Brutus’ speech from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar makes a poignant observation on ambition: “As Caesar loved me, I weep for him. As he was valiant, I honor him. But, as he was ambitious, I slew him. There is tears for his love, joy for his fortune, honor for his valor, and death for his ambition” (Act 3, Scene 2).
The political ambition that damned Julius Caesar is known and present in Washington, DC. John Dean’s Blind Ambition exposed this greedy evil. Dean’s book offers an insider’s view of the deceptions and machinations that run rampant inside the Beltway environment.
The Talmudic proverb says, “Ambition destroys its possessor.” This is put into prose as:
Ambition has but one reward for all:
A little power, a little transient fame,
A grave to rest in, and a fading name! History records ANNOTATED AMBITION…
An interesting read is Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick. The focus of the history is on loyalty and personal integrity. Described is the remorse of Arnold’s ambitions that fatally destroyed his faith in the legitimacy of the rebellion. One whose ambitions were cut short, sold his country and forever lives infamously as the consummate traitor.
A leading figure of the French Revolution was Maximilien François de Robespierre (1758-1794); the most significant leader of the French Revolution’s radical period. Robespierre has been a metonym for faceless tyranny, his life is a metaphor for how revolutions eat their own. His evil ambition led the French to social catastrophe. In the latter part of 1793 he controlled the “Committee of Public Safety.” This Committee was developed to provide for the defense of the nation against its enemies, foreign and domestic (note the similarity to assignments in our current day). The Committee was to implement the laws and controls necessary to win the war and to strike the hearts of counterrevolutionaries. The Committee mandated harsh measures—surveillance committees, preventive detention of “supposed opponents,” and controls on personal civil liberties. This was the principal organ of the Revolutionary government during the Reign of Terror and Robespierre controlled of it. But, in 1794 he was overthrown and executed. His ambition ended with his head in a basket below the guillotine to which he had condemned thousands!
The historical records continue page after page citing personalities whose ambition was for personal glory instead of national welfare. Napoleon and Alexander the Great won victories after victories. They were Empire Builders whose personal ambitions were evil rather than beneficent. Each was crush at the hands of his ambition.
Shakespeare’s Macbeth wanted to become King. He was a brave and courageous soldier but permitted his blind ambitions to end in his downfall. Then there is Lady Macbeth whose ambition was power. The shared ambition for power blinded them to reality. Lady Macbeth’s thirst for power enabled Macbeth’s want for power. This lust for power increased and led to greater evils. It became the controlling factor in life—nothing was more important than his/her ambition!
We observe Arrogant Ambition Awry…
Obama’s ambition was to stop the rise of the oceans. In his victory speech the night he won the Democratic presidential primary three years ago, he said “[T]his was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.” The arrogance of such a delusional ambition was applauded by those who ignore reality’s footnote on arrogant ambition, “A little power, a little transient fame.”
Biden’s promise to end COVID came during the 2020 campaign when he stated, “the trajectory of COVID-19 in America is headed in the wrong direction,” and presented himself as the only one able to fix it. “And so, folks, I will take care of this. I will end this.” After months of carrying on about a national plan, tyrannical mandates and referencing the unscientific CDC, WHO and NIH guidelines and best practices, he threw his hands up and confessed his failed braggadocios ambition. “Look, there is no federal solution,” Biden said December 27, 2021.
An accurate assessment of Biden’s blind ambition is noted by the New York Post: “What we’re seeing, folks, is an embarrassing lack of leadership in the Democrat-run White House. An incompetency that’s not only botching Americans’ travel plans, hurting families and jeopardizing public health — it’s also harming the US economy.”
Today there is AUTOCRATIC AMBITION verbalized!
How can the supposed “intelligent” of today ignore the failed facts of tyrannical ambition? How dare some mimic the exact pattern of behavior and express the same attitudes of the failed past excusing their evil ambition as “democracy”?
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said in a letter to Democratic senators on Monday. “We can and must take strong action to stop this anti-democratic march.” Years ago, Schumer said killing the filibuster was the “rubber stamp of dictatorship” and a “doomsday for democracy.” But now high-handed ambition has redirected his position.
Schumer’s ambition is shared by the entire Democratic Party—they speak of saving democracy when, in reality, their evil ambition is to destroy the Republic!
Schumer’s autocratic ambition is soon scheduled for a vote in the Senate.
Ambition is widely respected and widely condemned. Let the puppet masters and puppets on the political stage look seriously, heed cautiously and avoid strenuously the historical pitfall of greedy ambition.
• Treasonous ambition leads many to sit alongside Benedict Arnold because they choose personal ambition over patriotic loyalty.
• Blind ambition deceives, deludes, and destroys—“A person who is blind cannot guide another…will they not both fall into a pit? (Luke 6:39)
• Arrogant ambition leads one to join Napoleon and become a hated historical figure whose end is a personal “Waterloo” (Proverbs 8:13, Pride, arrogance…the perverted mouth, I hate.”
• Harvested ambition is tormenting—Lady MacBeth’s “Out, damned spot” is one of the most recognized phrases in literature. The once-defiant and determined Lady Macbeth has become undone by her own conscience. There is an unrelenting torment and inescapable culpability. The blood required by selfish ambition cannot be removed!
• High-handed ambition is rewarded with Robespierre’s inevitability—the victim of his own tyranny.
To those governing today we ask, “What motivates your ambitions?” Legislate, Judicate, and Execute with the sole ambition to defend and uphold the original intent of the United States Constitution! Your failure to do this assures destruction to our nation and infamy for your historical name. “Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing” (James 3:16).
To those governing, remember the proverb: “Ambition destroys its possessor.” The history from the past validates this proverb. The history of the future that is being chronicled today, will validate this proverb. It is the responsibility of the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive Branches of our government to utilize the past to govern the present so they do not fear the historic chronicles of the future!
John L. Kachelman, Jr.is a Christian patriot, preacher, and missionary for Jesus Christ to foreign countries. He lives in Montgomery, AL.
Remember that famous Hillary Clinton line about Benghazi? She asked, “What difference does it make?” She meant it’s over, its old news, why re-hash it now? Nothing will change. Of course, that was convenient for Hillary and Obama. They lied and heroes died at Benghazi. The last thing Hillary or Obama wanted was an investigation.
Democrats are saying the same thing now about the 2020 election. They say, “What difference does it make? Trump lost. It’s over. The election is certified. Biden is the president. Nothing will change. You’re all wasting your time.” Again, that’s pretty convenient.
We are a nation of laws. That’s what made America the greatest nation in world history. Without laws, investigations, arrests and convictions, we might as well be Haiti, or Cuba, or Venezuela, or Zimbabwe, or Mexico, or any other lawless socialist hellhole around the world. Where people live in misery and malaise, with no rights, while the government, despots, and ruthless criminals do whatever they want to the people.
We are America. We can’t let that happen. We must investigate and pursue justice, no matter where it leads.
Forensic audits will uncover the truth. And the truth will set us free. The truth will prove- even to Democrats and dummies (I know, I repeat myself)- that we were right. Trump was cheated. The election was rigged and stolen. Trump is the real President. Biden is not the rightful President of the United States.
You can feel it. The tide has turned. We are so close to proving Arizona and Georgia were stolen. A dozen other states are planning on forensic audits. Soon the all dominoes will fall.
Proving the election was stolen will make all the difference in the world. Of course, Democrats and the fake news media frauds know that. That’s precisely what they’re so afraid of. They’re scared to death the truth is about to come out.
And yes, they’re scared to death because they don’t know where this will lead, they don’t know what the citizens will do once they realize the election was rigged and stolen.
Democrats will say it’s too late. They will argue “Nothing can be done. Stolen election, or not, Biden is president, end of story. Tough luck.” I’m not an elections lawyer, or a Constitutional scholar. I’ll leave the question of whether Trump can be re-instated as president up to legal experts.
But I know this. Bad things will happen to the Democrats if it’s proven they stole the election. All hell will break loose. Democrats are in a world of trouble, and they know it.
On the minor scale, here’s some of the things I could imagine happening next…
Once we can prove the election was stolen, Democrats are finished. This is like when a famous business mogul and philanthropist is found to be a criminal who stole everyone’s money. Ask Bernie Madoff. Everyone hates you for the rest of all time. You can never walk out of your home again. You can’t show your face in public. People scream “shame” at you wherever you go. Your legacy is destroyed forever.
Lawsuits will fly. Legal fees will cripple the Biden administration and Democrat Party. Donations will dry up.
Biden will be the lame duck of all lame ducks. He will never pass another piece of legislation. He won’t be able to leave the White House. He might as well be a convicted criminal. The White House will be his prison cell.
Republicans will win a landslide in 2022. The GOP will control both Houses of Congress. Even voters who don’t like Trump will feel guilty that his presidency was stolen. Trump will be a lock to win back the presidency in 2024.
That’s all separate from massive protests, million-man-marches on Washington DC, unrest, civil disobedience and the prospect of 74 million Trump voters withholding taxes to bring the Biden government to its knees and force Biden’s resignation.
And then there’s the criminal charges. Thousands of Democrats were involved, in multiple states, in the greatest theft in America’s history. I call this treason. That’s life in prison, or worse. This won’t end well for Democrats.
So, now you know why they’re panicking. Wouldn’t you?
So, yes, proving the election was stolen is the whole ball of wax. It’s the whole kitchen sink. It changes both the history and the future of America.
God bless the forensic audits. And God help the Democrats when the American people see proof the election was stolen.
Strictly speaking, the right to “keep and bear arms” is not a “Constitutional right.” It is a right I own from God to protect my life, my family, and my property—whether individually or collectively. I have a God-given responsibility to protect myself and my family from harm. This is a law of nature and it is prior to the Constitution itself. So, it matters not what the Constitution says or does not say on the subject.
The Founding Fathers wrote the Second Amendment with this in mind. It is a “Thou shalt not touch” list written to the federal government. As a matter of fact, the Bill of Rights itself is a list of prohibitions, not rights. The reason this is the case is because the founders recognized the presence of Natural Law—such as self-preservation and self-government– upon which the laws of nations should be built.
The Neo-Marxist Democrat Party problem begins here. They do not, even if some of them believe in God, operate upon the premise that God gives us anything. To them, everything is a grant of the government—including the “right to keep and bear arms,” which may be repealed if they see fit. What the government gives, the government can take away.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the worst of the worse of the totalitarian gun-grabbers. Joe Biden and the Socialists who run this country want to repeal the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. They are back-door thieves. Passage of this Act makes it easier for gun manufacturers to be held civilly liable for people who commit crimes with their products, for the law was designed to shield gun manufacturers from lawsuits in cases where guns were used in crimes.
Last February 24, Joe Biden made the following statement on the campus of The College of Charleston in South Carolina. “I’ve got news for you gun manufacturers. I’m coming for you and I’m going to take you down.”
Biden has promised to sign an executive order—something with which he is intimately familiar—to ban “assault weapons.” But, first, he does not know what an assault weapon is. Biden includes in this list AR-15’s and other semi-automatic weapons. Second, the facts of American gun violence do not point to semi-automatic weapons. But no matter. Biden will have his foot in the door.
More concerning than this, however, is the current rash of Red-Flag Laws that have been supported not only by the Biden-Harris team, but politicians of both parties.Ron Paul warns that “Police officers in 20 states and the District of Columbia already have the authority to take away an individual’s Second Amendment rights based in allegations and without giving the individual due process.”
Even a “psychological evaluation could … be used to deny an individual Second Amendment rights because they may engage in ‘domestic terrorism.’” Paul added that “Among those likely to be considered as potential ‘domestic terrorists’ are opponents of US foreign policy, mass surveillance, the income tax, the Federal Reserve, and, ironically—gun control.”
Consider also the rabid anti-gun stance of Biden’s hand-picked staff. VP Kamala Harris’ anti-freedom position is well-known. Xavier Becerra, Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, has advocated for more onerous gun-control measures. He is on record as saying that AR-type rifles are “not in common use for lawful purposes like self-defense.”
Dr. Vivek Murthy is Biden’s choice for U.S. Surgeon General. Murthy tweeted: “Tired of politicians playing politics w/ guns, putting lives at risk b/c they’re scared of the NRA. Guns are a health care issue. #debatehealth.”
Jen O’Malley Dillon, Biden’s campaign manager, worked for Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, the candidate who said, “Yes, we’re going to take your AR-15’s.” Pete Buttigieg has been selected by Biden to head the Department of Transportation. He has openly pushed for gun registration and banning AR-15’s as well as desiring to hold the gun industry accountable.
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, has openly written that the gun violence problem in America is due to the “widespread availability” of guns in America. Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan, is Biden’s nominee for energy secretary. She too has called for an “assault weapons ban.”
Deb Haaland has been confirmed as the new secretary of the Department of the Interior. Her calls for stripping Americans of the right to keep and bear arms, starting at “background checks,” “closing gun-show loopholes,” and “taking on the NRA” are public record. The bold-faced liar, Susan Rice, who heads Biden’s Domestic Policy Council, is an infamous anti-gunner.
Biden’s AG pick, Merrick Garland, has also sated he would support the The White House’s efforts to restrict gun ownership in America.
All in all, Biden’s Administration is the most anti-freedom, anti-American, pro-totalitarian government that we have seen. If Biden gets his way on gun control, America has seen the last of its freedoms.
As if that’s not bad enough, leftists stormed a Mexican restaurant and screamed at Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen while she was having dinner. Then they showed up outside her home blasting sounds of Hispanic children crying.
The Trump administration isn’t the first to separate adults and children at the border – but it did step up the enforcement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero-tolerance” policy in dealing with illegal aliens who cross into the U.S.
A 2008 anti-trafficking statute dictates that certain minors must be taken out of immigration detention within 72 hours. The administration has also said it was forced to separate families because of the conclusion of a court case known as “the Flores Settlement.” That settlement, reached in 1997, required the government to limit the time it keeps unaccompanied minors in detention and to keep them in the least restrictive setting possible.
The children in HHS/ORR (Office of Refugee Resettlement) care are treated far better than in Mexico or Central America. They’re fed, given medical attention and educational programs.
But President Trump signed an executive order last week designed to keep together illegal alien families who have been detained at the border, while also retaining his administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.
Why did the Trump administration step up enforcement in the first place?
According to Homeland Security, the number of people attempting to cross the southern border illegally has increased to more than 50,000 people per month. In June, there has been a 325 percent increase in unaccompanied children coming to the border since the previous year, and a 435 percent increase in families entering the U.S. illegally.
According to the White House, the influx of unaccompanied minors coming across the U.S. border is being used by gangs, such as MS-13, to recruit new members; one-third of already-arrested MS-13 members and associates came into the U.S. as an unaccompanied minor.
There are hundreds of thousands of victims every year who are affected by illegal alien crime – homicides, rape, assault, vehicular manslaughter and identity theft.
According to a 2011 government report, the arrests attached to the criminal alien population included an estimated 25,000 people for homicide, 42,000 for robbery, nearly 70,000 for sex offenses, and nearly 15,000 for kidnapping.
In Texas alone, within the last seven years, more than a quarter-million criminal aliens have been arrested and charged with over 600,000 criminal offenses.
In 2016, more than 15,000 Americans died from a heroin overdose. More than 90 percent of the heroin comes from across the southern border.
Democrats cry for illegal alien children – encouraged to cross the border by their own parents – but what about the American children who’ve been killed by illegal aliens and permanently separated from their parents? CNN and MSNBC won’t air their stories. But President Trump hosted some of the families at the White House.
Agnes Gibboney, who lost her son Ronald da Silva after he was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant gang member.
Juan Pina, who lost his 14-year-old daughter Christy Sue in 1990, allegedly at the hands of a Mexican national who raped and killed her. Her alleged killer was extradited from Mexico last month.
Michelle Wilson-Root, whose 21-year old daughter Sarah was killed in 2016 following a vehicular accident allegedly caused by drunk driver Edwin Mejia – who had entered the country illegally and, as a result of “catch-and-release” loopholes, was released into the U.S. as an unaccompanied minor.
Ray Tranchant, who lost his 16-year-old daughter Tessa in 2007 to an illegal alien driving drunk.
Democrats don’t care about American children. If they did, they wouldn’t try to hide or dismiss the plight of these families. They would address the issue of black flight from Democrat run cities like Los Angeles and Chicago due to violent illegal alien gangs.
They also don’t really care about illegal aliens or immigrants – they only want their votes. The hysteria at the border is a crisis encouraged by Democrats. They want to emotionalize this issue to give Democrats an issue to run on in the mid-term elections.
We the people must apply pressure on Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and other RINOs to ensure that they stop the chaos at the border and approve the necessary funding for the border wall. Otherwise, our country will continue to be overrun by illegal aliens, and the border chaos will get worse.
Trump pulls ‘sick’ Obama out of the shadows – “Jesse Lee Peterson exposes ‘silent coup attempt’ by ‘dishonest’ ex-president”
byJesse Lee Peterson
Democrats are doing everything they can to prevent President Donald Trump from assuming full control of the U.S. government, including approving the building of a “shadow” government under Barack Obama just two miles from the White House. But Saturday, President Trump pulled Obama out of the shadows – he revealed that “sick” Obama tapped his phones prior to the 2016 presidential election. It’s on!
President Trump made the allegations via Twitter: “How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis replied: “Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”
Yet radio host Mark Levin, using establishment media sources, laid out a solid case on “Fox & Friends” that the Obama administration indeed had Trump under surveillance prior to the November elections. Is anyone surprised that lawless Obama would wiretap Trump’s phones? If it weren’t for the lapdog and corrupt media, there would be little doubt that Obama’s administration would be known as the most dishonest and treasonous bunch in U.S. history.
Obama appointees are wreaking havoc across several government agencies and leaking information to the press in an unprecedented attempt to undermine and destroy Donald Trump. Leaks based on fake documents being pushed by fake news outlets led to the resignation of Michael Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser. Now, the Democrats and left-wing media are targeting Attorney General Jeff Sessions with vague claims about supposedly nefarious Russian contacts.
Reports indicating that Obama tapped Trump’s phones are credible and very serious, yet the mainstream media are dismissing them. Remember, Obama allowed U.S. intelligence to listen to calls from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone, and reportedly wiretapped our great ally, Israel, during Iran nuclear negotiations.
The left and the global elites will never accept Donald Trump, and they will do everything possible to thwart his efforts to drain the swamp, reform the government and implement an America-first agenda. As Paul Sperry revealed in a recent report, Obama has set up his well-funded Organizing for Action group to try to stop Donald Trump from succeeding in his efforts to roll back Obamacare and undo Obama’s policies. Obama’s top aide, Valerie Jarrett, is moving into the Obamas’ Washington, D.C., mansion to help manage their efforts to run a shadow government to carry out nothing less than a silent coup attempt.
Satan operates in the dark, in the figment of our imagination. But when the lie is exposed, it no longer has any power over us. Obama and his underlings operate just like their father, and when they’re fully exposed, as he was, God willing they’ll also be tossed out of their “kingdom.”
Obama was not raised by his father, and he was surely spiritually damaged by his self-loathing mother, so he naturally sides with the children of the lie. I write about Obama in my book, “The Antidote.” Obama was raised to hate America and whites – the “oppressors.” Obama grew up angry and, therefore, was susceptible to lies. That’s why he identifies with all the angry blacks and left-wing malcontents. In his hatred, he has become weak, so the only way he can “be strong” is to subvert from the shadows.
In contrast, Donald Trump is very open and direct in his dealings with people and issues. He is one of the most candid and forthright people we’ve seen on the national stage. If Trump doesn’t like something or believes he is being treated unfairly, he has no problem saying so publicly. Just look at how he took the corrupt liberal media to the woodshed over their unfair and fake news reporting. He corrected a room full of reporters with strength and love out in the open. He is doing the same thing with Obama. He’s dealing with Obama straight up and exposing his evil deeds in public.
The reason Trump is able to do this is because he has a confidence within that comes from God. If you read his book, “The Art of the Deal,” or listen to his interviews where he talks about his upbringing, President Trump says he was very close to his parents – especially his father. This is what gives him the confidence and ability to deal with people with strength and not take things personally. If you love your father, you love God. It’s a simple spiritual principle.
President Donald Trump has shown us all how to fight against the left and win. Some of these people are our family, friends and co-workers. If you look closely, you’ll notice that those on the left – like Obama – have no real connection with their earthly father; therefore, they’re angry and are disconnected from God. Seeing the cause of their anger will help us deal compassionately, yet firmly, with them.
Our president has given a clear signal that the shadow war is over. The battle is on! The time is here for us to step out into the light and help “drain the swamp!”