Via-Front Page Magazine
By Ronn Torossian
The Obama Administration’s totalitarian ways have been outed.
As a Jewish-American, born and bred in New York City, and a self-made entrepreneur, I love this great country. To succeed in the competitive Public Relations world, it is often necessary to “think in sound bites.” As such, there are some questions that anyone with a brain perusing the newspapers would have to ask themselves, in fact, anyone with a brain even not reading the news every day should consider these questions (particularly those people who come from the liberal-thinking school of ideology):
The Guardian just revealed that the Obama Administration is collecting the phone records of millions of Americans. The Obama Administration which has already said it can kill Americans anywhere in the world at will, has admitted to spying on reporters at the Associated Press and Fox News, and has published an enemies list — not enemies like foreign combatants or domestic terrorists, but political and ideological thoughts leaders who do not necessarily agree with this President’s policies or actions. These actions are ones that groups such as the ACLU would normally protest, but where are the usual activists who would otherwise rally against any leader from parties on the Right had they been caught violating civil liberties?
The Obama Administration offers a truly free sky to Saudi Arabia; it is among a handful of countries whose citizens can bypass normal passport controls at major U.S. airports, yet the IRS is going after political enemies of the administration? The nation that produced 15 of the 19 hijackers in the 9/11 attacks, Saudi Arabia, will have a direct role in vetting who is eligible for getting fast-tracked for entry into the United States. Is this in America’s best interests?
Soon enough, Americans can be in big legal trouble if they do not have health care. Jail time and fines can all be imposed if you do not comply with Obama care’s requirements. A country which gives quarter to anti-American provocateurs can choose who can enter the U.S. without being properly screened, while people without health insurance will be considered criminals in Obama’s Land of the Free.
In the Middle East, Israel is an ally; the rare Western-facing civilization in a region where the Muslim Brotherhood, which has killed Americans, is the ruling political entity in Egypt. Iran is building nukes. Libya, which saw our own ambassador and three of his staff killed by extremists, and of course now America’s “ally,” the Turks, are facing mass riots — and increasingly religious extremist policies leading the government. Is this good for America?
Samantha Power, the new Obama-appointee at the United Nations, has equated terrorist Yasser Arafat with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Making a moral equivalence she wrote, “We will lambaste Yasser Arafat, investing significant political capital in regime change, but we will only ritualistically take issue with Ariel Sharon[.]” Power has attacked Israel on many occasions, saying supporting Israel harms the U.S. national interest. She has publicly come very close to calling former U.S. presidents war criminals and has advocated for the U.S. to beg the world for forgiveness. Is this good for America?
President Obama has gone from being the elected leader of our nation to thinking he is on the level of a deity. Only his decisions are right, and only when he or his minions take action. They believe it should be beyond our right to question the administration’s wisdom.
Of course, don’t ask me – I live in the least free state in America – according to a study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. I only pay 50% taxes as an entrepreneur. Rest assured, however, I am standing now in the 5WPR office on 6th avenue in the heart of Manhattan – there’s no one drinking a Big Gulp, butter will soon be labeled contraband and anyone who dares drive a car in the city will be a scofflaw.
Is this the land of the free? The Obama totalitarian is indeed exposed.