WASHINGTON — Aaron Carson Vaughn was an All-American kid who became the best of the best, one of the most skilled warriors in history.
He was a highly decorated member of the elite Navy SEAL Team 6, but he was killed in Afghanistan under suspicious circumstances.
According to his father, Aaron’s life was squandered by a president who was more concerned with appeasing the enemy, and even our allies, than protecting those serving under his command.
Billy Vaughn also believes his son is dead because the Obama administration put a target right on the back of SEAL Team 6.
That’s why the title of Billy’s book about his son is “Betrayed.”
Former Rep. Allen West, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, called it a “must read.”
Retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin described the book as “a fascinating story of incredible courage and sacrifice, government deceit and the changing nature of warfare.”
And syndicated columnist Diana West wrote, “Betrayed takes aim at the lies and secrecy of a government no longer true to the American people — not even to the families whose sons have paid the ultimate price.”
President Obama made a bizarre and embarrassingly inaccurate statement last week during an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, as pointed out by Michael Miller of IJ Review online yesterday.
Stating that distrust in the government started in the 1980′s under the late President Ronald Reagan, Obama said in part,
“We’ve had a politics, frankly, you know, the entire Republican Party brand since Ronald Reagan has been ‘government’s the problem.’ And if you, day after day, week after week, election after election, are running on that platform and that permeates our culture and it’s picked up by, you know, ordinary citizens who grow skeptical, then it’s not surprising that over time, trust in government declines.”
President Obama, “Constitutional scholar,” clearly forgets that America’s founding fathers developed a system of “checks and balances,” or “separation of powers,” not for the purposes of irritating lawmakers, but rather to ensure that no branch of the federal government, including the executive branch, would become too powerful. The idea of “self-governance” was always that the people held the power, and not the other way around.
Patriot groups rally in defiance of an ordinance; receive citations (and a special ‘sign’ from two bald eagles)
Yesterday, patriot groups, such as the La Crosse Tea Party and Overpasses for America, and individuals alike came together to defy an unconstitutional ordinance in the Town of Campbell, Wisconsin.
Four of the protesters were given citations, bringing the number up to five total citations for individuals exercising their right to petition the government on a public sidewalk. Bizarrely, one man holding a wooden cross was singled out and given a citation, despite the fact that the ordinance does not mention religious objects.
The citations are $132.90 each.
The police should be ashamed of themselves.
Critics of Barack Obama, horrified at his “transformation” of America and particularly his government takeovers of large parts of the U.S. economy, have gone so far as to accuse him of being a communist or neo-communist. However, those critics are mistaken, contends a conservative talk host and author whose new book “Was Hitler a Leftist?” examines the German dictator’s radical agenda in light of today’s leftist movement in the United States.
His conclusion? Obama is, at least in some ways, more akin to a “national socialist” than a communist.
With a storied history of attacking people of faith as extremists, radicals and the greatest threat this nation faces, it seems odd to see progressives embrace religion in their “advance the agenda at any and all costs” march. But they are, with vigor.
The wheels are coming off the progressives’ dream of a cradle-to-grave entitlements, amnesty-ridden nanny state. Their wish list for complete government control – and their predictions the government shutdown would be the end of the GOP have been sacrificed to an Obamacare rollout that has enjoyed all the success of the Hindenburg (except on MSNBC, of course, where the Earth remains flat).
The group is protesting a Town of Campbell ordinance that prohibits rallies on the overpass.
They’ve held rallies there before calling for the impeachment of the President. The town says it’s too dangerous because it could distract drivers who are going at high speeds on the interstate. But the group says the ordinance violates their rights. “This is a public sidewalk,” says Jerry Miller, a state leader for Overpasses For America, “the First Amendment allows us to have the right to participate in a rally on the public to express our greivences with the government, and that’s what we’re here to do.”
Four people were cited by police at Saturday’s rally, but no one was removed from the site.
Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst announced a Texas-led three-week effort that he says reduced illegal immigration, smuggling, and human trafficking to a standstill in the Rio Grande River section of the U.S./Mexico border.
The Lt. Governor spoke with me in an interview for Breitbart News; he stated: “In the Rio Grande Valley sector, nearly nothing moved in those three weeks. We shut it down. We had teams of Texas law enforcement in the brush, high altitude aircraft, gun boats, and more,” he explained. “Our intel revealed that the Gulf cartel was growing frustrated with our three-week effort.”
“There is a war on journalism right now,” Scahill said. “And in some countries, like Mexico, it comes in the form of journalists being assassinated on an almost weekly basis by narco-cartels or people that have links to the Mexican security forces. In Somalia, journalists are killed – being killed in record numbers. There are a couple of dozen journalists missing right now in Syria.
“And then, in Western societies, you have, on the one hand, President Obama saying that his administration is going to be the most transparent in history and that they want to be friends with the press; and on the other hand, they are monitoring the metadata of journalists, they are seizing phone records, they’re trying to compel journalists to testify against their sources, they’re trying to figure out who journalists are talking to within government so that they can go and indict those people,” he continued. “That’s what they did to the Associated Press. They went after the aggressive team there – Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo and Kim Dozier and others – who were investigating the CIA. And they went to try to figure out who was talking to them. And then it resulted in the indictment of a, I believe he was a senior FBI official.
“We are within reach of a totalitarian state in this country…These are very very dark days for this country.” But, Horowitz held out hope: “there’s been an earthquake on the conservative side since I switched sides…the tea party is the earthquake. The best thing that Republicans can do is stop the fratricide.”
An estimated seven out of every 10 physicians in deep-blue California are rebelling against the state’s Obamacare health insurance exchange and won’t participate, the head of the state’s largest medical association said.
“It doesn’t surprise me that there’s a high rate of nonparticipation,” said Dr. Richard Thorp, president of the California Medical Association.