Intro to ‘If This Is “Representation” Give Me Rebellion’


Intro by John R. Houk, Editor

By Justin O. Smith

Posted March 26, 2018

After President Trump signed the 2,000-plus page HR 1625 omnibus bill, America’s Conservative base screamed betrayal. For good reason: The bill appeared to give the Marxist Dems everything they desired with the non-Establishment GOP receiving scraps (or perhaps crumbs in Pelosi terminology).

 

This is good reasoning for Conservative outrage!

 

On a personal level though, despite the Leftists spoils going to the Dems (and those the spoils are legion as you will read from Justin Smith), the YUGE Omnibus Bill was also the largest military budget Bill in American history. The military spending purpose was more than merely reversing Obama’s military dismemberment. The money was needed to modernize the American military to regain steps over the leaps taken by Russian and Chinese military modernizations to overcome current American weapons technology. This is ESSENTIAL!

 

Due to the purpose of military spending I’m not quite as hot against President Trump as many – perhaps most – of my fellow Conservatives. In a Congress that has no super majority for the GOP (especially the Senate), the only way to get and keep government moving on a Conservative agenda is to make some painful concessions. The problem with HR 1625 way too many concessions were made that give the appearance of Conservative diminishment.

 

Justin sent this insightful post on the Omnibus package on March 24. I have since come across some info that may temper Justin’s and Conservatives’ anger a bit. The President has hinted via his favorite path to communicate with Americans – a tweet – that he will build The Wall with the Defense Budget allocation. Thomas Lifson at the American Thinker illustrates how this is possible.

 

Unfortunately, the President hasn’t addressed some of the other Omnibus egregious pork such as funding ungodly Planned Parenthood is one of probably many examples.

 

Without further ado, here is Justin’s very valid reasons for displeasure with President Trump’s signature on HR 1625.

 

JRH 3/26/18

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If This Is “Representation” Give Me Rebellion

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 3/24/2018 3:01 PM

 

As I listen to President Trump on his action of signing the current Omnibus bill, I am left with no other conclusion than he is really not as strong a leader as many seem to believe him to be. He signed this terrible $1.3 trillion bill for all the wrong reasons and lamented its exclusion of terrible other items, like DACA, but nowhere did he castigate these do-nothing “leaders” for adding a bad gun control act called “NICS“; this Omnibus bill is all smoke and mirrors and the 33 miles of added funding for border fencing is just that – a fence [barely], not a wall.

 

 

This bill continues to fund Planned Parenthood too. — Oh — And Sanctuary Cities Too. Really? What happened to all Trump’s talk about “defunding” sanctuary cities?

 

And how many more times are we going to provide border wall funding only to see a lesser plan offered and implemented for less money and the appropriated money simply disappear? Into someone’s pockets? Especially now that we see this bill provides funding to secure the borders of Afghanistan and Iraq.

 

Trump should have refused to sign this bill and let the chips fall where they may, but he’s terrible when it comes to policy on funding government and many other items. If Trump had not signed the bill, any government shutdown would not have stopped the military from functioning. Since the military is considered an “essential” function, i.e. halting its operations could result in fatalities or impede national security, it will continue to operate regardless of whether or not the government shuts down; military spending would have been addressed soon enough, once Congress returned with a cleaner bill.

 

Whose side is the GOP really on and when are they going to start keeping their promises? This is not REPRESENTATION. THIS Is A PERPETUAL CON GAME BEING RUN ON THE U.S. TAXPAYER AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

 

Trump says, “I’ll Never Sign Another Bill Like This One” … Wanna bet?

 

It still doesn’t assuage or change the fact that some other very bad permanent pieces of legislation rode in on the tail end of this bill. That’s what happens when the Senate reverts back to pork spending legislation and why Trump is now asking for line-by-line veto authority from Congress, which was “ruled” unconstitutional in 1998, by the Supreme Court during the Clinton presidency.

 

This is also the same sort of bill that allows for funds to be easily shifted and misappropriated in the most corrupt fashion, just like Obama, because there is No Budget and these are only “spending suggestions”. This makes this entire thing end up as one great big $1.3 trillion slush fund (the largest in U.S. history)— more abuse of the U.S. taxpayer.

 

Who’s going to account for it? The GAO? The Big Govt. commie Democrats and statist RINOS?  HA!

 

Whatever the structure of this bill, it is certain and known that bills were attached, like the NICS Act [Blog Editor: See Heritage post subsection “Includes the Fix NICS Act”], a piece of leftist gun control, that Did Become PERMANENT U.S. Law now to be fully employed and implemented against U.S. Citizens. Congress even gave itself a raise and that’s Permanent and doesn’t go away in six months.

 

This was 2,232 pages that NOT ONE SENATOR READ, except for Senator Rand Paul. This is the stuff that SWAMPS ARE MADE OF and the very sort of thing that Trump was elected to END.

 

If this is what we are paying for folks, You’d be better off to break out the axes, knives and pitchforks on the front steps of the Capitol Building in DC and have a good tar and feather party for the criminal pigs and traitors to their oaths to the Constitution and America.

 

Trump called this a matter of national security because of the military spending involved, which is just wrong. The real national security issue at hand is that this takes us one step closer to another massive economic collapse, greater than 1929 or 2008 either one. What are they going to do when this actually happens, because they refuse to control the federal government’s out-of-control spending?

 

Daniel Horowitz of ‘Conservative Review’ writes: “Taken in totality, this bill validates, legitimizes, and codifies the world view of the Democrats, only with slightly less enthusiasm. Which is why the Democrats are crushing Republicans in turnout so far this election season. This bill will essentially end Republican control of Congress.”

 

This bill is conclusive evidence that House and Senate Republicans are whistling by the political graveyard, because they seem to be unaware that the content and means they used to pass this bill will turn off their base.

 

This is the bottom line: If you are a conservative voter and your party just passed a bill that funds a number of liberal priorities while busting the budget, would you bother to knock on doors for them this fall? Nope.

 

This Omnibus bill doesn’t bode well for the future of America. It appears conservative values are dead in our government, as all the GOP pays them lip service and then promptly ignores them in their votes. This is pushing middle America into an untenable position where rebellion, in some form or fashion, in the not too distant future, begins to look like an appealing choice, unless Americans start electing real conservative Constitutional minded Statesmen of honor, who will restore traditional American principles and values, and the American Heritage, under the Original Intent of Our Founders. [Bold text by Blog Editor]

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Intro to ‘If This Is “Representation” Give Me Rebellion’

Intro by John R. Houk, Editor

By Justin O. Smith

Posted March 26, 2018

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If This Is “Representation” Give Me Rebellion

 

Edited by John R. Houk

All source links as well as text enclosed by brackets are by the Editor.

 

© Justin O. Smith

 

THE TOWER OF BABEL


Economics definitely is not my strong suit. Athanasios Laspopoulos sent a submission to pertaining to the economic crisis facing Greece. The nation of Greece is facing a debt problem which American Conservatives suggest is due largely to an unaffordable entitlement society maintained by the Greek government. Athanasios paints another side of that debt crisis picture. He cites government corruption and the collusion of the European and Greek wealthy engendering that corruption.

Since I have gone through the editing process of Athanasios’ submission I am also posting the Greek version he sent along as well. So for those of you who read Greek you can see if I guessed correctly to sentence structures I was certain about. The Greek portion will be after the post credits.

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THE TOWER OF BABEL

By Athanasios D. Laspopoulos

Sent: 7/11/2015 4:50 AM

I remember when I was at school, many years ago, that a course was developed for the Tower of Babel and a sketch showing a huge Tower building from thousands of people. As I remember the Tower was a building by many countries and different peoples in order to reach heaven and God. This project because of the multilingualism and misunderstanding was abandoned. Was this the model on which the EU was based on?? Because as I can see in pictures and the model, the EU [and the Tower] are made almost the same. And the funny thing is that in EU there are multiple states, multiple languages and a relative disconnection between the members just as it was happening at the Tower of Babel.

Seeing the results of the EU and Greece I begin to believe that somewhere we are confused, because Germany, the great economic power of Europe, is not watching what happens in her banks and especially the Deutsche Bank one of the strongest banks in the world which is at risk to blow up a great number of the Economics of Germany and other states, but tries to restrict the lending in Greece which Greece so much needs in order to continue its development in Tourism and Industry.

Of course, from Greece we have people who instead of looking to restrict or control the NSRF (ΕΣΠΑ) [National Strategic Reference Framework: 2007 – 2013 and 2014 – 2020] and development programs, they have left to promiscuity various favorite persons of politicians to consistently skim the state and not perform any work. Those “gentlemen” naturally have the way to be covered legally, with the state completely ignoring and not wanting to do anything about them.

Certainly the same political parties, that were previously in power, cared to cover many of these illegalities. Of course today we ask an Elected Government for just a few months to find a solution to this entire mess of theft and corruption. Despite all the complaints that have been made, if the Government will not stop the famous SA covered with the name “Non Profit” Greece [Blog Editor: Please forgive my economics ignorance – I suspect a SA refers to nonprofit public limited company] will not have any growth. The only thing we can do is to point, to anyone who wants of course, [to find] where the problem is.

People working for [an] Independent Journalism Agency investigate [Blog Editor: Perhaps this is an example] by themselves in all areas, are people who have not gotten any grant or program that pays them a profit and they pay all costs by themselves funded only by their relatives because they are unemployed and basically poor. Knowing that they will not get any ‘well done’ or ‘you do your job well’ and having threats directly or indirectly, for the good of our country they continue to work day and night to find some satisfaction in their work and to improve our country’s Economy.

Of course in addition I would like to say that any project we propose finds the door closed and it falls into a bureaucracy that makes it unattractive for its continuation because anyone who wants to deal knows that there will be no Government or Bank assistance because everything is done for profit of [the] Government’s favorite people or not and various “Families” who dominate Greece [Blog Editor: This Zero Hedge article could be enlightening – “How Fascist Capitalism Functions: The Case Of Greece”].

They have come some lowers and not and suggested me to go to denounce [Blog Editor: I suspect Athanasios’ sentence meaning is lost in translation – Perhaps Athanasios means to say, “I need to be wary when investigations lead me to denounce Greek Authorities] to the Authorities all the irregularities and illegalities. This is funny because I have personally made several complaints to the authorities and they answered that the case entered the Archive. After that I’m sorry but I have no more courage when I find no right anywhere because of bureaucracy and some mindless functionaries of justice and so we lose all our trust to denounce something that is fair and right.

For example: Recently, I have been beaten and robbed and citizens who rushed to stand by me told me to call the police and report it. But the funny thing is that the same Authorities would tell me to sue VS [Blog Editor: I have no guess if “VS” is acronym or abbreviation] unknown person. I am not complaining, but I regret how we got there.

For all that I write I can bring evidence and data on the severity of the case. But I don’t want to disturb the Authorities and the State because this time they have larger problems than me.

We have a new Government, young persons, whom the people have elected and instead of standing by them to help them, we look in every way to sabotage them in order to enable again the old Government to recover their chairs and bring us more [of an] Economic destructive crisis.

Athanasios D. Laspopoulos

Journalist

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Edited by John R. Houk

All text and links enclosed by brackets are by the Editor.

© Athanasios D. Laspopoulos

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Θυμάμαι από τα σχολικά μου χρόνια, πολλά χρόνια πίσω, που αναπτύχθηκε ένα μάθημα για τον Πύργο της Βαβέλ και ένα σκαρίφημα έδειχνε ένα τεράστιο Πύργο που έκτιζαν άνθρωποι. Από ότι θυμάμαι αυτό είχε γίνει από πολλά κράτη και διαφόρους λαούς για να φτάσουν στον ουρανό τον Θεό. Αυτό το έργο όμως μετά από την πολυγλωσσία και ασυνεννοησία εγκαταλείφθηκε. Μήπως ήταν το μοντέλο που πήρε η Ε.Ε. ; γιατί όπως βλέπω σε φωτογραφίες και αυτό που έχτισε η Ε.Ε. είναι σχεδόν το ίδιο. Και το αστείο της υπόθεσης είναι ότι και στην Ε.Ε. έχουμε πολλαπλά κράτη, πολλαπλές γλώσσες και μία σχετική ασυνεννοησία μεταξύ των μελών του όπως ακριβώς συνέβαινε και στον Πύργο της Βαβέλ.

Βλέποντας τα αποτελέσματα της Ε.Ε. και της Ελλάδας αρχίζω να πιστεύω ότι κάπου έχουμε μπερδευτεί, γιατί η Γερμανία, η μεγάλη οικονομική δύναμη της Ευρώπης, δεν κοιτάει τι συμβαίνει στις Τράπεζες της και ειδικά της Deutsche Bank μία από τις ισχυρότερες Τράπεζες του κόσμου που βρίσκεται σε κίνδυνο να τινάξει στον αέρα ένα μεγάλο μέρος των οικονομικών της Γερμανίας και άλλων κρατών, αλλά προσπαθεί να περιορίσει την Ελλάδα σε δανειοδοτήσεις τις οποίες η Ελλάδα τόσο πολύ χρειάζεται για να συνεχίσει την ανάπτυξή της στον Τουρισμό και την Βιομηχανία.

Βέβαια και από την Ελλάδα έχουμε ανθρώπους που αντί να κοιτάξουν να περιορίσουν ή να ελέγξουν τα ΕΣΠΑ και τα αναπτυξιακά προγράμματα έχουν αφήσει στην ασυδοσία διαφόρους ευνοούμενους των πολιτικών να ξαφρίζουν συστηματικά το κράτος και να μην αποδίδουν κανένα έργο. Οι κύριοι αυτοί όπως είναι φυσικό έχουν τρόπο να καλύπτονται νομικά, με το κράτος να έχει πλήρη άγνοια και να μην θέλει να κάνει τίποτα γι’ αυτό.

Ασφαλώς τα ίδια πολιτικά κόμματα που βρίσκονταν στο παρελθόν στην εξουσία φρόντισαν να καλύψουν πολλές από αυτές τις παρανομίες. Βέβαια σήμερα ζητούμε από μια εκλεγμένη κυβέρνηση μόλις ολίγων μηνών να βρει λύση σε όλο αυτό το μπάχαλο κλοπής και διαφθοράς.

Παρ΄ όλες τις καταγγελίες που έχουν γίνει αν δεν σταματήσει ή κυβέρνηση τις περίφημες Α.Ε.

που καλύπτονται με την επωνυμία «Μη Κερδοσκοπικές» δεν θα έχει καμία ανάπτυξη.

Εμείς το μόνο που μπορούμε να κάνουμε είναι να υποδείξουμε, σε όποιον θέλει ασφαλώς, που βρίσκεται το πρόβλημα.

Ο κόσμος που εργάζεται για τον Ανεξάρτητο Δημοσιογραφικό Οργανισμό και ερευνά αφιλοκερδώς σε όλους τους τομείς, είναι άνθρωποι που δεν έχουν πάρει καμία επιχορήγηση ή πρόγραμμα που να τους αποδίδει κάποιο κέρδος και πληρώνουν όλα τα έξοδα που κάνουν εξ΄ ιδίων χρηματοδοτούμενοι μόνο από τους συγγενείς τους διότι είναι άνεργοι και φτωχοί στην ουσία.

Ξέροντας ότι δεν θα πάρουν κανένα ‘μπράβο’ ή ‘κάνετε καλά την δουλειά σας‘ και δεχόμενοι απειλές έμμεσα ή άμεσα, για το καλό της Πατρίδας μας συνεχίζουν να εργάζονται νυχθημερόν για να βρουν κάποια ικανοποίηση στην εργασία τους από την προσπάθεια βελτίωσης της οικονομίας της χώρας μας.

Βέβαια θα ήθελα να προσθέσω ότι οποιοδήποτε έργο προτείνουμε βρίσκει την πόρτα κλειστή και πέφτει σε μια γραφειοκρατία που το κάνει απωθητικό για την συνέχισή του γιατί οποιοσδήποτε θέλει να ασχοληθεί ξέρει ότι δεν πρόκειται να έχει καμία κυβερνητική ή τραπεζική βοήθεια γιατί όλα γίνονται για το κέρδος ημετέρων κυβερνητικών και μη και διαφόρων οικογενειών που διαφεντεύουν την Ελλάδα.

Έχουν έρθει ορισμένοι νομικοί και μη και μας έχουν συστήσει να πάμε να καταγγείλουμε στις Εισαγγελικές αρχές τις ατασθαλίες και παρανομίες. Αυτό είναι αστείο γιατί προσωπικά έχω κάνει αρκετές καταγγελίες στις αρχές και μου έχουν απαντήσει ότι μπήκε στο Αρχείο.

Μετά από αυτό λυπάμαι αλλά δεν έχω πια το κουράγιο όταν δεν βρίσκω κανένα δίκιο πουθενά γιατί μπλέκω στα γρανάζια της γραφειοκρατίας και μερικών ανεγκέφαλων λειτουργών της Δικαιοσύνης και έτσι χάνουμε όλα μας την εμπιστοσύνη μας να καταγγείλουμε κάτι που είναι δίκαιο και σωστό.

Π.χ. Πρόσφατα με κτύπησαν και με λήστεψαν και συμπολίτες που έτρεξαν να μου συμπαρασταθούν μου είπαν να φωνάξω την αστυνομία και να το καταγγείλω. Αλλά το αστείο είναι ότι οι ίδιες οι αρχές θα μου έλεγαν να κάνω μήνυση κατ’ αγνώστων. Δεν παραπονούμαι αλλά λυπάμαι για εκεί που έχουμε φτάσει.

Για όλα αυτά που γράφω μπορώ να φέρω αποδείξεις και στοιχεία για την σοβαρότητα του θέματος.

Δεν θα ήθελα όμως να απασχολήσω τις Αρχές και το κράτος γιατί αυτή την στιγμή έχουν μεγαλύτερα προβλήματα από αυτά που απασχολούν εμένα.

Έχουμε μια νέα Κυβέρνηση νέων ανθρώπων, τους οποίους ο λαός έχει εκλέξει, και αντί να συσπειρωθούμε όλοι να τους βοηθήσουμε, κοιτάμε με κάθε τρόπο να τους σαμποτάρουμε για να μπορέσουν πάλι οι παλαιοί Κυβερνητικοί να ανακτήσουν τις καρέκλες τους και να μας φέρουν σε μεγαλύτερη καταστρεπτική οικονομική κρίση.

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