Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Federal Bureaucrats Committing "Soft Coup"

Americans are realizing federal bureaucracies have taken over the country.  Progressive operatives in the EPA, Justice and State Departments have declared their intent to sabotage the Trump administration.  Even the intelligence community has been compromised by hardcore leftist.  National security advisor Michael Flynn was politically assassinated by a bureaucrat with an agenda.  Time Magazine is calling these tactics a "soft coup."  Here is an excerpt:

The whole episode is evidence of the precipitous and ongoing collapse of America's democratic institutions — not a sign of their resiliency. Flynn's ouster was a soft coup (or political assassination) engineered by anonymous intelligence community bureaucrats. The results might be salutary, but this isn't the way a liberal democracy is supposed to function.

Unelected intelligence analysts work for the president, not the other way around. Far too many Trump critics appear not to care that these intelligence agents leaked highly sensitive information to the press — mostly because Trump critics are pleased with the result. "Finally," they say, "someone took a stand to expose collusion between the Russians and a senior aide to the president!" It is indeed important that someone took such a stand. But it matters greatly who that someone is and how they take their stand. Members of the unelected, unaccountable intelligence community are not the right someone, especially when they target a senior aide to the president by leaking anonymously to newspapers the content of classified phone intercepts, where the unverified, unsubstantiated information can inflict politically fatal damage almost instantaneously.
Professional progressives will not tolerate a government of the people, by the people and for the people.  They believe this country belongs to them and “democracy” is damned.


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