Trump’s Unintended Consequences: The Unmasking of the Deep State

Trump’s Unintended Consequences: The Unmasking of the Deep State

By David Prentice  August 9, 2017


The term “Deep State” unleashes many paranoid fantasies.  Movies and spy stories abound about the existence of dark, nefarious forces from our government aligned against us.  But as Joseph Heller once wrote, “Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.”  One of the more disturbing revelations after Trump’s win was finding that these dark forces not only exist, but are powerful and seemingly out of control.

“Deep State” is hard to define, because it is composed of overlapping groups and individuals with complex and differing agendas.  It’s an amalgam of people, agencies, and bureaucrats that changes.  The current leakers are part of it.  For now, let’s say it’s a mostly unelected, mostly leftist group within our government that wants to govern us against the will of America’s founding principles.  These people want the final say over our Republic.  They want to rule, and they form part of a powerful alliance against the current administration and its voters.  The one thing we can be thankful for is that they are showing themselves to us in a way that should anger Americans of all political persuasions.  In the end, that’s what we might hope for.

“Big Brother” was the term Orwell used for the totalitarian presence of 1984.  We are not there.  Maybe not even close.  But the problem of the Deep State is that there seem to be those who want the kind of power Orwell described, the kind of power the Soviets had, or the East Germans.  It’s likely that many Deep-Staters don’t even realize just how power-mad they have become.

Here is a small list with their fingerprints on it:

– The unmasking and subsequent takedown of General Michael Flynn

– The daily leaks designed to impede or embarrass the Trump administration

– The unmasking of hundreds of private citizens working with the Trump campaign as reported by Circa News

– The bogus “Trump dossier”

– The bogus Trump-Russian collusion narrative.

– The unseemly collusion between Robert Mueller and James Comey

– The seeming insanity of Mueller probing a nonexistent crime

– The exoneration of the Clinton crime family

– The IRS targeting conservative groups

And lots more.

What we are watching is a group using power willfully, wrongfully, and oftentimes illegally to undermine and destroy political opponents.  They are after somebody.  For real.  From this list, we can surmise that their opponents appear to be those of us on the center-right.  And to those of you on the left who don’t know: This happened, and it’s happening.  You can pretend it’s not so, but it is.

Okay, some of you are tuning out.  This can’t happen here, it’s tinfoil hat stuff, the left really isn’t that bad, you’re being overly paranoid, blah, blah, blah.  Sorry, but this is seriously bad stuff.

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This was just the tip of the iceberg.  The left has weaponized the bureaucracies and agencies it inhabits.  Leftists have decided they will become the dominant culture in the CIA, FBI, NSA, IRS, EPA, and the rest of our bureaucracies.  They decided it’s okay to be totalitarian, it’s okay to break the law, it’s okay to go after their political opponents with the force of government, it’s okay because they are the ones who deserve to win.  The Deep State running rampant is fine, as long as they run it.  From Valerie Jarrett to Barack Obama to James Clapper and James Comey, they all visibly overstepped their rightful boundaries.  They are proof of the saying that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Make no mistake: the prior administration went rampant.  The Deep State did not originate with them, but they stocked it with their cronies.  They stocked it with people of similar left-leaning ideas, with similar left-leaning willingness to misuse power.  The Deep State became a weapon of intimidation and a deep abuser of power.  Thank God Hillary was not there to take the baton.

So here we are, with the Deep State running amok.  They are aligned with the Obamap-Clinton machine; they are generally in sync with the Obama-Clinton goals.  None of us knows exactly how this works, who sets the agenda, or who has the capacity to give direction, but it is real.  We do know that many of the media are there to help, we do know that most of the Democratic Party apparatus is there to help, and we do know some of the players.  We also know that most of the Democrat base, and many of the party’s voters, are naïvely on board, too.  We may not understand the mechanism, but we do know that the Deep State has become the vanguard of the left’s civil war, and it is not fictional.

They are self-motivated with a set of goals.  Get rid of Trump if they can.  Get Trump’s base to be embarrassed of him or depressed if they can.  Make certain that Trump cannot succeed.  Make certain his hands are tied in ways to make him less effective.  If nothing else, slow his progress to a snail’s pace while they marshal better forces.

The stupid party (Republicans), as usual, has no clue.  Too many Republicans just think this is normal or haven’t the stomach to fight.  Heck, many of them are traitorously helping to take down what their own voters and standard-bearer want to achieve.  The Democratic Party is fractured and has no idea how wrong this is (yet), and it only helps parrot the talking points of its Deep State allies.  Democrats have no idea of the backlash they are creating toward themselves.

There is no distinct winner at this point.  But the battle is joined.  It is clear that the Deep State intends to continue using all its power to stop Trump, and to prevent a return to checks and balances and limited government.

One important note: they are not winning.  The media may make it appear that they are, but they’re not.  Trump, his administration and allies, and his voting base intend on continuing the fight and winning.  This is the major part of “draining the swamp.”  The battle is in the balance, will last for years, and there are a lot of reasons to believe that the Deep State will lose.  One of the great unintended consequences of Trump’s win:  They have been unmasked.

Push back hard enough, and they will lose.

They deserve to.


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  1. Cal 10 August, 2017, 09:58

    “What we are watching is a group using power willfully, wrongfully, and oftentimes illegally to undermine and destroy political opponents.”

    Remember that they do not do it all themselves, they ORDER others to do those unlawful “things” most of the time. Not just within the political realm either. It is mostly those that serve within agencies that carry out those unlawful orders, duties, etc. Yes, law enforcement, etc are all agencies also.

    Before you say that this list of things – and not all things, orders, etc that need the refusal are listed – below are unreasonable, did you or did you not take an Oath to SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE US CONSTITUTION? That is the REQUIREMENT of those Oaths taken at every level of government, that YOU refuse to do those things. Those who do NOT keep them are working AGAINST our legitimate government, against the American people, against our nation – some through ignorance, some deliberately.

    THIS is why those who serve within law enforcement, military, civil areas of government MUST KNOW the US Constitution and learn to recognize UNLAWFULNESS on the part of their superior so that those orders are NEVER carried out.

    Some military examples – we do NOT have a CONGRESSIONAL declaration of war AGAINST any nation at this time so there should NOT be any person who serves within the US military deploying anywhere. This is a moment when all who stand for our LEGITIMATE government and our nation MUST say “NO”, that is an unlawful order. IF, or a large portion, of those that served within the US military did that we would not be destroying our economy or losing as many military lives and limbs UNLAWFULLY for the traitors in the Pentagon and elsewhere. Those orders are how you recognize those working against our legitimate government, our people, our nation.

    James Madison: “Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied: and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.

    This when the US military needs to stand up and KEEP THEIR OATH to support and defend the US Constitution, our LEGITIMATE government and say “NO” to unlawful orders. Do not deploy to fight when there is NO CONGRESSIONAL declaration of war. No one else, regardless of the governmental position they occupy has that authority, ONLY those who serve within the Congress – oh, and NOT their minions either.

    James Madison: “The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature … the executive has no right, in any case, to decide the question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war.”

    George Washington: “The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.”

    John Quincy Adams: “America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She well knows that by enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standards of freedom.”

    This is when law enforcement needs to stand up and KEEP THEIR OATH to support and defend the US Constitution, our LEGITIMATE government and also say “NO” to unlawful orders. What are some unlawful orders? Asset forfeiture is theft under the US Constitution as our governments were created to PROTECT the property of the people – yes, that IS in writing and part of the supreme contract. SWAT raids, no-knock raids, stopping vehicles, checkpoints, joining forces with the federal law enforcement agencies, etc all are UNLAWFUL and assist in the destruction of our legitimate government, of our nation, of our lives.

    Mack and Printz v. United States: “The Framers rejected the concept of a central government that would act upon and through the States, and instead designed a system in which the State and Federal Governments would exercise concurrent authority over the people. The Federal Government’s power would be augmented immeasurably and impermissibly if it were able to impress into its service – and at no cost to itself – the police officers of the 50 States… Federal control of state officers would also have an effect upon the separation and equilibration of powers between the three branches of the Federal Government itself.”

    Justice Sandra Day O’Connor: “The Constitution does not protect the sovereignty of States for the benefit of the States or state governments as abstract political entities, or even for the benefit of the public officials governing the States. To the contrary, the Constitution divides authority between federal and state governments for the protection of individuals. State sovereignty is not just an end in itself: “Rather, federalism secures to citizens the liberties that derive from the diffusion of sovereign power.”

    This is when civil servants need to stand up and KEEP THEIR OATH. If you are sent out to take a persons property of any type, make sure that the order to do so is LAWFUL and it is done constitutionally because at this time about 92% of all property “seized” by governmental agencies, etc are UNLAWFUL and theft. They are crimes against the American people. Is there something that is being “deployed” around and in our cities, counties, states, nation that surveils the American people -say cameras on street lights, etc with out a warrant for every single person surveiled? That is UNLAWFUL and working against the US Constitution, against the American people, against our nation.

    What about “smartmeters”, smart (fill in the blanks) is there a LAWFUL warrant for each person being watched, monitored (remember it is also you and yours being monitored)? What about car registration, drivers licenses, fishing license, hunting licenses, weapons that the people have and carry (constitutionally required) etc? NONE of those are lawful, all those actions are natural rights required to be PROTECTED BY you who serve within government.

    “But whenever the operation and effect of any general regulation is to extinguish or destroy that which by law of the land is the property of any person, so far as it has that effect, it is unconstitutional and void. Thus, a law is considered as being a deprivation of property within the meaning of this constitutional guaranty if it deprives an owner of one of its essential attributes, destroys its value, restricts or interrupts its common, necessary, or profitable use, hampers the owner in the application of it to the purposes of trade, or imposes conditions upon the right to hold or use it and thereby seriously impairs its value.” (Statute) 167 Am. Jur. 2d, Constitutional Law, Section 369.

    Justice Bandeis eloquently affirmed his condemnation of abuses practiced by Government officials, who were defendants, acting as Government officials. In the case of Olmstead vs. U.S. 277 US 438, 48 S.Ct. 564, 575; 72 L ED 944 (1928) he declared: “NO Law requires you to record / pledge your private automobile.“

    “The Supreme Court, in Arthur v. Morgan , 112 U.S. 495, 5 S . Ct . 241, 28 L.Ed. 825, held that carriages were properly classified as household effects, and we see no reason that automobiles should not be similarly disposed of.” Hillhouse v United States, 152 F. 163, 164 (2nd Cir. 1907) .

    “Automobile purchased for the purpose of transporting buyer to and from his
    place of employment was consumer goods” as defined in UCC 9-109.” Mallicoat v
    Volunteer Finance & Loan Corp . , 3 UCC Rep Serv 1035; 415 S.W.2d 347 (Tenn. App., 1966).

    “The provisions of UCC 2-316 of the Maryland UCC do not apply to sales of consumer goods (a term which includes automobiles, whether new or used, that are bought primarily for personal, family, or household use) .” Maryland Independent Automobile Dealers Assoc., Inc. v Administrator, Motor Vehicle Admin., 25 UCC Rep Serv 699; 394 A. 2d 820, 41 Md App 7 (1978).

    “An automobile was part of testatrix’ household goods” within codicil. In re
    Mitchell’s Will, 38 N.Y.S.2d 673, 674, 675 [1942].” 19A Words and Phrases –
    Permanent Edition (West) 512. Cites Arthur v Morgan, supra.

    “[T]he expression ^ personal effects” clearly includes an automobile [.] “In re Burnside’s Will , 59 N.Y.S.2d 829, 831 (1945). Cites Hillhouse, Arthur, and Mitchell’s Will, supra.

    “[A] yacht and six automobiles were ‘”personal belongings” and ~~ household
    effects!.] In re Bloomingdale ‘ s Estate , 142 N.Y.S.2d 781, 782 (1955).

    “There should be no arbitrary deprivation of life or liberty, or arbitrary spoilation of property.” (Police power, Due Process) Barber v. Connolly, 113 U.S. 27, 31; Yick Yo v. Hopkins, 118 U.S. 356

    “Men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, -‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;’ and to ‘secure,’ not grant or create, these rights, governments are instituted. That property which a man has honestly acquired he retains full control of, subject to these limitations: first, that he shall not use it to his neighbor’s injury, and that does not mean that he must use it for his neighbor’s benefit: second, that if he devotes it to a public use, he gives to the public a right to control that use; and third, that whenever the public needs require, the public may take it upon payment of due compensation.” Budd v. People of State of New York, 143 U.S. 517 (1892)

    “Governmental power only extends to restraining each one in freedom of his conduct so as to secure perfect protection to all others from every species of danger to person, health, and property; that each individual shall be required to use his own as to inflict injury upon his neighbors; and these seem to be all immunities which can be justly claimed by one portion of of society from another, under government of constitutional limitation.” In Re Newman (1858), 9 C. 502.

    “Right of property antedates all constitutions. Every person has right to enjoy his property and improve it according to his own desires in any way consistent with rights of others.” People v. Holder (1921), 53 C.A. 45, 199 P. 832.

    “To say that one may not defend his own property is usurpation of power by legislature.” O’Connell v. Judnich (1925), 71 C.A.386, 235 P. 664.

    “But whenever the operation and effect of any general regulation is to extinguish or destroy that which by law of the land is the property of any person, so far as it has that effect, it is unconstitutional and void. Thus, a law is considered as being a deprivation of property within the meaning of this constitutional guaranty if it deprives an owner of one of its essential attributes, destroys its value, restricts or
    interrupts its common, necessary, or profitable use, hampers the owner in the application of it to the purposes of trade, or imposes conditions upon the right to hold or use it and thereby seriously impairs its value.” (Statute) 167 Am. Jur. 2d, Constitutional Law, Section 369.

    “Right of protecting property, declared inalienable by constitution, is not mere right to protect it by individual force, but right to protect it by law of land, and force of body politic.” Billings v. Hall (1857), 7 C. 1.

    “Constitutional guarantee securing to every person right of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property refers to right to possess absolutely and unqualifiedly every species of property recognized by law and all rights incidental thereto, including right to dispose of such property in such manner as he pleases.” People v. Davenport (1937), 21 C.A. 292, 69 P.2d 396.

    “Men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, -‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;’ and to ‘secure,’ not grant or create, these rights, governments are instituted. That property which a man has honestly acquired he retains full control of, subject to these limitations: first, that he shall not use it to his neighbor’s injury, and that does not mean that he must use it for his neighbor’s benefit: second, that if he devotes it to a public use, he gives to the public a right to control that use; and third, that whenever the public needs require, the public may take it upon payment of due compensation.” Budd v. People of State of New York, 143 U.S. 517 (1892)

    Justice Bandeis eloquently affirmed his condemnation of abuses practiced by Government officials, who were defendants, acting as Government officials. In the case of Olmstead vs. U.S.277 US 438, 48 S.Ct. 564, 575; 72 L ED 944 (1928) he declared: “Decency, security, and liberty alike demand that Government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the Citizen. In a Government of laws, existence of the Government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our Government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the Government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself. It invites anarchy. To declare that, in the administration of the law, the end justifies the means would bring a terrible retribution. Against that pernicious doctrine, this Court should resolutely set its face.”

    “Right of transit through each state, with every species of property known to constitution of United States, and recognized by that paramount law, is secured by that instrument to each citizen, and does not depend upon uncertain and changeable ground of mere comity.” In Re Archy (1858), 9 C. 47.

    “Traveling is passing from place to place — act of performing journey; and traveler is person who travels.” In Re Archy (1858), 9 C. 47.

    James Madison, Federalist 57, wrote that Congress “can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of the society.”

    Alexander Hamilton: “Until the people have, by some solemn and authoritative act, annulled or changed the established form, it is binding upon themselves collectively, as well as individually; and no presumption, or even knowledge, of their sentiments, can warrant their representatives in a departure from it, prior to such an act.”

    Joseph Story, “Commentaries on the Constitution”: “Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings and blood of their ancestors; and capable, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence…Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.”

    So who does all those actions, and many other actions, AGAINST the American people serve and assist? The “deep state”, those working to destroy our nation, us, our way of life. If you are doing any of those things listed, YOU are working against our nation and for those in the deep state.

    Think about it. You either serve the US Constitution as you are Oath bound to do – and none of those things listed above are constitutional – or you serve the deep state. If you want to own anything, including the clothes on your back do NOT choose the deep state; but as always, the choice is yours. Do you have the courage to make it?

    Daniel Webster: “We may be tossed upon an ocean where we can see no land – nor, perhaps, the sun or stars. But there is a chart and a compass for us to study, to consult, and to obey. That chart is the Constitution.” He also asked: “Is the Constitution worth preserving?” He said, “Then guard it as you would the very seat of your life. Guard it not only against the open blows of violence but also against that spirit of change.”

    Read and learn the US Constitution as it is to that document and to each state’s Constitution to which your loyalty and Oath belong; not to any person of any rank, not to any office, not to any branch of government – be it state or federal – but to the US Constitution.

    J. Reuben Clark: “God provided that in this land of liberty, our political allegiance shall run not to individuals, that is, to government officials, no matter how great or how small they may be. Under His plan our allegiance and the only allegiance we owe as citizens or denizens of the United States, runs to our inspired Constitution which God himself set up. So runs the oath of office of those who participate in government. A certain loyalty we do owe to the office which a man holds, but even here we owe just by reason of our citizenship, no loyalty to the man himself. In other countries it is to the individual that allegiance runs. This principle of allegiance to the Constitution is basic to our freedom. It is one of the great principles that distinguishes this “land of liberty” from other countries”.

    Justice William O. Douglas, dissenting, Colten v. Kentucky, 407 U.S. 104 (1972): “Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? The constitutional theory is that we the people are the sovereigns, the state and federal officials only our agents. We who have the final word can speak softly or angrily. We can seek to challenge and annoy, as we need not stay docile and quiet.”

    The US Attorney General Robert Jackson warned federal prosecutors in 1940 against “picking the man and then putting investigators to work, to pin some offense on him. It is in this realm – in which the prosecutor picks some person whom he dislikes or desires to embarrass, or selects some group of unpopular persons and then looks for an offense – that the greatest danger of abuse of prosecuting power lies. It is here that law enforcement becomes personal, and the real crime becomes that of being unpopular with the predominant or governing group, being attached to the wrong political views or being personally obnoxious to, or in the way of, the prosecutor himself.”

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    • Woof 11 August, 2017, 17:56

      If it is all based on the Constitution, what happens when they make themselves a “Constitution Free Zone”? Sure it’s totally illegal but it has worked before and no one stopped them then. Who’s going to stand up to the dirty outlaws with badges and guns that can lock you up? The ones that are able must be holding out for more money cause patriotism died years ago. The law is made for all the poor SOB’s unable to pay. Those traitors in Washington only sell there laws to the highest bidder, hell give them enough they will let you write it. Just ask those in that kangaroo court in Nevada how “justice” has been treating them.
      Whole lot of talk but who always takes it in the end?

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  2. Dan t 12 August, 2017, 20:53

    As far as I am concerned, our form of government is toast. How could anyone have faith in our system after the deep state turned on its own executive? We are screwed.

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