Former CIA bin Laden Unit chief Michael Scheuer spent his career figuring out how to protect America.
Dr. Scheuer warns Americans, “We now have presidents who take the country to war on their whim; politicians who are legally bribed by “campaign contributions” from rich individuals, corporations, labor unions, and foreign lobbies and governments based on an absurd reading of the Constitution; a public that is increasingly endangered by flamboyant blasphemers who seek violence and war under the protection of the First Amendment; and the routine criminality of executive branch officials who refuse to obey their oath of office to execute the laws. We also have the overwhelming majority of both political parties willing to destroy the Fourth Amendment in the name of providing for national security against an enemy they have resolutely refused to either stop motivating or militarily annihilate.”
Scheuer includes for readers a menu of neocons that have dominated “both American political parties and for decades have made foreign policy for the United States. Since the early 1990s they have brought America constant war and its reliable companion, the steadily broadening erosion of constitutional liberty.” The “Kennel of War Dogs,” as I label the neocon contingent, includes, at the head of a long list, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Barack Obama, John Boehner, Marco Rubio, and Mike Huckabee, trailed by a supporting cast of lesser lights and all-purpose nation builders and fire starters.
In a coming post, I will introduce an extended list of participants in my “Kennel of War Dogs,” none of whom “America First” citizens would want anywhere near the reigns of power in Washington. As a warm up, I offer Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz.
Two names rightly missing from Dr. Scheuer’s list are Rand Paul and Judge Andrew Napolitano, whom Mike refers to as “two singularly courageous individuals standing up and saying the destruction of the Fourth Amendment must stop.”
As Thomas Jefferson asked in 1787, “And what country can preserve its liberties, if the rulers are not warned from time to time, that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”
Michael concludes, “And to ensure U.S. citizens can realistically discuss all options for preventing or destroying tyrannical government at home, the Founders left them the Second Amendment.”
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