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Obama: "We're going to have some problems here" (Only the uninformed would trust him)
Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2013 | Paul Jacob

Posted on 06/09/2013 7:02:20 AM PDT by Kaslin

You don’t trust President Barack Obama?

No faith in the massive federal bureaucracy? Don’t hold a huge reservoir of confidence in Congress representing your interests? How much do you trust the federal courts that handle secret requests from the Department of Justice . . .and then issue secret decisions based on the judge’s secret interpretation of the law?

Be advised: President Obama finds “your lack of faith disturbing.”

“If people can’t trust not only the executive branch, but also don’t trust Congress and don’t trust federal judges to make sure we’re abiding by the Constitution, due process, and rule of law,” Mr. Obama told reporters, “then we’re going to have some problems here.”

Let’s put partisanship aside and agree with his conclusion. Indeed, there are problems galore; the morning paper reads like a dystopian novel.

Uncle Sam — or Big Brother (it is increasingly difficult to tell them apart) — is snatching a record of every phone call you make, including to whom you are calling, from where you call, and how long you talk. And, but for a leak of classified information, we wouldn’t be worrying our pretty little heads about it.

Still, “no one is listening to your telephone calls” the POTUS reassures, as if the Feds knowing every phone call you make, when, where and to whom, isn’t a serious enough violation of your privacy. Of course, if the FBI or NSA or CIA are listening to the content of calls, it’s surely classified and you won’t be told.

But trust him.

Or trust that good ol’ Congress! “I think at the outset,” explained the president, “it’s important to understand that your duly elected representatives have been consistently informed on exactly what we’re doing.”

Considering congressional approval ratings, that point strikes me as less than assuring.

It’s nonsensical, too. The few members of the House and Senate intelligence committees who receive classified briefings (the entire Congress is not informed) are sworn to secrecy. Even if they disagree with what’s happening, their hands are tied. They can’t do very much about it.

Moreover, the few congressmen informed only know what they are told. That’s hardly oversight.

It’s not just all of your phone records, either, the National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping into the servers at Apple, AOL, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Skype, Yahoo, YouTube, etc., and capturing your personal information — emails, pictures of kids and grandkids, financial information. The administration argues the companies have agreed to this surreptitious government snooping, but the companies publicly deny it.

Again, the Great O assures you that they are not reading your emails. But doesn’t he mean “not at the moment”?

They are also reportedly grabbing all your credit card information. Who is “they”? I think that information is classified.

It’s all legal, though. Or so we’re told. But no law passed by Congress — not the Patriot Act or any other — can overrule our constitutional rights.

The FISA courts, created by the Foreign Surveillance and Intelligence Act, are not “lawful” in approving secret government requests to violate the Fourth Amendment rights of virtually every American in a secret proceeding without any countervailing party to raise objections and without any ability to appeal a decision.

Even supporters of the FISA court easily admit that it’s essentially a rubber stamp. According to several reports, Big Sam — er, Uncle Brother — I mean, the government has never had a request denied.

Setting up a secret court and whispering the secrets to a few members of Congress who promise not to tell isn’t a meaningful check on power. The only group I have any confidence in, the public, is kept in the dark.

President Obama tells us there are compelling national security interests, upon which our rights must be balanced. “You know, when I came into this office,” he offered, “I made two commitments that are more important than any commitment I make: number one, to keep the American people safe and, number two, to uphold the Constitution, and that includes what I consider to be a constitutional right to privacy and an observance of civil liberties.”

His priorities are flipped. Mr. Obama is required to take an oath, which he swore twice, to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” There is no addendum about keeping people safe.

The president should, of course, do all he can to “keep the American people safe.” But he does not have a choice to do so at the expense of abiding by the Constitution, including the Fourth Amendment . . . the Second . . . the First . . . and all the others.

Otherwise, there are going to be problems. [further reading]


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: alinskygovernment; benghazi; bhofascism; criminalpresident; democrats; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; irsscandals; obama; obamaagenda; rapeofliberty; tyranny

1 posted on 06/09/2013 7:02:20 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

You have a government that has taken on a life of its own. It has its own inertia and is run by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats who answer to no one.


2 posted on 06/09/2013 7:05:01 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Kaslin

sooo, who is leaking info from the WH, informed or uninformed?


3 posted on 06/09/2013 7:06:56 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: Kaslin

“If people can’t trust not only the executive branch, but also don’t trust Congress and don’t trust federal judges,,,”


He forgot to add the media to the list.


4 posted on 06/09/2013 7:09:30 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Kaslin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsyzRUKwgng


5 posted on 06/09/2013 7:10:34 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Kaslin
I wouldn't trust the federal government if it said good morning. I have lost all faith or trust in anything the Feds say or do. we are are staring at a replay of Germany in the 1930’s and it is only going to get worse. The fox is in the chicken coop big-time. If any of you federal a$$holes are reading this "FU"
6 posted on 06/09/2013 7:13:12 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Kaslin

Well, that’s our problem: the majority is uninformed and is expected to remain so.


7 posted on 06/09/2013 7:13:13 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Kaslin
Be advised: President Obama finds “your lack of faith disturbing.”

I find the fact that parasitic idiots of this country twice elected this ignorant POS dictator wannabe disturbing.

8 posted on 06/09/2013 7:14:49 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Kaslin

From the very beginning, this adminstration was about apology and revenge. Apology for what America was and revenge against their political opponents. The end game was the creation of an all-powerful, one-party state supported and abetted by a compliant press, a leftist intellectual class, unions, public schools, and academia. Clearly, they will use whatever means they have to destroy conservatives — all the while protesting that any criticism of their purpose or means of attack is motivated by racism, blind hatred, or paranoia.


9 posted on 06/09/2013 7:16:09 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: Kaslin

10 posted on 06/09/2013 7:18:08 AM PDT by JZoback
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To: Kaslin

How can you not trust the most Transparent administration we have ever seen. I wouldn’t trust him wih my garbage.


11 posted on 06/09/2013 7:22:16 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Kaslin

New tagline ...


12 posted on 06/09/2013 7:24:04 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The new fedgov 'data center' in UT should be dubbed 'the White House Basement.')
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To: Common Sense 101
"I find the fact that parasitic idiots of this country twice elected this ignorant POS dictator wannabe disturbing. "

I'm not sure it's accurate to say he was "elected".

13 posted on 06/09/2013 7:26:23 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: Common Sense 101

So do I


14 posted on 06/09/2013 7:26:25 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: precisionshootist

He was elected through fraud


15 posted on 06/09/2013 7:28:44 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Maybe this will help you,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIA1lQBqH1s


16 posted on 06/09/2013 7:31:29 AM PDT by ballplayer
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sfl


17 posted on 06/09/2013 7:44:15 AM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: Kaslin

“then we’re going to have some problems here.”

THAT is a threat.


18 posted on 06/09/2013 8:04:25 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: Kaslin

I always wondered what it was like in 1930’s Germany when the state was becoming all powerful behind a charismatic leader, and opposition was buried.

Now I live in a modernized technologically advanced mirror image. It’s 1933/2013.


19 posted on 06/09/2013 8:07:08 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Gator113

““then we’re going to have some problems here.”

THAT is a threat.”

that’s the way I heard it. He was threatening that if anyone stands in his way they were going to find trouble.


20 posted on 06/09/2013 8:08:04 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Gator113
“then we’re going to have some problems here.”

Nothing that a lockdown of all financial institution transactions and a billion rounds of ammo can't solve...

21 posted on 06/09/2013 8:11:13 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Kaslin
A review of the President's words will reveal that, within his response to a question, and as part of his rambling defense of the actions, he stated, "We also have federal judges that we put in place who are not subject to political pressure," continuing that they have lifetime appointments.

The "we put in place" phrase may, or may not, be significant here, but in these times, the words are not reassuring safeguards for the liberty of these or future generations.

22 posted on 06/09/2013 8:28:02 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Kaslin
I guess what Barky just doesn't understand is that one might extend trust blindly once, but the old addage (paraphrased), "Lie to me once, shame on you, lie to my twice, shame on me" is operative.

Congress hasn't done much to endear trust. The courts? Ask John Roberts about that, regarding Bammycare.

But the real winner in the "pants on fire" competition is the executive branch! Treasury department? One of the very first things done is install a tax cheat as the Sec-Treasury! His excuse? Oops! Turbo Tax made a mistake (for which I still think they should have sued the hell out of him, demanding that he demonstrate exactly how their tax software failed!). I simply can't think of a single thing where they could be trusted.

Mark

23 posted on 06/09/2013 8:29:08 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Kaslin
"President Obama finds “your lack of faith disturbing.”

That's because unlike Socialists, Democrats, and the Professional Left, there are still plenty of people who don't see The Government itself as their "God".
24 posted on 06/09/2013 8:30:47 AM PDT by indthkr
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To: CodeToad
He was threatening that if anyone stands in his way they were going to find trouble.

Then trouble it is.

25 posted on 06/09/2013 8:33:27 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Kaslin

Setting up a secret court and whispering the secrets to a few members of Congress who promise not to tell.

Saaaay didn’t something like happen in Germany?.


26 posted on 06/09/2013 8:53:43 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

My email has been running real slow lately..lots of errors and slow loading. I guess my censor has trouble reading my stuff.


27 posted on 06/09/2013 9:05:49 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Kaslin

He is talking to the low cognition voter here. This isn’t meant for anyone affiliated with the tea party or who is politically adversarial to him. He doesn’t care that they know this about them. In fact, this whole system of terrorizing the citizen is useless UNLESS his “enemies” (his words) know about it and fear it.


28 posted on 06/09/2013 9:08:07 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Oldexpat

Maybe if you type how much we can trust the gubbment maybe it will speed up?.


29 posted on 06/09/2013 9:13:47 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Kaslin

Sounds to me like he’s laying the ground work for another government takeover.

He’s saying my polls are good so you trust me, it’s all the rest of gov’t that you don’t trust soooo, I’ll be taking over everything now.


30 posted on 06/09/2013 9:22:32 AM PDT by Texas Tea
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To: Kaslin

The continuing elimination of the constitution and the bill of rights. Fascism is overtaking Washington DC


31 posted on 06/09/2013 9:32:20 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: Texas Tea

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3029178/posts?page=29#29


32 posted on 06/09/2013 9:49:04 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Kaslin
The few members of the House and Senate intelligence committees who receive classified briefings (the entire Congress is not informed) are sworn to secrecy. Even if they disagree with what’s happening, their hands are tied. They can’t do very much about it.

So, tell me someone, does this mean that this secrecy oath supersedes the Constitutional Oath? Somehow, I think not.

33 posted on 06/09/2013 1:16:51 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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