The State of the Union

Darrell Castle talks about the state of the Union,
the actual state of the Union, as he sees it.

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THE STATE OF THE UNION

Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday, the 8th day of January in the year of our Lord 2021 and on this report, I will be talking about the state of the union. I’m not referring to a speech given by some politician which is just a campaign ad, but the actual state of the union as I see it. When the events at the capitol happened on Wednesday, I had to completely revise this Report from a year in review format to where are we now. Where are we now, that’s the question so let’s take a look.

First, the Castle family had a wonderful Christmas and New Years holiday even though we could not be together with the family daughter. She has been feeling a little under the weather lately which is a concern because Los Angeles is completely locked down and that makes it very difficult to see her if she really got sick. Joan and I leave her in God’s hands and try to deal with that as best we can.

The state of America right now after four years of Donald Trump and after one of the most tumultuous years in my lifetime, is not good. In fact, the situation in this country is a mess or as the old sheriff in the film No Country for Old Men said, it’s a mess but if it ain’t it’ll do til the mess gets here. The best metaphor I’ve heard to describe it all is this one, “America is dead; the Republicans root for the corpse and the Democrats root for the maggots.”

The events that occurred at the capitol on Wednesday of this week apparently in protest of the Senate confirming the Democrat theft of the country, have caused a firestorm of activity, some have called for the president to be removed immediately. It is unknown, at least to my knowledge, whether the people who invaded the capitol were all Trump supporters or whether Antifa invaded their ranks for a false flag attack. As usual, there will be no real investigation. The Washington Post called them a mob, the headline of my paper, the Memphis Commercial Appeal said, “Riot at the Capitol”. It was very uncharacteristic of Trump supporters to be that violent, so I suspect at least some false flag instigators were in the mix.

Remember, there were no riots in Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, New York, or Washington D.C. Those were all mostly peaceful protests although a lot of burning and looting happened. Let’s assume for a moment that those at the capitol were truly Trump supporters. What would provoke them to invade a building that is symbolic of representative government and therefore serve as a threat to that government. To say the capitol is sacred ground is an exaggeration, but it is certainly very important ground. To desecrate it as they did is very uncharacteristic of what any patriot would consider doing.

President Trump missed an excellent chance to finally stand on the moral high ground. He should have said folks this election was stolen, and I have plenty of evidence to that effect, but the courts will not look at the merits of the evidence. I therefore, encourage you to accept this election and join with me in a peaceful transition. That would have set him up as an iconic figure in the future, but the moral high ground is apparently not his home. Many on the left expressed shock and outrage that such people were running around loose. They have no such qualms about Antifa and Black lives matter, however. I admit that I resent being lectured about morality by people who have a political platform the central plank of which supports and demands legalized mass murder.

That double standard is part of the problem, but not all by any means. Once he had stolen the election, Joe Biden called for unity and said we should all come together as Americans. He said that after four years of relentless efforts at division by Democrats who then sought more division and conflict. Democrats have spent many years dividing us into groups and pitting those groups against each other as they compete for scarce resources. Constantly favoring one group over another to keep them at each other’s throats is a common Democrat tactic.

No, there will be no unity, I’m afraid. We will not make peace with our enemies on this occasion. Oh, we recognize that you, Democrats, the enemies of liberty, of representative government, of free elections, of Christianity, of America, and of Western Civilization have won. We recognize that you have taken from us our country and even our children. We recognize that we will probably never win another national election because of your destruction of our country. Your mass immigration, your crowding of groups of dependent people into the massive cities especially on the coasts. Your using of our labor to buy your votes by providing blips on your computers and scraps of paper to people instead of real jobs that produce real wealth. Tell us constantly how wicked we are, and that we carry some type of original sin that makes us all racists from birth. Tell us how uncaring, unpatriotic, and selfish we are if we appear in public without a mask or if we leave our homes at all, then go and do the very thing you accused us of. That’s the Democrat way.

Continue to have your captive propaganda ministry better known as the mainstream or electronic media shut down our freedom of speech rights and deny us the opportunity to respond to your lying accusations, we need those things to fuel our anger and inspire our rage. Just keep tightening the bands little by little and then suggest unity and see what happens.  Little by little and now by leaps and bounds the chains of autocratic top-down control are being forged for us.

Those same chains are being forged for all those self-righteous ones who lick the hand that now feeds them as well. Unfortunately, they are apparently too stupid or perhaps too ignorant to understand. The Jews in the camps who were bigger and stronger were chosen to herd their fellow Jews into the gas chambers hoping against hope that the Nazis would kill them last. When our self-righteous ones wake up one day behind the electronic wire there will be no one left to support them.

No, Mr. Biden there will be no unity and no peace. The trend is probably heading in the other direction toward disunity and chaos. This marriage seems to me to have encountered irreconcilable differences, so when you come home drunk and beat me and tell me its all my fault, I have no choice but to accept your terms or separate from you. If you want peace and unity then join with us in attempting to save liberty.

The ignorance of your supporters is something that we can at least take small comfort in. Representative Emanuel Cleaver from Missouri was called on to open the 117th congress with prayer. He mentioned a few gods that he wanted to recognize and then he closed with amen and awoman, apparently too ignorant to understand that amen is not masculine. We at least have hope and some entertainment when we realize our enemies are that ignorant.

Speaking of entertainment, that has been taken from us as well. The virus and the pontificating, self-righteous, multimillionaire athletes, and multi billionaire owners with their social justice demands have deprived us of the relief we used to find in the circus. They still give us a little bread in the form of their computer blips they hand out when they have done something so egregious that the country is on the brink of breakdown.

Social justice you say, you want justice, but I doubt if that is really what you want. Most of us in the darkness of our hearts realize what is there and we may scream justice but that is far from what we want. If justice is what we want then we should all embrace capitalism because it gives you what you deserve, not what you want, and that is true justice. Capitalism is not a system, it’s just what happens when people are allowed to decide among themselves who gets what. Socialism is a system imposed on people by a centralized governmental authority. In an effort to get what they want; they call it justice and ruin it all.

What, then, is justice social or otherwise?  Websters says that justice is the quality of being just, righteousness, equitableness, moral rightness. Our friends in the UK define it as a system where like cases are treated the same. Considering those definitions, I submit that justice is not what people want at all. They don’t want to be treated the same, they want to be treated differently. For example, they would prefer not to be sent to jail for crimes committed, and they would prefer to have people feed their babies that they won’t or can’t feed. Mercy perhaps, grace perhaps, but justice no.

To conclude this rant, I’m afraid the fatal disease of which this nation suffers was contracted long before Covid 19 and long before Donald became orange man bad. It probably started to manifest symptoms on Christmas Eve in 1913 and right now it is well advanced. Orange man bad promised to cure it but he didn’t. He did not stop mass immigration, did not drain the swamp, did not end political correctness, did not reverse critical race theory, and did not end the Federal Reserve as he said he would, and his supporters expected him to.

A series of catastrophic mistakes compounded it all and now it is completely out of control and probably irreversible. There are so many problems with so many causes that I could go on all day, but it is tiring for me as I’m sure it is for you. Jesus told us to love our enemies, but even the disciples struggled with that directive. How is a soldier supposed to love those he has been sent to kill? I don’t know and no one seems able to explain it to me. Joan tells me every day that I am not supposed to hate my enemies even though they seek my destruction. I know she is right but I also know the imprecatory prayers of David and others in the Psalms.

Looking at these problems in depth as I do each week makes me want to put on dark glasses and stuff cotton on my ears, but then I’d have to put a clothes pin on my nose to keep out the scent of rot. If you saw a man pour gasoline on himself, you would probably avert your eyes as he lit the match because the sight would be too horrifying to watch. Averting my eyes from the looming catastrophe seems appealing right now.

Today is Friday though, and that is happy day for Joan and Darrell. Let’s go home and have a glass of champagne. Yes, I’m sure that would help so let’s do that.

Finally, folks, Western Civilization, well it seemed like a good idea at the time.

At least that’s the way I see it,

Until next time folks,

This is Darrell Castle,

Thanks for listening.

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Darrell Castle – 2016 Constitution Party Nominee for President of the United States

https://www.castlereport.us/

ON VETERANS DAY 2020

David R. Gillie
Chairman of the Constitution Party of Cache County Utah

On this day, we Americans honor those who have worn the cloth of our country. On this day, I honor also the faith, courage, and citizenship of my wife, who has taught her Navy Veteran husband a thing or two about all three (on which more below).

On Veteran’s Day, I pray that Americans do not honor indiscriminately, but that, as is only proper, we bestow our highest honor and gratitude more narrowly on those who, having quite deliberately counted the cost of their life’s blood, have weighed it against both the doubt and the hope that this blood will somehow serve to purchase Liberty under Law in earth’s last best hope, and have paid it.

In honor of these men, our family flies today my wife’s Citizenship Flag, the large, heavy cotton, casket flag that I presented to her on the day when she swore the oath of citizenship, and so joined me in that ever-doubtful, ever-hopeful, American endeavor to secure one free country on earth.

Five days before my wife swore that oath, I had flown this flag over St. John’s Church in Richmond, as historical players within re-enacted on its anniversary the Second Virginia Convention of 1775, with Patrick Henry’s ringing challenge to the standard of Liberty or Death.

The flag would fly above the State Capitol dome as my wife swore the oath beneath.

My wife’s was no thoughtless swearing. It was here that she taught me the meaning of faith, courage, and citizenship. Well she understood that this country, to which she was deliberately joining her honor, had long ceased to be free. But she understood, too, that it might yet be free again, and that such was the will of Heaven. She understood clearly that those glorious truths, to which Americans had unflinchingly made themselves accountable in 1776, together with the Constitution that they had adopted in 1787 and 1788, still condemned just as unequivocally as ever the many sad particulars of America’s present unfreedom. And so she “[took] this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion,” determined, “so help me God,” to act with faith and courage the part of citizen in earth’s last, best hope.

Deeply touched by the presentation of the flag and the meaning of where it had flown, my wife determined to seek out future occasions to gather glory to her Citizenship Flag, until it should be draped over her casket someday. On our anniversary, we flew it over Frederick Douglass’ house in Anacostia, MD. We flew it over USS CONSTITUTION on her annual Constitution Day Sail, the day after I had retired on the ship’s decks from 30 years’ Navy service. As we left Virginia for the Rockies, we first drove to Independence Hall to drape it over the rail of the room in which both Declaration and Constitution were signed. We stopped in Springfield, IL, to fly it over Abraham Lincoln’s House. Each of these acts was an act of faith and courage:  faith in, and commitment to, that ever-doubtful, ever-hopeful, American endeavor to secure one free country on earth. May God reward such faith and courage. May He grant that our country may endure, to yet flower in Liberty under Law.

As I but incidentally honor my wife’s faith and courage this day, we both, with millions of fellow Americans, honor primarily the greater faith and courage of thousands of better men than I who wore the cloth of our country before me. In that greater faith and courage, they counted the cost of their life’s last blood, weighed it out against that ever-doubtful, ever-hopeful, prospect of a free country, and paid it. May God reward such faith and courage.

Defend the Constitution

4th Quarter 2020

Charles W. Kraut

No, it’s not who you think.  If you recall the 4th Quarter 2016 issue of Wealth Creation and Preservation, the two dreadful choices then were Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  I’m sure that like many Americans you think I’m going to talk about the bumbling, egotistical, incompetent Donald Trump versus career political hack and head of a crime family Joe Biden.  No.  Those two are almost irrelevant in what may be coming.

Faint praise

“I come to bury [Trump], not to praise him.” That paraphrase from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar sums up my feelings about him.  I am pleased to report that Trump has some major accomplishments under his belt, including re-negotiating numerous trade agreements that were damaging to America. He has done numerous other worthwhile things that the media have deliberately failed to mention, and that is unfortunate.

On the other hand, Trump is a man who fails to take advice, speaks [poorly] off the cuff, tweets incessantly about whatever comes into his head, has little or no understanding of the Constitution, and is struggling against forces about which he hasn’t a clue.  He promised that America would never be a Socialist nation – and then signed into law the most utterly Socialistic piece of legislation in American history, the infamous CARES Act.

Sleepy Joe Biden, on the other hand, is a confessed extortionist, and has utilized his family to obtain enormous sums from the likes of Ukraine and China.  It’s probably a good thing that Obama gave Biden responsibility for only those two countries, though Biden managed to damage our relations with both – and failed to stand up to the Chinese at every opportunity.

No, I’m not concerned about those two.  There is a slim chance that Trump will be re-elected, but only if he can overcome the massive election fraud the Democrats are implementing as I write this.  He also needs to overcome the new, largest voting bloc in the US, the Millennials.  Most of these youngsters have been thoroughly indoctrinated in our public schools with the Progressive narrative.  Among other things, the Narrative proclaims that there is only one way to think about things, and that anyone who doesn’t think that way must be deprived of liberty and even life.

A large majority of the Millennials agree that socialism, about which they know absolutely nothing, is superior in every respect to capitalism, about which they likewise know nothing.  In anticipation of this major change in the wind of political thought, Progressives, Communists, and Marxists have been coming out of the closet to declare their readiness to complete America’s destruction and to put a finish to every remaining shred of freedom we still enjoy.  We are seeing people’s own true colors, though a careful analysis would have quickly revealed their utter dishonesty and corruption long ago.  It did for me, anyway. . . .

Who are the Two Dreadful Choices in 2020?

If you have been watching only the mainstream news you may not have heard what I am about to say.  The mainstream media have become terribly proficient as the Ministry of Propaganda and Revisionist History, and they have carefully misled the American people in many things.

The two dreadful choices in the 2020 election are:

Kamala Harris, junior US Senator from California, and

Nancy Pelosi, current Speaker of the House

How is this possible, since neither of them is running for President?  The answer is simple, but the explanation is a little complicated.

Kamala Harris

This is a woman on a mission.  Like many women in positions of power, Harris has fought to demonstrate that she can be every bit as corrupt as a man, and perhaps even more so.  Please do a Google search on her (or, rather, a DuckDuckGo search, since you might not find much truth on Google these days).  I’m only going to mention two strikes against her serving in any elective office in the United States.

1. Harris’ father Donald J. Harris, is a lifelong Marxist, specifically hired by Stanford University to teach Marxism and “alternative economics.”  Though Donald and his wife divorced when Kamala was seven, he continued to have a significant influence over her.

This is not to say that Kamala is a Marxist herself.  It’s difficult to label someone who seems to change her opinions as frequently as she changes her clothes.  However, she seems to be completely in favor of the single-payer health care system, a Progressive policy that can only lead to health care for none.  If that is a sample – and it would be a short step to that conclusion – we may safely assume that she is on board with the Democratic / Progressive / Marxist program that will replace our Constitution and make America a totalitarian state.

In 2019 Kamala Harris was named by GovTrack as the “most liberal compared to All Senators.”  That distinction speaks volumes in a body that includes Chuck Schumer.

2. There are a few famous incidents in Harris’ career that say a lot about her character and, perhaps, her willingness to “sell her soul” for political gain.  From the Sacramento Bee:

“In February, California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered new DNA testing in the 1983 murder case of Kevin Cooper. Cooper came within hours of execution in 2004 after being charged with the murders of an adult couple and two children. Harris opposed the testing when she was the state’s attorney general.

“She has since said she supports DNA testing and encouraged Newsom to approve Cooper’s clemency request. She did not offer specifics on why she did not approve the testing during her tenure.

“In response to a request for comment, Harris’s campaign pointed to a past statement where the senator called a New York Times columnist last year, telling him, “I feel awful about this.”

“The Bee also noted that another claim against Harris – this time, by former vice president Joe Biden – that a federal judge freed 1,000 inmates after it discovered that a San Francisco crime lab had misused evidence, and that then-District Attorney Harris had failed to reveal that the evidence had possibly been tainted.

“That, too, was true.

“The Washington Post recalled earlier this year: “[I]t was revealed in March 2010 that Harris and her staff had not informed defense lawyers that evidence from the police-run crime lab might have been tainted. A judge ruled in May 2010 that Harris had failed to inform defendants as required by law. Harris said … she took responsibility and made ‘no excuses’ for the failure.”

So why is Kamala Harris one of our “two dreadful choices?

Because Joe Biden clearly has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease or some other mental impairment that makes him completely unfit to serve in public office.  It was thought by some that he would step down during the Democratic Convention, but his handlers did not permit that.  It now seems, to this observer and others, that if Biden wins the election a discovery will be made about his mental competence sometime before January 20, 2021.  If Biden steps down, the Vice-President-elect becomes President.  Say hello to President Harris . . .

Nancy Pelosi, the other dreadful choice

Why would I bring up Nancy Pelosi as a Presidential possibility?  Because of the huge efforts the Democrats are making to steal the election.  Once again, if you listen to and watch only the mainstream media you are getting none of the story.  You must go to places like Judicial Watch, and you used to go to the Heritage Foundation.  The latter source, however, has now itself become somewhat tainted and unreliable.

If the 2020 election is contested and no clear winner can be declared, Nancy Pelosi becomes the interim President of the United States.  A committed Progressive and enemy of the Constitution, Pelosi is a national disgrace who unfortunately shares power with many of her ilk.

As is true for all Progressives, Pelosi feels free to use the Constitution as a club when it suits her – even though she has hardly ever followed it during most of the career.  Here is a recent quote from the woman I call “Queen Pelosi:”

“We have a responsibility. We take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. We have a responsibility to meet the needs of the American people. That is — when we weigh the equities of protecting our democracy requires us to use every arrow in our quiver.”

A democracy?  Read your job description, Nancy.  Read the Pledge of Allegiance.  Read the solemn oath you swore to decades ago.  America is not now and, I pray, will never be, a democracy.

When was the last time you defended the Constitution of the United States?  In reviewing your lengthy career I can see hundreds of instances when you proposed and supported unconstitutional and anti-constitutional legislation, and many occasions when you hindered the constitutional processes of government.  I am hard pressed to find a single instance when you actually defended the Constitution – despite all your grandstanding and acting in bad faith.

How do you steal an election?

Let’s look at the steps already in place.  Note that there is abundant detailed information available on the Judicial Watch website, for that organization has been heavily involved in the voter fraud problem for many years.

1. The Democrats are making the false claim that President Trump will have to be driven out of the White House by force because he will not relinquish his title if he disagrees with the election results.

Think about that for a moment.  If Trump were to do such a thing he would invalidate just about everything he has accomplished in four years in the White House.  Such an action will severely damage our relations with both our allies and our enemies, and sow confusion into the world political situation. It would also be a significant contributor to economic instability all over the world.

2.  Control the ballots.  The Democrats have been experimenting with numerous voting methods going back long before the famous “hanging chad” incident in Florida during the Bush/Gore campaign. Even though prominent Democrats claim that there has never been an instance of voter fraud, almost 2,000 cases have been successfully prosecuted in the past few decades.  Sometimes, some of the votes are hidden away and not “discovered” until the election has been settled.  Sometimes, the voting machines are set up to register a vote for the Democrat regardless of the choice(s) made by the individual voter.  Sometimes absentee ballots are mishandled or manipulated to increase or decrease their usefulness in determining the outcome.

There are many other ways to affect the outcome of an election.  In the late 18th and early 19th centuries it was not uncommon for one political party to have a man with a cask of whiskey just outside the polling place.  Now, however, the Democrats have found a surefire method that involves the US Postal Service. . . .

Mail-in ballots and illegal alien voters

The Trump campaign is currently urging all Republicans to request absentee ballots.  This is an inappropriate tactic, because a voter must swear to his or her unavailability to go to their polling place on Election Day in order to qualify to vote absentee.  In this election the tactic is being used as a foil to a Democrat conspiracy.

I saw a video on this, and it went viral.  The video is narrated by a woman who is a registered Republican and who is married to a registered Democrat.  They both received their mail-in ballots, and a quick comparison revealed something very interesting.

Each return envelope had on the outside a code number of about a dozen digits.  Right in the middle of this number was a letter.  That letter was an “R” in the mailing sent to the registered Republican and – you guessed it – a “D” in the mailing sent to the registered Democrat.  The response to this has been that such designations are only used for Primary ballots, and then only in nine states.  However, with millions of illegal aliens and convicted felons currently serving time voting in 2020, and with the Millennials now the largest voting bloc, the likelihood of a sharply contested election is very high. Without a clear winner (and/or a clear and swift decision by the US Supreme Court, which is unlikely) we might just say hello to Interim President Pelosi . . .

 

Note: Several states have passed and signed into law legislation permitting illegal aliens to vote, which is clearly unconstitutional.  Several states have created legislation that permits convicted felons currently serving time to vote.  This will disrupt the political balance in areas all over the country, including Virginia, which passed such a law. Some states have eliminated all requirements for a voter to identify him- or herself at the polling place.  This will inevitably lead to multiple votes by individuals, voting from the cemetery, and many other heinous and devious practices that should always be illegal and punishable.

What is the value of citizenship if we permit millions of people to enter our country illegally and then shower them with free education, free housing, free medical benefits, free welfare checks, free cell phones, drivers licenses, and so much more, and then we enfranchise them and give them the single most important and exclusive privilege of the American citizen, the vote? Doesn’t this action diminish the value of citizenship in favor of those who violate our laws?  American citizens must pay taxes to the IRS on their income regardless of where in the world they live. What could possibly motivate Congress or state legislatures to give preferential treatment to illegal aliens or to eliminate all ID requirements?

Open Presidential Debate Features Don Blankenship

The Free and Equal Foundation will be hosting its second 2020

Open Presidential Debate Live

Thursday, 8 October, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m. CDT

 

The event can be seen on

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The five candidates who have except the invitation to participate in the debate are:

 

Don Blankenship, Constitution Party

Brian Carroll, American Solidarity Party

Howie Hawkins, Green Party

Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism & Liberation

Brock Pierce, Independent

Don Blankenship National Tele Town Hall

This is an invitation to join us for a Townhall Q&A with the Constitution Party’s Presidential candidate Don Blankenship!

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Don will be on hand to answer pre-sent questions through email and questions presented at the Townhall. We will do our best to get as many questions to him as possible.
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Who Should Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Darrell talks about the nomination of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor. Should there be a nomination prior to the election, and if so, who should be nominated?

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WHO SHOULD REPLACE RUTH BADER GINSBURG?

Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is the 25th day of September in the year 2020, perhaps a year that will be pivotal in the history of the United States and  the world as well. First, I want to tell you that the Castle family is doing fine during these very unusual and difficult times. The family daughter is adjusting well, and she seems more upbeat, more positive than she has in a while, and we are very grateful for that.

Today, I am talking about questions that are ever before us if we watch or listen to the news at all these days. We all know that Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) recently died at the age of 87 after 27 years on the United States Supreme Court. RBG had reached iconic status both as a Court Justice and as a feminist leader and trend setter.

The first question to consider is does the President have the authority to make a nomination in this an election year. The answer to that question is easy; yes of course he does. There is nothing in the Constitution that restricts his authority to fill appointments in an election year. He has constitutional authority not until the election, but until his successor is inaugurated. I suppose all the controversy about it is like one of those unwritten rules of baseball that everyone abides by, or the next batter gets hit by a pitch.

The problem for the Democrats accepting this political fact revolves around Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland 11 months before the end of his second term. President Obama had no chance at reelection because it was his second term. It really didn’t matter though because Donald Trump’s chances of beating Hillary Clinton were zero as we all remember. Once she was inaugurated Mrs. Clinton could then reappoint Garland or anyone she wanted.

The United States Senate must confirm the President’s nomination for it to be effective and at that time, as now, Republicans were the majority in the Senate. The rules of the Senate give the Senate majority leader the power to decide which items come to the Senate floor for a vote and in Garland’s case Mitch McConnell held up the vote for 11 months. Democrats now say that it would be unfair for him not to do the same thing in this case. The truth is that there is nothing fair about war, only who wins, this is a culture war and the winner will determine our destiny.

Interestingly, RBG could have helped the Democrats out by resigning during President Obama’s administration so that he could nominate her successor. She chose to stick around and continue her service, even to the point of joining in hearings on video from her hospital bed. Her daughter Jane recently gave an interview to the New York Times and in that interview, she said that her mother was certain that Hillary would be elected and that she wanted the first woman president to appoint her successor.

We now have only RBG’s unrecorded deathbed statement that we are supposed to believe for who she wanted as a successor. She supposedly said as her last wish that no one would be appointed to replace her until after the next inauguration. That is a rough paraphrase, but it is close to what she is reported to have said. We don’t know for sure that she really said it because there was no recording of the words in RBG’s voice.

If she did say it so what. Supreme Court justices, no matter how revered, cannot control the judiciary after their term is finished. the words mean nothing except something that we might want to consider out of respect for her. This country was already at a very toxic level of politics and her death can do nothing but inflame and add to the toxicity. We are already in a culture war, a vicious, polarized struggle for the future, and RBG’s death just added a new candidate to the ballot and that candidate is the US Constitution.

What is this document that we call the Constitution? Are we still bound by its terms or do we accept what RBG believed and that is that it is outdated and couldn’t possibly govern a country as diverse as this one in this modern age? It should therefore, be periodically adjusted by the Court, acting as a super legislature. The other side says no, we should at least continue the charade of pretending to abide by its requirements.

When news of RBG’s death broke in the press the President was giving a speech to a group of iron ore miners in upper Minnesota. When his speech ended the press asked him for a comment about her death and that was his first notice of it. He said “she led an amazing life. What else can you say? She was an amazing woman, whether you agreed or not. She was an amazing woman who led an amazing life. I’m actually saddened to hear that.”

She was an amazing woman with 27 years on the court. Her opinions shaped the outcome and presentation of many big cases. Maybe she will prove to be more important in death than she was in life. She was and still is the centering force of the progressive legal thought that dominates politics today. She was the leader in the actions of the court to reshape the constitution to address the issues of today with a new rule of law.

So, her death might make her even more important because it will force Joe Biden out of hiding and into the open. During the debate scheduled for September 29, it is hard to see how he will be able to avoid talking about it. If I were Donald Trump, I would ask him straight out who his potential nominees are. I read where he was asked that question and he said the public doesn’t need to know that, but hopefully he will not be able to get away with that answer much longer.

If Barack Obama wants the job of Supreme Court Justice, it is his for the asking should Biden win the election. I have no idea if Obama wants a real job or not, but Joe Biden would not be able to refuse him if he does. Senate confirmation would then become just a formality. If he can serve as President, he can certainly serve on the court. I doubt if he wants it though, because he seems to have a pretty good life right now without working.

What about President Trump? Should he decline to nominate until and if he is reelected? Absolutely not is my answer, and if the shoe were on the other foot, I promise you the Democrats would go forward. This is a culture war being fought in our minds and in our streets, which means we must take any advantage we have. He seems to agree because on September 19th he tweeted the following:

“We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay!” So, there it is, he intends to nominate and fill the position if the Senate is wiling. Right now, I believe the announcement is scheduled for tomorrow, the 26th.

Both Presidential candidates will be judged on this nomination and how they react to their opponent’s nominee. The senate will also be judged by it and I would assume that senators up for reelection are now adjusting their campaigns accordingly. Not many federal appointments have been more important, if any. Despite all the threats of violence, of impeachment etc. he is going forward. It is most interesting that the Speaker of the House threatened impeachment proceedings because he might dare to do what he is constitutionally required to do. If she does, that will help assure Biden’s defeat because voters will see it for what it is.

Who then, should he nominate? Who has the intelligence and fortitude for the job and who has the determination to survive the Democrat character assassination that is the nomination process? That is the easy part folks if you are only going to consider those who have some prospect of being confirmed. The choice is Amy Coney Barrett who currently serves on the 7th circuit bench. She is a graduate of Notre Dame and the law school of the same university.

There are very few criticisms of Judge Barrett, at least legitimate ones. The primary Democrat criticism is that she is a devout catholic and lets her catholic faith guide her decisions. Well God forbid that we should have a member of the court who believes in God and acts accordingly.

If that is the only thing her opponents can come up with then she must be a pretty good jurist. She is by far the brightest and most qualified available in my opinion. She deserves to be on the court, and it would be a shame if the deep prejudice of Democrats eliminates her because she is catholic. She represents a chance to showcase before the American public a brilliant legal mind but also a mother of seven including one with special needs and two adopted from Haiti. She could quite possibly reinvigorate the Republican base with her energy and intellect paired with her calm demeanor.

Judge Barrett is known to be pro life in her views but maybe the American public and enough Senators are tired of the George W. Bush and David Souter say one thing then do another versions of leaders. Give us instead this woman to whom the inherent dignity of all life is no mere slogan or academic concept. Women come in all shapes and sizes just as men do and they don’t necessarily think alike, as a famous lawyer named Ruth Bader Ginsburg once said.

We need her on the court at this critical point in its history. There is no reason whatsoever why she should not be nominated and confirmed although I would not be shocked to see the assassins come after her character.

Finally, folks, I am not telling you Judge Barrett is perfect or that she has never made a decision which I disagree with. I know about her decision supporting the right of leadership to order a lockdown. I am also aware that our culture war was lost when we surrendered our children to the enemy at the school and university levels. What I am telling you is that we must fight on anyway and at this time she is the best candidate that has a reasonable chance of being confirmed.

At least that’s the way I see it,

Until next time folks,

This is Darrell Castle,

Thanks for listening.

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Darrell Castle – 2016 Constitution Party Nominee for President of the United States

https://www.castlereport.us/

Fall 2020 National Committee Meeting – Phoenix, Arizona

   HERE WE GO! FALL 2020
CONSTITUTION PARTY 
NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING IN PHOENIX

November 6 – 7, 2020

 

 

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  • Hospelhorn Property
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    Apache Junction, Arizona 85120
    There will be a Meet and Greet from 6pm – 9pm Thursday evening November 5, 2020 with finger food/drinks at the Hospelhorn Property.
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Lodging:

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    Phone: (480) 982-9200
    Breakfast at the hotel, Grab and Go due to Covid-19.
    There’s a great local restaurant if you would like a hot homestyle breakfast, Mickey D’s (not McDonald’s), 2 minutes by car from the Best Western.

 

Century of the Common Man

Darrell Castle talks about what Vice President Henry Wallace described in a 1942 speech as the Century of the Common Man. What is the status of the “common man” today?

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CENTURY OF THE COMMON MAN

Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday June 19, 2020 and on this Report I will be talking about what former vice president Henry Wallace described as the century of the common man. What condition is the common man in today since this is supposed to be his century? For the Castle Family week four out of quarantine passed uneventfully although the powers that be tell us we are now part of the masked ones whether we want to be or not. The family daughter remains marooned but safe and unmasked, virus free but in a distant land.

On May 8, 1942 in the Grand Ballroom of the Commodore Hotel in New York City Vice President Henry Wallace gave a speech to a packed house. It was packed with a diverse group from 33 different nations including all the nations of Latin America. It was the Vice President after all, and the nation was in the early stages of a World War. Mr. Wallace titled his speech “The Century of the Common Man.” He reviewed the great revolutions that had engulfed the world over the centuries in which he asserted the common man had tried to uplift himself through bloodshed. He emphasized that the next century would be different, since the coming change would be for the benefit of the common man and the government would bring it peacefully.

He said that he and President Roosevelt were proposing to make the following 100 years the century of the common man buttressed by the four freedoms emphasized by the President in his recent speech to congress. These four freedoms, President Roosevelt told the world, were the four freedoms that Americans held to be so dear they would be willing to die for them or go abroad and kill to protect them.

The four freedoms were freedom of speech, freedom of religion or worship as the President worded it, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. We will address the state of the four in a moment but first, the vice president’s speech became an international sensation. Mr. Wallace was an avowed socialist or communist depending on who you talked to, and that was 78 years before Bernie Sanders made it fashionable to be a socialist.

Composer Aaron Copeland who was the son of Jewish Lithuanian immigrants was so taken by the speech that he wrote a composition in honor of it which he called “Fanfare for the Common Man.” The piece became a part of Americana and is still played today. I’m sure you’ve heard it sometime in your lifetime. The vice president was honored by fellow socialists around the world for his idea of bloodless revolution although at the time the world was awash in blood.

Mr. Wallace proposed that the government should relive the burden of individual responsibility that the common man had shouldered since the advent of America. The burden would henceforth be socialized across all strata of society. Incidentally, what is a common man. What does it mean to be called common? In the traditional European definition, it meant anyone not a member of an inherited royal status or anyone not deemed royal by a member of the royal family. Here in America where we are supposed to reject such titles, it could mean anyone not of any esteemed social status. Such things in America are usually determined by money instead of birth.

At the time Mr. Wallace spoke, common men and women were dying by the millions across the world. Dying in battle, dying as collateral damage, and dying in the German Camps. When the war ended, the 15 years of the post war boom really could truthfully be said to be the golden age of the common man. Except for a few years fighting on the Korean peninsula, the common man’s plight was uplifted by the world war and its aftermath. The industrial machinery of the war was converted quickly to civilian consumer goods and that provided good middle-class jobs for the 12 million returning men. The former soldiers all needed houses, cars and all the other products that had to be manufactured.

There were enough good jobs in manufacturing to go around and each family could live on one income so there was one spouse available to nurture the children. They had a car and could take a family vacation once a year and when the breadwinner retired there would be a pension waiting. That status existed through at least parts of the Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations but then the Federal Reserve and the elites whose cause it serves, started to assert itself.

The Vietnam War put the final nail in the coffin of the century of the common man. President Nixon found that it was impossible to pay for both an expensive war and the great society programs left over from President Johnson. His solution was to cut the dollar’s historic tie to gold and set the dollar free with no limits on what could be printed and borrowed from the Federal Reserve via the central banks of the world.

This was all happening at the same time that American manufacturing was being transferred to various offshore low wage countries to serve the interests of the international elite but not the wellbeing of the common man. Gone were the well-paying middle-class jobs and the only thing left for the common man was the low paying service jobs, and jobs that as President Bush told us, Americans would not do. The American common man suddenly had to compete not only with low paid workers around the world but with low paid immigrants who were imported in massive numbers.

He was told that he should be happy about all this change. It was all in his best interest and furthermore the jobs that were taken from him and shipped to the third world would be replaced by modern high-tech jobs involving robotics etc. When he went to school to learn some of those high-tech jobs that perhaps would get him to Silicon Valley, he learned that most of them went to Asian Americans or just plain Asians.

The common man was told that he had to not only accept this bum deal, but he had to like it. NAFTA, CAFTA, WTO, GATT and the like were good for him because he would be able to go to Walmart and buy stuff from China real cheap. What a good deal except that he couldn’t even afford to buy the cheap junk because half the time he worked a temporary job, or he was on unemployment, and always on food stamps. He could appear rich, he was told, if he could just acquire more debt.

His self esteem languished in the gutter as he could not get proper education for his kids. Most of the degrees available were virtually worthless and all involved a lifetime of debt for his children and himself.  In fact, he could not make ends meet at all because his wages remained flat for 40 years or so while inflation ate away his lifestyle. Families that were fortunate enough to remain intact were forced to both work while the government took on the child raising responsibilities. One spouse worked to pay the taxes and one worked to pay the bills.  They had to borrow to survive until they couldn’t meet the debt service anymore because income and expense never balanced.

Good news for the government though, as computers relieved them of the burden of printing. Now they only had to hit a key stroke and the money appeared as if by magic. The government set the example for the common man to follow. Borrow whatever you need and pay back nothing until it all collapses and then you take the fall, not the banks or Wall Street firms, you Mr. Common Man.

Let’s look now, after that dismal picture, at those hallowed freedoms that President Roosevelt talked about. Surely that picture of freedom will lift the spirits of our bedraggled common man. Freedom of speech was the first one and guaranteed in the first amendment to the US Constitution. That one is easy to cover because it doesn’t exist anymore, at least not under the concept of freedom as we used to know it.

The only speech that is allowed now is speech that not only agrees with but exalts the prevailing political narrative. Our common man has no option but to lie to those who demand his view of things. He has no political opinion except those opinions assigned to him by a media whose goal is to establish his opinion and make him believe it is his idea.

No college professor can dispute that narrative, no doctor, no scientist, no lawyer, and certainly no common man. To dispute the prevailing narrative would be to lose one’s job, one’s profession, one’s social standing and to be ostracized from polite society. If anyone had the audacity to actually speak his mind he would be forced into a humiliating, groveling, disgusting, apology which de does not mean and which does not work. His head would still be symbolically paraded around the world on a pike as an example of the penalty for non-compliance. In response, the common man, being also a practical man, keeps his mouth firmly shut, lest anyone find out that he has a contrary opinion.

In his mind grows a burning anger at all this. He thinks that he has no voice and is unable to affect this deteriorating condition. However, this is America so he can still vote and obtain change that way and, that would send them a message that he is not going to take it anymore. No, our common man learns that no matter who he votes for, it just gets worse.

What about religion, surely, he can still worship as he pleases. No, the churches are closed now and possibly will be opened partially over a time frame to be determined by his betters. He also learns that his religion is out of favor right now. He hears a lot about the term Islamophobia, but he sees no sanction for those criticizing his religion so, the common man keeps his mouth shut, and hopes no one notices that he might have an opinion.

The other freedoms listed by Mr. Wallace are not protected by the Constitution, but they are fine socialist talking points for sure.  Freedom from want is a hard one isn’t it? I mean, the government is supposed to somehow prevent each person from want. No one who wants for anything. No, let’s just restrict it to no one wants for the necessities of life such as food, clean water, housing, education, etc. He thinks its not for the best, but he waits like a baby bird for the government to feed him anyway.

Freedom from fear is the last one, and the common man says, don’t make me laugh. The last few months have been about nothing but fear. The government and its elite masters want us in a constant state of fear so that we are much easier to control. The common man is told to be afraid all the time to avoid risks, to take no chances, the government will solve all problems for him.

He looks around and he sees all kinds of lies, hypocrisy, and destruction of everything he holds dear. Everything that he was raised to believe in is bad, and everything bad is now good. He is not allowed to attend church, but protesters fill the streets. Terrorist occupy the center of a once great city and no one does a thing about it. Pallets of bricks appear as if by magic on hand carts for the looters to use. A Nazi collaborator pays people to riot, loot, burn, and call other people vicious names in the public press. His country, the one that his grandfather stormed Omaha Beach to save, is not his anymore. He is told constantly by virtually all media that the problems are all his fault and he wonders how that could be and why so many blame him. He only wants to live a quiet and peaceful life. Welcome to your century Mr. Common Man.

The common man is not stupid, however, and he knows the plan is something like this:1. Instill fear 2.  Lock people inside their houses 3. Drive 10’s of millions out of work 4. Remove all pressure release valves, sports, concerts, theater, bars restaurants and the like 5. Close churches 6. Dehumanize people by forcing the healthy to wear masks 7. Wait for the explosion.

Finally, folks, what is the common man supposed to think about all this? He isn’t.

At least that’s the way I see it,

Until next time folks,

This is Darrell Castle,

Thanks for listening.

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Darrell Castle – 2016 Constitution Party Nominee for President of the United States

https://www.castlereport.us/