- - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

House Democrats’ complaints over their lack of equal representation on the Benghazi special committee show fecklessness. With seven Republicans and five Democrats, the committee is simply a fair representation of the percentages of Republicans and Democrats in the House. Indeed, Democrats have falsely branded the select committee a “witch hunt” and made childish threats to either boycott the committee or select only one representative.

Clearly, this is nothing but hypocritical behavior, particularly when it was the Democrat-controlled House and Senate that rammed through Obamacare from behind closed doors with no debate or Republican participation. Of course when it passed, President Obama’s scheme was quickly signed with his economic poison pen — followed by the passing and signing of excessive finance laws and economy-busting regulations.

Alas, coupled with the Democrat-controlled Senate stopping all Republican legislation, the malfeasance of the Obama administration’s Fast and Furious gun-running scandal, the IRS’ targeting of conservative organizations and donors, and Mr. Obama’s various energy edicts, there is a clear and present danger to our freedoms and security.

Certainly California is a glaring example of the damage Democrat-dominated governments can do to our society. The current government must be changed in the 2014 and 2016 elections — for America’s survival.


DANIEL B. JEFFS

Apple Valley, Calif.