The revered American philosopher, Frederick Samuel Dunaway, once said “The only reason a man would take a guv’ment job, is if he couldn’t find honest work”
These past two weeks, we’ve seen the most blatant example of the threat posed by the #DeepState to our #Nation and our #liberty.
We also seen a good reminder why the oath taken by military, President and by Congress includes the promise to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”.
The Founders knew, full-well, that the primary danger to our Republic is posed by “domestic enemies”.
So, what is and why is the #DeepState? There have been a number of books written in the past few years on the subject – see “Deep State Books”
One, because of the author and the associated quality of the writing is “The Case for Trump” by Victor Davis Hanson. A review says
In The Case for Trump, award-winning historian and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson explains how a celebrity businessman with no political or military experience triumphed over sixteen well-qualified Republican rivals, a Democrat with a quarter-billion-dollar war chest, and a hostile media and Washington establishment to become president of the United States -- and an extremely successful president. Trump alone saw a political opportunity in defending the working people of America's interior whom the coastal elite of both parties had come to scorn, Hanson argues. And Trump alone had the instincts and energy to pursue this opening to victory, dismantle a corrupt old order, and bring long-overdue policy changes at home and abroad. We could not survive a series of presidencies as volatile as Trump's. But after decades of drift, America needs the outsider Trump to do what normal politicians would not and could not do.
There are two major points
- decades long accumulation of corruption
- normal politicians unable / unwilling to address it
To understand the “why” of both these, it’s critical to understand what and why of the deep state.
Americans can take, small, comfort in the fact that the deep state is a feature of every government since the dawn of time. Where there is power, there will be corruption. The only variable is the degree – for an early look at government corruption see What Are the Biblical Warnings about Government?
“Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule over us, both you and your son, and your grandson also; for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian.” ”(Judg. 8:22).
What do you think were the motives of “the men of Israel”? It’s call sycophancy – today, we’d say sucking up – kiss-up to the hero, make him a king and then rule him.
Matthew 20:20-21 tells of a mother, with unlimited chutzpah, asking a blessing for her sons.
20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him. 21 And He said to her, “What do you wish?” She said to Him, “Grant that these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on the left, in Your kingdom.”
Again, we need to ask “What’s in it for her?” Well, she might be willing to share the news about her boys new position😉 Ya think?
So, it’s been going on for a while and it’s rooted in normal human nature.
Read, YES! ACTUALLY READ, the Constitution; read the Federalist Papers, … You’ll find lots of proof that the Founders understood all this and prepared against it.
Federalist 10 is especially relevant today with it’s warnings about factions aka parties
We’ve had decades of “good men doing nothing” which is the primary fertilizer of #statism, #corruption,…
Have you thought about the “from time to time” part of Thomas Jefferson’s letter to William Stephens Smith? Jefferson knew that corruption accumulates and must be, from time to time, cleared away.
President Lincoln has been quoted America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we lose our freedoms it will be because we have destroyed ourselves from within – the quote is a summary of his first major speech, rather than a direct quote
President Reagan warned, in his first Inaugural Address – I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.
President Trump campaigned on and has led the attack on that accumulated corruption – the #DeepState.
Naturally, the corruption, the entrenched evil has attacked him – their attacks will fail.
Deep State Books
- Killing The Deep State
- Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump
- The Deep State: How an Army of Bureaucrats Protected Barack Obama and Is Working to Destroy the Trump Agenda
- The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government
- History of the Deep State