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.”

Thugs, Political Hacks, Actors and Muslims to be Showcased at Democratic National Convention

by Jayne D. Frank

Having been a witness to countless speeches at the 2012 GOP Convention by intelligent, serious, substantive people about equally substantive issues of our time such as our economic crisis and our standing in the World, I wondered who might be appearing at the Democratic National Convention next week.

The contrast is so glaring and telling of a failed Administration and the desperate grasping for anyone willing to speak on their behalf.  Most troubling is the fact that outside of the convention and with the blessing of President Obama, will be a prayer session and concurrent conferences headed by Grand Iman Siraj Wahhaj, who called America a garbage can and seeks a caliphate in the Obama Administration.  This is a man who in 1995 said it was his “duty and our duty as Muslims to replace the U.S. Constitution with the Quran.”

Other speakers thus far announced range from has-beens like John Kerry to Sandra Fluke, a student, whose popularity rose when she in essence told the U.S. Congress that the Government was responsible for making sure every woman got contraceptives for free.  You also have Mayors of large african-american regions of the country, most of which are decimated by the unemployment numbers in the black community because of Barack Obama’s leadership failure.  Actors and rock stars as usual have prominent speaking roles at the convention to attract the Millenial crowd because Barack Obama thinks young voters only care about their genius list on their Ipods and Iphones and will support his Administration for another four years despite the fact that they can’t get jobs.

You will see Chicago thugs and politicians throughout the convention whose only responses to the economic and unemployment crisis that Obama failed to fix, is to bad-mouth Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan who actually DO have plans for the next 4 years for restoring this country to economic and foreign policy excellence and strength.  Rahm Emanuel, in particular, who is a real proponent of redistribution of wealth in this Country and said something to the effect of “Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste” (for promoting Obama’s agenda), also has a prominent speaking role.

The Obama campaign’s reaction to last night’s detailed and positive message from Paul Ryan?  A memo circulated to all of its donors saying Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire, or who tweets “This seat is taken.” So undignified and unbecoming of a President that has a great deal of explaining to do to his 2008 voters.  The campaign also has plans to allow people “from the community” to get chances to attend the convention, much the same as his “beer summits” and online beer contests the last year or so.

The contrast thus far in speakers, plans for each convention, substance and tone, could not be more striking and it is incumbant on every person who will cast a vote this November, to not only watch Romney and Ryan’s speeches as well as President Obama’s and look at the Democrat’s Convention for the ugly tone it will set. Americans must also be concerned about Obama’s unspoken endorsement for the presence of the Muslim philosophy for America, and most importantly, for what the Convention will fail to say and do about the next four years.  A nation precariously close to being a total entitlement country is doomed to stay subservient to the Government and President Obama’s socialist agenda until each American citizen-young, old, black, Hispanic, poor, and middle class-understands the stark differences between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s visions for our future.

Obama’s Imperial Presidency – Making Congress and the Courts Irrelevant

by Richard H. Frank

Over the past 3-1/2 years Americans have witnessed the plan of Barack Obama to “fundamentally change America” from the Representative Republic envisioned by the Founders into a European Socialist democracy.  The tactics used by the Obama Administration have been predicted and documented by numerous authors and thus should not be a surprise to anyone who believes in the Constitution and the rule of law in the United States.

President Obama stated that the Constitution is a “flawed document” and despite his solemn oath to uphold the tenants embodied within it has trampled it and the law whenever it suited his agenda to achieve “fundamental change” in America.

This blog and countless others have chronicled his illegal abuse of executive power and called upon Congress to challenge the usurpation of power never intended for the Executive Branch of Government nor the President to possess.

The following is an article about Obama’s second term transformation by Steve McCann in the American Thinker which captures the essence of Obama’s quest to achieve the Imperial Presidency:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/obamas_second_term_transformation_plans.html

Since Congress has failed to challenge Obama’s abuses of power and  his absolute disregard for the Judiciary, it remains for “We the People” to remove him from office in November and return the Republic to the vision of the Founding Fathers and thus preserve our personal freedom.

The Conditioning of America!

By: Richard H. Frank

Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign pledge to “fundamentally change America” has been launched and implemented little by little over the past 3 1/2 years. His administration’s initiatives to achieve “fundamental change” have been marked by a three-pronged assault upon the free enterprise system and our Constitution itself. The coordinated attack starts with onerous legislative efforts, which usually fail, followed by pushing the proposed objective through executive and or administrative fiat. If either of these approaches raise the ire of Congress , or the electorate, the administration turns to the Justice Department to challenge and intimidate those that oppose their initiatives.

The liberal progressives are tenacious in pursuit of their socialist ideology. They have persisted in pushing their agenda for nearly 100 years and with the election of Barack Obama have virtually brought this nation to its knees as a result of the accumulated burden of unfunded entitlements, out of control spending and a national debt on the fast track to $20 trillion over the next four years. A debt that outstrips GDP and burdens our children for generations to come.

Achieving energy independence is a prime example of how the liberals condition the population to accept “fundamental change” and their agenda. The Obama administration stands directly in the path of the free market initiatives to develop our own natural resources through exploration and development on Federally-controlled lands and offshore paying homage to the special interests that support their agenda. New sources of fossil fuel and environmentally-safe technology for extracting these resources are demagogued as unproven and a threat to the environment. As a result the increasing demand for oil world-wide increases the price of crude and sends gasoline prices soaring along with every commodity requiring transport to the market place. The Obama administration contends that there is little they can do to impact oil prices and that lifting restrictions and increasing permits will take too long to impact the world market. This is the same story we have heard for the past 30 years when, if we had acted, we would not be faced with a looming crisis for future supply at a price dictated by supply and demand as opposed to that determined by the far east oil cartel.

Until the price of a gallon of gasoline approaches $5.00 and the electorate rebels against the government inaction and their outright obstruction to increasing domestic supply the administration resorts to short-term actions like releasing oil from the strategic reserve as a means to manipulate prices just enough to cause the price to drop just below $4.00 per gallon. In the interim the President condemns big oil for raping the public and making obscene profits when the truth is big oil makes about 8 cents for every gallon of gasoline sold while the Federal government makes 26 cents, more than three times that of the oil companies.

This shell game orchestrated by the Obama administration is intended to condition the public to accepting $3.50 per gallon as the new normal and forget that just 3 1/2 years ago we paid only $1.80 per gallon in 2009 when Obama took office. Over time just as a trainer does with his dog, the public is conditioned to gladly accept the 100% increase as a good thing.

Then we have “Obamacare” sold to America by liberals in Washington in support of the President as the panacea that would provide “affordable” health insurance to every American. For over two years Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama preached the following rhetoric until many Americans believed them.

  • If you like your current health care plan and doctor you can keep them.
  • The average family will save $2500.00 per year in premiums under Obamacare.
  • Obamacare will not increase the deficit – not by a single dime.
  • The Affordable Health Care Law mandate is Constitutional under provisions of the commerce clause.

The first three statements above have been proven to be untrue and we will soon hear from the Supreme Court if the fourth is in fact Constitutional or not.

Three and one half years after Obama and his administration assumed power the standard of living for many Americans has deteriorated. We are told that the new norm for the middle class will include limited opportunity for jobs and sustained unemployment levels of 8% or higher. Higher taxes will be required for all income levels to support expanded entitlement programs with food stamps alone growing to include in excess of  50 million families.

For those senior citizens living on a fixed income the prospect for the future appears bleak. The inflationary impact from energy prices coupled with the necessary rationing of health care under Obamacare are the first harbingers of the “fundamental” changes yet to come. The conditioning process for the elderly includes loss of equity in their homes and the value of their pensions earned over all their working years. Expendable income vanishes rapidly for this segment of American society more quickly than for any other.

The conditioning process will proceed even faster should Obama be reelected until the standard of living we experienced in the 20th century will just be a fading memory. The “fundamental Change” Obama seeks is to achieve a social democracy where we are dependant upon government for survival. Statism fosters such dependency on government for subsistence. When that dependency can no longer be supported through taxation of the free enterprise system those conditioned to rely upon the so-called entitlements eventually turn upon their benefactor, the state, and rebel. We are witness to this in Greece and many other European social democracies.

Generations yet unborn will not know how this nation was conditioned to give up freedom and self-reliance in the name of fairness and turned America into a nation of mediocrity from the vibrant , exceptional free society experienced in the past.

Those of us that have experienced the blessings of freedom embodied in our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution must stand firm against “fundamental change’ in America and return to the conservative values and principles that made America the greatest nation on the face of the earth.

First Amendment to the Constitution or Corinthians 6:19-20 – Take Your Pick and Defend Freedom!

by Jayne D. Frank

The secular agenda of some Americans, supported and encouraged by President Obama’s vision of his America, has brought about the latest affront to the Constitution of the United States and to God’s own word’s in the Bible.  I am speaking of the attack on institutions and churches whose religious and moral beliefs do not support either providing contraceptives or abortive medications.  The Catholic Church is dead center in the middle of this controversy but it is not alone in its attack from the Obama Administration.  Every Christian and God-loving individual in America should be incensed and outraged by this assault on their religious beliefs and should be motivated to defend either the Constitution and/or the Bible, especially as is set forth in Corinthians 6:19-20 “…Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

The Constitution, written by our Founders, to be adhered to by all Governments and individuals, specifically states in the First Amendment that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

Obviously, this First Amendment has been distorted and confused by the ongoing judicial activism of the courts over the years which has ruled illegitimately that this matter belongs to the states and should be governed and administered by each individual state.  The courts have routinely ruled since 1925 on religious issues, in direct violation of the original meaning of the First Amendment, thus becoming the “law of the land” as encouraged by this President.  

After loud protests from Cardinals and Bishops in the church, President Obama indicates that he has made a “compromise” with the Catholic Church which says that the Church and the institutions affiliated with it, do not have to provide contraception and abortion medications or procedures to its followers and university students.  However, this compromise is empty and ineffectual as the Catholic Church and other religious organizations that do not condone contraceptive and abortion medications and procedures still have to pay their insurance carriers to provide such services.  

Once again, President Obama has pitted another group of Americans against another.  This time, it is those with a profound religious belief, often described as Conservatives, against the secular Progressive Left in this Country.

We cannot stand by as Americans and permit this atrocity to happen to our Churches and religious educational institutions.  Whether you believe as the Bible says that our bodies are the Temple of the Holy Spirit, provided by God, or you understand that this Country was founded on the principle that Government should not prohibit the free exercise of religion by all Americans, we must stand united as a Country and fight along with the Catholic Church to defend our rights not to have the Federal Government force us to violate our beliefs and have these insurance provisions once again stuffed down our throats.