Dennis Jamison

Dennis Jamison reinvented his life after working for a multi-billion dollar division of Johnson & Johnson for several years.Now semi-retired, he is an adjunct faculty member at West Valley College in California. He currently writes articles on history and American freedom​, but has written online articles as a hobby and as a ghostwriter since 2001.Formerly a contributor for the Communities at the Washington Times​ and ​Communities Digital News​,​​ his more re​cent ​articles ​appear in ​Canada Free Press and Fairfax Free Citizen. ​​Jamison is founder of "We the People" - Patriots, Pilgrims, Prophets​ Network​ and the Citizen Sentinels Network,​ both volunteer groups for ​grassroots citizen-journalists ​and activists ​intent on​ promoting and​ preserving the inviolable God-given freedoms ​rooted​ in the founding documents​,​ with specific efforts to identify and support citizen-candidates whose deeds reflect the role of public servants rather than power-hungry politicians.​

Most Recent Articles by Dennis Jamison:

Revisiting Paul Revere’s Ride - The Alarm

Apr 19, 2018 — Dennis Jamison

Revisiting Paul Revere’s Ride - The Alarm
At this time of year in Boston, a good number of people have focused on the Boston Marathon, which was a bit chilly for participants and spectators alike recently. Yet, in April of 1775, another sort of race captured the attention of folks in Massachusetts. It was a race to alarm the people that their government had taken up arms against them. Unfortunately, the history of “Paul Revere’s Ride” has been skewered a bit—in part by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who took liberties in bypassing some important details of the calls of alarm throughout Massachusetts on April 18, 1775.

Abraham Lincoln and Reflections on Treason in the White House

Feb 12, 2018 — Dennis Jamison

Abraham Lincoln and Reflections on Treason in the White House
As it is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (Feb. 12, 1809) today, and in light of the current state of affairs in the United States, it is appropriate that reflection upon elements of treason in the White House be brought forth from the grave. If Lincoln were alive today to comment on the political turbulence within the hallowed halls of federal government buildings in Washington, he could compare the treason of his day with that facing President Donald Trump in this day.

Most American history books regarding the era of America’s Civil War do not delve too deeply into the treasonous activity in the White House prior to Abraham Lincoln’s setting foot in Washington, D.C. as president-elect in 1861. Yet, almost immediately after taking office, Lincoln inherited the greatest challenge of any previous American president.

10 Important Lessons to be Learned from Antifa Violence in California

Aug 30, 2017 — Dennis Jamison

The blatant violence in Berkeley and San Francisco over the past weekend reveals a number of important lessons for Americans, if anyone who cares about America is paying attention.

  1. Antifa brought it, and demonstrated that they are a quite intense and powerful street force (adept at serving the purpose of Hitler’s Brown Shirts) to intimidate any of the other “hate groups” that showed up to exercise their right of freedom   of assembly and freedom of speech.

Trump’s Strong Words to North Korea Reflect the Stance of Strong Presidents

Aug 18, 2017 — Dennis Jamison

The Left Wing propaganda organs and Democrat “leadership” will not accept much of anything that President Donald Trump has to say these days - even if it is offering his condolences over the horrors in Virginia this past weekend. It actually goes beyond mere hype that erupts from one political party after losing a hard fought election. It is much more and it becomes very old after so much has been lobbed against the duly-elected president. The more obvious of ridiculous attacks came after Trump’s strong words to North Korea’s Communist dictator, Kim Jong-un.

Former Secretary of Defense in the Obama Administration, Leon Panetta, has been weighing in on Trump’s stance, and although he had some intelligent remarks on the North Korean situation, Panetta took the low road: “The question is: “Does [Trump] get so frustrated with the North Korean leader — who’s yelling every other day — that he feels that somehow the North Korean leader is attacking his manhood?”

Summer of 1862: A New Birth of Freedom Conceived by Lincoln

Jul 31, 2017 — Dennis Jamison

Over one hundred and fifty years ago, in the heated summer of 1862, in the midst of the horrible American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln conceived a rebirth of freedom that would alter the course of that war, which would ultimately alter the course of the United States, as well as the history of the world. In essence, within the intense crucible of the Civil War, Lincoln manifested a decision to end slavery through the power he held as president. He came to the conclusion that he could expedite the end of the war by expediting the end of slavery. In July of 1862, Lincoln came to essentially formulate a Declaration of Independence for those in America yet yearning to be free.

The Storming of the Bastille did not Yield Freedom

Jul 14, 2017 — Dennis Jamison

The shocking takeover of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, is considered one of the most dramatic events in history, and is now viewed as a symbol of the spark which set off the French Revolution. Each year the anniversary is celebrated as a public holiday in France: ”Le quatorze juillet” (14 July), formally known as the “Fête de la Fédération”  (Federation Holiday). In English speaking countries it is usually referred to as Bastille Day.

The historic events surrounding the storming of the Bastille are looked upon with as much respect and reverence by the French and Europeans as Americans view the colonists taking on the British troops in the “shot heard ‘round the world.” The Bastille made a great target, but an even greater symbol of the people taking authority into their own hands. The Bastille was originally a medieval fortress-prison that had often been utilized by French kings to imprison their politically disagreeable or disloyal subjects.

Ideals of the Declaration of Independence Still Challenge the World

Jul 4, 2017 — Dennis Jamison

The Declaration of Independence was for the World!

Although a majority of Americans celebrate Independence Day, there are many who give little thought to Independence and how it fundamentally relates to them on a daily basis. To many, the freedoms enjoyed are taken for granted, and some people live from day to day with little focus upon the future with exceptions including upcoming vacations, or the saving of money for a significant impending expense (that could be a wonderful family vacation). Yet, few today would ponder the future and consider risking their lives for a better world, but that is what the Declaration of Independence was all about.

Brave and brilliant men were willing to pledge “... their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor… ” to fight for the cause of Independence to create a nation of freedom. It was the appeal to the concept of self-government and freedom from tyrants. And certainly, the consequences of the Declaration’s call to action altered the course of human history; the world had never witnessed a revolution like common colonists fighting against tyranny to create a Land of the Free.

June 14th and Foundations of Freedom

Jun 14, 2017 — Dennis Jamison

Flag Day in the United States is the celebration of the birthday of the Stars and Stripes. The holiday falls on June 14th, yet for most Americans, Flag Day is not on their radar like the celebration of Memorial Day or Independence Day. Sadly, many Americans may not even realize Flag Day exists, and would not take much time to even reflect on the deeper meaning of the U.S. flag. Yet, there may be many more who fail to realize that prior to the creation of the flag, a formal foundation for the existence of the United States also came on June 14th—two years before any Betsy Ross moment.

June 14, 1775, is also considered the birthday of the U.S. Army, two years before the Stars and Stripes came into existence, yet 12 years before the United States of America became officially recognized within the community of nations. The chronology may pass with little notice, but it is important. There was no legitimate United States of America for there to be a “U.S.” Army in 1775. This so-called “army” became known as the Continental Army, but it was really not understood as such in that time. However, the assemblage of various colonial militias could be referred to as a genuine band of freedom fighters because freedom was the focus of their daring defense of their right to be respected as a free people.

First Democrat Casualty in the Swamp Wars

May 20, 2017 — Dennis Jamison

The firing of James Comey was more representative of the first real Democrat Deep State casualty of the “Swamp Wars” than any other. However, despite top Democrats calling for Comey’s head at the beginning of May, the puppet masters in the Party took the position that the former FBI Director could still be useful with the now famous “Comey memo.” It is like using Comey as a dead fish to create an unbearable stench within America - a putrid stench aimed at manufacturing doubt and suspicion about the Trump presidency - yet again.

Now, the current “Democratic” Party mantra that seems to have the most traction is the “collusion” between the dastardly Russians and Donald Trump, or members of his election staff, or transition staff, or presidential staff (any propaganda that would work). Putin and the Russians are the current bad guys of the month. And ironically, James Comey may have been on the list in the past, but now he is considered useful still with his memo, which says little, and generates more unanswered questions, but fans the fumes of the stench. And though the Deep State Obama/Clinton tool was surgically removed from his post, and represents the first casualty the Democrat Party suffered in the Swamp Wars, he proved useful still.

Mother’s Day has been a target of the Marxist Left

May 14, 2017 — Dennis Jamison

Last week many people all over the world may have celebrated the Cinco de Mayo holiday, without really knowing why they were celebrating. The holiday is often mistakenly assumed to be the celebration of Mexican independence. But it is not linked in that way, and in Mexico, this holiday is not a major holiday as it celebrates a minor victory in a major invasion of the nation that led to Mexico’s loss of independence. This is a clear example of a holiday celebration that has lost any semblance of relation to its original cause; now it is a celebration just for fun, but in recent years the Left had sought to politicize the holiday.

The history behind Cinco de Mayo reveals high treason!

May 5, 2017 — Dennis Jamison

There is actually more to the holiday of Cinco de Mayo than great tacos or lively music; there are lessons to be learned hidden within the history of this holiday, which provide deeper understanding of a very perilous time in the Americas. Today Cinco de Mayo has taken on a more political significance in light of Donald Trump’s campaign promises, and his challenge as the President of the United States to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. It was one major campaign theme that helped Trump to capture the attention of the American people, as well as the votes that got him elected. Yet, once upon a time, long, long ago, the U.S. stood by Mexico to defend the nation against a genuine enemy.

Ironically, the reason that there is a Cinco de Mayo holiday was partly due to problems that confronted a newly elected Mexican president, Benito Juarez, are similar to problems that Donald Trump faces as a new president of the United States. In the middle of the 19th century, economic woes led to Mexico’s struggle for survival against a full-scale French invasion. In 1861, newly elected Benito Juarez, the first Native American elected president of Mexico (a definite outsider), faced a huge national debt left by a previous government, faced hostility from the nation’s elitist politicians, and confronted an internally organized attempt from former government officials to destroy the administration of the legally elected Juarez, a genuine representative of the people.

”Correspondents’” Dinner and the Value of Bought-and-Paid-For MSM Propagandists

May 3, 2017 — Dennis Jamison

Needing any occasion to appear pertinent, this year’s gathering of White House “correspondents” did make the effort to remain relevant and address this issue at the previously vaunted annual “Correspondents’” Dinner held in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, elections have serious consequences, and the American people may have a different take on the relevance of the MSM. And despite how much MSM apologists would like to believe in their self-importance and value within American society at this time in our history, we the people are the ones who should have the final word on that.

It is amazing to consider that the President of the Associated Press, Jeff Mason, attempted to legitimize a blatant bias in the MSM by defensively stating: “We are not fake news. We are not failing news organizations. And we are not the enemy of the American people.” If considered at face value, it is quite absurd to think that anyone’s enemy could dictate who can be viewed as an enemy, and who could not be. Looking in the mirror will not correct the error. The MSM used to be able to compete within a vacuum for advertising dollars and public attention - it is how the media moguls gained such incredible wealth. However, with the advent of the internet and alternative media outlets/sources, the public can no longer be held hostage to “all the news that’s fit to print,” as the New York Times proudly crows.

Ann Coulter and “a dark day for free speech in America!”

Apr 27, 2017 — Dennis Jamison

SAN JOSE, CA, — Ann Coulter will not deliver her speech at the “University” of California at Berkeley today. Just the threat of violent attacks upon the scheduled Coulter speech at UC Berkeley was enough to inhibit the First Amendment rights of Coulter and the student group that had arranged the event. Not an actual attack, but just the threat, obliterated free speech at UC Berkeley, the former home of the “free speech movement.” It is an historic irony that the concept of free speech no longer exists at the university which epitomized such freedom in the 1960s. The reign of terror has begun.

The reign of intolerance and lack of respect for the opinions of others who may express thought different from one’s own indoctrination has begun. Ann Coulter announced that she cancelled her speech after learning that the student group that had originally sponsored her event had withdrawn their support for it. In an email to Reuters, Coulter wrote that “there will be no speech… I looked over my shoulder and my allies had joined the other team.” Apparently, one of the sponsoring groups, Young America’s Foundation, withdrew its support for the event, which was originally scheduled to occur at the university’s Sproul Plaza, when the group discovered the university would not provide legitimate protection from any violent protesters who opposed Coulter.

The Clear and Present Danger of Lawlessness in California

Apr 19, 2017 — Dennis Jamison

In a brutal killing spree in Fresno recently, a black man, filled with hate and who had killed   a 25-year-old Motel 6 security guard only days before, additionally murdered three other white men in what the city’s police chief stated was an attempt “to kill as many people as he could… and that is what he set out to do.” Fresno Chief of Police, Jerry Dyer, in a statement following the arrest, explained that although the shooter yelled “Allahu Akbar”  as he was loaded into a police car, investigators do not believe the shootings had anything to do with terrorism. The shooter had social media accounts that expressed anti-white and anti-government sentiments.

While the Fresno police reacted quickly to the shooting rampage, and possibly spared other’s lives, all police forces in California are not committed to protecting the citizens equally. Recent violent clashes between anti-Trump and pro-Trump demonstrators have the public becoming increasingly alarmed by the shocking violence present. In Berkeley,  on more than one occasion, violence erupted between those who were openly supporting President Trump and those who are against the president’s policies. Berkeley police on both occasions apparently did nothing to intervene or make any arrests. The clashes represent more of the same kind of confrontations that occurred during the presidential campaign that brought out the haters of Donald Trump.

Crimes of Watergate Weak Compared to Democrat Surveillance

Apr 6, 2017 — Dennis Jamison

The past two weeks of news has recently been overshadowed by the showdown in Washington over the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to become the next justice of the Supreme Court as that battle is supreme. It represents one of the most bitter pills that the Democrats would have to swallow if the Republicans have the will to ram through his appointment. But, while in power, the Democrats did not hesitate to ram many things down the throats of the American people. Yet, it is questionable whether GOP leadership will have the courage to follow the same path. This is why the hot news of last two weeks is important now.

In the past couple of weeks the main focus of attention had been Rep. Devin Nunes (CA), Republican chairman of the House committee investigating allegations of Putin’s Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election. Nunes had earned the collective wrath of Democrats and their media minions, and they attacked him in unison - demanding he step down as chairman of the committee. Especially, Senator Chuck Schumer (NY), who made a public display of insisting Nunes step down as the chair of the Intelligence Committee. This is about as ironic as a criminal demanding a detective cease investigating crimes.

MSM’s blatant hypocrisy, obvious double standard reflect a genuine bias and an imbalance in seeking

Mar 23, 2017 — Dennis Jamison

SAN JOSE, CA—In mid-March, a group of United States senators wrote a letter to newly appointed Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, demanding he launch an investigation into funding that the Obama State Department parsed out to organizations initiated or supported by billionaire George Soros. It is alleged that such funding provided by the American taxpayer was used in efforts to undermine the internal politics of several nations throughout the world.

Considering the incredible amount of coverage the mainstream media has devoted to the allegations of Russian meddling in America’s 2016 election, it is amazing that this news has not soared out through the MSM. That is likely, if one assumes the MSM coverage is due to genuine concern over possible wrongful interference in a nation’s elections. The serious lack of coverage of this demand regarding Obama’s meddling in other nation’s elections - like say he did in 2015, in Israel, reflects a blatant hypocrisy or obvious double standard. More critically, it reflects a genuine bias and an imbalance in seeking the truth.

Denial of the Deep State—A Denial of Reality?

Mar 16, 2017 — Dennis Jamison

According to a New York Times columnist, Max Fisher, the deep state is not real, and there would be real consequences for blaming the Trump’s administrative problems on the deep state if it does not exist. (What Happens When You Fight a ‘Deep State’ That Doesn’t Exist? – March 10, 2017). Unfortunately, there has recently been too much written about shadowy alternative government operatives of a “Deep State” within the federal bureaucracy in the United States to try now to pretend it does not exist.

There is an incredible twist of irony here as one remembers the dark days of President Nixon’s attempts to deny culpability during the Watergate scandal, and it was the serious efforts of diligent journalists pursuing the truth and exposing a coverup that earned the respect of American citizens. Yet, today many citizens have lost a great amount of the respect they had for a “free press,” and no longer trust the MSM, especially when the members of the media deny an existence of something that is readily apparent, though hard to expose.

Democrat Insurrection on Steroids!

Mar 13, 2017 — Dennis Jamison

The unvarnished history of the “Democratic” Party reveals the history of a political party with leaders willing to rely upon fear, force, or terror to wield political power. While It is natural to assume that Democrats prefer to have their party’s history written in more palatable and sanitized versions, a more relevant examination of such serious corruption and quest for power has not been easily undertaken. Unfortunately, the illusion persists that contemporary Democrats have evolved significantly from the beginning 50 years of their inception as a major political party.

Recently, however, a number of political events have converged, and though it appears that Democrat leadership is waging a battle against President Donald Trump, as well as his cabinet appointments, it has become increasingly evident there is more to it than normal political opposition to a victorious party.