Letters

Deep State Defense

Nov 06, 2019

To the Editor:

In reference to the Commentary column (“A Deep Need for a ‘Deep State,’” 10/9, by Bill Bonvie): Bill, while I have appreciated your positions in many past articles, on this one your Trump Derangement Syndrome comes shining through. In particular is your mocking of the existence of the deep state, which I believe a man of your experience and journalistic prowess knows to be factual and has existed for over 100 years. Its existence knows no party bounds as it is embedded within the establishment bureaucracy. As Professor Carrol Quigley stated in what can be interpreted as an endorsement of the shadow power of the deep state, “The two parties should be almost identical so that the American people can throw the rascals out at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. This statement from 1966 gives credence to the unwarranted wars, loss of sovereignty, and the gross transfer of wealth to those elites who are behind the curtain.”

This system was shaken by the people with the unexpected election of President Trump, a man unique in our times who has led more people to be involved in trying to understand the civics of government. This in itself is an achievement to be lauded. I’ll give equal credit to President Obama, whose obvious unconstitutional policies awakened the sleeping giant. Like you, I was apprehensive, knowing of Trump’s past misgivings, but I have been in support of the majority of his agenda which leans toward American sovereignty and recognition of individual rights, which by the way precede our government and are evident in any human being by 2 years of age.

I could write pages detailing the existence of the deep state but instead will use the words of one of its primary proponents. In his memoir, David Rockefeller stated, “Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as internationalists and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and am proud of it.”

Bill, you cannot sit astride the fence. You must either embrace the existence of the deep state and your part as a minion to it, or renounce it.

James M. Spickard

Little Egg Harbor

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