The State of Our Nation: The Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms Is the Government

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“Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” ― George Orwell, Animal Farm

What was striking about this year’s State of the Union address was not the sheer arrogance of the president’s remarks, the staged nature of the proceedings and interactions, or the predictable posturing of the rebuttals, but the extent to which the members of the various branches of government—President Obama, Congress, the Supreme Court, and the assorted government agencies—are just one big, brawling, noisy, semi-incestuous clan.

Watching these bureaucrats, both elected and appointed, interact in the unguarded moments before the event, with their hugging and kissing and nudging and joking and hobnobbing and general high spirits, I was reminded anew that these people—Republicans and Democrats alike—are united in a common goal, and it is not to protect and defend the Constitution. No, as Orwell recognized in Animal Farm, their common goal is to maintain the status quo, a goal that is helped along by an unquestioning, easily mollified, corporate media. In this way, the carefully crafted spectacle that is the State of the Union address is just that: an exaggerated farce of political theater intended to dazzle, distract and divide us, all the while the police state marches steadily forward.

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A Government Separated from the People Cannot Stand

American Thinker

In  his 1952 book The Origins of Totalitarian Democracy, Israeli historian  J. L. Talmon described a political system in which lawfully elected  representatives rule a nation state whose citizens, although granted the right to vote, have little or no  participation in the decision-making process of government.

The  federal government has become such a system, an entity unto itself operating  outside of Constitutional constraints and unaccountable to the American  people.

The United  States is now controlled by a Democratic and Republican ruling class that transcends government and sees itself as  distinct from the rest of society and as the only element that may act on its  behalf.The ruling class considers those who resist it as having no moral or  intellectual right, and, only reluctantly, any civil right to do  so.

Power  rests, not with the citizens, but with a relatively small group of politicians  and financiers, who enhance their personal wealth and privilege by looting the  country through a self-serving legislative process. They maintain their  authority by adjusting the levers of government and using the establishment  media to manipulate public perception and opinion.

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Unusual Government Agencies Stockpiling Ammo

American Thinker

Is  the government preparing for civil unrest by amassing stockpiles of ammunition  purchased through various government agencies such as the National Weather  Service to complement purchases made through the Department of Homeland  Security?

A solicitation  appearing on the FedBizOps website asks for delivery of 46,000 rounds of .40 S&W JHP to the  National Weather Service in various locations on the East Coast along with a  request for 500 paper targets. This follows a previous DHS purchase of 450  million rounds of .40 hollow point ammunition back in March. It should be noted  that hollow point ammunition has been “illegal in international warfare since  1899.” Apparently, its use is approved against the citizens of one’s own  country. Get the full story here  and here.

Either  the government is preparing for massive civil unrest stemming from a possible  economic collapse, or the Obama  Administration is preparing its own version of a November surprise in the  eventuality that the election doesn’t go their way. Hey, they don’t call the  Obama Administration a bunch of Chicago street thugs for nothing. I’m just  saying.

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