As I think about the appalling lack of coverage given to Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigation regarding Obama’s fraudulent citizenship, the words of an old song go through my mind: “Does anybody really know what time it is?” The next verse also seems fitting: “Does anybody really care?” I also find myself asking another question over and over again: Where’s the outrage?
The conclusions of the Arpaio investigation should have launched angry crowds storming the White House demanding that Mr. Obama and his family be immediately escorted out of the people’s house. Instead we gloss over the information, shake our heads, and move on to the next headline. Forget whether or not you support Occupy Wall Street, you should be enraged over Occupy the White House!
Let’s be clear. I am not advocating violence. I am advocating appropriate civil outrage.
The lack of civil outrage is not new to 2012. We have an Attorney General who also should have been escorted out of his office last year. What does Congress do? They continue to summon him to testify. He continues to ignore their request for documents. He stalls, stalls, stalls. Their response: another request for information and another summons. Have they ever heard of the word impeachment? Never mind them. Have we ever heard of the phrase civil protest?
Obama's long-form birth certificate, as released by the White House. A photocopy of an image in a book, with green safety-paper texture added after-the-fact.
What about the media? Except for one or two very brief comments, it was business as usual. Do they not understand that Sheriff Joe just proved that the man occupying the White House is not qualified to hold that office? If that isn’t worthy of a “news alert” then what is?
Perhaps the untimely death of the happy warrior, Andrew Breitbart gave them pause – in one way or another. Breitbart recently reported that he also had breaking news regarding the man occupying the White House. Unfortunately, he didn’t live long enough to reveal this information – dying of natural causes, at least that’s what we’re told. Dead, ridiculed or ignored seems to be the fate of those seeking justice.
If we must submit to the current tyranny that has usurped our laws, surrendered our sovereignty to the United Nations, and seeks to deprive us of some new liberty at every turn, then perhaps we should call our system of government what it truly is – an oligarchy and not a constitutional republic. In which case, we should no longer call ourselves citizens, but indentured servants – at best.
According to Wikipedia, an oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. Can anyone say “Czars?” Oh – if only this power seize was contained within the White House and its czars! If you would like to know how our courts fare in this scenario, just read Nick Purpura’s Court Without Shame, Parts One and Two, and Terry Hurlbut’s article “Obama Eligibility: Flawed Ruling.” If that isn’t enough to have you jumping out of your seat, then perhaps you are self-anesthetized beyond all hope and you will scarcely notice the death of the American Dream.
My friends, we have been betrayed as elitists from all levels of government have morphed our country into something that would be unrecognizable to our Founding Fathers. And what do we do about it? We click the remote to see who the new contestants on Dancing with the Stars will be. Thomas Paine once said,
The robber, and the murderer, would often escape unpunished, did not the injuries which our tempers sustain, provoke us into justice. O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth!
Yes, there is a time for civil disobedience and there is also a time to call traitors “traitors” and not public servants. Am I being extreme? In the words of Barry Goldwater,
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.
Regarding time and seasons, Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7-8 states:
To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven…
A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silent,
And a time to speak;
A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.
So I repeat, does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?