ELDER PATRIOT – The establishment drones and intellectual elites of the Right are lining up in an attempt to trash Donald Trump following his bold statement at Saturday night’s debate when he claimed of George Bush: “They said there were weapons of mass destruction and they knew there were none. They lied.”
For these paragons of ideological conservative purity who have spent their last two days spewing their venom in the direction of Donald Trump I have only one question: On your watch tell me where conservatism has been advanced by the candidates you do find acceptable? Did you boys have or did your boys not have ruling majorities?
Was Trump out of line or was he bravely stepped across an artificial threshold constructed and now defended to separate the Left from the Right in order to prop up a paradigm that has successfully enslaved our allegiance to one side or the other but that has done nothing to unify us or to solve our problems?
Regarding Trump’s willingness to venture into areas of discussion previously forbidden to lockstep G.O.P. adherents, the only thing we know with certainty is that no weapons of mass destruction were ever found making it impossible to say Bush told the truth. Perhaps this topic is off base because the party doesn’t like what it sees looking back when it looks in the mirror.
Since the time that Bush and Congress voted to send us into the Middle East seven thousand young Americans have lost their lives and 900,000 more have been injured in an attempt to avenge the events of 9/11 and to eliminate the cause of it.
All of that sacrifice and the only thing we have to show for it is an immeasurably more chaotic and violent Middle East whose threat to the United States has grown exponentially and to the point where the entire NATO alliance is threatened. This has to fall at the feet of then Commander in Chief George W. Bush who was warned at the time by his Secretary of State and ex-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, “if you break it you own it.”
You can blame the Democrats who obstructed Bush and you can blame Obama if you like but, these were all measurements Bush had to make as Commander in Chief.
Now, fourteen years after we invaded Iraq the entire region is raging in turmoil with the ranks of terrorists swelling to the point that the entirety of Europe is threatened by an invasion of Muslims. Some, perhaps most, are fleeing the jihadists terrorizing their homelands but many, too many, are or will become jihadists spreading terrorism in their effort to remake their new home into an image of their old one.
What has happened here in the United States is just as disturbing. We have failed to secure our borders and we are funding the importation of hundreds of thousands of Middle East “refugees” who aren’t even being vetted using social media. Congressional Republicans have funded every aspect of this plan under the leadership of John Boehner and then Paul Ryan, something the Elites remain silent about.
Then there’s the full frontal assault on our Bill of Rights:
Our Fourth Amendment guarantees our right to privacy:
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
Those protections have been completely gutted by both the Bush and Obama administrations with the help of compliant Congresses that includes the collection and storage of metadata from your phone conversations including built in tracking devices, text messages, email correspondence, as well as “back door” listening capabilities built into our cell phones and smart TV’s.
In a similar fashion the Fifth Amendment is intended to protect our due process rights – “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury… nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”– yet Congress passed and the president signed the National Defense Authorization Act that permits the president or the military to detain American citizens indefinitely and without charges. And, our government is killing American citizens using drone strikes.
All of this has been passed unanimously by our one-party congress and signed into law by our one-party president.
Again, the Elites are silent. George Will, John Podhoretz, et al, I can’t hear you.
So when Jeb Bush responded to Trump’s attack on ex-President George Bush by saying, “I am sick and tired of him going after my family. While Donald Trump was building a reality TV show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe. And I’m proud of what he did. And I’m proud of what he did,” I asked myself how could he proud of a government that kills citizens to suit its needs and strips us of our God-given rights, our property, our money, and our children of their money?
Trump dares to juggle rocks in front of their glass house. There’s no wonder the Elites are lining up in an attempt to derail Donald Trump because if they fail they will soon be irrelevant and their house will be in chards.