WASHINGTON, October 8, 2013 — Over the last few years, Americans have watched their God-given, constitutionally protected rights attacked at every turn. At the same time, illegal immigrants have received expanded rights, special consideration and passes.
While Americans are required to produce their driver’s license and proof of insurance if stopped by a police officer, the state of Arizona has faced a lawsuit by the Department of Justice, led by Eric Holder, for asking during traffic stops for people to show proof of legal United States residence. Out-of-state college students are subject to out-of-state tuition, while some states grant illegal residents in-state tuition.
More recently, the state of California has given the okay for illegal immigrants to practice law. Imagine that; a state in our republic has given the okay for someone who has broken the law to legally practice law in the state.
As if this protective policy towards illegals were not bad enough, today, we are witnessing something that should have the entire nation troubled and angered.
The Obama administration’s decision to end White House tours after the sequester cuts was petulant. Obama stated that “painful decisions” would have to be made due to these cuts. The move was seen as spiteful. Even worse, we learned months later that while the average American, including school children, could no longer attend tours at the White House, these tours were continued for lobbyists.
Following the sequester cuts, which were simply a cut in the rate of spending growth, leaked emails revealed a disturbing goal by the Obama administration. According to Stephen Dinan at The Washington Times:
“In the internal email, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service official Charles Brown said he asked if he could try to spread out the sequester cuts in his region to minimize the impact, and he said he was told not to do anything that would lessen the dire impacts Congress had been warned of.”
Pain. Obama wanted Americans to feel it, and departments were told to comply.
That level of pain, however, was child’s play compared to the “Campaign of Pain” that Obama launched against the American people immediately following the partial government shutdown that began on October 1.
Obama has closed anything and everything, ranging from ocean at the Florida Keys to the Grand Canyon. He has closed National Parks and monuments. He has threatened veterans with arrest for not complying with orders to move away from a memorial built in their honor. He has even kicked senior citizens out of their homes in Lake Mead, NV all the while blaming the GOP. Even worse, he had police use “Gestapo tactics” to hold a busload of international senior citizens under armed guard. Their crime? They dared to board a tour bus at Yellowstone National Park.
All of this is bad. In fact, this is beyond bad. It is tyranny. And Obama added insult to injury to take his “Campaign of Pain” even further.
The National Mall in Washington is closed due to the government shutdown. Monuments have been barricaded and are guarded by armed guards with attack dogs. WWII veterans who traveled to Washington as part of an Honor Flight program to view a WWII Memorial erected and maintained with private funds were threatened with arrest if they broke through the barricades. This was a previously planned trip, and after the shutdown, Rep. Steve Palazzo’s office contacted Obama with the request to go to the memorial, since the men were already en route. Obama said “no.”
People simply trying to view these memorials and others, such as Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, have been instructed by police to move along. They aren’t even allowed to look at it!
Yet today, one group has been allowed to occupy the National Mall. SEIU and Casa de Maryland were granted permission from the Obama administration to hold their “Camino Americano” — “American Road” — march on the National Mall. Not only are they holding this march in a space now closed to American citizens; some congressional Democrats will be in attendance. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is actually a featured speaker.
Is this what it has come to in Obama’s America? WWII veterans, many in walkers and wheelchairs, who risked their lives in the fight for freedom are threatened with arrest while illegal immigrants and their supporters are given special consideration. If Americans are not outraged yet over this “Campaign of Pain” waged against them by a president, then there is a problem. We are witnessing and experiencing behavior by our president that is vindictive, hate-filled, and threatening. We are being shown the level of pain that he can and will inflict upon us if he does not get his way.
Welcome to Obama’s America.
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