by Allen West
I am seriously angered by this belligerence and disregard of the American people and the perversion of our Constitutional Republic.
On the day our Constitution was signed, September 17, 1787 (for those of you who didn’t know), Benjamin Franklin was met by a Philadelphia socialite, a woman named Mrs. Powell. She made a simple but powerful inquiry of Franklin asking him, “Well, Doctor, what is it that we have, a monarchy or a republic?” Franklin with his well-renowned precision wit responded, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
The United States of America is not a democracy; it is a Constitutional Republic. However, when we don’t teach our history, instead choosing to revise it; when we don’t teach civics, instead choosing to create a generation of subjects, mindless drones, and not citizens — we cannot keep the Republic. The reason is we don’t even know what a Republic entails, and as Franklin once quipped, we then get the government we deserve.
We live in a representative Democracy, and our representatives in political office are selected to represent and be accountable to us — that is a Constitutional Republic. But what happens when we’re too ignorant to know the difference between that which we were created to be, and that which we are becoming — a Constitutional Monarchy? We find ourselves not being governed, but rather being ruled, by a class of political elites enabled by a complicit media and entertainment elites. They see themselves as above us, the common folk, and direct us to do as they say, not as they do, and accountability to us be damned.
That has once again raised its ugly head from the highest office of this land. As reported by POLITICO, “The White House and the House Select Committee on Benghazi are at a standoff over whether President Barack Obama should answer a series of questions about the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya that left four Americans dead.
Neil Eggleston, counsel to the president, blasted the committee for sending the president a list of questions about the attack — an inquiry the administration deemed inappropriate and a partisan attempt to frame the White House as uncooperative.
Eggleston has encouraged Obama not to answer the committee’s questions “because of the implications of his response on the constitutional separation of powers,” according to a letter sent Saturday to Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and obtained by POLITICO. “If the president were to answer your questions, his response would suggest that Congress has the unilateral power to demand answers from the president about his official acts,” the letter reads.
Eggleston also accused the panel of asking questions it already knew the answer to — something the committee denies. And Gowdy’s panel criticized the White House’s response as unhelpful to its investigation.
Committee members have been trying to answer several unresolved questions before releasing their final
report in the coming weeks. “It’s no surprise President Obama would rather take questions from Derek Jeter than answer questions for the American people about the Benghazi terrorist attacks, which followed what he himself has called his worst mistake — failing to plan for what happened after the State Department pushed U.S. intervention in Libya,” said committee spokesman Jamal Ware, referring to Obama’s chat a few days ago with the former New York Yankee.
“The White House’s fictional narrative today is the latest chapter of the story it has been spinning since 2012, when four of our fellow citizens were murdered by Al-Qaida-linked terrorists in the tragic terrorist attacks in Benghazi.”
First of all, let me explain something to ol’ Neil. The separation of powers, coequal branches of government, and checks and balances were instituted in our system of governance by James Madison for a purpose. It was intended to ensure the executive branch didn’t set itself up as a monarchy and ruler in America.
Remember Thomas Jefferson spoke of the consent of the governed — not subjects. And his document was a listing of grievances against King George III and the British crown — there is no such adornment upon Barack Obama’s head.
There’s a reason why the legislative branch is the most powerful branch in our federal government – if you don’t believe me, read the Constitution. Perhaps Mr. Eggleston, if you’d read Montesquieu’s seminal work “Spirit of the Laws,” which is what Madison — and I — read, you would have a clearer comprehension of the raison d’être for those principles and concepts.
Second, buddy, you need to understand President Obama isn’t answering to a committee, or a political party; he’s answering to US, the American people.
You see, dude, here in the good ol’ U.S. of A., no one is above the law, the rule of law. And that’s why we’re a Constitutional Republic. Perhaps that genius of a constitutional scholar whom you are protecting should share that lesson with you — then again, he was just some adjunct teacher who has demonstrated abject disrespect for our Constitution. And so he has you enabling the same once again.
This is the deal, slick. President Obama violated the War Powers Act and “outsourced” our military to support Islamic jihadists in Libya. He furthermore delivered weapons into the hands of said jihadists, a violation of U.S. statute in providing materiel support and comfort to the enemy, aiding and abetting their goals and objectives. Then when sovereign U.S. territory was attacked – that’s what the Special Mission Compound in Benghazi was — it appears he went to bed in preparation for a fundraising trip to Las Vegas.
Obama abandoned Americans to die, and then, in the most despicable display of abhorrent behavior, lied to the American people and the families of those lost.
You see Neil, perhaps the American people deserve to know why we didn’t see Obama in the situation room like a clueless child gazing at a live feed screen — like we saw when the Navy SEAL Team VI took down Osama bin Laden.
Why didn’t we get a full accountability briefing from Obama? After all, he doggone sure did take credit for bin Laden getting killed. And remember Neil, there was a live feed from Benghazi from an unarmed drone — hmm, thought Obama loved to kill folks using drones?
Mr. Eggleston, the American people need to know why an American president left Americans to die — heck, Obama didn’t even dispatch an American aircraft to retrieve the bodies of our dead. What type of sick person does that to his fellow countrymen?
Yes, we demand Obama answer OUR questions. But it appears in good progressive socialist fashion, the regular standards of decency, morality, integrity, and honor do not apply. That’s proven in the fact that the party nominee is the other person who abandoned Americans to die and lied about it — Hillary Clinton.
Neil, the message you’re sending is simple to understand: you’re giving the American people a middle finger salute. You know it, and so do we, and no amount of media shielding will keep you from eventually being held accountable for the deaths of four Americans.
We as American citizens accept Franklin’s challenge and we shall “keep this Republic” meaning if not now, then some day, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and YOU will be held accountable for what you’ve done. You will not get away with this. It appears you have no conscience that would convict you of your disgusting actions — but it will catch up to you.
And to any of the progressive socialist detractors who wish to support these people, you’re no better than the enemy who sought to kill our fellow Americans that night in Benghazi, Libya. You would rather align yourselves with these dismissive liars than stand with those deployed into harm’s way to safeguard our liberty.
Laugh now, and believe you’ve gotten away with being accomplices to murder — but you have not. And I will not stop addressing this until y’all are held accountable. I took an oath to our Constitution and the sun doesn’t set on this oath. It’s valid until I draw my last breath.