#Resistance And The Crisis Of Authority In American Politics

The Normies begin to stir.

Related:

“…The Trump administration can best be viewed, perhaps, as a struggle to the death between American voters and the federal employees who are paid to serve them.”

H/t to Insty, who notes:

“This is a much more dangerous situation that most people appreciate, I think.”

Word.

46 responses to “#Resistance And The Crisis Of Authority In American Politics

  1. James W. King

    ” The shores of history are littered with the wrecks of civilizations where once free men entrusted their rights and liberties to a wholly centralized government.”
    The Honorable Richard Brevard Russell
    United States Senate (Democrat-Georgia)
    Mercer University, May 13, 1966
    Richard B. Russell of Georgia and Strom Thurmond of South Carolina were
    the last or nearly last of the old line Democrats before Socialism and Communism completely took over the Democratic Party.

    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
    Amendment X, United States Constitution

    • Jimmy the Saint

      That’s nice and all, but they’ve got another of Lenin’s acolytes lined up to take his place.

    • Except that he didn’t actually quit…he said that he would, sometime in the next few weeks.

      Methinks that Stewart Smalley is going to change his tune after the Moore election in Alabama next Tuesday. He really doesn’t want to go.

  2. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.

  3. Yes, boss, I knows maximum effective range. I explained it thus to progeny and other students. The range at which if exceeded, the bullet will probably not arrive with the authority you want it to have. Or: the weight of the bullet and the speed of it must correspond to something which will penetrate clothing, skin, organs and bones. Usually something like at least 800fps and 55 or more grains. 40grains at 600fps will not kill grown men, but it will make them cautious. Being hit by that is a painful experience, and wounded men cause expenditures of medical, and other support. Thus 22 LR can be used for harassing/casualty fire in static situations. Plunging fire with .30 cal is a whole ‘nother story, and a swell thing to harass the fuck out of people with. Having been shot at with plunging fire, it’s akin to being strafed by air craft. I recognize the crisis of authority being a lot like when Rome had as many as 6 Caesars at the same time. Sometimes I think the US is scheduled for disintegration. Even now, the bricks and mortar oft to go amiss.

  4. James W. King, thank you for sharing that excellent quote by Senator Richard Russell–and rehearsing the 10th Amendment which has been and is flagrantly violated.

    • Jimmy the Saint

      “the 10th Amendment which has been and is flagrantly violated.”

      Tut, tut, dear boy. Like any law that purports to restrain those with power, it is simply observed in the breach.
      – The Elite

    • The invasion of the south was an anti-Tenth Amendment war.

    • James W. King

      THERON–Thank you for your support for the quote by Senator Richard Brevard Russell–U.S. Senator from Georgia that I posted. He never married and was dedicated to the America he loved. It has been said that he probably would have been elected U.S. president but his political views were so closely tied to the the Old South. He led the longest filibuster ever in the U.S. Senate to try to stop passage of the Civil Rights law in 1964.

      Yes the South in years past had true Statesmen as opposed to Politicians–Nathaniel Macon from North Carolina that Macon Georgia is named for and other places also, John C. Calhoun–the Souths greatest defender of Southern States Rights–a Senator and U.S. Vice president. He wrote 2 books prior to his death in 1850–Disquisition on Government and Discourse on the Constitution. and of course George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison and many others.

      “The Constitution has admitted the jurisdiction of the United States (Federal Government) within the limits of the several States only so far as the delegated powers authorize; beyond that they are intruders, and may rightfully be expelled.”—— John C. Calhoun

      “The error is in the assumption that the General Government is a party to the constitutional compact. The States formed the compact, acting as sovereign and independent communities.”– John C. Calhoun

      “To maintain the ascendancy of the Constitution over the lawmaking majority is the great and essential point on which the success of the American system must depend; unless that ascendancy can be preserved, the necessary consequence must be that the laws will supersede the Constitution; and, finally the will of the executive, by influence of its patronage, will supersede the laws…”-~ John C. Calhoun, 1782-1850

      The government of the absolute majority is but the government of the strong-est interests; and when not effectively checked, is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised… -John C. Calhoun
      “If we do not defend ourselves, none will defend us; if we yield, we will be more and more pressed as we recede; and if we submit, we will be trampled underfoot.”— John C. Calhoun

      “Stripped of all its covering, the naked question is, whether ours is a
      federal or consolidated government; a constitutional or absolute one;
      a government resting solidly on the basis of the sovereignty of the
      States, or on the unrestrained will of a majority; a form of government,
      as in all other unlimited ones, in which injustice, violence, and
      force must ultimately prevail.”- John C. Calhoun

      John Randolph of Roanoke (1773-1833) was an early advocate of states’ rights, an agrarian and Virginia aristocrat. He firmly believed (rightly) that the
      States had the right to interpret the Constitution, since they had written it.

      “When injustice becomes law, Resistance becomes duty”-Thomas Jefferson
      If YOU believe in the Jeffersonian Principles of Government- then that makes YOU a Confederate!

      “There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” ~ James Madison

      “If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress…. Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited Government established by the people of America.” – James Madison

      “When once a Republic is Corrupted, there is No Possibility of Remedying any of the Growing Evils but by Removing the Corruption and Restoring its Lost Principles;
      Every other correction is either Useless or a New Evil.” ~Thomas Jefferson ~

      “Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.”-– Thomas Jefferson

      “Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path to destruction.”—Thomas Jefferson
      _
      _Robert E. Lee predicted what would happen when power centralized in DC:
      I yet believe that the maintenance of the rights and authority reserved to the states and to the people, not only essential to the adjustment and balance of the general system, but the safeguard to the continuance of a free government. I consider it as the chief source of stability to our political system, whereas the consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it…
      ______________________________________

      By 1860 most in the North were politicians and corrupt.
      “All these cries of having ‘abolished slavery,’ of having ‘saved the country,’ of
      having ‘preserved the Union,’ of establishing a ‘government of consent,’ and of‘maintaining the national honor’ are all gross, shameless, transparent cheats — so transparent that they ought to deceive no one.”
      — Lysander Spooner, prominent Northern abolitionist,
      attorney, and legal scholar, five years after the “Civil War”

      Northern financier and banker J.P. Morgan said “I supported president Lincoln but I see my mistake. I visited Washington D.C. and saw the corruption of the administration. The war is not for the preservation of the Constitution and Union but for politicians and government contractors.

      Lysander Spooner, prominent Massachusetts lawyer, legal scholar, and abolitionist said “The principle on which the war was waged by the North was that men may be compelled to submit to a government they do not want and resistance makes them traitors and criminals.

  5. I get tired of the vilification of govt employees. The narrative is simply not the truth. If one were to identify SOME govt employees, I could agree with that. Some need to be in the dirt. But not all of them.

    Their are thousands and thousands and thousands of citizens whom happen to be employed by the govt. be it, city, county, state, or federal employment, they go to work do their jobs and come home. Some here confuse that employment, that job, as their politics! Fuck that. Pretty narrow minded view.

    I’m beginning to wonder exactly what the haters here, agenda really is. I beginning to view you as the real enemy. Your ideology is almost as far left as the left.

    Fundamentally what is the difference between govt employment, and private industry?

    Won’t be long and we’ll be calling anybody working for the military industrial complex

    People gotta work to survive. Don’t matter if your a carpenter, a plumber, a mechanic, an attorney, an under taker, a Doctor, a nurse, a news paper salesman. We all go to work, do what your business tells you to do for your shift, and go home. Don’t do what the boss expects, and your an ex employee.

    Their is zero politics involved in that employment, it’s really simple it’s your job.

    Yet some here keep driving that stake that division, between career choices. Doesn’t that strike you as odd, why the divide, what/who gains from that?

    Good/bad based on your job, fucking retarded. Can evil exist at any job, sure. But it’s rare. It’s not symptomaticlly specific of govt employees.

    Rant over.

    Dirk

    • SemperFi, 0321

      Kind of like referring to EVERY WW2 German as a Nazi, isn’t it?
      They’re all evil and deserve to die.

    • they

      are ALL

      PARASITES

      no one needs these blood sucking worms. their arrogance along with their bloated pay and benefits is enough to make any sane person sick.

      every one is an enemy of hard working folks. .gubbermint produces NOTHING but fat power abusing scoundrels.

      TICK

      FUCKING

      TOCK

    • there’s 10X as many “gubmint employees” as there would be in a healthy society. The apparatchix are out-of-control and ravening for total power.
      In my own personal experience, 9 out of 10 are scum.

      all parasites must die.

    • Jimmy the Saint

      Generally speaking, an employee of a private company cannot, in the course of their job, deprive another of life, freedom, or property, at least not without government permission/approval (like as not obtained through the courts.) A governmental employee can. A private sector employee’s pay is also not extracted from the public under threat of force. A governmental employee’s pay is.

      And it isn’t that most governmental employees are necessarily bad people – they’re mostly just folks. However, the fact that they simply “follow the boss’ instructions” is very scary and dangerous, when viewed in light of the previous paragraph.

      • “..And it isn’t that most governmental employees are necessarily bad people – they’re mostly just folks…”

        Exactly the same thing can be said for EVERY functionary, bureaucrat, psycophant, enforcer, enabler and groupie that supported stalin, hitler, mao, castro, mandela, mugabe, pol pot, amin, fdr, nixon, clinton, roosevelt, johnson and mohammed to name but a few.

        If one supports something that is intrinsically evil, one becomes evil..and the cult of authority/gov is evil and insane in every aspect!

        Nuremberg Rules (and the effect of gravity or terminal ballistics) apply.

        Yours in Daily Armed Liberty via anarchy!
        Northgunner III

    • I largely agree with you. I have an uncle who retired from the Dept of Agriculture about 2 1/2 years ago. He’s not political (and, on those few occasions when he does comment, its more in the nature of “a pox on both of their houses” since he views them just about all as corrupt and/or stupid). He just did his job.

      Now the very high ranking civil servants and the political appointees – those are a different kettle of fish. A much higher percentage of them are either corrupt, power-hungry or compromised (or some combination thereof). Not all, mind you, but a much higher percentage.

      But you’re correct that most government employees are just doing their (mostly unnecessary) jobs. They’re not conspiring to enslave us. Let’s focus on the bad ones and/or the bad agencies and departments – that’s a very target-rich environment all by itself.

      • Mostly unnecessary jobs means they are thieves, doesn’t it?

        • Aye.
          Dirk’s got a point…but I got stuck at ‘thousands, and thousands, and thousands.’
          Therein lies the problem.

          Not sure about the stat, but if true, illustrates:

          Dept. of ‘ReEducation’ is reported to have 25K?

          And not one of ’em teaches a friggn kid?

      • Thomas T. Tinker

        I gotta look up and old tune from way back….. the “I am not a Nazi Polka”. Take a listen….. The ‘Nazi’ Government had no lack of willing wage earners to maintain and manage the systems didn’t they. Did that make the guy or gal working the payroll office, motor pool, executive secretary to who… any less an enemy because they don’t make as much??? Because they government employee may ‘feel bad’ about what their actions cause or support does that make them any less a threat to a ‘civilian’s’ fortune, family or honor…. free will??? They….. the Government Class….. may be just nice folks with kids a mortgage, car payments and a dog….. but unless they deliver the mail or defend the borders….. They.. are.. not the friend of any free man or woman.

    • Randolph Scott

      You must have missed the lesson on the criminality of bureaucrats. Are you aware of a place called Washington D.C.? Currently every top level bureaucrat and the next three levels below that top cocksucker are criminals. No one gives a shit about the little court clerk or the post man or any other little guy, excepting the US foresters(called agents nowadays), the criminals are the bureaucrats that ARE politicized and are refusing to follow the POTUS orders, obstructing justice, and most likely guilty of sedition.

      Did you miss the election where DJT was elected POTUS and that the POTUS does in fact have the right to appoint and to fucking fire indiscriminately whomever he pleases at the bureaucratic level.

      Just getting warmed up pal.

      Randolph -hang them all- Scott

    • Fundamentally?
      PLENTY.
      You gubbys PRODUCE NOTHING.
      Enjoy your fucking pension, parasite.
      The “private” sector is paying for it.

    • “Their are thousands and thousands and thousands of citizens whom happen to be employed by the govt. be it, city, county, state, or federal employment, they go to work do their jobs and come home. Some here confuse that employment, that job, as their politics! Fuck that. Pretty narrow minded view.”

      Shall we speak of the current state of the FBI?
      Shall we speaknof the IRS under Obama the Muslim?
      Shall we speak of The last ODNI?
      Shall we speak of The last DCIA?
      Shall we speak of the 14 Scrambleed Eggs and Stars and INTELL Traitors and there Latest Document Signing?
      Shall we speak of the Whorshipping of there Pensions and Health Care Benifits over there Oath?
      Shall we speak of there Unspoken Privelage afforded them because of “The Job”

      “People gotta work to survive”
      The Drug Dealer, Black Market Arms Dealer, Child Porn Publisher, Gamg Banger, etc etc etc would say the same.

      “Their is zero politics involved in that employment, “. “it’s really simple it’s your job.”
      Nuremberg stops that argument dead in it’s tracks!
      Again I ask, The current FBI “investigation” of my President?
      There IS NOT ONE Gov’t Agency that has not sold there souls out in just my life. They are All A Disgrace. Every last damn employee need to goto college and study the Founding of this Country, The Constitution and The Federalist Papers. 8yrs of Education 6 months prior to Gov’t Employment.

      “Can evil exist at any job, sure. But it’s rare. It’s not symptomaticlly specific of govt employees.”
      I Disagree, STRONGLY!!!!! FOIA in just my lifetime has proven that. From CIA “hallucinations of grander” to Obama the Muslim “Loving Dictator” to McCarthy whom has since been proven 100% to Correct to State and Local LE.

      But enjoy your kool-aid. Who am I to keep a man from drinking his death.
      Unfortunately, what you drink, Is Killing This Nation and it’s Founding Principles and “Foundation.”

      So to you, I say, FUUUUUUUUCK YOU. CIR(google Marcinko”
      You and your ilk are the problem and have been since Wilson.

      End MY rant.

    • You are an idiot.

  6. Not sure what the Trump admin has to do with the voters anymore, it’s all Israel First and neocon talking points and willing to discuss gun control and amnesty and everything else. The ‘deep state’ that are against him are just the ones too dense to get the memo that this is just back to normal factional fighting.

  7. i HATE the murkin peepul.

    I. HATE. THEM.

    if you don’t hate them, then you are one of them.

    and you will be hated too.

    they are dumb, dumb, dumb.

    they settle for 5th rate shit and are proud of it.

    what a bunch of scumbags.

    fucking losers to the bone.

    • Right.

      So, let’s see: Since you hate everyone… and if everyone else doesn’t hate them.. er, themselves too, then you will hate them and they should hate everyone along with you because otherwise you’ll call them losers and scumbags and any other vile thing you can look up in your thesaurus of hate…. or something ‘r other. Devastating!

      American, in the best traditional sense of the term. Proud of it. Happy to be hated by a detestable squirming coil like you.

      A man is known by his friends, but also by his enemies. Having you for an enemy is high praise indeed. All honor to anyone not you.

      “To be despised by the despicable is better than to be admired by the admirable.”

      Now then, go ahead and regurgitate your redundant rant, reeking of the rank and rotting refuse of what might once have been a soul.

    • I’d hate you but you aren’t worth my time. Go count the rocks on your island, little boy. One question though … if you hate us all so much, why do you spend so much time here?

      • Hatergottahate.

        The objects of his hatred are here, and here is the only place on the innertubes which will allow him.

      • SemperFi, 0321

        It’s like fishing, getting dumbasses to take the bait is a sport to him.

      • stooopit murkin

      • It’s not his island. Just a photo from a national park, he scalped one a while back off of someone else’s Facebook page and tried to pass it as his own.

        I’ve wondered a few times if tFag isn’t CA himself, yanking our chains for shits and giggles. I’ve also wondered if he’s his retarded brother in law, but even with CA being an attorney I cannot fathom he hates his sister that goddam much.

        CA ultimately keeps the tFag around just for the chaos factor. It’s the only usefulness to be found in it. Much like President Trump is using chaos to keep his opposition, foreign and domestic, turning in circles.

      • It’s not his island. Just a photo from a national park, he scalped one a while back off of someone else’s Facebook page and tried to pass it as his own.

        I’ve wondered a few times if tFag isn’t CA himself, yanking our chains for shits and giggles. I’ve also wondered if he’s his retarded brother in law, but even with CA being an attorney I cannot fathom he hates his sister that goddam much.

        CA ultimately keeps the tFag around just for the chaos factor. It’s the only usefulness to be found in it. Much like President Trump is using chaos to keep his opposition, foreign and domestic, turning in circles.

      • There’s the $60,000 question. Somehow I do not think that altruism is involved.

  8. Real man shouts, “Run, Kamala, run” as he shoulders his rifle.

  9. Hadenoughalready

    This IS a very dangerous situation, indeed. The “feds” won’t roll over and give up their criminality easily. The “swamp” won’t easily be drained. They’ll go, kicking and screaming, and Trump needs to watch his “six”; for all our sakes.

  10. Shit, you mean the Boomer Begins to Wake?

    That’s what I would name both the articles, and the majority of the comments on each.

    I know there are quite a few here and other spots that “get it” and have for either a short time or forever, but, damn, it takes having obvious signs of “The Dagger War” and insecurity over their nest-eggs to take their heads out of their 5th point of contact?

    Jumpin’ Jesus on a Pogo Stick, they’re still talking like anybody in gubmint, at least the halfway competent ones that aren’t just diversity hires (you know, the really dangerous ones), actually has read and uses Muh Con-stee-too-shun to judge whether they’re job should even exist!

    200 million is just the start…

    I’ll most likely be one of them, but at this point, what difference does it make?

    I’m dead already.

  11. lifes about choices boys, we all get to make em. You made your choices, just like I made mine. I chose law enforcement, after the military, I fucking hate law enforcement, I don’t care for many cops.

    However I have worked with far more good men and women, then not. The dirty cops are weeded out quickly here.

    How about fire fighters, yup more govt slugs. While I’m not a fan of Napa Ca, or LA, their are millions and millions of citizens who are counting on their services right now.

    Anyway life’s about choices, if you choose to be a hater, o well. Your hatred is killing your spirit.

    Merry Christmas to all of you. May these special times, of family and spirit, be your best ever.

    Yea even you Tfat!

    Dirk

    • all i want for Fakemass is the Fusa to cease it’s existence.

      i wish for all .gub payrolls, pensions, and benefits to end- forever.

      and of course, 300 million worthless murkin scum to drop dead.

      that’s not too much to ask for.

  12. DWEEZIL THE WEASEL

    Evil can exist in any job or profession. With the public sector, however, the evil is harder to get rid of and will metastasize. I saw this with my own eyes as a Peace Officer in SoCal. Lazy bums with badges were routinely pigeon-holed instead of being fired. Out-and-out criminality was covered up because of the political/celebrity connection between the perpetrator(s) and the LEOS(talk to me sometime about what went on in Curry County, Dirk).
    However, in other professions/venues it also exists. Look at the Catholic Church and the pedophilia scandals. How did Mother Church handle that one? Look at private firms where “Tommy-boy” becomes an executive VP because daddy or grandpa owns the company. Look at the: “entertainment industry”.
    People are people. They are corrupt, selfish, and sinful. The yardstick I use to measure them, whether they be my freeloading brothers-in-law or all of the local hacks/remoras/Orcs/other apparatchiks here in Kootenai County or Boise. is by their degree of encroachment on my liberty. Then, the next question I have to ask myself is how do I stop/slow this encroachment? Obviously, it is a lot easier to tell my parasite relatives to FOAD than it is to tell the tax collector the same thing.
    So, I along with millions of other law-abiding folks exist in the shadowlands of survival. Not the prepping/Armageddon-type which we talk about here, but the daily grind of bills, obligations, and life. We stretch what we have and hope the power of the state will leave us the hell alone. It is a forlorn hope some of the time.
    But, keep in mind that when you trash the criminals at the top, do not use a broad brush. Those firefighters and LEOS in SoCal are earning their debt bucks this week. There are a lot of patient postal workers here in my A/O who are cheerfully and patiently putting up with absolutely MORONIC customers who walk up to the counter. There are school bus drivers who are out hustling at zero dark thirty to get the little ones safely to a warm school room in our current twenty-degree weather.
    I cannot stop anyone from looking at me with disdain due to my former profession. All I can say in reply is that when I was a Peace Officer, I did my best to protect the neighborhood and there are a lot of thieves, drug sellers and child molesters who went to prison due to the efforts of me and my co-workers. They really needed to be locked up. Someone had to be paid to do it. Bleib ubrig.