For the First Time in My Life, I am Ashamed of My Country

Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D.FamilySecurity Matters

Although a likely Republican voter, I do not anticipate casting a ballot in November 2012.

For today’s political elite, elections are not at all about representative government, but are instead ruthless contests to determine who will possess the power to allocate favors and redistribute wealth from ordinary Americans to a small group of political supporters and financiers.

Once elected and entrenched in office, self-serving Democrats and Republicans alike, often ignore the will of the people, sidestep the Constitution and violate the rule of law.

For example, on March 1, 2012, Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio presented evidence that Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate released by the White House on April 27, 2011 and his Selective Service registration are forgeries.

Add to that other evidence, which indicates that Obama is using a Social Security Number not issued to him.

Despite the enormous legal implications of such evidence, be assured that the Democrat and the Republican establishments will never willingly investigate that or similar allegations against high-ranking politicians because it would place in jeopardy their own positions of personal power and privilege.

His campaign and the mainstream media have gone to great lengths to conceal Obama’s personal history and have successfully created a narrative that defines any questions raised about it as racist or representing the deranged rants of “tin foil hat” conspiracy theorists.

The Republican establishment has accepted that narrative, not out of agreement, but stemming from fear or complicity.

Most Republicans deeply fear any ridicule or admonishment from the mainstream media.

Some Republicans are complicit in a conspiracy of silence involving Presidential eligibility or other violations of law.

Revelations about Obama’s personal history would certainly rock the American political system to its core. The Democrat and Republican establishments, therefore, prefer to maintain the status quo rather than address political corruption and institute the necessary reforms demanded by the American people.

A Big Lie has been perpetrated and the Big Stall is underway. It does not matter who wins in November because the political elite fully intends to bury any questions about Obama’s personal history. Both the Democrat and Republican establishments have too much to lose if the truth is ever told.

That is why Republican operatives insist that Obama be defeated “on the issues” and not using a tactic which would guarantee his removal from office – full vetting.

Leveraging their fear of a second Obama Administration, the Republican establishment is asking Americans to accept potential violations of the Constitution and the rule of law for the sake of winning an election.

Some might describe such an approach as blackmail and its consequence as national suicide.

Without the Constitution and the rule of law, no economic or any other policy can succeed. It is a recipe for chaos.

Despite the intransigence of the Republican establishment, potential Republican voters will require full vetting and Constitutional eligibility of all candidates for the office of President and Vice President.

A poll of 728 likely Republican primary voters in Georgia, 666 in Ohio, and 525 in Tennessee conducted March 3-4, 2012 showed that 58-67% do not believe or are not sure that Barack Obama was born in the United States.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not the only intelligent and sober American who has questions about Obama’s personal history. Nor am I the only military veteran interested in vetting all of our candidates, that is, “Vets for Vetting.”

If the Republican establishment insists on surrendering to and complying with the deceptive Obama-media “tin foil hat” narrative that legitimate questions about certain candidates’ personal histories are off-limits, then, I plan to stay home on Election Day.

Family Security Matters Contributing Editor Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of “Afghanistan and the Culture of Military Leadership“ and “Political Establishments and the Culture of Dependency”. He receives email at