Off the Editor’s Desk – 12-4-2013

DO WE KNOW THE TRUTH?

Is our president telling us the truth? What happened to the Obama Health Care? The president told us that if we had health care that we liked, “We could keep it”. Well we know that is not true. Many have reported that they have lost their coverage.

 I watched Fox News Sunday morning and listened to a debate by a person that was against the Obama Care and another that supported it. The question came around to some 31 million people that would lose their health care insurance. The lady that supported the Obama care noted that some 50 million that do not have health care insurance would be getting it under the Obama Care. That’s a gain of 20 million and she thought that was all right.

You must remember that the Supreme Court has ruled that Obama Care (The Affordable Health Care Act) is constitutional. But the court called it a “tax bill”.

I am still not satisfied about the explanation that the President gave about the Benghazi, Libya attack that took the lives of four Americans back on September 11, 2012. The President and then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton claimed it was a mob that was reacting to some sort of video. We now know that was not the case.

Now comes a report that informs me that the United States military is being purged of officers suspected of disloyalty to or disagreement with the Obama administration.

The Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) observed; “we recognize Obama is the commander-in-chief and that throughout history president from Lincoln to Truman have seen fit to remove military commanders they view as inadequate or insubordinate.”

A news syndicate called Breitbart.com said, “at least 197 officers, mostly at the rank of colonel or above, have been relieved of duty for a variety of reasons, or for no stated reasons at all.” On the last day of November 2011, the administration apparently terminated 157 Air Force majors, citing budget shortfalls as the primary reason.

Included in those let go are General Carter Ham who was released as head of the U.S. Africa Command because he disagreed with orders not to mount a rescue effort in response to that attack in Benghazi. Also relieved was Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette, commander of Carrier Strike Group Three for disobeying orders when he sent his group to assist and provide intelligence for forces ordered into action by General Ham.

Apparently, if you disagree with the administration and do not toe the party-line, you will get the boot. Can you trust the government, the one that had the IRS targeting Tea Party Members, the one that reads your e-mail, the one that tells the schools what they can feed the children for lunch?

Thinking about being targeted is this: Soon, some 30,000 domestic drones could fly American skies. It’s likely our local police departments will get one. (Paid in large part by Homeland Security grants.)

Thanks for reading.

— Carlton