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July 14, 2013

July 14, 2013: Letters to the editor

Scandals continue to rock presidency

I am writing this on the fourth of July, when we celebrate our freedom gained in 1776. How long it will last is certainly questionable as we continue to see freedom eroded with all the scandals of the Obama administration:

• The IRS that targeted conservative groups requesting 501(c)4 status to engage in tax deductible fundraising and to educate the American people on proposals of the candidates for election.

• The failure to protect the Benghazi U.S. ambassador, likely because Obama didn’t want to have to admit terrorism was alive and well just before the 2012 election.

• The NSA spying scandal that has been revealed by Edward Snowden. The government is looking at all our private affairs. When that information will be used against the American people is anyone’s guess.

• The IRS released Mitt Romney’s tax return to a group advocating gay marriage, and it was used against him in the 2012 election.

• The tea party was immobilized by the delays and IRS harassment, which one estimate indicated that Republican vote was suppressed because the conservative groups could not get a timely 501(c)4 approval from the IRS.

• The Department of Justice engaging in gun-running to Mexico is another scandal, which has gone unanswered. One agent was reassigned, keeping his pay and benefits. You notice that no one has resigned or been fired or charged or brought to justice for any of these violations of law. This continues until this day with so many certainly unethical if not illegal acts continuing, it is almost impossible to keep up with them.

The Arab spring has turned into an Arab nightmare for Egypt, Libya, Iran and other Muslim countries. They have elections that seem to always elect a dictator who will not resign when confronted with evidence of wrongdoing. This is also true in South America as well. The common denominator in all these cases is that a dictator never says, “I was wrong,” and never assumes any responsibility for his actions.

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