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Lawfare, Voluntary Surrender, and Right-wing “Extremists”

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image“Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!  And…moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!”—Barry Goldwater (1909-1998)

“No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”—The U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 1


Both Barack and Michelle Obama are lawyers barred from practicing law.  This is a topic I’ll return to in a moment, but first I want to say a few words about the global “lawfare” that is, and has been, waged against freedom.

Most folks are aware of the communist roots of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and its “country cousin” the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center), and quite a few understand that many liberal lawyers become Progressive, or “activist,” judges. (Here and here.)

Many of us, however, have yet to grasp the extent, intensity, and duration, of the “lawfare ” that has been, and is being, waged against freedom around the world—especially in the Western cultures.  We need to take note.

Let me hasten to say that there are a great number of conservative, patriotic lawyers and judges, who have waged a largely unheralded war against the unremitting pressure brought to bear by an army of Progressive lawyers.  God bless them for their efforts to counter the myriad attempts to alter the Constitution (e.g. via con-con—a Constitution Convention, and the thousand other ways that the Progressives attempt to co-opt our legal system, and pervert the Constitution).  There are also, of course, numerous decent lawyers working in other fields as well.  (Here)

In no way am I making a “first we kill the lawyers” blanket condemnation.  But there are, as everyone knows, a number of greedy, amoral lawyers, and a vast number of ideological practitioners of legal “lawfare.”  (“Lawfare” being primarily, the practice of legally undermining the pillars of capitalism and freedom, and replacing them with a Nazi/Communist-style Progressive big-government agenda).

These are the lawyers who fought tort reform tooth and nail, and who have done their best to destroy our Constitution (e.g. replacing it with a “living” Constitution).

There are way too many of these traitorous lawyers.  Both Bill and Hillary Clinton are Yale trained lawyers, and Barack and Michelle Obama are Harvard trained.  Which brings me back to my original statement.

Although Bill Clinton, and the Obama’s are all trained lawyers, none of them can legally practice law.  That should give you pause, as the legal profession is not known for barring one of their own, for frivolous reasons.

I’m not saying that they’ve been disbarred, but they have, all three, “voluntarily surrendered” their licenses to practice law.

As Johnny Alamo notes, “A ‘Voluntary Surrender’ is not something where you decide ‘Gee, a license is not really something i need anymore, is it?’ and forget to renew your license.  No, a ‘Voluntary Surrender’ is something you do when you’ve been accused of something, and you ‘voluntarily surrender’ your license about five seconds before the state suspends (or disbars) you.”

Michelle Obama “voluntarily surrendered” her license to practice law, three years after passing the bar.  Which is akin to a doctor going through years of education, and racking up huge student loans, and then, just as it all finally starts to pay off, saying “I think I’ll just give up my license for no particular reason.”  There’s a darn good reason, we just don’t know it.

The Supreme Court of Illinois ARDC (Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission) has this to say about Michelle Obama when her name is entered: “(Date Admitted)May 12, 1989, (City)N/A, (State)N/A, (Authorized to practice?) No” The website says her license is “on court ordered inactive status.” (Here and here)

Ex-President Bill Clinton “voluntarily surrendered” his license as the result of statements he made during the Whitewater hearings.  Barack Obama, who passed his bar in 1991, “voluntarily surrendered” his license in 2008, for unknown reasons.

Why did Obama surrender his license?  Citizen WELLs reports that it may have been because of charges that Obama lied on his bar application.  As Al Martin notes, “they can’t punish someone who has resigned, which is why so many corrupt lawyers in Illinois resign before they are disbarred.”

So what did Obama lie about?  Well there’s the issue of 17 unpaid parking tickets (unpaid at the time of his bar application) from his days at Harvard.  The “Somerville News” reports that Obama was cited for parking violations while attending Harvard, and that those fines went unpaid for 17 years.

It’s extremely unlikely that Obama would “voluntarily surrender” his lawyer’s license over having lied about unpaid parking tickets, though.  Concern over being asked questions about his name and legal status as a U.S. citizen, would supply sufficient incentive, however. 

Dr. Orly Taitz, renowned for her legal battles to prove Obama’s ineligibility to be POTUS, made the following comments, “While being sworn as an attorney in the State of Illinois, Mr Obama had to provide his personal information under oath. He was asked, if he had any other names, he responded none. (I am in possession of his registration.)  In reality, he used the name Barry Soetoro.  ...Mr. Soetoro/Obama clearly defrauded the State Bar of Illinois and perjured himself while concealing his identity…why did he conceal his identity?”

Why indeed?

Obama is concealing a LOT.  And it is way past time for him to be called on the carpet to answer some questions.  Like why is his past such a shadowy mystery?  And don’t point to his two “autobiographies.”  Puh-leeze.

Who the heck writes an “autobiography” before they’ve done squat, anyway?  There are so many unanswered questions about Obama, that it’s simply beyond belief that no one in a position of power has called him out on this charade.  (Link)

Our pathetic Lame Stream Media, which sends a plane-load of reporters up to Alaska to “dig up the dirt,” on then Governor Palin, can’t seem to see the “elephant in the living room” that is Obama’s past.

According to a report by Stan Cetnor, and research done by Sankey Investigations, Inc, the name “Barack Obama” is so unique, that out of all the millions of people in the United States, only one person has that name—so says the website HowManyOfMe.com.  Our current President is that one Barack Obama.  The One.

Unless a number of other Barack Obamas have mysteriously dropped dead recently, then our current POTUS has apparently had at least 27 different social security numbers registered to his name.  My, now that’s peculiar.  Why would anyone need that many social security numbers? (Here and here)

Where’s the proof of his reputed years at Columbia University?  The New York Times reported, “he declined repeated requests to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript, or identify even a single fellow student, co-worker, roommate or friend from those years.”

Fox News, who has, one assumes, a few resources, was unable to come up with a single student from Obama’s purported time at Columbia, who remembered him. 

We’re not talking about a dozen people Fox News questioned, or even several dozen—we’re talking about 400 people questioned.  You would think that somebody would remember him.  Was the guy a ghost?

Here is a very partial list of documents relating to Obama’s past,that no one seems to have seen.  Good luck finding them. 

Original birth certificate (you know, as in one you can actually touch)
Obama/Dunham marriage license
Obama/Dunham divorce documents
Soetoro/Dunham marriage license
Soetoro adoption records
Occidental College records
Passport—the one used for the trip to Pakistan (not mentioned in either biography)
Columbia College records
Columbia thesis
Harvard College records
Illinois State Bar Association records

What the hell is going on here?  Who IS this guy.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not interested in any attempt at impeachment—have you looked at the make-up of the House and Senate lately?.  Not much chance of impeaching a Democratic POTUS there.  Besides, the idea of Joe Biden as POTUS doesn’t “send a thrill up my leg,” so much as a chill down my spine, and the thought of that Marxist loon Pelosi at the helm…well, words fail me.

Also, it’s always good to keep in mind that this whole thing is much bigger than just Obama.  Do you think he whipped up the Stimulus Package all on his lonesome? 

No, I’m not interested in impeachment, but I sure would like some questions answered, and possibly, in the process, slow down the runaway destruction of the United States of America as a free republic.

In ending, I’d like to say a few words about moderates and extremists.  Beltway pundits like to call Republicans such as Lindsey Graham, John McCain, and Mitt Romney, “moderates,” by which they mean, a little left of center—conservatives call them RINOs (Republicans In Name Only).

In truth, RINOs aren’t really a little left of center; they’re a lot left of center.  The whole political spectrum has shifted to the left—which helps to explain the plight of “moderate” Democrats, who no longer really have a home. 

Moderate Democrats may as well become RINOs (some of them already have), or join the Independents, like Joe Lieberman. 

Let me try to explain myself more fully.  Not having Glenn Beck’s chalkboard handy, I’m afraid you’ll have to settle for primitive graphics. 

The pundits tell a story that goes something like this: The bulk of Americans are slightly right of center—with the “X” below representing “we the people,” and the line representing the full political spectrum—with all of the Nazis, Communists, Statists, Communitarians, Fabians, Marxists, Socialists, Maoists, Progressives, and other big government types toward the far left—marked with a “C” for Collectivists, and the smaller government types toward the right, ending with Anarchists (“A”—no government at all) at the extreme right.  Like so:


Well, that may be the way things used to be, once upon a time, but I’m no spring chicken, and I’m here to tell you that “we the people” have been slowly moving toward the left for a number of decades.  If we were to say that the graphic above represents how things were about fifty years ago, then (keeping the same political spectrum in place), where"we the people” are today, would look like this.


As you can see, the bulk of Americans are now left of center, compared to where we were about fifty years ago.  But wait, now comes the groovy part.  The whole political spectrum has shifted to the left, not just “we the people.”  The end result is that it looks as if nothing has changed over the last fifty years.  Throw in a political spectrum adjusted for the shift to the left, and it appears as if “we the people” haven’t shifted to the left at all.


In a nutshell, it only appears as if nothing has shifted to the left, because everything has shifted to the left.

Writing this stuff makes my eyes glaze over, and gives me a slight headache, so I can imagine what it’s like for you dear reader, but bear with me, we’re almost done.

Progressives think all of this is just dandy, of course.  But the self-named Progressives, are in truth really regressive, and “we the people” need to make a radical shift to the right, unless we want to regress to being serfs ruled over by a power elite.  You can see it happening in front of your eyes.

My point here, is that while in the months and years ahead, it may appear that “we the people” are moving closer to the extreme right, in reality we’ll simply be moving toward the principles and doctrines that the United States was founded on.  It may appear that “we the people” are moving to the right, but in truth, we’ll be moving to our roots.

And guess what—the whole political spectrum will shift to the “right” with us, so in the end, it’ll look like we haven’t moved much at all. 

It is our duty to ensure that this shift to less government, more freedom, and free enterprise, happens—or die trying.  We owe those who have fought, bled, and died for freedom before us, and we owe it to future generations, to hand them the same opportunities that we were handed.  No, to hand them better opportunities than we were handed.

For the time being, things might be looking rosy for those who like big government, high taxes, entitlements, and regulations up the wazoo.  Those folks should enjoy it while they can, because shortly, either “we the people” are going to take back what is rightfully ours, or that “warm and fuzzy nanny state” will morph into a cruel, overbearing Big Brother.  Either way, those smiles are going to disappear from their faces, sure enough.

One last thing.  I’ve given a lot of thought to how “we the people” can avoid doing what the Progressives expect us to do.  For that reason alone, I’m wary of any sort of armed insurrection.  I think we should put that option on the back burner, and hopefully never use it.

I’ve concluded that there is one thing that the Far Left knows next to nothing about, and that it could be “we the people’s"saving grace.  I think this might be a real good time to lean on God.  Maybe we need the serene strength and power of Jesus, or whatever spiritual avatar you may revere, rather than rabble rousing, just now.

I’m suggesting that the fire in your heart and gut is best used to make positive, constructive, long-lasting changes—in yourself, our culture, and our country.

Don’t get me wrong, those jackasses in Congress are “enough to piss off the Pope,” but “we the people” need to play this one as smart as we possibly can.  The Progressives may be arrogant idiots, but they are sly, and clever, arrogant idiots.  Plus they lie as if born to it, and their Machiavellian amorality gives them an edge in skullduggery. 

I don’t put anything past them, and I don’t believe that there’s much we can do, that they haven’t already thought of counter-measures for.  We don’t want to play into their hands.

We can’t be rushing into things half-cocked.  Mind you, I strongly suggest having some guns and ammo handy—for home protection, in case things go really sour, and rioting, looting, and such, commence.  And, you know—in case push comes to shove.

Yeah,  I think a little prayer might be in order—heck, a lot of prayer is in order.  And as the saying goes, “while you’re praying, move your feet.”  That is, there are actions we can, and need, to take.  Many of you are already doing one, or the other, or both.  May God bless your efforts.  May God bless America.

Laus Deo.


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Jim ONeill -- Bio and Archives | Comments

Born June 4, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two.  Worked as a commercial diver in the waters off of Scotland, India, and the United States.  Worked overseas in the Merchant Marines.  While attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student in 1998 was presented with the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award,” 1st place undergraduate division.  (The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with money she won from successfully suing a national newspaper for libel).  Awarded US Army, US Navy, South African, and Russian jump wings.  Graduate of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School, 1970).  Member of Mensa, China Post #1, and lifetime member of the NRA and UDT/SEAL Association.

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