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Obama Admin Seeks Permission To Lie... ( well, at least he asked :)

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One of the President Obama's first promises after becoming President of the United States was a commitment to usher in a new era of unprecedented government transparency .  Instead the Obama administration has exhibited what may be an unprecedented obsession with government secrecy including blocking numerous law suits by invoking the doctrine of "State Secrets."   The administration has even come up with an interpretation of the Patriot Act which many in Congress who have seen it claim is overly broad and bestows more power on the Executive Branch than was intended by Congress when they passed it.  

Unfortunately those in Congress who have seen this document are not permitted to divulge its content, and we, the public, cannot see it because the administration has chosen to classify it as a "State Secret."   In other words, you might be doing something that the Obama Administration believes violates the Patriot Act, but you won't know it until they indict you for breaking a law you did not know existed (I might be breaking it just by penning and publishing this article).

Now the Obama/Holder Justice Department is attempting to re-write the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), empowering or even compelling government agencies to deny the very existence of records they know to exist if they believe they are legitimately exempted from disclosure.  Of course they are most likely the sole arbiter of whether they are indeed exempt from disclosure.  In effect the Obama/Holder Justice Department wants to be free to legally lie about the existence of records in response to FOIA requests.  Apparently they want to avoid the embarrassment and inconvenience of being officially rebuked by the courts for doing exactly that (lying to a Federal judge), as occurred earlier this year when, in a   strongly worded opinion, U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney wrote that the "Government cannot, under any circumstance, affirmatively mislead the Court."   The solution is simple:   re-write the law so the government, in many circumstances, can affirmatively mislead the court.


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Comment by James Eldridge
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"I might be breaking it just by penning and publishing this article."

I join with you then in breaking some of these hidden new laws. I like what you had to say McElchap. A gallows on the front lawn of the White House would be a starting place for all those that have torn this country down to a third world status.

Comment by David McElroy
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 This slithering creature, Obama, has no respect for either statutory law nor the basic principles of the US Constitution, as well as God's Ten Commandments!

Everything he does contradicts the principles America was built upon, ideas enshrined in scripture, the Declaration of Independence, our Bill of Rights, and the Constitution. Obama is a lawless Marxist who thumbs his nose at Congress and the Courts, and tramples on We The People, daily. The list of his treasons is much too long to list here. Let the prosecution begin.... and let's plan for a big necktie party to be televised from the White House lawn!

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