What do you imagine is the difference between a common robber, his face obscured by a nylon stocking, robbing you at gun point, and a faceless bureaucrat of a federal regulatory agency robbing you through the power of the state? Don’t assume the difference lies in the gun because even State bureaucracies, like the EPA, among others, have SWAT Teams by which they can enforce compliance of their rules, at the point of a gun.

No, the difference is, the poor sap with the nylon stocking over his head can be rendered DRT (dead right there) by any citizen with a gun. Not so the faceless bureaucrat. We have seen victims stand up to the faceless government robbers before, in Nevada, i.e.: Bundy Ranch vs. the Bureau of Land Management, and in Oregon a year later. Jury’s in both incidents have all but nullified most federal criminal charges against those arrested in both case. One poor soul in Oregon unfortunately, was murdered by a federal policeman but we don’t hear about charges against him, do we?

Americans listened to Donald Trump when he pledged to reduce Obama’s choking rules, regulations and executive orders that permitted federal agencies to go about merrily robbing citizens at will. All those costly rules that stymied America’s economic growth, reduced wages and killed jobs for millions of working Americans was then doubled by enactment of Obamas mandated, unaffordable, no healthcare scheme designed actually, to relieve citizens of what little finances they might have had left. The word “Penury” rarely slipped into the governments vocabulary as an unintended consequence of the condition the Democrats left its citizens.

Presently, we are down, and rightly so, on Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority leader Mitch McConnell, not Democrats, for their failure to keep their and Trumps promises on repealing and replacing Obamacare, funding the border wall and pursuing tax reform. But, to be fair, House Speaker Ryan has supported Trumps leadership on deregulating the deep states killer regulations, those not authorized by Congress, that have been the linchpin of Obama’s Marxist dogma of top down government control. That is where and how, our freedoms have been taken away from us, little by little, over the decades and we barely noticed. Trump noticed!

The mean street media doesn’t want to talk about Trumps successes rescinding Obama’s odious regulatory apparatus, but the record is there and it’s working, as the statistical evidence shows. Trump is correct to claim credit for the positive results we see. The left can’t stand it. They hate Trump so much that nothing he does can suit them and, their derangement, no longer hidden by clever rhetoric, sly innuendo or fake news, is lost on a public who now sees through their lies. It’s a sad world we live in when we no longer trust those that are supposed to keep us informed seeing them instead as part of the enemy’s machine. Hurray for the Internet.

The Trump administrations assault on the regulatory deep state, is tepidly supported by Ryan, because it makes him look like he’s really helping the President. However, It is the duty of Congress to create and vote on budgets and spending bills, not the Presidents and so, his support not withstanding, Ryan is failing the American people. New leadership is required if we’re going to get out of the swamp, save the Republican party from corrupt big government and their lobbyists, and Make America Great Again. Majority Speaker McConnell is no help either. He quite reminds me of a barnyard goose, running around in a panic squawking but achieving nothing. The goal for 2018 is to replace moderate Republicans with Conservatives.

Remember, freedom is the goal, The Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!

George G. McClellan, a California native, was a Regular Army veteran and served a tour in post war Korea. His post army professional career covered 43 years in law enforcement including the California Highway Patrol and the US Naval Investigative Service (NCIS), among others. With the latter, he became a world traveler visiting and working in many countries from the Philippine Islands to the United Kingdom, Asia, the Middle-East, Bosnia, all of Europe, Russia and India. He retired from the NIS at Naval Air Station, Atlanta, Ga. and has remained in the north Georgia area since 1990 as a co-owner of a Security Consulting company. He earned a Certified Protectional Professional (CPP) certification from the American Society for Industrial Security, as well as a Fraud Examiner certification (CFE).

He has published a historical biography on a namesake, a member of the John Jacob Astor Fur Company who explored a route west, and back, after Lewis and Clark. Early American history, Celtic influence on America and conservative politics, remain his greatest interests. He is also a bagpiper since 1975. He and his wife since 1965 now resides in Gilmer County, Ga.