The Benghazi cover up matters. The lying regarding the “Talking Points” matters. The failure to provide adequate security to the Americans serving in Benghazi matters. The decision not to attempt a rescue matters. The president’s role during and after the attack matters. The triumph of re-election politics over protecting Americans serving in dangerous locations matters. The IRS‘s broad discrimination against conservative groups matters. The lack of leadership and accountability in the Obama Administration matters. The Justice Department‘s, including the FBI‘s, monitoring of phone calls made to AP reporters matters.
These wide-ranging activities matter because they all diminish our freedom.
Freedom is not a constant state of being. It needs to be protected and nourished. All of us who have served our nation took an oath to protect the nation from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Perhaps the biggest concern is that if these things don’t matter, what is to prevent the same progressive group from building on this foundation of deceit and political spin? Once the system of “checks and balances” is ignored and government corruption is accepted as just partisan politics and the critical press is silenced, freedom of the individual will be a vanishing concept instead of the very anchor of our democracy. For without individual freedom there is no freedom at all.
The stakes are very high. Already we have re-elected a president who probably would not have won if his inner circle hadn’t been successful in delaying the disclosure of Benghazi, the IRS, or the Justice’s abuse of the privacy of AP reporters. These abuses of power do not stem from a vacuum. They are part of the teachings of Saul Alinsky, i.e., “the issue is never the issue.” The translation is to use all issues to destroy all opposition and seize political power. The issues themselves are not important. Do you think President Obama would be in the Oval Office if the Benghazi murders, the IRS’s attack on conservative groups and the AP phone tap debacle had come out a few months before the election?
I don’t think so. There are wise people in our history, who believed that when more people want government assistance and value security over freedom, American democracy is in its last stages. I hope they are wrong. We shall soon see.
By the author of the Jack Brandon Thriller Series. www.factsandfictions.com