by Richard H. Frank
Four and one-half years following Barack Obama’s election to the Office of President of the United States, America can bear witness to what he meant by his quest to “fundamentally transform America.” The actions by the Obama Administration during his first term and continuing into his second provide the evidence of his effort to transform this nation from a Representative Republic to a government resembling a police state.
His first initiative “The Affordable Care Act” was the test case to determine how and if the Representatives in Congress could be coerced into passing this massive Government takeover of one-sixth of the nation’s economy and impose mandatory health insurance on every American. The law, now referred to as “Obamacare” was opposed by the majority of Americans and remains the case today.
Every promise made by Obama regarding the massive 3000-page document has been shown to be untrue. Yet, following the proclamation by Nancy Pelosi that “we have to pass the Bill in order to find out what’s in it” the law was passed against the will of the people.
Having achieved this fraud upon America, Obama and his administration were emboldened to continue to perpetrate more shady activities to forward their agenda. Next came the disclosure that “Fast and Furious” or the sale of illegal weapons to the Mexican drug cartels had blown up and resulted in the murder of one of our Border Patrol Agents at the hands of the cartel using one of the weapons provided under the program.
It soon became apparent that the Obama administrations mechanism to impose strict gun control legislation upon the nation was to use “Fast and Furious” as their justification. Congress, however, demanded that the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder provide all the documentation they had regarding “Fast and Furious”during their oversight hearings. Holder refused and as a result was held in Contempt of Congress. To date he has not supplied the documents to Congress under the claim of Executive Privilege.
When the various states attempted to assert their Constitutional rights under the 10th Amendment, enacting laws on immigration, Holder and his Justice Department brought suit against these states for their opposition to the heavy-handed tactics employed by the Justice Department.
Eric Holder violated his Oath of Office by refusing to defend existing legislation in the Defense of Marriage Act. Politically such a defense would be viewed as toxic to Obama’s re-election in 2012.
The same is true of the Department of Homeland Security that under executive fiat refuses to enforce existing immigration law. Most troubling is that HLS continues to buy up massive stock piles of ammunition with no explanation as to the purpose of these purchases. America demands to know why.
Then on September 11, 2011 the terrorist attack upon the Consulate in Benghazi, Libya resulted in the death of 4 Americans. The administration entered into a massive coverup rewriting the events leading up to the attack to bolster Obama’s campaign assertion that terrorism was defeated and no longer a threat with Al-Qaeda on the run. This administration has lied to America for over 8 months. Obama and Hillary Clinton were MIA as the attack and the resulting crises unfolded. Obama’s re-election and fund raising was more important than protecting our State Department and other personnel in harm’s way.
When Hillary Clinton stated while testifying to Congress “What difference does it make at this point?” The difference is the priority placed on the life of Ambassador Stevens and his personnel as compared to Obama’s political narrative and agenda for re-election.
There now appears to be a concerted effort on the part of the administration to silence those that were on the ground during the attack and keep the survivors’ identities from Congress and the press. It is time for more whistleblowers to come forward and tell the true story of what happened leading up to the attack on Benghazi.
Today we are faced with a President that claims he knew nothing about the IRS targeting conservative groups that opposed him, or his policies, between 2010 and the election in 2012. Likewise he stated he knew nothing about the FBI and Justice Department investigation of Associated Press and Fox News reporters on the basis of disclosing classified information that endangered the national security.
The government was in direct violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution for conducting investigations of individuals’ phone records and emails under subpoena without notification of the individuals being investigated.
If the Nation’s security was in fact at risk how could it be that the President of the United States and the Attorney General would not be aware of the situation?
They are either total incompetents or liars attempting to minimize their involvement in using Police State tactics against individual citizens of the United States that oppose the administration’s actions and ideology. The message is clear. Oppose Obama and face the full retribution of the government and its various agencies. Support the opposition party and you will be punished as an enemy of the administration. This is not the America I have known where freedom of speech and association becomes the imputes for criminal investigation.
Congress must meet their oath to protect and defend the Constitution regardless of political affiliation and bring those responsible for these abuses of power to account for their involvement and be punished appropriately.
Each citizen needs to “stay the course” and re-establish our Representative Republic under the rule of law and not the tyranny stemming from Executive Fiat!
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