Protect and Defend

Protect and Defend
By: Kevin Bryant

Treason: the betrayal of a trust
Traitor: one who betrays another's trust or is false to an obligation or duty

In the business world, they have the vote of no confidence. The states have the right to a recall election. Unlike our current President, I have never and will never profess to have taught Constitutional Law or ever having studied it beyond American Government classes and reading it in my off time. I know of no other recourse that a President can be removed from office other than impeachment or through a general election.

We the people of the United States formed our current government. Our forefathers made sure that we never answer to the government, but the government answers to us. At least that is my interpretation. The federal government was to have limited powers as defined in the constitution and all other matters not specifically designated to the federal government were matters of each state individually.

President Obama made many campaign promises and statements during the general election and has kept absolutely none of them. He promised to hold down spending, yet has spent more money in his first 6 weeks in office than any president in the history of the United States has in an entire year and that is adjusting the figures for inflation. He promised transparency yet we still know nothing about how he plans to achieve any measure he has laid out except to raise taxes. He promised any bill would be on the white house website for 5 days before signing it yet we have not seen a single one so far be on there longer than 18 hours prior to signing and there were no executive orders posted on the site that he has already signed. He promised that his nominations would be people of great character and integrity yet there are people in place or were nominated who can’t pay their taxes, has accepted money from foreign countries, lobbyist, and now the most abortion friendly governor who is about to become HHS Secretary.

The President takes an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States but no where in the constitution does it say that the business of the federal government is to own shares in private industry or take them over. No where does it say that government shall be the main provider of health care. No where does it say that the President or congress shall convert the country from capitalism which it was founded on to socialism. No where does it state that the executive branch shall gather greater powers unto itself.

The President gives a speech and the stock market goes down. It could be a coincidence. The President gives a second speech and the stock market goes down. One might consider that perhaps it the speeches he is giving. The President gives a third speech and the stock market goes down. That is proof that capitalism is in total disagreement with your policies and you should revise them. This President gives the appearance that he wants the stock market to not only to crash but in fact, fail completely and without the possibility of recovery.

This President has not even mentioned the words “Border Security”. He has not given an indication of if he will even deal with the illegal immigration issues of this country. Meanwhile, California, Arizona and New Mexico continue to go broke and many of the reason why is because of illegal immigration. People on both sides of the border are being murdered everyday at the hands of the Mexican drug cartels, yet not a word about this crisis is uttered from the white house. Instead of fixing the problem, he would rather the rest of the country bail out these states so that they may continue conducting business as usual and continue to be hush hush about all the violent crimes being committed in our border states as a result of almost non-existent border security.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am not calling our President a traitor. Based on the Webster’s dictionary definitions provide at the beginning, one has to wonder if he could be.

"Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition." --Thomas Jefferson