Whistles Don’t Blow In Obama Land

Once upon a time, a long, long, time ago, there was a professor who taught constitutional law. He made clear to students that President Bush violated constitutional rights by placing on trial those who identified wrong doing in government. Well, that young professor eventually became president of the United States and has made clear that during his administration anyone who blows the whistle on wrong doing will spend time in jai.

Whistle blower Shamai Liebowitz has been sentenced to jail for disseminating classified information which reveals comments by American diplomats who feared the Israel government was attempting to influence US policy toward Iran. They were concerned that Israel was working to persuade congressmen to support Israel policy which sought to bomb Iran. Liebowitz  feared Israel diplomats were capable of creating chaos and war in the Middle East.

The essence of democracy is transparency in government. Under the administrations of Bush and Obama, government refuses to be open about what transpires inside the secret halls of government. Yes, there once was a professor of constitutional law who believed in transparency. Whatever happened to him?

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