FINAL UPDATE – Be apprised. This is not a conventional “happenings at CPAC” article.
Do conservative politicians understand how and where the war against America is being fought? Shown below are key people on critical issues effectively censored out of our mass media, including, in order:
1. Peter Ferrara: we are suffering an attempt at a Marxist takeover and our nation is going bankrupt, accordingly (sound familiar?).
2. Foster Friess: on the most serious challenges we face, the destruction of the American way of life and Islamist insurrection.
3. Herman Cain: how important popular and national sovereignty are to him.
4. Rep. Tim Huelskamp: a. what are you doing about Agenda 21? b. why isn’t the Obama administration being more aggressively investigated?
Tip, this article is not presented “inverted pyramid” style. I suggest you catch these items, at its end.
5. Must hear – Rep. Peter Roskam: do the new “emergency” surveillance, police, and militarist powers bother any members of Congress? NDAA section 1021?
6. Jaw dropper – Rep. Michele Bachmann: do the new powers to regulate and police our lives, such as the new Food Safety Modernization Act and pressure put on Congress to regulate the Internet bother you? NDAA section 1021?
I am looking forward to asking fellow attendees about two things at Friday’s CPAC Chicago conference.
1. What is the most essential issue as you see it?
2. What should we be doing about the ostensibly coordinated attacks by the Treasury Department, the IC/DHS, leftist/globalist foundations, the SPLC, and various moles and thugs, upon conservative non-profits, tea partiers, right-to-lifers, 2nd Amendment supporters, military veterans, independent sheriffs, and other “suspected terrorists?”
Update, back at home - Sunday June 10, 2:12pm CT
Before getting to the video and analysis of questions and answers with Representatives Michele Bachmann, Peter Roskam, Tim Huelskamp, and with Herman Cain…
Peter Ferrara won my handshake and congrats. He participated in a discussion hosted by Heartland Institute on the subject of the recent 5GW warfare attacks upon their organization and upon ALEC. For one thing, he was the first I heard who actually did use the M-word, referring to the Obama/Pelosi/Reid regime as a Marxist attempt to overturn our nation. He scored extra points in referring to those behind such efforts as, essentially, feudalists attempting to bring Americans under slavish control as it was before 1776. I might have heard violins and harps, if I’d tuned my ear just right.
Having attained Peter’s permission, Gulag Bound will now be featuring his articles as they apply to our scope: “Expose Marxism, globalism, technocracy, corporatocracy, Islamism, tyranny,” and of promoting the essential American sovereignties.
Then, Foster Friess (edit: Chairman of CPAC Chicago) was very impressive as well. In a brief one-on-one, I asked the former Santorum campaign backer what motivated him to become politically involved. He described himself as a returned soldier who was able to apply the freedom for which he’d been willing to apply himself. He found a way to make a good living, enabling himself to take care of mom and eventually a very good living allowing him to help many more, employed in the businesses into which he has invested. He wants to see that authentic, land of opportunity America to continue to thrive.
What is our greatest threat? Friess is very concerned about the plans and executions in progress, toward the Islamist infiltration and potential destruction our free nation. That is surely one of the most significant ways our popular and national sovereignty are increasingly assailed. We will continue to hear from this former infantry officer. He will be concerned to increase tactical and strategic advantage for his mission, in the new political territory into which he has advanced, and he is not one to relinquish ground.
You may see an interview of Foster that day, by none other than Larry Sinclair, at Cao’s They don’t fool ME! blog. Her former site, Cao’s Blog may have been one of the many hacked and attacked by one adversary or another and is still suffering from it. We lifted this image with gratitude from her new site, which bears impressive security. (Edit: Larry’s original article with his interview on vid: “Foster Friess: A Candid Interview With The Chairman of CPAC Chicago.”)
Speaking of relinquishing ground, I had to pay around eight dollars in Illinois tolls, in the little Interstate stretch coming from Wisconsin near Rockford, to the O’Hare Airport area. That territory I freely choose to give up, from now on. Thank you fellow Wisconsinites for pushing against the kinds of budget blow-outs hitting the Land of Obama.
On to the videos.
Update - Sunday June 10, 4:41pm CT
Thank you to John Ruberry, the intrepid Marathon Pundit for much of the video shown below. Here is his video of the Herman Cain presser.
The entire GOP presidential contest may be described as a cynical exercise in backstabbing or gunning-down those in Mitt Romney’s way, one by one. There is some conversation as to just who arrayed and planted the nasty reports that brought down Cain’s presidential candidacy. Was it was done by Republican instruments associated with the Romney or perhaps Perry camps, via “coincidences,” as Cain has previously alluded?
He deals with that beginning at the 7 minute mark — or does he?
My question comes at 10:52. Where do popular and national sovereignty rank among his concerns? He gives it a three among three. Julio’s question immediately follows, of whether we must follow the Constitution, or do we give up the national sovereignty of our military to NATO or other entities.
Update - Sunday June 10, 6:09pm CT
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (KS01-R) is from the land of the Earp brothers and Bat Masterson (and Matt Dillon, the fictional Sheriff, not the wavy-haired actor). If I were a baseball scout, I might say, “Some good instincts, some troubling habits, needs much coaching, may pan out,” about the honorable rookie in the House.
In the middle of questions about the Attorney General, I chirped in at 2 minutes, to ask why the Republicans in Congress aren’t more aggressive to investigate the Obama administration. He spoke up for himself and his fellow freshmen house members. Julio kept up the pressure, asking for investigation of bizarre behavior surrounding arms and Mexicao to go back to the Bush administration too.
I picked it up again, to find out where members of Congress are on our budding surveillance, police, and militarist state. The congressman believes citizens are not very upset about it. I believe he is beginning to find out differently, as we become more and more offended by governmental overreach (if I can say “overreach” in these TSA-groping days).
Larry asks a key question at the end: why haven’t Republicans in Congress been working on a means to get their messages out more quickly, especially using the ‘net? Why not more proactive in fighting smear campaigns? He refers to Obama’s full time Twitter man, Jesse Lee (@jesseclee44).
By the way, I just tweeted to Jesse Lee: “Why does your ‘bio’ warn us about comments directed to White House Web pages, please?”
Does it seem to be an attempt to intimidate, to you, or is it just me? Here is what it says. “An official WH twitter account. Comments & messages received through official WH pages are subject to the PRA and may be archived. Learn more wh.gov/privacy. White House · http://www.whitehouse.gov.”
At this point, Julio walked over and we began a significant one-on-one conversation. We finished it after Roskam interrupted us with his mini-conference. The temerity, eh? Julio videoed it and we intend to feature that in the Gulag, very soon.
Update - Sunday June 10, 6:47pm CT
At 7m 30sec. I get to ask Rep. Roskam if he and his colleagues are bothered about and are discussing the unconstitutional and potentially horrific, anti-People-treasonous “emergency powers” that our national government now bears.
I also got a follow-up and Julio contributed directly thereafter. This time I suggest you listen to the Q&A without further written comments. It may be something to listen two more than once, for picking up on nuances and ramifications – and your own reflections.
I admit I was a bit delicate in posing my questions. I wanted a conversational, not confrontational session with a man I believe to be sincerely considerate of matters of right and wrong, albeit not yet fully informed of the big picture and the motivations behind Big Government 2.0.
By contrast, I now wish I was more specific and confrontational, frankly, with Rep. Bachmann.
Update - Sunday, 8:47pm CT
At the end of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s press conference, after the warning from her staffer that they would be taking their last question, I got it in. I confess I was a little mentally fatigued by the time that evening opportunity came and without supper; oops, making excuses now. Anyway, my question was specific enough that she should have understood it.
Video comes from Marathon Pundit’s “Bachmann slams Nanny State at CPAC Chicago, lauds Mitt on taxes.” (You can see Bachmann’s presser before my question, in John’s prior article.)
It sure got a big gulp, from me.
Michelle Bachmann during her presidential campaign, repeatedly emphasized that she serves on the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. She knew very, very well what I was asking – better than I was able to ask, at the time.
I tried to follow up and of course was unable to, unless I had started to shout. I did not start shouting. I retrieved my jawbone and IM’d our compatriot, Tallulah, to do a little brainstorming:
1. she intentionally skirted things she knows very well about because she’s in with it.
2. she’s intimidated
3. she’s an ignoramus
Option 4. Bachmann is hardly an ignoramus. The sliver lining I would hope to put on this, is that she is indeed becoming more and more aware of the 5GW war on America – especially in the realm of intelligence, a very quiet war that in my opinion has been waging since the days of Woodrow Wilson (and Operation Paperclip after World War II hardly helped). Surely she knows of Global Governance 2025, the conspiracy fact audaciously out in the open, for what its proponents choose to call the “New World Order,” but this one chooses to call the Global Mammon Complex.
Frankly, I suspect the reason she diverted so sharply is that she knows this silent running warfare of subversion is running deep, and suffering more and more pressure. Perhaps that even has something to do with her family’s new joint citizenship in the corrupt but very self-protective nation of Switzerland.
One does not need to watch movies nor read novels, to understand that warfare conducted within the realm of intelligence and covert operations (as well as that which has begun to be inflicted upon our realms of police and military) is very touchy business. It is business, however, that requires gross amounts of sunlight and fresh air. The windows must be thrown open on the Miss Havesham inside our freshly centralized and unified-? Intelligence Community (IC). By the way, “Intelligence Community” with its core of “Homeland Security,” doesn’t it make you want to say “Awwww,” and stroke a kitten?
We the Mushrooms, wait a second; how does it go? Oh, “We the (Sovereign) People” are the ones who “need to know.” If this were a Baptist church and not a nation, I would say it has become a congregational matter, that is, one for the full body to see and upon which to solemnly judge.
And in keeping with that understanding, I will put this out. If we see any odd things happening to Michelle Bachmann, or her family, or even her assets, or the same with any others as authentically patriotic in key positions involved, then we know where to point.
Perhaps she is even becoming repentant of the Yea vote she cast on the 2012 NDAA (as did Roskam; Huelskamp voted Nay). For one other example, this one in her favor, Bachmann voted against the Food Safety Modernization Act in both 2009 and 2010. (Roskam voted Nay in 2009 and Aye in 2010.) Perhaps, or perhaps not. Bachmann’s keynote speech that day was a presentation making the case for Obama’s being complicit with the enemy in the attacks upon America and the free world by Islamists (something our associates and we have been describing for quite awhile). One hopes she and other patriots are beginning to understand the trap that sets, of swallowing the Big Brother state in the name of fighting terrorism. We each must think outside that box.
Update - Sunday, 11:11pm CT
For now, our Me and Julio Down by the Airport may be found toward the end of his video, right after Huelskamp (23 min., ~45 sec.). Experience tells me, USTREAM transmission is obstructed at peak times, but freed up at times of lower traffic. Here is Mr. Julio Noel Rausseo’s stream, unedited: