It’s the Midnight Hour: Saving America Now Requires Ruthless Offense

Article subtitle: 
Congress should defund most federal agencies, investigate and refer charges, and create rapid offense comms teams. States should block federal agencies from ope
Article author: 
Rod Thomson
Article publisher: 
American Greatness
Article date: 
4 September 2022
Article category: 
Our American Future
Article Body: 

... This new threat, which has been germinating its poisonous fruit for decades in the darkened earth of sheltered universities, federal agencies, and media newsrooms has erupted into such full and ugly view today that it cannot be met and defeated, or even retarded, with any of our normal methods....

The hour is simply too late. 

August 8 was Caesar’s crossing of the Rubicon River, the moment when our rulers untethered themselves from the last restraints and embarked upon a no-return option. Federal agents, mimicking Third-World enforcers of a new regime, raided President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate and plundered whatever they wanted....

It is this Leviathan that must be extirpated first. As long as it exists, all else will be a harmless fringe show—bread and circuses....

The very first thing that needs to happen is Congress must shut down broad swathes of the federal permanent state....

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Most of Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Interior
  • Department of Labor
  • Most of the Department of State
  • Department of Transportation

Major Agencies:

  • AmeriCorps
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Farm Credit Administration (FCA)
  • Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
  • Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA)
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  • National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Office of Government Ethics (OGE)
  • Peace Corps
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)...

Many of these departments and agencies exist as net detriments to most Americans, simply consuming for their own existence....

Our founders, in all their brilliance and with all their faults—and their ability to see their own faults—recognized that any structure reliant on the concept of the goodness of mankind was doomed. All of history proves this, and it is the precise fight we are engaged in now....

It’s 1776 America or it’s 1789 France....