Like many of my fellow-Americans, my disgust and contempt for Congress has been raised to a new level. After 22 months and $25 million taxpayer dollars being wasted on the Mueller Report, we find there was NO COLLUSION by President Trump with the Russians regarding the 2016 election.
Though President Trump was exonerated, we see that, in the process, several Republicans were arrested, tried and convicted of crimes such as tax evasion, and some were sent to prison. However, none of those crimes reached anywhere near the level of the abuse and criminal activity by the Democratic darling and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRC). If one Presidential candidate was suspect, why not the other? Since the investigation began, we’ve learned more about Russian collusion, but it ha nothing to do with Trump. It was HRC who colluded with the Russians instead of the Republicans, but she has not been investigated, arrested, nor even questioned about it by the Justice Department.
Meanwhile, Clinton sits in her New York mansion awaiting the next opportunity to delude and rob the American taxpayers of anything she can get her hands on. She has not been convicted or even charged with ONE THING regarding all her abuse of power as a candidate nor her sloppy handling of classified information during her tenure as Secretary of State. She wasn’t just sloppy, she literally stalled until she traced down anything that could confirm her guilt and had it bleached out of existence.
Her hands dripped with the blood of Americans in Benghazi, Libya, as she ordered military to stand down while knowing American diplomats and Navy Seals were being slaughtered and their bodies drug through the streets of the Libyan capital by Muslim terrorists. Then she and Obama stood and told bold-faced lies to their families about what prompted the attack on our embassy there.
Her crimes not only included collusion with Russia over the election, but handing over 20% of America’s uranium resources to Russia and getting nothing for it in the process. Said uranium is used to make nuclear weapons, which pose a threat not only to America, but also to the entire world.
If all those things were not worthy of arrest and punishment, HRC absolutely colluded with the Russians, the very thing they accused Trump of doing. Clinton had the Democratic National Committee to pay for and present to the FBI a FALSE dossier that they had created with the help of Russians which led to the Mueller Investigation by the FBI and Justice Department (i.e, James Comey, Rod Rosenthal, et al). So in effect, they knew what they had done was illegal, so to cover their tracks, they made up a story and began saying that’s what Donald Trump was doing. They even had his phones wiretapped (with Obama’s blessing) in the Trump Tower hoping to find any trace of collusion, yet found none.
It’s clear to me that the Democratic Party and their cohort members of Congress were out for blood, hoping to find something…anything that they could use to legally impeach President Donald J. Trump. Fortunately for America, they found NOTHING. But that didn’t stop them from stirring up the wrath of liberals in the media and anyone who didn’t happen to like President Trump. In the almost two year period, his name has been dragged in the muck of a political scandal in which he had no part, and his family has been put through torture for no reason.
This was by design, not the result of truth, and it was repeated over and over and over again by every news media in the country, with the possible exception of Fox News. Now, we learn that none of the charges alleged were true. Not only has our President been tried and convicted in the court of public opinion, but he and his family have endured the worst possible treatment of any President in history. Everything from being called Hitler, to being killed in effigy on national TV shows, to having his son see comedian Kathy Griffin on TV holding a likeness of his severed head with blood dripping from it, and thinking it was real. Can you imagine what the Democrat snowflakes in Congress would have done if this were Obama’s likeness portrayed in such a way?
I am thoroughly disgusted with the Democratic Party which is nothing more than a front organization for the Socialist causes of the world. But I am also not acquitting the Republicans in Congress who have constantly caved and sided with blood-thirsty Democrats every time they dream up new charges to lay at his feet.
Our President is blamed for everything from school shootings to natural disasters to children dying because their parents chose to bring them on a journey across multiple countries, refusing the asylum they say they seek, until they reach the “promised land.” That land is the America where Democrats have “promised” them free housing, free welfare dollars, free medical care, and free college tuition for their children. Who will pay for all these free benefits? Why it’s none other than you and I – the American taxpayers – who are Taxed Enough Already. That TEA is why the much maligned TEA Party was formed in the 2008 election year. But I digress.
Since the Mueller Report has come out, it would seem logical that all those who accused President Trump of collusion with the Russians would be apologizing, or at the very least, retracting their lies. Not so! Instead, they are now trying to force the resignation of the Congressional member who is trying to protect the classified information contained in the report from being publicized. And nothing has been pursued with regard to Clinton’s campaign violations. Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee Trey Gowdy laid out the facts after the Mueller Report was made available to Congress, saying:
“There is only one campaign that took negative information from Russia. There is only one campaign that actually paid for that information. Fusion GPS and the Clinton campaign was actually spending money to dig up Russian dirt on Trump.”
Our US Constitution gives Congress a lot of power, but the last few decades have shown us how their power has been abused, breaking laws and giving favor to one party over the other. They have particularly allowed corruption to go unchallenged and unpunished by Democrats while hauling Republicans into court for every possible violation. Neither should be off the hook.
You may remember from your high school history classes that there was a great deal of controversy during the founding of America about what type of government our newly independent states should create. A set of rules and regulations called the Articles of Confederation was a first effort, but was generally regarded as a failure. So as the need to replace the articles was sought, each state sent representatives to Philadelphia in 1787 to meet and together to hammer out a new agreement.
The deliberations of this Constitutional Convention were held in strict secrecy, so many interested citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended, eager to learn what had been decided behind those closed doors. As the delegates left the building, a lady named Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin: “Well, Doctor, what have we got?”
Without hesitating, Franklin said, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Not a democracy, not a democratic republic. But “a republic, if you can keep it.”
For years our country has suffered threats to this Republic, but never to the extent that we are now experiencing. One reason is that political correctness (PC) has all but silenced those who shed light on corruption and demand that truth and the rule of law be the modus operandus. We find today that to criticize those who lie and cheat puts not the offender, but the critic in a dangerous position. Those men and women like Congressman Gowdy and conservative journalist Andrew Breitbart are on the Democratic hitlist – literally in the case of Breitbart. They are considered the enemies of America when they speak truth and enlighten the public about corruption.
This makes good, honest people question whether it is worth their reputation and possibly their lives, to stand for right and law, knowing they will be castigated publicly in the news media and on the floors of our US Capitol. A republic can only work if we have men and women of character leading our country. Otherwise, we fall into the abyss along with countries whose corrupt leaders are coddled until they become dictators.
When we see our representatives going along to get along with the crowd in a wave of PC rhetoric, we become a nation that is ruled by the majority, by peer pressure. This is not a republic, but a democracy.
So what is the difference between a republic and a democracy? The following quotes are from an article on the website PersonalLiberty.com entitled “A Republic – If You Can Keep It.” 1 The following quotes are by Chip Wood the author of the article, who says:
“A lynch mob is democracy in action. If you believe someone is innocent until proven guilty, that they deserve their day in court, and that a jury of their peers should decide their fate, then you believe in a nation of laws, not just the whims of a mob.”
He also says: “Democracy is five wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for lunch. If you were the sheep, which would you rather live in—a republic or a democracy?”
In this article, Wood quotes what some of our founding fathers had to say about the two terms, which come from The Federalist Papers—the collection of articles written during the debate over ratifying the new constitution.
James Madison, who is often referred to as ‘the father of the Constitution,’ said: “…democracies have … in general been as short in their lives as they are violent in their deaths.”
He quotes Alexander Hamilton who concurred in a speech he gave in June 1788, urging the ratification of the Constitution, said: “The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.”
Fisher Ames, a member of Congress during the eight years that George Washington was president, wrote an essay called “the Mire of Democracy.” In it, he said that the framers of the Constitution “intended our government should be a republic, which differs more widely from a democracy than a democracy does from despotism.”
Our founding fathers knew the difference between a republic and a democracy. They revered a republic, but hated and feared a democracy.
So did you notice the two words: democracy and republic? They are very similar to the names of the two major political parties – Democrats and Republicans. That is not a coincidence, it is by design.
In America, our government is NOT a DEMOCRACY – defined by Merriam Webster as: a government by the people, especially by the rule of the majority.
In America, our government is a REPUBLIC – defined by Merriam Webster as: a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law.
If nothing else was accomplished, the Mueller Report has exonerated our President from the lies told daily by the press. It also has made us aware that we live in a time when our republic is in danger. Franklin said “…if you can keep it,” and we have come very close to losing it.
If we continue to allow corruption to go unchecked and allow the loudmouths in Congress to control by intimidation and promises of give-aways they cannot pay for, instead of governing by rule of law, we will lose the republic our founding fathers died to give us.
Let’s get behind our embattled President and help him “drain the swamp.”