Archenemies of liberty — Soros, Steyer, Bezos and Bloomberg
By Mark Alexander
Last Monday, one of our political editors, Thomas Gallatin, wrote about a legal restraining order filed on behalf of a Barack Obama deep-state leftover. Richard Cordray, former director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, attempted to name his deputy, Leandra English, as his successor — clearly an end-run around the executive branch.
What's the CFPB, you ask? It's a behemoth unconstitutional regulatory bureaucracy created by the ill-conceived Dodd-Frank legislation. As Gallatin noted, it's "a rogue agency answerable to almost no one and Corday's selection of English was a deliberate attempt to keep it that way."
Donald Trump ignored Cordray and English and tapped his current Office of Management and Budget director, Mick Mulvaney, a CFPB critic, to serve as interim director. Mulvaney arrived at CFPB Monday (with donuts!) and advised all employees to "disregard any instructions you receive from Ms. English in her presumed capacity as acting director."
The Trump administration received a temporary reprieve Tuesday when U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly dismissed the restraining order, noting, "Denying the president's authority to appoint Mr. Mulvaney raises significant constitutional questions." But it won't end there...
While this high-profile legal dispute for control of their out-of-control statist bureaucracy is a high priority for Democrats, as spun by their MSM propaganda machine, there is something revealing about this case that they don't want you to know.
The attorney leading the suit, Deepak Gupta, was asked during an interview who is funding his lawsuit. "Well, uh, it's, it's not, um, Miss, um English, um, ah."
Pressed for an answer, Gupta was asked if his firm was providing its service pro bono. He replied, "No. We're not." He did say that the dismissal of his suit was not "the final stop for this case."
So, who is funding this suit and many others to stop the Trump administration from reversing Obama's statist polices?
Former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova warns that reliance on "anonymous donors" for such a lawsuit exposes "the dangers of not having full accountability for the expenditure of funds for this type of litigation." He added, "The usual suspects like [Tom] Steyer and [George] Soros could well be funding this. From a government accountability point, this is 'Bad Government 101.'"
While "billionaire socialists" seems oxymoronic, it's not. The fact is, politically and financially, Soros, Steyer, Bezos and Bloomberg — the big four archenemies of Liberty — share an insatiable narcissistic quest for power, including centralized government power.
Notably, Steyer, whose super PAC donated $100 million to Democrats in 2016, has now committed $20 million for a national "Impeach Trump" ad campaign.
Let me be clear: The CFPB lawsuit is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg created by this billionaire club of socialists in their quest to sink Rule of Law and replace it with the rule of statist bureaucrats.
If this warning seems too strident, consider that a week ago, a gaggle of these rich socialists gathered for a three-day secret confab, the Democracy Alliance, at the posh La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, California.
The gathering of tyrannical wannabes, "Beyond #Resistance: Reclaiming our Progressive Future," featured presentations by Soros and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and had an admission price of at least $200,000, though the big four are devoting billions toward their quest for statist power. Recall that just last month Soros transferred $18 billion — "the bulk of his wealth" — into his so-called Open Society Foundation. He may get a tax deduction for the transfer, but there's nothing charitable about his abject assault on Liberty.
The gathering described itself as a "safe place" for donors and activists, which means it was a dangerous place for the future of Liberty.
One of the key organizing groups at the La Costa confab was the grotesquely misnamed "Patriotic Millionaires," which claims membership of more than 200 uber-wealthy leftists, distributed literature to attendees indicating the desire to "fundamentally reset" our nation's political, economic and cultural course.
The group's Dear Leader, Morris Pearl, former manager of one of the planet's largest investment firms, says, "We hope to facilitate a wholesale rejection of modern conservatism, exposing the dogma of 'free enterprise, limited government, and traditional family values' for what it truly is: a thin veil concealing rapacious capitalism, social Darwinism, and a profound misunderstanding of — and disinterest in — the human condition."
Is that strident enough for you?
It's no small irony that Soros's socialist soiree comes during the centennial celebration of communism's worldwide reign of tyranny and terror. And like previous generations of socialists such as Stalin, Hitler and Mao, the current generation is completely indifferent to the masses for whom they, ostensibly, advocate. Indeed, why else would they seek to renew the failed Democrat policies of the past?
In any case, they're in a very good position to do so...
Unfortunately, the greatest obstacle to his conservative policies are sometimes "establishment Republicans" in the House and Senate. Even though the ranks of genuine conservatives have grown in recent election cycles, the Republican Party is still plagued by a relatively small group of "centrists," who aren't quite sure with which political party they should caucus.
Case in point would be the current tax reform measure. There are some Republicans who want to hold it hostage to tax increase triggers to contain the deficit. How about spending decrease triggers!
The American people gave Republicans control of the House in 2010, the Senate in 2014 and the presidency in 2016, but a small group of congressional RINOs have blocked efforts to turn that mandate into action — and unless things change dramatically in the coming months, Democrats, with the help of Soros, Steyer, Bezos, Bloomberg, et al., are prepared to obliterate that mandate in the 2018 midterm elections.
Let's be clear: The above-named billionaire socialists pose a far greater threat to the next election than Russian or Chinese hackers.
That notwithstanding, in the words of Founder Joseph Warren, "Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of." We never lose sight of what is "True, Noble and Just."
Mark Alexander is the executive editor of the Patriot Post