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Wrong is Wrong, No Matter Who Does It

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The last few days have seen abuses of the worst kind emerge from the Obama Administration. I have seen all sorts of people rise to the defense of the administration, mostly claiming that the Bush regime did far worse during their terms in power. The truth is this, just because the GOP pulled this kind of behavior in the past, it  doesn't  justify what the present administration has done.

This kind of behavior is just plain wrong. What really bothers me is what the PTB did to the Occupy movement. If there are so-called "Progressives" that wish to defend Obama and his cronies, they might just wish to take a minute to reflect on how they crushed the most promising populist movement in the 21st Century.

Wire-tapping the phone lines of reporters and reading their e-mails is just about the worst violation of the 1 st Amendment that I can think of. The scandal involving the AP warrants a special investigator. It is my opinion that all who were involved should be heavily censured and I  wouldn't   discourage  criminal proceedings against these people.

The IRS scandal involving the Tea-Party groups also warrants a special prosecutor. The point  I'm  making is this; either we have a free society or we don't. We  can't  have wrongdoers investigating wrongdoers. I could have understood it if the IRS was investigating all of the groups that claimed not to be political organizations but "social welfare" organizations. Yet no "Progressive" PAC's were looked at.

As far as Benghazi goes, we should have been prepared. It was foolish of us to believe that the people there would forgive us for interfering in their internal affairs by bombing the country back to the middle ages. This is the definition of hubris.

Watching the government trying to squirm out of the trap it has dug for itself amuses me. I have no illusions when it comes to the Democrats. I remember LBJ and the Southern Democrats. I also remember all of the grand promises Obama made when he first ran for office.

This is a good time to take the power of the Federal government down a notch. People like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren should take the lead and introduce legislation to stop the "witch hunts" that the Federal government unleashes. Instead of defending the Democrats, the people that desire a just system of government should join in with those calling for investigations. We might just find out that if we call out injustice when we see it, no matter which party does it, those in power might just think twice before doing it again.


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Tim Gatto is Ret. US Army and has been writing against the Duopoly for the last decade. He has two books on Amazon, Kimchee Days or Stoned Colds Warriors and Complicity to Contempt.

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