Internet Articles (2017)
Is this how the voters who elected George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andy Jackson and a handful of other American patriots felt on Election Day?
As I watched Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administer the Oath of Office to America's "Twitter-in-Chief," converting this flamboyant businessman (who told America, as he openly contemplated a run for the White House: "If I decide to run, I will win,") into America's Commander-in-Chief. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, social progressive, fascist, or communist and don't realize it yet, this is a great day in America. And for everyone in America.
Anyone who paid close attention to what President Trump was saying realized it was not the typical Inaugural Address hyperbole which, within minutes of his swearing in, any new President usually launches the first speech of his re-election campaign. Not so with President Trump. A new president, contemplating two terms, generally does not. Trump said: "We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a grand national effort to rebuild our country and restore the promises for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come...Today's ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another—we are transferring power from Washington, DC and giving it back to you, the American People.
"For too long, a small group in our nation's Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished—but the people did not share the wealth. Politicians prospered—but the jobs left and the factories closed.
"The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.
"That all changes—starting right here and right now. Because this moment is your moment. It belongs to you. It belongs to everyone gathered here today, and everyone watching all across America. This is your day. This is your celebration. And this, the United States of America, is your country." President Trump (boy, I like calling the occupant of the White House "president." It just fits better than "Resident.") . The President continued, "What truly matters is not which Party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the People. January 20, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of this nation will be forgotten no longer...The oath of allegiance I take today," he continued, "is an oath of allegiance to all Americans. For many decades, we've enriched foreign industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military; we've defended other nation's borders while refusing to defend our own; and spent trillions of dollars overseas while America's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair.and decay. We've made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has disappeared over the horizon.
"One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of American workers left behind. The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world. But, that's the past. And, now we are looking only to the future....From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this moment on, it's going to be America First.
"Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to real prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every breath in my body—and I will never let you down. America will start winning again, winning like never before. We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And, we will bring back our dreams."
President Trump's Inaugural Address, the shortest speech since Jimmy Carter's in 1977, was 17 minutes long and was used very adroitly to attack the social progressive elite in both parties (which partially encircled him) as Trump fired a barrage at the USS Establishment. The New York Times called his inaugural address the "dark knight speech." USA Today labeled Trump's words as "dark and defiant." To the establishment on both sides of the aisle was Trump's pledge to surrender back to the People, the power to govern, which was wrested from them during the American Civil War, and with the Trading With the Enemy Act of 1913 in the opening days of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration in 1933, when the People of the United States were legislatively reclassified as enemies of the Establishment.
When the Trading With the Enemy Act was enacted on Oct. 6, 1917 (Public Law 91, Chapter 106) specifically excluded citizens of the United States from being classified as "enemies" of its government by specifically exempting citizens of the United States from the government seizure of any assets of its citizens under Section 2(c): "Such other individuals, or body or class of individuals, as may be natives, citizens.or subjects of any nation with which the United States is at war, other than citizens of the United States..."
When FDR was inaugurated on Saturday, March 4, 1933 no law existed in the United States that would allow the federal government on Monday, March 6, 1933 to seize the lawful money of the United States (gold or silver) and arbitrarily and capriciously replace it with worthless fiat scrip (Federal Reserve notes backed not by gold but by whim), exchanged on demand by the holder of the scrip, not with gold or silver, but more worthless paper. The action taken by Roosevelt on Sunday, March 5, 1933 through Proclamation 2039 was to declare a bank holiday to stop working class Americans from withdrawing any of their own money from any bank in the nation, citing Section 5(b) of the Act of October 6, 1917 (40 Stat I.411) as amended. (It must also be noted there was no provision in law which allowed Roosevelt to exercise the emergency provisions of the Trading With the Enemy Act of 1917 without a state of war existing between the United States and an enemy state.)
The problem is, the amendment cited by Roosevelt did not exist until Thursday, March 9, 1933.when the Emergency Banking Relief Act of 1933 was pushed through Congress in one day (without any member of Congress being allowed to read it since it revealed that America's new president had committed an impeachable offense by seizing all of the wealth of all but the richest Americans through Proclamation 2039. The legislative branch legalized the theft of America's wealth and sealed the deal when the legislation was signed into law by FDR later that evening. Sadly, the political shell game has not abated since that day. The swamp that exists between K Street and both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue needs to be cleaned—as do the nasty small swamps that pollute the minds of the American people when they read social progressive newspapers or watch social progressive TV.
Only one backward glance is needed to show you, quite clearly, that the newly sworn-in president was not simply spewing political rhetoric and rancor at the establishment politicians he vanquished on Nov. 8: "For too long, a small group in our nation's Capitol has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished—but the people did not share the wealth. Politicians prospered—but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land."
This was an inaugural address by a "we the people president" reminding his constituency—the entire population of the United States—that his campaign promises were not merely political sound bytes, but a promise he intends to fulfill.