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Bergdahl: They Don’t Care About the Law, Get Over It

June 2nd, 2014 - 6:24 am

When your opponent keeps running the same play and keeps beating you, you had better adjust. That’s what the Obama administration has been doing since 2009: they do something illegal that offends the Rule of Law and outrages sensible Americans, and they keeping doing it over and over again.

Outrage is an inadequate defense.

The release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is just the latest example of lawlessness. The bizarre tale of Sgt. Bergdahl’s release reads like a satire of a leftist academic American apologist ascending to the presidency and behaving like a leftist academic American apologist. “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” has become national defense policy:

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It just so happens that the Obama administration seems to have broken a law by releasing five high-value Islamic terrorists in exchange for Bergdahl. Under the law, Congress was required to be notified before the release of any Gitmo detainees.

Law? What law? By now, six years into this drama straight out of James Madison’s worst nightmares, you should be used to Obama administration lawlessness. The law is a suggestion to this crowd, and usually a nuisance; something to be twisted and reinterpreted. When it stands in the way of progressive policies, it is something to be ignored. The singular theme of the Obama age is lawlessness.

You saw the full potential of this acid philosophy on display last week, when Obama griped about the Constitution — specifically Article One, Section Three. That’s the part that creates the Senate. That’s the part that respects the core American architecture, where states voluntarily create the federal government and maintain their unique role as sovereigns. States are equal sovereigns in the United States Senate, and each gets two senators — both Wyoming and Illinois. At least for now.

This design promotes freedom. It means you get to do more things you want to do. That’s why Obama complained about the design, calling it a “structural” problem impairing his goal of growing federal power.

Naturally, good people are shocked by gangsters, so the primary response to Obama for six years has been shock and outrage. “That’s against the law!” has been the defensive play, called over and over and over and over again.

The release of five Gitmo terrorists for Bergdahl was illegal. Get over it. The bigger question: What are you going to do about it? 

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You people need to get over the Constitution "thing".

Really, laws don't apply to those who are smarter than you, who are not capable of doing stupid stuff. Their hearts are in the right place, so even though the Constitution is trampled, we are all better off.

Now, move along and shut-up, or we'll have to send you out to the re-education camps for a proper indoctrination...
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There are three reasons why obama has not been removed from office long ago:
1) The slavish, sycophantic, lying, media's covering for him.
2) The un-American behavior of Dems in the U.S. Senate.
3) The fact that he is black...apparently political correctness and affirmative action have resulted in a suicide pact between many voters and our country's politicians.
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All you establishment apologists, take a few minutes to read and digest the above column. Even if you think McConnell, Boehner and the rest of them are solid conservatives, can you not at least admit that they are conservative failures? The left has run rough-shod over our country since before obama was in the White House, and has had absolutely free rein since. Please stop and think about where our country is headed with the current "leadership" in charge of defending our liberty.
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I noted earlier in this thread the lack of a positive conservative agenda, as opposed to just reacting to Obama's endless scandals. Such a thing actually exists: the YGN (Young Guns Network) has recently come out with a "manifesto" called "Room to Grow" that provides positive way forward for conservatives. Rather than linking out, just go to ygnetwork.org and look for the free ebook Room to Grow. Certainly more interesting than scandals.
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If you have a corrupt lawless president, who is backed up by an equally corrupt AG, and enough support from his party in the senate to prevent an impeachment conviction, there really is no constitutional provision to stop him. Oversight hearings, scandal exposes, subpeanas, the plain text of any statute, court orders, pfft, he can ignore them. Even the power of the purse cant be used if the people are fooolish enough to blame repubs for any gov shutdown Obama engineers to get his way, since Obama just keeps the gov shutdown until he gets the money he demands.
The only way to punish Obama is to punish his party, until they finally desert him. The dem party must suffer the same electoral debacle that repubs suffered in 2006-2008, and continue to be defeated until they completely renounce everything Obama stands for, just like most repubs renounced Bush. At this stage, any vote for any dem, no matter how moderate they may sound, and no matter how much of a boob the repub alternative appears to be, is a vote for Obama/Reid corruption, lawlessness, and liies.
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Yawn...not the column, but the never ending stream of scandals and psuedo-scandals out of the current administration. Yesterday it was Obama's speech at Westpoint, last week was the outing of the CIA chief in Afghanistan, the week before was the VA, before that the IRS, etc. ad nauseum. Tomorrow's scandal will be the vote in the Senate to amend the Constitution to abridge First Amendment rights. We'll just move from scandal to outrage to insult, reacting to the Obama administration scandals without ever articulating a positive policy agenda to draw in the majority of Americans. Hardly a winning strategy.
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Here's something to do about it. Good reading...


"A Desert Called Glass"

from http://newrebeluniv.wordpress.com/

They were all gathered in one place. The Hajj was the perfect time to have a strategy and coordination meeting. The blessings of Allah and his prophet were on them all. They had just sat down to a meal of traditional rice and lamb and were going to save the business talk for later. They had time. Their sources told them that their enemies were on the run and had unilaterally given up and gone home. The hated Americans had no stomach for a fight and abandoned Iraq, Afghanistan, and the rest of the Islamic world. Even the filthy Jews seemed to have pulled back their spies and allies to their own territory. This was the perfect time to go on the offensive. The entire Western world would learn submission.

***

On the border between India and Pakistan, a different conversation is taking place. A junior captain in the Indian Strategic Rocket forces has an uncontrollable smile on his face. “REALLY? You would not be shitting on me like this?” His commander confirms, “it is an order, from the top. We will be eliminating our nuclear stockpile as part of our new treaty with America and the Russians. A Global peace initiative.” The Indian captain smiles broadly. Good cheer spreads to the other officers in the room and he sat at his control console and began to enter the instructions.

***
35,000 feet over the Islamic Republic of Iran, an obsolete Russian Airplane was lumbering along on a direct path to Tehran International Airport. The pilot was hand chosen. He had lost his only son when Islamic terrorists stormed the child’s school years earlier. He didn’t really care about the orders he had. Something about global peace initiative to reduce nuclear stockpiles. But he was really happy to be delivering this particular cargo.

***
Mecca – Coffee was being served and greasy hands were being cleaned on shirt fronts. Servants were carrying away the remains of the feast.

Then it all changed in a blink.

The people inside did not even have time for their minds to register confusion about what was happening to them.

And then they were gone.

***

35,000 feet over Mecca. A US B-2 bomber turned gently onto a new heading. LTC Brown muttered into the coms, “one down, three to go”. He noticed large bright flares in the distant horizon at two other points.  He calmly mutters, “Get Some” and looks back at his checklist.

***
India — The captain hit the launch button, firing his entire battery of nuclear tipped missiles into Pakistan. He remembered the faces of his cousins who had been butchered in a market bombing a few years earlier. He muttered, “Burn in Hell” as he watched the rockets leave their launchers.

***
Not all the bombs hit at the same time. Some Islamic nations had more time than others to contemplate what was befalling them. But it didn’t matter. The results were the same. The 1000 largest Islamic population centers in the world had all just been obliterated. Other targets had been destroyed using conventional weapons when they bordered on “friendly” areas.  60 percent of the Islamic population of the world had been instantly incinerated.  Half of the survivors would die in the following days due to exposure, disease, fallout, and starvation.  No international organizations were organizing humanitarian relief efforts to come save them.   The effect was dramatic and permanent. Most of the world had expended most of their nuclear arsenals and their stockpiles of evil cluster bombs and determined to live in peace with each other henceforth. The world lived happily ever after.
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Four problems I can think of:

1. You'd never get an agreement to do that.

2. The scheme would be outed within minutes: No government or military is without its Edward Snowden.

3. If you did it someone -- probably multiple someones -- would cheat. After all, in a world almost without nuclear weapons the man who still has quite a few is king.

4. Pogo's analysis: We have met the enemy and he is us. A competent U.S. government could lead the world in containing radical Islam. That's not rocket science, it just requires identifying militant vulnerabilities and attacking them. Yes, by all means nuke their nuclear programs -- Iran's should already have been vitrified. But the administration seems to divide between wanting Islam to win and believing that when they do, our leaders will be exempt from anything uncomfortable.

It's not just Obama. We seem incapable of any program or strategy taking more than five years.

These are people who don't fully appreciate toilet paper and whose men can be dishonored if someone improperly looks at one of the women they own. There's nothing deep about them. We do, however, need to be prepared for a program of decades.
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The comment does raise one good point though, the vulnerability of Meccah. If someday the Muslims actually did succeed in their dream to destroy Israel, I suspect the Israelis, knowing the Muslims would subject them to another holocaust anyway, would decide that this time their future murderors would suffer as much as they will, and would launch a nuclear strike to obliterate Meccah. No more Kabbah, no more haj, just smoking radioactive glass. The muslims might think about that from other nations as well, our tolerance for their atrocities is limited, and even if our presidents are craven all it takes would be one rogue military plane, whose crew has become fed up.
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If the right had sufficient media outlets more people would know about these things and enough people would care to do something. Since that is not the case actions need to be taken as this article points out. The left never lacks people to participate in demonstrations but the right won't ever do anything and the repulsive Obama administration knows it.
39 weeks ago
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The American people reelected the tyrant Obama. That is the problem. We can rant and rave all we want but it won't change this fundamental reality. What is left to us is rear guard tactics that will preserve what remains of our liberties for as long as possible. We are not going to convince the Boehners and the McConnels of this world to lead an uphill suicide charge against overwhelming odds.
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Well put.

But don't forget the American People elected BH Obama in the first place in 2008

A man selected by two women in deciding positions in the DNC. The Chair Nancy Pelosi who Vowed revenge in the year 2000 for the loss of the Millenium election to George W. Bush. Seconding Pelosi's choice Hillary Clilnton. Who accused "That VAST Right - Wing CONSPIRACY" for that loss to G.W. Bush.

These two women selected B.H. OBAMA over all other able, willing and ELIGIBLE IN ALL RESPECTS for "The Office of President". The nomination of B.H. Obama by the 2008 DNC folr "The Office of President" neglected to include "legally eligible".

An odd, not to say bizarre omission from two lawyers who KNOW that in Law especially "the devil l is in the detail"

It appears the disrespect for the Law is part of the entire poltiical freemasonry of the "repreentatives of the People". Not only with the card carryihg "democrats" but also with the go along to get along others. Do they in this disrespect for the Law then "represent the People"?

All who REFUSE, as bounden duty, to prove the "legal eligibility" of any "holder" of "The Office of President".

NONE of these "representatives of the People" curious enough to publicly examine - investigate - the what and why of Obama's FIRST Executiv His SEALNG unspecified documents from citizens.

Citizens who we suppose include "representatives of the People" In Legislature and Judiciary. EACH and ALL enjoined to UPHOLD and DEFEND the Constitiution, aka the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND.

Perhaps there are "More thiings in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy"?


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Just wait until John Boehner and Mitch McConnell get wind of this! Oh boy, is obama gonna be sorry!!!

Uh... right?
39 weeks ago
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Have you heard about Gwyneth Paltrow's run in with a real soldier after she compared some problem she was having with what soldier's experience in combat? A Green Beret really put her in her place:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/green-beret-calls-gwyneth-
paltrow-laughable-war-comments-article-1.1812504
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What the forces for constitutional government need is a leader. There is not one now. If/when the right leader comes along there will be movement - with a capital "S", as in what hits the fan. Rick Perry stumbled badly in the 2012 primaries. Ted Cruz is fighting strong headwinds but still standing. Maybe it is someone else. The Jacksonian movement had its Jackson. The establishment Republicans are the J. Quincy Adams of our day. But Jackson did not have to face the Marxist-Leninists that we now have to face. The Tea Party/Jacksonian movement does not now have anyone to lead it, while Marx/Lenin are having a romp through our constitution and our country..
39 weeks ago
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Rick Perry is a member of the Opportunist Party. He was bought and paid for by the Humane Society of the U.S. and pushed hard for the more-control-over-pet-breeding law that HSUS promoted in Texas.

A man who can be purchased by a company with gross revenues around $150 million/year shouldn't be allowed anywhere near Washington.

I'm starting to wonder if Dr. Carson belongs on the short list though. The combination of talent, charisma, humility, wisdom, and experience running something political (a medical school department ...) is appealing. The lack of public political background is scary, but the Republican bench contains nobody else except Cruz from whom you'd want an autograph.

I don't know the facts of Cruz citizenship so I can't comment on that. But unlike one of our presidents, his facts are fully available and I'm sure we can count on the Republican Establishment to get anything unfavorable out there.

Jeb Bush? Chris Cristie? Really?
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Look again. Cruz by his very entertainment of the idea of running for President is proving that he is only willing to adhere to those portions of the Constitution which are not personally inconvenient. Anyone who will sweep aside one clause will sweep aside others when they, too, become inconvenient.
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the problem with an impeachment, is that even if the facts are dead to rights, it is a political issue. And without control of the congress, and with media that is looking to save B.O., there will never be the outrage necessary.

It would be like Clinton's impeachment, where the media protected him calling it all about sex, when according to David Schippers, in a letter to me, mentioned the 4 real reasons for impeachment.

Conspiracy to obstruct justice, multiple perjuries, witness tampering and witness intimidation.
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