This was originally published with the title Stop A War about the time President Bush invaded Iraq. The title has proven pointless, but the issues raised are even more relevant today. Only the title has been changed.

A nation at war with itself cannot stand. He speaks of American justice and points us to evil while he cuts deals with nuclear armed devils. A friend of Al Qaeda, he is the Commander-In-Chief of the most powerful military force on planet earth and the man we call President. I know this is true because I heard it on TV.

In November, 2001, just weeks after declaring war on global terrorism, President George Bush and Secretary Donald Rumsfeld assisted some 8,000 members of Al Qaeda and their Pakistani trainers to escape Afghanistan. Three to four hundred members of the U.S. Delta Force had the terrorists surrounded, in their gun sights and can testify they were ordered not to engage.

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh reported this episode on the PBS program, NOW, with Bill Moyers, February 21, 2003. The electronic transcript is available from the PBS Website.

If this report is correct: 1.The war on terrorism is a fraud. 2. President Bush and Secretary Rumsfeld have provided aid and comfort to an enemy in wartime. This, I seem to recall, is the definition of high treason, a capital crime for which both men should be executed when properly tried and convicted. 3. President Bush and Secretary Rumsfeld should be immediately relieved of office by Congress. This matter needs to be resolved before another American life is lost in a phony war, created to convince the people to trade their liberty for security. Security that cannot be had at any price. Life carries risks that can only be minimized by personal choices, not police power. 4. If Congress refuses to act in this matter, leaving alleged traitors in a position to further destroy lives, they should all be recalled from office by the States.

It is known to American government that Pakistan is a sponsor of and shield to terrorism. General Musharraf is likely a puppet of radical fundamentalists in Pakistan and elsewhere. The economic aid flowing to Pakistan by the billions from American taxpayers, through a treasonous Congress, is used to support Al Qaeda and to provide nuclear weapons to 3rd world powers like North Korea and probably Al Qaeda as well. Pakistan is the Capitol of evil and government says, “No, look over here, at Iraq, Iran and North Korea! Pakistan is our nuclear proliferating terrorist friend because we fear them and must support their secular strong man.”

Every member of the U.S. Armed Forces has sworn an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Those members of Delta Force who leaked this story of presidential hypocrisy and treason have done their duty to America and their military brethren. I have no doubt more will come forward, if nothing happens to them, to confirm the treason of November, 2001. When the Commander-In-Chief is a traitor, the soldier is in a very delicate position. He/she can be placed in harm’s way before testimony can be given. These witnesses need protection NOW. Should anything happen to them, we will know that treason has no limit.

Because high treason is a capital crime, it seems there is great reluctance to expose it, like a family secret. No one wants to accuse or try the top leaders of a nation, perhaps the world. Saying and doing nothing makes everyone else complicit in the crime. Even the panel on NOW avoided calling this action a crime. It was portrayed as a political expediency to support secular leadership in Pakistan, General Musharraf.

Questions are then raised concerning future events. Let's look at a likely scenario. We know when Al Qaeda has chosen a target in America, they persist until it is destroyed. World Trade Center 1993 and 2001. The national capitol 2001 and? Security has tightened sufficiently so the next attack on the capitol will be different than the last, as with the Trade Center.

The report on NOW demonstrates a close relationship between Pakistan and Al Qaeda. Pakistan has growing nuclear capability and it is reasonable to assume Al Qaeda has proved itself worthy to share in this capability. While it may be a bit more difficult to move nuclear devices within striking distance of the Capitol, it is far from impossible. Any number of nuclear weapons could be brought in with regular drug shipments, made possible by the great war on drugs fraud.

The lesson of Waco, Texas and Ruby Ridge, Idaho was to fear the government's ability to make war on the people. The lesson of Oklahoma City and September 11, is that government can’t or won't protect the people or itself. Fear increases all around and affects every aspect of American life. That fear not only allows an expansion of government and government power, it demands the increase as national security.

The escape of 8,000 Al Qaeda does nothing to increase security anywhere. Anything the President has said about national security since November, 2001 is suspect. There is no doubt national government is growing like a cancer. Yet, if Al Qaeda succeeds in destroying the Capitol, especially a nuclear destruction, would any American see it as a successful radiation treatment? Can surviving America rest easier because the Capitol was the target and not the rest of us? Will Congress deserve such a fate because it did nothing when the President substantially decreased the entire national security?

As I write this, I have heard reports that U.S. forces are closing in on Al Qaeda near the Pakistani border. Will they capture or kill the 8,000 freed in November, 2001? Or will most of them slip away with Pakistani assistance? The answer to this question should tell us much about the so-called war on terrorism. Personally, I expect it to be business as usual and hope I am wrong.

To add some balance to all this, I want to point out that we could consider the escape of November, 2001 a case of a Christian President loving his enemies, as the Bible instructs. Could we be witnessing the beginnings of New Age warfare here? Will there be any gratitude among the 8,000 who were and are ready to die for their beliefs? Will they be satisfied with the destruction of their next primary target? Or will they continue until America is one of the least powerful nations in the world? Would that be a bad thing? Could it be necessary to world peace? Fear or not, these are truly exciting times.

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Comment by dean meason on March 3, 2010 at 9:22pm
by Michael Boldin

The following is based off a speech I gave at the first annual Tenth Amendment Summit in Atlanta, GA on February 26, 2010.

How can a “crazy” Californian and a “conservative” Georgian be friends? It’s simple – through the principles of ’98. In 1798, the John Adams administration signed into law that Alien and Sedition Acts, which made it a crime to publish “false, scandalous, and malicious writing” against the government or its officials. In practice, it was used to quell the freedom of speech in dissent against the sitting administration.

In the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, Thomas Jefferson responded:

“the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their General Government”

But wait – that’s not all. He went on to say that all undelegated powers exercised by the federal government are “unathoritative, void and of no force.” And, that a “nullification of the act is the rightful remedy.”

NULLIFICATION?

There’s been plenty of people talking about nullification lately, but many people don’t know what it really means. I can think of no better way to define it than how my friend Derek Sheriff from the Arizona Tenth Amendment Center has done:

Nullification is not secession or insurrection, but neither is it unconditional or unlimited submission. Nullification is not something that requires any decision, statement or action from any branch of the federal government. Nullification is not the result of obtaining a favorable court ruling. Nullification is not the petitioning of the federal government to start doing or to stop doing anything. Nullification doesn’t depend on any federal law being repealed. Nullification does not require permission from any person or institution outside of one’s own state.

Nullification is something that’s already happening around the country – and Derek explains the process:

Nullification begins with a decision made in your state legislature to resist a federal law deemed to be unconstitutional. It usually involves a bill, which is passed by both houses and is signed by your governor. In some cases, it might be approved by the voters of your state directly, in a referendum. It may change your state’s statutory law or it might even amend your state constitution. It is a refusal on the part of your state government to cooperate with, or enforce any federal law it deems to be unconstitutional.

At its very core, nullification is mass civil-disobedience to the federal government with the support of the state apparatus. It’s about “We the People” exercising our rights whether the politicians or judges in Washington D.C want to give us “permission” to exercise those rights or not.

ROSCOE FILBURN

During the Great Depression, while millions of people were out of work or starving, the FDR administration required American farmers to restrict production of wheat in order to raise prices.

As a farmer, Roscoe Filburn was told he could plant a little over 10 acres of wheat, which he did grow and sell on the market. He also decided that it was in his best interest – possibly because he had less revenue due to the production limitations – to plant another 10 or so acres. But, the “excess” wheat grown was used at home to feed his livestock, among other things. He never sold it, so he saw this as being outside the scope of Congressional power to regulate “interstate commerce.”

What did the federal government do? The expected – they ordered Roscoe to destroy his crops and pay a fine. Think about that for a moment and you’ll really understand the evil of having too much power in too few hands. At a time when large numbers of people were starving, these thugs in government forced people to reduce production for the sake of raising prices. From this, it seems clear to me that corporate bailouts have been going on a long, long time in America.

Roscoe sued, and the case went all the way to the Supreme Court. In Wickard v Filburn, the Court ruled against him and the result was that the Federal Government assumed a power that was new in the history of this country. It now had the power to control the growing and consuming of something that never left one’s back yard.

LOST LIBERTY

John Adams, who as we can see from his signing of the Alien and Sedition Acts-, was no saint, did give us a great warning on the growth of government power. In 1775 he wrote, “liberty once lost, is lost forever.” He went on to explain that when the People allow government to gain power and restrict liberty, it will never voluntarily give that power back. Liberty given up to government power will never be returned to the people without a long and difficult struggle.

If we fast forward to present times, we can see this principle at work.

ANGEL RAICH

In the 1990s, the People of California voted to legalize consumption of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Angel Raich, who has a huge cancerous tumor in her brain was told by her doctor and California law that using marijuana to relieve some of the pain associated with her cancer was acceptable.

The Feds don’t take too kindly to states passing laws in direct contravention to theirs. Marijuana, for example, is illegal on a federal level in all circumstances, and federal agencies have consistently said they don’t recognize state laws. You can probably guess what happened, right?

Federal agents destroyed Angel’s homegrown marijuana plants without much resistance. Like Roscoe before her, Angel sued, and the case went all the way to the Supreme Court. In 2005, the Supreme Court once again ruled that growing and consuming a plant in one’s own back yard qualified as “interstate commerce.” And, because of that, the federal government was then authorized to control, regulate, or outright ban such activities under the threat of fine or prison.

Clarence Thomas, in his famous dissent, got it right when he wrote, “If the majority is to be taken seriously, the Federal Government may now regulate quilting bees, clothes drives, and potluck suppers throughout the 50 States. This makes a mockery of Madison’s assurance to the people of New York that the “powers delegated” to the Federal Government are “few and defined”, while those of the States are “numerous and indefinite.”

PARTISAN CONSTITUTIONALISTS?

The main problem we face is that much of the support for the 10th Amendment is little more than partisanship. For many years, conservatives have rightly railed against policies such as the ones that FDR used against Roscoe Filburn. But, at the same time, they’ve turned a blind eye to those same policies when used against Angel Raich and her use of marijuana. And on the other hand, liberals have done just the opposite.

The bottom line, though, is this. When you allow politicians to bend the rules of the Constitution – even for things you may support – over a long period of time, sooner or later you’re going to end up with politicians who feel that the rules don’t apply at all. And, if we’re not there right now, we’re pretty darn close.

EVERY ISSUE, EVERY TIME

That’s why we at the Tenth Amendment Center demand adherence to the Constitution – Every Issue. Every time. No exceptions. No excuses. That means that much of what the federal government does is unconstitutional, including:

The Department of Education, The Patriot Act, Federal Gun Laws and Regulations, National Health Care Mandates, and something that’s been going on since 1941, wars without a Congressional declaration of war from Congress.

LIBERTY

From this we can see that the Tenth Amendment is not about political parties. It’s not about political ideologies. It’s not even about political candidates. It’s about liberty. It was designed to promote your liberty by strictly limiting the powers of the federal government.

Over the past year or so, I’ve been interviewed by mainstream media sources literally dozens of times. And whether it’s Fox News, or CNN, or the New York Times, the reporters invariably ask the same question, “What political party do you support?” Each time, I give them the same answer, “The Tenth Amendment Center is a non-partisan think tank that supports the principles of strictly limited constitutional government.”

They always have virtually the same follow up question too – “what about you? As the founder of the Center, what’s your political background, what political party do you support?”

“None,” I tell them. I don’t know if they believe me, but it’s true.

I’m no conservative, and I’m no liberal. I’m not a Democrat or a Republican. And I’m not a green or a libertarian, or a socialist or an anarchist. I’m not even an independent.

All I am is me, and all I want is to live free.

Thank you….

Michael Boldin [send him email] is the founder of the Tenth Amendment Center

Copyright © 2010 by TenthAmendmentCenter.com. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given
Comment by kashzka mucha on February 28, 2010 at 12:18pm
Thanks for sharing .... hope more and more learn thru your writings and can help him.
Your efforts are appreciated and admirable.
Comment by Ed Howes on February 28, 2010 at 11:23am
Can't say if book proceeds are going toward prosecution. Just that he recently began his web site fund raising effort;
The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder by Vincent Bugliosi (Hardcover - May 26, 2008) - Bargain Price $10.78
Buy new: $26.95 $10.78

Sorry I had the name wrong if you went searching. :) (From Amazon.com)
Comment by kashzka mucha on February 25, 2010 at 12:36am
oops! I see that they do. I'd be more than happy to pass the news for his benefit.
Comment by kashzka mucha on February 25, 2010 at 12:32am
Could you tell us the name of the book? Do proceeds go to raising funds for this case???
Comment by Ed Howes on February 24, 2010 at 11:59am
Thank You Alexa, Kashzka and Dean,

Alexa, I have not viewed this film. Is there a link where I can view?

Kashzka, I have thought it odd that Attorney Vincent Buscaglia wants to prosecute brother George for murder, when he is so provably guilty of treason, as well. However, he builds a solid case for murder as a prosecutor and published in a book. He fairly recently began soliciting funds from the public to launch an indictment and prosecution. Guess the sales of the book won't cover the expense. :)

Dean, I am disinclined to credit any president with much of what happens on his watch, due to the involvement of so many other players and set ups from previous administrations or events. The one thing that endeared me to Reagan happened very early in his presidency. I believe it was in February '81 he went on national TV to promote a Congressional Resolution declaring 1981 the Year of the Bible. He quoted II Chronicles 7:14, only saying it was a scripture he liked. I saw it as the key to a better future than the one we are experiencing. Knowing the people would never heed this counsel until their hearts were failing them for fear, I know that fear is not very far into the future and healers are being raised up to help the survivors.
Comment by dean meason on February 24, 2010 at 1:38am
Just a little something to chew on



Patriot: Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan is known as one of the most loved Presidents in American history. In a time when politics was bruised and stained by Johnson and Kennedy’s Vietnam War, the Nixon Watergate scandal, Carter’s Iran Hostage crisis and terrible economic growth, Reagan broke away from Progressive big government policies to “the government is the enemy” message. Reagan’s conservative message had finally struck a cord with the American people who had had enough of big government bureaucracy.

One of the most famous speeches in American history is Reagan’s Goldwater Speech . Without teleprompter, Reagan delivered a flawless speech that unveiled the true nature of Progressivism, Communism, Socialism, Marxism, Totalitarianism, Leninism, Stalinism, and Tyranny as a whole. His clear delivery shows that these words are simply an extension of his beliefs not his ego. Never does he claim that these are his beliefs but they are that of the founding fathers’.

Reagan was able to connect with the people because of his candid humor and whit. He also was able to convince the American people to snap out of the blind marching step behind soft tyrannical government and into the light of freedom. This message was pure with a resonating support from the words of truth scribed by our founding fathers. Reagan broke down all of the rhetoric and delivered simple common sense solutions with facts and statistics to back it up. His approach was true Americanism.

Reagan did get extensive criticism due to his ratcheting up of defense spending with his Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) which was a ballistic missile defense system relative to Soviet “Cold War” threats. He received so much pressure from the Democratic side of the isle that Clinton felt the need to rename the initiative to Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) in order to deflect any further flack from the public. Reagan did increase the national debt with defense spending but it must be noted that Reagan was key in the fall of the Berlin Wall and the fall of the Soviet Union. It must be noted as well that if Reagan hadn’t revived the economy after Carter’s economic failures, the United States would have crumbled like the Soviet Union.

Trickle Down Economics

What must be understood about Reagan’s fiscal policy was the brilliance and simplicity in “Trickle Down Economics”. Some called it Reaganomics. It was pure Adam Smith capitalism with the emphasis cutting government bureaucracy. On the surface of his policy, Reagan stressed that government needed to downsize in order to be able to cut taxes. By cutting taxes, business would have more of their money to spend on advertising, expansion, and eventually more hiring. The increasing profits of employers would eventually trickle down into the pockets of the employed. As the employee’s wealth grew, employees would become consumers, and consumer spending would increase which would inject more money into the pockets of the employer. This symbiotic relationship is sacred to Americanism and to that of Adam Smith’s Capitalism.

So what is even more brilliant is the way that the lowering of taxes actually increases government revenue. Sounds kind of confusing? Well the more income employers make and employees make, an increase in tax revenue is witnessed. When government raises taxes on individuals and businesses, it stifles the incentive to make more income. The “Progressive” income tax created by Woodrow Wilson, is a perfect example. I have personally witnessed construction workers monitoring their hours because they knew when they had to stop working in order to avoid moving into a higher tax bracket. When they were scheduled to work six – ten hour shifts, they would either leave early o call in absent in order to avoid the higher taxable income. How do you think this fairs for business productivity and profitability? Reagan knew this and sought to reform the tax system.

What was fundamental of Reagan’s success was his message and true American ideals. He believed and spoke of hard working American Individualism. He searched for all avenues to reward American Individualism. His “pull yourself up by the boot straps” philosophy is what has made America great. He believed that if you free the American people from burdens of the federal government, the great innovators of the future and the great inventions will rise like cream to the top of the American economy. He believed that the best way to empower the lower income American is to employ them and incentivize them with their own innovation rather than enslave them with addiction to federal social services.
Comment by kashzka mucha on February 23, 2010 at 11:24pm
Thank you for sharing this important news too many know little of!
Comment by Alexa on February 10, 2010 at 1:40pm
hi dear brother. this is excellent and so important. it is time for the truth to be understood so we have that chance of returning peace on Earth. thank you and namaste

ps.have you seen the film "The Truth about the War in Iraq"
poignant stuff.many thanks.

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