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Thursday , October 27 2016

None Dare Call It Treason

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within”, stated Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Cicero continued, “the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men …He rots the soul of a nation”.

Cicero’s statement to the Roman Senate in 58 B.C. matches the description of the reality we find ourselves in today. The soul of our Nation is beginning to rot from within as the sly whispers of treason rustle within the halls of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

President Obama was at first considered an ambitious fool for his delusions of grandeur that sought to “fundamentally transform the United States of America”. Throughout the past 6 years though, acting under the guise of “moving America forward“, the President has left in his wake a long train of abuses and usurpation’s that have evinced nothing but utter contempt for the country.

The President of the United States is abdicating his duty to “take care” that the laws be faithfully executed while deliberately taking actions that are contrary to the security of our nation.

In fact, his Summit On Countering Violent Extremism not only jeopardizes our security, it directly undermines our ability to fight an enemy that has declared war on us. This leaves us in a vulnerable position in which we are left defining the enemy by their methods rather than by their strategic goals.

When the President states that it is a “lie that we are somehow engaged in a clash of civilizations; that America and the West are somehow at war with Islam or seek to suppress Muslims”, he is actively denying the reality of who and what our enemy truly is.

Contrary to Obama’s denial, Frank Gaffney, of the Center for Security Policy, clearly explains that the “enemy is the Global Jihad Movement and it is inspired, guided, and enabled by the Islamic supremacist doctrine its adherents call shariah”.

Gaffney elaborates, “the enemy primarily sees the war upon civilization as ideological warfare, which manifests itself in the United States as influence operations calculated to penetrate and subvert the pillars of American society: academia, faith communities, government institutions, the legal system, media, politics, and society in general”.

Obama’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) policy is actively pro-Islamic and it has prevented the U.S. government from engaging in strategic information operations aimed at exposing and undermining the “supremacist doctrine of Shariah and the terrorism it commands”, writes Gaffney.

Yet, while our enemies state that their fighting doctrine is based on the Islamic laws of jihad, those laws are not incorporated into any competent threat analysis. Instead, according to Obama, in order to counter-violent extremism and “regardless of our faith” we have a “responsibility to reject the notion that the West is at war with Islam”.

Under this administration addressing the economic, political and educational grievances that terrorists exploit to advance their “extremism” rather than addressing the jihadist doctrine constitutes a competent counter-terrorism strategy.

Obama’s strategy cannot be labeled mere naïveté. Nothing in this administration ever is.

It is no coincidence that the day after Obama’s summit a new intelligence report on “right-wing sovereign citizen extremists” would be released.

The Department of Homeland Security report warns “Some federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to — and in some cases greater than — the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS”.

The new intelligence report released by the Department of Homeland Security echoes a familiar stance taken in the Spring of 2010 under a “Countering Violent Extremism Working Group” organized by the Department of Homeland Security. This established an advisory council tasked with creating a plan to reach out to local law enforcement and community activists for training to respond to potential violence and terrorist threats.

Looking at the members of the working group, it should come as no surprise that the advisory council consists of outright Islamic terrorist apologists as well as ties to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

The advisory council includes those like Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land terror funding trial as well as Richard Cohen, President of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

In addition, as noted by Tom DeWeese, one of the “Subject Matter Experts” is Laurie Wood, an analyst for the Southern Poverty Law Center and an instructor for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

That training center is run by the Southern Poverty Law Center and is one of most visible direct links between DHS and SPLC. “Law enforcement agencies actually send their personnel to these training classed to gain Federal Law Enforcement Training Center certification”, writes DeWeese.

DeWeese sums up the meaning of this in that “policy for this DHS working group is being created by the very organization that has labeled those who advocate Constitutional law to be potential terrorists“.

The SPLC lists as “Extremists” those who purport to having the following ideologies: anti-Immigrant, anti-LGBT, Christian Identity, Patriot Movement, and the Sovereign Citizens Movement just to name a few.

The implications of the SPLC ties to the DHS are as follows; If you’re against amnesty for illegal immigrants and you’re for marriage between a man and a women as well as being a Christian, the government more than likely consider’s you an extremist.

When you add to the fact that along with the SPLC, organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) are entrusted by our government to “counter violent extremists”, you can begin to see how influential a traitor to our Republic can be.

Its absolutely treasonous that today those who align with conservative ideologies and are politically active, have now become the radicalized extremists while the actual “extremists” sit on advisory councils directly influencing our national security.

Moreover, describing “American conservatives as a threat while ignoring the international push for an Islamist caliphate”, states Dr. Sebastian Gorka is, “the most egregious politicization of national security… we are going to be looking for right wing extremists while ISIS prepares to attack us.”

Stephen Coughlin, a leading national security expert on Islamic law and terrorism, stated bluntly on Sunday that in regards to Obama’s touted Summit this week “When you are fighting ‘violent extremism,’ you are not defending this country. You are bringing it down.”

Yet, as we sit here knowing what Obama is doing to our country is treason, none dare call it so. Too many are afraid to utter the word while others are complicit in carrying out his demands.

The whispers of treason continue today as they emanate from within the White House in the form of actions and policies that are contrary to the security of our Republic.

So why are so many complicit to see our Republic fall? As Sir John Harrington famously wrote, “Treason doth never prosper, what’s the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason”.

Has Obama rot the soul of our nation to the point in which those with reason can no longer identify the actions of treason?

About Nick Dylan Short

Nick Short, a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. PoliticallyShort offers a perspective from a millennial regarding current events, politics and news outside the beltway of Washington D.C.

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