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About The Publisher

A veteran of Viet Nam, student of history (both American and film), Jeffrey Bennett has been broadcasting for over eighteen years as host of Perspectives on America, and later - 'Life, Liberty & All That Jazz.' Jeff is considered the voice of reason on the alternative media - providing a unique and distinctive broadcast style, including topics such as health and wellness, news, political satire - with a twist, education and editorial commentary on current events through the teaching of history. In addition, Jeff publishes The Federal Observer - a daily on-line publication, which co-authored and spear-headed a petition, which ultimately caused new legislation to be signed by President George W. Bush within 450 days of the events that rocked our world on September 11, 2001.

Ross: Are Patriots An Endangered Species?

Have you ever heard the saying, “You can’t fight City Hall“? What that implies is that it is an exercise in futility to fight a huge bureaucracy with all its rules and enforcement mechanisms. I don’t know about you, but what that implies to me is that we should just give up; submit to whatever laws government passes and accept that there’s nothing we can do about it.

I’ll admit, for those who cherish their liberty the deck certainly is stacked against us. The government is this huge bureaucracy that has all these rules that we are told we must comply with if we wish to avoid finding ourselves as a defendant in the criminal justice system; and I have to laugh about that justice part when many of the laws they pass do everything BUT provide us with any sort of justice. (Continue…)

George Orwell ~ The Forgotten Prophet

Someone to claim us, someone to follow

Someone to shame us, some brave Apollo

Someone to fool us, someone like you

We want you Big Brother, Big Brother.

David Bowie (“Big Brother,” from the album Diamond Dogs)

George Orwell’s 1984 was so successful and so influential that he was seen as something of a prophet. This dystopian novel was considered a cautionary prophecy of what would come to pass if future generations ceased to be vigilant in the guarding of their freedom… (Continue…)

DEAD-line: July 17, 2018

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The Trade War Is Already Having A Huge Impact On The U.S. Economy
The trade war has barely just begun, and yet significant ripple effects are already being felt all across the U.S. economy. Once thriving businesses are on the verge of failure, workers are being laid off, and some sectors of the economy are witnessing enormous price hikes… (Continue to full article)

Fed’s Powell: Best way forward is to keep raising rates
The Fed has raised its key interest rate twice this year, most recently in June. It has penciled in two more rate hikes this year and three more in 2019. For now, central bankers believe the American economy is robust enough to stay on course… (Continue to full article)

Student Debt Bubble Expands As Parents Do More Of The Borrowing
Not so long ago, student debt was mostly the responsibility of students. That is, you paid for college with loans and then paid off those loans with the proceeds of the good job you got with … (Continue to MORE Daily Financial and News Headlines…)

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Progressive American Imperialism: A Malicious Addiction

Our heritage of foreign intervention is a new one, an innovation introduced by the progressives. To imagine a clean and humane progressivism is, simply – a fool’s errand. There is no such thing as a non-racist and non-imperialist progressivism…

Just how much imperialism is in the DNA—so to write—of the American character? When Frederick Jackson Turner delivered his famous address, “The Significance of the Frontier in American History,” on an outrageously humid Chicago afternoon, July 12, 1893, he warned that what had been a healthy frontier expansion might well turn into bald-faced imperialism with the formal closing of the frontier. Though the last homestead in the continental United States would not be claimed until 1919, Turner believed the frontier over in 1890 as there was no visible frontier line on the census maps of that year. Americans, it seemed, had filled everything in, from Plymouth Rock to Rodeo Drive. Not quite, but close. (Continue to full commentary)

DEAD-line: July 16, 2018

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Prices are rising faster than they have in six years
The Consumer Price Index, which tracks most items on the average city-dwelling American’s shopping list, rose 2.9% last month — its fastest pace since 2012. When prices speed up, paychecks don’t go as far. Average hourly earnings only increased 2.7% over the year in June, which means that most workers’ paychecks actually aren’t going any further at all… (Continue to full headline roster…)

Get Off My Lawn!

It’s the morning of January 11, 2009. I saw a movie last night, and today I feel like the main character in the film. Walter is a veteran of the Korean War, just buried his wife of 45 years, has no relationship with his two grown, married sons, and doesn’t know his grandchildren – all of who are waiting for him to croak, so that can get what’s theirs – or his. He hates, ‘Zipperhead’s, ‘Gook’s, ‘Slopes’ and ‘Buddha-heads’. He has no tolerance for most ethnic peoples – including 3 ‘spooks,’ with whom he has an altercation, while defending his next door neighbor – a ‘Gook.’ I didn”t sleep well.

The year is 1972, and life was simpler for my wife and I. We lived in a small, third-story walk-up at the far Northern border of Chicago, in Roger’s Park just before the bend that took us past Calvary Cemetery leading into Evanston. Our bedroom window overlooked the parking lot of the next complex, with a view of a beach the shore of Lake Michigan. Each weekend, we could go down to the beach, and the Hare Krishna’s always had a pot of free ‘veggie stew’ to offer. They had taken over a massive old apartment building called “The Yacht Club,” which was at the south end of the beach. Later that year, we bought our first home.  Continue reading

Seventeen Years and No More Counting

The Purge is nearly 93% complete…

July 24, 2001: The Federal Observer was launched – a mere seven weeks before the tragedy of September of that year.

At that time, few websites of our type existed and there was a tremendous amount of gifted writings to be seen. Somehow we were able to draw from some amazingly unique and talented writers. Many have moved on to what are now BIGGER and maybe better blogs. And far too many of those who became good friends have passed on into the next life. Still others continue to submit their work to Kettle Moraine Publications for posting.

With 17 years of this publication behind us, and 24 years of short-wave, satellite and Network broadcasting behind us, the question comes to me each day – “What difference have we really made?”

I fear, not enough – other than with individual people and/or families. OH – in conjunction with my friend, retired commercial airline pilot, Dennis Jackson – we co-authored a petition, which was posted three days after 9/11 calling for the rearming of commercial airline pilots once more (a regulation which had expired during the same month as the launching of our web-site). The petition went viral on The Federal Observer, and later was carried onto the floor of both houses of the United States Congress – one by then Representative Ron Paul, the other by then Senator Bob Smith. What began with two guys from Arizona (and not supported one bit by the NRA or Gun Owners of America), was passed into Law and signed as such by President George W. Bush.

I should have let it go once we accomplished that, but…

Within a matter of weeks, Federal Observer will be turning the lights out.

In the words of the fictional character, John Coffey in the movie, “The Green Mile,”

I am afraid that there is nothing that any of us can do to change what Coffee felt.

To each of our long time contributors, I want to express my greatest appreciation for all that you have done or attempted to do to awaken a dying nation (Empire) for all of these years. I know that many of you will not give up – and neither will I. I will just be doing it in a different manner. Soon I will be opening a personal Blog, but included within it – will be links provided for each of you who currently maintain your own blogs.

The goal of this new venture, will be for my own writings and musings, however there will be a section within, where I will be bringing over a small sampling of writings from the Federal Observer – each of them timeless and worthy of keeping said columns out there – most of them from those whose names are listed below.

I want to first pay homage to my co-Editor for the first 10 years of publication – a brilliant writer and amazing graphic artist in his own right ~ Louis Turner, who assisted in posting over 80,000 columns during that first decade and sometimes we did 30 to 40 columns per day – without pay. Since then, Louis has done the art work on most of the book covers for books published by Kettle Moraine Publications. A gratified ‘cawinky-dink‘ to you old friend.

I will not attempt to post names in alphabetical order here, nor is the order meant to place preference or fondness for one writer’s work over another, but once again – my heartfelt thanks goes out to…

I know that there are more whom I have forgotten – both living and deceased, but it’s late – later than we think.

The Federal Observer website will remain on line for a while longer, as we prepare the transition to the new endeavor, but you’ll note – that the Purge is nearly complete. Within two weeks – we’ll have a link on board directing readers to our new project, which will be more of a personal blog – but with a few surprises. If you have a blog or site of your own, please insure that you provide me with the correct address so that we may make a link available for our readers.

Without Apology,

I’ll see you at Sundown.

Celebrating Freedom: When Injustice Takes Hold

Freedom – Liberty – Really???

In the Beginning – The Declaration

The greatest threat to the freedom of the American people is lack of knowledge about their own land of states in union. The necessary knowledge is, in part, understanding how it is, but, more importantly, how it is supposed to be.

Although most have no idea whatsoever of what I am alluding to, ‘how it is’ verses ‘how it is supposed to be’, are worlds apart. I hope to make clear, such ignorance fits right in with the goals of those that are working diligently to destroy America and all it stands for. Or, maybe I should say, “once stood for.” (Continue to complete presentation…)

The Invasion Continues… July 9, 2018

Inmigración Chronicles

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Pocahontas Just Lied About Why Kids at the Border Are Being Given DNA Tests
Not surprisingly, her characterization about why children at the border are receiving DNA tests is false. Federal immigration authorities are conducting DNA tests because it’s the only way to tell if adults traveling with children are actually parents. Much of the time, adults are strangers paired to unaccompanied children by smugglers… (Continue to full article)

Wait – How Many Immigrants Are On Welfare Again?
About 51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit, including Medicaid, food stamps, school lunches and housing assistance, compared to 30% for native-led households, according to the report… (Continue to full article)

Mercer: Separated From My Child—And Nobody Cares
America’s immigration policy—driven as it is by policy makers and enforces—exalts and privileges those of low moral character. It rewards law-breakers, giving them the courtesy and consideration not given to high-value, legal immigrants…(Continue to full article)

Immigration Anarchists Vs. National Security
Just when you thought you’d heard and seen it all, members of the Looney Left have shown that there is no end to the insanity and depravity that they would foist upon America and Americans… (Continue to full article)

IRS Defends Giving Refunds to Illegal Immigrants
illegal immigrants who get a social security number can go back and apply for a refund through the earned income tax credit. He said this is due to President Barack Obama’s executive order on illegal immigration, calling it unconstitutional and unfair. “It’s unfair to taxpayers that noncitizen illegals are gonna get this bonus that […] their tax money’s gonna be used for…” (Continue to full article)

Credibility Crisis: Media Trumpets Allegation of Child Migrant Abuse, Fails to Mention it Happened Under Obama
Democrats demanded that Trump, and Trump alone, “fix” the child separation problem through executive action — even as they simultaneously endorsed a reckless, shoddy, totally unworkable bill that was so badly written that its provisions are already sparking deserved political attacks against those who blindly backed it… (Continue to full article)

Ida B. Wells (1862-1931)

Get ready for the SHOCK

Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a prominent journalist, activist, and researcher, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In her lifetime, she battled sexism, racism, and violence. As a skilled writer, Wells-Barnett also used her skills as a journalist to shed light on the conditions of African Americans throughout the South.

Ida Bell Wells was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi on July 16th, 1862. She was born into slavery during the Civil War. Once the war ended Wells-Barnett’s parents became politically active in Reconstruction Era politics. Her parents instilled into her the importance of education. Wells-Barnett enrolled at Rust College but was expelled when she started a dispute with the university president. In 1878, Wells-Barnett went to visit her grandmother. While she was there Wells-Barnett was informed that a yellow fever epidemic had hit her hometown. The disease took both of Wells-Barnett’s parents and her infant brother. Left to raise her brothers and sister, she took a job as a teacher so that she could keep the family together. Eventually, Wells-Barnett moved her siblings to Memphis, Tennessee. There she continued to work as an educator. (Continue to full story…)

Life was good… I was 10: Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1958)

It’s summer time and I am back home at Coleridge – the place of my birth and my first three years on earth. Uncle Charlie and I are sitting on the grass listening to the (1957) World Series Champions battle it out for another National League pennant. Milwaukee County Stadium was only about an hour away, but we sat on the grass – getting bit by the ants.

Across the country, something else was taking place – something that I was not aware of, even though I knew of many of the “players” and singers. I was introduced to music at an early age – and seven decades later it is still an important part of my sanity.

Tonight – I struck ‘Gold’ – and wasn’t even looking for it. How simple life was back then. How beautiful, enjoyable and exciting – oh – and the America’s Cup trials were beautiful to watch as well.

THIS is our history. Enjoy a Summer’s Day from long ago.

Oh, and the Milwaukee Braves lost to the the New York Yankees in the World Series that Fall.

See you at Sundown…

Jeffrey Bennett

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In Remembrance…

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Continue reading

Hirschhorn: Occupy Revolution

Was the Occupy Movement of 2011 a precursor to what we are now witnessing with ANTIFA?

November 22, 2011 ~ History tells us that it is nearly impossible to know in real time whether some kind of national, grassroots public protest ends up being the beginning of a true revolution against a ruling government system. This is true for the earliest beginnings of the revolt against the British that produced the successful American Revolution and the creation of the US. The British at the time surely thought that they could retain power and control. More recently, the revolts in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya certainly could not be accurately perceived in their earliest stages as likely to topple well established dictatorships wielding incredible and cruel power. Even now, the rebellious actions in Syria are not widely seen as surely resulting in successful revolution. Continue reading

A Whiter Shade of Stupid

January 26, 2009The subject matter of this column alone, should draw the attention of the NAACP, the KKK, Abe Foxman, Morris Dees, and a sundry of other ‘special interest’ idiots. Do a ‘Google’ search on the term, “white identity”, and 5,780,000 links will pop up, many articles, blogs and columns being ‘racist’ in nature. It seems that it’s ok to identify with ‘black identity,’ or ‘red identity,’ or ‘Mexican identity,’ or what ever – and that’s ok – but DO NOT identify one’s self as being white – ’cause you ain’t right!

Consider the words of Dr. Joseph E. Lowery’s Benediction speech at Obama’s Inauguration speech on January 20, 2009: Continue reading

America’s body lies a-mouldering in the grave

The following was published on the Eve of the 2016 Presidential Election. It is worth the look back at this time. It would seem that we were well ahead of the curve here. See you at Sundown my friends. The Darkness approaches…. ~ J.B.

santafetrailmasseyhanging“I am only walking as God fore-ordained I should walk. All my actions, even the folly leading to this disaster, were decreed to happen long ages before this world began. But I cannot remember a night so dark as to have hindered the coming days, or a storm so furious as to prevent the return of warm sunshine in the country at peace. I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land can never be purged away but with blood. I let them hang me. I forgive them and may God forgive them, for they know not what they do.” ~ Raymond Massey as John Brown, Santa Fe Trail, Warner Bros. Pictures, 1940
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Where Is the Outrage por la Reconquista

Illegal immigration is immoral, and President Trump, like any good, decent and patriotic American, has rightfully stated that anyone attempting to cross the border illegally should be marched straight back across the border, once it is determined they have crossed illegally, bypassing port of entry stations where they could have registered for either asylum or legal immigration status. He should have also added that these people are not conservatives or just like regular Americans, and as such, before we see one more American dead by the hands of an illegal alien, we must do all within our power to ensure that the border is secured and all illegal aliens deported, along with any children verified to be their own, in order to save our Republic from an ultimate destruction. Continue reading

The Fraudulent ‘Parent‘ Problem on the Border

President Trump signed an executive order this week allowing adults who illegally enter the United States with children, claiming to be family units, to be detained together in federal facilities.

The question of a valid parental-child relationship is at the center of how the Department of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services handle detainment. Because of fraudulent documentation, profits to smugglers, and false asylum claims, there is essentially no way to prove or verify adults traveling with children are indeed their parents. Continue reading

Worden: I Think It Is Now Down To WE, THE PEOPLE

Okay, so now we know the whole Inspector General’s Report is a whitewash, we know that Sessions’ Attorney General’s Office is the power base of the secret government that has been operating behind the scenes since Kennedy was assassinated, and we know the FBI is the enforcement arm of that secret government. We also know none of the people running these things behind the scenes have any respect for our elected representatives’ congressional oversight authority. Continue reading

The Seese Files: The Truth We Can’t Face

America As A Third Rate Nation!

It’s taken for granted. We’re America, the United States of America, the world’s only superpower, and we are the leaders of the free world. We are US. Flags fly, cars sport decals and bumper stickers. People wear lapel pins with our flag and perhaps a slogan. At important events, even the President can speak about God and prayer with impunity. The world is supposed to fear us, obey us, and allow us to lead; our military might is second to none. Our citizens are the world’s free people.

Now, can we get down to reality? The show is over, the stage is dark and the curtain is down. We have to go back outside and face the day, or the night. Continue reading

Cantor: Backdoor Amnesty Becoming Reality

Republished from our archives, from the pen of of a brilliant writer, the late Aaron Cantor – and in his closing words, “I don’t know about anyone else but I can hardly recognize my own country anymore, this certainly isn’t the country I grew up in.” ~ JB

August 26, 2010 ~ According to the Houston Chronicle, the Department of Homeland Security is in the process of trying to dismiss thousands of deportation cases against “suspected illegal immigrants.”

The Chronicle goes on to say that this effort by the Obama Administration began this effort a little over a month ago in Houston, where the Department of Homeland Security now has five attorneys working full-time on this backdoor amnesty for illegal aliens. This program is expected to be rolled out nationwide very soon (you know the old congressional lame duck quackery). Continue reading

Seese: The Glory That Was Rome

Pastor,

I woke up around 3:30 this morning with a head full of thoughts that I am trying to connect, so I decided I would share them with you, since you like to think.  You must feel free to comment as you feel led, I have not written anything in several years and have no idea why this popped up.  I don’t even have a title for it.

Perplexing Issues:

The core of this whole jumble seems to be that life defies time, logic and reason.  We should keep building (including the USA) but there is an overriding law or laws that prevent what is logical from bearing fruit.  Change does not happen the way it seems to us that it should, or Rome would still be master of the world.  Yet it may be, but I will get to that later.
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June 18, 2018: …and the beat goes on! ~ Late Edition

~ Foreword ~
The *solution* to this separation of parents and children is Oh So Simple.

Those *mothers* who are dragging their children over all those miles in their attempt to ILLEGALLY ENTER the USA need to STOP – Stop dragging their children up here and then they won’t have to face having their children separated from them. The parties GUILTY of having the children separated sits directly on the *mothers* who bring them here.

If the TSA can separate your bottle of water or some other item from you when you plan to get on an airplane because it violates the RULES of what you can bring on the plane then why is this topic of separating children from the *adults* who try to bring them in a big deal? This is NOT a new rule or one that these *mothers* aren’t aware of at the time they take that first step to head North to ILLEGALLY enter the USA. With all the child trafficking that goes on we have no proof that these children even belong to the *mothers* who are claiming them. Continue reading

The Truth about Separating Kids

U.S. Border Patrol agents with illegal immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas, May 9, 2018. (Loren Elliott/Reuters)

Some economic migrants are using children as chits, but the problem is fixable — if Congress acts.

The latest furor over Trump immigration policy involves the separation of children from parents at the border.

As usual, the outrage obscures more than it illuminates, so it’s worth walking through what’s happening here. Continue reading

George Orwell’s Animal Farm ~ 1954 Animation [full movie]

This ought to keep you busy until I return from “fishin‘!” ~ J.B.

Do you know what lemmings shout out just before they run in mass jumping off the cliff to their deaths?

Workers of the world unite!

Do your children or grand children a favor and show them this movie and then explain it. ~ Mark