So what to make of this headline on the Blaze.com….“Podesta: Obama Can Use “Armed Forces’ to Push Progressive Agenda.” Catch that folks? If it did not make the hair on your neck bristle, open your eyes and read it again. If after reading you just shrug, click off and go away, unless ya either agree with Podesta, or as myself, think Podesta needs to be hauled before Congress to explain this.
Careful folks….I know the Blaze is Beck’s site, but guess what? Hate Beck as so many seem to love to do, call him a liar, etc., but the article links directly to this report. And this report is prepared by the Center for American Progress, whose motto is “Progressive Ideas For A Strong, Just and Free America.” (my emphasis). The Center For American Progress (CAP) is a progressive think tank largely funded by George Soros and run by John Podesta, one of Clinton’s former Chief’s of Staff. Heard of these clowns? If not, you will.
The report basically advises Obama to circumvent the will of the people and the Congress, especially the new Republican controlled House, by using Executive Orders, and possibly his role as C-in-C of the Armed Forces.
Let’s eyeball this brain storm….First, the report does not address Obama so much but instead “the President” in a clever effort at pretending this is general advice for all American Chief Executives. Get real! This is Podesta, backed by Soros and the nuts, telling Obama “do whatever and we’ll back ya.” I have covered this concept in articles before, but lemme retrace a bit of that territory.
Ever heard of OathKeepers? They are an organization of current and former military, law enforcement types, who have sworn to CONTINUE to uphold their oaths to the US Constitution. In so doing they have clearly stated they will not follow illegal orders to allow their power to be used AGAINST law abiding Americans exercising their rights under the Constitution and Bill of Rights. For example, if a protest against Obama were to descend on DC, say 3 million strong, the OathKeepers would not comply with an order to disperse or dissuade the crowd from lawful assembly, no matter what they were ordered to do.
For those NOT in the know, there is firm US law under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) that NO armed forces member can be ORDERED to commit an ILLEGAL ACT. For example, to murder POW’s or civilians under the order of a military commander is ILLEGAL and therefore the soldier, sailor, Marine or Airman CANNOT be made to comply with an illegal order. In fact, under the UCMJ it is their duty to DISOBEY said illegal order and to report it to higher authority – it’s the law! Get it?
It is ILLEGAL for US military forces to be used on American soil under “Posse Comitatus.” Unless we are engaged in war on our soil the US military cannot be used on American territory…are we clear?
Now let’s examine Podesta’s concepts in the light of past statements of mine. I have informed readers that tens and tens of millions of armed Americans will resist with extreme prejudice, any attempt to circumvent law to place the progressive agenda into law by means of hook or crook. Need I be any more clear or is my meaning getting through the thick skills to whom it is directed? I have repeatedly stated, get it done legally, lawfully and with the consent of clear majorities and I’ll have to live with it, whatever “it” is. Of course the SCOTUS will rule on it and however they rule is the law of the land…END OF DISCUSSION!
Like Hansel & Gretal, there is a dangerous journey to be undertaken. As we leave the bright sunshine behind us we enter the dark and foreboding wood. Every step further in the wood is one more step from the light we left at our backs. Soon, with enough steps into the dark wood, we will be unable to see the light anymore.
For me the light is the truth of the American Constitution, the dark wood are progressive ideological wishes. For example, Woodrow Wilson led us into the darkness; FDR led us farther into the abyss with SSI; JFK allowed public employees to unionize and we were deeper in the vines and brambles; LBJ pushed us father with his social programs and entitlements and suddenly almost all the light from outside the wood is snuffed out.
Now we find true, dyed in the wool, progressives at all levels of leadership…Pelosi and Reid, Obama, the Czars, the lefty think tanks like the Center for American Progress (Don’t make me laugh) and all the rest passing down policy and suggestions to completely alter, by subterfuge mind you, the traditional and LEGAL methods of the US conducting it’s economy, government and society. Read the first page of the Podesta/CAP Report for yourself and see my meaning. Consult the Executive Summary and it’s all summed up.
Folks, this is as blatant an attempt at usurpation as our nation has seen in the last 5 generations…this is like Woodrow Wilson all over again. This report is admitting that the people will not tolerate this and addresses this situation in light of the midterm rejection of the Obama/progressive agenda. The progressive answer is to say essentially, “To Hell with the will of the dumbassed citizens. Let’s use ‘X’ methods to get our agenda so deeply ingrained that we will essentially win by doing an end run around Congress, the law and the will of Americans.” (my interpretation)
Maybe those who read this and wonder what I mean should begin reading a blog or two, especially the more conservative ones to get a feeling for what I am saying here. The comments of conservatives are clear, and allow me to sum up the totality of what the blogs and commentators are saying in the ether:
1. We are armed, and NOT afraid to use those arms to preserve this nation.
2. The law will be strictly adhered to or we will FORCE them to abide by it.
3. American Armed Forces CANNOT BY LAW be used on American territory unless in time of war declared by Congress.
4. OathKeepers have sworn to NOT obey any illegal orders and under no conditions will they allow themselves to be used to deny American’s their rights to their Constitutional protections.
5. Most of the American military dislikes Obama and progressivism and is dead set against any orders from the C-in-C that may in any way deny American’s their Constitutional protections.
As I read over and over on the blogs, and I read about 15 of them yesterday in regard to this topic, people have talked with their sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, father’s and mother’s about “Would the military obey orders to confront American citizens?” The UNIFORM answer was ‘NO!!!!!!!!!’ Can I be any more emphatic for them? “NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!” Get it? And the “NO” was from the military members themselves, who in confidence told their loved ones they would instead turn on any leader who tried to get them to commit any act against the Constitution and the oath they swore to uphold.
I have two personal appeals to those who think the Podesta/CAP report is right on…. First, PLEASE, DO NOT DO THIS! ADVISE YOUR LEADERS TO NOT DO THIS! Please, don’t go there with this nation…please?
Secondly, if you choose to ignore the pleas for order and law to be strictly adhered to, here is the result: Scores of millions of armed Americans willing to risk it all to force compliance to the laws. And this isn’t crazy Whiplash boasting of his own feelings or intentions, although these are indeed my feelings, and if cornered, my intentions – I am repeating in my own words what I have been reading for a couple of years now.
People in this nation are mad as Hell at our will being ignored. We are mad as Hell at being called ignorant, racist, stupid and all the rest for not favoring the progressive agenda. We are damned angry that when we expressed CLEARLY our will against much of the major progressive legislation of the last two years, we were laughed at and denigrated and they did it anyway.
And most of all we were shocked, saddened and now ever more determined when we heard the sycophant cheer leading of many of the rank and file progressives to “Drag ’em to it kicking and screaming.”
I implore progressives to advise AGAINST this in no uncertain terms. I implore them to express to their leaders that this is a non-starter. I implore them to stand up and scream to their leaders that no matter what, the Constitution and all traditional manners of governance be adhered to.
My suggestion to progressives is to keep up with your traditional method – under cover of night, slowly install each little usurpation, like SSI, get folks used to it and then maybe in another 8 or 10 generations you will have succeeded in destroying the greatest nation on Earth. Get froggy, get arrogant (well, MORE arrogant than usual), get pushy and try to deny us our rights or try to use illegal methods to win and there will be a Hell unleashed upon progressives they cannot imagine.
Is it hyperbole when I and MILLIONS of others express “I’d rather be dead than a slave?” Keep accepting, or worse, advocating, progressive leaders do whatever they can get away with – legal or NOT – and we’ll see, now won’t we? Do they not believe the adage “There is nothing more determined than a man fighting to preserve and protect his home, his life and his family?”
Attempting to take or circumvent our rights to Constitutional protections are tantamount to pointing a gun at us, and we will respond in kind. Again, this is my big mouth having the guts to say what scores of millions feel, but won’t say. I believe in giving fair warning in hopes of preventing. Go ahead now…take my forewarning as a boastful old man mouthing off. Go ahead.
Sorry for the length, but this must be said, ugly and unwanted as it may be. I implore readers…every word herein is dead on true. Believe it or reality will make a believer out of one. Your choice.
Stock up folks! Looks like we’re gonna need it.