by Dr. Thomas E. Davis., Colonel, USA (Ret)

(Nov. 8, 2016) — “The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.”  — Thomas Jefferson

There was a time, in the far distant past, that being elected PRESIDENT of the United States, whether there were 13, 48 or 50 states, was the highest honor any individual could attain. That has now become a ridiculous ideal, though few Americans failed to recognize the death rattle of this fast-out-of-the-gate new venture established as a Federation of States to operate as a country governed under a system NEVER tried in the history of the world.

That system was known as FEDERALISM, meaning:

A system of government in which power is divided between a national (federal) government and various regional governments. As defined by the United States Constitution, federalism is a fundamental aspect of American government, whereby the states are not merely regional representatives of the federal government, but are granted independent powers and responsibilities. With their own legislative branch, executive branch, and judicial branch, states are empowered to pass, enforce, and interpret laws, provided they do not violate the Constitution. This arrangement not only allows state governments to respond directly to the interests of their local populations, but also serves to check the power of the federal government. Whereas the federal government determines foreign policy, with exclusive power to make treaties, declare war, and control imports and exports, the states have exclusive power to ratify the Constitution. Most governmental responsibilities, however, are shared by state and federal governments: both levels are involved in such public policy issues as taxation, business regulation, environmental protection, and civil rights.

Note: The precise extent of state and federal responsibility has always been controversial. Republican administrations, for example, have tended to grant more authority to the states, thereby encouraging political and economic freedom but discouraging comprehensive social welfare. Until the middle of the twentieth century, the Supreme Court left the interpretation of many civil rights guarantees to the states, resulting in widespread discrimination against minorities.”

Source:  The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition

From 1787 until 1824, matters of government went pretty-much as the founders intended, with one seemingly innocuous occurrence that would ultimately lead to, as history reveals, a quagmire from which there appears little possibility of escape.

The trigger was set during the early days of George Washington’s Presidency. Thomas Jefferson was the Secretary of State and an Anti-Federalist; Alexander Hamilton was the Secretary of the Treasury and an ardent Federalist. Washington and Hamilton favored close ties with Britain, while Jefferson and Madison favored close ties with France. This difference of opinion led to one act by Jefferson and Hamilton that ran contrary to an opinion often put forth by virtually all the Founding Fathers, probably best stated by Jefferson himself when he wrote in a letter, “I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself.  Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all.” — Thomas Jefferson to Francis Hopkinson, 1789.

Just two years later he seemed to have a change of heart and stated somewhat sheepishly, “The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Dickinson, 1801.

But the seeds of perpetual discord had been sowed, and in the election of 1828, the Democratic half of the Jeffersonian-Madison Republican-Democratic Party campaigned on the theme that the faction of John Quincy Adams had stolen the election from their not-so-heroic contender, Andrew Jackson, the racist, murderous and not-so-heroic victor at the Battle of New Orleans. Jackson won in a landslide victory and set into motion the perpetual motion of crooked politics that has, over the succeeding 180 years, seen the phenomenal rise of American Exceptionalism despite the ravages of party politics which has brought about the near total evaporation of Christian character of the leading players.

With rare exceptions, our leadership has been of disreputable character rather that the high moral standards we should rely upon our leaders to possess, at least while serving in the highest elective office in the world.  Alas, that has NOT been the case with many of our elected officials. Let’s look at the conduct of some of the better-known.

Woodrow Wilson was  a notorious philanderer whose womanizing led DIRECTLY to World War I and indirectly to the terrible state of the bad decisions regarding banking that later followed.

Wilson’s successor, Warren Harding, a Republican, was an acknowledged pedophile who fathered a child by a 16-year-old high school girl, and his administration was as criminal as that of Barack Obama’s.

Franklin Roosevelt was an arrogant, narcissistic bully who could and likely should have been impeached, charged with Treason for his illegally sending our naval forces into harm’s way in the Atlantic BEFORE the US ever got into World War II, which resulted in the torpedoing and sinking of the Destroyer Ruben James with a tremendous, nearly total, loss of life. Furthermore, he was an unapologetic philanderer which led to his wife Eleanor’s tuning to lesbian females for solace. Roosevelt used the market crash of 1929 as his campaign charge against the totally-innocent Herbert Hoover during the election of 1932.

JFK and LBJ were notorious women-chasers not averse to bringing or having brought into the White House females to service their sexual desires and preferences.  And, LBJ was the first of the “Stolen Valor” heroes.  His Silver Star was no more earned than was that of John Kerry, the Vietnam non-hero and traitor.

William Jefferson Clinton and his misrepresented First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, both have disreputable résumés yet have NOT been brought to justice. Both are inveterate liars, womanizers and are absent any semblance of Christian character upon which this Republic was founded.

So I ask you, dear reader, would you wish to join that disreputable, criminal club known far and wide as DIRTY and POLITICAL? I thought not. Good luck, Mr. Trump. You are about to dive head-first into the filth known as the Washington Cesspool, populated by degenerates, liars, thieves, and subhumans of ill repute.

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