Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Surveilling Trump

            The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday is a question: Did Barack Obama order surveillance on Donald Trump and/or this campaign staff or transition team? It seems that the whole affair got tied up in knots because Trump used the word “wiretapped” rather than the word “surveilled.” All intelligence sources say there was no “wiretapping” done on Trump. However, there is some evidence that surveillance was done on Trump and other Americans.

            Clarice Feldman posted an interesting article at The American Thinker titled “Obama Did Wiretap Trump: It’s Like Putting Together a Russian Nesting Doll.” Feldman describes the Russian nesting doll – known as Matryoshkas:

Inside each doll are several others, smaller but identically shaped characters, until you get to the smallest one inside. Studying what we have learned of the timeline – and we still don’t have the entire story – we see Wikileaks, the smallest, at the core, and Obama as the largest piece in what is the most historically outrageous misuse of the people and institutions of government for partisan advantage.

            One of my daughters brought a set of nesting dolls to me when she visited Russia during high school. They are fascinating and fun to play with. They are also a good analogy for the corruption Trump is dealing with. Feldman uses the article to explain who and why the various “dolls” represent and then closes with this paragraph:

No matter how many dolls are hidden in the nest – Comey, Clapper, Brennan, Lynch – it is undeniable that they all fit under the big one – Obama. It was he who authorized the surveillance and multiagency distribution of intelligence – in Bob Woodward’s reading “highly classified gossip” – about political opponent Trump and his team – invading their privacy in violation of the law. If you were inclined to want Americans to lose faith in their intelligence community and media you couldn’t have done a better job than they did themselves. The Russians didn’t have to do a thing.

            You can find Feldman’s article at this site. Feldman calls the corruption in our nation nesting dolls. I call it secret combinations. History tells us that other nations have been destroyed by secret combinations that gained control of the government. I hope we can expose the secret combinations working in the United States and destroy their power before they destroy our constitutional way of life.

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