American Exceptionalism or American Freak show?

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Unified Patriots by Vassar Bushmills

I recently watched an interview of Barack Obama in which he discussed the parallel views of reality in American politics. (It was undated, so I don’t know if it was made during his term in office or part of his post-presidency schtik, about the upheaval we’re seeing unfold in America now that Donald Trump has forced those separate realities into bolder relief.

In doing a little research on this single subject “Obama and separate realities in America” I found that this had been a common thread in many of his canned remarks, especially when acting professorial in a one-on-one sit-down.

It dawned on me that Barack Obama is exactly right.

America is divided almost down the middle by two entirely separate realities as to what comprise fundamental fact and truth. Even the most common human equation is determined by who is asserting it, them, or us. And this is no longer restricted to the low-end Twitter troll, it has entered the language of scholarship, especially in soft sciences, but also hard ones, such as climate science, where, no matter which way you lean about the bottom line, the evidentiary road to those conclusions are a minefield, not of misinformation mind you, but of separate realities, where only one can be true in a sane world, but two are clung to, the deciding factor—politics, not science.

This trend only appears recent in hard science, but it is not. What makes it appear new is the cacophony, the rising decibel level, and the curious notion that somehow high school juniors and college freshmen are entitled to equal time in venting their spleens about what “teacher” said. Now in my 70’s I have the advantage of being able to watch what was garage banter over whiskey out of a bottle in the 60s elevated to serious papers presented in symposia in the post-Clinton era, so can suggest we may be in the middle of a “quickening” where everything is about to come to a head, simply because it has to come to a head.

Frederick Hayek, in his 1963 Capitalism and the Historians, which he edited, gave some gravity to the notion that this “two-reality” phenomena has been around a longer time. The essays presented were from the late 1800s, and about the rise of the factory system in Britain. From distinguished economic historians of the era, they showed the highly distorted accounts of the social consequences of that system from Marxist historians, and the inability of the academy or political establishment to ever force a head-to-head confrontation, putting factual cards on the table side-by-side with non-facts.

That is now the norm, and carries with it a giant risk to civilization in that truth has been made captive to the political process, something the Modern Left declared to be their ultimate goal at the time of the Carter election in 1976. “Modern liberalism stands for the proposition that all human behavior shall be subject to the political process.”- Mary McGrory, via an  “Arizona Republic” op-ed. (I remember that day well, for that day was the day I ceased calling myself “liberal”.)

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Did Twitter REALLY suspend THE House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s acct?

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BREAKING: See my post over at Grumpy Opinions entitled, “GOP Lawmakers: ‘Intel Comm. Must Release Classified Memo on DOJ, FBI #FISAabuse to Public

This week continues to get stranger by the hour but one thing is certain, Progressives have openly declared war on all of America; and if what I am relaying here is true, Congressional and Senate Committee members along with everyone else are fair game to be preyed upon by Marxists.

UPDATE:

Would Twitter REALLY shut down the twitter account of the “House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence”? The twitter handle is allegedly @HPSCI.

If @HPSCI is really the twitter handle of the “House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence,” as of 3:03 a.m. this morning (Friday 1/19/2018) the account remains suspended begging one to ask, why is Twitter censuring/banning a Congressional agency?

Let’s just say for a moment that Twitter intentionally suspended the account…how low will Progressives sink? In light of the insanity, I took the following screenshot just moments ago.

 

ORIGINAL POST:

Did Twitter just shut down the twitter account of the “House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence”? They’re twitter handle is allegedly @HPSCI.

On Thursday afternoon, early evening reports began to surface across the social media site that Twitter suspended the twitter account of the “House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence” [@HPSCI] (i) after calls by GOP lawmakers that a four-page classified memo revealing FISA abuses be made public and (ii) calls to #ReleasetheDocument #ReleasetheMemo #FISAabuse heated up as these hashtags began trending well into the night. (Although still trending, twitter as usual has removed the hashtags from the sidebar.)

The memo allegedly exposes alleged government surveillance (FISA) abuses and collusion between members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the FBI, the DOJ and quite possibly the Clintons long-time pal, Sydney Blumenthal to undermine the campaign and presidency of President Donald J. Trump.

Apparently, it’s getting a little too hot for some folks and the timing of the alleged suspension of THE “House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence” [@HPSCI], provided that is the their account is SUSPECT leading one to ask, who was it this time, Jack Dorsey or another disgruntled employee on his or her final day of work? Or is this a hoax intended to divert attention away from Republicans calling for the public release of the memo?

Moving on…for now.

#ReleasetheDocuments

#ReleasetheMemo

#FISAabuse

COS Project’s “simulated convention” dog and pony show and what they did there

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Grumpy Opinions by Publius Huldah

1. Foundational Knowledge

Our Constitution delegates only a handful of powers to the federal government. But 100 years ago, we started electing Progressives (Fabian socialists) to State and federal office. With the enthusiastic approval of the American People, the Progressives set up the socialist regulatory welfare governments (state and federal) we now have. It’s unconstitutional; but Americans didn’t care because they were being taken care of by the governments, and their children were getting “free” public school educations.

So for the past 100 years, the federal and state governments and the American People have ignored our Constitution.

Now that our socialist system is collapsing, along comes the “Convention of States” Project (COS), blames all our problems on the federal government, and claims we can fix the federal government’s violations of our Constitution by amending the Constitution. 1

And they say amendments which will “rein in the abuse of power by the federal government” when it “violate[s] its constitutional limitations,” 2 can be obtained only at a convention called by Congress pursuant to Article V of our Constitution.

Article V provides that if two thirds of the States apply for it, Congress shall call a convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution. 3 However, Delegates would have the right, as recognized in the 2nd paragraph of our Declaration of Independence, to throw off the Constitution we have and write a new Constitution which creates a new government. This has happened before!

Our first Constitution was the Articles of Confederation. It had defects, so on February 21, 1787, the Continental Congress called a convention to be held in Philadelphia “for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation”. But instead of proposing amendments, the Delegates wrote a new Constitution, with an easier mode of ratification, 4 which created a new government. In Federalist No. 40 (15th para), James Madison invoked the Delegates’ right to abolish our form of government, as recognized in the Declaration of Independence, to justify ignoring their instructions and drafting a new Constitution which created a new government.

So! Ever since the federal convention of 1787, it has been known that any convention called to address our Constitution under Article V provides the opportunity to impose a new Constitution. 5 That’s why the enemies of our Constitution periodically push for an Article V convention. 6

In response to the current push, constitutionalists are warning Americans that if Congress calls an Article V convention, a new constitution with a new mode of ratification is likely to be imposed – probably a new constitution which moves us into the North American Union[…]

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Trump and his sh*thole remark: the story nobody is talking about

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The best reaction to the alleged “sh*thole remark,” if the accused (President Donald J. Trump) made said remark comes from Jon Rappoport. Below is part of Rappoport’s post. Please click the link at the bottom to continue reading his post in its entirety. There’s a lot there that brings the whole discussion full circle.

Rappoport exposes the globalists, the hypocrisy of their attacks on the President and the fact that they don’t give a damn about the miserable state and surroundings of those living in third world countries, i.e., conditions of which Communists are wielding as a weapon to malign and destroy President Trump.

Jon Rappoport’s Blog by Jon Rappoport

(Assuming Trump made the remark as reported—he denies it)

You’re not a terrorist.

You aren’t trying to emigrate.

You aren’t a refugee who refuses to assimilate, who feels entitled to abuse his wife in any way he wants to, for any reason.

You’re not a member of the vicious MS-13 gang.

You’re not involved in child sex trafficking.

You’re not making anchor babies.

You’re not a pirate, a kidnapper, a street thug, or a drug dealer.

You’re one of the millions and millions of people who simply live out their lives where they are. You represent a FAR larger population than all the above categories put together.

You and your family call home a tiny shack in a large crowded city in an African country. Your family has existed in the throes of poverty and extreme hunger for many generations.

You drink water that is pumped directly from untreated sewage.

Garbage is strewn in the streets[…]

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Blast Alert against New Hampshire HCR 10, HCR 12, HJR 4

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Editor’s Note: Heads up New Hampshire — I just received the following email from Publius Huldah. We need to act on this IMMEDIATELY. Please pass on to your family members, neighbors and friends. Thank you.

 

Grumpy Opinions by Publius Huldah

New Hampshire House members have already introduced three Article V convention applications for 2018:

HCR 10 (COS)

HCR 12 (Term limits)

HJR 4 (Any law applied to US citizens also applies to members of Congress)

All three resolutions have a hearing scheduled before the House State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee on consecutive Wednesdays in January: HCR 12 on Jan. 17; HJR 4 on Jan. 24; and HCR 10 on Jan. 31.

In this excellent JBS video (at 4:24), Robert Brown shows in 5 minutes the absurdity of a term limits amendment when he explains why it should be called the “Lame Duck Amendment.”

This article (TML) and this article (HJR4) by PH explain why term limits and HJR 4 are terrible ideas–they not only won’t solve the problem, they’ll create new ones.

Here are talking points against Term Limits, Convention of States, and general talking points against an Article V convention.

Attached and HERE is a flyer explaining why NH legislators should oppose any Article V convention resolutions.

Please contact all 20 members of the House State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee and ask them to vote NO on HCR 12, HJR 4, and HCR 10.

Dear Representative:

10 Republicans:
al.baldasaro@leg.state.nh.us;
richard.lascelles@leg.state.nh.us;
qtipnh@aol.com;
thud007@hotmail.com;
skip@lavalleys.com;
Matthew.Spencer@leg.state.nh.us;
pat.dowling@verani.com;
pkatsakiores@comcast.net;
dick.marple@leg.state.nh.us;
Reed.Panasiti@leg.state.nh.us;

 

1 Libertarian Representative:

Brandon.Phinney@leg.state.nh.us;

 

9 Democratic Representatives:

Amanda.Bouldin@leg.state.nh.us;
Joel.Elber@leg.state.nh.us;
dave@freewoolie.com;
ecomstockedwards@gmail.com;
amelia.keane@leg.state.nh.us;
Patricia.Klee@leg.state.nh.us;
Latha.Mangipudi@leg.state.nh.us;
Linda.Massimilla@leg.state.nh.us;
Dick.Patten@leg.state.nh.us;

Thank you for defending our Constitution!