During my weekly chat, “Judging Freedom” with FOX News Senior Judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, at the Libertas Media Project , we spent considerable time decrying the recently revealed (and elevated) state of spying as practiced by the Obama administration. We agreed the situation has deteriorated to the point among those paying attention where “surprise” and “outrage” have been replaced with “suspicions confirmed”. The Judge wrote:
“Either the president knew of this and has denied it, or he is invincibly ignorant of the forces he has unleashed on us and on himself…What are the consequences of a president spying on himself? What does this mean for the rest of us?
It is unlikely someone as vain as President Stompy Foot would not know even if he didn’t want to know he was on a perpetual party line with the NSA. Such foreknowledge would clue anyone to craft one’s comments accordingly.
But what if…you not only knew about the technology but saw the opportunities to harness that power to your political advantage? What if what remains of the “law” was so corrupted by apathy, ignorance and misguided precedent that a President so disposed could order up a heaping helping of personal intel on, literally, anyone, anytime, anywhere for the most transient of reasons – if reasons were even required? Who could successfully argue the technology available to the NSA, CIA, FBI coupled with the paucity of principle and integrity in “public servants” like James Clapper, Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder and The Great Me hasn't flung open the door to spectacular skulduggery and Orwellian corruption?
It’s not as if we haven’t been warned …
Former New York Times Chief of Staff, John Swinton, in a remarkably candid speech at the New York Press Club:
“ There is no such thing as an independent press. You know, and I know, there is not one of you who dare write your honest opinions. We are paid not to print our opinions or we would be put out on the streets looking for another job. The business of a journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright, to prevent, to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell the country for our daily bread. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scene. We are jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives, are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”
That was in 1953 when Truth was spoken more openly but technology limited its availability and wide distribution.
President Dwight Eisenhower warned of threatening peace and security with constant wars and bloated budgets:
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. (January 1961)
Today, technology makes all things possible and the Ruling Criminal Class inside the Logic Free Zone (Washington DC) knows it. They have harnessed and abused this new power to smother Truth and better enable a lie to “… travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting its pants on.” (Mark Twain or Winston Churchill)
How bad is it?
Have you ever pondered how otherwise reasonably intelligent, highly educated, silver-tongued men and women so thoroughly screw up a bread sandwich as soon as they’re elected?
It requires proving a negative, but what logical, objective, plausible argument could be cited that would conclude the Military-Industrial-Intelligence-Media Complex isn’t using illegally siphoned information to manipulate members of Congress deemed Enemies of the Administration, to derail Senate and House investigations into illegal activities, even to go so far as to intimidate a Supreme Court Justice to construct a logically challenged decision that had to tie the Constitutional into a Gordian Knot to produce a justification for an entitlement program that will kill people, destroy the medical system, the economy and, ultimately, America?
Sidebar: Rumors persist the Obama administration blackmailed SCOTUS Chief Justice Roberts by alleging “irregularities” in the Roberts’ adoption of their two daughters, threatened to not only go public but remove the daughters from the family during the investigative process.
Add to the toxic mix “Crony Capitalism” and all its progeny, the dots connect and the ugly picture of Tyranny comes into focus.
That’s the question I presented to the Judge and he gave me his answer.
What about you? Tinfoil hats notwithstanding…why not?