The present government of the United States is largely a blend of corruption and mismanagement. It no longer responds to or is trusted by a growing number of Americans.
Not being a natural born citizen, Barack Hussein Obama has never been eligible for the Presidency and he may have committed felonies both before and after occupying the nation’s highest office.
Yet, despite mounting evidence, not one member of Congress or anyone in the executive or judicial branches dares to speak up or initiate an investigation.
Why is that?
Choose your noun. The Obama issue is about complicity, negligence, avarice and cowardice.
There are likely many who are complicit in a cover-up, many who were derelict in their duty to screen Obama and many selfish individuals who love their power and privileges more than their country.
Smoking out Obama will be a tough and dirty business. None of our professional politicians want to soil their hands. They will leave the hard work to others, but, when it is safe to do so, they will express their faux outrage and indignation and claim credit for saving the country.
Cowards, sycophants and the greedy are not the kind of people worthy to lead a great nation.
Republican Senator Jim DeMint defined the problem we are facing:
“Americans know real change in Washington will never happen until we end the era of permanent politicians. As long as members of Congress have the chance to spend their lives in Washington, their interests will always skew toward spending taxpayer dollars to pay off special interest supporters, covering over corruption in the bureaucracy, fund-raising, relationship-building with lobbyists, and trading favors for pork; in short, amassing their own power.”
Similar opinions have also been expressed by Democrats, such as former Congresswoman Bella Abzug:
“The inside operation of Congress - the deals, the compromises, the selling out, the co-opting, the unprincipled manipulating, the self-serving career-building - is a story of such monumental decadence, I believe that if people find out about it they will demand an end to it.”
There is no better example of corruption than the current allegations against the “Princess of San Francisco”, former House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi.
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and
prosecutes government corruption, announced that it has obtained documents from the Department of Defense (DOD) detailing her multiple requests for military air travel.
According to Judicial Watch, the emails from Pelosi’s staff reek of entitlement, privilege and a lack of concern about wasting taxpayer money. The former House Speaker treated the Air Force “like her personnel airline.”
That may be added to recent reports of the distribution of Obamacare waivers as possible political payoffs.
Nowadays the main activities of Congress seem to be blundering and plundering.
Theodore Roosevelt said:
“It is the duty of all citizens, irrespective of party, to denounce, and, so far as may be, to punish crimes against the public on the part of politicians or officials.”
Professional politicians may be elected by the people, but they are owned by the fat cats. It is the wealthy special interest groups for whom the Congress works and who sustain the entire professional political class.
Term limits may be the only way to break a cycle of corruption, but Congress and the lobbies strongly oppose them.
The US will not survive unless we as citizens understand that we alone are the guardians of the law and the Congress is only a vehicle for its implementation.
If we do not rise up against the usurpation of power and the endemic corruption of the professional political class, our silence will be construed as a surrender of our rights.
We must not allow Obama to run for re-election without a proper investigation of his background and the truth being revealed. If there is a conspiracy to defraud the American people, the guilty must be rooted out and punished.
Ordinary Americans must now act because the professional political class will never do so. It may become prudent to exercise our Second Amendment rights vigorously.
“Cowardice asks the question ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question ‘Is it politic?’ But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but because conscience tells one it is right.”—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
© Canada Free Press 2011
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a recently retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve. He is a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq.
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