June 10th, 2013
By Barry Secrest
It was Benjamin Franklin who uttered these immortal words when the question of security was weighed against individual Liberty at the founding of the nation:
He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.
And are doomed to lose both, I should add...and maybe we have.
In at least a month of well beyond surprising news items, this one in particular stuck a very deep and resounding chord with a very large number of individuals, not only within the US, but also across the world. In fact, without a doubt, it might be one of the most extraordinary headlines ever to be penned in US history, and it's happening on our watch, America.
Below, was the story headline from the UK Guardian which broke the dam.
At this site, we saw the prophetic news item and linked to it within hours in our news section, only to watch the post soar like an angry eagle, and yet our own personal interpretation was only slightly different:
To explain our own perspective, it was the Verizon document "only" that was initially exposed; in fact, we believed that elementary logic would dictate that not one major communications provider, but inevitably most of the major ones, along with a jingoistic Federal judicial system, had to be involved in order to make any sort of meta-sense.
In only a few days hence, we were proven stunningly correct:
Beyond Verizon: U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program
The media was getting hotter.... and we were on a new trail of proverbial tears. But then, and just as we initially surmised, it wasn't only the top major carriers, it was in effect, virtually everyone:
The interesting thing, in this case, might have to be that the story was broken not from any of at least 100,000 journalists across the fruited plain, nor even a thousand news organizations here in our hauntingly vaunted "Homeland" of Freedom and "unrestricted Liberties."
No, it would seem that the UK media in Great Britain was, once again, well far ahead of the traditional US news media which has pathetically run a distant third, even from the still neonatal US Conservative media, at least as it regards the totalitarian gyrations of a Constitutional Democracy. Fascinating, it is also, that America has grown such a penchant for imports that we are even importing our inarguably essential Fourth Estate from a nation that we had formerly rebelled against.
Can anyone else see the irony, here, or should that be tyranny?
But, now, why is it, do you suppose, that all of this simply is? Was the information that was most probably laid out by an ostensibly patriotic NSA whistleblower, not also proffered to the US news media, as well, only to be rebuffed? Or was it the lack of a true shield law, in addition to the Constitution's 1st amendment guaranteeing, more or less, Freedom of The Press that seemed a little bit more than stressed these days? I guess it's that "more or less" that'll bite you, one must surmise. Just ask Fox News journalist James Rosen, if you have any doubts.
The AP might also tell you a thing or two about the 1st amendment stomped and shredded, unless of course their jilted little love-spat with Obama and the DOJ has run its course. However, now, we do know that the governmental usurper was none other than a government contract whistleblower who requested to be named and who may go down as a modern-day sort of John Galt. Edward Snowden, the 29 year-old specialist felt that the government had built a huge espionage monster which burrowed into its own citizenry, and he could not abide it.
"I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things ... I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under."
Nor do we, Mr. Snowden.
Mr. Snowden went on to articulate the following:
"The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your emails or your wife's phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards," he said.
"My primary fear is that they will come after my family, my friends, my partner. Anyone I have a relationship with," he said. "I will have to live with that for the rest of my life. I am not going to be able to communicate with them. They (the authorities) will act aggressively against anyone who has known me. That keeps me up at night."
"I can't in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, Internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they're secretly building."
Indeed, the US government has now been confirmed to be watching everything that each and every one of us does. But then they're not actually watching us actively, or so they say, they're simply recording everything that we do to be put into a sort of digital lockbox, for later perusal, if actual needs be. You know, sort of like the social security lockbox that's supposed to contain trillions of US dollars for our own personal "social security"....
Nor are the intrusions of this particular "Beast" limited to Americans, but in fact, extend across the globe. Here was what the Guardian wrote only a day later:
Well, well, well, so has the land of liberty become a land of informational Libertines?
How dare they! Who authorized this, becomes the actual question. Who knew of this? What did our elected officials know and when did they know it?
In retrospect, the words of my lovely young daughter, who I initially excoriated for uttering something so outrageous to me, as to be unthinkable, have now come back to haunt me. One day, in seeing my anger if not angst, at the far too many atrocities which had already been perpetrated, under the auspices of security, she stated to me that she did not "love her country very much, right now."
I turned on her in irritation and let loose a scathing stream of invective, but had a difficult time explaining that it's not your country, young lady, it's your anti-constitutional government and establishment aparatchiks that are doing these things. She understandably, had a hard time separating the two, and I had a devil of a time trying to explain the nuances of the thing, or are there even any nuances here?
Do we truly have the government that we want? Or have we grown a beast so frightful in its size and power, while meaningfully void of any natural loyalty to its own creator? Have we created such a beast of a false-God, so jealous that it now forces us to worship it by rite of sacrificial Liberty, disallowing the free will so generously allowed by our true creator?
Now, we see this and we wonder, how do I explain this to our children, who understand it to some degree, but not completely? Our government seems to be teaching our youngest and most impressionable that it's okay to delve into someone's personal things, to divulge confidences delivered in earnest; it's fine to eavesdrop and plunder for something useful to the state, our most tender are even encouraged to snitch for the good of the collective. The end justifies the means, seems to be the final conclusion and welcome, in fact, to 1984.
And yet, after all of this, there are those who walk among us who still think that being incessantly observed, by Big Brother, to the point of recording every keystroke and mosaically constructing every digital purchase while cross-referencing every single phone call, is a most good and needful thing, if not perhaps even an honor. What, are these people actually expecting, a Statist-pathfinder merit badge at some point, for heaven's sake?
Oh, and to you Democrats who have stubbornly supported all of these extremes in a radicalized security apparatus, while simultaneously decrying a pathetic little voting ID card....Seriously, they can track our cellphones, intercept emails, log all of our calls, track every purchase and yet you're worried about having to obtain a plastic ID card to vote?
Obama's lightning fast, if not furious reaction, relatively speaking, was to order an immediate criminal investigation into who at the NSA might have leaked the Obama Regime's actions through its intelligence agency and its duplicitous complicity to the world. How dare this NSA miscreant illuminate the illegal actions of a government gone completely out of control, while that same government is trying to illegally illuminate and record the actions of its innocent citizens for possible future interrogations?
It's an outrage! Even while we have heard nothing but deflection and misdirection over assorted DOJ atrocities, the IRS' unlawful targeting and harassment, and even the Benghazi roadblocks, all contrived and set up by this same administration, nevermind the Fast and Furious gun-running.
The President responded to the concerted howls of criticism by stating the following
Oh! Very well then...carry on....
The US government, these days, does not seem to particularly trust "We the People," Ladies and Gentlemen, or so it would seem, at least to the naked eye. The National Security Agency has been building this digital mosaic on each and every American, for the last seven years, and a number of US Senators, and not a few others, have been aware of this. It would seem that our US government has become so obsessive-compulsive in its creepy "Peeping-Tom" role of monitoring its own citizens that it completely missed the blinking light provided to it from Russia, with regard to the Chechen terrorists who either killed or blew up a staggering number of US citizens while on-looking at the Boston Marathon. Where were the ever-watchful eyes of our heroic Big Brother? How did they miss those Russian calls, or even those vicious, jihad YouTube postings laid out for all to see by the dead ringleader?
Perhaps our government was so busy trying to track every single God - loving American, that it simply forgot what the true mission is, unless jihadist are no longer considered a true threat, of course.
But have we as Americans yet failed? I am reminded of the immortal words of President Reagan:
Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.
Have we lost the faith? Have we kept the world free? Are we ourselves, even free, at this point?
Whose actual security is the US government looking after these days? Is it the people's security or is the US government's security within a hyper-controlled status quo of Big Government paranoia? We at least have gotten a hint from the IRS' recent witch hunt of Conservatives and non-Islamic religious groups. Oh, surely you do not think these simple coincidences, now, do you?
However, in the face of all of this, we still have the governmentally worshipful leg-humpers, who decry our anger as being anchored in ideology, notice, please, that they can no longer use the term Right-Wing Extremists, by the way. To these, who may call themselves either Liberal or Conservative, Republican or Democrat or even Independent, while paying homage to a beast bristling with antenna, I can only say this:
Your political belief system is nothing if not a hodgepodge of sewn together mantras and impossible to resolve talking points. You're the Frankenstein Monsters of dug up and sewn together big government incantations shocked into macabre articulation. Each of your worshipful hymns are stitched haphazardly together to protect whoever is in power at ANY given moment. It's not a pretty sight, in fact, it's beyond frightening.
I believe it to be true that the Islamic Jihad terrorists, who are the sole reason for all of this, now threaten our nation more than ever, despite what those in power say, along with a preponderance of third world nations, who don't hate us because of our religions generally, nor our ostentatious wealth specifically, nor even our superpower status as a nation. They hate us because of our individual freedoms, or at least whatever handful of liberties we, as sovereign beings, have remaining.
But, didn't Obama say we were going back to a pre- 9/11 stance and if so, why then is all of this necessary?
Or have the terrorist now won under the auspices of the 9/11 terrorist attack, which effectively led to this beast of a burgeoning dystopian nightmare? That question has yet to be answered but perhaps we can at least see the trendline.
What was all of that Truther stuff about, anyway?
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." ~ Mark Twain
Below are some related Conservative Refocus News postings going all the way back to 2011:
Another Obama Slush Fund? Saul Alinsky Connected Group Gets $ 56 Million Fed Loan To "Sell Insurance"
The King's New Law: Attack on the First Amendment, H.R. 347 Signed into Law Granting Odd Powers of Arrest
Your Cell Phone Carrier as Government Snitch? Government's Access to Subscriber Cell Data Increases Massively
Big Brother's Now Watching All US Citizens: NSA Whistle Blowers Say Feds Putting "All Data" Together
June 7th, 2013
This week, an apparently insane Rep. McDermott actually blamed the Tea Party and other Conservative groups for having the nerve to apply to the IRS in order to receive tax exempt status.
McDermott put forth the reasoning that these Conservative groups were operating under the government's expense because they would be tax exempt and, therefore, were somehow taking money away from the American government for their ability to receive donations.
McDermott then went on to state that the American people should not have to pay for these Conservative Groups' (implicated) radical belief systems, when in fact, it's McDermott who is indeed the radical in our midst.
Ergo, all money first belongs to the government and then, of course, those who McDermott sides with.
Was the man drunk?
Indeed, without tax exempt status as with most groups, a vast amount of Conservative and otherwise donors would be unwilling to give away income that would still be subjected to taxation. This is at the heart of these groups' impetus at applying for tax exempt status.
In other words, Progressive groups like Media Matters and Think Progress, largely funded by billionaire Left-Wing Capitalist George Soros, would hold a distinct advantage over these newly founded Conservative upstarts.
Before the impetus of the Obama Regime's radicalized, Socialistic agenda, there were far fewer Conservative groups in existence.
Conservative Rep. Paul Ryan was visibly angered at McDermott's asinine efforts at severely uncritical thinking, and he proceeded to call McDermott out to a roar of applause from the gallery.
Ryan made the point that these Americans were being called out and persecuted for both their political and religious beliefs by what is easily one of the most powerful and largest civil enforcement branches of the US government.
McDermott did not dare to even touch on the fact that high-profile, Conservative individuals have been harassed by the IRS, and that groups have even had their donor lists downloaded to Progressive media organizations to be singled out and harassed within the left-wing media.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is illegal, and it's a felony.
As we move deeper into understanding everything that actually happened, these types of unboundedly ridiculous defensive deflection efforts are sure to get worse, but only out of a heightened sense of desperation for those within the now mortally wounded Liberal Democrat sanctum.
Remember one thing....if the leadership of the Democrat party, that being the Obama Regime, had nothing to do with this Alinsky-style political targeting, then why are the Democrats becoming so increasingly defensive?
But...It's Not Political....
Case in point was the exchange between Karl Rove and senior Obama apparatchik David Plouffe in which Plouffe tries to defend the indefensible:
Karl Rove nailed the ridiculous Left's defense of the IRS targeting in their ongoing talking point of "It's not political."
Indeed. It's not political when groups whose ideological bases disagree with those in power get targeted for extreme abuse? Then what the hell is it, if it's not political?
It's not political, it's tyrannical, is the probable answer that the Obama-Marxists refuse to enunciate.
However, this argument, being disingenuously trotted out by the Left's dim-witted apparatchiks, only shows how incredibly stupid they of the Democrat Party believe that the American people are, and by default, how industriously moronic Liberals certainly can be.
The simple fact, as everyone knows, is that the Obama Regime oligarchy used a powerful government agency to go after political opposition in an effort to silence and quell dissension.
Any other answer is nothing if not obtuse political graft.
In fact, only idiots, plain and simple, will continue to use this dead-horse argument, which ultimately makes no sense, whatsoever.
The latest scandal, this week, to rock the political world even further was the one in which we all learned that the National Security Agency regularly downloads Phone-call and contact meta-information for every single American in the US.
Ah yes, remember when just a little earlier, El Magnifico came out and indicated that the 9/11 war on terrorism will be changed to a different type of stance? Well, guess what? That stance is now centered on the domestic front, and virtually every single American (with a special asterix next to political affiliation) will be suspect.
At present, we have only been told that Verizon is the only company known to have done this. However, it would stand to extreme reason that this is not the only company being forced to exchange information with the government. In fact, we will most likely later find that virtually all major phone networks are required to do this. By the way, key leaders in the Senate have known of this for about the last seven years.
Nevermind the special secret email accounts used by senior administration officials, that we also learned of this week, nor the fact that the US federal government, we have found, is mining personal data from (9) big internet companies in a program that also used to be secret.
Then, we also learned of the missing $ 4.1 million dollars in Conference play-money that the IRS cannot account for, it's probably in a shoebox in Kenya. After spending over $50 million dollars in funsy meetings between 2010 and 2012, the IRS issued has an apology....irony of the week.
So, the question which many might now be asking is simply when did America turn into the old Soviet Union?
The answer is layered in a natural timeline-chronology of webpage after webpage, easily totaling thousands, (all easily available) from hundreds of different sources within the news section of this website and gathered over the past five years. The overall synopsis for these news items can be found in the main commentary section of this website, which is where you are now, just click backward through the various titles.
Do check-it out when you have a moment, it's why this site was built...among just a few other reasons.
June 2nd, 2013
By Barry Secrest
In this clip from Shark Tank Media, former Congressman West asserts that the President's failure to act to defend American lives on US soil is "right up there" with regard to extreme Obama Regime negligence in Benghazi.
West makes a very valid comparison in speaking to Nixon's extraordinarily minor cover-up with regard to Watergate, as opposed to Obama's continual cover-up of the Benghazi event, both before, during, and after his re-election.
The Benghazi event marked the first time in over fifty years that a US Ambassador had been killed in the field of foreign service, despite massive advances in both intelligence and diplomatic communication technology in the modern day.
West asserts that "No one died in Watergate," and maintains that Obama's scenario is far, far, worse, but is he correct?
Let's take a look at the following Warren Roche YouTube video:
Roche pretty much establishes the same evidence we've been looking at on this site, in pointing to some rather extreme Obama Regime problems going forward, and even adds one that is mostly off the radar.
But Roche is referring to The Department of Health and Human Services and its illegal efforts at campaigning for private funds from health insurance companies to support a political funding strategy for the US government's Obamacare, which is clearly outside of what is allowed by US law.
By way of identification, in this particular matter, see the "Iran-Contra" affair, which bedeviled Ronald Reagan's now esoterically esteemed Presidency, and he was a true Conservative, by the way.
So, what does the HHS actually have to do with Obamacare? The answer to that question is rather obvious on each of the 26,000 pages of regulations established thus far; pretty much any and everything is at their tyrannically official whim.
But, as a point of reference in this regard, the King James Bible, on average, is only about 1,750 pages long, and we're still learning lessons from that historical reference, which handily includes the Creator's teaching guide to man. And so it is with the HHS regulations toward Obamacare's bureaucrats. It's their unholy bible, and it will probably take centuries for them to read and fully understand it, as well...at least until something of a more positive nature occurs.
However, this leads to the question of whether or not there might also be an Obamacare Reformation movement? You know, the one that might allow us peasants to both actually drop our pitchfork and torches and haltingly read and somehow understand their un-Holy Bible of government healthcare regulations.
But, getting back to the Roche and West assertions, how do the Nixon and Obama Regimes' "Gate" scandals compare in similarities thus far?
Well, first we have Water-gate, which involved a break-in at the Watergate office complex in Washington, DC. The break-in was an effort to essentially bug or wiretap the Democrat National Committee's headquarters. At this point, you could be thinking about the DOJ's efforts, as signed for by AG Eric Holder, at tapping into the phone records of both the Associated Press and James Rosen of Fox News, but that's another scandal, just a little further down.
At any rate, Obama states that he knew nothing of any of these events involving his attorney general.
Nixon, it was proven, was not exactly involved in the efforts to bug or wire-tap the headquarters, but he was involved in trying to cover it all up, which is why he resigned from the Presidency under impeachment articles.
And, as West has indicated, the Obama Regime was certainly complicit in not only lying to the American people in trying to cover-up the facts on how Benghazi-Gate happened, but also in how the four members of the foreign service, including Ambassador Stevens, were murdered by Al Qaeda terrorists only one month prior to an Obama election--whose theme was one of having beaten Al Qaeda Terrorists into submission the world over. It's what they kept crowing about during the Democrat National Un-Convention.
Indeed, Obama knew nothing of Benghazi as well, or so he states, In fact, no one seems to know where the President was nor what he was doing during Benghazi, quite frankly.
Next we have IRS-Gate, where IRS management groups, ostensibly all over the US, were urged by someone in Washington's West Wing, to target any and all Conservative rooted groups, including the Tea Party, certain Conservative individuals, Romney campaign donors, Conservative activists, religious group donors, pro-Israeli groups, and even Christian groups.
Ladies and gentlemen, if only the Obama Regime were as merciless to America's enemies as they are to his constituent, non-supporter, countrymen. The problem with IRS-gate, among many others, but also as with each of the other scandals, has been an administration that has tyrannically tried to intimidate and block testimony from those who have the answers. See IRS official Lois Lerner's invocation of the Fifth Amendment in her congressional hearing, if you have any questions in that regard, or even Gregory Hicks testimony as a member of the US State department, with regard to Benghazi-Gate.
Obama, also here as with all things under the sun, knew nothing of these issues as well.
Next is AP-Gate and even Fox-Gate, where the law-giver and head-executioner of the Obama Regime, US Attorney General Eric Holder illegally sought and was given search warrants to go after journalists to track down US security leaks. In Congressional testimony, Holder denied any sort of knowledge of going after journalists, when in fact he signed the order himself and even found an apparatchik judge, after the third try, to sign off on his personal witch-hunt subpoena.
Obama, as with virtually all other things otherwise, knew nothing of Holder's journalist witch hunt, as well. For that oh-so-smart guy, who before, knew practically every fact ever conceived by mankind, now, Obama seems to know absolutely nothing, at all.....and in triplicate to the 2nd power.
Next we have Fast and Furious-gate, in which the Regime illegally provided over 2,000 assault weapons, (you know the kind they've been trying to outlaw), to Mexican drug banditos and dangerous Cartels, while also trying to cover that up.
By the way, Conservative Refocus was reporting stories on this in early 2011, for heaven's sake.
But, in this case Obama invoked executive privilege to conceal all the available details from everyone, namely because he knew nothing of these events, neither, one supposes.
Indeed, no one else will ever know as well....
At least one border agent was killed, and no telling how many Mexican citizens were slaughtered, as a result. But, why would the Obama Regime supply Mexican criminals with military-style assault weapons? Well, we have already seen the reason why, just recall Obama's desperate gun control efforts as a result of the Sandy-Hook massacre, which could also be referred to as False-Flag- Gate, at least in many conspiracy theory circles.
So, to answer the question as to how the Nixon impeachment scandal could be compared to Obama's deepening scandals, the answer might incredibly be that there is no valid comparison....whatsoever.
Indeed, Nixon's Water-gate was a tadpole-fart in the Potomac compared to these Obama scandals in which five Americans are dead at a minimum. The more troubling aspect, as to Obama and each within his Regime, is the fact that Nixon resigned in shame only because he tried to cover the facts up and lied extensively to the American people, deja vue.
However, Nixon initially knew nothing of the Water-Gate events....says historical data.
Obama and his administration, conversely, seems to have taken an active role in, not only covering up the truth in each of these cases, but in also setting these events into motion, in one way or another.
The truth is out there....and interestingly in that particular vein, we have a brand new mystery player in the media, which could prove to be the tipping point in all of this.
Oh my goodness, unfortunately for El Magnifico and as anyone can see, it's the tabloid media, available at any local supermarket, drug store, 7-Eleven, or even local bowling alley..... the main bastion of the "low-Information voter" and a source which not coincidentally, has broken a number of stories to include the John Edwards love- child scandal.
They may well, in fact, be breaking stories ahead of all of us, and more power to them in that regard.
Ladies and Gentlemen, even before this bit of recent news, it was bad....but the tabloid media's now becoming heftily involved?
It looks to me personally, as if the fat lady herself has launched into warbling song on this piece of news. Now, the typical American voter in all of his or her gory, will become privy to all the raunchy details and then some Heaven help their souls...Good God , I love America, folks.
Mr. President, can you say the word "toast?"
May 26th, 2013
Conservative Refocus News/ The Examiner
By Barry Secrest
Rep. Andre Carson (D) Indiana, has submitted a bill which would require a mental health "check-up" for deployed and pre-deployment members of the US military to be considered on the heels of the Memorial day season. The bill, HR 1463 which is titled "The Military Suicide Reduction Act," is slated to come before the House Armed services Committee Panel for approval on June the 5th, 2013.
The military mental health bill was introduced by the 2nd Muslim ever to be elected to US Congress and a frequent Left-Wing critic of the US military presence in Iraq, while largely supporting the war in Afghanistan.
A Radical Liberal Background
However, Rep. Andre Carson is also the same elected official who thinks that the US public education system should be modeled after Islamic schools and was named as one of the world's top 500 most influential Muslims.
In May of 2012, Rep.Carson stated this:
America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that we have in our madrassas, in our schools, where innovation is encouraged, where the foundation is the Koran. And that model that we are pushing in some of our schools meets the multiple needs of students. …I have found that we need an educational model that is current, that meets the needs of our students. America must understand that she needs Muslims.
In July of 2012, Carson indicated that 9/11 was "tough on Muslims"--to which some might append, "maybe" but the Islamists were kind of tough on the US too, during the terrorist breach of September 2001. Carson also, much like the IRS and the Obama administration, despises Tea Party Conservatives and has used "KKK imagery" to smear the Tea Party on several occasions.
In August of 2011, Carson indicated that the Tea Party 'wants black Americans hanging on a tree' at a congressional black caucus event. The website Govtrack places Rep. Carson in the same general ideological position as Rep. Maxine Waters, thereby making Carson one of the more Left-leaning members of an already radical Democrat Congress, and by default, extraordinarily suspect when cobbling bills aimed at the US military.
Below is an outtake on Carson from the American Thinker:
In light of his role models, Carson's lies about the Tea Party and peaceful ObamaCare protesters outside the Capitol calling Representative John Lewis the N-word "15 times" makes sense. It puts to rest any doubt about his adherence to Farrakhan's world view. Just because Andre Carson occasionally has to throw his mentors under the bus à la Obama doesn't mean he's not a believer. As a faithful follower, he will say and do anything his masters tell him to do.
Troops would be required to get a mental health checkup once every six months when deployed to contingency operations under a draft version of the 2014 defense bill approved by the House Armed Services Committee’s personnel panel.
Under the provision, service members would rate an in-person mental health screening every 180 days that they are operationally deployed.
These screenings would be in addition to ones already in place pre- and post-deployment, required 120 days before deployment and three times after deployment: between 90 to 180 days, 181 days and 18 months, and 18 and 30 months.
Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., originally sponsored HR 1464, the Military Mental Health Empowerment Act, that proposed the new in-theater screenings to improve behavioral health services on the front lines.
“We are quick to diagnose and treat service members who are injured in combat, with medics rushing to those who are struck by enemy IEDs or gunfire,” Carson said. “But when it comes to the mental health challenges placed on our service members, we abandon them through months of deployment to deal with post traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicidal thoughts.”
According to the Navy Times "The House Armed Services Committee will consider the legislation on June 5." However the website Govtrack gives Carson's bill little chance for approval at this juncture, yet, caution might still be called for.
To protect our soldiers, this instance of possible discrimination might warrant concerned citizens to contact their congressional representatives and let them know how discriminatory such a requirement could be.
The possible unwarranted attachment of a diagnosis of mental illness could haunt these men for the rest of their careers, not to mention the fact that such a requirement could be misused in much the same way the Obama Regime has misused other government agencies. Mental illness and its symptoms are often subject only to the whims of the professional administering such a diagnosis.
But, if the bill should pass, it only seems fair that the law should apply to each branch of government service rather than only the military. Especially after a series of governmental instances of:
-Failure to defend the US foreign service on the ground in Benghazi
-Targeting the Tea Party at a number of elected officials behest
-Targeting Christians and other Conservative groups
-Shipping weapons to Mexican gangsters
-Illegally purloining phone records of hundreds of journalists and even an entire media organization
-Doing nothing to limit America's whopping $17 trillion dollar debt
While Rep.Carson's bill as being presented seems configured to ostensibly help members of the military, such a bill could also easily backfire on US military men and especially veterans who while being in need of help, are often required to pay a hefty price as a result.
Some Veterans in need of financial help have recently received letters from the US government indicating a judgment of inability to handle their own affairs which resulted in a subsequent loss of their right to own firearms.