How do you spell Corrupt? – CLINTON!

By: Richard H. Frank

Just how stupid does Bill and Hillary Clinton along with the Obama Justice Department think we American Citizens are? If you believe the chance meeting Between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch , in a private hangar, at the Phoenix Airport was by accident I have some magic beans to sell you. Followed by todays statement by Attorney General Loretta Lynch wherein she did not recuse herself from the two ongoing investigations against Hillary Clinton but asserted she would accept the recommendation of the Director of the FBI is a classic Obama use of smoke and mirrors.

I cannot believe that our government has under the Obama Administration sunken to the level where the rule of law and the rules in place to regulate those charged with enforcing the law and rules are so blatantly disregarded. Our Nation is on the road to tyranny and we are moving downhill toward the abyss at a speed never experienced before in our history. The Washington elites within both political parties are to blame and it’s time that “We the People” take our country back.

When in your wildest imagination did you think we could have a Democrat Candidate for the Presidency facing possible indictment for placing our national security at risk and corruption with regard to her influencing contributions to the Clinton Foundation, all because she believes the rules and the law does not apply if your name happens to be Clinton. If this is the best our country has to offer I feel for the future of our children and grandchildren who may never know the true meaning of “liberty and justice for all”.

How many times must Hillary Clinton be caught in a lie before she is disqualified from holding government office of any sort in the United States of America? Unfortunately, for those of us that served our country in the military, worked and contributed to the security of our families and America, and now are witness to the decline of our Nation across the world, we can only harbor disgust for those elected to power in our government. The ultimate power in this nation resides with “We the People” as vested to us within our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. No person is entitled to become president of the United States of America because of their race, religion, heritage or gender. Hillary Clinton believes she is entitled to the presidency because of her twenty years of service and because of the historical significance of being the first woman to secure the nomination of her party.

Her record as First Lady has no bearing on her being qualified and her record in the Senate and as Secretary of State are disastrous. She claims to be a Progressive Democrat. In reality she is a left leaning tyrant set upon dismantling the tenants upon which our country was founded and rewriting the meaning of the Constitution.

Should she survive the FBI investigation and proceed to become the Democratic Candidate for President the only thing left standing in her way will be “We the People”. As we enter this July 4th celebration of our independence we need to take a minute from enjoying the food, fireworks and celebrations to remember that we all are responsible for the direction our country takes and for examining the character of those we place in office to administer this exceptional Nation of ours.

Corruption By Any Other Name

By: Richard H. Frank

Politicians and the Washington spin doctors are very creative at turning a phrase to avoid calling a particular act by one of their associates exactly what it truly is. For instance the President never tells a lie. He may have misspoken or his words may have been taken out of context or twisted to achieve some particular agenda in support of his ideology. Corruption, High Crimes and Misdemeanors, bribery and outright graft are all ignored and classified under the heading of “crony capitalism” or “it’s the right thing to do” in the case of such perceived social injustices as illegal immigration, gay marriage and abortion. When something goes wrong or takes an unexpected turn for the worse as the result of Government action “unintended consequences are always to blame and not the ideology behind the action. Take Obamacare for example. The law was to provide health care for over thirty million uninsured Americans at reduced costs for every family. Instead after five years of confusion in the medical industry accounting for 1/6th of the economy we find premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed and real care diminished with over thirty million Americans still uninsured. Obama has ignored the provisions of the law and by fiat altered the language without congressional action to meet his political initiatives. All of his actions are in direct violation of the Constitution. The same is true for Obama’s executive actions with regard to immigration and if not for the action of one Federal Judge we would be on the verge of amnesty for every illegal immigrant presently in the United States and establishment of an open border policy for the country. “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The nuclear negotiations underway with Iran for the past two and one-half years are the perfect example of this foregoing quotation. We have a President obsessed with creating his legacy having failed to do so in his Presidency for the past six years. His statement that “Iran would never possess a Nuclear weapon on his watch” did not include any provision against his providing them with the path to acquiring that weapon after he left office. When pressured by Congress to give them final approval of any agreement (treaty) reached during the negotiations the talks are suddenly characterized as being a non-binding agreement not subject to Congressional approval as required by the Constitution. Additionally, Obama seems to think he can unilaterally remove sanctions imposed by act of Congress without their legislating that action. Now we have Hillary Clinton’s in-your-face violation of State Department rules and law regarding disclosure of her emails while serving as Secretary of State. She arrogantly contends that she was entitled to use a non-governmental controlled server to archive her emails and she alone had the authority to determine which of those communications were private and those that belonged to “we the people”. She holds herself above the law and takes refuge behind the Clinton Foundation on matters having the appearance of corruption. The Justice Department turns a blind eye to her actions contending that others in prior administrations disregarded the rules and protocols in place and thus it is no big deal. The latest revelations about Hillary and the Clinton Foundation involved in influence peddling while she held the position of Secretary of State have all the earmarks of corruption and enhancing the financial rewards to the Foundation and of the Clintons personally. Coincidence, I think not but without any evidence to the contrary the Clinton’s will just hunker down and wait for this storm to pass just as they have before on other scandals. Unfortunately, corruption is not the sole provence of the Democrats in office but can be found on both sides of the aisle in Congress and in the massive Federal bureaucracy consisting of agencies within our government. As long as the electorate in America remains apathetic and does not insist that our laws are to be enforced we open ourselves and this country up to corruption for which we must bear the expense. An expense not only in the form of dollars but in the loss of our very liberty. Corruption by any other name still stinks.

Obama’s Speech on the NSA – Like Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic to Avoid the Iceberg

by Richard H. Frank

Today President Obama spent the first 20 minutes of his speech lecturing us on the nation’s need for intelligence since the Revolutionary War up to and including the attack upon the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Five minutes into his first shaking finger-pointing lecture I wondered just how stupid he thinks “We the People” really are.

Every thinking American understands that our nation’s security and spying on our enemy is not only necessary but paramount in protecting us and our families against the unthinkable; a nuclear attack on some U.S. city or major event. In fact, We the People also know that it is one of the few authorities that the President has been delegated by an Amendment to the Constitution. Additionally, we are aware that in today’s cyber world intercepting communications between potential enemies, foreign or domestic, must be part of our arsenal for use by the NSA. The balance, however, between protecting individuals against unreasonable search and seizure (the 4th Amendment of our Constitution) and providing for the nation’s security was not dealt with in Obama’s lengthy speech today. He danced all around the topic but never directly addressed the wholesale collection of our telephone and text messaging by the NSA. He expects us to believe that only telephone numbers associated with suspected terrorist activities and those contacting those numbers are examined for trends and suspicious frequencies without access to the actual conversations or texts themselves. His claim that the investigation of the NSA by his Administration has found no instance where access to our communications have been unlawfully violated. That statement is worth as much as his saying “If you like your health care plan you can keep it.” He also never mentioned what was going to happen with the multi-million square foot data storage compound being built in Utah by the NSA if they were in fact going to stop collecting all this data and outsource much of it.

Now listen to his proposed changes:

1. A Presidential Directive to every agency having access to our information that in essence must not house that access.

2. That the NSA will continue to collect data on every America but not store that data by the Government with a caveat that the Government will look at the data collected when it needs to.

3. He would appoint yet another Commission of public advocates to determine and make recommendations on where and how the data mined was to be stored.

4. Congress in consultation with Attorney General Eric Holder would determine what changes require a Legislative action in order to be Constitutional.

5. He was requiring annual updates by the NSA and Holder on the status of implementation of its proposals and directives.

6. Lastly his Presidential Directive made off-limits spying on foreign leaders of our allies.

Some in the mainstream media, Democrats in Congress and Obama’s Administration will hail this speech as a major initiative to keep America safe while protecting our Constitutional rights to privacy.

In fact it was none of the above but just another diversion to distract the public from those “phony scandals” according to Obama like the IRS, Obamacare, the NSA spying scandal and Benghazi which he hopes to bury once and for all.

Everything he said today is virtually meaningless since nothing will change in the end. It’s all about Obama attempting to shroud the truth from us using tactics from his most “transparent administration” in history. This speech is akin to the analogy of “rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic” in hopes of avoid the iceberg.

Three cheers for Barack Pinocchio Obama and his Administration of half-truths!

Obama’s Case of Foot in Mouth!

By: Richard H. Frank

In an effort to appear tough during his campaign for re-election in 2012, the President declared that the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian Assad forces would cross a “red Line” and be a game changer thereby changing his assessment of U. S. involvement in the conflict. That statement was made on August 20, 2012. One year later, August 21, 2013, chemical weapons were used against civilians in Syria. This action was reportedly the third such incident since the President’s declaration a year earlier when his “red line” was established.

True to the Obama form the first two incidents were brushed aside under the guise of having to confirm conclusive evidence of who was responsible and who to hold accountable in the event the allegations were found to be true. Now, the latest incident leaves Obama stranded in a corner trapped by his own words with regard to what actions he will take.

His efforts to form a coalition of willing nations to support him has all but vanished with Britain’s House of Commons vote not to support the United States in any punitive actions against the Assad regime. As for France, don’t hold your breath waiting for any help from them.

Obama can no longer forestall action as he has in Benghazi where he pledged to find those responsible for the September 11, 2012 attack on our consulate and the death of 4 Americans. Nothing has been done to date to bring those responsible to justice.

Instead, like a cornered rodent, Obama has defiantly pledged to strike Syria’s military assets to punish the Assad regime for the chemical attack upon its own civilian population. He assumes that his righteous posture to defend against those forces that endeavour to go against the norms established for the prohibition of the use of chemical weapons under any circumstances will justify his actions. He contends that the use of these weapons poses a threat to the security and interests of the United States and that he alone as “Commander-in-Chief” possesses the authority to initiate action without the approval of Congress or with sanction from the United Nations.

Publicly he appears as the defender of the weak and helpless in an effort to bolster his falling approval ratings among Americans. Internationally he is viewed as the “Mouse that Roared” as evidenced by his failure to garner any support in coalition of the proposed undertaking against Syria.

On Saturday August 31,2013 he stood before the Nation and declared he had decided to strike against Syria; however, he also took a second decision to seek Congressional approval for his proposed actions. This will serve to give him a shield against his critics for having shot off his big mouth in August of 2012 just prior to the Presidential election declaring a “red Line” which Syria must not cross.

Should Congress vote against his proposed action he will contend they will have to bear the responsibility for any further deaths in Syria and any political consequences for their decision. Conversely, should they approve his plan it will give him cover and bolster him politically with his supporters yet providing him with someone else to blame for any unforseen consequences stemming from his action.

The situation in Syria has been allowed to fester beyond the point where any remedial action taken by outside forces other than the Arab States will have any impact upon the civil war being waged there.

When “We the People elect an unqualified, inexperienced President such as Barack Obama to hold office we open the door to the unforseen consequences that are certain to follow. Obama has shown that he will never accept responsibility for any of his policies or actions when they fail, but will always shift the blame to another person or entity for failure. Remember with Obama everything is ultimately about Obama. The “Narcissist-in-Chief” has taken the stage repeatedly and lied to the American people and to date has not been held responsible for his lies and actions.

Now is the time for Congress to assert their power over the Executive Branch of Government and hold the President to the enumerated powers set forth in the Constitution before he is allowed to place our military in harm’s way.

Contact your Congressional Representatives and insist that they vote against Obama for taking any action as he has failed to show how the Nation’s security and interests are being threatened by the civil war in Syria.

Scandals, Lies and Tyranny!

by Richard H. Frank

Barack Obama is on record stating that the “Constitution of the United States of America” is a fundamentally flawed document.  This is the very document that has set the course for the nation’s government for over 230 years and in fact is the document which Barack Obama has sworn to protect and defend when taking the oath for the Office of President.  Time and again over the past five years President Obama  has publicly stated that we are a nation of laws yet by his own actions has thwarted the law and our Constitution wherever and whenever it suited his political agenda.

The recent scandals involving the IRS and now the NSA spying upon American citizens is further evidence of the Administration’s contempt for our Constitution and the rule of law.  Never over the past half century has there been an Executive Branch of Government so corrupt as is the Obama Administration.

Congress and the Supreme Court fail to exercise their legitimate authority as the checks and balance against an Executive Branch totally out of control.  Political ideology has interfered with them asserting their Constitutional duty to hold the Obama Administration accountable to the enumerated powers specified in the Constitution.

This Administration, under the guise of “fairness or national security” has carried out a relentless attack upon the First, Second, Fourth, Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution commonly known as the “Bill of Rights.”

Every day some new issue or scandal is discovered that shows the true colors of an administration whose ideology runs contrary to that of our Founders when they conceived our Constitution.  The very mention of “God” in the public arena is under assault within the military and by the Pentagon, by the IRS attempting to deny tax exempt status for religious organizations and by the Department of Health & Human Services attempting to punish businesses and religious organizations for refusing to participate in Obamacare in support of abortions and contraceptives.

Today the average citizen is forced to go to court in order to obtain what could be life-saving treatment for their loved ones that is prohibited by some bureaucratic fiat.  Just where will this all end under Obamacare when regulations yet to be written deprive a patient of treatment because of their age or socio-economic status?  Kathleen Sebelius contends that “some people will live and some will die” under these arbitrary regulations.  Since when has she or any Bureaucrat or Panel been elevated to assuming the position of God?  The Administration claims that there are no death panels contained in Obamacare.  I beg to differ and Sebelius has as much as said so.  Recent news about Medicare patients being turned away at some cancer clinics for cancer treatment also is a testament to where this is going.

Today we have a government that has no compulsion about lying to us over and over again as evidenced by the President’s statements about the “Affordable Care Act,” the attack on the Consulate in Benghazi, the “Fast and Furious” scandal and his assertion that he knew nothing about the IRS targeting conservative groups or the Justice Department’s secret investigation of AP and Fox News reporters.  And Congress appears impotent to do anything about those individuals responsible for these transgressions and those that have committed perjury in their testimony before various Congressional oversight committees.

Where will it all end?  Lacking the action b y Congress and the Supreme Court to act and remove those accountable from Government “We the People” will pay the price by relinquishing our freedoms to the oppression of Government pursuing the ultimate power over the citizens of this nation.

It is time to stand up and take action as indicated in our “Declaration of Independence” where it states “That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,  it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”

We must remind our elected Representatives of their duty to take such action now and should they fail to do so replace them with those that cherish our Founding Documents in the 2014 mid-term elections.

Why Romney Lost the 2012 Election

by Richard H. Frank

Five months following the 2012 Presidential election and the defeat of Mitt Romney by Barack Obama the pundits  from both parties have attempted to spin their message and place the blame on everything from one candidate having no message to the other having a superior ground game for getting out the vote.  There is an element of truth in every theory presented but I believe the real reason resides in the changing demographics in America experienced over the past 50 years.  The demographics not so much in terms of ethnic origin, race or economic status but the demographic of an individual’s collective life experience.

As our nation prepared to celebrate the Bicentennial in 1976, I had the occasion to view a video entitled “What You Are is Where You Were When” created by  and featuring Dr. Morris Massey, then an Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

My first impression as I viewed the video was that I was watching a fast-talking used car salesman that resembled a flim-flam man or carnival Barker.  As I listened however, it become apparent that he had a lot of valuable information to convey in a relatively short span of time limited by the video itself.

His message was all about values  The values every human being possesses, where they were first introduced, what life forces imprinted them upon us and how they became part of our belief system.

According to Dr. Massey there are three major periods in each person’s life during which values are developed:

  1. The Imprint Period, up to age seven, when we are like sponges absorbing everything around us, accepting much as true, especially when it comes from our parents.
  2. The Modeling Period, between the ages of eight and thirteen where we tend to copy others, often our parents.  We may be impressed by religion or teachers.  Often times outside influences may take precedent over the values of our parents.
  3. The Socialization Period, between 13 and 21 when peer pressures largely influence our behavior and often are in conflict with values previously introduced by parents and teachers.  Other influences include media, and in today’s rapidly changing technology the largely uninformed social media.

If Dr. Massey’s theories are correct the country has been bombarded with secular-based values over the past 50 years, many of which are in direct opposition to those of people born in the first half of the 20th Century.  For example:

  • The distortion of our Constitution with regard to the separation of church and state (words which cannot be found in the document as written by the Founding Fathers.)
  • The role of the Federal Government taking precedent and usurping the power of the state – disregard of the Enumerated Powers within the Constitution.
  • Expansion of the welfare state to include redistribution of wealth, not through voluntary, charitable institutions or individuals, but by the fiat of Government.
  • A disregard for human life by advocates of abortion and a practice in this Country that makes the Holocaust pale due to the wanton disregard for the life of the unborn through millions of abortions performed in this Country.

Take a look at what has occurred in our public institutions of learning beginning in the 1960s.  Religion has been removed from the classroom and the very mention of God is no longer tolerated.  Music celebrating any form of religion is no longer included in the secular curriculum taught in our schools and holidays acknowledged for centuries under the law are now renamed for political correctness.

So how have we as a nation allowed all this change in our values to occur since the Declaration of Independence was written in 1776?  According to Dr. Massey any change in values must be preceded by a “Significant Emotional Event.”

Looking back over the past 100 years it is easy to mark the most “significant emotion events” and see how they impacted the value system of Americans living at that moment in time.

  • 1914 World War I and a call to America to protect and defend the principles upon which this Country was founded.  The significant event came with the sinking of the Lusitania Passenger Liner by the German “U” boats and the loss of American life.
  • 1929’s Black Friday crash of the stock market leading to the Great Depression.  Millions of Americans were out of work and lost their homes.  This significant event imprinted the value for  hard work and property on millions of Americans living through the Depression.
  • December 7, 1941 and the Japanese attack upon Pearl Harbor once again awakened the patriotic values of America to return to its core values and defend the world against Imperial Japan and facism in Europe.
  • November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas and shook the nation to its very foundation.  Politically, our Government leaders embarked upon social justice programs such as the  Great Society,  the War on Poverty and others that nurtured a growing segment of society addicted to entitlements which cannot be sustained.
  • September 11, 2001, the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon shook America awake and focused the threat of Muslim extremists directly on our security here in the homeland.
  • November, 2008 the election of Barack Obama, the first Black President in this nation’s history that campaigned against many of the values that made our Country the most free, most prosperous nation in the history of the world.  His promise was to “fundamentally change America” through his actions for social justice to correct in his words “a fundamentally flawed U. S. Constitution.”  The significant emotion to elect a black man regardless of his lack of credentials and experience to hold the office, and the fear of being judged as being racist, overrode logic and common sense of the electorate.
  • November, 2012 Barack Obama is reelected with a campaign based solely upon the premise that he could not fix all the economic problems created by  George Bush in a mere 4 years and that General Motors was alive and Bin Laden was dead.

Therefore, if one is to believe that Dr. Massey is correct, and I do, what will the next “significant emotional event” be that awakes America and returns us to our senses?

Possibly without real fiscal reform the collapse of the dollar which would throw this Country into the worst depression ever witnessed in modern history.  Continued deficient spending and growth of the Federal Government to support social justice at the expense of the free market and eventually individual freedom. Or perhaps another event might be millions of people protesting in the street in America because their handouts no longer can be sustained.   Simply put “there is no such thing as a free lunch.”  When the Government runs out of other people’s money to spend we will become Greece and that’s when the real revolution will begin.  God Help the United States of America should we ever reach that time.

Obama’s Law – Waivers, Executive Orders and Presidential Fiat!

by Richard H. Frank

Just another day in Obamaville when the Department of Labor issues waivers to defense contractors allowing them to ignore issuing WARN notices to employees scheduled to be terminated due to anticipated budget cuts resulting from automatic sequesters in defense spending beginning in 2013.  Under existing law employers are mandated to issue WARN notices 60 days in advance of anticipated termination dates.  Such notices are due on November 1, 2012 for those positions to be eliminated by defense contractors cuttings jobs in January, 2013.  This is just six days prior to the General Presidential Election and would certainly cast a shadow over Obama’s contention that he and his administration under his policies have created 4 million jobs over the past 29 months.

Initial reports stated the Government told Lockheed Martin they would assist companies with any legal defenses for failure to issue WARN notices as well as pay for retaining of employees and severance payments using taxpayer dollars.  Typically, when this became public knowledge the Pentagon stated no contracts would be cancelled as a result of sequestration in January, 2013.  More political cover for Obama’s failure to address this nation’s pending fiscal crisis in negotiations with Congress in 2012.

This is just the latest of Obama’s arrogant moves to circumvent Congress and the law through bribery to secure votes and assure his re-election.  Should any private enterprise fail to issue WARN notices under the law you can rest assured they would be immediately indicted by the Department of Labor and subjected to onerous fines.

This is the latest blatant example of an administration and a President that places themselves above the law.  Added to waivers issued by HHS to unions and Obama donors exempting them from provisions contained in the “Affordable Care Act,” Executive Orders in essence implementing provisions of the Dream Act for illegal immigrants, Executive Orders allowing the government to seize and control communication media, to mobilize civilians into work brigades under Government supervision, to provide that when the President declares a “State of Emergency” Congress cannot review the action for six months.

He has set the stage to seize total control of this nation through a Declaration of Martial Law in a total disregard of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  If for no other reason Obama and his administration must be removed from power in the coming election on November 6, 2012.

President Obama will view his re-election and translate it into his mandate to accelerate his agenda to “fundamentally change America” into something our Founding Fathers would dare not dream to recognize.  This is why he must be defeated Obama and return this nation to “We the People.”