Our founding fathers were far wiser than those men and women voters mistakenly elected to serve in Washington today. First of all, they did not take a salary for their service, and intended to serve only one or two terms in congress. The fact that we have “professional politicians” today; (god how I hate that term); would cause them great concern.
No one can deny that the United States has the most corrupt government in the free world. It appears that our founders did foresee at least the possibility of future Congressmen and Senators taking advantage of their positions of powers. In 1789, when they signed the Constitution, they included a provision in the first amendment to guarantee that a sort of ‘watchdog’ existed and would expose government and government officials when they broke the law, violated the Constitution, or simply attempted to deceive the American people. Let me refresh your memory.
Amendment I. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
Our founding fathers considered the first amendment the most important part of the Constitution. In it are guaranteed most of our most treasured rights and freedoms.
A free press in mandatory to guarantee the right of the American people to know what their government is doing, and if it is serving the people or another master.
As your illegitimate president, Trump has a single tactic in his attempts to cover-up his many crimes and immoral actions; misdirection. Nothing could prove this more easily than the manner in which he and his spin doctors rail against the press. Trump labels news agencies which report the facts ‘fake news,’ and offers his belief in actual fake news; news which supports him and lies for him.
We are aware that when Trump is in the White House, he spends much of his day sitting on a couch and watching cable news. He reports that his prime sources of information are not our nation’s security services. Instead, he obtains “facts” from FOX Noise, Alex Jones’ InfoWars, and Breitbart. If this doesn’t frighten you; if this does not inform you that your illegitimate president is ignorant and easily brainwashed, it sure as hell should.
FOX has been the right wing propaganda machine for 20 years and is responsible for dividing our nation and creating an atmosphere of fear instead of hope. It exists because millions of weak-minded Americans choose to believe continual falsehoods.
Alex Jones is America’s number one conspiracy theorist. His lies and attempts to mislead the American people are not only despicable, they are depraved. Jones is the man who first claimed that the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 was a hoax; it never happened. Adam Lanza did not gun down 20 small children, and six educators. The story was made-up to support those who want to take away your guns. Really?
Brietbart is a rag; there’s no other way to put it. Trump’s chief White House adviser, Steve Bannon, was formerly its executive director. It supports the worst of America, and makes thousands of unsupported claims each month. Articles in support of white supremacy, Islamophobia, homophobia, and misogyny, flood the internet and compose its radio broadcasts. If you are a hate group, you have a voice. Breitbart receives much of its funding from billionaire Robert Mercer, who was Trump’s chief financial supporter throughout the last months of his campaign. Mercer has been seen meeting with Russian oligarchs, one of which was also viewed near a Trump rally in 2016.
Trump has a single fear; the truth. His illegitimate presidency will fall if all of the facts about his business, personal, and political life are revealed.
Although many uninformed Americans believe that Trump is trustworthy and the media is fake; that will change. The truth will set them free.
Although I am not a member of the mainstream media, I am a reporter, and I have promised to always offer the truth to my fellow Americans. I will never stop. If I learn that a news agency has falsely reported events to the American people, I will be the first to cry ‘foul.’ I have nothing to lose, but Trump has everything to lose; and I hope he does.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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