by Candace Salima, Senior Contributor at US DailyReview
The Obama Administration is awash in scandals with national security implications, not to mention the nation no longer trusts its government, let alone Barack Obama. It’s intriguing to note how completely Obama and his administration have completely ignored his oath of office:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the UnitedStates.
I do not believe there is any common sense thinking person in the United States of America that will say Barack Obama has lived up to his oath of office, and, in fact, has violated it a number of times. Liberals, of course, are willing to ignore just about everything because they really do want our republic form of government replaced with a socialist democracy.
Barack Obama’s administration has been littered with scandals and America has become punch drunk with them, edging toward apathy over the sheer number. Let’s just list a few, not in any particular order:
Fast & Furious: The DEA, under orders from Barack Obama, allowed drug cartels to purchase thousands of weapons without being able to track them. This resulted in thousands of Mexican deaths and the deaths of two, possibly three, American law enforcement agents: Brian Terry and Jaime Zapta.
Benghazi: On the night of September 11, 2012, Ansar Al Sharia attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Killed immediately was Captain Sean Smith (ret.) and the U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was kidnapped, tortured and murdered. As we have a multitude of conflicting stories, we’ll just say that no help arrived except in the form of two retired Navy SEALs, Tyrone Woods and Glen Dougherty. Woods, along with two other C.I.A. agents, rescued the thirty plus U.S. personnel still trapped at the Consulate, taking fire the entire time. By the time Woods headed back to find the Ambassador, Dougherty had joined him. These two men went down painting the enemy so that air support could bomb them, air support that never came. Had Woods and Dougherty not come along, there would not have been two deaths, but thirty plus. Who decided the Consulate didn’t need additional security? Who gave the “stand down” order? Who decided on the “video” story? Who decided to lie to the American people? Who changed the talking points?
Alphabet Scandals: IRS, NSA, DEA, ATF, BLM, USPS, it’s a veritable alphabet soup of scandals. Conservative and religious groups were targeted by the IRS and treated to gross abuses of authority in an attempt to keep them from influencing voters contrary to Democrat principles. The questions are: Who ordered it? Was the White House involved? Who at the IRS was responsible? Who initiated the cover up? Who destroyed the Lois Lerner emails? The NSA is spying on everyone in the world including Americans, violating their 4th Amendment constitutional right. DEA has also spied on Americans without benefit of a warrant, violating that same constitutional right. ATF danced around with cartels in Fast & Furious. BLM militarized itself and surrounded an American family with snipers trained on them over . . . grazing fees. USPS has purchased hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammo, as did the Department of Agriculture, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and it just gets more ridiculous.
Watching the Associated Press: The Justice Department, violating the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, culled over communication at the Associated Press.
James Rosen, FoxNews: James Rosen, was under investigation for his reporting on a North Korean situation unfolding through information gained from former State Department adviser Stephen Jin-Woo Kim. The DOJ charged Rosen with leaking classified information although The New Yorker had posted the information online. The DOJ reportedly seized emails and phone records of James Rosen and tapped his parents’ phone. Again, violating the 1st Amendment rights of Mr. Rosen. The Obama Administration doesn’t seem to be too fond of freedom of the press when the press bucks the status quo.
Eric Holder Perjury: Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress when he said he had nothing to do with the investigation into James Rosen. In actuality, he reportedly signed the affidavit that termed James Rosen a criminal.
Kathleen Sebelius: Desperate for money to fund Obamacare, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius went hat in hand and solicited donations from companies HHS might regulate. In addition, she mismanaged the launch of Obamacare which cost the nation hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money.
Veterans Administration: Veterans have been placed on wait lists at VA hospitals. In the process many have died waiting for medical care. Our soldiers lay their lives on the line for the cause of freedom and keeping America safe. Of all of our citizens, it is the American soldier we owe the most to. This is a scandal that is costing the lives of heroes.
Bowe Bergdahl: Alleged POW Bowe Bergdahl was traded for five of the deadliest terrorists we had in custody. In so doing, Barack Obama released men who had killed thousands of Arabs and hundreds of Americans collectively. Six American soldiers lost their lives searching for Bergdahl who deliberately put himself in the situation he found himself in. It has been reported by numerous reputable news sites, as well as from those who served with Bergdahl, that Bergdahl engaged in gross anti-American sentiment, walked off his military base (it’s called desertion) and went seeking the Taliban. Unlike other hostages the Taliban has held, Bergdahl survived five years after which the Taliban “miraculously” decided to trade him for their leaders being held at Guantanamo Bay. In the meantime, FoxNews reported:
“Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been held by Mexican authorities since March 31, when he accidentally drove across the U.S.-Mexico border with three legally purchased guns and 400 rounds of ammunition. Tahmooressi, who served two tours in Afghanistan and suffers from PTSD, has claimed to have suffered physical abuse at the hands of jail guards who allegedly stripped him naked and chained him to a bed.” Source
Sgt. Tahmooressi, a true American hero, is still being held in a Mexican prison with no response from Barack Obama. Congressman Chris Stewart’s office is doing all it can to get our Marine home, but the silence from the Democrat side of the aisle is deafening.
Illegal Alien Children: Tens of thousands of illegal alien children have poured over the American southern border, which to this day, remains unsecured although cartels, terrorists and human traffickers waltz merrily back and forth over it. These children were planned for by the Obama Administration earlier this year, as is obvious by the job postings which appeared in the first quarter. These same children have reintroduced previously eradicated diseases into America. Now, it is being reported that they will be admitted to American schools although they don’t speak a word of English and many of them are carrying tuberculosis. The American taxpayer will pay the price for this as will the American children who go to school with these illegal alien children.
These are just a few of the numerous and deadly scandals that have unfolded during Barack Obama’s watch. It seems as if a new one emerges every few weeks. So many, that the bulk of Americans have become apathetic, not only to the political situation in America, but also to the scandals. What once would have destroyed careers is now nothing more than a bump in the road. Americans have died. The enemy has been aided and abetted through delivery of arms, fighter jets, and money. The Muslim Brotherhood, the father of all Arab terrorist organizations, is a “friend” of the Obama Administration and some of it’s members now serve in the Obama Administration. The constitutional rights of Americans are dwindling with every phone call and swipe of the pen that Barack Obama makes. The national debt is at $17,553,289,100,978 and is completely unsustainable. Al Qaeda, who was supposed to be on the run according to Obama, is now in the process of establishing a caliphate that stretches across the Middle East.
The only answer is for the American people to awaken to what is going on around them and elect good men and women to bring things back under control. The only other solution is too awful to contemplate.
Candace E. Salima is an author, columnist, public speaker and political activist. A frequent radio guest on shows around the nation, she is valued for her viewpoint on a variety of subjects, particularly politics. Follow Candace on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Learn more about her on www.candacesalima.com.