Letters

Deep State Beliefs

Jun 20, 2018

To the Editor:

Regarding the June 6 commentary by John Imperiale (“To Care More ... Start Caring Less”): John, have you lived on an island so long that your head is stuck in the sand? Though I agree we are all the victims of a constant barrage of distracting non-issues no one should care about, I must take issue with your misinterpretation of the Second Amendment and your dismissal of the “deep state” as imaginary.

Polls show that three out of four Americans believe in the “deep state” even if they don’t know exactly what it is or does. They sense something has been wrong for a long time.

Far from being an imaginary side issue, the “deep state” is the issue. It does indeed exist, and is a conspiracy of the highest order, a shadow government operating within the bureaucracy. It goes by several names, such as the Council on Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group. The Council on Foreign Relations goes back 100 years, guiding each administration and world events from Wilson to Obama. Its fingers are in every facet of government and the media with its thousands of members. They are in cabinet posts, the military, the intelligence community and the justice system, even the Supreme Court.

The “deep state” burrows even farther into the government woodwork, being well represented within the Senior Executive Service, the civilian generals in charge of every conceivable government agency (think Lois Lerner). These thousands of SES generals are surely not all deep state lackeys, but if political donations are any indication of where they stand, Hillary Clinton received 95 percent of donations from within a liberal government workforce. Not only that, but according to data from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, nearly 70 percent of these “SES generals” were appointed during the Obama years. To top it all off, they’re dug in like ticks and are protected from dismissal by federal law.

A smart man such as yourself and anyone else interested in learning just how deep the rabbit hole goes can read more on this topic in the following books, The Shadows of Power by James Perloff and None Dare Call It Conspiracy by John G. Schmitz.

I won’t go into the Second Amendment today except to note that you seem to be in the John Paul Stevens camp, the former Supreme Court justice whose disdain for the Second Amendment has led him to recently publicly advocate for its repeal. Even if repealed it would remain a God-given right.

Last but not least, I don’t give a rat’s patootie about what you or any other Trump-hating sycophant think about him or his so-called “dangerous polices.” To sum it up, Trump may be a SOB, but he’s our SOB, and until he’s shown to be guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors, I’ll be in his camp.

James M. Spickard

Little Egg Harbor

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