JANUARY 22, 2015
Demanding action on the rule of law, conservative leaders around the United States have issued a decree ordering the new Republican-led Congress to stop President Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America” and put an end to his abuse of power.
Published this month, the seven-page mandate also calls for an end to the president’s disastrous and hostile takeover of the nation’s health care system and executive amnesty initiatives. “Restore constitutional balance of power among the three branches of government,” it says, and “hold the executive branch accountable for its myriad of abuses of power and its national security failures both foreign and domestic.” The document also asks that the interests of the U.S. and Americans get put first, which has clearly not been the case since Obama moved into the White House.
“The November 2014 election was a repudiation of the complicity of the United States Congress in President Obama’s dramatic and unconstitutional expansion of government,” the document’s introduction reads, before listing several major expectations the American people have of Republicans as this new legislative term begins. Among the most important, the signatories assert, is to fight for the nation’s founding principles of smaller government and constitutional rights.
That includes this stern message to Congress: “Now is the time to use every power at the disposal of the legislative branch to fight for basic Constitutional freedoms and stop the expansion of the federal government.” It proceeds to accuse Congress of being more interested in catering to special interests to retain power and privilege than representing the people and defending liberty. “Americans do not want you to play the enabler as this ideological President determinedly undermines American constitutional principles,” the decree reads.
Here are some of the demands; increase free market alternatives to Obamacare, stop corporate welfare, deny public funds for lawless initiatives like amnesty and provide the military with the means to accomplish its mission. It also asks to halt foreign government bailouts by ending the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) $100 billion open line of credit from the U.S. Treasury and to hold accountable those responsible for the failures that led to the deaths of four Americans during the 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi. Here’s another sensible idea mentioned in the decree; promote peace through strength and respect for American foreign policy.
The mandate also touches on other pressing issues like the president’s push to close the military prison in Guantanamo where the world’s most dangerous terrorists—including 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM)—are incarcerated. “The president is repopulating the Global Jihad’s leadership by releasing more and more detainees from Guantanamo Bay,” the mandate reads. “Whether these are actual commanders, like the five given back to the Taliban in exchange for an accused deserter, or simply hardened jihadists of great symbolic value to their team, no more should be turned lose.”
Finally, the document, which is signed by former federal prosecutors, renowned authors and military generals, ends with an appendix listing a multitude of examples of Obama’s abuses of power. They include using the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target political opponents, amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, investigating journalists in violation of free speech and contravention of Justice Department guidelines, racially discriminatory enforcement of civil rights laws, the refusal to enforce border security laws passed by Congress and misleading congress and the American people by fraudulently claiming the Benghazi massacre was caused by a film.
This sort of public campaign can be quite effective as we’ve seen in the past. A great example is last year’s drive by prominent conservatives—including Judicial Watch—for action and accountability involving the Benghazi terrorist attacks. A heavily publicized letter addressed to House Speaker John Boehner blasted the Republican leader for failing miserably to investigate the attacks and called for the installation of a select committee to get the job done. Shortly afterwards, House leaders released classified files documenting the Obama administration’s lies and cover-up involving Benghazi and a select committee was created.
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