There is a reason the American people don’t want to relinquish their guns.
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There is a reason why the American people fear their constitutional rights are in jeopardy.
There is a reason why the American people fear their quality of life and the future of their country is at risk.
The reasons are numerous, but it all comes down to one dismal reality: The American people do not trust this administration!
An administration immune to criticism and accountability (in conjunction with a complicit mainstream media that refuses to objectively and critically cover events and developments that may place this president in a bad light) is producing a climate of fear and paranoia across the nation. Unfortunately, at least half the population is either too indifferent or too enamored with the current administration to care.
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Tragically, the lies, the scandals, the controversies, and the incompetencies are occurring at an alarming rate. The official response following the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi is a prime example of the politically motivated lies and deceptions promulgated by this administration (and recited verbatim by a biased media that may as well be on the government payroll).
The Obama administration repeatedly told the American people that the Benghazi attack was a spontaneous response to an offensive video posted on You Tube. Now we know this was a planned terrorist attack on ‘9-11-12′ against our embassy in Libya. Increased security requests made by U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens (who was killed in the attack) fell on deaf ears, and
the identities of the survivors have yet to be disclosed. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham was finally granted permission to meet with a few of the survivors, and he reports that these survivors are fearful of speaking out (as they were told by the government to keep silent) regarding the events of that tragic day.
This administration recklessly placed politics before responsible leadership as they strategically fostered and enabled a failed foreign policy to become just another critical public exemption leading into the most important presidential election of our lifetime.
Many other disconcerting examples of ‘truth spinning’ abound that support the utter lack of transparency by which this administration operates. Some of the most troubling fabrications offered by our Commander in Chief include: the costs and conditions of government-sponsored healthcare, the administration’s hand in the sequester, the promotion of decreases in government spending and debt reduction, and the extent of government-funded health services provided by Planned Parenthood (specifically the lie that PP provides mammograms).
More troubling are the recent special reports detailing the curious decisions (a few via executive order) that seem to pit the government against its own people, including:
• The creation of a civilian ‘national security’ force.
• A drone program with the authority to strike down U.S. citizens.
• Proposed expansions to domestic spying in the form of personal bank account accessibility granted to multiple intelligence agencies without just cause.
• The purchase of unprecedented amounts of ammunition (and armored vehicles) by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and various other federal agencies.
• A call for a national gun registry and increased gun restrictions.
• The authorization of peacetime martial law.
• The establishment of U.S. detention centers for ‘political dissidents’ as revealed in official government documents.
Throw in the fact that our president has used the sequester as an unconscionable excuse to authorize the release of hundreds of illegal aliens (some detained for violent crimes as per an anonymous ICE source), and the alarming concern expressed by the loyal, proud, and passionate citizens of this great nation is more than justified.
Ironically, recent reports also reveal how this current White House has used intimidation in an attempt to control the media (as experienced by left-leaning journalists no less).
Veteran Washington Times reporter and Obama supporter Bob Woodward, one of the journalists threatened by the White House after he factually reported that the sequester was Obama’s idea, has quickly become one of the president’s most aggressive critics. Commenting on the President’s decision to not deploy the USS Harry Truman to the Persian Gulf due to budget concerns related to the looming sequester cuts, Woodward pined for the days of presidentially sound decision-making and reliability:
Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’ or George W. Bush saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need’ or even Bill Clinton saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters,’ as he did when Clinton was president because of some budget document?…Under the Constitution, the president is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the president going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement. ‘I can’t do what I need to do to protect the country.’ That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time.
It seems the president himself is not immune from the paranoia perpetrated by his own administration, based on the recent revelation that Obama has his own personal ‘food taster.’ It seems the president fears that the same type of deceptive tactics applied by his own administration will be directed back at him.
What have we become? Is our president for us or against us? Despite ideological differences, I never thought we would reach a point in which such a question would have to be asked.
This is America 2013 – The Audacity of Reality.
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