FOR SOURCING DIRECTLY DISCUSSED IN THIS ARTICLE SEE:
America has been under siege since 1913.
What does “siege” mean in the context I use it? Essentially:
the act or process of surrounding and attacking a fortified place in such a way as to isolate it from help and supplies, for the purpose of lessening the resistance of the defenders and thereby making capture possible.
I will add:
often aided and abetted by people working within, aka traitors
And before launching into this write-up any further let me posit this:
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”
Back to The Premise,
In 1913 America, having undergoing and surviving attacks against our God-given, Constitutionally-Codified Rights and Liberties thus far, finally in 1913 succumbed to the assault(s) by President Woodrow Wilson, and accepts the following:
THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
THE INCOME TAX.
THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS, ( LATER TO BECOME THE UNITED NATIONS).
ALL of which are an assault and a violation of The Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers, The Constitution, and the first 11 Amendments.
These violations to some today seem, appear small. Too many have grown up and become accustomed to these VIOLATIONS of our God-given, Constitutionally-Codified rights and liberties… too many take these ASSAULTS on Liberty as “nothing”. “Eh, it’s just the way things are now” is how they act…like the Marxist VIOLATION of our God-given, Constitutionally-Codified rights and liberties is a “small thing “to them!!
What these people FAIL to see and discern is that by Woodrow Wilson being allowed to assault and circumvent essential God-given, Constitutionally-Codified rights and liberties, the wholly un-Constitutional ability to raise, print, coin, and manage America’s currency by a Banking entity independent of The Constitution, The Federal Reserve bank, AND the surrendering of America’s SOVEREIGNTY to a Global entity that Wilson and THE DEMOCRATS forged, set the stage for Herbert Hoover’s, FDR’s, Truman’s, JFK’s, LBJ’s, Nixon’s, Ford’s, Carter’s, Bush sr.’s, Cinton’s, Bush jr.’s (TARP & Bail outs), BHO’s, and now Trump’s violations. The “barn door” of America’s rights and liberties was left open and now the “horse is out of the barn”.
This has been akin to the old adage of put a frog in boiling water and he will jump IMMEDIATELY OUT…BUT place him in room temperature water and slowly turn up the heat…you can cook him.
America IS cooked.
“Really? You think it’s THAT bad?”
Yep…witness the following:
WE, America, now have such a vile, fetid excuse of a person serving as our President that he thinks the lawful execution of court-order search warrants is both an attack on America, and on him!!
Update: A court-authorized search warrant is NOT an attack on our country, though Russia’s interference with our election IS
Five early morning thoughts on the situation: /1/
First, this warrant did not issue just on probable cause. There is no way–no sliver of a chance of a way–that the SDNY went to a magistrate for a search warrant *against the lawyer for the President of the United States* without much more than probable cause. /2/
You can thus assume there was A LOT of evidence in that warrant application. You can also assume the magistrate in question reviewed it carefully. In other words, you can assume that the evidence more than amply supports the action taken yesterday. /3/
Second, all of that evidence is the evidence prosecutors had before they collected anything yesterday. In other words, you can assume that Michael Cohen has a very serious legal problem on his hands. /4/
Third, it is not good for a client when his lawyer is the subject of a search warrant involving matters concerning the services that lawyer provided to him. /5/
Fourth, really not good. /6/
Fifth, the President’s angry comments to the press yesterday and tweets today suggest that he perceives the ring as closing around him. I don’t do predictions but I do think it’s interesting that he perceives it that way. /7/
That’s all I got.
By me, written while normal people were asleep in their beds, dreaming of a normal country.
FBI Raid on Michael Cohen Is the Most Dangerous Day of Donald Trump’s Life [NOTE from Rev. Larry: SO FAR.]
FBI Raid on Michael Cohen Is the Most Dangerous Day of Donald Trump’s Life
The president’s low-rent Ray Donovan can bully porn stars, but not Robert Mueller. The shtick is up.
Monday’s FBI raids on Michael Cohen’s Rockefeller Center office, his hotel room, and his home all provided a proper dose of comeuppance to a man more accustomed to screaming threats, sh*t-tier legal theorizing, and putting his strip-mall law degree to work in service of Donald Trump.
Cohen, far from being the superlawyer to a billionaire real-estate tycoon, really only has one important job: covering up Trump’s alleged dalliances. It was Cohen batting cleanup, dealing with an army of models, escorts, Mistresses (large “M” and small “m”), actresses, porn stars, models, Real Dolls, fangirls, groupies, and random topiary at Mar-a-Delicto with a wall of nondisclosure agreements. Master of the NDA, Cohen thought attorney-client privilege would protect him.
He forgot he had a fool for a client. Trump couldn’t shut his mouth on Air Force One last week.
Even before Trump opened his mouth on that fateful day, Cohen had managed to repeatedly hoist himself with his own petard in his dumb legal fight with adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, hoping she would, like so many of Trump’s endless bimbo eruptions, go away after one of his spittle-flecked, apoplectic tantrums. If you ever wanted to see a proof of the Steve Jobs “As hire Bs and Bs hire Cs” rule, it was Trump hiring Cohen, and then Cohen hiring an attorney who was an even lower-rent knockoff version of himself. Hilarity ensued.
The image of Michael Cohen as a superlawyer was always laughable, and even the Trump fan club recognized that Cohen was a particular flavor of attorney: The Fixer. His desire to cast himself as a real-life Ray Donovan made him a kind of overwrought, grunting thug character destined for the cutting-room floor in even the most lurid soap-opera script.
Cohen, though, should be understood as an almost perfect metaphor for the Trump era, the Trump White House, and everything else orbiting this president like the hot chunks of waste spinning around the central oscillator at a sewage-treatment plant. He truly brings it all: the shoddy, hair-trigger temperament, the indifferent education and understanding of the world outside of dalliance-cleanup duty and real-estate branding deals, the malfeasance, the petty corruption, general sh*theel behavior, the impulsivity, the tantrum-as-negotiation style, and the overall sketchiness of the Trump administration.
Before Trump’s bizarre press conference on the FBI’s raid of Michael Cohen, I was actually becoming desensitized to Trump’s insanity, but the utter outrageousness of what he said today woke me back up. Here is my compelling brand-new column on why that is:
No, Mr. President, the FBI Raid on Your Personal Lawyer Was NOT an ‘Attack on Our Country’
The British setting fire to the White House in 1814 was an attack on our country. The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor was an attack on our country. The plane hijackings on 9/11 were an attack on our country.
The FBI raid on President Donald Trump’s personal attorney — approved by multiple law enforcement agencies, including some from of his own administration — was clearly NOT an “attack on our country,” in contradiction to the president’s bizarre statement today. And for Trump to claim that it was an “attack on our country” was completely morally outrageous, and perhaps the best indication yet that he knows he is in some sort of serious legal trouble.
If someone (other than a member of Trump’s “Cult 45”) knew absolutely nothing of the details of the special counsel’s investigation into the Trump campaign, and only watched the president’s bizarre “press conference” in reaction to the news of the raid on Michael Cohen, I would like to believe that they would already have grave suspicions about Trump’s guilt. In fact, I can’t think of anything Trump would have done differently if we knew for certain that he is facing legal peril.
Here’s a partial list of all the things that Trump said that are far more consistent with his guilt than innocence:
- Trump claimed that a totally legitimate raid, without any form of factual rebuttal, on his personal lawyer is an “attack on our country,” which is literally the last bastion of a scoundrel who has no other recourse than to wrap themselves in our flag all for their own selfish protection.
- Trump charged that his own FBI “broke into” in his lawyer’s office, which is totally absurd given the absolute fact that they did so legally after having gotten a search warrant, with an extremely high legal threshold, to do the exploration.
- Trump lied numerous times, vaguely alluding to wacky “conservative” media conspiracy theories, about the process of the Mueller investigation, which may not have even been directly responsible for the raid.
- Trump totally contradicted himself (yet again) on the firing of then FBI Director James Comey by claiming that Rob Rosenstein’s explanation — that Comey was too tough on Hillary Clinton — was somehow the legitimate justification for the action.
- Trump lied about the Mueller investigation’s conclusions, erroneously claiming that he had already determined that there was “no collusion” between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
- Trump once again threatened to create a legitimate constitutional crisis by firing Mueller, which technically he can’t even do directly, even setting the very thinnest of foundations for doing so by claiming that “many people” (on Fox News) are saying that he should.
- Trump viciously condemned his own Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and insanely claimed that he never would have named Jeff Sessions Attorney General if he had known he was going to (properly) recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
- Trump went into a long and convoluted rant about how horrible Hillary Clinton is, which was not only well below even a Sean Hannity-grade attack on her, but completely irrelevant to the issue, except to throw raw meat to his “Cult 45” base of support.
- Trump took a page from the Bill Clinton’s “Impeachment Survival Playbook” by touting how supposedly great things are in America right now and how it is all imperiled by this this “witch hunt” investigation (even hilariously blaming a minor stock market decline, which was meager compared to those caused by his trade war with China, on the news of the Cohen raid).
- Trump continually whined about Mueller not hearing his side of the story (MY NOTES: Which is a house of LIES.), seemingly oblivious to the reality that after long ago boasting that he was eager to give Mueller an interview under oath, he has tellingly resisted answering Mueller’s questions at all.
There are two primary takeaways from this breathtaking display of hubris and narcissism. One, Trump must know, or at least fear, that he is in potentially big legal trouble. Two, even after over a year of being president of the United States, he is still such a self-centered and truly horrible person that he is willing to say, and probably do, literally anything to salvage his own hide, even at the potential expense of our form of government.
No one who is being honest knows for sure what the future looks like from here, but it sure looks like each possible road leads to some level of darkness.
Dear Twitter Friend and devout Twitter Patriot, Lisa Marie, said about John Ziegler’s article:
[Trump] is still such a self-centered and truly horrible person that he is willing to say, and probably do, literally anything to salvage his own hide, even at the potential expense of our form of government.
Your attorney has no privilege to commit crimes for you or himself.
Attorney–client privilege is dead!
MikeBates Retweeted HORSEFEATHERS
Doesn’t the investigation have to be completed before you conclude that Trump was unfairly targeted?
Previously tweeted by Michael Bates:
“The President will remain in the United States to oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world,” says .
@PressSec. But mostly, because he’s having a really tremendous hissy fit.
A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!
Response from a Dotard:
Replying to @MikeBates @PressSec
Hissy Fit? So if you were being unfairly targeted you’d have a Hissy Fit, too.
MIKE BATES REPLIED:
Doesn’t the investigation have to be completed before you conclude that Trump was unfairly targeted?
ONE LAST ONE FROM GOOD FRIEND, LISA MARIE:
LisaMarie Retweeted Laura Ingraham
Good job feeding the cult, Laura! Tweets like this are why Laura Ingraham is a Fox News “Host” and not a “News Anchor”. This allows her the freedom to spread lies and propaganda. She’s an attorney and knows better.
Now more than ever, Republicans in Congress, and others in leadership roles, should step up.
DEFENDING THE OPEN SOCIETY
NOVEMBER 1, 2017
STATEMENT TO GOP LEADERSHIP: SUPPORT ROBERT MUELLER’S INVESTIGATION
READ STATEMENT IN FULL AT ABOVE LINK, HERE ARE THE SIGNEES AND SUPPORTERS:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Syndicated columnist and former Reagan White House official
Former Counselor, Department of State
Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-MO)
Cofounder, Niskanen Center
Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-OK)
Former chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee
Founding trustee, Heritage Foundation
National chairman, American Conservative Union.
Stand Up Republic
Senior fellow, Atlantic Council
Former president, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-SC)
Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-FL)
Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution
Andrew Mellon Professor Emeritus of History and Politics
Senior aide in the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations
R. J. Lyman
Founding director, Unite the Center
Former RNC spokeswoman and adviser to Carly Fiorina, former Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Rand Paul, and Gov. Scott Walker
Stand Up Republic
Author and scholar
Adjunct fellow, Hudson Institute
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Author and journalist
Writer-at-large, New York magazine
Cofounder and president, Niskanen Center
Senior fellow, Brookings Institution
Prominent conservatives who would like to be included as signatories can contact Niskanen Center vice president Brink Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all Republicans who believe in the rule of law: A good time to sign this petition.
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LET’S ALL TURN THE HEAT UP ON THE FROGS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
-Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.