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friday, may 17th, 2024

Joe Rogan and Tucker Carlson sat down for a three-hour-plus discussion on the Joe Rogan Show last week, covering everything from UFOs, to religion and artificial intelligence. But perhaps the most important topic they covered was the insidious and dangerous role played by the US regime’s intelligence agencies in America. 

[FULL TITLE: "The FBI and CIA Are Enemies of the American People".]

Specifically, Carlson suggested the CIA continues to lobby for keeping the JFK files secret, possibly because the CIA had a role in the assassination. Tucker also brought up how the FBI’s second-in-command was responsible for taking down Richard Nixon. Carlson described how intelligence agencies hold immense power within Congress because members of Congress—who are generally disreputable people with many secrets—are terrified of being blackmailed. After all, in a post-Patriot Act world of nearly unrestrained spying by the US regime, there is no privacy in America. 

I’ll let you, dear readers, listen to the full interview and make up your mind for yourselves as to the details of the discussion. 

What I want to highlight here, however, is how remarkable it is that two major media figures -- Rogan and Carlson -- are announcing to their millions of listeners and readers that organizations like the CIA and the FBI are despicable agencies committed to undermining the legal and constitutional institutions of the United States. 

This is long overdue. 

Deep-state agencies like the CIA and the FBI have for far too long been considered reputable organizations just trying to “keep us safe” or somehow defend the United States from alleged foreign threats. Conservatives have long been among the worst offenders. Libertarians know this well, and have observed for decades the breed of “small-government” conservatives who one minute claim “the government can’t do anything right” and then the next minute simp for “heroic” CIA and FBI agents. People such as these have long checked their critical thinking skills at the door as soon as the discussion turns to the regime’s spy agencies—or the Pentagon, for that matter. This is not to say that Leftists are guiltless on this. While historically it was the Left that actually made some efforts to expose intelligence agencies and their crimes in the 1970s, that is now ancient history. The Left in 2024 has rarely met a regime spook it didn’t like. This was made explicit last month when Adam Westbrook and Lindsey Crouse declared in The New York Times that “the Deep State is actually kind of awesome.” 

The job of opposing these contemptible enemies of freedom at America’s intelligence agencies -- especially the FBI and CIA and NSA—falls to the minority of Americans who actually care about law and human rights enough to seek true restraints on regime power. Those of us in this minority must never miss an opportunity to disparage, doubt, question, and generally express loathing for these organizations and for every single agent and employee at these agencies who collects a taxpayer-funded salary. 

A Danger for Many Decades. 

Since at least the early 1960s, many have understood that the post-war intelligence agencies have posed an especially dangerous threat to the people of the United States. For example, exactly one month after Kennedy’s assassination—surely, just a coincidence!—former president Harry Truman expressed alarm about the CIA’s meddling in domestic affairs. He wrote in The Washington Post: “For some time I have been disturbed by the way CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the Government. This has led to trouble and may have compounded our difficulties in several explosive areas. ...I never had any thought that when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations.”

Then as now, however, The Washington Post was an arm of the deep state and the editor buried Truman’s op-ed on Page A11. The CIA was outraged enough by the column, however, that CIA director Allen Dulles lied and claimed that Truman had been “quite astounded“ when he saw his own article and that the whole thing was really the work of a Truman aide.

This bizarre attempt by CIA operative to “retract” Truman’s article was nonetheless contradicted by Truman himself who reiterated in a 1964 letter that Truman had only intended the CIA to be an informational service for the president, and that “[I]t was not intended to operate as an international agency engaged in strange activities.” Truman would later tell an interviewer that “[I]f I’d known what was going to happen, I never would have [created the CIA.]”1 

Of course, Truman may have known about many of the CIA’s “strange activities” by the late 1950s, such as MKULTRA, and related “mind control” experiments with LSD and other drugs. The CIA was known to drug the agency’s victims against their will, such as seven black inmates in Kentucky who were were fed “’double, triple and quadruple’ doses of LSD for 77 straight days.” One might also mention the very suspicious case of Frank Olson, a bioweapons expert who was given LSD by CIA agents without his knowledge. Olson later “fell” to his death from a hotel window in 1953. The agency lied about drugging Olson for 22 years. 

The CIA faced some scrutiny in the wake of the Vietnam war as the Left began to rein in the deep state which had spent years attempting to destroy American opponents of the war through a variety of dirty tricks. Yet, the agency had hardly been “reformed” by the time the US’s “war on terror” was launched in late 2001. The CIA returned to its illegal medical torture—assuming it had ever stopped—with new medical experiments on regime prisoners. Documents uncovered by the ACLU have shown that CIA doctors are still used to provide a veneer of scientific legitimacy to CIA torture programs. In the age of vaccine passports, this alliance between doctors and the CIA should alarm any defender of human rights. 

In spite of all this, the CIA continues to fail spectacularly at its original mission of collecting useful information. The CIA failed to see the Iranian Revolution coming. The CIA was clueless about Soviet Missiles shipped to Cuba in 1962. The CIA believed the Soviet Union was an economic powerhouse in the 1980s. And, of course, the CIA let 9/11 happen right under its nose

Given all this, even conservative stalwarts have seen the light on the CIA in recent years. The late Angelo Codevilla, for example, penned a 2020 article calling for “breaking up” the CIA. The CIA, Codevilla notes, is now so “ideologically partisan,” so “obsolete,” and its record of failure so undeniable, that the agency is now “inherently dangerous and low-value.” 

End the FBI.

The CIA isn’t alone in its war on American freedom and decency, however. The FBI is almost equally dangerous, which is why Codevilla also calls for the FBI to be “restricted to law enforcement.” 

Unknown to many Americans, the FBI doesn’t even consider itself to be a law enforcement agency anymore. The FBI is now a “national security” agency, and that means the FBI is an arm of the American spy regime. This, of course, is why the Department of Justice can now be used for blatantly political purposes such as when the FBI spied on candidate Donald Trump in 2016

Here at mises.org, we’ve already reported on the mixture of abuse and incompetence that characterizes the FBI. The FBI expends countless hours tracking down harmless “enemies” of the regime—such as little old ladies prosecuted for the January 6 riot—while ignoring real criminals like Larry Nassar. Nor surprisingly, local police will tell you it’s the state and local police who do the real work of tracking down real criminals, and then the FBI swoops in to take the credit. 

Moreover, the history of the FBI lends substantial plausibility to Tucker Carlson’s claim that intelligence agencies are in the business of blackmailing members of Congress. This is a known tactic employed by J. Edgar Hoover during this 48-year reign at the FBI. Hoover, of course, was lauded for decades as a hero, but in reality, he was, in the words of historian Beverly Gage, a “one-dimensional tyrant and backroom schemer who strong-armed the rest of the country into submission...the most influential federal appointee of the twentieth century.” Hoover and his army of compliant FBI agents spied on anyone and everyone—especially elected officials and other public figures—who might be useful as a target for blackmail.

So, what to do with these agencies? 

There is nothing that these agencies do that could justify their continued existence. Both agencies—neither of which in their present forms are authorized among the enumerated powers of the US constitution—were sold to the taxpayers as agencies to be used only against hardened criminals and foreign dictators. Today, these organizations spend their time exploiting the taxpayers for ever larger budgets, for ever more power to spy on Americans, and new ways to trick those same Americans into supporting the regime’s latest wars. 

They are, simply put, the regime’s secret police, devoted to building the regime’s power. One answer is to eviscerate their budgets, repeal their enabling legislation, and encourage aggressive lawfare against the regime in retribution for these agencies’ many crimes. That’s probably a best-case scenario. Other scenarios likely require the bankruptcy of the regime, or perhaps its dissolution. That is likely to come with substantial and negative economic effects in the short term. Unfortunately, many Americans are still enthralled to these organizations thanks to relentless state propaganda that tells us this American version of the KGB exists for our own good.  Abolition will clearly take time. Now is a good time to start.

© 4.23.2024 by Ryan McMaken, "Mises Wire".

A Day In The Life.

Up at 6a on Friday, I went thru my BS finger stick routine to check my BSL (Blood Sugar Level) and recorded it on my Diabetes 2 chart, made coffee, took two 50mg Tramadol and a 300mg Gabapentin for Sciatica pain, fired-up the Win-7 Pentium HP desktop to let 32 million lines of code load, had a couple smokes in the cool garage and checked the day's list of "stuff".

It was a nice 53° outside, still raining, so I fired-up the condo furnace and garage heater, had some wonderful Kona Coffee, then scanned the news and weather sites, and tuned into the "Chris Stigall Show LIVE" (CS Show) from 6-9a, and then the "Chris Plante Show LIVE" (CP Show) 9-12noon, and finally to the Rob Carson Show LIVE (RC Show) 12-3p.

While scanning several websites' headlines, I ran into this: Did the corrupt Osambo&Deep State/ Federal agencies plant *Classified Documents* to frame Trump & Co? Interesting theory, but I'll reserve any judgment until some real evidence is available. I like a "good conspiracy theory", but solid facts are necessary. The rain continued.

I had BBQ for lunch, Sis stopped-by after 2, to got o Mt Rose Cemetery in East York, and to Flinchbaugh's Orchard & Farm Market in Hallam. We have a major solar flare storm slamming into Earth tonight, and a hot sauce shortage about to befall the US. BFD. Shopping done, Sis left around 4, and I spent the rest of the afternoon with a very painful R/S Sciatica amd Peripheral Neuropathy "symphony" of pain. A 500mg Bayer Aspirin helped a little. I broke-out a bottle of BUTTER® Chardonnay around 6, and that did help. The rain continued.

After the evening's news, I watched History's "The UnXplained" and SyFy's "Underworld: Resurrection", until almost midnight, and called it quits for the still-raining night.

Up at 6:15a on Saturday, to a partly sunny, cool 47° with a forecast high of 63°. At least the rain had stopped, for a few hours, after a solid 2". Everything is well-watered and happy. I did the usual morning routine, tuned-in to some favored podcasts, and scanned the news. I had some things to work on in the front garden, which could take me half a day, depending on how detailed I wanted to get. I started in late morning, broke for lunch, and got back after it, around 2p. By 4, I had the Drip System repaired, re-buried under soil and mulch, and got tools cleaned-up and put away. After some dinner, I caught the news, and watched the SyFy Channel's "Rod Serling: Twilight Zone" Marathon, until midnight. Lights out.

Up at 8:30a on Sunday, a cloudy, rainy, cool 51° morning, it would be so, all day. I made some Monarch Coffee® Co's Kona coffee, had a smoke in the garage, scanned the desktop's news headlines on FNC and a few other websites, and had a homemade (Flinchbaugh's) Apple Fritter w/ KerryGold® Irish Butter, for breakfast. The rain continued, as heavy t-storm cells moved thru the area, coming southeast from the Great lakes system. I sat in the garage, drinking coffee, having a Marlboro®, and listening to the nearby Mourning Dove call to others of its species. Nice sound amongst the scores of other birds. Meanwhile, I started a load of laundry.

I got the recycle and garbage bins ready-to-go out to the street, for morning p/u, as soon as there's a short break in the rain. Sis stopped by on her was back from a haircut and with food from Wegman's, in Lancaster, to drop-off food and for a short visit, and Sherry drove over to visit and bring some delicious leftovers from her Mother's Day Dinner, with Daughter Holly. My 'fridge overfloweth... Heh! I missed the evening news -- far, far better to spend that time with the lovely Sherry -- and we watch a partial episodes of Discovery's "Full Custom Garage" and "Iron Resurrection", before she left, after 6. I finished the evening some of the delicious Pasta & Meatballs she'd brought, and a fresh, 6" Apple Pie from Flinchbaugh's Market. Delish.

Up at 8:15a on Monday, to a sunny, beautiful, cool 51° morning, with only "Fair Air", and a forecast high of 77°, so I opened-up all the condo's windows and screen doors, to get some fresh air thru the place. I have my usual errand trip to Dallastown, and back up to East York's Rite Aid to p/u waiting Rxs. I also want to find a pair of "Cheater Glasses" to begin reading The Holy Bible, again; my Rx reading glasses just aren't making it for me. I made new "Rise & Shine" Kona Coffee from Monarch Farms in Hawaii, tuned into what was left of the "CS Show LIVE", and switched over to the "CP Show LIVE" at 9. I scanned the news headlines on several news and news-related sites, and it was all pretty much the same regurgitated crap. I read past that drech, and on to more considered writer and other topics.

The "RC Show LIVE" came on a Baltimore station at 12noon, and at 12:30p, I left for points south. My "Fuel Warning" light went on at about 5 miles into the trip, so I checked the scrollable fuel information panel screen button on the steering wheel, to get it on the dash, and it read 19-of-25 gals used, so I chanced it until I came back north to the Royal Farms complex where I normally gas-up. They're the only gas station complex which sells Ethanol Free 90 Octane Premium, and I had used-up 23½-of-25gals. I'd made 3 other stops along the return trip, and the fill-up cost $111.60, for a full 25gal tank. I cut that one MUCH closer than usual. Heh. (Usually, I refill at ¼ tank.)

High for the day was 84°, only 45% humidity, and I spent a lot of time on the back patio. All of the past few years' mulch is gone/rotted down, and unless the CHCA is going to mulch for us, I'll spend what it takes to get Dave&Co to get my place done, with 6 CuYds (Cubic Yards), as soon as possible. I had dinner, watched the news and switched to History's "UnXplained Mysteries" until 11:30, and unplugged. JoAnne, my cleaning lady, is in at 8:30 tomorrow morning.

Up at 5:30a on Tuesday, sans alarm, to a partly cloudy, 57°, with t-storms and 71° forecast. I made Kona Coffee, tuned into the "CS Show LIVE", put a final charge on the Dyson® Outsize™ Cordless Vacuum, and had a few smokes in the garage. The fresh air was good when I opened the overhead door. After 2 50mg Tramadol for Sciatica/ Neuropathy pain, I held-off on breakfast, got ready for the day and scanned the news headlines. JoAnne arrived at 8:30, I was tired from getting-up so early, and nodded-off in my office-sunroom desk's comfy chair. After she left around 11a, and I had some lunch, Sherry arrived at 1p, and we had a couple of nice hours together, before she had to leave. After dinner, I watched the FNC news, and History's "Secret of Skinwalker Ranch" until 11:30. Lights out.

Awake and up at 6:45a on Wednesday, to another rainy, overcast, 59° morning, I made coffee, had a couple smokes in the just-opened garage door, fed the front yard squirrels, and tuned into the "CS Show LIVE", while scanning various sites' news headlines. To be accurate, the headlines are 'beyond depressing' -- 20% inflation again, pro-Trump assassination attempt, credit card users maxed-out and barely living day-to-day,, another lowlife shit-for-brains nigga 'official' with asinine statements, COVID-19 murder shots, and on it goes -- and after 13 articles, I quit for the morning.

After the rest of the Asiago Chicken & Pasta that Sherry had brought over two days ago -- I finished the Spaghetti & Meatballs yesterday, I had a short, 1½hr snooze on the LR couch, worked on the growing paperwork pile, had dinner, watched Discovery's "Ghost Adventures" until 12:30a, and unplugged.

Up at 7:30a on Thursday, to a bright, sunny, blue sky, 59° morning, I fired-up the furnace for a quick warm-up, made coffee and tuned into the "CS Show LIVE". When I heard Bidet's "Make My Day" debate challenge to Trump, yesterday, I thought then, and still do, think it's a "wash" (no benefit) for Trump. The only benefit will be to CNN, to help improve their dismal viewership and in-the-toilet ratings. I also think it's a trap for Trump (read he comments). And we're still getting hammered by potentially-deadly solar flares, any one of which could be life threatening on Earth.

I tuned into the "CP Show LIVE" from 9-12, while finishing-up a small pile of paperwork, and making some personal app'ts for the coming weeks. After gtting ready for the day, I left at 12:30p for Weis Market and 2 other errands. Back home around 3p, unloaded, had lunch and some neighbors stopped by to visit and get some gardening advice. Later, I tried to, but couldn't, grab a nap on the LR couch, but did manage some garden clean-up out back, and fed the squirrels. After the evening news, I joined Motor Trend's "Mecum Auto Auction/ Indianaplois" in progress, and watched some truly amazing hardware going over the auction block. By 11p, I was needing sleep, and unplugged.

Tomorrow starts a new week here in the "Journal", and I'm restarting the Therapeutic Back Massages I'd had for the past 6yrs, but let slip when Heidi (owner and masseuse) went on maternity leave, last October. The Sciatica is bad enough now, that I need to get relief without resorting to drugs and/ or alcohol.

Biden 2.0 -- Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid.

Could a second Biden term be more injurious to the economy than his first term? It seems unimaginable given the first three years gave us 20% inflation, a $2,000 loss in average real incomes for the middle class, 6 million added illegal immigrants, a war on American energy that has caused gas prices to rise by more than 40% to $3.64 a gallon, the collapse of our many major cities, another $6 trillion added to the national debt, the unaffordability of new homes, and the chaos on college campuses.

        So what's the encore to that abysmal performance? What will Bidenomics 2.0 look like if it comes to that?

        Remember, the Republicans have narrowly controlled the House since the midterm elections of 2022, which has put a modest break on President Joe Biden's more dangerous ambitions, but a Biden blue wave could mean Democrats run the table and have the House and the Senate under their control.

        If Biden wins, he will argue that voters have given him a mandate -- to move forward with radical redistribution policies.

        Here's a cheat sheet on the top five Bidenomics 2.0 policy priorities:

        1. Tax rates on investment up to 70%.

        Biden didn't get most of his tax increases through Congress. I calculate that the tax on a million-dollar investment that earns a million dollars would be as high as 70%, wiping out two-thirds of the gain. Business investment would crash, and trillions of dollars of capital would flow like a tidal wave to lower-tax nations.

        2. $2 trillion in new debt spending.

        Liberals have been complaining that even though Biden passed $6 trillion of new spending -- adjusted for inflation, somewhat less than we spent to fight and win World War II -- there was almost $2 trillion on its wish list that got left on the cutting room floor for green energy, welfare benefits, student loan bailouts and the like. Now they would have the votes to pass it. This means more income redistribution programs, more green energy spending, more corporate welfare giveaway schemes and a decade ahead with another $10 trillion additional debt spending.

        3. A "net zero" energy policy eliminating production of nearly all our abundant fossil fuels.

        America still gets between 70% and 80% of our energy from old-fashioned oil, gas, coal and diesel.

        Biden says he's fully committed to net zero fossil fuels and getting nearly all our energy from the electric grid system. Not only is that a technological pipe dream requiring a doubling of the electric grid system that is already experiencing brown outs in states like California, but it would make our entire $13 trillion economy dependent on one source. The cost of heating your home would likely double or triple.

        4. An end to state "right-to-work" laws in 26 states.

        Biden and the union bosses tried mightily to push the "PRO Act" over the goal line, but they fell a few votes short. That bill would replace "right-to-work" laws in the mostly red states with a universal "closed shop" forced union policy. This would mean that businesses, shops and factories that have fled to red states like Florida and Texas would move operations overseas.

        5. The antitrust assault against Silicon Valley and corporate mergers ramps up.

        We've seen the craziness of Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan, who wants to effectively eliminate all mergers and acquisitions even in industries such as social media, search engines, software, video streaming, cellphones, credit cards, artificial intelligence and online retail transactions. This will raise prices for consumers, dramatically slow innovation and cripple the ability of startup businesses to raise capital, thus putting America's trillions of dollars of global tech dominance in grave danger. Remember, these globally dominant companies in the "Magnificent Seven" stocks have added almost half the gains in the stock market over the past nine months.

        There is more to worry about under Bidenomics in a second term. One worry is that Dems will agree to eliminate checks and balances in our system of government by overturning the filibuster rule of at least 60 votes in the Senate to pass legislation. Another concern is that Dems will lock in their electoral strength by making Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico states to add four more Democratic senators. Remember Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of Pennsylvania heroically voted to save the filibuster -- but they won't be around in January 2025 to stop the court packing.

        Could American businesses and families survive getting smashed by these gale-force winds of another Bidenomics hurricane in 2025 without capsizing the ship of state? I wouldn't bet on it.

© 5.15.2024 by Stephen Moore, "Hot Air".

Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

If you are Deroy Murdoch you see Speaker Mike Johnson as a “squish” for caving on the Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan foreign aid bill.

Johnson has mastered McConnell’s art of giving Democrats what they want while getting nothing in return.

Whatabout the good old days of the “conference committee,” Murdoch asks, when House and Senate resolved their differences and sent the compromise to the President for signature? It was Obama-time when

[Harry Reid and] Nancy Pelosi torpedoed this tradition of American democracy. Instead, they drafted major bills behind their offices’ closed doors.

Why did they do this? Because they had the power to do it.

If you are Kevin Roberts of the Heritage Foundation, on the other hand, you are encouraged that 112 Republicans voted against the bill.

The GOP establishment’s actions this past week portend the end of the GOP establishment, not its survival. Conservatives will win the soul of the GOP and with it the hearts of the American people.

So, is the glass half full or half empty? I think the answer is pretty obvious. We don’t know.

I believe that populist nationalism is a political and cultural movement trying to push back against the educated-class regime that has ruled us for the last century in organic upwellings, unexpected and unforeseen by regime narrators: Nixon’s silent majority, Reagan Democrats, Tea Party, Brexit, MAGA.

And I believe that all the movements from the Left --  from the 1960s students to 2008 Hope and Change to 2012 and Trayvon Martin and the 2014 Ferguson riots to the 2020 Floyd riots to the 2024 campus protests --  have all been condoned and curated by the regime. BLM and Antifa are regime-adjacent. Of course, any regime worth its salt knows how to curate the public square -- until it doesn’t.

You don’t think that lefty activism is curated by the regime? Then why do you think the intelligence community came up with the notion of MDM  --  mis- dis- and mal-information --  that is dutifully echoed by regime media? MDM is simply news and opinion that the regime doesn’t like.

When it’s all over, and the populists have won, then everyone will say that it was inevitable. If populism is defeated, then everyone would say that it never had a chance.

Back in 1989 the Soviet Union collapsed because even though leaders like Mikhail Gorbachev realized that they had a problem, it all got away from them. In China after the death of Mao, Deng Xiaoping realized that China had a problem but managed to keep the lid on the 1989 Tiananmen rebellion and end two centuries of humiliation.

I like to make things Real Simple. To me, the crisis of communism was that any top-down totalitarianism of politics, morality, and the economy does not work. Back in the 20th century communism worked out pretty well for the communist elite, but not at all for the rest of the people. Today, the crisis of the educated-class regime is that its top-down management of politics, its woke morality, and its Keynesian economic stimulus green energy transition does not work. It works pretty well for the Elite 1%, the folx with graduate degrees, earning $150,000 plus, living in urban gentry enclaves, and dining off EV subsidies, but not for the rest of us.

But here’s a naughty thought. Back in 2020 I wrote that the point of the Trayvon Martin/Michael Brown/George Floyd phenomenon was to whip the black vote into shape in even-numbered years with a racial panic. But the current campus protests have nothing to do with the black vote. If anything they are trying to whip the Muslim vote into a antisemitic panic. And this in a year when the black and Hispanic vote is coming unstuck.

Hey, strategerists and experts: I wonder if that is good 'strategery' for 2024.

The fact is that all the balls are up in the air. Will "Get Trump" with three corrupt black prosecutors and one token white prosecutor Get Trump or elect Trump? We don’t know.

Will the pro-Hamas college protests help rally American Muslims to Biden or convert American Jews to Trump? And whatabout blacks and Hispanics? We don’t know.

Will “transitory” inflation flare up this year or not? We don’t know.

Will the green energy transition teach average Americans to Drill, Baby, Drill? We don’t know.

Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog, “Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather-Prophet Extraordinary” understands the prediction game. He always predicts another six weeks of winter every year on February 2.

In other words, nothing changes until it changes.

Meanwhile, the way for Phil to find meaning in life and win over the love of his life is to become a good guy helping little old ladies, catching kids falling out of trees, and doing his piano practice.

You too.

© 45.30.2024 by Christopher Chantrill, "Akmrican Thinker".

A Lawyer to Lawyers.

As an attorney, I hesitated to forward this as it can be an indictment against my profession. But I believe there is much truth to the article below. Very thought provoking. Lawyers are adversarial and are trained to try to win at all costs. It may work in litigation but does not work well when governing our nation. Trying to win at any costs creates the polarization and hatred that now fills our country and leaves no room for common sense or legitimate debate.

Every Democrat presidential nominee since 1984 went to law school, although Gore did not graduate. Joe Biden (no surprise) was at the bottom of his class. Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Bentsen, went to law school. Barack Obama was a lawyer. Michelle Obama was a lawyer. Hillary Clinton was a lawyer. Bill Clinton was a lawyer. John Edwards is a lawyer. Elizabeth Edwards was a lawyer. Look at leaders of the Democrat Party in Congress: Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer is a lawyer. Former Senator Harry Reid was a lawyer.

The Republican Party is different. President Trump was a businessman. Presidents Bush 1 and 2 were businessmen. Vice President Cheney was a businessman. President Eisenhower was a 5 star General. The leaders of the Republican Revolution: Newt Gingrich was a history professor. Tom Delay was an exterminator. Dick Armey was an economist. Ex-House Minority Leader John Boehner was a plastics manufacturer. The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon. Who was the last Republican president who was a lawyer? Gerald Ford, who left office 31 years ago and who barely won the Republican nomination as a sitting president, running against actor Ronald Reagan in 1976. The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work, who are often the targets of lawyers. This is very interesting. I had never thought about it this way before.

The Democrat Party is made up of lawyers. Democrats mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Trump, Bush, and Cheney, or who heal the sick like Frist, or who immerse themselves in history like Gingrich. The Lawyers Party sees these sorts of people, who provide goods and services that people want, as the enemies of America. And so, in the eyes of the Lawyers Party, we have seen the procession of official enemies grow. Against whom do Hillary and Obama rail? Pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, hospitals, manufacturers, fast food restaurant chains, large retail businesses, bankers, and anyone producing anything of value in our nation.

This is the natural consequence of viewing everything through the eyes of lawyers. Lawyers solve problems by successfully representing their clients, which, in this case should be the American people. Lawyers seek to have new laws passed, they seek to win lawsuits, they press appellate courts to overturn precedent, and lawyers always parse language to favor their side. Confined to the narrow practice of law, that is fine. But it is an awful way to govern a great nation.

When politicians, as lawyers, begin to view some Americans as clients and other Americans as opposing parties, then the role of the legal system in our life becomes all-consuming. Some Americans become adverse parties of our very government. We are not all litigants in some vast social class-action suit. We are citizens of a republic that promises us a great deal of freedom from laws, from courts, and from lawyers.

Today, we are drowning in laws. We are contorted by judicial decisions. We are driven to distraction by omnipresent lawyers in all parts of our once private lives. America has a place for laws and lawyers, but that place is modest and reasonable, not vast, and unchecked. When the most important decision for our next president is whom, he will appoint to the Supreme Court, the role of lawyers and the law in America is too big. When House Democrats sue America to hamstring our efforts to learn what our enemies are planning to do to us, then the role of litigation in America has become crushing.

Perhaps Americans will understand that change cannot be brought to our nation by those lawyers who already largely dictate American society and business. Perhaps Americans will see that hope does not come from the mouths of lawyers but from personal dreams nourished by hard work. Perhaps Americans will embrace the truth that more lawyers with more power will only make our problems worse.

The United States has 5% of the world's population and 66% of the world's lawyers! Tort or legal reform legislation has been introduced in congress several times in the last several years to limit punitive damages in ridiculous lawsuits such as spilling hot coffee on yourself and suing the establishment that sold it to you and to limit punitive damages in huge medical malpractice lawsuits. This legislation has been blocked from even being voted on by the Democrat Party. When you see that 97% of the political contributions from the American Trial Lawyers Association go to the Democrat Party, then you realize who is responsible for our medical and product costs being so high!

© 5.09.2024 by Forwarded eMail "Unknown". (H/T Pastor Tom).

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