Presidents Day

Today is Presidents Day. It is also, not coincidentally, the birthday of George Washington. From the glorious days of President Washington to the era of Donald Trump, the presidency has been occupied by a mixed bag of individuals. Some of been traitors and wolves in sheep’s clothing who sold out their nation and abused the U.S. Constitution and others have been honest, wise, good, faithful, and inspiring statesmen. This short article is written to commemorate and celebrate the memory of that small band of patriots who have occupied the Oval Office.

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On page 101 of the first volume of his phenomenal book series titled Leadership, Elder Sterling W. Sill wrote:

“This ability to fill ourselves and others with enthusiasm carries with it a great power of accomplishment. It is one of the most valuable abilities with which God has endowed us. But its value is still further increased because it is so rare. It is one of the potentialities which is often left undeveloped in men. there are many good men; there are many wise men; there are many industrious men. There are not many fire kindlers, not many fire carriers, not many who bring us sparks from the divine, even in a symbolic sense.”

Yes, there are many decent people, many who work hard, and many who have abundant stores of knowledge, but how few men are true leaders who possess the ability to inspire nations! How few are able to really inspire and stir our souls! How few can be called “fire carriers . . . who bring us sparks from the divine”!

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Without question, the most important position of public leadership in our Republic is the office of president. People look (far more than they should) to the president for guidance – and not merely in politics, but in social, cultural, and moral issues. The president bears a tremendous burden to lead by his stalwart example, inspire with the soundness of his ideas, and kindle the fire of patriotism, virtue, and civility in his People with the moral force of his own character.

That most presidents have not lived up to this high charge is lamentable. However, a few good men have lived up to their duty and have been true leaders who inspired the nation. It is on this small band of Sons of Liberty that we focus today.

This article is not a list of good and bad presidents. I previously wrote a piece on that subject which you can find here. Rather, we seek to draw inspiring quotations from some of the great men who have borne the title President of the United States.

My favorite president was the Sage of Monticello, the great Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson gave us some of the most inspiring words ever penned by an American. It was Jefferson who wrote:

“I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

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It was this same super-patriot, whose lifelong devotion to Liberty is archetypal, who declared in the original draft of The Declaration of Independence:

“We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independant, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these ends, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government shall become destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, & to institute new government, laying it’s foundation on such principles & organising it’s powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety & happiness.”

Surely few passages of text have ever inspired more people to noble sacrifice and heroic action than did The Declaration of Independence! The Declaration was the first bookend of the American story of Liberty. Yet, even before the Declaration was published to the world, Jefferson had made his views on Liberty and leadership public and plain. In “A Summary View of the Rights of British America,” Jefferson had written:

“The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counsellors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail . . . The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”

Thomas Jefferson always put his nation first above his own leisure and desires. I was willing to sacrifice anything to ensure American Freedom. In a letter to John B. Colvin, he voice sentiments which show his devotion to the Republic. Said he:

“The question you propose, whether circumstances do not sometimes occur, which make it a duty in officers of high trust, to assume authorities beyond the law, is easy of solution in principle, but sometimes embarrassing in practice. A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means.”

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When we judge leaders, it is well to judge them, at least in part, according to whether they did all they could to ensure the security, sovereignty, Liberty, and happiness of America. I thank the Lord for men like Thomas Jefferson who, like the north star, still point out the course which our People may travel to arrive safely in the harbor of peace, Freedom, and happiness.

Another great man who occupied the White House was Andrew Jackson. Jackson was and still is hated by the Establishment because he took a stand against them and, at least in his day, thwarted their agenda to enslave this Republic. Jackson was rabidly pro-American. He was also the only president to eliminate the national debt and presided over a period of prosperity. And, notably, he spent much of his time trying to kill the insidious national bank and eliminate its poisonous effects on our nation.

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In his First Inaugural Address, President Jackson stated:

“As long as our Government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of person and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending; and so long as it is worth defending a patriotic militia will cover it with an impenetrable aegis. Partial injuries and occasional mortifications we may be subjected to, but a million of armed freemen, possessed of the means of war, can never be conquered by a foreign foe. To any just system, therefore, calculated to strengthen this natural safeguard of the country I shall cheerfully lend all the aid in my power.”

In his Farewell Address, and in the context of denouncing the “moneyed interest” which sought to dominate and strangle the nation, President Jackson reminded the American People:

“[Y]ou must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.”

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President James Monroe was another good man whose political views have helped guide and steer our ship of state for generations. In his First Inaugural Address, Monroe spoke of the need for the United States to stand up and defend itself against the encroachments of foreign powers in our sphere of influence:

“Dangers from abroad are not less deserving of attention. Experiencing the fortune of other nations, the United States may be again involved in war, and it may in that event be the object of the adverse party to overset our Government, to break our Union, and demolish us as a nation. Our distance from Europe and the just, moderate, and pacific policy of our Government may form some security against these dangers, but they ought to be anticipated and guarded against . . . We must support our rights or lose our character, and with it, perhaps, our liberties. A people who fail to do it can scarcely be said to hold a place among independent nations. National honor is national property of the highest value. The sentiment in the mind of every citizen is national strength. It ought therefore to be cherished.

“To secure us against these dangers our coast and inland frontiers should be fortified, our Army and Navy, regulated upon just principles as to the force of each, be kept in perfect order, and our militia be placed on the best practicable footing. . . .

“But it ought always to be held prominently in view that the safety of these States and of everything dear to a free people must depend in an eminent degree on the militia. Invasions may be made too formidable to be resisted by any land and naval force which it would comport either with the principles of our Government or the circumstances of the United States to maintain. In such cases recourse must be had to the great body of the people, and in a manner to produce the best effect. It is of the highest importance, therefore, that they be so organized and trained as to be prepared for any emergency. The arrangement should be such as to put at the command of the Government the ardent patriotism and youthful vigor of the country. If formed on equal and just principles, it can not be oppressive. It is the crisis which makes the pressure, and not the laws which provide a remedy for it. This arrangement should be formed, too, in time of peace, to be the better prepared for war. With such an organization of such a people the United States have nothing to dread from foreign invasion. At its approach an overwhelming force of gallant men might always be put in motion.”

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Pursuant to these very ideas of national honor and self-defense against foreign despotism, it was President Monroe who established, with the advice and aid of Thomas Jefferson, the Monroe Doctrine. The Monroe Doctrine was designed, as Jefferson penned in a letter to President Monroe, to ensure that America:

“should therefore have a system of her own, separate and apart from that of Europe. While the last is laboring to become the domicil of despotism, our endeavor should surely be to make our hemisphere that of freedom.”

Under the Monroe Doctrine, Latin America was preserved for a time as a land of Freedom. Today, however, we have largely abandoned our role of defenders of this “hemisphere of freedom” and Marxism has infiltrated and taken deep root. We need only look at the communist “paradises” of Cuba and Venezuela to know how precarious the situation has become. Yet, President James Monroe charted our national course in this regard and it is our duty to steer the American ship of state back into safe waters that this hemisphere might truly become a hemisphere of Freedom once more.

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We ought to cherish the memory of all the great men who have served as the first officer of our government – men like Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and Jackson. We need to rekindle and fan the flame of patriotism, piety, and Liberty those noble statesmen lit and carried in their day.

We also ought to support the efforts, however feeble and at times misguided, of President Donald Trump to “make America great again” and fight against the increasing threat of socialism. President Trump did not collude with Russia or communists, as lying and ignorant ideologues claim. He is also not cut from the same cloth as men like Jefferson and Washington. However, he is the first president in my lifetime to make a dent in the Establishment’s control over our Republic. More importantly than anything he has personally done in office, President Trump has inspired people to stand up, speak out, and be counted in favor of Freedom and traditional Americanism.

I pray to our Father in Heaven that the cause of American Liberty will prosper, that the modern Sons of Liberty will never lose hope, and that leaders will step forward to kindle the flame of Freedom in more American hearts. When we each do our part, however small, we help to pave the way for a future return to our true American heritage. We can begin our journey back to our roots of greatness when we remember those stalwart men who have gone before us who carried the torch of Freedom, who inspired the hearts of their countrymen, and who put the Republic and its preservation in happiness, peace, and Liberty above all else. God preserve our Republic!

Zack Strong,

February 18, 2019.

Manipulation, NOT Collusion

For more than two years, we have been inundated with a non-stop flood of lies, libel, and slander regarding alleged “collusion” between President Donald Trump and Russia. The so-called Trump-Russia “collusion” amounts to one of the most egregious media hoaxes of all time. Without one iota of doubt, Russia is knee-deep in intelligence operations aimed at the United States and her agents of subversion are working around the clock to manipulate events inside the Trump administration and, truthfully, throughout the whole of our society. Yet, this fact notwithstanding, no credible evidence has come forth implicating Donald J. Trump as a knowing, witting agent of the Russian regime or any of its intelligence services.

Before I proceed, I want to make one thing plainly clear. I am the first to point out the grave threat of the communist conspiracy which still controls Russia and China and has its tentacles wrapped around the globe. In fact, nothing is more dangerous and imminently threatening to the world than communism. Communism is a ruthless cabal which never died, never weakened, and has never been in a more strategically advantageous position than it is today. I authored two books exposing this demonic conspiracy and its front groups and fifth columnists which operate in our nation and throughout the West. You can read more about my books here and here. And please listen to this episode of my Liberty Wolf podcast where I discuss the communist conspiracy.

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That noted, to date there has been no credible evidence implicating Donald Trump as a knowing agent of Russian subversion efforts in the United States. I emphasize the words credible and knowing. To be sure, there has been a host of flimsy evidence, absurd allegations, weak inferences, lying testimony, and dubious intelligence reports. Yet, none of this links the man Donald Trump to foreign intelligence in any official capacity. And the meager evidence that does exist does not imply that President Trump is a witting accomplice in Russian subversion.

Also, please note that I am referring exclusively to Donald Trump and not to any of the individuals who worked on his election campaign or have served as his advisors. The media has made this about Donald J. Trump personally, and in President Trump the investigation into “collusion” must center. Therefore, this article is about President Trump and the suspicious characters who have lied about him.

In 2016, I wrote a number of articles for the Independent American Party criticizing Donald Trump for his serial adultery, constitutional illiteracy, and intellectual bankruptcy. I pointed out his profound lack of understanding of conspiracy and of the Constitution. President Trump has some business sense, but he has no political sense and zero grasp on who really runs this country and the methods they use to subvert elected representatives. He has bought into the false narrative that “communism is dead.”

Needless to say, I did not vote for President Trump. Never have I supported or voted for the Republican Party, to say nothing of the Democratic Party. Both Republicans and Democrats have worked in tandem for generations to undermine our Republic, destroy the Constitution, and subvert our culture. Yet, I feel duty-bound to speak out against the crusade to destroy President Trump on spurious grounds. A man should rise or fall based on his own actions and not because of false charges.

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When the allegations first began to fly in late 2016, I kept an open mind. In fact, I have remained nearly silent on this issue for two years. The reason is that I have been reading and researching the arguments of both sides as I’ve made up my mind. To date, a list of the books I’ve read or perused alleging Trump-Russia “collusion” includes:

Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win by Luke Harding

The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election by Malcolm Nance

Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump by Michael Isikoff

Kompromat: How Russia Undermined American Democracy by Jeff Pegues

Trump/Russia: A Definitive History by Seth Hettena

Dirty Rubles: An Introduction to Trump/Russia by Greg Olear

The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies by Michael V. Hayden

House of Trump House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia by Craig Unger

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

In not one of these shoddy books have I found a coherent, fact-based, evidence-driven narrative. Each and every one drips with bias and blatant hatred for Donald Trump, conservatives, America, traditionalism, and the U.S. Constitution. Each bases its fables upon weak sources and impossible-to verify intelligence reports. And each admits the doubtful nature of the sources it cites, yet promotes the narrative all the same.

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For instance, Malcolm Nance, author of The Plot to Hack America, frequently appears as a contributor on the socialist news network MSNBC. He attempts to hide his painfully obvious activism behind his military and intelligence career. Yet, his conclusions are about as credible as MSNBC’s usual drivel. An example of Nance’s unbridled bias and blatantly Marxist worldview is found in the foreword of his book. In fact, it is in the first sentence of his book. He said:

“The 2016 presidential election was already surreal – a former real-estate TV host fueled by white backlash and had completed a hostile takeover of the Republican Party – before the bears emerged.”

Did you catch the two lies? First, Nance, a black man, betrays his clear Marxist perspective of race relations in America when he said it was a “white backlash” that brought President Trump to the forefront. This is a dishonest mantra repeated over and over and over by the controlled press. It is part of the carefully-concocted communist charade to foment discord between blacks and whites and portray conservative America as racist and bigoted. But it is all a lie – just like the notion that the “Civil Rights movement” was anything other than a communist front designed to incite civil war.

Next, it is a ludicrous idea that President Trump took over the Republican Party – an organization which has attempted to undermine his presidency at every turn. The GOP is a thorn in President Trump’s side and has not cooperated with him in the slightest. It was largely due to the Republican Party – the party that controlled both houses of Congress and the presidency during 2016-2018 – that the president finds himself in a quagmire of chaos in Washington. President Trump is not an outsider, but he is certainly not a lock-step Republican who now dominates the party.

Nance’s entire book is littered with the same lies, misrepresentations, and corrupt conclusions that disfigure his very first sentence. For example, before Nance even finished his preface, he had again race-baited and raised the specter of Nazism and white supremacy when he wrote that Russians “may or may not be disseminating Black propaganda” and then claimed Russia Today (RT) “has been used to co-opt the extreme wings of the American political parties including tacit and open support for neo-Nazis, anti-government extremist libertarians, conspiracy theorists, and the marginalized left such as the Green Party.” This is a thinly-veiled accusation that white, conservative Americans are nothing but racists, Nazis, and tin-foil-hat-wearing “conspiracy theorists.”

RT is indeed a disreputable source, but it is far from being a “neo-Nazi” organization. Rather, it is openly controlled by the very communistic Russian state. Neither RT nor the communist state apparatus are courting “Nazis” and spouting anti-black propaganda. Rather, communist agents, the controlled press, and provocateurs like Nance spew anti-white propaganda, equate whites with Nazism or white supremacy, and constantly engage in identity politics. It is the Marxist blueprint at play before our very eyes.

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What’s more, Nance devoted a portion of the first page of chapter one of his book to take another swipe at “conspiracy theorists” He referred to “quack theories that usually involve the DNC and the Bilderbergs, [and] the faking of the 9/11 attacks.” This statement yet again betrays either Nance’s utter lack of understanding of reality or his utter lack of honesty. He dismisses legitimate conspiracies yet believes there is a Republican/Trump/Russian/Nazi (all synonyms in Nance’s vocabulary) conspiracy to discredit the poor, innocent Democrats. These libels continue throughout the book, such as when Nance claimed President Trump tweets “neo-Nazi and white supremacist comments” (13), that he routinely talks about “blunt, racially tinged conspiracy theories” (7), and that President Trump’s election “would spell the rise of fascism and end the two-century-long run of American democratic governance” (147). What total hokum!

One of the more hilarious statements in Nance’s book is found on page three:

“The Republican Party has shown an uncanny proclivity for taking an innocuous subject and by dint of repetition, inference, and outright false accusation making a seemingly innocent remark turn into years of acrimonious investigations.”

This, friends, is precisely what Democrats have done to President Trump for more than two years! This is a tactic called projection. It has been perfected by communists over many decades and is routinely employed by dupes like Nance. They project their own sins and crimes onto other people and, “by dint of repetition” through controlled press organs like CNN, MSNBC, and the New York Times, muddy the political waters and demonize innocent people.

Finally, if it weren’t already obvious, Nance’s bias is stunning. He hates President Trump but clearly loves Hillary Clinton. On page fourteen, he made the outlandishly false claim that there is “no evidence of corruption or complicity in criminality” on part of the Clintons. Really? How can an “unbiased” commentator like Nance make such patently absurd statements? The Clintons are one of the most corrupt couples in American history. Their laundry list of crimes includes murder, perjury, theft and destruction of classified documents – to name just four. But of course, Nance calls this a “Republican-manufactured conspiracy theory” (14).

How can anyone trust the conclusions of a biased political activist like Malcolm Nance? How can anyone read the drivel Nance writes in his books and listen to what he spews on MSNBC and think he is credible? Yet many do – even some so-called constitutionalists and conservatives who are desperate for any “evidence” that shows President Trump in a bad light. They hold up a political hack like Nance as an “objective” witness and swallow his toxic testimony whole. If you believe what Nance is peddling, you’ve been duped by a smooth snake oil salesman.

Malcolm Nance is not the only liar to write a book using phony evidence to claim Trump-Russia “collusion.” Luke Harding’s book Collusion is another masterpiece of disinformation and defamation. Character assassination is a useful tool in the hands of activists like Nance and Harding. While Nance compared President Trump and his supporters to Nazis, Harding used a long list of pejoratives to describe him. For instance, note this sentence on page 8:

“Putin was practically the only person on the planet to escape Trump’s sweeping invective, delivered in semiliterate exclamatory style via Twitter, at a time when most sane people were in bed.”

Let’s look at this sentence. First, we must note that Harding, in classic communist fashion, has attempted to label his opposition as “insane.” To him, President Trump is insane. Not figuratively, but literally, clinically insane. And “semiliterate,” to boot!

This has been a major thrust of the enemy in recent years. They have sought control over the psychiatric and psychology fields so that they can sit in judgement of who is “sane” and who is “insane.” They have pulled out all the stops to make traditional, Christian, constitutionalist America seem “insane,” “crazy,” and “out-of-control.” This is a coordinated attempt to discredit us and the Americanist way of life we support. To learn more about the enemy’s attempt to herd us into a veritable mind GULAG, read David Risselada’s phenomenal book Psychopolitics in America: A Nation Under Conquest. Or, to get the information directly from the horse’s mouth, read the Soviets’ vile Manual of Psychopolitics.

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An applicable quote on the process of communist propagandizing in America is drawn from Risselada’s incredible book:

“[NKVD chief Lavrenti] Beria writes in the Manual of Psychopolitics that Russian psychiatrists fully understood than an acute sense of fear can create a hypnotic state of mind. He also says that this acute state of fear can be caused by “shock of an emotional nature” and the use of drugs. Is it possible that television, along with the high rate of psychotropic drug us, is causing Americans to live in a constant state of fear? A state of fear so emotionally overwhelming that it prompts them to simply go along and surrender their liberties willingly? . . . .

“There is also a concerted effort in the media to portray the American Right as right-wing extremists who pose just as much, if not a greater, threat to the nation as Islamic terrorism. This is done through a technique known as “Associationism.” Through the non-stop barrage of images involving terrorism and violence, the media slowly starts associating these images with the principles of conservatism until the mere mention of the word terrorist conjures up images of Americans decked out in para-military gear toting semi-automatic rifles. Right-wing groups, since the election of Donald Trump, have taken the blame for riots across the country even though they have been started by the Left to protest free speech on campus. . . .

“How much control the media can cast over the public’s perception is anybody’s guess. There is a mass movement on the political Right to expose fake news for what this chapter suggests it is, a propaganda campaign. Since the election of Donald Trump in November of 2016 the media has been in overdrive mode trying to confuse the public over allegations that President Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the election. Most of the country probably pays no attention; however, the politically polarized are trapped in a debate as to whether this really happened. There is no evidence whatsoever after the investigation of an appointed special counsel, but the media is still insisting something is going to come up. If anything, this keeps the people paying attention trapped in an ideological war and unable to identify what the truth is. The biased left-wing media continues to report unprovable allegations based on fallacious dossiers, and the ever-shrinking right-wing media responds and goes on the defensive. This is how we are controlled” (Risselada, Psychopolitics in America, 110-111, 113-114).

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The war on President Trump is, chiefly, a war on perception. Even though Donald Trump is not a true Christian and not a true constitutionalist, the Marxist media portrays him as such because they hate Christian constitutionalism. They hate America and resent the notion that a leader has rallied people to “make America great again.” They hate the fact that President Trump has emboldened a large segment of the more conservative base in America. They do not want the peasants to get the idea that they can rise up and fight back against the Establishment. Therefore, they must assassinate President Trump’s character and discredit him in the eyes of the nation in order to thwart the percolating uprising of traditionalist America – the heirs of the Sons of Liberty.

To spin their yarn about Trump-Russia “collusion,” the press latched onto a particular narrative which began with a particular dossier. Luke Harding, for instance, talks much about the Christopher Steele dossier. Steele is a former British intelligence officer who runs a private intelligence gathering business called Fusion GPS. In 2016, The Washington Free Beacon – a terrific news source that frequently exposes communism – hired Fusion to investigate Trump. The way Harding describes it, they:

“dropped out after Trump became the presumptive nominee. Senior Democrats seeking to elect Hillary took over the Trump contract. The new client was the Democratic National Committee. A lawyer for Hillary’s campaign, Marc E. Elias, retained Fusion and received its reports. . . .

“. . . From April, Steele investigated Trump on behalf of the DNC, Fusion’s anonymous client” (Collusion, 26-27).

Interesting, is it not, that the infamous Steele dossier which is held up as the smoking gun in this bogus “collusion” narrative was paid for by the Democratic National Committee? Is this not a conflict of interest? Is this not the epitome of bias? Even Harding admits the purpose of the contract was “to elect Hillary.” From nearly the beginning, Steele’s work was tainted with bias and cannot be considered the objective analysis of a neutral observer.

Furthermore, Harding explains that Steele’s investigation was hampered by the fact that he is officially banned from entering Russia. Consequently, he had to rely upon third parties for everything. Steele therefore admitted that even he could not rely upon or trust all the information in his own dossier! Harding gave us this gem on page 32 of his book:

“Steele recognized that no piece of intelligence was 100 percent right. According to friends, he assessed his work on the Trump dossier was 70 to 90 percent accurate” (32).

Would this hold up in court? In court you raise your right arm and swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God. You do not swear to tell “70-90% of the truth.” That would be preposterous. Yet, we are asked to take at face value the conclusions of a dossier in which the author admits only 70-90% is accurate!

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I suppose we should not expect anything else from biased activists such as these. Harding, for instance, takes every chance he can to praise President Obama, pretending that Obama was tough on Russia. Tough on Russia? Obama? Hardly! Perhaps Harding forgot that little slip of the tongue when Obama, believing the microphones were off, told Russian President Medvedev that after his election he would have more flexibility to cooperate with them. The evidence is overwhelming that Barack Hussein Obama was groomed from a young age to be a Marxist mole.

I highly recommend Cliff Kincaid’s book Comrade Obama Unmasked: Marxist Mole in the White House for evidence of direct Russian control of the White House through Obama. Obama’s administration was the epitome of true collusion, yet the biased social activists like Malcolm Nance and Luke Harding have nothing but praise for Obama and Clinton! This shows how worthless their analysis is and how gullible those who believe their testimony about Trump “collusion” really are. If you believe their nonsense, shame on you. It’s time to see the light.

Another common thread in the anti-Trump books cited is the use of words such as “appears,” “seems,” and “may.” The evidence supporting their claims is so slight and so flimsy that they cannot positively assert anything. Instead, they use doubt-inducing words like “appears” and “may have.” They expect us to lap up their lies like mindless dogs. As just noted, even Christopher Steele admitted that his dossier might be 30% false! Which 30%? Which statements are lies and which are allegedly true? If the author does not even know, how can the reader place one ounce of faith in his work?

It is impossible to know what is fact and what is fiction since Steele’s Russian sources are anonymous and he refuses to talk. Yes, that’s correct, his sources are Russian! The leftists and “conservatives” who lap up this propaganda are, in essence, putting their faith in a defunct British intelligence agent’s 70% accurate dossier compiled from information gathered from anonymous Russian sources living in Putin’s Russia! And we’re supposed to believe it! What a joke!

One of the ultimate tests of accuracy of any information is whether conclusions are given in a fair manner. If there is Russian interference in our political system, which there absolutely is, then report it fairly without regard to political party affiliation. Yet, the authors cited above have chosen to completely ignore Hillary Clinton’s verifiable collusion with communists, just like they ignored Bill Clinton receiving millions of dollars in funds from Red China, Obama’s buddy-buddy relationship with Russian leaders and convicted domestic terrorists, and so forth. Instead, they only focus on President Trump. If they were serious and honest, they would equally condemn Hillary Clinton and call for her prosecution. But the Malcolm Nance’s of the world are not honest. And people who believe them are deceived dupes.

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The collusion “investigations” – perhaps inquisitions is a better term – are tainted by openly biased individuals like Robert Mueller and Peter Strzok. If you have paid attention for more than five minutes, you know how unbelievably biased and thoroughly untrustworthy the rubbish these men produce really is. You know that they are Democratic Party operatives at best and Marxist provocateurs at worst. CIA officer John Kirkiakou recently made this comment:

“I know Robert Mueller and I know John Brennan, and this is what they do. They set out to ruin people. Russiagate . . . has nothing whatsoever to do with Russia, by the way. And none of these indictments have anything to do with anything. They’re what we call throwaway indictments. So, what you have is a man, Robert Mueller, who chooses a person, and then looks for a crime to hang on the person rather than discovering a crime and then investigating to see who committed the crime.”

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Peter Strzok lying to Congress

Fired FBI agent Strzok, who served with Robert Mueller to investigate Trump’s phantom “collusion,” is another case in point. He was caught lying to Congress and attempting to cover up his tampering in the Hillary Clinton email investigation scandal. Texts from Strzok and fellow FBI stooge Lisa Page (with whom he was having an affair) during the 2016 election have come to light showing the extreme anti-Trump bias that has contaminated the Establishment’s inquisitions from the beginning. Page texted Strzok: “He’s not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” To which Strzok replied, “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.” Mueller helped cover up Strzok’s duplicity by destroying pertinent emails and texts that expose his bias.

Curious, is it not, that one of the main investigators into Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump so clearly loved Clinton and hated Trump and was determined to use his position in the FBI to thwart Trump’s campaign and exonerate Hillary for her crimes? Isn’t it also curious that this same turncoat, after President Trump won the election, then used his influence along with traitors like Mueller to allege Trump-Russia “collusion”? And isn’t it further interesting that the biased, lying conclusions of this man who was fired and removed from his position for his seething bias are still repeated by the mainstream media and duped anti-Trumpers everywhere?

In his abhorrent and ironically-titled book The Assault on Intelligence, the Bill-Clinton-appointed spook Michael Hayden holds up John Brennan, Jim Clapper, and James Comey, among others, as defenders of truth and whistleblowers in the Trump-Russia “collusion” myth. He praises Obama, bashes President Trump, assaults the memory of true patriots like Andrew Jackson, denies the proven fact that the Obama administration wiretapped Donald Trump, and generally displays ignorance and pro-Establishment bias throughout his entire book. In short, Michael V. Hayden is an extreme liar – perhaps a trait he learned from the men he holds up as role models.

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One of those men was James Comey, the former Obama-appointed head of the FBI fired by President Trump for his underhanded machinations and attempts to prevent justice relative to the Clintons. Comey is in many ways the epicenter of the entire Trump-Russia lie. Comey, we should note, is a communist. At least, he admitted he “was” a communist. What are the odds that this corrupt individual who lied to save Hillary Clinton from prosecution and implicate Trump in false schemes, both concealed and leaked evidence, and obfuscated official investigations into real corruption does not still harbor his communist views? He is not the only “former” communist lurking in government who alleges that President Trump colluded with Russia.

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John Brennan, head of the CIA from 2013-2017 when the Trump-Russia “collusion” fairy tale emerged, admitted that he voted for Communist Party candidate Gus Hall in 1976! Brennan is another man who is guilty of legitimate collusion with foreign entities. For instance, an April 19, 2017 article in The American Spectator titled “Confirmed: John Brennan Colluded With Foreign Spies to Defeat Trump” is very interesting. The article states that “John Brennan was the American progenitor of political espionage aimed at defeating Donald Trump. One side did collude with foreign powers to tip the election – Hillary’s.”

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Recall that Brennan is a communist who, at the height of the Cold War, voted for Communist Party head Gus Hall! Bolshevik Brennan, then, is one of the chief originators of the Trump-Russia “collusion” myth. Yet, even so-called “conservatives” eagerly take his narrative and run with it.

And what of the people Robert Mueller, lead inquisitor in this anti-Trump hysteria, has arrested in connection with his Trump-Russia probe? People like Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Jerome Corsi, and Roger Stone. Interestingly, none of them have been charged with anything dealing with Russia, so-called “collusion”, or President Trump. Instead, the charges range from tax evasion to lying to Congress – a far cry from the smoking gun on “collusion” we’ve all been waiting for. Furthermore, Mueller’s inquisition is becoming a KGB-style sting operation, as the recent CNN-broadcasted arrest of Roger Stone attests. It is sheer intimidation from a group of liars that have no evidentiary leg to stand on.

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What’s more, a recent BuzzFeed article reported a story which was picked up by national media outlets as “fact.” They reported a bombshell – Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to lie to Congress! The only problem with this story is that it is not true. Even Robert Mueller was forced to come out and publicly denounce the story as a lie, a fable, a fraud. Or, as Mueller’s office said: “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate.” Ergo, BuzzFeed, just like every other media outlet that reports Trump-Russia “collusion” as fact, lied.

Remember what I said earlier about projection? This is projection. The false reports of lying, election tampering, and “collusion” on part of President Trump and his team are lies. There is, however, overwhelming evidence that Hillary Clinton, her campaign, and Obama-appointed spooks and agents did knowingly collude with Russia, British intelligence, and other entities foreign and domestic to change public opinion, steal votes, cover up evidence, plant false evidence, and further undermine our nation. When known communists, communist sympathizers, and communist dupes spew the propaganda about Trump-Russia “collusion,” they are merely projecting their own duplicity onto the president.

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This is what it boils down to: Do you trust communists to tell you the truth? You are trusting in the word and testimony of communists like Brennan and Comey, and pro-Hillary, pro-Obama activists like Strzok, Mueller, and Nance, when you buy into the lie that Donald J. Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election and sell out our Republic. To believe this borderlines on delusional.

We must ask another question: Cui bono? Who benefited? Who benefited, or benefits, from this anti-Trump crusade? Who benefits from the false claims of Trump-Russia “collusion”? Oddly enough, Russia and her domestic allies are the primary beneficiaries of this propaganda. Let me explain.

The communists already know that they have Democrats, liberals, progressives, and Democratic Socialists in their corner. They were won over long ago. They are not a concern nor do they pose a threat to communist political hegemony in the United States. Therefore, constitutionalists, conservatives, and some Republicans are the only ones still resisting a full communist takeover. What better way to win over this segment of the population than by concocting an obviously false story about Trump-Russia “collusion”?

The idea is to make it so blatantly fraudulent that it discredits the notion of Russian interference and subversion altogether. It is a bait and switch – a Red herring designed to deflect blame away from the true source of chaos and conspiracy. Evidently, the ruse has worked. I have witnessed as the number of pro-Putin, pro-Russia “conservatives” has skyrocketed since 2016. Not only is the “Left” in Russia’s pocket, but now a large portion of “Republicans” dismiss Russia as a threat.

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We must ponder another question: How would it benefit the Marxists to use their own controlled media outlets to expose the “truth” that would shut down and derail their own man? If Donald J. Trump was really, truly on their payroll, they would not use their media power to paint him as a tool of Russia. That is not how the communists work. It is illogical in the extreme to believe they would do this. Yes, communists are often found on both sides of the same question in order to foment chaos, but this is not the case here. No one is on President Trump’s side. Enemy agents have done nothing but attack the president, undermine his policies, manipulate his administration, arrest his friends, and rake him over the coals in public view for over two years. This is not the behavior of men who put Trump where he is.

My conclusion is that at this stage in the game you are at least partially delusional if you believe President Trump colluded with Russia. But what’s worse, you are dangerous. You are dangerous because by promoting this false narrative – a narrative invented and advanced by Marxists seeking to destroy this nation – you are promoting the dissolution of our government, the further undermining of law, order, justice, and due process, and are fomenting the hatred and discord that will lead to bloodshed and civil war in this nation. This is what the communists want! Chaos and infighting is what they need in order to conquer our nation once and for all. When you aid their efforts, you are aiding the downfall of your own nation.

Please, stand up against the communist conspiracy. Expose the evil agenda of the Marxists among us. Root them out and drag them into the light. Crush their movement into dust. But be very careful not to implicate people in this conspiracy who have taken no knowing role in promoting it.

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The back cover art of my book “Red Gadiantons: What the Prophets Have Taught about the Communist Secret Combination that Threatens Mankind”

President Trump is the best president in my life time, yet he has been only mediocre. He has done some things well such as arresting a high volume of sex traffickers, ending TPP, withdrawing the United States from the bogus INF missile treaty, ending American involvement in the Paris Climate Accords, withdrawing our nation from UNESCO, slashing numerous bureaucratic statutes, trying to curb the invasion we call “illegal immigration,” etc. By contrast, he has continued the unconstitutional War on Terror (though he is finally withdrawing troops to a degree, which I applaud), been duped by the flattery and false promises of world despots like Kim Jong-un, reneged on several of his promises such as his vow to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her laundry list of crimes, unabashedly supports the despotic state of Israel, has been convinced to ban certain gun accessories, appointed Establishment insider Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, etc.

Most of his compromises and political mistakes are directly attributable to the fact that President Trump, lacking understanding of the cabal that rules behind the scenes, has unknowingly surrounded himself with members of that cabal! For instance, President Trump has appointed more members of the America-hating, foreign-originated, Fabian-Socialist-controlled Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to his cabinet in the past two years than Obama did in eight. This is not, however, proof of conspiracy – it is proof of ignorance.

President Trump knows that he knows nothing about politics, which is why he surrounds himself with what he calls the “best” people. Unfortunately, the “best” people in Washington – those with the “best” credentials – are members of the conspiracy to destroy this nation. The president, not grasping this fact, continues to hire from this same elitist group. After realizing they are no good, he fires them and then chooses from the same pool of duplicitous candidates. It has happened so frequently that his cabinet is like a game of musical chairs. President Trump simply doesn’t understand the nature of the Marxist infiltration of Washington, so he continues to be manipulated by those he surrounds himself with and places his trust in.

For all his major character flaws and some of his political bungles, I have yet to see hard evidence that President Trump is a malicious individual. Misguided, immoral, and lacking in judgement? Yes. Conspiratorial, nefarious, and willfully evil? No. In Soviet terminology, President Donald Trump would be considered a dupe because he is fairly easily manipulated and doesn’t understand who his enemy is. He has unwittingly followed elements of the communist plan for the takeover of America. However, he has also delivered several setbacks to portions of that same plan.

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President Trump is being manipulated by those who surround him. He is isolated from sane voices and bombarded with constant propaganda and disinformation from his cabinet, from Congress, from his lawyers, and from the media. Because he has no moral compass, he lacks spiritual discernment. He knows there are problems, but he lacks comprehension of the enemy and the enemy’s tactics. He therefore allows himself to walk into their traps. Sometimes, however, he makes the right calls and defies his cabinet and thwarts elements of the communist plan. We ought to support him each time he does so.

In 2016, I described Donald Trump as a “puppet who doesn’t know he is a puppet.” In 2019, I believe the description is even more apt. President Trump is a stubborn marionette who has broken some of his strings, yet remains partially attached. Though he has maintained partial independence, he is still manipulated from above by what he would call “the swamp” or “the deep state.”

In truth, it is the communists in government that pull the strings – the “men without faces” that communist defector Louis Francis Budenz warned about in his superb book by the same title. They are livid that they do not control President Trump to the same degree they have controlled past presidents like Obama and Bush. As insider Newt Gingrich said, President Trump is hated because: “[H]e’s an outsider. He’s not them. He’s not part of the club. He’s uncontrollable . . . he hasn’t been through the initiation rites. He didn’t belong to the secret society.”

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Donald Trump is certainly not an outsider. He has rubbed shoulders, as most big businessmen do these days, with shady characters – yes, even with Russian mafia in New York, as I noted in 2016. President Trump is an immoral man. He keeps bad company and misplaces his trust on a routine basis. However, there is, as yet, no evidence that he has belonged to “the secret society” or that he has been “initiated” into the communist conspiracy against mankind. Consequently, they have done their best to manipulate him through his cabinet, through media crucifixion, through painting him as literally insane, through false allegations of Russian “collusion,” through preposterous cries of “racism” and “Nazism,” ad infinitum.

If one day credible, hard, verifiable evidence emerges from worthy sources that implicates Donald Trump in Russian conspiracy, I will be the first to decry him as a traitor and call for his head. However, I refuse to join the chorus of voices denouncing the president based on flimsy, unverifiable, contradictory evidence put forth by known communists and openly biased political activists. To do so is intellectually dishonest. I will not and cannot side with communists and the Marxist media in promoting their narrative that President Trump is on the Russian payroll. And I am ashamed that so many people, even some of my friends who call themselves “anti-communists,” “constitutionalists,” and “conservatives,” have turned a blind eye to the shady sources of this “collusion” tall tale.

Those who parrot the false, unverifiable claims of “collusion” are furthering the enemy’s agenda to destabilize America. Do not call yourself a patriot if you repeat this communist claptrap. Do not pretend you stand against the conspiracy when you believe its mantras. Cease and desist taking your information from biased and lying sources like Malcolm Nance, Luke Harding, Michael Hayden, James Comey, John Brennan, Christopher Steele, or the mainstream media. If you have any political sense whatsoever, you know that the media is controlled by Marxists and that when you repeat their fibs you promote the communist conspiracy.

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Do not be part of the problem. Stand strong against the barrage of lies. Resist the daily indoctrination of the controlled communist press. Repel the lies of provocateurs like Malcolm Nance who use their professional credentials to lie and to convince gullible people that Donald Trump is colluding with the Russian state while simultaneously holding up Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as innocent angels who never did a thing wrong. Don’t be part of the problem.

To finish, I repeat that what is happening is not collusion, but manipulation. President Trump, for all the good intentions he may or may not have, is morally and intellectually compromised. As such, he is a puppet who doesn’t know he is a puppet – a rebellious dupe who sometimes get some things right, but who is being undermined by everyone he surrounds himself with.

While collusion with communists is rampant in our government, the media, Hollywood, academia, and society, there has yet to come forth any credible evidence from uncontaminated sources that Donald J. Trump is knowingly working with the enemy. You need only open the nearest communist-controlled newspaper, media outlet, or web page to know that Donald Trump is not their man and that he has been targeted for systematic discrediting, character assassination, and undermining. Anyone who cannot see the truth at this late stage in the game is blind. “And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch” (Matthew 15:14).

Zack Strong,

February 2, 2019

Importance of the First Amendment

It has happened yet again. Yours truly has been banned from Facebook for the next 30 days. This is the fifth time I’ve been blocked for a set period of time. Why, you may ask, has Facebook targeted my pages? Answer: Because I use my God-given right of free speech and expression to voice views that are contrary to the Marxist perspective held by the Establishment and the media moguls who dominate Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter, and the other mass conditioning systems in our world.

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Of all the times I have been blocked, had my pages and groups deleted, and had my content removed, this time was the lamest. Facebook is not allowing me to see which post it blocked me for, but I could see the commentary on the post in question. I wrote: “This made me chuckle. I thought it might make some of you laugh, too. Enjoy.” While I do not recall the precise post, I do remember it was a joke post. I believe I posted it several months ago on my Feminism is a Disease page – a fast-growing page with 3,412 likes and 3,559 followers as of this writing. Heaven forbid someone post an anti-feminist joke on Facebook!

Some people might immediately say: “Well, that’s tough luck. But Facebook is a private company, so they can do what they want to.” False. Facebook is absolutely not a private company. Facebook receives hundreds of millions of dollars in tax subsidies. In other words, Facebook receives hundreds of millions of dollars of tax payer money! And on top of this, they don’t even pay taxes. For proof of these facts, see this article, and this one, and this one.

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To my sense of justice, the fact that Facebook (and Google, Apple, and other major companies) takes our money makes them a de facto public entity accountable to laws governing public speech. Yet, despite being funded by the American People – that is, by your tax dollars – Facebook believes they are above the law, and your opinions be damned.

Whether you choose to believe Facebook’s massive intake of public funds requires them to obey public laws is up to you. However, at stake is a bigger issue – the First Amendment. What is the First Amendment? What does it mean? What is its purpose? Why is it so tremendously important? And what is at stake when we allow publicly-funded entities like Facebook to censor legitimate speech that they simply don’t agree with?

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The First Amendment was created to protect and defend the rights of speech and press, among other things. People were supposed to be able to say what they wanted to, within, of course, the reasonable limits of decency and decorum (for instance, you cannot yell “Fire!” in a theater, use sexual or profane language in public, or threaten someone’s life without consequence). But having the right to voice personal opinions on random topics is only one part – the less important part – of the First Amendment.

More than anything else, the First Amendment was a guarantee that the American People could always speak out against tyrannical government and hold their public representatives accountable. It was intended as a check on usurpation, lies, institutionalized corruption, injustice, and evil in high places. The First Amendment was not created so you could whisper your thoughts behind closed doors, but so that you could make your voice heard in the public arena. The First Amendment was designed, in short, to enable patriots to defend their nation.

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The Sage of Monticello held such a high opinion of the rights of free speech and the press that he wrote:

“The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter” (Thomas Jefferson, letter to Col. Edward Carrington, Jan. 16, 1787).

Our government is based on, among other things, the sentiments and principles of the American People. The People is the source of political power. If they are to retain that power, they must safeguard their right to speak out. And elected representatives are duty-bound to defend that paramount right.

Another time, Jefferson asserted:

“The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure” (Thomas Jefferson to Marquis de Lafayette, 1823).

And if those quotes were not blunt enough, Jefferson accurately declared:

“[O]ur liberty . . . cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it” (Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, January 25, 1786).

James Madison was of equal mind. From America’s revolutionary experience, he knew the importance of the right of the People to speak out against the abuses of their government, to publish and voice their thoughts, and to be included in the public dialogue. He said:

“[T]o the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression” (James Madison, Report on the Virginia Resolutions, January, 1800).

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This famous quote might have more force when seen in context. The context was the infamous Alien and Sedition Acts instituted under the John Adams administration. The Sedition Act criminalized speech perceived as condemning the government at a time when national security was seen as precarious. Indeed it was precarious because of Jacobin agitation in the Union, but nevertheless it was an affront to the U.S. Constitution and to the rights of free speech, press, and conscience. Madison explained:

“In every State, probably, in the Union, the press has exerted a freedom in canvassing the merits and measures of public men of every description which has not been confined to the strict limits of the common law. On this footing the freedom of the press has stood; on this footing it yet stands. And it will not be a breach either of truth or of candour to say, that no persons or presses are in the habit of more unrestrained animadversions [criticisms] on the proceedings and functionaries of the State governments than the persons and presses most zealous in vindicating the act of Congress for punishing similar animadversions on the Government of the United States.

“The last remark will not be understood as claiming for the State governments an immunity greater than they have heretofore enjoyed. Some degree of abuse is inseparable from the proper use of every thing, and in no instance is this more true than in that of the press. It has accordingly been decided by the practice of the States, that it is better to leave a few of its noxious branches to their luxuriant growth, than, by pruning them away, to injure the vigour of those yielding the proper fruits. And can the wisdom of this policy be doubted by any who reflect that to the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression; who reflect that to the same beneficent source the United States owe much of the lights which conducted them to the ranks of a free and independent nation, and which have improved their political system into a shape so auspicious to their happiness? Had “Sedition Acts,” forbidding every publication that might bring the constituted agents into contempt or disrepute, or that might excite the hatred of the people against the authors of unjust or pernicious measures, been uniformly enforced against the press, might not the United States have been languishing at this day under the infirmities of a sickly Confederation? Might they not, possibly, be miserable colonies, groaning under a foreign yoke?” (James Madison, Report on the Virginia Resolutions, January, 1800).

In short, without the protection of what we sometimes call “First Amendment rights,” America might never have won her Freedom from British despots and the American People would have groaned under the yoke of foreign tyranny. Similarly, today we are beginning to groan under the yoke of Marxist-inspired political correctness and bureaucratic tyranny spewing forth from enemy-controlled D.C. We cannot afford to allow this to happen. This road leads inevitably to slavery and oppression.

People sometimes say, “Well, what if people are saying things that are wrong or offensive? How can we allow that? It is dangerous!” It is not our place to “allow” or “disallow” speech we disagree with, even if it is wrong (excepting, as noted, the reasonable restrictions). Thomas Jefferson wrote:

“It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others” (Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Rush, April 21, 1803).

If you go down the road of blacklisting, banning, blocking, persecuting, and bullying people for speech that is not legitimately harmful but with which you simply disagree, the precedent will reach to you.

The great patriot Thomas Paine once made a statement which applies to today’s politically-correct culture where communist “hate speech” laws are proliferating and wreaking havoc on the First Amendment:

“An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself” (Thomas Paine, Dissertation on First-Principles of Government, 1795).

If you value your right to voice your opinions, justice dictates that you must defend the right of others – even those you disagree with – to do the same. If you do not, you bear at least partial blame for the destruction of the First Amendment.

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We are not a democracy; we are a Republic. But otherwise, great image.

To understand more about what is at stake when the Freedom of speech is restricted, we quote from another of our illustrious Founding Fathers. In a November 1737 article in The Pennsylvania Gazette, Benjamin Franklin wrote:

“Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. . . .

“. . . An evil magistrate intrusted with power to punish for words, would be armed with a weapon the most destructive and terrible. Under pretence of pruning off the exuberant branches, he would be apt to destroy the tree. . . .

“. . . The construction of words being arbitrary, and left to the decision of the judges, no man could write or open his mouth without being in danger of forfeiting his head. . . .

“Upon the whole, to suppress inquiries into the administration is good policy in an arbitrary government; but a free constitution and freedom of speech have such a reciprocal dependence on each other, that they cannot subsist without consisting together.”

Will we defend free speech and, thus, support our free governmental system? Or we allow the arbitrary system of social control that is being constructed around us to shackle us? We jeopardize all of our rights when we allow the government, activist groups, biased judges, the lying Marxist media, or vicious segments of our population to limit, curtail, or restrict our God-given rights of speech, press, and conscience.

Don’t think that Freedom of speech is limited to speech and the press alone. Rather, our most sacred rights of conscience and religion are wrapped up in the right of speech. James Madison put it this way:

“The freedom of conscience and of religion are found in the same instruments which assert the freedom of the press” (James Madison, Report on the Virginia Resolutions, January, 1800).

If the Freedom of speech is limited, our most precious right to worship God as we see fit will be in peril. Our right of free conscience will also be in danger of overthrow if we’re not allowed to vocalize the thoughts and desires of our soul. If you value either the right to worship your God freely or to express the feelings of your conscience, it is your duty to fight tooth and nail to defend the First Amendment.

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John Adams once said: “Let us dare to read, think, speak and write” (John Adams, “A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law,” 1765). In 2019, perhaps his statement should be amended to say: “Let us dare to read, think, speak and write – unless Facebook/Twitter/YouTube doesn’t agree with you” or “Let us dare to read, think, speak and write – unless the LGBT movement, radical feminists, or Black Lives Matter disagree with you.”

Our First Amendment is under serious assault. At least, the right of traditionalists, conservatives, and constitutionalists to speak out and defend or promote Christian values, moral principles, constitutionalism, Americanism, and truth is being curtailed in a major way. Our right to denounce the communist menace, publicize the truth about conspiracy, and point out the abuses of our government is also waning. Leading the charge in this politically-correct assault on logic, sanity, and tradition are the social media networks like Facebook and Twitter.

In the face of this tidal wave of peer pressure, Establishment oppression, and Marxist machinations against the sacred rights vouchsafed by the First Amendment, we must stand strong. We must defend the rights of others to speak if we value that right for ourselves. We must hold public institutions accountable for their violations of the sacred right of conscience and the right to vocalize our innermost feelings. If we are to survive as a free Republic, it is imperative that we push back the assault on our Liberty.

“Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.”

Zack Strong,

January 26, 2019.

A Tribute to Caleb Strong

Caleb Strong is not a name familiar to most Americans today. Yet, this great man was one of America’s brightest Founding Fathers. He was a true luminary who played a huge, albeit forgotten, part in the early days of our Republic. For his birthday this January 9th, I want to pay tribute to this man by reminding people of the tremendous work he did for our nation and by sharing a few gems of wisdom from his brilliant mind.

Like many of our Founders, Caleb Strong began his professional life as a lawyer. He was a born-and-bred Massachusetts patriot who became intimately involved in political affairs as Massachusetts led the drive toward conflict with Great Britain and toward Independence. Strong came from Northampton, a town where his influential ancestor Elder John Strong once resided. I am proudly related to Caleb Strong through our common ancestor Elder John Strong – the first of the Strongs to settle in the New World. Caleb was faithful to his heritage and made a name for himself in his own day.

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In 1774, Strong was selected as a member of the Northampton Committee of Safety. Committees of safety, along with committees of correspondence, were extralegal political units that assumed governmental duties in the colonies during the immediate pre-war years and throughout the Revolution. In a real sense, then, Strong was part of the first free government of Massachusetts state.

Caleb Strong wore many hats. Not only did he belong to the Northampton Committee of Safety, but he belonged to the Massachusetts Assembly. There he was appointed – along with fellow patriot John Adams – to the committee that helped craft the Massachusetts Constitution. During this same formative period, Strong also belonged to the state house of representatives, the state senate, and took a position as a county attorney, holding it for 24 years while simultaneously filling many other public positions to be noted.

The achievement I am most proud of Caleb Strong for was his participation in the Constitutional Convention that framed the U.S. Constitution. I consider the Constitution a sacred, inspired document that bears the seal of approval of Almighty God. It is part of my religious creed every bit as much as the holy scriptures. I revere the men who crafted it under the inspiration of Heaven, which includes Caleb Strong.

Strong’s two most notable contributions to the Constitution included his support of the Connecticut Compromise and his motion to have all money bills originate in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Connecticut Compromise, in case you did not pay attention in history class, was the deal between representatives of big states and small states which ensured an equal representation in the Senate and a proportional representation in the House of Representatives. This “Great Compromise” was so important that Strong observed, “If no accommodation takes place, the Union itself must soon be dissolved” (in W. Cleon Skousen, The Making of America, 275). But with the efforts of men like Strong, a deal was struck that has become one of the hallmarks of our Constitution. Finally, the Origination Clause, or Revenue Clause, successfully promoted by Strong was an important feature that deepened the checks and balances built into our republican system.

Unfortunately for Strong, his signature is nowhere to be found on the Constitution because he was called home early due to sickness in his family. However, his participation in the historic Constitutional Convention should never be forgotten. And if his contribution in the cloistered Convention was not enough, then his outspoken support of the Constitution in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention surely marks him as a fervent devotee of the document.

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Under the new form of government, the states each elected two senators. Caleb Strong, respectfully called the “first citizen” by his associates, was one of the first two senators elected in Massachusetts in 1789. He was an enthusiastic supporter of President George Washington and counted himself a lifelong Federalist.

Later, in 1800, Caleb Strong was elected as governor of his state. In all, he served eleven terms as governor, demonstrating his popularity among the People. During his tenure as governor, Strong delivered many speeches and memoranda to the public and to the state legislature. I wish to quote a few lines from a powerful speech that epitomizes the wisdom of this man. This excerpt is taken from pages 136-138 of the book Patriotism and Piety, which is a collection of Strong’s speeches from 1800-1807.

On January 17, 1806, Governor Strong spoke to the state legislature and shared some sage thoughts on government, laws, the public, how tyrants come to power, and what it takes to maintain Freedom. He foreshadowed the lying promises of modern communists – their pipedream of “hope and change” – and the attempts of traitors to hoodwink the public in order to centralize political power in their own hands. He explained that the American People must be left in peace and not hampered by a multitude of laws and bureaucratic red tape. He spoke of the folly of giving up the tried-and-true institutions and policies of our ancestors in favor of so-called “new,” or what we would call “progressive,” programs. And he spoke of the absolute necessity for virtue in a free state. I would to God that every American could internalize these principles!

Thus, to the Massachusetts state legislature, Governor Caleb Strong declared:

“The unnecessary interference of government with the private concerns of the people, will always be a source of mischiefs; their understanding is competent to the direction of their own affairs, and, when left to itself, will generally lead to measures the most beneficial, both to themselves and the publick.

“Frequent alterations of the law are likewise attended with inconvenience, as they sometimes produce effects which were not foreseen, and occasion greater evils than they were designed to remedy. They tend to weaken the government by diminishing the confidence of the people in the stability of its councils: for uniform measures alone can preserve its reputation, or procure durable advantages to the State. It is of importance to, that the laws should be understood by the citizens; but, if they are often changed, they will not be understood, nor indeed will their real tendency always be known . . . It would, therefore, be unwise to substitute new and opposite system, until experience has proved, that those which are already in use are manifestly inconvenient. . . .

“Almost every nation, at some period of their existence, have enjoyed the privileges of a free State; but how few have preserved them! – they have been lost by the inconstancy of the citizens, or forfeited by their vices. In many republicks, repeated variations in the modes of government have taken place, as different parties happen to predominate, until the people became weary of changes, and preferred the quiet of absolute power, to the tumults of perpetual revolution. In the minds of some men, there seems to be a restlessness which renders them dissatisfied with any uniform course of things, and makes them eager in the pursuit of novelty; they abound in projects, and are ever meditating some fanciful change in the plan of government, which their imaginations represent as useful. But men of great ambition are still more dangerous; they commonly make the fairest pretences to principle, though they are actuated only by self-interest. If the constitution or laws of their country present obstacles to the accomplishment of their wishes, they employ every artifice to alter or abolish them; and, if individuals oppose their attempts, they are equally artful and solicitous to destroy their influence, and render them odious to their fellow-citizens.

“Few men, even in a prosperous community, are fully satisfied with their condition; a great part are easily induced to believe, that there is something wrong in the government or laws, which might be rectified to their advantage; they therefore readily embrace any specious proposal to effect an alteration. The crafty and ambitious know how to avail themselves of this disposition to change, and encourage their followers to expect, that the amendments they propose will perfectly suit their case, and produce the very blessings they wish; in this way, they not only effect their immediate object, but acquire an influence which enables them afterwards to accomplish the most destructive innovations. Such persons encourage hopes, that can never be realized, and excite complaints, which the most wise and benevolent administration is unable to remove.

“Indeed, we are generally apt to ascribe too much to the efficacy of laws and government, as if they alone could secure the happiness of the people; but no laws will be sufficient to counteract the influence of manners which are corrupted by vice and voluptuousness; and it is beyond the power of any government to render the circumstances of the citizens easy and prosperous, if they want the habits of industry and frugality. – Government is necessary, to preserve the public peace, the persons and property of individuals; but our social happiness must chiefly depend upon other causes; upon simplicity and purity of manners; upon the education that we give our children; upon a steady adherence to the customs and institutions of our ancestors; upon the general diffusion of knowledge, and the prevalence of piety and benevolent affections among the people.

“Our forms of government, are, doubtless, like all other institutions, imperfect; but they will secure the blessings of freedom to the citizens, and preserve their tranquility, as long as they are virtuous; and no constitution, that has been, or can be formed, will secure those blessings to a depraved and vicious people.”

What wisdom and foresight! My heart beats proudly to know that I am related, however distantly, to such a man as Caleb Strong. He was a true patriot and the epitome of a Son of Liberty. If Americans today internalized the principles contained in this short excerpt, our nation would experience a revival and we could save our Republic.

I give my own political witness that Caleb Strong’s words are accurate. Indeed, they are timeless. Unless we want to barter away the rest of our Freedoms, as we have done now for over a century, we must cling to the right institutions of our ancestors, never trust or follow traitors who offer false promises when in reality they merely seek power, and reform our habits and morals and manners. If we do these things, we can save our Republic. Strong knew whereof he spoke – he lived through the American Revolution. He understood what it takes to found a mighty nation. And the same principles that founded America can save her.

Along with his fellow Founding Fathers, Caleb Strong helped craft a blueprint for national success – the U.S. Constitution. We must learn it, cling to it, and defend it. We must become a virtuous People. We must develop discernment so that we might see through the lies of communists in sheep’s clothing who offer us the world in exchange for our sovereignty, our rights, and our power. We must be vigilant even when life is tumultuous. Nothing good ever happens without sacrifice. We must be willing to stand up and be counted, and to sacrifice anything we need to, in Liberty’s cause.

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I proudly stand with Caleb Strong, this wonderful Founding Father. I pray that his name will no longer be forgotten, but that it will be remembered alongside the noble names of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Franklin, and Henry. I honor him and his legacy.

May we come to echo Caleb Strong’s wish “that we may unitedly pay our grateful and affectionate homage to the Author of all good, for His distinguishing kindness to our forefathers, and to us; in providing them a refuge from oppression, and protecting them when surrounded with innumerable dangers; in blessing them with civil liberty and the light and influence of the gospel, and disposing them to nurture their posterity in the love of learning, virtue and rational freedom” (Patriotism and Piety, 23). If we turn our hearts to the Lord and follow in the footsteps of our honorable forebears, men like Caleb Strong, our nation will once again become a refuge of law and Liberty, a haven of peace and stability, and a beacon of light to the darkened world.

Zack Strong,

January 8, 2019.

 

 

Mao’s Legacy of Death

Today, December 26th, is Mao Tse-tung’s birthday. Those who have endured the tortuous U.S. public school system may not know much about Chairman Mao and his exploits. In fact, there is a profound blind spot towards Red China in our cultural psyche. This article is meant, then, as a crash course on Mao, how his communists came to power, what he stood for, and what he ought to be remembered for most.

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Let’s start with the most significant aspect of this Chinaman’s legacy; namely, his unrivaled mass slaughter of people. Mao Tse-tung wears the crown of greatest mass murderer in human history. No other leader in world history has ever matched the amount of carnage unleashed by Mao and his followers in Twentieth-Century China. Though accurate numbers are murky because the conspirators are not in the habit of publishing the truth about their treachery, estimates of the death toll inflicted by Mao’s regime range from 30 million to 100 million dead.

My own best estimate falls somewhere between 80-100 million. Authors Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, in their superb book Mao: The Unknown Story, concluded that the Red Chairman’s reign of terror claimed at least 70 million lives. Whatever the precise number, Mao’s Red China ranks as the greatest scene of bloodshed the earth has ever witnessed. Thus, Mao’s greatest legacy is that of death and destruction – the unmatched slaughter of innocent human beings. Whenever we mention Mao, we must also recall the tens of millions of lives he snuffed out. Let us never forget these victims of communist aggression.

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Next, we should keep in mind the reasons for the grisly slaughters and mass graves. Why did Mao Tse-tung murder 80-100 million of his countrymen? What was the justification? On whose altar were these people sacrificed?

First, we ought to acknowledge the all-important fact that Mao was a communist. He was not a starry-eyed, run-of-the-mill communist, but a radical Bolshevik revolutionary in the mode of Stalin and Lenin. His brutish character seems to have been set from a young age. By all accounts, Mao was a selfish, cold, and calculating child. He abandoned Buddhism in his teens, but even before that he hated his father, often expressing violent wishes against him later in life. Mao seemed to have been born with a superiority complex and loathed manual labor and chores he deemed beneath him. He was lazy and would not do anything unless it benefited him directly. He was an elitist born in lowly circumstances – and he reviled this fact.

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His conceit was fueled by the fact that he was naturally gifted with an excellent memory and thus was allowed opportunities to study that many of his fellow peasants did not enjoy. Mao developed a voracious appetite for reading and writing, which gave him a competitive edge that he often exploited throughout his career as dictator. At age seventeen, Mao – armed with his ambitions and his arrogance – left the village for good to stake his claim to fame in the city.

It seems to have been Mao’s arrogant, lazy, and self-serving personality that led him to adopt the communist ideology. Communism is essentially organized gangsterism that allows parasites to glut themselves on the labors of the people – the very thing they accuse “capitalists” of doing. Communism was a perfect fit for a man of Mao’s high ambitions because it promised power. It held out the allure of power by hook or by crook – and at the barrel of a gun if necessary. To an atheistic elitist like Mao, communism was the perfect vehicle to achieve power and to reshape society in his own image.

Mao’s first real political involvement came during the anti-imperial Xinhai Revolution in 1911. Mao was eighteen at the time and became enamored by “Republican” propaganda leveled against the Manchu dynasty. In a show of solidarity with the revolutionaries, Mao snipped off his traditional ponytail and helped forcibly cut off the pigtails of others. He began immediately agitating, through writing and revolutionary acts, against the imperial government. The following year, the Manchu dynasty was finished and a republic was declared.

At first, Mao joined the military. However, he couldn’t follow orders and despised the mandatory chores, so he quit. He devoted himself full time to study and reading. In about 1913, while studying, Mao was introduced to the inflammatory writings of Karl Marx. Just as he had latched onto the ideas of anti-imperial revolution, he now embraced socialism and communism. His antipathy towards Chinese culture grew, as did his disregard for any form of restraint or rule that he himself had not concocted. Again, his selfishness pushed itself to the forefront.

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On pages 13-14 of their excellent book Mao: The Untold Story, Chang and Halliday gave this succinct synopsis of Mao’s personality and innermost character:

“Mao’s attitude to morality consisted of one care, the self, “I,” above everything else: “I do not agree with the view that to be moral, the motive of one’s action has to be benefiting others. Morality does not have to be defined in relation to others . . . People like me want to . . . satisfy our hearts to the full, and in doing so we automatically have the most valuable moral codes. Of course there are people and objects in the world, but they are all there only for me.”

“Mao shunned all constraints of responsibility and duty: “People like me only have a duty to ourselves; we have no duty to other people.” “I am responsible only for the reality that I know,” he wrote, “and absolutely not responsible for anything else. I don’t know about the past, I don’t know about the future. They have nothing to do with the reality of my own self.” He explicitly rejected any responsibility towards future generations. “Some say one has a responsibility for history. I don’t believe it. I am only concerned about developing myself . . . I have my desire and act on it. I am responsible to no one.”

“Mao did not believe in anything unless he could benefit from it personally. A good name after death, he said, “cannot bring me any joy, because it belongs to the future and not to my own reality.” “People like me are not building achievements to leave for future generations.” Mao did not care what he left behind. . . .

“As conscience always implies some concern for other people, and is not a corollary of hedonism, Mao was rejecting the concept. His view was: “I do not think these [command like ‘do not kill,’ ‘do not steal’ and ‘do not slander’] have to do with conscience. I think they are only out of self-interest for self-preservation.” All considerations must “be purely calculation for oneself, and absolutely not for obeying eternal ethical codes, or for so-called feelings of responsibility. . .””

As we can plainly see from his own writings, Mao was impulsive, uncaring, conceited, elitist, and thoroughly self-serving. He didn’t care about China. He didn’t care about the Chinese people. He didn’t care about China’s long history and achievements. He couldn’t care less about helping anyone but himself, despite his pretenses to helping build a better China. In truth, Mao only sought to build China to increase his own personal power and to further the international aims of Bolshevism by making China a first-rate base of revolutionary operations.

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It almost goes without saying that Mao was a devotee of Darwinism as much as communism. The two theories are inexorably linked and in reality cannot be separated. Communism’s Darwin-inspired “might-makes-right” ideology appealed to Mao’s prideful, me-centered nature. In the survival of the fittest, Mao saw himself as the fittest and thus the only one deserving of survival. I will not cover it here, but I recommend Harun Yahya’s outstanding book Communism in Ambush for a more detailed study of the intimate relationship between Darwinism and communism, and the numbing influence it had on Mao and China.

Suffice it to say that as he grew and gradually severed all ties of compassion, love, faith, reverence, and duty to others and to society in general, Mao became radicalized to an extraordinary degree. He became ripe for recruitment into the communist cause. From the beginning, he fancied himself a leader. Not a leader to serve and uplift others, but to exalt himself on the backs of others. Like Stalin before him, Mao turned to a life of self-serving intellectual activism and, later, a criminal career. But first he needed the right opportunity to demonstrate his cunning.

During the early part of the last century, China became embroiled in civil wars and infighting. Communists, nationalists, and other groups sought power. The nationalist faction was the most powerful, though the Communist Party began rising. It was not an organic rise, however. It was dominated and directed by Moscow. On page 19 of Mao, Chang and Halliday explained:

“The idea of forming a Communist Party did not stem from the professor, nor from any other Chinese. It originated in Moscow. In 1919, the new Soviet government had set up the Communist International, the Comintern, to foment revolution and influence policy in Moscow’s interest around the world. In August, Moscow launched a huge secret programme of action and subversion in China, starting a commitment of money, men and arms three decades long, which culminated in bringing the Communists under Mao to power in 1949 – Soviet Russia’s most lasting triumph in foreign policy.”

Since power was what Mao wanted, and the Moscow-led Bolsheviks offered power, he threw himself into the fray in favor of the communists. It was not a straight shot to the top, and at one point Mao found himself on the outs with the Moscow leaders because he would not follow their orders. However, he proved himself to be a shrewd man who would do what needed to be done. He was exactly the type of ruthless figure the Soviets courted and used to carry out their global revolution against human Freedom.

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Soon, Mao began receiving monthly funds and orders from Moscow. With these funds, he organized pockets of communist resistance against the Chinese government. Before long, Mao became a formidable gangster warlord. He waged guerrilla warfare against the nationalist forces – driving a wedge between them and the formal Communist Party members – and against anyone who opposed his bid for power. Chang and Halliday wrote of Mao’s brutal tactics on pages 55-56 of their book:

“Mao and his troops lived by staging looting sorties to neighbouring counties, and sometimes further afield. These forays were grandly called da tuhao – literally, “smash landed tyrants.” In fact they were indiscriminate, classic bandit raids . . . [and] covered a range of activities from plain robbery and ransom to killing.

“These raids made frequent headlines in the press, and greatly raised Mao’s profile. It was now that he gained notoriety as a major bandit chief.”

Over the course of the next two decades, Mao waged war against the Chinese nationalist forces under Chiang Kai-shek and, at times, with Chiang against the anti-communist Japanese who, out of fear of a communist takeover of China, retaliated against Chinese aggression in Manchuria with an invasion. During all of this, Mao was supported by the Soviet Union with the goal that eventually he would supplant Chiang and subdue China. Tragically, during World War II and immediately after when Mao and Chiang again went to war to decide the fate of the Celestial Empire, the United States also sided with Mao against the pro-China nationalist Chiang Kai-shek. The combined duplicity and aid from these two superpowers propelled Mao’s communists to power in China.

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What followed Mao’s conquest of China was a human tragedy without equal in the sordid annals of world history. What followed were the slaughter of some 100 million Chinese and the imprisonment of millions more in labor camps and reeducation camps – reeducation and labor camps that are still in full operation today. Though the controlled Western press is largely silent about it, millions of Muslim minorities, oppressed Christians, political dissidents, and average Chinese subjects sit imprisoned in cruel camps in modern China. Yes, you read that correctly – millions. This continuing savagery was foreshadowed during Mao’s violent reign.

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Mao’s reign is best known for two events: The so-called Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. The Great Leap Forward began in the late 1950s and was ostensibly intended as a national leap into prosperity and modernity. However, nothing of the sort happened. Instead, tens of millions of Chinese lost their lives during forced labor and severe famine that occurred as a result of asinine government policies. No one knows the exact number who perished in the famine – the worst ever recorded – but, according to author Frank Dikotter in his book Mao’s Great Famine, “at least 45 million people died.” Other researchers, including recent Chinese researchers, have placed the number significantly higher. The Chinese Cultural Revolution of the 1960s was similarly destructive, though more in terms of social upheaval than outright slaughter – though plenty of intellectuals and dissidents were murdered then as well.

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Mao’s obsession with personal power, his adherence to Soviet-imposed communism, and his ruthless tactics constitute the foundation upon which modern China is build. Today’s Chinese stand on Mao’s shoulders. They pursue his same goal – power. Per the Soviet plan, China’s growing power is being used against the West. Chinese capital is subverting Western media, entertainment, and business. China is pushing heavily into Africa, Latin America, and the south Pacific. They even have a growing presence in the Middle East. And as Red China’s military capabilities begin to rival our own, as our top general have been frantically warning for the past few years, we must consider this communist state a very serious threat.

China’s official state constitution makes it abundantly clear that the philosophies of Maoism, Marxism-Leninism, and socialism – under the direction of the Communist Party of China – are its guiding lights. The Preamble states:

“The victory in China’s New-Democratic Revolution and the successes in its socialist cause have been achieved by the Chinese people of all nationalities, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the guidance of Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong Thought, by upholding truth, correcting errors and surmounting numerous difficulties and hardships. China will be in the primary stage of socialism for a long time to come. The basic task of the nation is to concentrate its effort on socialist modernization along the road of Chinese-style socialism. Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the guidance of Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important thought of Three Represents, the Chinese people of all nationalities will continue to adhere to the people’s democratic dictatorship and the socialist road, persevere in reform and opening to the outside world, steadily improve socialist institutions, develop the socialist market economy, develop socialist democracy, improve the socialist legal system and work hard and self-reliantly to modernize the country’s industry, agriculture, national defence and science and technology step by step and promote the coordinated development of the material, political and spiritual civilizations, to turn China into a socialist country that is prosperous, powerful, democratic and culturally advanced.”

So firmly entrenched has communism become in China that the Chinese openly declare in their constitution that the “basic task of the nation” is to protect, promote, and expand socialism, while being guided by the Communist Party and the philosophy set forth by the murderous rebels Mao, Lenin, and Marx. Yet, in the West, China is often seen as an advanced nation that is democratizing or Westernizing. They are seen as a potential ally and a nation to be courted and encouraged. Nothing could be further from the truth. And nothing could be more destructive than to coddle China.

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China is not infusing capitalism into its system – they are promoting socialism and only socialism. China is not becoming civilized and shedding its Soviet skins – it is merely metamorphosing into a modernized Red Dragon of terrifying power, global influence, and characteristic vengefulness. China has not marched out of the communist shadow, but basks in it. And it all comes back to Chairman Mao’s personal struggle for power.

No, Mao Tse-tung did not care what legacy he left behind, yet you and I should care because his legacy directly impacts us. You and I are faced by the Chinese threat that Mao helped establish. China subsists on Maoist dogma to this day and will, given the opportunity, lash out against the West in an attempt to gain even greater power. We will be caught in that Maoist maelstrom whether we like it or not. It behooves us, then, to learn about Mao, his motivations, his legacy, and his aims.

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Like all genuine communists, Mao promoted violent world revolution. To the communist, the world is at war. Every act, no matter how mundane, is an act of strategic warfare. In Red China we have a hostile power that is actively waging war – mostly of the subversive, secretive kind – against our nation. Yet, notwithstanding this war we are engaged in, we still ignore Mao, his legacy of cultural upheaval and aggression, and the ideology he helped establish. How can we defeat the enemy unless we understand him? And how can we understand China without comprehending Mao Tse-tung?

It is my wish that this article has prompted you to do further research into the Bolshevik demagogue Mao Tse-tung and the regime he instituted in China. It is also my hope that you learned something about Mao’s origins, and, thus, about the origins of the modern Chinese state. I sincerely desire that you’re impressed with the fact that Red China is a thoroughly communist state that bears Mao’s personality traits, ambitions, and dark heart. Stand firm against the growing tide of communist aggression.

Zack Strong,

December 26, 2018.

Thank God that You Are an American

On this Thanksgiving, I want to forego all negativity and simply express my gratitude for the unsurpassed blessings we enjoy as Americans. In a letter written from France, a nostalgic Thomas Jefferson exclaimed: “My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!” (Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe, June 17, 1785). My sincerest feelings echo Jefferson’s. Fellow American – you possess more blessings, privileges, opportunities, power, and influence by virtue of your citizenship in the blessed United States than the people of any nation, kingdom, or empire now or in the past have ever enjoyed.

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America is great because of the generous blessings of Almighty God. Our forefathers were righteous men and women who worshiped Jesus Christ and lived according to the noble principles of the Bible. Contrary to what the detractors claim, America was founded as a Christian confederation – a shining city on a hill. The first Pilgrims covenanted with each other to establish a new nation “for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith.” From day one, America was dedicated by its humble settlers as a Christian country.

Because early Americans possessed a heartfelt witness of their peculiar place in history and the bounty of blessings their Creator had bestowed upon them, they lived righteously and Heaven showed her blessings upon them. Early Americans understood that “righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). Because they were righteous and cherished public virtue, the Lord richly blessed the colonies and, later, the American Republic. Without the faith in Christ burning in their hearts, our forefathers simply would have never advanced as they did but would have become like the stagnant, degenerate, unfree fiefdoms of Europe.

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The historical record is proof that God has loved, favored, and blessed America above all other nations. Never has a nation risen to greatness so quickly as did the United States. Never has a nation achieved such global power and influence. Never before has a People claimed as many rights and Liberties as has the American People. No people has ever enjoyed the same level of prosperity and wealth as ours. Never has a land possessed so many raw resources and cultivated them into useful products. Never has a people been so industrious and consequently been placed in such a lofty position to benefit others as has ours. Never has a nation possessed a written Constitution that has provided for a stable government for so many years.

Furthermore, many of the world’s greatest inventions have come from the United States. The car, airplane, light bulb, radio, telephone, cotton gin, thresher, assembly line, suspension bridge, electric guitar, air conditioning, refrigerator, frozen food, washer and dryer, computer, CD, internet, GPS, atomic energy, laser technology, machine gun, Kevlar, fiber optics, and a thousand other useful technologies found their birth in our great nation. No nation has given so much to the world. And it all comes back to the righteousness of our American forefathers, for which they were blessed bountifully by Heaven.

Do we take these blessings for granted? Do we take our privileged and blessed lifestyle for granted? Or do we consciously acknowledge how blessed we are? Do we fall to our knees and thank God for what He has done for our forefathers and what He has done for us? Do we remember to be grateful in our daily prayers? Do we feel true gratitude in our hearts for the unsurpassed blessings we enjoy – blessings which most of the world cannot even fathom?

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When you take to the internet to complain about your government, do you ever stop to think how blessed you are that we have a Constitution that defends our right to speak out? When you hop into your car and drive to the store, do you think how easy travel, getting food, and exchanging goods has become? When you prepare a Thanksgiving feast for your family, do you pause to reflect how all of these good foods ended up on your table and how easy it was to obtain, preserve, and prepare them? When you flip on the TV or flip a light switch, do you remember your ancestors who struggled and toiled to give them to you? Do you pause in the rush of modern life to give gratitude to God for all these things that you take for granted, but which not even the greatest kings in ancient days could have imagined having?

This Thanksgiving day, let’s remember our ancestors. Let’s remember the God-fearing Pilgrims who settled this land, the Sons of Liberty and Founding Fathers who won American Independence with their blood, and all of our forefathers who built such an amazing, unsurpassed, unequalled edifice of greatness and handed it to us on a silver platter. Let us not begrudgingly give thanks to our God for His innumerable blessings upon our People. Rather, let’s give cheerfully, for “God loveth a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).

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On this Thanksgiving holiday, let’s turn our hearts to Jesus Christ. Let’s draw our families close around us. Let’s pray together and give thanks together for the glorious Freedom we enjoy. Let us never be guilty of ingratitude; no, not to our stalwart ancestors and not to our loving Heavenly Father. When you get on your knees to pray today both as an individual and with your families, thank God that you are an American. Thank Him that He has bestowed so many blessings upon this Promised Land, that He freed our People from European tyranny, that He has preserved us as a unified nation for all these years, that He has allowed our inspired Constitution to remain the supreme law of the land, and that He has poured out an unequalled flood of light, knowledge, and truth upon our People.

God bless America! God bless you and your family! And God preserve us in Liberty so long as we turn to Him and remember to thank Him for our daily blessings – blessings which no other nation on earth enjoys in such abundance.

Zack Strong,

November 21, 2018.

“The Lineage of the Gods” Book Release

Unlike most of my articles, this one is not political; it is strictly religious and personal.

I am incredibly pleased to announce that my third book, The Lineage of the Gods, is now available in paperback and ebook through Kindle Direct Publishing. If you have ever pondered man’s true origin, wondered what our real relationship with God is, or mused about your personal spiritual potential, you will find this book fascinating and beneficial.

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Cover art by the talented Jessica Malchus. Thank you, Jess!

The Lineage of the Gods reveals man’s true origin and explains his Parent-child relationship with Heavenly Father. It also tackles some of the biggest challenges to a correct understanding of who we are, where we come from, and where we are going; namely, godless Darwinism and the pagan conception of self-deification. The goal of this book is to convince you that you are a son or daughter of God – one of His literal offspring. Or as I wrote in the introduction:

“This book is designed to peel back the layers to give you a taste of your true identity, God’s real nature and Plan for your life, and a sense of your awesome potential as a son or daughter of the Eternal Father. It is also my aim to bear fervent testimony of Jesus Christ. He is our Savior and Redeemer, the King of kings and Lord of lords. I love Him and the Father who sent Him to atone for the sins of the world. I love my Eternal Father and Mother, and my Brother and Savior Jesus Christ. I offer this book, however imperfect it may be, as a witness to the truth that I know in my heart and which I have learned through the whisperings of the Holy Ghost.”

This work relies upon three sources: 1) The words, teachings, and declarations of modern prophets and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; 2) the holy scriptures; and 3) my own personal testimony. I bear witness that I know for myself, independent of any other person, that man is the offspring of God, that God is the literal Father of our spirits, that we lived with Him before coming to this earth, and that, if we obey the laws established by Him and taught by Jesus Christ, we can one day return to our Heavenly Home and progress to become like our Eternal Father.

Though most modern Christians sadly reject this glorious idea, the Bible copiously teaches the doctrine that we are the children of God. The Psalmist wrote: “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High” (Psalms 82:6). This verse plainly testifies that we are the “children” of God and that, as such, we have the potential to become like Him as any child has the potential to become like his father. The Messiah confirmed the truth of this statement when He repeated this ancient teaching during His mortal ministry (John 10:30-36).

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“I am a Child of God” by Howard Lyon

Additionally, John testified that we are “the sons of God” and that when we eventually see God, we will realize we are “like him” (1 John 3:1-2). The Apostle Paul testified to the Greeks who were struggling to come to terms with an “Unknown God” that:

“For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

“Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device” (Acts 17:28-29).

Paul was not speaking in jest. He meant it when he said that we are the “offspring of God.” Because we are His children, he instructs, we must not image vain things about God such as the idea that He is made of gold or that He is a cosmic essence or that He is undefinable and unknowable. Rather, He is our Father and to know Him and our Savior constitutes eternal life (John 17:3). My book teaches ways that we can better know God.

Another time, Paul wrote: “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God” (Romans 8:16). This apostle wanted us to realize that through obedience to Gospel law, we can, as children of God, become heirs of Him alongside our Elder Brother Jesus Christ. “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17).

Additional scriptural references to our familial relationship with God could be cited, but these are enough to give you a taste of the truth that has been hid for so long. The fact is that we are the literal children of God. What an incredible truth! Is anything more invigorating and inspiring to know that we are sons and daughters of the Being who rules the cosmos and that we can become like Him through the redemption of Jesus Christ? I submit that this is the most powerful and transformative knowledge in the universe.

I take the title of my book, The Lineage of the Gods, from a profound quotation made by an apostle of the Lord named Elder Delbert Stapley. Elder Stapley once witnessed:

“Regardless of man’s claims to the contrary, God is still God; Christ is His son – His Only Begotten Son in the flesh. He is in the express image of His Father’s person, and is our Redeemer, Savior, Lord, and King. The scriptures teach us that we are descended from the lineage of the Gods; therefore, we are created in their likeness and image, in both spirit and body, and we are endowed with like character traits, qualities, and powers. We are not the product of evolution from some lower organism of life as man speculates and would have us believe.”

We did not slowly evolve from scum and slime; we descended from our Heavenly Home above! We have a royal pedigree. We carry God’s DNA in the molecules of our souls. We are members of His family and lineage. Can you comprehend the power of this idea? No idea is more capable of producing spiritual courage, moral fortitude, and zeal for righteousness than to know that the God we worship is none other than our Father and that He has provided a way, through our Brother Jesus Christ, to return to Him and become like Him.

Another great man of God, President Ezra Taft Benson, taught us of our pre-earth origin and testified of how intimately acquainted we really are with God. He stated:

“We once knew well our Elder Brother and His and our Father in Heaven. We rejoiced at the prospects of earth life that could make it possible for us to have a fulness of joy. We could hardly wait to demonstrate to our Father and our Brother, the Lord, how much we loved them and how we would be obedient to them in spite of the earthly opposition of the evil one.

“Now we are here. Our memories are veiled. We are showing God and ourselves what we can do. Nothing is going to startle us more when we pass through the veil to the other side than to realize how well we know our Father and how familiar His face is to us.

“God loves us. He is watching us. He wants us to succeed. We will know some day that He has not left one thing undone for the eternal welfare of each of us. If we only knew it, heavenly hosts are pulling for us—friends in heaven that we cannot now remember who yearn for our victory. This is our day to show what we can do—what life and sacrifice we can daily, hourly, instantly make for God. If we give our all, we will get His all from the greatest of all.”

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“Grand Council in Heaven” by Robert Barrett

Though for wise reasons we do not remember our past existence in God’s presence, we have been given glimpses through the holy prophets. Jeremiah, for instance, was told that before he was born, God foreordained him as a prophet (Jeremiah 1:5). John testified that we were present during the War in Heaven before Lucifer was cast down to this earth and that we all sided with Michael in that struggle (Revelation 12:3-9). Job recalled that the sons of God shouted for joy in Heaven when they were informed that they would be given the privilege of coming to earth to be tested (Job 38:7).

In addition to canonized scripture, modern prophets of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have showered us with additional insights into our pre-mortal origin, the purpose in mortality, and the glorious homecoming that waits us when we walk into the afterlife. As President Benson said, nothing will surprise us more than how familiar we are with God and how well we know Him. Yet, if we believe the Bible’s witness that we are His children, we should have the anticipation of this joyous homecoming burning in our souls without anyone else needing to tell us what to feel.

Satan, that being who was cast out of the Father’s presence for rebellion against His Plan of Salvation, is attempting to destroy mankind. He does this through blinding us to the truth of our Heavenly heritage. He muddies the waters and clouds our understanding with falsehoods. He desperately does not want us to realize the fact that we are the offspring of God and, as such, have greater power than he does. He wants us to be miserable like him and therefore lies to us and says our ancestors were apes or some lower species rather than the very God of the universe!

Lucifer knows that this knowledge – the knowledge of man’s true origin and relationship with Deity – would revolutionize the world if it were widely known and taught in its purity. Consequently, he has spent millennia suppressing this idea and spreading demeaning lies about our true nature and God’s true nature as a Holy Man.

In this book, I have tried my best to bear witness of the truth that we are sons and daughters of God. I want everyone to feel as inspired as I feel to know my true origin and potential. I have attempted to shine a light through the hazy darkness to help illuminate the understanding of my fellow brothers and sisters. All people can benefit from this rich knowledge. The truth of man’s origin really is the great secret to living a fulfilling, contented, inspired life as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I urge everyone who has ever wondered where he or she came from, why they are here on earth, and why they should bother to turn their hearts to God, to get a copy of my book and study its contents prayerfully. The Lineage of the Gods will answer numerous questions and clarify many points in the scriptures. In 100,000 words spread over 6 chapters, I have diligently attempted to synthesize the truth into an accessible, edifying format for learning. Those who love the word of God will appreciate my attempt to instruct and teach these principles of power that have meant so much to me.

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I end by sharing my testimony that Heavenly Father knows you and loves you because you are His unique son or daughter. Though you do not remember it now, you once lived with Him in paradise before coming to earth to be tested. If you remember your thrilling lineage and rely upon the grace of your Elder Brother Jesus Christ, you can return to God and continue to progress for eternity. I know that Jesus is the Savior of mankind and that His Gospel helps us live the abundant life. It is my goal to spread the truth – and in this case, the truth is that you are descended from the lineage of God!

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Zack Strong,

October 18, 2018.

Homage to the Constitution

The Constitution of the United States of America is the greatest political document ever written. It is not only my firm belief, but a codified tenet of my faith, that the U.S. Constitution was literally inspired by Almighty God and that the Founding Fathers were inspired, honest, wise, and honorable men raised up by the Lord for the purpose of establishing the first free nation in modern times. This short article is written in homage of that sacred document – that wise political charter which has guaranteed our God-given rights for 229 years.

On September 17, 1787, the Constitutional Convention finished crafting the Constitution. As the convention separated, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin what type of government that esteemed body had given to the federated States then in existence. Famously, the old sage is said to have replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” Under the Constitution, the States were unified under a common government – a limited government that protected individual rights and States’ rights. Or, as Article Four of the document says, the Constitution guaranteed “to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government.”

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The British statesman William Gladstone famously remarked that the Constitution was “the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.” Truly, the U.S. Constitution is the greatest political document ever given to the world. The American Founding Fathers constituted the most incredible, eminent, and powerfully wise group of statesmen ever to exist together at one period in earth’s history.

Of Thomas Jefferson, my personal favorite Founding Father, President John F. Kennedy said the following, which demonstrates the wisdom of these men. At a 1962 dinner for Nobel Prize winners, President Kennedy mused:

“I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

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My heart feels full when I reflect on the wisdom and nobility, the virtue and majesty, the power and honor of the Founding Fathers. In my Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a passage of sacred revelation from our Lord and Master Jesus Christ informs us:

“Therefore, it is not right that any man should be in bondage one to another.

“And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood” (Doctrine and Covenants 101:79-80).

It is my testimony that the Lord in fact did raise up the Founding Fathers, that they were in truth wise and honorable men, and that the work of their hands – the Constitution of the United States – is an inspired work. Furthermore, another modern revelation from the Lord declares:

“And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me.

“Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land;

“And as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil” (Doctrine and Covenants 98:5-7).

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“One Nation Under God” by Jon McNaughton

Perhaps these verses help you understand how seriously regard the U.S. Constitution and the glorious principles it contains. To my mind, anything not in harmony with the Constitution’s principles is not only wrong or mistaken, but evil. I take very seriously the oath that our representatives in government swear. I believe they should be held accountable to the People for that oath. Severe punishment – not mere impeachment – is due for those who violate their oaths of office and trample the principles of our Heaven-inspired Constitution.

It is one thing, however, to love the Constitution; but how well do we know it? In an address titled “The Constitution – A Heavenly Banner,” President Ezra Taft Benson once asked an audience these pointed questions:

“It is now two hundred years since the Constitution was written. Have we been wise beneficiaries of the gift entrusted to us? Have we valued and protected the principles laid down by this great document? . . . .

“We must learn the principles of the Constitution and then abide by its precepts. Have we read the Constitution and pondered it? Are we aware of its principles? Could we defend it? Can we recognize when a law is constitutionally unsound?”

Have you read the Constitution lately? Do you understand its principles? Can you recognize when our presidents, representatives, judges, and others violate its principles? Are the candidates for political office in harmony with constitutional principles? If you do not know the Constitution, how can you claim to love and defend it? If you do not comprehend the purpose of the Constitution, the republican form of government it guarantees, and the God-given natural rights it protects, how can you claim to love our Republic and fight for our Freedom?

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James Wilson, one of the greatest legal minds amongst our Founding Fathers, made this true statement:

“Were I called upon for my reasons why I deem so highly of the American character, I would assign them in a very few words—That character has been eminently distinguished by the love of liberty, and the love of law. . . .

“But law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge. The same course of study, properly directed, will lead us to the knowledge of both. Indeed, neither of them can be known, because neither of them can exist, without the other. Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness. In denominating, therefore, that science, by which the knowledge of both is acquired, it is unnecessary to preserve, in terms, the distinction between them. That science may be named, as it has been named, the science of law.

“The science of law should, in some measure, and in some degree, be the study of every free citizen, and of every free man. Every free citizen and every free man has duties to perform and rights to claim. Unless, in some measure, and in some degree, he knows those duties and those rights, he can never act a just and an independent part.”

I defy any American to claim he is a true patriot and a true friend to Liberty if he does not understand the principles of the U.S. Constitution and defend them. You cannot love what you do not know or comprehend. You cannot protect that which is not planted firmly in your heart, soul, and mind.

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I urge you to read the Constitution – or reread it if you have not lately – and internalize its principles. Learn to love it. Gain a witness of its truth. Express gratitude to the Almighty for establishing the Constitution and to your forefathers who spilled their blood to give you the Liberty – severely curtailed today as it may be – that you enjoy on a daily basis.

That same James Wilson quoted earlier gave a speech in on October 6, 1787, when the question of the newly proposed Constitution was being debated. He made this statement:

“After all, my fellow-citizens, it is neither extraordinary or unexpected that the constitution offered to your consideration should meet with opposition. It is the nature of man to pursue his own interest in preference to the public good, and I do not mean to make any personal reflection when I add that it is the interest of a very numerous, powerful and respectable body to counteract and destroy the excellent work produced by the late convention. All the officers of government and all the appointments for the administration of justice and the collection of the public revenue which are transferred from the individual to the aggregate sovereignty of the States, will necessarily turn the stream of influence and emolument into a new channel. Every person, therefore, who enjoys or expects to enjoy a place of profit under the present establishment, will object to the proposed innovation; not, in truth, because it is injurious to the liberties of his country, but because it affects his schemes of wealth and consequence. I will confess, indeed, that I am not a blind admirer of this plan of government, and that there are some parts of it which, if my wish had prevailed, would certainly have been altered. But when I reflect how widely men differ in their opinions, and that every man (and the observation applies likewise to every State) has an equal pretension to assert his own, I am satisfied that anything nearer to perfection could not have been accomplished. If there are errors, it should be remembered that the seeds of reformation are sown in the work itself and the concurrence of two-thirds of the Congress may at any time introduce alterations and amendments. Regarding it, then, in every point of view, with a candid and disinterested mind, I am bold to assert that it is the best form of government which has ever been offered to the world.”

While a group of self-serving men opposed the Constitution, noble minds – Jefferson, Washington, Franklin, Wilson, and others – understood that it was the best document that could be given to People of the United States. No other system has surpassed it in wisdom. No other governmental system has offered so many people so many opportunities nor protected so many rights and reserved so much power to the individual. Truly, only a body of men inspired by the Spirit of God and Light of Christ could have produced the U.S. Constitution.

With James Wilson, “I am bold to assert” that the Constitution “is the best form of government which has ever been offered to the world.” I urge you to learn about and to teach the precepts of the Constitution to your family. Only by a revival of true constitutionalism – not libertine-style libertarianism or socialism or any other system of thinking – can we restore our Republic and preserve our rights.

If you do not know where to turn to understand the Constitution, look no further. I will give not several sources that will give you everything you need to comprehend the majesty of the Constitution and the wisdom of the men who wrote it.

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I do not hesitate for an instant to say that the greatest book ever written on the meaning of the U.S. Constitution is The Making of America by the great W. Cleon Skousen. You can find this book, and supplementary material, at the National Center for Constitutional Studies website. You will find numerous materials published by the NCCS which will enlighten your mind, teach you the true character of some of the eminent Founding Fathers, and give you the tools to teach your family about constitutional government.

Furthermore, I recommend W. Cleon Skousen’s book The Majesty of God’s Law to discover the Biblical origins of the Constitution’s principles. William J. Federer and David Barton have also done tremendous work in showing, through primary sources, the religious foundation upon which the American political system was built. Such books include: The Ten Commandments and their Influence on American Law by Federer and Original Intent by Barton.

Whatever sources you choose to study, make sure they are rooted in the words and teachings of the Founding Fathers. It was they who, under the inspiration of God, crafted the Constitution and put its revolutionary principles into motion. It was they who earned Freedom for America and gave to world the most glorious example yet known of what a free nation looks like. I honor them and revere their name. I revere, cherish, and love the fruit of their hands; namely, The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Let us be true patriots and true constitutionalists. Let us follow in the mode of Jefferson, Wilson, Adams, Washington, Madison, and others as we labor to reestablish constitutional government here in the United States of America which, even with her serious flaws, is still unquestionably the greatest nation on earth. The American People have the greatest potential of any People. But we cannot do it alone – we must have God’s help. We must, like our forefathers, turn to Christ for help. If we do so, we will be forgiven as a People, our land will be healed, and our constitutional government fully restored (Isaiah 1:4-20; 2 Chronicles 7:14). If we do not turn back to the Lord and obey the laws of His Gospel, John Adams’ statement will continue to come to pass year after year. Said he:

“Statesmen my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand. . . . The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a greater Measure, than they have it now, They may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty.—They will only exchange Tyrants and Tyrannies” (John Adams to Zabdiel Adams, June 21, 1776).

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I pray that we will each turn our hearts to the Lord and the Constitution He inspired and caused to be established by the hands of truly good men, and to initiate a new American Revival in our own families so that, eventually, America might be restored. Always keep the Constitution and its sacred principles in mind. The Constitution with its rule of law, its guarantee of a republican form of government, its limited scope and powers, its preservation of the People’s power, and its emphasis on rights, is the key feature of what is sometimes referred to as the American Gospel of Liberty.

Let us be zealous disciples of the Gospel of Liberty now and forever. Let us remember the Constitution and defend it. Let us, like our forefathers, swear to never relinquish our rights, and to fight to regain those which have been lost through apathy and carelessness. As Patrick Henry trumpeted all those years ago:

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”(Patrick Henry, speech, March 23, 1775).

Zack Strong,

September 17, 2018.

Facebook Censorship Continues

Some people deny that Facebook censors people they disagree with on politics and other ideological issues. These deniers are either willful liars or are completely ignorant of reality. I don’t need anyone else to tell me Facebook censors people – I have my own firsthand experience being censored on numerous occasions. This article is nothing more nor less than me adding my voice to the growing chorus of people who have had their content censored and voices silenced by Facebook.

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The very first thing I want to stress is the fact that Facebook is not a private company. Everyone calls Facebook a private company, but that is simply not true. Facebook receives hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies from the federal government (and guess where the federal government gets it?) As a publicly-subsidized company, Facebook cannot ethically be considered private. As a public company, therefore, Facebook must follow the laws protecting free speech. If they were a private company, I would not complain much because private companies and individuals have a right to discriminate, or to associate, with whomever they please.

The second thing I want to point out is that what Facebook does can only be considered censorship because it only applies to certain groups, pages, individuals, and ideologies. Facebook does not censor members of the LGBT community. They do not censor feminists. They don’t censor leftists and communists. They don’t even censor people making death threats against the president. No, these anti-American groups and ideologies are protected classes.

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The people, groups, and ideologies that Facebook deliberately targets and censors are those which can be called traditionalists, constitutionalists, conservatives, American patriots, and Christians, as well as those erroneously deemed “conspiracy theorists.” Anyone who opposes the bloated Establishment in Washington is an immediate target. Anyone who speaks out against the deadly virus of cultural Marxism is automatically singled out. Anyone who denounced the feminist disease and the LGBT subversion of our society is ridiculed, intimidated, and targeted.

Additionally, those who stand up in support of traditional values such as the patriarchal family unit, heterosexual marriage, the notion of only two genders, rule of law, individualism versus collectivism, constitutionalism, private virtue, public decency, manners, and Christianity, have a huge target painted on their backs. We are hated by the communist Establishment. The single most hated person on planet earth is the white, constitutionalist, Christian male from the United States. We are a dying breed. Our voice is being silenced and censored at every turn.

We often hear feminists and minorities – especially women – telling each other, “We need to make our voice heard!” Yet, their voice is the only one I hear. It’s the only one endorsed and protected by the mainstream press, Hollywood, and social media. The voice I don’t hear represented in the press is my voice – the voice of reason, truth, traditionalism, constitutionalism, Americanism, and Christianity. We are the true minority in this nation.

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To get their way, the powers-that-be have come up with the ludicrous concept of hate speech and hate crimes. These, by definition, are not actual crimes. A motive cannot be a category of crime. If you murder someone because you hate them or because you wanted to steal their property or because they offended you, what does it matter? You still did the deed. Yet, the Marxists have come up with this new category of “hate crimes” and then use it to bludgeon traditionalists and constitutionalists into submission. Today, it is not only feasible, but is a reality, that conservatives or Christians can have their businesses shut down, be forced to pay fines, or be hauled off to jail for allegedly “hating” certain protected classes of people – such as homosexuals and transgenders. This is the level of delusion that exists in America today (and, unfortunately, it’s worse in many other places in the world such a socialist Europe).

Another weapon of the communist cultural revolution is political correctness. As I pointed out in my article on the subject, political correctness is a communist invention. What political correctness meant in communist lingo is the party line. That is, what the Communist Party says is politically correct and anything that differs from their line is anathema. Anyone who disagrees with the communists is automatically labelled an enemy of the revolution, a class enemy, or an enemy of the People. No further proof is needed that the United States has been captured by the Marxists and their dupes than to see communist-style political correctness run rampant in our culture and press.

Facebook is one of the chief exemplars of this Marxist-style censorship machine. Run by the Jewish elitist Mark Zuckerberg, who openly thinks its users are “dumb f**ks,” Facebook promotes cultural Marxism and the political and moral destruction of America. Facebook has admitted that its algorithms are biased against traditional/conservative pages and accounts. But beyond that, Facebook seeks every excuse to block people like me who speak out against the Establishment and who promote traditional values.

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I will give you several examples of the censorship I have personally faced. I run seven different Facebook pages and a group. I used to operate one additional page, but it was taken down and deleted by Facebook for alleged “hate speech.” This page was titled World War II – Facts and Lies. I discussed, among other things, the true origin of that horrific war, the war crimes of the Allies, the false atrocity allegations against the Axis, Soviet machinations, the beliefs of Adolf Hitler, etc. The page only existed for a short time, but I was in the middle of a growth spurt and people from all over the world were liking and joining the page. Suddenly, someone reported my page. Facebook removed one of my post for supposedly violating their “community standards.” Of course, they never bothered to say which of their “standards” my post violated. Then, suddenly, a second post was removed for “hate speech.” Again, Facebook never deigned to tell me how my post allegedly constituted “hate speech.” That was just an easy excuse to remove someone who was saying things the Establishment doesn’t want to peasants to know. Finally, that page was deep-sixed by Facebook and no longer exists.

Unfortunately, that is not the only censorship and persecution I’ve faced. By far the most hatred, threats, false accusations, bullying, and intimidation I’ve received is from rabid feminists and delusional LGBT people – or LGBTQIAPK as they are now known. You know, those people who always tell us to be tolerant and pride themselves on being oh so “tolerant,” “egalitarian,” and “sophisticated.” They are so obsessed with their sexuality and their “empowerment” that they belittle and attack others and seek to silence anyone who disagrees with them.

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The feminists in particular shriek and go into psychotic fits when someone tells them what God’s plan for women is. They can’t stand it. Perhaps that is because part of them, deep down, knows it is true and they are really trying to silence their conscience. Finding that impossible to do, they lash out at those of us who point out the reality which awakens in them a sense of guilt and shame. Living in disharmony with God is not conducive to happiness and fulfillment, yet that’s what the feminists do – then they get angry at men, traditional women, and non-feminists instead of improving themselves and reforming their own terrible habits and false beliefs.

One thing that the delusional feminists, LGBTQIAPK groupies, and transgenders can’t comprehend is human nature. Their philosophies are inherently anti-human-nature and at odds with reality and every degree of sanity, intelligence, and common sense. Every five-year-old can look down between his or her legs and see whether he or she is male. They inherently know they are male or female and that there are differences between the two genders – and this has been conclusively proven by studies and research throughout the years. It is very revealing that the enemy has to exert so much effort to indoctrinate kids with gender propaganda in order to confuse them and get them to question what their eternal gender is. Without this socialization and indoctrination, no one would question what they inherently know to be true.

All of this ties into Facebook censorship because it shows the motivation for their rabid and relentless attempt to silence all opposition. They simply cannot promote their delusional worldview – their mental and spiritual sickness – without silencing the voice of sanity and reason that is teaching people the truth. The truth must be silence in order for lies to prevail. Thus, people like me, Alex Jones of Infowars, and others who oppose this Marxist cultural revolution must be silenced.

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For the record, I don’t support Trump. Yet, this cartoon demonstrates the sheer hypocrisy of people in the controlled press.

My Facebook page Feminism is a Disease has 1,253 likes as of this writing. I have experienced a 400-like jump in the past several weeks. My page is finally taking off and growing. Yet, the major hurdle is Facebook censorship. From day one, I’ve had false accusations leveled against me by feminists, transgenders, and LGBT fanatics. For instance, I’ve had a number of posts removed for allegedly violating “community standards” or arbitrary “hate speech” policies. In fact, months back I had my page unpublished. Fortunately, there was an appeal process and, after a number of days, I got my page reinstated. After that incident, I had a feminist openly admit that she (she said “we”) wouldn’t stop until my page was taken down. This is how psychotic and evil these people are. They are mini-tyrants and would-be-despots. And Facebook gives them the power to silence their fellow man.

The attacks have again begun in full force. As I write this, I am currently on a three-day time out (three separate times in the past I’ve been put in Facebook time out for one day, three days, and seven days). Why? After two of my posts we taken down last night, one for violating “community standards” and the other for “hate speech” violations, Facebook has blocked me from posting, commenting, liking, or otherwise using Facebook – and not just on my Feminism is a Disease page, but across all seven of my pages, my closed group, and my personal page. I can’t send messages, I can’t comment, I can’t post, I can’t do anything. Why? For no other reason than the fact that I said something the elitist radicals as Facebook don’t like – and also because a feminist or homosexual was offended at one of my posts and flagged it.

I won’t be surprised in the slightest if Facebook unpublishes my page again or if they outright delete it. That is their M.O. They silence their opposition because they can’t compete in the ideological arena when the opposition is given a free chance to explain their views. Tyrants throughout history have used the same tactic – and the tyrants of old only wish they had a system of censorship and social manipulation as effective as Facebook.

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The post that was removed after being flagged last night gets to the heart of the entire matter. In fact, it was eerily prophetic. The action taken against me by Facebook proves and fulfills the prophecy. The quote comes from Henry Makow who wrote the best book on feminism titled Cruel Hoax: Feminism and the New World Order. On page 78, Makow wrote:

“Illuminati-Marxism spawned both the Gay and Woman’s liberation movements by transferring Marxist class conflict to gender. The “patriarchy” (male-dominated heterosexual family) is the root of all evil and must be destroyed (“transformed”). Women (the proletariat) and anyone “oppressed” (gays, certain favored minorities) must be handed position and power on a silver platter.”

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That is precisely accurate! And it is true in my case – I am being discriminated against and censored because I have dared say anything against the privileged, favored, protected LGBT/feminist class and their Marxist overlords. Additionally, I think it is worth quoting the commentary I added to Mr. Makow’s quotation. This is what I wrote, including Makow’s full quote:

“As crazy as it sounds to those who haven’t taken the time to study real history, this is in fact true. Feminism, as I’ve said since day one, was and is a communist front movement (the Communist League, which later became the Bolshevik party which overthrew Russia, was an Illuminati creation). So, too, was the militant homosexual/transgender movement. The elites know that these perversions of nature and God’s law tend to corrupt families and break down society. That’s why they create and fund these movements – to foment division and chaos, out of which they intend to rebuild a Luciferian world order. Now you know, the rest of the story. . .

““Gay and feminist activists find common ground because they insist male-female distinctions are artificial, ignoring all scientific evidence. While many heterosexuals might consider themselves “feminists,” feminism is a homosexual movement. It believes that men and women are the same and only social conditioning makes us different. Homosexuality is love of the same. Today, gay and feminist activists want “people” to make love to “people” regardless of their sex. They depict normal heterosexual behaviour as pathological. Men are inherently abusive and the heterosexual family is oppressive. The way to social justice is to abolish heterosexuality altogether (isn’t this “hate”?) Illuminati-Marxism spawned both the Gay and Woman’s liberation movements by transferring Marxist class conflict to gender. The “patriarchy” (male-dominated heterosexual family) is the root of all evil and must be destroyed (“transformed”). Women (the proletariat) and anyone “oppressed” (gays, certain favored minorities) must be handed position and power on a silver platter. The Illuminati’s revolutionary goal is the “New World Order” or authoritarian socialism run by monopoly capital. It is big government in the service of big business, the Left in the service of the Right.” – Henry Makow, “Cruel Hoax: Feminism and the New World Order, 78-79.”

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That ends my commentary and the full quote from Mr. Makow. As you can see, it was prophetic. It is a precise description of what has gone on for so long in America and throughout the Bolshevized world. And is there one word of hate in it? Of course not, unless calling a spade a spade is “hate.” In fact, this reminds me of a few comments made by the honorable President Ezra Taft Benson, a patriot in his day without equal.

Though each of these statements comes from different speeches given at various times, I take them from the 1964 book Title of Liberty: A Warning Voice compiled by Mark A. Benson for convenience.

“I have great faith in the American people. When fully informed, they will make wise decisions. They will stand up and be counted for what is right. This I know.

“I recognize that it is not popular in some circles to be called an anti-communist, but I consider communism a political and economic disease. I do not believe an American citizen can be patriotic and loyal to his own country and its God-inspired Constitution of freedom without being anti-communist–anti-socialist. . . .

“We must expose to the light of public inquiry those forces which would destroy our country and our way of life” (15-16).

“Our mortal enemies are the Satanic communists and those who prepare the path for them” (84).

“Yes, we have been lulled away into a false security. We are busy making money, enjoying our abundance but oblivious to the gradual loss of freedom which has made all of these blessings possible. As a nation we are affluent but foolish.

“This nation needs a revival of patriotism, a return to basic concepts, an awakening to the most deadly peril ever to threaten our people. I say to you with all my heart that the danger is real and can be deadly. We must become alerted and informed. . . .

“Grassroots thinking in America cries for strong, courageous leadership. Some American people are at long last becoming aroused in their hearts . . . They want to know the truth without bluffing.

“The American people are entitled to the facts. They will actively follow sound, courageous leadership. Our people know in their hearts that the opposite of victory is defeat, whether you call it “coexistence” or “compromise” with a godless tyranny.

“We are at war, and we must win the war. It’s time to go on the offensive. Let’s stop helping the enemy . . . Let’s make sure we’re right and then mobilize sufficient strength to win. For a change let’s try victory!” (51-51).

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Will you stand up for what is right and vocally, actively, tenaciously oppose this Satanic tyranny that is sweeping across our nation and devouring our rights? Or are you so worried about your money, ease, and reputation to stand up and be counted? Are you worried what your friends might think or do you honestly care enough about your faith, family, and Freedom to defend them?

This is a war. Wars are not easy. They are not won over night. They are not won without sacrifice and loss, discomfort and pain, sweat and tears. Yet, the prize is worth the price. It really is worth it.

I’m doing about all I can do. I have published two books on the communist conspiracy, which include extensive discussion about front groups like feminism, the LGBT movement, environmentalism, etc., and I have just completed a third book that I pray will strengthen people’s testimony of the fact that they are literal children of God with a grand potential. To date, I have written more than 80 articles. I recently launched my Liberty Wolf podcast and I am preparing to release episode #10. I run, as noted, seven Facebook pages, and a group, devoted to truth on a host of subjects ranging from feminism to communism to occultism to the Founding Fathers to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Finally, in 2014, I ran for the U.S. House of Representatives out of Utah under the Independent American Party banner.

In nearly all of these endeavors, I have faced opposition and censorship. From having my Facebook pages censored, harassed, and deleted, to being told by the Republican government in Utah that I and all of my fellow independents were banned from the campaign debates, to receiving literal threats from feminists, to having “friends” stab me in the back repeatedly over these issues and disown me because I’m bold enough to speak the unpopular truth, I’ve had my fair share of hardship.

Yet, I push forward harder than ever before. And I do it for one major reason – I know it is right. If I know what the truth is, how can I be silent or complacent? Complacency is complicity. Silence is collusion. Ignorance is no excuse.

My conscience would not allow me to sit on the sidelines and watch life pass me by. These issues are too monumental – too much is at stake. We are in a war for our very lives and for everything that makes life worth living: Faith, Family, Freedom. With this in mind, we must stand and fight or consign our Republic to bondage and our families to misery and oppression. As President Reagan truthfully declared: “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.”

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Truly, America is the final battleground. The communists and their allies have conquered the entire globe. They have made tremendous inroads here in the United States. Our culture is being shaped in their image. Our political system, though ostensibly constitutionalist, now runs on Marxist policies and all ten planks of The Communist Manifesto have been instituted. Faith in the Savior Jesus Christ is dwindling while at the same time occultism is rising. Wicca, for example, is the fastest-growing religion in America and Britain. The entire tide is turning against us, against the truth, and against sanity. Yet, we are on the side of truth. Truth will prevail in the end. Our job is to hold on to truth until it crushes all enemies under its feet.

I encourage you to fight against censorship in all its manifestations. The best thing you can do is to educate people. Unless we have a critical mass of people who are as informed as we are and who believe the same basic values, our efforts will come to nothing. We cannot win this fight unless the American People are educated in facts and truth. A certain segment of society is, frankly, lost. Yet, millions of others are on the fence just waiting for leaders to stand up and lead.

I’m doing what I can to be a beacon of light to others, but because I am only one of a small handful, it makes me a target. If millions of us stood up, we would be too powerful to oppose. They could not, in that case, single us out and pick us off one-by-one. As it is, however, that is precisely what they are doing. I am on the verge of losing a hard-earned followership of 1,300 people simply because one offended radical complained and Facebook has kow-towed to their whims. This is the power of an individual. Image if individuals used that power for good rather than evil. Image if millions of individuals pooled their resources and strength and shouted as one in defense of traditionalism, the Constitution, sanity, religion, and truth. We would be unstoppable. Until we learn to stand up, however, we will continue to fail because we will continue to fall separately.

Zack Strong,

August 23, 2018

To hear a presentation on free speech, click the link to listen to my Liberty Wolf episode on the subject:

 

Judge Kavanaugh – A Missed Opportunity

I have been asked why I think President Trump’s nomination for the next justice of the Supreme Court is a terrible choice. This brief article will highlight the reasons why Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an Establishment insider, an enemy to the U.S. Constitution, and a danger to our Republic.

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The first red flag that stood out to me when I began reading up on Judge Kavanaugh was his horrendous grasp on the Fourth Amendment to the Bill of Rights. Kavanaugh has openly sided with the government’s violations of our privacy. In fact, he has supported and upheld the NSA’s warrantless domestic spying program, astonishingly calling it “entirely consistent with the Fourth Amendment.” He has also supported random, warrantless police pat downs as legitimate.

This point of view regarding this precious amendment is incredibly serious for several reasons. First, it shows that Kavanaugh has no historical understanding regarding the purpose and importance of the Fourth Amendment. The Founding Fathers often referred to the Fourth Amendment as the “bulwark” of the Constitution and of our Liberty. Second, this stance shows Kavanaugh does not comprehend the rights of privacy and person inherent in the Constitution and protected by the Fourth Amendment. And third, it demonstrates that Kavanaugh is not a true constitutionalist. Only real constitutionalists deserve a place on the Supreme Court.

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I prize the Fourth Amendment so highly that I would reject Judge Kavanaugh solely based on his stance regarding it. However, the more I looked, the more problems I saw with Kavanaugh. One of the things that worries me is his deep connections to corrupt families and personalities in Washington, D.C. Kavanaugh is a huge friend of George W. Bush and Jeb Bush, for instance. Kavanaugh was on the legal team that helped swing things in Florida in favor of George W. during the infamous recounts. He later served as an aide to George W. Bush in the White House. Kavanaugh was in fact so close to Bush that he not only married one of the president’s secretaries, but was instrumental in convincing George W. to nominate John Roberts to the Supreme Court – a decision which has turned out to be an unmitigated disaster. Every indication is that Kavanaugh is an active Establishment insider – part of the “swamp” Trump has failed so miserably at draining.

Another area of concern is abortion. A Vox article included this statement:

“But as Trump has considered Kavanaugh to replace Kennedy, some conservatives have started to voice concerns that the judge isn’t reliably conservative enough. Some conservatives, including Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), have pointed to Kavanaugh’s record on health care; others are concerned that Kavanaugh told senators during his DC Circuit confirmation hearing that he’d respect precedent on abortion and declined to share his views on Roe v. Wade.”

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We do not need a “go-along-to-get-along” guy on the Supreme Court. We do not need someone who will “respect precedent” when that precedent is clearly immoral, unconscionable, and wrong. Abortion is little more than infanticide – a genocide of the unborn. Instead of putting forward a man who respects the Constitution’s guarantee of a person’s right to live and who is uncompromising on this crucial life-or-death subject, Trump has given us a man who is seemingly content to see “precedent” continue and not rock the boat. I remind the reader that over 70 million babies have had their lives snuffed out since Roe v. Wade. Tolerating this sort of reprehensible “precedent” reminds me of what Thomas Jefferson wrote in his Notes on the State of Virginia about slavery:

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever.”

In addition to these alarming views, it turns out that Kavanaugh has been involved in high-level cover-ups for a long time. I speak specifically of the Vince Foster case. While the world claims Vince Foster – a White House aide during Bill Clinton’s presidency – committed suicide, the cold, hard evidence suggests he was murdered. The man who wrote the report ignoring and covering up crucial evidence demonstrating foul play was none other than Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh was one of the lead investigators in this case and was privy to the evidence countering the official narrative.

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This scandalous episode goes to show that when you rub shoulders with, and do favors for, powerful people like the Clintons and Bushes, you advance up the political ladder. And Kavanaugh is about to advance almost as high as one can go. I highly recommend listening to this hard-hitting interview about Kavanaugh’s involvement in the Vince Foster cover-up conducted by Cliff Kincaide at America’s Survival Inc.

It is also worth noting that Kavanaugh wrote an opinion that was later used by Justice Roberts as a judicial justification for keeping Obamacare. In a lengthy article last week titled “How Potential SCOTUS Pick Brett Kavanaugh Wrote A Roadmap For Saving Obamacare,” Christopher Jacobs explained:

“Even as he avoided a definitive ruling on the merits of the case [in 2011], Kavanaugh revealed himself as favorably disposed to the [individual] mandate. Worst of all, in so doing, he cultivated a theory that ultimately led Chief Justice John Roberts to uphold the mandate. . . .

“In Kavanaugh’s view, the mandate could fit “comfortably” within Congress’ constitutional powers [to tax]. . . .

“Conservatives might argue amongst themselves about which is worse: An unelected judge opining on how a mandate to purchase a product could meet constitutional muster, or that same unelected judge giving Congress instructions on how to ensure it will. . . .

“The gambit worked. Roberts ultimately relied upon that argument from Verilli by way of Kavanaugh to uphold the mandate as a constitutional exercise of the taxing power. That Kavanaugh, like Roberts, used the last few pages of his opinion to decry the “unprecedented” nature of a mandate upheld via the Commerce Clause power does not mitigate his favorable analysis of a mandate upheld via the Taxing Clause power.”

I leave you to read the rest of the article for yourself. Suffice it to say, Kavanaugh has wrested the U.S. Constitution, massively expanding the Founding Fathers’ original intent regarding the taxing power to allow the federal government to punish (i.e. tax) individuals for not accepting government-controlled health care. Doing so led the Supreme Court to uphold the alleged constitutionality of Obamacare in 2012.

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In fairness, let me briefly mention a few areas in which Judge Kavanaugh seems to be good. When it comes to religious issues and protection of religious worship, he appears sound (though, frankly, I dispute the depth of one’s religious conviction when I know they are not vehemently opposed to Roe V. Wade). Regarding immigration, what I’ve read so far indicates that Kavanaugh’s track record is appropriate. On the ever-contested issue of firearms, it seems Kavanaugh is also pretty consistent.

These three areas show that Kavanaugh is not 100% compromised. However, as the concerns I’ve raised should demonstrate, there are many red flags that ought to disqualify Kavanuagh as a serious contender for the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, however, President Trump disagrees.

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Ultimately, this terrible nomination is a result of Trump’s own egregious lack of constitutional understanding, his naiveté and overreliance on the advice of his corrupt aides, and his lack of understanding of conspiracy and intrigue. As I said clear back in 2016, Trump is a puppet who doesn’t know he’s a puppet.

I don’t necessarily believe Trump is malicious. However, he is a man who is being manipulated by the people he puts around him and places confidence in. As he has demonstrated time and time again, it is easy to flatter and trick Trump and talk him out of his opinions. And since he is always looking to “make deals,” he is willing to compromise hard-and-fast principles in favor of mainstream, populist, lets-not-rock-the-boat policies. Thus, picking Kavanaugh – a Bush lackey and Establishment insider – was just “good business.” And it was also a tragically missed opportunity to put a true constitutionalist on the Supreme Court.

I sincerely hope I’m wrong about Judge Brett Kavanaugh and that, assuming he makes it to the Supreme Court, he will issue opinions harmonious with the U.S. Constitution. However, I don’t think a 53-year-old judge who has been in the business for so many years will suddenly change his stripes. I predict, if his nomination is approved, that he will continue to rule against the Fourth Amendment and uphold Court “precedent” in numerous areas that conflict with the founding ideals that made America the greatest nation in world history.

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I truly believe, from the preliminary research I’ve done, that Judge Kavanaugh presents a danger to the Republic. He is a threat precisely because he belongs to and serves the insider clique that dominates Washington. If Trump truly wants to “drain the swamp,” why did he nominate a man bred and groomed in the swamp to the highest court in the land? Perhaps only time will tell what is to become of Kavanaugh, but I recommend watching him like a hawk and holding him strictly accountable, as we ought to hold all public servants accountable for their fidelity (or lack thereof) to the U.S. Constitution.

Zack Strong,

July 10, 2018.