When I think of treason I usually conjure up a visual of spies, espionage and the selling of state secrets by those who would destroy our way of life, our very country for either money or power. I think of the "high crimes and misdemeanors" stuff. So I looked in a dictionary (I don't do Blackberry) and found: to deliver up. Disloyalty or treachery to one's country.
Certainly it doesn't have to be one major incident or act as I see it because we have a history of the actions of President Obama that would certainly add up to an astronomical quantity that at some point becomes the very recognized object which cannot be denied.
Think about it.
Before he was elected he worked with ACORN and pushed the idea that everyone should have a home whether or not they could afford it and even gave them extra cash at the end of the deal. The end result? A totally depressed housing market that has double dipped and everyone in the country in varying degrees has lost net worth in the process. Shouldn't it be called theft?
The nation's debt was around $10 trillion when he took office (It had taken 8 years to go from $5 to $10 trillion) and since Obama was elected it has increased $4 trillion more.
The worst part of that whole story is that it does not include the unfunded liabilities of Social Security, but he keeps telling the country that Social Security is fine until 2036. NOT! If the IOUs are not paid off between now and then, there is no way that can happen.
Our freedoms are eroding faster than the earth being lost through the worst floods in history. Rather than having Congress pass laws that affect our lives, he has loaded up the Cabinet and Bureaus who pronounce by fiat regulations that hamstring business (so he can satisfy his people in the unions.) He had already stolen money from investors who held secured bonds and preferred stock in GM and Chrysler to benefit the union members and Fiat--I just don't know the details of that deal yet. Usually people who are guilty of theft are arrested and punished.
EPA and OSHA have been controlling our lives for so long it's almost taken for granted by now. Scandalous. Let's lump Transportation safety in that category also.
NLRB is the latest to infringe on a business' right to manage within the law by saying Boeing cannot use the building in North Carolina which had been built for expansion. No present union jobs would have been lost. That is dictatorship.
TARP and Stimulus money was spent to increase the size of public unions which would be helpful in his future election. The cost of each job ran into hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Energy costs have risen because the President is out to destroy the coal, oil and nuclear companies in this country while subsidizing foreign entities. A coal fired plant provides energy at 4 cents per kwh while solar and others are over 20 cents per hour. The American public whether employed or unemployed are forced to lower their standards of living to feed his quest of destruction of our country and frankly, I don't see or hear anyone stepping up.
Homeland Security is an oxymoron. American citizens being killed by guns that were provided by our government and approved by the ATF under the jurisdiction of Eric Holder is an abomination. Remember Harry Truman? He had a slogan that the buck stopped in the Oval Office. What's going on today is nowhere close.
Subsidies. How much buying power is taken from the average American taxpayer to pay out subsidies for things we don't need, didn't ask for and who themselves don't need? Think about ethanol, farmers, high speed rail, Brazilian oil drillers, climate change propaganda programs, on and on and on. Hindus in India don't lose as many freedoms at the altars of Sacred Cows as we do.
And let's not forget Obamacare! Why have so many thousands of people asked for and received waivers? Unbelievable! It's a great political exercise. Just ask Debbie Stabenow. She got elected by taking busloads of gullible seniors to Canada to get cheap drugs, but never told them one word about the down side of socialized medicine and its rationing. Her buses needed to stay out of the way of the exodus of Canadians coming across the border this way to get services not readily available in their one size fits all system.
I'm sure I've forgotten the pet peeve of many of you, but there is a limit to how long you can sit still. Try not to let it get you down, but also try not to let him get away with it. Anytime you hear someone spreading errors, it's up to us to correct them as best we can. It's our duty. Think about the future generations.
Just realized I missed the Executive Order--such as implementing the Dream Act over the weekend that failed in every major way earlier. More on the numbers next week.