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Government in control

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By Robert E. Beckner

It’s time to say welcome to the president’s America, not exactly un-America or anti-America, but  best described as “disAmerica.” This better describes the revolutionary intent of his actions.

You only need to look back at what he has been doing since his inauguration. His spending spree has taken America past the point of where even he has had to say “we’ve run out of money.” But we are making a mistake if we only focus on the spending. All Americans should see the president’s actions are only to expand the government’s power so quickly and in so many ways at the same time that the overall effect cannot be yet measured. This man is a revolutionary, knitting together his plans to change America into something it has never been, to overthrow our economic system and weaken our defenses. In April, Defense Secretary Robert Gates slashed the Defense Department’s budget. He not only cut, but ended weapons programs without any analytical support for his decisions. This was accomplished by forcing more than 200 senior generals and their staff into signing a gag order preventing them from saying anything about the budget cuts before Gates announced them. Just recently he was able to get Congress to cut another $379 billion from the defense budget that was for the purchase of seven F22’s, the world’s best fighter planes that will be needed in the years to come, as well as other aircraft, C17 and VH71.

Now he’s trying to find a way around enforcing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that prohibits professed homosexuals from serving in the military. This would be only the first step of repealing the law altogether.

It’s only halfway into 2009 and Americans have already turned more control of their lives over to government and politicians than ever before in history. This proposed health care reform, even though we already have the best health care system in the world, they want paid through subsidies and paid for by high increases in all of our taxes. To destroy Medicare, especially for the elderly, would put tens of millions of Americans and millions of illegal immigrants on the plan. It will be just more citizens with incentives to stay poor and dependent.

We have to understand that the important thing about the Democrats’ domestic agenda is that they care more about establishing government control over our lives than they do about their stated goals of the fraudulent named stimulus packages, that cap and tax scheme and their universal health care plans. (Where are all the millions of jobs promised?)

If they get legislation to regulate carbon emission, he’ll control our entire economy, and with the others he’ll cause a permanent re-orientation of our lives and the life of our nation. If he gets all this control, he knows it will be impossible to change courses easily or quickly. That’s why his speed is so important to him. He is good at mis-direction; he talks about how important everything needs to be done right now, while having Princess Pelosi and Harry Reid running the bills through the House and Senate, by buying off the corrupt Congress members for their votes, what they call to the home folks, how “they are bringing home the bacon.” Congress believes in rushing legislation through before it can ever be read with no discussions or analysis before the vote. Whatever happened to the president’s campaign promises of “transparency” and his signing no bills until they have been on the government’s Web site for five days so the public can see the bills and being able to speak up for or against what they want passed, before it’s voted on! Not once has this happened — it’s just a big fat political lie.

Look at the other things the president has been doing to our long lifetime allies of Colombia, Israel and Britain. He is telling Israel what they must do in their own countries; he clearly is for helping their enemies by telling Israel they have to give up more home territory and settlements, etc. Britain is being told how they should work with the European Union, that our president wants America to be so much like. He is embracing our enemies such as China in numerous ways, taking the wrong side in Honduras overthrow and doing all he can to get along with Iran by continuing to let them build their nuclear bomb. It’s all consistent with his goal of expanding his domestic power of our government while shrinking our international status and defense capabilities.

He nominates the most liberal, radical activist judge he could find for the Supreme Court. Her philosophy and biases render her judicial justice flawed. Don’t be fooled, that just because Sonia Sotomayor is a liberal and the judge she is replacing is a liberal that nothing will change on the court. This is a strong, smart woman and she will, in a short time, rule the court even without the title. She will change minds and votes like never before seen. She also believes in using the laws passed by the “international Court” which our Constitution doesn’t allow – anything above it for all Americans – but she does!

How things work in the background in Congress – in a conference call with Democratic leaders, the president urged them to pass some sort of health bill before the recess, didn’t matter what, said the details could be worked out when they reconvene, including how to limit patients’ choice of doctors, mandated limits of treatment and who gets it. Slowly Congress is finally admitting the president wants one payer (public) health care which is his government’s idea.

How is this allowed in our country, an Islamic Supreme activist group, Hizb Ut-Tahrir, an international movement to reestablish an international Islamic state or Caliphate, to kick off a new campaign to win American recruits last week in a Chicago suburb after operating quietly in the U.S. for several years? This group’s alumni includes 9/11 mastermind Khahid Sheikh Mohammed, the late Iraqi terrorist leader ABU Musab Jarawai and would be Hamas suicide bombers. It was reported that the focus of the meeting was to indoctrinate youths between the ages of nine and 18 to absorb the ideology that calls for the formation of an empire or “Khilafah” that will rule according to Islamic law and condones any means to achieve it, including militant jihad. This group has strongholds in Western countries, including Britain, France and Spain, all of whom have been bombed and is clearly looking to strengthening its base in the U.S.

They feel the world social and economic problems will not be fixed until the world is governed by Shariah law and the government controls all major industries. To that end, an Imam who spoke at the conference said that in a Muslim America, the Constitution should give way to Shariah. Undermining the Constitution does seem to be a national pastime these days.

Where is our CIA, FBI or even local police to put this plot out of business? Right here in America they throw their religion and future plans right in our face with talk of taking over our country. Is it possible that’s exactly what our government wants? I know they will tell you they are watching – that’s all we ever do – it’s time for some action!

Robert E. Beckner lives in Majestic Oaks with his wife, Sarah. He is a retired private investigator and insurance adjuster. He has also been a photographer and served with the Military Police in the Marine Corps.