Covenant of Democratic Nations” agenda also has strong support among certain Jewish and Zionist groups seeking to defend Israel against the constant UN demonization.

But with the dictator-dominated UN becoming increasingly and openly hostile to freedom, borders, and self-government — not to mention the perpetual UN scandals, the regular rape of children by UN “peace” troops, the retaliation against whistleblowers, and other horrors — the broader movement to protect humanity and liberty from the UN has been growing for decades as well. And in the years ahead, it is almost certain to keep getting stronger. On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump was a fierce critic of the UN, too, pointing out that the outfit was “not a friend” to freedom, Israel, or the United States.  
The Covenant of Democratic Nations held its “Global Launch” event last month on Capitol Hill. “The League of Nations outlived its usefulness during the Hitler regime,” read the invitation for the January 23 confab, held at the Rayburn House Office Building. “After the War, the League was replaced by the United Nations. Now the United Nations has outlived its usefulness and must be replaced with a new international body, one comprised solely of those nations governed by democratic principles, devoted to genuine democracy, equality, and peaceful relations throughout the world.”
“The United States should defund and withdraw from the United Nations and reconstitute the movement to achieve world peace for all in a new world body: The Covenant of Democratic Nations,” the campaign continued on its website and in various documents and invitations. “The Covenant of Democratic Nations will review, re-ratify, amend, or nullify all acts and resolutions of the United Nations and its agencies creating a new body of long-overdue, reformed, and updated international law.” The Trump administration is already working on executive orders and actions that would fit nicely with that agenda.
Among those in attendance at the “Global Launch” in Washington, D.C., was Representative Trent Franks (R-Ariz.). “This is a critically important issue,” he explained. “The United Nations started out with a noble charter ... but the United Nations has not only failed their charter, they have distinctly moved in the opposite direction and done actual harm. They have become an anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-democratic, anti-freedom mob. We need some type of alternative — a Covenant of Democratic Nations. We need to repeal and replace.”
On the campaign's website, Franks is also quoted blasting the UN. “The United Nations is a proven failure and must be replaced,” said the congressman, who has a cumulative 73 percent on the Freedom Index, which ranks lawmakers based on their fidelity to the U.S. Constitution. “An international body with the goal of promulgating global stability and protecting and promoting inalienable human rights and freedom in the world requires an entirely new institution. Founded by genuine democracies, limited to democracies, and devoted to democracy as the foundation for world peace, the Covenant of Democratic Nations would be able to succeed where the U.N. has failed.”
A number of other prominent voices also spoke at the event. Among them was Edwin Black, author of the book IBM and the Holocaust, and one of the lead figures behind the new campaign. “The world body began as a sick organ, and deteriorated from there,” Black explained in recent commentaries about the proposed new body, highlighting the fact that the UN's member regimes include the most blood-thirsty and brutal dictatorships on the planet.
Another leading activist pushing the plan who attended the Global Launch was Sarah Stern, founder of the pro-Israel Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET). Panelist Kenneth Marcus, former director of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, pushed an “Amexit” from the UN. Finally, constitutional attorney Nathan Lewin, who has reportedly worked on dozens of Supreme Court cases, said the UN “deserves an obituary” after “signing its own death warrant” by passing the Security Council resolution claiming the Jewish presence in East Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria was illegal.
Ben Cohen of the Israel Project also spoke at the event. “You now have states that are basically glorified concentration camps … like North Korea, who get to have an equal voice with Australia, Canada and the United States,” he said, highlighting the constant demonization of Israel at the UN.
Follow-up events have been or will be held in New York, Palm Beach, San Francisco, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Los Angeles, Detroit, and other major cities. A number of additional speakers and panelists have made appearances at the subsequent events.
Lawmakers in other liberty-minded Western nations have also joined the bandwagon. Australian Senator Malcolm Roberts with the anti-globalist One Nation party, for example, said the UN was also a threat to his country. “This much is quite clear,” he said. “Australia's values and way of life are also at risk from insidious institutions such as the unelected swill that is the United Nations. Action needs to be taken.” He is facilitating an event by the anti-UN group at the Australian Parliament.
The campaign to repeal and replace the UN has been almost entirely ignored by the establishment press so far. Indeed, outside of a few articles and columns in Jewish media outlets, there has been virtually no U.S. media coverage of the effort. One article on a fringe far-left website called “BuzzFeed” attacked Senator Roberts as a “far-right wing” lawmaker for opposing the UN, socialism, and the killing of unborn children.
Much of the rhetoric of the Covenant of Democratic Nations campaign has touted “democracy” as the ideal to be pursued and the requirement for admission. The founders of the United States, though, explicitly rejected pure democracy as an unstable and dangerous system of government in which individual rights would not be adequately protected. Instead, they decided to establish a constitutional republic, governed by the rule of law and democratically elected representatives, in which the God-given rights of individuals would be protected.
In The Federalist, No. 10, James Madison, known as the “father” of the U.S. Constitution, made the point clearly, saying that democracies “have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.” To guard against such a system and its risks to life, liberty, and property, Madison advocated a republican form of government. “A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect, and promises the cure for which we are seeking,” he continued.
And of course, the Constitution he wrote made that explicit as well. In Article IV, Section 4, the U.S. Constitution mandates that the United States “guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government.” Madison was not referring to the GOP, obviously, but to the system of government based on the rule of law to protect individual rights.
It appears, though, that rather than “democracy,” per se, the individuals behind the Covenant of Democratic Nations hope to impose admissibility requirements such as self-government and elected leadership. On the other hand, membership would be closed to dictatorships and unfree regimes, which are welcome in the UN and even dominate its discredited UN “Human Rights Council.”
Of course, the Covenant of Democratic Nations is hardly the only effort to replace the scandal-plagued UN with something else. Billionaire Swedish-Hungarian investor Laszlo Szombatfalvy, for example, is offering $5 million in prizes to whoever can invent a new UN-style organization to allegedly solve global problems better than the current scheme.
“The biggest threats to humanity stem from the global community’s inability to deal with them effectively,” the Hungarian-born billionaire said in an interview with Swedish media. However, unlike many UN critics, Szombatfalvy appears to be a fervent globalist, hoping the “UN 2.0” will impose a global “climate” regime and other radical schemes as part of a new system of “global governance for the 21st century.”
In the United States, various efforts to quash or rein in the UN are currently under development or being explored. Following the Security Council vote on Israel, a large group of lawmakers vowed to stop U.S. tax funding of the so-called “dictators club” unless and until it was reversed. President Trump, meanwhile, is working on a plan to strip “at least 40 percent” of the UN's American funding. American taxpayers pay over $10 billion per year to the UN and its tentacles, more than 185 other UN member states combined, and in exchange receive constant attacks on freedom, the Constitution, Judeo-Christian civilization, and other American values.
Separately, a group of liberty-minded U.S. lawmakers is working to have the U.S. government completely withdraw from the UN. The legislation, known as the American Sovereignty Restoration Act (H.R 193), would also evict the UN from U.S. soil while ending American support for the global outfit and all of its agencies. Representative Franks of Arizona, who joined the Covenant of Democratic Nations campaign, is not yet a co-sponsor of H.R. 193. His office did not have a formal response by press time.
As it becomes clear to more and more people around the world that the UN is not compatible with freedom or self-government, many more ideas for “replacing” the UN will undoubtedly emerge. Whether the Covenant of Democratic Nations is the right solution to protecting humanity from the out-of-control UN remains to be seen. It may not even need to be replaced. And considering the fact that globalists on both sides of the political spectrum have proposed similar schemes for "entangling alliances," a skeptical eye is certainly justified. However, simply by advancing the global conversation on the threat posed by the UN dictators club, the latest campaign to abolish it is performing a valuable service for humanity and liberty. 

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Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is a co-sponsor of a recently introduced bill that would eliminate the federal education department.

Amash’s office said in a statement reported by Fox17:
Our Constitution reserves the power over education to the states, and Rep. Amash has consistently supported putting parents and teachers back in control. While relatively little federal money for public education comes from Washington, federal bureaucracy and mandates reduce the total amount of resources available to public schools and cannot properly account for the individualized needs of students.
The measure, H.R. 899, introduced by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), is only one sentence long and states, “The Department of Education Shall Terminate on December 31, 2018.”
“Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. should not be in charge of our children’s intellectual and moral development,” Massie said. “States and local communities are best positioned to shape curricula that meet the needs of their students.” Massie launched the bill on the same day Betsy DeVos – also from Michigan – was confirmed as U.S. Education Secretary. According to, the timing of the bill was not intended as a response to DeVos’s confirmation, but to the greater issue of federal control of education.
In a Facebook post in November, Amash – a longtime defender of parental and local control of education – congratulated DeVos on her nomination, yet still expressed his hope for a return to local control of education.

“I look forward to working with her to empower parents and local communities, advance school choice and competition, protect the right of homeschooling, and stop federal mandates and harmful initiatives like Race to the Top and Common Core,” he said.
Amash voted against the massive new federal education law known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), confirming what many education scholars have said about the law – that it “further entrenches the federal government in education.”
In 2014, Amash and a coalition of 42 conservative members of Congress introduced a measure that condemned the federal government’s overreach in local school districts through Common Core.
“I’m proud of the many parents, local school districts, and states that have resisted Common Core,” Amash said in a statement. “I want them to know that they have partners in Congress working to roll back this harmful policy.”
“The federal government should not impose Common Core standards and curriculum on our kids,” he added. “We have a strong tradition in this country of parental control of education, which fosters competition and diverse approaches to learning. That tradition is embodied in the Tenth Amendment, which is supposed to bar this kind of federal interference.”
Other co-sponsors of the measure to eliminate the federal education department are: Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA), and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID).