Where is the Outrage on Campus Today?

Watching the news about excessive government snooping via phone and the internet and Eric Holder’s misinforming congress, I recall how we would have responded back in the 1960s when I was in college.  Those were the days of Students for a Democratic Society, Kent State, and student strikes during the Johnson and Nixon administrations.  President Obama shouldn’t be compared to George W. Bush.  He should be compared to Richard M. Nixon.  Watergate was small-time compared to the IRS operatives’ activities under the Obama administration.  Chicago politics gone national.


Where is the outrage on campus today?  It seems as though government intrusion and selective law enforcement doesn’t matter when you are a “contemporary liberal” and agree with the President’s liberal agenda.   I wonder how the IRS audits on Tea Party Organizations impacted the election last November?  What about the misinformation about Benghazi?   What about the impact of auditing phone calls, and search- and e-mail records of U.S. citizens?   And finally, for now, how about delaying the employer mandate on ObamaCare?   Just wondering!  Selecting portions of laws to be enforced or not, based upon a political agenda or for any other reason is not constitutional.


The U.S. Constitution – Article 2 Section 3 states relative to the president that “He shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.”  The executive branch is charged with the implementation of laws passed by the congress.  If a law needs to be changed or repealed, that is the role of Congress.


Wasn’t the whole idea of America and “we the people” a minimally invasive national government with maximum personal freedom.  Our founding fathers created a Nation where the highest ideals were “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”  They saw the role of government as protecting individual rights not taking them away by redistributing income for the alleged benefit of society.   We need to adhere to our democratic ideals.   We are a nation built upon laws, not edicts.  Where is the outrage on campus today???


Steve Stroum

Steve Stroum

Steven M. Stroum, founder and president of Venmark International is a seasoned publicist, marketer, and entrepreneur who has been featured in INC Magazine, Sales & Marketing Management Magazine, Industrial Marketing, OMNI Magazine, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, The Middlesex News, San Francisco Chronicle, and other media outlets. He has also appeared on numerous radio and television programs, addressed many business and civic groups, and been a guest lecturer at Boston College, Babson College, MIT, and his alma mater Northeastern University.

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