The Cloaked Intent of Change

Posted: January 27, 2009 by April Watkins in Current Issues, Media, Military, White House
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President Obama’s promise of “change” was swift in coming.  Within the first several days of his inauguration as President of the United States, Mr. Obama signed 7 Executive Orders and 5 Presidential Memoranda, all of which became effective immediately. 

When Mr. Obama said he would bring “change” to Washington, D.C., most Americans, especially those who are followers of his movement, expected “changes” that would better the state of our nation and our people.  However, if you take time to read the information on the White House website (which was launched immediately after his swearing in), you will be stunned.  A much better description of the Obama Administration’s goals might be “to transmogrify” – or to change America completely.  Let me warn you, be concerned…be very concerned.  

While the media has focused on the order to close Camp Delta, the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, other orders which appear at first to be benign, reveal the beginning of a totally different form of government.  For example, his first Presidential Memoranda is titled “Transparency and Open Government.”  Sounds like a great idea, right?  Well, it appears to be a Trojan horse.

The Obama White House has basically cut off access for media.  Instead, they have handed out releases with little information and still photos taken by the White House photographer.  The only media allowed to cover the second swearing in ceremony were a mere 4 handpicked journalists…none of which were from the main media outlets.  There were no live cameras allowed and no video taken.  This action alone chills me to the bone, as it is exactly the type of action taken by communist countries where information is controlled and manipulated.  Ironically, this action of exclusion negates his own memorandum of “transparency.”

Hidden away in the documents are items that, to me, are appalling…even frightening.  In the three executive orders signed by President Obama on January 23, you may be shocked to note the following:

  • An immediate halt has been ordered for “all proceedings pending in the UnitedStates Court of Military Commission Review…”
  • The order further states that all military judgments will be reviewed by the White House and the Department of Justice. It now appears that the Justice Department – not the Defense Department – will have the final say as to how our military is to function.
  • Under the genial title of ENSURING LAWFUL INTERROGATIONS, the new President has determined that, “The CIA shall close as expeditiously as possible any detention facilities that it currently operates and shall not operate any such detention facility in the future.” Also in that document, all military and intelligence organizations are severely limited as to their in-theatre operations – binding them to abide solely by the Army Field Manual. This takes the surprise and unknown element out of any intelligence gathering via interrogation, as our enemies have surely read the manual.
  • President Obama has also addressed certain issues regarding Federal funding for addressing foreign policy in regard to the Federal funding of grants to non-governmental organizations (NGOs). He has revoked the previous order which prohibited funding to an NGO that promotes or performs abortions in foreign countries. Our tax dollars will now be used to fund unrestricted abortions, even late term and partial-birth abortions, overseas.

The one thing we must do is to take President Obama’s words of change very seriously.  He will obviously “change” America as we know it. But, is it the right kind of change? Or are these “changes” moving us away from the rights and freedoms guaranteed us by our U.S. Constitution?  Certainly, there are those who would argue that the Constitution may be interpreted in ways more conducive to present day society’s mores.  However, are we willing to accept changes that seem to be guiding us toward a socialist nation, rather than preserving the Republic created by our Founding Fathers?   It’s a sobering reality to ponder, and that is…Why It Matters.

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