Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Obama -the Indira Gandhi of America

You must be doing something right if you are on Obama's enemies list.

Yes We Can Screw America
Also observe the disturbing behavior-

In this country, we regard the use of official power to oppress or intimidate private citizens as a despicable abuse of authority and entirely alien to our system of a government of laws. The architects of our Constitution meticulously erected a system of separated powers, and checks and balances, precisely in order to inhibit the exercise of tyrannical power by governmental officials.

Our Constitution even explicitly prohibits bills of attainder so that Congress may not single out individual citizens or groups for disfavored treatment or unequal application of the force of government. Prosecutorial power is rigidly constrained and judicially supervised so that government may not accuse private citizens of crimes or investigate them without good cause.

Whoever may be the victim of such abuse of governmental authority, the press and public almost invariably unify with indignation against it. If a journalist, labor-union leader or community organizer on the left can be targeted today, an academic or business person on the right can be the target tomorrow. If we fail to stand up against oppression from one direction, we abdicate the moral authority to challenge it when it comes from another.

This is why it is exceedingly important for all Americans to respond with outrage to what the president and his allies are doing to demonize and stigmatize David and Charles Koch. They have been the targets of the multiyear, carefully orchestrated campaign of vituperation and assault described above—and much more. It has been choreographed from the very top. When the president personally takes leadership, his political surrogates and army of allies in the press and Congress quickly and surely follow the direction and tone he sets.

The misuse of government power to damage or demean one's political enemies is abhorrent and the very antithesis of a free society and a government of laws, not men. It is time for the public to ask those engaged in these practices, "Have you no sense of decency?"

Decency is lost on Obama.

At the time of Obama's election, when there were euphoric celebrations in the streets and TV studios, I remarked to a close member of the family ( an enthusiastic Obama supporter, alas) that the Americans have elected their own Indira Gandhi. Just as she royally screwed India - I well remember her long years of state caused poverty, inflation, corruption, vendettas and oppression, a legacy that continues- I predicted that Obama would do the same to America.

Not to toot my horn, but the prediction has come true even more than I imagined.