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May 19, 2013

Column: Burden of proof: Up to us to show we're worthy of our forebears


The burden of proof is on Republicans in the House who, as the majority, have the constitutionally-mandated responsibility to lead oversight of the executive. House Speaker John Boehner must convene several special investigative committees and bring the responsible people in Obama’s government under oath to answer questions on pain of perjury such as:

What were Stevens and others in the U.S. diplomatic corps doing at that Temporary Mission Facility in Benghazi in the first place? Was the Obama administration running a Middle Eastern version of Fast and Furious? Were we arming terrorists? Why were particular organizations investigated and harassed by the IRS and on whose say? For what purposes did you snoop on the communications of the Associated Press? They weren’t pliant enough?

The burden of proof is on Democrats everywhere who must, for once and for all, put aside their maniacal loyalty for a man who is finally being widely exposed as a tyrant.

Or is the further entrenchment of power for people such as Obama and Hillary Clinton, who as we have seen and will be further demonstrated, have no qualms persecuting their enemies and abandoning our representatives to the tender mercies of the jihadists, more important?

For those who still incomprehensibly support the Obama administration and creatures such as Hillary Clinton, consider this: If these people, with the firepower and resources of the world’s strongest military at their disposal, are willing to let a United States ambassador and U.S. servicemen be murdered without calling in reinforcements, then lying about it to their families over their flag-draped coffins, the nation and world at large, do you really think they give a damn about you?

Ultimately, the burden of proof is with us, the sovereign. Contrary to what Obama, Clinton, and the entirety of the left believe, we, the citizens, rule this country. That ownership carries with it a sacred responsibility in perilous times such as these. We must prove to these charlatans that we recognize that we live in a republic and not the two-bit banana republic into which Obama and his indecent, corrupt administration is attempting to transform us.

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