Over the course of the last few weeks, revelations of multiple scandals have exposed the Obama Administration to significant criticism and scrutiny. From Fast & Furious to Benghazi, from the AP and Fox News debacle to the IRS scandal, from Fort Hood to the Boston Bombing, there have been a series of inappropriate behaviors exhibited by the Obama Administration. Unfortunately, most analysis and punditry regarding these events has suggested incompetence, negligence or ignorance as the force behind these events, rather than daring to inquire whether they are bound by a common thread of deliberate intent, purposeful calculation, and an arrogantly despotic disregard for the Constitution and the rule of law. We will examine this possibility here.
The administration has routinely and consistently acted in a manner injurious to the constitutional liberties guaranteed by the First, Second, Fourth, tenth, and fourteenth Amendments! Fundamental transformation, indeed!
From before he was even elected, President Obama has been doing all he could to silence the voices of criticism. Rather than engaging in lively debate in the arena of ideas, he has sought every opportunity to hamstring anyone who is not in lockstep with the administration’s policies. Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage, Beck etc. have all felt the wrath of the administration on many occasions… and this has been so routine as to be essentially ignored as day-to-day situation normal! But recent revelations of the seizure of Associated Press phone records, and the actions taken against Fox News personnel display a blatant overstepping of any semblance of legal or constitutional conformity. First Amendment be damned!
Part of the administration’s agenda has always been tighter gun control restrictions. A stated goal was the re-establishment of an “assault weapons” ban, though none of the weapons they sought to restrict meet a rational definition of an “assault weapon”. But the true agenda has been to disarm the American Citizen, as brought to light by Senator Feinstein’s proposed legislation since Sandy Hook, and by lesser officials of Democrat persuasion, such as the NJ State Senator stating they needed to “confiscate, confiscate confiscate”! Senator Feinstein has also made comments regarding “drying up the supply” of weapons. There is little doubt that the massive ammunition purchases by the Department of Homeland Security (and surprisingly many other governmental agencies and departments, ranging from the Social Security Administration to the WEATHER service) have served to dry up the availability of many calibers of ammunition. Empty shelves where ammunition should be in stores across America are a testament to the effectiveness of their strategy. To hell with the Second Amendment!
With warrantless seizures and spurious affidavits producing illegitimate warrants against members of the press, and with the IRS inappropriately demanding unnecessary and intrusive information of conservative applicants for tax exempt status, the protections against unreasonable search and seizure and the guarantee of the privacy of our houses, papers and effects has been violated egregiously. Pay no attention to that 4th Amendment behind the curtain!
Where administration policy departs from federal law, as in securing the border and the handling of illegal immigration, the administration has engaged their Dept of Justice and other “enforcers” to keep the states from acting in accordance with the law! Not only is the administration failing to enforce the law but they are constraining the states from doing so in the absence of enforcement by the feds. Several states have acted against federal mandates regarding ObamaCare Exchanges, Gun Control, etc, yet the administration continues to assault state sovereignty. What 10th Amendment?
The IRS scandal showing the deliberate, intentional targeting of conservative groups for harassment, and the denial or delay of their applications for exemptions is one of the clearest examples of a violation of “equal protection under the law” in recent memory! The 14th Amendment is not sacred to this administration either.
Meanwhile, Michelle Obama met with a Saudi linked to terrorism right after the Boston Marathon Bombing , and the administration spirited him away – yet the victims of the bombing were not granted such an audience.
The Fort Hood Shooter is still not referred to as a terrorist, his actions are not called terrorism (though he was a known Islamist militant, who shouted Allah Akbar as he gunned down soldiers) and the victims are not acknowledged as killed or wounded in combat or act of terror, but as a result of so-called “workplace violence”. Hassan has collected over a quarter of a million dollars in salary as he awaits trial – while the victims cannot obtain purple-heart benefits!
Obama’s closest confidant, Valerie Jarrett, was born in Iran and has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Hillary Clinton’s closest confident, Huma Abedin, also is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. Homeland Security Advisor Mohammed Elibiary also has been associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Benghazi story is still an enigma. Who ordered the stand-down, and why? Why was security so lax to begin with, even after multiple requests from Stevens to beef it up? At best, the administration is incompetent and negligent. But there is a retired 4 star Admiral who claims that it wasn’t a mistake, but rather a deliberate, intentional action with an even more nefarious purpose.
ADM James Lyons says that Obama deliberately conspired with the Libyans to have Ambassador Stevens kidnapped, so that Obama could have an “October Surprise” demonstrating his foreign policy prowess as he “negotiated” the release of Stevens in exchange for the “Blind Sheikh”, Omar Abdel-Rahman. He alleges that when the marines disobeyed stand-down orders and began shooting and killing the attacking Libyans, they presumed that Obama had betrayed them, and tortured and killed Stevens and the others, turning Obama’s pre-election public relations coup into a deadly disaster. The You-Tube video story was likely already in the works as the back-story for the abduction… so they allegedly ran with it.
Whether true or not, in the current environment, ADM Lyons would seem to have a greater credibility factor than that of the President and his administration, and the story is plausible, believable, and fits to answer all the salient questions regarding Benghazi!
If it can ever be proven that Lyon’s story represents what really happened, Obama could well be the first President not only to be removed from office, but to face criminal charges and possibly do time!
Whether or not Lyons’ scenario holds water, the administration has more than demonstrated that tyranny is indeed possible in the US government. Such a clear and undeniable demonstration, in fact, that even Piers Morgan – certainly no conservative by any measure – stated, “I’ve had some of the pro-gun lobbyists on here saying to me, ‘Well, the reason we need to be armed is because of tyranny from our own government,’ and I’ve always laughed at them. But, actually, this is vaguely tyrannical behavior by the American government.”
Yes, even Piers Morgan can see it. The Emperor has no clothes.
Update 6/5/13: There appears to be some corroborating evidence for Lyons’ allegations!