By Joseph D. Leatherwood
I am very concerned about the depth and level of corruption in our government. Arguably, it is at the heart of our government’s inability to deal with the very serious problems this nation faces from immigration to dealing with sanctuary cities (crime) to the drug epidemic.
Forthrightly, the current state of affairs is destroying this nation internally through a pronounced wearing away of the nation’s belief in its government and gnawing away at its institutions.
Corrupt, criminal socialists have seized our government and over the years have transformed it into an Administrative State, a Servile State where we are its servants. They inhabit political offices and every bureaucracy of the State and they believe it is their right to (1) rule over us and (2) run government as they wish. This arrogance emanates from their’ believe they are infinitely more superior to the American people and know better how things should be run than through some quaint idea like “…the consent of the governed.” This is the swamp and its attitude.
Starting in 2010 (thanks to the Tea Party), We the People knew our government had run amuck, we knew it was (and is) broke and we went about trying to correct it. By 2016, we elected a fighter to go to Washington with a mandate to drain the swamp. With that mandate in hand, they came unglued.
Their answer to the American people sending a fighter to Washington, D.C. (District of Corruption) to clean them up? They replied collectively, ‘We don’t need to be cleaned up, they were the sophisticated, the erudite, the educated, the experts, the most ethical, the brightest, the real patriots’ and collectively they declared, ‘I dare you to challenge us!’
These corrupt, criminal socialists immediately set about to invalidate the 2016 election through nefarious means, e.g., using the instrumentalities of the State to illegally spy on Donald John Trump. But having failed miserably with their spy masters, they have now committed to malevolently ripping this nation apart in a desperate attempt to protect, maintain, consolidate and extend their political power even if it means the destruction of the nation.
They know draining the swamp means driving them (socialists) from the swamp and from power and the reality is, they don’t know anything else to do but being corrupt, criminal socialists (influence peddlers). In fact, they are so corrupt that the very mention of being a “Public Servant” or “Public Service” now draws sniggers and outright laughter. The entire institution of government, at all levels, is being harmed immensely from the depth and level of corruption emanating from Washington, D.C. because of all the differing levels of government feeding from the public trough.
We observe junior grade clerks, failed professors and second chair assistant district attorneys now living like kings (multi-millionaires); living off the American taxpayers.
These people are degenerate potentates who haven’t run a thing in their entire lives. Yet they want to run the everyday lives of the American people, invalidate the 2016 election, use the instrumentalities of government to influence the 2020 election and ultimately destroy the duly elected President of the United States. They are doing this because they deem themselves to be somehow superior and smarter than the rest of us, when the reality is totally opposite, they are empty tanks, over credentialized know-nothings, experts at corruption. No wonder the socialist party sought to take down the mafia, they did not want any competition.
We see these junior grade know-nothings living high off the hog as they rake in millions in “contributions” (which they are allowed to live off of) while their family members profit from insider trading – trading off bills they advocate and vote for, e.g., Pelosi, Warren, Feinstein to name only three.
As one example, they have corrupted the Federal Election Commission, turning it into little more than a spy and regulatory agency for incumbents and they have so manipulated the rules as to betray the FEC’s original mandate of “controlling political contributions and spending.” The current rules regime gifts them [politicians] nothing short of a political windfall – political contributions. What else can explain a Joe Biden, a failed city alderman, becoming a multi- millionaire having run nothing, invented nothing or built nothing. Biden is the personification of a corrupt, criminal socialist who has used the doctrine of quid pro quo to make his and his families fortune at the expense of the American taxpayers – selling his influence and power.
Yet here we sit observing with our own eyes bureaucrats and politicians openly ignoring the laws of the land to protect the likes of Biden or the Clintons or corrupt bureaucrats while twisting pretzel logic in every way they can to prosecute any conservative or Republican for doing far less or nothing at all. It is socialism on parade, the socialist vision of order, a two- tiered justice system, one for the esteemed – the anointed – and another for the benighted – We the People. Remember, the anointed socialists believe they have a (1) right to “resist” or ignore the rule of law to benefit themselves and “constituents” but (2) tell the benighted how to live their lives based on their rules.
This is most troubling when those we observe conducting themselves in this fashion are openly socialistic in their ideology and hostile to the American way of freedom with justice. When the bureaucrat allies with a certain faction (socialist) we no longer have a government of, for and by the people. We have an Administrative State, a Servile State and it is in a state of chaos because of its ruling ideology – socialism.
The founders wanted the people to be well informed and to govern themselves by consent. That clearly is no longer the case.
This growing corruption is ideologically based and must be rooted out of government. Government does not have the right to destroy my body of rights as a citizen, e.g., through gun confiscation, murdering babies in the womb, encouraging an invasion along our southern border and worse.
The current state of affairs with respect to our government is a National and Constitutional Crisis and We the People must act to quail these corrupt criminal socialists within government who are systematically destroying America.
This is our moment to stand up and fight, just as our forefathers stood up to the tyranny of the British Imposition, the scourge of slavery, the Totalitarianism of the Fascist and the Annihilation of man by the Communist.
The nation has an internal threat that is as dark and perilous as any of those forces our forefathers fought and defeated. In fact, our forefathers fought these same ideologies – rooted in totalitarian socialism. The difference this time it is internal, it has risen within our own borders and make no mistake about it, they mean to take away your body of rights – your liberties.
The current state of affairs is untenable, and we must fight to drive these forces of corruption and evil from our midst.
Black Creek- Chaplain George “Joe” Joseph Leatherwood, Lieutenant Colonel (U.S. Army Retired) passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 at his home after a long battle with cancer.
Joe was born August 2, 1948 in Columbus, OH to the late George E. and Faye Jones Leatherwood. He received his Bachelor in Theology from Ohio Christian University and received his Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO.
Joe was a retired Chaplain for the United States Army with over 22 years of service. During his service to his country, Joe was deployed to Iraq during Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom and had a positive impact on thousands of soldiers and their families.
As a civilian, he pastored for 13 years at Hilliard Church of the Nazarene (MO), Daisy United Methodist Church (GA), and Ellabell United Methodist Church (GA). He coached baseball and basketball from the college level to his grandchildren’s little league teams.
Joe enjoyed golfing with the senior men’s group at Black Creek Golf Club and recently admitted, “I never was quite as good a golfer as I thought I was”.
The family would like to thank Dr. George Negrea and Dr. Dana Kumjian and their staff for their care throughout the years.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Pamela Joan Cook Leatherwood of Black Creek; one son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy (Amy) Leatherwood; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tiffany (Andre`) Weathers of Statesboro and Danielle (Cleave Bivins) Miller, III; one brother and sister-in-law, Kelly and Kate Leatherwood of Washington Chapel, OH and nine beloved grandchildren, Jordan and Mia Jo Weathers, Gabrielle and Jacob Leatherwood, and Chloe, Molly, Lucy, Kallie and Kelsie Miller.
Visitation will be held 6pm-8pm Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be 11am Friday, August 16, 2019 in the chapel of Flanders Morrison Funeral Home with interment to follow at 3pm in Georgia Veteran’s Cemetery, Glennville with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s
Children’s Hospital or Ogeechee Area Hospice.
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Flanders Morrison Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements Chaplain George Joseph Leatherwood.