Answers to these questions should frame your thinking about who is qualified to be president, the long term objectives of their political party, your thoughts on America, and the direction that any would-be President would likely take the country. Once you answer the questions, honestly measure the candidates against them. If you don’t have enough evidence to decide, then go do some research. Our nation depends upon an educated electorate who elect the right candidates, and hold them accountable.
Monday’s federal court ruling directing the State Department to release Hillary Clinton’s emails in small batches, instead of waiting for a massive dump in 2016 underscores my 15 March Blog regarding the classified nature of her “private” server. With over 32,000 emails, the server likely contained enough aggregated sensitive information that it would have been classified, perhaps at the SECRET or TOP-SECRET level. Given that the server’s existence was supposedly unknown to the State Department, it was not set up by government experts, nor cleared for classified information. Penalties for exposing classified information are significant, and could easily result in fines and imprisonment see 18 USC 798.
The significance of the pending email releases is in the number of redactions applied by State Department personnel, and the number of emails that are outright kept from Americans because of their sensitive nature. Watch for the redactions and withheld emails. Any one of which could be classified and in turn classify the entire server, and taint anything else stored on it.
Not only is this a potentially criminal act, it disqualifies Hillary from any run at public office since her judgment shows a complete disregard for national security.
Experts stated that it’s almost a certainty that her server was hacked, and likely many times, by multiple governments, China and Russia chief among them. Hillary Clinton, as our Secretary of State, put her personal desires above the Nation’s security, and the American People’s. It’s time that she was held accountable.
– The first 300 emails, related to Benghazi, were released by the State Department, and no surprise, they contain redactions. As predicted, the server definitely contained at least SECRET information, albeit information that was not marked classified until seen by the FBI. What remains to be seen is what the fall out will mean to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. If she was anybody else, she’d be hiring a lawyer and fearing jail time.
– Now, dozens more emails have been classified by the State Department. As predicted, Secretary Clinton thought more of her security, than of NATIONAL SECURITY.
Recent race riots in America focused attention on poor black communities and the meme that US police departments are racist and doing everything they can to single out innocent black men for arrest, incarceration, or frequently to murder them. What this event, or series of events, has also done is expose another Alinsky tactic being employed by Democrats and their progressive supporters.
What Americans hear from the left and from race baiters like Al Sharpton is how terrible and racist the police are. We see only one depiction of the police from “Minion Media” descriptions and its one that most Americans don’t agree with or recognize. Most of us understand the vast majority of law enforcement officers are brave, honorable men and women who dedicate their lives in protection of the communities they serve. It’s a dangerous line of work, often thankless, but they do it because they love this country and they feel a calling to serve much like those in the United States military. So why is it, that in discussions about the police, the Democrat party can only attack, denigrate, and destroy our Police? The result of this relentless denigration, officers are under attack, singled out and executed in growing numbers. The radical leftists in this country are so anti-police that in Ferguson Missouri, and most recently in Baltimore the US Attorney General’s officewas sent in with the goal of federalizing those departments in the name of social justice. So far, more than 20police departments have met the same federal control.
When so much that the left in America does draws its inspiration from notorious America-hater Saul Alinsky, it’s no wonder that this relentless attack upon police is a tactic straight out of the his Rules for Radicals. Alinsky teaches that once you pick a target you must demonize it, never admitting to, or allowing, any positive qualities of that target to get discussed.
“Men will act when they are convinced that their cause is 100 per cent on the side of the angels and that the opposition are 100 per cent on the side of the devil. He knows that there can be no action until issues are polarized to this degree.”
It doesn’t matter how much they must exaggerate, lie, or outright fabricate events in order to create that devil, their radical ends justifies the means.
This is Part-3 of my 3-Part series on Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.
Alinsky Part 1
Alinsky Part 2
In Part-3, Alinsky’s tactics are summarized, along with his goal, or Objective. Just as President Obama told “Joe The Plumber” that he wanted to redistribute American wealth, Alinsky’s Objective was taking power from the Haves and giving it to the Have-Nots. Sounds like Hillary Clinton’s statement that the U.S. economy needed to “Topple the Wealthiest 1%”.
Although couched in his own terms, Alinsky teaches many “tactics” that come straight out of the Department of Defense’s Joint Doctrine, Joint Publication 3, called Principles of War.
Ex. If your numbers are small, “conceal the members in the dark but raise a din and clamor that will make the listener believe that your organization numbers many more than it does.” Joint Doctrine – Economy of Force, Mass, and deception.
Alinsky’s 13 Rules of Power Tactics:
Alinsky teaches fighting as dirty as possible. “In a fight almost anything goes. It almost reaches the point where you stop to apologize if a chance blow lands above the belt.”
Although Saul Alinsky died in 1972, his Objective and teachings are gaining power in today’s radical left, progressives and the Democratic Party machine.
See Hillary Clinton/Saul Alinsky Letters. From Hillary: “Dear Saul, When is that new book [Rules for Radicals] coming out, or has it come and I somehow missed the fulfillment of Revelation?”