By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
About a month ago, I received a tip from Larwyn on Obama’s Latest Big Brother Plan. To say it is chilling, is the understatement of the century. After I read about it, I immediately felt ill… I had not blogged on it because the last month has been hectic, but this indeed is something that will fundamentally ‘change’ all of our lives and not for the better.
The White House plans to expand the Office of Personnel Management. Most Americans don’t even know what this Office is, much less how dangerous it now is. First excerpt:
The Office of Personnel Management, (OPM), is suppose to be an independent government agency that is charged with managing the civil service system of the federal government. If you are a federal employee then civil service laws, rules and regulations that are managed by OPM govern you. One of the main charges of OPM is to administer and oversee federal health care provided to all federal employees.
The Director of OPM is appointed directly by the president and confirmed by the Democratically controlled Senate. The current director of OPM is a fellow by the name of John Berry who, before becoming OPM director this past year, was director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. — You cannot make this stuff up.
This is appropriate since in the opinion of Obama’s czars, Cass Sunstein for instance, we are all animals and not souls – so obviously, this is the perfect person for the job. You’ve got to be kidding me…
And big brother is coming and he will be merciless and drunk with ultimate control and power. Second excerpt:
Under the Democrats’ national health care scheme not only would OPM be charged with overseeing and administering federal employees health care but they will have the added charge of administering civilian federal health care as well. What does that mean? Basically, that Americans will be treated as “civil servants.” Are you starting to see the danger?
The more government seeks to control our lives the more Orwellian it gets. This “big brother” mentality that “government knows best” and that it is their mission to provide cradle to grave “care” of its citizens will doom America as we know it. Under such a system the individual becomes meaningless and the state becomes the entity upon which we are all forced to rely.
These are the fine folks that were tasked with the mission of ridding the executive branch of ‘Bush-era’ personnel. Beginning to sound like Venezuela or some other dictatorship yet? Well, giddy-up because you ain’t seen nothing yet if what I think is coming descends upon America. The Obama administration has now ordered a purging of Republicans from federal government civil service – going back five years regardless of performance. If you are not part of Obama’s inner cabal, you are out baby…
It is clear what the intent of the Obama administration is by looking at the following statement made by John Berry the Director of OPM:
Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. OPM will review these proposed appointments to ensure they comply with merit system principles and applicable civil service laws. I have delegated decision-making authority over these matters to career Senior Executives at OPM to avoid any hint of political influence.
The memorandum specifically applies this change to all political appointees hired in the past 5 years and effectively works to freeze them out of their current jobs or make their lives so miserable by denying promotions, that they will quit before they are forced out.
For those who poo-pooed the postings on Interpol, you better think again. If you can’t stare evil in the eye and defeat it, it will rule you and grind you under its boot heel:
For an incoming administration to make a “witch hunt” one of its top priorities and to attempt to fire civil servants who they believe are Republican “sympathizers” is something you might have expected in the former Soviet Union or from the KGB. But it’s not something we expected to see in the United States led by the White House.
The expanded “portfolio” of OPM should worry all Americans. This little known agency will make the IRS look down right friendly if the Obama administration is successful in expanding their duties, powers and responsibilities.
This agency is poised to have tremendous control over each and every one of us. If each of us can be treated as a ‘civil servant,’ you can be disciplined as a civil servant. That means added fines if you don’t eat right, diversify enough or redistribute your income correctly. Punishment can and will include not only monetary means, I would wager, but the possibility of prison and civil service punishment as well. If the OPM decides you have transgressed, you could be forced to donate your time or serve the community in some other non-voluntary way. Get it yet?
This will make it possible to punish political beliefs and to punish free speech. Americans will virtually becomes slaves of the State with no rights if this is allowed to evolve. Feel managed yet?