[The following post is by TDV Chief Editor Jeff Berwick]
The US government has a day for pretty much everything. Yesterday, for example, was "Freedom of Information Day". We celebrated it, at our house, by laughing.
Freedom of Information Day falls on March 16th in tribute to James Madison's birthday in 1751. Madison was known as the “Father of the Constitution” for drafting the United States Constitution and the United States Bill of Rights, and was the loudest voice of the time for ensuring that the government of the newly formed nation held no secrets from the people it owned.
The Freedom of Information Act was enacted on July 4th, 1966. It declared that every person has the right to get information to federal agency records that are not protected by one of nine exemptions, or special law enforcement record exclusions.
Marking that day, yesterday, the O'Bomber administration announced that it was removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)!
You really can't make this stuff up!
Yes, on Freedom of Information Day, O'Bomber decided to rule that the White House is not subject to Freedom of Information requests!
Well, why not, he has already had all of his records sealed. No one remembers seeing him at Columbia University. A few people do remember seeing him at his high school in Hawaii though where, according to this woman, he was a pathological lying, cocaine and marijuana using, gay prostitute foreign student that went by the name Barry Soetoro. There's no photos of Michelle O'Bomber pregnant and really hardly any history known about any of them.
Not to mention, Nancy Pelosi, stating about the Obamacare bill, "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it". Soon after, of course, all of Congress was exempt from having to participate in Obamacare.
All this secrecy falls perfectly in line with what Barry ran on for President… you just have to take everything he says as the complete opposite meaning.
When running for President in 2007 he stated the the Bush administration is "one of the most secretive administrations in our nation's history," and he vowed to change that.
His campaign specifically vowed to protect whistleblowers, hailing them as "the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government" and saying that "such acts of courage and patriotism. . . should be encouraged rather than stifled."
Since becoming President there have been three whistleblowers of note. Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning, who is now confined at the United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for 35 years. Julian Assange, who is holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for fear of US reprisal. And, Edward Snowden, who defected to Russia to avoid demands from many in the US government and military calling for his assassination.
Meanwhile, along the "transparency of government" theme, Killary Clinton deleted 30,000 of her emails and the IRS, who has been politically targetting people, has had uncountable "hard drive failures" whenever questioned.
Hopefully at some point the American people wake up and realize they live in the USSA. And, it's not going to get better anytime soon, the front running candidates for the next federal selection has it being a Bush/Clinton race!
Our advice, as always, is just to get out of the US if at all possible. If not, prepare for less freedom, more taxes and more unlawful asset seizures by getting as much of your assets outside of the US financial and monetary system as possible.
Turn off your TV and start paying attention (subscribe to TDV for more specific information, advice and analysis). The only thing transparent about the current US federal government is that it is the enemy of the US people and people worldwide.