Personal Liberty Digest™
After the past few months, nothing President Barack Obama and his Chicago troika (first lady Michelle Obama, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder) says shocks me. What should shock us is that we are allowing the Obama Administration to do what it wants with nary an objection.
Government surveillance is not a passive tool, but a vicious weapon. Surveillance maims and kills free society. If we do not stop the institutionalization of surveillance here and now, every single citizen, whether he believes himself innocent or not, will find himself a target.
The massive and hyper-Orwellian nature of the surveillance state as revealed by Edward Snowden and The Guardian seems to have caught the majority of Americans by surprise. Even some of the criminal class in Washington, D.C., responsible for writing the laws that established the surveillance state, claimed surprise and feigned outrage.
Jay Leno knows what his audience likes to hear. In his opening monologue last week, the “Tonight Show” host had a wonderful suggestion on how we should deal with the Internal Revenue Service: “President Obama says he’s renewing his efforts to close Guantanamo Bay. Guantanamo Bay? How about closing the IRS? Why don’t we do that?”
My life has crossed paths with Obama on multiple occasions. According to Obama, we were Columbia University classmates, both pre-law and political science majors in the Class of ’83. I also ran against Obama in 2008 on the Libertarian Party Presidential ticket. What are the odds? But something about the Obama at Columbia story has always bothered me.
Do you feel safer knowing President Barack Obama’s Secret Police — whoops, I mean his National Security Agency (NSA) — are monitoring your communications and everything you read on the Internet, including these very words? Certainly, you are supposed to feel safer.
A crisis is inevitable. Once we accept this fact, we must then ask ourselves a simple question: What can we, as individuals, do about it? One thing that every American can do right now to bolster and inspire real revolution would be to learn a trade or skill that would be highly valuable in a post-collapse environment.
In any dealings with the Internal Revenue Service, and contrary to American jurisprudence, you are first considered guilty unless you can prove your innocence. There is little that sends more chills down the spines of American “taxpayers” than a letter or call from an IRS functionary.
A majority in the U.S. Senate has told President Barack Obama not to do it. There’s no doubt that an overwhelming majority of Americans would oppose it — if the media ever told them about it. Nonetheless, this past Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that Obama will sign a controversial gun-control treaty promulgated by the United Nations.
Personal Liberty’s Wayne Allyn Root just returned from New York, where he attended his 30th Columbia University reunion. He celebrated with esteemed classmates. Everyone except Barack Obama. As usual, Obama wasn’t there. Not even a video greeting. Not a personalized letter to his classmates. Nothing. But worse, no one Root met at the reunion ever met Obama. The President of the United States is the ghost of Columbia University.