LFC Comments: Thanks to our contributor, Warren Edstrom, for this article. We agree completely with his assessment. Our country is in deep, deep trouble. It appears we are experiencing a “Color Revolution”. What is that, you may ask? When uprisings have occurred in other parts of the world, for some reason, a “color or symbol” is associated with the uprising:
For example: Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia in 1989, Rose Revolution in Georgia in 2003, Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004.
Pogo is correct in assessing the enemy, but there is the world’s “Mr. Global”, to use Catherine Fitts’ term, at the base of the problem. They go by many different names – communists, globalists, etc. – but have the same age-old goal of world domination. The average person is nothing more than disposable pawns in this worldwide “Great Reset” to attain the elusive Utopia on earth. Unfortunately, with man’s sinful nature, and being morally bankrupt, a place of ideal perfection is not possible. We are at war with pure evil.
How Did We Get Here?
Written by Warren Edstrom, Knox County
January 8, 2021
I find it fascinating that over the last few years we have watched as our government officials have broken law after law with impunity knowing they would never be held accountable. They have stone walled and twisted, they have ignored subpoena and Freedom of information requests.
The media has been more than complicit in these blatant acts by either covering up for their comrades in the government or knowingly lying or repeating what they know are lies.
The American people can no longer believe anything they hear or see from the mainstream media. They are no longer objective journalists – they are propagandists. They no longer investigate wrong doing in government in both political parties; they invest in promoting the viewpoint of the left unashamedly.
If we are lawless it is because the 545 people who run the federal government and the people in the media have taught us how to be lawless, by example. As the riots were taking place on the west coast and else ware the politicians sat back and did nothing. They did worse than do nothing they said nothing to oppose the violence. As buildings were being burned down and people were being killed they did nothing.
They did call them peaceful protesters and their willing minions in the media perpetrated the lies around the country. Now that these same enablers of riots and looting have tasted a small portion of what they have forced on the American people they are terrified they may become victims of the wild fire they, not only started, but have been fueling for lo these many months.
We can’t have this kind of thing happening in Washington D.C. they say where all our political elites reside in opulence and spender. Where they are pampered and coddled like spoiled little princes and princesses. Where they believe each other’s lies as long as they gain more power and wealth from those lies. Where their arrogance and pride keep them far removed from the common men and woman who have to face the real world with all its struggles and fears.
Enter the Trump supporters who feel they have been disenfranchised by the Washington class, far removed from their concerns. After all, if the county falls into ruin the elites will be protected, they have passports, while the people will suffer.
They are frustrated and angry and rightly so. The media and the politicians on both sides say there is no evidence of overwhelming voter fraud. We don’t believe it. Besides how much voter fraud has to take place before it’s a problem. The law says that voter fraud is a criminal felony yet no one is prosecuting the people who have committed the fraud.
While the politicians play their games the people are losing their confidence in the country they hold dear. They see it slipping into chaos and lawlessness. And the
politicians whom they elected to protect the country and its citizens do nothing. They say nothing except to condemn the Trump supporters who are only doing what they have been driven to do by the very people who condemn them.
Now they feign outrage and anger that THESE people would have the audacity to bring the chaos they have perpetrated on the rest of the country to their protected neighborhood. How dare they do this they say?
Our democracy is teetering on the brink of collapse they say. Funny they didn’t notice it when it was in my neighborhood. The left has taught us that lawlessness is acceptable because no one stopped them. Now the chickens have come home to roost.
Charley Reese , A noted journalist once said that all the problems the people suffer from can be laid at the feet of the politicians. I believe he was right.
545 PEOPLE — By Charlie Reese
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes? You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The president does.
You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations… The House of Representatives does. You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does. You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does. You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings, out of the 330 million citizens of this country, are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federallly chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes.
Who is the speaker of the House? He or She is the leader of the majority party. He or She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 330 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.
If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ, it’s because they want them in IRAQ. If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.
Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do (and are paid handsomely to do.)
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They and they alone, have the power. They and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.
What you do with this article now that you have read it…Is up to you.