My buddy just sent this to me, I had to read and post. Take the time to read it. If you don't get pissed about what these corrupt politicians are doing to YOU and our COUNTRY, then jump off the next cliff for all sakes.
One Pissed Off American, signing off for now!
Every year the President gives a State of the Union address to explain to the world how well America is doing--or not doing. Generally speaking, he will stress what his administration has already accomplished and how much better the future will be when he implements the remainder of his policies. He will also emphasize how the people will benefit if the opposing political party becomes more supportive of these policies.
Well, I'm an American, a combat Veteran, and a true Patriot, so I have a right to give my own State of the Union address. As an ordinary citizen, I'm very worried about how America is doing in July 2017. You may agree with what I say especially IF you walk in the shoes of the Founding Fathers, if you know how many lives have been lost protecting our country, or if you're disturbed about what kind of country we're leaving our children and grand children. However, if you're uninformed, indifferent, or comfortable in denial, you probably won't like anything I say! You may even disagree so vehemently that you become ang ry. That's okay, too. At least, you're paying attention. Hopefully, though, you will seriously consider my views, then join me and millions of other Americans to restore our Republic and make the American Dream shine ever brighter as a beacon of freedom for people everywhere. You may even agree with President Trump to make America Great Again.
Let's begin by asking several key questions.
Do we believe that America still the land of the free and the home of the brave? Are We the People proud and satisfied that our Republic is healthy, that People are working together to improve their communities, and that our elected officials collaborate across partisan lines to protect the public interest? Or is the American Dream being usurped and controlled by selfish, unpatriotic, even evil people whose primary goal is the pursuit of unlimited, undeserved, and unlawful power - power without regard to what their constituents want, power without regard to the public interest of We the People? If such people do control America, who is to blame?
The answers to such questions are both complicated and yet quite simple. They're complicated because we're all responsible - both the voters and non-voters, but especially any person or elected official whose legal, moral, and spiritual responsibilities no longer "hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." The simple answer to these questions is undeniable: America is being radically transformed from a Constitutional Republic to something quite different - something akin to a socialistic or dictatorial regime controlled by 'Deep State' elitists who disdain the unalienable, God-given rights and power of the People. The consequences of such usurpation are also simple and irrefutable: America will eventually self destruct as surely as Rome and all the other democratic Republics have done throughout history. James Madison himself concluded his historical analysis by stating that Republics failed because there were destroyed from within by what he called "factions” what we call today special interest groups or lobbyists, at best, and 'Deep State' cabalist elites, at worst.
In presenting these current threats to the Republic, I do not pretend either specialized expertise or a complete analysis. I do recommend serious consideration of the 16 facts which prove that America is in deep trouble presented by Michael Snyder, Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho's First Congressional District, who is also troubled about the direction America is heading.*
In the 2016 election We the People properly decided "That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..." We thus elected a new government dedicated to policies inimical to the so-called 'Deep State' of individuals dedicated to lie, cheat, and steal the self-evident rights of the People to govern themselves as a Republic.
Instead of a normal transfer of power, with both parties subsequently negotiating reasonable compromises in order to govern, what do we see now in Washington? Throughout the government, the biased media, and the entrenched special interest groups - we see the 'Deep State' hell-bent upon eliminating the Constitutional foundations of the Republic through reckless, unlawful acts of violence and destruction. Is Washington truly a swamp or sewer dominated by predatory politicians, partisan media, and special interest lobbies acting more like crocodiles and snakes than patriots and sentient beings of Light? If so, then all the patriots who created and died to protect the Republic are weeping in their graves ... and America is lost.
Our government is corrupted, politicians accumulate money far beyond their salaries, people are far more sharply divided, and racism is at its highest since before the civil war. Never have I seen so much hatred against a duly-elected President. The media continues to push their own biased agenda to the American people, and 'Deep State' globalists encourage the masses to revolt against the government under the guise of democracy and equality. It's no secret that the globalists have their own greedy, evil agenda and use unwitting people to carry it out. We have to consider the fact that the 'Deep State' has been doing this through their chosen elected officials during the last Administration, perhaps through many generations. The message is clear: the globalists or the cabal have no interest in people's rights worldwide; they want to eliminate all national borders, making the entire world one nation controlled by one government served by one religion - all chosen and controlled by a few elitists who pathetically believe they have the 'right' to do so. In other words, the People be damned as mere slaves to serve cabalistic elitists.
President Kennedy tried to expose the elites and secret societies that used the people for their own greed, but it cost him his life. Such corruption is now so rampant it would take years to 'drain the swamp' and rid this nation of Cabalistic elitists. They continue to use the IRS and the Federal Reserve as tools to illegally collect money from hard working Americans for their own evil programs. It is time for the people to roll up their sleeves and help elect good, honest working people into public office instead of attorneys and politicians who are easily swayed by their lust for power.
A prime example includes the previous President, who illegally and deliberately ignored his Constitutionally required responsibilities. We've been lied to by many high-ranking officials and entered wars for personal greed, rather than a clear and present danger to the country. The Constitution ensures that everyone has the right to live free and practice their religion without persecution, but children in lower grade schools are forbidden from citing the Pledge of Allegiance or wearing clothing with the image of the American flag or Christian or Jewish signs - all in the name of tolerance and respect for Muslim students. Pork has even been removed from school lunch menus to accommodate the Muslims.
For years our leaders have tolerated illegal immigrants who do not support our nation, either economically or culturally, and who ignore the demands of patriots who help build this nation and support its future. American immigration law has simply been ignored for years - to the point that 21 million illegal immigrants are walking around in our cities collecting entitlements; receiving free health care, food stamps, and housing; and giving birth to five or more children per family. Many of these illegal immigrants are safe in Sanctuary Cities - safe from arrest, safe from prosecution, and safe to commit repeated crimes on innocent citizens. The estimated cost of illegal migration to the working citizens of this nation is over a trillion dollars. The Democrats say that we are a nation of immigrants. Indeed we are. But what the Liberals really mean by their statement is that they hope to build their voting base for future elections.
America is in dire need of reform, both economically and socially, in order to restore the Constitutional Republic. However, too many of our currently elected leaders continue to follow the Washington agenda of status quo and will not risk their reputations to either support or promote President Trump's reform agenda which this nation so desperately needs. Waste, fraud, and misuse of money in government continues to hinder U.S. economic growth. Roads, bridges, and other infrastructures are in dire need of money for repairs and rebuilt, but so much waste limits the available funds for these needed projects. Our inner cities and towns are crumbling, and all too often plagued by senseless deaths caused by criminals and gangs. Liberal judges, Sanctuary Cities, and local government officials continue to influence more crime and deaths in the name of "Tolerance". Even the general public grows more and more tolerant toward crime and violence. High paying attorneys defend criminals for money, and the county prosecutes criminals to collect more money for trials and district attorneys. Sadly, money seems to be the primary driving force behind all crimes in our legal system.
The American Republic is grounded in personal and religious liberty. Our most cherished freedoms are rooted in the very dignity of the human person - endowed by the Creator with self-evident rights enshrined in the Constitution. Within due limits established by U.S. laws, the basic contours of these rights guarantee "immunity" from coercion by individuals and groups that would force any person to act in a manner contrary to his own beliefs. In spite of strong protections in our legal and cultural traditions, many Americans are suffering direct and even violent persecution by groups interested only in ignoring, eroding, or outright destroying both our laws and ideals instead of protecting and recognizing them as self-evident rights to all citizens of the Republic.
In blatant disregard of these rights, certain political affiliations, ideologies, and outright acts of bias and bigotry dominate political and social dialogue. Individual and group opinions, falsely masked as "entitlements", threaten the dignity of the People and the Republic. Inherent goodness, ethical judgment, and morality of the People are scorned and subverted by evil cabalists, threatening every pillar upon which the Republic has stood for over 200 hundred years. During most of our history, ethical and religious beliefs have challenged and inspired both citizens and elected officials to consider both the moral and spiritual dimensions of their personal actions as well as the public policies that are developed.
Over the last few decades, and particularly the last two administrations, both people and policies have ignored such hallowed ideals in willful disregard of the consequences. I am moved to compassion and anger by the resulting chaos and suffering spreading throughout our society. The cries of the People may fall on deaf ears to many among the wealthy, callous elites, but the People who struggle with dwindling incomes to feed and care for their families are neither deaf nor blind. They know what is wrong and who to blame for the destruction sweeping the land. Not only will they inevitably rise up and throw out the bums destroying our Republic, they will also eliminate the spiritual malaise and emptiness of our current generations by returning to the infinite mercy and grace of God and the inherent goodness and common sense of We the People.
Is self destruction the inevitable fate of the greatest Constitutional Republic ever conceived because We the People "having eyes, see not, having ears, hear not"? Have we become docile, even cynically indifferent, sheep wholly dependent upon a false shepherd to tell us what to think and what to do?
In Ken Burns' Civil War, Lincoln warns of such dangers: "At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
NO ... A THOUSAND TIMES NO! Self destruction will not be america's destiny. As Plato demonstrated in Allegory of the Cave, we can reject lies and distortions and open our eyes to the Light of Truth. We can recognize what is currently happening in America, and shout it from every roof top and street corner in the Land! Yes, America is not the same Republic it once was. It is not what the Founding Fathers and Mothers fought for ... not what the 'Blue' and the 'Grey' gave the last full measure for ... not what the 'Greatest Generations' so willingly rest in hallowed graves for. But it is not too late to change direction, eliminate the evil forces threatening our liberty, and restore the Republic to its Constitutional foundations.
Once again, We the People, must heed the battle cry, "These are the times that try men's souls." Once again, we must pray for America to be restored as a "shining City on the hill" based upon the Constitutional ideals enshrined in our Republic. Once again, we must reaffirm that We the People are the source and inspiration of all God-given power in our Republic. We the People must reject the status-quo Cabal elitists who believe it is their 'right' to have permanent power. We the People must replace them with temporary officials who proudly and willingly represent our will. And, most of all, we must NEVER again transfer our self-evident, God-given powers and rights to privileged elitists who neither love the People nor the Republic.
SO, IN CONCLUSION, I affirm with Lincoln, "We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature." Where are the men and women who are willing to work together for the greater benefits of the People and the Republic? Where are the Giants of American politics - men and women of all parties - who are ready, willing, and able to sit down and reason together to achieve the governing ideal of compromise requisite to negotiate workable policies that benefit We the People? Where are the Leaders and Followers whose primary vision is to restore the U.S. Constitution as the legal foundation of the American Republic?
Let such men and women of character and good will ignore personal interest and step bravely forward - as patriots have always done - to wrest the mantle of leadership from the elitist 'Deep State' - peacefully if possible, by force if necessary - and act on behalf of We the People. Let them act with our full support and protection. Let them become true Patriots, willing to sacrifice everything to consecrate the American Dream. Let them reject the "summer soldier and the sunshine patriot" who shrink from the service of his country and become instead the new soldiers and patriots of the Republic who fully understand that "What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: [that] it is dearness only that gives every thing its value". [that] Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.
Alexis de Tocqueville concluded in Democracy in America that our national character was the foundation of American politics, primarily because it was grounded in Christian ethics. In fact, most Americans in his time and until at least the 1960s, shared this view, with some exceptions. He also said that "Americans of all ages, all stations of life, and all types of disposition are forever forming associations...In democratic countries knowledge of how to combine is the mother of all other forms of knowledge; on its progress depends that of all the others." Unfortunately, not only has the American character changed, but our marvelous social and political commitment to work together for the greater good is now more dangerously fractured and corrupted than almost any other time in American history.
Even so, there are prescient voices in the land. One Republican running for Congress in Idaho, Michael Snyder, believes that all Americans begin their journeys with a common dream: "Deep inside all of us is a yearning to live a life that is filled with meaning and purpose. We all want to feel good about our lives, and we all want something to look forward to when we get out of bed in the morning. As little children we were filled with hopes and dreams for the future, but for so many of us those dreams have long since faded. Instead, many of us drag ourselves through life feeling down, depressed and defeated. We were designed to love, to laugh, to discover, to create and to live lives that are filled with passion." *
In that spirit, I remind you of JFK's challenge to all Americans, of all ages and beliefs: "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." When patriotic citizens of all affiliations answer this battle cry, We the People shall hold them forever in our hearts with love and gratitude for restoring the Constitutional Republic to both its former glory and its future promise.
God Bless America
* 16 Facts That Prove That America Is In Deep, Deep Trouble by Michael Snyder
July 28, 2017 http://freedomoutpost.com/16-facts-that-prove-that-america-is-in-deep-deep-trouble/
"Is this the generation that is going to witness the end of America? If our country stays on the path that it is currently on, it is very difficult to see how we are possibly going to make it. Throughout human history every great society has eventually entered a period of decline, and sadly that is happening to us as well. My hope is that we can wake the American people up while there is still time, and that we can return to the values and the principles that this nation was originally founded upon.
Below are 16 facts that prove that America is in deep, deep trouble. Many of these numbers come from my new book, Living A Life That Really Matters, and many of them seem almost too crazy to believe...
#1 When Ronald Reagan won his first election, the U.S. national debt was less than one trillion dollars. When Barack Obama entered the White House it was sitting at 10.6 trillion dollars, when the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in 2010 it was about 14 trillion dollars, and now we have nearly reached the 20 trillion dollar mark. We have been stealing money from our children and our grandchildren at the rate of more than 100 million dollars an hour, and yet most Americans don't seem to care that we are rapidly bankrupting our nation.
#2 In 1956, approximately 5 percent of all babies in the United States were born to unmarried mothers. Today, things have obviously changed tremendously. 2008 was the very first year in United States history when 40 percent of all babies were born to unmarried mothers, and we have now stayed at that level for eight straight years.
#3 In the early 1970s, well over 60 percent of all Americans were considered to be "middle class", but in 2015 that number dipped below 50 percent for the first time ever.
#4 In 2001, nearly 16 million Americans could not afford the homes that they were currently living in, but by 2015 that number had more than doubled.
#5 Our system of public education is a complete mess. A study of Millennials in 22 major industrialized nations conducted by the Educational Testing Service found that only two countries were worse when it comes to literacy proficiency, and we were dead last when it comes to math.
#6 In the early 1970s, 70 percent of all men in the United States from the age of 20 to the age of 39 were married, but today that number has fallen to just 35 percent. Instead of getting married and starting families, a lot of our young men are still living at home with their parents. Today, 35 percent of all young men from the age of 21 to the age of 30 â€œare living at home with their parents or a close relativeâ€.
#7 Many Americans don't realize this, but the United States has the highest rate of illegal drug use on the entire planet. But we actually have an even bigger problem with legal drugs. According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, nearly 70 percent of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and an astounding 20 percent of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs.
#8 According to the CDC, 110 million Americans currently have a sexually transmitted disease, and there are approximately 20 million new STD cases in the United States every single year.
#9 Thanks to decades of unchecked illegal immigration, membership in criminal gangs has absolutely exploded all over the country. Today there are 150,000 gang members living in the city of Chicago, and they outnumber the police by more than a 10 to 1 margin.
#10 Today there are more than 4 million adult websites on the Internet, and they get more traffic than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined. Addiction to these websites has become a major national crisis, and yet very little is being done. One major survey found that 64 percent of all Christian men in America view "adult material" at least once a month, and a different major survey found that 68 percent of all Christian men in America view "adult material" on a "regular basis".
#11 When a federal income tax was introduced in 1913, it was fairly simple and most taxpayers were taxed at a rate of just one percent. Today, the tax code is more than 2 million words long and the regulations are more than 7 million words long.
#12 Our government continues to waste money in absolutely insane ways. For example, the U.S. military actually spends 42 million dollars a year on Viagra.
#13 We are an extremely, extremely unhappy nation. If you can believe it, doctors in the United States write more than 250 million prescriptions for antidepressants each year.
#14 In 2007, 54 percent of all Americans were opposed to homosexual marriage and only 37 percent wanted it to be legalized. Today, 62 percent of all Americans support homosexual marriage and only 32 percent are still against it.
#15 The average rate of economic growth over the past 10 years has been exactly equal to the average rate that the U.S. economy grew during the 1930s. I was stunned when I discovered that the U.S. economy had only grown at an average yearly rate of just 1.33 percent over the past 10 years, and that is the exact same average yearly rate that the U.S. economy grew during the decade of the 1930s.
#16 Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, nearly 60 million American children have been murdered in America's abortion mills. Sadly, the number of children that are aborted each day in this country is roughly equal to the number of Americans that lost their lives on 9/11. If we do not put an end to this, there isn't going to be any sort of a future for this nation."
Article posted with permission from End of the American Dream: Fighting To Restore Our Constitutional Republic.
Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho's First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled "Living A Life That Really Matters" is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com. He is the author of four books, he has been a frequent guest on major radio and television shows all over the nation, and his websites have been viewed more than 100 million times. His articles are also republished on dozens of other major websites, and this includes some of the biggest alternative news websites on the entire planet. Michael and his wife Meranda are deeply concerned about the direction that this country is heading, and they are working very hard to bring renewal to America.
One Who Believes