Michael Oberndorf
Enemies domestic
By Michael Oberndorf
December 16, 2019

There was once a time in America when we took the threat of the destruction of our free, capitalist, constitutional republic very seriously. From the beginnings of our Nation, we were warned that the greatest danger would come, not from foreign powers, but from within. Ben Franklin's prophetic remark just minutes after the creation of the Constitution, "A republic, if you can keep it," first sounded the warning that, today, needs to be repeated loud, clear, and often.

Everywhere you turn today, everywhere you look, it seems there's a "progressive" Democrat shouting, often hysterically, about how we MUST accept their radical, extremist, far-left view of everything from law to morality to economics to science, and so on, ad nauseam. Yet, it's usually patently obvious that their definitions and the resulting policy demands are ultimately aimed at removing our individual freedom, and imposing totalitarian, top-down big government control over everything. And from experience garnered from well over 60 years being involved in politics to one degree or another, let me assure you that politicians, especially leftist ones, have zero qualms about lying to you one minute, and then denying it the next. And, to paraphrase H. L. Mencken, you cannot go broke betting that what the left is accusing us of doing is exactly what they are guilty of.

Here's a perfect, very recent, example of this. I sent an email urging my senators – I live in Colorado – to vote to confirm President Trump's nominees for federal judgeships. I just received this reply from Democrat Michael Bennet:
    I am concerned that many of President Trump's nominees risk diminishing the credibility of our nation's courts. In many instances, nominees have failed to demonstrate the experience and integrity to serve in these lifetime positions. Throughout this Administration, I have routinely opposed nominees who lack the background and independence to serve on the judiciary. The independence of our courts is an essential strength of our democracy. Moving forward, I'll continue to review each nominee's background and records carefully to ensure they live up to the standards befitting our federal judiciary.
He has just described every federal judge appointed by Clinton, and then Obama, and the condition of our judiciary system. To a tee. In every detail.

Which brings us to what in this Age of Outrage (https://canadafreepress.com/article/the-age-of-outrage) is the Mother of ALL Outrages, the ongoing attempted coup d'état. This is nothing less than a serious and concerted effort by high government officials, tied directly and indirectly to and including Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, to overturn the results of a legally conducted election, and thus, overthrow the government. The list of conspirators is extensive, and virtually all of them are in positions of leadership within their government agencies or political party. And there is no doubt, repeat: No Doubt, that they, not Donald Trump, are the ones who have committed "high crimes and misdemeanors," and are, themselves, the "enemies domestic" they swore an oath to defend against.

So, here we are, 233 years after Dr. Franklin's warning, faced with the worst constitutional crisis since the Civil War, and no one to blame but ourselves. Many have pointed out that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance, but we became complacent in our pursuit of the American Dream, and fell asleep, leaving it to others to do the watching. Didn't work out too well, did it?

It's way past time to wake up again, and some are beginning to. Florida's Republican governor, Ron DiSantis, is going to see to it that civics, the social science dealing with the rights and duties, repeat: Duties!, of citizens, is once again a required class in school. But this is something that needs to be done nationwide, and the public clearly and repeatedly informed why. The left eliminated civics from school curriculums years ago, since it taught students how to preserve their republic, and thus, their freedom. They replaced it with leftist brainwashing and indoctrination that has led to a generation of intolerant, knee-jerk "socialists" who are virtually totally ignorant of our history and traditions, and just as ignorant of the history and nature of totalitarian collectivism.

It is We, the People, who have allowed this to happen. And it is We, the People who can undo the damage. Electing Donald Trump was a great first step. But we can't rest on our laurels. To preserve America as a free, constitutional republic, not only does Trump need to be re-elected, but we need to replace every single Democrat/progressive/socialist holding elective office today. The corrupt liars and leftist political hacks like Senator Bennet need to be replaced with honest, law abiding followers of the Constitution. Every last one of them. We cannot allow them to destroy the American Dream, our Shining City on the Hill, that so many have died to build and preserve. Period.

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Michael Oberndorf

The son of a German immigrant, Michael Oberndorf is an archaeologist by profession, with a BA from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and an MA from Leicester University, in England. He's also the Chairman of the Freedom21 Legislative Committee. Over the years, he has lived and worked all over the country, and traveled in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. He sincerely believes in the old saying, "America, love it or leave it." Michael can be reached at: moberndorf@yahoo.com


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