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By Marilyn M. Barnewall
October 3, 2010

We have a President of the United States who may not be eligible for the job but refuses to provide the simple records that would prove it, one way or the other. He bows to world leaders, trying to pacify foreigners with apologies for America’s greatness. Refusing to verbally support America’s greatness abroad is strange presidential behavior.

We have a United States Attorney General who thinks it is okay to prosecute voter intimidation cases when the intimidator is white, but not when the intimidator is black.

We have people who think it is okay to stay home and accept welfare – or, extended unemployment benefits – rather than look for a job. They willingly put their hand in their neighbor’s pocket to pay for it. Women think it’s okay to have a child every year to increase their welfare check – and they, too, put their hands in the pockets of their working neighbors.

We have people who think it’s “compassionate” to erase America’s national borders and let the poor from other countries enter at will – while American citizens suffer high rates of unemployment and their families do without. Where is the compassion for them?

We have employers who think it’s okay to hire illegal aliens because they cost less – and illegals can afford to work for less pay. No Social Security and unemployment insurance and State and Federal taxes are withheld from their paychecks.

Churches push collectivist and socialist ideals from the pulpit when the very core of Christ’s teaching was self-responsibility. They teach that to love thy neighbor means prostrating yourself and being used as a rug rather than setting a good example of how to be successful and teaching others how to do it. Which better expresses love?

We have corporations whose international presence has so impressed them that they have no sense their success came to them only because their roots are American.

We have politicians who think it right to give Social Security benefits to illegals who haven’t paid into the system. At the same time, they cut benefits left and right to those who have paid into the system their entire lives.

Politicians (and a lot of their Christian constituents) want amnesty for illegals. “After all,” liberals (and many Republicans) weep, “illegals have lived here a long time and it would be cruel to send them back to Mexico!”

What’s cruel is their illegal entry into our country. What’s cruel are illegals that send hundreds of billions of dollars back home to their families in Mexico every year, removing those untaxed funds from a dying American economy. What’s cruel is forcing American kids to drop out of school and/or have low-quality educations because of classmates who can’t speak English. What’s cruel? School systems that favor minority rights over those of non-minorities. The compassion for American-born kids and the parents who pay taxes to support the education system is – where? I can’t find it.

We have unions that are so impressed with their own power they have no sense that unreasonable labor demands are draining the nation’s blood. I have no objection to reasonable demands – but I want a common sense definition of “reasonable.”

We have government employees earning up to three times more than people working in the private sector doing the same job. They tell us they’re taxpayers, too – and apparently don’t have the mathematical skills to understand that 100 percent of their salaries come from taxes paid by productive people in the private sector, but they only repay 15 to 30 percent of that amount to the Treasury in income taxes… a net loss.

And politicians don’t understand from whence the Tea Party groups were born? Please!

A question for Tea Party leaders:

Do you think the Democrat Party knew it was being taken over by far left liberals and progressives when that takeover occurred? I don’t. I think it was a stealth job – and I think because of the power the Tea Party movement has, it’s running on the same dangerous track old time Democrats did before progressives captured them.

All of the political parties are nipping at your heels.

Perhaps the most dangerous is the Libertarian Party. They see the Tea Party groups exercising power over the Republican Party. Because they have been unable to gather enough support to become a competitive political party using their own ideas, the possible takeover of Tea Party groups is viewed as a means to achieve that objective. Be careful. They sound conservative but are not.


Liberals want government to do everything. They want risk removed from everything. They are security-motivated people. Libertarians want no government. They want open borders – let everyone in. They hide behind the Constitution as assiduously as liberals ignore it. Conservatives want small, constitutional government that works for the people, not the other way around.

From my perspective, many Libertarians define “freedom” as “license” – a “do whatever you want as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone” kind of world. They think legalizing drugs doesn’t hurt anyone. I’ve seen too many children of druggies to buy that story. The objective is to live by constitutional Rule of Law. To identify the traitors in your midst – Liberal, Progressive, Libertarian, Democrat or Republican – apply the Constitution and Bill of Rights to words spoken and solutions suggested. Ask yourself, “Is that constitutional?”

So how do we, as a people, unify around all of this disunity? How do we rebuild our nation?

We get our country back the same way we lost it: One politician at a time, one judge at a time.

At this moment, we have problems at the federal level. It’s called over-spending and bankruptcy. We need to get liberals of both parties out of Congress if we want to survive economically. Economic survival and bankruptcy are nose-and-nose right now… bankruptcy may be winning.

The liberals have had control of Congress for four years, not just 20 months as they hold forth. We’re going to have to vote for candidates we don’t like – who aren’t really conservative – and get rid of them with better candidates, in two years. It’s the only lawful way to take the country back. Or, we can become proactive rather than reactive.

One good way to get our country back is to get rid of Rule 6 (g), Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. Before the 1950s, the People could call a Grand Jury without the involvement of judges, district attorneys or prosecutors. We didn’t need government’s approval to legally investigate government misdeeds. That changed when the Federal Rules Advisory Committee gave us Rule 6.

Read about how the Grand Jury system is supposed to work on behalf of the people, not the government here (Leo C. Donofrio, J.D.) and here (Roger Roots, Creighton Law Review).

Without Rule 6, citizens can hold government’s feet to a fire of constitutional law. Minus Rule 6, America regains the fourth leg of government given us by our founders. If we get rid of Rule 6 – which many legal experts believe is unconstitutional – the people can call Grand Juries and the people can run them.

Without Rule 6, the people lawfully could investigate government misdeeds and the evidence presented does not require the approval of a judge or district attorney or prosecutor. Don’t tell me we’d be in this mess if Rule 6 didn’t stand in our way. I don’t believe it! Every state in the country would have called a Grand Jury to investigate the existence of a certain birth certificate and other missing records to assure an elected official is qualified to hold his job. Rule 6 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure is the major blockade.

How hard will it be for Tea Party groups nationally to get past the protest stage and move on to use their power for positive legal change?

The second item to which I refer is the importance of State Banks. There is only one in the nation, North Dakota State Bank. State-chartered banks and State Banks are two different things. It is too complex to explain in a few words, but you can find my NewsWithViews article on the subject here. For now, suffice it to say it is the best way – a lawful way – to diminish the power of the Federal Reserve, get rid of fiat currency and the debt required to support it.

Balance is required to achieve unity. When something is in a state of imbalance, it cannot be unified. We live on a planet wherein the laws of nature dictate that for every equal there is an opposite. Light/dark, love/hate, male/female, give/take, dry/wet – everything comes in opposing twos.

Politically, we have liberals and we have conservatives – equals and opposites. It is one of the reasons we have two primary political parties. The two parties are supposed to be at opposite ends of the social and political spectrums. Only then are the needs of all people met, not just those of conservatives or liberals. We are intended to fight one another for political dominance – and we are expected to fight fairly. No media manipulation, no lies, just honest political debate. For those who do manipulate and lie, justice must be swift and severe.

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Just because you disagree with your political opposites doesn’t make them wrong – not if their solutions fall under the constitutional Rule of Law.

Conservatives don’t come out winners by doing to liberals what they’ve done to us: Violate the constitutional rights of others. What we need is a long-term strategy we can work towards… a plan we can implement lawfully and constitutionally as we take back America.

There are lawful ways to do it – ways that unify us!

� 2010 Marilyn M. Barnewall - All Rights Reserved

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Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall began her career in 1956 as a journalist with the Wyoming Eagle in Cheyenne. During her 20 years (plus) as a banker and bank consultant, she wrote extensively for The American Banker, Bank Marketing Magazine, Trust Marketing Magazine, was U.S. Consulting Editor for Private Banker International (London/Dublin), and other major banking industry publications. She has written seven non-fiction books about banking and taught private banking at Colorado University for the American Bankers Association. She has authored seven banking books, one dog book, and one work of fiction (about banking, of course). She has served on numerous Boards in her community.

Barnewall is the former editor of The National Peace Officer Magazine and as a journalist has written guest editorials for the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Newsweek, among others. On the Internet, she has written for News With Views, World Net Daily, Canada Free Press, Christian Business Daily, Business Reform, and others. She has been quoted in Time, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and other national and international publications. She can be found in Who's Who in America (2005-10), Who's Who of American Women (2006-10), Who's Who in Finance and Business (2006-10), and Who's Who in the World (2008).

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We have a United States Attorney General who thinks it is okay to prosecute voter intimidation cases when the intimidator is white, but not when the intimidator is black.