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This obscure French pamphlet from 1850 predicted today’s America

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Like a modern day Nostradamus, Michel de Nostredame, usually Latinised as Nostradamus:

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He was  French  and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide.

The following quotes come from French classical liberal, economic journalist and legislator Frédéric Bastiat’s 1850 pamphlet, “The Law.”

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1. It started with “hope and change” ”While society is struggling toward liberty, these famous men who put themselves at its head are filled with the spirit of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

They think only of subjecting mankind to the philanthropic tyranny of their own social inventions. Like Rousseau, they desire to force mankind docilely to bear this yoke of the public welfare that they have dreamed up in their own imaginations…

Listen to the ideas of a few of the writers and politicians during that period [the late 1780s]:

SAINT-JUST: The legislator commands the future. It is for him to will the good of mankind. It is for him to make men what he wills them to be.

ROBESPIERRE: The function of government is to direct the physical and moral powers of the nation toward the end for which the commonwealth has come into being.

BILLAUD-VARENNES: A people who are to be returned to liberty must be formed anew. A strong force and vigorous action are necessary to destroy old prejudices, to change old customs, to correct depraved affections, to restrict superfluous wants, and to destroy ingrained vices…. Citizens, the inflexible austerity of Lycurgus created the firm foundation of the Spartan republic. The weak and trusting character of Solon plunged Athens into slavery. This parallel embraces the whole science of government.

LE PELLETIER: Considering the extent of human degradation, I am convinced that it is necessary to effect a total regeneration and, if I may so express myself, of creating a new people.

2. And a social justice agenda ”Now this must be said: When justice is organized by law — that is, by force — this excludes the idea of using law (force) to organize any human activity whatever, whether it be labor, charity, agriculture, commerce, industry, education, art, or religion. The organizing by law of any one of these would inevitably destroy the essential organization — justice. For truly, how can we imagine force being used against the liberty of citizens without it also being used against justice, and thus acting against its proper purpose?”

Yep, Obama didn’t get their on his own.

3. That enabled Obamacare ”But when the law, by means of its necessary agent, force, imposes upon men a regulation of labor, a method or a subject of education, a religious faith or creed — then the law is no longer negative; it acts positively upon people.

It substitutes the will of the legislator for their own wills; the initiative of the legislator for their own initiatives. When this happens, the people no longer need to discuss, to compare, to plan ahead; the law does all this for them. Intelligence becomes a useless prop for the people; they cease to be men; they lose their personality, their liberty, their property.

Try to imagine a regulation of labor imposed by force that is not a violation of liberty; a transfer of wealth imposed by force that is not a violation of property. If you cannot reconcile these contradictions, then you must conclude that the law cannot organize labor and industry without organizing injustice.”

4. And the IRS scandal, DOJ malfeasances, etc. ”Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame, danger, and scruple which their acts would otherwise involve.

Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons, and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim — when he defends himself — as a criminal. In short, there is a legal plunder

5. Where law was used as a weapon ”But, generally, the law is made by one man or one class of men. And since law cannot operate without the sanction and support of a dominating force, this force must be entrusted to those who make the laws.

This fact, combined with the fatal tendency that exists in the heart of man to satisfy his wants with the least possible effort, explains the almost universal perversion of the law.

Thus it is easy to understand how law, instead of checking injustice, becomes the invincible weapon of injustice. It is easy to understand why the law is used by the legislator to destroy in varying degrees among the rest of the people, their personal independence by slavery, their liberty by oppression, and their property by plunder.

This is done for the benefit of the person who makes the law, and in proportion to the power that he holds.”

6. And condoned in a culture of political corruption ”The law has been perverted by the influence of two entirely different causes: stupid greed and false philanthropy.”

In their own words: “With pretty boy Paul Ryan’s draconian and savage cuts to Medicare in his budget proposal, we have to ask ourselves: Is America still beautiful without Medicare?”
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Pravda Calls Obama a Communist, Blames his Reelection on ‘Illiterate Americans’

crew-223Comment by Jim Campbell, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

There is little doubt that the U.S. electorate is woefully undereducated and has demonstrated this fact by continuing to elect progressive administrations which destroy our once strong economic base.

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It’s a safe bet that if the reader wanted a shot on news the U.S. media would not report up until just recently, Pravda would expose readers to views that would send the traditional media running like scalded dogs!

  Dustin Stocton Blog (written in 2012)

Oh, how times have changed. Obama is too Communist even for Pravda.

Pravda, the famous Russian newspaper most notable for being the bullhorn of the former Soviet Union, has announced their bewilderment at the stupidity of America for reelecting Obama. Citing his reelection as a result of “illiterate Americans,” the author, Xavier Lerma, explains that Obama is a communist through and through and shakes his proverbial head at the willingness of America to reelect a communist who aims to follow the catastrophic Soviet model.

It’s strange to say, but Pravda and I are of the same mind…

Lerma writes,

“The Communists have won in America with Obama but failed miserably in Russia with Zyuganov who only received 17% of the vote. Vladimir Putin was re-elected as President keeping the NWO order out of Russia while America continues to repeat the Soviet mistake… Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them. He gives speeches of peace and love in the world while he promotes wars as he did in Egypt, Libya and Syria.”

It’s sad, but true. Not everyone who voted for Obama is illiterate, but generally speaking, Obama was able to keep his job by pandering to the ignorant masses. By peddling his lies of “war on women,” promising the continuation of “free” stuff and inciting class warfare, he masterfully pulled off one of the greatest cons of the century.

Lerma continues,

“O’bomber even keeps the war going along the Mexican border with projects like ‘fast and furious’ and there is still no sign of ending it. He is a Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so. How shrewd he is in America. His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia. Obama’s fools and Stalin’s fools share the same drink of illusion.”

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Why a contrived crisis can never be allowed to go to waste

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Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper, and Patriot. 

American Communist Party Members, don’t me misled by the fact they are registered Democrats and members of Congress: They are also registered members of the American Communist party.

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For those of us desiring to maintain a Constitutionally driven Republic, it is incumbent upon us to understand the differences between liberals, democrats, socialists, Marxists and Communists.

This article from multiple sources explains who’s who and what their goals are.

The Communist Takeover Of  America – 45 Declared Goals

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The American Thinker 

The Cloward/Piven Strategy of Economic Recovery

By Nancy Coppock

Using borrowed money for a band-aid bailout of the economy should seem backwards to most people. However, it likely is a planned strategy to promote radical change.
Those naively believing that  Obama is simply rewarding his far-left base, and will then move to the political center, must wise up.

The assumption that Obama will need the nation to prosper in order to protect the 2010 mid-term election incorrectly assumes that he esteems free market capitalism. He does not. Rather than win through superior ideas and policies, the Democrat plan for success in the mid-term elections is to win by destroying political opposition.
Obama adheres to the Saul Alinksy Rules for Radicals method of politics, which teaches the dark art of destroying political adversaries. However, that text reveals only one front in the radical left’s war against America. The Cloward/Piven Strategy is another method employed by the radical Left to create and manage crisis. This strategy explains Rahm Emanuel’s ominous statement, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
The Cloward/Piven Strategy is named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Their goal is to overthrow capitalism by overwhelming the government bureaucracy with entitlement demands. The created crisis provides the impetus to bring about radical political change.
Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system; the collapse of the welfare state would ignite a political and financial crisis that would rock the nation… [Emphasis added.]
Making an already weak economy even worse is the intent of the Cloward/Piven Strategy. It is imperative that we view the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan’s spending on items like food stamps, jobless benefits, and health care through this end goal.
This strategy explains why the Democrat plan to “stimulate” the economy involves massive deficit spending projects. It includes billions for ACORN and its subgroups such as SHOP and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Expanding the S-Chip Program through deficit spending in a supposed effort to “save the children” only makes a faltering economy worse. 
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Why Obama Should Be Freaked Out Over Obamacare

crew-2231 Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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“The Fool on The Hill” Music by the Beatles. From their “Magical Mystery Album, they predicted the coming of Obama

The National Journal

President Obama said Monday he’s “frustrated” by the disastrous launch of an online computer marketplace for Obamacare. Here are five reasons why frustration isn’t enough. He should be frightened.

There was a video of Obama lying about the software problems impeding sign up, but who wants to listen to that fraud.  The Heritage Foundation just gave y0u the straight scoop in the great ad above.

1. It’s worse than his team has let on. The White House has tried to position the failed first days of Obamacare as mere hiccups caused by the site’s popularity. Obama called them “kinks.” An administration spokesman told the Washington Post on Sunday that the “main driver of the problem is volume.” This is intentionally misleading.

The White House has heard complaints from insurance companies, consumers, and health policy experts about issues embedded deeply in the online system. For example: inaccurate information provided to people about federal tax credits; low-income people erroneously told they don’t qualify for Medicaid; and insurance companies getting confusing information about who has signed up.

The administration refuses to say how many people have enrolled through the federal exchange, the key metric for determining how well the online service is working in states that didn’t set up their own exchanges. There are two possible explanations for the Obama administration’s unconscionable lack of transparency. Their process is so screwed up that they don’t have the data, which would be embarrassing. Or they have the data – and it’s embarrassing.

2. This is the easy part. Finding and motivating people to take action online is the founding strength of Team Obama. This is what they do best. Managing a complex law is a different matter, and it’s fair to question whether the president and his team are up to it.

How do you convince healthy young Americans to pay for insurance they may not need in order to fund the program? Do companies shed workers and working hours to avoid coming under the law? Are people with cheap catastrophic plans forced to pay more in the exchanges? Tricky questions likes these will soon make the hard art of website design look like fingerpainting. “The online federal health care exchange, the heart of the Obamacare project, is such a rolling catastrophe that it may end up creating a major policy fiasco immediately rather than eventually,” wrote Ross Douthat in a New York Times column titled, “Obamacare, Failing Ahead of Schedule.”

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Defeating the Nemesis Within; THE ELEPHANT HAS NO SPINE RIGHT NOW

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

In her review below of Trevor Loudon’s  new book, ” The Enemies Within,” she does a masterful job of explaining  the Average American voter. Again the average American voter is unaware that we are not just in wars in the Middle east and Africa.

book1-202x3002They don’t believe that communism exists, they are woefully unaware that the U.S. is in multi-front assault on the American Constitutional freedoms. 

Loudon explained that there are two main Marxist Groups, the Communist Party USA  and the Democratic Socialists of America.  Both organizations draw inspiration from Antonio Gramsci, the founding member of the Communist Party of Italy, imprisoned by the Benito Mussolini regime, one fascist getting rid of another emerging tyrant.

More egregious is that what the Obama Junta has accomplished in in a very short period of time would have both Benito Mussolini dancing in their graves.

To add further insult to injury, these undereducated, ignorant voters, are the ones who voted for Obama.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.

 

The Canada Free Press

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh

The Elephant does not have a spine right now.” – Trevor Loudon

 

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Trevor Loudon, on a U.S. tour to promote his new book, “The Enemies Within,” began his speech to a packed crowd in Fairfax, Virginia, with the relevant question, “Why does a New Zealander from Christchurch care about America?”

The bestselling author encapsulated his answer into two reasons. First, it was simple gratitude to Americans, our fathers, brothers, and uncles, who sacrificed to save his country during WW II. Secondly, it was a selfish reason. “If America goes down so does the West.” Loudon echoed other patriotic editors like Judi McLeod, and her online publication, Canada Free Press, “… Because without America there is no Free World.”

Loudon, a conservative, knows that a socialist, left leaning country like New Zealand would be an easy target if America pulled out from the Pacific region. China would fill the vacuum and New Zealand would become a Chinese protectorate. He realizes that, if the evil Marxist forces at play succeed, Russia would dominate Europe, China would dominate the Far East, the Near East, and the Pacific regions, and Iran would dominate the Middle East.

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Obama’s Economic Approval Slips to 35%

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Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

What are we to expect when Obama follows no economic model that will create new jobs and wealth in the private sector?

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Joe “The Plumber” got Obama to admit spreading the wealth around was a good thing when he trapped him on a rope line.

Factually, Obama is a socialist and believes in “spreading the wealth around,” as long as it isn’t his.

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Obama and those who surround him are apparently unfamiliar with Jim’s LAW.

Was 42% in June; decline mirrors drop in overall approval.

As  Lydia Saad from Gallup writes:

PRINCETON, NJ — Despite President Barack Obama’s renewed focus on the nation’s economy this summer, he scores worse with Americans on the economy than he did in June.

His approval rating on the issue, now 35%, is down seven percentage points, and his ratings on taxes and the federal budget deficit are each down five points. During the same period, his overall approval rating is down three points.

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In fact, out of seven issues for which Obama’s job performance was rated in the new poll and in June, only the three economy-related ones fell significantly.

These are also his lowest issue approval ratings of the nine total issues measured this month. Notably, these declines somewhat parallel the slide Gallup has seen in Americans’ economic confidence over the same period, although confidence picked up slightly this past week.

Obama’s approval ratings on race relations, terrorism, and education remain positive on balance, with each changing little since Gallup last measured them. His approval ratings on foreign affairs, immigration, and healthcare policy are all moderately negative but little changed.

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How to destroy a city: Put a democrat like “Big Gulp” unconstitutional Bloomberg in charge

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Want to see a city or state destroyed economically look no farther then the demographics of those run by tax and spend socialist democrats.

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Be it income taxes.  unemployment  or debt.

Let’s take it further and look at the countries of Western Europe.

Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish
Quality of life

It’s hard to remember sometimes that the latest Bloombergian crusade to ban all the sodas, steal all the salt or wall off half the streets to automobile traffic had its roots in another New York City where Times Square was a seedy flickering danger zone, entire neighborhoods were always on the verge of an explosion and the only optimistic people were the ones moving out.

Some twenty years ago, Rudy Giuliani began tackling crime directly with waves of men in blue using smarter and blunter tactics, and also indirectly by going after “Quality of Life” issues. The theory was that crime came out of social blight. Improve the neighborhood and you reduce crime.

The ubiquitous squeegee men were put out of business and drives rejoiced, Times Square’s acres of sex businesses were broken up to make way for Disney musicals. Homeless encampments that had taken over public places were broken up. Graffiti, prostitution, panhandling and a thousand other behaviors, some criminal, some not, but that contributed to the grimy dangerous city were targeted.

Critics called Giuliani a fascist, but New York City became a better, safer and more prosperous place. It’s hard to remember what a gamechanger the notion was, back then in the dark days of liberalism,  that cities didn’t have to be fixed with an endless round of welfare that only added more blight. Instead they could be fixed by enforcing civilized norms that too many had given up on enforcing.

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