Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Senator Rabin's Response to the Obama Admin's Amnesia

 Reprinted with permission from Sen. Rabin's office

From: Sen. Ron Rabin <Ron.Rabin@ncleg.net>
To: Sen. Ron Rabin <Ron.Rabin@ncleg.net>
Cc: Hannah Salem (Sen. Ronald Rabin) <Rabinla@ncleg.net>; Gabriel Snyder (Sen. Ron Rabin) <Rabinin@ncleg.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:25 AM
Subject: Obama Administration

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As you all know, before being elected to the North Carolina Senate I served our great nation for nearly 24 years and retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of colonel. Upon being commissioned as an officer, I swore an oath before God to "… support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.” When seated as a Senator in North Carolina’s 12th District, I repeated that oath to the people and Constitution of North Carolina. 

Current events in our nation's capital compel me to take action with regard to my sworn commitments to God and country. I am appalled by the deceitful dialogue being attributed to the Obama Administration.  By my standards, our government is outright lying to the American people. Here are some examples: Not calling the incident at Fort Hood, Texas what it is – an act of terrorism; the cover-up of the ill-conceived "Fast and Furious" fiasco; the obfuscation about Benghazi and leaving Americans to die because of indecision, or worse; the ongoing IRS scandal wherein a "non-partisan" government agency is caught discriminating against legitimate organizations based on political ideology; and, the recently revealed US government spying on the Associated Press.  I believe culpability rests at the highest levels of the current administration and these outrageous actions should be punished “to the max”.

This is not the kind of government I fought for nor is it the type of government called for by our Constitution which, as stated above, I swore to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic. I cannot stand silent. I am writing to the North Carolina congressional delegation today (both parties) to voice my concern in the strongest of terms. At most, hearings and commissions can cause temporary embarrassment or discomfort. I believe these events are so egregious as to demand the strongest possible sanctions. Unless we directly address these issues, there will be no redress and we will continue to get more of the same. It is time for us to draw a real line in the sand.

Ronald Rabin
State Senator, District 12

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