Biden Admin Is A Catalyst For An Imminent Cold War 2.0 (And We Will Pay The Price)

At Davos, Switzerland the President of China delivered a speech by video that I am sure escaped the attention of most Americans. One of the most notable and chilling lines of the speech makes it clear that China is issuing the Biden Administration a warning:

“To build small circles or start a new Cold War, to reject, threaten or intimidate others, to willfully impose decoupling, supply disruption or sanctions, and to create isolation or estrangement will only push the world into division and even confrontation. We cannot tackle common challenges in a divided world, and confrontation will lead us to a dead end.”

Xi Jinping, President of China

This is a clear statement of intent from China:

If you, the United States:

  1. Do not return to the pre-Trump policies of unbalanced trade deficits and unchallenged Chinese hegemony of the South China Sea;
  2. Do not return our domestic manufacturing to China, including our near sole dependence on medical needs and supplies; and
  3. Do not lift the sanctions that have been placed in response to the enslavement of an entire ethnic race inside the borders of China…

… then the Army, Navy, and Air Force that China has built and expanded over the past 20+ years will be called to action and the “Cold War” will turn to a “Hot War.”

Ladies and Gentlemen:

CHINA IS NOT OUR FRIEND

China is an existential threat to the entire world and President Trump knew it. Now China threatens the Biden Administration, with a hand in the proverbial “Velvet Glove” in a way that compels the Administration to return to 2016 and the most-favored China policies of old. This is exactly why we cannot have a President that has been compromised by his dealings with China. It was only one year ago that we discovered that as a nation we were almost solely dependent on China for our medical supplies and needs. We found this out only after China unleashed a world-wide virus that we are still dealing with today. Our masks, PPE, and vital pharmaceutical supplies were dependent on a supply chain owned and controlled by China – and you will recall that China threatened to cut off our supply to vital medical supplies if they felt threatened by the U.S. response to the COVID virus.

JULY 14, 2020: Biden delivered remarks on his campaign’s ‘Build Back Better’ clean energy economic plan. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

That is the world China wants to return to, and it appears the Biden Administration is going to play along.  His “Build Back Better” slogan would be more accurate if it read “Build China Back Better” – because if we don’t – well, we just might have a war on our hands.

China has systematically looted U.S. technology and used it to build a military equal in fighting capability to the U.S. For those not familiar with some of the technologies and equipment, let me give you visual demonstration of what we face.

The Air Force

The Chinese have made bold and startling advances in aircraft technology; witness the Chinese J20 Stealth aircraft (left), and the U.S.’s latest air superiority weapon, the F35 Stealth aircraft (right).

              

Eerily similar…are they not?

The Navy

The Chinese Navy has brazenly stolen and copied U.S. ship-building plans:

Almost clones…

The Army

You do not have to be an Armor Crewman to understand what is happening here:

Crew training will make the difference, but can you see the steal?

No, Mr. Biden – now is not the time to go easy on China. We had them right were we wanted them, and you will now let them off the hook. Your policies will allow China to pull ahead of the U.S. in just a few short years. I do not believe that is the position that most Americans will accept.

The question that must now be asked is: Are you going to wilt under the threat that the President of China just administered to you, or will you stand up to this international bully?

Your actions in the coming weeks and months will determine if we will all be eating with chopsticks soon.

For the reader – if you want some additional insight into the problem that we face I recommend reading P.W. Singers’ futuristic novel, Ghost Fleet:

The United States, China, and Russia eye each other across a twenty-first century version of the Cold War, which suddenly heats up at sea, on land, in the air, in outer space, and in cyberspace. The fighting involves everything from stealthy robotic–drone strikes to old warships from the navy’s ‘ghost fleet.‘ “

Marc King is a frequent contributor to The MoCo Conservative and lives in Germantown, Maryland.

References:

  1. Main image credit: DoubleScoop
  2. https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-01-25/Full-text-Xi-Jinping-s-speech-at-the-virtual-Davos-Agenda-event-Xln4hwjO2Q/index.html
  3. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/17/china-threatens-restrict-critical-drug-exports-us/
  4. https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/03/13/hayward-china-threatens-to-cut-off-medicine-throw-america-into-mighty-sea-of-coronavirus/
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Fleet_(novel)

Podcast Episode 16: COVID-19, Media Manipulation & Biden’s Failures

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Guest speaker Troy Smith is behind www.LaunchLiberty.com, an independent news site, and is Founder of the Project Freedom channel on YouTube. Troy lives in Howard County, MD and his article for our blog may be found here: Debate Is The Cornerstone Of Modern-Day Thinking.

Topics discussed on today’s podcast include:

  1. Dr. Fauci and the COVID-19 connection; 
  2. Biden’s Executive Actions and repercussions; and
  3. What’s next for the country.

Recorded February 2, 2021

Podcast Episode 15: Refugees From Communism Living In The U.S.A Today – History Is Repeating Itself

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Guest speakers Richard, Al, and Mike are the voices behind The Richard Dick Show. Topics discussed on today’s podcast include:

  1. Living in Montgomery County and the U.S.A. as an immigrant and supporter of President Trump;
  2. The dangers of Communism, Socialism, and everything in between; and
  3. What’s next for the country.

Recorded January 27, 2021

King: Will Biden & Pelosi Be Charged With Murder?

Marc King lives in Germantown, Maryland.

The show in Washington, D.C. is over for Biden and Pelosi – they showed us all how they can flex their political muscle and have some 25,000+ National Guard soldiers deployed to the nation’s Capital to remind us all that they are now in charge of Washington! It did not bother them in the slightest that they disrupted the private lives of these Guardsmen and women that were sent to D.C. from all 50 states. Pelosi demanded their presence because the threat from you and me was considered extreme – not because they are afraid of us; it was because they stole a presidential election, and they all know it. They are afraid that we are not over it yet – and they would be correct. However, we are not ANTIFA or BLM, and because of that, there were no riots nor even a single inauguration-related arrest in D.C. on January 20th.

But Biden and Pelosi needed a show of force to remind us that we need to stay in our place and just obey! So, the National Guard was brought to D.C., in the middle of a Pandemic which they have told us all was mismanaged by Trump.

But they will get it right…WRONG! What they have done is create a “Super Spreader” event. The troops did not receive proper housing upon their arrival and were told to billet inside the Capital Building.

The picture below tells the story: literally thousands of soldiers sleeping and eating on top of each other with no social distancing being enforced. Sleeping in the halls and on the floors with limited toilet facilities, all so Nancy and Joey could look good.

National Guardsmen sleep on the ground of a parking garage near the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, January 21, 2021 | POLITICO

This is followed by the really bad news. As reported in Politico:

“Already, hundreds of Guard members who poured into Washington…have tested positive for Covid-19 or are quarantining in nearby hotels, three Guard sources said. Guard leadership has declined to release an official number of positive cases, but troops and lawmakers alike worry that the deployment is becoming a super spreader event.”

This was not a deployment to war; this was a presidential inauguration, so why was everyone so careless with the disposition of these men and women who do this job out of love of country?

Where was the leadership in all of this? The Chief of the National Guard Bureau did not waste any time getting on television to tell us about the 12 soldiers they found that might have tweeted that they did not like Biden, but he did not have time to inspect the living conditions that his troops were subjected to?

The Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff – AWOL!

The Secretary of the Army – MIA!

The Governors of the States – “NOT PRESENT SIR!”

It was reported that Governor Hogan of Maryland made a special trip to D.C. to see his troops. Perhaps if he had ever served, he would know the difference between wartime accommodations and sleeping on the floor of your Nation’s Capital. And the unit chain of command from State Attorney Generals to the lowest Second Lieutenant – DISMAL FAILURES!

At last report there are now over 100 soldiers who have tested positive for the virus:

“Guard members say virus countermeasures were unevenly implemented. On arrival in Washington, D.C., several units were only given temperature checks and asked about any possible Covid-19 exposure, two Guard members told POLITICO. One Washington, D.C., Guard member said he and others were forced to get their own Covid-19 test. Others who were exposed to the virus said they had been told to disregard their quarantine or cut it short and report for duty due to the urgent need for additional troops in the days leading up to the Inauguration.”

So please Joey, stop lecturing the rest of us about how you are going to “smash” this virus or why we should wear masks or keep the children from school or allow businesses all over the country to fail. This is an EPIC FAIL, and if any of these Patriots die from their exposure, you can be sure that their death is on your hands and the hands of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. It could be speculated that you might just be charged with MURDER – right, Nancy?

References:

  1. Main image credit: Stefani Reynolds/Getty
  2. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/22/national-guard-coronavirus-461340
  3. https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/12-members-of-the-national-guard-removed-from-inauguration-duty/
  4. https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-pol-hogan-visits-guard-20210119-bnjpjwyhpvez3olb5d57bu4jiq-story.html

Commentary (& Fact): Democrats Want To Destroy All Trump Support(ers)

Bill Hanrahan lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

So now some liberals are beginning to talk of “cleansing” Trump followers. “Cleansing” like the Nazis “cleansed” the Jews. That kind of “cleansing?”

That kind of “cleansing” resulted in the murder of millions. Again, that kind of “cleansing?”

Lyin’ China Joe Biden

Is this what Biden promised when he recently spoke of healing the nation and bringing us all together? Is that before or after the “cleansing?” Just checking so I’ll know where I am in line.

Should all us “Trumpers” be required to wear yellow stars with bold “T” in the middle to identify us? Will you come and strip all of our possessions like the Nazis did? Will you separate us from our families? Will you try to herd us onto cattle rail cars in the middle of the night? Will you then ship us off to be gassed because of our beliefs?

Can someone explain also why this person acting like a Nazi, Rick Klein, still has a public voice on ABC News or anywhere else for that matter? Or do the liberal elite plan to just give him a pass, accept his alibi, and just tell him to lay low for a few months?

Where is the outrage from the Left had a Republican had made a similar statement? Oh that’s right: liberals always get a pass from their associates and the media. Republicans would get hung out to dry, chased from the public square, forced into hiding and assailed from any friends we had.

This is how actual civil wars get started. Perhaps that’s their plan…

References:

  1. Main image credit: https://cutt.ly/jjlRqwx
  2. https://twitter.com/omriceren/status/1347288455827566592
  3. https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/07/abc-news-political-director-calls-for-cleansing-of-trump-voters/

King: The Party, The People & The Force

Marc King lives in Germantown, Maryland.

All should watch the video titled, “The Plot To Steal America.”

Click on the image to view the video.

I have no disagreement with the narrative, but I am left wondering what can be done short of an outright civil war with Americans killing each other over a stolen election and a descent into Socialism, and eventually Communism. 

The problem as I see it lies in two places:

1. The current Republican Party and its leadership; and

2. The continued funding of a corrupt system that gives us the results that we are now wrestling with post-election.

On the matter of political party and actions that might be taken going forward.

Our President, Donald J. Trump, has started a movement in the United States that has not been seen since the days of the American Revolution. The times are different, the social fabric of the country is significantly changed from our 1776 beginnings, and the issues differ.

However, people are motivated by the same words that are inscribed in the Declaration of Independence: “…unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Declaration of Independence

Perhaps it is time to divest from the political party that seems to not have the will to fight on behalf of the people who have supported them since its creation as the modern Republican Party. The creation of a new party (perhaps the “MAGA Party”) is what is needed. I am not proposing a third party that ultimately dilutes its votes and is never able to win an election.

I am proposing dissolving of the Republican Party – the Party of White Gloves and Party Manners – to be replaced by a political party that will have the will and the stamina to stand up to the Democrat Party, look them in the eye and say: No More cheating, No More corruption, No More intimidation, No More attacking religion, No More “wokeness” and No More ignoring the Constitution and the history of America.

If anyone can do this it is President Trump, and over 70 million people will support him. It will not be easy. Not only will we need to change the party at the Federal level, converting selected politicians to the new party, but at the State level as well. State legislatures will have to agree that the Republican Party is defunct and that the “MAGA Party” is the way forward for our country.

In the words of Thomas Paine,

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”

Thomas Paine, The Crisis No. I (written 19 December 1776, published 23 December 1776)

Paine goes on to tell us that American colonists do not lack force but “a proper application of that force,” and so it is today; the American people need to understand that they are a force and how to now properly apply that force. I do not believe that such will happen by the guidance of a Mitch McConnell or a Ben Sasse or a Mitt Romney. This will have to come from a new political party with gumption, understanding, and application of the force generated by the people of this country.

There is a saying often used in the military – “Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way” – it is time for the Republican Party to get out of the way.

So, if the analysis tells us that the American people are a force and that force needs to be properly applied, how do we go about making an application of force that brings corrupt government to heal? I believe that this can be done the way all things in government are done: through an agreement with the American people that they will exercise their will through the government’s purse strings.

Simply stated, those who genuinely believe the words of the Declaration of Independence and the guiding structure of the Constitution must agree not to pay taxes to the government until corrupt government is rooted out and the corrupt politicians along with it.

I understand that this is a truly radical notion. I also understand that this cannot be the response of only a few patriots; this needs to be the actions of over 70 million Americans in unison and without fear of retribution by the government, the very same government that the people control. We can only imagine the impact on the government if on April 15th it was announced that 70 million Americans will not be filing their taxes, in protest of the corrupt management and waste of the taxpayer’s money. Street protests with American flags and Trump flags are a great expression of support, but they could never have the impact felt in Washington, D.C. if 70 million American in unison said, “Stop the Steal, Stop the foreign entanglements, Stop the stealing, and Stop ignoring the will of the people.”

Can this happen? I believe that it can.

Will it be easy? No, it will not, but it must start with the launching of a new political party with leadership and membership that will do what is required to right this ship.

Should this happen? Absolutely!

Will it happen? Only time will tell us.

Until it happens we must continue the Resistance. We have been given the template for Resistance; use it wherever it can be applied. The future of the Republic depends on it.

References:

  1. Main image credit: https://www.amac.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/we-the-people-constitution.jpg
  2. https://rumble.com/vc32yv-the-plot-to-steal-america-now-censored-on-youtube.html
  3. https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript
  4. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/PaineAmericanCrisis.jpg
  5. https://www.ushistory.org/Paine/crisis/index.htm

Podcast Episode 13: The Enemy Always Gets A Vote, So What’s Next For The Republic?

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Guest speaker Marc King of Germantown, Maryland is a frequent contributor to The MoCo Conservative blog. Marc ran for election in 2018 to the Maryland House of Delegates to represent District 15. He is a career officer of U.S. Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Among his many awards and decorations, Marc holds a combat infantryman’s badge and has credit for two combat tours during his career.

Topics discussed on today’s podcast include:

  1. Organizing a 1776-era militia is not feasible; what options do we have?
  2. Will the GOP need to completely dissolve in order to herald in a new political party, ready to embrace all freedom-loving patriots?
  3. What does the future hold for the Constitutional Republic of the United States of America?

Recorded December 29, 2020

Response to Mr. Kurzeja: Legal Authority Takes Precedence Over Vigilantism

Marc King lives in Germantown, Maryland. Mr. King is responding to Tom Kurzeja’s post, “Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures.

First, I would like to thank Mr. Tom Kurzeja for his response. I found, after reading his response, that I am in violent agreement with his expression of frustration regarding the stolen election and the response that we have had from our elected officials. I also agree with his assessment of the actions taken by our Governors in response to the unprecedented pandemic which has assaulted all of us.

But I do take exception to his musings on the following: “Mr. King stated that his oath never expires. Every true veteran believes that. But he dodges. We took an oath ‘to defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic.’ “ I do not believe that I have dodged anything. I understand the oath that we all swore all those many years ago and still believe today.

The issue is not the oath; the issue is that it is the clear and unequivocal fact that calling BLM or Antifa a terrorist organization does not make it so in the eyes of the law.

To take any overt action against any member of these organizations would at this time be an act of vigilantism.

vig·i·lan·te /ˌvijəˈlan(t)ē/

a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because the legal agencies are thought to be inadequate.

There is no wiggle room here; the words are clear without further interpretation – “without legal authority.” My oath binds me to act within the bounds of legal authority, and to the best of my knowledge, the federal government has not yet taken action to declare either organization a domestic terrorist organization. There is a bill in the United States Senate to do so in the case of Antifa, but it is proposed, and no action has been taken to pass it.

We still reside in a Constitutional Republic, one which has bound all of the states together in one union, and that has not changed; therefore the requirements of my oath have not changed.

As I said in my article, I will defend my property and the very state of the nation if called to do so by legitimate government. If there is a further recognition and designation of a specific domestic threat, I will stand in defeat of that as well. I will offer my firepower to the legal entity that will ensure that at the end of the day I am not treated as a common criminal for the crime of vigilantism.

Photo credit: Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA

In closing, I would like to add that it is clear the situation in our largest urban areas is chaotic and criminal, and that the Democrats bear the responsibility for this. However, I am not yet convinced that we have reached a level equivalent to the lawless clan driven violence of Mogadishu…

“When you land at Mogadishu’s international airport, the first form you fill out asks for name, address, and caliber of weapon. Believe it or not, this disaster of a city, the capital of Somalia, still gets a few commercial flights. Some have not fared so well. The wreckage of a Russian cargo plane shot down in 2007 still lies crumpled at the end of the runway. Beyond the airport is one of the world’s most stunning monuments to conflict: block after block, mile after mile, of scorched, gutted-out buildings. Mogadishu’s Italianate architecture, once a gem along the Indian Ocean, has been reduced to a pile of machine-gun-chewed bricks. Somalia has been ripped apart by violence since the central government imploded in 1991. Eighteen years and 14 failed attempts at a government later, the killing goes on and on and on — suicide bombs, white phosphorus bombs, beheadings, medieval-style stoning’s, teenage troops high on the local drug called khat blasting away at each other and anything in between.”

Foreign Policy, “The Most Dangerous Place In The World

The point is we have not descended yet into a Mogadishu-like scenario — even our worst run cities have not reached this level of absolute lawlessness, but lest we not think it cannot happen here!

References:

  1. Main image credit: https://fthmb.tqn.com/K-nEIAZ4U1eE7t-J30p4I_zfA30=/768×0/filters:no_upscale()/1size0-5966b6fe3df78c160ee7d141.jpg
  2. https://foreignpolicy.com/2009/09/30/the-most-dangerous-place-in-the-world/

Response To Mr. King: Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

Tom Kurzeja lives in Darnestown, Maryland. Mr. Kurzeja is responding to Marc King’s post, “The Insurrection Act And A Stolen Election.

I don’t think any sane, reasonable person wants to start shooting other Americans over the election. However, we’ve not seen a lot of sane, reasonable behavior from the America-hating left.

What’s happened in this year’s election is unconscionable on many levels. Equally unconscionable is the tolerance that ordinary citizens have shown for the result, because it was their preferred outcome.

Election integrity facilitates the peaceful transition of power, a foundational principle for the preservation of peaceful western societies.

Graphic by Ben Garrison

We saw the unrest caused by the left during 2016’s legitimate election; what should the left now expect from conservatives with this illegitimate election? The horrific conduction of the election was topped off with a giveaway of many, many billions of American dollars to “foreign aid.” It’s almost as if Joe Biden’s Ukraine money laundering gambit was a test run, and now that the bad actors have worked out the kinks, they’re franchising it around the planet. Egypt, Sudan, and even the Ukraine are now well-funded money washers for a select few politicians whose corruption knows no bounds.

We have a flaming constitutional crisis of a magnitude not seen since the beginning of the Civil War. Add to that mess the notion that President Donald Trump still has a narrow pathway to re-election through an objection to the Electoral College results filed by a Republican Senator, and this country is a powder keg with a lit fuse.

As a military veteran, I understand Mr. King’s desire to not, in his words, “turn Gaithersburg into Mogadishu.” What he fails to recognize is that Democrat-run cities around the country are already more dangerous for Americans than any war zone on the planet.

More Americans die in Chicago, Los Angeles, and a half dozen other Democrat hellholes than in active foreign combat zones every day. Mogadishu is here, created and maintained by lawless urban Democrats. Democrats are not content to maintain their hellish fiefdoms and leave conservatives to live in peace separately. Their ambition is to export the dystopias they’ve created to suburban and exurban America, and bring troublesome conservatives who value their freedoms to heel.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (photo credit: NBC News)

Don’t believe me? Look no further than the actions of Gavin Newsom, Andrew Cuomo, Gretchen Whitmer, Kate Brown, Tom Wolf, and Phil Murphy. They’re killing their entire states. Sprinkle in some Lori Lightfoot, Bill DeBlasio, and Ted Wheeler, and you’ve got a formidable organization, at state and local levels across the country, coordinating efforts to restrict our God-given freedoms, while providing free rein to any group with which they find common cause; without exception, domestic terrorists calling themselves “progressive groups” such as BLM and Antifa, whose stated goals are to dismantle our society. And they’ve been hard at work.

I don’t need to show you the “mostly peaceful” riots, as described by a CNN reporter (video above) while a city block burned behind him. It is not we, conservatives, who are creating Mogadishu in this country. Mogadishu has existed here for years, in places like Camden, New Jersey, the south side of Chicago, Detroit, and Los Angeles. The treachery of Democrat political machines has known no bounds this year.

With the Democrats’ ambition to multiply and expand their misery outside its current boundaries, we conservatives must be vigilant. We must resist this intrusion into our communities.

Mr. King stated that his oath never expires. Every true veteran believes that. But he dodges. We took an oath “to defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic.”

The domestic enemies of the Constitution now include homegrown terrorist organizations – BLM, Antifa, et al – as well as other individuals in elected office ignoring the Constitution to act and rule at their whim. We must resist them, and we must demand from them and their benefactors a return to a lawful, ordered society. Otherwise, they will create the Mogadishu that neither Mr. King nor I wish to create or live in. If we allow that, we’ll have no choice but to defend our communities here with the same ferocity and resolve we showed when we defended communities overseas.

References:

  1. https://mococonservative.com/2020/12/24/king-the-insurrection-act-and-a-stolen-election/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_crime_rate
  3. https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2019/crime-in-the-u.s.-2019/topic-pages/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PuJiaeeDJw

King: The Insurrection Act And A Stolen Election

Marc King lives in Germantown, Maryland.

In the past several weeks, an article (Open Letter to President Trump: You Must Use Insurrection Act to “Stop the Steal” and Defeat the Coup) has been circulated through various social media platforms that discusses the frustration with the election being stolen right in front of our eyes, and what exactly our reaction as Patriots of the Republic should be.

My first response, like many first responses to the idea of the President invoking the Insurrection Act of 1807, is that we need to “grab this ‘bull’ by its political horns and bring it to heel.”

However, on further reflection, I find that I must fully consider the consequences of taking such a bold step over election fraud. The piece calls for mobilizing the militia; a call to arms for all men between the ages of 17-45 who own a gun to report for duty in the militia. A very noble and perhaps even a romantic gesture, to be sure, and one that had true meaning and value in 1807 when the standing army of the day was some 5,000 soldiers and there was a heavy reliance on the citizen soldier.

John Parker was an American colonial farmer, smith, soldier, and colonial militia officer who commanded the Lexington, Patriot, colonial militia at the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775.

The militia that is spoken about does not exist today. The militia of the 1800’s was most often a company of men, an infantry company, in each town; the Captain, usually from the wealthiest family in town, was appointed and commissioned by the Governor of his state (see example below)…

 … and his mission was to ensure good order and discipline among his men the men of his village: attend to appointed drills on the village green and prepare for assignment to the state’s Regiment commanded by a Colonel or perhaps a General also appointed and commissioned by the state Governor.

That was the context of the times then, but what of now?

There are no village greens on which to assemble. The state’s military organization, the National Guard, is a complex military organization of diverse military skills and occupational specialties. They are not just infantry anymore.

Washington, Man of Action (Frederick Trevor Hill)

Who would lead this group of militias for which that paper calls? It is true that there are a lot of rifles out there, and I would hasten to say there are a significant number of armed Americans who own rifles and who would need to be controlled, ordered, and disciplined. It is important to note that the lawful right to “command” came in the form of the Governor’s commission… or even a Federal commission, and such granting of authority has not been given to anyone as far as this letter reflects.

Make no mistake, I stand ready to defend my property. I exercise my rights under the Second Amendment, but I do not believe that the “Well Regulated Militia” referred to in the Second Amendment is what this letter envisions, at least not initially.

I stand ready to engage any foreign power that would attempt to invade our country and I feel that I have the moral obligation to do that. I swore an oath as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and I believe that oath as good today and the day I raised my right hand.
Mogadishu, Somalia (photo credit: IB Times)

However, I do not believe that my oath obligates me to turn Gaithersburg or Rockville or Germantown into another Mogadishu; nor do I believe that without the proper authorization from the Congress of the United States do I have the legal authority to shoot another American.

It is not 1776. There is no King, and while we are all very pissed off about an election that is about to be stolen, I for one do not want to see Americans shooting each other in the streets of their hometown. It is not a video game; there is no hitting a button and you are a new soldier once again. In this game, when you are shot, you are DEAD!

References:

  1. Main image photo credit: Brian Blanco/Reuters
  2. https://oathkeepers.org/2020/12/open-letter-to-president-trump-you-must-use-insurrection-act-to-stop-the-steal-and-defeat-the-coup/
  3. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42659.pdf

Honey Trap Gone Wrong: The Spy, The Politician & The National Security Response

Marc King lives in Germantown, Maryland.

Now that the election is over (in the opinion of the mainstream media), it seems that some in the journalism profession have decided that they might just report some real news for a change of pace. And the news that they have brought us is truly startling.

It is the kind of thing that Hollywood writes movie plots about…

The Spy, The Politician, The Honey Trap

… I mean does it get any better than this?

Eric Swalwell and Fang Fang/ “Christine Fang” (Image credit: Facebook)

Yes, it does, because the trap was sprung on none other than Eric Swalwell (D-CA), one of the most anti-Trump members of Congress who told us daily about Russia! Russia! Russia! Collusion! Manipulation! And yes, he even cried treason!

Well, it turns out (as always) that whatever the Socialist Democrats are accusing you of … is exactly what they are doing, and so it is with the Congressman from California.

Seems that Swalwell was targeted by the Communist Chinese, who sent Fang Fang (who adopted the western name “Christine Fang”), an extremely attractive woman by all accounts, to infiltrate the Congressman’s inner circle.

Fang Fang/ “Christine Fang”

This was executed so successfully that “Christine Fang” was able to convince the Congressman to accept a Chinese intern in his Washington, D.C. office. Now, we could get into the matter of whether or not Swalwell slept with this woman.

The woman attended numerous campaign social events to further his political career. She bundled millions of dollars in campaign contributions… and like Adam said to Eve – “You look awfully good to me, baby!” – one can only speculate on what the “pillow talk” might have been about.

What matters here is what happened when the FBI notified the Congressman that he was hanging out with a known Chinese spy sent here disguised as a college student to penetrate the inner circle of US politicians. What happened was STARTLING!

The FBI tipped off the Congressman who (we imagine immediately pulled up his pants) told Fang Fang the FBI was on to her and so she returned to China. End of story, right? Wrong! In the wake of this calamity (*side note – this could not have happened to a more “deserving” Member of Congress) there are several national security questions that must be asked in order for the public to feel that our national security apparatus is working:

  1. Why didn’t the FBI arrest Fang Fang and question her regarding her activities in the United States?
  2. Why didn’t the FBI question Eric Swalwell regarding the source of the contributions that were bundled by his paramour during his campaign to try and ascertain if any of that money came from China?
  3. Why was Fang Fang allowed to operate her Honey Trap for four years without interference from US Intelligence/Counterintelligence agencies?
  4. Why did the FBI just let Fang Fang leave the US?
  5. Why was the American public not made aware of this sooner since it appears the FBI knew about this in 2014?
  6. How did Swalwell pass the vetting process to gain a Top Secret National Security Clearance so he could become a member of the House Intelligence Committee? No ordinary citizen would have passed muster on such an obvious and blatant connection to a foreign adversary.
  7. Finally, what connections does the Congressman still have with China and his Chinese “financer”? A simple denial of no further contact in this case is not enough; we need a deep dive into his affairs, his money, and his loyalty to the United States of America.

It should also be noted there was a time in this country when we could depend on our National Security Agencies to keep us shielded from such threats… but it no longer appears that way. We have been infiltrated, we are vulnerable, and there does not appear to be any relief on the horizon.

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  1. Main image credit: The Tennessee Star
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