by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD April 28, 2014
The United States has reached a political precipice. The country is facing the greatest Constitutional and existential crisis since the Civil War, a situation which may expose America to assaults on its national security equivalent to Pearl Harbor and 9/11.
In an effort to force a radical transformation of the United States, the rogue Obama Administration, enabled by a complicit Congress and a compliant media, has attempted to undermine the Constitution, usurp the power it reserves for the States and deny the rights it guarantees to the American people.
Executing and enforcing federal law is the fundamental duty of the executive branch of government. When a president substantially alters the intent of the laws passed by Congress or creates the conditions for avoiding compliance with the law, he is violating the Constitution.
The extent of Barack Obama's executive overreach includes manipulating laws ranging from healthcare to immigration to privacy to technology to social issues to national security matters. A March 8, 2014 Washington Post article lists eighteen major changes in Obamacare made by the Obama Administration since 2013.
Sen. Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) office has detailed more than seventy instances from January 2009 through the end of 2013 in which Obama flouted the law on immigration matters.
According to Sessions: "The evidence reveals that the Administration has carried out a dramatic nullification of federal law... Under the guise of setting ‘priorities', the Administration has determined that almost anyone in the world who can enter the United States is free to illegally live, work and claim benefits here as long as they are not caught committing a felony or other serious crime."
In an April 25, 2014 letter sent to Obama, twenty-two Republican senators accused his administration of displaying "an astonishing disregard for the Constitution" by considering administrative changes to the nation's deportations policy, which would amount to "near complete abandonment of basic immigration enforcement."
Ominously, these executive actions regarding illegal immigration may be an attempt by the Obama Administration to mobilize an" army of intimidation." In 2006, millions of people participated in protests over a proposed change to U.S. immigration policy including 100,000 in Chicago on March 10th, 500,000 in Los Angeles on March 25th and in 102 cities nationwide on April 10, 2006 with 350,000-500,000 participating in Dallas and 300,000 in Chicago.
Furthermore, questions about the veracity of statements originating from the White House was demonstrated in an April 16, 2014 Fox News Poll showing that six in ten American voters think Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time. He lied about ObamaCare, Fast and Furious, Benghazi and the IRS. It is a Presidency based on and sustained by lies with the apparent collusion of government officials and the media.
Up until now the Obama Administration has gone from scandal to scandal without a loss of enthusiasm from its acolytes in the media and without any serious opposition from the Republican Party.
But the lies and corruption are reaching critical mass and the American people may be faced with a stark choice - the survival of Barack Obama in office or the survival of the country.
Sometime in the coming months, Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Cold Case Posse has indicated that it will release startling new evidence related to Barack Obama's personal history and the alleged cover-up to hide the truth from the American people. It is believed not be speculation or the opinions of experts, but hard facts, which go far beyond a fraudulent birth certificate and will be ever more difficult for the politicians and the media to continue to ignore.
Even though government officials and journalists remain confident in their false sense of unaccountability, the American people must prepare for a possible national crisis spawned by the disclosure of unprecedented malfeasance and deception likely tainting the highest officials in government, the leadership of both political parties and the upper echelons of the media.
Such revelations could create potentially debilitating domestic turmoil and increase our vulnerability to threats from abroad. It presents an especially difficult situation because the exposure of our corrupt political-media culture will come at a time of extreme peril to our country, weakened by poor leadership and endangered by serious economic and foreign policy challenges.
Yet the need for courage and perseverance never comes at a convenient time.
America can survive Obama, but it cannot survive not facing the truth.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of "Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution ". He receives email at email@example.com.