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Obama worse than Bush in violating American's civil liberties

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It's been almost six years since Obama was elected, and his popularity continues its decline because of all his broken promises. He has proven himself to be someone who cannot be trusted.

While on the campaign trail, he constantly criticized Bush's policies and vowed to do things differently. He promised his administration would be transparent, yet he continues to make back-room deals that aren't good for our nation.

Breitbart reports The National Press Club recently had James Bamford, the world’s leading expert on the NSA, speak about how everyone is a target and how off-the-rails our government has gone under the guise of “preventing terrorism.”

After his speech Bamford was asked: "Is the current administration worse than the previous?” His reply was: “Obama is worse than Bush, especially when you consider the war on whistleblowers.”

He went on to add that the left is complacent in this in part because it is their guy in office. They would be reacting much “more aggressively” against these violations if it were not for their party loyalty. The silence is deafening, just like the results of his drone program, according to Breitbart News.

One example how "off-the-rails" government is concerns the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP for short. It's said that negotiations for this treaty are being conducted behind closed doors. This was revealed by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA). On his website he said:

At a time when the American people and Internet users all around the world are rightfully wary of any closed-door negotiations that could adversely impact their ability to freely and openly access the Internet, the Obama Administration continues to pursue a secretive, closed-door negotiating process for the Trans Pacific Partnership.

In Nov., we reported that Obama sought to bypass Congress when it came to the TPP. The treaty has been called NAFTA on steroids, and it was reported by WND that it would destroy our sovereignty.

Another example of Obama's blatant violations against the Constitution and the civil liberties of the American public is his renewal of the Patriot Act. He promised during his campaign that he was going to look at the Patriot Act in order to reinstitute protections for the abuse of civil liberties.

Obama said:

We cannot win a war unless we maintain the high ground and keep the people on our side. But because the administration decided to take the low road, our troops have more enemies.

Because the administration cast aside international norms that reflect American values, we are less able to advance our values. When I am president. . . . we will again set an example for the world that the law is not subject to the whims of stubborn rulers, and that justice is not arbitrary.

The above quote came directly from the pdf titled "Barrack Obama: The War We Need To Win." However, in 2011, with the deadline fast approaching Obama signed the extension of the Patriot Act.

After a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy this is what he said about the renewal of the Patriot Act, "It's an important tool for us to continue dealing with an ongoing terrorist threat."

In 2011, the ACLU said in their document "A Call to Courage Reclaiming Our Liberties Ten Years After 9/11 that: "As President Obama recognized in a 2009 speech, “our values have been our best national security asset—in war and peace; in times of ease and in eras of upheaval.

Yet, our government’s policies and practices during the past decade have too often betrayed our values and undermined our security."

The document also says: "On May 26, 2011, a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to give President Obama—and all future presidents—more war authority than Congress gave to President Bush two days after the 9/11 attacks."

The document goes on describing how under Obama the war on terror has expanded resulting in violations of American's civil liberties.

The rest of this article contains what can hopefully be deemed as an insightful commentary from this Examiner.

Christianity Examiner Commentary

The government continues to believe that it was by their legislation American's freedoms were given to them. However, our freedoms and liberties are God-given and as such can not be regulated, legislated or taken away by any man.

A nation starts to crumble when the government oppresses its citizenry, as noted in the above examples. Freedom and liberty ends as corruption runs rampant and is continually allowed without much opposition.

When no one in the government will take a stand for the people they're elected to serve, is when people take things into their own hands. A revolution begins brewing in the minds and hearts of citizens when government continually takes away their freedoms and liberties.

When the hard work of the people is deemed to benefit only those in authority, and government is left unchecked and unrestrained in absolute power, is when the idea of revolution begins.

Ronald Reagan once said "nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself.” Given what seems to be the government's continued violations of our Constitution, this time is very nearly upon us.

When the rules and regulations passed by government are deemed as a yoke of slavery it becomes necessary to cast off those restraints, through peaceful means.

Being an American means we must stand up and speak out against the malfeasance that has taken over our government. When governments pass laws to silence the dissent, it becomes time for the people to rise up in protest.

We cannot continue to allow those in power to pursue their own interests and neglect the desires of "we the people." We hear them speak with their flattering tongues trying to hide their double-mindedness that fills their souls but it cannot be hidden from those who truly desire freedom.

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