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Obama’s last Gasp

June 22, 2012

Video: Obama’s Executive-Privilege “Last Gasp Of A Cover Up”  this is worth listening to if you are a supporter of the Second Amendment

Terror Tuesdays, Kill Lists and Drones: Has the President Become a Law Unto Himself?

June 18, 2012
By John W. Whitehead

“What lies at the nexus of Obama’s targeted drone killings, his self-serving leaks, and his aggressive prosecution of whistleblowers is a president who believes himself above the law, and seems convinced that he alone has a preternatural ability to determine right from wrong.”—Peter Van Buren, a 24-year veteran Foreign Service Officer at the State Department

Since the early days of our republic, we have operated under the principle that no one is above the law. As Thomas Paine observed in Common Sense, “in America, the law is king. For as in absolute governments the King is law, so in free countries the law ought to be king; and there ought to be no other.” Several years later, John Adams, seeking to reinforce this important principle, declared in the Massachusetts Constitution that they were seeking to establish “a government of laws and not of men.”

The history of our nation over the past 200 years has been the history of a people engaged in a constant struggle to maintain that tenuous balance between the rule of law—in our case, the United States Constitution—and the government leaders entrusted with protecting it, upholding it and abiding by it. At various junctures, when that necessary balance has been thrown off by overreaching government bodies or overly ambitious individuals, we have found ourselves faced with a crisis of constitutional proportions. Each time, we have taken the painful steps needed to restore our constitutional equilibrium.

Now, once again, we find ourselves skating dangerously close to becoming a nation ruled not by laws but by men—and infallible, imperfect men, at that. Yet this latest crisis did not happen overnight. Its seeds were sown in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, when fear-addled Americans started selling their freedoms cheaply, bit by bit, for phantom promises of security. From torture at CIA black site prisons and Abu Ghraib abuses to extraordinary renditions, from TSA body scanners and warrantless wiretaps to the PATRIOT Act, Americans have failed to be outraged by the government’s repeated violations of the rule of law. In this way, as the “war on terror” has unfolded beyond our wildest imaginings—from the barbaric treatment of foreign detainees at American-run prisons to the technological arsenal being used by the U.S. government to monitor and control its citizens—our rights have taken a meteoric nosedive in inverse proportion to the government’s rapidly expanding powers.

The New York Times’ recent revelation that President Obama, operating off a government “kill list,” has been personally directing who should be targeted for death by military drones (unmanned aerial assault vehicles) merely pushes us that much closer to that precipitous drop-off to authoritarianism. Should we fail to recognize and rectify the danger in allowing a single individual to declare himself the exception to the rule of law and assume the role of judge, jury, and executioner, we will have no one else to blame when we plunge once and for all into the abyss that is tyranny.

Declaring Obama’s actions “without precedent in presidential history,” the New York Times describes a process whereby every few weeks, Obama and approximately a hundred members of his national security team gather for their “Terror Tuesday” meetings in which they hand pick the next so-called national security “threat” to die by way of the American military/CIA drone program. Obama signs off personally on about a third of the drone strikes: all of the ones in Yemen and Somalia, and the risky ones in Pakistan. (By the time he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, Obama had given the go-ahead to more drone strikes than Bush did during his entire presidency. By the third year of his presidency, two times as many suspected terrorists had been approved for killing than had been put in Guantanamo Bay during George W. Bush’s presidency.)

These “Terror Tuesday” sessions run counter to every constitutional and moral principle that has guided America since its inception. It’s not only suspected terrorists whose death warrants are being personally signed by the president but innocent civilians geographically situated near a strike zone, as well, whether or not they have any ties to a suspected terrorist. As an anonymous government official on Obama’s drone campaign observed, “They count the corpses and they’re not really sure who they are.” Indeed, Obama’s first authorized drone attack in Yemen led to the deaths of 14 women and 21 children, and only one al-Qaeda affiliate. Incredibly, the government actually justifies these civilian deaths by suggesting that the individuals must be “militants” or “combatants” simply because of their proximity to the target.

The ramifications are far-reaching, especially now that Obama has authorized the use of drones domestically. In keeping with this logic, the U.S. government could target a house full of fraternity brothers so long as they thought a terrorist was somewhere inside.

Whatever one may say about the dubious merits of Obama’s kill list, there can be no doubt about the fact that he has managed to create a radical and chilling new power allowing the president to kill at will anyone, including American citizens, whom he deems a threat to the nation’s security. Entirely lacking in accountability and legal justification, Obama’s kill list takes to new heights Richard Nixon’s brazen claim that “if the president does it, it’s not illegal.”

No matter what is said to the contrary, the Constitution does not in any way provide for the president to engage in such acts, even under the auspices of his role as Commander in Chief.  In fact, the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantees of due process, intended to protect citizens in the event that the government attempts to overreach its authority, assure every American citizen that before the government can imprison them or put them to death, they have a right to hear the charges being levied against them, review the evidence, and be treated to a fair and impartial trial by a judge or jury.

Thus, perhaps hoping to distract and divert the public’s attention from the core issue at hand—namely, the fact that the president has become a law unto himself—the Obama administration has launched an investigation to discover who leaked the information about the kill list. The media, in typical fashion, have taken the bait. However, no amount of obfuscation can alter the fact that Obama, by his actions, is circumventing the Constitution, especially as it pertains to the rights of American citizens. Indeed, in a decision he claims was “an easy one,” Obama has already killed two American citizens in this fashion: Anwar al-Awlaki, an American cleric living in Yemen who served as a propagandist for Al-Qaeda, and his 16-year-old son.

That Obama, schooled in the law and having himself taught constitutional law, can so glibly disregard the Constitution’s requirement of due process for American citizens is particularly troubling. Therein lies the danger of Obama, one overlooked by his supporters in their zeal to retain the White House and greatly underestimated by his opponents.

Unlike his predecessor George W. Bush who was unabashed about his ignorance of the Constitution and unapologetic about his push for war, Obama presents himself as a reasoned, knowledgeable man who struggles mightily with the moral dilemmas presented to him by his job. Yet appearances and statements to the contrary, Obama’s record shows him to be far worse than Bush when it comes to respecting human life, civil liberties and the rule of law. As Steven Rosenfeld reports for Salon:

When Barack Obama took office, he was the civil liberties communities’ great hope. Obama, a former constitutional law professor, pledged to shutter the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and run a transparent and open government. But he has become a civil libertarian’s nightmare: a supposedly liberal president who instead has expanded and fortified many of the Bush administration’s worst policies, lending bipartisan support for a more intrusive and authoritarian federal government… President Obama now has power that Bush never had.

When all is said and done, Obama’s kill lists and drone strikes, which have claimed the lives of countless innocent women and children, are doing little more than fomenting ill will against the United States. Whether he intends it or not, by his actions, Obama is sowing the seeds for future terrorist violence against America—blowback for our callous disregard for life. As Ibrahim Mothana, a Yemeni democracy activist, noted in an op-ed in the New York Times, “Drone strikes are causing more and more Yemenis to hate America and join radical militants; they are not driven by ideology but rather by a sense of revenge and despair.”

With every passing day, the casualties are mounting—not just the innocent women and children abroad blown to smithereens by American missiles, but our Constitution, our increasingly fragile republic and our ability to trust that our government leaders will be accountable to abiding by the rule of law.

Informed by a DHS whistleblower, the Canada Free Press reports “the DHS is actively preparing for massive social unrest inside the United States. He then corrected himself, stating that ‘a civil war’ is the more appropriate term. ‘Certain elements of the government are not only expecting and preparing for it, they are actually facilitating it.'”

The “whistleblower” even suggested this cataclysmic event would take the form of a staged assassination attempt against Barack Obama — one that was “carefully choreographed” by Obama’s own operatives placing the blame on “white supremacists” stoking the flames of racial violence a la the 1992 Los Angeles Riots when martial law was declared!

An article in the Washington Times even laid out how Obama has laid the groundwork for declaring martial law in the convenient event of a war with Iran:

“Obama may be ready to launch devastating airstrikes on Iranian nuclear facilities. If that should happen, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has promised massive retaliation. American troops will be targeted by Iranian proxies in Iraq and Afghanistan. American embassies will be struck across the Middle East and North Africa. Most ominously, Iranian-backed Hezbollah cells could launch devastating terrorist attacks in major U.S. cities, killing numerous citizens. The war may well come home, triggering domestic chaos. These are the very real risks of a major conflict with Iran.”

Ten years after the LA Riots, history — for one reason or another — is on the verge of repeating itself. This time however, it will be for the benefit of one man just as the “Reichstag event” was for the benefit of one man 79 years ago.

STOP TYRANT OBAMA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE — SELECT HERE NOW TO HELP SEND A MESSAGE DEMANDING CONGRESS REVOKE OBAMA’S “EMERGENCY POWERS”!

Now for those of you who are rusty on HITLER’S RISE TO POWER, the “Reichstag event” refers to the fire started in Germany’s legislature that Hitler (blaming the commies) used to justify grabbing “emergency powers” very much like those recently put into place in AMERICA by Barack Hussein Obama.

Earlier this spring we learned on national news that Barack Obama signed the National Defense Resources Preparedness (NDRP) Executive Order handing over — in times of peace and national crisis — control of ALL American resources to the president of the United States.   

But did you know Big Government Barack Obama has signed more than 900 — yes, NINE HUNDRED — Executive Orders in just 40 months?  That’s over 22 Executive Orders per month on average — or roughly, ONE EXECUTIVE ORDER PER BUSINESS DAY!

More than a dozen Executive Orders signed in these last three and a half years give Obama the power to declare MARTIAL LAW as he sees fit, and he can do it WITHOUT Congress’ authorization and without being held accountable to Congress or to the people in any way!

RightMarch’s William Greene revealed some of the Executive Orders Tyrant Obama is reported to have signed:

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 to seize and control the communication media.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 to take over all food resources and farms.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 to take over all health, education and welfare functions.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 to operate a national registration of all persons via the Postmaster General.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004  to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations through the Housing and Finance Authority

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 to consolidate 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen-year period assigning emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 to authorize putting all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 authorizes the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also stipulates thatCongress cannot review the action for six months.

Through these heinous executive orders, Barack Hussein Obama has made sure that his radical political agenda has trumped the Constitution of this country!

C’mon Man -Resign

June 15, 2012

Josh Gerstein, Politico White House Reporter, On U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) Call For U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign:

“‘There has been zero accountability at the Department of Justice. … The leaking of classified information represents a major threat to national security, and your office faces a clear conflict of interest, yet you will not appoint a special counsel,’ Cornyn told the attorney general. ‘Meanwhile, you still resist coming clean about what you knew and when you knew it with regard to Operation Fast and Furious. You won’t cooperate with the legitimate congressional investigation, and you won’t hold anyone – including yourself – accountable.

“‘It is more with sorrow than regret and anger that I would say that you leave me no alternative than to join those who call upon you to resign your office,’ Cornyn said, joining three other Republican senators and several dozen House members who have called on Holder to go. ‘Americans deserve an attorney general who will be honest with them. They deserve an attorney general who will uphold the basic standards of political independence and accountability. You have proven time and time again, sadly, that you’re unwilling to do so. … You have violated the public trust, in my view.'”

NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre: The Public Is Being Misinformed About the Stand Your Ground Law Because Politicians Don’t Want Americans Protecting Themselves

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Amid calls for a thorough examination of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre spoke on America Live.

While LaPierre said he wasn’t familiar with all of the facts in the Trayvon Martin case, he does feel as though there is a shocking lack of knowledge about the Stand Your Ground Law. “All that law says in Florida is if you are in your home and your glass breaks in the middle of the night, there is a presumption that that person is there to cause you imminent fear of death or bodily harm.” He said the law changes if you are outside your home. “If you are on the street in Florida what the law says is if someone assaults you or if you are attacked, you can meet force with force. The law even says ‘not deadly’ in parentheses.”


 

LaPierre charged that this law has been widely distorted and that the American people have been widely misinformed. He believes that much of it comes from “these politicians that want to impose a duty to retreat on the American public.” He said that these politicians are trying to put it on the average American to retreat should they be attacked, “rather than to do what is natural at the most terrifying moment of that person’s life … which is to protect your life and your family from those that would destroy it.”

He continued, “It’s mainly politicians and newspapers. You see it in the New York Times, the Washington Post, a lot of the big networks. They really don’t want the American public protecting themselves.”

He concluded, “This duty to retreat may sound fine at an Ivy League cocktail party; it doesn’t work very well in the real world of crime victims.”

 

VOTE NOW!

June 11, 2012

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Guess they were not happy with the poll results the first time, so USA today is running another one…Vote now…
Attorney General Eric Holder, has already said this is one of his major issues. He does not believe the 2nd Amendment gives individuals the right to bear arms. This takes literally 2 clicks to complete. Please vote on this gun issue question with USA Today. Then pass the link on to all the pro-gun folks you know. Hopefully the results will be published later this month.
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Obama passes “amnesty” act by Executive Order..

    Last Friday, with no fanfare, no press coverage, and with every effort made to hide his actions from the American people, President Obama enacted the DREAM Act by executive order.

    Opposed by a majority of the American people and twice defeated in Congress, the DREAM Act grants amnesty to any illegal alien residing in the United States if they agree to enlist in the U.S. Military or enter college. 


The Obama administration memo from the John Morton, Director of I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) directs I.C.E. Agents now to use
prosecutorial discretion” with regard to enforcing immigration laws.

    Director Morton says that Obama Administration policy directs border patrol agents not to enforce immigration laws: “When ICE favorably exercises prosecutorial discretion, it essentially decides not to assert the full scope of the enforcement authority available to the agency.”

    You read that right.   According to the Obama administration “favorable”enforcement means NOT enforcing the law!

    According to one of the first press reports to break this important story, the new Obama policy is cut and dry: “federal immigration officials do not have to deport illegal aliens if they are enrolled in any type of education program, if their family members have volunteered for U.S. Military service, or even if they are pregnant or nursing.”   (If the birth is in the U.S. the child becomes a citizen.)
Arizona and the voter ID law
Just recently Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) blocked Arizona from enforcing its voter ID law.  Arizona is one if not the biggest portal of illegal immigration in the nation with half a million illegal aliens coming through the state annually.  Arizona ‘s Attorney General Tom Horne recently stated that he believed that blocking of the law facilitated massive voter fraud by illegal aliens.


    “Attorney General Tom Horne accused the Obama administration Tuesday of trying to thwart Arizona’s voter-ID laws in a bid to get more illegal immigrants to the polls – presumably to cast ballots for the president and Democrats.
Horne acknowledged that a brief filed by the Department of Justice in a case to be heard next month by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals centers around the agency’s argument that Arizona’s law requiring proof of citizenship to register is pre-empted by federal law.  But Horne, a Republican, told Capitol Media Services he sees something more sinister.”  

 

    The 2012 presidential elections
First we have amnesty passed by executive order then we have President Obama’s DOJ blocking voter ID in Arizona.  What could possibly be the president’s motive?


This story has the potential to bring the Obama Administration to its knees. The momentum can be on our side and just e-mailing it to others can create a critical mass. Don’t assume you have no power. You do!

Can One Be A True Democrat And A True Christian? inShare.9 Democrats are fond of a few positions concerning religion. They like to claim that there is no way for politics and religion to mix unless it mixes in a church full of Democrat supporters. Another favorite line is that anyone who points to Democratic attacks on religion is either unqualified to do so or a wild-eyed Evangelical bible-thumper. As a life-long Christian,I am qualified to point to the Democrats and challenge their Christianity. Democrats:get over yourself about this. Democrats use their surrogates in the ACLU to attack religion (except Islam,which they are too frightened of to go after) in general and Christianity in particular. It was Democrats who passed Obamacare,and it is Democrats who are using it to bludgeon Christians into changing our principles to suit Democrat principles. No other political Party has ever assaulted religious freedom as Democrats are doing today. Democrats include those who worship “Mother Earth” and prefer “GOV” over GOD every time. Christians do not. Find a true believer in the Democrat Party,and you’ll find a person not concerned about “Honoring Thy Father and Thy Mother.” Democrats are intent on tearing down everything preceding generations have done and stand for. That’s because they constantly appeal to ignorant children who think history started the day they turned ten. What is Christian about organized disrespect for tradition and the ways of life that have made America great? Democrats’love of death – killing innocent babies- is an essential secular sacrament for these people. Belief in abortion from the morning after pill to Barack Obama’s idea to let miracle abortion survivors die on stainless steal tables is required to be a good Democrat. The thought of such thing revolts Christians. Lying about EVERYTHING they wish to do to our country is part of being a good Democrat. Democrats cannot tell the truth about their socialist plans for us because they know they would never be elected if they did. Being a liar is a requirement for being a good Democrat,but it makes you a bad Christian. Coveting the goods of others is a lynch pin of the Democrats’appeal to their base. Saying things like “He only has that because he cheated” or “He won life’s lottery;vote for us and we’ll get you your fair share” keeps those addicted to their psychologically crippling social programs under Democrat control the same way a drug dealer controls his junkies. There is nothing Christian about any of what Democrats have to offer. The Democrat idea of progress is adding more and more people to Welfare and Food Stamp rolls. The Christian position is to get people on their feet and away from government handouts. What’s Christian about being a good Democrat? Not much. Photo Credit:DonkeyHotey (Creative Commons) inShare.9 Related posts:

The Armory is Back

June 5, 2012

The Armory, a page devoted to Second amendment issues and articles is back Click on the Armory and read this important article.  Sundogger