Why the News Blackout of Possibly Greatest Constitutional Crisis since the Civil War?

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD March 26, 2012
The politicians and the media would have you believe that this political season and the events surrounding it are the most crucial in the history of the United States.
They are deceiving you.
On both sides of the aisle, the politicians and the media are deliberately hiding real news, while the destruction of our constitutional republic silently continues, concealed by the artificially created noise of Presidential campaigning.
The politicians and the media are whistling past the graveyard of the United States.
They cannot reveal uncomfortable news because they may appear complicit in what might be the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people; because exposure would rock the foundations of a corrupt political-media complex, which sustains individual power, privilege and wealth at the expense of the well-being of the nation.
No one should underestimate the dangers of unsustainable debt, a weak economy, a bloated and dysfunctional federal government or a polarized electorate defined by class warfare and ripe for politically-motivated violence.
They are all serious challenges to the stability of the country. Yet they are solvable problems, but not so without addressing the corruption deeply embedded in our political system.
For the politicians and the media, business as usual is little more than a metaphor for corruption as usual.
There is no hope that the present trajectory of the Democrat or Republican Presidential campaigns will deliver the needed change. The election will only determine which side gets the greater portion of the power, privilege and wealth.
Current events have left little doubt that our federal government is no longer limited by the Constitution, our politicians are no longer constrained by the rule of law and our elections no longer determine that future legislation necessarily reflects the will of the people.
The great irony of our time is that freedom of speech, represented by telling the unvarnished political truth, is imperiled by freedom of the press when that press becomes an instrument of a corrupt status quo.
The politicians and the media are simply purveyors of a conventional wisdom defined along narrow political lines and dominated by self-interest.
In 1920, Russian Marxist revolutionary and communist politician, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, unintentionally predicted the evolution of the American political-media complex:
“Why should freedom of speech and freedom of the press be allowed? Why should a government which is doing what it believes to be right allow itself to be criticized? It would not allow opposition by lethal weapons. Ideas are much more fatal things than guns. Why should any man be allowed to buy a printing press and disseminate pernicious opinion calculated to embarrass the government?”
Lenin feared both the truth and the people. All tyrants do.
It would indeed embarrass the U.S. government, both Republicans and Democrats, and their co-conspirators in the mainstream media, if facts were made known about violations of the Constitution, contempt for the rule of law and how representative government has been perverted to maintain the political status quo.
Although the investigation remains incomplete and the veracity of the allegations is yet to be determined, at a March 1, 2012 press conference, Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio stated:
"President Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate released by the White House on April 27, 2011, is suspected to be a computer-generated forgery, not a scan of an original 1961 paper document as represented by the White House when the long-form birth certificate was made public."
In addition, the Arpaio report claimed that Obama's Selective Service card was most likely also a forgery and the records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service cards filled out by airplane passengers arriving on international flights originating outside the United States for the week of President Obama's birth, including the dates Aug. 1, 1961 through Aug. 7, 1961 are inexplicably missing from the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
More revelations stemming from the Arpaio investigation will undoubtedly be forthcoming. Yet despite the potential historic Constitutional implications and reminiscent of Lenin’s dogma, the politicians and the media not only remain silent but actively suppress legitimate inquiry.
Why is that? Because facts are stubborn things.
President John F. Kennedy said:
“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is afraid of its people.”
The politicians and the media are afraid to let the American people judge the truth and falsehood of their statements and actions.
They are afraid of us.
Family Security Matters Contributing Editor Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of “Afghanistan and the Culture of Military Leadership“ and “Political Establishments and the Culture of Dependency”. He receives email at lawrence.sellin@gmail.com.

Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of "Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution ". He receives email at lawrence.sellin@gmail.com.


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