White House to Outhouse: The Decay and Surrender of America

James H. Lilley

The White House has long stood as a symbol as the seat of power of the most stalwart nation in the world, and the freedom enjoyed by its citizens who first came to this land from near and far. Truly, the White House was built from the blood, sweat and tears of those who fought for their right to be free. When fires set by British Soldiers during the war of 1812 destroyed much of that symbol, men and women who knew and respected what it stood for, rebuilt it.

It looks as if that magnificent symbol has fallen from White House to Out House, because of what Obama and his administration continues to flush out and on to the backs of the American citizens. How much more does he think these hard working, tax paying citizens will take before they balk and scream, "enough."

The immigration battle was already a displeasing issue, but when I listen to Lou Dobbs of CNN tell me what Mr. Obama and his cronies want, it makes me angry. Why should I have to pay for immigration attorneys to represent those who are here illegally? How can Obama justify legal status for illegals after only one day, even if the background check is incomplete?

Which, by the way, is impossible to complete within 24 hours. Why is amnesty on the table for gang members? Since he wants to offer them amnesty and citizenship simply for saying, "I don't want to be a gang member anymore" why not invite Osama Bin Laden to live here?

Of course, anyone with a grain of common sense knows that these gang members (30,000 known to be in 33 states) will immediately return to their prior affiliations when they have achieved citizenship status. Those who receive amnesty will not be required to pay back taxes, but will be entitled to the same earned tax credits as those of us who worked to deserve them.

The immigration bill being pushed will also include money, which is to be paid to Mexico to keep Mexicans within the borders of Mexico. Temporary visas can be renewed indefinitely and there will be amnesty for those who have been deported and returned to the United States illegally.

In this time of economic crisis, instead of sticking it to the hard working, tax paying American Citizens, and forcing them to pay the way for illegal immigrants, Mr. Obama should take a page from our history. During the depression, President Herbert Hoover ordered the deportation of all illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American Citizens that desperately needed work. President Truman deported over two million illegals after World War II to create jobs for returning veterans.

In 1954, President Eisenhower deported 13 million Mexican Nationals. The program was called "Operation Wetback." This was ordered so World War II and Korean War Veterans would have a better chance at jobs. For those who doubt that these presidents took such stern measures, choose a search engine and enter "Operation Wetback."

But, I'm sure Mr. Obama will cry that those who have entered the United States illegally have rights, including jobs in the U. S. Tell me, Mr. President, do they have more rights than those of us who were born and raised in America? Suddenly, it seems that they do.

On top of the immigration issue, the Obama administration is flushing more hardship upon the taxpayers with his "Bailout for Everybody" program. Banks, mortgage companies and the auto industry are feasting on billions upon billions of dollars that were taken from the pockets of hard working Americans. And hundreds of thousands of dollars of that money was used to pay huge bonuses to CEO's, who also treated themselves to lavish vacations.

What is even worse, our elected officials voted to allow them to do this. This was accomplished because these bonuses were written into bills they signed without fully reading. Still, they plead for more money, and Mr. Obama grins into the cameras, and says "Yes, we can stick it to the taxpayers even more. How much would you like?"

Obama has a plan to save every failing institution in the United States except the working class citizen. It seems to be the intent of this entire administration to screw the working public into poverty by taxing them all the way to bankruptcy. It was the greed of these banks, mortgage companies and the auto industry that led to their problems.

But these problems came about with a big helping hand from a government that insisted they lend money to those who couldn't afford to pay back what they were borrowing. Now, Obama and friends want us to foot the bill-a bill that he helped create. In return for the latest billions loaned to the auto industry, the U. S. Government will become the majority owner.

Isn't America, as a whole, wondering where the trillions of bailout dollars are being spent? Shouldn't the government be accountable for how our tax dollars are being thrown around to help everybody-except those of us who are being taxed to death?

Did you know that on May 8, 2009 Rep. Alan Grayson asked the Federal Reserve Inspector General about the trillions of dollars loaned, or spent by the Federal Reserve? He asked where the money went and the trillions of dollars of off balance sheet obligations.

Our Inspector General, Elizabeth Coleman, said that the Inspector General does not know and is not keeping track of where this money is. Is this our elected and appointed government officials working hard to ensure the very best for America? The toilet at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue just keeps on flushing waste into the pockets of the already over taxed, and the president expects us to ante up for yet another bailout.

Mr. Obama couldn't wait to order the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba closed. In his haste, he failed to plan as to what should be done with the terrorists. Now, America is faced with the possibility that some of those terrorists could be released into our cities and towns.

Yes, if they are brought here and tried on U. S. soil, it would be possible for a Federal Judge to set them free. Why? Because it appears that we want to treat terrorists to good old-fashioned American Justice, and afford them Constitutional Rights.

When they were captured they were treated as prisoners of war and terrorists, and certainly were not advised of their "Constitutional Rights" before questioning. If tried in a U. S. Court, anything they said could be ruled inadmissible as evidence and they could be set free, possibly right here in America.

These men, Islamic Terrorists, have sworn to destroy the United States, and kill its citizens by any means possible, and it looks as if Mr. Obama wants to give them additional opportunities to do just that.

The president also speaks of bringing them here and incarcerating them in our prisons. This simply provides them with the convenience of a large recruiting ground, where they will surely find those who can be swayed to join their cause, and who will believe that terrorism is a part of Islam.

There is certainly ample data available from the Bureau of Prisons and Federal Corrections Officials to support this, but it seems our president would rather ignore it.

If they are brought here and given the same rights as U. S. Citizens, and provided with an attorney, another door of opportunity has been opened. Could their attorneys be induced to aid them in accomplishing their objectives? Again, there is already proof that attorney Lynne Stewart assisted Omar Abdel-Rahman, mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, by smuggling coded messages out of jail to his followers.

Mr. Obama seems more anxious to appease the enemies that have vowed to destroy us, than in the safety of America. Bowing to Muslim leaders, giving patronizing speeches to Arab nations, making nice with the terrorists at Gitmo, and revealing our interrogation techniques to the world is not looking out for the best interest of the United States of America and its citizens.

By telling the world that we will no longer employ enhanced interrogation techniques to obtain information, he has opened the door and invited terrorists to attack us wherever, and whenever they want.

Of course, not wanting to offend those nations, which export terrorism, future acts (suicide bombings, etc.) will be referred to as "man caused disasters," not acts of terrorism. It looks as though our president won't be satisfied until he surrenders America to these very terrorists.

In my eyes, the White House no longer rests upon hallowed ground. The symbol is being disgraced and degraded by a man who calls himself the President of the United States. On the day of his inauguration, I thought to myself that I would give Barack Obama the opportunity to step up and prove that he was a man capable of running this great nation and thus earn my respect.

Yet, that very evening he crushed my will to support him when he snubbed the gallant men who had earned the Medal of Honor. These were men of courage and honor, who answered America's call and stood proudly to defend her in battle.

By turning his back on these brave men, (the first elected president to do so) Mr. Obama set the tone, which he continues to follow-that of making every effort to destroy America.

Our president allows his Homeland Security head, Janet Napolitano, to refer to our military veterans as "Rightwing Extremists." A later attempt at an apology for such a statement was weak at best. Remember, a veteran is someone who, at one point in his or her life wrote a blank check payable to "The United States of America" for an amount of "up to and including my life."

Many of those checks were cashed and stamped "Paid in full." You need only to look at our monuments and cemeteries to know how many of these men and women gave their lives defending America and its citizens.

That is Honor, and there are far too many people in this country that no longer understand it. Also labeled, as Rightwing Extremists, are those who oppose immigration reform, new firearms restrictions, abortion and anyone antagonistic toward the new presidential administration.

In other words, anyone opposed to what Obama wants is a Rightwing Extremist. It is not only the men and women of the U. S. Military that Mr. Obama has disrespected, but also the men and women who serve on the front lines in our law enforcement community.

On October 1, 1962, President John F. Kennedy established May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Every year since, a ceremony is held at the U. S. Capitol to honor all law enforcement officers who have made the supreme sacrifice in the previous year. Historically, the President of the United States is the keynote speaker and welcomes the survivors as each officer's name is announced and the family places a flower in the FOP wreath in honor of their loved one.

President Obama failed to attend this ceremony to honor law enforcement's fallen heroes, choosing instead to have his picture taken with, and give a 10-minute speech to the Philadelphia Phillies. He cannot cry "foul" and claim he didn't know of the ceremony for the fallen officers.

The event is held on the same date every year, and he cannot say that his staff was unaware of it and the conflict that existed. An adjustment could have been made, and I'm certain the World Series Champions would have been more than willing to wait a few extra minutes in order for the proper respects to be shown to the fallen officers and their families.

Since taking office, he has spent almost every day in front of a television camera as though his campaign is still ongoing. It seems his speeches are endless, but more than that, he appears to be a marionette performing for the audience. Each time I watch and listen to him, I look for the strings that someone else is pulling to control him.

Yet, I am not the only one who believes that Barack Obama is nothing more than a puppet, and there is someone behind the scenes controlling him. He is a man in too much of a hurry to change things and have them his way. And his change is not about the good of America and its people, but about his personal agenda.

When listening to Barack Obama before and after the election, his words, ideas and promises sounded so much like those of someone out of history's not so distant past. Mesmerizing speeches, marked with promises, which excited the masses, filled the airwaves years ago and another relative unknown swept his way to victory, much like Obama.

Then Adolph Hitler hurled his version of hope and change, first over Germany and then over the rest of Europe. And so many in this country, including the mainstream media, have turned a blind eye and deaf ear to what Obama wants to do to America-turn it into a socialist nation. Wake up, America! Socialism failed miserably in Russia and it will fail here.

An article titled "American Capitalism Gone with a Whimper?" written by Stanislav Mishin, appeared in Russia's Newspaper, Pravda on April 27, 2009. The first paragraph, rather bluntly, sums up our nation's current situation under Obama. "It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the backdrop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people."

He concludes his article by saying, "The proud American will go down into his slavery without a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world how free he really is. The world will only snicker." It seems this Russian news reporter knows more about what's coming to America than those who voted Obama into office. The sheep will be driven to slaughter.

Here too is a president who broke tradition by deciding not to have services at the White House on National Prayer Day. Yet, he signed a proclamation declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. His administration took the proclamation to a higher level when U. S. Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, appointed Kevin Jennings to be the Assistant Deputy Secretary in the Office of Safe Schools.

Jennings is the founder of a homosexual activist group, which promotes homosexual clubs in high schools, middle schools and elementary schools. His appointment to this position holds him responsible for overseeing safety in America's public schools. Of course, this appointment was made without a great deal of fanfare. I wonder why? And, what's next on the agenda of our president and his administration? The appointment of Mahmoud Abbas as Secretary of Defense, or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the head of Homeland Security, and perhaps naming Kim Jong-il to lead the CIA?

Many compare Obama to Abraham Lincoln, but it was President Lincoln who said, "You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should be doing for themselves." None of these points seem to be on Mr. Obama's program.

Others dare to compare him to President Ronald Reagan. President Reagan never bowed to a Muslim leader, or extended his hand to a thug the likes of Hugo Chavez. Mr. Reagan's first telephone call would not have been to Mahmoud Abbas, nor would his very first television interview been given to Al Arabia. Mr. Reagan never apologized to any person or nation for American arrogance, and indeed he did not disrespect or degrade the United States Military and the nation's law enforcement officers.

Rest assured that Kim Jong-il, his North Korean henchmen and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would not be so brazenly thumbing their noses at the free world if a man of Mr. Reagan's caliber still occupied the White House. Mr. Reagan stood with pride as our President and served this great nation with honor. His courage was unbending in the face of adversity and threats to America. Then again, President Ronald Reagan had a backbone.