EPA Thugs Destroy Vet Family Over Definition of Navigable Waters

 Big-government socialism claimed another victim days ago, leaving an elderly widow to carry on a cause for basic individual rights that were crushed under the tyranny of the federal EPA.

Joe Robertson, 80, is survived by his wife, and he served with distinction in the U.S. Navy before retiring to the big-sky country of Montana, staying busy with supplying critical water for state firefighters.

It was this business that federal EPA thugs targeted and destroyed on the fraudulent grounds that several ponds on Robertson land created a disturbance to a tiny babbling brook that bureaucrats in Washington DC classified as a navigable waterway.

Oh, the irony. The retired navy man did not see the brook as navigable.

Robertson neglected to obtain a permit, so Robertson must be destroyed, was the moniker the EPA operated by, using the oft destructive Clean Water Act.

Through an extensive and arduous legal struggle that involved the Pacific Legal Foundation, the EPA pursued the matter to an 18-month sentence on Robertson’s back that he served.


The fight to clear Joe Robertson is a fight to restore EPA and other government departments to Constitutional perimeters, to include shuttering the EPA as no such authority is described or delineated in the Constitution. (Free Thought Project photo)

The EPA also slapped a $130,000 restitution fine on the Robertson family that syphoned their Social Security benefits for good.

Little more than a year after his release, the rouged and imposing mountain of a man, navy veteran and partner to area firefighters passed because of what his widow Carri described as natural causes.

Imprisonment and an ongoing case seeking his life and legacy didn’t help, surely, and passing away under the shadow of a 20-month active probation order is an insult this veteran did not deserve.

According to PLF attorneys, the case suffered because of unclear rulings at the level of the U.S. Supreme Court.

A PLF statement reads, “Whether this conviction was lawful depends on the definition of ‘navigable waters.’ In Rapanos v. US (a PLF case), the Court sought to define the scope of the Clean Water Act. The Court split on a 4-1-4 vote.”


The PLF has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Robertson’s conviction

Pacific Legal Foundation statement

So the EPA thugs wing it on the broad interpretation that Justice Kennedy favored, while Justice Scalia’s moderating of federal jurisdiction is ignored, though equally expressed by the Court.

Under Scalia’s plurality opinion, “Robertson would have been found not guilty, if charged at all,” the PLF stated, “since [Robertson’s] ponds are more than 40 miles away from the river, and do not abut lakes or streams.”

The PLF is pursuing a new Supreme Court review of the case, and attorneys are active processing papers in the sad routine to transfer the case to the name of Carri Robertson as petitioner.

“The PLF has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Robertson’s conviction,” they stated.

The Supreme Court is expected to decide this month whether it will hear the Robertson case’s appeal.

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Trump is still working with Obama holdovers in many critical agencies... the GOP in the Senate is loaded with NEVER TRUMPER's  who are deliberately sabotaging his administration... tying his hands with holdovers who are disloyal and working against him.

Trump is doing an amazing job considering what and who he is fighting... the MSM, members of his own party... lots of them, nay saying pettifoggers/attorney's tying his hands with BS, and on and on.  It is a wonder he gets up every morning, to face all the crap thrown at him.  He needs good council and he isn't getting it... in fact, he is being impeeded by his own administration and white house staff.

It is time to call out the Never Trumper's in the Senate by NAME..  daily repeating their names in order for the electorate to identify the bums too vote them out of office.. in the PRIMARY.  The problem there is that the primaries are run by the political parties and the GOP is stacking the primaries in a way to avoid putting real constitutional conservatives on the ticket ... to be nominated and run in the general election.

Our electoral system is indeed rigged by incumbants and the two major parties... We must insist on TERM LIMITS... ONE TERM, 6yrs for all elected and appointed officials including judges, with 1/3 of Congress standing for electction and appointement every 2yrs.

We must get rid of the professional politician and return to citizen representatives... individuals who serve one term and then return to their homes and businesses, until then we are being ruled by an elite oligarchy of hand picked political hacks.

the us constitution does not MAKE ANY REFERENCE TO ANY ALPHABET GOVT AGENCY

THERE IS NOTHING IN IT THAT SAYS THEY ARE CONSTITUTIONAL.  WHAT THEY ARE ARE BULLIES AND VIOLATE THE 9TH AND 10TH AMENDMENTS OF THE CONSTITUTION.

THEY ARE GOVT AGENCIES AND DO WHAT THEY WANT THEY HAVE NO CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT.  THIS IS A CLEAR VIOLATION OF OUR GOVT ONCE AGAIN.   

Always remember the truth is in our face if you seek to look at it. This is an easy one because its Public.

The Secretary of the Treasury is the "Governor" of the International Monetary Fund (Public Law 94-564, supra, pg. 5942; U.S. Government Manual 1990/91, pgs. 480-81; 26 U.S.C.A. 7701(a)(11); Treasury Delegation Order No. 150-10). The United States has not had a Treasury since 1921 (41 Stat. Ch. 214, pg. 654) and for all intents and purposes the U.S. Treasury is the IMF (Presidential Documents, Volume 29, No. 4, pg. 113; 22 U.S.C. 285-288).

There are (17) 'Enumerated Powers' specifically delegated to the Congress by the US Constitution.  These are the limits ouir founders provided and we need to return to them.  Congress and the Federal Government have usurped powers given to the States and the People... they must be returned.

Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution lists the seventeen powers specifically enumerated to the Constitution.  The federal government was limited to these powers, in order to protect the liberties of every American from a runaway central government.

So how did prescription medicine become regulated? How are certain industries required to be licensed? What about hundreds of other things... education, energy, transportation, etc., regulated by the federal government... how did that happen? The powers not enumerated or given to Congress are RESERVED for the States and the People... at least in theory... and guaranteed by the Nineth and Tenth Amendment of the Constitution:

The Tenth Amendment States: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." That word, reserved, speaks of exclusivity. This was not a preferential view of public power, it is a Constitutional mandate: all powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution are reserved for the States and the People. The several states were to be the power houses of government not the Federal Government. Within the framework of the states, our Nation a crucible capable of generating new ideas for the benefit of society and each state could then emulate or choose those laws and ideas that worked best.

The idea behind our system of Constitutional government was simple, yet profound... a divided government (state and federal), with defined/enumerated powers... which gave the local governments... the state governments virtually unlimited powers, but limited amounts of money. States could not "print money" to fund their programs, because only the federal government had the power to do such. On the other hand, the federal government only had 17 enumerated powers and without additional powers and authority, it had no reason to use inflation (deficit spending) to fund its programs. This kept the value of the US dollar steady until the early part of the 20th century, when Roosevelt's New Deal began to devalue our currency to pay for "extra Constitutional" ... unconstitutional government programs.  Socialist programs, progressive ideas have destroyed our Constitution and the original landmarks of our government established by our founders.

The Founders of this republic believed in the dispersion of power. They divided power within government to maximize individual freedom and to protect the power of the States. This was a unique system  that kept big government from raising unlimit amounts of money to spend on programs not permitted by the Constitution... at the federal level.  Restricting the enumerated powers to 17 kept the Federal Government small and limited its powers to raid the State's treasury's and the people's pocket books to fund unconstitutional programs and wars.

Under this system the people and businesses had the power and freedom to move from state to state in order to find a government that best suited their needs. That People's power to "vote with their feet" and the economic engines of business kept the State governments in check.

Here are the 17 powers our Constitution gives Congress:

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof...

For the Text 'Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution' See:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_One_of_the_United_States_Cons...

Good Lord please help Ronald to stop depending on the constitution that no one is party to by Law.

According to Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution of the United States:
"The Congress shall have power ... to exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular States and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the State in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful building..."

The passage above reveals the true intention of our forefathers, which was for the Federal Government to coordinate the efforts of all the States in order to combine their resources when it came to things like trade and defense, since the States were actually like separate countries. Therefore, the Congress only had jurisdiction over the area of Washington, D.C.; territories like Alaska and Hawaii (before they became states); present [non-state territories] of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and others; and Federal property such as military bases. This area [of jurisdiction] will be hereinafter referred to as the "District" (as in the District of Columbia), as it is in the United States Code (see 26 USC 7701(a)(1), and 26 USC 3121(e)(1)).
Since America is supposed to be a Republic, (if they could keep it) and not a democracy, the Government has a responsibility to protect the inalienable rights of its citizens, as granted by the Constitution, rather than to grant privileges, known as civil rights, which are decided by the will of the majority. When the sovereign state citizen gave power to the State Constitution, which created State Government; this in turn gave power to the U.S. Constitution, which created the Federal Government; which has, in a sense, incorporated and gave power to the United States Government; which has turned the U.S. citizen into a subject of the U.S. Government. Therefore, the Federal Government has been able to wield its influence over the entire country, rather than just the area referred to as the District.
This is possible, because, for all intents and purposes, there are two of every state. For example, the official name of Pennsylvania is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ; but to the U.S. Government, it is known as the State of Pennsylvania. Remember what is a State and in their on words -there are no States just persons/personas/corporations. There are even two state flags. One with a gold fringe, which represents the State of Pennsylvania, and martial law under the U.S. Government; and one without the fringe, which represents the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The gold-fringed flag was reserved for use by the General of the Army, where it was present at military headquarters and displayed at court martials. Its use elsewhere, as a government battle flag, was only to be done at the discretion of the President, within his role as the Commander-in-Chief of the military, to establish the jurisdiction of the military presence. This gold-fringed flag, which is common in many public places, such as courthouses, and schools, is not the national flag which represents our constitutional republic. It is a symbol of federal government jurisdiction.

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated on March 4, 1933, he called for an emergency session of Congress on March 9th, where the "Emergency Banking Relief Act" (also known as the "War Powers Act", (give thanks to George Washington1791 for enacting it and by not cancelling it) which seized/robbed all the country's constitutional gold and silver coinage) was passed. Ronald, what Constitution allowed him to do this? This gave FDR the power to issue any order and do anything he felt was necessary to run his country, without restriction, by authority of the "Trading with the Enemy Act" of October 6, 1917 (which had placed all German citizens under the authority of the President, because they were enemies of the U.S.).

I know and understand these criminals you should as well for who they were and ARE.

In 1917, Chapter 106, Section 2, subdivision (c), of the "Trading with the Enemy Act", defined the Enemy as someone "other than citizens of the United States..." and in 1933, according to Chapter 106, Section 5, subdivision (b), the Act designated as the Enemy "any person within the United States." Isn't that special!
America was under the authority of an emergency war government. Occupied!

you won't like this guidance because your must have reading comprehension but, according to the book Constitution: Fact or Fiction by Dr. Eugene Schroder (with Micki Nellis), our Constitution was actually nullified on March 9, 1933, when President Franklin Roosevelt declared a national emergency. As recorded in Congressional Record in 1933, Rep. James Buck said: "...the doctrine of emergency is the worst. It means that when Congress declares an emergency, there is no Constitution. This means it's dead." (I claim it's dormant until we wake up to what has been done to us) See >  Senate Report 93-549 (Senate Resolution 9, 93rd Congress, 1st Session) in 1973 said that: "(since 1933) the United States has been in a state of declared national emergency ... A majority of the people of the United States have lived all their lives under emergency rule. For 40 years freedoms and governmental procedures guaranteed by the Constitution have, in varying degrees, been abridged by laws brought into force by states of national emergency..."

Do you know what Chain Of Title Broken is? Our purported government, of any State of ____________ and United States of America aka/dba UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, exists and operates Lawfully and Constitutionally and not as mere fictions of law, by, under and pursuant to the Constitution for the United States of America c1819, then the same must absolutely comply to the explicit and limited written directives and authorities contained therein; as an employment contract. Any action or inaction outside the explicitly written limits of the Declaration of Independence c1776 and Constitution for the United States of America c1819 would be ultra vires, thereby voiding and forfeiting, by an operation of law, the very same Contracts aka Constitutions, and the ability to maintain, enforce and/or claim any and/or all interactions, standings, status, characters, conditions, capacities, authorities, jurisdictions, venues, law forms and/or existence in Law, at Law and otherwise. 

lets examine a Chain of Title, or lack thereof. By, under and through the Declaration of Independence c1776 the entity formed was to be known and operate as united States of America. The entities forming such entity were operating as, for example, New York. Common sense dictates that this document is what may give the authority to effectuate and maintain an entity in the absence of rejection and/or war declared and prosecuted by the entity(ies) claiming authority and control over the same.

Even the NCOs I speak with understood this.

Next up are the Articles of Confederation c1781. By, under and through the Articles of Confederation a new entity was formed it appears by the styling thereof as The United States of America. There was not an explicit and direct importation of the Declaration of Independence c1776 therein and thereby exists a defect and first break in Chain of Title.

And now for your favorite denial. The Treaty of Peace agreed upon in 1783 and ratified in 1784 raises several serious issues in, and of, itself. The first paragraph, which exposes capacities, characters, conditions, status and standings of the parties thereto, creates very serious implications, conflicts and breaks in the Chain of Title. Prince George the Third “agreed, accepted and acknowledged” this document as arch-treasurer and prince elector of the Holy Roman Empire etc. and of the United States of America. This Treaty was supposed to be between the United States of America and Prince George the Third. But by the words contained therein in explicit and clear language it is not. Englishmen for the Englishmen. The same party was present as both sides. That in, and of, itself would void the document under even the loosest interpretations under contract law. Treaties are contracts, contracts are law, a law is a contract. Article 1 recognizes the entities we know as states, but not as State of …, but for example just New York. It recognizes these entities as free sovereign and independent states, not the men, and would appear to be a conflict of, and with, the Declaration of Independence c 1776. Further breaks in Chain of Title.

always know the first chapter of any event to understand what happen in the future and why.

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Good Lord please help Richard to go here...:)

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/forum/topics/limited-federal-government...

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Good Lord someone tell Richard that the US Constituiton is the SUPREME LAW of the land... and like any law it requires the committed support of the people to KEEP IT... including, the use of force of arms when it is threatened directly by enemines FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.

The only reason the Constituiton is being ignored is that the People refuse to defend it...  they will not take the steps necessary to  hang those who are abusing it.

Today our greatest problems are coming from the domestic agents of government... Our foreign enemies are fairly well  under our control. The Progressives and Socialist in government are dismanteling our Constituiton and the Republic... replacing it with a socialist government ruled by an oligarchy of eltiest. 

Good Lord Ronald, Richard posted a comment on your blog a long time ago...gee whiz..:)

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/forum/topics/limited-federal-government-17-enumerated-powers-what-s-that

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Navigable Waters, Legislation, 33 CFR Part 329 - DEFINITION OF NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/33/part-329

pdf: https://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Portals/39/docs/regulatory/regs/33cf...

 You don't say Rosie, you go girl, expose their crap...:)-

Many if not most law enforcement officers are unwilling to apply the law Constitutionally... they fear the loss of their income and status, more than their desire to serve and protect Citizens against official government abuse and the reign of tyrants...

What is actually needed is the RETURN OF CITIZEN GRAND JURIES... Grand Juries empowered to receive official complaints, from individual citizens, alledgeing government abuses of all types.. including those of JUDGES... A sitting, permanent, CItizen's Grand Jury in every county in America... A Grand Jury totally independent  from the existing judicial system and law enforcement.  A Grand Jury Capable of holding Government and its agents criminally accountable for violations of the law.  A Grand Jury free from the oppressive and sometimes criminal obstruction of local law enforcement and prosecutors... free from the oversight of corrupt judges. 

At one time the US had such Grand Juries.. in every county.... At one time the PEOPLE held the scales of justice and were able to indict and prosecute the corrupt politician and their cohorts.  We need to return to such a system of Grand Juries... and we need to do it quicklly..  The People must wield the sword of justice once more... if we are to have the rule of law equitably applied to all members of our society.

The problem is not the law... it is the righteous enforcement of the Law which is lacking... It is the inability of the common man to receive justice.... The current system is totally broken, as evidenced by Hillalry Clinton's avoidance of prosecution for her MANY CRIMES... she is just the tip of the proverbial Ice Berg. 

With the advent of new Federal Rules, the grand jury was drastically altered, in what can only be seen as an immense assault on the grand jury as an institution, if not an absolute coup d'etat upon it. The rule drafters deliberately pigeonholed the citizen grand jury into a minor role of either approving or disapproving of a prosecutor's actions... thus stripping them of their investigatory powers and ability to independently action citizen complaints of official government abuse and crime.

See:https://www.bing.com/search?q=CItizen+grand+jury+movement&form=...;

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Trump National Diversity Coalition's Bruce LeVell: President’s Support Among Blacks, Hispanics Will ‘More Than Double’ In 2020

Bruce LeVell, the National Diversity Coalition for Trump executive director, said on Sunday evening he predicts President Donald Trump will win even higher levels of support in the black and Hispanic communities in 2020 than he did in 2016.

“Pastor Darrell Scott is the CEO, we started this back in 2015,” LeVell said on Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel on Sunday evening about the National Diversity Coalition for Trump. “It is the largest diversity coalition platform in history for a Republican candidate, not to mention a sitting president, and there are millions of guests that sign on and sign up that are part of this. If you look on the website, you see African Americans for Trump, Haitian Americans for Trump, Korean Americans for Trump, Chinese Americans for Trump, Hispanic Americans for Trump–all very large. They all stand in one agreement that they believe in this great president and that he is here for all and wants everyone to be successful. It’s pretty flattering, honestly, to be a part of this. It just totally debunks everything that they try to make him out to be–a racist, which he’s not. The numbers prove that he’s not. You can see where he’s rising in terms of the Hispanic vote, and the African American vote. It’s just really going to be mind-boggling on the next go-around. I guarantee it. It’s going to more than double because people are happy; they’re working.”

LeVell, when asked for his rationale on why he thinks Trump’s support in 2020 among blacks and Hispanics will more than double, attributed it to the results President Trump has gotten for those communities.

“Sometimes you have to speak things into existence,” LeVell said. “The president said, ‘What do you have to lose?’ That challenge, especially in the underserved communities, well, yeah, what do we have to lose? We tried it this way for 30 or 40 years. Some of these cities and municipalities were under Democrat rule, as you might say, for many years, and then you say, ‘You know what? Let’s make the ask.’ You know, the president made the ask. Sometimes, you just have to ask, ‘Hey, what do you got to lose? Try this.’ Let’s try one of the biggest, strongest bills that he’s signed, that was so beneficial, called the Opportunity Zones. This bill right here alone is bringing a lifeline to some of these underserved communities and is projected to bring in over hundreds of billions of dollars in these underserved communities, which are predominantly African American communities. For example, in Atlanta, there are minority business contractors teaming up with other business contractors building a hotel in an Opportunity Zone. This community has just been blighted for God knows how long. These are the things that people are starting to see–the light at the end of the tunnel. Here’s a businessman that understands what I call a balance sheet, a P & L sheet of profit and loss. The president wants to see the country profitable, not losses. So that’s what he does. He says, ‘Okay, where can we improve? What can we do?’”

He continued, “Like I said earlier, I think the Opportunity Zones is a sleeper; it has so many moving parts to it where you can sell a piece of property for $2 million and instead of paying that very high capital gains [tax] you can identify those funds over the zone, and then, you can build another little hotel or a shopping center for economic empowerment for that community. So there’s so many initiatives out there for people of color, like myself, who see opportunities. You know, how about this? You live in a black community under the Trump administration, you walk down the street and say, ‘Wow, 98 percent who live in the community are African American,’ and you say, ‘Why don’t you build that grocery store? Why don’t you build that gas station?’ Wow, you’re right. I can. The programs that are out there, like in the Small Business Administration, you get as little as five or ten percent down, and they can maturize it to 30 years, and if you’re a veteran, they waive the fees. There are so many tools out there, and you saw the president when he adjusted Dodd-Frank last year; that was a terrible, terrible deal they did in 2009 and 2010 that literally almost just choked and killed the business community because of the Dodd-Frank, going in there and regulating these small community banks, which were life support for these small communities especially in the African American community, where he readjusted that last year and made it work. These are the things this president understands that as a businessman he can bring his lifelong talents to the White House and can help America. The biggest thing about this is, remember, the president is not beholden to any special interest group; this is a very key part of this conversation right here because he can go in there and govern without having to worry about paying back favors.”

According to NBC News analysis in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election, Trump actually outperformed now-Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT)–then the former governor of Massachusetts–in the 2012 election when it came to both the black and Hispanic communities.

“Trump claimed 29 percent of the Hispanic vote on Tuesday, compared to Romney’s 27 percent in 2012,” NBC News wrote. “With blacks, exit polls show Trump claimed 8 percent of the vote to the previous Republican nominee’s 6 percent.”

If Trump is able to double support in the black and Hispanic communities in 2020, as LeVell predicts he will, no Democrat will stand even close to a chance of defeating him; the margins they would need for victories in a number of states would be significantly eroded. Perhaps that is why the Democrats are now attempting to paint Trump as a racist amid his battle with the so-called “Squad” of socialist Reps. Alexandria Ocasi0-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). The new faces of the Democrat Party, the “Squad,” in other words, is worried they may lose the election in 2020 if LeVell and other Trump backers are right. But the scurrilous accusations of racism for quick political gains, which have also been leveled at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Vice President Joe Biden in recent weeks, LeVell warns, may undermine the ability to stand up to actual racism where it exists.

“At first, it was kind of bizarre,” LeVell, who knows Trump well and has known him prior to his run for president, said of the false racism accusations. “Now, it’s just plainly un-American. It’s so anti-patriotic. You know, the interesting thing about it for me as a black conservative or Republican–I like to define myself as a Frederick Douglass Republican–most of the name-calling comes from people who actually look like me, 90 percent of it. It’s bizarre, and it’s because our thinking process is not lining up with theirs. It’s the only playbook they have, like I said earlier, which is, ‘Let’s just use the race card.’

LeVell went on to say, “Getting back to the president, I’ve been around him–I was just with him at the rally–in very intimate settings, behind the scenes at the rally, and you’re right: I’ve traveled with him, been on the plane with him. I’ve been in private meetings with him. I’ve talked with him, and you know–let me tell you something: I’m 55 years old, I’ve lived my whole life in the South, and I’m world-traveled. Let me tell you: I know racism when I see it. This man is nowhere near being a racist. It’s so sad because it does such a disservice to this great nation that they would throw that name and throw those words around. I mean, you have people calling Biden racist. They’re calling Pelosi racist. They’re calling the dog-catcher racist because he impounded the black dog instead of the white dog. Come on. What’s next? You know, it’s kind of sad because it’s pretty much watered down things that are legitimate, to where people are just going to get so numb with it, and people are just being like, ‘Wow, are you serious?’”

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