Of treaties and treason

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Flopping Aces

democrats have been fast and loose with accusations of treason of late. On the one hand, they threw the accusation at Tom Cotton for reminding everyone that the Senate gets offer advice and consent to any binding treaties the President engages in. Soon after they agreed to support in principle what Cotton stipulated.

Hey, says James Lewis over at American Thinker, as long as treason is in the air…

What’s more, by bringing that ticklish word “treason” into the public debate, the left is opening up a can of worms. We can now ask some crucial questions that have been taboo until now.
•Does Hillary Clinton’s personal aide Huma Abedin, a lifelong Muslim Brotherhood acolyte, represent a clear and present danger in time of war?
•Did Hillary Clinton knowingly allow Abedin access to top secret State Department documents via Hillary’s private email accounts?”

And, to echo Prince Turki al-Faisal this week,
•Is Obama now opening the door to nuclear proliferation to rogues and terrorists, by letting Iran have nuclear weapons, thereby betraying this country, our allies and the entire world?

Those questions must now be asked. They should be asked as a matter of national survival.

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D.C. Insider: There’s a Shadow Govt. Running the Country, and It’s Not Up for Re-Election

Alter Net

By Mike Lofgren           

There is the visible government situated around the Mall in Washington, and then there is another, more shadowy, more indefinable government that is not explained in Civics 101 or observable to tourists at the White House or the Capitol. The former is traditional Washington partisan politics: the tip of the iceberg that a public watching C-SPAN sees daily and which is theoretically controllable via elections. The subsurface part of the iceberg I shall call the Deep State, which operates on its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power. [1]

During the last five years, the news media have been flooded with pundits decrying the broken politics of Washington. The conventional wisdom has it that partisan gridlock and dysfunction have become the new normal. That is certainly the case, and I have been among the harshest critics of this development. But it is also imperative to acknowledge the limits of this critique as it applies to the American governmental system. On one level, the critique is self-evident: in the domain that the public can see, Congress is hopelessly deadlocked in the worst manner since the 1850s, the violently rancorous decade preceding the Civil War.

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No Apology for American Greatness

Family Security Matters

While conservatives might be in a bit of a post-election funk,  this is no  time to compromise our principles-especially on foreign  policy and national  security, where Team Obama’s record has been less  than stellar to say the  least.

Rather, now is the time to dig deep and fight for the conservative   principles that made this country the great and benevolent power it has  been  and should continue to be.

Surrender to the misguided efforts of this Administration on international  affairs is by no means an option.

Instead, we should be insisting-indeed, demanding-that the following  ideas  become the bedrock of our foreign and national security policy:

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The Missing Link in the Evolution of Barack Obama

CHCH News

One of the problems with the idea of “American exceptionalism” is that it exacerbates a kind of complacency common to man.  This is the phenomenon whereby people often view themselves as exceptions, saying, after some tragedy, for instance, something such as “I never thought it could happen to me.”

On a national level — and this especially plagues great nations — this manifests itself in the notion that “it” could never happen here.  Oh, the “it” could be descent into tyranny, domination by a foreign power or dissolution.  Or, maybe, it could be the election of a leader who is a Manchurian candidate, a traitor within, someone bent on destroying the nation that gave him everything.  That…“it”…couldn’t happen here.  In fact, the idea is so preposterous to many Americans that, if such a threat loomed, they would never see it coming.  And they would call a person who warned of it a nut.

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Barack Obama: The Anti-JFK

Flopping Aces

November 22 was the 47th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. I remember the day Kennedy died. I remember the next few days during which all TV was dedicated only to Kennedy’s death and funeral. I remember the funeral cortege. I remember the lighting of the Eternal Flame. It was all in black and white, which seemed darkly appropriate.

And today I think about how different Barack Obama is from JFK and how far Democrats have fallen- how much they have deteriorated since then.

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