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It’s not a flaw, it’s a feature

By Robert T. Smith
web posted May 18, 2020

At Ohio State University's May 5, 2013 graduation, the left's Poster Child for big government, Barack Obama, chided his political enemies and admonished the graduating class that:

"Unfortunately, you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that's at the root of all our problems...They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices." 

How bizarre is Mr. Obama’s graduation proclamation as we watch the unfolding of history in real-time.  People in powerful positions’ corruption, deceit, and politicians drunk on power is not a flaw of big government, it is a feature.  As a few examples, the Obama Administration’s persecution of General Flynn as a part of the attempted coup against President Trump, selling of indulgences for profit by the, then, Secretary of State Clinton, even the past gun-running scheme called Fast and Furious has come into the news again recently.       

It has become quite clear with recent documentation that President Obama and those empowered by the Obama Administration viewed General Michael Flynn as a threat and a component piece of their project to interfere with our country’s last presidential election.  Consequently, Mr. Flynn had to be silenced with entrapment and false accusations, and used as an example for others who might thwart their agenda. 

Regardless of the corruption and deceit on full display, the liberal-bullshit-speak mainstream media provides its typical Democrat propaganda wall-of-noise cover by selectively contending that General Flynn plead guilty.  In truth, the unlimited resources applied by the corrupted federal government and manipulative lawfare applied to Mr. Flynn had already financially broken him.  It was the add-on degenerate “offer” to plead guilty or the full weight of lawfare would likewise be applied to his family…the proverbial gangster offer you can’t refuse, that lead to the guilty plea.  Tyranny of those in power in the big government is not a flaw, it is a feature.

Is there really any more obvious example of big government corruption than the twin-headed monster from Arkansas, Bill and Hillary.  Virtually continuous scandal and abuse of power during the two terms of the impeached and disbarred Mr. Clinton have been thoroughly chronicled in the past.  The lesser half of the Arkansas Grifters operated the for-profit Clinton Foundation out of a separate server, as an add-on activity to her Secretary of State fiefdom.  Evidence of illegal activities in the form of hard drives and communication devices destroyed, e-mails BleachBit-ed without prosecution.  Illegal activities, enriching themselves under the guise of federal appointment as a primary activity, while alleging to conduct America’s business as a secondary consideration is not a flaw to the corrupt participants in big government, it is a feature.

As a proverbial blast from the past, just recently Mexico's president asked the United States for answers and an apology for the Obama-era gun-running operation known as "Fast and Furious."  The Fast and Furious program was going to be used by the Barack Obama administration as an excuse for more gun control in the U.S., but instead resulted in the death of hundreds of innocent Mexicans and Americans. 

Between 2009 and 2011, the Phoenix Field Division of the ATF would allow gun-buyers, many of whom the feds suspected were criminals, to take firearms purchased in the U.S. and walk into Mexico without interference from agents.  The alleged intention was that once the guns were sold to powerful drug cartels, the ATF would later trace the firearms. Whistleblowers and investigators, however, found no attempt to trace the guns.  More than 2,000 guns were sold to suspected criminals thought to be linked to Mexican drug gangs in the two years of the operation under the Obama presidency.  Fast and Furious was designed to provide cover for the person in charge of big government to achieve his goal of gun control in the U.S, it was not a flaw of corrupt big government, it was a feature.

The problem of a large and powerful, tyrannical government that would trample we the people under foot was clearly an issue with our founders.  The basic human nature of people was clearly laid out in Federalist Paper no. 51 by James Madison... "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary."  The Poster Child President Obama was a simple incarnation of that which he had admonished us to ignore and our founding fathers warned us to guard against, certainly no angel, but instead the Poster Child of tyranny.

As best stated by Mr. Obama’s former enabler David Axelrod "Part of being president is there's so much beneath you that you can't know because the government is so vast."  The left must hate their Poster Child for big government.  Every ounce of their belief system in a big all-powerful government has been and is being exposed as a fraud, by the person for whom they have carried the most water in our lifetimes.  Hopefully, the multitudes of abuses by people in big government’s powerful positions cannot overcome the design features of Americanism. ESR

Robert T. Smith is an environmental scientist who spends his days enjoying life and the pursuit of happiness with his family.  He confesses to cling to his liberty, guns and religion, with antipathy toward the arrogant ruling elites throughout the country.

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