tyranny

Obama’s thugs and the left’s projection

obama_police_state1On Oct. 25, the Washington Times reported that on Aug. 6, Maryland State Police and federal agents used a search warrant in an unrelated criminal investigation to seize the private files of Audrey Hudson, a former investigative journalist for the Washington Times. Earlier, Hudson had exposed problems in the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Air Marshals Service.

Arriving at 4:30 a.m. in full body armor, agents confiscated several small arms during the raid, although no charges were filed in connection with them. These were seized pursuant to a warrant issued for unregistered firearms supposedly belonging to Hudson’s husband, although he was not charged with a crime. The Washington Times is in the process of preparing legal action against the government.

While this raid was obviously a blatant violation of the First and Fourth Amendments as applied to a free press and unlawful search and seizure respectively, the Times also pointed out that this action raises concerns over one of the seizing agencies having been a target of the reporter’s investigations. Ms. Hudson said that the identities of some of her confidential sources were now in the very hands of those people from whom she was attempting to protect said sources.

All of this is but more escalation in the process of the Obama administration exercising increasingly more tyrannical measures. In addition to illegally neutralizing a threat, they sent a message to journalists and their potential sources alike: There is no longer any safety, protection, nor expectation of privacy under the law for members of the press, their confidential informants, or government whistleblowers.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Tyranny

Obama’s a dictator – what more evidence do we need?

obama_dictator1At the White House on Tuesday, President Obama delivered a statement and took questions from reporters on the partial government shutdown and the ongoing fight over raising the federal debt ceiling. I think that the only thing worse than having to endure the interminable effluvia of falsehoods was having to hear them over and again as he flapped his meaty, deceitful lips for an entire hour.

Obama’s oratory was a study in redundancy, fearmongering and demagoguery. Singling out tea-party Republicans for demonization and repeatedly employing such terms as threats, chaos, ransom, catastrophe and even nuclear bomb, he blatantly lied again and again about having been willing to “work with” Republicans all along and fiscal realities in general.

As I have been wont to say in recent weeks, Obama’s message, and that of the Democratic congressional leadership, at this point appears to be tailored for the most intellectually indolent, vapid couch potatoes. Even more disturbing is the militant rhetoric being used by Obama and his surrogates; in recent days, they have referred to Republican lawmakers as “hostage-takers” and “terrorists” with “bombs strapped to their chests.”

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Obama

Discerning evil: Look to forest, not trees

asleep2aThis will appear self-evident to some, but I find it necessary to articulate the imperative that we do not fall into the trap of even considering the entreaties of the president, his administration and other agencies who contend that recently revealed activities of the National Security Agency were restricted to terror-related investigations. “Nobody is listening to your calls,” as President Obama said, is a lie – or a gross misrepresentation, if government officials happen to be relegated to reading transcripts, as opposed to examining the digital media itself.

I would imagine it’s probably about as accurate as “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan,” and plays to nothing less than sheer gullibility.

It is also evident that despite “bumps in the road” presented by the Benghazi, Internal Revenue Service, Associated Press, NSA and other scandals and the widespread suspicion they have generated, this administration intends to forge ahead as though none were the wiser. This was punctuated last week when Obama appointed Susan Rice as his new national security adviser, and White House aide Samantha Power as his nomination to replace Rice. As the serial liar in the Benghazi aftermath and a hardened communist respectively, these two women are among the worst representatives for the U.S. interests imaginable, in any venue.

This flagrant rewarding of criminality with a coveted political appointment (in the case of Rice) was also seen by Americans as Obama casting a huge middle finger in our direction.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Tyranny

America at the Crossroads of Chaos

Whether you’re a Bible-believing Christian, you’ve been reading Doug Hagmann’s DHS Insider columns, listening to Glenn Beck, or just listening to your gut, you know that America is at the most tenuous and potentially volatile juncture of her history since the Cuban Missile Crisis. That carried the blessing of being speedily resolved. I’m not sure I can say the same about what America now faces.

civilunrestThe things coming to light over the last few weeks, and more specifically within the last few days about the Obama administration, speak to an organization that is intent upon executing a coup of historic proportions. What observers such as myself have been saying for many months based on research, history, and intuition, has now been revealed as fact. Things for which we have been ridiculed are being revealed as truth.

Rest assured that what we are now witnessing is just the tip of the iceberg.

In characteristic fashion, President Obama and his minions are taking great pains to advance a narrative that the President (I use the title loosely) has been removed from such things as the Benghazi scandal, the IRS scandal, the investigation of members of the press, and finally, the electronic surveillance of millions of American citizens.

At this point, you have no more reason to believe this than anything else that has come out of this White House since 2009.

When in 2007, I began speaking to Obama being of a political persuasion that could lead to the things that have recently been revealed, I was ridiculed and disparaged as a conspiracy theorist, among other things. This being the case, you might want to pay attention to what follows.

Whether you have been ensconced in the choir listening to us preach for the last five years, or if you are someone who is just becoming aware of these things, know this: Barack Hussein Obama (and I have good reason to believe this is not the name given him at birth) is a villain beyond the comprehension of most Americans; indeed, he has the potential to be counted with Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. He is a devil.

While being compared to the aforementioned tyrants might actually appeal to Obama, if he succeeds in his designs, it will mean the death of our republic and millions of Americans. He and a handful of leftist elites (some in his cabinet, as well as others) are now in a position to finalize Marxists’ century-long wet dream of a totalitarian collective in America hangs in the balance. This is now being threatened, and they know that if they do not succeed, they will never get another chance.

A cornered animal is the most dangerous, particularly when that animal is a megalomaniacal, narcissistic sociopath with his hands on every dangerous trigger one can imagine, and others one cannot imagine.

Be vigilant, listen – and pray.

Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Tyranny

Whence cometh the revolution?

american_revolutionWhy is Justice blindfolded?

I am speaking of the allegorical Justice, also known as “Lady Justice.” She is usually represented holding a balance and sword, the former symbolizing fairness and the latter, her power. Altogether, she represents the moral authority of law, or rather, that the law ought to observe morality.

She is also blindfolded. The blindfold represents the impartiality of Justice, that she is subject neither to prejudice nor influence. The second one – influence – is most significant in terms of our discussion.

It has been pointed out that the Boston Tea Party was carried out over confiscatory taxation on a scale far lower than that to which the average American is now obligated. Similarly, recent revelations concerning the egregious and illegal deeds of the Obama administration have given rise to the question of just how much our current situation parallels that of the men who founded this nation.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

–          The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America

Our founders were predominantly Englishmen, most of whom held a love for their country and their heritage, so the decision to risk their lives, property, and the future of their progeny was not taken lightly. I believe that the most difficult question they had to consider concerning the impending struggle against the British crown was this: When? When is enough… enough? When, or at what point, was it appropriate in their estimation to seriously discuss revolution? There could be no ambivalence as to their moral right to engage in war with Britain.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Tyranny

Sgt. Schultz goes to Washington

sgtschultz1So, say I’m a low-level worker at the Internal Revenue Service (I know – just bear with me for a minute), and I am directed to inordinately scrutinize or illegally target nonprofit groups with which I happen to be politically opposed, or to create materials to be used in that effort. What happens?

I’ll tell you what happens: I refuse to do it, job or no job, and I go to the press.

I can say this because I have left jobs due to moral conflicts, although I realize it may be difficult for some to criticize an individual who chooses their livelihood in such an instance.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he would recuse himself from an investigation into the Department of Justice having secretly obtained the phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors, ostensibly in an effort to discover who in the DOJ had previously leaked confidential information to the AP. Holder initially claimed that this involved an issue of national security. Both the stated purpose and the methods appear dubious on their face and have raised serious questions of legality.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the White House had no knowledge of the investigation.

Which is convenient, if not even remotely believable.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Obama

Boston: Where it all began

If you’re familiar with the Revolutionary War (with the educational system these days, obviously some may not be), you know that Paul Revere’s legendary Midnight Ride was through the streets of Boston, heralding the start of the war.

It may be that Boston (via the tragedy of April 15) will herald the re-fortification of the Republic, or the Last Rites of this great nation.

paulrevere1As some media outlets are reporting, right now there are crimes being committed by the Obama administration attendant to the investigation into the bombings. Most prominently Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, and a stellar column by Doug Hagmann in Canada Free Press detail not only the machinations surrounding the administration’s obfuscation and obstruction of justice, but the government’s treasonous dealings over several administrations. These are proof positive that the United States of America is being sold out by global socialist elites in both parties, and should clarify a good many baffling policies that have been implemented over the years.

Of course, I’ve been saying for a long time that Barack Obama’s goal has been to literally destroy this nation, and through alliances with the Muslim Brotherhood and other foreign agencies, unconstitutional legislation, countless Executive Orders, and back door dealings, he has brought us close to the point of no return.

But it wasn’t his plan; he was chosen to catalyze a lot of what had been planned for decades, for reasons that should be evident by now.

Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Tyranny