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Recently, I sat down with a friend who has spent almost three decades working as an intelligence operative in the defense of our nation. During the course of our conversation, I asked him what -- based on his vast experience -- was the number one threat facing our nation? Without even pausing to think about it, he forcefully answered, “Our mainstream media.”

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More than Al Qaeda, more than homegrown terrorists, more than heavily armed Mexican drug cartels, more than non-existent borders, more than out-of-control and extremely violent domestic gangs, and even more than biological and nuclear terrorism, this dedicated intelligence operative felt that our own liberal media was a greater threat to our safety. Why?

“Simple,” he answered. “They enable all of those things and more. They betray our secrets, assign civil rights to enemy combatants, and push for a multi-cultural nation with no borders. The vast majority of those who work in mainstream media have a visceral hatred of traditional values and all those who espouse those values.

"Many have strong socialist tendencies, are vastly inexperienced when it comes to the actual plight of working Americans or corporate America, or were hired for politically correct reasons.

"Fortunately, their hatred of traditional values and the average American has caught up to them and they are going out of business in droves, but that said, they are still capable of inflicting incredible damage upon our republic.”

The more he spoke about this threat, the more he felt resigned to our fate. “Look at what has just happened,” he continued. “The far-left hates Sarah Palin, so their dishonest lapdogs at Newsweek did everything in their evaporating power to smear her one more time with a demeaning cover.

"Beyond that, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other far-left outlets think nothing of betraying national secrets on the front pages of their papers in the hope of winning the far-left Pulitzer Prize.

"They do this while simultaneously wringing their hands and crying foul when someone hacks into a computer system and exposes as lies, their false and economically crippling religion of global warming.

"In the United States of today, no one on the left is ever held accountable for their sins because their protectors in the far-left media ensure that they are blameless. Worse than all of that is the fact that the far-left controls the content and socialist propaganda fed to our children on a daily basis.

"For the most part, they control education across the board, control media across the board, and control entertainment across the board. Conservatives and those who believe in traditional values have inexplicably ceded all those areas to the left.”

When I asked if there was any hope left for our nation and for those who still believe in traditional values, he slowly nodded his head, and said:

“Some. Barack Obama and his devotion to his far-left ideology has frightened a great many Americans. Especially moderates and independents. It turns out that real-world experience does matter.

“If the Republicans -- as equally corrupt as the Democrats -- can put forth a candidate who honestly puts the needs of our nation before his or her own, they may have a chance. This is not complicated. The vast majority of Americans do believe in God and don’t believe the word ‘Christian’ should be used as a punch-line by the left.

“The vast majority believe we are a sovereign nation with borders that must be protected. That the heroic young men and women of our military should never be used as political pawns. That we need limited government. That taxes must be lower to fuel job creation.

“That far-left media propagandists like Maureen Dowd, Jon Meacham, Evan Thomas, Keith Olbermann and others must be held accountable for unethically disseminating lies for the left. That the rule of law must be enforced and that the 2nd Amendment must be protected. If that’s the actual foundation the next Republican candidate stands upon, then he or she could win.”

“And if not?,” I asked.

“Simple,” he answered. “Like Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and Chavez, the far-left will work overtime to ensure the United States of traditional values is systematically stripped from our history books as if it never existed.”

Game on.

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