It’s Over!

…and so in the scheme of things, you actually believe that all we have done on the Federal Observer since July of 2001 has made a difference? If it had, then O’Bammy would never have been able to hi-jack the White House and cause all of the damage he caused for nearly a decade. Hillary would never have been chosen as the Democratic nominee in 2016 and Trump would have never been chosen and allowed to leave the Atlantic Casino and moved to the one in DC, also known as the ‘White House.’

So we have reached a turning point in America… heading toward the final collapse. As our ‘Quotables‘ post from the front page of this blog states, “The phrase “the Fall of America” suggests some cataclysmic event ended the American Empire which had stretched from Maine to California and Florida to Washington. But at the end, there was no straining at the gates, no barbarian horde that dispatched the Empire in one fell swoop. Rather, the Empire fell slowly, as a result of challenges from within and without, and changing over the course of hundreds of years until its form was unrecognizable.”
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Big City Liberals Are Forcing Rural Counties To Secede

History has shown us that people don’t behave well when crammed together in big cities. Big cities have given us the “Blue” states. Big cities are hot beds of socialism and government control. Big cities, with their voting majorities, control the legislative process and give us big-city legislators that support socialism, more laws, higher taxes and environmental extremism, while leaving rural landowners disenfranchised and unrepresented in the political process. Big cities cram down the throats of rural landowners whatever big cities want, including very costly social and radical environmental policies.

The people who inhabit big cities are more apt to believe whatever the government tells them, whether factual or not. Their big-city schools pump out social and environmental propaganda into the next crop of big-city occupants. The current propaganda and mass hysteria of man-caused global warming is a prime example. Yes, big cities are large markets of consumers and bring us commerce that helps to fund the country and pay for big-city problems. But it comes at a steep price and the price is the loss of liberty for rural landowners. Continue reading

Conservative Voice Fading from the Internet

The News of the Day the Mainstream and Social Media are squatting on: Legions of people are being thrown off the Information Highway; the bus is leaving the depot without them.

Amid a daily myriad of made-to-order distractions, including the ongoing visceral hatred of the outcome of presidential election 2016; the more than 20-year old sexual harassment claims of loud Entertainment Industry victims; the recent advance of Character Assassination By Allegation, allegations of which are impossible to prove or disprove, Conservatives are steadily losing their voice on the Internet. Continue reading

Franken-ly speaking, he grabbed my….

Well – a pompous Democrap got caught with his hands, in – uh – er – ON the cookies.

Monkey-see, Monkey-do Al.

Now, do you want to continue your attacks against the likes of Judge Roy Moore, who wants the Swamp cleaned out once and for all?

Never liked your writing, your acting or your “job” as a representative of the people of Minnesota.

Take a look AL – it could be the last time… but then – she WAS advertising! Continue reading

The Trump Dossier’s Implications for California

Lost in the most important foreign policy trip of Trump’s Presidency and escalating Saudi-Iran war cries are the revelations about President Obama, Hillary Clinton and the dark deeds both partook in to discredit and deceive the American people and Donald Trump. Meanwhile, California focuses on the sexuality of the Palm Springs City Council, instead of electing officials who can deal with CalPERS’ $1.4 trillion in unfunded liabilities and CalSTRS’ $200 billion of obligations in the red. Continue reading

Freedom And Central Planning Can Never Coexist

The average person is a statist, whether he realizes it or not. It is important that liberty activists recognize and accept this fact because the truth of our limitations as a movement determines the kinds of solutions into which we should ultimately put our time and energy. The fantasy of a final grand march of an awake and aware majority on the doorsteps of power is just that: a fantasy. Some people might argue that given more time, such an event could be organized or could happen spontaneously. But these people seem to forget that the immediacy of any crisis inspires awareness and cuts the bindings of complacency for only a certain percentage of any given population. With “more time” often comes more complacency, not less. Continue reading

In Honor of Ben Franklin

In 1773 Benjamin Franklin published an essay in The Public Advertiser; a local newspaper run by Henry Sampson Woodfall. Franklin’s essay was a work of satire and a companion piece to another he had written; An Edict by the King of Prussia. Taken together, the two works were designed to show the fallacy of the Crowns views towards the English Colonies in America.

Three years after Ben Franklin published the piece I speak of, America declared its independence from Great Britain. Seven years later a treaty of peace was signed, relinquishing all claims to the Colonies held by the Crown; recognizing each of them as free and independent States. That was 1783 and the America of 2017 would be unrecognizable to those who fought for and obtained their independence in 1776. Continue reading

America Cannot Coexist With Murderous Muslims

Guarantees in life don’t really exist for anything, not even one’s own safety, but Americans cannot continue their foolhardy abandonment of all reason and common sense, in favor of the sick, delusional, anti-American and dangerous politically correct doctrines of the Leftists and apologists for Islam. Americans place concerns for Muslims’ hurt feelings over America’s safety and national security at their own peril, since Islam’s false peace is a covert tactic for war, and many thousands more of our countrymen will die in our streets, just as we witnessed on October 31st, 2017 and many other days of terror. America absolutely cannot “coexist” with Muslims, who seek our deaths. Continue reading

How to catch Wild Pigs

Marx said, Remove one freedom per generation and soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed.”

There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was the matter.

The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting Communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist regime. In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question.

He asked: “Do you know how to catch wild pigs?Continue reading

How Medicaid became the most important battleground in American health care

The program is the center of an ideological war for the future of the American safety net.

The battle for Medicaid moved to Maine this week.

On Tuesday, the state’s voters approved expanding Medicaid to 70,000 of their poorest residents, circumventing the archconservative governor who has blocked the expansion five times in the past four years. “Maine people have supported this for years,” Ann Woloson, who worked in support of the ballot initiative, told me the day before the vote. They would finally get it. Continue reading

America Breaks Down: The Anatomy of a National Nervous Breakdown

Another shooting, another day in America ~ or so it seems.

With alarming regularity, the nation is being subjected to a spate of violence that terrorizes the public, destabilizes the country’s fragile ecosystem, and gives the government greater justifications to crack down, lock down, and institute even more authoritarian policies for the so-called sake of national security without many objections from the citizenry. Continue reading

Slagle: The Night of the Burning Bush

NOTE: What follows in this first part of a multi-part series, is an opening overview leading to the event which created turmoil in D.C. and sector management. The Marines recieved a commendation, the agent was hamstrung which is becoming S.O.P. ~ JS

December 13, 1989, a night which will live in Infamy in the annals of U.S. Border Patrol History, albeit a very incongruous type of infamy. As a member of the Tucson Sector Emergency Response Team (ERT) specifically assigned to drug interdiction along the US / Mexico Border, I had the honor of being accompanied by a 3 man fire-team of US Marines. These Marines and I were assigned to set up an LP/OP (Listening Post/Observation Post) on a remote mountaintop in Southern Arizona, a 6 night mission in a very remote, rugged, mountainous area where drug smuggling was continually being encountered. So much so, that one could say the smugglers were entering our country illegally with impunity. They were literally, ‘running amuck.’

This area of Arizona is along the US/Mexico border and runs from the New Mexico State line to the California Border. The Tucson Station AOR (Area of Operations) are from 10 miles west of Nogales, Arizona, to 10 miles west of Sells, Arizona, an area running approximately 60-70 miles. This area is very mountainous and includes much of the Coronado National Forest, Federal lands to be exact. Continue reading

Natural Law: The Basics of Government

A Birther can be an American. A Marxist cannot. Is it racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, or xenophobic to say either? Well that depends. It depends on whose birth is questioned, whose American pedigree is questioned and who asks the questions. If President Obama is black, then the questioner is racist. If Obama is a woman, the questioner is sexist. If Obama is gay, the offender is homophobic. But! But! If the questioner is a Democrat, no foul. Media is alerted. Emails are scrubbed. Videos edited. Everyone knows Democrats have immunity; as for everyone else, “Off the island.” Continue reading

Sen. Kennedy Pushes Bill To End Visa Lottery

Louisiana GOP Sen. John Kennedy is stepping forward with a bill that would end the lottery-visa program, which has allowed luck and foreigners to pick 5 million unscreened people for legal immigration into the United States since 1990.

“It would be hard to design an immigration process that is more irrational even if you tried,” Kennedy told Breitbart News, just one week after a visa-lottery winner from Uzbekistan shouted “Allah Is Greater!” as he used a rented truck to murder eight people in New York. Kennedy continued: Continue reading

Longtime border patrol agents recall when ‘the wall’ was welcome

“We used to call this the soccer field,” says Theron Francisco, a newly appointed public affairs officer for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

We’re gazing at the gravel road ahead of us and listening to the hum of a mariachi song being carried over the rusted fence where Southern California meets Colonia Libertad. Residents of the latter, an isolated community just east of Tijuana, use music to warn their neighbors that immigration officials are close by.

To our right is a steep canyon, devoid of vegetation and covered in dusty paths that slowly wind up and over the ridge. As I struggle to picture the barren hill being a playground for Mexico’s most popular sport, Francisco blames my age.

Back in the 1980s, dozens of Mexican immigrants would pause in the canyon to kick a ball around after they had illegally entered the United States. Few of them were more worried about border patrol than whether they could slip the ball past the goalie. Continue reading

Harvey Sweinstein and Hollywood’s Hos

I’d like to better understand the conservative media’s orgy over Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced and disgraceful Hollywood film producer and studio executive who used his power over decades to have his way with starlets.

To listen to conservative talkers, the women affronted or assaulted by Weinstein were all Shakespearean talent in the making—female clones of Richard Burton (he had no match among women)—who made the pilgrimage to Sodom and Gomorrah in the Hollywood Hills, for the purpose of realizing their talent, never knowing it was a meat market. Watching the women who make up the dual-perspective panels “discussing” the Weinstein saga, it’s hard to tell conservative from liberal.

“Conservative” women now complain as bitterly as their liberal counterparts about “objectification.” Continue reading

Libertarianism Is Very Strange

Libertarianism is on the rise, thanks in good measure to many newly politicized techies who have married their live-and-let-live views about lifestyle to leave-me-alone views about taxes and government.

I viscerally understand the libertarian mystique, but, outside the fantasy novels of Ayn Rand and Robert Heinlein, libertarianism does not make much anthropological or historical sense. As a philosophy, it may; one can build a coherent moral system from almost any starting point, be it God’s breath upon the waters; the first self-replicating, “selfish” gene; or autonomous individuals signing a social contract. And versions of libertarianism have a fierce logical consistency. Robert Nozick’s starting point is the “fact of our separate existences”; “there is no social entity . . . . there are only individual people.” Charles Murray proclaims, “Freedom is first of all our birthright.” America’s founding revolutionists, inhaling the earliest wafts of libertarianism in the 1700s, declared that we are created with “unalienable rights”; that is, people cannot sell themselves into slavery even if they want to, so fundamental is the independence of the individual. Continue reading

Swamp-O-Rama

What America might want to know right now is: how come Hillary Clinton doesn’t have any legal problems? Why aren’t DOJ investigators examining the financial records of the Clinton Foundation? You would think somebody would want to find out how over $120 million of Russian “charitable donations” ended up on its ledgers around the time that Secretary of State HRC approved the Uranium One deal — compared to which, Bill Clinton’s $500,000 payment from a Russian bank for giving a speech around the same time just looks like walking-around money. Continue reading

The Rats are eating each other

When the Clintons left the White House in 2000, Hillary claimed they were ‘dead broke.’

Now they’ve amassed a fortune of $240 million. Doing what? Speaking fees, ‘consulting’ and book sales are cited, but what the legacy media ignores is their real money maker: The mass of red flags that is the Clinton Foundation. It was established for egalitarian reasons in 2001, but its real purpose is the enrichment of the Clintons and their cronies. Continue reading

Communism: Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

As the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, responsible for unleashing one of the bloodiest and most oppressive epochs in world history, is upon us, a disturbing survey recently released by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation shows that a majority of Millennials favor socialism and communism over capitalism. The survey notes that 58% of Millennials would rather be living under some form of collectivist system than the free market-based system of capitalism. Continue reading

Slagle: Notes from a Retired U.S. Border Patrol Agent…

Editor’s Note: The following was originally submitted for publication on November 7, 2011 and published on the now defunct, No Stinking Amnesty website. We republish it now for you consideration on November 7, 2017.

Thanks for your service John. (Ed.)

As one of many who has served this nation for the past three decades as an agent with the United States Border Patrol, my partners and I have seen times when illegal immigration was not a major problem. In the early 1970’s the manpower of the U.S.B.P. was 2,000 on both the Northern and Southern Borders. Under congressional authority, Immigration and Nationality Act, we could question anyone as to their right to be or remain in the United States. This extended to all foreign visitors, immigrants from any nation in the world. The United States, similar to all civilized countries established immigration laws to protect citizens as well as legal immigrants. Continue reading

When Civil Liberties are violated by Government

Behold, who really cares about civil liberties in a society that puts government as the final arbitrator of authority? Well, sadly the prospects for a rebirth in recognizing that individual liberties are the basis for a civilized union are more remote now than at any time in the last half century. Most people view civil liberties as defined by protecting the personage.

Notwithstanding, constitutional freedom has an important component is maintaining a just and functioning government regime. Sinking into a despotic authoritarianism is the expected risk when governments go amok. However, inadequate attention is given to the discussion and study of what constitutes a responsible state power. Continue reading