Monday, January 4, 2010
Transparency Is In The Eye Of The Beholder (Apparently)
Recently in the Washington Examiner, National Right to Work Foundation president Mark Mix discussed the Foundation’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) attack against the shadowy Obama administration, which is refusing to let the American people know more about the close connections between Department of Labor officials and Big Labor operatives.
As Mix explained, the Obama Administration has stonewalled on numerous disclosure demands, despite its promises of a new era of transparency.
After months of waiting for a response from the Department of Labor, Right to Work Foundation lawyers filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court to force the Obama administration to fulfill its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act. Hopefully, this complaint will spur the Department of Labor toward greater disclosure.
The public at least deserves to know the extent to which union operatives are rewriting laws and regulations put in place to ensure minimal standards of union transparency and accountability. Read more about unions...
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses. The Foundation, which can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-336-3600, is assisting thousands of employees in more than 200 cases nationwide.
During his campaign, Obama promised unprecedented transparency. Recently, in several public speeches, he has professed his administration to be "The most transparent" administration in U.S. history. Congress Democrats continue to make public anouncements proclaiming their transparency, even as they emerge from "locked door" meetings to form strategies in manipulating bills in which the majority of the American people clearly do not want.
In recent polls, it is believed almost half the country still strongly believes Obama and the Democratic Congress is on a path for the best interest of the citizens in both economic and national security issues. Almost half of the country! This defies reason and logic.
In my research over three decades I have found a significant portion of the population enjoys corruption in public office. It becomes an excuse, if you will, for the rationalization of society's own immoral inclinations. The narcissist in many people distorts their sense of awareness to consequences.
That percentage of public acceptance and apathy to government expansion in controlling our lives increases every generation, thanks to our apathy for indoctrination of our children in school and through media. In affect, with every generation, we are becoming more stupid.
It is clear major and drastic changes must take place in order to turn the country around, but, typically Americans are not willing to leave their comfort zones and commit to measures necessary. We are not willing to do what it takes, as a whole. As a rule, "Majority rules" or the needs of the many out weigh the needs of the few. Through propaganda and politics the needs of the corrupt few are now dictating what will be the majority's needs.
We have ignored the experts and history in dealing with the economy and foreign affairs. We have come to negotiating with terrorists, supposedly in the name of "PEACE". It would be nice if the liberal fantasy of all nations holding hands and singing "Kumbaya" was possible, but, it will never be. The corrupt portions of other nations laugh at the attempt. The "Peace" initiative could not even work among those who claimed to be dedicated to forcing on the rest of the world. Through their delusion, some of the 1960's 'peace movement' became killers themselves, to make their point, of course.
Just as the economy requires drastic measures or face certain consequences, so does foreign relations. Unfortunately, Obama has taken on a negotiation stand with Islamic jihad, taking steps to lighten the burden of those who wish us harm. Now, an enemy combatant will receive all the rights and comforts as would an American citizen, even though the jihadists are killing us BECAUSE of those rights.
James Robbins of the Washington Times writes: President Obama's freshman-year foreign policy was the worst in living memory. At the dawn of 2010, the United States finds itself noticeably weaker in international affairs than it was when Mr. Obama took office, and there are no signs of improvement in the year ahead.
Larry Klayman is suing the president for secret meetings with Planned Parenthood and other lobbyists on his plans to nationalize health care.
Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and, more recently, Freedom Watch USA, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The law requires disclosure of records of meetings between the executive branch and outside industry lobbyists. Klayman states Obama "violated his commitment to transparency." (Full story)
And let us not forget the most popular lawsuit of our generation, the transparency of Barack Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, regarding WHO HE IS, REALLY!!!