For the past couple of weeks, new scandals have been emerging out of the Obama Administration regarding the IRS asking intrusive questions to conservative and Jewish groups applying for 501(c) status. Just a few days ago–earlier this week–the Justice Department revealed that they were monitoring the phone calls of reporters at the Associated Press without legal permission. These two scandals come out just days after the infamous Benghazi Congressional Hearing, where several whistleblowers testified about their account. Questions have been floating around among the lapdog media and alternative media outlets, of whether the Obama could fall like Nixon? Transparency is a zero sums game under the Obama Administration. The executive branch has violated the constitution numerous of times, as well as engaging in cover-ups. But this nation must remember that the power of the presidency and the threatening bureaucracy has historically been the problem.
Let us began our history lesson on Presidential Abuse of Bureaucratic Powers, with Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR). In February of 1942, FDR signed the Executive Order 9066, which allowed local military commanders to designate military bases to be used to imprison Japanese Americans. The president used the assistance of the United States Census Bureau to gather the data that was essential to incarcerate over 150,000 Japanese American citizens. FDR’s abuse of the Census Bureau were unprecedented; no other president has ever used this bureaucracy to violate the rights of hundreds of thousands of Americans. The Census Bureau denied for decades about playing a pertinent role in the creation of Japanese internment camps.
During FDR’s presidency, he was fascinated with Americans tax returns, according to Elliot Roosevelt (one of his sons). The 32nd president used the IRS to investigate his political adversaries. In the 1930s, Republican Rep. Hamilton Fish of New York was audited at the request of FDR. The draconian agency accused the congressman of owing $5,000. The IRS was eventually defeated in court.
Presidents from LBJ to Bill Clinton have been complicit in utilizing the IRS to investigate opponents when they feel they are in a vulnerable situation. In a NewsMax article, John Gizzi, mentions that Bill Clinton flexed his executive power and used the IRS to audit political opponents during his second term. The IRS audit Judicial Watch primarily for suing the president over Chinagate and many other scandals. A senior bureaucratic official, Paul Breslan apprised Judicial Watch ” What do you think happens when you sue the president.” Judicial Watch also mentioned to NewsMax in a 2002 article that the arrogant senior official admitted the audit in front of 6 witnesses, 4 were attorneys.
Now, it seems that first Black President–like that really even matters–has been involved in more political scandals than nearly any president since, the 20th and 21st century. Let us began with Fast and Furious–and I do not mean the movie series for those who are ill-informed readers–the kinetic action in Libya, Benghazi terrorist attack, the IRS targeting conservatives and Jewish groups, and the wiretapping of AP reporters’ phone lines. We are just five months into Obama’s second term and his administration is already under so much controversy.
Fast and Furious was a federal operation that was instituted by the Obama administration, under the control of the ATF, which allowed the free flow of weaponry to pass through Mexico and ended up in the hands drug cartels. Unlike, Operation Wide-Reciever administered under the Bush administration, Fast and Furious was silent about informing the Mexican government about the operation. The infamous covert operation not only killed a border patrol officer but also executed over 200 Mexican civilians. During 2012, Oversight Committee hearing the President asserted his executive privilege powers to protect documents that relate to Fast and Furious, it also shielded the office of the presidency and Eric Holder.
If the truth is ever exposed about what occurred in Benghazi, this administration will truly collapse. The actors involved may face more than impeachment. The reality is that there will be no investigation because no one in congress is bold enough to take that approach. This what we do know about Benghazi:
The Sunday after the suspected attack on the conciliate, UN Ambassador Susan Rice gave talking point to all five of the Sunday Morning news shows:
Rice: “Based on the best information we have to date, what our assessment is as of the present is in fact what began spontaneously in Benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in Cairo where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy sparked by this hateful video. But soon after that spontaneous protest began outside of our consulate in Benghazi, we believe that it looks like extremist elements, individuals, joined in that effort with heavy weapons of the sort that are, unfortunately, readily now available in Libya post-revolution. And that it spun from there into something much, much more violent.”
Host Bob Schieffer: “But you do not agree with (Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.) that this was something that had been plotted out several months ago?”
Rice: “We do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned.”
Schieffer: “Do you agree or disagree with him that al-Qaida had some part in this?”
Rice: “Well, we’ll have to find out that out. I mean I think it’s clear that there were extremist elements that joined in and escalated the violence. Whether they were al-Qaida affiliates, whether they were Libyan-based extremists or al-Qaida itself I think is one of the things we’ll have to determine.”
It seems as if Susan Rice was used as the typical scapegoat, apprising the media with “talking points” about what the White House said occurred on the anniversary of 9/11. I say this because she is not in constant communication with US ambassadors, despite that being one of the many responsibilities as United Nations Ambassadors.
The administration has refused to answer the question, of who ordered the Special Forces to stand-down, while the conciliate was under attack. The abeyance of military assistance during a planned execution seems to be the result of dead Americans. Paul Joseph Watson of Inforwars.com, reveals two things in his article: a Missouri congresswoman admits that the president is the only person who would have the authority to administer a stand-down order. The article goes further into mentioning some of the critical components of Chris Hicks’ testimony:
The White House has been scrambling to avoid the question of who gave the stand down order ever since whistleblower Greg Hicks, who was number two to Ambassador Chris Stevens, testified that US special forces were ready to board a plane in Tripoli but were prevented from coming to the aid of those under assault inside the consulate.
Hicks revealed that after Stevens had been killed but while the attack was still ongoing, “The Libyan military agreed to fly their C-130 to Benghazi and carry additional personnel to Benghazi as reinforcements,” including US Special Forces, but that a call came through from Special Operations Command Africa saying, “you can’t go now; you don’t have authority to go now.”
“They were told not to board the flight, so they missed it.” Hicks said.
In the hours after the stand down order was given, three more American diplomats were killed by terrorists who laid siege to the consulate.
Regardless of who gave the stand-down order, it obviously illustrates that the administration is cover-uping their chaotic chicanery. In my assessment, that the government was deliberate in their lackadaisical response to send special forces to the U.S. conciliate in Benghazi, which was only a couple hours away from military bases. We allowed the CIA to train Al Qaeda member to partake in an all out attack for eight hours; it is completely asinine. No one should be left in that type of dangerous situation for eight hours. We all know that the White House has consistently lied to the public about the accounts of Benghazi. However, what is true is that the rebels–an Al Qaeda affiliated group–ousted Gadaffi, which lead to his assassinated were provided arms by the West.
There was a reason the founders wanted to establish a government with checks and balances existed because of the awareness that any power granted by the constitution could be abused by the executive branch. The powers of the presidency have become exponentially dangerous and we as a country seem to accept it. Negating the abuse of power would eventually become exasperated over time and even pervasive leading into the next administration. If it is revealed that Obama and many of his senior appointees are involved in the various scandals that have occurred throughout his term, there should be no hesitation for IMPEACHMENET. These servants of the people–not the NWO–needs to fear the people when powers are abused. Thomas Jefferson said it best “when government fears the people there is liberty, but when the people fear the government there is tyranny.”