Tonight, December 6th, 2015, the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, in response to the first Islamic State inspired terror attack on American soil, spent twenty minutes lecturing the American People on what it means to be an American and threatening further controls against our second amendment rights. What’s more dangerous? The homicidal death-worshiping disciples practicing a 7th century interpretation of a 6th century religion, or a 21st century President threatening to take all of us back to an 18th century brand of tyranny?
For twenty minutes I listened to this President lecture me, not sounding like the leader of an American Nation, but sounding like a foreign leader condemning a culture and civilization he desires to snuff out. Our government is no longer American, not in any recognizable sense. If our government is American, then we should all mourn the loss of a heritage and a birthright that died this night. We should lament the tortured, twisted, confused silliness which now reigns over what was once a shinning city on a hill.
This is a President that refuses to attack our enemies because he believes that attacking them feeds into their narrative that they are war with us. This, despite that fact that Sunni and Shi’ite caliphates have declared war on Israel and America. He tells us that we must call the Islamic State “ISIL”, because it bothers them. If we really want to hurt their feelings, we’re to call them Daesh. Islamic State soldiers are beheading people, crucifying people, burning people alive, raping pre-teen girls and boys, teenagers, and women, and throwing homosexuals from building tops. Earlier this week they inspired a woman and her husband to slaughter 14 Americans. Our response? Let’s call them ISIL! Let’s call them Daesh! Let’s go to a Climate Change conference.
If this is our strategy to horrify the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, and the Islamic State in Iran, our only hope is that our enemies joke to death on their own laughter.
This president is using the death of innocent Americans at the hands of Islamist terrorists to deprive us of our liberty and to take greater control over our lives. Mark Levin says that we are living in a post-Constitutional America. Levin misses the mark. We’re living in a post-American America. We’re either living in Barack Obama’s nation or we’re living in an American nation – but we can’t be living in both. The two are opposite, contradictory, at war. No President has done so much to destroy our American way of life. I look to The People’s representatives in our United States Congress to condemn this President and to vow to fight any further efforts of this pretend emperor against our American Liberty.
Article written by: Steven Brodie Tucker
The 36 members of the House Freedom Caucus have created a great deal of turmoil in our nations’ capital. While they are too few to control Congresses legislative agenda, they do have enough members to influence the race for Speaker of the House. Many are accusing the Freedom Caucus of trying to hijack the agenda, but that isn’t at all what they are after.
The House Freedom Caucus is looking to fix a corrupt legislative body. You see, the House is designed with a committee structure. Committees are supposed to draft legislation relevant to their domain of oversight and offer those bills to the House at large. That’s not what’s been happening. Bills are being written outside of committee, packaged by Leadership and then, without much review, consideration, or debate, put forward for an up or down vote. Congressmen are being asked to vote on legislation they haven’t read and don’t yet understand. It’s bad enough keeping the American People perpetually in the dark, but keeping Congressmen in the dark is inexcusable.
Furthermore, House Leadership has constantly used manufactured crises to pressure Congressmen into voting for Legislation a majority of Republican constituents would loathe. That Republicans would dislike this legislation is precisely why Boehner and the rest of Republican Leadership wait until the very last minute to pass these bills. By waiting until the last minute, leadership creates an operational crisis. If Republicans don’t vote for the surprise, last minute legislation, then the federal government shuts down, or a department or project loses funding, or someone somewhere doesn’t get paid.
There has never been a necessity to wait for these crises to occur. Everyone knows when the last minute will arise. Leadership deliberately waits until the last minute to prevent debate or objection. Currently, only 12 percent of the American People approve of the job our Congress is doing. One of the obvious reasons the American People despise their Congress is because their Congress is always in crisis. Whether or not they recognize this is Boehner’s plan or not doesn’t matter. The appearance of perpetual crisis is enough to make anyone lose faith and respect for the institution.
The Freedom Caucus is simply asking Leadership to return to a responsible, transparent, and deliberative process. They aren’t asking that the new Speaker support this legislative agenda or that – they are merely demanding that the House of Representatives operate the way it is supposed to operate. The 36 members of the House Freedom Caucus are the only members of the House of Representatives looking out, not for the government, but for the American People. My suggestion is that we all give them our full throated and financial support. Without them, the Republican Party will continue ramming through President Obama’s agenda, unencumbered by opposition or debate.
Article written by: Steven Brodie Tucker