Well, it appears the level of corruption in our government is worse than most of us expected it could be. Secret scandals continue to be revealed, incompetence seems to be the norm, political enemies of Obama have not only been ridiculed and bullied openly by those associated with this administration, but now we know that entire government agencies have been working in opposition to conservative groups.
Is this not alarming? What if a conservative president were targeting liberals? Wasn't Nixon impeached and forced to resign for targeting his political enemies? This administration has done something far more sinister and pervasive than what the Nixon was impeached for,...yet the media (for the most part) is still unwilling to abandon their love-affair with this president? Have they no shame? .. no sense of responsibility?
There are several important fundamental rights upon which this republic was built. These are being diminished or compromised by the Obama administration.
Freedom of the Press
AP files complaint over federal wiretaps
By RICHARD A. SERRANO.
Federal prosecutors secretly obtained records of telephone calls from more than 20 telephone lines belonging to The Associated Press and its journalists over a two-month period, in an apparent investigation of a leak of sensitive information about a terrorist plot in Yemen.
The head of The Associated Press lodged a formal complaint yesterday with the Department of Justice in Washington, for what he called an "overbroad collection" of telephone records of the wire service's reporters and editors.
Freedom of Religion
Complaints of IRS targeting by religious groups on the rise
BY JORDY YAGER
The number of religious groups reporting they were improperly targeted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is increasing.
At least a half-dozen conservative groups say they received an unusual degree of scrutiny from the IRS, according to the Religion News Service, a non-profit news service operated out of the University of Missouri’s journalism school.
Earlier this week Rev. Billy Graham’s son made headlines with a letter to President Obama accusing the administration of targeting the Samaritan's Purse charity and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in an attempt to intimidate the group.
Since then, the Catholics United Education Fund and the Christian Voices for Life have reported significant delays in their applications for tax-exempt status from the IRS.
The Coalition for Life of Iowa also said that it took unusually long to receive their tax exempt status, according to the Thomas More Society, a non-profit group focused on supporting pro-life causes.
Freedom of Speech
Obama Declares War on Free Speech
BY ROBERT SPENCER
The Obama Administration has now actually co-sponsored an anti-free speech resolution at the United Nations. Approved by the U.N. Human Rights Council last Friday, the resolution, cosponsored by the U.S. and Egypt, calls on states to condemn and criminalize “any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence.”
What could be wrong with that? Plenty.
First of all, there’s that little matter of the First Amendment, which preserves Americans’ right to free speech and freedom of the press, which are obviously mutually inclusive. Any law that infringed on speech at all — far less in such vague and sweeping terms — would be unconstitutional.
The Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Obama still backs new gun ban
BY TOM COHEN
(CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Monday reiterated his call for a comprehensive package of steps against gun violence as the focus on possible Senate legislation appeared to narrow to expanded background checks and limited ammunition magazines, rather than a ban on semi-automatic rifles that mimic assault weapons.
The four examples above are just a tiny sampling of the infringements on our civil liberties that have been occurring with increasing frequency (and to a greater degree) since the Obama regime came to power.
When we include following list of scandals, there should be more than sufficient evidence to warrant an investigation, impeachment and/or prosecution of the Obama administration.
Fast and Furious - Gun Running to Mexican drug cartels as a means of making the case for restricting guns in the United States.
Spying on James Rosen - The Obama DOJ monitored James Rosen's (reporter from Fox News) phone communications and and emails because of his unfavorable reporting on the Obama administration.
IRS Targeting Conservatives - Conservatives were given tough treatment and rejected when requesting tax-exempt status (that was easily obtained by other similar organizations with a liberal ideology).
Benghazi Attack - The White House ignored pleas for help from our ambassador and embassy workers to help keep gun-running operations to Al Qaida operatives a secret prior to the 2012 elections.
NSA Data Scandal - Obama's NSA collected millions of phone communications records from ordinary citizens without a warrant, due process or just cause.
Holder's Voter Fraud Initiative - Eric Holder refused to prosecute members of the Black Panther Party who showed up at a polling place with clubs to intimidate voters. Holder systematically worked to dismantle voter ID requirements in multiple states, even though the Supreme Court had already ruled that the same laws in other states were constitutional.
I don't think we've seen the end of the scandals. God help us as we endure this Obama regime. May we live to see the emergence of liberty with a new conservative administration in 2016.