My intent was to write a post about liberty and the delicate nature of it. I intended to make the distinction, at least in my opinion, between liberty and freedom. I was going to talk about the recently released tape of Steven Lerner and the SEIU thug mentality, the absolute un-American nature of this group. (believe me, they let Mr. Lerner go so that he could conduct this operation without ties to SEIU)
In contemplating that, I hit a couple of snags. First, it all ties into Obama and his milieu, how they have conducted themselves. When you consider that his friend is Bill Ayers, who is at least a domestic terrorist, and his former associates are ACORN and SEIU, what else is there to say? Perhaps Barack Obama has not sat in on a discussion like that given by Steve Lerner, but he certainly may have. Those are HIS people. Second, none of this would even be discussed if the press had done its job a long time ago and actually vetted this president while still a candidate.
So, here is what has come out of that soup that has been roiling around in my head: If the press were not un-American themselves, they would have been watching out for guys like this, they would have reported honestly on his shady background, his ties to such organizations. The trouble always arises when we look out at the NBC, CBS, ABC programming and see that most of it supports a liberal point of view. I don't begrudge them that. They own the studios, they can do whatever they want. I stopped watching these channels a long time ago because I was constantly bombarded with liberal messages, liberal encouragement of the decline of the America. They drove me away.
Where I make a distinction is when it comes to news reporting. The broadcast channels are afforded access where the average American is not. They are protected by the First Amendment to say whatever they want to about a president, or any government official or department. They, by the privilege of license given to them long ago to use the nation's airwaves, were put into a particular place of prominence and stature to which I think they owe a fidelity to the people and not their selfish political goals. They have used that advantage to choose sides, to ruthlessly report the most minor flaws of one political party and cover up the outrageous scandals of another. They have chosen to become a political player in our national debate.
What Steve Lerner was discussing on that tape was nothing less than terrorism leading to the overthrow of the United States government. I posted a while back that it was the goal of the Islamists to destroy our economic structure. That is why they struck the World Trade Center. It is why they seek out government assistance at every opportunity. It is the economic might of the United States that they see as the issue. If America were not as economically strong as it has always been, it would not be able to extend its power into other regions. So, the Islamists seek to destroy the economic engine. These are goals that have been stated elsewhere. Steve Lerner is doing nothing other than plotting along the same lines and for many of the same reasons.
In a rational world this would be big headlines and the press would be beating down the door of the White House to get answers from the President about his association with SEIU, about whether or not he had ever met Steve Lerner. The Department of Justice would be using all of its law enforcement assets to kick in the doors of everyone in that room to establish the conspiracy and which unions were involved. In short, these goons would be treated as enemies of the state. But they probably won't. It would look bad on NBC, CBS and ABC. It would make the president uncomfortable and the comfort of the Democratic president is the main concern of those networks and the people who run them. Oh, and because the government workers who might engage in these raids ARE MEMBERS.
I only wish that law enforcement would act on legitimate intelligence about subversive groups like SEIU, ACORN and this moron, Steve Lerner, with the same zeal as they frisk and fondle the average traveler. I wish the dedication to uncover plots against the United States by the press swung to the left side of the pendulum with the same momentum with which it swings to the right. I guess I am just looking for a fair shake. If wishes were horses, beggars could ride.
Graciously linked and quoted at Hell On Earth.
Graciously linked at Classic Liberal.