I have not written any criticisms of the Obama administration. But I can remain silent no longer.

What President Obama proposed today is nothing more than outright sustained murder for profit. Seven more years of destruction to bankrupt the common man and profit the war industry!

Out of respect for my many friends who campaigned long and hard to get someone they could believe in into office, I had remained silent. I didn’t write about the failure of our new hope to reinstate habeas corpus. I said nothing about his decision to keep Guantanamo open. I pulled my punches. I told myself to “wait and see.”

bush-obamaI said nothing because I shared some of their hope. Hope that someone strong and smart cared enough to start making things right again. Hope that there was a chance for a President to steer us in the right direction.

But no matter who you vote for, the government always gets in. And our government is run by the military industrial complex, the pharmaceutical industry, the health care industry, the banking and real estate industries and Wall Street.

Now I have waited long enough and seen enough. My lips are unsealed. I draw the line at premeditated murder, at outright bloodshed. This I can no longer support with silence.

I will now openly say that this administration is the continuation of the Bush agenda in every way. From Clean Coal to Health Insurance for All, we are being lied to and stolen from. Once again. Still. Forever.

“Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.” Patrick Henry, 1775 – from his speech, Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.

By Camille Armantrout

Camille lives with her soul mate Bob in the back woods of central North Carolina where she hikes, gardens, cooks, and writes.

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