Corruption of Our Fundamental Constitutional Institutions

By: Richard H. Frank

Six months ago I wrote in a blog entitled “Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie!”, that “We the People are about to witness the demise of a nation governed under the law to a nation governed by the will of the political establishment.” There is no argument that can be made that Hillary Clinton is not guilty of committing numerous felonies in conjunction with her illegal activities when handling classified information while serving as Secretary of State. Barack Obama set the stage for his Justice Department to stonewall investigation and road block any attempt to impanel a Grand Jury to hear the growing mountain of evidence that would indict any individual other than a Clinton for committing the same offense.

Not only has Obama stated on numerous occasions that Hillary did nothing to place our national security in jeopardy but that she was the most qualified person ever to seek the office of the Presidency. Now he has taken his disdain for the rule of law one step further when he has stated undocumented voters, (illegal aliens), would not be pursued for breaking the law and voting in the 2016 election. Just another law that Obama doesn’t like that will just be ignored. How many times can a sitting President be allowed to violate his oath to uphold the Constitution and enforce the rule of law in our country?

Over the past eight years we have seen the results of Obama’s “Hope and Change.” Every metric used to measure the impact of government’s actions have been distorted and manipulated to reflect positively on the policies of our first black President and his political congressional supporters. Unemployment numbers, economic growth, job creation, and health care all have been distorted to cover the lies of Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress. Scandals within the Department of Veterans Affairs, the IRS, the FBI, the State Department and the Justice Department have all been infected by the corrupt influences brought to government by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

It is long past the time when we need to “Drain the Swamp” within the hallowed halls of Washington D.C. The days of political expediency being substituted for our Constitution is the real issue being decided on November 8, 2016. Unless “We the People” stand up and put a swift end to corruption within our Government institutions there will be no return to the Representative Republic envisioned by our Founding Fathers. Hillary Clinton cannot be allowed to assume the Presidency if this nation is to survive.

The moment is at hand when we may retain our national anthem or substitute the theme from Bye, Bye Miss American Pie to mark the day our nation died.

The Most Important Question Asked in Sunday’s Debate!

By: Richard H. Frank

The entire media, mainstream and others, seemed to miss the candidate’s answer to the question that will have the most long-lasting impact on every American, our children and grandchildren. At least they are neglecting to talk about it and prefer to focus on the personal attacks and scandals that occupy the headlines.

The question was, “What sort of people would each candidate appoint to open positions on the Supreme Court?”

Hillery Clinton droned on in her usual fashion about how the Republican controlled Senate refused to give Obama’s latest nominee a hearing before embarking upon a diatribe of issues including how Trump would appoint Judges that would overturn “Roe vs Wade” and Gay marriage and how her selections would overturn the “Citizens United” decision on campaign finance. She was quick to add that the Second Amendment would be tampered with to make mandatory background checks the law of the land.

Her priority was to appoint Justices having the same view as she holds with regard to “social justice” issues. She implied that her nominations would represent the diversity in America and not necessarily be confined to Federal Judges. Could this be she is referring to people like Obama or Elizabeth Warren?

Never once in her answer did she mention upholding the “Bill of Rights” nor did she use the word “Constitution”.

Donald Trump, on the other hand stated that he had put forth a list of 20 candidates all of which held beliefs in the vein of the late Justice Antonin Scalia that would faithfully discharge their oath to uphold the Constitution and not legislate from the bench.

Hillery Clinton has publicly stated her intention to continue the policies of Barack Obama. His strategy and policies were revealed in a book entitled “Obama’s Blueprint for America” and specifically pointed to his intention to make appointments to the Supreme Court with Judges holding “secular progressive” leanings. He stated in his run for the Presidency in 2008 that the Constitution was a “basically flawed document.” Thank God that the court has seen differently and reversed many of his executive orders as being unconstitutional.

Without the checks and balances enumerated in our Constitution this nation will wake one day to find we have achieved the status of becoming a “Banana Republic” under the thumb of a corrupt and oppressive dictator. Only “WE the People” can stop this from happening by exercising our “Constitutional” right to vote and elect representatives that believe in our “Constitution” as written.

How do you spell Corrupt? – CLINTON!

By: Richard H. Frank

Just how stupid does Bill and Hillary Clinton along with the Obama Justice Department think we American Citizens are? If you believe the chance meeting Between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch , in a private hangar, at the Phoenix Airport was by accident I have some magic beans to sell you. Followed by todays statement by Attorney General Loretta Lynch wherein she did not recuse herself from the two ongoing investigations against Hillary Clinton but asserted she would accept the recommendation of the Director of the FBI is a classic Obama use of smoke and mirrors.

I cannot believe that our government has under the Obama Administration sunken to the level where the rule of law and the rules in place to regulate those charged with enforcing the law and rules are so blatantly disregarded. Our Nation is on the road to tyranny and we are moving downhill toward the abyss at a speed never experienced before in our history. The Washington elites within both political parties are to blame and it’s time that “We the People” take our country back.

When in your wildest imagination did you think we could have a Democrat Candidate for the Presidency facing possible indictment for placing our national security at risk and corruption with regard to her influencing contributions to the Clinton Foundation, all because she believes the rules and the law does not apply if your name happens to be Clinton. If this is the best our country has to offer I feel for the future of our children and grandchildren who may never know the true meaning of “liberty and justice for all”.

How many times must Hillary Clinton be caught in a lie before she is disqualified from holding government office of any sort in the United States of America? Unfortunately, for those of us that served our country in the military, worked and contributed to the security of our families and America, and now are witness to the decline of our Nation across the world, we can only harbor disgust for those elected to power in our government. The ultimate power in this nation resides with “We the People” as vested to us within our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. No person is entitled to become president of the United States of America because of their race, religion, heritage or gender. Hillary Clinton believes she is entitled to the presidency because of her twenty years of service and because of the historical significance of being the first woman to secure the nomination of her party.

Her record as First Lady has no bearing on her being qualified and her record in the Senate and as Secretary of State are disastrous. She claims to be a Progressive Democrat. In reality she is a left leaning tyrant set upon dismantling the tenants upon which our country was founded and rewriting the meaning of the Constitution.

Should she survive the FBI investigation and proceed to become the Democratic Candidate for President the only thing left standing in her way will be “We the People”. As we enter this July 4th celebration of our independence we need to take a minute from enjoying the food, fireworks and celebrations to remember that we all are responsible for the direction our country takes and for examining the character of those we place in office to administer this exceptional Nation of ours.

The Problem With Trump!

by Richard H. Frank

As is the case with most informed Americans I believe that the Washington Establishment in both Houses of Congress is populated by professional political elites that have no regard for what “We the People” want and expect from them as our representatives. The Founders never imagined our Representative Republic would be manipulated and controlled by a professional political class of individuals more interested in furthering their personal fortunes than representing their constituents. Unfortunately this situation will never change until a Constitutional Amendment is ratified imposing strict term limits upon every branch of the government including the Supreme Court.

The Electorate is in the process of nominating candidates for both political parties to run for the Office of President of the United States in the 2016 General Election. The phenomenon being witnessed in the early primary returns place the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, on the fast track to secure his party’s nomination. On the Democratic ticket we see a socialist, Bernie Sanders, giving Hillary Clinton a serious run for her money, not withstanding the prospects of her indictment for disclosure of national security classified and “top secret” information while Secretary of State in the Obama Administration.

Is it any wonder then that the American voter would be attracted to someone like Donald Trump whose campaign mortar is “Make America Great Again.” His central campaign theme centers around the incompetence of previous administrations in negotiating trade deals with foreign countries, corporate taxes, the fight against ISIS, Obamacare and bringing jobs back to America.

He promises to be the greatest job creator as President in the history of the country. He assumes the role of a “pied piper” saying things that appeal to the voter and resonates in the minds of our overburdened middle class. However, the “what” he will do is not accompanied with the “how” he will do it and thus lacks substance.

What is most troubling to me is the absence of any mention of upholding the Constitution in his appeal to voters in this primary election cycle. Maybe he is looking forward to becoming the Republican Party nominee and is holding his promise to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic” as his major attack against whoever becomes the Democrat nominee.

This is the problem I see with Trump, and as a Constitutional Conservative very much in support of an outsider not part of the established political cartel I must withhold my support until he demonstrates through his planned actions and spoken commitment to uphold the laws of the land and our Constitution!

Hillary Clinton Disqualified for Holding Office

Unfortunately for America, most Millenials were not even born when Bill and Hillary Clinton formed their unholy alliance in the quest to occupy the White House. The old adage that “if we do not learn from history we are destined to repeat it” seems especially true where Hillary and Bill are involved.

With the possible exception of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama it is difficult to remember any politicians so adept at lying to the American people while looking directly in our eyes.

As a result, I think it would serve our generation of young voters for me to present a short recap of the many shady deals and punitive actions taken against their critics that Bill and Hillary were involved with beginning in Arkansas when she was associated with the Rose law firm and Bill was Governor.

WHITEWATER:

In 1992 a New York Times article published during the Presidential campaign asserted that then Governor and First Lady Bill and Hillary Clinton had invested and lost money in the Whitewater Development Corporation. Dave Hale, a source of criminal allegations against the Clintons claimed in November 1993, that as Governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton had pressured him into providing an illegal $300,000 loan to Susan McDougal, the Clinton’s partner in the Whitewater land deal. The Securities and Exchange Commission eventually did convict the McDougals for their roles in the Whitewater Project. The Clintons were never prosecuted after three separate inquiries found insufficient evidence linking them to the criminal conduct of others involved in the project.

The Independent Counsel appointed to investigate Whitewater also focused upon other controversies involving the Clinton Administration including Travelgate, Filegate and the circumstances surrounding Vince Foster’s death. Within hours of his untimely death in July 1993, Chief White House counsel, Bernard Nossbaum, removed documents from Foster’s office and gave them to Maggie Williams, Chief of Staff to First Lady Hillary Clinton. They were placed in a White House safe and held for 5 days before turning them over to their personal lawyer.

Attorney General Janet Reno appointed a Special Prosecutor Robert B. Fiske to investigate the legality of the Whitewater transactions in 1994. Two allegations surfaced 1) that the Clintons had exerted pressure on Dave Hale to make an illegal loan to benefit the owners of Madison Guaranty, and 2) that an Arkansas bank had concealed transactions involving Clinton’s Gubernatorial Campaign in 1990. A Grand Jury subpoena was issued in May 1994 to the President and his wife for all documents related to Madison Guaranty. The Clintons reported them missing. Two years later subpoenaed billing records of the Rose law firm that Hillary worked for were discovered in the Clinton’s private residence at the White House in January, 1996.

Ultimately McDougal was granted a pardon by President Clinton before he left office. “Quid Pro Quo?”

BIMBO ERUPTION 1992-1996

Hillary Clinton’s camp fears a new eruption will put the kibosh on her future candidacy! Paula Jones slammed Hillary saying she lied about sexual scandals.

Linda Tripp told the Daily Mail online, Hillary ruthlessly destroyed the credibility of women who came forward during Bill Clinton’s Presidency. Linda has revealed how Hillary stage-managed and orchestrated the Bimbo eruptions, ruthlessly attacking the victims of his sexual advances.

Gennifer Flowers, who had a 12-year affair with Clinton, would be next to come forward. She revealed Bill used to fantasize about having sex with his lovers in a store window and having her use sex toys on him. She stated Bill shared the reality of his marriage to Hillary whom he called “The Sarge” or “Hilla the Hun.”

Kathleen Wiley, who has claimed Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her during his Presidency in 1995, described Hillary as “the most corrupt human being the nation has ever seen, man or woman.”

Monica Lewinsky claims that Hillary and Bill have an “understanding” where “each would look the other way” at the other’s marital infidelities and sexual indiscretions.

In January 1998, Bill Clinton publicly stated in a press conference “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” In his sworn deposition he stated “I have never had sexual relations with Miss Lewinsky; I’ve never had an affair with her.” Months later, he admitted his relationship was wrong when confronted with DNA evidence showing he had lied.

Ultimately in December, 1998 the House of Representatives impeached Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States on one charge of perjury and one charge of Obstruction of Justice. He was ultimately acquitted by I believe a Democratic Senate in February of 1999 but lost his law license. So much for justice under the law. This is the Clinton’s unholy alliance.

THE INEVITABLE CANDIDATE

Now as Hillary is in hot pursuit of the Democratic nomination to run for President, we need to examine how well she has learned to manipulate the truth of her numerous illegal actions and the lies she has propagated in her quest to become the first woman President of the United States.

In 1994 she touts her accomplishments as First Lady where her efforts to destroy the U.S. health care system went down to a massive defeat. As the Junior Senator from New York one is at a loss to find accomplishments deserving of credit. In fact, she displayed the Clinton arrogance at a Senate hearing when questionning General David Petraeus about his plan for the surge in Iraq. She inferred he was lying when she said “one would have to suspend disbelief in order to accept his recommendations.” History has shown the General was correct and Hillary as a vindictive hate-filled partisan not representative of her constituents.

THE NIGHTMARE OF BENGHAZI

Three years following the 9/11 attack on the Consulate in Benghazi and numerous Congressional investigations, the American public has become apathetic about learning the truth about what truly transpired during that fateful 13 hours that claimed the lives of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

The following questions remain unanswered by the then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:

1) Why was the Ambassador dispatched to Benghazi when it was known to be an extreme security risk?

2) Why did Hillary contend that the attack was in spontaneous protest to a video deemed to be critical of the Prophet Mohammed?

3) Why does her disclosed emails show that she knew the night of the attack that it was a planned terrorist attack and now blames her confusion on the “fog of war?” Her explanation is reminiscent of Bill’s statement during his impeachment proceedings where he famously stated “It depends on the definition of what ‘is” is.”

4) Lastly, where were Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and what were they doing during the 13-hours of the attack that was being monitored through a drone by the State Department. We know that Barack Obama left at some time to go on a fundraiser out of D.C., was Hillary sleeping and not to be disturbed?”

Answers to these questions and her lies told to the families of the four dead Americans will shed the truth as to the character of Hillary Clinton.

THE ULTIMATE EMAIL SCANDAL

The latest and most serious scandal that seems to grow by the hour centers around her “unlawful” use of a non-secure private server to handle classified information. No matter how the Clinton State Department and her campaign attempts to spin her actions that she never “received or sent emails marked ‘classified’ and containing classified information from the server” the FBI investigation, with over 100 FBI agents involved, has proven her many assertions as blatantly wrong and that she knowingly mingled State Department classified and top secret and top secret/SAP communications with those of the Clinton Foundation on the same insecure server; this investigation remains ongoing and Hillary must be afforded the presumption of innocence given to any suspected criminal.

Once again, Queen Hillary places herself above the law and exempt from scrutiny for her deliberate illegal actions under existing regulations concerning handling of classified information. She should at least be disqualified from holding any Governmental office and her security clearance should be revoked. Moreover, her actions should result in her indictment and trial for breach of National Security as would any other citizen having done exactly what the mountain evidence shows she knowing participated with.

ABOVE THE LAW?

Somehow, the Obama Justice Department and Hillary’s former State Department seem to think her actions were just a mistake and her half-hearted apology makes her immune from further investigation or prosecution. Tell that to Private Bradley Manning convicted of leaking classified documents currently serving 35 years in prison. Tell that to Sister Mary Rice now serving 35 months in prison for breaching a weapons complex, embarrassing the Feds in 2011. Tell that to Jeffrey Sterling convicted of six counts of unauthorized disclosure and retention of National Defense information and Obstruction of Justice. FBI Director James B. Comey stated “he violated his sworn duty to protect our nation’s secrets and he betrayed our country.” In April of 2015 he was sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison. How is the case of Mr. Sterling any different from that of Hillary Clinton? Was it that he was not part of the political elite or that he was just a lowly CIA Officer?

This brings us to the case of General David P. Petraeus, one of America’s most famous and distinguished Generals turned CIA Director in the Obama Administration who pled Guilty to leaking classified documents to his biographer turned lover Paula Broadwell rather than face the humiliation of a high profile public trial. It seems that a true patriot like 4-Star General Petraeus is being held to a higher standard than that ascribed to Hillary Clinton, especially as Secretary of State. According to some reports Paula Broadwell held a security clearance sufficient to allow her to possess the information Petraeus allegedly disclosed to her but that he kept certain documents in an “unsecure” manner. How does that differ from what Hillary did with her unsecure server?

CHARACTER COUNTS

The character of any person seeking to become President of the United States must be examined by the Electorate and those lacking the requisite elements of honesty, truthfulness and commitment to upholding their oath of office must be disqualified. Hillary Clinton is not worthy to hold the candidacy of the Democratic Party in the 2016 Presidential Election. She contends that all of the above facts are the result of a great “right wing conspiracy waged against her and her husband for the past 25 years” when in fact all of her current problems are the result of her own actions for which she should be held accountable.

Moreover, should political ideology hold sway over the upholding of the rule of law in our Country, anarchy will not be far behind foretelling the demise of our Republic.

Look to history as a means to foretell the future of America. Not to do so will lead to apathy and erosion of the very principles upon which this Nation was founded and has prospered.

Corruption By Any Other Name

By: Richard H. Frank

Politicians and the Washington spin doctors are very creative at turning a phrase to avoid calling a particular act by one of their associates exactly what it truly is. For instance the President never tells a lie. He may have misspoken or his words may have been taken out of context or twisted to achieve some particular agenda in support of his ideology. Corruption, High Crimes and Misdemeanors, bribery and outright graft are all ignored and classified under the heading of “crony capitalism” or “it’s the right thing to do” in the case of such perceived social injustices as illegal immigration, gay marriage and abortion. When something goes wrong or takes an unexpected turn for the worse as the result of Government action “unintended consequences are always to blame and not the ideology behind the action. Take Obamacare for example. The law was to provide health care for over thirty million uninsured Americans at reduced costs for every family. Instead after five years of confusion in the medical industry accounting for 1/6th of the economy we find premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed and real care diminished with over thirty million Americans still uninsured. Obama has ignored the provisions of the law and by fiat altered the language without congressional action to meet his political initiatives. All of his actions are in direct violation of the Constitution. The same is true for Obama’s executive actions with regard to immigration and if not for the action of one Federal Judge we would be on the verge of amnesty for every illegal immigrant presently in the United States and establishment of an open border policy for the country. “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The nuclear negotiations underway with Iran for the past two and one-half years are the perfect example of this foregoing quotation. We have a President obsessed with creating his legacy having failed to do so in his Presidency for the past six years. His statement that “Iran would never possess a Nuclear weapon on his watch” did not include any provision against his providing them with the path to acquiring that weapon after he left office. When pressured by Congress to give them final approval of any agreement (treaty) reached during the negotiations the talks are suddenly characterized as being a non-binding agreement not subject to Congressional approval as required by the Constitution. Additionally, Obama seems to think he can unilaterally remove sanctions imposed by act of Congress without their legislating that action. Now we have Hillary Clinton’s in-your-face violation of State Department rules and law regarding disclosure of her emails while serving as Secretary of State. She arrogantly contends that she was entitled to use a non-governmental controlled server to archive her emails and she alone had the authority to determine which of those communications were private and those that belonged to “we the people”. She holds herself above the law and takes refuge behind the Clinton Foundation on matters having the appearance of corruption. The Justice Department turns a blind eye to her actions contending that others in prior administrations disregarded the rules and protocols in place and thus it is no big deal. The latest revelations about Hillary and the Clinton Foundation involved in influence peddling while she held the position of Secretary of State have all the earmarks of corruption and enhancing the financial rewards to the Foundation and of the Clintons personally. Coincidence, I think not but without any evidence to the contrary the Clinton’s will just hunker down and wait for this storm to pass just as they have before on other scandals. Unfortunately, corruption is not the sole provence of the Democrats in office but can be found on both sides of the aisle in Congress and in the massive Federal bureaucracy consisting of agencies within our government. As long as the electorate in America remains apathetic and does not insist that our laws are to be enforced we open ourselves and this country up to corruption for which we must bear the expense. An expense not only in the form of dollars but in the loss of our very liberty. Corruption by any other name still stinks.

Parasites and Politicians

By: Richard H. Frank

Just over one week remains until the American electorate goes to the polls to cast their votes in the 2014 midterm elections. For many of us that ascribe to the principles enumerated in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence this may be the last bastion for turning the tide of big government from the path of tyranny that has been pursued by the Obama administration over the past six years.

Over the past six years we have witnessed the Federal Government imposing the socialist Progressive ideology of Barack Obama and his abject followers. Congress, under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, used every parliamentary maneuver at its disposal to thwart the opposition to their policies by the conservatives in Congress including bribery and collusion with members of Congress to pass their agenda. When faced with the prospect of filibuster by the opposition to stop the relentless march toward establishing “statism” to replace our “Representative Republic” Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option in the Senate to move Obama’s agenda forward. That coupled with executive actions taken by the President has forced private institutions to seek status and bring legal action to thwart the unconstitutional grab for power by the Executive Branch of Government.

Given the lack of interest and apathetic nature of the electorate in America today, more interested in social media and satisfaction of their perceived entitlements, I fear the die may be cast for the eventual dissolution of this once great Republic. Should history prove to predict the outcome of the midterm elections less than 30% of the eligible legal voters determine the fate of the nation. The uninformed, uneducated voter will once again cast his vote simply by name recognition, party affiliation or the candidate that promises to deliver the biggest entitlement. Unfortunately, this amounts to parasites voting for parasites to suck the life blood from this country in the name of fairness.

Before you decide whether you need to go to the polls on November 4th take a few minutes and reflect upon what has occurred over the past six years in America. We have reelected a President that repeatedly and systematically lied to us about virtually every issue that has plagued the nation. When he has been caught in a lie he fanes surprise and shock with a promise to investigate and hold those responsible and accountable for their actions. Weather it is Obamacare, Benghazi, the IRS targeting scandal, the VA, Fast and Furious or the cooked numbers for jobs created and unemployment the message from Obama and the Democrats is always the same. Never admit they were wrong and never accept responsibility so long as they can blame George Bush for their having inherited the crisis in the first place.

Now is the time for real change. Not Hope and Change as promised by Barack Obama, but real change to return to limited central government of, by and for the people based upon free-market principles with limited regulation by the Washington bureaucrats. A government where the 10th amendment is held sacred and the States determine their own destiny and not the Federal Government. A government whose first responsibility is to protect its citizens from threats foreign and domestic and not to dominate and control the very existence if its people. And lastly a government having the maturity to impose term limits on its elected members to purge itself once and forever of the professional political parasites that make a career out of sustaining themselves by sucking on the teat of office in the pretense of service to the country.

So if you are among the 30% or less that will venture to the voting booth on November 4th ask yourself if you want to continue along the path to becoming a European Socialist Nation trapped in never-ending decline or returning to a vibrant America with a future of economic growth, prosperity and freedom for generations yet to come. The Choice is yours to make. Choose wisely.