A New Declaration of Independence
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary to ensure that a President, who has led the country to near ruin and who is working to discard the basic principles upon which this Great Country rests, be peaceably removed it is incumbent upon us that we submit the reasons to the people.
Without any in-depth research or vetting about his background, Barack Hussein Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States. There were voices of caution who early on exposed Obama's connections to former terrorist Bill Ayers, anti-American vilifier Reverend Wright, crook Tony Rezko, and anti-Semite Rashid Khalidi, but they were laughed at as the people allowed themselves to be demagogued on hope and change. Evidence continues to suggest that Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate is, indeed, a forgery. This would make his presidential eligibility suspect.
Thus, the American people are at a critical watershed moment in our history. The facts are in; Obama's ideology and core principles are now public and exist for all to see. We can no longer claim ignorance; we can no longer be naïve; we can no longer deny what is patently before us. The record of this current president is a "history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these United States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world."
Mr. Obama has "given himself the powers to declare martial law[.] It is a sweeping power grab that should worry every American." Thus, "Barack Obama is very dangerous, the apotheosis of an insidious strain of authoritarianism that destroys from within." In a statement published on December 31, 2011, Mr. Obama states that "[t]oday I have signed into law H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012." Though he claims that he has "signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists," it was Mr. Obama who "demanded the removal of any and all protections for US citizens and legal residents."
And like King George III, Obama has now established the distinct possibility of placing "[s]tanding armies without the Consent of our legislatures" -- although sadly, in this case, the Senate passed this unwholesome disgrace. King George III would be pleased.
In fact, Mr. Obama sees fit to bypass the "pesky" Constitution whenever it suits him, thus ignoring limited-government tenets which were at the core of the Founding Fathers' belief system. Thus, the NDAA detention mandate allows indefinite military detention not just to foreigners; now "U.S. citizens are included in the grant of detention authority."
In fact, should Mr. Obama be re-elected to a second term, "our rights to speech, religion and property, and to privacy in our persons and homes, will be transformed." Mr. Obama has already "hectored Christianity on matters of conscience." Through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, Mr. Obama is forcing Catholic institutions to pay for insurance covering contraceptives. Why, when "religious liberty was weighed against access to birth control, did freedom lose?" -- a clear intrusion into the first of the five protections of the First Amendment. Bishop Daniel Jenky has likened President Obama's health care policies to the attacks on the Catholic church by Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin of yesteryear. Dare we go down that totalitarian road again?
The onslaught against free speech has been heightened because of the "cooperation between [Mr. Obama] and the OIC or Organization of Islamic Cooperation." The "Obama administration stands 'united' with the OIC on speech issues," thus silencing Arab reformers and anyone who makes any allegedly negative remarks about Islam. The "repressive practices" of the OIC member-nations speak volumes about their restrictions on free speech. Hence, "the encroachment of de facto blasphemy restrictions in the West threatens free speech and the free exchange of ideas." That an American president would threaten this most fundamental right is yet another resounding reason why he needs to be removed from office.
In December of 2009, Nat Hentoff, a nationally renowned authority on the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights, asserted that "[i]f congressional Democrats succeed in passing their health-care 'reform' measure to send to the White House for President Obama's signature, then they and he are determining your health decisions[.]" Thus, "these functionaries making decisions about your treatment and, in some cases, about the extent of your life span, have never met you[.] Is this America?" Hentoff concludes his piece with the revelation "I'm scared and I do mean to scare you. We do not elect the president and Congress to decide how short our lives will be."
Thus, we still hold "these truths to be self-evident, that all [people] are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." And "whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles ... as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." We do not declare violent revolution but do demand the secure right to change the government through the ballot box.
But even this fundamental right is being seriously eroded as the Department of Justice openly and arrogantly dismisses genuine cases of voter intimidation with nary a word of concern by Barack Obama. Although there is visual proof and evidence of threats to the voting public as well as exhortations of death threats to a man on trial, Attorney General Eric Holder turns a blind eye.
By his selective indifference, Mr. Obama has created a racially divisive atmosphere in America. He continues to promote this hateful attitude wherein the civil rights progress made in this country for all its citizens is ignored. Surely, Mr. Obama has "excited domestic insurrections amongst us" as he engages in racial division, class warfare, and phony gender wars. If Mr. Obama is, indeed, so interested in the rights of women, then why does he support Islamic sharia law, which demands second-class status for women? These diversions serve to stir up resentments; unfortunately, they are successful in obfuscating the shameless actions of this 44th president.
Mr. Obama is not content with taking the country down the path to "European socialism." His centralized control of the health care industry, his increases in entitlement programs, his redistribution of capital -- in fact, his sweeping regulations that give the government new authority to control the entire financial sector -- are reminiscent of Karl Marx's 10-Point Agenda, and although communism was unknown in 1775, the signatories of the Declaration knew of the absolute power of the monarchy and would see through the oligarchic nature of this "ism."
Amazingly, Mr. Obama has assured Russian leaders (who have gained their power through rigged elections) that American concessions are coming their way, but they [the Russian leaders] must wait because he is seeking re-election and he dare not tell his own people of his true intentions. What credible reason would a loyal American president have for weakening American and allies' defense systems? During the open microphone conversation between Obama and Medvedev, a puppet of KGB Putin, the world learned whose interests Obama was truly serving. Surely, this is "enough to chill friends and allies, democrats and dissidents, all over the world."
Furthermore, Obama has "obstructed the Administration of Justice[,]" instead pitting one group against the other through "waivers." If ObamaCare is so laudable, why extend waivers in the first place? In fact, it is yet another example of how manipulative Mr. Obama is when he tries to make the people "dependent on his Will alone."
Mr. Obama has ignored the laws of our country to impose an arbitrary and capricious rule of law by outside forces. He finds it more expedient to pit the federal government against an American state which is trying only to enforce federal immigration law. To this end, Mr. Obama has seen fit to "subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution[,]" which was so clearly enumerated in the Declaration of Independence as reason to reject King George III. By issuing a Universal Period Review (UPR), the first of its kind, Mr. Obama has given the United Nations the right to dictate to Arizona. Thus, the "stakes for our national sovereignty have just been raised." Despotic countries of the United Nations have now been empowered to dictate how Americans should conduct themselves. Is this not reminiscent of King George III "waging war against us"?
Moreover, the Obama State Department ordered the "suspension of routine border inspection procedures in order to whisk (Muslim Brotherhood) Islamists into our country. Thus, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party did not have to go through the normal procedures of inspection. Recall that the Muslim Brotherhood's mission statement is "Allah is our objective, the Prophet is our leader, the Koran is our law, Jihad is our way, and dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. Allahu akbar!" Negotiating with the Muslim Brotherhood is akin to negotiating with the dictator Hitler. It is appeasement all the way. Why does the Obama administration cavort with such people? Does this not make him unfit to defend the interests of America?
Echoing the despot of old, Mr. Obama has "called together legislative bodies" in such manner that makes the action less transparent for the "sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures." So while he calls for creating easy-to-read, shorter bills, Mr. Obama creates monstrosities of several thousand pages. He is famous for his Friday-night document dumps, pushing the legislation through late on Friday evening when Congress has retired.
Before ObamaCare was passed, Mr. Obama promised C-SPAN complete transparency and public coverage so that the American public could study the law. That never happened. The equally guilty Congress allowed itself to be bullied and bribed so that many of our so-called representatives did not even read the bill. Although some of them now claim buyer's remorse, it is too little, too late.
Like King George III, Mr. Obama "has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance." This Judicial Watch Special Report "analyzes the proliferation of 'czars' in the Obama administration. Thus, [m]any of these 45+ czars are unconfirmed by the Senate and are largely unaccountable to Congress. Furthermore, their activities are often outside the reach of the Freedom of Information Act, creating a veil of secrecy about their precise role in the administration." Such an "arrangement threatens to increase the power of the President (who appoints these czars) beyond what is constitutionally mandated."
Furthermore, although there should be no connection between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and one's health care, Mr. Obama "is quietly diverting roughly $500 million to the IRS to help implement the president's healthcare law." Indeed, all these covert actions will "eat out [at our] substance."
The Founding Fathers decried the king for making "judges dependent on his Will alone." How, then, does Mr. Obama ignore the flagrant conflict of interest whereby his appointee Supreme Court Judge Elena Kagan can still be permitted to vote on the constitutionality of ObamaCare despite her "substantial participation in the administration's legal defense of that law" when she was solicitor general? According to Section 455(b)(3) of Title 28 of the U.S. Code, justices must disqualify themselves in cases where they have "served in governmental employment and in such capacity participated as counsel, adviser, or material witness concerning the proceeding or expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case or controversy."
The original Declaration accused King George III for "plundering our seas." Yet Executive Order #13547, signed by President Obama in July of 2010, "[f]urther extends federal power, embraces global governance, diminishes the rights and privileges of individuals and brings the United States into compliance with Agenda 21." In essence, "the treaty would give the [U.N.] power to regulate activity within our territorial seas; it would give the U.N. the power to levy taxes in the form of applications fees and royalties; and it provides no benefits that the United States does not already enjoy." While Obama's predecessor tried to have it ratified, the Senate rejected it in 2004. But Mr. Obama found a way around the Senate vote, since it was never approved by the two-thirds vote of the Senate as required by law. Thus, Mr. Obama circumvented Congress, one more illustration of his dangerous abuses as president. It is another expansion of global governance of which Mr. Obama is so fond.
Moreover, Mr. Obama has reduced American access to outer space, thereby curtailing American research and discovery while claiming that NASA should now reach out to the Muslim world "and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering." By diminishing American space exploration, Mr. Obama has made America vulnerable. Space now belongs to Russia and China, and the ingenuity and courage of American space explorers has been seriously eroded under this president.
In addition, Mr. Obama is deliberately "cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world" as he ignores the now-revealed U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report that "the United States has 26% of the world's recoverable conventional oil resources," and not Mr. Obama's "intentionally misleading claim that the United States only has two percent of the world's oil reserves." Thus, Mr. Obama's "war on fossil fuels" is affecting American energy security, delaying the development of new jobs, not helping to pay down U.S. debt, and impeding investment in the next generation energy technologies.
Almost every schoolchild in America recalls the phrase "taxation without representation," and here Mr. Obama has far surpassed any previous president. If Mr. Obama is re-elected, "the tax increase he and a Democratic Congress would impose on middle-and-upper-middle income Americans would be disastrous." Thus, "for imposing Taxes on us without our Consent[,]" Mr. Obama should not be permitted to have a second term. In fact, "it's now official. Barack Obama has become the first American president to see the federal government's debt increase by more than $5 trillion during his time in office[.]"
With complete insouciance, Mr. Obama has burdened the next generation of Americans with an insurmountable financial bondage. How dare he deny the chance of a good life to these young people, who have had no voice in these financial burdens that will adversely affect their "life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness"? The federal debt is now close to $17 trillion. Clearly, "a change of course in federal spending is inevitable. The question is whether it will be orderly, beneficial change brought by design or disorderly, harmful change brought by disaster."
Unfortunately named the Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009, it is neither affordable nor a choice. Purposely misrepresented, the law will bankrupt the country. In fact, "rather than liberating the American health care system from bureaucracy and waste, it blankets it with more of both, suffocating innovation and destroying freedom."
Thus, "when asked on ABC News if he would favor a tax rate hike even if it meant less tax revenue, Mr. Obama replied that he would - 'for purposes of fairness.' So it is with Obamacare, affordability was never the goal. But then neither was 'fairness.' Consolidation of power and control in the central government was the ... goal all along-and at any price."
Although the people have spoken out against the metastasizing encroachment against our rights, Mr. Obama pays no heed. He engages in demeaning his opponents; his arrogance knows no end. His lies have become public. He redefines words and uses distortions of language to obscure the truth.
Henceforth, "for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence," we mutually pledge to each other our profound commitment to voting Barack Hussein Obama out of office in order to save the republic.
Eileen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.