I have no illusions; I know this letter will never be read by President Obama, let alone answered. None the less, here is what I would ask him if I had the chance– Keith Farrell
Dear Mr. President,
On what authority do you undermine the people’s Congress to change the law on your decree? On what authority have you decided to try to save your fledgling health care law by choosing which parts of the law you will enforce? On what authority have you based the premise that you may make decisions regarding people’s health care plans or to outright force them to buy an overpriced, unwanted plan? On what authority have you instituted a law which takes more money from families already struggling to get by?
On what authority have you armed rebel groups in countries such as Syria and Libya without Congressional approval and in direct violation of international law? On what authority did your State Department smuggle weapons delivered to Libya into Syria? On what authority have you cherry-picked intelligence and misled the American people regarding chemical weapon attacks in Syria? On what authority have you launch military interventions in countries such as Libya without congressional approval, leading to harmful blowback which manifested itself in the attack on our embassy in Benghazi?
On what authority have you continued drone bombings in foreign nations where there is no congressional or international approval to do so? On what authority have you committed our men and women to serve in a hostile country for eleven more years, with no clear objective, no clear enemy and all at great cost in blood and money to the American people? On what authority can you commit our men and women to eleven years of costly nation building, in complete disregard for the economic hardships we face, all while saddling future generations of Americans with untenable debt? On what authority do you send men and women to die, only to deny their families military death benefits because you have failed to make sure the government has the necessary funding, all while taking lavish taxpayer funded vacations with your family, and allowing wild spending by federal departments?
On what authority do you spend billions of dollars on foreign military adventurism without so much as passing a budget? On what authority do you send billions of tax payer dollars over seas to dictators, to prop up foreign leaders, while our own government is forced to shut down from lack of funding? On what authority do you regulate, tax, and burden Americans who are already tired and downtrodden?
On what authority do you grant loans with taxpayer money to your cronies at places like Solyndra? On what authority does your administration change the terms of the loans, to protect your cronies at the expense of the taxpayer? On what authority do you believe the federal government can own stocks in a private company, only to dump those stocks at huge loss to taxpayers?
On what authority do you raise the costs of Americans’ heating their homes and fueling their cars by blocking pipelines and obstructing private enterprise from drilling oil and thus forcing Americans to buy oil from foreign nations? On what authority do you impose excessive regulations on private industry, using your EPA to enforce regulations never approved by the people, causing higher prices on goods and services for all Americans?
On what authority do you spy on Americans? On what authority do you track their activities online? On what authority do you spy on their phone calls? On what authority do you violate the Fourth Amendment rights of every American? On what authority do you treat us all like criminals, or worse, potential terrorists?
On what authority, Mr. President, do you denigrate the very document you swore an oath to uphold and defend, the US Constitution?