Dems want a law to keep Obama’s records secret. My question is why? Isn’t he the transparent President? Is he hiding something? As a scholar in the country’s finest colleges and as Editor of the Harvard Law Review, why doesn’t he want the successes in the public domain? I’d personally like to see his thesis. When former President Bush tried the same thing, he was blocked by none other than Barack Obama.
From Judicial Watch: “…If the Democrats’ proposed measure (Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2011) becomes law, former presidents will be allowed to assert a new “constitutionally based privilege” against disclosing records of their liking. Here is how it would work; the Archivist of the United States would be required to notify the former president, as well as the incumbent, of intentions to make records public. Anything that either the former or current president claims should be kept private won’t be released.
The veteran Brooklyn congressman (Edolphus Towns) who recently introduced the law in the U.S. House has yet to explain why it’s necessary. What’s certain is that Obama has failed miserably to keep his promise of running the most transparent administration in history. For examples read highlights from Judicial Watch’s testimony before Congress earlier this year. JW was invited to testify in separate House and Senate hearings during “Sunshine Week,” a national initiative by the news media, nonprofits and other organizations to promote government transparency and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)…”
According to Steven Baldwin, writing for Western Journalism, we have elected a President we know very little about, and who has multiple social security numbers: – Obama’s autobiographical books are more PR than revealing information about his life. A nation-wide network of researchers has attempted to fill in the blanks but Obama’s lawyers have built walls around the records or they have disappeared. The President will not unseal his medical records, his school records, his birth records or his passport records. He will not release his Harvard records, his Columbia College records, or his Occidental College records—he will not even release his Columbia College thesis. All his legislative records from the Illinois State Senate are missing and he claims his scheduling records during those State Senate years are lost as well. In addition, no one can find his school records for the elite K-12 college prep school, Punahou School, he attended in Hawaii.
What is he hiding? Well, for starters, some of these records will shed light on his citizenship and birth…” Read here: Western Journalism