The federal government is out of control. The government has grossly overreached its scope of powers and is threatening our civil liberties.
Recent examples include the cover up of the Benghazi scandal. Government officials completely lied to Americans for more than a week, claiming an anti-Muslim YouTube video sent Muslims in Libya into a rage that resulted in a riot. This lie covered up the fact this was a premeditated terror attack on our diplomatic mission.
Another example is the IRS targeting conservative groups such as Tea Party organizations. These groups went through more invasive scrutiny than was necessary and their requests for tax exemption status were delayed. There is also the government seizure of The Associated Press' telephone records. Now, journalists are concerned because their sources are scared to give information knowing Big Brother is ever-present.
Through all of these scandals, President Obama has claimed to not be aware of what is going on with America, letting everyone around him be his scapegoats. What is the commander-in chief aware of then? Can the American people hold him accountable for anything?
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RACHEL LOOSVELDT, Kennewick