About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Government Abuses - Both Current & Forgotten

As a follow up to the last post where Mike Huckabee provided an excellent recital of reason after reason why he does not recognize his country anymore I present below the O'Reilly Factor memo from June 17 that answers its own question just by asking it – "Does the Obama administration really want to solve all these controversies?"
Of course the Benghazi murders are an unwanted distraction that is taking time from BO's real destructive agenda.  The feds snooping on reporters & every citizen & the selective political targeting scrutiny of the IRS on Tea Parties are all part of BO's modi operandi & we are just lucky that BO got caught because it gives us fair warning if we want to heed it & take appropriate action.  Too bad he did not get caught before the election – the IRS matter is BO's idea of acceptable voter suppression.  Now what do we do with it?
But these abuses of the IRS & Justice Department are just the ones in the current limelight.  It is the forgotten abuses that were foisted upon us that now seem part of our (new) normal make-up that are every bit as dangerous & that we should not accept – 1) there are 11.7 million Americans listed as unemployed, plus 2.3 million marginally attached to the labor force, plus 7.9 million employed part time for economic reasons; 2) the Federal Reserve has artificially manipulated interest rates to the detriment of every senior citizen in the country – the Fed is really the largest currency manipulator in the world – not China; 3) government advertisements on TV & radio encourage people to become dependent on government by applying for food stamps & any of the other 78 means tested government welfare programs that offer cash income support, food & nutrition assistance, housing assistance, healthcare support, or social services (this abuse extends to ambulance chasing lawyers advertising their services on TV & radio that adds to the easy-answer lottery winning mindset that @ least subconsciously replaces the wealth creating free enterprise tradition of America); 4) the continuing implementation of ObamaCare – it won't be long before the mandates-taxes-penalties start, the insurance exchanges will be in operation to some degree, & the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) starts searching for savings in Medicare & when they find them people will realize why Sarah Palin calls this board "Death Panels"; & 5) an untold number of millions of illegal immigrants are once again being pushed by the U.S. Senate to a path to citizenship which, if the Senate bill is enacted, will cripple the economy beyond repair while ensuring the election of political elites forever.
Now the American people are so divided, uninvolved, & apathetic that the above abuses, both current & forgotten, have so much momentum (mass times velocity in physics & politics) that they cannot be stopped. 
These abuses & certainly more to come, or rather to be uncovered, certainly do not show a happy life for any of us except the elites in government.
The best example of the insult to the Americans who do care, but are outnumbered to the point they cannot do anything about it right now, is the part of Bill's memo below that refers to Congressman Jim Jordan's questioning of FBI Director Robert Mueller's knowledge of the FBI's investigation into the current IRS matter.  This is the most embarrassing exchange I have seen in a long time.  It is bad enough that someone @ Mueller's level in our government would be callous enough to appear for congressional testimony unprepared & uncaring & even worse that they are getting away with it.
O'Reilly Factor June 17, 2013 - Does the Obama administration really want to solve all these controversies?
"The Obama administration does not want to tell us what happened in Benghazi, how the IRS got so far out of control, and what exactly the feds are doing snooping around private communications. We are being stonewalled! Director of Intelligence James Clapper misled us when he denied that the NSA collects data on millions of Americans. Then FBI Director Robert Mueller was unable to name the lead investigator on the IRS investigation. Are you kidding me? If Mueller doesn't know specifics about the IRS investigation, it's because he doesn't want to know. Also, Attorney General Eric Holder doesn't know anything about snooping on reporters! This is an insult to the intelligence of all Americans and it is clear that the Obama administration is not going to aggressively investigate the controversies. Therefore, Congress must do it and there will have to be special prosecutors appointed in nearly all of the cases. By the time we know what really happened, President Obama will be finishing up his second term. Is this the way the United States government should be running? You make the call."

The Factor welcomed Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy
(R-SC), who has aggressively interrogated IRS officials about the agency's targeting of conservative organizations. "One place we ought to be looking," Gowdy said, "is the Obama-Biden reelection team. I can't prove to you that this goes to the White House, but I don't believe two rogue agents in Cincinnati concocted this scheme on their own. The Obama administration won't get to the bottom of this because they don't have to." Gowdy predicted that special prosecutors will eventually be named. "In our system oversight is supposed to be provided by Congress and the voters and the media. But with a couple of exceptions, the media is not providing oversight. We need special prosecutors, and one thing we should have done weeks ago is cut the funding to the IRS.  Hopefully our fellow citizens will be so disgusted that they demand criminal accountability for these actions."

1 comment:

  1. Doug - Re "These abuses & certainly more to come, or rather to be uncovered, certainly do not show a happy life for any of us except the elites in government."

    BO is in process of creating a new 1%. Soon it will consist of Administration czars, Leftist elites, and crony capitalists. Every attempt to establish a Marxist utopia has established this 1% where the gap between this and the remaining 99% is an abyss. What to do? Point this new 1% power grab to the many who are oblivious to this. This is so ez to spot but one must be focused first. So lets all get our unobservant friends to pay attention. Only then will be have a chance to reverse course.