Larry Klayman
Humiliating defeat of King Obama
By Larry Klayman
November 16, 2015

It was our great Founding Father and third American president, Thomas Jefferson, who declared that when the people fear the government, there is tyranny, but when the government fears the people, there is liberty. Jefferson also advocated a revolution perhaps every generation, simply to clean house of the political cockroaches that he believed would likely infest our nation's capital, as he had an excellent understanding of human behavior and the powers that corrupt. Jefferson, like many of his peers, was a "Renaissance man," schooled and steeped in philosophy and other intellectual pursuits.

Over a century after Jefferson died, on July 4, 1826 – ironically the same day as another great Founding Father and second American president, John Adams, died – writers like George Orwell and Ayn Rand predicted in their landmark books "1984" and "Atlas Shrugged" that so-called civilized societies in Great Britain and the United States would fall victim to the gross overreaching of government, and that this "government" would seek to enslave us with unimaginable means that allowed them to intrude and spy on all of us. In this way, the government would have total control over our lives and rule over its citizens with an iron fist. In effect, "do as the spymasters in and around government say," through their political benefactors, "or we will destroy you."

The predictions of Jefferson, Orwell, Rand, and their ilk did not just manifest themselves in and with communist and Nazi dictators and their countries, such as the Soviet Union and Germany, but have also seeped into our own body politic in the United States of America. Sure enough, the initial revelations of Edward Snowden – that our own government was conducting massive telephonic surveillance on virtually the entire citizenry – bore out these predictions.

Entering the scene after Snowden is a new and even more compelling whistleblower, named Dennis Montgomery, who has come forward to law enforcement authorities with proof that even the surveillance revealed by Snowden is simply a proverbial "warm up act." "Dennis the Menace" is a patriot who, unlike Snowden, does not fear that he will be killed by those in the intelligence cabal, as he is already terminally ill with a brain aneurism, so he had no need to flee the country, as Snowden was forced to do – notwithstanding his poor and disgusting choice to seek asylum in Putin's Russia. To the contrary, Montgomery, who is a "menace" to those in our intelligence establishment, like Director of National Intelligence James Clapper – who not coincidentally lied under oath and committed perjury to Congress and the American people by claiming that the mass surveillance was not taking place secretly – has been cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the wholesale harvesting of detailed financial and other confidential information by the spy agencies concerning not just you and me, but Supreme Court justices, other judges, congressmen, senators, prominent corporate executives, and those who can influence presidential elections – as had apparently occurred in 2008 and 2012. All of this harvesting is obviously intended to blackmail high-ranking jurists, government officials, and others into doing what Big Brother wants. Given that Chief Justice John Roberts is apparently one of the targets of this surveillance, this may explain his bizarre and aberrant decision to uphold Obamacare. Was the chief justice blackmailed? That is a question that the FBI should investigate under its honest director, James Comey.

But the likes of whistleblowers like Snowden and Montgomery are not the only means to try to put an end to this government tyranny. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., named Richard J. Leon is a true American hero.

Just this week, Judge Leon, for the second time, at my request in a case styled Klayman et. al v. Obama (Civil Action No. 13-cv-0851), ordered that President Obama and his spy agency the National Security Agency be preliminarily enjoined from violating the Fourth Amendment to our Constitution, which makes unreasonable searches into our privacy rights illegal. He ordered the government defendants to remove its surveillance immediately on two of the plaintiffs in the case who had demonstrated their standing to sue. But Leon's decision has general applicability to all Americans who have been put under Obama and the NSA's "sword of Damocles." He ruled:
    "Because the loss of constitutional freedoms is an 'irreparable injury' of the highest order, and relief to two of the named plaintiffs would not undermine national security interests, I found that a preliminary injunction was not merely warranted – it was required. ..." – Leon opinion of Nov. 9 (See
Predictably, Obama and his compromised and pliant Justice Department immediately sought to stay Leon's preliminary injunction, and I am now before the D.C. federal appeals court to prevent this.

The case law is legion, as Leon pointed out as well on numerous occasions in the course of our case, that the violation of constitutional rights for even one minute is one minute too much!

With whistleblowers like Snowden and Montgomery, coupled with brave and uncompromised jurists like Leon, perhaps there is some hope that our constitutional republic can be salvaged short of violent revolution, as occurred in 1776 when, in reaction to the despotic King George III, our Founding Fathers rebelled over the monarch's illegal intrusions into our homes without legal cause.

But we must not stop here; much more needs to be done to return this nation to the vision of our Founding Fathers. For it is not just Obama and his spy masters who seek total control over our lives, but corrupt politicians on both sides of the isle – persons like Republican Rep. Peter King and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other hacks like political consultant and Fox News commentator Karl Rove who have no respect for our privacy interests and seek to justify this rampant lawlessness under the guise of fighting terrorism.

Thankfully, we have a current FBI director, James Comey, who has integrity, and let us all pray, along with Freedom Watch's lawsuits and other efforts to have the government fear the people such that it will be forced to end its Orwellian tyranny, that justice will eventually reign short of our having to go once again to the barricades.

© Larry Klayman


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Larry Klayman

Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is known for his strong public interest advocacy in furtherance of ethics in government and individual freedoms and liberties... (more)


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