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~~Protection of Power~~
September 3, 2019
Nearly a year and counting, that is the length of time I have been reading books about the political climate in our country. My goal has been to try and figure out the reason for the hostility and downright hatred that, I feel, has developed. I admit I am getting older (in my 70’s now) but I don’t recall seeing or hearing anything like this previously. So, I read to broaden my knowledge and try and determine the cause for this hatred. One other thing is that I am a retired USN Chief Petty Officer and disrespect to our President (or the country) was never a thought that entered my mind.
This book is the second one I have read by Mr. Chaffetz. The first one was 'The Deep State..." and was the starting point for me to read more....I do trust him and his credentials are impeccable including his experience as Former Congressman and also Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Yes, I do trust what he writes, without a doubt of any kind.
As stated in the blurb some of the topics covered concerned the 'false narratives, the investigations in search of a crime, and voter enrollment'. For me, as a citizen, the polices which suppress speech were painful to read. I was also disgusted to read about the manner in which freedoms are attempted to be limited. Topics are indeed wide ranging and diverse.
I was truly surprised to read how 'shady' the workings in DC are...I knew it but my goodness, some of these are incredible...including an overheard conversation on a train between Jerry Nadler, House Judiciary Committee Chairman, shortly after the 2018 midterm elections. He already had two strategies in place that concerned how to build an investigation around an outcome;...This concerned Brett Kavanaugh. There is a lot of information concerning this hearing included and some is new to me. The question of impeaching President Trump is also covered in detail...
Another one which caught my eye was a couple of instances with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. I didn't realize that when a new Chair took over that that person has the option to reorganize that committee...Well, in this particular case, Senator Cummings actually changed the name and took out the word 'government'.. Interesting and mind=boggling. The second one concerning this committee is that a rule was changed...now when a deposition if taken, a member of Congress does not have to be present. I foresee a lot of testimony being taken in the future... And, two new committees were formed...one on the Environment and another one on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties...Interesting for the future election, I believe.
What I took away from reading this excellent book was that there must be a protection of power. People must be willing to do their part and be part of the solution. We have the Constitution, we have the Bill of Rights Be careful, be very careful when listening to the narrative of the left. It definitely is a plan thought out a long time in advance.
Found this book to be extremely well written with facts to back up the author's points. As he states at the end, 'get involved, engaged and educated'.
Most highly recommended. And, I am glad that I purchased this and have it on my Kindle for future reference.