Category Archives: Out of the Past…

Important Opinion, Editorial Commentary and historical features from the archives of the Federal Observer; circa 2001-2008.

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Timeline of the Great FRAUD

~ NOTE ~
bennett_2015This following is ONLY for those who want to know the TRUTH about mass SLAVERY and CONTROL of the American people, including that thrust upon us by Mr. Lincoln – the so-called ‘Emancipator of the Slaves.’ Several comments by myself will be posted in dark blue.~ Jeffrey Bennett, Publisher and Editor of the Federal Observer Continue reading

The Constitutional Militia: The Defense of the Nation Is the Responsibility of Its People

foundersThanks to the main stream media and anti-gun political agendas, the word militia is likely to have most running in fear. The word brings to mind images of ragtag red-necked racists running around the woods with “machine guns” and swastikas. While there are certainly radical groups out there claiming to be militias, the concept of an organized militia derives its authority from the U.S. Constitution for the purpose of maintaining liberty and defending the nation from hostile invasions. Article 1, Section 8, Clause 15 states that –

“The congress shall have the power to….provide for the calling forth of the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrection and repel invasion.”
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The Founding Fathers Weren’t Concerned With Inequality

Economic disparity is a problem that has grown along with the nation.

This undated engraving shows the scene on July 4, 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pa. The document, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Philip Livingston and Roger Sherman, announces the separation of 13 North American British colonies from Great Britain. The formal signing by 56 members of Congress began on Aug. 2. (AP Photo)

This undated engraving shows the scene on July 4, 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pa. The document, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Philip Livingston and Roger Sherman, announces the separation of 13 North American British colonies from Great Britain. The formal signing by 56 members of Congress began on Aug. 2. (AP Photo)

In January of 1944, in the midst of the terrifying days of World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt unveiled a huge idea in his State of the Union address. The nation had fought its enemies to ensure its residents remained free, he said, but American citizens could not be truly free if they were constantly worrying about where their next meal was coming from or if they could afford a roof over their heads. “People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made,” he said. Continue reading

Osama bin Laden demanded his followers invest in gold bars

osama… after the economic recession because he thought it would double in value

Former leader of Al Qaeda: Osama bin Laden was a keen investor and instructed his followers to put their money into gold

Osama bin Laden was a keen investor and instructed his followers to put their money into gold because ‘the overall price trend is upward’.

The former leader of Al Qaeda said in a letter to his underlings that the precious metal was a safe bet because it would double in price to $3,000 an ounce.

He joined the likes of billionaire George Soros in predicting that gold was the best option in the wake of the 2008 recession. (Continue to full article)

Jefferson’s Final Warnings

jeffersonPeople remember Thomas Jefferson for the Declaration of Independence, which he wrote in 1776. A few will remember that he served as president from 1801 to 1809, but aside from that, they know almost nothing of his life and work. In actual fact, he lived till 1826, when he died on July 4, fifty years to the day after the ratification of his Declaration.

During those fifty years, Jefferson’s intellectual life bloomed. He was an inventor, a horticulturalist, and especially a philosopher. In fact, he was a brave and excellent philosopher. Continue reading

August 6, 2011: “IT WAS A LUCKY SHOT

THIRTY ONE OF OUR TOP TIER SOLDIERS, TWENTY TWO OF THEM NAVY SEALs, (and Bart, the German Shephard warrior) perished, when their helicopter was brought down in Afghanistan


According to a White House insider a CIA drone downed the Special Forces Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011, not a rocket propelled grenade …

Their helicopter, a Viet Nam era CH47-Chinook was called Extortion 17. It was the biggest one day loss of life in the Middle East ‘wars’ on terror. On a late summer Saturday morning, the lives of hundreds of family members and loved ones were devastated beyond measure when the news reports began to come in. First off, well researched Americans, along with statesmen around the world, knew what a lie the capture three months earlier by Navy SEALS of Osama Bin Laden was. So the instant we heard this sickening news, we knew it was a hit on the SEALS for knowing the truth about President Obama’s big Osama ‘victory’. Remember that night after Obama came on TV to tell us the wonderful news? Continue reading

Are America’s Best Days Ahead?

The Right Perspective on the Future

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” ~ Thomas Paine in “American Crisis” (1776)

reagan_01At the 1992 GOP convention, even though it was becoming apparent that a draft-dodging serial adulterer named Bill Clinton might bookend the optimism and character of the Reagan/Bush era, former President Ronald Reagan had this to say about our nation’s future: “America’s best days are yet to come. Our proudest moments are yet to be. Our most glorious achievements are just ahead. America remains what Emerson called her 150 years ago, ‘the country of tomorrow.'”
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The Obama-Ayers Incestuous Money Trail


Editor’s note: This was the first of a six-part series, originally published nine months after Obama took up residency at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC. The series was adapted from his book, The Audacity of Deceit: Barack Obama’s War on American Values. It is worth review at this late-date of his occupancy. BEWARE with whom we replace him. ~ J.B.

obama_ayersThis is a story of millions of dollars that created an incestuous money trail being used to radicalize the Chicago education system and turn it into the socialist model used by Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.

This is also a story about how a father tried to use his power and money to rehabilitate his son, felon-on-the-run and unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, and turn him into the socialist prince of Chicago. Tom Ayers enabled his son, Bill, to continue his addiction to communist causes by helping him raise millions of dollars through relationships among Chicago’s corporate and philanthropic community for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Continue reading

Trump’s Nuclear Experience

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trump-devil-apprenticeBelieve me, I had no time or desire to read such a lengthy report today, especially about Trump or any of the other school-yard bullies in this campaign.

But that particular sense that I live with 24 hours a day, that I don’t know what I don’t know, gnawed at me. It urged me to read it right away. Am I ever glad I did, for it was MOST revealing!!!

My lack of trust for the so-called experts to contain planetary nuclear disaster, made my profound concern of a nuclear weapons catastrophe and their proliferation, all the more worrisome, after reading what Donald Trump found out. After studying “The Subject” from the writings of the experts for years, it has long been my belief that nuclear weapons will be the cause for the destruction of this planet.

All the more do I have absolutely no doubt about it now.

After reading about Donald Trump’s work on “The Subject” to contain this horror, it has increased my concern a million-fold.

Whatever you do, find the time to read this article. ~ AC
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America’s Black Patriots: the History You Never Learned in School

He's been with us from the beginning!

He’s been with us from the beginning!

Have you ever heard of Wentworth Cheswell or the Reverend Jonas Clark? How about Peter Salem? If you haven’t, don’t feel bad. I didn’t know either and I taught history.

With all the chatter about February being Black History Month, I thought I would throw myself into the fray to offer a little sneak peek into the history we never learned in school.

Frankly, I have never been a fan of Black History Month. No, I’m not a racist. To me, history ought to be taught through a more integrative rather than separatist approach. The fact of the matter is black and white Americans have often worked side by side contributing to our rich history — a history that dates back to our nation’s founding. Continue reading

How Many Slaves Landed in the US?

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: You might think you know, but you’re probably wrong.

slavery_middlepassage_101212_400jrwAmazing Fact About the Negro No. 1: How many Africans were taken to the United States during the entire history of the slave trade?

Perhaps you, like me, were raised essentially to think of the slave experience primarily in terms of our black ancestors here in the United States. In other words, slavery was primarily about us, right, from Crispus Attucks and Phillis Wheatley, Benjamin Banneker and Richard Allen, all the way to Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass. Think of this as an instance of what we might think of as African-American exceptionalism. (In other words, if it’s in “the black Experience,” it’s got to be about black Americans.) Well, think again… Continue reading

Dec 30, 1853: U.S. Southern border expands to present boundary

gadsden-purchase-mapOn this day in 1853, James Gadsden, the U.S. minister to Mexico, and Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the president of Mexico, cut a deal that turned over some 30,000 square miles of what is now part of southern New Mexico and Arizona to the United States.

The treaty, known as the Gadsden Purchase, was signed in Mexico City. It settled a lingering dispute over the demarcation of the border west of El Paso, Texas, by setting the final boundary between the two nations. Continue reading

Ross: Would Ya’ll Just Shut Up

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Did I get your attention? Did I offend you; make you mad? Good! It’s about time you know how I’ve been made to feel for quite some time. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count the times I’ve been told I need to stop saying or writing the things I do because they are offensive; incendiary. I think I can safely say that I have studied the Constitution; the Bill of Rights; and the writings of the Founders much more than 90% of the rest of you, and I don’t recall anywhere in my reading did I find that you have a right to go through life not being offended.

However, the very first amendment to our Constitution protects the right of the people to speak freely. People still believe that they have freedom of speech; but do they … really? Or, have political correctness and a concern over hurting someone else’s feelings limited your right to say whatever you want? If you want my opinion, it seems Winston Churchill was right when he said, “Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people’s idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.” Continue reading

The War About Peace

Sam Tanenhuas lists Wisconsin Sen. Joe McCarthy and several obscure archconservatives as being the fathers of the modern Republican policy. (AP Photo)

Sam Tanenhuas lists Wisconsin Sen. Joe McCarthy and several obscure archconservatives as being the fathers of the modern Republican policy. (AP Photo)

Sam Tanenhaus is back. In 2009 he called Republicans moribund as they geared up for their 2010 comeback. And in 2013 he called them the “white people’s party” as they were about to elect a new cohort of non-whites and women. This time he has an assessment of the Republicans as a bomb-throwing, dangerous and bellicose party that is still more unhinged than the last two, and perhaps just as untethered to reality. Continue reading

Caruba: Is Pearl Harbor Ancient History?

pearlI recall in my youth thinking that the Civil War (1861-1865) was ancient history. As with most children, anything that occurred before my birth was “ancient.” In point of fact, the Civil War had ended just 72 years before I was born in 1937 and there were likely some men still alive who had fought in it or recalled it as youth.

I suspect that the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941, the day that Franklin Delano Roosevelt said “will live in infamy” is ancient history to several recent generations of Americans, many of whom are the aging baby boomers born after our troops returned home, married, and began to raise families after 1945, the year World War II ended.

What I fear most is that the children and grandchildren of those baby boomers may not even know what occurred on that Sunday morning 74 years ago. Continue reading

Totalitarian Collectivism: Obamacare is a Public Requiem by Supreme Decree

“The Congressional Record will forever show that [Obamacare] was passed in a romper room of overgrown children seemingly barely old enough to keep from peeing on themselves.” ~ Matt Taibbi

coletoon_obamacare-11-16Do you have an absolute right to refuse medical treatment? Well, if you recognize the immutable authority of natural rights, you must defend the birthright of individuals to reject the quackery of government-imposed medicine. Common law clearly discerns that there are limits on the power of governments to force human beings into becoming pinned up sheep, against their will. Already far too many cowardly citizens are eager to comply with the next dictate of a tyrannical regime. Subsequently, when the death panels summon you into their diagnostic pool of drugs, why would you want to accept the pharmaceutical prescription for a controlled and managed demise? Continue reading

The ‘Confederate Flag’

Civil-War-Confederate-Battle-Flag-of-the-37th-Mississippi-Infantry-sold-for-nearl-51000I am the Confederate Battle Flag. My design is based upon the Saint Andrew’s Cross of Scotland. Some prefer to call me the “Rebel Flag”. Either name I will wear with honor. There is certainly no shame in being called Confederate, as the people who bore that same honorable title are remembered for their bravery on the field of battle, a Southern culture built upon hard work, and faith in God. As for the name “Rebel”, it was the Revolutionary War soldier and outstanding pamphleteer, Thomas Paine, in his series “The American Crisis“, said: “Let them call me Rebel and welcome — I feel no concern from it“. Because you see, it was George Washington and his Colonial Army who were the original Rebels. My boys in gray were the second to wear the name. Continue reading

The Merry Old Land of Oz

Over these past nineteen years as an on-air commentator, I have revisited variations of this theme on numerous occasions. That, which you are about to read, is amongst the most detailed of those shared. As for , “There’s no-place like home.“, soon, you may not have one. ~ Jeffrey Bennett, Editor.

“The great Oz has spoken! Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! I am the great and powerful Wizard of Oz!”

yellow_brick_roadIn refreshing contrast to the impenetrable writings of economists, the classic fairytale, The Wizard of Oz has delighted young and old for over a century. It was first published by L. Frank Baum as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900. In 1939, it was made into a hit Hollywood movie starring Judy Garland, and later it was made into the popular stage play The Wiz. Few of the millions who have enjoyed this charming tale have suspected that its imagery was drawn from that most obscure and tedious of subjects, banking and finance. Fewer still have suspected that the real-life folk heroes who inspired its plot may have had the answer to the financial crisis facing the country today! Continue reading

Stokely: A Life

Stokely: A Life
A book by Peniel E. Joseph

stokely_carmichaelThroughout the history of the United States, strong African-American men have played dramatic roles in pursuing freedom, dignity, justice and full equality for their people. Many have paid horrific prices, including social ostracism, governmental persecution, media vilification, imprisonment, and the loss of their reputations and even their lives for their relentless and militant commitment to political and moral integrity. Some have become honorable historical icons, serving as authentic role models for all oppressed peoples. Among many others, this select category includes Nat Turner, Denmark Vesey, Frederick Douglass, Marcus Garvey, W.E. B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

Often—and disconcertingly—missing from this list is Stokely Carmichael, one of the premier civil rights/black power figures of the mid to late 20th century. Peniel Joseph, one of the leading historians of the civil rights and black power movements, puts it bluntly in his new biography, “Stokely: A Life”: “Although today largely forgotten, Stokely Carmichael remains one of the protean figures of the twentieth century: a revolutionary who passionately believed in self defense and armed rebellion even as he revered the nation’s greatest practitioner of nonviolence; a gifted intellectual who dealt in emotions as well as words and ideas; and an activist whose radical political vision remained anchored by a deep sense of history.” Continue reading

Dooley: Keeping a Promise to Honor a Hero


Bernardo de Galvez

In 1783, the United States government passed a resolution accepting a portrait of Bernardo de Galvez as a gift from Oliver Pollock to the American people. As commanded by Carlos III, King of Spain, General Galvez had harassed the British in the Gulf of Mexico in support of the American Revolution. The same resolution that accepted the portrait of Galvez asserted that it should “be placed in the room in which Congress meets.”

The government of the United States at the time was under the Articles of Confederation, and the current U.S. Capitol Building was years away from being built. Still, Congress had resolved to hang a portrait of Galvez in “the room in which Congress meets.” If Congress is to honor this resolution, Galvez’s portrait should be hanging somewhere in the U.S. Capitol Building. But even though the government made this promise, to date, it has not kept its word. Continue reading

Daniels: Memorial Day 2014

memorialMy first memories of war were on a cold gray Sunday afternoon in December in 1941. Our family was gathered at my Grandfather’s house on the Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington, North Carolina enjoying the closeness of our family ties.

I was barely five years old, the only grandchild at the time and with my mother’s three siblings unmarried and living at home, I was pretty much the center of attention. So a trip to my grandparent’s house was fun and games for me.

But suddenly that Sunday afternoon the atmosphere became quiet and pensive as the family gathered around my grandmother’s big floor model radio giving their undivided attention to the news flash that had interrupted the regular Sunday programming. Continue reading

Jarvis: 60th Anniversary of Brown Vs. Board of Education

image002We can expect the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the May 17, 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, to be conducted in the usual reverential manner.

The Brown decision was indeed a turning point in American history, but whether it was beneficial or detrimental is still being debated. Of course, many feel that any time the rights of states are usurped by the Federal government, it represents progress. Consequently, this decision is always portrayed as a momentous societal improvement that all Americans should celebrate. But some of us will be unable to celebrate, not because we believe in “separate but equal” schools, but because of how the case was conducted, and the long-range consequences that it has wrought upon our society. Continue reading