The former head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) unit tracking terror leader Osama bin Laden, Michael Scheuer (left), endorsed Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas for President in 2012, days before the Iowa caucus. He argued, among other points, that the top-tier GOP hopeful is the best candidate to protect America from violent Islamic extremism.
In a column entitled “Iowa’s Choice: Dr. Paul or U.S. bankruptcy, more wars, and many more dead soldiers and Marines” published on his website over the weekend, Scheuer said voting for any candidate other than Paul would help inflict further damage on an already-wounded America. It would also contribute toward the continuation of a foreign policy that will ensure total national bankruptcy, noted the 22-year intelligence-community veteran, who now serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Peace and Security Studies.
“Dr. Paul’s non-interventionist policy will allow foreigners to work out their political destiny in their own way and at their own pace; prevent unnecessary additions to America’s growing list of enemies; and save countless young lives,” Scheuer wrote in his endorsement, blasting senior leaders and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle with harsh words. “Electing anyone but Ron Paul will further increase the already strong chances of widespread Islamist-conducted violence inside the United States.”
Leadership: A spokesman says the president “can’t wait for Congress to act” and promised that he’s “going to take action.” This is the president who was “ready to rule” in 2008. Is he an elected chief executive or an emperor?
In November 2008, shortly after Barack Obama was elected president, Valerie Jarrett, co-chair of his transition team, appeared on “Meet the Press.” She told host Tom Brokaw that “Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one.”
Shouldn’t someone who had reached the political heights that Jarrett had reached know that kings rule but presidents are elected to serve and are accountable to Congress, the courts and the voters?
One would think that she and the rest of the administration are aware of a president’s legal limitations, but simply aren’t interested in respecting them.
Timothy N. Baldwin — Candidate for Montana Attorney General, Jim Shockley, Holds Shocking View of the Constitution
Candidate for Montana Attorney General, Jim Shockley, stated while sitting in his official capacity as Montana Senator that original and true meaning of state sovereignty, as expressed in the tenth amendment of the United States Constitution, was changed and ridded by the Civil War.
Shockley’s position is completely incorrect constitutionally and historically. Moreover, it is dangerous to Montana’s rights and to the liberties of Montanans. Any attorney holding this view of the constitution does not qualify to serve as Montana’s next Attorney General.
I. Montana’s 2012 Attorney General Must Hold Correct View of the U.S. Constitution
Of all people who must understand, respect, and protect the system of federalism prescribed in the United States Constitution, it should be a State’s Attorney General. To qualify for this trusted position, one must know the true meaning, nature, and character of the United States Constitution. As well, he must understand America’s origins of political philosophy to guide his thoughts and conclusions relative to the oath of office to which he swears. Without this, the State will be in jeopardy of losing rights and will have obligations it otherwise would not have. The State would suffer politically, socially, and economically years afterwards.
II. The United States Constitution Requires Use and Protection of State Sovereignty
Robert E. Lee: Remembering an American Legend
Huntington News ^ | January 4, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 7:35:41 PM by BigReb555
Thursday, January 19, 2012, is the 205th birthday of General Robert E. Lee, whose memory is still dear in the hearts of people everywhere.
Prison Planet.com » Ron Paul Should Be Proud to Be ‘Outside the Mainstream’ ~ ““I don’t think Ron Paul represents the mainstream,” says Mitt Romney. Newt Gingrich, another of the Texas congressman’s opponents in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination, uses stronger terms, declaring, “Ron Paul’s views are totally outside the mainstream of virtually every decent American.””
“I don’t think Ron Paul represents the mainstream,” says Mitt Romney. Newt Gingrich, another of the Texas congressman’s opponents in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination, uses stronger terms, declaring, “Ron Paul’s views are totally outside the mainstream of virtually every decent American.”
As last night’s results in Iowa suggest, the “mainstream” to which Romney and Gingrich refer is not defined by voters; it is the range of opinion deemed acceptable by leaders of the two major political parties. The mainstream has brought us a national debt the size of the national economy, a bloated yet overextended military that has strayed far from its mission of defending the country, and a lawless executive branch that usurps legislative powers and violates civil liberties.
If that is what the mainstream represents, it is no place for decent Americans who support smaller government. Romney and Gingrich may think they are discrediting Paul, but they are actually recommending him as the only candidate who breaks decisively with the status quo.
42 (and counting) Disgusting Revelations from Barack Obama
Off Grid Blogger ^ | Janu | Off Grid Blogger
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 7:48:21 PM by grumpa
January 4, 2012
More evidence Obama is at war with the Constitution – or more accurately, his globalist masters are at war with it. The following is from The Hill today:
Republican leaders in the House and Senate are blasting President Obama’s move to recess-appoint a key nominee as an “unprecedented power grab.”
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the president “arrogantly circumvented the American people” in his effort to recess-appoint a key nominee and argued the move “fundamentally endangers” Congress’s ability to check the “excesses of the executive branch.”
Western Journalism Center ^ | 1/4/12 | staff
As promised, two patriotic groups flew an “Impeach Obama” banner over the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. The Impeach Obama Tea Party and Stop Obama Now – San Diego flew a banner, with 12-feet-tall letters, over the parade and surrounding highways during the well-attended annual event. Roger Ogden, the primary organizer behind the flights, e-mailed this author that FAA regulations limited visibility over the parade itself but the banner was heavily visible outside the immediate parade route.
Ron Paul’s Surprisingly Young Support Base (The oldest candidate attracts the youngest supporters)
Daily Beast ^ | 01/04/2012 | by Andrew Romano
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 7:08:23 PM by SeekAndFind
I can only be in one place at a time, but I’d wager a ten spot that the people at Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum‘s so-called victory parties elsewhere in the Des Moines metro area don’t look anything like the people crowded into the ballroom here at the Ankeny Courtyard Marriott for Ron Paul’s bash.
Seriously, most of them appear to be younger than me, and as you can see from my author photo, that’s saying something.
DEVVY’S EMAIL ALERTS: New Hampshire House of Representatives Members to Hold Press Conference on Obama’s Eligibility on January 3…
My new column:
- Gunny G: Devvy’s Email Alerts… (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- New Hampshire House of Representatives Members to Hold Press Conference on Obama’s Eligibility on January 3| The Post & Email (mybetter4you.wordpress.com)
- New Hampshire House of Representatives Members to Hold Press Conference on Obama’s Eligibility on January 3 (anationbeguiled.wordpress.com)
- DEVVY’S EMAIL ALERTS: Attorney Van Irion Files Blistering Opposition to Defendant’s (Obama) Motion to Dismiss in Georgia Ballot Access, Etc… (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- GUNNY G: DEVVY’S EMail ALERTS !!!!! (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- O’Brien accuses Romney of taking N.H. for granted (politico.com)
- Obama Visits New Hampshire on November 22| The Post & Email (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- New Hampshire State Rep. Goes Birther, Calls For Investigation Into Obama’s Eligibility For Presidency (thinkprogress.org)
- Presidential Candidate: Meeting with Sheriff Joe Arpaio Yielded “Devastating” Information (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- New Hampshire board decides Obama eligibility (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
Rain of dead birds: Is Beebe Arkansas haunted or bewitched? Now this cannot be a coincidence. Almost a year to the day after we reported in this column a rain of thousands of dead birds in Beebe Arkansas, there are reports of a repeat of the event in 2012. The birds seemed to be crazed, as if they were driven by super-natural forces. What is happening in Beebe?
Wow. I always knew the neocons hated LRC, but now I also know the extent of their fear. From the NY Times on down (or is that on up?), they all want to destroy this website. It’s been the 10-minute hate. And, of course, for pro-war, pro-police state, pro-empire types who exalt the “Noble Lie,” no fib is too fictional.
Consider the position of “law enforcer” in 2012 America. What does it entail? When we had peace officers, it mostly meant going after thugs – people who victimize others by threatening them with violence. Frauds and crooks, too. In brief, it meant going after those who violate the rights of others.
It was – generally – an honorable way to earn one’s living. Most citizens therefore respected cops – or at least did not actively dislike and fear cops. Most cops were “ok.” They – generally – could be counted on to leave you alone unless you’d actually done something to warrant not being left alone. It was a quid pro quo that made sense no matter which side of the fence you happened to be on.
Today, it is law enforcement that threatens harmless, morally (if not legally) innocent people with violence. The guy who, for example, grows a small batch of pot plants in his backyard (as opposed to the lawful citizen who brews his own beer). Or the seatbelt scofflaw – whose actions threaten harm to none except, perhaps, himself (and even then, only potentially). Or the farmer who sells “unapproved” milk to his neighbors. And the students who dare to exercise their right to peaceable assembly. The driver who declines to be a witness against himself and refuses to submit, sans warrant – and very often, sans probable cause – to a random stop and search of his vehicle and person.
[Note: The first paragraph of the following article contains several elements of mind control.
Find them and save your family and your country. Psychological warfare against Americans is more powerful than all your weapons. You need counter psychological warfare as well as weapons if you’re going to survive. This author reiterates: psychological warfare for the minds and hearts of the population can paralyze the population into pre-subservience. What you need is counter psychological warfare that will be discussed in another article by this author. First, we discuss the fundamentals of what we are dealing with. Incidentally, the name of counter-psychological warfare is virtue.]
Five children were shot dead playing in a California schoolyard. Many others are wounded. The camera zooms in on the bloody scene, conveying dead bodies and panic driven survivors. Immediately, the camera pans to a close-up of a rifle. The reporter comments forebodingly, “The murder weapon used by the assassin was a deadly military assault rifle, a Chinese AK-47.” In the background are heard wails of grief and mourning.
The Real History of 3rd Parties And how it pertains to Ron Paul. Lew Rockwell talks to Charles Burris.
- Imagine There’s No Rockwell (.com) by Brian Wilson (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- (COWBOY NATION) Communist University – Empire of Liberty, Ryan McMaken, Lew Rockwell (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Why Won’t Ron Paul Name The Newsletter’s Author? (andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)
- On Paul’s Third Place Showing (notesandobservations.me)
- Lew Rockwell–the Man Who Ran Ron Paul’s Racist Scamming Newsletters–Sends Me a Fund-Raising Email This Morning… (delong.typepad.com)
This brilliant book collects fifty short essays by Ron Paul on issues that range from abortion and assassination to unions and Zionism. It is no disparate assemblage, though; rather it is unified around a central theme, the vital importance of liberty. Paul’s defense of liberty and opposition to its contemporary enemies put him at odds with all establishment politicians, both Republican and Democratic.
As he puts the point with characteristic force: “For more than 100 years, the dominant views that have influenced our politicians have undermined the principles of personal liberty and private property, The tragedy is these bad policies have had strong bipartisan support. There has been no real opposition to the steady increase in the size and scope of government. Democrats are largely and openly for government expansion, and if we were to judge the Republicans by their actions and not their rhetoric, we would come to much the same conclusion about them.”(p.20)
When White House resident Barack Hussein gave his first stimulus speech in 2009 (it seems like an nightmarish eternity ago), his speech writers coined the term “shovel ready jobs” which he used very effectively. This time around, they coined the phrase “…pass it right away,” which he dropped 18 times during his reelection campaign speech from the floor of the House of Representatives on Sept. 8 in an address to a Joint Session of Congress when he made reference to what had to be a shovel-ready piece of legislation: The American Jobs Act.
Pass it now, Obama said—like it could happen by voice acclamation during the Joint Session—and he’d put everyone back to work the next day. Shovel ready jobs. Shovel ready lies. In reality, the only job Obama was trying to save that evening was his own. His misappropriated speech to a joint session of Congress was done solely to boost his sagging poll numbers.
Obama may not have fallen off the turnip truck long enough ago to have learned how to effectively manage a nation, but he didn’t fall off that turnip truck yesterday. He knows that a political approval rating below 39% means Democrats are already secretly weighing their options of lining up to challenge him in 2012.
-makers still aren’t calling it an even money bet that Hillary Clinton will make another stab at the job. They’re waiting for Obama’s poll numbers to drop a little bit more—in 2012. Clinton may be among the most hated women in America, but at least she’s an American citizen with a birth certificate that was not photoshopped into existence. And, she was right about who should not be answering the national security red phone at 3 a.m.
Former Bush administration speechwriter Michael Gerson, who is now a columnist for the company newspaper of the company town known as Washington, D.C., recently authored yet another hysterical neocon rant over the Ron Paul candidacy. Ron Paul is on a “quest to undo the Party of Lincoln,” blared Gerson’s headline. Every freedom-loving, patriotic American can only hope and pray that Ron Paul succeeds.
Gerson’s tone is dripping with venomous hatred when he accuses Ron Paul of being some kind of nut by calling the Civil War “senseless” and of saying that Lincoln ruled with an iron fist. Generations of historians have also called the Civil War “senseless” or something similar. “The bumbling generation” is how some historians describe the Civil War-era politicians who plunged the nation into war, the most preeminent of whom was Lincoln himself. But when Ron Paul refers to the war in that way what he has in mind is the true historical fact that all other countries of the world that ended slavery in the nineteenth century – including most of the Northern states in the U.S – did so peacefully. The British, French, Spaniards, Dutch, Swedes, Danes, and others ended slavery in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, all of Central America, Mexico, Bolivia, Uruguay, the French and Danish colonies, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela without resorting to the mass murder and destruction of war. (See Jim Powell. Greatest Emancipations: How the West Ended Slavery; Robert Fogel and Stanley Engerman, Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery; and Slavery in New York, published by the New York Historical Society).