We know that Congress, which was supposed to represent all of us, will not represent us at all, and in fact is doing nothing of substance to punish Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for blatantly refusing to honor subpoenas for evidence Congress has demanded. In fact, in a private meeting, Rosenstein actually threatened House Congressional Oversight Committee staffers with subpoenas of his own for their e-mail and phone records if they didn't back down!
Our President is ignoring a letter from Congress asking him to demand the evidence requested from his Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, so that Trump can declassify the documents and give them to the oversight committee that has been waiting for them for over a year. Sadly, I believe President Trump knows Sessions and Rosenstein will refuse even his demand.
The Justice Department and the FBI are running the show, and they are receiving additional support from the National Security Administration, which is recording every electronically transmitted communication of every American and storing those communications at their massive data storage center they built in Utah. We can thank Edward Snowden for revealing that to us, and he is in hiding in Russia!
Our government has been overthrown. We only have an illusion of a government operating under the authority and limitations of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. In reality, an un-elected bureaucrat named Rod Rosenstein is our true President, but he wants that kept quiet for now.
It was this exact scenario the Founding Fathers and Framers of our Constitution envisioned, and perhaps even predicted, when they wrote Article II of the Bill of Rights, the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms. In fact, they gave us Article II as our insurance policy in a glass case that was to be broken if our government was overthrown by evil men intent on, "fundamentally changing the United States of America". Remember those words?
Based upon what we saw today, any possible chance we ever had of peacefully guiding the course of our nation through the voting process and the now-defunct check & balance system has been entirely neutralized very quietly, but very deliberately. It's right there in our face, and they rubbed it in today. How does that feel?
Those who engineered this coup do not believe the American people have the guts, the resolve or the courage to break that glass case and use that insurance policy -- and maybe they are right.
But you know what? We surprised them when we elected President Trump, and regardless of whether Trump takes the actions we all know he should be taking right now or not, what took us to those rallies at all times of the day or night, and no matter how cold or hot, raining or snowing, was a deep love for our nation that had reached such a low point in our history we literally had to come out and support the one man who stood up for us when we needed him most. Donald Trump gave us the incredible gift of renewed hope, and we owe him a debt of gratitude we may never be able to repay. He has almost single-handedly changed our lives for the better in so many ways I've lost count. But it will all be for nothing, if we do nothing now.
President Donald J. Trump is surrounded by enemies in the White House, in Congress, in the courts and in the media. Even those he trusted to appoint to run his agencies, like Jeff Sessions and Christopher Wray, have proved to be traitors to him - and us. His own trusted political advisers are advising him to make errors. The leadership and many members of his own political party are stabbing him in the back at every turn. Why do you think our President keeps holding campaign-style rallies? We are the only trusted friends he has!
I fear the only way we will be able to save our President, our Republic and our way of life will be to break that glass case and use that insurance policy. The events of today have convinced me of that. Evil will always prevail when good men do nothing.
Carl F. Worden