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Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall began her career as a journalist with the Wyoming Eagle in Cheyenne. During her 20 year banking career, she wrote extensively for The American Banker, Bank Marketing Magazine, Trust Marketing Magazine, and other major industry publications. The American Bankers Association (ABA) published Barnewall’s Profitable Private Banking: the Complete Blueprint, in 1987. She taught private banking at Colorado University for the ABA and trained private bankers in Singapore.

Sunday, July 10, 2016


By Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall
July 10, 2016

...and what happened in the beautiful city of Dallas, Texas, is an apt reflection of what happens when a nation loses its Rule of Law.

We have Hillary Clinton with a lifelong record of lies, surrounded by criminals and conduct that makes her own involvement questionable. We have Bill Clinton who is one of the worst womanizers ever born and a man who has been involved with the Bush cabal since the 1980s... a man guilty of perjury and other felonies, a man who pardoned some of the biggest criminals in the world... like Marc Rich, a world class money launderer (after Rich's wife contributed a quarter of a million dollars).

We have an Attorney General under the Clinton Administration that sends Army tanks to kill women and children in David Koresh’s Waco headquarters. On August 22, 1992, the federsl government sends FBI agents to Idaho where they killed a totally innocent woman named Vicki Weaver. She had her baby in her arms while standing at the front door of her home. The FBI shot and killed a young boy, too – the son of the Weavers. The agent who shot Vicki was promoted, as I recall.

We had a Secretary of State whose greatest achievement during her term of office was a total lack of achievement of anything positive and a trail filled with apparent errors and missteps. 

The information about Benghazi is pretty clear and Congressman Trey Gowdy’s Investigative Committee did a good job of identifying evidence the mainstream media refuses to publish – but no legal action is taken. 

Welcome to the world of how the social order works when tyranny rules and the Rule of Law is trashed. Gowdy, a very popular Congressman from South Carolina, then announces he will not run for re-election. Gee, I wonder why.

We had a Secretary of State who is so incompetent that an American Ambassador is murdered by Libyan terrorists. Three other American heroes are also murdered. President Barrack Obama and Secretary of State Clinton tell the American people that a video tape presenting negatives about Islam is to blame. Prior to that announcement, however, Secretary Clinton had emailed statements to her daughter and others that terrorists were responsible for the violence. Both she and the President are caught in this lie -- are caught lying to the families of the dead -- but when it becomes undeniable there is no media coverage of it. Welcome to the world of socialist lawlessness where there is one set of rules for the elite and another set for everyone else (the workers).

We have an Attorney General who was appointed by the current President and was first appointed to the Department of Justice by President Clinton. The Attorney General agrees to meet with the now former President on her airplane while Clinton and his wife, who is running to become the new U.S. President, are both under active investigation by the Department of Justice. Was this lawful? No. Loretta Lynch should lose her license to practice law over it.

The current President also appointed the former failed Secretary of State. The President wants to leave a legacy other than being the first black person elected to the office of the Presidency. To achieve that objective, the President must protect the incompetent Secretary of State because if he does not, any positives he thinks he has achieved will go down the tube with her various involvements. What involvements?

Start with unlawfully setting up a private email server in her basement on which she sends and receives classified material. Under oath she tells Congress she never sent or received classified material on her private computer. She lied. Director Comey built a strong case against what Hillary Clinton did in his testimony before Congress. There is no doubt it is true... even FBI Director Comey admits it happened. It is a violation of the law and people have been sent to prison for less... but in today’s society up is down, right is left, and wrong is right.

Everyone talks about what a straight-shooter Jim Comey is. Maybe so... but there are a few things about the FBI Director people may have forgotten.

Do you recall the Senate Whitewater investigation of President and Mrs. William Clinton? The Senate was investigating whether then Governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton used his position to influence the granting of an illegal loan that benefited the Clintons’ business partner in Whitewater (the Clintons were major stockholders in Whitewater, as I recall). As I also recall, Jim McDougal went to jail over Whitewater (and died of a heart attack while being held in solitary confinement). James Comey was Deputy Special Counsel for the Whitewater Investigation.

Too, James Comey oversaw investigations into Bill Clinton’s pardon of 16 Puerto Rican terrorists who took the lives of 16 Americans and wounded others.

So, Mr. Comey is not new to what is involved in prosecuting or attempting to prosecute members of the Clinton “family.” Comey is “a straight shooter,” say Rudy Giuliani and George Will on Fox News. It’s interesting that Fox doesn’t seem to be able to investigate the news much better than ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and the other broadcasters they constantly criticize. If they did, this information would have been made public at the time Comey testified.

People are shaking their heads and wringing their hands and calling out to God asking “How can You let this happen?” The same people who ask this question are largely the same people who demand that all reference to God be removed from our schools and other public buildings. It is, of course, okay to refer to Allah. The "Get God out of here" people are so stupid it is almost beyond belief. The only people more stupid are those who allowed God to be removed from our society – that would be you and I.

As we mourn the loss of five Dallas police officers and the wounding of six others, as we pray for the recovery of all who were injured both physically and psychologically, let’s apply a little common sense as to why we are seeing such an increase in violence directed at those in authority.

There are some human behaviors that are part of our nature. For example:

1. Always remember that tyrants will do whatever it takes to achieve their objective. They want to delete the Second Amendment and take the guns of the American people. Until they get what they want, we will likely see more of this kind of violence (with progressive Democrats loudly calling for gun control) until the people find a way to combat it more effectively than the government appears able. This is evident in the behavior of George H.W. Bush’s father, Prescott, who helped finance Hitler. It's all about power.

2. All people – rich and poor, productive and non-productive – struggle to have a meaningful life. We have a strong instinct that drives us to make the time we spend on earth matter. Some people make their lives matter in a positive way; some achieve it in a negative way. No one wants to be a zero. We fight to be either a plus or a minus in the social order.

One of the problems we have today is that the definition of plus and minus has been turned upside down.

What used to be good and positive is now bad and negative... faith in God, being productive, being a patriot, respecting the Constitution and the Rule of Law that flows from it all, according to our political leaders, make us dangerous, negative citizens. What they really mean is that people who seek the truth and do not accept political correctness have figured out that politicians get to define what is or is not politically correct and they always define it as something that hides their unlawful behavior and benefits them and their objective of global governance.

At puberty, both boys and girls face tremendous pressures from their own bodies as previously unknown hormones flood their systems. They are pressured by schools to believe what they are told in class (political correctness, again) versus what they are told by parents in their homes and lessons they are taught by their churches. It is no wonder they are confused! Some have intact families; about 50 percent do not.

Many households in which both parents work do so because even though they may believe in God they worship things... they want a bigger house and a 55-inch television, a new car, perhaps a boat... and they want a good vacation every year. So, both parents work and the kids have part-time parents.

Because of the economy our government and the Federal Reserve (which is not part of the government but is a private corporation) have created, many households require that both parents work. It is not a matter of wanting to buy more things; it is a matter of survival and of being able to securely retire someday. It’s an issue of being able to afford to send their kids to college (which is so over-priced – again, thanks to government – it is ridiculous especially when you look at the lack of education students receive).

So kids without parents to teach them the value of positive behavior often learn negatives instead. Today, a large majority of high school and college students see nothing wrong with cheating on a test, for example. They see nothing wrong with their negative choices because negatives are what get rewarded in society today. Common sense says: If you want more of something, reward it.

No one can argue with the statement that if you want a congratulatory telephone call from the White House, it won’t be forthcoming if you or your kids do something special involving non-Muslim faith, love of country and patriotism, something that demonstrates respect for the Constitution, or if it supports truth but defies “political correctness.” The mainstream media, pandering to White House preferences, supports this madness with the topics it chooses to cover... or not cover.

Kids today have few support systems in place to teach them that the choices they make in high school often establish an entire life pattern and if they want a fulfilling life they need to learn discipline... in learning, in loving, in working and in being a productive member of the social order.

We have created a society where people (especially young people) see little or no benefit to behaving in a way designed to produce a safe, productive and respectful society based on love rather than hate. This leads to chaos.

Be careful how you define “love.” In this context, it has little to do with “feel good” emotion and everything to do with commitment, respect for self and others, truth and positive productivity. What is positive productivity? It is contributing to the creation of good for the total social order while maintaining your individuality. For those who believe Jesus Christ was a socialist, you need to recall that His entire message was about individuality (socialism supports the collective, not the individual) – in all behavior. God gave us a world in which everything is a matter of personal choice. The love I’m talking about teaches someone to fish rather than giving people a fish.

3. Our churches have largely failed the American public. They are so interested in maintaining their tax exempt status (which the Constitution gives them regardless of 501.c.3) they are terrified of pointing out to their flocks the corruption of government.
Churchgoers are smart enough to figure it out for themselves, but they are too lazy or apathetic to do it. Some just don’t want to hear the truth... they prefer having their butts in the air where anyone can kick them while keeping their heads firmly lodged in the sand. Some convince themselves that Jesus will save them from whatever is coming – either that, or they rationalize that whatever is coming must be the Will of God.

They forget that God only creates opportunity but expects us to fight our own battles. If that were not so, David’s slingshot would have been unnecessary. He gave us the most fabulous gift possible... this country. Perhaps He believes that if we care so little for this nation we are unwilling to fight for it, then it should be let go the way of Rome.

A  lot has been written about how involved secret societies are in the disintegration of America. One thing we can do right now is never vote for anyone who graduated from Yale where the Skull and Bones group had as members George H.W. and George W. Bush.  And, of course Bill and Hillary are Yale grads.

God bless the citizens of Dallas, especially the members of the Police Department that lost 11 dedicated employees. May He heal those who lived of their pain; may He heal us all from our stupidity and motivate us to do what is right before it is too late.

It may already be too late.

© 2016 Marilyn M. Barnewall - All Rights Reserved

Saturday, July 02, 2016


PART 2 of 2 

By Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall
July 3, 2016

Congressman Ryan, Senator McConnell, Reince Priebus, et al...

When you read the background of Hillary Clinton, it is difficult to believe any one person could lie as often as she does.

Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have a reckless disregard for the law -- and for the truth. Bill Clinton’s “coincidental” meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on her private jet as it sat on the tarmac in Phoenix, AZ last weekend, for example. Loretta Lynch has lost any trust the public might have had for her by telling her security staff that no one was to be allowed to take pictures of Bill Clinton or herself as she met with him for a half-hour and then told the public they coincidentally met and talked about their grandchildren. All of this occurred within 72 hours of Hillary Clinton’s former State Department informing Attorney General Lynch’s office they weren’t going to deliver the required emails for 27 months... after the presidential election.

We’re supposed to believe that story?

Perhaps that’s why people don’t take Hillary’s lies more seriously than they do. Maybe they react with an attitude of “This must be untrue because no one could possibly tell this many lies about so many different experiences that should have put her butt in jail.”

In 1971 Hillary was in Berkley, CA interning for the law firm of Treuhaft, Walker and Burnstein. Their client list included the Black Panthers, among other militant groups. In a well-documented article by Don Anastas titled “Hillary Clinton’s Laundry List of Lies”, he quotes her comments to Saul Alinsky, a known communist. She asked Alinsky (in writing) when his new book, Rules for Radicals, would be available. “I need some new material to throw at people,” she told him.

Called a “congenital liar” by William Safire in the liberal New York Times in January 1996, one of Hillary Clinton’s first 1970s jobs was serving on the Richard Nixon Investigative Committee.

Hillary was a Republican and her problem with truth telling was evident, even then. She was terminated for reasons of moral turpitude... she was not only a liar, she was willing to manipulate evidence and put it into a court record to get her man, to make her case – to get Richard Nixon out of office while preventing Howard Hunt from testifying. For in-depth facts about why Hillary Clinton was terminated from this job, go here.

Prior to her husband’s election as Governor of Arkansas, Hillary made $100,000 in 9 months on a $1,000 investment in the highly speculative cattle futures market. At first Hillary claimed she made the investment after reading the Wall Street Journal. She eventually admitted that James Blair, a longtime friend of Bill’s and an experienced futures investor, placed 30 of her 32 trades. Was she dodging possible charges of insider trading -- or was she just lying?

After Bill and Hillary moved into the White House in 1993, I called her “Thunder Thighs” – affectionately, of course. Bill was known as a womanizer by all who knew him. It was said that if it walked, had a body above room temperature, and was equipped with a vagina, it was fair game for Bill. According to numerous women who came forward publicly with painful personal stories, it mattered not whether the object of Bill's sexual appetite was interested in him. What he wanted, he usually got – with or without his target’s cooperation.

Thunder Thighs was an enabler. She automatically shifted into liar gear and excoriated those women who had the courage to speak of the unspeakable... unwanted sex with an arrogant bastard who only wanted to satiate his sick sexual appetite – even if it meant rape. Though he could usually charm his way into a woman’s bed -- all good con men are charming or they wouldn't be good con men -- there were exceptions. Many of Bill Clinton's sexual episodes have been verified by Dolly Kyle, Clinton's on-again, off-again mistress from high school and author of a new book about Hillary titled “Hillary The Other Woman: A Political Memoir.”

The point is, this man (who became President of the United States) had a wife who enabled him to continue his sexual escapades by insisting that the women making such accusations could not be taken seriously. They were liars, she said. They were the result of a vast right-wing conspiracy, she said. She did what liars do: They lie.

This is the same woman who has declared over and over again how she supports and represents women and how women who claim rape should always be heard and should always be taken seriously.

Any female who believes Hillary Clinton supports them is either totally unconscious, uninformed, or is, like his long-term lover says about Bill Clinton, a sex addict. How any woman can read the history -- NOT OPINION -- of Hillary Clinton's reactions to charges of rape against her husband and think she supports women is a scandalous declaration of how far such women have yet to go. Other women have come a long way, Baby, but not these.

When the allegations of Bill’s sexual appetite came to the fore, Hillary was put in charge of the “Bimbo Eruption” team. She said horrible things about Paula Jones. In case you’ve forgotten, Hillary recommended non-settlement in the Paula Jones lawsuit – which, after the Ken Starr investigation, was quietly settled (costing American taxpayers millions of dollars). Bill Clinton was disbarred from practicing law in front of the Supreme Court over his perjury in the Monica Lewinski affair.

Too, before deciding to run for the Office of President, Hillary gave speeches and received large sums of money from nations who believe women are put on earth to be servants to men in whatever way a man chooses. A woman in a Muslim nation must provide four male witnesses if she claims rape and can be (and is) stoned to death for adultery. Many (most) Muslim women cannot drive a car without a man's permission. The ways in which Muslim men abuse women are legend. A good psychologist will tell you that such behavior speaks of fears of male inadequacy.

Hillary Clinton was paid large sums of money by:

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, $10,000,000 to $25,000,000; State of Kuwait, $ 5,000,000 to $10,000,000; United Arab Emirates, $ 1,000,000 to $ 5,000,000; Sultanate of Oman, $ 1,000,000 to $ 5,000,000; Government of Brunei Darussalam, $ 1,000,000 to $5,000,000; Kingdom of Bahrain, $50,000 to $100,000; Embassy of Algeria, $ 250,000 to $500,000; State of Qatar, $1,000,000 to $5,000,000; Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, $25,000 to $50,000

Does that sound like someone who supports women's rights?

Then there is the list of dead bodies that accompanies the Clinton White House years. Have you forgotten about them? No accusations have been made of the Clintons of any wrongdoing, but no other Presidency we know of has such a death legacy list.

It would take a book, not an article, to cover all of the dangers to national security a Hillary Clinton Presidency places on our nation – but Republican leaders appear not to care. They fear Donald Trump and evidently find Clinton an acceptable alternative. That, in and of itself, tells Republican voters how moral and committed to the people are those who supposedly represent the Republican establishment. They continue to withhold their support from Donald Trump... which speaks highly for Trump.

It also speaks highly for Trump that his list of dangers of a Hillary Clinton presidency deals mostly with business matters like international trade and mistakes made during her years as a U.S. Senator and as Secretary of State. This list is provided to everyone by the Trump Campaign. It is 35 pages of mistakes Mr. Trump believes Mrs. Clinton has made throughout her political career.

Perhaps people have forgotten the removal of documents from Vince Foster’s office (after his “suicide”) by Hillary’s chief of staff, Maggie Williams (who became Hillary's campaign manager in 2008)? Or maybe they no longer remember Castle Grande when in 1995 the Resolution Trust Corporation reported that Hillary had been one of 11 Rose Law Firm lawyers who did work on Castle Grande. A 1996 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation report said Hillary had drafted documents that Castle Grande used to “deceive federal bank examiners.” This is the same woman who, today, refuses to make the speeches she recently gave to Wall Street investment bankers available to the public while promising that she, the queen of lies, is on the public’s side in the war between the people and Wall Street investment bankers.

For readers who have forgotten, the Resolution Trust Corporation was an organization put in place to coordinate the asset distribution of the failed savings and loan industry... a failure largely caused by legislation put in place by the United States Congress.

Her destructive deeds are too many to explain, but let me list some of them for you:

President Clinton gave Hillary authority to handle health care reform. The program she created was so messed up that even a Democrat-controlled Congress wouldn’t vote for it. Because of threats made and attempts at political intimidation while pushing health care, she made a lot of enemies.

President Clinton gave Hillary authority to select a female attorney general and she submitted the names of Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood. Both were forced to withdraw their names because of their backgrounds. Wood was later appointed as a federal judge in New York. Hillary next recommended what Bill Clinton once called his “biggest mistake:” Janet Reno. Those who remember the Koresh killings in Waco, TX and Vicki Weaver/FBI sniper at Ruby Ridge, Idaho will quickly see the kind of people Hillary Clinton tends to respect and appoint to office. With Supreme Court appointments lurking during the next President’s term of office, that should scare you to death!

President Clinton then requested Hillary to recommend the new head of the Civil Rights Commission. She put forth the name of Lani Guinier – whose radical views forced a withdrawal of her name.

President Clinton asked Hillary for more recommendations. She provided these names: Web Hubbel (of Whitewater fame) for the Justice Department, Vince Foster for White House staff, and William Kennedy for Treasury. As you probably know, Hubbel went to prison, Foster committed suicide (then drove himself to Ft. Marcy Park to hide his body), and Kennedy (a Rose Law Firm partner) was forced to resign.

Then we had “Travelgate.” Hillary wanted her friend, Harry Thomason, to provide travel tickets, circumventing the White House Travel Office. The Travel Office refused to comply and it cost them their jobs when Hillary reported them to the FBI and got them fired. A guy named Billy Dale who had worked for years in the White House Travel Office was charged with mixing personal and White House funds and it took a jury less than two hours to find him innocent.

Hillary recommended her friend Craig Livingston (also spelled Livingstone) to be Director of White House security. Remember the 900 missing FBI files – the files that provided classified information on enemies of the Clintons? The material also dealt with widespread use of drugs by White House staff... at which point, both Hillary and Bill denied even knowing Livingston. As a result, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office (which had served seven Presidents). Is it possible today’s Republican leaders are still intimidated by information Hillary Clinton received long ago about them in those files?

Hillary refused to release the Whitewater documents (Castle Grande). As a result, Ken Starr was appointed Special Prosecutor. It cost taxpayers $80 million to find out about Bill Clinton’s sperm on Monica Lewinski’s blue dress.

Hillary avoided being indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice by using the words “I do not recall,” or “I have no recollection” and “I don’t know” 56 times during her interrogation.

And then we have Benghazi, destroying Department of State emails which she kept on her personal computer (in violation of the law – which just doesn’t seem to bother Hillary)... and on and on. I won’t go into any detail about these more recent unscrupulous violations of honor and truth... you are probably as sick of hearing about them as I am.

Can you imagine how many dishonesty crises we will likely have visited on us if this woman is elected to office? The 24-houe news stations will prosper!

How can the Republican establishment support someone who hasn’t heard of a law she didn’t want to break, who has a record of dishonesty and has admitted lying (after being caught and proven to be a liar), has bad judgment, and, according to her former Secret Service agents, has an absolutely foul mouth and a volatile temper?

To top that off, remember that after leaving office Hillary Clinton was forced to return an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork that was listed as “stolen.”

Our fearful Republican leaders will of course say they do not support Hillary Clinton – but it is obvious that by withholding support from Donald J. Trump, the legitimate candidate... and that equates to supporting that candidate's opponent.

Then there is her record as Secretary of State.

What record, you may ask? And there, as Mr. Shakespeare might say, “is the rub.” Even those who support her cannot think of anything positive she’s actually accomplished.

There’s a lot of information about Hillary Clinton in this article but the more important story has to do with the Republican establishment that enables Clinton to continue with a successful campaign because they do not like the man you and I selected to represent us as our Republican candidate.

It also has to do with those who support Mrs. Clinton. Her background is no secret. They know what they are getting... and this woman who is totally lacking in character is their choice. What does that say about them – and about their character?

It’s a Benedict Arnold deal. Traitorous!

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