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Does the government work for -- -- we work for the government.
-- the United States engage in secret secret operations at home and abroad around the world in the name of national security.
Or are such actions nothing more about authoritarianism.
Decide to make the people feel secure but be less free tonight.
Secret government and blow back.
It was revealed a few days ago that three weeks ago President Obama secretly ordered Covert operations and -- An administration official tells fox that the CIA already has boots on the ground in Libya something the president didn't tell the American people.
When he spoke to us about it last night.
But something freedom watch -- intelligence sources have been saying for a few weeks and as you just heard from colonel Anthony -- tonight this is nothing new.
Similar operations were executed during the enforcement of no fly zones and Bosnia and Iraq which contributed to the evolution of the conflicts there.
Iraq notably began as a UN operation in 1991.
That's twenty years ago.
And spiraled into a near decade long enforcement of a no fly zone.
And weapons inspection regime that eventually became merely another decade of unconstitutional.
And war and illegal occupation.
There is still more than a 100000 American boots on the ground in Iraq.
More about history at another time.
But the point is these things have consequences.
And it's not just the CIA that operates -- clandestinely overseas.
During the Vietnam War the US military engaged in a secret war in Cambodia.
A bombing campaign.
Aimed at routing out the Vietcong which the largely drafted American armed forces were fighting.
And one of a series of illegal unconstitutional wars in the last century.
The bombing campaign in Cambodia as you may recall destabilize the region.
Creating the space for Paul -- And his murderous Khmer Rouge regime to seized power and commit one of the largest auto genocide.
That's the systematic murder of your own people.
In modern history.
His forces slaughtered more than two and a half million of around people.
It was another spectacular example of the unintended consequences of American military adventurism.
Think about it a government comfortable enough in brazenly violating human rights and national sovereignty abroad will be -- able to do the same home.
It is particularly troubling that President Obama is advancing the same domestic and foreign spying and Covert operations promoted so boldly.
But president George W.
Because senator Obama's candidacy.
Represented itself as a break from the -- his predecessor had been taking -- The fact that president Obama's presidency.
Has been consumed by that what she was elected to prevent the culture of.
National security paranoia.
The this former defender of the constitution and civil liberties has effectively silenced the anti war laughed legitimized neo conservatism.
And maintained his predecessors security state policies.
There is hope however the secret bombing in Cambodia -- -- secret only for a few years and of course the Cambodians being bombed knew about it immediately.
The Pentagon papers were made public about events of the Vietnam War while the war was still dragging not Wiki leaks facilitated the release of State Department documents.
That -- a half century.
And contributed to the upheaval against governments throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
We are in a war right now against one of those very countries and it has not taken -- not taken weeks but just days for the president's secret signing.
I'm Covert operations in Libya to be revealed.
Julian Assange the founder of -- we Wiki -- once wrote.
The more secretive and unjust and organization is the more leaks about induce fear and paranoia in its leadership he's right.
The more we know about the government the -- the government likes it.
That's one of the reasons I almost always ask at the outset of these closing arguments every day here on freedom watch it the government works for us or we work for the government.
The answer that question was once quite obvious.
But it will only stay quite obvious that the government works for us when we keep the government within the confines of the constitution.
If we let the government -- -- we let it kill Libyans or anyone else in our names if the congress -- the president fight wars without the congress haven't declared declared them.
And if we elect to high office people who -- the opposite of what they promise they will do when they are seeking our votes will not have a government of laws.
But a government of wins.
Either the constitution means what it says or it doesn't.
Either the president's oath to uphold that is binding or it isn't -- there is sufficient to protect our freedoms or it can't.
The lesson is clear the constitution is only as valuable to us as the supreme law of the land.
As is the fidelity to first principles of those to whom we have -- trusted it.
We sent the wrong people to the government Wimbledon was our freedoms.
If we send lovers of constitution of the constitution of the government we will stay -- --
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