by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD June 17, 2014
If Barack Obama is not removed from office before his term expires, it will be a tacit endorsement of permanent political corruption in Washington DC.
Obama, however, is a symptom, not the disease itself, which like early stage cancer has spread largely undetected by the American people.
By combining lawlessness and incompetence, the Obama Administration has set a new standard for executive malfeasance bordering on treason.
It is those very deficiencies, however, that have, as never before, exposed the extent and depth of corruption among our politicians and members of the media.
Many of them have set a new standard for tolerance of official misconduct bordering on misprision of felony, the deliberate concealment of one's knowledge of a criminal act.
It is only within the context of a hopelessly corrupt political-media culture could a man so lacking in experience, so wanting in ethical qualities and embracing beliefs so antithetical to American values and traditions rise to the highest office in the land.
The tenant in the White House leads a deceitful and inexperienced group of extreme left ideologues, who foster policies that risk the survival of the republic, undermine the security of its citizens and abrogate their unalienable rights.
Politicians and journalists do not aggressively challenge Obama because it would ultimately expose their complacency or complicity in Obama's violations of Constitution, uncover their willful ignorance of his alleged felonies and confirm their participation in the greatest election fraud and Constitutional crisis in American history.
Their avarice and timidity have made them victims of political blackmail.
The political-media elite cannot tell the truth about Obama because it would threaten their collective power, privilege and wealth, which they now preserve at the expense of the well-being of the nation.
Ambrose Bierce, a 19th century political satirist, accurately described Washington D.C. as:
"a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles and the conduct of public affairs for private advantage."
Our present national crisis results directly from the dereliction of duty shown by politicians and journalists, who did not properly vet Obama before the 2008 Presidential election.
The Democratic Party and its propaganda arm, the mainstream media, overcome by politically correct euphoria and the prospect of socialism, willingly ignored Obama's dubious personal history as well as his ineligibility and incapability for the Presidency.
The Republicans feared criticism by the media and being labelled racists for questioning Obama's background or fitness for office. Long ago the Republican establishment jettisoned its principles to win elections deciding that, in order to do so, they had to behave like Democrats.
Despite the enormous historical and Constitutional implications, the politicians and the media, not only have remained silent, but have actively suppressed legitimate inquiry. Due to either complicity or cowardice, a conspiracy of silence descended upon the public discourse regarding questions that might challenge the legality of the Obama Presidency.
How far will our political-media elite go to protect their own interests by continuing to protect Obama?
How much damage will America need to sustain before our "leaders" decide that they love their country more than they love themselves?
The fact that Obama happened is bad enough, but those who allowed Obama to happen need to be held accountable because their betrayal is far greater.
The time for retribution is coming.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of "Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution ". He receives email at firstname.lastname@example.org