Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Would the Obama Administration kill for power?

Written By: Bob - May• 23•13

On its face it seems like such a laughable question, doesn’t it? Surely, no Republic would ever a elect a tyrant willing to shed the blood of it’s citizens for power.

And yet we know that this Administration has admitted to killing for Americans with drone strikes, and that has taken part in gun-smuggling schemes to arm Mexican drug cartels which predictably has resulted in the deaths of American citizens.

Most chillingly, it has been revealed that it has abused the Espionage Act to go after Fox News reporters, and the penalty for espionage is death:

The Justice Department did more than seize a Fox News reporter’s emails while suggesting he was a criminal “co-conspirator” in a leak case — it did so under one of the most serious wartime laws in America, the Espionage Act.

It’s the same law used by the Nixon administration to go after The New York Times and Daniel Ellsberg over the leak of the Pentagon Papers. It’s the law used to charge the Rosenbergs, American communists, for allegedly passing secret information to the Soviet Union — they were executed for the offense in 1953.

One Washington attorney, who represents two defendants recently charged under that World War I-era law, told FoxNews.com that the decision by the Justice Department to invoke it in the current case is “beyond chilling” — and could set a dangerous precedent for going after reporters.

“This kind of puts us into the deep freeze,” attorney Jesselyn Radack said. “I feel like we’re back to the Dark Ages.”

The phrases  “rogue government” and “tyranny” are not to be tossed around lightly, and yet, these are apt descriptions of our government in the United States today.

It is a testament to the slow-to-anger, patriotic, law-abiding nature of libertarians and conservatives in both parties that federal government offices around the nation haven’t already been put to the torch, with their employees tarred and feathers and run out of their own communities.

Each unfolding scandal involving this government is more widespread and dangerous to liberty than the last. May God have mercy on us all when the proverbial pot boils over.

Update: Holder signed off on the warrant.

Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday.

The disclosure of the attorney general’s role came as President Barack Obama, in a major speech on his counterterrorism policy, said Holder had agreed to review Justice Department guidelines governing investigations that involve journalists.

The long train of abuses continues to lengthen.

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10 Comments

  1. Comrade X says:

    “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” William Pitt

    Death before slavery!

  2. Papa says:

    Bob, I think you knew the answer before you even posed the question…

  3. Jake says:

    yes. Next question.

    As for the bit about the slow reaction and government employees being introduced to tar & feathers: I’m willing to start a pool on when it will happen. If we keep this up it is going to be a very exciting year.

  4. STW says:

    It’s not much of a jump, if any, from infanticide to any other “necessary” killing.

  5. John says:

    Ask ambassador Stevens…..

  6. Drew says:

    Had to laugh at the headline. Of course the answer is yes, but let’s be honest. Every candidate for the presidency since Washington, has campaigned (not in so many words) on the idea that not only are they willing to kill to acquire and maintain power, but that they are better qualified to do so than their opponents. Every one of them has asked voters to entrust them with the authority to send men to kill and be killed for one reason or another.

    Someone who is not willing to kill for power is the kind of person who does not run for office in the first place.

    • louielouie says:

      but let’s be honest

      there is a quantum difference between

      are they willing to kill to acquire and maintain power

      and defending/killing to preserve a way of life.

      but let’s be honest

      there is a difference between a lynching and a hanging.
      and yes, i’m aware of you immediate reply.
      in the end, they are both dead.

  7. Bill says:

    The more pertinent question is: Are there things they won’t do?

  8. Cole says:

    Well he is from Chicago. And I’m not kidding. Political enemies have a habit of ending up dead in my neck of the woods. There was the prominent homosexual who was claiming he had an affair with Obama. He ended up killing himself and then dragging his own corpse down to the river. There was the Blagojevich aide who it was rumored was going to testify against Obama. He had a “heart attack” and the woman in the car drove him to an empty lot instead of the hospital a few blocks away. That woman then disappeared. And as much as I hate to put on the tinfoil hat I have to point out Breitbart. It sounds exactly like the cyanide hits Kuklinski used to pull off. Of course the coroner said it was natural causes. Then the coroner got bumped off. But you know not every politician from Chicago kills their enemies. I mean Hillary Clinton is from Chicago and she never had anybody killed. Just ask Vince Foster. The people at the top. The real ideological ones. Truly believe in genocide as an effective tool for managing the state and making progress in attaining a perfect utopia on earth. The Chicago politicians have deep ties to the mob. Hell, Alinsky got the ideas for his book hanging out with mobsters. And Obama was mentored by Frank Marshall Davis. An ardent communist and KGB asset. So the people running the country now are the culmination/combination of communism, organized crime, and eugenics. All those groups see murder as a useful tool. And they see us as the enemy.

    • Drew says:

      Despite some of our disagreements Cole, right on. These people make Al Capone look like a boy scout.