Just prior to taking office, Barack Hussein Obama’s transition team promised the incoming administration would create “a new level of transparency, accountability and participation for American citizens.”
So now, unable to duck, dodge, and hide from the citizen journalists who make up the blogosphere, and even fighting a losing battle against a select few members of the Regime-owned legacy media, the Department of Justice has decided it is time to make it legal for the government to tell outright lies to the American public.
A proposed revision to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rules would allow federal agencies to LIE TO CITIZENS AND REPORTERS seeking certain records, telling them the records don’t exist. (Emphasis added.)
Under current FOIA rules, if a government agency wishes to deny a request for information it must respond to the party making the request by citing the “relevant exception” that allows the denial.
But under Obama’s proposed new rules for the legalization of prevarication and subterfuge, a federal agency may “respond to the [FOIA] request as if the excluded records did not exist.”
In short, Big Brother may now lie to anyone it wishes, claiming existing FOIA requested records do not exist. This frees the regime from having to respond to lawsuits filed by those nosy information seekers who have been denied their information. After all, what court will allow a lawsuit to go forward if it seeks records that “do not exist!”
Could there be a more perfect example of the arrogance of the Obama regime or its contempt for the American people? For if a lowly citizen should lie to the federal government, it would mean jail time, fines, and perhaps confiscation of property.
But the government lying to the people? Well, that’s just good business. After all, what right have all of these little nobodies to waste the precious time or track down the lurid secrets of the ruling class?
Though it is hardly surprising that Barack Hussein Obama & Co. would demand the right to lie to the American people legally, it is odd that groups like the ACLU should come out foursquare against the new FOIA rule. After all, the organization had nothing to say about the three years of lies the regime has told already.
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This article originally appeared on CoachIsRight.com and is reprinted with permission.