Monday, March 19, 2012

Overreaching power of executive branch and official misconduct

Recent events have forced me to speak out on the overreaching power grab of the executive branch of government into what should be legislative branch operations. First, the overuse of executive orders (EOs) to legislate while in the office of chief executive. And, especially, executive orders which have the full force and effect of law. One recent example is the overreaching executive order giving the President authority over all of America's resources in the event of an emergency, while not defining what constitutes an emergency.

This is especially troubling in light of the fact that the Department of Homeland Security has ordered 450 million rounds of .40 cal ammunition with no statement as to what the ammunition will be used for or what its purpose will be.

Finally, the awarding of grants has been completely taken over by the executive branch and grants seem to be awarded only to those companies and organizations whose ideology align with the current administration. Such mishandling and misappropriating of federal grants for political purposes circumvents the legislative processes and creates an environment that is not science-friendly, but instead, liberal-friendly.

Case in point is Solyndra. A company bought out immediately prior to receiving a grant from the federal government for millions of dollars, while producing no products and hiring no new employees. With no accountability and outcries from the public, the mainstream media appears to want the entire fiasco swept under the rug. Did those millions of dollars find their way back into liberal coffers to be used in the upcoming election???

Equally troubling is President Obama's condemnation of the American soldier who allegedly shot 16 Afghan nationals. Where was his outcry or outrage when Maj. Nidal Hasan murdered innocent men and women at Killeen, Texas? Instead, Obama labeled the Killeen shootings as "an unfortunate case of workplace violence." Never mind that one shooting occurred by a Muslim, and the other by an American soldier.

Never before in modern history have the media so miserably failed to provide an objective observation of world events. Instead, blatantly biased propaganda appears to be rolling out of nearly every major news corporation with the exception of Fox News. With that one exception, there are no journalists today, only pseudo-journalists working as hirelings for the liberal left. Americans are left with a one-sided, opinionated view in 99% of all newscasts.

Just as alarming is the obvious cover-up, the likes of which have not occurred since Watergate. Turning a blind eye to President Obama's ability to meet eligibility criteria to hold the office of President of the United States. With the single exception of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, no other official agency has even questioned or vetted him in the process. Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is, in all likelihood, guilty of gross misconduct in her handling of the Constitutionally-mandated vetting process and should be procecuted for felonies and high crimes while in office.

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