America. One foot firmly planted on the road to tyranny, one foot firmly planted on the terra firma that is everything some have stood for, and died for, for over two hundred years, a Constitutional Republic.
You notice I say some because it is obvious all are not of the same American dream. For half of America and our current government, the Constitution stands in the way of (here comes that word) fairness.
And thus the abyss clearly revealed stands in wait of one, or the other. Or both?
From - David Mamet - Gun Laws and the Fools of Chelm
It is not the constitutional prerogative of the Government to determine needs. One person may need (or want) more leisure, another more work; one more adventure, another more security, and so on. It is this diversity that makes a country, indeed a state, a city, a church, or a family, healthy. “One-size-fits-all,” and that size determined by the State has a name, and that name is “slavery.”
The Founding Fathers, far from being ideologues, were not even politicians. They were an assortment of businessmen, writers, teachers, planters; men, in short, who knew something of the world, which is to say, of Human Nature. Their struggle to draft a set of rules acceptable to each other was based on the assumption that we human beings, in the mass, are no damned good—that we are biddable, easily confused, and that we may easily be motivated by a Politician, which is to say, a huckster, mounting a soapbox and inflaming our passions.
There can be no clearer example of this than what we saw this week in the Benghazi hearings. Hillary Clinton's answers to Rand Paul's questioning regarding what I shall call gun running. There were no answers per se, but complete, intentional, obfuscation.
Rand Paul: “Is the U. S. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling, anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?
Hillary Clinton: “To Turkey?” “I will have to take that question for the record. Nobody has ever raised that with me.”
RPl: “It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that they may have weapons, and what I’d like to know is the annex that was close by, were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons, and were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries, any countries, Turkey included?”
HC: “Well, senator, you’ll have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex. I will see what information is available.”
RP: “You’re saying you don’t know?”
HC: “I do not know,” Clinton said. “I don’t have any information on that.”
We know that Stevens‘ last official act was to hold such a meeting with an unidentified “Turkish diplomat.” Presumably, the conversation involved additional arms shipments to al Qaeda and its allies in Syria. It also may have involved getting more jihadi fighters there. After all, Mr. Klein reported last month that, according to sources in Egyptian security, our ambassador was playing a “central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.”
What we do know is that the New York Times — one of the most slavishly pro-Obama publications in the country — reported in an Oct. 14 article, “Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster.”
In short, it seems President Obama has been engaged in gun-walking on a massive scale. The effect has been to equip America’s enemies to wage jihad not only against regimes it once claimed were our friends, but inevitably against us and our allies as well. That would explain his administration’s desperate and now failing bid to mislead the voters through the serial deflections of Benghazigate.
behold the abyss
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