Some might recall the Internet controversy that took place last July when the U.S. Department of Justice removed the American flag header from its website, replacing “Old Glory” with a solid black background. In conjunction with the stripping of the stars and stripes, controversy increased with the inclusion of a quote placed on nearly every page of the DOJ web site that reads “The common law is the will of Mankind issuing from the Life of the People.” Based on the number of e-mails I’ve received over the last few days, it is apparent that many seem to be just now learning of the USDOJ web site makeover.
Whether you first learned about this change in the American Spectator which reportedly “broke” the story, or in an article penned by Stephanie Mencimer at Mother Jones who accuses “Obama-haters these days seem to find evidence everywhere of socialism creeping into the federal government,” this issue has never been more important than it is today.
We are bearing witness to the historic unveiling of the Socialist agenda at its most proactive stage.
The USDOJ web site makeover last July did, in fact, replace the U.S. flag banner with a solid black header that features the aforementioned quote. You might ask, so what? What’s the big deal?
First, it is critically important to get the facts correct. All of them. Then, a clearer picture will emerge of the course charted toward global governance that was initiated long ago, although is now being exponentially accelerated through the power and reach of the Obama-Holder Justice Department. You will then better understand what great legal minds like Mark Levin have been saying about the assaults on our Constitution by Obama and Holder, and what popular conservative talk show hosts like Glenn Beck have been saying about the Obama-Soros-Van Jones globalist agenda.
It is one step toward understanding and putting in perspective the Obama-Holder assault on Arizona and states’ rights, and the decision not to pursue voter intimidation charges against the New Black Panther Party. It is a step toward understanding that it is not about party affiliation, but a much larger and more nefarious agenda. It’s about understanding why former U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were prosecuted by the Bush Justice Department in a disgusting display of favoritism toward Mexico and the push for a “non-existent” North American Union. Indeed, the list can be continued and transcends traditional political parties.
Issues like the establishment of a New World Order and the subjugation of American sovereignty to global governance, once considered “conspiracy theories” just a few short years ago, will begin to emerge as the Socialists unabashedly unveil their agenda for all to see. It can also be used as a litmus test of sorts to identify the pseudo-conservatives who insist that this is “much ado about nothing” or a distraction, like the Obama eligibility issue, from the ever elusive “real issues” of the day.
Contrary to what has been reported, the quote in use by the Holder Justice Department is only a portion of the complete quotation. The DOJ web site uses the abbreviated quote: “The common law is the will of Mankind issuing from the Life of the People.” Meanwhile, the full quotation is: “The common law is the will of mankind issuing from the life of the people, framed through mutual confidence, sanctioned by the light of reason.’‘ Obviously omitted is the latter portion, “framed through mutual confidence, sanctioned by the light of reason.’‘
That full quotation is etched on the east wall of the U.S. Department of Justice building. It is no coincidence that it was carved into the stone when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president. It is also no coincidence that the quote omits what perhaps could be cited as the only “saving grace” of the saying, which refers to mutual confidence and reason. Socialism bears no mutual confidence or reason.
It is most telling that the quote has been generally attributed to C. Wilfred Jenks, a man “ who facilitated a greater role for socialists and communists at the U.N ., and the global ‘workers rights movement.’” In 1958, Jenks published a series of essays under the title The Common Law of Mankind, which is actually a compilation of his essays that favor the implementation of International law over the laws of individual nations. His legal writings are quite vast and complex, although his favoritism toward the integration of U.S. law under global governance is clearly evident in his writings.
The fact that former Attorney General Janet Reno used that quotation in her 2001 address to the graduating class at Cornell is also quite telling. From members of the Council on Foreign Relations from FDR through Clinton, Bush 1.0 and Bush 2.0 and now under the higher octane Obama, the globalist agenda is fast moving and becoming more visible.
Arguing that the DOJ web site redesign and the inclusion of the abbreviated quote is mere conspiratorial nonsense are as plentiful as they are intellectual deficient, as illustrated in this article that was published at the Daily KOS. When the far left are not engaged in the nescient bashing of the existence of a larger agenda, some on the right appear to exhibit their blissful ignorance by missing entirely a tactic that seems to be in vogue under Obama, which is the tactic of omission.
Obama was reported to have twice omitted references to the “Creator” (i.e. God) during speeches referencing the Declaration of Independence. That’s no big deal , according to Caroline Fredrickson, the executive director of the American Constitution Society. Copies of the ACS pocket constitution that include the Gettysburg Address reportedly omit the words “under God.” Responding to the criticism of the omission, Fredrickson cites ultra-conservative right wing “hysteria” and calls the reports of the omission as a “ distraction ” from the real issues. Where have we heard that before?
Whether one pushes the conspiracy or distraction excuse seems to depend on political beliefs or personal preference. The results are nonetheless the same. Both trivialize the most basic of our nation’s principles and laws. Perhaps if the majority of conservatives were not so quick to dismiss Constitutional issues such as the eligibility of a presidential candidate as a “distraction” from the real issues, this article might not have to be written.
The USDOJ web site “makeover” was calculated to omit the most visual symbol of our national sovereignty, while ascribing to the adage of a socialist to a generic banner. It is one more step to unveiling of the globalist agenda and that branch of government’s acquiescence to international law. To consider it anything less is shamefully naive - or worse.
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