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Hypocrisy and deceit abound

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Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 05:17 PM

When will the American people wake up and realize just who the present occupant of the White House is, as it pertains to his political philosophy.

To begin with, he has, in my opinion, violated his oath of office and the responsibilities he swore to uphold. When the Supreme Court was resolving "Obamacare," he made the point that it would not be right for the Court to strike down a law passed by a majority of elected officials (Congress).

However, when it comes to him and people under his jurisdiction, it becomes another matter. Recently, he chose to change the law as it pertains to illegal immigrants after publicly stating he did not have the power or the authority to do so.

Then he proceeds to issue orders that in effect are the "Dream Act," which was not passed by Congress; but that doesn't matter to the "ruler-in-chief."

That was and is a purely political maneuver to pander to the Hispanic voters in this country.

The bottom line is that we are dealing with a typical Chicago political thug. He is not interested in the country's future and its values, but rather in the power he wields and the ability to fundamentally change this country to a European-style Social Democracy.  

He moved on to making a decision not to enforce the "Defense of Marriage Act," which is the law of the land as it was passed by a majority in Congress and signed by none other than William Jefferson Clinton, the 42nd president of these United States.

But the present administration made an arbitrary decision and directed the Attorney General not to defend the law.

He didn't propose, through his Democrat Congressional people, any legislation to repeal the DOMA but instead made a unilateral decision not to enforce the "LAW."

The most recent hypocritical move of the "Ruler-in-Chief" is to negate the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988. The Act requires federal contractors to notify employees 60 days in advance of potential large layoffs.

Of course, the president does not want these notices mailed out just prior to Election Day 2012, as that would have an adverse affect on the incumbent. So he directs his Labor Secretary to offer advice to companies that they don't need to follow the law, but rather instructs them to violate the law by not following it.

This was a "Big Labor" priority back in the 1980s, and yet they have remained silent on an issue that was, to them; super important at the time.

Hypocrisy and deceit reign supreme in 1600 Pennsylvania Ave!


Len Tria, a regular columnist for Hernando Today, lives in Spring Hill and is a former Hernando County commissioner.
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