Commentary: Those who would bring us down are traitorsAll presidential elections are filled with controversy, but none more so than the Obama/Romney one.
By: Richard W. Johnson, The Republican Eagle
All presidential elections are filled with controversy, but none more so than the Obama/Romney one. Usually, they pit one candidate’s policies and record against the other. There is a more disturbing aspect in this election of just focusing on the elimination of Barack Obama as the president.
We have all heard repeatedly since 2008 the Republican leadership in Congress through their Senate leader McConnell say that their primary goal was the removal of Obama, not even couched in the argument that Mitt Romney should replace him. This has been underscored by most of the Republican leadership repeating the plan. Some proposed that he be "removed" during the first term, implying they didn't really care about the method.
There is a constitutional method for such a removal, but they don't even suggest that it be utilized.
To ensure the success of their plan they have vigorously pursued the "failure" of his presidency, which when one thinks about it and the clear conclusion that the "failure" would unequivocally mean the failure of the nation, would lead one inescapably to the absolute desperation of their cause. One only has to look at their words and deeds to see and comprehend the depth of their desperation and its impact on the country.
An example which towers over the rest is their eagerness to allow the country’s finances to go into default as it did last summer. If you believe them, and there is no reason not to, they will choose that path again this fall.
After last summer’s fiasco, the country suffered a very real blow to our economy, haying our financial rating reduced to everyone’s damage. They are threatening a repeat. It is as if they put a gun to the head of our government (not the president's) and threatened to bring it down.
You don't have to resort to rumor, hearsay, or innuendo to understand that their threat, for whatever purpose, is real and imminent, and that because they are in a position of power (Congress) that they will and can do it as they have in the past.
This time the impact will be aggravated because of the world economy and the possibility that it will trigger a "double dip" recession here at home. When one takes up a weapon, loads it, puts the cross hairs on a target and then pulls the trigger, you are precluded from claiming that you lacked the intent to achieve the inescapable result.
All have the right to exercise their freedom of speech, but when it passes over to the actual demise of our government, it becomes actionable as an act of treason.
Someone who makes this clear and unambiguous threat to the welfare of this country can and should be called a traitor. Webster defines traitor as "one who betrays his country by violating his allegiance; one guilty of treason."
One should be very careful about using this word, and I am. The fact that makes it compelling is that those in Congress advocating this course of action are in a position of power to implement it, as they have in the past. They have taken an oath to preserve this republic.
The impact of a new "failure" would be catastrophic. They are not to be ignored and we do so at our peril.
There are about 80 "tea party" members who are first-time members and who openly threaten or, in fact, boast about this being their plan. The voters who sent them to Congress have an obligation to see to their recall. It is reckless to leave them in place.
If we are unable to protect our republic against an enemy who clearly articulates an intent to destroy us and whose identity is known and we do nothing, then how can we expect to root out and destroy a hidden one, such as a terrorist.
This is a troubled world and we face harm from many sources, such as terrorism and environmental attack, like the Gulf oil disaster and a nuclear meltdown, such as Japan experienced. But to identify it as coming not only from within our country, but from within our governments representatives and then to acknowledge that it is intentional, is incomprehensible.
Given the above, it is not only not unreasonable, but compelling, to accuse those members of Congress seeking the destruction of our country, to be accused, charged and put on trial for their traitorous conduct.