Saturday, July 10, 2010

Obama's Roots Are Showing

Seems like our Kenyan-born Community Organizer can't avoid entangling himself and his administration from organizing the political affairs of his homeland. Rooting around in his roots so to speak.

And of course Our Dearly Beloved Leader would never stoop so low as to use public funds to interject his own opinions into the political discourse of another country.

From the Daily Caller:

Republican Reps. Darrell Issa of California, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and Chris Smith of New Jersey are calling for a probe to investigate whether Obama administration officials are violating federal law by using taxpayer money to lobby for a new constitution in Kenya that supports and legalizes abortion.

“The U.S. is spending taxpayer money on Kenya’s constitutional referendum,” Issa told The Daily Caller. “The underlying concern is that U.S. funds and efforts are being used to interfere in Kenya’s internal debate over abortion, which is part of the debate over the new constitution. There is evidence that U.S. funds are supporting groups and events with a pro-abortion agenda and that funds have been spent to advance a specific outcome on the referendum. If so, this would violate federal law.”

And of course we can expect the rest of the MSM to bring this possible breach of US law to the nation's attention.

[...]In a letter sent to Inspectors General of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the lawmakers voiced their concerns.

“The Obama administration’s advocacy in support of Kenya’s proposed constitution may constitute a serious violation of the Siljander Amendment and, as such, may be subject to civil and criminal penalties …” the letter reads.

Passed in 2006, the Siljander Amendment prohibits the use of federal funds for abortions, stating that “none of the funds made available under this Act may be used to lobby for or against abortion and violations are subject to civil and criminal
penalties under the Antideficiency Act.”

According to the lawmakers’ letter, the criminal penalties the Obama administration officials could face include a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment for up to two years. Civil punishment would include suspension of duty without pay or termination.

Not content with the harvest of death in our own Country, abortionists and their supporters seek to spread this barbarism throughout the world. And they have no problem using our tax dollars to do so.

3 comments:

Trestin said...

I wonder if the Republicans will have the guts to try impeachment in 2011?

Cookie..... said...

This man just keeps doing whatever the hell he wants to do. People be damned, Constitution be damned. For some time now he has been showing his true colors as the egomaniacle, arrogant tyrant that he is.

Trestin, sadly, with what I've seen of Steele, I seriously doubt it.

ZZMike said...

Well, heck, it's only $23 million, and it's his home country, and besides, he figures they need a little help in figuring out this "voting" thing.