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Two Paths Diverge: Which One Will the President Take?

Jeremiah Johnson
November 24th, 2017
SHTFPlan.com
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At the beginning of the year as the President was assuming office, I penned a piece that focused upon the need for the President to “clean house” regarding the Administration, and putting Congress in its place. I also stressed the need for him to run a “tight ship,” as the midterm elections of Congress in 2018 are going to determine the success of his term. As it stands, things do not look very promising. RINO (Republicans in Name Only) members of Congress have derailed his efforts on everything from Obamacare to Border Control. Every effort the President has initiated has met with dogged resistance.

Who are these resistors? To be sure, many of them can be found ensconced within levels of government or government-influenced positions where said position is not necessarily determined or changed by an incoming administration. An example of how this happens is Ben Bernanke, appointed to head the Federal Reserve under George W. Bush, and kept in place by Obama until 2014 when Yellen stepped into the spot.

The prime example of an infestation are the holdovers from the Obama administration in the State Department…the same department boasting such “winners” as Victoria Nuland and Hillary Clinton. The State Department that almost singlehandedly (with the help of Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain) toppled the government of Ukraine via coup d’état, as well as enabling the “Arab Spring” to unfold.

The recent “malfeasance” by the State Department will be revelatory, and will tell where President Trump is heading. One possibility that has not been mentioned is with a “Merovingian” policy, one could feign the forces arrayed against him are too strong to defeat. In reality, the “Neo-Merovingian” would only be giving the appearance of disagreeing with the course of the stream. Time will tell, but in the meantime, look at this out of Breitbart – released on 11/22/17 with the title in the first line:

The U.S. State Department has courted controversy by announcing it will plough $700,000 into Hungarian media, angering the country’s anti-globalist, conservative government.

The funding was announced by U.S. Chargé d‘Affaires David Kostelancik, who has previously appeared to openly criticize the Trump administration by alluding to “apparent inconsistencies in [U.S.] foreign policy” and remarking that “not every criticism of the government is ‘fake news’.”  Breitbart London spoke to a State Department official who confirmed it supports what it calls “democracy and human rights programming” in many countries, and that its intentions in Hungary — a NATO ally — are to “support media outlets operating outside the capital … to produce fact-based reporting and increase their audience and economic sustainability”.

The State Department also echoed Kostelancik’s claim that too many Hungarian news outlets are sympathetic to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s popular conservative government — which has earned powerful enemies by opposing the European Union on mass migration, building a highly effective border wall, and exposing the network of European politicians deemed “reliable allies” by billionaire open borders campaigner George Soros.

The obvious subtext to all of this is that the State Department funding effort is intended to bolster anti-government and opposition media. This suggests it is still pursuing Obama era, anti-conservative policy objectives internationally in defiance of President Trump, who has praised Prime Minister Orbán — the first European leader to back him — as “strong and brave.”

The last paragraph is the “kicker,” as this is the likely state of the State Department, and the department is a “representative slice” of the whole pizza…Congress and the Supreme Court included…showing the actions of Obama-era holdovers.

It is far more than just a slice: it is a test that will “prove” (and “proof,”) the President…to see who is really running the pizza shop.

As the President of the United States, the State Department is completely obligated to follow his directives. If this $700,000 is authorized by him? He will either allow it to go through without one word of complaint, agreeing with it or pretending it slipped by him, or he will “protest” and feign as if it is a done deal and his hands are tied.

Or he’ll disallow it immediately.

We’ll see if the President chooses the right path on this. It is a complete test that will show who…and how… he truly is.

    …Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

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  1. Kevin2 says:

    If for no other reason I really like these articles as they get me to fill gaps in my largely self educated knowledge.

    “Merovingian” policy

    During the final century of Merovingian rule, the kings were increasingly pushed into a ceremonial role.

  2. john stiner says:

    State Department is completely obligated to follow his directives

    No they are not.

    Didn’t the General of the armed services over the nuclear weapons just say that he would refuse an order to launch the nukes if Trump ordered it?

    Trump has not drained the swamp AT ALL. All the Obama A-holes are still in place and they are not obeying orders.

  3. Kevin2 says:

    State Department is completely obligated to follow his directives

    Being obligated and doing it are two different things. Its an illusion that the system truly functions according to law. The book, “Trading With The Enemy” documented outright treason and then Senator Harry Truman wanted the CEOs of various corporations criminally charged and prosecuted. FDR feared retribution from these company’s that would slow up war production and gave them a pass.

    We live under a large well done theatrical show that has small very fleeting moments of the rule of law which are quickly cast aside for the greater performance.

  4. Stormy says:

    I’m going against my own nonviolence policy here :

    TRUMP NEEDS BROWN SHIRTS

    Happy Thanksgiving Black Friday Disgusting Spectacle Football Fever Stampede Holidays!

  5. Braveheart1776 says:

    Kevin2, I’m still hoping for the best from Trump but everything still remains to be seen. Too many Obama/Hillary suporters putting up so much resistance to the agenda to save this land. I don’t normally agree with Stormy but I think this time he’s right. Night Of The Long Knives.

    • Kevin2 says:

      “Obama/Hillary suporters”

      These are seen. They would pose an insignificant problem if say Jeb Bush was President because both are owned by the establishment. I gave up thinking liberal v conservative, Democrat v Republican with exception for a very few issues which most are strictly social, there is little difference. The Second Amendment is one of those exceptions. The Shadow Government, unseen, allied with academia, business/finance and media are the virtual mud of the swamp far more entrenched and difficult, if not impossible to remove.

  6. Jim in Va. says:

    Primary the Rhinos,clean house where possible.

  7. southside says:

    Most of Obamas holdovers are appointed and difficult to remove .Everything Trump does is challenged in court.That is why we still have trannys in the military,military pays for sex changes,no wall,no extreme vetting,etc. Federal judges have no business telling the President how to run the military.As Commander-in-Chief,Trump makes those calls. No one pays attention to the Constitution is what the problem is

  8. southside says:

    Trump doesn’t need Brown Shirts. He needs to school the liberal judges in the law and take every single one of their stupid rulings to the Supremes. And he can in fact,bypass the Appellate Courts.

    • Kevin2 says:

      ” He needs to school the liberal judges in the law”

      They know the law. They chose to ignore Constitutional intent by using creative and ridiculous use of the english language to circumvent it. We have had tanks, troops, aircraft, missiles and the like fighting on foreign lands but haven’t been “At War” which required a Congressional Declaration. The words used are conflict and police action. They’re called WAR after the fact. “Shall Not Be Infringed”, no phrase can be more precise in intent. Certainly the 4th, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…” doesn’t entail storing all communication from everyone. The 5th, “nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law…” doesn’t include taking property without conviction nor even charges filed.

      They know the law. They chose to ignore it. The issue isn’t education.

  9. Heartless says:

    What Trump needs to do is demand that Rex Tillerson clean the State Dept.’s house out. From top to bottom. Give him 30 days tops to do so. No liberal, no Democrat, no Progressive whatsoever is to remain employed by the Dept. No exceptions. Furthermore, ‘vet’ the whole process thoroughly and require as many of the new employees be former military personnel who have had active duty to ensure that many of our veterans have good employment for which they’ve already paid the piper in terms of loyalty to our nation. Until Trump grows a real pair that work.. STFU and quit wasting our time with his tweeting verbage.

  10. swinging richard says:

    I do not think you can trust the media portrayal of Trump. I think he is on the right track.

  11. Braveheart1776 says:

    Kevin2, agreed. The judges, prosecutors, and even defense attorneys all know the law and just deliberately ignore it. I’ve given my story several times about what I went through at the hands of a lawyer so I learned the hard way to never trust anyone with a law degree in addition to people with badges. It’s no wonder the judicial system is so bogus and that no one respects law. No problem with education as you point out. Just too many evil and corrupt people in the judiciary and law enforcement.

  12. Die Fahne Hoch says:

    Trump’s State Department recognizes ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/u.s.-state-department-recognizes-transgender-day-of-remembrance

    “The State Department commemorated “Transgender Day of Remembrance” this week, with Secretary Rex Tillerson saying the U.S. “remains committed” to advancing the rights of transgender-identifying individuals and inferring those rights are protected by the Constitution.

    The statement in Tillerson’s name also suggested future U.S. involvement in international LGBT advocacy.

    “The many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence,” the statement began, before adding that LGBT persons and advocates are subject to increasing attacks and arrests in some parts of the world, often by government officials.

    “Transgender persons should not be subjected to violence or discrimination, and the human rights they share with all persons should be respected,” Tillerson said in the statement. “On this ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance,’ the United States remains committed to advancing the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons. These principles are inherent in our own Constitution and drive the diplomacy of the United States.”

    A spokesman confirmed that the State Department has issued a statement in the name of the secretary for “Transgender Day of Remembrance” since 2013, Breitbart reported.

    Congress does not recognize the day, the report said, and a resolution introduced this year by Rep. Joseph Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, for it to be recognized has received little traction. Other Cabinet-level officials did not mark the transgender day.

    San Francisco activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a biological male who identifies as transgender, began the event in 1999. Smith has a website tabulating violence worldwide reportedly based upon trans bias, according to the Breitbart report, with some qualified instances.

    Most of the victims on Smith’s list were killed in foreign countries. Many of the countries, as Tillerson’s statement references, have relatively high rates of violence against transgender individuals, state-sanctioned or not.

    Social conservatives and pro-family advocates have been encouraged by some Trump administration actions with regard to LGBT issues, specifically reversal of Barack Obama’s policy forcing public schools to allow gender-confused students to use restroom facilities of the opposite sex due to concerns over students’ safety and privacy. Trump’s Executive Order protecting religious freedom for gay marriage opponents was also welcomed, albeit considered not far enough on the religious freedom issue.

    The administration’s moves to reverse Obama policies creating “gender identity” specifically as a protected civil right and permitting trans military service were also considered positive.

    Concerns remain, however, about Tillerson’s stance on LGBT issues, based on his previous record at ExxonMobil of promoting homosexuality and abortion and his push for open homosexuality in the Boy Scouts of America.

    Tillerson had also recognized Pride month earlier this year as Secretary of State.

    Some activists denounced the Tillerson transgender statement because it gives legitimacy to the LGBT activist movement here and abroad, which actually fosters the difficulties suffered by gender-confused individuals.

    Former transgender Walt Heyer called the statement “total propaganda.”

    “The people who come out in support of these things, with all due respect, they have not read the studies,” Heyer said.

    Heyer advocates on behalf of persons who experience gender dysphoria and who regret having attempted to change their gender.

    He told LifeSiteNews he consistently hears from people who regret their attempt to transition and that the LGBT movement actually hinders them from getting the psychological help they need because it would undermine the agenda.

    Heyer said it has been proved many times that when transgender people don’t get the help they need, which he says is a result of the LGBT movement and a complicit media, they are left believing they have no alternative but to abuse themselves.

    “The truth is that transgender people are the most self-destructive and self-abusive people in the country,” he said. “They do more harm to themselves than any government agency.”

    Sixty to 70 percent of those identifying as transgender suffer from psychological, psychiatric, emotional, and social or other disorder, he said, and attempting to change genders is not a solution.

    “We’ve known all this stuff since 1979,” said Heyer, “if this is productive, why haven’t we seen a reduction in the attempted suicides and self-abuse? Because it’s not productive.”

    Heyer told LifeSiteNews the real human rights issue with transgender individuals is getting them the mental health treatment they need, and the government in any way affirming the LGBT agenda is not a step in this direction.

    “If they really want to advance the human rights of transgender persons, we must make sure they get proper psychological therapy and psychiatric treatment,” stated Heyer, “because it’s not being done, and it’s often the reason transgender persons self-abuse and attempt suicide at a rate of 40 percent.”

    Conservative activist Peter LaBarbera said the Tillerson transgender day statement was a “huge strategic and policy error.”

    “What’s wrong with these people?” he asked. “This is so bizarre. What do they hope to gain?”

    LaBarbera, president of Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality, criticized any maintenance of the previous administration’s overseas activism in regard the LGBT agenda, something not necessarily appreciated by many foreign countries.

    “This is typical of what people resented all over the world under Obama,” he said. “You are siding with homosexual advocacy, which is opposed all over the world.”

    “Other countries don’t share our recognition and even celebration of immorality,” continued LaBarbera.

    He concurred that support for so-called gay rights isn’t necessarily synonymous with human rights, and in fact often means taking away rights from those who aren’t on board with gay marriage. He pointed to the various U.S. small business owners who have been sued or otherwise persecuted for declining to take part in homosexual weddings.

    “You can respect and defend and celebrate human rights without celebrating LGBT identities and activism,” LaBarbera said. “We know that homosexual activists are very aggressive overseas, and for the U.S. to some on board with this as just another human right is ridiculous.”

    “We would have thought that these official acknowledgments would have ended with the Obama administration,” he continued, “and the fact that they are continuing under Trump is deeply troubling.”

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