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Maglio: Obama highlighting virtues of limited government


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Everyday we wake up to another absurd piece of news. God has now become optional in the Air Force Academy's pledge. The NSA is gathering detailed information on all American citizens. Congressional bills are passed before our legislators have read the contents. The LGBT sexual rights have surpassed the First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and religion. The EPA will probably charge us for use of the air since they are already charging some of us for water.

Government has become a prowling monster devouring our liberties. Obamacare has taken control of one-sixth of the economy impacting every citizen's life. The expanding IRS has immense financial and personal health knowledge of all Americans leaving us insecure. It is so large that our personal information is easily accessible by even a mediocre hacker. There were no computer safeguards put in place to prevent hacking into personal information of millions of Americans. It is an understatement to say that the implementation and implications of this program have not been well thought out. Even progressive comedian, John Stewart, does not understand how the Obamacare roll-out fiasco occurred.

Americans who believe in the founder's beliefs of limited government are being relentlessly attacked. Supporter's of President Obama made references to Tea Party members as "tea baggers," which is a vile, sexually explicit term. It is a disgrace. President Obama should have denounced his supporter's demeaning of the Tea Party but he has not. People who identify with or support the Tea Party have been estimated to be a quarter to half of all voters. The "inclusive" President Obama speech, "Red states, blue states we are all Americans," is another broken promise by a divider, not a uniter of America.

The Obama administration has been asleep at the wheel in navigating the USA through foreign and domestic dangerous waters that are an inevitable part of being the free world leader. They did not respond to 9/11 warnings or react to protect our people and assets in Benghazi even though the president was briefed in the first hour and was viewing it in real time. We are supposed to accept that President Obama was not aware or involved in Benghazi even after these revelations.

The IRS not allowing Tea Party groups to operate with tax exempt status before the 2012 election and even now, the Solyndra fiasco, Fast and Furious, NSA surveillance, spying on reporters and on the phone calls of foreign political leaders are some of the identified scandals. The lack of knowledge of what happened has been constantly used by the administration, which in itself is an indictment of malfeasance and incompetence of the leadership.

The expanding government and its debt, redistribution of wealth, the picking of winners and losers in industry after industry, the corruption, the unprincipled foreign policy disasters, the broken promise (lie) of keeping your health care insurance, stonewalling on investigations of scandals and the lack of transparency is becoming obvious even to the average citizen. The in-your-face, "I've got a phone and I've got a pen," dismissing of the Constitution by the use of executive orders and all of the above abuses of power are devastating to President Obama's poll numbers. To various degrees, everyone is learning first hand that progressive big government does not and cannot work.

There is no better medicine to cure a people of hope, change and promises of progressive, socialistic/communistic policies than watching it up front and personal. The Germans, the Nazi Party (National Socialist Workers Party), the Russians, the satellite countries of the former Soviet Union, the Chinese and Cubans have learned the effects of a centrally controlled Marxist leaning government. These people suffered the loss of freedom and experienced economic decay.

This administration has been a teaching moment in history for all Americans, especially young voters. It has opened up all of our eyes. We will forever have in the back of our minds that a politician who smiles and promises things too good to be true usually makes false promises. They should remember for many years that lies that are posing as gospel truth may sound wonderful but when the bottom line arrives it does not work.

Americans stand alone in our traditions of limited government. Our Constitutional republic is the longest lasting one in history. It has resulted in unprecedented prosperity and social mobility of our people. We have enjoyed the benefits of our economic system although many of us have taken it for granted.

We no longer should be ashamed of our historical accomplishments and strength. Our freedoms to do the things we want without government interference defines America.

Americans are awakening to false promises that are easy to make while keeping them is not. The maturation of the American voter will revitalize our nation. Government handouts rob productive citizens of their assets while individual initiative has propelled our nation to greatness.

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program in Spring Hill. You can visit him at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.

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