Friday, January 24, 2020

Life More Abundantly

"The final argument that impressed me was Burke’s response to the theory of the social contract. Although society can be seen as a contract, he argued, we must recognize that most parties to the contract are either dead or not yet born. The effect of the contemporary Rousseauist ideas of social contract was to place the present members of society in a position of dictatorial dominance over those who went before and those who came after them. Hence these ideas led directly to the massive squandering of inherited resources at the Revolution, and to the cultural and ecological vandalism that Burke was perhaps the first to recognize as the principal danger of modern politics. In Burke’s eyes the self-righteous contempt for ancestors which characterized the Revolutionaries was also a disinheriting of the unborn. Rightly understood, he argued, society is a partnership among the dead, the living, and the unborn, and without what he called the “hereditary principle,” according to which rights could be inherited as well as acquired, both the dead and the unborn would be disenfranchized. Indeed, respect for the dead was, in Burke’s view, the only real safeguard that the unborn could obtain, in a world that gave all its privileges to the living. His preferred vision of society was not as a contract, in fact, but as a trust, with the living members as trustees of an inheritance that they must strive to enhance and pass on.

I was more exhilarated by those ideas than by anything else in Burke, since they seemed to explain with the utmost clarity the dim intuitions that I had had in 1968, as I watched the riots from my window and thought of Valéry’s Cimetière marin. In those deft, cool thoughts, Burke summarized all my instinctive doubts about the cry for liberation, all my hesitations about progress and about the unscrupulous belief in the future that has dominated and perverted modern politics. In effect, Burke was joining in the old Platonic cry, for a form of politics that would also be a form of care—“care of the soul,” as Plato put it, which would also be a care for absent generations. The graffiti paradoxes of the soixante-huitards were the very opposite of this: a kind of adolescent insouciance, a throwing away of all customs, institutions, and achievements, for the sake of a momentary exultation which could have no lasting sense save anarchy.

It was not until much later, after my first visit to communist Europe, that I came to understand and sympathize with the negative energy in Burke. I had grasped the positive thesis—the defense of prejudice, tradition, and heredity, and of a politics of trusteeship in which the past and the future had equal weight to the present—but I had not grasped the deep negative thesis, the glimpse into Hell, contained in his vision of the Revolution. As I said, I shared the liberal humanist view of the French Revolution, and knew nothing of the facts that decisively refuted that view and which vindicated the argument of Burke’s astonishingly prescient essay. My encounter with Communism entirely rectified this."--Roger Scruton, "Why I became a conservative"

If trees were tall and grasses short,
As in some crazy tale,
If here and there a sea were blue
Beyond the breaking pale,

If a fixed fire hung in the air
To warm me one day through,
If deep green hair grew on great hills,
I know what I should do.

In dark I lie; dreaming that there
Are great eyes cold or kind,
And twisted streets and silent doors,
And living men behind.

Let storm clouds come: better an hour,
And leave to weep and fight,
Than all the ages I have ruled
The empires of the night.

I think that if they gave me leave
Within the world to stand,
I would be good through all the day
I spent in fairyland.

They should not hear a word from me
Of selfishness or scorn,
If only I could find the door,
If only I were born.

--G.K.  Chesterton, "By the Babe Unborn"

Our President

"You stand for life each and every day. You provide housing, education, jobs, and medical care to the women that you serve. You find loving families for children in need of a forever home. You host baby showers for expecting moms. You make –- you just make it your life’s mission to help spread God’s grace.

And to all of the moms here today: We celebrate you, and we declare that mothers are heroes. (Applause.) That’s true. Your strength, devotion, and drive is what powers our nation. And, because of you, our country has been blessed with amazing souls who have changed the course of human history.

We cannot know what our citizens yet unborn will achieve, the dreams they will imagine, the masterpieces they will create, the discoveries they will make. But we know this: Every life brings love into this world. Every child brings joy to a family. Every person is worth protecting. (Applause.) And above all, we know that every human soul is divine, and every human life –- born and unborn –- is made in the holy image of Almighty God. (Applause.)

Together, we will defend this truth all across our magnificent land. We will set free the dreams of our people. And with determined hope, we look forward to all of the blessings that will come from the beauty, talent, purpose, nobility, and grace of every American child."

True Civil Rights--UPDATE:

Joe Biden: “Transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time.”

No. It is the right of women and girls to their own bathrooms, showers, teams and trophies. It is the rights of parents not to have their children brainwashed in public schools and the rights of children not to be sexually-mutilated by rogue parents who want to virtue-signal with an SJW trophy child.

It is the right of babies to be born and not cannibalized for spare parts. And it is the right of citizens to select their own president, not the FBI and CIA. And their right to see that he is the executive in charge of their federal government, not an unelected bureaucracy in a state of mutiny. Not to mention the assault on the Second Amendment by such Police State apologists.

And the right of citizens, not foreign nationals, to govern themselves through honest voting. And the right of free people not to be spied upon and censored by Big Tech monopolies. It is also a Civil Right of the American People not to have their government employees in the pay of foreigners, Joe. And worldwide, the Rights of persecuted Christians to worship freely.

Those are the Civil Rights issues of our time. And Joe Biden and his uncivilized party are on the wrong side of all those Civil Rights.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Witness This: You Weren't Supposed To Notice

I Say Bring 'Em--Starting With Eric "Charlie" Ciaramella!

UPDATE: Charlie Charmarella Chaired Obama White House Meeting with Ukrainian Prosecutors to Discuss the Biden$--New York Times Buried Story

If CIA Charlie's testimony has been overtaken by events as Democrats claim, then he doesn't need his phony "Whistleblower"-status anymore, does he? You can't have it both ways.

Charlie can tell us how he conspired with Michael Atkinson, Mary McCord, Vindman and Schiff to frame the President--yet again:

"It now looks like the Lawfare network constructed the ‘whistle-blower’ complaint aka a Schiff Dossier, and handed it to allied CIA operative Eric Ciaramella to file as a formal IC complaint.  This process is almost identical to the Fusion-GPS/Lawfare network handing the Steele Dossier to the FBI to use as the evidence for the 2016/2017 Russia conspiracy."

I'm sure they'll be happy to testify to help us clear all this up. Chalupatoopa.

And then let's hear from former FBI Washington Bureau Chief, CrowdStrike's Shawn Henry. He can tell us all about the DNC's server, about Ukrainian corruption and, just for fun, how he and Rod Rodentstain broke into CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson's computer.

After that, we can hear from Hunter:  

I'm still waiting to hear this explanation: What is the non-corrupt way in which Hunter Biden can receive millions from these regimes while his father is handing out billions in cash and policy to them? I don't see one--do you?

Ambassador Yovonovitch said she was coached by State Dept. officials on how to sugar-coat the Bidens' graft. That means one of two things: either the State Department ruled it was legal or they knew it was crooked and looked the other way. We should hear from that official.

Then we should hear from the Southern District of New York. They can tell us why their Democrat prosecutors get to abuse the legal system to pressure others into phony charges aimed at their political enemy, the President. This is the very thing the President is falsely accused of doing.

And as our final witness, since these fraudulent Bill of Attainder-charges allege abuse of presidential power by using foreign governments to rig an election, we must call  America's #1 expert in the field: Barack Hussein Obama. He even awarded medals to the foreign spies he used.
Here, a rogue spy meets with the CIA's Eric Ciamarella

If we're going to have witnesses, then let's name all the babies.

Hunter does.
“Stir opponents up, making them respond to you; then you can observe their forms of behavior, and whether they are orderly or confused. That, I can tell you.

UPDATE: Real Clear Investigations: “Barely two weeks after Donald Trump took office, Eric Ciaramella – the CIA analyst whose name was recently linked in a tweet by the president and mentioned by lawmakers as the anonymous “whistleblower” who touched off Trump’s impeachment – was overheard in the White House discussing with another staffer how to remove the newly elected president from office, according to former colleagues. … “Just days after he was sworn in they were already talking about trying to get rid of him,” said a White House colleague who overheard their conversation. “They weren’t just bent on subverting his agenda,” the former official added. “They were plotting to actually have him removed from office.” Sean Misko left the White House last summer to join House impeachment manager Adam Schiff’s committee, where sources say he offered “guidance” to the whistleblower…”

This is why Schiff announced his whopper mid-way through his kangaroo court that he didn’t know who the weaselblower is. And this is why he is still hiding Atkinson’s deposition. They all changed the Whistleblower Form to facilitate this fraud. C'mon, Sekulow; wake up!
Via Rita P.: Trump Is Living In Schumer's Chair Rent-Free.

Via Ace's: "...You have to remember what Ukraine looked like under Obama. Again, the 2014 revolution in Ukraine wasn't an investigation, it was a coup run by Soros and the Obama administration. That isn't a conspiracy theory it's a fact.
After it was over the government was staffed by the Obama administration. They controlled every aspect of the government. There really aren't that many countries the VP of the United States can just waltz into and get the chief prosecutor fired in 6 hours.
Ukraine was a money laundering operation posing as a country and everyone was getting paid. Look at the number of Obama administration humps that were paraded in front of the House to back up the case that everything in Ukraine was on the up and up and Orange Man Bad. From the ambassador on down they were all involved.
How many politicians do you know that could have put up with what Trump did and uncover all this crap? I put the number at roughly zero. And look how close they came to getting away with it.
Besides, what choice did they have? According to Lee Smith an investigation into the company run by Adam Schiff's top bundler, a weapons manufacturer with operation in Ukraine, began on July 22, 2019. The call was on July 25, 2019. Walls were closing and wheels were coming off." …….

It seems they have given up on conviction and even on beating the President in 2020. That's why they're openly insulting the Senate and the senators. They are instead focused on 
a.) shaking loose the Mueller grand jury material for use as opposition research, hence Schiff’s RUSSIA! remarks.
b.) taking over the Senate, hence Nadler’s attack on senators for a ‘cover-up’. and
c.) building a counter-narrative to massive criminality of Ukraine and Spy-Gate, aka; The Leavenworth Option.
John Brennan was wiretapping Donald Trump since 2012–but the Bidens are above investigation? Democrat, please.
I’m going to keep on asking this question ’til somebody gives me an answer: 
What is the non-corrupt way in which Hunter Biden can rake in millions from the regimes that Joe Biden is giving billions to?

You weren’t supposed to notice.

You weren’t supposed to notice that Hillary Clinton was running a world-wide Bribery Empire out of the State Department and the Clinton Foundation.

You weren’t supposed to notice that Barack Obama was committing treason with Iran by giving them billions of dollars, uranium, anti-aircraft systems and permission to build missiles.

You weren’t supposed to notice that somewhere along the line, the FBI, CIA and DOJ morphed into the Democrats’ Secret Police Force.

You weren’t supposed to notice that too many lawmakers were working for China, Inc., and not their American constituents.

And you weren’t supposed to notice that regimes around the world were paying off Joe Biden through his son.

You weren’t supposed to notice. But that’s exactly what Donald Trump did. He noticed. And worse, he said it out loud. That’s unforgivable.

He spoke truth to power in a town where no one speaks truth to power. As Solzhenitsyn put it, “In our country, the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.”

Donald J. Trump is the kid who said the Emperor has no clothes.

Of course they had to crucify him. He’s the Only Honest Man in Sewer City.

And he’s going to win.

The Never-Ending--UPDATE: This thing ends after the President’s turn. Senators would rather stab their own eardrums out with an Embossed Commemorative Nancy Pelosi Impeachment Pen than do this for another month. There is no way they can get Bolton without Biden–who could be compelled to testify with transactional immunity or plead the Fifth. The Uni-Party WILL NEVER ALLOW THIS.
Your 'Peach Party’s over, bitches.

At least until the President calls Nepal.

Or Tanzania.

Or Uruguay.


What If They Gave A Second Amendment Rally and the Only Ones Breaking the Law Were the Governor and the Legislature?

Virginians Have Borne Arms for Four Centuries--Hands and Hoods Off, Coonman!

Let's review:

*NY Post, 2016: “Fast and Furious was a Justice Department program that allowed assault weapons — including .50-caliber rifles powerful enough to take down a helicopter — to be sold to Mexican drug cartels allegedly as a way to track them. But internal documents later revealed the real goal was to gin up a crisis requiring a crackdown on guns in America. Fast and Furious was merely a pretext for imposing stricter gun laws. Only the scheme backfired when Justice agents lost track of the nearly 2,000 guns sold through the program and they started turning up at murder scenes on both sides of the border — including one that claimed the life of US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.”

The plan was to discredit the NRA, claim the Cartels were buying these weapons at gun stores just like Americans do, and shut all gun stores down.
*Maria Butina was also sent to target the NRA by the FBI/CIA Coup-plotters–all of whom are gun-grabbers, too, naturally. For example, John Brennan voted for Angela Davis, whose shotgun blew Judge Harold Haley's head off. But he wants your weapons.
*Former federal employee Stephen Paddock cuts loose on Vegas. His foreign girlfriend reportedly listed the FBI as her employer. The investigation was a literal FBI puppet show. It reeks.
*FBI agents encouraged the Islamists under their “investigation” to leave Arizona and go to Garland, Texas to shoot up the “Draw Mohammed”-cartoon event. They didn’t warn the local cops or the attendees.
*Jason Kessler, a life-long Obama-Clinton Gun-Control Democrat, suddenly morphs from Obama Junior to David Duke Junior overnight–over election night. He gets a riot permit from the McCaulliffe/ McCabe/ Northam administration in Virginia for his group “Unite the Right”–which even sounds like a way to lump conservatives in with Klansmen.
WND: Kessler wrote: “@SenatorReid I think you’re a guy who gets things done and I respect that but you need to support the assault weapons ban bc its now or never.”
Another tweet, on Dec. 14, 2012, stated: “These gun nuts have bullied the American people for too long and enabled too many killers. #GunControlNow.”
“Obama and Clinton just demolished the Republican arguments on consecutive nights with two of the greatest speeches of this generation,” Kessler tweeted.
“Republicans in #cnndebate are grotesquely mesmerizing as an interview w/ a serial killer. @ least Dahmer couldnt wage war or starve poor ppl.”
April 2, 2015, tweet: “@BarackObama’s Nobel-worthy ploy for peace comes to fruition & @JohnKerry cements his legacy as a historic Secretary of State. #IranTalks.”
This guy was a plant.
The city police funneled groups together in hopes of violence. When an Antifa mob began pounding Klan Boy’s car with baseball bats, he rammed the car in front of him, causing a heart attack. And they got their body–although they were hoping for gunplay.
When the President said there were good people on both sides of the monuments debate, the #ProfessionalLiars dutifully twisted his words as praise for both sides of the Klan/Antifa riots.

Shake his hand, Ralph; it won't rub off on you.
* And now it begins in Virginia again, as the FBI helpfully chimes in. Maybe those were even legit FBI arrests for a change
But given how the Bureau itself had to correct Dir. Wray’s bogus white supremacist statistics and given that they still can’t identify a motive for Rep. Scalise’s shooter and given the sheer incompetence of the Stoneman-Douglas debacle and above all, given that this Director is still conducting a massive cover-up of Spy-Gate, Chris Wray is like the Wolf Who Cried Boy to me.
Nobody believes you anymore, Chris. Too many lies for too many years. But in fairness, you did stop the chilling Aunt Becky Menace stalking the nation.
It’s All Agit-Prop, All the Time now. Act accordingly.
Protestor Harriet T. took the railroad to today's event.

Governor Coonman's White Supremacist Scare was just another Smear Campaign. It seems like that's all they've got anymore.
90 out of 95 Virginia counties have passed 2nd Amendment Sanctuary laws

Congratulations to Virginia patriots. We're proud of you. You were decent, funny, thoughtful and brave today. And you even cleaned up after yourselves. Because of course you did--you're Americans.