The politician mentioned in Chuck Baldwin's article (http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/Articles/tabid/109/ID/1040/The-White-House-Has-No-Credibility.aspx), as all politicians, lies and evades the truth or he is a total ignoramus; he thinks "maybe" the Patriot Act ought to be repealed; even though he was the one that introduced it and even though he still maintains he is glad he did and believes it needed to be passed... what a fool, he can't even admit that he was wrong; because he is a paid actor / criminal / conspirator / prostitute and his handlers didn't tell him to say so...
Politicians, like doctors and lawyers CANNOT EVER admit they were wrong, because then they would be liable for lawsuits against them for their incompetence and/or criminal conduct. And how can the nation act responsibly when its leaders are not? They set the moral (or lack thereof) tone of the nation—IF the people let them. Politicians, like judges, lawyers, cops, and doctors, are LOYAL TO THEMSELVES... they PROTECT themselves... like wolves in a pack... everyone else is mere prey. Each have boards or bars or official organizations that establish their "moral" code OF PROTECTING EACH OTHER; not of acting morally or responsibly.
Even if a politician tells the truth, it is never because he has the moral urgings of a conscience, but only because it is politically expedient or beneficial at such time to tell the truth; to the politician, it really makes no difference whether what he says is the truth or not; just like a radio show host; he is paid to periodically stick in taped advertisements; he does not care if they are selling hamburgers or toe nail fungus cream; he is paid to play a tape so he plays the tape; so it is with actors who have no conscience; if they are paid to pretend they are a preacher, they play the role; if they are paid to pretend they are a whoremonger; they play the role; most really don't care what the role is (in fact, some like to play as widely different roles as possible, to show they broad spectrum of their "talent"—tiny things like morality are insignificant); all they care is that they get paid; if the price is right, they will play the role no matter what it is; if the price is not right, most of the time they will not play the role even if it is a role they want to. Politicians are NO DIFFERENT.
Politicians are actors and whores and saboteurs who are paid (by those hidden pervs behind the scenes) who have trolled for them. Politicians should not be loyal to their party or the present or any other politician, agency, or special interest group / Big business. Politicians' loyalty is to the PEOPLE and they show that loyalty by PRESERVING THE CONSTITUTION which our Forefathers established to PROTECT our GOD-GIVEN RIGHTS. Any time a politician is not loyal to the PEOPLE—the legitimate citizens of the U.S. (NOT imported and then home-grown foreigners), in the SPIRIT of the Constitution, the spirit IN WHICH IT WAS WRITTEN... any time politicians are not loyal to the TRUE people and the ORIGINAL constitution, they have committed HIGH TREASON.
His claiming he still thinks the Patriot Act was needed when he passed it shows his utter ignorance and his thorough corruption. If a colony of red ants is being invaded by a colony of black ants, does the red ant queen pass a law restricting the freedoms of the red ants in their own colony...? If shiphands are on a boat that is taking on water because saboteurs are drilling holes in the hull of the boat, does the ship captain pass laws prohibiting the ship hands from bailing water and pass laws to protect the saboteurs? Does a sane society pass laws against healthy people and tell them people with leprosy are healthy and normal and have equal rights to infect society? In someone with a flesh-eating virus, are healthy skin and cells restricted in their movement of nutrients and other bodily processes that fight infection and vitamins and nutrients outlawed, while laws are passed to protect the rights of the disease to invade the body? —diseases have rights too, it seems, even to someone else's body. THIS IS THE INSANITY that ALL POLITICIANS engage in every single time they vote. THEIR JOB IS NOT to repaint a Rembrandt into some sort of Salvadore Dali/Picasso hybrid. Modern politicians are like a brood of chimpanzees wearing underwear on their heads, sitting a an inventor's table banging tools and parts around thinking they are so clever. The job of politicians is not to try to invent some new fangled invention that will never work. Their job is to keep the Rolls Royce engine running properly--not try to modify it. The job of security guards is to guard... not remodel the house (in between their frequent vacations in which no one is guarding the house) they are guarding while robbing the persons they are guarding of all their money, leaving the doors open so they can be robbed, raped, kidnapped, and murdered by others.
The job of politicians is to GUARD the people and the constitution. The job of politicians is to protect the people--NOT from "themselves"--BUT FROM POLITICIANS.
Politicians' salaries should be equal to the average American's with NO benefits, NO business expenses, NO paid holidays or sick days (and if they miss too many days they should be fired), NO pension and they should not even be allowed to meet with special interest groups and they should not be able to accept ANYTHING as a gift, not even a donut. They should not have ANY paid vacations and they should not have ANY vacation while in office, longer than a single business day and only on a national holiday--and they CERTAINLY SHOULD NOT be paid (an exorbitant salary and benefits) an entire year's wage for 4 months of BUSY work... PRETENDING they are working, hearing the benefits for and passing laws to honor National Dill Pickle Day or a thousand and one other FOOLISH things which are actually criminal acts on their part; the stock boys at Wal-mart are hired to STOCK THE SHELVES--NOT play sophomoric games like "hide and seek" and "tag your it" or charades (let alone be fornicating in some closet); not to be shoplifting themselves, or stealing money from the cash register. Politicians should have NO vacation while in office; do the job for 4 years, then leave office and THEN take your vacation. NO sane person would hire a full-time body guard, and then allow the body guard to not show up for work 75% of the time and pay him for 365 days of service. NO sane person would hire a body guard to frisk and inspect / do a background check on every person wanting to enter his house or business, and accept the bodyguard / security guard saying, "Well, no, I didn't frisk him or even look at his I.D. or do a background check... I felt the best thing to do was to just let him pass and enter the house and THEN once he is in roaming around, we could just watch him and then maybe ask to see his I.D. at some point in time."
This politician and all other politicians are guilty of HIGH TREASON against the PEOPLE of the U.S. and against the Constitution of the U.S.
Thomas Jefferson, one of the most eminent of the Founding Fathers of our nation, said:
“That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
[It is clear that all valid government is subordinate to the people who created it. Invalid “government” has no authority; only brute force.]
“It is inconsistent with the spirit of our laws and constitution to force tender consciences.”
“My God! how little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!”
“In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.... Experience has shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.... History in general, only informs us what bad government is. Blest is that nation whose silent course of happiness furnishes nothing for history to say.... Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.... The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.... God forbid that we should ever be twenty years without such rebellion.”
[Today, Thomas Jefferson would be locked up (or fire-bombed in his house at night while he slept) by the “government” for being a “terrorist.”]
“Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters should be a nation of freemen. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence of justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue, and by a frequent recurrence of fundamental principles [of Christianity].”
“Almighty God hath created the mind free. All attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burdens... are a departure from the Plan of the Holy Author of our Religion [Christianity].”
“I have sworn upon the Holy Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free it expects what never was and never will be... The people cannot be safe without information. Where the press is free, and every man is able (and willing) to read, all is safe.”
“The course of history shows that as government grows, liberty decreases.”
“I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform them!”
“On every question of construction of the Constitution let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”
“The constitutions of most of our states assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and their duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property and freedom of the press.”
“What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance?”
“When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.”
“To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions is a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.”
“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.”
[* Note: It is the individual alone who has the right to decide exactly what “care of human life and happiness” (within the moral bounds of the Common Law) is in his own best interest—not the government.]
“Still one thing more, my fellow citizens, a wise and frugal government, which shall refrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor, the fruit it has earned. This is the sum of good government.”
“...to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions [purposes or ideas] which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.”
“Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have.”
“When the government fears the people, you have freedom. When the people fear the government, you have tyranny.”
[Therefore, every reader ought to now realize that the very nature of the United States, from its very beginning, was one of revolution!—but a Righteous Revolution in which free moral people are expected to revolt against any and all forms of evil, godlessness, tyranny, control, abuse, or oppression that anyone would attempt to exercise over them or subject them to. In fact, such is not “revolt,” but actually self-defense and preservation. Furthermore, our Founding Fathers expected us to maintain that very independent, free, and moral nature by preserving wholly what they themselves died to give us! Such a costly gift must be preserved! Anyone who does not like the way our nation was set up should be expelled as traitors and enemies of freedom.]