In 1983, President Ronald Reagan issued an Executive Order which gave permission to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) to operate within the boundaries of the United States. Reagan’s EO put INTERPOL under the same basic guidelines as the CIA, FBI, ATF and other Federal law enforcement agencies.
Two weeks ago, without any announcement, debate, discussion or inquiry from journalists charged with “speaking truth to power” President Obama issued an amendment to this EO. The amendment removed part of Reagan’s order that kept INTERPOL from having full diplomatic immunity while operating within the United States.
In other words: Under Reagan and right up until two weeks ago, INTERPOL was authorized to operate within the USA but they did not have full diplomatic immunity and had to adhere to certain laws set forth for investigative agencies. Laws that prohibit authorities from violating our constitutionally protected rights.
One other tasty tidbit: Due to the amended language created by President Obama, INTERPOL is now, no longer subject to Freedom of Information Act Inquiries.
“Mr. President, is it true that due to your amendment to Executive Order 12425, INTERPOL may break into a home without a warrant, seize private property of a US citizen, hold a citizen for questioning without the right of legal representation and not be subject to any legal or criminal repercussion?”
I’d really like them to ask that question. Wouldn’t you?
Conservatives learned that change comes in many forms.(from examiner.com)
We learned that Obama is not the messiah and he's not the anti-Christ. He is more the anti-Reagan and anti-Lincoln. We learned that pork and special interests are still on the menu in the WH. We learned that the USD is in trouble and that we have billions (perhaps trillions) more spending to go, before we rest. We learned that Obama governs from the far left.
- 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 do for themselves.
These quotes are attributed to Abraham Lincoln, but there is some question about the attribution. None-the-less, they are wise counsel for those who believe in preservation of personal liberties.
Long ago, (even before W) we learned that other countries hated our nation. We were told that when Obama became president, other nations would learn to love us. Yet even after his apologies and bowing down to sovereigns and heads of state, we learned that other countries still hate us and find ways to show their contempt for the USA.
We learned that many of Obama’s hand picked czars have far-left ideology on legislation, population control, and personal liberties. We learned that Mao is welcome in the WH at Christmas.
We learned that we are indeed a nation of red and blue states contrary to Obama’s eloquent DNC speech of 2004. We learned that all states are not equal and our elected representatives in Congress express no shame in trading votes for favors in the health care insurance reform legislation.
We learned that Obama, Reid. Pelosi, and other Democrats are not above name calling when the occasion calls for it: like protests for big spending and opposition to the health care insurance reform bill.
We learned that Obama and his advisors like to hunt FOX. We learned about Saul Alinsky's rules of ridicule.
We learned that labor unions and community organizers such as ACORN are welcome in the WH and stand to reap big benefits in current legislation in Congress.
We learned our grandchildren will surely pay for the extravagances of this administration and liberal Congress.
We learned that our elected representatives do not care what we think of their activities. They shrug at public opinion.
We learned that the biggest job growth is in the government.
We learned the liberal MSM choose to avoid reporting stories that the public has a right to know such as Van Jones resignation, ACORN videos and their dumped documents pointing to partisan politics. We read the revelation, by journalist Christopher Anderson, that Bill Ayers was the ghostwriter for “Dreams of my Father.”
We learned that Congress has pork flu.
Most importantly, we learned that we MUST get involved in the coming elections if the change we got is not the change we wanted.
• Summary of Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals'
• More Saul Alinsky stories: here
• 'Rules for Radicals' at amazon.com