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A Weekly View from the Foothills of Appalachia


December 13, 1998 #115


by: Doug Fiedor


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Last week, the White House crew paraded panel after panel of Washington insiders before the House Judiciary Committee. They were all there for only one reason: to attempt to defend the indefensible.

These people represented an element of the Washington crowd that political junkies out in the real world always hope will stay in their own respective departments, compartments or cubbyholes and leave the real people alone. But, they seldom do. They are the type who like themselves a lot, think their ideas are necessary for the proper control of the rest of us and scheme to use the full force of government to insure that we, the great unwashed, obey their will.

Well, last week, a large cross section of the American public got a chance to see them for exactly what they are: a bunch of befuddled fuddy-duddies whose ethics and morals have little or nothing in common with those of us out here in real America.

These Friends of Bill included at least one organized crime attorney and two men who were at least partially responsible for the slaughter of the American people at Waco. All of these Friends of Bill evidently had one thing in common. That is, they do not respect our Constitution, as written, and the resultant rule of law.

You see, folks, not one of them testified in front of the Judiciary Committee to say Clinton was innocent of perjury and obstruction of justice. Even Clinton's attorneys admit he is guilty. Heck, 75% of the kids and 85% of the adults throughout this country know Bill Clinton is guilty of a number of illegal and immoral acts. No, what these Washington insiders want is for Bill Clinton to remain as president, no matter how guilty he may be. Guilt, to them, evidently has no consequence.

The message these elder Washington insiders relayed to the American public was simple: honor, integrity, ethics, and morals no longer count in public service -- not even in the highest levels of government. Those attributes are not needed in a president, they would have us believe. The Friends of Bill crowd wants Clinton to stay in office. Their task, then, is to convince the American public that there is no benefit to the nation for removing him. Towards that end, Hillary is running a clandestine propaganda machine powerful enough to give the appearance of effecting that as public opinion.

So far, most of this effort has worked. Hence, we are told, it's "only about sex." The lies, the perjury, the obstruction of justice, secondary to the sex-play, are inconsequential to the real function of the office of President. Ethics, honor and truthfulness do not count.

Yet, even White House lawyer Gregory Craig (Remember him? Craig also represented John Hinckley.) admitted to the Committee that his boss was a very bad boy. We surely "know that what he did was sinful," Craig told the Committee. Clinton's attorney Charles Ruff was not even that kind. Momentarily forgetting that these were the actions of his client, Ruff freely admitted that the conduct depicted in the Starr referral was "salacious." And, while no mention was publicly made of mental health problems within the Oval Office, Ruff did offer that he felt that Clinton mislead the American people, "because he felt, in his own mind, that he was telling the truth." Even Barney Frank admitted that Clinton "waffled" under oath about being "alone" with Monica Lewinsky.

In Washington, they call these Clinton waffles "spin." In very polite circles, it's called obfuscation. Out here in the foothills of Appalachia, where people are a bit more down to earth, folks call that stuff lying. Under the law -- the very same law used everywhere throughout our nation -- Bill Clinton committed the felony of perjury. Repeatedly. He also suborned perjury, obstructed justice and misused his office for personal gain. Also repeatedly. Furthermore, he allowed his wife -- who has never been elected, appointed or hired to any position of trust in government -- to use his office in government in the same illegal manner.

These Washington insider Friends of Bill would have us believe that Bill Clinton is a man of tolerable character. When, in fact, all evidence points to the fact that Bill Clinton is a man of bad character.

Bill Clinton is not a man of little honor. Bill Clinton is a man of no honor.

While speaking to a Member of Congress about placing American troops in peril, he was being sexually serviced by a Valley tart. While late to meet a Head of State at an official State function, he was occupied satisfying his perverted urges by inserting a cigar in another human's orifices -- orifices which a cigar was not designed to enter. And, the only two Cabinet meetings he called for the year were used simply to protect his position against detractors complaining of his lascivious behavior.

If such a person were president of GM, IBM or ITT, he would be fired just as fast as the Board of Directors could get security to bring boxes up and clean out his desk. These Friends of Bill publicly told the Judiciary Committee they wish Clinton to receive a mere censure for his misdeeds so as to be able to remain in office. Yet, we would bet that these very same people privately have enough common sense to not leave their mother, wife, sister, or daughter alone with Bill Clinton for even two seconds.

Publicly, privately and legally, Bill Clinton is a liar. As is commonly known, the above Committee action is but the first of many serious legal actions to be taken against Bill Clinton. Yet, some want to trust him to run our country. Some would still trust this person to be the President of the United States.

Perhaps we had each better examine this from a viewpoint a little closer to home: Is our "collective" judgment as American people now as bad as the personal judgment demonstrated by Bill Clinton? Have the morals of our country really sunk that low?

We hope not. And, if not, Americans should be of one unified opinion: Get him out of government. Permanently.

Impeachment and removal from office is the only remedy available Constitutionally. That must be completed soon.

NOTE: On December 10, David P. Schippers, Chief Investigative Counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, presented his report on the impeachment inquiry. The quality of this presentation is such that it is surely an historical document that will be studied for many years to come. Find the text at:




There was a lot of action in Washington last week, especially considering the fact that Congress is on break. History was made. Four articles of impeachment were approved by the House Judiciary Committee!

Hillary's propaganda machine is now on "war room" status. So is the corresponding group at the Democratic National Committee. They also have other committees in full campaign mode. That's why we hear so many of their useful idiots calling in to C-SPAN and talk radio programs spouting the exact same rhetoric. The White House sends scripts out across the country twice a day. This is all taxpayer funded, of course. So the cost of the White House war room campaign is not an issue to them.

The war rooms even have labor unions and lobbyists out trying to buy Congressional votes against impeachment. White House aides are also (illegally) lobbying Members of Congress, promising them whatever it takes. Some say that Bill Clinton even made a few calls. And, of course, cabinet members and regulatory agency heads are calling private organizations and businesses, "suggesting" that their people call a few of the Republican moderates in the House and urge them to vote for censure -- against impeachment. Again, that's illegal. But, that's how today's administration operates.

When all that stuff was well under way, the White House started pulling campaign finance records for House Republicans (some of the administration's aides may do a little prison time for this caper). White House personnel then proceeded to call certain Congressional campaign contributors and demand that they lean on the GOP Representatives. We have no word, yet, on exactly what the sticks and carrots were for that deal. IRS audits maybe? Regardless, there are now some very angry Members in the House of Representatives.

And, we should not forget the material in those 900+ FBI files the White House has at the ready. They're getting desperate, folks. So, don't be surprised if you soon learn much more than you ever wanted or needed to know about your Representative.

The liberal whine is "not fair" and "impeachment would jeopardize the economy and financial markets." Neither is true, of course. But that's the spin. Word on the street is that they have already moved quite a few million dollars into select campaign funds and personal pockets. Some of the "favors" extended to private organizations and businesses are said to be worth a bunch, too. All this is illegal. But it's done for "a higher cause," as the socialists like to say. Their cause.

It's just typical Washington corruption at work, in other words. Grease a few palms and get some favorable votes. They're firing up a few of their media puppets, and soon it will sound like the whole country agrees with their amoral position. There's nothing new about that part of it, either.

CNN has been in an active "protect Clinton" mode for quite a few days. Other networks are, too -- they are just not always quite as obvious about it as CNN. Even C-SPAN (by demand of the liberals) uses multiple call-in lines so as to make it seem to viewers that the number of far-left supporters equals that of normal people.

In other words, by the time the "news" gets to us, it is well filtered and massaged. The national media "filtered" the news to get Clinton elected and the national media will continue doing whatever they can to keep him in office. Again, there's no surprises there.

There's even a little jury tampering going on. At least two Republicans and five or six Democrats plan to disrupt the impeachment trial in the Senate as soon as possible. We were unable to learn what they received in return, but it must have been considerable.

By last Wednesday, the talk on the street was that Bill Clinton was scheduling at least two public apologies within the next few days. If the standard "spin" type apology doesn't work, he may be willing to do it Jimmy Swaggart style, with tears and all.

Well, sure enough, the first "apology" was Friday afternoon in the Rose Garden. Therein, Clinton said, "I am profoundly sorry for all I have done wrong in words and deeds."

The problem is, Slick tried to be slick again. He didn't really admit to doing anything, and so lost a couple fence-sitter votes in the House with that non-admission apology. So, we look for the tears and lip biting show around the middle of this week. If worse comes to worse, he will also trot out Hillary and have her beg to let him (them) stay in office. It won't work, though. Too many people are expecting this silly spectacle. Few people believe either of them anymore.

More ominous is the fact that Madeline Albright is setting up a "Wag the Dog" scenario in Iraq. Someone (China?) is also rattling the cage of the North Koreans. Military people, apparently, are expendable to this administration. Whatever it takes to stay in office. . . .

The White House even had Yale law professor Bruce Ackerman float out a trial balloon that this year's lame duck House may not approve articles of impeachment and have them considered by the newly elected Senate next year. Typical Friend of Bill baloney. . . .

That balloon got shot down quickly. The Congressional Research Service pulled out the old Jefferson's Manual (http://law.house.gov/11.htm), the procedural guide Congress uses, and reported: "In Congress impeachment proceedings are not discontinued by a recess."

For instance, according to the Manual:

The resolution and articles of impeachment against Judge Hastings were presented in the Senate during the second session of the 100th Congress (Aug. 3, 1988, p. 20223) but were still pending trial by the Senate in the 101st Congress, for which the House reappointed managers (Jan. 3, 1989). But an impeachment may proceed only when Congress is in session (III, 2006, 2462).


The immediate problem is to get the House to approve articles of impeachment on something, and start the trial procedure going in the Senate. Because, deep in the bowels of Capitol Hill is a special group of people researching ways of adding other charges to the Senate trial. And, as Judiciary Committee hearing watchers know, Henry Hyde let the cat out of the bag last Wednesday and Majority Counsel David Schippers did it again last Thursday. That is, fundraising, travelgate, filegate, White Water, and the China connection have not been dropped. The House Judiciary Committee will start working on them again as soon as the new Congress convenes next year.

Meanwhile, our job is to call Congress. Impeachment is in season and treason is the reason.



One would think that at least a few of the public servants in Washington would honor their oath of office. However, that does not seem to be the case. Here in the land of the free and the home of the brave, the federal government is going to war with our senior citizens.

For instance, let's say that Mom and Pop just turned 65 and retired. They get a small retirement check, supplemented with Social Security. It's not quite as much as they were used to living on, but they also have a little savings and a nice gold coin collection to help them get by.

Next door to Mom and Pop live an older couple. They bought a nice sized motor home a couple years back and did some traveling. But, the man got sick, so now they have to stick close to home. Nowadays, their almost new motor home just sits there.

Pop goes over and checks out that motor home, and they make an agreement. The man would take payment in some of Pop's gold coins. They want the coins to will to the kids and grandkids. Mom and Pop think it's a wonderful deal and start looking for places to vacation.

Meanwhile, the man next door gets really sick and needs more medical care than Medicare will cover. So, his wife cashes in some of those gold coins and deposits the money in their checking account.

Two things immediately happen. First, the woman is informed that government rules say that she may not purchase the medical care necessary to keep her husband alive. Remember when Hillary wanted medical care to be "equal" for everyone? Well, towards that end, she had Teddy Kennedy shove a bill through Congress that effectively states that people with government medical coverage may only get what government wishes to pay for, and no more. No private money may be used anymore because that would not be fair to those who do not have extra cash sitting around.

Meanwhile, another government program that instructs banks to "know your customer" -- and snitch on them to the IRS and FBI -- came into effect. The bank teller, seeing the woman's checking account increase by an uncommon deposit of quite a few thousand dollars, turned her in to Big Brother.

IRS and FBI not only questioned and audited the couple, they also went next door to Mom and Pop to inquire where they got the $50,000 to pay cash for that motor home. Pop's reply that he has been buying and saving those gold coins for 30 years not being acceptable to the federal agents, the remaining coin collection and the motor home were forfeited to the government until the time Pop could prove his innocence in federal court.

Such is the state of "freedom" in today's United States. The unconstitutional fourth branch of the federal government -- that huge, overactive regulatory bureaucracy -- has mutated into a totalitarian oligarchy that controls everything in our lives from womb to tomb. That the above fictitious scenario would be a blatant violation of the Fourth, Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Amendments to our Constitution is obvious. Yet, the above scenario nevertheless depicts the law of the land at this time.

Not that it matters, but the "know your customer" regulations that order banks to spy on the American people are also illegal under 12 USC 3401 and other federal laws.

Never mind our laws, though. They were trumped by international regulators. A group called the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) was established by the G-7 Summit in Paris in 1989 to examine measures to combat money laundering. (http://www.oecd.org/fatf/reports.htm) It was the foreign bureaucrats at FATF who started that bank snitch program. Readers may reply to FATF at: fatf.contact@OECD.org Those one world government socialists need some very constructive criticism, to put it nicely.

Meanwhile, hundreds of unelected federal regulators are working behind the scenes to make sure a complete "know your customer" banker's spy program is in place in the United States. As we reported last week,

FDIC is involved (consumer@fdic.gov or Consumer Hotline number: 1-800-934-FDIC).
So is the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (Customer.Assistance@occ.treas.gov, 1-800-613-6743);
the Federal Reserve System (FRB)
(use feedback form at: http://www.bog.frb.fed.us/
or webmaster@ny.frb.org); and
the Thrift Supervision Office (web.master@ots.treas.gov, 1-202- 906-6000).

And, let's not forget that the department most responsible for this mess is the Treasury Department. Treasury has a public comment address at: OPCMail@treas.sprint.com.

A copy of all correspondence should also be forwarded to your three elected officials on Capitol Hill.

Last week, FDIC received only a couple thousand letters and telephone calls protesting their "know your customer" spy program. So far, they're saying the protests are coming from "anti-government types." Perhaps we should also tell them where their salaries come from and that we want privacy, not snide remarks.

It's time to start making some noise, folks. This oppression is getting way out of hand. Either we demand that government honor and support our U.S. Constitution, exactly as was written and intended by the Founding Fathers, or we get ready to assume the position of subservient serfs to the bureaucracy masters. It's your call.

In this country, the most important function of government is the protection of the rights and liberties of the people. Any public servant thinking differently must be permanently removed from government service. There should never be any exceptions allowed.



On December 15, our Bill of Rights becomes 207 years old. These 461 words were intended to be the backbone for defense of what the Founding Fathers called our "unalienable" rights. And so they were, with only few exceptions, for nearly 147 years.

Starting with the blatant and unconstitutional socialism of the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, Washington has steadily eroded our rights. So, today, many of our so called "unalienable" rights are but privileges allowed or refused at the whim of a capricious central government, and some have been all but completely usurped by Washington.

Yet, these Amendments are still part of our Constitution. Therefore, they are still officially the basis for our rule of law. Which means, they may not be violated by any president, legislator or judge without first amending the Constitution.

Well, that is what was intended, anyway. That is our Constitutional law. Out problem, therefore, is to decide what means we shall use to force the central government to behave and obey our Constitution. We the People, after all, were intended to be the sovereigns in this arrangement. They are, believe it or not, but public servants. Your employees.

While we consider appropriate methods for recouping our unalienable rights, we must also recognize the prize for which we are reaching. The words of our Bill of Rights were designed to be read and understood literally. Please study them.

These Amendments are not part of a wish list. They are, officially, the law of the land -- restrictions government must be made to obey.

AMENDMENT I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

AMENDMENT II: A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

AMENDMENT III: No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

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 V: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.

AMENDMENT VI: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed; which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

AMENDMENT VII: In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

AMENDMENT VIII: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

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.