Newsletter | January 6, 2023
You know the rule of thumb — when you’re trying to figure out if someone is on the side of the good, or the other side, don’t listen to what they say, watch what they do. If you’re lucky, you learned this vital piece of real-world guidance from your parents as a child. Others learn it the hard way, through first-hand experience. And, of course, what applies to individuals also applies to groups, including the most massive collective in American life — our federal government.
It comes as no surprise that politicians say one thing in public and do something else behind the scenes. That’s how they get elected — make promises to their constituents that they can’t keep without alienating their donors. Lately, the government has taken the disconnect between language and reality to another level.
Consider, for instance, the spending bill, dubbed the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act. Economists say it won’t reduce inflation any time soon, or ever. What would? Ask any American car owner: start pumping more domestic oil and natural gas. That would bring down prices across the board. Also, it would help if the government stopped printing money to give away to its industry buddies, like the $369 billion in the Inflation Reduction Art earmarked for green energy infrastructure.
And “green energy” is another phrase designed to gaslight Americans. Advocates want you to believe that if we don’t stop using fossil fuels, and move to so-called renewable energy sources like wind, solar and electric vehicles, we’ll destroy the planet we live on.
But let’s put aside the hysteria — nothing damages the environment more than mining for the rare-earth minerals that go into renewable energy sources. Then remember that much of the mining done in resource-rich regions like Africa is done by child slaves. There is nothing more anti-human and anti-nature than the green energy industry. Its only purpose is to make political donors with big investments in the climate change business rich.
The global elites have filled the atmosphere with lies they disguise as virtues. They say “gender-affirming care” as if it’s a way to minister to the mental and spiritual state of troubled teenagers. In reality, the phrase is code word for forcing sterilizing medications and mutilating surgeries on children. And what about referring to a pedophile as anything other than a criminal? There’s no argument. There’s no debate. Denounce the term “minor-attracted people” and those who use it.
And, does anyone really believe the World Health Organization cares about health? As we’ve seen over the last three years, the WHO is just a global lobbying outfit forcing ineffective and intrusive policies along with dangerous vaccines on the unsuspecting and unaware.
Don’t fall for disingenuous “feel good” phrases where evil lurks. Disguising sinister intent and harmful political agendas is straight-up offensive and wrong. Don’t be caught off guard. Stay informed and help educate others. The future of your family and community depends on it. Remember, don’t believe what they say, watch what they do.
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Verifiable evidence has uncovered US government agencies’ censorship and targeting of citizens. Americans can thank the release of the Twitter files for this proof, as well as documentation that confirms that “Russia collusion” during the 2016 election was fiction, made up by forces set out to impede the work of a duly elected President of the United States.
As the floodgates open to the truth and facts about the interference of government officials in the lives of Americans from all angles and the damage caused, no accountability has yet to occur. That cannot stand if we are to survive as a free nation.
To change the current state of affairs, citizens must take a lesson from our Founding Fathers. These courageous individuals knew that it was citizen participation in their government that would win the day for liberty. And, that means getting involved, speaking out, and standing up for yourself, your family, your community, and your country.
It is up to American citizens. Hold fast to your freedom as this new year begins. There is work to do and patriotic citizens are up for the task. God Speed.
Today, January 6, 2023, is the second anniversary of the US Capitol protests. To many Americans, since that date, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has demonstrated a ruthless tyrannical display of intimidation targeting political enemies with arrests, harassment, and more. Yesterday, the DOJ released a statement with data related to its activities in the last year, as follows:
It is always relevant to look at current-day events from a historical perspective.
As a reminder, three of our five First Amendment rights mandate Congress “make no law…abridging… [our right to assemble, speak freely, and] petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” In context, it was the inability of colonists to meaningfully petition the Crown about their grievances that gave rise to the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolutionary War, our Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the birth of a new nation.
In fact, the Declaration of Independence listed 27 grievances against the Crown that had been voiced by the Colonists time after time but had been ignored. Explaining these grievances as part of the rationale for declaring independence from England and looking to form a more perfect sovereign nation of self-governed people, our Declaration of Independence states, in part, “[i]n every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.”
In America, the Rule of Law must be supreme. It is difficult then, to reconcile political persecution and offensive, intolerable treatment of nonviolent protestors charged with misdemeanors for engaging in an assembly to voice the concern of millions who did not trust the integrity of the 2020 Presidential election results and maintained that the election was anything but free and fair.
After much debate, the framers of our Constitution, including the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments – established a system of limited federal government constrained in a manner that offers vast protections for our God-given inalienable rights of freedom and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Following ratification of the Bill of Rights on Dec. 15, 1791, our Constitution has only been amended 16 additional times – striking proof that the prophetic documents our Founding Fathers crafted over 230 years ago withstood the test of time.
In light of our upcoming “Separation of Powers” book, a second in our learning series and due for release within the next 60 days, and to continue sharing information regarding America’s exceptionalism expressed through the historical record and our founding documents, we turn to the Eleventh Amendment.
Ratified on February 7, 1795, the Eleventh Amendment is closely linked with a cornerstone doctrine of our Constitutional Republic – the “separation of powers.”
The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.
The Eleventh Amendment stands for the principle of state sovereign immunity, that is, states are generally protected against being hauled to court to defend their actions in most circumstances. And, it prevents non-U.S. citizens and citizens of another state from naming a state as a named defendant in a lawsuit.
At first glance, this may seem unjust. Shouldn’t a Pennsylvania resident be allowed to sue New Jersey if New Jersey, through its actions, caused some sort of harm or injury? It is worth noting that over time, exceptions have been carved out to afford certain egregiously injured and aggrieved plaintiffs opportunities to be made whole, however, in most circumstances, lawsuits filed against a state by a non-resident are certain to fail unless the “defendant” state consents. Other exceptions include 1) lawsuits against a state’s subdivisions, like its counties or cities, by nonresidents; and 2) congressional lawmaking that strips sovereign immunity from a state’s arsenal as long as the circumstances are clearly defined.
The most significant value of the Eleventh Amendment can be gleaned by peeling back the legalities and fact-specific nuances in order to focus on the fundamental notion underlying this amendment. Its intended purpose was to ensure the Judiciary branch remained independent, incorruptible, and apolitical. The amendment fosters America’s system of checks and balances, that is, the substructure establishing “separation of powers.”
Historical Context for the Eleventh Amendment
Specifically, the Eleventh Amendment was developed as a direct result of the 1793 U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Chisholm v Georgia 2 US 419 (1793) whereby the Court allowed an executor of a South Carolina estate to sue the state of Georgia. Following this decision, members of Congress recognized this sort of decision could result in the unintended consequence of the Judiciary relinquishing its independence in favor of corruption and abuse of power. This grave concern caused Congress to prepare, and the states to ratify the Amendment, expeditiously.
Collectively, our founding documents and early Constitutional Amendments tell the rich story of America’s history in many ways. America’s Future will continue to share, inform and educate our fellow citizens about this great nation as part of our mission to preserve and protect our individual rights and Constitutional Republic.
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Over the past four months, America’s Future has published a series of 17 articles exposing how the FBI has become the Praetorian Guard of the Deep State. With this article below, we transition to addressing corruption in the U.S. Department of Justice. Since the FBI is a component of the Department of Justice, this new series will continue to address the FBI’s misdeeds as required, but we are broadening our focus to reveal and hold accountable those lawyers who have been weaponized to terrorize patriots and serve the interests of the Deep State. Readers will continue to find the compilation of articles under our section called, In Focus – Unequal Justice Under Law.
In order to enforce federal criminal laws, the original concept was that Special Agents at the FBI would be responsible to investigate crimes, turning over their work product to lawyers at the Justice Department who would decide whether criminal charges should be brought. If a grand jury returned an indictment, the FBI agents would testify honestly about their investigation, and the juries would be trusted to return an honest verdict. The goal would be justice, not just prosecutorial victories. As prior articles have demonstrated, it is no longer possible to believe that the system currently works as once planned.
When Hillary Clinton willfully violated federal law and Department of State rules by using her own personal non-classified email server, thereby exposing classified documents to unauthorized persons, the Department of Justice should have prosecuted her. However, any prosecution was rendered impossible when former FBI Director James Comey held a press conference to announce his views on the case. He chose to usurp the function of prosecutors, absolving Hillary Clinton of any meaningful wrongdoing by announcing: “My conclusion was, and remains, no reasonable prosecutor would bring this case.” Then, there were still professionals at the Justice Department, and one closely involved with the investigation of Clinton’s emails told Fox News that “career agents and attorneys on the case unanimously believed the Democratic presidential nominee should have been charged.”
When the FBI believed classified documents may have been mishandled by a Republican, it raided former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in August 2022. Does that look like “Equal Justice Under Law?”
Experienced journalist Jonathan Tobin shared his observation that the federal bureaucracy generally has become overwhelmingly leftist in its makeup. “For decades, the federal service has increasingly become a bastion for liberal Democrats. Every study shows that its members are almost uniformly on the left. To give just one example: 95% of federal bureaucrats who donated to a candidate in the 2016 presidential election gave to Hillary Clinton…The worst corruption in Washington is the ability of those with lifetime tenure and no legal mandate to thwart the verdict of democracy as they tried to do after 2016 or, as we saw in Mar-a-Lago.”
With all the scandalous behavior of FBI employees in pushing Russiagate, it is difficult to know whether the FBI or the Justice Department is more compromised. It may be that the Leftist lawyers at the Justice Department have corrupted those in supervisory roles at the FBI, but the result is the same: Leftists now control both the federal investigatory and prosecutorial functions in America.
On July 18, 2022, Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, stating. “I remain very concerned that political bias by a select group of Justice Department and FBI officials has infected the Justice Department’s and FBI’s usual process and procedure to open and pursue high-profile and politically charged investigations.”
In October 2022, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) revealed that FBI whistleblowers have told Congress that the Justice Department seeks to “purge” politically conservative FBI agents, emphasizing that “You cannot have a political Justice Department and a free society, a free country.”
On November 4, 2022, House Judiciary Committee Republicans released a report “describ[ing] the FBI … as being ‘rotted at its core,’ maintaining a ‘systemic culture of unaccountability,’ and full of ‘rampant corruption, manipulation, and abuse,’” concluding that “FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland have injected politics into the FBI, so much so that it is now fundamentally broken.”
It is highly significant that just days ago, on January 3, 2023, former FBI Assistant Director Christopher Swecker, the Bureau’s retired chief of criminal investigations, called for the creation of an independent commission modeled after the 1970s-era Church Committee. Swecker suggests the committee’s work, this time, be focused on investigating the politicization of the FBI and proposed reforms.
“[I]t’s basically a wholesale takeover by the Department of Justice, which is filled with political appointees in every top position,” Swecker said. Swecker noted that the Justice Department’s ranks are laden with lawyers who “have made a career out of bouncing in and out of silk-stocking law firms, between the Department of Justice and then these law firms.” He added, “I have to say they are incredibly liberal in their politics. And that has now sort of taken over the FBI, and they are inserting that ideology into their high-profile investigations.”
Swecker argued that far-left ideologues with the administration at the Justice Department have pressed FBI agents into suppression of ideas unfavorable to the Biden administration, and into spying on American citizens. He pointed to the recent Twitter files release as evidence that the politicization of the FBI has trampled constitutional freedoms. “The FBI has an industry outreach program to help exchange information with industry, helping in the counterintelligence efforts of the FBI. This has gone well beyond that,” Swecker said. “This is nothing but domestic spying, and this is nothing but suppression of First Amendment rights and ideas.”
Swecker is not alone in his call for a Congressional investigation. The former FBI Assistant Director for Intelligence, Kevin Brock, also has argued that a new Church Committee “would be great for the FBI.” More importantly, it is necessary to prevent future violations of the constitutional freedoms that the DOJ’s politicization of the FBI has endangered.
Justice is no longer blind. These two highly credible former FBI Assistant Directors have described how leftist political appointees in the Department of Justice have coopted the law enforcement mission of the FBI, turning agents into political enforcers for the Biden regime. The new House of Representatives has the opportunity to expose how our own government has been subverted and defund the wrongdoers. If the House fails that mission, there is little hope our Republic can survive.
The best way the House could carry out its duty to the American People is to appoint a Church Committee to investigate the politicization and weaponization of the FBI and the entire Department of Justice. America’s Future calls on them to do just that.
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