For years now, anyone who has dared publicly criticise the warlike policies of Israel and that country’s flagrant abuses of Palestinians’ rights, even of its children, who are often shackled, tried and imprisoned for the “crime” of throwing stones at Israeli soldiers illegally patrolling Palestinian streets (see this video for details) and entering homes at random, has been attacked mercilessly in the msm as anti-Jewish. This is nonsense since Israel’s most strident opponents are Jewish groups that point out the flagrant violations of the Torah, which they see as God’s law, taking place in Israel daily, and also the fact that Israel is home to groups, parades and gatherings that make a mockery of traditional marriage. It is beyond amazing that American “Christians” ignore these things in Israel that in their own countries, they fiercely oppose.
We have already warned here about the way the Israel lobby is encroaching on your freedom of speech by dictating to US legislators and actually writing US legislation in a blatantly unconstitutional practice that has been commonplace for decades.
Now our favourite site Russia Insider reports here that the US and Israel governments (both de facto one and the same) have long been pressuring social media to ban messages and web sites critical of Israel. This must be vigorously opposed as an affront to the US Constitution.
During his campaign, the now-US president spoke before this same lobby and essentially promised it that he would grovel before it like a dog if elected. He is now doing just that, declaring, at variance with international law, that Jerusalem, which is legally split between Palestine and Israel but where the Eastern part is illegally occupied by Israel, belongs entirely to Israel and is its capital. (We showed you here what Jesus had to say about Jerusalem in the clearest of terms (Matt 23:39), and His words are the diametric opposite of this ill-advised policy.)
Showing his contempt for the First Amendment, this same president has said he wanted Edward Snowden imprisoned for the “crime” of exposing the NSA’s unconstitutional spying on virtually all US citizens; has said he is ok with extraditing Julian Assange to the US even though Assange has not been accused of any crime against the US; and is critical of the commuting of Chelsea Manning’s sentence.
The three individuals mentioned above are impugned not because they have committed crimes but because they have exposed crimes. But after all, it is unconstitutional to arrest anyone for whistle-blowing because whistle-blowing is by definition the public exposure of a crime, and we know intuitively that no one can be arrested for exposing a crime.
Yet there are numerous US officials who are eager to illegally and unconstitutionally charge these whistle-blowers with non-existent crimes. These officials are, in promoting this policy, all in flagrant violation of the Constitution and if it were not for the absurd claim that their demand to have these whistle-blowers arrested is motivated by a desire to “protect” the public, they themselves would be universally condemned and drummed out of office.
Far from being protected, people everywhere, not just the US the public, are in grave danger of having their God-given rights trampled by the current outlaw government.
Now, since these renegade officials have accused the whistle-blowers of harming the public when in fact, they are courageously protecting the public by warning it of the dangers of an abusive runaway government, we can say that these outlaw officials are in fact bringing false charges, or in other words, doing what the Old Testament calls “bearing false witness.”
And since the US government has vowed to let Israel shape its policies, based on what it considers Biblical principles (principles that Vahan Bogdasarian has competently debunked in his three part series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, showing they are not at all Biblica), then to be consistent, it must apply Biblical principles to all of its laws and policies. This being the case, it must apply the law applying to false witness, namely, that the false witness be subjected to the same punishment as the falsely accused would have suffered if they had been guilty.
18 And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother;
19 Then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shalt thou put the evil away from among you.
The application of this law to all US government officials who are demanding the arrest of whistle-blowers would require the arrest of Donald Trump, Vice-President Pence, James Clapper, John McCain and many others, and a jail sentence for them of as many years as the falsely accused would have served had they been guilty of the crime imputed to them. Since these officials are accusing three innocent individuals of somehow “harming the public” by exposing crimes of the government, then the total number of years of their sentence would probably amount to life in prison.
But since it is unconstitutional to apply any principles to the US government based on religion, this is not the correct solution. Instead, what is needed is a return to the Constitution in all areas of law both domestically and in foreign policy, including policies toward Israel. Thus, instead of allowing Israel to define US laws and intervene in US elections as it does now (as described here), a two-state solution must be sought, with Israel and the US each adopting an autonomous government, neither of which could interfere with the other without the consent of the governed, obtainable by popular referendum. Thus if the people of either country decided they wanted to be muzzled, they could have their muzzling. But no government could ram this muzzling down their throats. Further, in such a system, should Israel decide, for example, to go to war against Iran, it could no longer require Americans to contribute blood and treasure as they do now, eg, in their rage against Iran. It would have to use its own resources to fight the presumed enemy. Nor could it legally demand of US internet companies that they suppress the accounts of social networking users that criticise Israeli policies.
Just imagine living in a free and sovereign country where no other person or country could tell you what you may or may not say in public or force you to fight its wars, and where you would never have your Facebook or YouTube account closed for criticising your own or another government.
Let’s see, what could we call such a free and sovereign country whose government obeys the will of the people?
How about America? The America they tell us used to be great. Funny, though, no one seems to know when that was...