Thursday, July 26, 2012
Let's Have "Transparency" For All
The Obama campaign has been conducting a marathon call this past week for Romney to release more years of his tax returns. I agree! Though I don't care a whit about how much Romney earned over the last thirty years, nor do I care if he kept some of his money in foreign accounts (how many of you wouldn't like to hedge a little currency with the Fed printing worthless greenbacks for the last four years!), if it will ease anyone's mind I believe Romney should release more tax returns.
Now, turnabout is fair play. I would like Obama to release his college transcripts. I don't care about his grades. I just want to know why he has spent over $2 million dollars in legal fees to keep those records sealed. I would also like to know if he gamed our college scholarships by claiming a foreign student exemption, or if he conducted himself acceptably during this turbulent college years.
When I was commissioned an officer in our armed forces I had to meet a host of requirements. Two of the more important ones were swearing an oath to protect and defend the constitution of the United States and to turn over my college transcripts to prove I was a graduate in good standing from an acceptable institution. If I was required to show my transcripts as a humble military officer why is Obama exempt from doing so when assuming the highest office of the land?
While we're all celebrating a real orgy of transparency I want Obama to turn over to Congress all internal documents associated with Fast and Furious so that Brian Terry's parents can see who's responsible for his death.
On a final note: Mr. President. Please take the time to re-read our Constitution. Pay close attention to the references to "checks and balances among the three branches of government." They were included to preclude the emergence of an "emperor" who decrees which laws he chooses to enforce and which he chooses to ignore. It's fascinating reading....and you might learn something!
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