Let’s not mince words; if Harry Reid was not at the helm of the predominantly Democratic Senate, the two-thirds majority it takes to impeach a president, would today, be a cinch to produce.
Americans are fed up with the lawless president and his make-believe top lawman, Eric Holder.
The trade of five of the worst terrorists in the world held prisoner at Gitmo for one army deserter may be the straw that broke the camel’s back.
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Articles, videos, debate, and news coverage is exploding across the entire spectrum of the media ranging from disappointment to calls for impeachment and actual jail time for treason.
On a very serious level, some are calling for Barack Obama to be charged with treason for aiding and abetting our enemies. Some are referring to Mr. Obama as an “enemy of the American people.”
“Mad” magazine has done a spoof on the Bergdahl incident and likens his actions to the film “Saving Private Ryan.” Mad mocks Obam’a unilateral law breaking action – by calling it “Trading Private Bergdahl.”
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Obama has ignored the Constitution and every measure designed to keep Americans safe, along with bypassing a law he signed himself only last year–which requires giving Congress 30 days’ notice before transferring any Gitmo prisoners. The law Obama ignored is called the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2013.
With doctors in Germany now saying that Bergdahl’s health is perfectly OK, we have another lie rolling off the lips of Barack Obama; but for most of us, we are not the slightest bit surprised.
Obama painted a picture of a beaten and abused POW who was on the brink of death. With pictures of him joining in soccer games now emerging and the recent diagnoses by doctors, what we have is simply another Obama whopper. We’ve been through these waters.
The disgrace of the president is met with a defiant proclamation that he has no apology to make for his actions. When is someone going to tell him that an apology might be good, but it is a very poor substitute for the safety of 350 million Americans who are all at risk now because five of the worst terrorists in the world have just been set free to ply their Satanically driven trade?
We may chide, deride, and aside with this president; but in the end, we have become just a bigger target for Muslim Jihadist madness.
Cartoons and spoofs abound–some rather silly, yet others intensely truthful and frightening–like the comic depiction of Barack Obama now floating around the internet. Obama is standing in front of boxes of weapons, proclaiming that he will not negotiate with terrorists. Also included is the statement “I will give them whatever they want.” After the release of the Gitmo five, the humor in this spoof becomes a cause to shudder – not to laugh.
Iran’s top Muslim leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, may not be laughing; but he wasted no time to cheerfully tell the world that “America has given up.” As the Ayatollah ranted and raved about American capitulation, a large banner hung in front of his podium prominently emblazoned with the words “America cannot do a damn thing.”
Iranian clerics may declare Obama’s impotence; but after seeing Obama standing alongside Bergdahl’s father giving praise to Allah, now leaders of the Taliban may see the president as friendly. To the Taliban, it may seem the president has repented of his passivity and has moved up a notch to friendliness.
While questions about whether Bergdahl was a deserter or a collaborator are open until investigations are competed, the bigger picture is the release of the Gitmo five. Answers to that question will change the course of history.
Obama has released our enemies on the entire western world; and the greatest question is this – if only one 9/11 occurrence happens that claims the lives of Americans or our allies in the future, will Barack Obama be held criminally responsible for their deaths?
Can Americans pull their faces away from their cellphones and handheld devices for a moment of complete honesty? Can we lay aside the millions of distractions of entertainment, buying and selling, sports, and barbecues long enough to admit that we have been subjected not to “change that we can believe in” but “change that is unbelievable and unbelievably dangerous”?
If any ordinary American aided the Gitmo five to escape, even before the five could engage in further terrorist activity, wouldn’t those aiding their escape be spending a lot of their time in a federal penitentiary?
Is there any truth at all left to the phrase “No man is above the law”?
Do we ignore the fact that presidential discretion, a protocol we gladly allow our presidents, has become recalcitrance? Has adherence to these traditional and time–honored protocols become the price for the safety and protection for our citizens?
Misusing the protocols we have given our presidents is not merely the abuse of power; it is the betrayal of our trust. Must we be beaten by more terrorist blows before we respond to this betrayal?
Christ was sold for thirty pieces of silver – what is the price for us?
“Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.” (Mt 26: 14 – 16)
I submit that we have already been sold, and the only thing that remains is the full betrayal.
Photo credit: Barack Obama (Flickr)
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