Exclusive Intelligence Examiner Report
A Pall Has Fallen Over America
The founders of our once great nation set forth a plan for government to be controlled by the people. In the Declaration of Independence sent to Great Britain, these learned men declared:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government...”
These men had great ambition in desiring to create a unified nation. The drafting of our Constitution served as a framework for what the government could and could not do. Items that were not specified were left to the individual states to govern as imparted with the 10th Amendment. A system of checks and balances was created to limit the amount of power any one branch could exert upon the citizenry.
When begun, it was envisioned that regular people would serve—volunteering their time—as representatives of their district or state with one goal in mind...the betterment of our nation. Unfortunately, even the best laid plans can be usurped by those with ulterior motives.
Power Corrupts... Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely
The power emanating from Washington, D.C. is too alluring for many to resist. The explosion of lobbyists and lawyers along with the advent of professional politicians has led to a revolving door of corruption. As the old saying goes, “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Chief Income Strategist at Investmentu.com, Marc Lichtenfeld wrote, “I have a fool-proof way of getting rich...and it doesn’t require much risk because you already know the outcome. In fact, you’ll help decide it. All you have to do to increase your net worth by 10-fold is get elected to Congress.”
What was begun as a “Great Experiment”—this Constitutional Republic—has devolved into a cesspool of filth, corruption, and money-grabbing. Politics in general and politicians in particular are mostly considered to be loathsome creatures. Nothing reflects this statement more vividly than the events that have occurred in the 21st Century—and we’re not even a quarter of the way through!
Who Pays Their “Fair Share?”
In Article 1 Section 8 Clause 1 of our United States Constitution it states:
“The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;” [Emphasis added]
Many who submit tax returns every April do so in their belief that all are paying their fair share. After all, we are Americans first, and the betterment of our nation calls for our diligence. Those who are diggers and purveyors of truth know better. With a modicum of research one can soon discover that Amazon.com paid ZERO dollars in taxes for 2019.
A multi-million dollar company? How can this be? By shifting funds into “tax-exempt” organizations and foundations and the utilization of other loopholes written into the tax code! You can rest assured that they are not the only company to utilize these options.
During the Obama regime, Lois Lerner—as director of the Exempt Organizations Unit for the Internal Revenue Service—targeted conservative groups and denied them tax-exempt status. After the election of Joe Biden in 2020, these same fears have been raised again. How vengeful will the IRS be under his administration?
Likewise, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was “weaponized” during Obama’s tenure in the White House—though, if truth be told, it had begun under George W. Bush. With the Patriot Act in full force, spying, wiretapping, and surveillance were legalized through the actions of FISA courts without due process.
Not only has the Patriot Act usurped the power of the 4th Amendment, but so have the mandates, quarantine, and lockdown orders issued by local and state officials. The current pLandemic has allowed our rights to be trampled on without any recourse. Is this a precursor of things to come?
Are We Facing Totalitarian Control?
The only thing that has prevented a complete totalitarian takeover of our country has been the 2nd Amendment. However, this, too, is under attack from progressives who are vehemently demanding gun control legislation. Joe Biden has pledged to use legislation and Executive Orders to enact gun control measures. From joebiden.com/gunsafety it states:
• The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act protects gun manufacturers from being held civilly liable for their products. Biden will prioritize repealing this protection.
• Ban the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. While working to pass this legislation, Biden will also use his executive authority to ban the importation of assault weapons.
• As president, Biden will pursue legislation to regulate possession of existing assault weapons under the National Firearms Act.
• In order to reduce the stockpiling of firearms, Biden supports legislation restricting the number of firearms an individual may purchase per month to one.
• Biden will enact legislation prohibiting an individual “who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or received an enhanced sentence for a misdemeanor because of hate or bias in its commission” from purchasing or possessing a firearm. [Emphasis added]
• Biden will enact legislation to prohibit all online sales of firearms, ammunition, kits, and gun parts.
Once gun control has been achieved, the next right to fall will be the 1st Amendment. Political Correctness will be front and center, and any who chose to not comply will face severe repercussions. I emphasized “misdemeanor hate crime” in the above listing on purpose. The progressives have waged full-on war against pronouns that are gender-specific.
Emanuel Cleaver, a United Methodist minister who is beginning his ninth term, ended the opening prayer on the first day of the new Congress by saying “amen and awoman.” Newt Gingrich tweeted his thoughts: “Perfect House Democrat prayer ending as House Dems focus on gender security by abolishing virtually every normal gender term like ‘father, mother.’”
Equality For All?
Biden has also championed the passing of legislation still residing in the House of Representatives dubbed the Equality Act. This Act will give the LGBT community long-sought recognition and validation for progress. It will ban discrimination based on sexuality or gender identification.
More importantly, this bill will deny any defense for challenging these protections based on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. This act will most assuredly be used to intimidate businesses, especially small businesses owned by Christians.
The Freedom Cycle
Our country will be torn asunder if the progessives pulling Biden’s strings have their way. The last line of defense, the right to keep and bear arms—pun intended—is squarely in the crosshairs of the Democrats.
Alexander Tytler, a Scottish historian who lived during our country’s founding, identified the sequences of the “Freedom Cycle.” They are as follows:
“A society starts in bondage; from bondage it moves to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to affluence; from affluence to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; and from dependence back into bondage.”
Our nation is at the precipice in completing this cycle. It is not a big step to descend from dependence into bondage. The last bastion that stands in the way are those who cherish Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Pray that more may be counted upon our number. Then, maybe we can rescue our nation from the abyss and continue the Great Experiment.