The press and the government have all eyes on Edward Snowden, who has been labeled a traitor.
But while this is going on the Senate is looking to pass an immigration bill that will make illegal immigration “a thing of the past” according to NY Senator Charles Schumer. This is at a time when millions of Americans are unemployed and a record number on food stamps. But Democrats and some Republicans are in a rush to create an open door policy for illegal immigrants which will also allow them to commit crimes without fear of the same repercussions they would inflict on US citizens.
And on Tuesday President Obama plans to announce he’s given himself “sweeping new powers” to regulate power plants in the US to “control greenhouse gasses”. This is after the EPA illegally tried to do that already. And President Obama has tried to kill the coal industry and coal power plants in the US. Coal provides 60% of our power. Obama is killing it off without providing real replacements for it. He’s also trying to limit oil shale development in the US. We have enough oil in the US due to shale fracking to make us energy independent for over 100 years. Naturally this administration is opposed to that.
There’s also the IRS scandal where its blatantly apparent the IRS was persecuting the Tea Party, Religious groups and those who oppose his administrations policies.
And back to that NSA snooping. It all really got serious under Obama. Eric Holder signed the order in 2009. These illegal searches and seizures betrays the security that supposedly protects that data. They’ve been lying about it for years.
The Feds want to call Snowden a traitor, but who is the traitor here? The government is created by the US Constitution and it specifically outlines what the limits to their power are. They have flagrantly abused and ignored these laws in violation of their oaths. These people were sworn to uphold and protect the constitution and the United States yet they work toward its dissolution and destruction.
Edward Snowden is a man without a country now, an outlaw. They tried to paint him as a Chinese spy even though he is asking for asylum in Ecuador. While they try to focus the public’s attention on Snowden the real scandal of what he’s exposed isn’t given the full attention it deserves. But Obama’s sinking poll numbers show he’s losing the faith of the people who so foolishly gave it to him. It’s clear that people on all sides of the political spectrum are getting sick of this administration’s tactics. How far they will go will be the test of our collective will to deal with it.