No. 107 – September 29, 2011


I have had a number of political conversations with people over the last few weeks that give me pause for concern.

More and more Republicans think Obama is “done for.”  And the more I watch pundits on FOX News grin and expound upon how Obama is going to be a “one-term president,” I shudder in my boots.

Obama is not out of the running in the least.  And here is why.

There are still about 40% of the American voting public that will vote for Obama – no matter what he does.

So simple “math” tells me that all he needs to do is convince another 11% percent to vote for him – and we have President Obama for another four years.

Many readers have chided me, both on the blog and in many personal e-mails, for “talking down” the GOP – and not bad-mouthing the Democrats for their many faults and discrepancies.

In all honesty, that is not the purpose of THE AMERICAN TELEGRAPH.

What I am trying to do with this newsletter is provide readers with a different way of thinking.  I leave the “news” to the mass media – and that includes FOX News.

Why should I repeat what people already know?  There is no point in doing that.  What I want to do is point out what people don’t know – or are unaware of.  THAT is the point of this newsletter.

Also, I am not trying to show people what to think – but how to think.

Bearing this in mind, I have found that more and more people are taking the bait – once again – and thinking that Obama is simply going to lose.

Nothing could be further than the truth.

Yet, the arrogance and ignorance of many GOP pundits are acting like Obama will not make it to a second term.

Here are a few things to consider:

1.  Everyone has taken up the mantra that “It is the economy, stupid.”  This is true, to a point.  But what if the economy does get better?  If it goes from 9% to 8% that means it is getting better.

If the employment rate is at 7.5 to 8.0% – and if gas is around $3.00 a gallon – then what will the GOP have to say?  They will be stuck with an improving economy.  Where do they go from there?

2.  China is on the lips of few GOP contenders.  Jon Huntsman is one person who actually KNOWS what the hell is going on in that country – and he is not afraid to tell the Chinese where to get off – in their own language.  But other candidates hem and haw when it comes to China – for fear of “offending” them because of the huge debt we owe them.

3.  Iran is extremely close to having the Nuclear Bomb.  No candidate has enough courage to discuss this in an open fashion.  Not one candidate has said, “Let’s get together with Israel and simply take out Iran’s nuclear capability – before it is too late.”

4.  Russia, according to many observers, is going to get “right in the face” of Obama – if he is reelected.  Few people are aware that Putin is going to be the Russian President – again.  He has explicit designs on establishing Russia as a dominant WORLD Power.  In closed conversations, I have been told that Putin considers Obama as a “chump” and doesn’t have a clue as to what the world situation really is.

5.  The entire Middle East is in turmoil, yet no GOP candidate has put forth the idea of backing only Democratic States in the region – and cutting off all aid to countries that mean to do us harm.  Saudi Arabia is the first on my list to completely jettison – followed closely by Pakistan.

6.  No GOP candidate has ever mentioned the fact that we, in America, have more oil than all of the Middle East put together. Why does not one GOP candidate say, “To hell with all countries in the Middle East that are not on our side.  And to hell with your oil.”

I could go on, but my point is this.  National Security is vital to America.  Yes, I know all the rhetoric about “Jobs are a vital part of our national security” – but that is a smokescreen.

The real threat to our National Security is the perception of ineptness in the White House.  Obama is laughed at around the world – yet the GOP still gets side-tracked with Chris Christie, the “Fence” and vaccinations?

Who the hell is running this circus, anyway?


My much travelled friend, who constantly has kept me in the loop since my campaign for Congress eons ago, passed through Sacramento on his way to LA, en route to Austin, Texas, a few nights ago.  As always, we tied up for a few hours and he told me something very interesting – and something that I have not been able to verify.  He challenged me to try and get validation. He was right, I could not.  I have heard this story before but only through reading certain accounts of the matter.

He told me that back in the early 1970s, Henry Kissinger, made a secret pact with the Saud Family (Saudi Arabia), in which we, AMERICA, would import most of our Middle Eastern oil from that nation.

In doing so, Kissinger was able to get the King to agree on selling 1 barrell of oil (55 gallons) for less than $5 a barrel. Remember, at that time gas was still in the $1 arena.

If America agreed to this, then the USA would not use its own abundant sources of oil, and instead use all the oil that Saudi Arabia would provide us.

This would, in effect, keep the Saud family in POWER.  Saudi Arabia has only one export – OIL.

Kissinger’s reasoning was that, if we could buy their oil at such a great price, we could then save (stockpile) our own oil for future use, in time of national emergency.

It seemed like a good idea at the time.  Use up their oil while saving ours.  Pretty simple – but dumb.

The big string (rope) attached to this secret deal was that the United States Military would come to Saudi Arabia’s aid whenever asked to do so.  Kissinger agreed to this stipulation – with disastrous consequences – of which we are paying for to this very day.  I need not go into the events which followed.  Think Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Pakistan just to name a few.

But now, the price of oil has gone through the roof, oil shale has been discovered and the concept of independent sources of oil for the United States is finally entering the national debate.

Saudi Arabia (the Saud family) is in very dangerous shape – but you will not see this being reported in the media.

What you will see is that the King of Saudi Arabia has JUST granted women the right to vote.  This gives the impression that Saudi Arabia is changing.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  The Status Quo is trying everything within it power to remain in power.  The “vote” is only limited to local elections – and will be PROMISED to begin in 2015.

Women are still not allowed to drive a car, nor can they go outside without a male family member escorting them – even to just go grocery shopping.  And just today, it has been reported that a Saudi woman has been sentenced to 10 lashes for driving by this ultra-conservative Muslim nation.

Saudi Arabia, by all accounts is one of the most repressive regimes in the world, yet they are one of our strongest allies – simply because of the secret Kissinger Oil Deal.  Is it any wonder that the average people of the Middle East actually don’t like us?

Enter Pakistan.  My friend told me that a few days ago he was told that America is actually in secret discussions with other countries about a possible invasion of Pakistan.

What is happening is that the United States is still committed to protecting the Saud family – a staunch friend of the Bush family – and the bin Laden family.  Yes, you read that right.

Am I talking a conspiracy here?  Not at all.  This has all been reported in the media – except for the small tidbit about Kissinger’s secret agreement with Saudi Arabia.

And therein lies the rub.

If America reneges on it secret agreement – then Saudi Arabia will go with whoever agrees to take up the vacuum created by America no longer purchasing oil from the Saudis.

I know this is getting complicated.  They call it International Relations – and it gets VERY messy.

If Saudi Arabia starts to pump oil for Pakistan, it will be helping the rogue terrorists that, in essence, are controlling that country.  Remember, Pakistan has a long relationship with India – all BAD.

Both India and Pakistan are Nuclear Nations.

India also has another neighbor on its border that is despises – CHINA.  And China is also armed with Nuclear Weapons.

But the real message here is that ONE-THIRD of Kashmir (a historical problem for India, Pakistan and China) is controlled by Pakistan.  The Kashmir people want to be independent – but India, China and Pakistan want it as a BUFFER STATE in case of war with any of the bordering states just mentioned above.

I hope this is all making sense.  In a nutshell, America is precariously close to getting itself involved in a FOURTH war with Pakistan. If that event ever comes to pass – we are all in BIG trouble.

Thus, my dismay as to why the GOP – and everybody else for that matter – refuses to discuss National Defense AS THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEM THIS COUNTRY FACES.

National Security should be our NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.

Jobs are important – but if Obama pulls off a downtrend in the unemployment rate, and gas is around $3 or less at the gas pump come election day – the GOP will find itself swimming upstream and sinking fast.

It is something that is being purposely ignored – and MUST be addressed, for the sake of our National Security – and that of the entire World.


For quite some time now I have heard that “Constitutional Professors” do not actually teach what the Constitution says.  It is my understanding that instead of reading – and comprehending – what the Constitution really is all about – they simply take court cases and study them in contrast to how the United States Constitution was actually written – and what it means.

So I thought it might be a good idea for me to start a somewhat mini-series of what the Constitution really says.

Here is the first installment:

This is the preamble, Article I, Sections 1 and 2.

I hope you find it interesting reading and at the same time try to understand what it really means.



Constitution for the United States of America

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Article. I.

Section. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Section. 2.The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons [Modified by Amendment XIV]. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to choose three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.

When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.

The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.


It is always interesting to me as to how many times the Constitution has actually been changed, amended, and “readjusted” yet it seems to keep its somewhat original form.

Also, please bear in mind that it almost never became law. The first 10 Amendments (The Bill of Rights) had to be inserted before everybody was even willing to sign on.

Think about it for a moment.  The Constitution was amended – 10 times – before it ever became law.

In the next issue I will continue from Section 3.

I will also wait until the end of the Constitution to go into the 27 Amendments.

It is hoped that you will take the chance to reacquaint yourself with the United States Constitution – the “true” Law of the Land.

Until next time, best wishes, keep thinking positive and remember:  Hope for Change in 2012.

Lawrence Klepinger


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4 Responses to “No. 107 – September 29, 2011”

  • John Says:

    Ah so, the tide of the world seems to bare itself with oil. What would happen if we had solar power or some form that did not need oil?

    So, why are the Arab worlds so against women to have some freedom? Maybe the women of the world should speak up and address this issue…why not them?

    And there is always a sleeping figure in another country ready to step in just waiting for an opportunity. People want world peace, NOPE!, it will never happen as long as we have rogue leaders trying to move about the world rather than just leaving the good life within their own land.

    As I read recently, look at history folks, it repeats in some manner or form. Sometimes it takes a few years for the younger generation to move up and take over to move in on others. History repeats, check it out!! Are we in that mode?

    Remember, each voter only votes for 1 President for 1 office, 1 representative of 450, and 2 senators of 100. Think how important that 1 vote is and how it counts. It’s time for a change, not the same old B.S.

    As far as Obama, what has he really done that benefits ALL Americans?

    Congress has done what for ALL Americans?

    Who do you want to make those decisions for the next four years?

    And no one seems to worry about how retired folks survive. How many people depend on Social Security and the cost of using it when retired and keeping up with the cost of living with the working world? Who needs to benefit from Social Security?

    If only 10%-15% of eligible voters elect our Congress and President, what are the other 85%-90% doing for America?

    So much to think about and we have only 1 vote to represent ourselves.

    Okay, who has the solutions?

  • John Says:

    Now for the Constitution.

    “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.”

    Look at this sentence closely. What does it mean? Why are Indians excluded? Is it time for another change?

  • Michael Kruse Says:

    Larry, Congratulations! If only a few voices in the US media would have the courage to say things like this, the world would be a much less dangerous place:

    “Saudi Arabia, by all accounts is one of the most repressive regimes in the world, yet they are one of our strongest allies – simply because of the secret Kissinger Oil Deal. Is it any wonder that the average people of the Middle East actually don’t like us?”

  • joe winstead Says:

    Hello Larry-

    Putin has never really quit being President except in name. The last election was just a scam to avoid the constitutional requirement and no question that he will be elected again – in spite of being a communist – not to mention corrupt. Just like our friend from Chicago.

    The only difference between the two is that Putin has a brain, a set of balls and at least some semblance of decency and patriotism because he deeply believes in his country and wants it to achieve world power status. Not turn it into a third world dump, the way America is heading

    Someone I knew close to the executive branch years ago had a Russian diplomat tell him that Russia is not America’s enemy, but they believe that they should be the dominant power in that part of the world, and I agree with that. Stability in the region is in their best interest also. Interestingly, this diplomat also said that America’s biggest threat was – get this – Mexico! The Ruskies could see and understand that all those years ago, yet we STILL can’t.

    The world needs a new superpower, like it or not. With America quickly turning into the Pillsbury doughboy, someone needs to stand up to China, as we no longer have the money or political will to do what’s right. Let alone the guts to challenge anyone that has a strong military, like Iran. And with the recent declining support of Israel by this administration, it appears that they are also losing their initiative. This Iranian problem started with Carter (along with most Middle Eastern problems) and should have been resolved years ago. But now we’re facing the threat of an Islamic Fascist country with a nuke – a Jihad dream come true. As if the situation in Pakistan isn’t bad enough.

    And speaking of Carter, wasn’t it during his administration that we turned our backs on Taiwan? What in God’s name did we then expect to happen? Most of the damage from his administration is still not undone. And its beginning to look like the damage from this current one will be far worse.