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De Oppresso Liber

Published 7:44pm Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Dear Editor,

This phrase generally means to “free the oppressed.” I spent twenty years as a representative of the United States government doing just that. In third-world – or worse – countries, my teammates and I gave the people in these countries a glimmer of the freedoms we as Americans experience every day.

My teammates and I taught these people how to attain these freedoms – freedoms that most Americans take for granted. I have been asked to be silent about the oppressive nature in which our government is currently being run. The oath I took to the Constitution of the United States of America will not allow me to do that. Right now, I feel the American people are being oppressed by the most incompetent, narcissistic and dishonest individual ever to hold the Office of President of the United States.

The bigger problem is the legislative and judicial branches of government are almost as bad as the executive branch. The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as  Obamacare, is still dysfunctional. The end of the month is the deadline for the web site to be functional. The administration is already making excuses on why the site will still not be working by the end of the month. The insane part is the Democrats are trying to blame the Republicans for the problems of a bill that Republicans voted straight across party lines against.

The most infuriating part is the American people are paying the company contracted to build the website to fix their own problems. This is another in a long list of scandals produced by this administration. All the contractors are Barry’s buddies. Just like Solyndra, Barry’s buddies are getting rich stealing the American people’s money. The bid price to build the site was $90 million.

The last figure I saw on the cost was $673 million and climbing. I predict the cost is already over $1 billion, and the site still doesn’t have a component to allow customers to pay for the coverage, which the customer is required to start payment by Dec. 15 or face penalties. What a mess!

Why are we still paying to fix something that was guaranteed to work according to the specs in the contract.

As a small business owner, if this had been my contract, my lawyer would either retrieve my money or the problem would be fixed quickly.

The Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable. My family just got our Blue Cross premium notice, and our family coverage would go up $400 a month and our deductible was going to be $14,000.

Needless to say, my family would never use $14,000 worth of health care so our insurance would never kick in. This is exactly what the administration wants so I can foot the bill for the entitlement class.

Every American that is affected by this law should write letters to the editor of this and every other paper in the state as well as call every congressman and senator and complain. Remaining silent is exactly what the left wants us to do. Stand up and be counted. Barack Hussein Obama’s house of cards is starting to come down. Let’s keep the pressure on him to do what he said he would do. This the best way to expose Barack’s complete incompetence.

On another note. I appreciate the history lesson on U.S. Army Special Forces. I heard the real story from a man named Nick Rowe. Col. Nick Rowe (Five Years to Freedom) who was my battalion commander when I went through the “Q” course (special forces qualification course), but thanks for trying.

Oh and by the way … DE OPRESSO LIBER!!

Woody Baird 

Veteran, Patriot and Citizen of the greatest

country on this planet