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The Obama Presidency Increasingly Resembles France Before the Revolution

What the great French historian Alexis de Tocqueville would make of today’s Obama administration were he alive today is anyone’s guess. But I would wager that the author of L’Ancien Régime and Democracy in America would be less than impressed with the extravagance and arrogance on display among the White House elites that rule America as though they had been handed some divine right to govern with impunity. It is the kind of impunity that has been highlighted on the world stage this week by Michelle Obama’s hugely costly trip to Spain, which has prompted a New York Post columnist Andrea Tantaros to dub the First Lady a contemporary Marie Antoinette. As The Telegraph reports, while the Obamas are covering their own vacation expenses such as accommodation, the trip may cost US taxpayers as much as $375,000 in terms of secret service security and flight costs on Air Force Two. The timing of this lavish European vacation could not have come at a worse moment, when unemployment in America stands at 10 percent, and large numbers of Americans are fighting to survive financially in the wake of the global economic downturn. It sends a message of indifference, even contempt, for the millions of Americans who are struggling just to feed their families on a daily basis and pay the mortgage, while the size of the national debt balloons to Greek-style proportions. While the liberal-dominated US mainstream media have largely ignored the story, it is all over the blogosphere and talk radio, and will undoubtedly add to the President’s free falling poll ratings. As much as the media establishment turn a blind eye to stories like this, which are major news in the international media, the American public is increasingly turning to alternative news sources, including the British press, which has a far less deferential approach towards the White House. The First Lady’s ill-conceived trip to Marbella and the complete disregard for public opinion and concerns over excessive government spending is symbolic of a far wider problem with the Obama presidency – the overarching disdain for the principles of limited government, individual liberty and free enterprise that have built the United States over the course of nearly two and a half centuries into the most powerful and free nation on earth. It is epitomised above all by the President’s relentless drive towards big government against the will of the American people, and the dramatic increases in government spending and borrowing, which threaten to leave the US hugely in debt for generations. It is also showcased by Barack Obama’s drive towards a socialised health care system, which, as I’ve noted before, is “a thinly disguised vanity project for a president who is committed to transforming the United States from the world’s most successful large-scale free enterprise economy, to a highly interventionist society with a massive role for centralized government.” There is however a political revolution fast approaching Washington that is driven not by mob rule but by the power of ideas and principles, based upon the ideals of the Founding Fathers and the US Constitution. It is a distinctly conservative revolution that is sweeping America and is reflected in almost every poll ahead of this November’s mid-terms. It is based on a belief in individual liberty, limited government, and above all, political accountability from the ruling elites. The Obama administration’s mantra may well be “let them eat cake”, as it continues to gorge itself on taxpayers’ money, but it will be looking nervously over its shoulder as public unease mounts.

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Americans Talk Revolution, State Secession, Anything To Get Away From Obama Government.

Americans’ anger builds daily against Obama and his Czar appointed Government intent on forcing down the throats of Americans a hybrid form of Marxist/Socialism. America already has reached pre-revolution level. Unless Obama’s relentless attacks on the Constitution and Freedom of Americans are abated, it is foreseeable something might happen to set off millions of Patriot Americans. Obama’s leftist supporters should read history to get a historical perspective how fast a population (Americans) might unite to come together against a perceived enemy.

If Obama wasn’t concerned about Americans revolting, his administration would not be relentless to pass laws and regulations to cripple bloggers and other alternative media communicating real news that Citizens, grass-roots organizations and others depend on to make informed decisions.

Obama and his Neomarxists intend to drown out, shut up the Voice of Patriot Americans. Obama’s support of the DISCLOSE Act confirmed what many Americans believed; that Obama intends to strangle the flow of information and replace it with his leftist propaganda. When communists have attempted or taken over a country, their first step was to control the media and all forms of public communications to control Civilian populations. The Obama administration is using its government power to censor, shut up its critics.

Marxist governments have made communism work by murdering civilian populations considered not critical until populations are reduced to a level an unproductive communist government can support; and by cannibalizing assets communists stole from arrested and killed Citizens.

Obama supporters state, they want to destroy capitalism, free enterprise: that would delete millions of U.S. jobs, creating millions of non-critical Americans a RED U.S. Government would not want to support. In other countries where members of a political party or ideological extremists attempted or succeeded in forced censorship, took over the means of production, Citizens have revolted, jailing despots for treason.

Obama Top CZAR Cass Sunstein prepared in 2008 a paper that proposed spying on Americans, infiltrating groups and organizations to obstruct Free Speech, disrupt the exchange of ideas and disseminate false information to neutralize Americans that might question government. See:

Perhaps Obama intends to jail lawful Patriots. Obama gave a speech in May 2010 asking Congress to pass legislation to give the President power, to detain any person in the U.S. that government deemed a “combatant” or likely to engage in a violent act in the future. President Obama wants the power to incarcerate U.S. Citizens not on evidence, but for what they might do. Hear Obama’s own words at:

Last week Obama proposed that the FBI have the power to obtain without warrants, Citizens’ “electronic communication transactional records” including email addresses they used to send communications. If the FBI’s request for warrant-less Internet surveillance is granted, Americans to avoid federal conspiracy charges and or being set up by provocateur emails, may have to report to police (every email) they receive that might allude to anything illegal. Private information the FBI derives from warrant-less searches of emails and Internet Activity—could potentially be used by a corrupt Obama Government to blackmail, target anyone though government harassment, prosecution or civil asset forfeiture because someone dared disagree with the government. Police too easily can take an innocent person’s hastily written email, fax, phone call or web activity out of context to allege a crime or violation was committed to cause an arrest or confiscation of someone’s property.

Alarmingly the Obama Government recently employed a vendor to search Internet social networking sites to collect information about Americans that could potentially be used by this government to injure Americans, for example, if you apply for a federal job, your name might be crossed referenced by the Obama Government with comments you made at Websites against Obama; or if you make application at a bank for a loan the Government has control since the financial crisis, could your Internet comment(s) prevent you getting that loan? Obama’s monitoring of the Internet sites can too easily be used by Government to intimidate, coerce Americans from speaking out.

If FBI warrant-less Internet Spying is approved, it is problematic the FBI will share its spying with law enforcement, government contractors and private individuals that have security clearances to facilitate the arrest and forfeiture of Americans’ property—-to keep part of the bounty. There are over 200 U.S. laws and violations mentioned in the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 and the Patriot Act that can subject property to civil asset forfeiture. Under federal civil asset forfeiture laws, a person or business need not be charged with a crime for government to forfeit their property.

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