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Obama Update: Two of the thugs who helped force Elian Gonzalez back into Castro's clutches are now employed...in the White House.

White House Counsel: Gregory Craig.  Craig represented the father (thus in fact Castro & the Cuban Communist Party) of Elian Gonzalez; Juan Miguel, where he successfully got the boy who had escaped to freedom sent back to Communist Cuba at gunpoint in a major international incident. Craig, once President Clinton's attorney, called the case 'one of the most satisfying experiences I have had as a lawyer.' Craig also prepared two private jets to aid Gonzalez's forced return to Cuba.  After SWAT teams seized Elian, he was held prisoner at the Aspen Institute's Wye River property until being sent to Cuba. More Info.  Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder also helped evict Elian back to the clutches of Castro.

Communist Flag Attorney General: Eric Holder.  Along with Obama's Counsel Gregory Craig, Holder also played a key role in the forced return to Castro's Cuba of little Elian Gonzalez in 2000. Holder said of the federal agents who stormed Elian's house with drawn guns: "They were armed agents who went in there who acted very sensitively..." More Info. and More.  Most notorious among the requests for clemency granted during Holder’s Clinton tenure was from 16 members of a Puerto Rican Marxist terrorist group, the Armed Forces of National Liberation, known by its Spanish acronym FALN, which engaged in a theft and terror campaign in both the U.S. and Puerto Rico during the 1970s and 1980s. Holder also pushed through the pardons of Weather Underground terrorists Susan Rosenberg and Linda Evans, who were associated with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. Rosenberg and Evans had been jailed for bombing government buildings.

Shame on Obama.


Excerpts from Howard Phillips Issues and Strategy Bulletin, May 15, 2002

PERSECUTOR OF ELIAN GONZALEZ PROMOTED BY BUSH AND ASHCROFT

According to a news advisory released April 11 in Miami, "Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and abuse, took the sworn testimony of Robert Wallis today, wherein the former Miami INS director revealed that he was selected for promotion to Regional INS Director and transferred to Texas in April 2001, under the Bush Administration and Attorney General John Ashcroft."

ROBERT WALLIS SHOULD BE FIRED, NOT REWARDED

"Wallis admitted, under examination by Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman, that the ‘proudest moment of his life’ was captured in an Associated Press photograph of INS Supervisory Special Agent Gwenn Reed holding a shotgun to the head of a prone and ‘spread-eagle’ protestor – Mario Miranda – during the illegal INS raid to return young Elian Gonzalez to Communist Cuba. Mr. Miranda is a retired Miami police officer and was responsible for safety and security around the Gonzalez home. Wallis’ testimony came during a Merit Systems Protection Board hearing for INS whistleblower and Judicial Watch client Rick Ramirez. Mr. Ramirez ‘blew the whistle’ on anti-Cuban and anti-Hispanic bigotry in the Miami INS office, as well as INS supervisors’ orders to destroy all documents and computer records concerning the Elian Gonzalez saga. Earlier testimony from INS attorney Diana Alvarez confirmed that the orders to destroy documents and records came from INS Commissioner Doris Meissner. …

" ‘It is shocking that rather than take steps to clean out the Miami office of anti-Cuban and Hispanic prejudice, that instead Ashcroft and his Bush administration rewarded, with a promotion, the district director responsible for the prejudice. This shows insensitivity to the rights of Hispanics,’ stated Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman."


Excerpts from Howard Phillips Issues and Strategy Bulletin, June 15, 2000

NO SEPARATION OF COMMUNIST CHURCH AND CASTROITE STATE IN FIDEL'S CUBA

The Constitution of the Republic of Cuba, March 7, 1976, begins by asserting that, "GUIDED by the victorious doctrine of Marxism-Leninism; BASING OURSELVES on proletarian internationalism, on the fraternal friendship, help and cooperation of the Soviet Union and other socialist countries and on the solidarity of the workers and the peoples of Latin America and the world...."

EDUCATION IS INDOCTRINATION

Chapter I, Article 6 of the Cuban Constitution says: "The Young Communist League, the organization of the vanguard youth, under the direction of the Party, works to prepare its members as future members of the Party and contributes to the education of the new generations along the ideals of communism, by means of their participation in a program of studies and in patriotic, labor, military, scientific and cultural activities."

MARXIST MASTERS CITIZEN SLAVES

Chapter IV, Article 38 states that "The state orients, foments and promotes education, culture and science in all their manifestations. ...

"a) the state bases its educational and cultural policy on the scientific world view, established and developed by Marxism-Leninism;"

LIKE BUSH AND GORE, CASTRO PUTS A PRIORITY ON EDUCATION

"b) education is a function of the state. Consequently, educational institutions belong to the state. The fulfillment of the educational function constitutes a task in which all society participates and is based on the conclusions and contributions made by science and on the closest relationship between study and life, work and production;

"c) the state must promote the communist education of the new generations and the training of children, young people and adults for social life...."

SUBJECTS ARE FREE TO AGREE WITH THEIR RULERS

"d) artistic creativity is free as long as its content is not contrary to the Revolution. Forms of expression of art are free...."

PARENTAL CONTROL OF EDUCATION (INDOCTRINATION) IS MANDATORY

Chapter IV, Article 39 states that "The education of children and young people in the spirit of communism is the duty of all society. ...

"It is the duty of the family, the schools, the state agencies and the social and mass organizations to pay special attention to the integral development of children and young people."

RELIGION IS SUBORDINATE TO REVOLUTION

Chapter VI, Article 54 states, in part, that "The law regulates the activities of religious institutions.

"It is illegal and punishable by law to oppose one's faith or religious belief to the Revolution; to education; or to the fulfillment of one's duty to work, defend the homeland with arms, show reverence for its symbols and fulfill other duties established by the Constitution."


RENO'S JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES TO TERMINATE LOCAL CONTROL OF POLICE

Darlene Hutchinson, Publications Editor for the Law Enforcement Alliance of America (Shield, Winter-Spring 2000, p. 22), writes that "A legal battle is now being waged in U.S. District Court in Columbus, Ohio, pitting the legal weight and limitless financial resources of the U.S. Justice Department against that town's right to control its own police department."

JANET WANTS LOCAL COPS WHO DON'T OBEY CLINTON POLICIES TO RETURN FEDERAL GRANT MONEY

"At stake is no less than the fate of local agencies everywhere to control their own destinies versus an emerging pattern by the Clinton Justice Department aimed at federalizing municipal police departments, not to mention the states-rights concerns and the blurring division between the branches of government. ...

"[S]ince Columbus and the police union have decided not to sign the consent decree, the Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the city to recoup all federal grant money awarded over the years. Some would call this extortion.

"Bill Capretta, president of the Capitol City Lodge No. 90 of the Fraternal Order of Police in Columbus, says the lawsuit is the 'latest step in a Justice Department campaign to impose federal (law enforcement) standards on police departments nationwide.' ..."

FEDERAL MONEY ALWAYS HAS STRINGS ATTACHED

"Many have asked how the federal government could threaten to recoup grant money spent years ago by local administrators; what authority do they have to extort the local police? In fact, these powers were vested in DOJ by the 1994 Omnibus Crime Act.... Now in accordance with the authority derived from this act, the federal government has deemed the city of Columbus incapable of correcting such 'wrongdoing.'

"So, essentially, any department which has accepted any federal grant money, and whose actions could be construed as inappropriate by a DOJ official (often a White House appointee), and who won't give in when faced with a 'consent decree,' may have to pay back the millions of federal dollars accepted and spent over the years (which could include everything from COPS grants, to money from 'violence against women' legislation, to victims funding, training money, etc.)."


CASTRO PRAISES GESTAPO TACTICS OF FEDERAL ASSAULT TEAM

Family Research Council's Washington Update (4/28/00) reports that "Fidel Castro said that the U.S. agents 'did it well.' Referring to photographs from the operation, Castro said, 'You can see obviously that the people were well-trained.' However, like one true friend to another, amid all of his words of admiration, the master of these kinds of tactics was kind enough to offer Reno some advice for improvement. Castro suggested that U.S. officials erred by allowing photographs of the raid, noting that they should have foreseen that they would be used in 'a war of images.'

"Castro echoed Reno's explanation that U.S. officials used heavy weapons because there might be weapons in or near the house. On the other hand, commentator George Will observed that 40 percent of American households have guns, calling it noteworthy that federal agents managed to hit a house that didn't have any. Doing so would be much easier in Cuba. There gun ownership is illegal, allowing Castro to blather, 'We do it with unarmed people.'"

CASTRO'S DISARMED POPULACE MAKES INTIMIDATION EASIER

John Rice adds from Havana (Washington Times, 4/28/00, p. A14) that "Cuban President Fidel Castro says if his agents had raided a house to retrieve Elian Gonzalez, they would have gone in unarmed. ...

"But in Cuba, where gun ownership is illegal, 'we do it with unarmed people,' Mr. Castro said. 'That is within our idiosyncrasy and our habit that one has to risk one's life.' Cuban border guards were trained to board vessels unarmed, he said."


CONGRESS GAVE CLINTON THE FUNDS TO CREATE THE FEDERAL GESTAPO HE DEPLOYED ON EASTER WEEKEND

The kidnapping of Elian Gonzalez from the peaceful home of law-abiding American citizens by 151 armed Federal police, accountable to the President of the United States -- who, in the dark of night, knocked down the front door with a battering ram, destroyed family property, gassed and physically abused the inhabitants -- gives stark warning to everyone who loves justice, hates tyranny, and harbors concern for our liberty and security.

The abuse of power in this instance, is, unfortunately, not unprecedented. On many occasions during both Republican and Democratic Presidencies, armed Federal police from a variety of agencies have violently transgressed the right of American citizens to be secure in their homes from arbitrary political assault.

One of the most visible examples of such abuse occurred earlier in the Clinton administration at Waco, and again at Ruby Ridge. In each of these cases, U.S. citizens peacefully occupying private dwellings were killed, in consequence of reckless, unconstitutional actions by agencies of the U.S. government.

What makes the armed invasion of the Gonzalez home and the psychologically brutal seizure of Elian unusual, and particularly dangerous, is the personal involvement of the President of the United States, who precipitously embarked on a course of action clearly in conflict with a ruling, just days before, of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta.

CONSTITUTION PROHIBITS "STANDING ARMY" OR "PRAETORIAN GUARD"

Although Mr. Clinton was the perpetrator of the criminal, unconstitutional acts cruelly executed on April 22, 2000, it is the Congress of the United States which is ultimately culpable for this historic miscarriage of justice, and it is Congress which bears the burden for corrective action.

The Founders of our American republic had a rightful concern about the creation or existence of a "standing army" by means of which military force would be concentrated in the Federal head in such a manner as to threaten the independence of the several states and the liberties of their citizens.

Amendments IV, IX, and X of the Bill of Rights, added to the Constitution of the United States, manifest the Founders' concern about the Federal government assuming powers not expressly delegated to it by the states.

They were crafted to guard against any such usurpation or abuse of power:

"Amendment IV: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

"Amendment IX: The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

"Amendment X: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

CONGRESS CONTROLS THE PURSESTRINGS

It is the responsibility of the Congress of the United States to hold the Executive accountable to the plain text of the Constitution.

The judiciary can prescribe, but, lacking control of the pursestrings, it cannot enforce the conclusions which it has posited. Only Congress can strip a lawless Executive of the resources required to perpetrate unconstitutional conduct of the sort incurred in the Gestapo-like pre-dawn raid on Saturday of Easter weekend.

FEDERALIZATION OF LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MUST BE REVERSED

One example of the subversion of the doctrine of "separation of powers" was the failure of the Miami and Dade County police to report directly and primarily to the elected executive authorities of the jurisdictions from which, at least theoretically, the local police derived their authority.

This breakdown of accountability to duly elected local officials manifests the degree to which Federal subsidy and regulation of local law enforcement, made possible by decisions of the Congress, has destabilized the checks and balances of Constitutional liberty.

PRESIDENTIAL GESTAPO IS A THREAT TO LIBERTY

Similarly, the creation of an out-of-control Federal Praetorian Guard, of which the INS police force is just one element, is particularly ominous.

Too many domestic Federal agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)Donato Dalrymple, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF), the Fish and Wildlife Service, et cetera, have been unconstitutionally accorded the authority to bear arms against the citizens of the several states.

In appropriating funds for such purposes, Congress is itself disregarding the intent of the Framers in limiting the Federal government to its delegated, enumerated powers.

CONGRESS IS AN "ACCESSORY BEFORE THE FACT" TO CLINTON'S ABUSE OF POWER

And by failing to hold President Clinton accountable for his long train of unconstitutional and criminal conduct, it is Congress which bears responsibility for facilitating the entrenchment of the dangerous precedents which have now been established.

It is not too late for Congress to change course and limit future abuses, but, to do so will require a rigorous reexamination of all Federal expenditures which extend law enforcement authority to agencies of the Executive Branch.

NO TRIGGER-LOCKS ON RENO'S ASSAULT WEAPONS

The assault in Miami reminds us also of the importance of fully respecting our Second Amendment rights. There were no trigger locks on the assault weapons used on April 22 by camouflaged INS agents of the Federal Gestapo.

How then can Congress justify imposing such restrictions on weapons available to the U.S. citizens from whom the Federal government derives its authority?

When the government has a monopoly, or even a preponderance of force, the liberties of the people are far less secure.

Certainly it was chilling to see officials of the U.S. government assert that the possibility of an American family legally possessing firearms was somehow a justification for the invasion of their home by trained killers armed with machine guns.

It is past time for Congress to disarm an out-of-control Federal bureaucracy and to fully honor the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

WILL CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS DO THEIR DUTY?

It was well established that William Clinton was a dishonorable and Constitutionally corrupt lawbreaker when the leadership of the U.S. Senate decided to so stipulate his impeachment trial as to virtually assure that he would not be removed from office.

For that reason, too, it is, now more than ever, the urgent obligation of the Republican leadership in Congress to act to restrict and rein in the unaccountable domestic military capability which they have unwisely assigned to Mr. Clinton's control.

Howard Phillips is Chairman of The Conservative Caucus


FEDERAL GESTAPO ASSAULTS VIDEOCAMERAMAN TO BLOCK FOOTAGE OF HOME INVASION

According to NewsMax.com (4/24/00), "If you thought Saturday's Associated press photos of a Clinton administration goon pointing a machine gun at Elian Gonzalez were horrifying, imagine how much worse the imagery might have been with video cameras rolling.

"NBC cameraman Tony Zumbaudo [sic] was indeed on the scene, complete with state-of-the-art video equipment and a sound man. So why hasn't America seen any video of administration gunmen rampaging through the Gonzalez house, tear gassing its occupants and pointing a weapon at Elian's five-year-old cousin?

"Because at the outset of the military-style assault Zumbado was [viciously] attacked inside the house while his soundman was held captive outside."

FREE PRESS KNOCKED DOWN, MACED, AND BEATEN BY BUREAUCRATIC STORMTROOPERS

"'(Zumbado) said he was knocked to the ground by agents and kicked in the stomach,' reported USA Today. 'We got maced, we got kicked, we got roughed up,' the NBC cameraman told The New York Times. The assault left Zumbado incapacitated for the duration of the three minute raid. Bingo, no video."


CLINTON HAS CONTEMPT FOR THE PEACEFUL EXERCISE OF 2d AMENDMENT RIGHTS

White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart was asked in his press briefing on 4/24/00, "did the President know ahead of time that the raid was going to be carried out by federal agents in swat gear with automatic weapons? Did he think that was appropriate?"

Mr. Lockhart responded that "The President knew the general details of the raid. And the President does think that it's appropriate. There was information that there might be guns in the house....there is information about people in the house who had concealed weapons, permits."


U.S. MILITARY, IN DEFERENCE TO CASTRO, BARS SENATOR BOB SMITH FROM ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE

NewsMax.com (4/25/00) reports that Senator Bob Smith told Mike Savage on San Francisco's KSFO that "he was shocked when he arrived at Andrews Air Force Base and was told -- though he was a U.S. Senator -- he was barred from entering the base. He was also surprised when he was greeted at Andrews -- not by military officials who alone should have jurisdiction at the base -- but armed federal [marshals] who explained they were in charge at Andrews."

AS IN NAZI GERMANY, LOYALTY HAS BEEN SHIFTED FROM THE CONSTITUTION TO THE FUHRER

"Sounds like shades of the class movie Seven Days in May. Savage quickly explained to his audience what you have is a 'putative coup.' By that, Savage said, federal officers demonstrated on the raid of Elian's home -- and the efforts to bar Smith from the air base -- that their loyalty is not to the Constitution but to the President himself."

CAJONE TRANSPLANT NEEDED

"Will the Republicans do anything about the massive abuse of power?

"Smith said, 'If they had cajones they would, but don't hold your breath Michael.'"


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