Who’s Looking Out for Us?

Who looks out for us when the federal government ominously turns against the American people? There is now a deep fissure, it is beyond unease, between the American people and the federal government.  Trust of the federal government is disappearing.

First, true ownership of General Motors was stolen from the rightful owners and given to the United Auto Workers, who neither purchased ownership nor earned it.

Second, a national health care program, written not by Congress but the private socialist Apollo group and supported by only one political party, was rammed down the throats of Americans. The bill was so thick that no member of Congress even read it.

Third, a massive stimulus bill was passed to create private sector jobs, except that all spending was directed toward the public sector and public sector unions to protect union jobs at the expense of private sector jobs.

Fourth, under the guise of “Wall Street Reform,” a massive financial regulation bill was passed, not to improve the financial health of the country but to allow egregious regulations to act as a proxy for socialist domination and control: capitalism has been severely damaged.

Fifth, the “Fast and Furious” ATF cover-up continues. Recently, the Justice Department Inspector general released a report condemning a government leak intended to smear a key ATF whistleblower.  Top administration officials have been caught in multiple lies and Attorney General Eric Holder was found in contempt of Congress over his failure to turn over documents related to the ATF crimes. And, lest we forget, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered in the line of duty.

Sixth, the Obama administration continues to cover up the egregious actions surrounding the death of four Americans, including our Ambassador, in Benghazi. Witnesses are prevented from testifying before Congress and the Secretary of State shrilly declares, “What difference does it make?” as if the four American deaths were irrelevant.

Seventh, the Internal Revenue Service confessed to its illegal activities against Tea Party and other conservative groups. In fact Obama and several members of Congress wrote the IRS and demanded these investigations. “It is no small exaggeration to conclude that Team Obama’s dead aim is to chill conservative speech and criminalize conservative dissent.” [1]It was also meant to suppress conservative votes and contribution:  the IRS audited many contributors to Mitt Romney’s campaign.

Eighth, we now have the most massive domestic spying program in American history, thanks to big statist socialist president.  The Obama administration has given itself a blank check to access what it wants, whenever it wants without articulated reason and all in violation of the United States Constitution.

In a public filing in the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), the Department of Justice to urged the court to continue to suppress publication of a 2011 FISC opinion that the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance under the FISA Amendments Act to be unconstitutional.[2] In effect, the Department of Justice is covering up through legal maneuver the fact the NSA is engaged in unconstitutional activities against the American people.

“The American idea of freedom and civic involvement is being replaced by a technocratic nightmare in which government bureaucrats and their allies in the corporate sector rig the rules of society in order to protect the power and privilege of a few select politicians and businessmen. All the while, the majority of the American people are kept in check via debt, imprisonment, and a vast surveillance network which keeps us monitored, controlled and marching in lock step with the government’s dictates.”[3] Welcome to the new American order: liberal-fascism.

Who are the liberal-fascist corporations cooperating with the Obama administration: Microsoft (who also supported the administration’s egregious Common Core educational initiative), Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple and Verizon.

This criminal collusion (criminal because this massive spy program is unconstitutional) has enormous privacy implications. Already, the companies I have cited as government partners have lost all credibility. Not one company can state that it values its customers’ privacy.

Article IV of the United States Constitution provides for “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized” (emphasis mine).

We now know that the Director of National Intelligence admitted that his agencies engaged in illegal and unconstitutional activities.[4] Yet, rather than stopping these illegal and unconstitutional activities, the Obama administration has doubled-down. Why?  The NSA massive spying program on Americans has nothing to do with protecting America from its enemies; the program is all about controlling the population through intimidation.

The American people no longer have trust in the Obama administration, the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Justice Department, and Homeland Security among many agencies.

Peggy Noonan recently wrote in an op-ed column for the Wall Street Journal  that, “Our government is not totalitarian. Our leaders, even the worst of them, are not totalitarian. But our technology is totalitarian, or rather it is there and can be used and abused by those whose impulses tend, even unconsciously or unthinkingly, in that direction.”

I disagree with Ms. Noonan. The idea behind the massive spying program is totalitarian: population control.  The authority that approved this massive spying program tilts to one party, oppressive rule and Barack Obama.

The Department heads that report to Obama and support and utilize this massive domestic spying program have bought into the liberal-fascist party line. How else could this massive intrusion into Americans’ privacy be secret from the American public for so long?  Why didn’t one of these people raise the red flag on an activity so obviously unconstitutional and un-American?

In the 1968 presidential election, President Johnson had utilized the FBI, the CIA and the National Security Agency to spy on the Nixon campaign. Protecting the NSA surveillance and code-creaking capabilities was paramount. Johnson’s people were in a quandary: use the intelligence to hurt Nixon but make public the capabilities of the NSA or not use the intelligence.

Dean Rusk supplied the answer: “I do not believe that any president can make any use of interceptions or telephone taps in any way that involves politics. The moment we cross over that divide, we are in a different society.”[5]

Yes, America is now a different society. But has America crossed the Rubicon?

 


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  1. Outstanding piece Chairman Brinkley. Outstanding!

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