Drain The Swamp

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
We have heard about the Swamp or Deep State. What we see unfolding should concern every American, not about Donald Trump, but people in government, many un-elected. We should also be concerned about those running for the Democrat nomination for president.

Since Trump’s election, forces within and without the government employed almost every tool possible to undo the election of 2016 and force him out of office. Scandalous stories, the Russian collusion and obstruction fabrication, constant challenges to his appointments including federal judges, attacks on his family, weekly court challenges and many fake news reports have been part of their resistance.
Reporters have lost their jobs over fake news and many court orders have been overturned, but no matter, the resistance went on.

All of this shows there exists within the federal government a culture of self-sustaining cliques of powerful people. They are above the law and subject to no higher authority of government than themselves. How has this happened? It’s because government is too vast and bloated, too big for one person to oversee and, of course, absolute power corrupts absolutely. That’s why we were given the Bill of Rights, but they are under attack like never before in our history.

Looking back in time, possibly the first occasion a president really encountered forces that powerful was with Abraham Lincoln. In the Twentieth Century, President Eisenhower tried to warn us about the Deep State. Now we have a president who publicly challenges them and we can see how the “Swampire Strikes Back” on many fronts with all the sinister, malevolent power they can muster. 

A recent example is within the upper echelons of the military. From day one an inductee is taught the President is the Commander-in-Chief. Apparently that lesson was lost on some of the top brass. A story in the New York Times (Haberman, Cooper and Phillips, Nov 25, 2019) regarding a Navy Seal pardoned by Trump describes “a pushback” by high officials in the navy over Trump essentially acting as commander-in-chief. They threatened resignations if they didn’t get to remove the Seal from service. So the Secretary of the Navy got the boot and more could eventually follow. The Times called this an extraordinary case with few precedents. But once again, here, the Times tried to spin the story away from the chain of command issue to one of Trump being the tyrant. 

They tried earlier to spin a story about Trump revealing secrets in a conference with a foreign leader. It might have worked with an uninformed public, but the stunt was blunted by people throughout the Internet reminding us that under the law, the president is the final authority on what is classified. 

In January of 2017, a very revealing comment by Senator Chuck Schumer was made on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC. Speaking about Trump, Schumer said, “Let me tell you: you take on the intelligence community - they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.” That statement should make it clear what Trump has been up against. Don’t mess with the Deep State or they’ll get you - Russian collusion, obstruction, impeachment. That’s three of six, so who knows what else are they brewing up to wrest him from office.

Today we have a Democrat-controlled Congress totally uninterested in legislation for the betterment of the nation, but instead they are obsessed with undoing the 2016 election. In the presidential race Democrat political expert David Axelrod described the front runner, Joe Biden, as “kind of Mr. Magooing his way through the debates.” Would Joe do the same in the White House?

All of this should put into focus the importance of the next election. It explains why they want to abolish the electoral college, expand the Supreme Court and institute a controversial form of voting called ranked-choice, which has the potential to eliminate the two-party system. 

It should explain why Adam Schiff for two years repeated on every channel the tale that he had convincing proof of Trump’s collusion with Russia but Muller nixed that lie. Now Schiff, eyes practically popping with glee, says he has evidence warranting impeachment of the president. Why would anyone including members of Congress trust anything that guy says?

This is not all just coincidence, there’s more. These same people are attempting to invalidate due process and set aside the concepts of innocent until proven guilty and the right to identify and face your accusers. Now if they can bring down a president who is trying to Drain the Swamp, is there anyone that could stand in their way in the future? And what kind of a future is that?

Ralph Miller 


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