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.

“Take the Firearms First, and Then Go to Court”

Tyranny: “Arbitrary or despotic exercise of power; the exercise of power over subjects and others with a rigor not authorized by law or justice, or not requisite for the purposes of government.” – Webster’s 1828 Dictionary.

On February 28, 2018, President Donald Trump talked to reporters about guns as they relate to people with mental illness or instability. In these cases, he said: “Take the firearms first, and then go to court . . . Take the guns first; go through due process second.” This is a truly stunning and tyrannical statement! In making this remark, President Trump showed his true colors as an enemy to the Constitution and to the Liberty of all Americans. His words betray the fact, as some of us were bold enough to point out in 2016, that his sudden “conversion” from lifelong liberal to Liberty-loving “conservative” prior to the election was not genuine.

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In his book The America We Deserve, Donald Trump wrote: “I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.”

For those of you who are pro-2nd Amendment, yet supported Trump, ask yourself: Did you know that Trump was anti-gun and had proposed an assault weapons ban? Likely, you were only told what Trump said so loudly during his election posturing, which was: “I promise you one thing, if I run for president and if I win, the Second Amendment will be totally protected, that I can tell you.” Those who heard Trump make these and similar declarations and believed them were conned by an expert conman.

How can a person simultaneously support the 2nd Amendment and yet be pro-weapons bans? He cannot. To support weapons bans of any sort flies in the face of the plain wording of the 2nd Amendment. The only assumption we can therefore logically make is that Donald Trump was lying. Was he lying about his support for an assault weapons ban or was he lying about his support for the 2nd Amendment? Recent developments confirm that he was lying about his support of the 2nd Amendment.

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In the wake of the tragic Parkland, Florida school shooting – a shooting that only happened because police and FBI agents were grossly negligent and criminally derelict in their duties, and because Nikolas Cruz had been placed on mind-altering anti-depressants  – President Trump threw aside his pro-Constitution façade and fell into lockstep with the likes of socialist Dianne Feinstein and other rabid anti-Americans.

President Trump has proposed at least four separate measures that would violate the 2nd Amendment. These are:

  1. He has proposed banning bump stocks
  2. He has proposed a longer waiting period for purchasing firearms
  3. He has proposed to raise the minimum age a person can buy a firearm
  4. He has proposed to ban so-called assault weapons

Each of these measures is blatantly and flagrantly anti-2nd Amendment, not to mention anti-common sense and anti-human experience. Let us examine each of these points briefly.

First, President Trump has threatened to sign an executive order banning bump stocks and said they will be “gone” shortly. For those who do not know what a bump stock is, I quote from a Reason article:

“Bump stocks are accessories that increase a rifle’s rate of fire by harnessing recoil energy to help the shooter slide the weapon back and forth against his trigger finger.”

In other words, bump stocks – though severely decreasing the accuracy of a weapon – increase a semi-automatic weapon’s rate of fire, making it essentially a fully automatic weapon. Trump wants to ban these useful accessories in accordance with his hatred of “assault weapons.” The only things this ban would do would be to put the American People at a severe disadvantage to the military if their government ever decided to enforce its tyranny at the barrel of the gun, and to put law-abiding people at a disadvantage to evil people who would circumvent the law and seek to harm them or their families.

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Second, the president wants you and me to wait longer to purchase a weapon. The logic behind this move dictates that a longer waiting period will give the government a greater chance – through background checks – of catching a person who harbors ill intent. Needless to say, this is no logic at all. Most of the “mass shooters” in recent years had no criminal records. They would have passed a background check with flying colors. Thus, the only people who would be affected are the law-abiding citizens who would be denied their right to possess a means of self-defense simply so that lawmakers and ignorant people could delude themselves into thinking the world is sunshine and rainbows.

Third, Trump wants to increase the minimum age required to purchase a firearm. Under this ridiculously faulty logic, someone would be able to vote and buy cigarettes, but not purchase a gun for self-defense. This is an absurd violation of the 2nd Amendment.

Fourth, in violation of his solemn oath to defend the Constitution, President Trump wants to violate the 2nd Amendment and ban what he calls “assault weapons.” Simply, the 2nd Amendment says that the right to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed.” Period. Shall not be infringed. Not by Trump, not by Obama, not by any body of lawmakers in Washington, your state capitol, or the United Nations.

Truthfully, the issue at hand is not one of guns. Guns are irrelevant to the debate. The issue is whether you or I have a right to self-defense. If I have a right to self-defense, then it matters not whether I use an automatic weapon, a semi-automatic weapon, a shotgun, a handgun, a baseball bat, a knife, a machete, a chainsaw, or a Sherman Tank. The means of self-defense is wholly irrelevant. If self-defense is a right – as it is – it cannot justly be infringed, restricted, or taken away by anyone, for any reason, at any time. Anyone who would restrict or infringe that right is a tyrant and an enemy.

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The best handbook on the true nature, substance, and intent of the 2nd Amendment is The Second Amendment Primer: A Citizen’s Guidebook to the History, Sources, and Authorities for the Constitutional Guarantee of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms written by Les Adams and published by Palladium Press. In its pages, you find gems about the right of self-defense such as the following:

“To disarm the people [is] the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” – George Mason

“That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and their own state, or the United States, or for the purpose of killing game; and no law shall be passed for disarming the people or any of them, unless for crimes committed, or real danger of public injury from individuals” – Minority of the Pennsylvania Convention, December 12, 1787

“The right of bearing arms – which with us is not limited and restrained by an arbitrary system of game laws as in England; but, is particularly enjoyed by every citizen, and is among his most valuable privileges, since it furnishes the means of resisting as a freeman ought, the inroads of usurpation.

“Now the natural right of self defence is nothing more than the liberty which the law of nature allows us of defending ourselves from an attack which is made upon our persons or of taking such measures as may guard against any injuries we are likely to suffer from another. . . .

“. . . [A]s the law of nature allows us to defend ourselves, and imposes no limit upon the right, the only limit we can impose is the necessity of the case.” – Henry St. George Tucker

“The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a Republic.” – Joseph Story

“[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” – Tench Coxe in the Pennsylvania Gazette, February 20, 1788.

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Every honest man cherishes the right of self-defense and embraces the duty he has to defend not only his country, his rights, and his Liberty, but his family, home, and possessions. The Founding Fathers, being real men, understood and accepted this right. They instituted constitutional safeguards to ensure this right of self-defense would remain “in the hands of the people.” I, too, pray to God that no tyrant in the White House, Congress, or Supreme Court will ever steal that right from the American People and that, if it does happen, the American People will not tolerate it and acquiesce to their own enslavement.

God gave man a right to own private property, a right to live, a right to pursue his goals, a right to worship, a right to privacy, and a host of additional rights and privileges. Consider for a moment how ineffectual and pointless all of these rights would be without the parallel right to defend them. Without a right to defend my home and my property, I could never be secure and Liberty would be a figment of imagination. Without the right of self-defense, Freedom does not exist. Freedom cannot logically exist without a means to safeguard it from infringement and oppression.

Our wise Founding Fathers understood this sacred principle and wrote into the Bill of Rights an explicit guarantee that an individual’s right of self-defense “shall not be infringed.” “Shall not” is not a suggestion – it is a direct and explicit order. When President Trump put his hand on the Bible and swore his oath of office to Heaven and to the American People, he swore to defend all our God-given rights in their entirety. He swore to uphold the Constitution which protects an individual’s right of self-defense and forbids the government from infringing upon it. Yet, in proposing to ban certain weapons and accessories and increase waiting times and minimum age limits, he utterly violated his oath to God and the American People. He has come out in open rebellion to our Liberty. President Donald J. Trump is a tyrant.

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Not only do President Trump’s proposals violate the 2nd Amendment’s explicit language guarding our right to defend ourselves by any means necessary, but he has assaulted the Fourth and Fifth Amendments as well. In proposing to confiscate guns first and go to court later, President Trump is throwing out the entire notion of due process. Due process is the bulwark of the entire Bill of Rights. Without the right to due process, citizens would be at the mercy of every whim of government. Yet, as it is, the Founding Fathers, in their foresight and wisdom, wrote guarantees of due process into the Bill of Rights.

The 4th Amendment states:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

The 5th Amendment states:

“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

Let’s analyze these two amendments briefly. The Fourth Amendment guarantees our right to privacy, along with the right to not have our person, homes, or property searched or seized without a warrant and without probable cause supported by an oath of accuracy. In other words, our property and persons cannot be searched or seized for any reason “without due process.” This right “shall not be violated.” Yet, what did President Trump say? He said, “Take the firearms first, and then go to court.” Trump’s philosophy is 180 degrees opposite of what the Fourth Amendment affirms so plainly. His philosophy is the exact opposite of that espoused by our Founding Fathers. Our forefathers were true patriots – Donald Trump is not.

Similarly, the Fifth Amendment clearly states that “without due process” no person shall be deprived of their life, Liberty, or property; property such as a firearm or a firearm accessory. “Without due process” is very straightforward language. It offers no wiggle room. Unless someone is an immediate, imminent danger to another person, to deprive him of his rights, life, or property “without due process” is utterly tyrannical and evil.

To summarize these two amendments, our life, Liberty, and property shall not be searched or taken from us “without due process,” without a warrant, without an oath affirming the accuracy of the information against us, and without a judge’s signature approving the measures. If police have legitimate evidence that a person is unstable or dangerous, or that they are making threats or pose a legitimate danger to others and their rights, they may take that evidence to a judge who will, upon presentation of credible evidence and testimony, issue a legal warrant. With this warrant, a person and his property may be either searched or seized. With an additional trial to confirm the evidence, the man may later be imprisoned or fined or have his property taken. Without this due process, a person – no matter how “dangerous” or “unstable” he may appear or actually be – shall not have his rights violated nor his means of self-defense taken from him.

The fact that President Donald Trump, like so many presidents before him, wants to do away with due process and an individual’s right to defend himself shows his utter lack of knowledge of the Constitution and of Liberty. It shows his antipathy towards our God-given rights. It shows his disdain for the Constitution and the good men who crafted it. And it perhaps shows his future intentions regarding American Freedom.

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If you support gun bans, you oppose Liberty, the U.S. Constitution, and the Founding Fathers. If you support any of the measures President Trump has proposed, you support direct infringements of the 2nd Amendment and you are no true advocate of the Bill of Rights. If you support taking away a person’s rights, without due process, simply because they appear to you to be “mentally unstable,” you are by definition a tyrant.

May we ever defend our God-given right to self-defense against all infringement. May we ever cherish our God-given right to privacy and to the security of our property and persons against government intrusion. May we ever support the U.S. Constitution which was established by wise men acting under the inspiration of Almighty God. May we ever defend our precious Liberty against all enemies, even – and, indeed, especially – when they sit in the White House.

Sic Semper Tyrannis!

Zack Strong

March 4, 2018.

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Three Reasons Why We Should Not Attack North Korea

Preceding His sacrifice for humanity in Gethsemane and on the Cross, the Savior Jesus Christ foretold that in the last days – our days – “ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars.” He prophesied that “nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom” (Matthew 24:6-7). This prophecy is being fulfilled every day as the controlled Establishment media beat the war drums, as brash politicians threaten other nations with war, as conspirators plot to force world government upon mankind at the point of the sword, and as armies form, train, arm, and position themselves for bloodshed and conquest.

While real wars rage in dozens of nations from Afghanistan to Syria, and from Ukraine to Sudan, rumors of wars swirl, portending mayhem in other locations. Iran, Latvia, Poland, Japan, Taiwan, and North Korea are a few prominent spots singled out as potential flashpoints. It is about the North Korean question that I wish to write.

At the present time, the Trump administration is beating the war drums and rallying support for a preemptive war against North Korea. President Trump has not only insulted North Korea’s puppet dictator Kim Jong-un, calling him “rocket man,” among other slurs, but he has promised to visit North Korea with “fire [and] fury.” With this “fire [and] fury,” President Trump has vowed to “totally destroy” North Korea.

To back up the president’s inflammatory, childish, and threatening rhetoric, the U.S. military is busy positioning our troops, armaments, machinery, aircraft, and ships in Asia. Our top military leaders should be smart enough to know that such a move is a severe provocation. Think of the situation in reverse. How would we respond if North Korea placed its troops in Mexico and Canada, paraded its warships off our coasts, held drills with the Mexican military simulating an invasion of the Southern states, and all while Kim Jong-un threatened us with total destruction and “fire and fury”? We would not tolerate such an affront. In all likelihood, we would consider these moves acts of war and respond accordingly. Yet this is precisely what the United States is doing to North Korea (not to mention Iran) at the present time – and we are somehow shocked that North Korea has increased its number of missile tests, drills, and war preparations.

According to numerous sources, our president is gearing up for a war with North Korea potentially in the first part of 2018. While I have always been one to quickly shoot down hyped rumors of “imminent” world war, I can imagine a smaller North Korean conflict beginning sooner than later with President Trump at the helm. While a major war with North Korea could very potentially lead to a world war with Russia and China, I do not believe now is the time.

I believe President Trump – who, lest we forget, campaigned on a warmongering platform and has always been pro-war and pro-military establishment – might risk a limited strike against North Korea in the near future. The president would probably order a limited strike on North Korean military installations, mirroring his unwarranted Tomahawk missile strike in Syria back in April. Such a strike would be small enough that it would not give Russia and China a pretext for war. A large strike, on the other hand, or one that involved tactical nuclear weapons, would not only increase the world’s hatred of the United States, but would give North Korea’s masters – Russia and China – a pretext for war.

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Since 1999, I have predicted a future Asian conflict either in Taiwan or North Korea precipitating World War III – and I hold firm to that prediction. However, several things still have to happen before that terrible event will be thrust upon us. The stars aren’t figuratively aligned just yet for World War III. I think that will be a handful of years in the future. Yet, the clouds of world war can clearly be seen gathering on the horizon, so do not become complacent. Now is the time to prepare to safeguard your family, relocate to a safer location, gather a food storage, get out of debt, develop useful skills, get healthy and into shape, and humble yourself before God.

National repentance in sackcloth and ashes does not seem forthcoming, however. Whether puppet Republicans or puppet Democrats hold power, it matters not – the elite Establishment which runs the show pushes the war agenda. Since the socialist Woodrow Wilson dragged us into World War I on behalf of Zionist and internationalist conspirators, nearly every president has promoted the war agenda on behalf of their elite handlers. Donald Trump is no different. Despite what some in the “alternative” media claim, President Trump is nearly as beholden to the powers-that-be as his predecessors in the Oval Office.

During the 2016 election, Newt Gingrich said on FOX News that the only reason some of the elites dislike President Trump is because “he hasn’t been through the initiation rites. He doesn’t belong to the secret society.” While that may be true, it is equally true that President Trump is in lock-step with the elite’s militaristic agenda. He is an unflinching ally of the terrorist regime in Israel. He rubs shoulders with Rothschild and Zionist agents and has appointed them to high level positions in his administration. He has likewise surrounded himself with dozens of members of the insidious Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He promotes the Establishment’s Muslim bogeyman narrative. He is an unprincipled populist who has flip-flopped on the issues almost as often as Mitt Romney did. He is a crass individual, an almost pathological egotist, and an admitted serial adulterer. How as he been able to fool those in the “alternative” media who so loudly claim to love the truth and to fight against the oppression of the global conspiracy?

As if fighting a half dozen undeclared, unconstitutional , and immoral wars of aggression was not already enough, the Washington regime seeks to add one more to the list (and likely another in Iran if our president makes good on his campaign promises or lives up to his long-standing alliance with Israel’s elite). What follows are three reasons why attacking North Korea would be an insanely foolish, not to mention immoral and unconstitutional, action, and why we must not tolerate it.

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1. The first and most important reason why we should not attack North Korea is that North Korea has not attacked us. Offensive and preemptive warfare is never just. The only just war that may be waged is a legitimately defensive one.

Please note that there is a major difference between preemptive war and defensive war. In the former, a nation is responding to perceived threats, potential problems, fictitious slights, entangling alliances, and hypothetical situations. In the latter, war is waged as a last resort when an enemy has definitively declared or waged war against you, your people, or your legitimate interests; and this only after the standard of peace and friendship has been raised. Since North Korea has not declared or waged war against us, to attack or bomb them would constitute preemptive or offensive war and therefore could never be considered just. It would be yet one more war of conquest and aggression, like every war the United States has fought in the past 160 years.

When the bombing starts, it will be irrelevant whether the controlled press reports that it is being carried out in the so-called name of “national security” or “national defense.” The fact is that if North Korea has not attacked us or initiated the conflict, we have no right to attack them. Period. In the same way, we had no right to invade Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, or Syria. None of these nations had attacked us, and none posed a legitimate threat. Thus, we were the aggressor and are guilty of mass war crimes.

Additionally, we seem to have forgotten that the Korean War – an undeclared and pointless war waged by President Truman at the behest of the United Nations – ended 64 years ago. Yes, North Korea verbally threatens us, but so, too, do we threaten them. Yes, the North Koreans are testing advanced weapons – weapons which we have not only had for decades, but which we have aimed at North Korea. We have become supreme hypocrites. We have rejected the attitude of our Founding Fathers which was to extend the hand of friendship to the world in peacetime. We have rejected the Golden Rule set forth by the Lord Jesus Christ, which is to treat others as we wish to be treated. No, we should never roll over and let ourselves be abused by thugs either at home or abroad, but we must not allow our legitimate defensive preparations to mutate into hatred and aggressive behavior as it has done in the Middle East and in our relations with the Muslim world, and as it threatens to do regarding North Korea.

Lastly, a nation which initiates a war cannot expect to receive the support and blessings of Heaven. If it conquers, it will do so based purely on its own temporal, mortal strength, and not because of the divine intervention of the Almighty. Our forefathers who declared Independence from the tyrannical British monarchy were sincere Christians fighting for their Liberty, their families, and their land. They humbled themselves before God and were not guilty of initiating the war. Indeed, they spent years petitioning for a redress of grievances before finally taking up the sword against their oppressors. Because of their devotion to God, their innocence in beginning the conflict, and the justice of their cause, God blessed and defended them. He fought their battles, and often in supernatural ways.

Today, however, if we choose to initiate a war against a nation which has not harmed us – even one as despicable as communist North Korea – we will not only forfeit any claim on God’s superintending power and protection, but we will incur His wrath upon us. The choice is ours.

2. A second major reason why an attack on North Korea would be wrong is because it would most definitely be undeclared and, thus, unconstitutional. You will recall that George Washington stated in his Farewell Address that “the Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all.” The president, as well as the other elected representatives in government, is oath-bound to uphold, defend, protect, and enforce the Constitution’s plain provisions. This is a sacred duty. This is the sole reason a president is elected. No president has a mandate to do whatever he chooses; his sole duty is to defend the rights of the People by obeying and upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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Almost any attack on North Korea would be launched as either an offensive or preemptive strike. Just war theory condemns such attacks. The scriptures condemn them as immoral. And the U.S. Constitution prohibits the president from launching them by placing the duty to make war exclusively in the hands of Congress. Unbeknownst to most people, the president is only the Commander-in-Chief during wartime. It is thus wrong to call the president “Commander-in-Chief” in peacetime.

Furthermore, war can only be declared by Congress. Notwithstanding the so-called War Powers Act and other such war bills (all of which are null and void because they violate the Constitution), the president has no legitimate authority to take the United States to war of his own accord. Nor does the president have the authority to bomb or attack anyone for any reason unless Congress first declares war. The only exceptions to this rule are the defensive use of troops in the event of a surprise attack upon the nation or in the suppression of legitimate insurrection. Otherwise, for a president to take the initiative to call up, mobilize, deploy, or utilize American troops without a declaration of war from Congress is unconstitutional and unlawful. Such a gross violation of one’s oath of office is a serious offense. As a minimum, it is grounds for immediate impeachment.

If President Trump launches a war against North Korea, I will join the chorus of voices calling for his impeachment – albeit my reason will be grounded in the Constitution, not sectarian bigotry and paranoia. Men come and go, but the Constitution remains “sacredly obligatory” upon each of us. We are a nation of laws, not of men. Each elected representative in our government must be held strictly accountable for upholding and enforcing the constitutional laws of the land, and must be punished when they violate their solemn oaths of office. President Trump is no exception.

3. The third reason why we should not attack North Korea is the chance of such an attack escalating into a world war with Soviet Russia and Red China. While I do not believe a limited strike on North Korean military installations will bring about a world war, and that we still have a number of years left to prepare for that cataclysmic event, it would nevertheless take us to the brink and increase tensions unnecessarily. And since the chaos of war often foils even the best-laid plans, the chance of incidentally escalating a localized conflict into a regional or world war dramatically increases. This is one reason why war must always be a last resort.

The reader must understand that communism is not dead. The USSR never collapsed, but faked its demise in order to fool the West and lull us into a false sense of security. For the most part, this plan has succeeded and the average person is not only oblivious to the communist threat, but supports communist principles from “free” education to a national bank to wealth redistribution under the guise of taxation and welfare schemes. Truly, the Red Plague has never been more potent, pervasive, and powerful as it is today.

While we are under the Lord’s directive to raise the standard of peace even to our enemies, we must remember that Russia and China can never be our friends while they remain communist states. We cannot rely upon them for alliances or for support in dealing with North Korea, as I have heard certain media personalities propose. What’s more, the communists consider themselves at perpetual war with the “capitalists” and “bourgeoisie” (i.e. anyone not under their yoke of slavery), and they will not tolerate too many attacks upon one of their own. The communists have always been prepared to take one strategic step back for every two steps forward, but there are certain lines in the sand they will not allow their supreme enemy (i.e. the United States) to cross too far with impunity.

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Contrary to what some think, Russia and Red China are very much allied in their opposition to the United States and in their support of communist world revolution. Contrary to what the “alternative” media talking heads claim, Vladimir Putin is a communist. He is not an opponent to the world conspiracy; he is part of their system. He is not a peacemaker; he is a warmonger who has attacked his own people, murdered his opposition, and rules with an iron fist. He is not our ally or friend, nor indeed can be. And he is certainly not the “savior of Christianity” I have so often heard him described as. Putin and his Chinese counterparts are the avowed enemies of everything traditional Americans hold dear.

We must not play into the communists’ hands by letting our foolish president and his conniving advisers hurl us into yet another war where innocent people the world over could suffer. Eventually, we will be forced to fight the communists because they want war and because they are sworn to world domination. However, we should not enter this war by initiating the conflict through our aggression – an act which would deprive us of God’s protection and of constitutional validity. Any attack on North Korea can only strengthen the communist position while diminishing our own in the eyes of the world, in the eyes of true constitutionalists, and in the eyes of our God.

In summary, the three main reasons we should not attack North Korea are as follows: 1) Our cause is not just if we initiate the war. By starting the conflict, we become the aggressor and deprive ourselves of divine help. 2) The Constitution does not give the president the authority to take us to war without a congressional declaration. Doing so is a violation of the president’s oath and would be grounds for immediate impeachment. 3) Initiating this war plays into the communists’ hands. They want a world war, and they want us to start it so that they can play their old propaganda tune which paints them as the “liberators” of peoples oppressed by the “capitalists.” Let us not be the communists’ dupes any longer.

I urge those who are awake and aware of the existence and workings of the international conspiracy to speak out as never before. We need watchmen on the tower warning their countrymen. We must expose the global cabal’s various prongs, including the powerful Zionist and communist conspiracies which share the same goal and whose leaders serve the same demonic master. We must use our influence to promote the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. We must lead our nation to repentance and revival by our own good examples.

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I close how I began, by quoting the Master. He said: “Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword” (Matthew 26:52). If the American People allow yet another wicked administration to take us into yet another unjust, undeclared, unconstitutional, immoral, offensive war, we will not only divorce ourselves further from God’s promise of divine protection, but will increase the likelihood that we will die by the sword ourselves.

As painful as it is to admit, we have become a warlike and belligerent nation. The only remedy to this dire situation is repentance – personal and national. We must repent, turn to God, and hold our political leaders accountable for their broken oaths and offensive behavior. If we want to become a truly secure nation, we must become a moral nation; a Christian nation. A nation armed with the sword of the Spirit and the power of Christ’s protection can never be overpowered, even though the entire communist world might combine against it.

I leave you with the words of Spencer W. Kimball who truthfully stated:

“We are a warlike people, easily distracted from our assignment of preparing for the coming of the Lord. When enemies rise up, we commit vast resources to the fabrication of gods of stone and steel—ships, planes, missiles, fortifications—and depend on them for protection and deliverance. When threatened, we become antienemy instead of pro-kingdom of God; we train a man in the art of war and call him a patriot, thus, in the manner of Satan’s counterfeit of true patriotism, perverting the Savior’s teaching:

““Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

““That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.” (Matt. 5:44–45.)

“We forget that if we are righteous the Lord will either not suffer our enemies to come upon us . . . or he will fight our battles for us.”

Let us not be guilty of the first offense. Rather, let us turn to God, proclaim peace, and prepare to defend ourselves in the strength of the Lord.

Zack Strong

December 30, 2017.