Despite the mainstream media’s “sanitization” of the news (see Operation Mockingbird), more and more people are coming to realize that there is something fishy going on in our country.

People can see the price of everything going up, yet the government tells us that inflation is under control. People understand that there is a “sub–prime mortgage crisis,” and even though they don’t understand the reasons for it. People understand that there were irregularities in the vote count for both the 2000 and the 2004 elections, and have a sneaking suspicion that all is not right with our democracy. Stories of newly built concentration camps, along with video footage, exist on the internet.

Some people have heard about Project Paperclip, which actively recruited Nazi scientists (and other Nazi intelligence officers) into the U.S. intelligence community. President Truman, in 1946, agreed to this idea with the restriction that only those who had nominal connections, or who were not ardent Nazi’s, could participate.

The War Department's Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA) conducted background investigations of the scientists. In February 1947, JIOA Director Bosquet Wev submitted the first set of scientists' dossiers to the State and Justice Departments for review. Samauel Klaus, the State Department’s representative on the JIOA board, claimed that all the scientists in this first batch were "ardent Nazis," and so their visa requests were denied. CIA director Allen Dulles, a good buddy of the notorious Nazi Abwehr chief and master spy Gen. Reinhard Gehlen, was furious, and he had the dossiers “sanitized.”

And that’s how the United States imported criminals and other “dark forces” into our space program and our intelligence community. In September 1947, for example, Wernher von Braun, the most famous of these Nazi scientists, was originally classified as a “potential security threat” by the Military Governor of the US sector in Germany. After the cleansing of his dossier, von Braun’s classification was changed to say that he “may” not be a security threat.

Why am I going on and on about Nazi’s? Because Project Paperclip was the beginning of a cancer that has taken over the intelligence structures of our democracy, and has seeped into all three branches of our government. The cult of secrecy and “national security,” under which the crimes of blackmail, assassination, torture, and other evils are committed, is strangling freedom in our great country.

The genius of America is not democracy, which is merely rule by the majority. Such a system can lead quite easily to the asphyxiation of minority opinions. No, the genius of our Founding Fathers was the establishment of a 3 pole system of government based on checks and balances. The Executive, the Legislative, and the Judicial were designed to keep the other branches from assuming too much power.

Unfortunately, the cancer within the intelligence community has penetrated all three branches. The executive is now, by far, the most powerful branch of government. President Bush essentially controls the direction of US domestic and foreign policy with his Presidential “signing statements,” in which he simply attaches riders to Congressional legislation. This allows Executive agencies to defy the will of Congress, and interpret the law in any way the president sees fit.

So what to do?

Ladies and gentlemen, a general election is approaching. In November 2008, we have the opportunity to reverse the slide of our government into darkness. We need a fresh start, and we cannot get that fresh start by voting for either the Democratic or Republican candidate. In Obama and McCain, we are being offered a false choice. The Dems and the Reps have destroyed our currency, have inflated our national debt, and have turned our once great economy into the world’s largest debtor nation. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights have been gutted. The United States is broke. We need to restore sanity to government, and that cannot be done by continuing to elect the same people who have caused the problem.

I personally vote Libertarian, but if you feel that you must vote for either a Democrat or a Republican, please do your homework. In 2008, we must elect candidates with the utmost honesty and integrity. Politically, it is time for all of us to assume the mantle of true Patriot and lover of freedom, just as our forefathers did.

I will leave you with some wise words:

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783

"He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of this country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man [or woman!]....The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy this gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people."
Samuel Adams

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

"Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master."
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Kenneth James Michael MacLean