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Anyone who has observed the Obama Administration in action knows who the real Untouchables are. There are enough scandals in this administration to make a gangster or gang-banger blush! Many feel that our president has more leniency than Elliot Ness did not just in real life, but in the film and series of the same name: The Untouchables.
Looking at our president alone, we have different words and actions that many say violate his Congress-given laws as President of the United States:
- Many Americans feel he recently overturned a long-standing policy that we will not negotiate with terrorists.
- “I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward in helping to make sure our kids are getting the best education possible, making sure that our businesses are getting the kind of support and help they need to grow and advance, to make sure that people are getting the skills that they need to get those jobs that our businesses are creating,” the president said.
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a 47-page ruling Jan. 25, 2013 upholding the U.S. Constitution against Executive branch violation of the Constitutional separation of powers, in its ruling that President Obama violated the Constitution in making recess appointments when the Senate was, indeed, in session.
- Monday, in a 248 to 163 vote, the US House of Representatives turned on President Obama by invoking the War Powers Resolution to prohibit funding U.S. military operations in Libya. The House adopted an amendment to a military appropriations bill to end what some Congressional leaders have called Obama’s dictatorship and behaving like a king.
- “…the president again violated the separation of powers, and this is becoming something of a serial violation for the president,” and was a “shot across the bow” in many areas of presidential power.
Appointment of a “shadow government” of some 35+ individuals termed “czars” who are not confirmed by the Senate and respond only to the president, yet have overarching regulatory powers – a clear violation of the separation of powers concept. Obama bypassed the Senate with many of his appointments of over 35 “czars.”
And there are many more supposed violations that I found on the web.
I say: “If all of these accusations are true, then why is he still in the Oval Office? Either we have a Congress that does not have enough integrity and backbone to do the right thing, or many people are simply ignorant of Constitutional Law. Either way, why the hell can’t we all just get along?”
As for Nancy Pelosi, the only thing I can think of — right off the bat — is that she is battier than a donkey on heroin. But here is what I found: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Saturday called the recent in-pouring of Central Americans across the U.S. border an “opportunity” rather than a “crisis” — and added a personal desire of hers.
I say: “Why the hell should we reward illegal aliens for breaking our laws? To me, this is just asinine.”
As for Harry Reid, the only thing I can blame him for is being stupid. But that is not against the law. When I consulted the Web, I found:
- Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid dedicated a page on his official Senate website attacking private citizens, Charles and David Koch, the libertarian business leaders and philanthropists, and that action may be backfiring on Reid. The Louisiana GOP (LAGOP) says that action, and others by Reid, violate Senate ethics rules which specifically prohibit using the official websites with the Senate.gov domain for partisan political campaign purposes.
- The Washington Examiner reports “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has received campaign contributions from people and political action committees linked to multiple companies suspected of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.”
And this brings us to Hillary Clinton: Even while the congressional investigations were being conducted, FOX News came out with an exclusive report about many weapons, vehicles and supplies were stolen by Libyan jihadists. In fact, according to Fox News, a former American-built training camp, abandoned (not destroyed) by U.S. forces which left the country after the Benghazi debacle, has now been over-run and is being used by jihadists to train terrorists!
The Obama administration response to Benghazi remains horrendous, at best.
At Thursday’s Congressional investigation, Democratic Congressmen walked out of the room while victim families were testifying. While at the same time, Hillary Clinton granted an interview with the New York Magazine which continued to “whitewash” the entire Benghazi scandal!
I say: “To me this is quite appalling if it is true. People died, for crying out loud!”
Overall, I feel that people in such positions of government should be held to a higher standard, since they represent all Americans. Whenever we permit people in these positions to violate the Constitution, then we are no longer American, in my humble opinion. Our Forefathers in history, though not perfect by any means, stood against oppression, and many of their brethren died fighting for the very American ideals that are noted in this historic and sacred document.
I’m not saying that we need to take up arms against our Nation. I’m just saying that our government is supposed to be democratic, and not a monarchy. Many people I’ve spoken to claim that we live in a much different time than our Forefathers. But the documents upon which we base our laws contain timeless principles. Sure, slavery is no longer around as it was then, but Amendments have been taken to account for all of this.
Once we allow government officials to become untouchable, then we fail in epic proportions as Americans. The government answers to We the People, not the other way around. If our President has indeed violated the law, then hopefully our system will try him and punish him for it. But as of lately, I keep hearing about transgressions with no ramifications. According to the latest news, John Boener sued the president. But we’ll just have to wait and see if it goes anywhere. Strangely enough, it’s almost as if he and all in his cabinet are untouchable.
Note: The various bullet points and some of the other information herein was taken from various news articles I’ve excerpted throughout the web. I am not attesting that everything in these excerpts is factual, but only samples of what is being circulated over the world-wide web.
People are and have always been ambitious. Traditionally, people have gotten a basic education at whatever school for which they happened to be zoned. Wealthier people often sent their children to a private school of their choice. The good news for Americans is that all children here are entitled to a free education through their senior year of high school. The bad news is that there are fewer teachers, due to a fastly failing economy. Multiple layoffs in various business sectors, including schools, have felt and endured the crunch.
In spite of the country’s financial woes, colleges and universities still seem to make a good profit, and all of this while an overwhelming number of college graduates (including myself!) are unemployed. People still believe the lie: If you want to amount to anything in life, you had better graduate college.
My bachelor of the sciences degree has only gotten me the best-paying job I’ve ever had in my life! The big problem was that I was placed in a position where I made almost as much money as my boss. It got really sticky when he found out about it. He resented me for having come into his store making almost the same amount of pay that he made. And the employees resented me for taking the job that — in their eyes — should have been theirs. I gave upper management the opportunity to set my boss straight, but I only got labeled as a whiner instead. This clearly showed me that educational degrees only work when everyone in the company truly respects those who earned it.
So this only leads me to ask: What in the hell is all the hoopla about? The race to become successful in life leads many people to believe empty promises by those who want nothing more than your money. They don’t care that you will be paying off a school loan for longer than it took you to earn the damned degree in the first place. I would just LOVE to see the results of a study where every degreed individual in the entire United States was considered a total success or a total failure in life. My guess is that most aren’t successful. Colleges want your money so bad that they mark text books up to more than double of what it took to print them! Just ask any college student.
But this is America, land of the bankrupt!…where everyone is encouraged to live and spend irresponsibly. Please forgive me if I sound unpatriotic and / or cynical. I only call it the way I see it. This rat race is ruining us and widening the divide between the classes. Whatever happened to humanity?
When I heard that Russia’s President Putin militarily occupied Crimea against the advice of the United States and our allies, my first thought was: Damn, Vlad! You’re stepping on your pecker, my friend!
Vladimir Putin has become quite the celebrity over the last 10 or 15 years. At one point, he was caught engaging in outdoor activities, shirtless; and mixed emotions ranged from “he’s a hunk” to “put your damned shirt back on, boy!”. But I really began to like him after I heard about a recent visit to Germany where he was greeted by topless protesters who were angry over his decision to jail members of the anti-Putin rock band, Pussy Riot. He was actually photographed giving the thumbs up to one of the protesters who sauntered up with her headlights on bright!
My first thought upon seeing this picture was more of a reaction: I laughed my ass off!
So, I’m really confused, to be quite honest. Members of my church feel that Russia’s efforts at invading Ukraine is horrible; and they are all concerned because they know people who live there, some of whom are missionaries. But I’ve heard that not a single shot was fired when they occupied Crimea. So I’m not sure, if he is a good guy or a bad guy.
Obama apparently doesn’t approve of his actions. But that only gives me more reason to like the man! But overall, from what I’ve read so far, I think he seems like a really cool guy. But I’ve not really followed his life and his actions very much. So this is very much an uninformed opinion.
What do you guys think about Putin overall, as well as his moves into Ukraine?