Laus Deo

America is an ideal enumerated in four documents. These documents give conclusive proof that the nation was founded upon God and the Bible — to say otherwise is to lie. The same is true for the Washington Monument.

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One does not need a law degree or a degree in history to grasp this truth. It is obvious to anyone who does not have an agenda. Federal, state, and local institutions and monuments are adorned with the faith of our forbearers.

The documents? There is no doubt that God’s blessing was the central core in each. Take a moment to read the first few paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence; The Articles of Confederation; The Paris Peace Treaty of 1783; and the Constitution. There is no ambiguity as to whether or not the Founders were men of faith — nor the beliefs of the people they represented. It has only been since the mid-20th Century that social fascism has savagely attacked the nation’s faith-based heritage.

Were the Founders Christians or Deists? It is frequently asserted by those seeking to minimize Christianity’s central role in our nation’s founding and history, that the founders themselves were not practicing Christians, but rather were Deists or Agnostics. However, in a 1962 speech to Congress, Democrat Senator Robert Byrd noted that of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention, 29 were Anglicans, 16-18 were Calvinists, and among the rest were two Methodists, two Lutherans, two Roman Catholics, one lapsed Quaker-sometimes-Anglican, and only one open Deist (Benjamin Franklin) who attended all Christian worships and called for public prayer.

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Resisting the Ruling Class

"To learn who rules over you, find out whom you are not allowed to criticize." — Voltaire

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In 2010, Dr. Angelo M. Codevilla published a lengthy essay in the July issue of The American Spectator entitled America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution (his essay was also posted as a series here at the B2J). To many republic-loving Americans, this author included, his work was as eye-opening as it was painful to even consider.

Dr. Codevilla is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Boston University, Vice Chairman of the U.S. Army War College Board of Visitors, former U.S. Foreign Service Officer, and a Senior Fellow at The Claremont Institute. In his article (and books), Codevilla details how the elite have advanced in power and station as the nation has declined — and what is now brewing as a result.

Those Americans who have been paying attention to such things as the years have passed by recognize that both political parties of the ruling class share a piece of the action, regardless of which ideology controls the power at any given moment. The truth is, there is collusion between the establishment wing of the Republican Party and the social fascists of the Democrat Party, and it’s routinely illustrated in Washington, D.C. Both factions of America’s ruling class speak the same language and prefer the same bureaucratic tastes, habits, tools, and rewards. It rules uneasily over the majority of Americans not oriented to government.

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Independence Day

Unlike other nations, the Republic of the United States of America does not link its origins to a grandiose military victory, but rather an ideal. This July Fourth marks the 239th anniversary of a cherished American document proclaiming eternal freedom from despotic rule.

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A noted scholar in early American history, Professor Herbert Sloan of Barnard College, reminded us that unlike many nations, the United States does not link its origins to a grandiose military victory. Take a moment to ponder the profundity of his statement.

Long before hostilities with Britain broke out in 1775, liberty and freedom were colonial rallying cries. It is therefore fitting that our Declaration of Independence was inspirational several years before Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered his beleaguered army at Yorktown in 1781.

It wasn’t the occasional military engagement that fueled the drive for independence — more battles were lost than won. No, the vital force was the fervent, permanent change in the hearts and souls of Americans to oppose tyranny and embrace liberty. Ever since that struggle, Americans have been extremely serious about freedom. This relentless hunger for liberty was our true national genesis and the unshakable bedrock upon which the American Revolution stood. Our Independence Day marks the adoption of the document that boldly proclaimed to the entire world that our fledgling dream of a nation did not commemorate war, bloodshed, and death, but instead celebrated life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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The Legions

My son gave me a book as a birthday gift this weekend which dealt with a once-great republic, what helped make it so, and how it was ultimately lost. History does indeed repeat.

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This might be a good time for every American to remember that just six or seven years ago, the armed forces of the United States of America were well-staffed, well-equipped, well-trained, and well-supported. But that, as they say, is no longer the case. Why does it matter?

Let us be content with the fact that before Rome’s ruling class hijacked representative government, she was a thriving republic. I know, I know… we have all heard this so often throughout our lives (at least those of us old enough to have benefited from proper independent public schools and not the propagandized government schools of the last four decades). I am certainly not comparing the decline of Rome with our present-day decline of the American Republic — the former took centuries whereas our home-grown social fascists have worked their malevolence in just a few decades.

In his book Legions of Rome, Steven Dando Collins succeeded in doing what no other author has ever attempted to do: provide a complete history of every Imperial Roman legion. But he also clearly illustrated the critical links between Rome’s strong military and her greatness, as well as what ultimately happened once the quality of the legions and legionary leadership declined.

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The Clintons and Criminal Enterprise

The Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation is a textbook case on how you hide foreign money sent to you and repackage it to be used for your own purposes, all tax free. Virginia’s former governor Bob McDonnell was sent to prison for far less — and unlike Mrs. Clinton he didn’t place U.S. security at risk.

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As detailed this April by American Thinker’s Thomas Lifson, when you put together all the revelations about the Clinton Foundation and its affiliates that have cascaded our way (and continue to arrive), one explanation makes sense. It was a money-laundering scheme.

National Journal’s Ron Fournier is curious as well: "Follow the money." That apocryphal phrase, attributed to Watergate whistle-blower "Deep Throat," explains why the biggest threat to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential dreams is not her emails. It’s her family foundation. That’s where the money is: corporate money, foreign money, gobs of money sloshing around a vanity charity that could be renamed "Clinton Conflicts of Interest Foundation."

But what about all those emails? Hillary Clinton’s secret communications cache is a bombshell deserving of full disclosure because of her assault on government transparency and electronic security. But its greatest relevancy is what the emails might reveal about any nexus between Clinton’s work at State and donations to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation from U.S. corporations and foreign nations.

One of Bill Clinton’s longest-serving advisers, a person who had worked directly for the foundation, told Fournier the "longtime whispers of pay-to-play are going to become shouts." This person, a Clinton loyalist and credible source, has no evidence of wrongdoing but said the media’s suspicions are warranted. "The emails are a related but secondary scandal," the source said. "Follow the foundation money."

How does the Clinton scam work? In a nutshell, like this:

  • Collect millions of dollars in foreign money, dump it into a foreign charity;
  • Pretend that the law prohibits you from ever disclosing the identities of those foreign donors to the foreign charity;
  • Have the foreign charity bundle all the cash and send it to the Clinton Foundation;
  • When the time comes — whether it be a Clinton Foundation conference or a lavish Clinton Foundation trip overseas — make sure those individuals get some me-time with the Clintons.

There’s a bit more to it than that but you get the gist. You should peruse this better, more concise summary of how the Clinton Foundation works as a tax-free international money laundering scheme. Bill and Mrs. Clinton, if we keep the pressure on to find the truth, will eventually be proven to be the greatest perpetrators of political criminal enterprise in U.S. history.

God Preserve the United States of America.