Friday, November 27, 2009

Obama on the Edge of Treason

"Barack Obama has a truckload of problems on his hands,"wrote Anthony G. Martin at "He has enacted policies that fit the description of impeachable offenses. He can be thankful that Congress is controlled by his partners-in-crime, or else he would be facing serious charges." NOTE: This is one of those long posts that most of you will not read. I don't care; as a blogger, I often write for myself with the always-open invitation for you to peek into my journal. This post is meant as reference, my own primarily, but you are welcome to chew on it. If you are concerned about the immense damage that Barack Obama has already done and continues to do to the U.S., then please read on. The main thrust of this post is plain: Barack Obama has commited acts that could be - probably should be - considered as treasonous. If the subject of your President waging economic war on our 50 states, giving Aid and Comfort to our Enemies and working to harm this nation does not interest you, then you probably found this blog by mistake. This post is not meant to be comprehensive, but a primer. There are already books on the subject of Obama's questionable loyalty, and there will be hundreds more written in the future. Students a century from now will read about the president who tried to destroy the nation with his marxist agenda. You know the enemy. The enemy wants to kill us or to destroy our economy and society. The enemy drove two airplanes in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The enemy recently went on a killing spree at Fort Hood, Texas. The enemy is among us, operating a filthy meat market on Devon Avenue on Chicago's north side, consipiring with others to blow up Danish newspapers, among other terrorist acts. The enemy advertises his intentions with videos carried by donkeys through the mountains of Pakistan. The enemy is, in effect and by proxy, by intent and by unintended consequences, occupying the White House, blinded by his hateful obsession with Tea Parties and other distractions. Obama’s problem is that he does not know who the enemy is. To him, the enemy does not squat in caves in Waziristan, clutching automatic weapons and reciting the more militant verses from the Koran: instead, it sits around at tea parties in Kentucky quoting from the US Constitution. Obama is not at war with terrorists, but with his Republican fellow citizens. He has never abandoned the campaign trail. (Emphasis added) That passage is by Gerald Warner at the Telegraph UK. Warner hits Obama hard for being an indecisive wimp in his column from April 24, 2009. Although Warner's column is now seven months old, it is as fresh today as it was when he wrote it. Obama's ongoing war with FoxNews and conservative talk radio hosts is not just embarrassing, it's dangerous. The Commander in Chief is allowing himself to be distracted by partisan bullshit, all the while deferring time sensitive decisions about increasing troop strength in Afghanistan and other hot issues. Another excerpt (emphasis added): If al-Qaeda, the Taliban and the rest .... want to kick America to death, they had better move in quickly and grab a piece of the action before Barack Obama finishes the job himself. Never in the history of the United States has a president worked so actively against the interests of his own people – not even Jimmy Carter. Warner's main beef is Obama's disrespect of CIA (emphasis added): He cynically subordinated the national interest to his partisan desire to embarrass the Republicans. Then he had to rush to Langley, Virginia to try to reassure a demoralised CIA that had just discovered the President of the United States was an even more formidable foe than al-Qaeda. Warner, a Brit, poses a question that so many Americans are asking: President Pantywaist’s recent world tour, cosying up to all the bad guys, excited the ambitions of America’s enemies. Here, they realised, is a sucker they can really take to the cleaners. His only enemies are fellow Americans. Which prompts the question: why does President Pantywaist hate America so badly? I would stop just short of accusing Obama of actual treason, but he's pushing it. Treason, by definition in the Constitution, is defined simply in the U.S. Constitution, Article 3, Section 3: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. Let's break it down: (1) Obama and his Administration are levying war against the states; (2) Obama has adhered to our Enemies; (3) Obama has given our Enemies both Aid and Comfort; (4) There are billions of witnesses, not merely two, to Obama's overt Acts; (5) There has not (yet) been a Confession in open Court, but that's being worked on. So, then, Obama's Acts of Treason, point by point: (1) LEVYING WAR AGAINST THE STATE: Obama's war on the 50 states is not being waged with guns or bombs, but with more and more controls that violate the states' Tenth Amendment rights. It's gotten so bad that there is a very active movement to fight the Obama power grab. The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution is very clear: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” In other words, the Federal Government should not meddle in affairs that the Constitution says are completely in the hands of state legislatures, not in the hands of the U.S. Congress nor of the President. The movement I referred to above is called, simply, the Tenth Amendment Movement. Writer James Perloff explains (all emphasis added): ... a new campaign called the Tenth Amendment Movement is now sweeping state legislatures across the nation. This is not an effort by the states to secede from the Union, but an attempt to persuade the federal government to abide by the Constitution. Leading the charge is Oklahoma. On February 18, its House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 1003 by a vote of 83 to 13, resolving “that the State of Oklahoma hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.” HJR 1003 also states “that this serves as Notice and Demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.” It directs that copies of the resolution be distributed to, among others, the president of the United States, the president of the U.S. Senate, and the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Sound familiar? It should, if you know your history. It recalls nothing less than the Declaration of Independence, unanimously signed by the Continental Congress of the thirteen united States of America on July 4, 1776. The first paragraph of that document says this: When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. Although Oklahoma and other states are not moving to "dissolve the political bands which have connected them" with the Federal Government, those states are demanding that the Federal Government, lead by Obama, respect their rights as provided by the Constitution. The reason for the demand is simple: The Obama Administration has been waging a war of economics and law against the states. Gene Healy of the CATO Institute wrote this about that on November 17, 2009: Not yet a year into his administration, Obama’s record on 10th Amendment issues is already clear: He’ll let the states have their way when their policies please blue team sensibilities and he’ll call in the feds when they don’t. Thus, he’ll grant California a waiver to allow it to raise auto emissions standards, but he’ll bring the hammer down when the state tries to cut payments to unionized health care workers. That’s not how it’s supposed to work. As Madison explained in Federalist 45, the powers delegated to the federal government were “few and defined,” to be exercised mainly on “external objects” like foreign policy and international trade. All else — criminal law, marriage, social policy — remained with the states or the people. Another complaint, quoted from the Declaration of Independence, is appropriate today and applies as well to Obama in 2009 as it did to King George in 1776: "He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance." (2) Obama has adhered to our Enemies: Kind words and overly generous tolerance of Fidel Castro, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and others, including the enemies of democracy in Honduras such as Hugo Chavez. High-level advisors who openly admit their admiration for Mao Tse Tung, who died a sworn enemy of the West. I refer you to this short but excellent post. (For background, read this.) And we should not forget Obama's historic embracing of homegrown enemies of the United States, most notably but not exclusively, bomber-terrorist and close friend William Ayers. (3) Obama has given our Enemies both Aid and Comfort: On November 20, 2009 House Republican leaders sent a letter to Barack Obama. It said, in part, "For over two months you have been engaged in a strategy review that has left the country, our military, and allies uncertain about your commitment to the war in Afghanistan and unsure about your will to do what is necessary to win this conflict. Worse, we fear the process has emboldened our enemies." That letter urged Obama to act on Gen. Stanley McChrystal's request for more U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Every hour that Obama fails to act provides more Aid and Comfort to the Taliban.

Additionally, Obama and his marxist circle believe that it's better to engage those sworn to our destruction in conversation that to engage then in battle or tough negotiation. More Aid and Comfort. "Aid" is not defined by the Constitution, so it's meaning could be broadly interpreted. Emotional and psychological encouragement is certainly a form of "Aid," and certainly provides our enemies with "Comfort," which is also left undefined.

(4) There are billions of witnesses, not merely two, to Obama's overt Acts as described above.

As I said earlier, this is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of Obama's disturbing acts. It merely scratches the surface.

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