Sigh…Have you noticed lately the increasing rate of government scandals coming to light? I have given it much thought, and it seems to me that, since Obama and his minions took power, nearly every part of the huge (and expanding by leaps and bounds) federal government has been corrupted in some way by the Democrats, who seem intent upon putting every American citizen in a straitjacket, reducing our freedom of movement in every single facet of life. Along with their boot-lickers in what used to be the Press (now just a propaganda arm of the State), this administration has ruined nearly everything it has touched. And there are two more years left!
Starting with things here at home:
Early on, there were the many bankruptcies of “green energy” companies propped up with our taxpayer dollars, such as Solyndra
and A123 Systems. And then, the Obama EPA’s various scandals, including the War On Coal . Last year, there was the scandal at the Veterans Administration, where the medical care system (100% government run) was found to be hazardous to the health of our retired warriors.
There is the continuing saga of Obamacare, the federal government’s effort to take over and control over 6% of the US economy, starting the world’s best, most-advanced medical care system on the road to socialized medicine, with its constrained budgets, meddling in doctor-patient relationships, huge cost increases (affordable? no!), and rationed care. Plus, millions of Americans LOST their medical-care insurance, when the liar-in-chief stressed over and over again that if they liked their policy they could keep their policy.
How about the president’s “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board, which were struck down by the Supreme Court.
has been made into a political organization, auditing the president’s and the Democrats’ political enemies, and harassing conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. The 2012 election result might have been different if this scandal had come to light sooner. No one is safe-anger a Democrat, and they destroy you (yes, it’s been done).
Of course, the biggie is the president’s “executive action” which gave millions of ILLEGAL immigrants the right to stay in this country, and receive government benefits. With a stroke of his pen, Obama has attempted to override the laws and Constitution of this country, in a blatant effort to instantly create millions of new, dependent, Democrat voters. Oh, and managed to introduce hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant children, who brought strange new diseases with them, and perhaps re-introduced a disease (measles) which had previously been eradicated!
Just last week, the Democrat-dominated Federal Communications Commission acceded to the demands of Obama to regulate the Internet like Ma Bell (yes, under Title II of the Telecommunications Act of 1934). Please notice all the taxes and fees on your electric bill, because they will soon be coming to your Internet Service bill.
And on the foreign “policy” front, let’s count the ways:
Benghazi, where four American Citizens were allowed to die at the hands of Islamist Terrorists, while the administration blamed it on a stupid YouTube video.
The rise of the terrorist group called Islamic State.
The world watches as they take over huge swathes of Syria, then entire towns in Iraq, where Obama withdrew American troops and declared victory. The horrified public watches videos put out by this group, showing the mass beheadings of Egyptian Christians, and one-by-one American journalists and missionaries. The government of Yemen falls to Islamists. Gaza and the West Bank lob rockets into Israel on a daily basis. Terrorists murder journalists of a satirical French magazine, in their office in broad daylight; then proceed to a Kosher market and shoot Jewish shoppers. And the US president does not attend the rally in support of the victims. Pathetic.
The North Koreans test long-range missiles, for their nuclear bombs they already have. And the Obama Administration does its level best to “negotiate” a nuclear agreement with Iran, while basically giving the Terrorists of Tehran whatever they want. Note to Kerry: in a true negotiation, both parties have to give up something. Israel’s Prime Minister is invited to give an address to Congress, to remind us all that their country’s survival is at stake-Tehran has stated plainly that their goal is to wipe Israel off the map. And the sleazy Democrats boycott the speech.
And just this week, it comes out that Hillary Clinton, while she was Secretary of State, used a personal email account for ALL her State business, which directly violates the law. It is coming out now that she was able to delete email at will, and also have her aides do so. So it will now be virtually impossible for congressional investigators to find out what kind of nefarious dealings might have taken place in the State Department on her watch.
In summary, it now appears to me that the Rule of Law in the United States of America has given way to the Founders’ worst nightmare, the Rule of Men (and women). No law can stand when the government flouts the law and the Constitution at every turn. The Federal government has turned into government “OF THE EXECUTIVE, BY THE BUREAUCRACY, FOR THE CRONIES”, and the People suffer. And both parties in Congress have let this happen. I fear that this country is in for many years of strife, turmoil, and pain for most Americans.