FORBES: Obama's Weaponization of Government
Tom Basile, Former Contributor
Jan 31, 2014, 10:21am EST
A tired, graying Barack Obama stood before Congress this week as a political figure, party leader, and progressive activist to make sure the Members understood one thing â€“ he doesnâ€™t need them. In fact, he hasnâ€™t needed them in quite some time. After all, in his mind, itâ€™s his government. True, the speech wasnâ€™t as â€œin your faceâ€ as conservative pundits predicted. To have done so would have been even less Presidential than we are used to from this White House.
Everyone in the House Chamber knew something that the American people have yet to fully grasp and Republicans have yet to demonstrate an ability to combat â€“ that their government has grown so large, so complex, so involved in virtually every aspect of their lives, that it is now being used as a weapon to by a small segment of the ruling political class.
The weaponization of government is happening and it's time Americans took notice. For all the folks - primarily on the left â€“ who screamed and yelled that the Patriot Act was shredding the Constitution, far more intrusive tactics that have nothing to do with the NSA or Homeland Security are being deployed right under our noses during this Administration. Those tactics reduce every Americansâ€™ personal and economic freedom.
There is a dangerous arrogance of power among the President and senior-level Democrats that should concern every American.
ARTICLE GOES ON TO DETAIL ABUSES BY THE IRS, TREASURY (OPERATION CHOKEPOINT) , CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CPFB), THE DOJ, THE EPA & CLIMATE CHANGE, ETC.