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Abuse of power

Mark R. Heaton June 12th, 2013

What if we uncovered evidence that President George W. Bush had:

—tracked our every movement with location information from our personal cell phones;
—spied on millions of law-abiding U.S. citizens’ cell phone information, in addition to Internet searches, emails, pictures, videos, etc.;
—recorded the personal phone calls and e-mails of reporters who disagreed with him (in addition to their families);
—used the IRS to target, bully and silence law-abiding citizens who disagreed with him; or
—decided to abandon a U.S. diplomat and security personnel during an eight-hour battle for survival with al- Qaeda terrorists.

If the above accusations about our president and commander-in-chief make your stomach turn, it should. If the accused president’s skin color is relevant to you, it shouldn’t be.

Unfortunately, it appears that we now have a full-fledged constitutional crisis sparked by an abuse of power that no one should attempt, regardless of party affiliation. You may still be taking comfort in the thought that President Obama is today only targeting your neighbors. How long before our next president disagrees with ... you? Call your congressman.

—Mark R. Heaton
Oklahoma City


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06.13.2013 at 08:30 Reply

I get the irony: Bush DID do all those things!  Why are we holding presidents accountable for these things now, only after 2008?