Revenge of the Swamp People!

By: Richard H. Frank

Seven months have passed since Donald J. Trump was sworn in as our 45th President. The Libertyssong Blog has remained silent with regard to the circus created by the media, Democrats in Congress, the RINOS in the Republican Party and, yes, the Trump administration including the President himself. Charges of collusion with the Russians by the Trump campaign and the ensuing Congressional investigations are nothing more than a smoke screen and delaying tactic to prevent the administration from pursuit of the agenda for America upon which Trump was elected. Millions upon millions of dollars are being spent by the Special Counsel Mueller to pursue a which hunt in search of some infraction by anyone associated with the Trump Campaign in any manner whatsoever. Meanwhile the media has lost all credibility whatssoever with the public in their effort to overturn the vote of the people by publishing uncollaborated reports of unconstitutional actions taken by the President that rise to the level requiring his impeachment.

To make matters worse President Trump uses his twitter account to respond to the BS and loses the focus on that which is important to the American people.

The real scandal lies within the hallowed halls of Congress and rests squarely on the shoulders of the Republicans who for seven years shouted for the immediate repeal and replacement of “The Affordable Care Act” better known as “Obamacare”. All their excuses for being unable to fulfill their promise to repeal this disastrous law disappeared with the election of Donald Trump. Yet suddenly when it comes to putting their money (or future reelection) where their mouths are, they have choked. Whatever happened to all the plans they put forward when the ACA was being forced down the throat of those they were supposed to represent, such as being able to purchase insurance across state lines, making insurance transferrable from job tho job, and tort reform all of which were supposed to reduce premiums for the average American.

So here we sit seven months into the Trump presidency bogged down in Russian investigations for interfering in our elections, alleged collusion by the Tump campaign with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton when it is she and her campaign that should be investigated for the numerous felonies committed on her behalf.

So let’s turn to the “Swamp People” for a minute. These are the Establishment in Washington D.C. that are members of the ruling elite class that includes members of Congress from both parties, agency bureaucrats, and government professionals. For these individuals Trump represents a threat to their very existence and power. They view Trump as an outsider having no business mettling in their affairs nor how they should decide to conduct the business within their own agencies. They will not only resist any form of legislation that moves the Trump agenda forward but will challenge every executive action in that liberal court system to block efforts to uphold federal law including immigration, sanctuary cities and law enforcement.

If you doubt the existence of the “Swamp People” just look at what has occurred in the Senate with regard to repealing Obamacare. We have the Freedom caucus, the Tuesday caucus, Rand Paul, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski the entire Democrat minority and don’t forget John McCain casting the deciding vote against a bill that was designed to forge a compromise between the House and Senate that allowed for amendments in an effort to give relief to those Americans that can neither afford the massive premiums or deductibles resulting from the Affordable Care Act.

Congress by virtue of the entrenched ruling class no longer represents the people that elected them. To hell with the American voter! They will tell us whatever we want to hear at election time and then do whatever the hell benefits themselves most when it comes to passing legislation. If you doubt what I am saying just wait until “Tax Reform” and “Infrastructure Spending” comes before them for a vote. I won’t hold my breath waiting for them to adopt the “Trump Agenda.”

It’s long past time for we the “American Voter” to “Drain the Swamp” and insist upon term limits in Congress. Four terms in the House of Representatives and two in the Senate followed by a mandatory one term interval before a candidate may seek reelection will do wonders to drain the swamp of corruption and dead wood resulting from an institution made up of professional politicians sucking off the teat of the taxpaying citizenry.

Although I don’t agree with all of Trump’s methods I do agree with the objective of his agenda “To Make America Great Again”.

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.

Obamacare’s “Free Yearly Exam” by Your Doctor is a Fraud!

by Jayne D. Frank

If there’s anything senior citizens hate, it’s being lied to.  After 3-1/2 years of putting up with the Obama Administration’s song and dance about how great our economy is, how selfish America is, or that we must all pay “our fair share,” we should be used to the lies.  Everyone recently saw the grandiose commercials on TV for Obamacare’s new free annual physical that seniors will be able to get, but it is an outright lie!

I regularly take good care of myself:  I’ve never smoked, I exercise and I keep my weight down.    But for many decades now, I have had an annual physical by my doctor.  I request this so that I can have my blood checked for any signs of trouble.  I actually have my physician do breast exams and have him look at any questionable spots on my skin for early signs of skin cancer.  Also,  during this physical, we discuss any new potential issue I may have encountered such as joint or muscle pain and he takes the time to thoroughly go over my medicines and to discuss any other questions I may have.  This is MY hour, MY exam, and MY health, so leaving his office, I normally feel great about the state of my health and having received answers to the medical questions I may have.

Obamacare is the END of our annual physical as we may have known it.  To state otherwise is a blatant lie to seniors and those family members that may eventually have to care for them.  In the mail today from my doctor was a description of what my new physical (wellness exam) will look like.  I will have my clothes on the entire time.  He will measure my weight, blood pressure and my waist circumference (as if I don’t have a tape measure and scale at home).  He will discuss my risk for falling.   Really?  I am too busy enjoying living and finally enjoying retirement that falling is the last thing I am thinking about and am perfectly capable of  taking care of my own risk assessments around my house.   I will not be able to get my yearly blood work done or breast exam under this new “wellness” exam unless I pay for them separately at a different appointment.  Most assuredly, I will not be able to get my bone density tests (even though my mother had osteoporosis) nor will I be able to get medication to prevent the same from happening to me. There will be no way without taking your clothes off that a doctor can detect a mole that is precancerous, or notice your legs are swollen or changes to your normal skin tone.  These all are indicators of a more serious problem that might be going on.  But you DO get  a screening for depression, and God knows by now, you will be depressed when you start to get medical bills to pay which Medicare or your Medigap Insurance won’t pay because you have “opted” for your regular yearly physical instead of the Government’s “wellness exam.”

The most obnoxious of these “Medicare”-sponsored commercials shows a grandfather telling the world that thanks to his annual physical under Obamacare, the doctor detected a serious life-threatening condition that otherwise could have prevented him from seeing his grandchildren grow up.  Obviously, under Medicare’s new rules, he would have had to have been on death’s doorstep in order to have been diagnosed using the prescribed annual exam under Obamacare which precludes doctors from using the latest diagnostic tools during your annual physical.

The Government now expects doctors who spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and years as interns for their education and who put up with years of grueling medical training, to now waste their valuable time and “sit” with fully clothed Medicare patients for 45 minutes once a year and talk about the time of day, and for a discounted payment at that.  Don’t forget that included in Obamacare is the requirement that older people be made aware of their “options” should they not like the care the doctor is able to provide. What ever happened to “if you like your Doctor and insurance plan you can keep them”; but at what additional cost?

I for one, am furious at this lie by the Obama administration.  I have already seen our insurance Part B and Medigap insurance payments go up by about 30% because of Obamacare, and for what?  So I can ignore my body and my health and keep myself well by having the kind of physical that I want and need.  Every senior and the children of seniors should be infuriated at what is coming if Obamacare is not stopped and repealed.   If you want to see what this looks like in the future, rent the movie Soylent Green and see how Government treats seniors who are no longer considered “relevent or productive”  – it’s awfully close to sitting for 45 minutes with your clothes on talking with your doctor about nonsense.

UPDATE:  So, opting for a complete physical instead of the Obama Wellness Exam, I had my appointment yesterday. Out of an hour set aside for my physical, I can honestly report that I had all of TEN MINUTES of my physician’s undivided time for the exam and to answer my specific questions about my health.  The other 50 minutes was spent by my doctor and his nurse on the computer, filling out MANDATED questions by the Government’s HHS Department.  As a result, I did not have eye contact, or even felt the presence of my doctor, during all of those questions.  Be VERY AFRAID of the kind of questions they ask, because ultimately they will result in another mandate from HHS based on your answers.  For instance, you might expect one question of whether you have experienced any depression since the date of your last physical.  But if you do answer you were depressed about an incident (in my case a personal family matter), you get many followup questions that are written for the physician about the number of times you are depressed every day and whether you ever feel like killing yourself (I think they worded it more tactfully).  In the future, perhaps President Obama’s words will come true – that “sometimes it is better to take a pill…(for grandma).”

Because I have had very controlled asthma for years (thanks to the preventative inhaler that I use), there was now a separate asthma section that took several minutes.  Those questions mainly focused on whether you felt your asthma was out of control or fully controlled.  What’s going to happen when they get 3 years of “fully controlled” from seniors – will they insist upon your expensive inhaler being dropped?

Then came the written question about my sex life and if I had one.

Were there any questions in HHS’s mandated questionnaire about what my nutrition or healthy living plans were?  No, because that is not their goal.  The questions they ask are frankly none of the Government’s business and because they are now a public matter are more egregious to ask a patient.  The doctor and nurse apologized for having to ask these questions and the doctor specifically said that he was frustrated that “he couldn’t get back to what he was educated to do – be a doctor and had to spend time answering computer questions which he hated.”

Since so much time was spent wasting an hour of the doctor’s time on the HHS’s mandated questions, it ended up that ordering my annual prescriptions was screwed up because they were trying to get done for the next patient.

Kathleen Sibelius has stated that this information is confidential and cannot be viewed by the Government.  If true, then why have they mandated this information be disclosed in order for Medicare to cover the annual physical cost?  For my own personal view, I was infuriated because this is MY private time with my doctor for which I am required to pay to secure relevant information about my current state of health such as blood tests.  My monthly Medicare and separate insurance payments which I pay are not intended to support the Government’s agenda but are for my own health.

*Make sure to read my Update: What You Need to Know About your Medicare Annual….” just published August, 2013

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.

Time for Drastic “Anti-Smoking” Policies

by Jayne Frank

Of the several hundred articles written in Libertyssong Blog over the past couple of years, the one article receiving the most views, and I should say negative comments from smokers, is our previous article on whether smoking should really be considered a Right.  A few years later, my opinion that smoking is NOT a right is validated by the Centers for Disease Control, American Lung Association and our Government’s own current statistics.  This discussion is critically important today because the U.S. is broke and cuts must be made.

Here are the stunning statistics about the cost of smoking in the U.S.:

  1. $.25 of every health care dollar is used for illnesses related to smoking and other behavorial lifestyles, and practically NONE of those dollars are paid for by the person involved in such behavior, but are paid for by 1) increases in insurance premiums for the rest of society, b) disability costs and c) government expenditures for health care.
  2. There are 443,000 deaths (1 in 5) attributable to smoking each year.
  3. 49,400 deaths are attributable to second-hand smoke
  4. Smokers will die 14 years earlier than their non-smoking counterparts
  5. 8.6 million people live with chronic illness (and those costs are multiplying rapidly as life span increases).
  6. $96 billion is the staggering number spent on medical costs related to smoking.  Medical costs for smoking related illnesses have risen 8 times more than in 1980.
  7. $97 billion lost productivity costs to U.S. businesses each year

The argument you get from the liberal left in this country is exemplified by the following excerpt from an article by Santa Monica University:

“Clear as this reasoning seems, penalizing individuals for unhealthy behaviors could result in great injustice and social harm. While 18 percent of U.S. citizens with incomes above the poverty line smoke, for example, the figure almost doubles to 33 percent for those with incomes below the poverty line. A one-dollar cigarette tax would have a strongly regressive effect on the low incomes these individuals receive. Consider the added problem of tobacco addiction and the probable result of a tax is not less smoking or lower health care costs, but fewer dollars spent on nutritional food and other essentials – conceivably leading to more illness and higher health care costs.”

As a “middle class” citizen, taxpayer and a Conservative, this kind of rhetoric is deplorable and does nothing but  make people feel guilty who want to see our insurance and medical industry reformed because of those who smoke.  The costs and impact of smoking are staggering and quite frankly, I really don’t care if putting higher taxes on cigarettes will affect lower income people and I don’t care of they choose to buy a pack of cigarettes instead of taking care of themselves–choosing to smoke cigarettes instead of eating.  Shame on this kind of argument!

What I would like to see is a real economic punishment for those that choose to live an unhealthy lifestyle, in the form of higher insurance rates and lower benefits for unemployment and welfare if recipients continue to buy cigarettes.    Period.

Our Congress and the Obama Administration have started this class warfare argument and are currently targeting the very expenditures for which Government was instituted (our national security).  They are also mass targeting seniors for COLA and benefit cuts, even those who have never smoked and are attempting to live an active lifestyle.  The real argument to be made is whether seniors have to do without their prescriptions which they pay for because of rising insurance premiums which they also pay for.

It is high time our Representatives stand up and start addressing this epidemic in America, both for economic and health reasons.

Again, smoking is NOT a right.  It is costing this country immeasurably in human treasure and financially for our children and grandchildren.  Let us all take a stand for what is right for the country as a whole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama’s Agends is America’s Tsunami!

By: Richard H. Frank

 Over the past four years, beginning with the Presidential Campaign for the 2008 election we have listened to both political parties proclaim that the economy and job creation was the number one priority for their administration should they be elected. The American public was forced to listen to the hollow promises of “Hope and Change” that would fundamentally change America and the world should Obama’s liberal progressive agenda be adopted. Since that time (2009) what have we endured as a nation?

  • Average retail price of gasoline has increased 100% from $1.83 in 2009 to $3.66 today.
  • Crude Oil price/barrel increased 135% and we still lack a cohesive energy policy.
  • Unemployment rate continues to hover between 9 and 10% even with the government’s alteration in the method for calculating the number.
  • Number of food stamp recipients increased by 22% and rising.
  • Number of long term underemployed 146.2% increase.
  • Government’s solution to spend our way to recovery has increased the national debt by 32.2% to reach $14.0 trillion.
  • Over 6 million homes currently in foreclosure in spite or TARP monies given to the banks to implement mortgage loan modification programs.
  • Our health care industry costs continuing the upward spiral out of control due to the liberal progressives ramming the unpopular legislation dubbed “Obama care” down the throats of Americans over their overwhelming objections.

The travesty to all of these situations is that they are the result of our Federal Government overstepping the enumerated powers defined in our Constitution. The first 5 items listed above could be immediately impacted and reversed if the Federal Government and its agencies would get out of the way of the free enterprise system and develop a comprehensive energy policy for America that does not change with every congressional and presidential election. Energy independence for America will result in establishing a free market price for oil and not that controlled by Mideast cartels.

The $816 billion that was spent on stimulus by the Administration and the 111th Congress accomplished just one thing. That was to create a 2% increase in government sector jobs; jobs which must be paid for with the sweat of those Americans working in the private sector.

Today, the announcement was made that the housing market reached its lowest level in the past 9 years. The resulting loss in equity to those seniors that have invested in their homes while raising their families in order to provide for a return after retirement find themselves facing a future without an equity nest-egg with which to supplement retirement and in many cases foreclosure as the banks refuse to respond to their request for loan modifications.

Lastly, we now are finding out what is in the “Affordable Health Care Law” forced upon every American as part of the “Hope and Change” agenda of this administration. Each and every argument set forth in opposition to this law is now proving to be true. Twenty-six states are suing the Federal Government for the law either being unconstitutional or for its violation of the 10th Amendment provision upholding States sovergnity.

The mid-term elections of 2010 expressed the will of the people against continued uncontrolled spending and limiting the size of the Federal Government. Yet, just four short months following that election, Congress and the President, act as though the election never took place and are conducting business as usual.  There are 31% of Americans that approve of the Presidents management of our economy. The remaining 69% are tired of his unending platitudes and proclamations that jobs and the economy are his number one priority and that we must stop spending when he continues to proceed without a budget for 2011 and has the nerve to present a $3.7 trillion proposal to Congress for 2012 that contains an additional $1.6 trillion deficit.

If stupidity, or doubletalk, could be considered a high crime or misdemeanor we would have cause to remove this unqualified novice from office. Unfortunately, we must rely upon the 112th Congress to keep him in check.  Many will say that we are destined for gridlock as long as Harry Reid sets the agenda in the Senate. I would gladly endure the next two years of gridlock until we can replaced Obama, Reid, Pelosi and RINOs who refuse to take the hard decisions to address the budget and unsustainable entitlements that have bankrupted this once great nation, and elect men of principle to put America on a course to true recovery.

Barack Hussein Obama – President of Islam?

by Richard H. Frank

Consider the following:

Barack Hussein Obama ran for President on a platform of “hope and change.”  Five days before being sworn into office, he proclaimed that he and his Administration would “fundamentally transform America and the world!”  Since then, in the ensuing 18 months his actions as leader of our Country have produced the following destructive results for our Republic.

  • The financial system bailouts originally established to secure toxic assets to avoid the collapse of the Country’s monitary system.  Taxpayer bailouts to the “too big to fail” institutions that have not used these funds as intended but to prop up and reward mismanagement and pay exorbitant bonuses.
  • The nationalization of two thirds of America’s auto industry with ownership rewards to special interests and unions in lieu of allowing our free market system to function and provide for elimination of the weak and strengthening the strong through reorganization and recapitalization.
  • Takeover of one sixth of the nation’s economy through passage of Obamacare against the will of 70% of the people.  The promise of reduced costs ($2500/family) and coverage for 30 million Americans are being shown for the false hope and change our President represented to all Americans.
  • The promise that his stimulus policy would create 3 million new jobs when in reality the opposite has resulted.
  • Enactment of financial regulations that will ultimately suppress the growth of investment by both large and small business and retard all economic recovery.
  • His refusal to support states’ rights with regard to enforcement of existing immigration law.  Instead, he and his Attorney General elect to sue any state taking the initiative to protect their citizens.
  • Obama’s blatant disregard for our Constitution which he has sworn to protect and defend.

So what has our esteemed President promoted under his campaign banner of “hope and change?”

  • He embarked on his “apology tour” of Europe and the Middle East assigning blame for the world conditions on America’s foreign policies and capitalist system.
  • He declared that America is not a Christian nation.
  • While campaigning, he stated he was a Muslim born in a Muslim country and raised as Muslim.
  • He refused to recognize America’s Day of Prayer and prohibited any such celebration within the White House but instead is celebrating Ramadan with a huge dinner at the White House.
  • He has endorsed building a mosque at the site of the World Trade Center attacks, a sacred burial ground for victims of the atrocity planned and brought about by radical Muslims, citing freedom of religion for his position, notwithstanding the outcry of Americans and the will of 70% of New Yorker’s.
  • His continuing outreach to Islam through the State Department and NASA with priorities to recognize their contributions to the sciences and the arts over the centuries in Europe.
  • His hands off policy with regard to challenging Iran and their unrelenting move to become a nuclear power in the mideast.
  • The strained relations he has created with the leadership in Israel and in support of their right to protect themselves against attack by mulim neighboring countries.

The majority of Americans see our President as a socialist set on destroying the established foundations of our Republic.  In spite of his words, his actions tend to be moving toward Sharia ideology practiced in Muslim countries.  He has exhibited disdain for American tradition and values from his comments about displaying our flag and paying homage to our sacred institutions and his comments abroad degrading our national values.

Barack Obama wraps himself in the flag only when it meets his personal political aspirations.  In retrospect maybe he should have run for President of the Nation of Islam.