Caruba: I AM Afraid of My Government

By Alan Caruba

Gangster Government
Fear, Everywhere and Gangster Government
Alan Caruba
Column by Alan Caruba

New Jersey –-( I came into this world when Franklin D. Roosevelt was President and I have never been afraid of my government until now.

I am not alone. A consistent and growing theme of commentaries on the conservative news sites and blogs that I read every day is the fear of the Obama administration that has been cracking down on those who criticize it. They get audited by the IRS. They are refused the same status as non-profit entitles engaging in public education as Left-leaning organizations. They are accused of being racists, homophobes, anti-immigration, and anti-women.

This goes beyond the ordinary disagreements between individuals and groups that express opposition to the Obama administration. It has the look of a deliberate campaign and we have three more years of Obama as President in which to endure it.

In a speech to the leftist nonprofit Center for American Progress, Sen. Chuck Schumer, (D-BY) recently urged the IRS to “redouble” its intimidation tactics against the Tea Party. He represents a State whose governor recently said that conservatives were not welcome to live and do business.

Its largest city, New York, just elected a Marxist as its mayor.

Jim Lakely, the director of communications of The Heartland Institute, a free market think tank that has led the effort to debunk the global warming hoax, recently posted a commentary, “The Unceasing Political Thuggery of Obama’s Gangster Government.” He noted Michael Barone’s description of the Obama administration as a “gangster government.”

Lakely cited the growing list of actions taken against who have expressed criticism. It includes Dinesh D’Souza who produced a documentary about Obama’s life, “Obama’s America” and who arrested on felony charges for violating campaign finance law. “This is beyond absurd—especially in light of what the FBI and IRS have found not worthy of any investigation, let alone indictment” in the past. A Hollywood group of conservatives, the only one there, received an IRS demand for its complete donor list; this is a repeat of similar demands of Tea Party groups seeking non-profit status. James O’Keefe whose Project Veritas exposed the nonprofit status of the leftist ACORN is being audited as was Frank VanderSloot, a big Republican donor as was conservative journalist Wayne Allen Root—twice. The list keeps growing.

The Heartland Institute was subjected to the stealing of its confidential budget and planning documents by global warming activist Peter Gleick “for the purpose of harassing” its donors, but no action has been taken against him by law enforcement authorities.

“Never in the history of this country have we seen such a broad and coordinated abuse of the government’s power to threaten criminal prosecution and ruin the lives and livelihoods of people the President and his party see as political ‘enemies’”, says Lakely.

“This should be the political scandal of the century—if only we had an honorable and competent MSM (mainstream media) press corps in this country.”

Ordinary Americans have cause to share my fear as they discover the wreckage that Obamacare is inflicting on our healthcare system, losing their insurance plans, and now we are hearing that the insurance industry may have to be bailed out as it is subjected to major losses. The government’s website is not only a disaster, but it subjects anyone using it to the threat of identity theft as experts testify it can be hacked with ease.

The economy of a nation with enormous energy reserves, enough to make us energy sufficient for decades, is being undermined by a deliberate campaign to shut down coal-fired plants and make the construction of new ones impossible. The Keystone XL pipeline from Canada has been delayed for five years despite the jobs it represents and access to oil at the same time the government has slowed the provision of leases to oil companies seeking to explore and extract our own reserves.

And millions of Americans are out of work or have ceased looking for work as the result of the worst economic “recovery” in the history of the nation. This is occurring at a time when the Obama administration has added $6 trillion to the nation’s debt, causing a leading credit agency to downgrade the nation’s credit rating for the first time in its history.

The scandals attributed to the Obama administration keep mounting from “Fast and Furious” that transmitted weapons to Mexican drug cartels, to the failure to provide security to our Libyan consulate despite many requests, leading to the Benghazi killing of a U.S. ambassador and three brave security personnel who went to his aid. The list keeps growing.

There is ample reason for Americans to fear their government these days and the mood of the nation is growing worse as they realize that they have a President who lies all the time and pursues “climate change” policies that have no basis in known science and a campaign of class war based on “income inequality” as the incomes of Middle Class Americans have suffered a decline. The solution to income inequality has always been an increase in the national economy.

The nation’s military is being undermined by budget cuts and policies that encourage open homosexual participation and the introduction of women into its combat forces. A growing list of generals and admirals have been forced to retire.

It has taken only five years to bring the nation to this point and none of the scandals has resulted in anyone in the Obama administration being held accountable.

They have good reason. When they can no longer depend on the Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service, and other elements of the government to act lawfully, this nation—a nation of laws—we are all in jeopardy.

For these and other reasons I and many Americans are growing fearful. We have good reason.

c Alan Caruba

Alan Caruba's commentaries are posted daily at “Warning Signs” his popular blog and thereafter on dozens of other websites and blogs. If you love to read, visit his monthly report on new books at Bookviews.

  • 8 thoughts on “Caruba: I AM Afraid of My Government

    1. I to am afraid. Here in California we are forced to live under the rule of Democrats like Diane Fienstien and others like her. They feel that all the crimes here would all go away if there wasn’t any firearms. They just allowed known criminals drivers lic. and are letting thousands of criminals walk out of prison. The gangs that are mostly here illegally don’t really follow the restrictions these lawmakers continually force on use. But from our so called president on down whom have armed security they really don’t care,as long as
      hey get the “Hispanic”votes. I truley wish more peould wake up and see the people ruining our country don’t believe in the people Constitution and our country security has never been more in danger thanks to the biggest criminal who also lies whenever he opens his mouth.

    2. what a brave man, a man for the people, a man at the gate to freedom, we need to stand together and fight the system with folks who will stand for LIBERTY AND JUSTICE against the government that is illegally and constantly manipulating the masses by going against the values that are founding fathers used IN GOD WE TRUST, the marriage sanctity of one woman, one man, that the right of GOD’S PEOPLE TO LIVE and pray in the USA as our right to congregate anywhere we please as the ten commandments been removed from government buildings, the nativity scene also taken down to please a string of anti-GOD heretics, loved this country back in the 50’s and 60’s before the law was changed to support too much freedom of SIN. amen..

    3. Bravo, Mr. Caruba .. why are you not running for NRA Board Member?

      Instead we get the likes of “moderates” like Anthony Colandro who talk the conservative line, but who are still living in 1959 and think Eisenhower and his ilk are leading us ……… AND THAT THE G0VT WOULD NEVER CONSPIRE AGAINST OUR RIGHTS.

      We in NJ have to deal with what I like to call the “Italian Pro-Gun Mafia,” who are not criminals, but who are in complete DENIAL of the things you write about. They are constantly schmoozing with the celebrity of State Police SWAT friends and insiders. And they are constantly lecturing the rest of us on how we are conspiracy theorists and dumb clucks. But if we would only listen to them and what they say, then all of our rights will magically re-appear out of nowhere. Listen to the NJSAS (NJ Second Amendment Society) and Frank Fiamingo. Listen to Anthony. Listen to all the other narcissists who absolutely KNOW the govt had nothing to do with all these false flag events that are calculated to take away our rights.

      Time to wake up, people. The Proto-Fascist apologists are NOT going to save us. It takes more than a nice hair style and a slice of pizza to combat this level of sedition and psychological warfare being foisted upon us.

      You all absolutely need to read what Mr. Caruba is saying, TWICE. Thank you.

    4. Our forefathers foresaw this kind of administration, and gave us in writing the means to reject it.
      No it won’t be pretty.
      Molan Labe

    5. Mr. Caruba you are not alone. People who fear this “regime” are legion. I expect the 2014 mid-term elections will present an opportunity to remove those responsible from political office.

    6. America was founded on the heels of adversity; and now, more than ever we face the greatest threat to the Founder’s intent. We have to take a stand together, even if it means..(willfully omitted to raise the speculative interest of administration sponsored media censors)!

    7. Alan, we have not been a nation of “laws” for over 100 years. We have been a nation of chaos. Mans laws are totally chaotic. When they cage people for doing NOTHING but smoke an herb, there is no more law. And when the government violates the law..THE CONSTITUTION…AND NATURAL LAW, there is no more law, just a fight for survival. I refuse to fear them. They better fear me.

    8. The more they push this the more people they will have to deal with. Look at Mexico, the common man took matters in their own hands and did more in a few days than the pathetic govt. They should never register themselves or their weapons now that the govt steps up and claims credit. We should take notice that a bunch of farmers put the fear into both drug dealers and govt thugs alike. Its them that should should be afraid because once it starts none of them will be shown any mercy.

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